About This Trip
This week-long journey is specially designed for those who have limited time and prefer to explore Sri Lanka in a leisurely pace. Negombo, a serene seaside village where you can learn about locals' way of life along the shore, is where you start. In Pinnawala, which is the next stop, you can have fun with elephants and watch them take a river bath. You'll see the Temple of the Sacred Tooth, the nation's holiest Buddhist shrine, and take in a traditional dance performance after you reach the sacred city of Kandy. You will have enough time to unwind at the exquisitely maintained fortified port city of Galle, which is home to a 17th-century Dutch Fort, before finishing your journey in the energetic Colombo metropolis.
- 1NegomboArrival and Enjoy Some Leisure Time
- 2Pinnawala, Kandy
Pinnawala: Elephant Orphanage
Kandy: Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Kandyan Dance
- 3KandyRoyal Botanical Garden of Peradeniya
- 4 - 5GalleGalle Dutch Fort
- 6 - 7ColomboGangarama Temple, Galle Face Green, National Museum, Departure
Day 1: International Arrival, Negombo
Upon your arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport, you will be welcomed by your private chauffeur guide and then be escorted to your hotel for check-in.
Note: Buddhism is extremely respected in Sri Lanka, any disrespectful words or acts may cause deportation or denial of entry, e.g. Buddha tattoos, kissing/climbing/riding Buddha statue, drinking inside a temple, etc.
Day 2: Negombo - Pinnawala - Kandy (By Car, 3.5 Hrs, 110 Kms)
After breakfast we head for to Pinnawela to visit the Elephant Orphanage where you can get up-close and personal with a pachyderm during their morning feeding and river bathing. After lunch, proceed to Kandy. Upon arrival, our guided city tour gets started with the vivid Cultural Dance (Kandyan) Dance.
After the show, take a five-minutes' walking to the Sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic - Sri Lanka's most sacred Buddhist shrine. The evening Puja Ritual held in the temple will offer you a chance to discover the special atmosphere and ultimate spiritual importance of this famous temple.
Note: Driving time in the program is approximate, subject to the traffic, weather and road conditions.
Day 3: Half-day Kandy Sightseeing
In the morning, take an interesting visit to Royal Botanical Garden of Peradeniya which boasts 300+ varieties of orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees. Afternoon is free at leisure.
Day 4: Kandy - Galle (By Car, 5.5 Hrs, 227 kms)
After breakfast, you will be driven to Galle. Upon arrival, visit Asia's best preserved colonial sea fortress of Galle Dutch Fort, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Check into the hotel and relax the rest of the day.
Day 5: Galle Free Exploration
Today is free for your own exploration, a stroll around within the Fort district and discover the exotic vibe so distinguished from the rest of Sri Lanka could be a good choice.
Day 6: Galle - Colombo (By Car, 2-2.5 Hrs, 119 Km)
Today, you will drive back to Colombo. En route take a stopover at a turtle hatchery on the beach; Set up for conserving the endangered turtle population, the hatchery will introduce you more about this creature when letting you to stay close to with them.
Upon arrival in Colombo, your tour guide will show you around the city including the Gangarama Temple of Colombo, mile-long promenade of Galle Face Green and Colombo's National Museum etc.
Day 7: Colombo, Departure
Today is free at your leisure until your chauffeur guide pick you up from the hotel and escort you to the airport for your departure flight.
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