Day 01 –
- Pick up from hotel & proceed to Yala
- En-route visit a Turtle farm
- Boat ride of Madu River
- Visit the Galle fort
- PM – Safari of Yala national park
Dinner & Overnight stay at Elephant Reach
Day 02 –
- Breakfast at hotel
- Train journey from Ella to Nanuoya
- City tour of Nuwara Eliya
- Visit kandy Temple
Dinner & Overnight stay in Tourmaline
Day 03 –
Yala National Park
- Breakfast at hotel
- City tour of Kandy
- Visit Botanical gardens
- Visit a Spice garden
- Drop at hotel
Sri Lanka’s premier national park is popular for Elephant, Leopard, Bear, Crocodile and wild Boar. Located to the south east of the island, the main physical features are sand dunes, lagoons, dry river, stream beds, rocky outcrops and scrub / thorn forest at 97,800 hectares, this is the second largest of Sri Lanka’s national parks. Its open undulating terrain made it famous for elephants for many years, but recently the park has also received much fame through publicity by National Geographic, BBC and the Discovery TV channels, which focused on a leopard research / conservation and identification project. Claims have subsequently been made that Yala national park has the world’s highest concentration of leopard per square kilometer.
Galle said to be the famous Tarshish of the Bible is the port where the Portuguese first landed in Sri Lanka. The famous fort in Galle was originally built by the Portuguese in 1589 and named Santa Cruz. After the Dutch occupation it was destroyed and rebuilt on a larger scale to cover an area of 36 hectares. Fortified by the Dutch who ruled maritime Sri Lanka in the 17th & 18th centuries the city still retains the air of old Holland. Old Dutch churches and monuments with armorial bearings, well preserved fort and ramparts, imposing crested and monogrammed gateway dated 1669, many well preserved Old Dutch houses and narrow alleys still bearing Dutch names .
Temple of the Tooth
This temple houses the sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha and is one of the Holiest Buddhist places of worship in the world. The history of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Sri Lanka begins in the fourth century A.D. According to traditional history it was during the reign of Kirti Sri Meghavanna. The Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha was brought to Sri Lanka from Kalinga in India (301-328 AD). A Temple for the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy was first built by King Vimaladharmasuriya I, when he ascended the throne of the Kandyan Kingdom in 1592 AD.
Royal Botanical Garden
The history of the Royal Botanic Gardens dates as far back as 1371 when King Wickramabahu III ascended the throne and kept court at Peradeniya near Mahaweli Ganga. Later, in the reign of King Kirti Sri Rajasingha from 1747 to 1780 this was made a Royal Garden and from 1780 – 1798 King Rajadhi Rajasinghr resided therein. This garden is one of the best in the world with its Variety of plants. The best known attraction in the Orchid house which houses more than 300 varieties of orchids
Tea Plantation & Tea Factory
The hill country is covered with numerous tea estates. As a part of the itinerary pax will visit one of these estates including a factory where pax will witness the procedure of Green leaves being processed into the final graded product.
There are several gardens in Kandy & Mawanella area which have a variety of spices such as Cinnamon, Clove, Cardamom, Black Pepper, Nut-meg etc. Clients are taken around the Garden to see the plants in their natural state. Guests can witness the process of extracting certain spices. The spices are also available for sale.
Does Not Include
- Expenses of personal nature
- Camera permits