Tour Day 1
A warm welcome by Leisure Island Holiday Tours will be the beginning of your journey upon your arrival to Bandaranayake International Airport as you’ll travel to Colombo around 45mins of travel time where you’ll be checked-in to a hotel in Colombo. At the evening get the chance to witness the Gangarama Temple, Seemamalaka Temple, Independence Square and its museum. Make your return to the hotel in Colombo where you’ll spend your night in comfort and peace.
Tour Day 2
Make yourself relished with a tasty breakfast at the hotel and arrive to Pinnawala within 2hrs and 30mins where you’ll receive the rare opportunity of witnessing freely roaming elephants, bottle feeding of cute, small elephants and bathing elephants nearby the river.
Pinnawala village is famous for its Elephant Orphanage, which gives protection to wild Asian elephants. It is located in the Kegalle district in Sabaragamuwa province and is about 90km from Colombo. Pinnawala is well-known for having the largest herd of captive elephants in the world. The orphanage was started by the Sri Lankan department of wildlife conservation in 1975 for baby elephants who lost or were abandoned from their parents. Elephants in Pinnawala roam freely as a herd during the day time and tourist can witness elephants bathing and bottle feeding of baby elephants every day at 9in the morning and 1 in the afternoon.
After spending your wondrous moment with the mighty elephants, land on your next step of the journey to Peradeniya within 1hr and 15mins as it is the Royal Botanical Gardens, the ego of the mighty nature.
With a total area of 0.59km2, Royal Botanical Garden in Peradeniya is a home to more than 4000 species of plants including orchids, spices, medical and palm trees. Origin of this garden is dated as far back as 1371 and presently it is administrated by Department of Agriculture. Though it was started by the Sinhala Kings of the Kandy era, during the British colonial period it was named as the Royal Botanical Garden.
For it’s the end of this amusing day, check-into the hotel within a time of 15mins as you’ll spend a night worn off from tiredness and pumped in relish.
Tour Day 3
Wake up for a lovely morning and have your tasty breakfast as this is the day where you’ll get the rare opportunity to visit the Temple of the Holy Tooth Relic and enjoy the stunning view of waterfalls and lush tea estates as you proceed to Nuwara Eliya around a travel time of 2hrs and 30mins. Visit a tea factory and stop at the white-veiled Ramboda and Puna waterfalls for a wondrous sight.
Nuwara Eliya is a dazzling city, with an altitude of 1868m, situated in the central province of Sri Lanka. Because of its cool, breezing climate, the city is renowned as “The little England”. The world’s finest tea is the main production of the city, along with the vegetables, fruits and flowers. The annual festival season that starts from 1st of April, coincides with the Sinhala and Tamil New Year in April. Motor racing, go cart racing and horse racing events are held in the festive season culminating with the Governor's Cup Golf Tournament and a flower show. Victoria Park, Hakgala botanical gardens, Golf course, Galway's Land Bird Sanctuary, Trout streams, Waterfalls, Panorama of tea planted valleys and mountains, Colonial British styled architecture with gardens and are other attractions in this picturesque city while boating or fishing on Lake Gregory is a breathtaking activity that you may love to engage in. Sri Lanka’s tallest mountain, the Piduruthalagala (Mt.Pedro) and island’s highest plateau, the Horton Plains can be reached from Nuwara Eliya.
Ramboda Falls is 109m high and highlights its dignity as the 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka situated in Pussellawa area, on the A5 highway at the Ramboda Pass. It is formed by Panna Oya which is a tributary of Kothmale Oya whereas the altitude of the falls is 945m above sea level. This fall consist of 3 sections that are, the far view of the top part from the main road, middle section from the A5 highway just above the bridge and the bottom part under the bridge. The Ramboda Oya double fall is unique in the ‘Y’ form where two waterfalls with two water sources merge in to one at the bottom.
Northwest from Nuwara Eliya, on Peradeniya-Nuwara Eliya route between Pussellawa and Ramboda, there falls the white waters of Puna Falls, a fall unique for its double form in other words in the form of “Y” where two waterfalls with two water sources combine into one at the bottom. The water in the fall on the left is from the Ramboda Oya, whereas the fall on the right is also from Ramboda Oya. Also known as Ramboda Falls or Poonawa Ella, Puna Falls gains a height of 100m. Puna Falls is of course a remarkable destination that will indeed wear off all you’re strain to make you refreshable.
