Welcome to Colombo! Meet & Greet at the Bandaranaike International Airport and then you’ll be escorted to your vehicle to begin your holiday in Sri Lanka.
En route to your destination, you can visit one of the most important tourist attractions in Sri Lanka, the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Volunteers and caretakers provide shelter and take care of orphaned, abandoned and injured elephants within the park. You can watch caretakers feed, bathe and help these animals. You can also walk with the herd to the nearby river to watch the elephants bathe and play around in water. [Entrance fees not included]. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in Kandy.
After enjoying a hearty breakfast, you’ll will start exploring Kandy. Lying amidst the hills, Kandy is the last capital of the ancient kings of Sri Lanka. While being the second largest city in Sri Lanka, it is also famous for its immense beauty and is named as one of the seven UNESCO World Heritage sites in the country. With its luxuriant prairie, picturesque lake, longest river of the country and misty mountains, Kandy mesmerizes every visitor.
While on your city tour, you will visit one of the world heritage sites as well as a sacred place for the Buddhists all over the world; namely the Temple of Tooth Relic known in Sri Lanka as Dalada Maligawa. Then you will proceed to the Kandy Lake where you can enjoy a leisure walk. The real evidence of the richness will be affirmed by your visit to the Gem Museum, where you can check semi-precious gems, namely the sapphires of Sri Lanka, which are very exclusive and come in shades of blue, red, green, white etc. In the evening, you will witness a traditional cultural dance show. (Entrance fees to sites not included). Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in Kandy.
After enjoying sumptuous breakfast, leave for Bentota, the city of the Golden Beaches. Here you will be able to relax and feel the spirit of the sea and the warmth of the soft sand. Your day will be divided between swimming in the water and relaxing on the beach. Bentota provides the perfect turf for an unfurled vacation at the beach. Besides enjoying the sun, sea and sand, water sports lovers can enjoy a plethora of activities here. Return to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay in Bentota.
After enjoying your breakfast, proceed for a city tour of Bentota. If you are looking for a more exclusive experience, visit the turtle hatchery. Here, visitors can see huge tanks filled with new-born turtle hatchlings. After being fed, the baby turtles are taken to the sea and released when they are 2-4 days old, usually during the safer hours of darkness. (Entrance fees to sites is not included). Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in Bentota.
After enjoying sumptuous breakfast, start your journey towards Colombo. Colombo is the largest city and commercial capital of Sri Lanka. Colombo has varying architecture that span centuries and depict various styles. Many colonial buildings influenced by the Portuguese, Dutch and British exist alongside structures built in Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Indian and contemporary architectural styles. Colombo also boasts of many shopping malls and department stores that offer branded clothing at highly discounted prices. Therefore, it has become an important shopping destination among tourists.
While on your city tour in Colombo, you may visit famous places including Galle Face Green, the Viharamahadevi Park, Twin World Trade Center Towers, Old Parliament Building, Fort district, Independence Hall at Independence Square. (Entrance fees to sites not included). For shopping, you may visit Odel, House of Fashion, Beverly Street, Majestic City, Noritake, etc. [Total time allocated for city tour is 3 hours]. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in Colombo.