Elephant Tour In Sri Lanka
Destination Sri Lanka
Activity Tours in Nepal
Grade
Region Sri Lanka
Max Altitude 0
Final Destination Sri Lanka
Starts From Kathmandu
Ends At kathmandu
Accomodation Hotel, Resort
No. of Days 11
Preferred Season Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | Nov | Dec |
Activities Per Day Sight Seeing

Elephant Tour in Sri Lanka

Elephant is the star of Sri Lanka's wild life and the largest land animal in the island. Our „Elephant tours? have been designed for nature-loving families. The Asian elephant has been an important part of Sri Lanka?s culture and ecology for thousands of years (10% of the world?s elephant population is concentrated in this small island). This fascinating animal
provides the central focus of this holiday. Elephant back safari is the one of the main component of our Elephant tours. It is one of the newest and most thrilling safari experiences in Sri Lanka. Sigiriya and Habarana areas are the main popular places for Elephant back safari in Sri Lanka.

It lies in an ice-covered mountainous island off the coast of Antarctica in the outer reaches of the South Shetland Islands, in the Southern Ocean. Its name was given by early explorers sighting elephant seals on its shores. 

 

Highlights

  • Day 1 Arrival Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
  • Day 2 Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Day 3 Fly to Nigambo
  • Day 4 Negombo / Sigiria
  • Day 5 Sigiria
  • Day 6 Sigiria
  • Day 7 Sigiria /Kandy
  • Day 8 Kandy
  • Day 9 Kandy / Pinnawala / Negombo
  • Day 10 Fly from Negombo Airport to Kathmandu
  • Day 11 Final Departure from Kathmandu
  • Day 1(Arrival Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel )
    Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by Red Carpet Tours and Travels representative and transferred to hotel. After check in, you can either take a rest or hang around in the city depending on your interest and time constraint. In the evening, there will be a pre-trip discussion, introducing with your Tour guide. You will have an opportunity to ask any questions related to the tour program. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 2(Kathmandu Sightseeing )
     Today after breakfast, we start a guided sightseeing to historical and spiritual sites in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites that include the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddhanath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 3(Fly to Nigambo)
    After breakfast you will head towards your destination and fly to Nigambo.On arrival at the Bandaranaike International airport, you will be warmly greeted by your very own chauffeur guide and transferred to Negombo. (Approx.30 Min).On arrival in the hotel, spend the day at leisure relaxing and enjoying the hotel facilities. Spend one overnight at Jetwing Lagoon. Accommodation is in a Deluxe room with ensuite facilities. Your stay is on Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • Day 4(Negombo / Sigiria )
    After breakfast, you will be driven to Sigiriya (approx. 4 hours drive). En route visit the cave temple in Dambulla.   The Dambulla cave temple was built by King Walagambahu in the 1st century B.C. and it is a World Heritage Site.  It is the most impressive of Sri Lanka's cave temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq. metres of painted walls and ceilings, is the largest area of paintings found in the world.  It contains over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is the colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of rock and spanning 14 metres.                                     Spend three overnights at Vil Uyana. Accommodation is in a Paddy / Marsh room with ensuite facilities. Your stay is on Bed & Breakfast basis. 
  • Day 5(Sigiria )
    After breakfast, spend the morning at leisure. In the afternoon you can experience an Elephant Back Safari in Sigiriya. Elephant Back Safaris are one of the newest and most thrilling safari experiences in Sri Lanka. These Elephant Back Safaris not only make it possible to view wildlife from the back of an elephant, but perhaps more importantly, provide the unique opportunity to share a day in the life of the elephant. Spend overnight at Vil Uyana 
  • Day 6(Sigiria)
    Morning at Leisure. Spend the afternoon visiting the spectacular Sigiriya rock fortress with its rocky abode & water gardens.  Sigiriya is famous for its toadstool of golden-hued granite, protruding into the searing blue sky from a hot, flat wilderness of scrubland, which is transformed in the rainy season to a water garden. In the 5th century King Kashyapa domesticated the Lions Rock, by building a palace atop its summit. Sigiriya commemorates some of the turbulence of Sri Lanka’s history. In the evening you can enjoy a romantic dinner in an outside location selected by the gests. Surrounding of the dining location would be illuminated with fire torches or lanterns.  Spend overnight at Vil Uyana
