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Colombo-Kandy | A/C Coach
Kandy-Bentota | A/C Coach
Transfers from Colombo - Included
Transfers from Kandy - Included
Transfers from Bentota - Included
Welcome to Colombo!
> With a cultural heritage spanning over 2000 years and elephants gathering to greet you, with every dish turning into a sensory delight, Sri Lanka stands, waiting for its Goddess to arrive.
> On arrival, into Colombo one of Cox & Kings finest female representatives will meet you who will accompany you during the course of this trip.
> Learn the Sri Lankan way to greet as she begins with 'Ayubowan' and get ready for your exciting holiday.
> Giving you a grand welcome in a traditional Sri Lankan style is the lady at the vehicle park.
> Clad in a traditional saree, she will honour you with fragrant Araliya Garlands and provide a wet tissue to freshen you up.
> A pleasant drive will take you to the hotel in Colombo.
> The afternoon is at leisure to take short siesta.
> Later, proceed for a drive towards Kelaniya, a suburb of Colombo.
> By the banks of river Kelaniya stands the grand Kelani Rajamaha Viharaya Temple, a shrine that is believed to have been sanctified during Buddha's third and final visit to Sri Lanka.
> It is a highly revered Buddhist temple of the orient.
> Adorned by centuries old art, restored by different rulers of its times, its labyrinthine walls have many stories to tell.
> Highly venerated by royals and the people of the island alike, its significance as a place of Buddhist worship is evident in the island's folklore.
> Let the calm within it radiate your very being.
> Thereafter return to Colombo for a sumptuous dinner and let the night take over.
> Overnight in Colombo.
> Today after breakfast, head to the wonders of the capital city - Colombo. -Colombo.
> A panoramic drive will take you to all the stunning sights the city has to offer.
> We, start our sightseeing tour with visit to the 100-year-old clock tower, The Independence Square, Nelum Pokuna, Pettah Bazaar and Gangaramaya Temple are some of the main highlights of the city.
> Step out and capture these treasured moments in the city.
> Later, proceed your drive to Rajagiriya, to participate in the cooking programme 'Cooking by Colors' where you will see how a range of delicious Sri Lankan dishes are prepared, which when presented are indeed colorful and distinct in taste.
> The authentic cuisine is sure to leave you hungry for more.
> After cooking you will sit down to enjoy lunch together.
> Next, after a tantalizing experience, head out to indulge in your favourite past-time.
> Shop for the unique handicrafts and curios in Colombo.
> The best places to visit are ODEL - departmental store, Paradise Road, Bare Foot for souvenirs, Noritake ceramic shops Ananthaya or Trymph for fine ladies lingerie.
> The hotel will await your arrival after a busy day in the city.
> But there's still a lot left in store for you.
> Refresh and take to town, dressed in your best for a classy dinner.
> The 'Nuga Gama' restaurant at The Cinnamon Grand Hotel will be your host.
> Representing a traditional Sri Lankan village, the restaurant offers a plethora of culinary delights accompanied by traditional music.
> Post dinner, we would like to honour your spirit of womanhood with a cake cutting ceremony.
> Overnight in Colombo.
Colombo - Pinnawala - Kandy
> Rise to a fresh new day in the island nation.
> A hearty breakfast will be followed by a picturesque morning drive to Kandy, the hill capital of Sri Lanka.
> En route you have some special guests eager to meet you.
> Lounging and relaxing in the The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage are nature's friendly giants.
> The orphanage offers a brilliant opportunity to meet a large number of elephants at close quarters.
> Watch the happy relationships blossom between mother and child and the many playful siblings.
> Watch the baby elephants being fed and the entire herd taken for a bath thereafter to the river nearby.
> The beauty and abilities of these majestic creatures will sure leave you charmed.
> Later, visit a paper recycling plant that uses Elephant Dung to recycle paper we would like to ensure you make the most out of this day.
> Chat with local working village girls at the plant and see how they convert the recycled paper to colorful products such as note pads, greeting cards etc.
