Romantic Serendipity4 Nights / 5 Days
On arrival you will be met and welcomed by the representative of Jetwing Travels, and transferred to the hill capital of Sri Lanka-“Kandy”. (Travel Time approx: 3 & 1/2Hrs)
En route visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage which is the South East Asia’s largest Elephant Orphanage (Optional)
Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
App. 55 miles from Colombo, off the Colombo - Kandy road is Pinnawela, where an orphanage was started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded elephants. The number of elephants has increased to more than 65 now; including Baby Elephants brought from various parts, as well as the 23 babies born, as a result of the captive breeding programme. The best time to visit is the feeding time from 0930-1000 hrs and 1330-1400 hrs and the bathing time from 1000-1030 hrs and 1400-1430 hrs when all the elephants are taken to the river close by. (Excursion will take approx: 1-2Hrs)
Lunch at en route a Restaurant- Western/Sri Lankan Buffet Meal
Proceed to Kandy
The hill capital, venue of the annual Perahera. The last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings was finally ceded to the British in 1815. Kandy is an example of the Buddhism's influence in Sri Lanka today. Temple's shrines and monasteries keeping alive Buddhist traditions are everywhere.
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
ever since 4th Century A.D, when the Buddha's Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissan princess' hair, the Relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world. It is considered Sri Lanka's most prized possession.
Witness a cultural show featuring various dance groups of Sri Lanka (Excursion will take approx: 2Hrs including 45 minutes cultural dance performance)
Arrive at Amaya Hills & evening at leisure
Welcome candle lit dinner under the stars in Kandy
Dinner & Overnight stay at OZO Kandy, Kandy
- Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
Breakfast at Hotel
This morning travel to Peradeniya where you will board the train at 8:40am which will take you up into the tea country. (Travel time approx: 3Hrs)
The journey affords spectacular views of the rolling tea country. Subject to availability we will get you tickets in the 1st Class Observation car, which means you can have a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside.
Lunch at a Restaurant - Western/Sri Lankan Buffet Meal
The ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is supposed to be one of the coolest places in the Island, but it is really just like an English spring day, although the temperature does drop at night. All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence, houses like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions. The Victoria Park, in the middle of the town, is a lovely place The ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is supposed to be one of the coolest places in the Island, but it is really just like an English spring day, although the temperature does drop at night. All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence, houses like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions. The Victoria Park, in the middle of the town, is a lovely place
Check in at Hotel & enjoy hot cup of tea
Dinner & Overnight stay at Jetwing St Andrews Hotel, Nuwara Eliya
- Nuwara Eliya
Today morning after breakfast you will be transferred to the golden sandy beaches of the south cost of Sri Lanka for next two nights… (Travel time approx: 4 & 1/2Hrs)
En route stop for Lunch at a Restaurant in - Western/Sri Lankan Buffet Meal
Arrive in Beruwela and check in at Hotel
Dinner & Overnight stay at Cinnamon Bey, Beruwela
Breakfast at Hotel
Check out at 12:00 Noon and proceed to Colombo via Galle (Travel time approx: 2Hrs)
Sri Lanka’s most historically interesting town is Galle. It was a major port until about 100 years, but today still handles shipping and sailing boats in the natural harbor. Stroll around the lighthouse and harbor or visit the old town where you can see the traditional lace makers and wood carvers and purchase some the finest souvenirs.
THE DUTCH FORTH in Galle
The South Coast’s major city is Galle, whose oldest landmark is the massive Portuguese and Dutch Fort which is a “World Heritage Site” in which the central city is contained. But the city may be much older. Some scholars believe it to be the “Tarshish” of the Old Testament, to which King Solomon sent his merchant vessels, and to which Jonah fled from the Lord. Today, the 90-acre Galle Fort shows no evidence of the Portuguese founders. The Dutch incorporated the Portuguese northern wall in a great rampart in 1663. A second, taller wall was built inside of it. Between the two walls, a covered passage connected the central bastion with the Fort’s two half bastions overlooking the sea. The Dutch also installed a sophisticated drainage system, complete with brick-lined underground sewers that were flushed twice a day by the high and low tides. The original gate to the fort was by the harbor. It is still there, marked by the British Coat-of-arms on the front and the Dutch V.O.C. (Vereenigde OostIndische Compagnie) with the Coat-of-arms with a rooster crest, on the inner side of the Fort.
Lunch at a Restaurant in Galle- Western/Sri Lankan Buffet Meal
Continue to the commercial capital of Sri Lanka “Colombo” via southern highway (Travel time approx: 1hr)
Arrive in Colombo and check in at Hotel
Dinner & Overnight stay at Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo
Breakfast at Hotel
Today morning proceed on a city & shopping tour in Colombo
a drive through the city taking you to the busy commercial areas as well as the tree-lined residential, Cinnamon Gardens. Visit Fort, the former British administrative center and military garrison, Sea Street - the Goldsmith’s quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area, where is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings and the Dutch Church of Wolfendhal dating back to 1749. Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha & the Independence Square.
Lunch at a Restaurant in Colombo – Sri Lankan Buffet Meal
in Colombo visit *ODEL Unlimited provides ample opportunity indulge, not only in shopping for designer wear apparel for the whole family, but also take taste buds on a voyage of discovery.
discover yourself at Barefoot - Toys Bags Clothes Handloom Fabric Sarongs Sarees - Household Linen Art Photography Books Furniture Gallery Café:
Late check out at Hotel
After dinner you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight back to Australia.
Have a safe flight!!!
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