  • Day 7(Sigiria /Kandy )
    After breakfast you will drive to Kandy visiting a spice garden in Matale (approx. 2 ½ hours drive). SPICE GARDENS- For centuries, spices have been one of Sri Lanka’s most celebrated exports and are used for medicines and cosmetics as well as to flavour foods. We will sample scents and flavours such as cinnamon, ginger, pepper, vanilla and cardamom. Batik is the ancient art of mixing colours using wax as the main component and Sri Lanka is one of the world’s leading exponents. Examples range from simple, single coloured designs to multi-coloured masterpieces. Spend two overnights at Elephant Sables. Accommodation is in a Deluxe room with ensuite facilities. Your stay is on Bed & Breakfast basis 
  • Day 8(Kandy )
    Morning at leisure In the afternoon, you will do the city tour of Kandy including a visit to the temple of the sacred tooth relic, upper lake drive, market square, gem lapidary, etc. KANDY – the hill capital is another “World Heritage Site”. It was the last stronghold of the Sinhalese Kings during the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule and finally ceded to the British in 1815 after an agreement. To the Buddhists of Sri Lanka and the World, Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of the “Dalada Maligawa” - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. Close by are the remains of the Royal Palace (“Maha Wasala”), “Palle Wasala”- where the Queens stayed-now used for the National Museum, “Meda Wasala” where other close relatives lived, Audience Hall, Natha Devala and Vishnu Devala are situated close by. The Bathing  Pavilion (“Ulpenge”) is by the Lake and in the Center of the lake is the Island called “Kiri Samudraya” (Milk white ocean) used by the kings as the summerhouse. Today it is the center of Buddhism, Arts, Crafts, Dancing, Music and Culture. Visitors can see these Dance & Music at the daily Cultural Performances held at several places in the city. Evening witness a cultural dance performance. Spend overnight at Elephant Sables. 
  • Day 9(Kandy / Pinnawala / Negombo)
    After breakfast, you will be driven to Pinnawala (approx. 1 hour drive). PINNAWELA ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE- off the Colombo - Kandy road is Pinnawela, where an orphanage was started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded elephants. The number of elephants has increased to more than 65 now; including Baby Elephants brought from various parts, as well as some of the more then 25 babies born, as a result of the captive breeding programme. The best time to visit is the feeding times and the bathing times when all the elephants are taken to the river close by. On completion of this visit, you will be driven to Negombo (approx. 2  ½ hrs drive). In the evening you will enjoy a romantic dinner by the lagoon Spend one overnight at Jetwing Lagoon. Accommodation is in a Deluxe room with ensuite facilities. Your stay is on Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • Day 10(Fly from Negombo Airport to Kathmandu)
    After breakfast, proceed to Airport for departure (approx. 30 minutes drive).Then you will fly to Kathmandu. You will have leasure time. You can have personal shopping in the mean time and over night at hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Day 11(Final Departure from Kathmandu)
    You will proceed for the final departure from Kathmandu with beautiful memories along with you.   NOTE: We will customize the itinerary as per the requirement of the customer other than the above. For Trip Cost,please contact us.

Cost Includes

  • Accommodation on a double sharing at all hotels and Lodges
  • Romantic dinner at Vil Uyana & Jetwing Lagoon
  • Transport is based on 01 Air conditioned Car for 02 Pax.
  • English speaking chauffeur Guide for entire tour.
  • Entrance fee during sightseeing, Mineral water during sightseeing and overland trip.
  • All current taxes as on date.

Cost Excludes

  • Sri Lanka  Visa
  • Any International Airfare / Airport taxes
  • Any change in tax structure resulting from the hike in published tariff.
  • Items of personal nature like tips , laundry, phone calls etc
  • Any video / still camera fee to the monuments and places of visit
  • Any other item not explicitly mentioned under price includes.
  • Any Insurance
  • Bar, telephone and laundry bills
  • Sri Lanka  Airport dept. tax.
  • Tips to guides, restaurants, and hotel lobby. Tipping is expected.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section

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