> We are sure you had a very memorable time.
> Heading on, we will leave the Pachyderms, and continue your drive to Kandy.
> On arrival, check - in to your hotel and the next part of the day will take you on to the sights in Kandy.
> Kandy will reveal its vibrant past through its mesmerizing structures, as a World Heritage Site.
> Appealing to your tastes, we also have planned a visit to a Gem Lapidary/ Museum and its showroom for you to indulge in a one of a kind artistic affair.
> Next, proceed towards bazar in Kandy also is another reflection of the country's artistic bearings.
> Late evening, you can head to the Kandy Temple and let the precepts of Buddha guide you forward.
> A cultural show performed by Sri Lankan artists in bright costumes will then be presented as tonight's entertainment.
> Spend the night reminiscing the day's travels at Kandy.
> Overnight in Kandy.
Kandy - Peradeniya - Bentota
> Rise to a happy morning in Kandy and post breakfast will see you take the roads to Peradeniya for a visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens.
> A day amidst nature awaits.
> Explore the 147 acres of The Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya check how many plants you can identify in its grand abode.
> With over 4,000 species of plants and stunning orchids to marvel at, your day will commence on a beautiful note.
> Continue your explorations as you are then escorted on an insightful journey to the tea plantations where you will learn, the basis on which tea leaves are picked, the manufacturing process in the Tea Factory and how tea is graded.
> This experience will end with a steaming cup of fresh Ceylon Tea.
> If time permits, mingle with the tea pluckers and try your hand in tea plucking too!
> Later we return to Kandy.
> Later, we check-out from the hotel and then drive towards the beautiful coastal town of Bentota.
> On arrival, check-in to your hotel. Tomorrow holds new adventures especially curated for you.
> Overnight in Bentota.
> Morning will see you cruising on the River Balapitiya after a healthy breakfast.
> Get in touch with the real you amongst its strong mangroves and fascinating endemic flora and fauna.
> This little town is renowned for its Ceylon Cinnamon and fishing.
> The winds and waters will bring out the essence of both just for you.
> Later, enjoy an exciting river cruise which will take you right into the heart of Sri Lankan village life.
> With a refreshing King coconut to clench your thirst, you will visit one of the many islets of the river, where the inhabitants will demonstrate activities of a few cottage industries in the area.
> Now you have seen every nook and cranny of this mysterious country, right from the suburbs, to the city and now the villages.
> Next, we venture into the city of Galle.
> Its Located in the south-western part of Sri Lanka the city remains the best example of a fortified city built by the Portuguese during their period in the country.
> The Galle fort will help you relive the grandeur of the past, where time and space meant very different things.
> Apart from the World Heritage Site, The Dutch Museum and the Dutch Church also make for a wonderful cultural experience.
> Galle has also made a name for itself for its intricate lace and ebony carvings.
> Having skimmed through the city, return to your hotel.
> The rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activities.
> Overnight in Bentota.
> We are glad to have seen the spirit of womanhood relived in its truest form by you.
> As a special mark of our appreciation we would like to gift you some creative Sri Lankan goodies to take with you as you continue on your beautiful journey ahead.
> With a transfer from your hotel in Bentota to the airport in Colombo we will take your leave.
> Enjoy the packet of kevum / aluva as a farewell gift.
> May you always journey to be your best self.
> Hotel : Accommodation in the hotels listed or similar hotels
> Transfer : Pick up/drop from airport to hotel
> Sightseeing : All sightseeing on shared coach basis
> Meals : All meals
- Entire round trip journey Ex-Colombo by AC coach on SIC basis as per the itinerary.
- Vehicle will be provided point to point and not at disposal basis.
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Sightseeing as specified in the itinerary.
- Souvenirs on departure.
- Entrance fees where ever applicable.
- English-speaking guide Ex- Colombo (minimum 10 pax is required)
- All current applicable taxes i.e. Hotel tax and Transportation tax.