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7 day Best of Sri Lanka

Travel  November – March 

From AUD   A$ 1699

Day 1

7 day itinerary 

DAY 1

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COLOMBO 

Arrive at the Bandaranaike International Airport where you will be welcomed by a representative of Sri Lanka Escapes. You will be welcomed by your experienced Chauffer who will be with you for the duration of the trip.  He is a local with exceptional years of experience and knowledge and is very excited to show his beautiful country. Let your adventure and journey begin.

 Acclimatize yourself with Sri Lanka and transfer you to your hotel.  Includes Breakfast/Dinner.

Beautiful Beaches

Day 2

DAY 2

resort

COLOMBO / BEACH RESORT

 

This morning we make our way to the beach resort, arriving in the afternoon to relax, unwind and enjoy the beach and indulge in local foods and culture. Enjoy a walk on the beach at sunset and relaxation.  Includes Breakfast/Dinner.

Beach Resort

Day 3

DAY 3

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Wildlife Safari 

BEACH RESORT -

UDAWALAWE NATIONAL PARK

This morning have a leisurely morning before we depart the hotel late morning for our private Wildlife safari adventure tour.

 

Udawalawe National Park is one of Sri Lanka's largest animal sanctuaries. The opportunity to see elephants, water buffalo, fox, leopards, and other animals from the comfort of a rugged 4 x 4 safari style vehicle with a great opportunity to capture some truly amazing up close photography. Includes Breakfast/Dinner.

Day 4

DAY 4

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Nine Arch Bridge

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UDAWALAWE - ELLA

We begin our journey and arrive in Ella.  We walk through a beautiful path to see the Nine Arch Bridge a connection of two mountains and also known as the ‘Bridge in the Sky’. This bridge is 300 feet in length, 25 feet in width, and 80-100 feet in height. It is an amazing example of a colonial-era railway in Sri Lanka and this is located in Demodara and happens to be one of the best places to visit in Ella.

 

Little Adam's peak is an easy walk to reach the viewpoint. Optional Climb up the Little Adams Peak in Ella is one of the favorite activities of the tourists on their Sri Lankan holiday with majestic views and photo opportunities – it is only a leisurely walk. Enjoy the view over the valley. The whole journey is very pleasing while passing through the local villages and tea plantations. End the day and back to the hotel via a scenic road. Includes Breakfast/Dinner

Little Adams Peak

Day 5

DAY 5

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Famous Train to Nuwara Elyia 

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Famous Tea Plucking Nuwara Eliya

ELLA – NUWARA ELIYA  

 

Depart on the famous scenic train to Nuwara Eliya. The train ride to Nuwara Eliya powers down through Sri Lanka's southern hill country, crossing the tea plantations before it winds up and disappears into the clouds, weaving in and out of the many mountain tunnels as it finally descends to Nuwara Eliya. Gives you the opportunity to soak in the mystic vibes and cherish the beauty of slow travel.

 

The town of Nuwara Eylia was originally built with Tudor-style houses featuring fireplaces, billiard tables, a golf course, a racetrack, gentlemen’s clubs, and botanical gardens. We will visit the traditional British Gentleman’s Club. The climate here makes it the coolest area in the country of Sri Lanka, so bring a sweater with you.

This afternoon on arrival you will enjoy an optional traditional High Tea in the beautiful Grand Hotel. Relax before dinner and stroll the beautiful Little English well-manicured grounds and then return to the hotel and relax.  Includes Breakfast/Dinner

Day 6

DAY 6

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Ramboda Waterfall

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Royal Botanical Gardens

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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

NUWARA ELIYA – KANDY  

During our adventure today we will visit Ramboda known for its marvellous landscapes, consisting of highlands, ridges, plains, streams, and hilly mountains, and see the scenic Ramboda waterfall.

  

Sri Lanka formerly known as Ceylon is famous for its quality tea. Nuwara Eliya is Sri Lanka’s lush tea-growing region, founded by the British explorer Samuel Baker in 1846 continues to give us the experience of the British colonial past with full operational tea plantations. En route we will see local families from generation to generation working in the fields of rolling hills, picking the tea leaves manually by hand. We will visit a real-time Tea processing factory to see how the tea is produced as there are many still in full operation today giving you an opportunity to taste the delights of fresh tea and the opportunity to buy to take home for family and friends.

 

This afternoon we will visit one of the most stunning gardens. The Royal Botanical Garden of Peradeniya. In 1821 the park was under British rule and it then became known as the Botanical garden. Here exotic crops such as nutmeg, tea, rubber, coffee, and cinchona are all unique and important to the country of Sri Lanka. The garden also includes a beautiful orchid house and a wide variety of plant species from all around the world.

 

Early evening we will attend the Sri Lankan traditional cultural show and watch the beautiful locals dancing in a rainbow of colorful cultural costumes as they perform their dances in grace and style. We will take a visit to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. It was founded back in the 16th century, it housed one of the most sacred relics of Buddhism – a tooth of Buddha collected from his funeral pyre, which is now protected within the gold-roofed Temple of the Tooth. Then transfer to your hotel and have time to relax.  Includes Breakfast /Dinner

Day 7

DAY 7

KANDY - NEGOMBO 

Farewell to Kandy as we make our We continue traveling to Colombo Airport to connect with your homeward-bound flight. Farewell to beautiful Sri Lanka. Includes Breakfast/Dinner

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Negombo Fishing Village

Bon Voyage...
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