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Elephants & Aborigines

04 Day Tour of Sri Lanka

A four-day tour that will take you from where the Lord Buddha first visited Sri Lanka, to the last kingdom of Sri Lanka and finally the commercial capital of the island. Visit the ancient monuments of Mahiyanganaya and explore the artistic Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Finally explore the commercial hub of Sri Lanka, Colombo City; a westernized metropolis filled with various sights, sounds and tastes.

Highlights

  • Gentle Giants – Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage 
  • Last Kingdom – Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic & Kandyan Culture
  • First People – Meet the indigenous tribesman of Sri Lanka, the Veddhas.
  • Ancient Temple – The Mahiyangana Raja Maha Viharaya
  • Urban Adventure – Discover the commercial hub, Colombo

Itinerary

Kandy - 2 Nights

Day 01

Arrive at Colombo International Airport and after the formalities proceed to Pinnawala and visit Elephant Orphanage.

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage 

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is the home for young Elephants who have been displaced or lost from their natural habitat, located at Pinnawala village in Sabaragamuwa province of Sri Lanka. Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage is the best place for an up close and personal experience with the world’s largest land mammals! Today with 70 elephants herein, Pinnawela has become the home to the largest captive group of elephants in the world.

Thereafter continue to Kandy check into the hotel. Towards the evening go on technical tours and watch the Kandyan Cultural Show.

Cultural Show

The Kandy Cultural Show gives an opportunity to experience some of the traditions of Sri Lanka. Enjoy this hour-long extravaganza as some of the most popular art forms of the island take to the stage. Get wowed by fire dancers and sword dancers. Watch the colorful Kandyan dancers take to the air to the thrumming primal beat of the drums.

On completion, return to the hotel.

Day 02

After the breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Mahiyanganaya. (Travel Time: 2 ½ to 3 hrs)

Mahiyanganaya Tour

This tour takes you to see the primitive tribes of Sri Lanka, the Veddahs. Enjoy the view along the way. Visit Sorabora Wewa and Ulhitiya Wewa Reservoir, which provide water to the locals. Tour the Mahiyangana Temple on reaching the historic town of Mahiyangana. Travel through the wilderness to the Dambana Veddah village. Get to see this community of incredibly traditional primitive tribe, who still live off the land by hunting and farming. Enjoy looking at the small and intimate museum that has been set up to showcase the various equipment the Veddas have used to fish and hunt over the centuries.

On completion return back to the hotel and relax.

Overnight Stay

Economy Option (3 Star) – Oakray Regency
Standard Option (4 Star) – Cinnamon Citadel
Luxury Option (5 Star & Boutique) – Earl’s Regency

Colombo - 1 Night

Day 04

After Breakfast proceed to Colombo and check into the hotel. (Travel Time: 3 ½ to 4 hrs)

Towards the evening go and explore the Commercial city of Sri Lanka, Colombo.

Colombo

Experience the colorful lights and bright life of Colombo, the capital City of Sri Lanka. Visit historic monuments such as the Old Lighthouse, the Old Parliament, Galle Face Hotel, Galle Face Green, Gangarama Temple, the National Museum and more. Enjoy the malls of Independence Square or the Race Course. Visit boutique shops and designer stores. Enjoy the nightlife as you party till the morn.

On completion return to the hotel and relax.

Overnight Stay

Economy Option (3 Star) – Hotel Sapphire
Standard Option (4 Star) – Zmax Firway
Luxury Option (5 Star & Boutique) – Cinnamon Grand

Departure

After breakfast at the hotel on your final day, proceed to the Colombo International Airport (CMB) and get ready for your departure after spending a memorable time on the Pearl of the Indian Ocean.

Price Starting From:

USD 325 Per Person

When to go on this trip?

The best time of the year you can enjoy this trip is All-Year-Round. The climate in Sri Lanka at these locations are such that you can enjoy this tour anytime.

When to book

We recommend that you book this tour at least 6 months ahead.

What add-ons are available for this trip?

  • Visit Nuwara Eliya & Ella
  • Sigiriya Rock & Dambulla Cave Temples
  • Minneriya Wildlife Safari
  • Beach Extensions

We can arrange for just about any add-on’s on this trip. Discuss with our travel expert to help you decide.

Our Experts are ready to help

For more information or to book this wonderful tour please email our travel experts.

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Hotel Timing

Standard Check in time : 1400 hrs.
Standard Check out time : 1200 hrs.
The above may differ from hotel to hotel. Speak to your travel expert for more details.
We are able to arrange early check-in and late check-outs depending on the hotels you choose. However, you may be subject to additional charges.

Booking Process

After deciding on which trip you want to go, send us an inquiry with the requested details. If you want to further customize this trip, our travel experts would be glad to help perfect the tour itinerary for you. Once all planning is final, the next step is starting the booking process. We request for a 20% deposit to confirm the booking. On receipt of the deposit, our team will start booking your hotels and the vehicles that were agreed upon. The balance 80% payment can be made 30 to 45 days prior to the date of arrival. For cancellation and refund policies please take a look at the terms & conditions.

Price

The price quoted is valid till April 2018. Will be subject to seasonal supplements. Speak to your travel expert to learn more details.

Packing Essentials

When packing for Sri Lanka, you only need to remember that this is a tropical country. Sunny weather & warm water. Hence, packing thin cotton clothing is essential. However, if your stay includes places like Kandy, Nuwara Eliya & Ella, we recommend that you pack a few sweaters just in case. You must not forget the following:

  • Effective mosquito repellent.
  • A good sunscreen.
  • (Ladies) Tampons – Nearly impossible to find outside Colombo.
  • Universal power adapter.

Travel Insurance

We recommend that you purchase travel insurance before you travel.

VISA

Visa can be obtained online via www.eta.gov.lk. You can obtain Visa on arrival as well, however, this option is not available for some countries. Do read more on this topic here.

Travel Information

Sri Lanka is a developing nation. Yet, there are many things you must look out for during your travel. For example; when visiting religious sites, it is important that you dress to cover. All key information you need to know before traveling is right here.