Over a week of fun in the sun, allowing you to relax at your leisure on the sandy beaches of Hikkaduwa or have an adventure snorkelling and scuba diving in the clear blue ocean to witness sea turtles, tropical fish, and beautiful coral caves.
On the way back to Colombo, travellers will also experience a short city tour around the busy streets of Colombo with a stopover at the Pettah bazar for some last minute shopping!
An exciting tour package for newlyweds interested in experiencing underwater adventures or simply relaxing on amazing beaches!
En route, visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage.
The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Est. 1975, started with seven orphans. Today some of these orphans enjoy the fortune of seeing their grandchildren born in the same location. The original objective of establishing the orphanage inclined more towards tourism, but it soon became a conservation and educational centre. With the help of local and foreign elephant experts, Pinnawala started a scientific breeding programme for elephants.
The free movement of the herd enhances mating. The nearby river played a dominant role in this regard, and in 1984, the first baby of Pinnawala was born.
The success story of Pinnawala has drawn global scientific attention. A considerable number of books and research articles on Pinnawala have been published in several languages. Ongoing professional documentation takes place year round.
Continue journey to Kandy.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Kandy.
This botanical garden was first built as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala king and was expanded by the British. The landscape sits at nearly 60 hectares and offers an amazing variety of trees, plants, and flowers.
After that, take a city tour in Kandy
Another World Heritage Site, Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings, its name conjuring visions of splendour and magnificence. Many of the legends, traditions, and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. Drive around the Kandy Lake built in 1798 by the last Sinhala king, Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe. Visit the bazaar, arts & crafts centre, a gem museum, with an active lapidary at work.
In the evening, visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and afterwards witness the cultural show.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Kandy
After a hotel breakfast, proceed to Nuwara Eliya. En route, visit a tea plantation.
(OPTIONAL) Enjoy a train ride to Nuwara Eliya.
Because of its invigorating mountain climate and scenery, Nuwara Eliya is Sri Lanka’s most popular hill resort. It is also the heart of Sri Lanka’s tea country, producing a significant share of the world’s best tea. At 2.5-km high, see Sri Lanka’s highest mountain, Pidurutalagala. Nuwara Eliya also has one of the finest 18-hole golf courses in South Asia.
Check in to the hotel & relax.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Nuwara Eliya
After a hotel breakfast, visit to Horton Plains.
Horton Plains is located on a 2.1 km-high, windswept saddle. The plains are an expanse of misty grassland with scraggy trees and ice-cold rivulets. Visit World’s End, considered to be the finest view in all of Sri Lanka. The awesome escarpment drops vertically for about 1.2 km, hence its name Horton Plains. Here you find the native Slender Loris and Purple Monkeys amongst the prominent animal species.
Return to the hotel and relax.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Nuwara Eliya
After a hotel breakfast, transfer to Bandarawela.
Visit Ella Gap and take a small trek to visit Little Adams Peak.
The mountain range in the Badulla/Ella area has become an attraction to local and foreign tourist. Small Sripada (Little Adam’s Peak) is located about 2 km from the town, Ella. From this location, we also see the Kataragama and Hambantota beaches, which are hundreds of kilometres away. Here, we also find the Namunukula, Poonagala, and Narangala mountain ranges. Some of the Small Sripada is fully biodiverse.
After the trek, transfer to Bandarawela and check in to the hotel.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Bandarawela.
After a hotel breakfast, transfer to Udawalawe.
In the evening, visit the Udawalawe National Park and go on a safari.
Udawalawe National Park is renowned for its outstanding scenic beauty and wealth of faunal species, particularly mammals and birds. It is a famous tourist attraction throughout the year for its unique fauna and flora. The park is situated in the arid zone and conditions of the physical features are characterized by an annual dry season coinciding with the southwest monsoon. The predominant ecosystem of the park area is the forest area with scattered grasslands and thorny shrubs. There are herds of elephants and the populations of sambhar, spotted deer, barking deer, wild boar, and water buffalo are gradually re-establishing themselves.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Udawalawe.
After a hotel breakfast, proceed to Colombo.
En route, visit gem mines in Rathnapura.
In the evening, take a city tour in Colombo.
Like many commercial capitals in developing countries, this city is rapidly changing. The swift development of skyscrapers arose from where old buildings once stood. Yet in some parts, the Old World charm is retained. For example, there is a 100-year-old clock tower and several British colonial buildings. Other places of interest are the Pettah Bazaar where one can enjoy bargain shopping; a Hindu and a Buddhist temple; residential areas where you find stately homes, and the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), an outright gift to Sri Lanka from the People’s Republic of China.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Colombo.
After a hotel breakfast, transfer to the airport for the departure flight home.