Hill Comfort Highlights – 4 Nights 5 Days
Enjoy a quick five day tour of the cool hill country of Sri Lanka. Set off from Colombo to visit the royal city of Kandy, home to the Temple of the Tooth Relic and the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens. Visit a lush green tea plantation in the mist covered mountains of Nuwara Eliya before enjoying a trek at Horton Plains complete with a visit to Bakers’ Falls and World’s End.
On arrival you will be met by our English speaking Chauffeur Guide and the Airport staff who will offer assistance before you head of the final kingdom of Sri Lanka, Kandy.
DAY 02 – Kandy & Overnight stay at The Elephant Stables
After breakfast enjoy a city tour of the regal city of Kandy which includes a visit to the Temple of the Tooth Relic which houses the tooth of the religious leader Lord Buddha. Visit the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens in the evening before heading back to your hotel after an exciting day.
DAY 03 – Nuwara Eliya and Overnight stay at Langdale by Amaya
Proceed to the cool hills of Nuwara Eliya after breakfast, where you will join tea pluckers in plucking the famous two leaves and a bud. See how Ceylon tea is manufactured and enjoy a warm cup of tea before heading back to your hotel.
DAY 04 – Katunayanka and Overnight stay at The Wallawwa
You have the option of taking part in an early morning excursion to Horton Plains with a packed breakfast where you can visit the beautiful Bakers Falls and the magnificent World’s End. Thereafter proceed to Katunayanka for your last night in paradise.
DAY 05 – Departure
After breakfast its time to head off to the airport for a safe flight back home.
The ancient kingdom of Kandy is home to the Temple of the Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha as well as Edwardian buildings, a king-made lake, a nature reserve and exciting shops.
As the second largest city of the island and the capital of the Central Province, Kandy has grown from being a medieval kingdom to a friendly, busy city set in forested hills and surrounded by tea plantations and close to the Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya. As well as the Temple of the Tooth, there are many Buddhist monasteries and Hindu places of worship to visit, and cultural dance performances to watch.
Kandy is a convenient base to stay for a few days while exploring the Cultural Triangle as there are comfortable hotels to suit every budget. The city is easily accessible from Colombo by rail, road and float plane.
At an altitude of over 1,800m above sea level the picturesque landscape of Nuwara Eliya is known as “Little England” because of the resemblance of its homesteads to English bungalows, and it’s cool climate (there are even log fires in some hotels).
Nuwara Eliya is overlooked by Piduruthalagala, the highest mountain in Sri Lanka. In colonial days it was the retreat from the coastal heat for British residents and even today rituals like horse racing, boating on the lake, beautiful flower garden competitions and golf tournaments are held during the local holiday season months of April and August.
Most of Sri Lanka’s fresh flowers, fruits and vegetables are grown in the area and there are also dairy and strawberry farms. The Hakgala Botanical Gardens near the town is a prime attraction, as is a trek across Horton Plains.
|Cost per person sharing a Double room||Price On Request|
Inclusions & Exclusions
The below cost includes:
- 4 nights’ accommodation on bed & breakfast basis while at Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Katunayake.
- Transport in an Air-Conditioned Car with an accompanying English speaking Chauffeur Guide.
- Government Tax (11%).
The below cost does not include:
- Early check-in & Late check-out.
- Entrance/excursion fees to the places mentioned in our itinerary including vehicle hire at Horton Plains.
- Tips and other expenses of a personal nature.
Availability at hotels is subject to confirmation of the tour and travel dates.
Please note we require 50% of the payment on confirmation and the balance 2 weeks prior to arrival or the full payment can be settled on confirmation.
- On-line payment using a personal credit card (Amex/Visa/Master). Log in details will be sent on confirmation.
- Bank transfer.