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SRI LANKAN CHARM


FESTIVE SUPPLEMENTS ARE EXCLUDED IN THE ABOVE PRICE

From USD 295 * | from £ 215.35*

per person sharing

Sri Lanka, an island in the Indian Ocean and located south of the Indian subcontinent, is also known as the Island of Serendipity. The land of serendipity brings spiritual tranquillity and a chance to rediscover oneself. The beauty of this tiny island is simply breath-taking. Known for its enchanting ancient ruins, endless soft-sanded beaches, imposing mountains, colourful festivals, tempting water sports, dense wild-life, diverse ethnical groups, incredibly friendly locals and the Country’s heady mix of British colonial heritage make it a beguiling destination. The magical island of Sri Lanka offers endless photographic opportunities. The wonderful combination of a gentle lush landscape, a fascinating culture, and a rich and varied wildlife means we will never be short of subjects to photograph.

Day 01                                                               
Arrive in Colombo International Airport. Meet and greet services by a representative of Eastbound Discoveries
Afterwards, you will be transferred to Hotel in Kandy which is approximately a three and half hour’s drive from the Airport.
Last ruled by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe - before it was brought under the British rule in 1815, Kandy - the World Heritage Site & last royal capital of Sri Lankan kings - crafts an array of culture, history and heritage in the minds of visitors across the globe. Experience an ancient Kandyan legacy engraved around its crown jewel, the temple of the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha. A stroll across this small lakeside town - cradled among the misty hills - will feature the Kandy City Centre - bundled with latest and world class brands, bazaar, an arts & crafts centre, as well as a gem museum & lapidary. Drive towards Victoria Golf Course, undoubtedly one of the best golf courses in the world for a sweep blended with class and style. Or walk in color as you glide through fresh fruits and vegetables in the Kandy market. Fine tune your evening by stepping to the beat of traditional music & drumming amplified by a cultural show enhancing the rich and vibrant culture of the Wonder of Asia, Sri Lanka.
Check in and relax.
If time permits witness the cultural show in the evening 
OVERNIGHT STAY IN KANDY

Day 02                                                                                                                                      
After breakfast visit Temple of the Tooth Relic
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic – Ever since the 4th Century A.D, when Buddha's Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissan princess's hair, the Relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world. It is considered as Sri Lanka's most prized possession
Thereafter proceed to Nuwara Eliya. 
Nuwara Eliya - The ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is supposed to be one of the coolest places in the Island, but it is really just like an English spring day, although the temperature does drop at night. All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence, houses like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions. The Victoria Park, in the middle of the town, is a lovely place for a stroll or a picnic and is also good for Birding as you get some rare birds in this Park. Seasons may be absent elsewhere in Sri Lanka, but here you can read them by the flowers, which bloom in the spring (March to May) and the fall (August and September). These are the “seasons” when low-country folk flock to Nuwara Eliya to escape the sea level heat and humidity.
OVERNIGHT STAY IN NUWARA ELIYA 

Day 03                                                                                                                                                  
Early breakfast at the hotel and proceed to a trekking in Horton plains, upon completion visit tea planation and Gregory’s Lake  
Horton Plains, UNESCO World Heritage Site & Eco-tourism hideout in the heart of the isle, painted with unending stretches of green pastures marks one of the healthiest wet montane evergreen forests in Sri Lanka. With an altitude above 7000ft, the plateau sweeps to a robust 3169 hectares sheltering flora and fauna varieties that may be found nowhere else on earth. As the tributary of Belihul Oya - Bakers Falls - thunders down rocks head off the beaten track - across frost-covered grass - to feel the icy-cold wind against your face. You may even gaze down World's End, a head-spinning 3700ft drop towards the Southern end or drive carefully through herds of sambar deer, shy to human touch & birdlife chirping across the plains. If you're cautious enough you may be greeted by the sights of a grunting wild boar, a pouncing fishing cat, otters or even the 'Spotted-Ghost that haunts the plains', the Sri Lankan Leopard!
Thereafter proceed to Bentota  
Bentota undoubtedly has some of the best stretches of clean sandy beaches in the country boasting of numerous romantic settings carved by both the river & sea. This unique experience leads to nothing, but an enchanted gateway to bliss. Float into the ocean for some deep sea fishing or get wet with some serious rumble on the water with jet skiing, surfing, diving or body boarding. Finally, cherish the golden sun sink into the horizon as you sit back gently under a shady palm tree. 
OVERNIGHT STAY IN BENTOTA 

Day 04                                                                                                                                                               
After breakfast proceed if clients like enjoy a boat safari in Madu River 
Upon completion proceed to Colombo En route visit Turtle Hatchery in Kosgoda  
Colombo, The throbbing metropolis, Colombo - located in the West - is not only the country's capital, but also the turbine that impels above 50% of the national GDP flanking Colombo's fancy urban development effort. Drive along the clean streets edging the crystal white Race Course - horse racing hub in 1893 & World War II airstrip - furnished today with lavish clothing, food & tea boutiques. Meanwhile, ride to Pettah - an offbeat shopping experience - or feel the buzz surrounding the upcoming inspiration, the Colombo Port City - an offshore city - featuring parks, commercial complexes & even an F1 track! Head along Bauddhaloka Mawatha towards 'Arcade' facing a historic way post, the Independence Square. Every designer boutique, top-notch cuisine outlet and even the 'walk-over fish tank', have revamped this colonial masterpiece into one of the trendiest shopping and hangout zones in Sri Lanka.
OVERNIGHT STAY IN COLOMBO


Day 05                                                                                                                                                               
After Breakfast leave to Airport for departure. 
You will be transferred to the Airport to board your flight for onwards journey.
 

Includes:

 

  • 4 nights’ accommodation on Bed & Breakfast double sharing basis 
  • Transport by private AC vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking chauffer guide for 01 to 06 PAX
  • On tour refreshments
  • All government taxes 

Excludes:

  • Early check-in and late check out charges
  • VISA and airfare
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Peak period supplements 
  • Compulosry 31st New Year Gala Dinner 
  • Compulosry 24th Christmas Gala Dinner 
  • Lunch or Dinner throughout the tour
  • Video & camera license
  • Tips & porterage 
  • Entrances Fee 
     
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