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Meet on arrival at the Bandaranayke International Airport by our Representative & transfer to Colombo – Check in at Jetwing Sea (Deluxe room) - Overnight stay at Hotel.
Breakfast at hotel – Leave for 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.
Proceed to visit the 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. Thereafter proceed on a sightseeing tour of Kandy - Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings, and is a World Heritage Site. Drive around the Kandy Lake built by the last Sinhala king Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1798. Visit the Kandy town and Bazaar, the arts & crafts centre and a gem museum and a lapidary. In the evening visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and thereafter witness a cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dancing. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Today we leave for Nuwara Eliya – En route visit a tea plantation and a 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. 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. Check in at the Grand Hotel (Deluxe Room) – Evening leave on a sightseeing tour of Nuwara Eliya – Drive through "Little England” Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Breakfast at hotel – Rest of the day at leisure to explore the vicinity – Overnight stay at the hotel
Breakfast at Hotel – Leave for Hikkaduwa - En route visit the Galle Dutch Fortress at Galle, - The Galle fortress was built first by the Portuguese, and then modified by the Dutch during the 17th century. During the Dutch period in Ceylon, the Dutch brought laborers from Indonesia and Mozambique to build this massive fort. Even today, after 400 years of existence, it looks new and polished. Today many Dutch people who still own most of the properties inside the fort are looking at making this one of the modern wonders of the world - On completion proceed to Hikkaduwa - Check in at the Chaaya Tranz - (Deluxe room) - Rest of the day at leisure- Overnight stay at the hotel.
Next 6 days at leisure
Leave for the Airport to connect with the departure flight.