Breakfast at the hotel. Afterwards proceed to Pinnawala. En route visit the Royal Botanic Garden in Peradeniya: The history of Royal Botanic Gardens of Peradeniya goes back to 1371 AD when King Wickramabahu of Gampola Kingdom was ruling. Those days, it was a garden used only by the king and his officials.
There is a collection of about 4000 plant species in the garden. Among them, the Giant Bamboo, Double Coconut, over 180 species of gorgeous Orchids, the Ehetu tree which spreads its branches and foliage out to staggering 2000 square meters, are winning the attraction of the visitors. The Royal Palm Avenue, lined with majestic palm trees, and the old suspension bridge over River Mahaweli at the far end of the Garden add magnificence to it. Sri Lanka National Herbarium is also situated in the Royal Botanic Garden of Peradeniya.
Afterwards visit the Elephant orphanage in Pinnawala: The Orphanage was started in 1975 in order to provide care and protection to the many baby elephants found in the jungle without their mothers. At Pinnawela an attempt was made to simulate the conditions in the wild. Animals are allowed to roam freely during the day and a herd structure allowed to form. At 10.00 each morning and afternoon 14.00 the animals are walked 400 meters to the river for a two-hour bath and visitors can witness how they are guided through the narrow streets. There are only a few elephant orphanages in the world. Pinnawela has now become one of the biggest orphanages and is well known around the world.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Kandy.