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Sri Lanka Splendors - 8 Days

Sri Lanka Splendors

Sri Lanka · Private Tour · 8 Days
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Private Tour
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culture
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safari
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landscape
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beach

Discover the amazing landscapes of the hill country in Sri Lanka. This holiday tour will take you sightseeing in Kandy, trekking in Knuckles Forest Reserve, visiting tea plantation in Nuwara Eliya, jeep safari in Yala National Park and relaxing in Bentota beach.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Colombo → Kandy
Day 2 - Knuckles Forest Reserve
Day 3 - Kandy → Peradeniya → Nuwara Eliya
Day 4 - Horton Plains
Day 5 - Nuwara Eliya → Ella → Yala
Day 6 - Yala → Colombo → Negombo
Day 7 - Negombo
Day 8 - Negombo → Colombo

What is included

  • Private air conditioning car with an English speaking chauffeur guide
  • 7 nights accommodation at luxury 5* hotels with daily breakfasts
  • Jeep for safari in the Yala National Park
  • Entrance fees at all visiting sites
  • Porterage at the airport and at all hotels
  • Van transfer upto the entrance of Horton Plains and back
  • Mountain bike ride to Ellewala waterfall

What is NOT included

  • International flight
  • Christmas and new year supplements at hotels
  • Transportation and guide service while on beach
  • Tipping
Did you know you can make this trip even better? Customize this tour

day
1
Colombo → Kandy

On arrival in Sri Lanka you will be assisted by our airport representative and transfer you to Kandy (UNESCO World Heritage Site).

En route, you will visit a spice garden in Mawanella. You will check in at your hotel on arrival and after a short break, continue on to your tour of Kandy.

In the evening, you will visit the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic which houses the most sacred religious relic, the tooth of the Buddha and the gem museum. Enjoy the Kandyan cultural show at the Kandyan Arts & Cultural Centre.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Colombo → Kandy112 km 2h 30min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Mahaweli Reach Hotel

Deluxe Room Kandy

day
2
Knuckles Forest Reserve

After an early breakfast leave for Riverstone in the Knuckles Mountain Range for trekking. This mountain range offers a wonderful place for bird watching, trekking, wildlife photography and camping.

Accompanied by the trekker, travel down to the Knuckles valley. Commence a 4 km trek from the village of Ratkinda. When trekking through the foot paths of the village, you can observe the daily life style of the villagers. Then walk past terraced paddy fields and enter the forest canopy of the valley to view the bio diversity of the vegetation, colorful wildflowers, birds and butterflies which are uniquely endemic to the Knuckles area. This trek lasts for about 3 hours.

After this exhilarating trek in the forest, return to Kandy. Overnight at the hotel.

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Kandy → Knuckles Range45 km 1h 30min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Mahaweli Reach Hotel

Deluxe Room Kandy

day
3
Kandy → Peradeniya → Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast, check out of the hotel. Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya, where a rare collection of tropical exotic and indigenous flora.

Transfer to Nuwara Eliya. En route visit a tea plantation and a tea factory.

Nuwara Eliya is set in the heart of tea country and situated 1890 meters above sea level.

Commence a sightseeing tour of Nuwara Eliya town by visiting market place, golf course (one of the finest 18 holes Golf courses in Asia) the Hill club, and drive around this hill station viewing Lake Gregory.

Check in to the hotel in Nuwara Eliya. Overnight at the hotel.

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Kandy → Nuwara Eliya80 km 3h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Heritance Tea Factory Hotel

Superior Room Nuwara Eliya

day
4
Horton Plains

Rise up early. Pack your breakfast and by 5:30 am leave for Horton plains, the highest plateau in the country. A van picks you up at the hotel and drives up to the entrance of the Park.

Horton plains has unique vegetation and is famous for many rare and endemic highland birds. The most awesome physical feature of the Horton Plains is the escarpment that falls 880 meters to the lowlands of the southern region of the island. Aptly known as the 'World's End' the view from the precipice of the countryside below towards the south coast is spectacular.

Return to Nuwara Eliya in mid day. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Nuwara Eliya → Horton Plains30 km 1h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Heritance Tea Factory Hotel

Superior Room Nuwara Eliya

day
5
Nuwara Eliya → Ella → Yala

After breakfast, check out of the hotel. Proceed to Ella which is one of the most scenic parts of the island. It is famous for the Ella Gap - a gap in the mountains where you can see all the way up to the ocean on clear days and the Rawana Waterfall.

