The tour provides you an insight into the rich & unique heritage of Sri lanka with a visit to the last kingdom in Sri Lanka. They can enjoy the Hill country which is much known as the Little England of Sri Lanka along with the last destination in Colombo which is the hub in Sri Lanka for shopping & this is also the commercial city in the country.
5D / 4N
Welcome to Sri Lanka! Meet & Assist on arrival by our Representative and transfer from Airport to Kandy. After breakfast you’ll be moving to Kandy (En route you will visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage). Pinnawala orphanage was started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded elephants. The number of elephants has increased to more than 65 now, including Baby Elephants brought from various parts, as well as some of the more than 25 babies born as a result of the captive breeding programme. The best time to visit is the feeding time and the bathing time when all the elephants are taken to the river close by.
Kandy City Tour, Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Kandy which is a UNESCO world heritage site. The historic city about 480m above sea level surrounded by mountains was known to Sri Lankan as Kanda Uda Rata, which means the hill country. Kandy was home to Sri Lanka's last independent Kingdom, which survived two centuries of colonial incursion before finally falling to the British at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Visit the Temple of the tooth, The Royal Botanical Gardens, the Peradeniya University campus and catch a panoramic view of the picturesque town from Upper Lake Drive. Kandy Gem Museum visit. Kandyan Dance Performance, The Kandyan dance has become most distinctively Sinhalese and is readily associated with the idea of a National Dance. This development can be explained by the fact that the Kandyan Kingdom was the last of the Sinhala kingdoms to fall under foreign rule (1815).
Breakfast at the Hotel., After breakfast at your hotel your driver will meet you to transfer you to the wonderful Nuwara Eliya. Be sure to have your camera ready to photograph some of Sri Lanka’s most beautiful, untouched landscapes on this drive! You can ask your chauffeur-guide to stop whenever you like to absorb the beauty and capture the moment. Upon arrival in Nuwara Eliya you can choose to check in and relax at your hotel or head out and visit one of the local tea factories to learn about the leading industry in the area. Nuwara Eliya: The hill station of Nuwara Eliya (City of Light) is celebrated for its fresh climate, the wonderful scenery all around, and its "Englishness". Wonderful mountain panoramas surround the wide valley, into which fall many lovely but icy waterfalls. There are still a few patches of virgin jungle left, with stunted, gnarled trees, primitive tree ferns and strange looking lichen. It is the hub of the tea country, lying 77 km from Kandy and 180 km from Colombo. At an elevation of 1800m, the temperature varies from 10 to 20 degrees Celsius, falling to near zero on winter nights and producing occasional frost. The roads zigzag through the most spectacular mountain scenery to reach this picturesque district.
Breakfast at the Hotel, Colombo was only a small seaport, which came into prominence in the 16th Century with the arrival of the Portuguese in 1505 and the development of it as a major Harbor during the British period and became the capital in 1815 after Kandy was ceded to the British. The remains of the buildings during the period and the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule are found in every area of the city. None of the Portuguese & Dutch fortifications are found today but some of their buildings and churches could be seen in the Fort & Pettah areas. Visit Fort, the former British administrative center and military garrison, Sea Street - the Goldsmith’s quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area where there is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings, the Kaymans Gate with the Belfry at the original gate to enter the Fort, the Dutch Church of Wolfendhaal dating back to 1749, Kelaniya Buddhist Temple, Davatagaha Mosque, Colombo Museum and the Natural History Museum are some of the sites to be visited. Also visit the BMICH (Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall), see the replica of Avukana Buddha and the Independence Square.
Departure. Transfer to the Airport
In a Luxury A/C vehicle
Hotel 4 nights
English speaking Chauffer