Day 01 : Arrive Colombo
On arrival transfer from airport to Colombo. In the evening do a city tour. Colombo like many capital cities in developing countries is fast changing its face. almost overnight, skyscrapers arise from where old buildings once stood. yet in some parts, the old world charm is retained. as an example there is a 100-year-old clock tower and several British built colonial buildings. other places of interest are the old parliament in fort, residential areas where you find the stately homes of the affluent and the Bandaranaike memorial international conference hall – BMICH, an outright gift to Sri Lanka from the people’s republic of china. dinner and overnight stay at Colombo Hilton.
Day 02 : Colombo – Kandy
After breakfast proceed to Kandy. Enroute visit the elephant orphanage in Pinnawela. this orphanage is the home for about 60 elephants, out of which many are baby elephants found, abandoned or orphaned in the wild. they are being cared, fed and trained by the wild life authorities. the best time to visit is during the feeding times, when one will have the opportunity of seeing the baby elephants being bottle-fed. also could accompany the elephants to a river close-by and see the elephants having their daily bath. check in at earl’s regency hotel. in the evening visit the temple of the tooth relic and thereafter witness a cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dancing. dinner and overnight stay at Earl`s regency hotel
Day 03 : Kandy
After breakfast do a city tour. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings, which is a world heritage site. the name Kandy conjures visions of splendor and magnificence. many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. drive around the Kandy lake built by the last sinhala king Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1806. visit the arts & crafts centre and a gem museum and a lapidary. in the evening visit the peradeniya botanical gardens. this botanical garden was first built as a pleasure garden by a sinhala king and was expanded by the British. it is 147 acres in extent and provides an amazing variety of trees, plants and flowers. dinner and overnight stay at Earl`s Regency hotel.
Day 04 : Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast proceed to Nuwara Eliya. Enroute visit a tea plantation and a tea factory, where the best tea in the world is produced. you will be told all about the process of manufacturing tea. you can also see how tea is graded. taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory. check in at hotel tea factory. in the evening do a city tour. Nuwara Eliya. nuwara Eliya, because of its invigorating mountain climate and scenery, is sri Lanka’s most popular hill resort. Nuwara eliya is also the heart of sri Lanka’s tea country producing a significant share of the world’s best tea. Sri Lanka’s highest mountain Pidurutalagala (8282 feet) is located here. Nuwara-eliya also has one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in south Asia. dinner and overnight stay at hotel tea factory.
Day 05 : Nuwara Eliya – Colombo
After breakfast proceed to Colombo via Kitulgala. Kitulgala is the place where the famous ‘bridge on the river Kwai’ film was made. also Enroute observe the water falls St. Clare’s and Devon. check in at Colombo Hilton Dinner and overnight stay at Colombo Hilton.
Day 06 : Colombo – Bentota
In the morning do a shopping tour of Colombo. visit the Noritake Ceramic Showroom, majestic city shopping complex, ODEL and House of Fashion dress boutiques. Thereafter in the afternoon proceed to Bentota and check in at the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 07 : Bentota
Full day at leisure on the beach. (Optional boat ride in the evening) Dinner and over night stay at the hotel.
Day 08 : Bentota – Departure
After breakfast proceed to the airport for departure.