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6 Nights / 7 Days
DAY 1
BIA - Colombo
  • Arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport and meet by your guide or Hamoos travels assistant and proceed to Colombo.
  • Proceed to Colombo hotel and Relax at the hotel.
  • Evening leisure at Bally’s entertainment free entrance, free coupons and dinner.
  • Overnight stay at Colombo hotel
day 2
Colombo - Kandy
  • After breakfast from the hotel and proceed to Kandy.
  • En route Visiting Pinnawela elephant orphanage and Royal botanical
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Kandy hotel

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage – set amongst the verdant hills of Kegalle is a unique orphanage, where the tiny tots weigh 60 kg or more. This is the Pinnewela Elephant Orphanage, the world's first and only elephant orphanage established to feed, nurse and house young elephants lost or abandoned by their mothers. Other occupants are elephants displaced from their natural environs by development projects or those found wounded. Visitors could see the baby elephants being fed milk from gigantic feeding bottles or bathed in the river which flows nearby – an unforgettable sight! Established in 1975, by the Wildlife Department and National Zoological gardens which subsequently led to a breeding programme through which more than twenty five elephants have been born since 1984.

Time table of the Elephant Orphanage
  • 08.30am Opening the orphanage for visitors
  • 09.15am Bottle-feeding the baby elephants
  • 10.00am Morning bath at ‘Ma Oya’
  • 12noon Elephants return to the orphanage after the bath
  • 01.15pm Bottle-feeding the baby elephants
  • 02.00pm Afternoon bath at ‘Ma Oya’
  • 04.00pm Elephants return to the orphanage after the bath
  • 05.00pm Bottle-feeding the baby elephants
  • 06.00pm closing the orphanage to visitors
 
day 3
Kandy
  • After breakfast from the hotel and proceed to visit temple of tooth relic and city tour of Beautiful Kandy.
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Kandy hotel

Kandy – a lovely exotic city, the Hill Capital and last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which retains an aura of grandeur, time has not affected. Encircled by hills, with a tranquil lake in its centre, it is the site of the renowned temple that enshrines the Tooth Relic of the Buddha and the Royal Botanical gardens – home to one of the world’s best collections of Orchids. A cultural sanctuary where many legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive, Kandy and its satellite villages are the centre of the islands handicraft industry (items of wood, brass & silver) exquisite silver or gold jewellery and precious gems of many varieties including the world’s best blue and star sapphires. The highlight of the city’s calendar is the Esala Perahera, when a replica of the casket enclosing the Tooth is taken in procession for ten glittering nights in July/August by exotically costumed dancers, drummers and approximately 100 Elephants

Temple of the Tooth Relic, Kandy The Temple of the Sacred Tooth relic of the Buddha Is the most important temple for the Sri Lankan Buddhists and was built in the 16th Century A.D. by king Wimaladharmasooriya, solely for the purpose of housing the tooth relic.

Opening hours:

  • Temple 5.30am-8pm,
  • Puja 5.30-6.45am, 9.30-11am & 6.30-8pm
  • Dress code: Wear clothes that cover your legs and your shoulders, and remove your shoes outside the temple.

Places to be covered in Kandy

  •  Pinnawala elephant orphanage
  • Spice Garden (on the way to Kandy)
  • Temple of Tooth Relic
  •  Royal Botanical Gardens
  • City tour
Day 4
Kandy - Dambulla
  • After breakfast from the hotel and proceed to Dambulla.
  • En route visiting cave temple,Minneriya National Park
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Dambulla hotel
Dambulla is a large city, situated in the Matale District, Central Province of Sri Lanka, situated 148 km (92 mi) north-east of Colombo and 72 km (45 mi) north of Kandy. Due to its location at a major junction, it's the center of vegetable distribution in the country. Major attractions of the area include the largest and best preserved cave temple complex of Sri Lanka, and the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, famous for being built in just 167 days. The area also boasts the largest rose quartz mountain range in South Asia, and the Iron wood forest, or Na Uyana Aranya. Ibbankatuwa prehistoric burial site near Dambulla cave temple complexes is the latest archaeological site of significant historical importance found in Dambulla, which is located within 3 km (1.9 mi) of the cave temples providing evidence of the presence of indigenous civilizations long before the arrival of Indian influence on the Island nation
day 5
Dambulla
  • After Breakfast from the hotel and proceeding to visit Minneriya National Park & Sigiriya rock fortress.
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Dambulla hotel
Sigiriya -Built by an obsessed monarch in the 5th century, Sigiriya or Lion Rock is an astonishing feat of engineering and construction. The most striking portion of Sigiriya, a terracotta and grey core of rock set in the cultural heart of Sri Lanka, rises a sheer 200 meters above a forested plain, its flattened summit sloping gently. A series of moats, ramparts and water gardens — remnants of an ancient city — spread out on two sides of the rock, with the remains of a pair of giant stone lion’s paws still guarding the staircase that leads to the summit, once occupied by a royal palace. Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982, Sigiriya is Asia’s best preserved city of the first millennium, showing complex urban planning around the base of the rock.
day 6
Dambulla - Colombo
  • After Breakfast from the hotel and proceed to Colombo
  • En route doing a city tour of Colombo
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Colombo hotel
City Tour: While on your city tour in Colombo you may visit famous places including Galle Face Green, the Viharamahadevi Park, National Museum, Twin World Trade Center towers, Old Parliament Building, Fort district, Independence Hall at Independence Square, and prominent Buddhist, Hindu, Islam and Christian places of worship. (Entrance fees to sites not included). For shopping, you may visit ODEL, House of Fashion, Beverly Street, Majestic City, Noritake, etc.  
Day 7
Colombo - BIA
After Breakfast from the hotel and proceed to Airport for Departure

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