The second major city in Sri Lanka (the other being Colombo) lies in the midst of the Kandy Plateau, an area of tropical tea plantations. A prominent feature is Kandy Lake, to the north of which lies the golden-roofed Temple of The Tooth, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and important place for Buddhist worship, as it is said to house a tooth relic of Buddha. Other fascinating places include the Ceylon Tea Museum, the Buddhist Publication Society, the Ayurvedic centre in the Amaya Hills nearby, the Kandyan Art Association and Cultural Centre, where crafts people can be seen at work, and the Kandy Muslim Hotel, which offers the finest spiced curries served with naan or rotis.
The seaside town of Hikkaduwa is a popular destination with backpackers because of its idyllic beach setting and variety of water sport activities. Surfers flock here for some of the best waves on the island. Divers and snorkelers don’t have to travel far as the bay is home to localised coral reefs and offshore there is a bounty of colourful underwater life to be seen. Good restaurants and a vibrant night life along the café-lined beaches, add to its ambience and allure. Head to Hikkaduwa from October to April as the seaside hamlet quietens down during monsoon season and many places close.
Sri Lanka’s seaside metropolis of Colombo offers a laid-back atmosphere coupled with a mixture of crumbling colonial buildings and glinting skyscrapers. Stroll to Pettah, Colombo’s main market and be dazzled by the variety of gems, the brightly coloured fruit and vegetable stalls and the plethora of ayurvedic medicines on offer. Sample some of the city’s fine fare, from curries to crabs, in any one of the beachfront bistros or inner city dining rooms. Nature lovers should head to Galle Face Green, a grassy promenade along the Indian Ocean for a stroll or take a scenic train ride to Mount Lavinia Beach.
DAY 01 - SENANI HOTEL | KANDY
Here the guests can avail the modern comforts in a homely atmosphere. Surrounded by breathtaking view of Sri Lanka's famous Hunnasgiriya and Knuckles mountain range, you can enjoy the warmth and traditional Kandyan hospitality and the tourists can move around easily from here and visit a large number of grand historical sites, which are part of rich cultural heritage of Sri Lanka. Senani Hotel facilities: air conditioned with television, attached bath with hot & cold, water, piped music, mini bar, intercom telephones, Wi-Fi zone, 18 hours room service, picnic lunch could be arranged on request, swimming pool, IDD facilities, taxi service, currency exchange, same day laundry service restaurant & bar.
DAY 02 & 03 - LANKA SUPER CORALS | HIKKADUWA
Lanka Super Corals Hikkaduwa is famous among tourists for its natural attractions wide, clean beaches, coral garden, ocean with crystal clear water and hot sun are just to name a few. Many tourists come to Hikkaduwa for water sports such as surfing, boogie-boarding, snorkelling and scuba diving, Kite-surfing and wind-surfing. Hikkaduwa is situated about 100 km from Bandaranaike International Airport. Hikkaduwa could be reached by train or bus and is a centre to many of the other wonderful tourist destinations in Sri Lanka. Hotel Lanka Super Corals is ideally situated in Hikkaduwa in the south west coast of Sri Lanka in very close proximity to the world famous marine sanctuary with exotic coral formation with tastefully furitiled rooms in to category Deluxe, Superior each room with private balcony offering sea view individually, hot-cold water, air-conditioning, speed internet facility, international TV channels etc.
DAY 04 - GLOBAL TOWERS HOTEL | COLOMBO
Global Towers Hotel located in Wellawatta - Colombo 6 which is just 6 Km away from Colombo City Center, and 45 Km from the Bandaranaike International Airport. Global Towers Hotel is ideally located on the Marine Drive just across the beach, a few minutes’ walk from the Galle Road and the Colombo shopping Center. These elegant architect designed rooms open out to a balcony with a seafront and are equipped with mini fridge, satellite TV, telephone with IDD facilities and Wi-Fi connection, two bed room apartment consists of two double rooms with private balconies, each room with attached bathroom, dining, sitting area and fully equipped kitchen, A 24- Hour Restaurant which serves a wide range of international and Asian cuisine. Also enjoy a selection of fresh seafood specialties in a calm and elegant ambience coupled with a warm and courteous services. The relaxed atmosphere provides the perfect setting for informal meeting as well as meals with friends and families.
DAY 01 : KANDY
Arrival and transfer to Kandy. In the afternoon commence a city tour and shopping in Kandy including visiting Temple of the Tooth Relic.In the evening watch a cultural showfeaturing the exotic traditional dances of Sri Lanka.
Overnight stay in Kandy.
DAY 02 : HIKKADUWA
After breakfast proceed to visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.Thereafter proceed to Bentota. En route visit a Spice Garden.
Overnight stay in Bentota.
DAY 03 : HIKKADUWA
Relax on the beach. Overnight stay in Bentota.
DAY 04 : COLOMBO
After breakfast proceed to Colombo.In the afternoon commence a city tour and shopping in Colombo.
Overnight stay in Colombo
DAY 05 : END OF ITINERARY
After breakfast transfer up to the Airport.
5 Days / 4 Nights
Group Size: Minimum 2
Reference Number: SLK0001
Special Interests: Explore the Kandy City and view the tooth relic at the temple., Interact with the lovely animals of Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Explore Colombo and its cultural, religious, and nature sites, Relax on the white sand beaches of the south coast.
US$ 400 per person
- Transport is by air-conditioned car/van with an English speaking driver/guide.
- 4 nights accommodation with breakfast and dinner
- Entrance fees as per itinerary. - Service charges and government taxes
- Lunch and any additional meals/snacks.