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Welcome to Sri Lanka and the start of your holiday. Upon arrival you will be met by our local representatives and transferred to your nearby hotel. Overnight Negombo.
Leaving Negombo you will travel to Kandy. The name Kandy conjures visions of splendour and magnificence. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. Along the way you will make short stops to see some of the sights. Overnight Kandy.
This morning proceed to 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. Returning to Kandy enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight Kandy.
After breakfast you will visit the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya - This botanical garden was first built as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala king and was expanded by the British. Afterwards enjoy 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. Overnight Kandy.
Today you will 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. Taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory. Then continue 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 is located here. This evening take a shor sightseeing tour of Nuwara Eliya – Drive through "Little England” Return to hotel for overnight stay.
In the morning you will travel to Horton Plains, the coldest and windiest location in Sri Lanka, consists of ecosystems such as Montane evergreen forests, grasslands, marshy lands and aquatic ecosystem. At an altitude of 2,100 meters above sea level, Horton Plains spreads across over 3,169 hectares of the highest tableland of the island. In view of the large number of endemic flora and fauna species, Horton Plains was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 30th July 2010. The escarpment with a depth of 900 meters called World’s End and Baker’s Falls are the highlights of the Horton Plains. Afterwards return to Nuwara Eliya and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight Nuwara Eliya
Leaving the Tea Plantations of Nuwara Eliya you travel to Galle – Visit the Galle Dutch Fort - The Galle fort was built first by the Portuguese, and 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. Enjoy the rest of the day by the beach. Overnight Galle.
Enjoy the next 2 days getting some well deserved Vitamin D as you relax by the beach and Galle at your leisure. Overnight Galle.
Enjoy a nice sleep in before you are transferred back to the Capital of Colombo where you continue your time at leisure. Overnight Colombo.
Sadly your time with us has come to an end. Today you will be transferred back to the airport in time for your departure to your onward destination.