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 Kandy via Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
App. 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 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 Kandy and spend 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 Nuwara Eliya. Visit a tea factory plantation on the way.
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 coldest places on the island, but is really just like an England spring day although the temperature does drop at night.
All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence. Houses are like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay at a Nuwara Eliya hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Yala.
Arrive at Yala and enjoy an evening safari.
YALA (RUHUNA) NATIONAL PARK
the Ruhunu National Park covers 126,786 hectares including the Strict Natural Reserve (Block II). The most familiar is Block I (14,101 hectares) and this were established in 1938.
Yala is famous for its big herds and large number of Elephants, Leopards, Spotted Deer, Sambhur, Crocodiles, Mongoose, Wild Boar, Wild Buffalo, and many other animals.
More than 130 bird species are recorded which includes the resident and winter visitors.
After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Galle. Visit Galle Fort on the way.
Galle Fort, in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, and then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 423 years maintains a polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka.
The fort has a colourful history, and today has a multi-ethnic and multi-religious population. The 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. The heritage value of the fort has been recognized by the UNESCO and the site has been inscribed as a cultural heritage UNESCO World Heritage Site under criteria iv, for its unique exposition of "an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries."
The Galle Fort, also known as the Dutch Fort or the Ramparts of Galle, withstood the Boxing Day tsunami which damaged part of coastal area Galle town. It has been since restored.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay at a Galle hotel.
After an early breakfast/ with packed breakfast, proceed to enjoy whale watching.
The world's largest blue whale colony is in Sri Lanka. Hundreds of the blue whales are gathering in Indian ocean. They feed on tiny plank tonic crustaceans krill. These foods are available in large quantities in the Indian ocean. The whales are marine mammals of the order cetacean having a stream lined body and horizontal tail and breathing air through a blow whole on the head. The weight of the matured blue whale is about 200 tongs. The length is around 27-30 meters. Blue whale has four chambered heart resemble to a Volkswagen bug car a human can crawl through the main artery. Blue whales feed on 03 or 04 tons of krill a day.
Afterwards proceed to Bentota. Visit a turtle hatchery and a mangrove boat ride on the way.
The "Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery" is a non - profitable organization which is maintained for the survival of Sea Turtles for the next generation. From the past, due to the cruel activities of humans, there is a danger that turtles are facing extinction. These rare varieties of Sea Turtles are destroyed by man day by day. It is the duty of each and every one to take action to save these turtles from extinction for the sake of our future generation. Regarding this we started to save Sea Turtles in 1986 and up to now we have succeeded to attain the goal gradually.
Mangrove Boat ride in Madu River
Madu River or the Madu Ganga is one of the natures fascinating creations off South West coast in Balapitiya. Madu Ganga is a lagoon with hundreds of islands providing an idyllic setting for a well spent holiday and loads of authentic traditional settings. It may be one of the last remaining tracts of pristine mangrove forests in Sri Lanka.
After breakfast at the hotel enjoy water sports/ spend some time at leisure and proceed to Colombo.
Arrive in Colombo and 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.
With Extra Bed 50% of the adult per person rate from TWIN sharing rates.
Without Extra Bed (sharing parents) 25% of the adult per person rate from TWIN sharing rates.
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.