Places Covered : Colombo airport – Kandy – Nuwara Eliya – Colombo
* Paradise for golfers (climate and landscapes)
* Opportunity to play on 3 different golf courses
* Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka
* Kandy and the Temple of the Tooth
* Nuwara Eliya
Excellent climatic conditions, amazing landscapes, Sri Lanka is a paradise for golfers. This tour gives you the opportunity to play on three different golf courses, while discovering the main attractions of each city.
You also get a diversity of elevations and climate, which makes each golf course a different experience.
The hotels selected combine charm and comfort, and will match your expectations.
Arrival – Colombo
The guests will be assisted at the airport and proceed to Colombo. After check in, visit the city. Colombo is known as the commercial capital of Sri Lanka. During your journey through the City of Colombo, there are sites that you must visit. One of those places is the Independence Square, which has become a major tourist attraction, due to its historical significance & astonishing architecture. Your visit will see the Old Parliament of Sri Lanka and the gorgeous Galle Face Green facing the beautiful Indian Ocean. Also you will be given the opportunity to shop at the well-known shops and malls in Colombo where you will find brands such as Mark’s and Spencer, Victoria’s Secret, GAP at good prices. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
After breakfast, a short drive brings you to the Royal Colombo Golf Club. Spend the day on the green. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Colombo – Kandy (120 km – 2h30)
Early morning, drive to Kandy. When you arrive, go for a city tour, including Upper Lake Drive, Market Square and a Gem Museum. Afterwards, visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic. It is located in the royal palace complex and houses the Relic of the tooth of Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Kandy was the last capital of the Sinhalese kings and is a UNESCO world heritage site partly due to the temple. After lunch, spend the afternoon on the green of Victoria Golf and Country Resort.
Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast, you will have the time to do some shopping in Kandy, where you could fetch souvenirs in wood, copper, silver, brass, ebony, bronze, ceramics, lacquer work, handlooms, batiks, jewelry and reed-ware.
Then proceed to Nuwara Eliya, also visit the tea factory in Nuwara Eliya where the world’s finest tea is produced. Set in the heart of tea-country, Nuwara Eliya is a beautiful town where the British succeeded in creating a replica of the English countryside, with homes in styles from Georgian to Queen Anne, well-kept lawns with hedges, an Anglican church, a famous golf course and beautiful parks give the place an air of nostalgia.
Situated 6,200 feet above sea level, the air is cool and fresh – a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city life .
After breakfast, a short drive brings you to the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club. You spend the day on the green. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Nuwara Eliya – Transfert to airport
In the morning, proceed to Colombo airport for your departure flight. On the way, visit Pinnawella Elephant Orphanage. This place was started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded elephants. The number of elephants has increased to more than 65 now, including Baby Elephants brought from various parts, as well as the 23 baby elephants born as a result of the captive breeding program. The best time to visit is the feeding time from 0930-1000 hrs and 1330-1400 hrs and the bathing time from 1000-1030 hrs and 1400-1430 hrs when all the elephants are taken to the river close by.