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Culture of the Hills from Colombo (2 Days)

Culture of the Hills from Colombo (2 Days)

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Culture of the Hills is a short, single night, 2-day tour into the heart of Sri Lanka’s scenic, cool and culturally rich hill country. From Kandy’s very own UNESCO World Heritage site, the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha.

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1 Day in Kandy

During your time in Kandy on the first day of your tour, you will be visiting the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage which is a caring facility for elephants, mainly young ones who have been displaced from the natural homes. You can see how they eat, bathe in the river and even feed the baby elephants during their meal times. Then you can enjoy an hour long cultural show that depicts some popular art forms including sword and fire dancers.

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is the home for young Elephants who have been displaced or lost from their natural habitat, located at Pinnawala village in Sabaragamuwa province of Sri Lanka. Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage is the best place for an up close and personal experience with the world’s largest land mammals

The Kandy Cultural Show

The Kandy Cultural Show gives an opportunity to experience some of the traditions of Sri Lanka. Enjoy this hour-long extravaganza as some of the most popular art forms of the island take to the stage. Get wowed by fire dancers and sword dancers. Watch the colorful Kandyan dancers take to the air to the thrumming primal beat of the drums.

Day 2 >En-route to Colombo

The second day we leave Kandy and en route to Colombo, we will first visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic which is an important place of veneration among Buddhist pilgrims who come from all over the country. From well adorned walls to beautiful passageways brightening up the premises the temple is a place of calmness. From Kandy, you will be visiting the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya which is a massive park  that contains over 1000 of species of plants. There is a wobbly suspension bridge and a maze where you can have fun. Then we head back to Colombo to drop you off at your hotel.                                                                                                                            

Temple of the Tooth Relic

Temple of the Tooth Relic a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was built in the 16th century as the place of veneration and protection for Lord Buddha’s sacred tooth. Walk through the beautifully embellished passageways and elaborately painted halls, done in red, cream and black. Lounge against delicately carved pillars and get amazed by the beautiful golden statues. Get an unforgettable experience of history and art.

Royal Botanical Gardens

Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya, which were formed in the early 19th century. Walk through the vast area containing over 4000 species of plants. Enjoy the learning more about the orchids, spices and medicinal plants. Wander down avenues shaded by large and rare trees, or bordered by flowering plants. Enjoy seeing the cannonball tree, walking over the wobbly suspension bridge and through the short hedge mazes or even climbing the twisty trees that make wonderful jungle gyms.

Return to Colombo & drop at Colombo

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  • Transport in a Private Vehicle, Fuel, Parking & Highway tolls.
  • Service of English-Speaking Chauffeur Guide.
  • All prevailing taxes and service charges.
  • 2 x 500ml Water Bottles per Person per Day.


  • Hotel Accommodation and Meals.
  • Entrance fees to the respective sites.
  • Chauffeur Guide's Accommodation.
  • Expenses of personal nature.
  • Visa and Related Expenses.
  • Tips & Portages.


  • 1 x 1 Litre water bottle per person per day.
  • 1 x Local SIM card per room.

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