₹ 42999/- Per Person

Exotic Sri Lanka (TMSL104)

Duration : 05 Nights | 06 Days

In the twelth century, the explorer Marco Polo wrote that Sri Lanka was the finest island in the whole world. For centuries it had been a tourism destination, particularly for European travelers. Recently, the Sri Lankan Civil War that spanned over 25 years and ended in 2009 has had a negative impact on tourism and the growth of the industry stagnated, however following this era a resurgence in Sri Lanka as a tourist destination has been evident

Day 01:  Sri Lanka Arrival
On arrival TravMantra Tour Manager /  Guide will meet you at the airport and later drive to Dambulla/Habarana via Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage.  
Enroute visit to Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage en route to Dambulla/Habarana. 
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 Pinnawela 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.  
Check in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. 
Overnight stay at Hotel, Dambulla/Habarana.  

Day 02: Dambulla/Habarana.
Breakfast at hotel, later visit to Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Dambulla Cave Temple.  
Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel, Dambulla/Habarana.  

Day 03: Dambulla/Habarana
After breakfast at hotel, you will be transfered to Kandy from Dambulla/Habarana.  
A visit to Matale Spice Gardens en route to Kandy. 
Check in at hotel. 
Rest of the day at leisure. 
Overnight stay at Hotel, Kandy.     

Day 04: Kandy  
After breakfast at hotel, proceed for half day city tour of Kandy
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. The highlight of the city’s calendar is the Esala Perahera, when a replica of the casket enclosing the Tooth is taken in procession for ten glittering nights in July/August by exotically costumed dancers, drummers and approximately 100 Elephants. 
Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel, Kandy.  

Day 05: Kandy - Colombo  (125 KMs – 04 hours approx) 
After breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Colombo from Kandy, Check in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. 
Overnight stay at hotel, Colombo.  

Day 06: Departure  
After breakfast at hotel, Half day 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 Colombo Museum, the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, the Folk Art Centre, Art Galleries, Parks, Independence Square, the Ceramic Corporation famous for its well-known brand “Noritake” and ODEL the renowned shopping centre.  

Departure transfer to Airport from Colombo.

Economy class airfare with taxes
05 night’s accommodation as mentioned above
Return airport transfers
Half day city tours of Colombo, Nuwara Eliya and Kandy
A visit to Turtle Hatchery, Madhu Ganga, Tea Estates, Tea Factories
Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, Temple of the Tooth Relic, Royal Botanical Gardens and Cultural Show
An air con car for travelling with an English speaking chauffeur guide. 
Visa charges

Entrance Fee is not included and it should be purchased directly by the guests
Expenses for your personal nature.
Medical / Travel Insurance
Anything not mentioned above
GST 3.50 %

Destination Standard
Colombo Sapphire hotel
Kandy Hilltop Hotel
Dambulla Kassappa Lions Rock

Price per person on twin sharing basis        INR 42999/-