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Meet at the Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel & transfer to Kandy – En route visit the Elephant orphanage in Pinnawela - This orphanage is the home for about 89 elephants, out of which some are baby elephants found abandoned or orphaned in the wild. They are being cared, fed and trained by the wild life authorities. The best time to visit is during the feeding times, when one will have the opportunity of seeing the baby elephants being bottle-fed. Also could accompany the elephants to a river close-by and see them having their daily bath. On completion proceed to Kandy - Rest of the day at leisure - Overnight stay at the hotel in Kandy.
This morning enjoy a city tour of Kandy which was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. Drive around the Kandy Lake built by the last Sinhala king in 1798. Visit the Kandy town and Bazaar, the arts & crafts centre and a gem museum and a lapidary. Also visit Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. This botanical garden was first built as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala king and was expanded by the British. It is 147 acres in extent and provides an amazing variety of trees, plants and flowers. In the evening visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and witness a cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dancing. Return to hotel – Overnight in Kandy.
Leave for Nuwara Eliya – En-route visit a Tea plantation and Tea factory, where the best tea in the world is produced. You will be told 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. On completion, proceed to Nuwara Eliya, because of its invigorating mountain climate and scenery, is Sri Lanka’s most popular hill resort. Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lanka’s 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 hole golf courses in South Asia. – Rest of the day at leisure – Overnight in Nuwara Eliya.
Today enjoy a sightseeing half day tour of Nuwara Eliya – You will drive through "Little England” to see relics of Sri Lanka’s colonial past – Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure – Overnight Nuwara Eliya.
Leaving the hills of Nuwara Eliya you will travel for sea side town of Galle –Here you will visit the Galle Dutch Fortress – The Galle fort was built first by the Portuguese, then modified by the Dutch during the 17th century. Even today, after 400 years of existence, it looks new and polished with reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka. Today Sri Lankan government and many Dutch people who still own some of the properties inside the fort are looking at making this one of the modern wonders of the world – After your tour enjoy the rest of the day at leisure - Overnight Galle
Enjoy a sleep in today as your relax by this sea side town at your own pace. Take time out and enjoy the next three days at your leisure. Overnight Galle.
Your time with us has come to an end as your time in Sri Lanka. Today you will be transferred back to Colombo in time for you departure flight.