kandy & colombo (4 nights/5 days)
Sri Lanka is a paradise for nature lovers and history enthusiasts. Its dense forests and rich cultural heritage make it a place absolutely worthwhile for a short yet refreshing vacation. This five-day package by Karavan Tours is just what you need to be a happy traveler.
This trip is designed to provide you with an exceptional experience of Sri Lanka, and we at Karavan Tours understand your needs and offer a perfect getaway to the wonderland.
Day 01 Airport > Pinnawala > Kandy
Upon your arrival in Colombo, you will be welcomed by a Karavan Tours representative who will also arrange for your transfer to Kandy (120 km / 3 hours). On the way, you will visit the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage. Started in 1975 to house the abandoned and wounded elephants, the orphanage has grown to be a big family of around 90 elephants today. After you reach Kandy, check-in to the hotel, relax and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 02 Kandy - city tour
After breakfast at the hotel, embark on the tour of Kandy. Some say Kandy is the only other real ‘city’ in Sri Lanka, other than Colombo. The easy-going capital of the Hill Country has a lot to offer – history, culture, forested hills and a touch of urban buzz. The highlights of the tour include visits to Upper Lake Drive, Market Square and the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic houses Sri Lanka's most important Buddhist relic - a tooth of the Buddha. The tooth is said to have been snatched from the flames of the Buddha's funeral pyre in 543 BC, and was smuggled into Sri Lanka during the 4th century AD, hidden in the hair of a princess. At first it was taken to Anuradhapura, but with the ups and downs of Sri Lankan history it moved from place to place before eventually ending up at Kandy. Other major attraction is the Royal Botanical Gardens, which was started in 1374 as a pleasure garden of the Kings of Gampola and Kandy. At the end of the day, return and spend the evening at leisure in the hotel.
Day 03 Kandy > Colombo
Post a filling breakfast at the hotel, check-out and proceed to Colombo. Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital, biggest city and major port, draws together all the colours and cultures that make up this island nation, condenses them into a patchwork of markets, gardens and buildings both humble and grand, and knocks them against a narrow slab of beachfront. You will appreciate Colombo’s colonial heritage, its fine dining and shopping opportunities, and the dash of urban buzz in an overwhelmingly rural country. Check-in to your hotel, relax and spend the rest of the day and the overnight stay at leisure.
Day 04 Colombo - city tour
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a morning city tour of Colombo. The tour will take you to the busy commercial areas as well as the tree-lined residential, Cinnamon Gardens, national museum, Victoria Garden, Galleface Garden, Religious & Colonial monuments and famous shopping destination in Odel. Return and stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 05 Colombo > Airport
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel. You will be transferred to the airport to board your flight back home.
@ Rs 24500/-