Drive from Passekudah to Kandy (Road Journey)
Leave the lodge after breakfast and transfer to either Moyogalpa or San Jose del Sur for the ferry back to San Jorge port on the mainland. It's then a one-hour drive across to Nicaragua's Pacific coast and the brown volcanic sand beach at San Juan del Sur. Once a quiet fishing village, San Juan is now a popular hang-out for surfers, overlooked by a statue of Christ that is perched on an adjacent hilltop. This is the Pacific gateway for some spectacular beaches that stretch both north and south of the town.
Kandy is the second largest city in Sri Lanka after Colombo and is home to some of the most famous sites in the country. The Botanical Gardens, which are the second largest in the world after Kew in England, house an amazing collection of flowers and trees aswell as a world famous orchid house. It is also possible to see the outside of Lord Mountbatten's colonial house within the gardens. Temple of the Tooth, which is also found in Kandy is believed to house a tooth of Lord Buddha himself. This precious relic attracts white-clad pilgrims, bearing lotus blossoms and frangipani, every day. When the capital was moved to Kandy, the tooth was taken to the new city and placed in a temple built to honour it. The temple was originally built under Kandyan kings between 1687 and 1707, but later severely damaged during the 18th-century colonial wars against the Portuguese and Dutch. After the wars, the original wooden structures were restored in stone.
You will be staying at Elephant Stables, bed and breakfast