Golden Sands Holidays (35% Off Limited Time%)

Availability 

May 1st – Oct 31st (except July 29th – August 8th)

Duration

9 Days / 8 Nights

Price

USD 455* Per Person

Journey Inclusions

Hotel Accommodation
Breakfast
Guide
Private Vehicle

Tour Overview

Day 1  

Airport / Pinnawala / Kandy

Highlights of the day

  • Visit Elephant orphanage in Pinnawala
  • Elephant back Safari
  • Visit Spice Garden
  • Visit cultural show

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You will then be transferred to Pinnawala, which is famous for their Elephant Orphanage. It is a 25 acre coconut property that is a conservation camp for Sri Lankan elephants. Here you will witness baby elephants being fed by a feeding bottle as soon as you enter. This is a lovely site for tourists.

This elephant orphanage also houses the crippled elephants that can’t take care of themselves. Special mahouts are trained to take care of these ‘gentle giants’ who are sometimes orphaned. This orphanage was started in 1975 and has birthed over 20 new-born calves in its premises. Some elephants even have had the opportunity to witness their own grand children being born in the past few decades.

Witness these ‘gentle giants’ as they are fed at 9.15am, 12.15pm & 5.00pm, or when they are bathed at the nearby river– twice a day at 10.00am and 02.00pm respectively. This is an experience that is sure to leave you mesmerized for a life time!

Once you have toured the elephant orphanage, on the way visit spice garden then you will be transferred Kandy

The evening will come to an end with a beautiful cultural show organized for you, that showcases the traditional music and drumming of Sri Lanka.You will stay the night at a hotel in Kandy.

     

Day 2  

Kandy / Bentota

Highlights of the day

  • Kandy city tour including visit to Temple of Lord Buddha’s tooth relic
  • Visit to Gem museums, batik factory
  • Visit Kandyan Arts & Crafts

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After breakfast, we will take you on a Kandy city tour.

Kandy is known as a world heritage site and it was also the last royal capital of Sri Lankan kings. This city holds an array of culture, history and heritage in the minds of many visitors across the world.  While you are here, visit the sacred temple of the tooth – known as “Dalada Maligawa”,this temple holds the famous tooth relic of Lord Buddha. Wonder on a stroll across this small lakeside town and come across the Kandy City Center nestled amongst the misty hills.

This building features many worldwide brands and is an arts & crafts centre, shopping mall, and even has a gem museum and lapidary in it. You could also drive towards the Victoria Golf Course, which is without a doubt one of the best golf courses in the world. Stroll through a world of colour as you see an array of fresh fruits and vegetables being sold in the local Kandy market.

After you witness the beautiful city of Kandy, you will then be transferred to Bentota. You will stay on at a hotel in Bentota for the night

      

Day 3 

Bentota

Highlights of the day

  • Water Sports
  • Leisure at Beach

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After breakfast at the hotel, the entire day is for you to relax and enjoy the beautiful beach of Bentota.

Bentota has some of the best beaches in Sri Lanka and is known for the romantic settings carved by both the river and sea. This beautiful setting is utter bliss and will leave you with many memories once you return to your homeland from your holiday in Sri Lanka. Take a quick dip in the ocean or enjoy some amazing water sports such as jet skiing, surfing, diving or even body boarding.

Evenings are a heavenly bliss for those who enjoy sunsets. Witness the beautiful and enchanting sun as it sets and creates the most beautiful view ever.

You will stay on at the hotel at Bentota for the night.

      

Day 4 

Bentota / Kosgoda / Balapitiya / Mirissa

Highlights of the day

  • Visit Turtle hatchery
  • Madu River Boat Safari
  • Moonstone mine

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After breakfast you will proceed to Kosgoda.

In Kosgoda, you will visit the turtle hatchery which is operated by the Wild Life Protection Society in Sri Lanka. Several turtle species are protected at this hatchery, one of the main and most important ones being the hawksbill turtle. Their eggs are said to be left uncovered, scattered all over the coast, unprotected from harm’s way, and fishermen bring them into the hatchery in order to save and protect them.

The hatchery has been able to release over 100 baby turtles into the sea in the last 2 years since they opened.

After that, you will be able to witness a mask factory in Ambalangoda, Moonstone mine and you will even have the opportunity to go on a River Boat safari on the Madu River.

You will have an overnight stay at Mirissa.

 

       

Day 5  

 Mirissa

Highlights of the day

  • Whale and dolphin watching
  • Leisure at Beach

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Rise early morning for an early breakfast and thereafter we will take you on a Whale watching expedition in Mirissa.

Mirissa is known for its beautiful sandy beaches and amazing views of sunsets and sunrises. It is also famous for whale and dolphin watching. You can take a boat from the harbor out to sea, where you will be able to witness the beautiful creatures of the sea as they swim around you in the Indian Ocean.  The most seen types of whales and dolphins include the Blue whale, the sperm whale, common dolphin, bottlenose dolphin, spinner dolphins and even striped dolphins.

Spend the rest of the day at leisure on the beaches of Mirissa.

You will also spend the night at a hotel in Mirissa

      

Day 6  

Mirissa / Unawatuna

Highlights of the day

  • Leisure at Beach

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After breakfast, you will be transferred to Unawatuna. Your entire day will be spent at leisure on the golden sandy beaches of Unawatuna.

Unawatuna has some of the best beaches, not only in the country, but also in the world. This city has a laid back culture and atmosphere. It is a sheltered cove surrounded by coral reefs so the depth of the sea is not more than 6 meters. It is also known as the giant ‘salt water wave pool’. The Unawatuna beaches provide the best spots for swimming and also for beautiful views for sunsets.

     

Day 7  

Unawatuna

Highlights of the day

  • Leisure at Beach

You will spend the entire day once again on the beaches of Unawatuna

      

Day 8 

Unawatuna / Galle / Hikkaduwa

Highlights of the day

  • Galle old City tour
  • Leisure at Beach

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After breakfast, you will proceed to Galle.

Galle is known as the Southern Capital and is the intersection where classic Dutch architecture meets a tropical setting creating an amazing and distinctive atmosphere. You will notice the fusion culture that Galle has developed today; mixing the European and South Asian traditions together. The original ramparts and bastions that have been preserved up to date are evidence of a heritage that has been around for over 3 ½ centuries.

The famous Galle fort has the ‘old gate’ that carries the British Coat of arms, and adjoining the old gate is the Zwart bastion and the famous lighthouse that stands 18 feet tall. The Dutch bliss is surrounded with streets that spread out in a grid-like pattern and adorned with small houses with Dutch colonial style verandas. The Galle city is always buzzing with so much excitement and is filled with commercial buildings & old churches; it will surely leave you mesmerized.

Thereafter you will be transferred to Hikkaduwa.

Hikkaduwa is one of the beaches that have grown more popular in the recent past in Sri Lanka. Tourists and locals both go here to have some fun. Hikkaduwa is famous for its nightlife and parties as well. Accommodation is reasonable and the waves in Hikkaduwa are great for surfing.

You will spend the night at a hotel in Hikkaduwa.

    

Day 9

 Hikkaduwa / Airport

After breakfast, you will proceed to the Airport as this brings an end to your once in a lifetime beach holiday in Sri Lanka.

     

 

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*Above mentioned prices are subject to change on availability of Hotels.

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels

  • Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary

  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles

  • Service of English/ German/ Russian speaking chauffeur guide

  • International flights

  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary

  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels

  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)

  • Tips for guides and drivers

  • Personal travel insurance

  • Visa fees

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