Day 01 – Airport / Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage / Dambulla
Pick up from the Colombo Airport and depart to Dambulla. En route visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage(74 km’s from Airport).
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
The Ticket Counter opens at 08.30 a.m. And You see little baby elephants roaming within the 25 acre land as you enter the premises. Each day 76kg of green matter & a mixture of Rice & Maize around 2kg is been given to each of these giants. The Orphanage provides care to the Baby Elephants who had lost their parents in Jungles due to killing by farmers to protect their crops or by falling into pits.
This was established in 1975 and approximately comprise with 90 elephants which are 39 males and 51 females.
- 08.30 – Opening
- 09.15, 13.15 & 17.00 – Bottle Feeding
- 10.00 & 14.00 – Herd goes to the river for 02 hour bath
- 17.30 – Ticket Counter Closes
- 18.00 – Orphanage Closes
Upon completion depart to Dambulla.
Dambulla Golden Cave Temples
The climbing difficulty is moderate and it would take around 2.00 hours to climb up and down and it towers 160m over the surrounding plains. As you enter the site you see a 30m high gigantic Buddha Statue with Dhamma Chakka Posture. The history of this complex dates back to 1st Century B.C. and there are five caves which contains amazing drawings and which is unique to this era.
Overnight stay at Dambulla.
Day 02 – Dambulla / Sigiriya / Kandy
Breakfast at the Hotel & depart to Sigiriya.
A rock which stands up as a lone sentinel from the surrounding plane and on its summit is a royal palace. It is 200m in height and there are 1200 steps which would consume 3 hours to complete the whole site. On its rock walls fifth century paintings and the mirror wall is scribbled with ancient poetry.
Upon completion depart to Kandy.
Kandy Tooth Temple
The complex is enshrined with the left canine tooth of the Buddha which is held in highest esteem. The difficulty of completing this Site is easy and it would take approximately 2 hours to complete.
The Folk Show depicts the rich culture which Sri Lanka resembles within 1 hour and during this time you could witness 12 different Folk dances and a fire walking ceremony.
Overnight stay at Kandy.
Day 03 – Kandy / Nuwara Eliya
Breakfast at the Hotel & depart to Nuwara Eliya. En route view beautiful landscapings & water falls and visit a functioning Tea Factory with its vast Tea Estate.
City Tour in Nuwara Eliya
Visit Golf Course, Race Course, Gregories Lake & Victoria Park as per guests interest.
Seetha Amman Temple
This is the only Seetha Temple in the world and is situated in the exact point where Seetha was held captive by Rawana.
Hakgala Botanical Gardens
The famous botanical gardens was established in 1861 and it was once a experimentation & promotion center for Cinchona cultivation. In 1884 this center was transformed to a garden and different species of Orchids & Roses are visible.
Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya.
Day 04 – Horton Plains / Yala
Early morning visit Horton Plains National Park.
Get into a jeep around 5.00 a.m. from Nuwaraeliya to reach the Park entrance and thereafter the 3 hour trek begins. During the 9.5km trek one could witness The Small Worlds End, Big Worlds End, Bakers Falls & Chimney Pool.
Depart to Yala en route take a break at Ella Town if interested.
Overnight stay at Yala.
Day 05 – Yala / Mirissa
Early morning Full Day Game Safari at Yala National Park. One of the foremost National Parks in Sri Lanka where you could witness Leopards, Elephants, Sri Lankan Sloth Bear, Wild Water Buffalo & Crocodiles etc. You would be able to roam around the park leisurely for 10 to 12 hours while having the lunch and refreshments inside the park it self.
Upon completion depart to Mirissa.
Overnight stay at Mirissa.
Day 06 – Whale Watching / Galle / Negombo Beach Hotel or Colombo Airport
Though now the activity is doable through out the year the main season is from November to April. Indian Ocean is renowned for Blue whales, Bryde´s whales, Sperm whales, Fin whales, sometimes Killer whales, and Common dolphins, Bottlenose dolphins, Spinner dolphins, Risso’s dolphins and Striped dolphins. The boat leaves the coast around 7.00 a.m. And the tour would consume around 4 Hours.
Constructed in 17th century the Galle Dutch Fort is among one of the best preserved forts in South Asia. The site is in abundance with Colonial Villas and the main tourist attractions are the Dutch Reformed Church, Museum & the Clock Tower.
Depart to Colombo Airport or to a hotel in Negombo as per departure.