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- Embark on an adventure of a lifetime in Sri Lanka, where natural beauty, wildlife and culture overflows like its lush greenery
- This amazing experience gives you the chance to discover everything Sri Lanka has to offer
- Stay in lovely accommodation throughout the tour and enjoy a wide range of excursions and once in a life time opportunities!
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Your Destination —
This is a culturally rich and environmentally diverse country, with nine World Heritage Sites (the oldest dating back to the 3rd Century BC); 86 species of mammals (including elephant and leopard) and more than 400 bird species; a colourful array of flowering plants and trees, and a Hill Country famous for tea; 14 National Parks out of 100 areas protected by the government; and an Indian Ocean coastline boasting palm-fringed and sandy tropical beaches.
Our Offers —
8 nights Nature Tour
8 nights Nature Tour
2 nights Jetwing Lighthouse Galle
8 nights Nature Tour
4 nights Jetwing Lighthouse Galle
Your Itinerary —
You will be met on arrival at Colombo International Airport by Antiquity Representative and transferred to Negombo. Check in at Jetwing Blue 4*, the rest of your day is at leisure.
Day 2. Negombo / Pinnawela / Maulkelle
Breakfast at Hotel before leaving for Kandy. En route you will visit the Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawela, home to about 89 elephants (some of which are baby elephants found abandoned or orphaned in the wild). The best time to visit is during the feeding times, when one will have the opportunity of seeing the baby elephants being bottle-fed. It is also possible to accompany the elephants to a river close-by and see them having their daily bath! Check in at Madulkelle Tea & Eco Lodge, dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3. Madulkelle.
Breakfast at hotel (09.30am) before leaving on the tea tour transportation (tuk-tuk). Here you will learn about the harvest, production and brewing of a fine cup of Ceylon tea. The experience begins at the hotel’s tea estate where you will learn the art of picking tea alongside tea pickers, before visiting a working tea factory to see withering and packaging processes.
You will also get to enjoy a tea tasting session, either at the factory or back at the hotel. Return to your hotel for lunch and relaxation before trekking on your bird-watching experience. Leaving the hotel around 3.30pm, you will experience local hill country life, witness emeral landscapes dotted with Hindu Temples and tea communities and trek through old Ceylon’s ancient tea valleys. During your journey you may see some of the endemic birds like the Ceylon hanging parrot or the Sri Lankan Grackle! Return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Breakfast at hotel before leaving for Kandy. Proceed on an orientation tour of Kandy. Visit the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, first built as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala king and expanded by the British. It is 147 acres and provides an amazing variety of trees, plants and flowers. Check in at OZO Kandy and spent the rest of your afternoon at leisure. In the evening you will visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and thereafter witness a cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dancing. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Breakfast at hotel before transferring to Peradeniya Railway Station for a scenic train journey through tea plantations and waterfalls up to Nanu Oya. On arrival at Nanu Oya railway station transfer to Nuwara Eliya, visiting Pedro Tea Plantation and Factory en route. Nuwara Eliya is Sri Lanka’s most popular hill resort. Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lanka’s tea country, producing a significant share of the world’s best tea. Sri Lanka’s highest mountain Pidurutalagala (8282 feet) is located here. Nuwara-Eliya also has one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in South Asia. Check in at Grand Hotel for overnight stay.
Guests will embark on an early morning drive to Horton Plains with a packed breakfast. Here you will take a moderate trek of 9km from the main entrance. Explore the grasslands and forests on offer, with spectacular views and vistas. Return to your hotel in late afternoon for a sightseeing tour of Nuwara Eliya. Overnight stay at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel before leaving for Udawalawe via Elle and Wellawaya. Check in at Grand Udawalawe Safari Hotel before proceeding on a Jeep Safari to visit the Uda-Walawe National Park. This national park was established in 1972 to protect the catchment area of the Uda Walawe reservoir, crucial to the livelihoods of the farmers in the south east dry zone.
With the land only recently reverting back from cultivation, the park has some fascinating characteristics that make it well worth a visit. Not least of these is the large elephant population. Uda Walawe is the most reliable place to see elephants in their wild habitat year round. Some 400-500 elephants live in the park and herds of up to 50 are commonly seen. The open plains are covered in thick manna grass up to the borders of the large reservoir in the centre and the Walawe river. The park is also covered by some abandoned teak plantation and dense scrub jungle. This variety in habitat makes for a rich variety of wildlife and game. As well as elephants, leopards live in the park (though you will be very lucky to spot one), toque monkeys, grey langur, spotted deer, wild pig and sambar. There are numerous bird species of course and Uda Walawe is particularly rich in raptor species, among them the white bellied sea eagle and the crested serpent eagle. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 8. Udawalwe / Mirrissa.
Breakfast at hotel before leaving for Mirrissa. Check in at Mandara Resort and enjoy day at leisure.
Day 9. Mirrissa / Beach.
Early morning proceed to the boat pier with a packed breakfast. Embark on a boat to witness whales which will take 4-6 hours. Water, tea & coffee will be available throughout the boat trip. Return to hotel and then depart for airport or your beach resort.
(Optional) 2 or 4 night stay at Jetwing Lighthouse 5* in a Deluxe Room
Day 11 or 13. Departure.
Please note: whale watching is seasonal from November - April. When travelling off season, you will transfer directly to beach resort.
Your Hotels —
You will stay in the hotels listed or those of similar standard.
Sleeps up to
Please note: the bed for the 3rd guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed.
Negombo: Jetwing Blue 5*, Deluxe Room
Restful beachfront accommodations await at Jetwing, which features a spa, 2 infinity pools and a rooftop fitness centre. Half a mile from the famous Dutch Canal, spacious rooms offer stunning sea views.
Madulkelle: Madulkelle Eco Lodge, Deluxe Lodge
Located amidst rolling green hills and the Madulkelle Tea Estate, this property offers tents with a terrace, a seating area, and en suite bathroom with hot/cold water. The peaceful Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge offers a retreat away from the city. It is just a 15-minute walk to Campbell Waterfalls and a 40-minute drive to Knuckles Mountain Range, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Kandy: OZO Kandy 4*, Dream Room
Offering practical yet stylish accommodation, OZO kandy offers a Rooftop Pool & Lounge, a Fitness Room and free Wi-Fi throughout.
Nuwara Eliya: Grand Hotel 4*, Deluxe Room
The Grand Hotel is on Nuwara Eliya Hill, adjacent to the Nuwar Eliya Golf Course. Surrounded by tropical greenery and enjoying cool climates, it features 2 restaurants, a shopping arcade and a gym.
Udawalawe: Grand Udawalawe 4*, Deluxe Room
Located within a 10-minute drive from the famous Udawalawe National Park, Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort features an outdoor swimming pool and offers spacious rooms with views of the surrounding nature.
Mirissa: Mandara Resort 4* Standard Room
Located on Mirissa Bay’s beach, Mandara Boutique Resort offers spacious rooms with private balconies and sea views. The resort features free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and a gym.
Jetwing Lighthouse 5*, Deluxe Room
This classically designed hotel is an ideal option for those wanting to indulge in some local culture. Alongside pretty manicured gardens, the hotel features a spa, two swimming pools and three restaurants. All-day dining is available at the main restaurant Cardamom Café, while seafood specialties are popular at The Cinnamon Room. The Deluxe Rooms feature a balcony or terrace with resort and sea views
Please note that if stay in Kandy coincides with Kandy Festival Season then a supplement of $25 per person per day will apply.
Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.
Your Journey —
Flights: You may choose between economy or business class flights. The flights included are with either a scheduled or no frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
Transfers: are included as per itinerary.
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