In Ella, a trekker in a mountain bike joins in to guide you to the heavenly Ellewala waterfall. Route lies 10 km down the town to a point where a rural isolated road leads 3 km upto the waterfall within the forest. Trekker accompanies you up to the waterfall and back. You may take along your swimsuits to take a dip in the pool at the foot of the waterfall.

Proceed to Yala. Check in to the hotel on arrival. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Q
Nuwara Eliya → Yala197 km 4h 30min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Jetwing Yala Hotel

Deluxe Room Yala National Park

day
6
Yala → Colombo → Negombo

Rise early and after a cup coffee or tea, commence a jeep safari in Yala park. It is renowned for its variety of wildlife notably its many elephants and home to the spotted deer, sambar, wild buffalo, sloth bear, jackal, mongoose, peacock and crocodiles.

Drive back to the hotel and after breakfast check out of the hotel.

Proceed to Colombo, the commercial capital of the country. Commence a city tour of Colombo. Drive through the commercial and city center known as the Fort, built by the Portuguese in the 16th century where grand colonial era buildings stand alongside modern office structures. See the vibrant markets and bazaars of Pettah. Alternatively you may indulge in shopping.

Transfer to the fishing village of Negombo. Check in to the beach hotel. Spend the evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

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Yala National Park → Colombo275 km 5h
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Colombo → Negombo36 km 1h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Jetwing Beach Hotel

Deluxe Room Negombo

day
7
Negombo

After breakfast, spend the day at leisure whether it be indulging in fine spa treatment or relaxing by the beautiful Indian Ocean.


Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
]

Jetwing Beach Hotel

Deluxe Room Negombo

day
8
Negombo → Colombo

After breakfast, transfer to the Colombo international airport for your departure flight.

Q
Negombo → Colombo36 km 1h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Kandy
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Mahaweli Reach Hotel

Deluxe Room
Nuwara Eliya
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Heritance Tea Factory Hotel

Superior Room
Yala National Park
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Jetwing Yala Hotel

Deluxe Room
Negombo
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Jetwing Beach Hotel

Deluxe Room

Price for luxury experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
Double Sharing Basis
3-6 pax
Double Sharing Basis
1 Jul 2015 - 31 Aug 2015$1598$1533
1 Sep 2015 - 31 Oct 2015$1382$1317

Photos

Temple of the Tooth, Kandy
Yala National Park
Ella
Negombo Beach
Knuckles Forest Reserve
Yala National Park
Tea Plantation, Nuwara Eliya
Tea Picker, Nuwara Eliya
Horton Plains
Ella
Bags of spicies, Colombo
Negombo Beach

Map

What travelers say

  • Mrs. Kristina E. & Family
    Jun 2015

    Thank you so much for everything you have done for us, giving us the opportunity to experience Sri Lanka, the extraordinary hospitality and wonderful hotels.

  • Susan B. from Australia
    Apr 2015

    The service you have provided has been first class. The driver has been wonderful and I always felt well cared for, (travelling on my own). The tour program was excellent. I have been most impressed with your services. With thanks + gratitude.

  • Monica R. from Brazil
    May 2015

    Very comfortable Car. Driver amazingly safe and excellent customer service. Our guide Shantha is very knowledgeable of Sri Lanka culture and about the country geography. Gave us lot of amazing information and drove us around beautiful places. His English is perfect and very helpful. Very Very Happy 100%.

    Our guide made a very important and special difference on our journey. Will definitely recommend him and your company to our friends in future. Thank you very much.

  • Mr. Sean C. from Qatar
    May 2015

    Our Chauffeur provided excellent service. Safe driving, knowledgeable, punctual, good humour, polite. Would advise friends to use.

  • Rachael T. from UK
    Apr 2015

    Pradeep was an excellent host and chauffer. Very easy going and great sense of humour! Fantastic guy, extremely knowledgeable wherever he went – a fantastic guide!

    We have had a fabulous holiday. I think Sri Lanka is a beautiful country with a lot to offer its visitors.

    Pradeep has been fantastic and went the extra mile to make our holiday so enjoyable!

  • Chris Y. from Dubai
    Jul 2015

    Rathna was very friendly, a good safe driver and we enjoyed spending two weeks with him.

  • Andreanne D. from Canada
    Jun 2015

    Very comfortable vehicle. Very good driver, and very pleasant. We would ask for him again if we return.

    We had several guides at several locations. All were courteous, knowledgeable and their English was good (except the safari guide/ driver).

    We were very pleased with our experience. Our tour was packed with interesting things to see. Very pleased with the restaurants, etc our driver took us to. Impressed with the quality of accommodations for the price of our tour. A very good value, especially since some dinners were included as well.

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