DRIVE: APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR (31 KM)
You will arrive at the Bandaranaike International airport (CMB) where our airport representative & chauffeur guide will await you at the arrival lounge to welcome you. Once you settle with your baggage’s you will transfer to the commercial hub of Sri Lanka, Colombo, which is the dawn of a new era of transformation to become the wonder city of Asia.
Once you check in at your hotel rest of the day remain free for you to recover from any jet lag. If the time permits and only if you are to get around, your chauffeur will continue with sightseeing and shopping tour in Colombo.
OVERNIGHT STAY: HOTEL IN COLOMBO.
DRIVE: APPROXIMATELY 3 ½ HOURS (115 KM) – COLOMBO TO KANDY
Afterward breakfast, head in to the city known as country’s cultural capital, Kandy. You will check in at your hotel to have a rest and this beautiful city in the hills is ideal for relaxing and reflecting. The City is home to the tooth relic of the Lord Buddha and it is housed in the famous ‘Dalada Maligawa’ or ‘Sacred Temple of the Tooth’, which attracts thousands to the city every year including devotees as well as visitors who come to marvel at the beautiful architecture of the temple. Kandy is also home to many other old temples and other landmarks, including the amazing Peradeniya Botanical Gardens.
Once you have a good rest, in the Evening you will visit the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic. Thereafter enjoy the Kandyan Cultural show which features the country’s rich culture & tradition with a very vibrant and unique show of Sri Lankan traditional dancers and drummers.
OVERNIGHT STAY: HOTEL IN KANDY.
DRIVE: APPROXIMATELY ½ AN HOUR (20 KM) – DAMBULLA TO SIGIRIYA
After completion of Dambulla tour we are heading to Sigiriya, or as you know “The Lions Rock”. You’ll enjoy panoramic views of jungles from the palace top the rock. This fortress was a Royal Citadel for more than 18 years and the story behind it replete with legends, love and betrayals. But one story remains, the story of Kasyapa (477–495 A. D.) Its creator, King with an artist’s soul. Famous frescoes of the “Heavenly maidens” of Sigiriya and the 10 foot high Mirror Wall are few to admire.
DRIVE: APPROXIMATELY ½ AN HOUR (16 KM) – SIGIRIYA TO HABARANA
Final stop of the day at Habarana, central location for all the ancient city sites. Habarana is well known among tourists and locals alike because of the safari rides in the nearby Habarana national park which has a huge population of Elephants. Luxurious nature friendly hotels are also attracting more tourist to this unique city.
OVERNIGHT STAY: HOTEL IN HABARANA.
DESTINATION: PINNAWALA ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE.
DRIVE: APPROXIMATELY 1 ½ HOURS (50KM) KANDY TO PINNAWALA ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE
Today after breakfast we will visit the Elephant orphanage. Thousands of tourists visit this Elephant orphanage every day, as this kind orphanage is one of the rare establishments in the World. This orphanage was set up by the wildlife department of Sri Lanka to take care of baby elephants lost or abandoned in the wild or elephants who injured by falling into pits and wells as well with gunshot injuries created by farming communities. Today there are about 65 such elephants in this orphanage. Their feeding time and daily bath in the river nearby is a must watch in this visit.
Daily feeding times – 9.15 am, 1.15 pm, and 5.00 pm.
Bathing times – 10.00 am, 2.00 pm, and 4.00 pm.
After tour completion head down to southern coast, Bentota.
DESTINATION: BENTOTA VIA PINNAWALA ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE.
DRIVE: APPROXIMATELY 3 ½ HOURS (160KM) PINNAWALA ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE TO BENTOTA
OVERNIGHT STAY: HOTEL IN BENTOTA.
These beautiful two days belong to you, Bentota offers a wonderful opportunity to relax where only roar of the surf to disturb you. Bentota enriched with safe swimming conditions in the season combined with fun water sports and exciting excursions to “Maduganga river safari”, or just wander miles stretched golden sand.
OVERNIGHT STAY: HOTEL IN BENTOTA.
DRIVE: APPROXIMATELY 2 HOUR (110 KM) – BENTOTA TO AIRPORT DEPARTURE
Now that you are at the end of your journey with us, after breakfast your chauffeur will comfortably take you to the international airport in time for your departure flight.