5 days Budget tour
Day 1 – Arrival and booking into a hotel in Kandy.
You are expected to arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport today in accordance with your itinerary, which calls for a four-night stay and a five-day journey. A representative from Lanka Safe Tours will meet and greet you at the airport. From there, drive to Kandy, stopping en route to see the Pinnawala elephant orphanage. A unique location to watch elephants is Pinnawala in Sri Lanka. The facility was built in 1975 by the Sri Lanka Department of Wildlife Conservation to care for juvenile elephants that had been abandoned and lost in untamed forests. These cute animals are taken in, raised, and fertilized in captivity. It is situated 13 kilometers northeast of Kegalle town in Pinnawala village. The world’s largest herd of captive elephants resides at the Pinnawala orphanage. The orphanage is best visited between the hours of 9 am and 1 pm. Young elephants are thus bathed and fed milk at this period each day. It is fantastic that travelers have the opportunity to witness these trained elephants enjoying themselves and bathing in the adjacent river.
Day 2 – Kandy to Nuwara Eliya and Back.
On day two, after the visitors have their breakfast, we will depart for Nuwara Eliya. Nuwara Eliya, a captivating city in the Central Province’s hill area and the world-famous center of the tea industry. Nuwara Eliya’s name might mean either “city on the plains” or “city of lights.” Nearby attractions abound in Nuwara Eliya, which is 76 kilometers from Kandy. The Damro Labookellie Tea Centre and Tea Garden is the first place we visit. It is one of the tea farms we pass on the way to Nuwara Eliya. It was once known as the Mackwoods and is now Sri Lanka’s oldest tea shop. A massive 5000 hectares of opulent tea plantations are there. Given that each type of tea has its own production procedure, you will get to learn about both black and white tea manufacturing. A complimentary taste of tea is offered at the conclusion of the factory tour.
The Ramboda falls are the next destination; they are located just off the Nuwara Eliya highway and roar down a cliff with a multi-tiered granite face. The Ramboda Falls, which plunge from a height of 358 feet (109 meters), are the eleventh highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. The Panna Oya River, a Kothmale Oya tributary, is what feeds the waterfall. This is wonderful because an emerald forest frames it, giving it a breathtaking appearance. After that, we immediately travel to Nuwara Eliya City to see Lake Gregory, which is situated at the southern end of the town and offers a magnificent view and a sense of relaxation. It was given Sir William Gregory’s name in 1873; it is a distinctive tourist destination. Visitors may take horseback or boat excursions, stroll leisurely along the paths, or enjoy a picnic in the lake park. The Nuwara Eliya post office, which lies in the heart of the city, is the next pretty peculiar tourist destination. The post office is special because it is one of the oldest post offices in Sri Lanka. The British built the Tudor-style, two-story redbrick edifice with a clock steeple in 1894. A hotel is located on the post office’s upper level. Finally, we make our way back to Kandy for the evening.
Day 3 – Kandy to Bentota
On the third day, you’ll go to Nuwara Eliya, a charming town located in the Southern Province’s Galle District. Our car will drive you up to the hotel after breakfast. Our first visit will be to the Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), one of Sri Lanka’s most well-known tourist destinations. It is a sacred site that is very significant to all Buddhists worldwide. It is the temple where the left canine tooth of the Buddha is honored. In 1988, UNESCO named it a treasure of world culture. After that, we’ll drive you to the Kandy viewpoint, which offers a spectacular view of the city. Any plan for a Kandy day tour should include it. Then we will head straight to Bentota for the night.
Day 4 – Bentota City Tour
The beautiful town of Bentota may be explored on day four. Cycling is best experienced in a tranquil setting next to the historic Hindu temple known as the “Katukoliha temple” and the vast rice fields. While traveling, you will see the Mullegoda Temple’s stunning murals engraved onto the walls and the azure Dedduwa Lake. It is without a doubt one of the best things to do in Bentota. Additionally, you may go to Bentota beach, which has a number of serene and lovely beaches. Bentota Beach, one of them, greets guests with swaying coconut trees and beautiful surroundings. It is unquestionably the ideal spot for nature lovers to enjoy relaxing water sports like,
Water skiing: learn to water ski in Bentota and enjoy the feeling of the water beneath your feet and the wind in your hair.This beach is the perfect setting for risk-free sea skiing adventures. The magnificent expanses of water become an addiction for adrenaline junkies because of the lack of significant boulders and uneven conditions. If you enjoy water sports, this is the perfect opportunity to demonstrate your skills in a relaxed and secure setting. Do not be concerned if this is your first time; the support personnel will teach and supervise the visitors to provide a fun and safe experience.
Snorkeling and Diving: No matter your level of experience, Bentota gives you a memorable diving trip. Here, you may swim in the pleasantly warm Indian Ocean beside tropical fish and gorgeous coral reefs, or you can try to maneuver through the abundant underwater seaweed. Anyone who has the chance should try it out.
Banana Boat & Tube Rides: Banana tubes are, as their name suggests, tubes that resemble bananas and are rope-attached to a speed boat. The journey promises an exhilarating experience, complete with enormous waves that fall over your head. In Bentota, visitors can choose between single-ring rides and couch rides, both of which are appropriate for any age.
Windsurfing: You can’t enjoy windsurfing on crystal-clear water just anywhere, but Bentota is the place to go if that’s what you desire. It has the ideal climate all year round. Visitors have the option of renting equipment or bringing their own. Bentota provides lessons and individual sessions for travelers who want to learn about or try windsurfing.
There are many more water sports you can enjoy. Then you can take a boat ride on the lovely Madu River close to Balapitiya town in the evening. The neighboring creek creates a number of islands, and the local biological system also produces a magnificent wetland. It is the conclusion of the day, so you will be transported to the hotel.
Day 5 – Colombo City Tour & Departure
On the fifth day, you’ll travel to Colombo to explore the Sri Lankan capital before your departure. After breakfast, we’ll first visit Gangaramaya Temple. One of Colombo’s most significant temples, the Gangaramaya Temple, combines traditional and modern architectural elements. It was finished in the late 19th century and is situated on the Beira Lake. The Beira Lake is located in the center of Colombo, Sri Lanka. It formerly covered a little over 1.65 km2 (0.64 sq mi) of land, but due to a number of factors, it has since been reduced to just 0.65 km2 (0.25 sq mi). Throughout the Portuguese, Dutch, and English colonial periods, the lake served a variety of purposes. It keeps using its Portuguese name. It is connected to a number of intricate canals that make transporting goods across the city and suburbs straightforward.
Then we’ll move in the direction of the Galle Face. Galle Face is a 500 m (1,600 ft) long urban park that spans 5 hectares (12 acres) in the heart of Colombo. Governor Sir Henry George Ward initially designed the promenade in 1859, despite the fact that the original Galle Face Green covered a far larger area than what is currently seen. Then we will stop at the Independence Memorial Hall, also known as the Independence Commemoration Hall, which is a national monument in Sri Lanka that was erected to commemorate the country’s independence from British rule on February 4, 1948, when a Ceylonese-elected legislature regained complete control of the country. It is situated at Independence Square, also known as Torrington Square, in Colombo’s Cinnamon Gardens. The Independence Memorial Museum is also housed there.
The Old Colombo Dutch Hospital, also known as The Dutch Hospital, is said to be the oldest building in the Colombo Fort district and was built during the Dutch colonial era in Sri Lanka. It is a historic building that is used as a culinary and shopping center nowadays. Here you can buy mementos and have something to eat. Your journey with Lanka Safe Tours is now over, and your honorable guide will leave you off at the airport or in Colombo depending on your preferences.