Lakpura Travels (Pvt) Ltd
Pinnawala and Kandy from Bentota
• South Asia’s Largest Elephant Orphanage.
• Last Kingdom of Ancient Sri Lanka.
What You Can Expect
You will be starting your tour from your hotel in Bentota. Your chauffeur will pick you up at 6:00 am. You will then begin the three-and-a-half-hour journey to Pinnawala. Once you get there you will see the many orphaned baby elephants that have been rescued and are cared for at the facility. You will also be able to watch them being fed and bathed and possibly help with these duties as well.
At 10:30 am you will be travelling to the holy city of Kandy. You will get to the Temple of the Tooth Relic by 12:30 am. The temple is the place where the holy tooth of Buddha is housed. It is a beautiful structure which was once part of the royal palace complex of the ancient kingdom of Kandy. With elegant pillars and arches, golden embellishments and beautiful paintings; the entire place is a work of art. The inner shrine is especially worth seeing with its gold statues, colorful fresh flowers, calming incense and feeling of quiet meditation.
From 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, you will be having lunch, at your own cost, at the hotel of your choice in Kandy. The city offers several excellent and mouthwatering options. You will then visit one or more of the craft workshops in Kandy; such as lapidaries, woodcarvers or batik factories. You will be watching the craftsmen ply their trade creating beautiful works of art from scratch. You will also be able to purchase souvenirs, if you so wish. At 4:00 pm you will be travelling to Peradeniya to visit the Royal Botanical Garden. You will get there by 4:30 pm.
A mainstay of the country for over two centuries; the Royal Botanical Garden was established by the British, and is one of the top botanical gardens around the world. It has thousands of species of plants; some of which are millennia old. The gardens played host to the Headquarters of the Allied Forces in the South East Asian Region, during the second World War. You will be see the remains of this historical event, the butterfly gardens, the colorful flower gardens, the famous Cannonball Tree, and much more while you walk the expansive grounds of the Royal Botanical Gardens.
At 5:30 pm you will be leaving the gardens and returning to Bentota. You will get back to your hotel by 8:30 pm, completing your tour.
Additional Note – Comfortable Walking Shoes Recommended for this tour.
Tours Includes – Private Transport in an Air Conditioned Car, English Speaking Chauffer Guide, Hotel Pick & Drop, All Taxes.
Tour Excludes – Entrance Fees to Elephant Orphange, Temple of the Tooth and Botanical Garden, Food or Drinks, Gratuities (Optional), Expenses of Personal Nature
Cancellation, No Show and Refund Policy
Cancellation must be in writing and sent by you/your travel agent who made the booking. Cancellations take effect from the date the written notice is received. No refund in full or in part will be given for unutilized services in the package(s) once you commence using the product or service.
- Up to 30 days before the Check-In-Date – Fixed processing fee of USD 30.00 and the balance will be refunded. In case of a refund to be made via an international bank transfer, all bank fees to be borne by the guest. A refund to the credit card is subject to above processing fee only.
- Less than 30 days and in case of “No Show” – No refunds.
- No refunds will be entertained under whatsoever condition once the guest arrives in Sri Lanka.
- We reserve the right to cancel your holiday because of unforeseen circumstances.