Destinations: Pinnawela - Sigiriya - Trincomalee - Dambulla - Matale - Kandy - Peradeniya - Kandy - Colombo
Duration: 4 Nights / 5 Days
Day 01: Pinnawela - Sigiriya / Dambulla
On day one, you will arrive at the airport and meet our jovial tour representative who will take you to your first destination, Pinnawela, one of the most important sites of Sri Lanka. It is worldwide renowned for its Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage which was instituted in 1975 with just seven elephant orphans. Though initially established with the purpose of enhancing tourism, it shortly became a famous conservation. Later with the assistance of several elephant experts, the orphanage commenced a scientific captive-breeding programme of these huge creatures. The success tale of Pinnawela Orphanage has also inspired many books, research articles, films and videos. Afterwards, you will be continuing your journey to reach Sigiriya / Dambulla. Overnight stay will be in Sigiriya / Dambulla.
Day 02: Trincomalee
In this morning post delicious breakfast, you will begin traveling towards Trincomalee which lies on the east coast and is popular for its exclusively mesmerizing deserted beaches. It also attracts a lot of eye balls for its exquisite and one of the finest natural harbors worldwide. Also at one point, you get a chance to witness only sections of the majestic Bay which is incredible. Also the little quaint fishing village of Nilaveli, situated in the north of Trincomalee is counted among best beaches in the country. The serene and refreshing hot springs at Kanniyai are well-known for their magical therapeutic traits. In a specific season, you can also get amazed seeing huge whales accompanied by other thrilling activities available here. The place also houses divinely holy Koneswaram Temple devoted to Lord Shiva and captivating Swamy Rock famously called lover's leap. On reaching, the rest of the day will be free at leisure. Overnight stay will be in Trincomalee.
Day 03: Trincomalee - Dambulla - Matale- Kandy
In the morning, post enjoying yummy breakfast, you will be taken to Dambulla, famous for Dambulla Rock Temple which dates back to 1st century BC. This temple was constructed by King Walagambahu and today stands as a renowned World Heritage Site. You are sure to be awe-struck gazing at these impressive cave temples of Sri Lanka. The temple's complex has five caves adorned with more than 2000 sq. m of painted walls and ceilings. Hence the temple owns the reputation of being the largest area of paintings found around the world. This beautiful temple comprises of over 150 Buddha images of which the largest is the giant structure of the Buddha carved out of rock. Then, you will continue your sojourn to Matale. On reaching, you will be visiting a dazzling spice garden having multiple spices. Here you will be delighted witnessing a cookery demonstration. Later, you will be driven to Kandy, followed by a night's stay there.
Day 04: Kandy - Peradeniya - Colombo
This morning, post breakfast, you will be journeying to Peradeniya to visit Peradeniya botanical garden. It was previously constructed by a Sinhala king as a delighting garden and later was extended by the British. In its vast area of 147 acres, a sheath of alluring varieties of plush green trees, plants and flowers are found. Then, you will come back to Kandy. It served as the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and today is a World Heritage Site because of its spellbinding magnificent beauty. The erstwhile legends, traditions and folklore still fill its air with extreme joy. You will be driving around the astounding Kandy Lake modeled by the last Sinhala king in 1798. You will also explore the cheerful and lively Kandy town and bright markets, the admirable arts and crafts centre, a gem museum and a lapidary. Next, you will visit the famous Tooth Relic Temple. Thereafter, you will begin driving to reach Colombo. Like other big cities, Colombo is fast and developing. With tall and modish buildings at one side and colonial architecture of British era on other, the city showcases an impressive fusion of old and new. In the afternoon, you will be taken on sightseeing & shopping trip of Colombo, later followed by an overnight stay there.
Day 05: Colombo - Departure
The sunrise of day five brings forth the last day of the tour. In the morning enjoy relishing mouth-watering breakfast, after which on a given time you will be taken to the airport for your departure either back home or onward destination.