Sri Lanka Highland & Nature


7 Days Tours

TRAVEL DATES: 25 JUNE 2019 TO 31 OCTOBER 2019

Prices from £1119.00 per person based on 2 People



ITINERARY

Day 01 London Heathrow

Depart from London Heathrow flight to Colombo.

Day 02 Arrive at Colombo (-)

Upon arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport, we will be met by our representative who will assist with our transfer from the airport to our hotel in Colombo.
Rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the surroundings and the hotel facilities. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03 City Tour Colombo-Kandy (B, D)

After Breakfast leave for Kandy (116 kms – Approx. 3 hrs drive). En-route visit Spice Gardens at Mawanalla.
Mawanalla is a featureless urban sprawl with a congested one-way system, so you're unlikely to want to linger long. However, the road north of town is lined with dozens of visitor-friendly spice plantations where vanilla, rubber, cinchona, jackfruit, cocoa and cardamom thrive. The area is also famous for kohila (a type of watercress) and small, mild chillies. After visiting Spice Gardens we will proceed to Kandy.
Upon arrival proceed on a city tour of Kandy. Upon arrival proceed on a city tour of Kandy. Including upper lake drive and the Temple of the tooth Relic.
Kandy This relaxing and fun filled Kandy city walking tour includes a visit to the famous ‘Dalada Maligawa’ (Temple of the Tooth Relic), the main Kandy Market, gem shops, handy craft shops and other interesting places. We will take you on a walk around the beautiful Kandy Lake which is located close to the Temple. You may also enjoy the Cultural Show at Kandy in the evening.
Dinner & Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04 KANDY- NUWARA ELIYA­ (B,D )

Beakfast at Hotel. Thereafter leave for Nuwara Eliya (78 kms – Approx. 2 ½ hrs drive) enroute make a stop at the Ramboda Falls & also visit a Tea Plantation and a Tea factory and learn the process of making the world famous Ceylon Tea. We can also arrange a scenic train Ride from Kandy to Nanu Oya.
Nuwara Eliya - The ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is supposed to be one of the coolest places in the Island, but it is really just like an English spring day, although the temperature does drop at night. All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence, houses like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions. Seasons may be absent elsewhere in Sri Lanka, but here you can read them by the flowers, which bloom in the spring (March to May) and the fall (August and September). These are the “seasons” when low-country folk flock to Nuwara Eliya to escape the sea level heat and humidity.
Dinner & Overnight at the hotel

Day 05 NUWARA ELIYA­ - YALA (B, D)

After breakfast proceed to Yala (189 kms – Approx 4 ½ hrs drive) En route Visit Ravana Water Falls. Nine Arches Bridge in Ella and Ella Gap.
Ravana falls -The falls have been named after the legendary king Ravana, who is connected to the famous Indian epic, the Ramayana. According to legend, it is said that Ravana (who was the king of Sri Lanka at the time) had kidnapped princess Sita, and had hidden her in the caves behind this waterfall, now simply known as the Ravana Ella Cave. The reason for the kidnapping is said to be a revenge for slicing off the nose of his sister by Rama (husband of Sita) and his brother Laxmana. At the time, the cave was surrounded with thick forests in the midst of wilderness. It is also believed that Rama’s queen bathed in a pool that accumulated the water falling from this waterfall. They believed that Ravana has played the Ravanahatha over her.
Up on arrival to Yala proceed to check in at the hotel.
Dinner & Overnight at the hotel

Day 06 YALA - COLOMBO (B, D)

Early morning proceed to the National Park at Yala National park for safari.
Yala National Park - the Ruhunu National Park covers 126,786 hectares including the Strict Natural Reserve (Block II). The most familiar is Block I (14,101 hectares) and this were established in 1938. Yala is famous for its big herds and large number of Elephants, Leopards, Spotted Deer, Sambhur, Crocodiles, Mongoose, Wild Boar, Wild Buffalo, and many other animals. More than 130 bird species are recorded which includes the resident and winter visitors.
After Breakfast Proceed to Colombo for the overnight stay. Enroute you will be able to see Stilt Fishing which is one of the most interesting traditional fishing methods in Sri Lanka & also the Galle Fortress.
Up on arrival to Galle visit Galle Dutch Fort.
Galle - Proceed to the Dutch Fort- “A World Heritage Site” and visit the Old Dutch Church c. 1752 constructed as a thanksgiving by the wife of the Commandeur Casparous de Jong, for the gift of a child. See several grave-stones inside the Church. In the garden some of the grave stones with inscriptions, brought from the “Kerkof” (1786) of the town (earliest one dates to 1710) could be seen. Visit the Bastions including the Sun, Moon, Star, Zwart (with the old water-gate and hidden entrance identified as the Santa Cruz Bastion of the Portuguese), Akesloot (where the first Breadfruit tree was planted by the Dutch), Old Gunpowder Magazine, Aeloes, Triton, Neptune and other Bastions. Walk in the narrow streets, including the Lighthouse Street (Zeeburg Street), Leyn-Baan Street (Lijnberg meaning rope walk), and Modarabaay Street (Modder-baai meaning Mud bay) see the Old Dutch Houses, private Museum where Dutch period antiques could be seen and part of the Old Sewer system that emptied to the sea with the high/low tide.
Thereafter leave for Colombo for the Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 07 COLOMBO – DEPATURE (B)

After breakfast leave for the airport to connect to your departure flight.

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TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:

- Return International flights inclusive of taxes
- 05 Nights accommodation at the hotels specified or similar
- Transportation in an Air conditioned vehicle.
01 – 02 Pax – In Car.
03 – 08 Pax – In a Van.
- Local ENGLISH speaking Chuffer Guide
- All entrance fees to the sights namely.
Kandy Temple of the Tooth Relic.
Yala National park.
Cultural Dance performance.
Jeep Hire at Yala National Park.
- Meals on HB basis while Colombo remains on BB basis.
- Service charge and current government VAT tax

TOUR PRICE EXCLUDES:

- Meals which are not specified above (Lunch and Dinner in Colombo).
- Drinks
- Visas
- Mineral water beyond that supplied
- Early check-in or late checkout
- Insurances
- Optional excursions and activities
- Additional transfer required due to an emergency situation
- Items of a personal nature (Phone calls, laundry, beverages)
- Video & Camera permits
- Tips and Porterage.

HOTELS (4*)

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