Day 01: Airport > Pinnawala > Kandy
Arrive at Colombo. Here, you will be met by a designated chauffer guide from Lakpura. After the formalities at the airport you will be escorted to your air-conditioned vehicle and proceed to Kandy En Route visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and check in to the hotel. (Travel Time: 2 to 2 ½ hrs)
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is the home for young Elephants who have been displaced or lost from their natural habitat, located at Pinnawala village in Sabaragamuwa province of Sri Lanka. Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is the best place for an up close and personal experience with the world’s largest land mammals!
Thereafter continue your journey to Kandy and check into the hotel. (Travel Time: 1 ½ to 2 hrs)
Later go on technical tours related to arts such as gem crafting, woodcarving and batiks. Watch the Kandyan Cultural Show with its colorful traditional dances and delightful music.
Thereafter watch the Watch the Kandyan Cultural Show with its colorful traditional dances and delightful music.
The Kandy Cultural Show gives an opportunity to experience some of the traditions of Sri Lanka. Enjoy this hour-long extravaganza as some of the most popular art forms of the island take to the stage. Get wowed by fire dancers and sword dancers. Watch the colorful Kandyan dancers take to the air to the thrumming primal beat of the drums.
On completion of the visit return to the hotel and relax.
Day 02: Kandy > Nuwara Eliya
After the breakfast at the hotel check out and visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic.
Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was built in the 16th century as the place of veneration and protection for Lord Buddha’s sacred tooth. Walk through the beautifully embellished passageways and elaborately painted halls, done in red, cream and black. Lounge against delicately carved pillars and get amazed by the beautiful golden statues. Get an unforgettable experience of history and art.
Thereafter return to the hotel and check out and proceed to Nuwara Eliya. (Travel Time: 2 ½ to 3 hrs)
En-route make a stop at Ramboda Falls and visit Ramboda Falls, which is the 11th tallest in the country. Get a guided tour through a Tea Estate and learn more about the varieties, processing methods and qualities of tea.
Visit a Tea Factory and a plantation where you would see how the world’s famous “Ceylon Tea” is manufactured. In 1824 a tea plant was brought to Ceylon by the British from China and was planted in the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya for non-commercial purposes. James Taylor was a British citizen who introduced commercial tea plantation in Sri Lanka (Ceylon). He arrived to Sri Lanka in 1852 and settled down in Loolecondera estate in Kandy. Today even people who have never heard of Sri Lanka are familiar with Ceylon tea, which is known for its quality.
Thereafter proceed to Nuwara Eliya and check into the hotel. (Travel Time: 50 to 60 mins)
Later in the evening go and explore the scenic city of Nuwara Eliya.
Visit the highland city that was the premium holiday resort town of the British in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Enjoy walking through the streets with their pretty little cottages, quaint villas and beautiful mansions. Make a memory in the old red-bricked postoffice as you purchase an inexpensive and colorful postcard to take home or send to your friends. Relax at Queen Victoria Park or on the shores of Lake Gregory.
On completion return to the hotel and relax.
Day 03: Nuwara Eliya > Haputale > Ella
After the breakfast at the hotel, checkout and proceed to Nanu Oya Railway Station to catch the train to Haputale. (Travel Time: 20 to 30 mins)
The Nanu Oya to Haputale train journey takes you on scenic ride through some of the most beautiful highland countryside areas in Sri Lanka. Watch the brilliant greens carpets of the tea plantations. See the picturesque villages with misty mountain backdrops pass by. Peer through drizzle and mist to look at the magical landscapes of Haputale. Enjoy the amazing sights of intimidating mountains, deep and dark woodlands, and magnificent waterfalls as they go by your windows. (Travel Time: 3 to 3 ½ hours)
Your chauffer will pick you up from Haputale station and visit most famous land marks in Haputale.
Explore the most famous landmarks of Haputale. Visit Lipton’s seat, one of the most famed observation points in Sri Lanka, which gives views of the Uva, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Eastern Provinces. Roam over the grounds of Adisham Bungalow, a beautiful Tudor mansion built in the early 1900s. View the neo-gothic architecture of St Andrews church, walk through its graveyard which is the resting place of many British tea planters, and much more.
