Welcome to Sri Lanka! This is the Pearl of the Indian Ocean. Ayubowan!
Day 1. Airport in Colombo - Pinnawela - Kandy
You get picked up in an air conditioned car at the airport in Colombo. On the way to Kandy, you will make a stop in the elephant orphanage, where injured, rejected or orphaned elephants live. After arriving in Kandy you will have time for the beautiful botanical garden, see the famous tooth temple and in the evening visit a cultural show with Kandy dancers.
Day 2. Kandy - Nuwara Eliya
This morning you can sleep out and have breakfast in your tempo. We will drive from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya. Is is a beautiful ride on the serpentine mountain roads. On the way you will have a stop in a tea factory. In Nuwara Eliya you will enjoy an afternoon tea and then check in to the hotel.
Day 3. Nuwara Eliya - Train ride - Ella
Today is a good day to bring the your camera. Then it is time for the well known train ride from Nuwara Eliya to Ella. Some people say, this is the most beautiful train ride in the world. You will ride along with many locals in the train, enjoy the beautiful views of the hills full of tea trees. After arriving in Ella you can stroll around in the little village in the mountains and enjoy the evening.
Day 4. Ella - Ravanna Falls - Yala National Park
Today you will go up very early for a short hike. I the golden sunlight of the morning you will climb the little Adam's Peak. After that you will see the famous Nine Arch Bridge. On the way to Thissamaharama, which is the entry to Yala Nationalpark, we will make a short break in Ravanna Falls. The evening you can relax in a nice hotel with pool.
Day. 5 Yala Nationalpark - Tea Factory - Galle Fort
This morning you will have to go up very early. We want to be in the park early morning, when there is a big chance of seeing the animals. You enjoy some hours in the park. In the park you will drive with a local animal spotter in a game jeep. After lunch you drive towards the Galle Fort. On the way you will visit you a tea factory. You can walk around in the area, enjoy a cup of tea, visit the factory up close and then with a little luck even take part in a tea testing. In this factory they produce the world famous "Virgin White Tea", the gold of all teas. You will stay in a hotel in the Galle Fort.
Day 6. Galle Fort - Mask Factory - Ahungalla
This morning you can wake up as you want. Have breakfast and then stroll around a bit in the Fort. Enjoy the restaurants, coffee shops, the boutiques and the charm. After lunch we head north. On the way to Ahungalla we make a stop in the mask making factory in Ambalangoda. You learn something about the mask culture and the wooden work. You arrive in Ahungalla and have the evening for your own ideas. Take a walk on the long beach, enjoy a massage, read a book or just relax.
Day 7. Turtle Hatchery - River Safari
You can wake up in your own tempo, then go for a swim or have a nice breakfast in peace. Today you will be visiting a turtle hatchery in the area as well es going for a river safari. Pure nature! If there is something you need to buy before you go back home, now is a good time. You enjoy the last day in the charming bed & breakfast in Ahungalle.
Day 8. Ahungalla - Airport Colombo
This day it is time to say goodbye. We will bring you to the airport in time. We recommend to be at the airport 3 hours before departure. We say thank you for this time and welcome back to Sri Lanka anytime soon.
Included in the package:
- 7 nights in a double room for two people sharing, 3-4 star category.
- Personal pick up and drop off at the airport
- Car, gasoline, highway tickets, driver for the whole tour according to program
- Breakfast everyday
- Entrance ticket to all activities in the program (Turtle Hatchery, River Safari, Yala National Park, Train ride, Tooth Temple, Botanical Garden, Kandy Dancers, Pinnawela)
- Fees and tax
Not Included in the package:
- Visits or entries to places not included in the tour program
- Drinks and other food than described in the program
- Tips for the hotel staff and driver
- Personal expenses for laundry, telephone etc.
- Insurance like travel cancellation insurance, health insurance etc.
- Entry visa to Sri Lanka (cost USD 35.- per person)
- Air ticket, return journey should be organized by yourself
- Please not that the passport is valid for at least 6 months after arrival
Price CHF 1'350.- per person including VAT. excluding flight, minimum persons per trip 2.