Arrive in bustling, shaky, colorful Colombo, with a ll its red and green tuk-tuks, trees
with canopies shading the roads below, small cricket fields and food stalls. Transfer
to a small boutique hotel.
Driving time: 40 Km / 1 hour.
Check-out from hotel and drive to Fort railway Railway station in the Morning. Board the train for a fine ride to Kandy in a class that in Sri Lanka is called 1st class. The trains pushes its way through small villages with sleepy stations, station masters with green and red flags, and flowers all over. Up through the mountains. Closely past waterfalls, into the clouds.
Upon arrival check into the hotel, where you feel a sense of peace, a bit away from
the busy town of Kandy.
After freshening up go to Kandy view point. This will be followed by Kandian dance starting at 17:00. Later in the evening visit the temple of tooth.
Overnight at spacious, colonial stay, overlooking greenery all around.
After breakfast your driver takes you by true mountain roads through green mountains, with tea plantations clad in light green with dots of colour from the workers picking leaves, to Ramboda waterfall. You may have lunch on the way. You will visit a Tea estate, famous for a fine variety of mountain tea, to get the story of tea making.
Later arrive NuwaraElliyaby around 15:00. Check -in at your hotel, and relax. Should you have some energy left, you can visit the Victoria park or do some short treks.
Over night at a cosy and comfortable place.
It will be an early start before sun gets its grip. At this time it will be cold and crisp. And you should bring a sweater, and breakfast box. First you drive out to the Horton plains, a wild moorland where you go for a trek. Suddenly you will be at the world's end and it seems like all Sri Lanka lies before your feet. Then drive back to your hotel.
Later you proceed with your driver through stunning mountain scapes to Ella, the slow mountain village most people come to love. Check in, in a place overlooking the mountains and if you are still curious and legs still fresh you can visit the waterfall and the ridge nearby for a fine sunset. If you stay back, the view is just as rewarding.
Over night at the exclusive hotel with the panoramic view.
After breakfast and a slow relaxing morning get ready for a simple though inspiring cooking class. Try your hands in preparing some delicious Srilankan delicacies, and the spicy, fresh treat will be served to you for lunch. Later in the day you may just relax for a lazy afternoon or go to the beautiful Ravana falls and enjoy the scenery along the road with colourfulfoodstall, large rainforest trees, slow market towns and a flow of tuktuks. There are also other old temples and a cave near by for a perfect evening.
Over night at the exclusive hotel with the panoramic view.
After breakfast we start easy and drive to Arugam. Welcome to Arugam, the slow and steady surfing town in South east coast. Renowned for surfing during summer time when its not the best season for South western beaches of Sri lanka. After check in enjoy your lunch. Go around and see what this small town has to offer you. If you are a surfer its time to get the deal done for an quick evening session followed by the next day. Enjoy the evening at beach. Overnight stay at a hotel in Arugam bay.
Over night at one of the prime holiday hotel/resort.
Free day on the beach. Hang out in the hammocks, swim or take a surfing lesson by hiring surfing board and trainers. Explore the stunning remote beach.
Over night in Arugam
After breakfast we start easy and drive to Yala for a adventurous ride at the national park while you say bye bye to the calm and easy town of Arugam. We reach Yala by afternoon and relax in our hotel. The town is small and the life is slow and easy. You may just chill at the place where you stay, watch the river flowing near by or take a walk to the local market near by. If you are more eager, tell your driver to take you to one of the local temples to see the evening prayers.
Overnight at resort/hotel.
Start early before you see the sun and head for a drive to enter the jungle as quick as possible. Enjoy the ride (With Pvt Jeep and Guide) inside the park. Yala (Ruhuna) National Park, situated in the south east corner of the island, is home to the greatest variety of Sri Lanka's wildlife. Its varying habitats, consisting of scrub plains, jungles, rocky outcrops, fresh water lakes, rivers and beaches. Its home to many species of animals including sloth bear, herds of elephants, buffalo, monkeys, sambar, deer, crocodiles and the endangered leopard sub-species - Pantheraparduskotiya, which found only in Sri Lanka.
Later come to your hotel, check out and proceed to Tangalle. You will love the drive as the road passes through the dense forest covered with trees and breath taking views. This remote area a little out of town with beach stretching beyond your view. After dinner get barefooted, and stroll the beach, have a night dip and if it is close to full moon you could be lucky to see a turtle come to shore to lay eggs.
Over night at one of the soothing resort.
Free day on the beach. Hang out in the hammocks. Swim. Explore the stunning remote beach.
Over night at the resort.
After breakfast transfer to Colombo. On the way there will be a few hours break in Galle a former Dutch town. There is a fine colonial ambience here, with old brick houses, crisp cafes, restored hotels, deep inner yards, and the wall around the centre, with easy going Sri Lankan life. You have an option to get your lunch or snack/coffee at one of the high end restaurants in Galle. Later drive to Colombo. Enjoy your evening and do the last minute shopping before you fly out.
Over night at boutique hotel in Colombo
Start your day easy and relax as its the last day of your tour. To make it more relaxing you will get a body massage with acupressure technique. The massage will be done by visually disabled people trained in the techniques. They might not talk a lot. However, their hands, performs the magic on one's body to give that perfect freshness after a long journey. Later, hopefully still light in mind and body after the treat, get dropped to the airport.