Tour Highlights

Temple of the Tooth, Royal Botanical Garden, Udawaththa kele, Gadaladeniya, Embekka, Nuwara Eliya, Sigiriya, Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, Colombo.

Day 01 Air Port / Kandy

Arrival to the katunayake Bandaranayke International Air Port. Meet our foreign language speaking National Tourist Guide Lecturer or our Company Representative and transfer to Kandy. Check in at Hotel.
In the evening witness the Cultural Dance Performance. .

Kandy

Kandy, the last stronghold of Sri Lanka is an elevation of 465meters above sea level, is a World Heritage Site, lies in the midst of hills in the Kandyan plateau. According to the historical records Kandy was first established by King Wickramabahu who ruled in 14th century A.D. It was named as Senkadagalapura, after a Brahmin called Senkanda lived in a cave in the Udawaththakele Sanctuary. The City has a number of tourist attractions like the Temple of the Tooth, the Kandy Lake, and the Royal Botanical Garden.

Dinner and Overnight stay in Kandy.

Day 02 Kandy / Sigiriya / Kandy

Breakfastsat the Hotel.
Thereafter proceed to Sigiriya to climb the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya.

Sigiriya

Sigiriya, a world heritage site declared by UNESCO in 1982, is a unique archaeological monument in South Asia. It is a granite rock which rises to a height of about 200 meters from the surrounding plain. In the 5th century A.D. the King Kassyapa turned it and its surroundings in to a fortified capital, building a palace at the top of the rock like another Alakamanda and lived there like the God Kuvera. Sigiriya constitutes a unique concentration of 5th century Sri Lankan town-planning, art and architecture, landscape- gardening and hydraulic technology.

Thereafter return to Kandy visiting a Spice Garden at Matale en- route.

Matale

Dinner and Overnight stay in Kandy.

Day 03 Kandy / Nuwara Eliya / Kandy

Breakfastsat the Hotel.
Thereafter leave for Nuwara Eliya by Train. Get off from Nanuoya and proceed to Nuwara Eliya by Vehicle. In Nuwara Eliya do a City tour.

Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya, the Salubrious city, which is at an elevation of 1890mmeters above Sea Level, is one of the main Tourists destination for the Local and Foreign Tourists. Due to its pleasant Climate, Nuwara-Eliya known as Little England. The British Governor Sir Edward Bans converted Nuwara Eliya in to a commercial and coffee planting centre during the 1930s.

Thereafter return to Kandy visiting a Tea Factory en- route.
Dinner and Overnight stay in Kandy.

Day 04 Kandy/ Udawaththakele/ Temple of the Tooth/ Gadaladeniya / Embekka / Kandy

Breakfastsat the Hotel.
Thereafter leave for Udawaththakele for a Nature Walk.

Udawaththakele

Udawaththa kele is a historic forest reserve and extend of 104 hectares. During the Days of the kandyan Kingdom, it was known as Udawasala Waththa, means the Garden above the Royal Palace. The forest reserved for the Royal Family and used as a Pleasure Garden by the Kandyan Kings. A great variety of plant species especially Lianas, shrubs and small trees and several giant lianas can be seen here. It was designated as a forest reserve in 1856 and it became a sanctuary in 1938.

Thereafter visit the most sacred Sri Dalada Maligawa.

Sri Dalada Maligawa (The Temple of the Tooth)

The Temple of the Tooth Relic is the most sacred place of worship of the Buddhists. It was first build by king Wimaladarmasuriya in 1592AD. Among the relics of the Buddha, it is the most venerated Object of worship for Buddhists. Three rituals with the beating of the Drums are performed daily. The morning ritual begins at 5.15am. The midday ritual starts at 9.15am and the evening ritual starts at 6.15p.m.

Thereafter visit the Gadaladeniya Temple.

Gadaladeniya

Gadaladeniya was built by King Buwenakebahu IV in 14th century during the Gampola era. This Temple was built of stone on a flat rock. According to the available records, the chief Architecture of this temple was a South Indian and there is a belief that the workers had been brought from South India. Therefore the Temple shows the south Indian design. The Temple was abandoned and the King Viraparakama Narendrasinhga (1707- 1739) handed over it to Ven. Velivita Sri Saranankara Sangaraja.

Thereafter visit Embekka Devalaya.

