Tour 1

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.

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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 hotel

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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.

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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)

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