Kids Tour

08DAYS 07NIGHTS

Day 01

AIRPORT / COLOMBO (Approx. 45 minutes drive – about 37 KM )

Arrive in Sri Lanka. You will be met by a representative of MAC Travels and transferred to the hotel in Colombo. Check-in and relax at the hotel. Evening commence a city tour in Colombo.

Optional : Colombo city tour in a World war 2 Jeep / Colombo city tour in a Vietnam war Jeep / Colombo city tour in a land rover series 1 jeep (1948) early version

Colombo

Colombo, the largest city in Sri Lanka, is the commercial capital and located on the west coast of the island. Due to its large harbour and its strategic position along the East-West sea trade routes, Colombo was well known to ancient traders 2,000 years ago. It was made the capital of the island when Sri Lanka was ceded to the British Empire in 1815 and its status as capital was retained when the nation became independent in 1948. The city is a mish mash of colonial style buildings, commercial high rises, hotels and ofcourse the glorious ocean front known as ‘Galle Face Green.’ Some of the finest structures built during the colonial times are still preserved in a part of the city know as ‘The Fort.’ Among the top sites to visit whilst in Colombo are Independence Square, Galle Face Hotel (which is the country’s oldest hotel built in 1868) and the adjoining Galle Face Green, The Fort, the bustling streets of Pettah, Town Hall and the Parliament building in Kotte.  Nightlife in Colombo is nothing to complaint about as the city boasts ample popular nightclubs and bars, mostly frequented by Colombo’s social elite. Colombo is a great city to unwind in and is a stop worth taking for some rest and relaxation!

Overnight stay at Berjaya Mount Hotel Colombo

Day 02

COLOMBO / HANWELLA (Approx. 01 Hour 25 minutes drive – about 35 KM ) – One Way Transfer

After Breakfast proceed to Leisure World Water park in Hanwella. Enjoy water sports activities. Later reach to hotel in Colombo and rest at the hotel.

Overnight stay at Berjaya Mount Hotel Colombo

Day 03

COLOMBO / PINNAWELA / KANDY (Approx. 04 Hour 25 minutes drive – about 130 KM )

After Breakfast proceed to visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage & Pinnawela Zoo. Later drive to Kandy and visit the Tooth temple.

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is situated northwest of the town of Kegalle, halfway between the present capital Colombo and the ancient royal residence Kandy. It was established in 1975 by the Sri Lanka Wildlife Department in a 25 acre coconut property adjoining the Maha Oya River. In 1978 the orphanage was taken over by the National Zoological Gardens from the Department of Wildlife. A captive breeding program was launched in 1982. Since the inception of the program over 20 elephants have been breaded here. The aim of the orphanage is to simulate a natural habitat to these elephants. However, there are some exceptions: the elephants are taken to the river twice a day for a bath, and all the babies less than three years of age are still bottle fed by the mahouts and volunteers.

Overnight stay at Oakray Regency Hotel Kandy

Day 04

KANDY / PERADENIYA / RAMBODA  (Approx.  02 Hours drive – about 65 KM )

After Breakfast proceed to visit Peradeniya Botanical Garden. Later afternoon drive to Ramboda en route visiting Tea plantations and Tea factory.

Royal Botanical Garden - Peradeniya

Peradeniya Botanical Garden is the largest botanical garden in the country and is located in Kandy near the longest river ‘Mahaweli’ in Sri Lanka. There are a collection of about 4000 plant species in the Royal Botanic Garden. Among them, the Giant Bamboo, Double Coconut and over 180 species of beautiful Orchids Perhaps, the biggest and most magnificent attraction is the ‘Ehetu’ tree, which spreads its branches and foliage outward to a staggering 2000 square meters! The Royal Palm Avenue, lined with majestic palm trees and the old suspension bridge over are also great attractions. The total land mass of the botanical garden is 147 acres, 460 meters with the annual rainfall amounting to 200 Days.

Overnight stay at Oakray Tea Bush Hotel Ramboda

Day 05

RAMBODA /NUWARA ELIYA / UDAWALAWE (Approx. 05 Hours drive – about 180 KM )

After Breakfast proceed to Nuwara Eliya to visit the city. Enjoy Horse /Pony ride at the Gregory lake area. Later afternoon drive to Udawalawe en route stopping at Ella area.

Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya is a beautiful little city situated in the mountainous plains of the Central Province. Historically it was known by the colonialists as ‘Little England’ because of its very British 'look and feel.' This famous upcountry town is situated 1868 meters (6128 feet) above sea level and due to this high altitude maintains a sub-tropical highland climate.  Sri Lanka's highest mountain ‘Pidurutalagala’ with a height of 2,527 m (8,292 ft) is very close to this town and can be seen prominently on a clear day.  However, Pidurutalagala is now cordoned off as a high security zone since the summit is made used for state communication and TV transmission towers. 

Another great attraction in close proximity to Nuwara Eliya, is Horton Plains, situated to the south of Nuwara Eliya. This plain is a unique ecological zone of wet patana grassland with a cloud forest and is home to unique and endemic wildlife. 

Overnight stay at Kalu’s Hideway Hotel.

Day 06

UDAWALAWE / BENTOTA (Approx. 03 Hours 40 minutes drive – about 200 KM )

After arranging Picnic Breakfast packets proceed to visit Udawalawe National Park. Later afternoon drive to Bentota. Rest at the hotel.

Overnight stay at Pandonas Beach Hotel.

Day 07

BENTOTA

At leisure at the hotel. Optional : Free for water sports activities at the Bentota river or Madu Ganga river boat ride.

Overnight stay at Pandonas Beach Hotel.

Day 08

BENTOTA / AIRPORT (Approx. 02 Hours 10 minutes drive – about 110 KM )

After Breakfast transfer to the airport for departure. (You have to be at the Airport 03 hrs before the flight time in time to catch the flights which leaves at …… Hrs)

Kandy

A beautiful majestic city with a rich history and a royal presence still evident in its glory. The sacred temple of the tooth relic is a must visit including a trip to the gorgeous botanical gardens.

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