Embekka Devalaya

The Embekka Devalaya was built by the King Vikramabahu 111 of Gampola era. It is dedicated to the worship of Mahasen, popularly known as God kataragama. The shrine consists of three sections, the sanctum, the Digge or the dancing Hall and the Hevisimandapaya or the Drummers Hall. It is very popular because of the wood carvings and these are some of the best examples of Sinhalese Art.

Thereafter visit a Gem Lapidary, an indigenous Wood Carving Centre.
Dinner and Overnight stay in Kandy.

Day 05 Kandy / Peradeniya / Pinnawela / Colombo

Breakfasts at the Hotel.
Thereafter proceed to Peradeniya to visit the Royal Botanical Garden.

The Royal Botanical Garden

According to available evidence, the royal Botanical garden at Peradeniya was established by Alexander moon in 1822. The total area of the garden is 59 hectares. During the World War II, the Garden was used by Lord Louis Mountbatten, the supreme commander of the allied forces in the south Asia, as the headquarters of the South East Asia. In the garden there are more than 4000 species of Plants, including Orchids and Palm trees. Interesting features are Orchid House, the Fernery, Spice Garden and the trees planted by the distinguished Visitors to the Country like king Edward vii, the late Czar of Russia, King George v, the King of Belgium and Kurt Georg Kiesinger.

Thereafter proceed to Pinnawela to visit the Elephant Orphanage.

Elephant Orphanage

The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, where a large herd of captive elephants are living in the world. It was established in 1975 to nurse, feed and house young elephants found abandoned by their mothers. The elephants living here are not released in to the wild and until they die they live here. The main attraction is to observe the baby elephants are fed with bottle and elephants bathing in the River.

Thereafter proceed to Colombo.

Colombo

Colombo, the Commercial hub of Sri Lanka, located on the west coast of the country was once the main Capital of the Island until 1982. Due to the Harbour and its strategic position along the East-West Sea-Routes, Colombo was known to ancient traders 2000 years ago. There is a school of thoughts about the Name. The Name Colombo is believed to be derived from the classical Sinhalese name Koloa Thota, means Port of the river Kelani. The main attractions in Colombo are Beira Lake, Independence Memorial Hall, Harbour, Galle Face, Nelum Pokuna, and Viharamahadevi Park etc.

Overnight stay in Colombo.

Day 06 Colombo / Airport

Breakfastsat the Hotel.
Thereafter leave for the Bandaranayke International Air Port for departure.



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Please note these points.
Please inquire in English or German languages.
  • You will be met and welcomed by our national tourist guide lecturer or our company representative on arrival at the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Air Port.
  • We provide water bottles on arrival.
  • We provide fully air conditioned luxury vehicles along with a qualified English speaking Chauffer Guide from begin to end of the tour.
  • We offer 24 hrs * 7 day customer support service.
  • Optional Excursion or Services could be arranged for which an additional charge will be applicable.
  • The official check in time at hotels will be 12.00hrs.
  • The official check out time at hotels will be 11.00hrs.
  • Management does not take responsibilities for any belongings that are lost, stolen or damaged during the tour.
  • Visits to national parks for jeep safari will be clients own risk. The jeeps available are non air- conditioned and very basic insurance covers.
What does the above programme include?
  • Accommodation on half board basis, but as it is mentioned in the programme lunch will be provided.
  • Transportation by fully air- conditioned luxury vehicle from begins to the end of the tour.
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the programme.
  • Services of qualified English speaking Sri Lanka Tourist Board approved Chauffer Guide.
  • A bottle of mineral water every day. (500ml.)
  • Fruits as mentioned.
  • Welcome drink and refreshing towels at all the hotels.
  • A farewell gift with company logo.
What does not include
  • Expenses of personal nature.
  • Lunch throughout the tour, except some days.
  • Permits for Video and camera.
  • Tips and Portage.
  • Drinks and additional meals.
  • Any other Services not mentioned above.
Price
  • The price is available upon request. Rates depend on the time of the year and the number of people travelling. Make us knowledgeable about how many rooms you need and how many people. Please inquire for any clarification via E-Mail to info@insightserendib.com.
Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellation before one month of the arrival - 50% of the Payment.
  • Cancellation before one week of the arrival - 100% of the Payment.