(Tour code: GST AT1 4D)
This tour package is focusing on combined experience on cultural, scenic nature hike and 1 night camping tour of central hill country in Sri Lanka during 4 days and 3 overnight. As utilized schedule in best way.
We would recommend this trip to anyone who has the interest to experience in culture, religious monuments, nature tracking and has good fitness level for jungle hiking with overnight camping.
Duration: 4 Full Days and 3 Nights
Time: 7.30am (Fixed)
Time: 9.00pm (Latest)
Upon your pre-confirmation, our company representative or the Driver/guide will meet you at your place at 7.30 am and will starts drive to Kandy.
After 1 ½ hr. drive stop at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (Approximate 1 ½ hours visit)
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage, and captive breeding ground for wild Srilankan elephants located at Pinnawala village has the largest herd of elephants founded to care and protect the many orphaned unearned wild elephants found wandering in and near the forests of Sri Lanka established in 1975. Today this sight of over 80 different age elephants roaming around, rubbing themselves against trees and playing together will remain etched in your memory for the rest of your life. This truly is an unforgettable elephant experience.
Another 45 minutes drive toward Kandy visit Kadugannawa Tea Factory.
Perched on a mountain of Kadugannawa in height, surrounded by nature at its very best. You will get to learn everything you need to know about Ceylon tea while witnessing the step-by-step process of the manufacturing. This stop will about 45 minutes. Their tourist-friendly staff will take you a factory visit and you can see the technical process of tea manufacturing and the functions of a classic style tea factory. Then you can enjoy a Ceylon teacup and also don’t forget to buy a factory-made best quality Ceylon tea pack.
Then about an hour drive stop for lunch after when you reach Kandy.
After Lunch visit, Royal Botanic Gardens to the west of the city of Kandy attracts near the Mahaweli River (the longest in Sri Lanka). It is renowned for its collection of flora. The garden includes more than 4000 species of plants, including orchids, spices, medicinal plants, and palm trees. Attached to it is the National Herbarium of Sri Lanka. It is managed by the Division of National Botanic Gardens of the Department of Agriculture. The origins of the Botanic Gardens far back as Sinhalese Royal period and Thereafter, the groundwork for a botanical garden was developed as an agricultural research center by British used the garden for coffee, cinnamon, and many other plants.
After visiting Botanical Garden about 1 1/2 hours check-in your accommodation and Relax with hotel dinner.
After morning hotel breakfast Our guide will meet you at 8.30 am and will take you to visit Udawattakele Forest Reserve.
Udawatta Kele, a sizable forest reserve situated in the middle of Kandy town, which is a favorite spot where to walk around and experience nature. Morning times are ideal for bird watching and some other animals. The guided tour will be arranged, you can just take a stroll through the forest at any time, where paved gravel pathways lead inside the forest looping around. A detailed guide tour by your Chauffeur from the entrance will show you where each path leads. ‘The Lover’s Walk’, ‘Marble Seat’, Ironwood forest and Buddhist monasteries.
After Udawattakele forest reserve, visit Bahirawakanda Temple
The Bahirawakanda Buddha Statue is located alongside which is on the top of the Bahirawa Kanda hill, beautifully sculpted white statue displays Buddha in the seated posture and can be seen from the entire city of Kandy that sprawls out before it. It stands at 88 feet in height and is one of the biggest Buddha statues in Sri Lanka. At the top of the hill for panoramic views of the City of Kandy with all major landmarks. It makes for some spectacular photographs and memories.
After visit Bahirawakanda Temple stops for Lunch and then proceed Kandy city walk.
This free and easy walk around Kandy city tour you can have the modern urban experience as well as Explore Kandy’s historical monuments of declared by the UNESCO. Visit around the Kandy Market square, Bazar, Kandy City Center (KCC) shopping mall, handy craft shops, and other interesting places. We will take you on a walk around the beautiful Kandy Lake which is located close to the Temple of Tooth Relic. To experience Kandy city like a local have this fun-filled relaxing walking tour with your guide roughly about 2 ½ hours.
After the walk, Cultural Show (5 – 6 pm 1-hour indoor performing show)
The cultural show is one of the famous events available for the visitors in their visit to Kandy. This spontaneous event upheld the Sri Lankan Folk-lore dance which prevailed from the history. It shows the uniqueness of the Sri Lankan dance performances and the drummers who are very unique to Sri Lanka. As the final event in the Cultural show, walking on fire is done with the everlasting faith towards the god and the skill of traditional artists.
Evening visit Temple of Tooth Relic (Approximate 1 hour . visit)
Walking distance from the cultural performing theater the golden-roofed monument, Temple of the Sacred Tooth houses Sri Lanka’s most important Buddhist relic – a tooth of the Buddha. During puja(offerings or prayers), the heavily guarded santhum open for offerings and the golden Casket is open to devotees and tourists. The revered main temple, the complex includes a series of smaller temples, shrines, and museums.
After visit Temple of Tooth Relic back to your accommodation and Relax with hotel dinner.
In the morning our driver/guide will take to visit popular hiking trail Mini world’s end and Pitawala Pathana Gap and nature trail.
After the trailing stop for Lunch in a Classic Roti shop.
After Lunch visit Bambara Kiri Ella and Sera Ella water falls.
Afternoon you will meet our tracking guide reach our Camping site (4 KM hike)
After Breakfast Tracking guide will meet you at 7.30 am and will continue another part of the Knuckles Mountain range trek. You will be trekking through a very scenic route about 5 km. You will be back in the camp by 1 pm and take Lunch at the camping site. After tracking part meets your Chauffer around 3 pm
Transfer for Colombo (Approximate 4 Hrs.)
Drop to Colombo Hotel (As you pre-reservation) – expected time to be around 9 pm
Genuine Lanka Holiday & Tours PVT (LTD)
Gampaha, Sri Lanka.