Sri Lanka
Location
7 days
Duration

With nearly 1600 km of of palm fringed Coastline baked to perfection surrounding the country Sri Lanka is the ideal destination for beach bums worldwide.  May it be windsurfing, kayaking, yachting, water skiing, scuba diving or jut lazing around for the perfect tan, Sri Lanka offers it all.
The two monsoon winds providing rain to the two corners of the country at various periods, makes Sri Lanka’s beach holiday a year round prospect. The north east winds make the south western coast sunny and the sea calm from November to March. The South West winds make the East Coast waters quiet with the constant sun shine happily in agreement. The best of the Southern beaches include Tangalla, Beruwala, Mirissa, Bentota and Unawatuna with varying options including chic boutique hotels, glowing coral reefs, gentle sandbars and undiscovered corners of paradise.

Although Sri Lanka’s southern beaches has been long discovered by the international traveller the east coast is yet to be fully discovered. The most known among the Eastern beaches is the Arugam Bay, the high church of surfing enthusiasts’ in the region. Once a mere rumour, Uppuveli beach is also open to the sun seekers after a three decade long civil war.

On the Western corner of the country to the north of Colombo is the Negambo lagoon. Its beaches, an old favourite with local and foreign visitors and lagoon famed for lobster harvesting. Despite having a ring of sandy beaches surrounding the country, Galle Face Green, a half a kilometre stretch between Galle Road and Indian Ocean is the playground of the Colombians.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Colombo International Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 4 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
Airfare Accommodations
Meal Sightseeing
Local transportation Professional guide
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance fees
Guide gratuity
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Day 1

Transfer from Colombo to Airport to Pinnawala. The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, established in 1975, commenced with seven orphans. Today some of these orphans enjoy the fortune of seeing their grandchildren born in the same location. The original objective of establishing the orphanage inclined more towards tourism, but is soon became a conservation and educational centre. With the help of local and foreign elephant experts, Pinnawala started a scientific captive-breeding programme for elephants. The free movement of the herd enhanced the chances for respective individuals of both sexes to get together and mate. The nearby river played a dominant role in this regard, and in 1984, the first baby of Pinnawala was born. The success story of Pinnawela has drawn the attention of scientists from all over the world. A considerable number of books and research articles on Pinnawala have been published in several languages. The members of the Pinnawala herd have been filmed, videoed and photographed thousands of times by professionals. Thereafter transfer to Kandy. Dinner and overnight stay at Amaya Hills.
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Day 2

After breakfast transfer to Kandy and a do a city tour. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site. The name “Kandy” conjures visions of splendor and magnificence. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. Drive around the Kandy Lake built by the last Sinhala king, Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1798. Visit the Kandy town and bazaar, the arts and crafts centre, a gem museum and a lapidary. Also visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy and Royal Botanical Garden. Thereafter witness a cultural show. Dinner and overnight stay at Amaya Hills.
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Day 3

After breakfast at proceed to Nuwara Eliya. En-route visit a Tea Plantation and a Tea Factory, where the best tea in the world is produced. Here you could observe all about the process of manufacturing tea. You can also see how tea is graded. Taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory. At the evening visit Nuwara Eliya. Nuwara Eliya, because of its invigorating mountain climate and scenery, is Sri Lanka it is most popular hill resort. Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lankan tea country producing a significant share of the world s best tea. Sri Lanka s highest mountain Pidurutalagala (8282 feet) is located here. Nuwara Eliya also has one of the finest 18 whole golf courses in South Asia. Thereafter transfer to Kandapola.Dinner and overnight stay at Tea Factory Hotel.
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Day 4

Early morning proceed to Horton Plain. Breakfast on enroute. Visit Horton plains, which is located on a high windswept saddle at about 2134 meters above the sea level. The plains are an expanse of misty grassland with scraggy trees and ice-cold rivulets. Visit the World’s End, considered to be the finest view in all of Sri Lanka. The awesome escarpment drops vertically for about 4,000 feet, hence its name. You can also see the beautiful Backer s falls. (Walk is about 14 km) The park shelters mammals such as Sambhur, Leopard and endemic Bear, Monkey and famous for its endemic lizards. This area is a home for over 20 endemic bird species including Sri Lanka Whistling Thrush, Orange-billed Babbler and Yellow-eared Bulbul. Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at Tea Factory Hotel.
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Day 5

After breakfast proceed to Wadduwa. En-route view waterfalls and visits Kitulgala. The Kelani River (the broadest river in Sri Lanka) flowing through Kitulgala was the main location where the Oscar winning movie “Bridge on the River Kawai” was filmed. On the hill above this town, a prehistoric cave was recently discovered, containing large maidens of shells from some unknown civilization. Evening at leisure.Dinner and overnight stay at Blue Water Hotel.  
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Day 6

After breakfast leave for Balapitiya and proceed by boats on which you will be taken for about three hours. Here you could see the villagers taking part in their daily activities and some Islands. Clients will be served with a bottle of soft drink on board. Transfer from Balapitiya to Wadduwa.Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at Blue Water Hotel.  
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Day 7

After breakfast transfer to Airport to connect departure flight.  

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