After living a moment of cool breeze and frosty, check-in to the hotel in Nuwara Eliya where you’ll spend a quiet, loving night of leisure and pleasure.
Tour Day 4
Rise and shine and have your delightful breakfast at the hotel as it’s the day that you’ll proceed to Bentota via Hatton within a travel time of 1hr where you’ll witness the St. Clair’s and Devon waterfalls.
St. Clair's Falls is one of the widest waterfalls in Sri Lanka. It is called the "Little Niagara of Sri Lanka. The fall is 80m in height and hence the 20th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. The fall is formed by Kothmale Oya, a tributary of Mahaweli River.
The Devon falls is named after a pioneer English coffee planter called Devon, whose plantation is situated nearby the falls. The Waterfall is 97m high and ranked as the 19th highest in the Island. The fall is formed by Kothmale Oya, a tributary of Mahaweli River.
After spending the alluring day of beautiful sights, check-in to the hotel at Bentota around a time of 4hrs and 45mins where you’ll enjoy a lovely night of relaxation.
Tour Day 5
Wake up for an exciting day where you’ll enjoy a mouthwatering breakfast at the hotel and will begin your wondrous journey at the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery where you’ll arrive within 15mins of travel time.
Approximately 76km south from Colombo, Kosgoda, is a coastal town in southern Sri Lanka. This town is most famous for the turtle hatchery, which was established in 1988 to protect sea turtles such as the Green Turtle, the Leatherback, the Hawksbill, the Loggerhead and the Olive Ridley. Visitors can see huge tanks filled with new born turtle hatchlings and there are tanks in the hatchery for disabled turtles for further care. Apart from turtles other famous attractions are Kosgoda beach and Kosgoda lagoon for bird watching and boating.
After a moment of pleasure and leisure with the cute turtles, step up to Balapitiya for an amazing mangrove safari at the Madhu river where you’ll arrive within a time of 30mins.
Balapitiya Madhu River is located in the Galle district, southern Sri Lanka. Along with the rich bio diversity Madhu River is home to 303 species of plants and 248 species of animals. The mangrove forest in this area is considered as one of the last remaining pristine mangrove forests in the island. The River has around 70 isles and the biggest isle is called Maduwa while the isle Kothduwa has a famous Buddhist monastery. The inhabitants of its islets produce peeled cinnamon and cinnamon oil. A boat trip would give you a good idea of this calm, enchanting eco system. The Madhu River Wetland was declared in 2003, in terms of the Ramsar Convention.
Make your return to the hotel at Bentota within 45mins of travel where you’ll enjoy a moment of leisure at the golden pristine beaches at Bentota in the evening of beauty.
The coastal town of Bentota is situated on the southern bank of the Bentota River mouth, which is about 65Km south from Colombo. Bentota River and lagoon highlights its specialty as one of the perfect places to canoe, jet-ski and boat trips for bird and reptile watching and fishing. The bewildering Bentota beach is an ideal destination for swimming, body-surfing, diving, jet-skiing, windsurfing, parasailing as well as relaxing. Apart from the sea and the river, other attractions in Bentota and suburbs are the Turtle Hatchery, located on the Induruwa beach, Brief Garden, the marvel of horticulture, Meetiyagoda Moonstone mine and Kande Viharaya in Aluthgama, the place where one of the tallest sitting Buddha statues in the world, marking a height of 160ft is settled.
After your moment of leisure, spend the night at the hotel where you’ll rest along with the splendid moments you had throughout the day.
Tour Day 6
Rise and shine for the last day of your appealing tour as you’ll revel in a delicious breakfast at the hotel and will have an impressive moment as you’ll relax and enjoy at the golden pristine beaches at Bentota. Then land on to Bandaranayake International Airport around 2hrs as it’s time to farewell to the loving isle, Sri Lanka, with ample of memories left in your heart as a souvenir.