On completion proceed to Ella, check in to the hotel and relax. (Travel Time: 50 to 60 mins)
Day 04: Ella > Yala
Early in the morning explore Misty Ella.
This is a hike to three of Ella’s most interesting places. Pass through bright green tea fields, and tough stretches of rock, and get to see the magical views of Little Adam’s Peak. Walk over the history seeped Nine Arches Bridge and listen to the story of its construction. End your hike at the Demodara Railway station with its unique loop-over track design. This tour gives you the chance to see the best sights of Sri Lanka
Thereafter return to the hotel, relax check out and proceed to Yala and check into the hotel. (Travel Time: 3 to 3 ½ hrs)
Towards the evening go on an evening Safari in the Yala National Park.
This amazing three-hour Safari offers the opportunity to visit Yala National Park, the second largest in the island based off the Southeastern coast of Sri Lanka. Get a chance to see the famous Sri Lankan leopards, indigenous wild water buffalo, Sri Lankan Sloth Bear and large herds of Sri Lankan Elephants. The park is also home to many other species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates.
On completion return to the hotel and relax.
Day 05: Yala > Ahangama
After breakfast at the hotel check out and proceed to Ahangama, en route make a pause at Rekawa and visit Turtle Hatchery. (Travel Time: 1 ½ to 2 hrs)
Learn more about the five kinds of endangered sea turtles that visit the shores of Sri Lanka and their conservation. Do the night time turtle watch and have a chance to see turtles come to nest. Have fun volunteering for a few hours at the Rekawa Turtle Hatchery.
Thereafter proceed to Ahangama and visit Stilt Fisherman. (Travel Time: 1 ½ to 2 hrs)
Watch the captivating sight of fishermen perched on stilts in the waters along the coast of Koggala. Hear the stories of how stilt fishing came to Sri Lanka, from the mouths of the fishermen who have practiced the craft for generations. Learn how the stilt fishing is done in detail and marvel at the level of skill that goes into it. Get some amazing photographs of the fishermen silhouetted against the shoreline at sunset.
On completion proceed to the hotel and relax.
Day 06: Ahangama > Galle > Ahangama
Spend the day leisurely enjoying the beach and the hotel facilities. (Travel Time: 20 to 30 mins)
Later visit Handungoda Tea Factory and Old Colonial City of Galle
Visit Handunugoda Tea Factory which is also known as the Virgin White Tea Factory. Learn the history of the tea that this factory produces. Get to know how the famous Virgin White Tea is plucked and processed completely untouched by human hands. Engage in a tasting session with a delicious cup of tea and scrumptious chocolate cake. Get a chance to purchase some tea leaves as a souvenir.
Explore the secrets of Galle where the Portuguese and Dutch made their headquarters. Visit the Galle Fort which is one of the best-preserved fortifications in Asia. View the museums of Galle and the lighthouse. Walk through the cobblestoned streets with their Dutch names and listen to your guide tell their stories. Relax with a king coconut or a cup of tea caressed by a breeze of the tropics.
On completion return to the hotel and relax.
Day 07: Ahangama > BIA
After a relaxed morning and breakfast at the hotel check out and, drive to the Airport for your flight back home!
- Accommodation on sharing a double/twin/triple room at the hotels specified in hotel collection.
- Meal plan on Bed and Breakfast basis starting with breakfast on day 2 and ending with breakfast on day 7.
- Transport in a Private Vehicle, inclusive of all Chauffeur accommodation, cost of fuel, parking & highway tolls.
- Private Transport with airport transfers in an Air-Conditioned Vehicle throughout the tour. (2015 and Above Manufactured)
- Service of an English-Speaking Chauffeur Guide.
- All prevailing taxes and service charges (Except for Credit Card/Bank Charges).
- Entry Visa Fees, please visit www.eta.gov.lk for more details / submit your individual visa application.
- X’ Mas & New Year Evening Gala Dinner Supplements.
- International / Domestic Airfare.
- Any expenses of personal nature.
- Tips & Portages.
- Cost of Beverages
- Meals where not specified.
- Entrance fees.