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8 Days Culture tour itinerary for sri-lanka: Enjoy Golf Tour In World Class Golf Courses

Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Pinnawala

Culture
Culture Tour
Sightseeing
Sightseeing Tour
Golf
Golf Tour
Enjoy Golf Tour in World Class Golf Courses

Golfing

Kandy-Sri Lanka

Try your hands in golfing at the Royal Colombo Golf Club, Victoria Golf & Country Resort in Kandy, and Nuwara Eliya Golf Club with some important sightseeing activities and a memorable train journey over the hills.

DAY 01

Airport - Colombo

  • On arrival at the Bandaranaike International airport, transfer to Colombo (Approx. 1-hour drive).

  • On arrival at the hotel, spend the day at leisure relaxing and enjoying the hotel facilities.

  • Overnight stay at 5* hotel in Colombo.

DAY 02

Royal Golf Club in Colombo

  • After breakfast, you will be driven to Royal Golf Club in Colombo, situated in Colombo with a railway line running through it, which was built by the British during 1896 and the oldest from all.

  • Enjoy one 18-hole golf round at the Royal Golf Club.

  • Overnight stay at 5* hotel in Colombo.

DAY 03

Colombo - Pinnawela - Kandy

  • After breakfast, drive to Kandy. En route, visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

  • The Orphanage was established to feed, nurse, and house young elephants abandoned by their mothers and displaced from their natural environment due to development projects. Most orphans cannot be introduced back into the wild as other elephant family groups will not accept them. They enjoy a good life with their human parents and many find good foster homes in zoos around the world.

  • If you could reach the Orphanage by 09:15 hrs or 13:15 hrs, you will be in time to see the baby elephants being bottle-fed. At 10:00 hrs, the entire herd is taken to the river for a bath.

  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Kandy, a UNESCO world heritage site. The historic city surrounded by mountains was known as Kanda Udarata, which means the hill country. It was home to Sri Lanka's last independent Kingdom, which survived two centuries of colonial incursions before finally falling to the British at the beginning of the 19th century.

  • Take a drive to the Upper Lake, and enjoy the panoramic view of Kandy. The city is also famous for shopping, gems and jewellery, handicrafts, art & crafts center, batiks, silks, etc. You will have the opportunity of browsing to your heart's content.

  • Next, witness the Kandyan Dance, a pageant of traditional Sri Lankan dance that flourished in the hill country during ancient times. The dancers are attired in frilled costumes with glistening head-dresses and breastplates. They skip and whirl to the beat of the drums, executing astonishing acrobatics mid-air. The highlight of the performance is the fire-walking at the end of the pageant.

  • Visit the ''Dalada Maligawa'' – where the Sacred Tooth Relic is placed and preserved; undoubtedly the greatest attraction of the city. It is one of the most sacred places for Buddhists all over the world.

  • At 19:00 hrs, watch the traditional rituals performed daily by the religious dignitaries of the temple in keeping with the cultural heritage of the country.

  • Next, you will visit the ''Raja Wasala'' – the Royal Palace complex where the Council Chamber known as the ''Magul Maduwa'' is seen. This is a unique wooden pillared hall dating back to 1784 and the Devale complexes are housed inside.

  • Go sightseeing around the city.

  • Enjoy viewing a Kandyan Dance performance.

  • Overnight stay at 4* or 5* hotel in Kandy.

DAY 04

Kandy - Victoria Golf Club - Kandy

  • After breakfast, you will be driven to Victoria Golf Club, a beautiful 18 hole golf club located at Rajawella, close to Kandy and treated as one of the most beautiful golf course in Sri Lanka. The design itself makes it challenging to play. This 209-hectare golf course was designed in 1999 with a breathtaking view of Victoria Tank.

  • Enjoy one 18-Hole Golf round at the Victoria Golf Club. 

  • Overnight stay at 4* or 5* hotel in Kandy

DAY 05

Kandy - Peradeniya - Nuwaraeliya

  • After Breakfast, you will be transferred to Peradeniya, where you will be able to visit the Botanical Garden.

