Airport - Kandy
|Arrive in Sri Lanka. Clients will be met by representatives of Jetwing Travels & move to Kandy|
En-route visit *Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage App. 55 miles from Colombo, off Colombo- Kandy road is Pinnawala, where an orphanage was started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded Elephants.
Continue to Kandy, visiting a *Spice Garden in Mawanella to see the different spices, which Sri Lanka is famous for. You will be introduced to different spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed.
Sightseeing in *Kandy, including Upper Lake Drive, Market Square, Arts & Crafts Centre, Gem Museum. Kandy the hill capital, venue of the annual Perahera The last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings was finally ceded to the British in 1815. Visit *Meera Makkam Mosque.
By the night experience a colourful show where you will be taken to mind blowing Sri Lankan culture extravaganza… Get ready for Heavy drumbeat and acrobatic act.
Transfer to Hotel
Dinner & Overnight stay at a hotel in Kandy.
Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
|Breakfast at Hotel. Proceed to Nuwara Eliya|
(Optional: US$ 15 per person) *Scenic Train: The very first steam trains were running in Sri Lanka to bring Tea, the greatest commercial export of the colonial Ceylon, to Colombo. Major Thomas Skinner was instrumental in setting trains up and he describes in his book “Fifty years in Ceylon” how he had to convince the British colonial government to spend approximately GBP 800,000/- to set up the network of railway lines, bridges/aqueducts, for Trains, today it stands as one of the most scenic journeys to be done on rail in the world
Visiting “Tea experience”, which involves a visit a plantation to observe firsthand the process, starting from the plucking field where it all begins with the picking of “two leaves and a bud” to the factory where the processing begins. Originally introduced to the island around 1850 by the British, Ceylon Tea is world famous for its high quality and has remained a major contributor to the island’s economy for generations. Currently, Sri Lanka is one of largest exporter of tea worldwide.
Sightseeing in *Nuwara Eliya The ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is supposed to be one of the coolest places in the Island, but it is really just like an English spring day, although the temperature does drop at night. All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence, houses like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions. The Victoria Park, in the middle of the town, is a lovely place for a stroll or a picnic and is also good for Birding as you get some rare birds in this Park. Visit *Lake Gregory is one of the significant tourist attractions in Nuwara Eliya. With recent up liftmen in Nuwara Eliya area many recreation facilities introduced around the Gregory lake area. You can buy a ticket and visit the Lake Park and enjoy your evening by the lake. Need a boat ride…. They are there for you to offer a ride to get an unforgettable experience. Swan Boats are there to hire if you need a ride on your own.
Dnner & Overnight stay at a hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
Nuwara Eliya - Colombo
|Breakfast at Hotel. Proceed to Colombo. Visit St Clair’s water fall & Devon Water Falls |
En-route stop at *Kitulgala this is the place where the famous “Bridge on the River Kwai” film was made. En route Witness the sensuous St. Claris & divine Devon waterfalls. The journey is a truly remarkable. You are offered a Scenic drive and totally different landscape from the City of Nuwara Eliya.
(Optional: US$ 15 per person) – White water rafting in Kitulgala Experience the thrills and spills of an exciting rafting adventure in a jungle paradise. Rafting mixes the ups and downs of rapids with calm sections that meander through the jungle clad mountains, tea and rubber plantations of the Kandyan hill-country. The scenery is breathtaking. Jetwing Travels only uses Sri Lanka’s top guides, and if you can hear the instructions amidst the pounding water, you stand a better chance of remaining in the raft. In the calm stretches, sit back and float with only the hub of the rainforest to break the silence as you breathe in the wilderness.
Lunch at Restaurant
Continue to Colombo, Visit *Jamiul Alfar Masjid – The uniqueness of JAMIUL ALFAR MASJID - Jamiul Alfar MASJID is one kind of architectural monument in the country, it has enriched in itself the Islamic Culture along with its majestic colonial English looking structural detailing with its vibrant color of red with its close proximity to the Colombo Ports forms a scenic yet a very spiritual environment. Also showing it's solidarity with standing the test of time, these features attract many businessman and tourists as well to this MASJID.
Visiting *Colombo is indeed a unique experience. While the natural beauty of the nearby beaches and scenery is breathtaking, the vibrant and rich history of the past is the main attraction for many tourists. From colonial buildings and architecture to museums, art galleries, and cultural festivals - you will have plenty to keep you occupied and interested. While the greater Colombo town is a bustling area that serves as the South's busiest commercial district, the Fort one of the country's most beautiful historical site. Within it, you can find an array of churches, museums, galleries and boutique shops. Start *Shopping in Colombo, Visit ODEL, House of Fashion, Arcade Independence square, Race Course, and Beverly Street, visit bargain market in Colombo Pettah.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Colombo.
Colombo - Airport
|Breakfast at Hotel. Transfer to the Airport for the flight back.|