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Heritage & Pristine Beaches

Whether looking for adventure or relaxation, the beach is the perfect destination for everyone looking for a change of pace. Passikudah is known for its extended shallow coastline, making it a top destination for sunbathing and shallow swimming. The captivating, azure waters are hard to resist and, along with the pristine, white-golden sand of the beach, create an incredible sight. 

Day 01

On arrival, the clients will be met by a George Steuart chauffeur guide and transferred to the Age-Old city of Kandy. 

En-route: Visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage and The Millennium Elephant Foundation where you can interact with Elephants. 

ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE - Near Kegalle on the Colombo Kandy road is the Pinnawela Elephant orphanage, a riverside sanctuary which cares for elephants displaced from wild habitats. The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, established in 1975, commenced with seven orphans. Today some of these orphans enjoy the fortune of seeing their grandchildren born in the same location. The original objective of establishing the orphanage inclined more towards tourism, but is soon became a conservation and educational centre. With the help of local and foreign elephant experts, Pinnawela started a scientific captive-breeding programme for elephants. The orphanage is home to hundreds of abandoned or injured elephants who are looked after with warmth, love and affection. The elephants at the orphanage are bathed daily in a river located nearby.

THE MILLENNIUM ELEPHANT FOUNDATION- established in 1999 and is the only charity in Sri Lanka for captive elephants, MEF is supported by club concept which opened in 1979. MEF was the first place in Sri Lanka to offer bareback elephant riding without using howdah/seat which is extremely bad for elephants.  This would be the best place to interact with elephants in a safe and responsible way for both the person and elephant, whilst learning about the plight of Asian elephants. 

Overnight Stay at Thilanka Kandy on HB Basis.

Day 02 

After breakfast, enjoy a tour around the Kandy city and Lake followed by a guided visit to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

Kandy - (the Sacred City of Kandy) - is a city in the centre of Sri Lanka. It lies in the midst of hills of rare vegetal species. The Kandy Valley crosses an area of tropical plantations. Kandy is the last seat of the Kandy Kingdom which ruled Sri Lanka until the British took over in 1815. 

This lovely city is the Hill Capital of Sri Lanka and was the last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings. It still retains an aura of grandeur which has been unaffected by time. Encircled by hills, with a tranquil lake in its center, it is the site of the renowned “Temple of the Tooth” and the Royal Botanical Gardens - home to one of Asia’s best Orchid collections. Kandy and its satellite villages are the center of the island’s handicraft industry and its traditional dances are the most lively and spectacular in the country.

Explore the Kandy’s Colonial History with our expert tour guide - British Garrison Cemetery of Kandy, Cultural Dances, Peradeniya Botanical Garden and Kandy Gem Museum. 

Evening: Proceed to the quaint seaside of town of Pasikudah where you will spend 3 days enjoying the waves of this un-believable white sandy beach.

Overnight Stay at Amaya Beach Pasikudah on HB Basis.

Day 03 - Day 05

Sulk yourself to the Sun, surf and Sand of the beautiful Eastern coast of Sri Lanka. The crystal-clear beaches and the white sands are guaranteed to blow your mind away. Don your swimwear on, and let Pasikudah do the rest. Either to relax in for the tan lines or for adventure excursions such as deep-sea snorkeling (Coral reefs, and ancient ship salvages), beach surfing, Pasikudah has it all sans disappointment

Pasikudah: Pasikuda beach, recognized as one of safest beaches in Sri Lanka is very famous among the travellers who travel around the Sri Lankan tourism areas. It is located in the eastern coast of Sri Lanka. The nearest city is Batticaloa. Throughout the year the beach is fully crowded with travelers from all around the world. The sea is visualized with crystal clear water. Foreign travelers never miss this beach as it is known as an ideal destination for a sea bath.

Visitors are walking kilometres in to the sea because the sea is not compared to other beaches of Sri Lanka. They play, scream and entertain themselves in the beach. Even small children can dive in the sea. Some try to play with a surfboard.

What to do - Pasikudah beaches, adorned with coconut palms, set up an ideal stretch for Swimming, Windsurfing and Waterskiing. 

What to See -These beaches are also home to a varied number of tropical fishes and exotic coral reefs which makes for a splendid view. 

Overnight Stay at Amaya Beach Pasikudah on HB Basis.

Day 06

After Breakfast, Transfer to Negombo for your final stay in Sri Lanka via Dambulla. 

En-route – A climb on the Sigiriya Rock Fortress recognized by UNESCO as a Wonder of the World

Sigiriya Rock Fortress: The spectacular Rock Fortress of Sigiriya, 19 kilometres North East of Dambulla is one of Sri Lanka’s major attractions. The Rock was the Fortress of the "King Kasyapa" who murdered his father and stole the throne from his elder brother who was the rightful heir to the throne. Kasyapa built his fortress in this 182-meter high rock to protect himself from his enemies. 

Sigiriya may have been inhabited through prehistoric times. It was used as a rock-shelter mountain monastery from about the 3rd century BC, with caves prepared and donated by devotees to the Buddhist Sangha. 

The garden and palace were built by Kasyapa 477 - 495 AD. Following Kasyapa~s death it was again a monastery complex up to about the 14th century, after which it was abandoned. The ruins were discovered in 1907 by British Explorer John Still. Today Sigiriya is famous for its ‘Mirror Wall’, which consists of poems and paragraphs carved by visitors to the rock many years ago and for its magnificent frescoes of shapely be-jewelled maidens, vibrant colours and the water garden similar to the Ajantha frescoes of India. Sigiriya is in fact, the best-preserved city center in Asia from the first millennium and has been named as a UNESCO world heritage site and 08th Wonder of the World.

Overnight Stay at Avenra Garden Hotel on HB Basis.

Day 07

Morning – City tour where you could visit the Famous Fish Market and the Dutch canal and visit some of the local shops and go on a Shopping spree (if time permits)

Depart Sri Lanka – Transfer to Katunayake International Airport to catch your flight back home.

 

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