Sri-Lankan Gateway 8 Nights Program

    • Duration

      9 Days

    • Total Destinations

      4

    • Attractions

      6

    • Pkg Id

      0000339

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    DAY 1
    Arrival-Colombo

    • Arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport.
    • Our Airport representative will meet & greet you.
    • Pick – up from Airport and transfer to the hotel.
    • Check-In to the hotel.
    • Overnight at the hotel. 

    DAY 2
    Colombo

    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Post breakfast you will leave the hotel for your full day excursions which will start by a guided city tour of Colombo also traveling between the attractions by air-conditioned vehicle with your chauffeur-guide, make the most of a customizable itinerary, tailoring your sightseeing around your personal preferences. The shopaholics are entertained at the floating markets at Pettah Market to browse through a great collection of local wares and interact with the locals to know more about their culture and lifestyle. After this, the amazing 8 hours full-day tour in the beautiful city of Colombo comes to an end offering a brilliant mix of sightseeing and other interesting activities.Places you visit on this day while doing a tour are National Museum, Beira Lake, and Galle Face Green.
    • NATIONAL MUSEUM: While preparing your itineraries for things to do in Colombo, a visit to the National Museum has to be in your bucket list for being one of the leading cultural institutions of the country. As soon as you enter the interior of the museum, you will be greeted by a smiling Buddha figurine which dates back to the 9th century. There are galleries that store relics, busts and artefacts, swords, palettes and other miscellanies belonging to the colonial era. You can enjoy your favourite cuppa in the cool and relaxing ambiance of the museum cafeteria once you have rambled through the different galleries of the museum.
    • BEIRA LAKE: If you are newly married and have not yet planned your honeymoon trip, Beira Lake can be your worthiest pick for an undisturbed honeymoon destination. It is the perfect destination where you can unwind yourself and feel the romantic vibe in tranquility. You can reach the Seema Malaka Temple located in the middle of the lake on a duck paddle boat and see the Buddhist and Hindu idols inside the sanctum sanctorum
    • GALLE FACE GREEN: Galle Face Green is a sprawling expanse of green settled between the Ceylon Intercontinental Hotel and Galle Face Green Hotel which is frequented by tourists and locals for fresh air walking sessions. The velvety green promenade of Galle Face Green was built in 1859 as to safeguard the place from Portuguese invasions. Standing at the Galle Face Green beach, you can watch the stunning sunset across the vista and call it a day.
    • Back to hotel and overnight stay.

    DAY 3
    Colombo – Pinnawala– Kandy

    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Today you will check-out and leave in the morning for Kandy.
    • Before you leave Colombo, you will be taken to Gangaramaya Temple.GANGARAMAYA TEMPLE: The temple is one of the most distinguished Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka and a specimen of historical importance which dates back to a century bygone. As you enter the main sanctorum, you will be spellbound to behold the colossal Buddha figure and the miniature paintings on the walls depicting various stories of Buddhism.
    • The statue of Lord Buddha exudes characteristic brilliance and serenity that pervades the whole interior of the temple. Inside the temple premises, there is a museum where you can also see relics of architecture belonging to India, Myanmar, China and Thailand.
    • After this drive straight till you take your first stoppage at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage while traveling to Kandy from Colombo. It is one of the most exciting things to do as you can come close to wildlife and watch the intriguing behaviour of the elephants in their natural habitat. Your first stopover has to be at PINNAWALA ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE: where you can spend a while watching the elephants being bathed and fed by their caregivers. It is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants located at Pinnawala village, 13 km northeast of Kegalle town in Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka. Pinnawala has the largest herd of captive elephants in the world.
    • Later drive ahead and reach Kandy and check-in to the hotel
    • Overnight at the hotel in Kandy.

    DAY 4
    Kandy

    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • You will be picked up from the hotel for the full day tour within Kandy.KANDY is an idyllic hilly region in Sri Lanka and sees the famous Tooth Relic Temple which is acclaimed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1988. En route Kandy, don't miss out on the other sightseeing attractions viz. Gadaladeniya Temple, Embekka Devale, Peradeniya Botanical Gardens etc
    • TEMPLE OF THE SACRED TOOTH RELIC: The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a world-renowned place of worship, where the left Canine tooth of Gautama Buddha is enshrined. The temple which is venerated by thousands of local & foreign devotees and tourists daily was named as a world heritage by UNESCO in 1988. The temple which carries a lot of value to Buddhists all over the world also has immense cultural value. The architecture is of unique Kandyan architectural style with a combination of the unique style used to build “Dalada Mandira” the shrines which housed the Sacred Tooth Relic previously in other kingdoms.
    • GADALADENIYA TEMPLE: Gadaladeniya Vihara is an ancient Buddhist temple situated in Pilimathalawa, Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located on Gadaladenyia Road, just up from the Gadaladeniya junction of the Colombo - Kandy Road, approximately 12.5 km to the west of Kandy and 3 km from the ancient Buddhist temple, Lankatilaka Vihara
    • EMBEKKA DEVALE: Embekka Devalaya was built by the King Vikramabahu III of Gampola Era in Sri Lanka. The devalaya is dedicated to Kataragama deviyo. A local deity called Devatha Bandara is also worshiped at this site.
    • PERADENIYA BOTANICAL GARDENS: Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya are about 5.5 km to the west of the city of Kandy in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. In 2016, the garden was visited by 1.2 million locals and 400,000 foreign visitors. It is near the Mahaweli River. It is renowned for its collection of orchids.
    • Back to hotel in Kandy and overnight stay

    DAY 5
    Kandy – Nuwara Eliya

    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Check-out and you will be transferred today to Nuwara Eliya the hill station which is also known as “Little England” but before heading towards it, you will first explore the INTERNATIONAL BUDDHIST MUSEUM:   It is located next to the National Museum of Kandy and Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, Sri Lanka. The site was the former Palace of the Kandian King, Wimaladharmasuriya, upon which the British constructed a Victorian era building, which housed the Kandy Kachcheri. The museum was established with the contributions of 17 countries such as Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Japan, China, Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Bhutan, and Afghanistan.