Sri Lanka Deluxe – With River Rafting
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Sri Lanka Deluxe – With River Rafting

Customizable Tour: 6 Nights 7 Days

Sri Lanka is a heaven for nature lovers and history enthusiasts. Its dense forests and rich cultural heritage make it a place definitely beneficial for a short yet relaxing vacation. This five-day program by Yatra is just what you need to be a happy traveler. Start your trip with a visit to the famed Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and experience bathing and feeding elephants. Head to the Gem Art gallery and learn about these precious stones that come in an admirable variety of shades.

Witness the Cultural Show in Kandy and be amazed by the fire walk, aflame-throwing acts along with enticing dance and song performances. Stop by the Temple of the Tooth Relic one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Buddhists and spend a romantic evening at the Peradeniya a.k.a the Royal Botanical Garden amidst over 300 varieties of orchids. Lastly, explore the capital city of Colombo and visit its important sites like the Galle Face Green, Old Parliament Building and the Fort District among others.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day Wise

Day 1 – Welcome to Sri Lanka! (Colombo Airport – Kandy)

Sri Lanka is a beautiful tropical country famous for its rich vegetation, unique flora and fauna and serene beaches. Start your five-day vacation with fun and frolic and be prepared to have the time of your lives. On your arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport at Colombo, a Yatra representative will be present to welcome you and ensure your smooth transfer to the hotel.
On your way to Kandy have a soulful experience at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage where you meet various once abandoned elephants who are now very well taken care off. Spend quality time feeding and bathing these gentle giants and take a stroll by their side and experience nature in all its glory.
The day ends with a scrumptious dinner at a local restaurant, and you head to your hotel for a good night’s sleep in Kandy.

Day 2 – Discovering Kandy (Kandy – Exploring Last Kingdom)

Begin your day with an appetizing breakfast at your hotel. You have the rest of the day at leisure. You can choose to visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage again or spend time exploring the city.
The Royal Palace of Kandy, National Rail Museum and the Kandy Lake are some of the sites that you can stop by. Take a stopover at a Gem Museum and find yourself admiring the variety of precious stones, from rubies to emeralds, to sapphires in varied shades, they have it all. Later during the evening enjoy a well-planned and talent-rich cultural show. Be mesmerized by various dance and song performances and be astounded by the fire walk, flame throwing and fire swallowing acts.
End the day with a luscious dinner at a local restaurant and spend the night in the comfort of your hotel room in Kandy.

Day 3 – Charming Colombo (Colombo – vibrant city)

This vacation will be incomplete without dedicating a day’s sightseeing in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. Known for its beautiful blend of colonial and contemporary architecture, Colombo is a delightful sight.
Visit the famous Galle Face Green and explore the Fort District; stop by and admire the Twin World Trade Centre Towers and learn about the city’s culture and history at the National Museum – there is never a dull moment here.
Save the evening for shopping and proceed to the Majestic City, Beverly Street, Odel and House of Fashion for competitively priced shopping. The day ends with a palatable dinner at your hotel. Stay the night at Colombo.

Day 4 – Tour Ends! (Departure – after Breakfast)

This day marks the end of your magical vacation to the Lankan Island. Indulge in a delectable breakfast at your hotel and head to the airport for your flight back home.

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About Destination

Colombo

Perfect golden beaches, magnificent temples and colonial-era architecture adorn the brilliant city of  Colombo. It is one of the most significant cultural locations of Sri Lanka. Being located tactically on the western coast, this port city has been a place of attention for many empires, colonizers, and traders. Every kingdom that ruled this land left their legacy behind, making the city a blend of culture with a rich heritage. Being the former capital of Sri Lanka, the greatest city and economical center as well as a port city with a natural harbor, Colombo has a myriad of functions: management, trade, financial, cultural and tourism. Colombo is a bustling metropolis with a mixed population, each group adding to the vibrancy of the city. It is a mix of the old and the new, with its colonial-era buildings contrasting the modern skyscrapers. Colombo is a great city to visit. The list of things to do in the city is endless. Discover the colonial past with a visit to the museum, explore the many historical era temples and churches, go shopping at the Odel or just stroll around the beach and soak in the sun.

Kandy

Famous for Buddhist religious sites and pristine natural landscapes, the picturesque town of Kandy in central Sri Lanka is set on a plateau surrounded by mountains. The city is best known for the Temple of the Tooth, where the tooth relic of Lord Buddha is said to reside. Being a hill station, the city experiences a cool and pleasant weather throughout the year, ideal for holidaying. There are myriad of things on offer for travelers. Go trekking in the Knuckles Mountain ranges, visit the Udawatta Kele Sanctuary, explore the historical religious sites or just relax at Bogambara Lake; the list of things to do is endless. The city is also rich in arts and culture. Many historical structures and museums adorn the city. The National Museum of Kandy, the National Railway Museum, the Dalada Maligawa Museum, the Royal Palace of Kandy, the Dambulla Cave Temple and the Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue are some of the important landmarks in the city. During the festival of Esala Perahera, one of the inner caskets of the tooth relic of Lord Buddha is taken for a procession around the city on a royal elephant, followed by dancers, drummers, flag and torch bearers, all decked up in their traditional costumes.