A special trip to Sri Lanka for people who wish to have a relaxing holiday, and have a break from their stressful lifestyle. Taking you through the central highlands of Sri Lanka, at a perfect pace where you could explore the culture and heritage of our beautiful island leisurely. A few days in Nuwara Eliya and Ella will offer you some breath-taking sceneries, and finally end the tour with a peaceful beach holiday in Hikkaduwa, where you could relax and chill out to the cool breeze of the ocean…
This is a private tour package, guests have the freedom of travel on location in a private vehicle.
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After breakfast proceed to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
Pinnawala which is about one hour’s journey from Kandy, is one of the largest elephant orphanages. Here they rear Elephants that were lost to their herds by human-elephant conflict and by falling into pits.
Most of them are baby elephants. The elephants are fed at the orphanage and bathed in the nearby river twice a day, which will be an unforgettable experience for you.
On completion return to the hotel in Kandy. In the evening do a city tour of Kandy and enjoy a cultural show of Traditional Dances & then visit the temple of the sacred tooth relic located in the heart of the city next to the scenic man-made lake.
Spend the night at a hotel in Kandy.
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After breakfast proceed to Nuwara Eliya, located in the central highlands of Sri Lanka.
The city is at an altitude 6,200 ft. above sea level and was made into a health resort by the British in the 19th century. Such is the character of the Nuwara Eliya district, with its lush home gardens containing plants, flowers and cultivation of vegetables, so much so it is commonly referred to as ‘Little England’.
En-route visit a Tea Plantation and witness where the world’s most favored tea is made. Since the introduction of tea to Sri Lanka in mid 19the century, Nuwara Eliya has been the center of the tea industry. For many miles prior to reaching Nuwara Eliya from either direction you will find acres and acres of tea plantations. There are many factories open for visitors which also have tea sales outlets.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
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After breakfast proceed to Ella.
Ella is a small village in the central highlands of Sri Lanka, with stunning views. It is a great base for relaxing accompanied by the perfect climate, which will refresh your mind, body and soul.
The sleepy village is nestled in a valley peering straight through Ella Gap to the plain 1000m below, and across to the coast where, on a clear night, you can see the Great Basses Reef Lighthouse. And as if the views weren’t enough, Ella is surrounded by hills perfect for walks through tea plantations to temples and waterfalls.
Stay overnight at the hotel in Ella.
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After breakfast proceed to Udawalawa.
This national park is undoubtedly the best place in Sri Lanka to see wild Asian Elephants throughout the year. There are about 500 elephants in the park and they often roam in herds of up to 100. Udawalawa National Park is unique in terms of consistency in its number of elephants. It has no a seasonal variation in terms of Elephant gathering. The best hours to visit the park are in the mornings and evenings. Late evenings also afford the photographic opportunities in the backdrop of the loveliest of sunsets.
Upon completion visit Hikkaduwa
Hikkaduwa, a fun coastal town claims to have Sri Lanka’s most beautiful beaches. Snorkeling and diving in the clear waters are a major past-time along this stretch and is the most environmentally friendly way to see the fishy residents living here. The coral sanctuary found on the coast of Hikkaduwa is decorated with layers of multi colored corals, which is home to countless number of colorful marine life. There are also more than four different shipwrecks for enthusiastic divers to explore. Nearby dive shops offer PADI courses and equipment for anyone interested.
Hikkaduwa is also one of the best Surfing spots in Sri Lanka, with a clear warm water base. The surfing in the Hikkaduwa region is quite well known and gets the best surf during its dry season which is from November to March.
Spend the night in the hotel in Hikkaduwa.
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After breakfast proceed to Colombo, Sri Lanka’s business capital, which is located on the country’s west coast and is by far the country’s biggest city.
The city is a jarring mix of old and new Sri Lanka, with a central cluster of high-rise office blocks and hotels overshadowing red-tiled colonial-era buildings and sprawling street markets which overflow with high piled fruit and vegetables, colourful silks and cottons, and deliciously fragrant spices. Colombo offers many interesting venues that you can visit; The Galle Face Green Promenade, the National Museum, the National Art Gallery, the Independence Square, the Dutch Museum, Gangarama Temple, the old ‘Dutch Hospital’ which has been converted into a mall, and the National Library are some of them. Shopping options are widely available while the Nightlife is indeed enjoyable.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Colombo.
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