A Night in Kandy, Sri Lanka

2 day trip for XXXXXX

This 2 day trip across Sri Lanka offer stunning landscapes and the most breathtaking landmarks. You will discover all the secrets of this beautiful country and experience authentic Sri Lankan cuisine.


Highlights

Kandy Sightseeing
Temple of the Tooth
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Royal Botanical Garden

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Day by day


Your detailed itinerary

Bandaranaike International Airport - Kandy

Thu, 19 Oct

Day 1

Welcome to Sri Lanka:

We welcome you to Sri Lanka. I personally myself will be there to welcome you and your family on arrival. Afterwards you will be introduced to your local chauffeur in the airport who will guide you throughout your tour. After a small briefing you will head towards to your hotel.

Private Car:

Air conditioned transport with dedicated Sri Lanka Tourist Board-licensed chauffeur guide throughout the tour

Bandaranaike International Airport to Kandy:

Continue to Kandy. The drive will take minimum 3 1/2 hours also this depends on the road traffic.

Kandy Sightseeing:

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Kandy which is a UNESCO world heritage site. The historic city about 480 m 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 Peradeniya University campus and catch a panoramic view of the picturesque town from Upper Lake Drive.

Temple of the Tooth:

In Kandy visit the famous Temple of the Tooth Relic which is believed to have the tooth of Buddha is also situated in Kandy. In the evening you will be able to attend the puja with hundreds of pilgrims passing by the beautifully lightened temple.

Weir House

Price includes:
  • Dinner
  • Free Wifi (Weir House) (Weir House)

Pinnawala - Peradeniya - Kandy - Bandaranaike International Airport

Fri, 20 Oct

Day 2

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage:

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage which was established to feed, house, and nurse young Elephants abandoned by their mothers. Get that warm and fuzzy feeling inside you as you see baby elephants wandering the enclosure and being bottle-fed by their loving handlers. Enjoy a playful scene between man and elephant as bath time takes place at Ma Oya, just in front of the orphanage. 

Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya:

Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya, where you will discover a wide variety of plants, flowers and spices which are only known in Sri Lanka. (It depends how much time you want to spend). You can walk around and check out the best quality gem and Jewellery shops in this neck of the woods (Premadasas Gem & Jewellery). Also, you can walk around the Kandy Lake under the shades of the big trees.

Kandy to Bandaranaike International Airport:

It's time to say goodbye. Look back on a wonderful time in Sri Lanka and many impressions that the country has given you. You will be collected at your accommodation and transferred to the airport. The drive to Bandaranaike International Airport will take 3 1/2 hrs also this depends on the road traffic.

Departure Flight

Price includes:
  • Breakfast

GENERAL TRAVEL GUIDELINES FOR SRI LANKA

Visa Formalities
For visiting Sri Lanka, tourists are advised to register online on www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/
The applicable fee will be USD 30/=.

Dress
Sri Lanka is a very casual country, so no smart attire is required at any of the hotels. That said you may like to change for dinner at certain hotels – simply to make it more of an occasion. This is a personal decision. Because of the tropical climate light cotton and linen clothing is ideal. You will need some sturdy shoes for the climb up Sigiriya Rock, and on safari muted colors are best. Because of the heat we recommend you carry a sunhat and sunglasses at all times. We also suggest you pack some form of waterproof jacket as rain is always a possibility in Sri Lanka.

Currency
Sri Lanka’s currency is the 'Rupee', abbreviated as ‘Rps’. Rupees. Notes (Bills) are in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 & 1000, 2000 and 5000 Rupees. It is not possible to purchase Sri Lankan Rupees outside of the country. The current exchange rate is approximately 110 Rps to the Australian Dollar and 150 Rps to the United States Dollar

Foreign Exchange
Visiting foreigners can exchange money at international airports where 24-hour exchange facilities are available, through banks and approved money changers. Because you will not be spending any time in the cities we suggest you get all necessary currency at the airport on arrival.

