Day 01 - Arrival / Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage /Kandy
After arrival to Sri Lanka you will be greeted by LavinGo Travels representative.
Proceed from Airport to Kandy. En route visit the Elephant Sanctuary in Pinnawela, which was built in 1975 for rescued, injured or abused elephants and attracts visitors from all over the world to view these sumptuous animals.
Today has the largest herd in captivity in the world and offers us an opportunity to see elephants running in this natural environment. You will have a unique and intimate experience to caress and you feed the elephants with a small bottle of milk and appreciate the bond of union with their human foster parents called “eth gowwa”, and enjoy the highest visual event of the day, the bath and experience that an elephant lover would never forget.
Overnight Satay at : Hotel in Kandy
Day 02 - Peradeniya Botanical Garden /Kandy City & Shopping Tour /Kandy Temple /Cultural Show
After breakfast, proceed to Peradeniya. This romantic piece of land, covering about 59 hectares, was established as the Royal Botanic Gardens in the year 1821
The gardens of Sri Lanka have a rich history. The beginnings of gardens date back to the 14th century. Peradeniya garden is famous for its rich collection of orchids, which should have been over 300 species.A major expansions of Botanic gardens, was in the 19 century. In the garden was first grown exotic fruits, vegetables, coffee, tea and rubber, which have all become very important products for the domestic economy
On completion do a city tour of Kandy. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings which is a World Heritage Site. The name “Kandy” conjures visions of splendour 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. In the evening witness a “Cultural Show” where each of the energetic dances performed tells its own story to the sound of drums and flutes.
Overnight Satay at : Hotel in Kandy
Day 03 – Tea plantations & Tea Factory Visit /Water Falls /Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast proceed to Nuwara Eliya. En route visit Tea factory & Tea plantation.
Sri Lanka is one of the world’s largest exporters of tea, hence when venturing into the cool climes of the island one will be surrounded by acres of tea. Tea produced in Sri Lanka has become popularized as the world renowned brew that is known as ‘Ceylon Tea’. A visit to the tea factory and plantations entails a crash course in plucking tea and a tour of the factory to view the process tea goes through.
Visit Nuwara Eliya. The city was founded by Samuel Baker, the discoverer of Lake Albert and the explorer of the Nile in 1846. Nuwara Eliya’s climate lent itself to becoming the prime sanctuary of the British civil servants and planters in Ceylon. Nuwara Eliya called Little England then, was also a hill country retreat where the British colonialists could immerse in their pastimes such as fox hunting, deer hunting, elephant hunting, polo, golf and cricket.
Although the town was founded in the 19th century by the British, the whole district is today visited by native travelers, especially during the month of April, the season of flowers, pony races, go cart races and auto rally.
Many of the buildings retain features from the colonial period such as the Queen’s Cottage, General’s House, Grand Hotel, Hill Club, Town Post Office and even new hotels are often built and furnished in the colonial style. Anyone who visits the city can wallow in its nostalgia of bygone days by visiting these landmark buildings. Many private homes still maintain their old English-style lawns and gardens
Overnight Satay at : Hotel in Nuwara Eliya
Day 04 – St’ Clair & Devon Waterfalls Visit /Colombo City & Shopping Tour
Kitulgala is a small town in the west of Sri Lanka. The Kelani river (the broadest river in Sri Lanka) flowing through Kitulgala was the main location where the Oscar winning movie ‘The Bridge over the River Kwai’ was filmed. On the hill above this town, a prehistoric cave was recently discovered containing skeletal remains from some unknown civilization. Kitulgala is also a base for white-water rafting, which starts a few kilometers upstream.
Overnight Satay at : Hotel in Colombo
Day 05 – Departure
After breakfast, leave you Colombo Airport with remarkable travel experience. End of our services.
Sri Lanka Mini Tour
05 days / 04 nights