  • The Royal Botanical Garden is located less than four miles from Kandy on the Colombo road. Being 1540 feet above sea level, it covers approximately 150 acres and well known for its large variety of plants and creepers. The best attraction is the orchid house, which houses more than 300 orchid and the nutmeg grove.

  • Explore Nuwara Eliya, which means the ''City of Lights''. It is also known as the city of eternal spring, where the air is pure, cool, and distilled up through 1884 meters.

  • Nuwara Eliya was established by the British in the 19th century, and was known as ''Little England''. It is a popular holiday resort for Sri Lankans and tourists due to its cool climate and quaint colonial feel with its little bungalows surrounded by hedgerows. Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of the tea country and you can visit a plantation and a factory en route here and witness how the famous ''Ceylon Tea'' is brewed.

  • A journey through narrow passes, besides deep ravines and over gushing streams to the hill country of Sri Lanka is a very enjoyable one.

  • Overnight stay at 4* or 5* hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

DAY 06

Nuwaraeliya

  • After breakfast, you will be driven to Nuwara Eliya Golf Club, one of the most beautiful places to be. The view of the surrounding mountains and tea estates will give you the best Golf playing experience.

  • Enjoy one 18-hole Golf round at the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club.

  • Overnight stay at 4* or 5* hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

DAY 07

Nuwara Eliya - Colombo

  • After breakfast,  you will be driven to Colombo (approx. 6 hours drive).

  • En-route, if you like, you can do whitewater rafting in Kithulgala.

  • The Kitulgala & Kelani River is popular for being the filming location of the 1957 blockbuster movie “Bridge on the River Kwai”, in which the bridge was blown when the train was crossing the river. This place is worthwhile for visiting and photographing as you pass the rapids of Kalani River.

  • Highlights of the rafting tour include experiencing rapids 2 and 3, and the thrill of Virgin’s Breast, Killer Falls, Butter Crunch, and Head Chopper.

  • Witness the bridge in the river Kwai.

  • Overnight stay at 5* hotel in Colombo.

DAY 08

Colombo - Airport

  • After breakfast, you will be able to enjoy a city tour of Colombo.

  • Colombo is the business and commercial center of Sri Lanka, and the new capital is Sri Jayawardhanapura Kotte, only a few miles away. The city was only a small seaport, which came into prominence in the 16th century with the arrival of the Portuguese in 1505. The development of it as a major harbour took place during the British period.

  • Colombo became the capital of Sri Lanka in 1815 after the Kandyan Kingdom was ceded to the British. The remains of the buildings during the period of the Portuguese, Dutch, and British rule are found in every area of the city. None of the Portuguese & Dutch fortifications are found today, but some of their buildings and churches could be seen in the Fort & Pettah areas. 

  • Visit Fort, the former British administrative center and military garrison, and Sea Street – the Goldsmith’s quarters in the heart of Pettah.

  • After city tour, you will be driven to airport to catch your flight back home.

  • 2380 USD Per Adult (* 2 Persons)
  • Accommodation on bed & breakfast basis.

  • Transport by an air-conditioned vehicle.

  • Services of an English-speaking chauffeur guide for the entire tour.

  • Entrance fee during sightseeing (Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage/Kandy Temple of tooth/Royal Botanical Garden).

  • Mineral water bottle per person per day.

  • Parking and highway charges.

  • All current taxes as on date.

  • Prices are subject to change as per change in Government / Hotel / Airline policy without prior notice.

  • It’s a good idea to carry the contact details of your driver; take his card, or write his phone number and keep it in your purse/wallet – it’s a good back up.

  • Normally, hotels check-in time is 14:00 hours and check-out time is 11:00 hours

  • You should be at Airport 03 hours before your flight departure time.


*With three 18-hole world-class golf courses, including two in the hill country and an old-established one in Colombo, this tour presents a challenge for the ardent golfer.

Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Pinnawala

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Culture Tour
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