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Tour Overview

Experience the best of Sri Lanka in this 5-day tour. Begin with an unforgettable encounter at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, then explore Kandy's cultural gems and the lush Nuwara Eliya tea plantations. Return to Colombo via Kitulgala for a dose of nature and adventure. Discover Colombo's rich heritage, from forts to temples, and indulge in retail therapy. Immerse yourself in local culture with a mesmerizing Cultural Dance Show.

This tour offers a perfect blend of wildlife, culture, and natural beauty, leaving you with cherished memories of Sri Lanka's diverse landscapes and vibrant traditions.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Walk with Majestic Elephants: Get up close, walk with, and feed gentle giants at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, an unforgettable animal encounter.
  • Temple of the Sacred Tooth: Explore Sri Dalada Maligawa, where Lord Buddha's relic is housed, an iconic spiritual experience in Kandy.
  • Tea Plantation Immersion: Visit tea factories, pluck tea leaves, and savor "Ceylon Tea" amidst lush Nuwara Eliya plantations.
  • Colombo's Rich Heritage: Discover Colombo's history at forts, temples, and colonial-era buildings, plus shop for souvenirs at bustling markets.
  • Cultural Delights: Be mesmerized by traditional dances and music at a Cultural Dance Show in Kandy, a vibrant Sri Lankan cultural experience.
  • Natural Beauty in Kitulgala: Embrace nature with a stop in Kitulgala, offering rainforest adventures and serene river views en route to Colombo.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, your guide and driver will be eagerly waiting to greet you with a warm Sri Lankan welcome. They'll assist you with your luggage and ensure a comfortable start to your journey.

    Your adventure begins with a visit to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, located en route to Kandy. Here, you'll have a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with rescued elephants. Witness the magnificent creatures as they bathe in the river and interact with their caretakers. You can even join in by walking with the elephants and feeding them, creating unforgettable memories.

    Sri Lanka Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
    Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

    After an enriching experience at Pinnawala, continue your journey to Kandy. As you approach the city, the lush greenery and charming landscapes of Sri Lanka will unfold before your eyes.

    Check in at your chosen hotel in Kandy, settle in, and unwind from your travel. Take some time to relax and soak in the ambiance of this picturesque city.

    Accommodation: in Kandy

  2. Start your day with a delightful breakfast at your hotel, enjoying local and international cuisine.

    Today's exploration begins with a visit to the Royal Palace Complex, a symbol of Sri Lanka's rich history and culture. Explore the intricately designed Royal Palace and the elegant Audience Hall, where you can immerse yourself in the grandeur of the past.

    Sri Lanka Kandy Royal Palace Complex
    Royal Palace Complex

    Next, head to the Sri Dalada Maligawa, or the Temple of the Tooth Relic. This sacred temple houses a relic believed to be the tooth of Lord Buddha, making it one of the most revered Buddhist sites in the world. Admire the temple's stunning architecture and soak in the spiritual atmosphere.

    In the afternoon, visit the Royal Botanic Gardens, known for their diverse collection of flora. Stroll through well-manicured gardens, marvel at exotic plant species, and relax by the tranquil lakes and ponds.

    As the day turns to evening, indulge in Sri Lankan culture by attending a mesmerizing Cultural Dance Show. Watch traditional dancers and musicians showcase their talents, offering you a glimpse into the vibrant heritage of the island.

    Accommodation: in Kandy

    Sri Lanka Kandy Cultural Dance Show
    Watch a traditional Cultural Dance Show

  3. Begin your day with a hearty breakfast at your Kandy hotel, fueling up for your picturesque drive to Nuwara Eliya.

    En route, make a stop at a Tea Factory and Tea Plantations, where you'll gain insight into the art of tea production. Witness the tea pluckers skillfully gathering tea leaves and learn about the entire tea-making process. Enjoy a steaming cup of "Ceylon Tea," known for its exceptional flavor and aroma.

    Continue your journey to Nuwara Eliya, also known as "Little England," which is famous for its cool climate and scenic beauty. Upon arrival, visit the charming Nuwara Eliya Post Office, a picturesque colonial-era building. Explore the verdant tea plantations, where lush fields of tea bushes carpet the hillsides. You'll have the opportunity to observe the age-old tradition of tea plucking and, of course, savor the taste of freshly picked strawberries and pick up some fresh fruits and vegetables from local markets.

    Accommodation: in Nuwara Eliya

    Sri Lanka Nuwara Eliya Tea Plantations
    Nuwara Eliya Tea Plantations

  4. After a delightful breakfast in Nuwara Eliya, it's time to bid farewell to this enchanting town and make your way back to Colombo.

    On the journey back, you'll stop in Kitulgala, a small town nestled amidst dense rainforests and the Kelani River. If you're feeling adventurous, you can engage in water sports or take a nature walk to appreciate the lush surroundings.

    Upon arriving in Colombo, embark on a city tour that delves into the city's rich history and cultural heritage. Visit the Colombo Fort area, the British Administrative Center, and explore the Old Parliament Building, a testament to colonial architecture.

    Sri Lanka Colombo Old Parliament Building
    Old Parliament Building

    Pay a visit to a Hindu Temple and a Dutch Church, reflecting the diverse religious influences in the city. Don't miss the opportunity to see the impressive Awukana Buddha Statue and stroll through Independence Square, an iconic symbol of Sri Lanka's freedom.

    Cap off your day with some retail therapy at ODEL and the House of Fashion, where you can find a wide range of souvenirs and fashionable items to bring back home.

    Accommodation: in Colombo

    Sri Lanka Independence Square
    Independence Square

  5. Enjoy a leisurely morning in Colombo. You have the freedom to explore local markets, unwind at your hotel, or do some last-minute shopping until your friendly driver escorts you to Bandaranaike International Airport for your onward flight to your next destination or back to your home country.

    As you board your flight, remember that Sri Lanka will always welcome you back with open arms, should you choose to return for more adventures.

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Tour Price Per Person

The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.

Price Includes

  • 4 nights' accommodation in well-selected hotels with daily breakfasts;
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guide services as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of mineral water per person per day;
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.

Price Excludes

  • International air tickets (Could be assisted).
  • Visa handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Tipping for guide, driver, bell boy, etc.
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.

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