Travelers Cheque /Credit Cards
Travelers’ Cheque should be of well-known brands like Thomas Cook, American Express and Visa. The hotels generally accept Major Credit Cards like American Express, Master Cards, Visa, etc., including hotels, shops and airlines.

Tipping (This is only a recommendation)
It is usual to tip your chauffeur guide and National Park Drivers and Guide. Though we give below the general guidelines, it is to be remembered that tipping is a sign of gratification for good service, and therefore please view these guidelines as the middle ground, which can be adjusted depending on the level of service you feel you have received.

Please note the below amounts are per group / couple / individual traveler.
Chauffeur Guide: USD 20.00 per day given on last day departure.
National Park Driver: LKR 1500
National Park Naturalist: LKR 1500
Safari Camp Staff: USD 20.00 per day given to staff on departure.

Please note that whilst all hotels include a 10% service charge in their rates, it is customary to leave tips at the end of your stay at the boutique properties in particular. We suggest 1500 Rupees per day which can be left with the manager on departure

Electricity
In Sri Lanka voltage is 230 volts AC, 50 cycles, though some areas also have DC supplies. Visitors are advised to check the voltage before using electrical appliances. Socket sizes vary, so it is as well to take a set of plug adapters, available from most electrical stores.

Prohibited Articles
The import of prohibited articles such as dangerous drugs, live plants, gold/silver bullion and coins, not in current use, is either totally prohibited or restricted. The law provides heavy penalties for the infringement of this restriction. Also, bylaw, visitors are banned from taking antiques and wildlife products out of the country – any infringement is punishable by fines and imprisonment.

Photography
Visitors to Sri Lanka find varied subjects for photography including people, monuments, wildlife, festivities, and landscapes. Most Sri Lankans are very happy to have their photograph taken but common courtesies apply and permission should be asked beforehand. No money need be given; this is not the Sri Lankan way.

Visiting Places of Worship
Removing shoes one’s before entering any temples is essential. Do not wear shorts, skirts above the knee or sleeveless tops in places of public worship.

Insurance
It is always advisable to obtain good travel insurance to cover the worst possible scenario. Do keep a copy of your policy separately as a safeguard.

Inoculations/Vaccinations

Before traveling to Sri Lanka it is advised that you consult your doctor or local travel clinic regarding any inoculations you may need. Malaria preventive course may be taken before your trip, but again this should be consulted with your doctor.


Accommodations

Weir House on day 1

Amongst Insight Guides' 7 Best Boutique Hotels in Sri Lanka.


Package price includes

Includes:
1 night double sharing accommodation – 01 double
HB at Weir House
Private air-conditioned car and English-speaking driver for tour and transfers

Excludes:
Entry fees to sights mentioned on the itinerary

Notes:
Transport price includes accommodation for the driver
All prices are inclusive of tax and service charges
Transport times are approximate and subject to change due to road conditions and weather
All reservations subject to availability at time of booking
The standard check-out time in Sri Lanka is 12 noon and check-in time 02 pm.


Total price for a group of people


OUR STORY


Founded in March 2014 in Colombo Sri Lanka. Jagathsingh Jayasingh (Short Name - Jagath) who has been in this hospitality industry for past 15 years. It started in 1997 when Jagath was asked from the local church from Hatton (Christ Church - Dickoya) to accompanying Rev Richard Woodham to Adam's Speak. Luxurious Lanka founder and CEO is Jagath who is passionate about traveling and exploring new places. His motto "customer is always right". 

Concept

1. Passion and love to create unique and memorable travel experiences that last a lifetime
2. All request will be taken care and will be delivered and personalized service will be provided to each client.
3. We work only with experienced Guides and Chauffeur Guides and the best hotels.
4. Based on the clients request we will provide the guides who can fulfill client’s needs.
5. Book trips directly with us therefore you skip costly middlemen. This means you travel cheaper, faster and better. It’s your ideal trip how you want it, when you want it and according to your own personal budget.


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