Meet entourage at your hotel/Airport in Colombo and be whisked off to the mountain havens of Kandy. We recommend setting out by 6 in the morning to make the most of the days activities.
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Make a stop by the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and cuddle with baby elephants. If you love the idea of little baby elephants frolicking freely, then this is your kind of place. Pinnawala is among the worlds largest elephant sanctuaries and home to deserted or orphaned elephants. With around 90 elephants of all ages roaming about, take your time to observe these majestic creatures and bottle-feed one of the little cuties. One of the most spectacular sights here is the daily elephant bath, where the elephants are all herded off into the nearby river to splash around to their hearts content.
Then it’s time to resume the journey to Kandy with one more stop by the super-fragrant Ayurvedic Herbal Spice Gardens.
Ayurvedic Herbal Spice Gardens
Here you can check out the fabulously famous Sri Lankan spices at their home. With the demand for Sri Lankan spices only increasing over the centuries, these goodies will continue to be a popular export for a long while yet.
Next, we’ll make a stop at the Peradaniya Royal Botanical Gardens to bask in an endless assortment of fragrant flowers in every direction.
Peradaniya Royal Botanical Gardens
Feel free to walk around this cosmic floral paradise, filled with rare and endemic flower species from one end to the other. Once you’re done seeing the best of Peradaniya, including the exotic garden of spices and the orchid house here, it’s time to get back on the road to Kandy.
Take in the colorful views, breathe in the fresh air and set your feet on the cobble-stoned paths of the final capital to ever be ruled by the Sri Lankan Kings.
Enjoy a perfect upcountry lunch before heading out to explore the city.
There’s always plenty to see in Kandy, the beautiful hilltop city of light and culture. But perhaps there’s no attraction quite the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, which scores an impressive tourist count without fail every year. Glinting gold and pearl with the rays of the rising sun, the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic houses the single most important relic of Sri Lanka’s religious history, a tooth of the Buddha himself. The chambers containing the well-guarded relic are open to Buddhist advocates and tourists alike.
Then for our last destinations, we’ll be visiting a Silk factory and also the city’s Gem Museum where you can check out stone after stone of impeccable beauty.
After the days tour is done, we’ll be escorting you safely back to your selected hotel/Airport. Our package covers all entry fees payable at the mentioned destinations, service charges and includes a super comfy air-conditioned private tourist vehicle.