Pinnawala & Kandy Day tour
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, established in 1975 by the Department of Wildlife Conservation, the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage aims to provide care and protection to the many orphaned and abandoned elephants found in the jungle. Other than twice daily baths in the river and bottle feeding of the calves younger than three years old, the orphanage tries to simulate the elephant’s natural environment as much as possible.
Kandy is a city in the center of Sri Lanka. It was the last capital of the ancient kings' era of Sri Lanka. The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. Kandy is one of the most scenic cities in Sri Lanka; it is both an administrative and religious city. It is the capital of the Central Province (which encompasses the districts of Kandy, Matale and Nuwara Eliya) and also of Kandy District. Kandy is the home of The Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), one of the most venerable places for the Buddhist community of Sri Lanka and all around the world. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988.
Transfer from Colombo to Pinnawala.
The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is one of Sri Lanka's most popular tourist attractions. The orphanage's population has now mushroomed to around 65, making it the world’s largest collection of captive elephants. The elephants here range in age from newborns to elderly matriarchs, and include orphaned and abandoned elephants, as well as those injured in the wild.
Thereafter transfer from Pinnawala to Kandy.
Lunch will be served at round tour restaurant.
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Kandy which is a UNESCO world heritage site. The historic city about 480m above sea level surrounded by mountains was known to Sri Lankan as Kanda Uda Rata, which means the hill country. Kandy was home to Sri Lanka's last independent Kingdom, which survived two centuries of colonial incursion before finally falling to the British at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Visit the Temple of the tooth, the royal Botanical Gardens, the Peradeniya University campus and catch a panoramic view of the picturesque town from Upper Lake Drive.
Early evening, you will visit a Kandyan Dance performance and be treated to a spectacular fire walking finale.
Kandy is also famous for its shopping, gems and jewellery, handicrafts, batiks, silks etc. And you will have the opportunity of browsing to your heart’s content.
On completion return to Hotel (Colombo).
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THE ABOVE PRICES INCLUDE:
- Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle.
- Entrance fees for Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, Temple Of The Tooth .
- Cost of Lunch.
- Services of a English Speaking Chauffer Guide.
ABOVE PRICES DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Expenses of personal nature.
- Any other services not specified above.
- Video and Camera permits.
- Breakfast/Dinner throughout the tour.
- The visits to wild life parks will be at client's own risk.
- The jeeps available are very basic with basic insurance cover (not comprehensive as in the case of the vehicle, which will be used on the tour).