IT IS ALL IN OUR NAME!

Social Media
Twitter
Facebook
Instagram
The weather
Date
14
Day
11
Month
2019
Year
HONEYMOON
SIGIRIYA, KANDY, NUWARA ELIYA, BENTOTA

6 NIGHTS/7 DAYS

 

DAY 01:

AIRPORT| PINNAWELA ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE (Approximately 02 ½ hrs)| SIGIRIYA, (Approximately 02-03hrs)

Programme: Arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your chauffeur guide who will take you to a village in the cultural triangle, en route visit Pinnawela Elephant orphanage and rest of the day at leisure.

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage – App. 55 miles from Colombo, off the Colombo - Kandy road is Pinnawela, where an orphanage was started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded elephants. The number of elephants has increased to more than 65 now; including Baby Elephants brought from various parts, as well as some of the more than 25 babies born, as a result of the captive breeding programme. The best time to visit is the feeding time from 0915-0945hrs and 1415-1445hrs and the bathing time from 1000-11.00hrs and 1500-1600hrs when all the elephants are taken to the river close by. OVERNIGHT STAY IN SIGIRIYA.

 

DAY 02

SIGIRIYA| SIGIRIYA ROCK FORTRESS| Elephant Ride

Programme:  After an early breakfast leave early to mount the rock fortress of Sigiriya to avoid the midday heat, thereafter enjoy an Elephant back ride at Habarana or Sigiriya (30-45 minutes) through the jungle paths and shallow rivers. Then visit the Minneriya/ Kaudulla national park – It has the world’s largest gathering of Asian elephants at Minneriya Lake, now known internationally as ‘The Gathering’.

Sigiriyais a “UNESCO World Heritage Site” and the 5th Century “Fortress in the Sky” which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the Island. It is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the Palace on the summit of the 600-foot high rock. On its summit are the foundations of the Royal Palace, Water Tanks to supply water and all other buildings and at the edges the guardhouses. On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of Frescoes of 21 life sized damsels still shining in their original colours. The Water Gardens, Fountain Garden, Summerhouses, Boulder Gardens and the Caves within the enclosed area should not be missed.

Elephant Ride A jungle trek on elephant back is an adventurous experience. Accompanied by the mahout - the elephant handler, you set off for a ride of a lifetime along jungle paths and across shallow rivers.

OVERNIGHT STAY IN SIGIRIYA.

 

DAY 03:

SIGIRIYA| KANDY (Approximately 03 ½rs) CITY TOUR (approximately 02-03hrs drive)

Programme: After scrumptious breakfast drive to the Kingdom of Kandy en route visit a spice garden at Matale. Afternoon commence the city tour with Kandy shopping, Gem shops, Bathik Factory, Lake Drive, Market place, Tooth Relic Temple & witness a Sri Lankan cultural dance performance.

Spice Garden – You will see many spice gardens in Matale on the Colombo-Kandy road where Cinnamon, Cardamom, Pepper Creepers and all other spice trees, plants and creepers are planted for visitors to see them. Spice products are also available for those who would like to buy them. At all Spice Gardens visitors are taken round explaining each tree and plant and at the end explaining the use of them in food preparations.

Kandy Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden – 147 acres in extent; Started in 1374 as a pleasure garden of the Kings of Gampola and Kandy.  There are more than 5,000 species of trees, plants and creepers. Some rare and endemic as well as flora from the tropical world are found in the gardens.  Spice Garden and Orchid House are popular with tourists. There are 5 Palm Avenues beautifying the gardens, the earliest and tallest Palm Avenue (Royal Palm Avenue) was planted in 1905 and the Double Coconuts from the Seashells Island, with the largest seed of all plants in the world is one such avenue.

Kandy – The hill capital is another “World Heritage Site”. It was the last stronghold of the Sinhalese Kings during the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule and finally ceded to the British in 1815 after an agreement. To the Buddhists of Sri Lanka and the World, Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of the “Dalada Maligawa” - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. Close by are the remains of the Royal Palace (“Maha Wasala”), “Palle Wasala”- where the Queens stayed-now used for the National Museum, “Meda Wasala” where other close relatives lived, Audience Hall, Natha Devala and Vishnu Devala are situated close by. The Bathing Pavilion (“Ulpenge”) is by the Lake and in the Center of the lake is the Island called “Kiri samudraya” (Milk white ocean) used by the kings as the summerhouse. OVERNIGHT STAY IN KANDY.

