Hilltops, Heritage & History

| Sri Lanka | Colombo | Galle |
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Summary

An ideal journey for any traveller seeking cultural adventure, this tour invites you to be part of a rural Sri Lankan way of life. Meet locals and primitive tribes, immerse in amazing history and discover unrivalled natural beauty, right down from the base of the trees in the rainforest, all the way up to the tops of soaring mountain peaks, whether simply wandering the tea trails of Hatton or exploring the misty plateau of Horton Plains. Make your descent to historic Galle, where palm-fringed beaches and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean provide a leisurely end to your journey.


Prices fromThe itinerary includes
10 nights / 11 days from £2,580 – Low Season
10 nights / 11 days from £2,710 – High Season

Prices are per person based on 2 people sharing a room, including economy flights from London.
Itinerary starts and ends in Colombo
Private transfers throughout
Hotel accommodation as detailed below
Daily breakfast and all meals plus beverages at Ceylon Tea Trails
Private guided touring as specified

Itinerary

Day 1 - 2

London to Colombo

Upon arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport you will be met and transferred to Kandy, where you will begin your tour with 2 nights at Clove Villa.

Day 2 - 3

In Kandy

Spend the day with a sightseeing tour of Kandy or leave to visit Mahiyangana, home to the world's most primitive tribes, the Veddhas. Perhaps take a trip to Knuckles Mountain Range or Udawattekele Sanctuary, both rich in dense forests and abundant flora and fauna.

Day 3 - 4

Kandy to Hatton

This morning you will be transferred to Hatton for your 3 night stay at Ceylon Tea Trails. Along the way you can call at the St. Clair and Devon Waterfalls, taking in the beautiful sight of the crashing waters.

Day 4 - 6

In Hatton

Spend these days at leisure, doing as little or as much as you like. Choose from a wide variety of pursuits, including hiking, biking, white water rafting and taking an excursion to Horton Plains or Adams Peak. Horton Plains form an undulating plateau over 2000 metres high and feature the impressive sheer drop, the '€œWorld'€™s End'€.

Day 6 - 7

Hatton to Galle

Today you will continue your journey, heading to coastal Galle where you will stay for 2 nights at Amangalla, located within the walls of the mighty fort. UNESCO has declared the old part of the city that lies within the fort as a World Heritage Site. Witness the excellent view of the ancient harbour by walking on the ramparts from Point Utrecht bastion to Flag Rock bastion.

Day 7 - 8

In Galle

Enjoy a day at leisure, exploring the fort with its shops, cafés and restaurants, venturing outside to the local villages or simply unwinding with a drink on the terrace at Amangalla as you watch the world go by.

Day 8 - 9

Galle to Wadduwa

Following breakfast at the hotel you will depart for Wadduwa, staying for 3 nights at the Reef Villa & Spa. On the way to the hotel you can take a boat safari along the Madu Ganga river. Meander downstream, passing mangroves, islands and maybe even monkeys eating fruit from the trees.

Day 9 - 11

In Wadduwa

Take the opportunity to unwind after an exciting tour and spend these days at leisure, perhaps relaxing by the pool, taking long walks on the beach or enjoying a rejuvenating spa treatment at the resort.

Day 11 -

Colombo to London

Today you will be collected from the resort and transferred to Colombo Airport for your flight to London.

- This is a guide itinerary and can be modified to suit. It is subject to availability and price at the time of booking. Other conditions may apply -

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