SCENIC SRI LANKA

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  • Travel with Gem Tours Serving since 1983 
  • Guranteed Departures 
  • One & only travel agency in India serving Pure Vegetarian Food “GEM TOURS AND TRAVELS” 
  • Enjoy Sri Lanka as “FREEDOM TOUR” 
  • 7 nights Accommodation @ 4* hotel with Breakfast 
  • All Meals
  • Places Covered – Dambulla, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Bentota 
  • Dambulla – Sigiriya, Rock Temple 
  • Kandy – Pinnawala Elephant Orphnage, Spice garden 
  • Nuwara Eliya – Tea Factory, Hakgala Botanical Garden, Seetha Amman temple, White Water Rafting 
  • Bentota – Madu river boat ride, Turtle Hactchery, Galle Excursions 
  • All tour and transfers on Airconditioned Vehicle

Itinerary

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Mumbai – Colombo Airport – Dambulla Distance: 3 hrs drive (127 kms)( DAY 1)
Arrive at the Airport in the morning to be greeted by local guide representative who will escort you to your vehicle. Drive to Dambulla Enroute visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, a rare opportunity to view at close range, hundreds of Asian elephants as they roam, bath and feed. Pinnawala has the largest herd of captive elephants in the world. Later proceed to hotel. Check in at hotel and Day free for leisure and rest. Overnight at Dambulla. (Meals: L/D)
Dambulla( DAY 2)
After breakfast proceed to Sigiriya the Eighth Wonder of the World this ancient palace and fortress complex has significant archaeological importance and attracts thousands of tourists every year and Dambulla Rock Temple also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla. The Dambulla temple has five caves and 157 statues of the Lord Buddha, many paintings on the ceilings and walls that emphasis the artistic talent of ancient days. Overnight at Dambulla. Overnight at Dambulla. (Meals: B/ L/D)
Dambulla – Kandy Distance : 2 hrs & 15 mins drive (75 kms)( DAY 3)
After breakfast Check out from Dambulla and proceed for Kandy. Enroute visit Spice garden, where smells of cinnamons, pepper, cardamom, nutmeg and mace overwhelm the senses and the visitors are provided an insight into an age old industry of spice production, which attracted many a European and Asian merchants to the ports of ancient Sri Lanka. Later proceed towards the hotel an Check in at Hotel. Evening free for leisure. Overnight at Kandy. (Meals: B/L/D)
Kandy – Nuwara Eliya Distance : 2 hrs & 30 mins drive (78 kms)( DAY 4)
After breakfast Check out from Kandy and proceed for Nuwara Eliya situated at around 2000 m above Sea Level which is surrounded by misty mountains and lush Tea Plants. It is also “Heart “of Sri Lankans' Tea productions and producing the best tea in the world. Enroute visit Tea Factory. Tea Gardens is situated at approximately 1200 m above Sea Level in the town of  RAMBODA and it is surrounded by quite and scenically environment. Tea – a drink consumed in households and workplaces throughout the world – was first discovered purely by accident. Traditionally there were three methods through which tea was prepared - Boiling Tea for Classical Period, Whisking Tea for Romantic Period, Brewing Tea for Naturalistic Period. Later proceed to hotel. Check in at hotel and free time for rest. Overnight at Nuwara Eliya. (Meals: B/L/D)
Nuwara Eliya ( DAY 5)
After proceed for Seetha Amman Temple, this place is believed to be the site where Sita was held captive by (Vikram) king Ravana, and where she prayed daily for Rama to come and rescue her in the Hindu epic, Ramayana. On the rock face across the stream are circular depressions said to be the footprints of Lord Hanuman. Later proceed to Hakgala Botanical Garden, is one of the three botanical gardens in Sri Lanka. The gardens 55 acres in extent are smaller and less exotic than the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens, but at 5,600 feet (1,707 meters) elevation the species of flora are quite different. The pride of the gardens is now roses and tree ferns. Later proceed for Seetha Amman Overnight at Nuwara Eliya. (Meals: B/L/D)
Nuwara Eliya – Bentota Distance : 3 hrs drive (127 kms)( DAY 6)
After breakfast check out from hotel and proceed for Bentota. Enroute visit for White Water Rafting. Enjoy beautiful landscape from a new angle! Rafting down the Hvítá river is a splendid way to spend the day. Later proceed to Madu River boat ride a wetland estuary spreading over 900 hectares of which 770 hectares is covered with water and inhabited with 64 islands. The boat ride is a wonderful way to take a closer look at this complex wetland ecosystem. The mangrove forests, glide under the canopy of the forest tunnels as they curve playfully towards the watercourse. Take in the unique biodiversity of the Madu River and its surrounding islands that boasts of hundreds of birds, plants, fish and animals. Overnight at Bentota. (Meals: B/L/D)
Bentota( DAY 7)
Morning breakfast proceed to Turtle Hatchery the turtle flapped his tiny flippers as our guide gestured at me to hold out my hand. Later proceed for Galle Excursions is a city on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. It’s known for Galle Fort, the fortified old city founded by Portuguese colonists in the 16th century. Stone sea walls, expanded by the Dutch, encircle car-free streets with architecture reflecting Portuguese, Dutch and British rule. Notable buildings include the 18th-century Dutch Reformed Church. Galle Lighthouse stands on the fort’s southeast tip. Retun back to Hotel. Overnight at Bentota. (Meals: B/L/D)
Bentota – Colombo Airport – Homebound Destinantion Distance : 2 hrs drive (80 kms)( DAY 8)
After breakfast check out from hotel, Bentota and proceed to Colombo airport to board flight for homebound destination with Sweet Memories.

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