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Day 01

One of our professional English speaking chauffeur will warmly welcome you at the arrival of Bandaranayake International Airport or your hotel and transfer to Kandy. On the way to Kandy, you will visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Then leave to Sigiriya and climb sigiriya Rock Fortress in the evening. Stay overnight at Sigiriya.

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is one of the best place for an up close and personal experience with the world’s largest land mammals. It established in 1975 as place for shelter and care the wounded elephants and abandoned baby elephants found in jungle. It is currently home to a herd of over 90 elephants.

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

The rock fortress of Sigiriya, considered as the eighth wonder of the ancient world, was built by king Kassapa in the 5th century A.D and was royal citadel for more than one year. It is a complex of buildings, part-royal palace, and part fortified town, and water gardens on par with the best in the ancient world, constitute a magnificent and unique architectural feat of the ancient Sinhalese. Sigiriya was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1982.

Day 02

Early morning you will leave for Kandy, the cultural city in Sri Lanka. En-route, you will visit Spice Garden and Peradeniya Botanical Garden. After lunch, visit Kandy Temple. End of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel or Colombo International Airport for departure.

Herbal & Spice Garden

Best place to see many different types of spices in Sri Lanka. You will be introduced to different spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed. A processing and training unit has been set up in the area and farmers are grouped in a cooperative to ensure fair prices and you will also be able to purchase spices. Gardens are open to visitors, a delightful place to stroll in fragrant greenery and learn about nutmeg, pepper vines, clove trees and curry, cinnamon and the precious cardamom, a relative of ginger.

Peradeniya Botanical Garden

Royal Botanical Garden is the largest botanical garden in the country. It is renowned for its collection of a variety of orchids. It includes more than 4000 species of plants, including of orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees. Attached to it is the National Herbarium of Sri Lanka. The total area of the botanical garden is 147 acres (0.59 km2), at 460 meters above sea level, and with a 200-day annual rainfall.

Kandy Temple

The Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a major attraction in Kandy city. It was built within the royal palace complex which houses the tooth relic of the Buddha, a tooth, which is venerated by Buddhists. The relic has played an important role in the local politics since ancient times. Kandy was the capital of the Sinhalese Kings from 1592 to 1815, fortified by the terrain of the mountains and the difficult approach. The city is a world heritage site declared by UNESCO, in part due to the temple.