Highlights of Sri Lanka

Day 01 - Arrival / Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage /Sigiriya

After arrival to Sri Lanka you will be greeted by Treasure Tanka representative.

Proceed from Airport to Sigiriya. En route visit the Elephant Sanctuary in Pinnawela, which was built in 1975 for rescued, injured or abused elephants and attracts visitors from all over the world to view these sumptuous animals.

Today has the largest herd in captivity in the world and offers us an opportunity to see elephants running in this natural environment. You will have a unique and intimate experience to caress and you feed the elephants with a small bottle of milk and appreciate the bond of union with their human foster parents called “eth gowwa”, and enjoy the highest visual event of the day, the bath and experience that an elephant lover would never forget.

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Get enchanted by the wilderness, the little baby elephants and their habitats would explain you everything – that the wild is not wild at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Be there the right time to see them enjoy the waters with the baby elephants and push them to drink their bottle of milk.

Day 02 – Sigiriya Rock Fortress /Herbal & Spice Garden Visit / Kandy City & Shopping Tour /Cultural Show

After breakfast proceed to Sigiriya.

climb the 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress which is a world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). The ‘Lion Rock’ is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 metres from the scrub jungle. The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified town. Visit the world-renowned frescoes of the ‘Heavenly Maidens’ of Sigiriya, which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway. These frescoes are painted in earth pigments on plaster.

Thereafter proceed to Kandy.

En route visiting a spice garden in Matale to see different spices for which Sri Lanka is famous for. Here, clients could see different spices and how some of these spices are grown and processed. Witness a Cookery demonstration.

Late afternoon do a city tour of Kandy. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings which is a World Heritage Site. The name “Kandy” conjures visions of splendour and magnificence. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. Drive around the Kandy Lake built by the last Sinhala king, Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1798. Visit the Kandy town and Bazaar, the arts and crafts centre, a gem museum and a lapidary. Also visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy. In the evening witness a “Cultural Show” where each of the energetic dances performed tells its own story to the sound of drums and flutes.

Sigiriya

The 8th world wonder to be the glorious rock kingdom which was solely built basing a stand rock situated in the middle of a forest. The path is paved for you to explore the paintings of Sri Lankas ancient artists and architects, and 6th century engineers of water flow systems. Believe it or not and rate what Sigiriya would make you feel.

Day 03 – Tea plantations & Tea Factory Visit /Water Falls /Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast proceed to Nuwara Eliya. En route visit Tea factory & Tea plantation.

Sri Lanka is one of the world’s largest exporters of tea, hence when venturing into the cool climes of the island one will be surrounded by acres of tea. Tea produced in Sri Lanka has become popularized as the world renowned brew that is known as ‘Ceylon Tea’. A visit to the tea factory and plantations entails a crash course in plucking tea and a tour of the factory to view the process tea goes through.

Visit Nuwara Eliya. The city was founded by Samuel Baker, the discoverer of Lake Albert and the explorer of the Nile in 1846. Nuwara Eliya’s climate lent itself to becoming the prime sanctuary of the British civil servants and planters in Ceylon. Nuwara Eliya, called Little England then, was also a hill country retreat where the British colonialists could immerse in their pastimes such as fox hunting, deer hunting,elephant hunting, polo, golf and cricket.

Although the town was founded in the 19th century by the British, the whole district is today visited by native travelers, especially during the month of April, the season of flowers, pony races, go cart races and auto rally.

Many of the buildings retain features from the colonial period such as the Queen’s Cottage, General’s House, Grand Hotel, Hill Club, Town Post Office and even new hotels are often built and furnished in the colonial style. Anyone who visits the city can wallow in its nostalgia of bygone days by visiting these landmark buildings. Many private homes still maintain their old English-style lawns and gardens

Nuwara Eliya

Sri Lanka is different from mile to mile and Nuwara Eliya could be the perfect example to show out what cold and mistiness is like inside the country. The beautiful flowers, strawberries and hiking and trekking sites around the location Nuwara Eliya offers a plenty of sites you could watch which may drag you to a deeper history.

Day 04 – St’ Clair & Devon Waterfalls Visit /Colombo City & Shopping Tour

After breakfast, proceed to Colombo via Kithulgala. En route visit St’ Clair’s & Devon waterfall.

Kitulgala is a small town in the west of Sri Lanka. The Kelani river (the broadest river in Sri Lanka) flowing through Kitulgala was the main location where the Oscar winning movie ‘The Bridge over the River Kwai’ was filmed. On the hill above this town, a prehistoric cave was recently discovered containing skeletal remains from some unknown civilization. Kitulgala is also a base for white-water rafting, which starts a few kilometers upstream.

Colombo

The city of the sky-rising buildings, the federation of street sellers – the one-of-a-kind semi culture of trading, the city with the bustling business and places you could roam around all the way. Watch the sun drift down to the ocean while eating an authentic isso-wade (a prawn food item) at the beaches and you can name it The City of Lanka.

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