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06 DAY TOUR

Tour Details

Continue to Balapitiya for boat trip at a beautiful river called Maadu River which offers a glimpse of how it has become a part of the life of the people in the area. The main treasure of Maadu Ganga is its mangroves that act as a bio-lock to the area in giving protection to the variety of aquatic plants and animal life. They provide a home for different kinds of aquatic plants, crabs, shrimps, fish, various invertebrates and other animal life.

Itinerary

Day 01 BENTOTA

Maadu River

Continue to Balapitiya for boat trip at a beautiful river called Maadu River which offers a glimpse of how it has become a part of the life of the people in the area. The main treasure of Maadu Ganga is its mangroves that act as a bio-lock to the area in giving protection to the variety of aquatic plants and animal life. They provide a home for different kinds of aquatic plants, crabs, shrimps, fish, various invertebrates and other animal life.

Turtle hatchery

WITNESS for an instance the "toddy-tapers", young men who climb high into the trees to collect the sweet, milky sap of the coconut blossom and visit one of the many turtle hatcheries around.

Galle fort

Visit to the old city of Galle The fort with its impressive great rampart is well preserved. In 1505 the Portuguese took the town from the Singhalese king and built large fortifications which they called Santa Cruz. In 1640 the Dutch stormed the fortress. They later incorporated the remains of the Portuguese fortification in an imposing new fort for the protection of the harbour and the sea routes.

Day 02 Nuwara Eliya

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 coldest places on the island, but is really just like an England spring day although the temperature does drop at night. All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence. Houses are like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions.

Evening commence city tour in Nuwara Eliya.

Day 03 KANDY

Horton plains -After breakfast in the hotel, you leave for an excursion to the Horton Plains, the most beautiful plateau in Sri Lanka. The variety of its manifold tropical and sub-tropical flowers, plants, bushes, trees, birds, and butterflies are remarkable. A walk over the plateau to World's End, considered the finest view in all of Sri Lanka, is a must; here the terrific escarpment drops vertically for about 1500 m. On a clear day one can see the Indian Ocean about 80 km to the south. You can choose to return to the hotel for late lunch or take your lunch package with you and stay longer on the plateau. Today you will also visit a tea factory where you will learn in details, how the green tea leaves are treated to become high quality Ceylon Tea.

Day 04 KANDY

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 Orissa princesses’’ 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.

Elephant orphanage- Visit of the elephant orphanage where about seventy elephants are well looked after, mostly young animals which have been found throughout the country sick and abandoned by their herd and brought to Pinnewela. If you are lucky, you can watch the feeding or the daily bath in the river of the jumbos.

Royal Botanical Gardens– 147 acres in extent: started in 1374 as a pleasure garden of the Kings of Kandy. There are more than 5000 species of tree and plants. Some and endemic as well as flora from the tropical world. Spice garden and Orchid House are popular with Tourists.

Cultural show – witness the Srilanka traditional dance and drums

Day 05 COLOMBO

Colombo city

Colombo is the commercial capital of Sri Lanka with a population of 1, 1 million. The Fort, in the very centre of the city, is where most of the colonial remnants, mainly from the British era are still to be found. Nearby Pettah is Colombo's busiest and most traditional bazaar, a mosaic of human activities and architectural memories. Cinnamon Gardens is the most prestigious residential area.

Afternoon city tour.

Day 06 End Tour

End of the tour and transfer to the Airport. If required one more night in Colombo for shopping fiesta with an additional cost of the room charge.