Arrival, meet greet and proceed to Pinnawala. The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, established in 1975, commenced with seven orphans. Today some of these orphans enjoy the fortune of seeing their grandchildren born in the same location. The original objective of establishing the orphanage inclined more towards tourism, but is soon became a conservation and educational centre. With the help of local and foreign elephant experts, Pinnawela started a scientific captive-breeding programme for elephants. The free movement of the herd enhanced the chances for respective individuals of both sexes to get together and mate. The nearby river played a dominant role in this regard, and in 1984, the first baby of Pinnawela was born. The success story of Pinnawela has drawn the attention of scientists from all over the world. A considerable number of books and research articles on Pinnawela have been published in several languages. The members of the Pinnawela herd have been filmed, videoed and photographed thousands of times by professionals. Thereafter proceed to hotel.
Overnight stay at Vil Uyana - Paddy / Marsh Rooms
Vil Uyana is one of the world first hotels to construct a wetland system to form its very own nature reserve. In a ground breaking project Jetwing Hotels created a private nature reserve consisting of a wetland system with lakes and reed beds. Jetwing Vil Uyana was built within these environs with rooms which have been placed within the paddy fields itself. This exciting lifestyle hotel thereby created a unique approach to eco-living. Relax in an atmosphere of rural simplicity combined with the lavish comforts of the present day to experience a stay hard to forget.
After breakfast climb the 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress which is a world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). The 'Lion Rock' is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 meters from the scrub jungle. The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified town. A moat, rampart, and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock. Visit the world-renowned frescoes of the 'Heavenly Maidens' of Sigiriya, which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway. These frescoes are painted in earth pigments on plaster. On completion return to hotel.
Overnight stay at Vil Uyana–Paddy/Marsh Rooms
After breakfast proceed to Kandy via Matale In Matale, visit an Ayurveda herbal Garden to see different spices for which Sri Lanka is famous for. Here, clients could see different spices and how some of these spices are grown and processed. Also, witness anAyurveda demonstration.
On completion, transfer to Kandy.
Check in at Mahaweli Reach –Executive Suite Rooms. Afternoon do a city tour of Kandy. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings which is a World Heritage Site. The name "Kandy" conjures visions of splendour 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 1798. Visit the Kandy town and Bazaar, the arts and crafts centre, a gem museum and a lapidary. Also visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy. Thereafter witness a Cultural show.
Overnight stay at Mahaweli Reach Hotel
After breakfast proceed to Hatton enroute visit a tea factory / tea plantation. Check in at Tea Trails – Luxury Rooms Rest of the day at leisure.
Dinner and overnight stay at Tea Trails – Luxury Rooms
Tea Trails consists of twenty exquisite rooms & suites in four luxurious bungalows, boasting spectacular locations, butler service & fine cuisine. Each bungalow is unique – featuring architecture that range from classical to modern colonial. Each of the bungalows has been elegantly decorated by renowned designer, Deirdre Renniers & promises a perfect retreat from the daily grind.
Breakfast. Full day at leisure on Full Board Basis at Tea Trails – Luxury Rooms
Overnight stay at Tea Trails – Luxury Rooms
After breakfast proceed to Bentota. Check in at Shinagawa Beach. Rest at the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Shinagawa Beach (Suite)
After breakfast do a city tour of Galle, once the chief port of Ceylon. It is still well known for hand-made lace. You can also visit the Galle Fort (spanning 90 acres) which was originally built by the Portuguese and later extended by the Dutch in 1663. This is a World Heritage Site.
Overnight stay at Shinagawa Beach (Suite)
After breakfast proceed to Colombo. Check in at Casa Colombo. Afternoon do a city tour of 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. For example, there is a 100-year-old clock tower and several British built colonial buildings. Other places of interest are the Pettah bazaar - where one can shop for bargain, a Hindu and a Buddhist temple, residential areas where you find the stately homes of the affluent, the Colombo museum, the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) - an outright gift to Sri Lanka from the People's Republic of China, and the Dutch Museum.
Overnight stay at Casa Colombo - (Travellers Suite)
After breakfast transfer to airport in time for departure
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If informed (in writing) – Peak Period
If informed (in writing) – Off peak
Peak : 01 Jul’14 – 31 Aug’14 & 01 Nov’14 – 31 Mar’15
Off peak : 01 Jun’14 – 30 Jun’14 & 01 Sept’14 – 31 Oct’14.