We have created the perfect tour for you to experience the cool climate of the gorgeous hills of Sri Lanka! Spend 7 days in the home away from home for the British colonists.
If you’re on the lookout for pleasant temperatures, colonial buildings and hill country cuisine, look no further.
The first two nights are spent in Kandy, formerly the seat of medieval kings, and this gives an opportunity to absorb the warm and welcoming atmosphere of Sri Lanka. There’s an opportunity to attend the feeding of orphan elephants as well as visiting the revered Temple of the Tooth in Kandy and touring the town.
The scenery becomes more dramatic on the drive to Nuwara Eliya, the hill station favoured by the British when the heat of the coast got too enervating. The bungalows, climate and ambience evoke an old fashioned England. The hotel in the tea hills is uniquely (and comfortably) converted from a tea factory.
The train ride from Nanu Oya to Ella through forests and hills is acknowledged as one of the World’s great train trips. There are views too to be seen from the hill country village of Ella with its quaint cafés and scenic waterfalls.
Below is a breakdown of our suggested itinerary along with recommended accommodation. Feel free to speak to our tour consultants to customise the tour to your liking. Drop us an email firstname.lastname@example.org and create your perfect holiday today!
Day One – Kandy and Overnight Stay at Earl’s Regency Hotel
You will be met by our English speaking chauffer guide and be transferred to the hill capital Kandy.
Day Two – Pinnawela and Overnight Stay at Earl’s Regency Hotel
After breakfast take an hour’s drive to the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage in time to witness the bathing and bottle feeding of baby elephants. In the afternoon take a tour of Kandy town and visit the Temple of the Tooth.
Day Three – Nuwara Eliya and Overnight Stay at Heritance Tea Factory
After breakfast proceed to Nuwara Eliya, this drive takes around two and a half hours through the scenic country side. In the afternoon take a tour of the colonial town of Nuwara Eliya. Get a brief insight into how the world famous Ceylon Tea is created at a tea factory and plantation site.
Day Four – Nuwara Eliya and Overnight Stay at Heritance Tea Factory
In the morning you have the option of heading to Horton Plains on a beautiful, scenic trek. This consists of a visit to Worlds End as well as Bakers Fall. Return in the afternoon and spend the rest of the day relaxing.
Day Five – Ella and Overnight Stay at 98 Acres, Ella
After breakfast proceed to Nanu Oya Train station to conduct a train journey to Ella.
Day Six – Sightseeing and Overnight Stay at 98 Acres, Ella
After breakfast conduct a walking tour including a visit to the Ravana Ella Falls and Cave. Enjoy the breath taking views in and around the hotel.
Day 7 – Final Day
After breakfast head to the commercial capital, Colombo. The drive is scenic. Grab one last look at the beautiful hills of Sri Lanka before arriving at Colombo and getting ready for a safe trip home.