Itinerary - THE GREEN HILLS (KANDY, NUWARA ELIYA & COLOMBO)

  • Day 01: Airport - Pinnawala - Kandy

Ayubowan !!! On arrival meet and assist at the Airport by the local representative & transfer to Pinnewala.                       

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage – set amongst the verdant hills of Kegalle is a unique orphanage, where the tiny tots weigh 60 kg or more. This is the Pinnewela Elephant Orphanage, the world's first and only elephant orphanage established to feed, nurse and house young elephants lost or abandoned by their mothers. Other occupants are elephants displaced from their natural environs by development projects or those found wounded. Visitors could see the baby elephants being fed milk from gigantic feeding bottles or bathed in the river which flows nearby – an unforgettable sight! Established in 1975, by the Wildlife Department and National Zoological gardens which subsequently led to a breeding programme through which more than twenty five elephants have been born since 1984. Later visit spice garden. 

Proceed to Kandy, city tour of Kandy, visit the temple of the tooth relic and witness the cultural performance. Kandy – a lovely exotic city, the Hill Capital and last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which retains an aura of grandeur, time has not affected. Encircled by hills, with a tranquil lake in its centre, it is the site of the renowned temple that enshrines the Tooth Relic of the Buddha and the Royal Botanical gardens – home to one of the world’s best collections of Orchids. A cultural sanctuary where many legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive, Kandy and its satellite villages are the centre of the islands handicraft industry (items of wood, brass & silver) exquisite silver or gold jewellery and precious gems of many varieties including the world’s best blue and star sapphires.

Additional Activity (Charges may apply) :

Elephant back ride at Pinnawala / Riverside Lunch while observing Elphant Bathing.

Overnight at your choice of hotel in Kandy.

 

  • Day 02: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast at the hotel transfer to Nuwara Eliya. Nuwara Eliya – Sri Lanka's premier hill resort with a fine bracing mountain climate, Nuwara

Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lanka's tea country, producing some of the world’s best tea.  Enjoy a city tour of Nuwara Eliya. The mountain slopes and valleys are a carpet of velvety green tea plantations, interspersed with gushing streams and tumbling waterfalls. Red or green roofed plantation bungalows, English country style homes and hotels with lovely flower gardens, a fine 18 hole golf course and a racecourse gives Nuwara Eliya a decidedly British character.

Additional Activity (Charges may apply): Enroute visit a tea plantation and a tea factory where one the best teas in the world is produced. You will be told all about the process of manufacturing tea and also see how tea is graded. Taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory. Visit to Ramboda Hanuman Temple / Visit to Seetha Amman Temple / Visit to a Tea Plantation / Visit to Horton Plains / Ambewela Milk Farm / Boat ride at Gregory Lake.

Overnight at your choice of hotel in Nuwara Eliya

 

  • Day 03: Nuwara Eliya – Colombo

After breakfast at the hotel transfer to Colombo. On arrival proceed on a city tour of Colombo. Colombo – the trade and commercial capital has long been the traditional gateway to the Orient.  Sri Lanka’s largest city, it is located on the west coast and draws together all the cultures, religions and influences of foreign lands into a pot-pourri of sounds, smells and a kaleidoscope of colour. The original traders and settlers - the Arabs, Portuguese, Dutch and the British have left in their wake churches and monuments, names and religions, costumes and food and smatterings of their languages which have been absorbed into the speech of the Sri Lankan. Today, Colombo is a fascinating city - a happy blend of east & west, past & present, with a charm of its own. A less known but amazingly true fact is that Colombo has a superb range of high quality restaurants serving food from all over The world and some of the best shopping opportunities in Asia. The main seaport of Sri Lanka is in Colombo & adjoining it, is Pettah, a local bazaar & trading area.  Other places of interest are the beautiful Buddhist temples, Hindu temples, mosques, the historic Wolfendhal church, (1749) residential areas where you find the stately homes of the affluent, , the Ceramic Corporation famous for its well known brand “Noritake” and ODEL the renowned shopping centre.

Overnight at your choice of hotel in Colombo

 

  • Day 04: Colombo - Airport

After breakfast proceed to the Colombo airport for the Departure flight. Return home with wonderful memories of your holiday with Vacations Exotica.

Inclusions - THE GREEN HILLS (KANDY, NUWARA ELIYA & COLOMBO)

  • 1 night accommodation with breakfast at Kandy
  • 1 night accommodation with breakfast at Nuwara Eliya
  • 1 night accommodation with breakfast at Colombo
  • Transfer from airport – Kandy – Nuwara Eliya - Colombo – airport on private basis
  • City tour of Colombo on private basis
  • City tour of Kandy on private basis.

Hotel Options

Location

3***

4****

5*****

Kandy

Emerald Hills

Earls Regent

Earls Regency

Nuwara Eliya

Royal Hills

Araliya Green Hills

The Grand HOtel

Colombo

Grand Oriental

Z MAX.

The Kingsbury.

Exclusions - THE GREEN HILLS (KANDY, NUWARA ELIYA & COLOMBO)

  • Cost of airfare / ticket taxes and travel insurance
  • Entrance fees
  • Camera & Video permits
  • Early check-in & late check-out
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as porterage, laundry, wines, mineral water, food and drink not in the regular menu provided by us, mini bar, telephone calls, pay channels etc.
  • Tips of any nature i.e. drivers, guides etc
  • Meals other than what is mentioned in your itinerary
  • Cost of excursions, city sightseeing, entrance fees and local guides availed of by the passengers, other than that mentioned in ‘Package Inclusions’
  • Surcharge rates may be applicable on the entire package, depending upon the final date of travel.
  • Taxes as applicable.

Holiday package starting from USD 250*

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Note:

  • All arrangements made by Vacations Exotica are in the capacity of an agent only. Vacations Exotica will not be liable for claims or expenses arising from circumstances beyond our control such as accidents, injuries delayed or cancelled flights & acts or forces of nature.
  • The above package cost is valid for a minimum of 2 adults travelling together.
  • Certain sightseeing and day tours may be subject to weather conditions or minimum number of passengers before they operate and suppliers may cancel or postpone the date of the tour at short notice. Any changes shall be notified to you at the earliest opportunity.
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