 

DAY 04:

KANDY| NUWARA ELIYA (approximately 02 ½hrs drive)| CITY TOUR (approximately 02hrs drive)

Programme: After scrumptious breakfast visit to Peradeniya Royal botanical garden, thereafter drive to Nuwara Eliya via stunning Ramboda falls, make a walk through immaculate the tea gardens, buy tea to take away or just try a cup or two, accompanied by a slice of chocolate cake, in its garden café. Once in Nuwara Eliya commence the city tour of Nuwara Eliya (visit to New Bazaar street, Victoria park, Racecourse & Lake Gregory).

Tea Plantation Tea was first planted in Sri Lanka in 1824 at the Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya, when a few plants were brought from China. More were introduced from Assam in 1839. In 1867, a Scottish Planter named James Taylor planted tea seedlings in 8 hectares of forestland, in the Loolkondura Estate. In 1873, the tea export industry of Sri Lanka began with a modest 23 lbs. being shipped to London. Tea will grow only on rolling terrain and is classified by elevation into low grown, medium grown and high grown into 3 main groups. Today more than 200,000 hectares in highlands and other areas are under Tea and around 300 million Kilograms, with a 25% of world tea exports are done by Sri Lanka as the World’s largest Tea exporter.

Nuwara Eliya The ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is supposed to be one of the coolest places in the Island, but it is really just like an English spring day, although the temperature does drop at night. All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence, houses like country  cottages or Queen Ann style mansions. The Victoria Park, in the middle of the town, is a lovely place for a stroll or a picnic and is also good for Birding as you get some rare birds in this Park. Seasons may be absent elsewhere in Sri Lanka, but here you can read them by the flowers, which bloom in the spring (March to May) and the fall (August and September). These are the “seasons” when low-country folk flock to Nuwara Eliya to escape the sea level heat and humidity. OVERNIGHT STAY IN NUWARA ELIYA.

 

DAY 05:

NUWARA ELIYA| BENTOTA (approximately 02 ½hrs drive)

Programme: After scrumptious breakfast proceed to BENTOTA – the most famous places for white water rafting adventures and it is recommended only if the water level is high to be more thrilling and exciting, rest of the day leisure at the beach.  OVERNIGHT STAY IN BENTOTA

 

DAY 06:

BENTOTA Full Day

Programme: After scrumptious breakfast proceed for an excursion to discover the Kosgoda turtle hatchery. Thereafter visit to Madu Ganga in Balapitiya to take a fascinating boat ride through little isles and mangroves in a lake.

Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery – Where you can see five species of turtles-Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas), Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta), Leatherback Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) and Olive Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea).

The eggs collected by the Villagers and Fishermen are purchased by the Kosgoda Hatchery and kept in sandy pens until they are hatched. The newly hatched ones are kept in seawater tanks and released to the sea in the night. This Hatchery alone has released more then 1,750,000

young turtles to the sea. An endowment by the Hasselblad Estate was responsible for the establishment of this hatchery.

Madu River Boat Ride – The 915 hectare Madhu Ganga Estuary is connected by two narrow channels to the Randombe Lake, forming a complex wetland system encompassing 64 mangrove islets. In the year 2000, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) undertook a detailed biodiversity survey of the region & revealed the existence of no less than 10 major wetland vegetation types supporting over 300 plant species & 248 species of vertebrates. This remarkable diversity has led to its being classified under RAMSAR Convention on Wetlands in 2003. OVERNIGHT STAY IN BENTOTA.

 

DAY 07:

BENTOTA | AIRPORT (approximately 01hr drive)

Programme: After scrumptious breakfast as per the flight time, will be transferred to the airport to connect the departure flight.

 

 

 

800$
Book Now
* Name
* Surname
* E-mail
* Phone
* Adult
* Kids
* from
* to
Social Media
Twitter
Facebook
Instagram
The weather
Date
14
Day
11
Month
2019
Year
Advertising