DAY 01 – Airport / Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage / Kandy
Pick up from the Colombo Airport and depart to Dambulla. En route visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage(74 km’s from Airport).
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
The Ticket Counter opens at 08.30 a.m. And You see little baby elephants roaming within the 25 acre land as you enter the premises. Each day 76kg of green matter & a mixture of Rice & Maize around 2kg is been given to each of these giants. The Orphanage provides care to the Baby Elephants who had lost their parents in Jungles due to killing by farmers to protect their crops or by falling into pits.
This was established in 1975 and approximately comprise with 90 elephants which are 39 males and 51 females.
- 08.30 – Opening/ 09.15, 13.15 & 17.00 – Bottle Feeding
- 10.00 & 14.00 – Herd goes to the river for 02 hour bath
- 17.30 – Ticket Counter Closes
- 18.00 – Orphanage Closes
Overnight stay at Kandy.
DAY 02 – Kandy
After breakfast explore the last kingdom of Ceylon.
Kandy Tooth Temple
The complex is enshrined with the left canine tooth of the Buddha which is held in highest esteem. The difficulty of completing this Site is easy and it would take approximately 2 hours to complete.
The Folk Show depicts the rich culture which Sri Lanka resembles within 1 hour and during this time you could witness 12 different Folk dances and a fire walking ceremony.
Overnight stay at Kandy.
DAY 03 – Kandy / Galle
After breakfast depart to Galle.
Constructed in 17th century the Galle Dutch Fort is among one of the best preserved forts in South Asia. The site is in abundance with Colonial Villas and the main tourist attractions are the Dutch Reformed Church, Museum & the Clock Tower.
Overnight stay at Galle.
DAY 04 – Galle / Bentota
Breakfast at the hotel in Galle depart to Bentota.
Meetiyagoda a village near Ambalangoda town you could pay a visit to these mines where you could observe the mining process of this precious stone by going down into the deep into the narrow shafts. The moonstones are only concentrated into an area of one acre of land in Meetiyagoda.
Ambalangoda Mask Museum
Masks are of Sri Lankan tradition running deep into centuries they are hand carved with intricate ex cogitation and painted in vivacious manner which resemble the culture which was passed down to generations. The museum explicate the travelers the tedious process which is behind the scenes to produce such masks and their significance.
Island Hopping Madu River
Madu River is a lagoon which comprise with hundreds of islets which is located in southwest coast Balapitiya. During this compact tour you could witness an Old Buddhist Monastery, how local inhabitants carry out their occupations by Cinnamon cultivation and prawn fishing. The tour would consume approximately 2 hours.
The Sea Turtle Conservation Project was initiated in 1988 and here the hatchery pays fishermen for turtle eggs and buries them in the sand and upon completion of 50 days Baby Turtles would hatched and released to sea at night. However only one out of thousand would survive to maturity.
Overnight stay at Bentota.
DAY 05 – Bentota / Negombo
After breakfast depart to Negombo.
Negombo a small town by the west coast within close proximity to the Airport is a Fishing Village. Local made Catamarans could be witnessed sailing in the far distance which would be a unforgettable rare view.
Dutch Fort and the Canal are significant as they are the key aspects to testify the presence of the Dutch during late 16th Century.
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Negombo.
DAY 06 – Negombo / Airport
Depart to Colombo Airport with delightful memories.