Tour 1 - 7 Nights / 8days
Culture / Tea Plantations / Safari / Beach
Day 1 : Airport – Kandy
Arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport and met by "Key2Ceylon" representatives. Transfer to Kandy the old royal city of Sri Lanka which was declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1998, beautifully nestled between green hills and open up the route to up country tea plantations.
Evening city tour of Kandy and at leisure - Dinner and overnight stay in Kandy.Read more
Kandy is a major city in Sri Lanka, located in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. It is the second largest city in the country after Colombo. It was the last capital of the ancient kings' era of Sri Lanka. The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. Kandy is both an administrative and religious city and is also the capital of the Central Province. Kandy is the home of The Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988.
Day 2: Kandy
After breakfast visit the most sacred Buddhist establishment in Sri Lanka is where one of Buddha's tooth is being kept. Built in the 16th century but improvements and additions have been done to this structure until the fall of the Kandy kingdom. A golden canopy was added recently. Daily rituals are being carried out at various offering times to the shrine. A dress code applies for entering the temple. The magnificence has been enhanced by the octagonal pavilion.
Visit to the Market Place, and an Arts & Crafts showroom. Then drive along the Upper Lake Road to get a panoramic view of the Kandy Lake and its environs and drive past the picturesque University premises. (Option of visiting the one of Asia’s famous botanical gardens in Peradeniya – Over 4000 species of plants, including of orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees.)
Late afternoon witness a cultural pageant highlighting various up country dance forms, including a fire eating and walking display.
Dinner and overnight stay in Kandy
Day 3 : Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast, Leave for Nuwara Eliya. Visit a tea factory en-route to see how the world's favourite drink is prepared. Nuwara Eliya resembles an old English town, complete with a lake, race track, well- kept lawns with hedges, an Anglican Church and an 18 hole golf course. Visit Hakgala Botanical Gardens, which houses an exotic collection of roses and ferns.
Dinner & overnight in Nuwara Eliya.
Day 4 : Nuwara Eliya
After an early breakfast travel to explore the Horton’s plains national park. Horton’s plains offer some excellent hikes in an unusual environment, characterized by forest patches, grasslands and some high-altitude vegetation. Highlights include the dramatic 880 metre drop at World's End and the beautiful Baker's Falls. Picnic lunch can be arranged upon request.
Evening at leisure - Dinner and overnight stay at hotelRead more
Nuwara Eliya is a city, in the hill country of the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The city name meaning is "city on the plain (table land)" or "city of light". The city is the administrative capital of Nuwara Eliya District, with a picturesque landscape and temperate climate. It is located at an altitude of 1,868 m (6,128 ft) and is considered to be the most important location for Tea production in Sri Lanka. The city is overlooked by Pidurutalagala, the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka. Nuwara Eliya is also known for the temperate, cool climate, the city is known for being the coolest area in Sri Lanka.
Day 5 : Nuwara Eliya – Galle
After breakfast you travel to Galle via famous Ella gap and enjoy the most beautiful sceneries in the Sri Lanka highlands, later visit Udawalawe national park the third most visited national park, where you’ll be able to see hundreds of wild elephants freely roaming in their natural habitat and many water birds, crocodiles and many smaller mammals.
Later in the afternoon proceed to Galle for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 6 : Galle
After breakfast visit Galle fort, which was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century.
Then visit a turtle hatchery in the southern cost. These sea turtle hatcheries are for the survival of sea turtles for the next generation.
In the afternoon, relax at your beach resort. Dinner and overnight stay on the beach resort.Read more
Galle is a major city in Sri Lanka, situated on the southwestern tip, 119 km from Colombo. Galle is the administrative capital of Southern Province, Sri Lanka and is the district capital of Galle District. Galle is the fourth largest city in Sri Lanka after the capital Colombo, Kandy and Jaffna.
Galle was known as Gimhathiththa (although Ibn Batuta in the 14th century refers to it as Qali) before the arrival of the Portuguese in the 16th century, when it was the main port on the island. Galle reached the height of its development in the 18th century, during the Dutch colonial period. Galle is the best example of a fortified city built by the Portuguese in South and Southeast Asia, showing the interaction between Portuguese architectural styles and native traditions. The city was extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. The Galle fort is a world heritage site and is the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers.
Day 7 : Galle
At leisure on half board basis. (Optional tours – surfing / whale & dolphin watching / water sports / boat rides)
Day 8 : Galle - Airport
Leave to airport for departure (Depend on the flight time we could arrange lunch & city tour of Colombo)