5D4N Sri Lanka - Galle Heritage Tour Package
Day 01 (Airport- Pinnawala- Kandy)
Arrive by (flt no) at (00hrs). Please clear immigration & visa formalities, collect your baggage and proceed to the arrival lounge through the green channel if you do not have goods to be declared to customs. Thereafter you will be assisted to the Car park / Coach Park to begin you journey as per the booked itinerary.
Proceed to Kandy via Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
App. 55 miles from Colombo, off the Colombo – Kandy road is Pinnawela, where an orphanage was started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded elephants. The number of elephants has increased to more than 65 now; including Baby Elephants brought from various parts, as well as some of the more than 25 babies born, as a result of the captive breeding programme. The best time to visit is the feeding time from 0930-1000 hrs and 1330-1400 hrs and the bathing time from 1000-1030 hrs and 1400-1430 hrs when all the elephants are taken to the river close by.
Arrive in Kandy and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay at a Kandy hotel.
Day 02 (Kandy)
After breakfast at the hotel enjoy a city tour of Kandy.
Royal Botanical Gardens
147 acres in extent: started in 1374 as a pleasure garden of the King’s of Kandy. There are more than 5000 species of tree and plants. Some and endemic as well as flora from the tropical world. Spice garden and Orchid House are popular with Tourists.
The hill capital, venue of the annual Perahera. The last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings was finally ceded to the British in 1815. Kandy is an example of the Buddhism's influence in Sri Lanka today. Temple's shrines and monasteries keeping alive Buddhist traditions are everywhere.
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Ever since 4th Century A.D, when the Buddha's Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissan princess' hair, the Relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world. It is considered Sri Lanka's most prized possession.
Evening witness the Kandy Cultural Dance Performance
Overnight stay at a Kandy hotel.
Day 03 (Kandy- Galle)
After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Galle and visit Galle Fort.
Galle Fort, in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, and then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 423 years maintains a polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka.
The fort has a colourful history, and today has a multi-ethnic and multi-religious population. The Sri Lankan government and many Dutch people who still own some of the properties inside the fort are looking at making this one of the modern wonders of the world. The heritage value of the fort has been recognized by the UNESCO and the site has been inscribed as a cultural heritage UNESCO World Heritage Site under criteria iv, for its unique exposition of "an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries."
The Galle Fort, also known as the Dutch Fort or the "Ramparts of Galle", withstood the Boxing Day tsunami which damaged part of coastal area Galle town. It has been since restored.
Overnight stay at a Galle hotel.
Day 04 (Galle- Colombo)
After breakfast at the hotel and proceed to Colombo and enjoy a city tour.
A drive through the city taking you to the busy commercial areas as well as the tree-lined residential, Cinnamon Gardens.
Visit Fort, the former British administrative center and military garrison, Sea Street - the Goldsmith’s quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area, where is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings, and the Dutch Church of Wolfendhal dating back to 1749.
Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha and Independence Square.
Overnight stay at a Colombo hotel.
Day 05 (Colombo- Airport)
After breakfast at the hotel proceed to airport for your scheduled flight with so much to remember and cherish one day!
Have a safe flight!
Accommodation on BB basis at hotels specified or similar
Meet and Greet at the Airport by the English Speaking Chauffer.
Transportation in an Air conditioned Vehicle
Sightseeing tours as per the Programme
All transfer from arrival to departure
V.A.T.(Value add tax )
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Airfares or VISA charges.
Lunches & Dinners during the tour.
Early check in or late checkout.
Camera and video permits
Any Entry Fees / Activity Charges
Compulsory Supplements & Peak Period Supplements
Any expenses of a personal nature
Tips and porterage