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Hill Country Quick-fix

This package is exclusively tailormade for those who are planning a mini vacation to Sri Lanka. It is focused on Kandy and Nuwara Eliya, ending the tour with a two-night beach stay in Bentota for much needed relaxation. This package has been designed for 07 days/06 nights however, we are more than willing to customize it to better suit your requirements.

Day 1 – Colombo - Kandy

On arrival, the clients will be met by a George Steuart chauffeur guide and transferred to the Age-Old city of Kandy. En-route Visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage and The Millennium Elephant Foundation where you can interact with Elephants. 

ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE - Near Kegalle on the Colombo Kandy road is the Pinnawela Elephant orphanage, a riverside sanctuary which cares for elephants displaced from wild habitats. The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, established in 1975, commenced with seven orphans. Today some of these orphans enjoy the fortune of seeing their grandchildren born in the same location. With the aid of local and foreign elephant experts, Pinnawela initiated a scientific captive-breeding programme for elephants. The orphanage is home to hundreds of injured and abandoned elephants who are looked after with much affection. The elephants at the orphanage are bathed daily in a river located nearby.

THE MILLENNIUM ELEPHANT FOUNDATION, established in 1999, is the only charity in Sri Lanka for captive elephants, MEF is supported by club concept which opened in 1979. MEF was the first place in Sri Lanka to offer bareback elephant riding without using howdah/seat which is extremely bad for elephants.  This would be the best place to interact with elephants in a safe and responsible way for both the person and elephant, whilst learning about the plight of Asian elephants. 

Overnight Stay at Kandy on HB Basis.

Day 2 - Kandy

After breakfast, proceed to do the Kandy City Tour. 

Kandy - also known as the Hill Capital of Sri Lanka was one of the last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings. Surounded by hills, with a tranquil lake in the heart of the town, it is the site of the renowned “Temple of the Tooth” and the Royal Botanical Gardens - home to one of Asia’s best Orchid collections. Kandy and its villages are the hub of the island’s handicraft industry and its traditional dances are the most spectacular and lively in Sri Lanka.

Explore the Kandy’s Colonial History with our expert tour guide - British Garrison Cemetery of Kandy, Cultural Dances, Peradeniya Botanical Garden and Kandy Gem Museum. 

Overnight Stay at Kandy on HB Basis.

Day 3 – Nuwara Eliya

Proceed to Nuwara Eliya after breakfast. (Train Ride Through the Hill Country). The World`s Most Beautiful Train Trip.

Train Ride - The train journey from Kandy to Nanu Oya is one of our favourite ever train rides on our tour packages. This train journeys through Sri Lanka’s hill country, through the tea plantations, into the clouds and then weaves in and out of the many mountain tunnels as it descends to reach Nanu Oya.

Upon on your arrival, Relax at the Hotel.

Overnight Stay at Nuwara Eliya on HB Basis.

Day 4 – Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast, Explore the tea growing Hill country, Gardens, a Tea Factory – Pedro Tea Factory. Explore the Tea Estates, and learn how tea planting was brought to Sri Lanka in the 19th Century. Walk around the Hill country while visiting the interesting Nuwara Eliya Post Office and Lake Gregory.

Nuwara Eliya - Also known as “Little England” and the “City of Lights”, Nuwara Eliya was the favourite hill station of the British who tried to create Nuwara Eliya into a typical English Village. The country house like hill club, old brick Post office, with its hunting pictures, mounted hunting trophies and fish, and its strict formal dinner attire; the 18-hole golf course, race course etc., all remind you of ~England~.

Overnight Stay at Nuwara Eliya on HB Basis.

Day 5 –  Bentota

Proceed to Bentota for your beach stay. En-route visit Devon And St Clair’s Falls. Stop for Tea at The Mlesna Tea Castle with Tea Museum

St. Clair~s Falls also known as the "Little Niagara of Sri Lanka" is one of the widest waterfalls in Sri Lanka. The beautiful and most popular fall, located among tea gardens, carries a large volume of water, and is the widest waterfall in the country. The fall is situated over 500 m. away from the road, and one needs to walk down among the tea bushes at a steep gradient in order to reach it.

Bentota - Bentota lies at the finishing end of the “Golden Mile” which is an hour’s drive from Colombo. Bentota town sits on an estuary, where the river and the sea meet. This makes the area quite famous for water sports like windsurfing, scuba diving & snorkelling.

Overnight Stay at Bentota on HB Basis.

Day 6 –  Bentota

On your last day, Relax at the Hotel. Optional – Do an Excursion to Maadu River Boat Ride which provides a stunning close-up view of mangroves which have high ecological, biological and aesthetic significance.

Overnight Stay at Bentota on HB Basis.

Day 7 –  Departure

Depart Sri Lanka – Daytime flights arrive back in your Country the same day.


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