Arrive in Sri Lanka. You will be met by a representative of Jetwing Travels and transferred to Kandy. (Approximately 137 Km 3 ½ Hour) En route visit to Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage - Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage - Approx 55 miles from Colombo, off the Colombo - Kandy road is Pinnawela, where an 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 the 23 baby elephants born as a result of the captive breeding program. The best time to visit is the feeding time from 0930-1000 hrs and 1330-1400 hrs and the bathing time from 1000-1030 hrs and 1400-1430 hrs when all the elephants are taken to the river close by Rest of the day at leisure in the hotel Overnight stay at Kandy (Swiss Residence /Cinnamon Citadel/Mahaweli Reach Kandy)
Breakfast at the hotel In the morning commence city tour of Kandy, including Upper Lake Drive, Market Square and the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. (4 Hrs) Kandy - The hill capital. Venue of the annual Perahera. The last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings was finally ceded to the British in 1815. Kandy is an example of the Buddhism’s influence in Sri Lanka today. Temple’s shrines and monasteries keeping alive Buddhist traditions are everywhere.
Breakfast at the hotel After breakfast at the hotel we will then proceed to Nuwere-Eliya. (Approximately 77 Km 2 ½ Hour) Visit Tea Factroy Tea Garden we will then proceed to sightseeing in Nuwere-Eliya. Nuwara Eliya - The ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is supposed to be one of the coolest places in the Island, but it is really just like an English spring day, although the temperature does drop at night. All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence, houses like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions.
Breakfast at the hotel Transfer to Colombo. (Approximately 187 Kms 5-6 Hrs) In the evening Proceed to city tour in Colombo with shopping. Colombo a drive through the city taking you to the busy commercial areas as well as the tree-lined residential, Cinnamon Gardens. Visit Fort, the former British administrative center and military garrison, Sea Street - the Goldsmiths quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area, where is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings and the Dutch Church of Wolfendhal dating back to 1749.