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SRI LANKA

Kandy-Bentota

4 Nights 5 Days

Overview

Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon and officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia. It lies in the Indian Ocean, southwest of the Bay of Bengal, and southeast of the Arabian Sea; it is separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait.

Included in price:

Private Airport & City Transfer (As per itinerary)

2Nighits in Kandy,2Nights in Bentota

Included as mention in itinerary

Sightseeing & Excursion (As per itinerary)

Itinerary & Road Map

No meals included

Greetings and welcome to Sri Lanka, a country known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean! You will be welcomed with a traditional Sri Lankan greeting, "Ayubowan!" Upon your arrival, a local representative will warmly welcome you and introduce you to a friendly Arabic/English-speaking chauffeur guide. Your journey to Kandy will begin via Pinnawala, where you can visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Established in 1975 to provide shelter for abandoned and injured elephants, the orphanage now houses more than 65 elephants, including babies born as part of the captive breeding program. Afterward, you will check in to your hotel and relax. Enjoy your overnight stay in Kandy.

Pinnawala

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Kandy

Breakfast Included

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before heading to the Royal Botanical Garden in Peradeniya. Covering 147 acres, the garden was first established in 1374 for the Kings of Gampola and Kandy. With over 5,000 species of trees, plants, and creepers, including rare and endemic flora and specimens from tropical regions around the world, visitors often enjoy visiting the Spice Garden and Orchid House. The gardens feature five Palm Avenues, including the earliest and tallest (Royal Palm Avenue) planted in 1905 and the striking Double Coconuts from the Seashells Island, which features the largest seed of all plants in the world. After the garden visit, receive a briefing on the sacred city of Kandy before embarking on a city tour. As a hill capital, Kandy is an example of the influence of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, with temple shrines and monasteries preserving Buddhist traditions throughout the city. The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, considered Sri Lanka’s most prized possession, has been revered since the 4th century A.D. Today, the city also boasts the island of "Kiri Samudraya" at the center of the lake, once used as a summer residence by kings and now serving as a cultural center for Buddhism, arts, crafts, dance, music, and culture. Daily cultural performances can be seen throughout the city. After the city tour, relax at the hotel for the remainder of the day and enjoy an overnight stay in Kandy.

Peradeniya Botanical Gardens

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

Kandy Lake

Breakfast Included

After having breakfast at your hotel, it's time to check out and make your way to Bentota. On the way, you will have the chance to experience the exhilarating activity of white water rafting at Kitulgala. Located just 100 kilometres from Colombo, Kitulgala is renowned for its fantastic rafting adventures. However, that's not all there is to see in this beautiful area. The historic Beli Lena Caves, where the pre-historic Balangoda Man is said to have lived, are also a fascinating attraction. The caves are a must-visit site for anyone interested in history or archaeology. After your adventure-filled morning, it's time to head to your hotel in Bentota, where you can check in and take some time to relax. Enjoy your overnight stay in this beautiful coastal town, which boasts stunning beaches and plenty of other attractions to explore. Overnight in Bentota.

Kitulgala Water Rafting

Kitulgala Water Rafting

Kande Vihara Temple - Bentota

Breakfast Included

After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, you will embark on a Madu River Boat Ride. This unique experience takes place in the 915-hectare Madu Ganga Estuary, which is connected by two narrow channels to the Randombe Lake, creating a complex wetland system that encompasses 64 mangrove islets. The region has been the subject of biodiversity surveys by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), revealing the existence of 10 major wetland vegetation types that support over 300 plant species and 248 species of vertebrates. After the boat ride, you will take a Bentota City Tour and visit the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery. Of the seven species of marine turtles that exist globally, five come to Sri Lanka to nest and are endangered. Observing the nesting process, hatchlings being born, and swimming back to sea is a fascinating experience. After the day's activities, you will return to the hotel for an overnight stay in Bentota.

Madu River

Madu River

Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery

Breakfast Included

Breakfast at the hotel. As all good things must come to an end, your guide will comfortably take you to the international airport in time for your return flight.

Bentota

Bentota

Bentota

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