DAY 01 : AIRPORT - PINNAWALA - KANDY
Transfer from Colombo to Airport to Pinnawala The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, established in 1975, commenced with seven orphans. Today some of these orphans enjoy the fortune of seeing their grandchildren born in the same location. The original objective of establishing the orphanage inclined more towards tourism, but is soon became a conservation and educational centre. With the help of local and foreign elephant experts, Pinnawala started a scientific captive-breeding programme for elephants. The free movement of the herd enhanced the chances for respective individuals of both sexes to get together and mate. The nearby river played a dominant role in this regard, and in 1984, the first baby of Pinnawala was born. The success story of Pinnawela has drawn the attention of scientists from all over the world. A considerable number of books and research articles on Pinnawala have been published in several languages. The members of the Pinnawala herd have been filmed, videoed and photographed thousands of times by professionals. Thereafter transfer to Kandy. Dinner and overnight stay at Amaya Hills.
DAY 02 : KANDY
After breakfast transfer to Kandy and a do a city tour. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site. The name "Kandy" conjures visions of splendor and magnificence. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. Drive around the Kandy Lake built by the last Sinhala king, Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1798. Visit the Kandy town and bazaar, the arts and crafts centre, a gem museum and a lapidary. Also visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy and Royal Botanical Garden. Thereafter witness a cultural show. Dinner and overnight stay at Amaya Hills
DAY 03 : KANDY - NUWARA ELIYA - KANDAPOLA
After breakfast at proceed to Nuwara Eliya. En-route visit a Tea Plantation and a Tea Factory, where the best tea in the world is produced. Here you could observe all about the process of manufacturing tea. You can also see how tea is graded. Taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory. At the evening visit Nuwara Eliya. Nuwara Eliya, because of its invigorating mountain climate and scenery, is Sri Lanka it is most popular hill resort. Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lankan tea country producing a significant share of the world s best tea. Sri Lanka s highest mountain Pidurutalagala (8282 feet) is located here. Nuwara Eliya also has one of the finest 18 whole golf courses in South Asia. Thereafter transfer to Kandapola. Dinner and overnight stay at Tea Factory Hotel.
DAY 04 : KANDAPOLA - HORTON PLAINS - KANDAPOLA
Early morning proceed to Horton Plain. Breakfast on enroute. Visit Horton plains, which is located on a high windswept saddle at about 2134 meters above the sea level. The plains are an expanse of misty grassland with scraggy trees and ice-cold rivulets. Visit the World's End, considered to be the finest view in all of Sri Lanka. The awesome escarpment drops vertically for about 4,000 feet, hence its name. You can also see the beautiful Backer s falls. (Walk is about 14 km) The park shelters mammals such as Sambhur, Leopard and endemic Bear, Monkey and famous for its endemic lizards. This area is a home for over 20 endemic bird species including Sri Lanka Whistling Thrush, Orange-billed Babbler and Yellow-eared Bulbul. Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at Tea Factory Hotel.
DAY 05 : KANDAPOLA - KITULGALA - WADDUWA
After breakfast proceed to Wadduwa. En-route view waterfalls and visits Kitulgala. The Kelani River (the broadest river in Sri Lanka) flowing through Kitulgala was the main location where the Oscar winning movie "Bridge on the River Kawai" was filmed. On the hill above this town, a prehistoric cave was recently discovered, containing large maidens of shells from some unknown civilization. Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at Blue Water Hotel.
DAY 06 : WADDUWA - BALAPITIYA - WADDUWA
After breakfast leave for Balapitiya and proceed by boats on which you will be taken for about three hours. Here you could see the villagers taking part in their daily activities and some Islands. Clients will be served with a bottle of soft drink on board. Transfer from Balapitiya to Wadduwa. Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at Blue Water Hotel.
DAY 07 : WADDUWA - AIRPORT
After breakfast transfer to Airport to connect departure flight.