Srilanka 7 Nights / 8 Days

Drive Time – Approximately 4 Hours

Meal Basis – Bed and Breakfast Basis

 

On arrival you will be blessed to get your first taste of warm Sri Lankan hospitality. A representative from Jetwing Travels will welcome you at the Airport and will guide you to the transportation arranged for you for transfer to your first destination.

 

PINNAWALA ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE – Approx. 55 miles from Colombo, off the Colombo – Kandy road is Pinnawela. Here an orphanage was started in 1975 to house abandoned and wounded elephants. The number of elephants has increased to more than 65 now; including baby elephants brought from various parts, as well more than 25 babies born as a result of the captive breeding programme. The best time to visit is the feeding time from 0915-0945 hrs and 1415-1445 hrs and the bathing time from 1000-11.00 hrs and 1500-1600 hrs when all the elephants are taken to the river close by.

 

Overnight stay at Jetwing Lake -5* / Saunter Paradise-4*or Similar

Meal Basis – Bed and Breakfast Basis

 

Dambulla Cave Temple first came to use as a refuge for King Valagambahu in 1st century BC. Concealed by the local monks upon returning from exile to his throne at Anuradhapura he had the magnificent cave temple built for them. The cave temple consists of a complex of Buddhist image houses. Its rock ceiling is one large sweep of colourful frescoes, some of which dates back to over 2,000 years, which depicts Buddhist mythology, and the tales of the Buddha’s previous births. This cave temple has the largest number of Buddha statues all housed in one place, including a 14 meter long, colossal figure of the recumbent Buddha carved out of the rock.

 

Sigiriya Rock Fortress is home to the 5th Century “Fortress in the Sky” which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the Island. It is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the fortress.  Within its triple- moated defence the huge rock rises almost to a sheer height of 500ft.  On its summit are the foundations of what was once a great and sumptuous palace and gardens complete with swimming pool. On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of Frescoes of life sized damsels in all the freshness and delicacy of their original colour.

 

Overnight stay at Jetwing Lake -5* / Saunter Paradise-4*or Similar

Drive Time – Approximately 2 Hours

Meal Basis – Bed and Breakfast Basis

 

Spice Garden in Matale to see the different spices, which Sri Lanka is famous for.  You will be introduced to different spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed

 

Kandy, including Upper Lake Drive, Market Square, Arts & Crafts Centre, Gem Museum & Temple of Tooth Relic. Kandy the hill capital, venue of the annual Perahera The last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings was finally ceded to the British in 1815. Kandy is an example of the Buddhism’s influence in Sri Lanka today. Temple’s shrines and monasteries keeping alive Buddhist traditions are everywhere.

 

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic – ever since 4th Century A.D, when the Buddha’s Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissan princess’ hair, the Relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world. It is considered Sri Lanka’s most prized possession.

 

By the night experience a colourful show where you will be taken to mind blowing Sri Lankan culture extravaganza… Get ready for Heavy drumbeat and acrobatic act.

 

Overnight stay at Earl’s Regency -5* / Royal Kandyan  -4*or Similar

Drive Time – Approximately 2 Hours

Meal Basis – Bed and Breakfast Basis

 

Enjoy “Tea experience”, which involves a visit a plantation to observe firsthand the process, starting from the plucking field where it all begins with the picking of “two leaves and a bud” to the factory where the processing begins. Originally introduced to the island around 1850 by the British, Ceylon Tea is world famous for its high quality and has remained a major contributor to the island’s economy for generations. Currently, Sri Lanka is one of largest exporter of tea worldwide. The high altitudes produce the best flavours, so Sri Lanka’s hill-country is the ideal environment to grow the most flavorsome tea. A guided tour around a Tea Factory is an enlightening experience.

 

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.

 

Overnight stay at Earl’s Regency -5* / Royal Kandyan  -4*or Similar

  • Drive Time – Approximately 5 ½ HoursMeal Basis – Bed and Breakfast BasisROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS, PERADENIYA This majestic botanical garden is 147 acres in extent and was started in 1374 as a pleasure garden of the Kings of Gampola and Kandy.  There are more than 5,000 species of trees, plants and creepers. Some which are rare and endemic, as well as flora from the tropical world are found in the gardens.  The Spice Garden and Orchid House are popular with tourists.There are 5 Palm Avenues beautifying the gardens, the earliest and tallest, Royal Palm Avenue, was planted in 1905 and the Double Coconuts from the Seashells Island, with the largest seed of all plants in the world, is one such avenue.KITHULGALA is one of the most famous places for White Water Rafting adventures. However there are many more reasons why this spot, just 100 kms from the capital Colombo, is well worth visiting. Overnight stay at Jie Jie Beach -5* / Taprobana –Boutique Resort

Meal Basis – Bed and Breakfast Basis

 

MADU RIVER BOAT RIDE in the 915 hectare Maadu Ganga Estuary is connected by two narrow channels to the Randombe Lake, forming a complex wetland system encompassing 64 mangrove islets. In the year 2000, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) undertook a detailed biodiversity survey of the region & revealed the existence of no less than 10 major wetland vegetation types supporting over 300 plant species & 248 species of vertebrates. This remarkable diversity has led to its being classified under RAMSAR Convention on Wetlands in 2003.

 

Marine Turtle Conservation in Kosgoda… Globally, all seven species of marine turtles are endangered. Of these seven, five come ashore to nest in Sri Lanka. The process of marine turtles nesting, hatchlings being born, and swimming back to sea is fascinating to observe. The Kosgoda Conservation Project is an ideal way to learn and observe this endangered species. Garden Beach Hotel, on the edge of Turtle Beach, offers responsible night-time expeditions to its guests if turtles are lying.

 

Overnight stay at Jie Jie Beach -5* / Taprobana –Boutique Resort

Drive Time – Approximately 1 ½  Hours

Meal Basis – Bed and Breakfast Basis

 

Colombo a drive through the city taking you to the busy commercial areas as well as the tree lined residential, Cinnamon Gardens, Visit Fort, the former British administrative centre and military garrison, Sea Street – the Goldsmiths quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area, where is also a    Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings, and the Dutch Church of Wolfendhal dating back to 1749. Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha & the Independence Square.

 

Overnight stay at Jetwing Colombo 07 -5* / Ocean Edge Suites-4* or Similar

Drive Time – Approximately 1 Hours

Meal Basis – Bed and Breakfast Basis

 

Though it will be difficult to say goodbye, all good things come to an end. Your representative from Jetwing Travels will meet you on time at the hotel lobby to return you by way of a scenic drive to the international airport for your departing flight and a safe journey home.

5* Option

Per Person Sharing in Double02 Pax03 – 04 Pax05 – 06 PaxSGL SupplementTPL Reduction
01 May – 30 Jun & 01 Sep – 31 Oct 2017 US$ 670US$ 635US$ 600US$ 350US$ 102
01 Jul – 31 Aug 2017US$ 770US$ 735US$ 680US$ 450US$ 138

4* Option

Per Person Sharing in Double02 Pax03 – 04 Pax05 – 06 PaxSGL SupplementTPL Reduction
01 May – 30 Jun & 01 Sep – 31 Oct 2017 US$ 620US$ 580US$ 525US$ 350US$ 94
01 Jul – 31 Aug 2017US$ 635US$ 600US$ 550US$ 350US$ 91

Perahera Supplement (29 Jul till 07 Aug 2017):

US$ 65.00 per room per night in Kandy

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