Sri Lankan Delights

Sri Lankan Delights

    Tour Summary

    The best of Sri Lankan wildlife and nature in a week; this tour takes you to an elephant orphanage, a turtle hatchery, a popular water sports destination and a sprawling botanical garden that is said to date back to the 14th Century.

  • 6 Nights / 7 Days
    +13 Age
    Destination Colombo, Pinnawala, Kandy, Peradeniya, Nuwara Eliya, Kitulgala, Bentota, Maduganga, Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery, Airport
    Departure 12/04/2019
    Departure Time 23:00 (24H)
    Dress Code casual
    Package Extras Tour Guide
    Activities Visit Elephant orphanage, Visit Historical sites, City Shopping, City tour, Explore Botanical Gardens, Cultural Dance shows, Tea Tasting, Scuba diving, Snorkelling, Windsurfing, jet-ski, water-ski ride, Boat rides, Visit turtle hatchery.
  • Tour Plan

    First Day

    Airport to Colombo

    Ayubowan! Once your Zelen Leisure Representative meets you personally on arrival, you will be introduced to your chauffeur guide and then begin your journey to uncover the wonders of this island..

    Visit, feel and discover. Feel the vivacity of this island nation, bask in this emerald isle’s intoxicating beauty and enjoy an extraordinary travel experience. Explore Sri Lanka’s golden beaches, the glorious history, the rich wilderness and the bustling cosmopolitans and be amazed!

    Transfer to Colombo.

    Evening city tour of Colombo.

    Colombo, is Sri Lanka’s commercial capital and major port. A fine amalgamation of all the hues and cultures within this paradise isle. This chic metropolitan brings together the many facets of this island nation.

    Overnight at Cinnamon Lakeside, Superior Room

    Second Day

    Colombo to Pinnawela to Kandy

    After breakfast proceed to Kandy.En-route, visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

    Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, located 13 km northwest of Kegalle towards Kandy, is famous because of the elephant orphanage located in the area. It is a must-visit as it would definitely add an unforgettable experience to your stay in this paradise isle.

    Have lunch at a restaurant (which is payable directly) then proceed to Kandy.

    Kandy referred to the hill capital, Sri Dalada Maligawa that houses the sacred tooth relic of Buddha remains the prime landmark. Apart from the ancient monuments, the delightful jumble of antique shops and the bustling market are places to visit

    Overnight at Cinnamon Citadel, Kandy or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast

    Third Day

    Kandy to Peradeniya Botanical Gardens to Kandy

    Today you will visit the Ancient capital Anuradhapura.

    After breakfast proceed to Peradeniya Botanical Gardens.

    Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, although its origins date back to the era of medieval times, bears a rich history punctuated by colonialism and industrial change. The splendour of the gardens, further uplifted by the river that flows through its fringes.

    Afterwards, proceed back to Kandy and enjoy a city tour of Kandy.

    In the evening, enjoy a Cultural Dance show. Kandyan dance shows, most dramatic depictions of the movements of birds, animals and the costumes donned by the dancers are vibrant with colour and sounds. The performances of the Kandyan dancers are an absolute must-see in Sri Lanka.

    Overnight at Cinnamon Citadel, Kandy or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast

    Fourth Day

    Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

    After breakfast proceed to Nuwara Eliya.

    Nuwara Eliya, dubbed the ‘Little England of Sri Lanka’ is located in the thick, misty hills of this paradise isle. The colonial atmosphere remains preserved, resembles a British countryside complete with rose gardens, hedges and red-roofed bungalows.

    Visit a Tea Factory en-route. Tea of Sri Lanka, better known as Ceylon Tea has been world renowned for centuries for its quality and distinctive taste. The island’s tea production varies in taste, quality, character and appearance based on its cultivated region.

    Evening City tour of Nuwara Eliya

    Overnight at St. Andrews Hotel, Nuwara Eliya or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast

    Fifth Day

    Nuwara Eliya to Kitulgala to Bentota

    After breakfast proceed to Bentota.

    En-route, visit Kitulgala for Adventure Sports.

    Kitulgala, synonymous with the scenic locations where the award-winning movie ‘Bridge of the River Kwai’ was shot – Kithulgala is located some 87 km away from Colombo on the edge of the country’s wet zone. On completion, proceed to Bentota.

    Bentota, located in the Southern coastal line some 60km away from Colombo, the pride of this small town is its beautiful beaches – renowned to be the best on the West Coast and experience scuba diving, snorkelling, windsurfing or a jet-ski/water-ski ride.

    Overnight at Cinnamon Bey, Beruwala or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast.

    Sixth Day

    Bentota to Maduganga to Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery,

    After breakfast proceed to Maduganga.

    Maduganga River Zone, a beautiful river that is the second largest wetland in the country. Brimming with a rich eco-system nourished by the shallow water body, consists of two main islands and close to 30 islets and provides shelter to over 200 families.

    Afterwards, proceed to Kosgoda.

    Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery, in the south, established in 1981, was one of the earliest attempts to safeguard local turtles from extinction. Managed by the Sri Lanka Wildlife Protection Society, the hatchery offers a wildlife experience of a different sort.

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    Bentota Water Sports, Sports and adventure enthusiasts are offered the chance to engage in a wide selection of water sports including water-skiing, diving, windsurfing, wave boarding, speed boating, jet skiing, banana boating as well deep-sea fishing.

    Overnight at Cinnamon Bey, Beruwala or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast

    Seventh Day

    Bentota to Airport

    After breakfast proceed to Airport.

    Proceed to board your onward flight home with many memories of joy!

  • Tour Route

    The resplendent coastline of Sri Lanka has plenty to discover; culture, food, wildlife and adventure. This tour lets you traverse across some of the island’s most charming coastal towns, where you will get to swim in the Indian Ocean, spot blue whales and dolphins, tuck into local cuisine, visit historical sites and unwind in luxury.