COLOURFUL SRI LANKA

Don’t be fooled by Sri Lanka’s small size because the country boasts beaches, wildlife, ancient 
temples and water sports unlike any other! Discover the water sports capital of the world, where 
you can walk into lush national parks and even trek up Sigiriya Rock to satisfy your adventure 
needs!

We Recommend 
Spot a Leopard at Yala National Park, 
home to the largest concentration of 
Leopards in the world

Get some exquisite Sri Lankan tea in 
Nuwara Eliya

Climb up the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya

Go White Water Rafting in Kelani River

Visit the sacred cities of Kandy and 
Anuradhapura

Bathe Elephants at the Pinnawala 
Elephant Orphanage

Travel in Sri Lanka’s Colonial Trains

Activities
Architecture Tours | History & 
Archaeology Tours | Gourmet Dining | 
Walking Tours | Biking Tours | Ecotourism 
| Hiking

Themes
Family Vacations | Educational | Beach 
Vacations | Child Friendly | Relaxation | 
Outdoor Adventures

Best Time To Visit
December – March for West and South 
Coast

April –September for East Coast

 

 

 

Set in the Indian Ocean in South Asia, the tropical island nation of Sri Lanka has a history dating back to the birth of time.  It is a place where the original soul of Buddhism still flourishes and where nature’s beauty remains abundant and unspoilt. 

Few places in the world can offer the traveller such a remarkable combination of stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, captivating cultural heritage and unique experiences within such a compact location.  Within a mere area of  65,610 kilometres lie 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 1,330 kilometres of coastline - much of it pristine beach - 15 national parks showcasing an abundance of wildlife, nearly 500,000 acres of lush tea estates, 250 acres of botanical gardens, 350 waterfalls, 25,000 water bodies, to a culture that extends back to over 2,500 years. 

This is an island of magical proportions, once known as Serendib, Taprobane, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, and Ceylon. Discover refreshingly Sri Lanka! 

PROPOSED FLIGHT: 

 

Airline  

DATE  

FROM  

TO  

DEP  

ARR  

SALAM AIR 

20 MARCH 

MUSCAT 

COLOMBO 

0240 

0810 

SALAM AIR 

23 MARCH 

COLOMBO 

MUSCAT 

0910 

1210 

Current airfare and taxes is approximately OMR 115 Per Person in economy class. 

 

ITINERARY: 

 

Day 1: AIRPORT / PINNAWALA / KANDY 

Welcome to Sri Lanka !  

Arrive at …. Hrs., where you will meet our representative. After Arrival you will be transferred to Pinnawela. Visit the Elephant orphanage and then head  for Kandy and evening time if energy exists proceed to watch Kandyan cultural dance show.  

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 progr am 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.   

The Kingdom of Kandy was an independent monarchy of the island of Sri Lanka, located in the central and eastern part of the island. It was founded in late 15th century and endured until the early 19th century. Presently, it is the second largest city in the country after Colombo. It was the last capital of the ancient kings' era of Sri Lanka the “Sri Dalada Maligawa” or “The Temple of The Tooth” is one of Sri Lanka’s greatest attractions situated in this city. The Sacred Tooth Relic (Dālada) of the Buddha is the most venerated object of worship for Buddhists. The ‘Esala Perahera’ in Kandy is celebrated to honor the Sacred Tooth Relic and its four ‘guardian’ Gods. This ritual is performed by carrying the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha through the streets of the Kandy city and is conducted with exceptional panache. The Kandy Esala Perahera lasts for ten days while various festivities can be witnessed right throughout this season. The Sinhalese term ‘perahera’ means a parade of musicians, dancers, singers, acrobats and various other performers accompanied by a large number of caparisoned Tuskers and Elephants parading the streets in celebration of a religious event.    

Dinner & Overnight stay in Kandy. 

  

Day 2: KANDY / NUWARAELIYA 

After Breakfast leave for Nuwara Eliya en route visiting Peradeniya Botanical Garden, Tea plantation and tea factory. Evening time free to explore surrounding areas of the property.  

Peradeniya Botanical Garden is the largest botanical garden in the country and is in Kandy near the longest river ‘Mahaweli’ in Sri Lanka. There is 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.  

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. The Nuwara Eliya District is famous for producing the best Ceylon Tea in the world as the cool and moist climate are great factors for tea leaves to thrive on. Famous waterfalls such as Devon and St.Clair falls are situated close to Nuwara Eliya and the famous Lake Gregory in the heart of the city is a much sought after tourist attraction  

Optional : Visit Kandy Tooth temple.  

Dinner & Overnight stay in Nuwaraeliya  

  

Day 3: NUWARAELIYA /  BENTOTA 

After early Breakfast leave for Bentota via Kithulgala. Evening time relax at the hotel.   

Optional : White water rafting in Kitulgala (grade 2/3 rapids) : USD 20 Per Person    

The experience of White-Water Rafting on the picturesque Kelani River, there are 7 rapids covering 3 major rapids and 4 minor rapids (Grade 2 -3 rapids). Every rapid give you great fun… epic excitement…! Kithulagala is a paradise for Sri Lanka adventure travelers. Rafting activity can be experienced anyone above the age of 8 years and for this activity, safety gear, modern rafts, and a comprehensive safety briefing will be given by our white-water rafting instructors beforehand. The distance covered is around 5 KMs and duration of White-Water Rafting experience would be approximately 1 – 2 hrs. (subject to Kalani River water speed).  

Dinner & Overnight Stay at Bentota 

  

Day 4: BENTOTA / AIRPORT 

After Breakfast leave for the Airport in time to catch the flight which leaves at ….  Hrs.   

If time permits enjoy Colombo city & shopping tour as well. (You have to be at the Airport 03 hrs. before the flight time in time to catch the flights which leaves at …… Hrs.)  

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! 


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