Sun and Sand – Sri lanka
December 10, 2017
Sri Lanka Deluxe – With River Rafting
December 10, 2017

Picturesque Sri Lanka

Customizable Tour: 5 Nights 6 Days

The exciting nation of Sri Lanka features an array of beauteous beaches, daring activities, spectacular hills and monuments and ruins, steeped in history to choose from.
Indulge in the all-natural beauty and charming climate of the Buddhist town of Kandy. Visit the wonderful Kandy Lake and watch local artists mesmerize you with their performance. Get smitten by the amazing beauty and places of touristic significance in Nuwara Eliya. Witness the tableau of beauty on the Madu River cruise in Bentota and watch turtles hatch at the hatchery. Finally witness the cosmopolitan life of Colombo.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day Wise

Day 1 – Arrival in Colombo

After landing at Colombo Airport, you will meet a Yatra representative, who will take you to the hotel.
During the city tour, you will see the most famous landmark sites like Galle Face Green, Viharamahadevi Park, World Trade Centre, Fort, Old Parliament Building, Independence Hall, Gangaramaya Temple and the National Museum.
In the evening, you can explore the city more and let your inner shopaholic loose in the enchanting markets of Colombo.
After this enriching tour, head back to the hotel, where you will enjoy a hearty dinner before retiring for the night.

Day 2 – Colombo – Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage – Kandy

Begin your second day in the island paradise with a delicious breakfast, and then head towards Kandy.
On the way, you will stop at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, which in recent times has become extremely popular with couples. Playing with and nurturing orphaned elephants is a rather fulfilling experience for every tourist who visits the place.
You may also visit a spice garden and attend a cultural show during the day.The cultural show is famous among tourists to the hill capital, Kandy. The show is performed in the evening and runs for approximately one hour, during which the spectators are held spellbound by the colourful acts on show. Sri Lankan drummers exhibit their skills, and divers forms of dance can be witnessed, all executed with skill and enthusiasm.
From here, move further to Kandy, and visit the Gems Museum.
Thereafter, you will transfer to the hotel for a scrumptious dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3 – Dreamy Nuwara Eliya (Nuwaraeliya – Little England)

Commence the day with a nutritious breakfast at your hotel before you begin your onward journey to Sri Lanka’s ‘Little England’ – Nuwara Eliya. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and freshen up to begin the day’s activities.
Clean and splendid climate, incredible views of the valleys, mountains, and meadows and lots of greenery is what attracts tourist to this destination. Begin sightseeing with a visit to the Hakgala Botanical Garden (Enterance of Direct payment), which is famed for its abundant plantation of varied roses and orchids. Take a walk around the garden, and you will be captivated by its gracefulness; while you are there, don’t forget to stop by the tiny ponds and admire the water lilies and lotus.
Later in the day, you can plan a short visit to one of the many tea factories in the region and understand the production process before you enjoy a steaming cup of some of the world’s finest Orange Pekoe tea.
End the day with a wholesome dinner at a local restaurant before you retire for the night. Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya.

Day 4 – Bentota in all its Magnificence (Bentota – Golden Sandy Beaches)

Refuel your energies with a hearty breakfast at your hotel before you head out to your next destination – Bentota, the land of golden sandy beaches. On your arrival, check into your hotel.
Next, head towards the day’s adventure at the Madu River. On your arrival at the location, you will enjoy a mesmerizing River Boat Cruise that takes you along the river, passing through dense mangroves. While on this cruise, you will easily spot monitor lizards and cormorants and kingfishers and egrets only unique to the region here.
End the day with a palatable dinner at a local restaurant and retire to your hotel. Overnight stay at Bentota.

Day 5 – Oh! Bentota, you Beauty.

Wake to a splendid morning in Bentota and have some delectable breakfast at the hotel.
Head out Bentota Turtle Hatchery (Entrance of Direct payment) and be greeted by huge tanks filled with newborn turtle hatchlings of different species. You can hold them in your hands and tour the place to learn interesting facts from the knowledgeable staff at the Hatchery. The best part of the visit to this site is that you get to release some of the turtles back into the sea during sunset.
Later enjoy 2 Optional water sports activity, and rest of the day at leisure.
The long and tiring day comes to an end with a lip-smacking dinner at your hotel. Overnight stay at Bentota.

Day 6 – Tour Ends (Departures)

This day marks the end of your extraordinary vacation in the land of Sri Lanka. Enjoy a pleasant breakfast at your hotel and head to the airport for your flight back home.

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About Destination

Nuwara Eliya

Our world is loaded with man-made factors. But have you ever observed of the world that is man-made? A city far away from England was personally designed in such a way that it was similar to an English village. Welcome to Nuwara Eliya, the ‘ Little England’ in Sri Lanka! Ceylon was dominated by the British until 1948. The army officers found a retreat in the hills that resembled their homeland. With its breath-taking beauty a favorable bye climate that guarantees relief from the frequent weather in Colombo, the hot and humid capital city of Ceylon. Where there was earlier an eyesore of a swamp, they created an synthetic lake by diverting water from a stream flowing down from Piduruthalgala Mountain. Christened Lake Gregory, it even produces electricity for the town. There are several places to visit in Nuwara Eliya, like the Hakgala Botanical Gardens, the Laxapana Falls, the Lover’ s Leap Waterfall, the Devon Falls, the Oliphant Estate, the Ceylon Breweries, the Tea plantation and the amazing factory that wow tourists and the locals alike.

Colombo

Breathtaking golden beaches, magnificent temples and colonial-era architecture enhance the brilliant city of Colombo. It is one of the most important cultural centers of Sri Lanka. Being situated strategically on the western coast, this port city has been a location of interest for many empires, colonizers, and traders. Every empire 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 biggest city and financial center as well as a port city with a natural harbor, Colombo has a myriad of functions: administrative, 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

Popular for Buddhist spiritual sites and pristine natural panoramas, the attractive town of Kandy in central Sri Lanka is set on a plateau enclosed by mountains. The city is best recognized for the Temple of the Tooth, where the tooth relic of Lord Buddha is said to reside. Being a hill station, the city encounters a cool and enjoyable weather all over the year, perfect for holidays. There are the variety of things on offer for tourists. Go hiking 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.