Arrive by (flt no) at (00hrs). Please clear immigration & visa formalities, collect your baggage and proceed to the arrival lounge through the green channel if you do not have goods to be declared to customs.
The Green Holiday Centre Representative will page you by your name. Thereafter you will be assisted to the Car park / Coach Park to begin you journey as per the booked itinerary.
Proceed to Habarana and visit Pinnawala elephant orphanage on the way.
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
App. 55 miles from Colombo, off the Colombo – Kandy road is Pinnawala, 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 some of the more than 25 babies born, as a result of the captive breeding programme. 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.
Arrive in Anuradhapura and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay at a Anuradhapura hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel enjoy sightseeing’s at Anuradhapura and proceed to Trincomalee.
The capital of Sri Lanka from the 05th Century B.C. to the end of the 10th Century A.D. was the most celebrated of Sri Lanka’s ancient ruined cities. The city’s greatest treasures are its dagobas constructed of bricks and are hemispherical in shape. The most notable of these dagobas are the Ruvanveliseya dating back to the 2nd Century B.C. and is 300 feet in diameter, the Jetawanarama is 370 feet and the Thuparama Dagoba is enshrined with the collarbone of the Buddha. The city’s most renowned relic is the sacred Bo Tree, which is said to have grown from a branch of the tree under which the Buddha gained Enlightenment. It was planted 2250 years ago and is the oldest historically authenticated tree in the world.
Anuradhapura is a “World Heritage Site”.
Proceed to Trincomalee and do sightseeing’s/ spend the day at leisure on the beach.
After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Habarana via Polonnaruwa.
Polonnaruwa was the medieval capital of Sri Lanka from the 11th – 13th C.A.D Great revival was achieved in the country, politically, economically and socially during the period of Kings Vijayabahu 1, Parakramabahu 1 and Nissankamalla of the Polonnaruwa period. The monument are better preserved than at Anuradhapura. Parakrama Statue, Royal Palaces, Audience Halls, Vata-da-ge, Thuparama, Rankoth Vehera, Kiri-Vehera, Gal-Vihara, Lankathilaka and Tivanka Image House are some of the interesting monuments here.
After breakfast at the hotel climb Sigiriya rock fortress. Then proceed to Kandy via Dambulla cave temple.
Sigiriya is home to the 5th Century “Fortress in the Sky” which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the Island. It is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the fortress. Within its triple-moated defence the huge rock rises almost to a sheer height of 500ft. On its summit are the foundations of what was once a great and sumptuous palace and gardens complete with swimming pool. On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of Frescoes of life sized damsels in all the freshness and delicacy of their original colour.
Proceed to Kandy visiting Dambulla cave temple on the way.
Dambulla is famous for the five cave Temples on a rock. The first 03 caves are better, older and larger than the other two. Some caves dates to 1st C.B.C. All the 5 cave walls and ceilings are covered with Buddhist murals and there are more than 130 Buddha statues, statues of Gods and Kings are also found here
Arrive in Kandy and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay at a Kandy hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel enjoy a city tour of Kandy.
Royal Botanical Gardens
147 acres in extent: started in 1374 as a pleasure garden of the King’s of Kandy. There are more than 5000 species of tree and plants. Some and endemic as well as flora from the tropical world. Spice garden and Orchid House are popular with Tourists.
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.
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Ever since 4th Century A.D, when the Buddha's Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissan princess' hair, the Relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world. It is considered Sri Lanka's most prized possession.
Evening witness the Kandy Cultural Dance Performance
Overnight stay at a Kandy hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Airport for your scheduled flight. If time permits enjoy a city tour of 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 Goldsmith’s 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.
Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha and Independence Square.
Afterwards proceed to airport for your scheduled flight with so much to remember and cherish one day!
Have a safe flight
- Team at Green Holiday Centre
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• Without Extra Bed (sharing parents) – 25% of the adult per person rate from TWIN sharing rates.
• Dinner Supplement:
o 2* Hotels – US$ 5.00 per person per dinner
o 3* Hotels – US$ 7.00 per person per dinner
o 4* Hotels – US$ 11.00 per person per dinner
o 5* hotels – US$ 15.00 per person per dinner
• Lunch Supplement – US$ 8.00 per person per lunch (at local restaurants)
• Rates are quoted in US$ and subject to change, in case of hotel rates changes or any compulsory supplements applicable.
Any Cancellation should be done 21 days prior to arrival), in failure of this 100% cancellation fee will be applied.
Compulsory Kandy Perahera Period Supplements at Kandy Hot