Into The Hills
7 Day tour of Sri Lanka
Into the Hills, as the name suggests, is an ideal family vacation to get away from the day to day urban environment and explore the lush green, scenic, misty mountains of the hill country in all its serene and awestriking beauty. Explore the Last Kingdom of Sri Lanka, Kandy and journey through the artistic passages of the Sri Dalada Maligawa; the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and learn of its history. Visit a tea factory and learn about the tea making process, also enjoy a tea tasting session that will surely convince you why Ceylon Tea is among the best in the entire world. Conquer the wilderness of Horton Plains National Park and experience life in Nuwara Eliya, deemed Little England due to its post-colonial influence in architecture. Finally, spend a night exploring the Urban Capital City of Colombo and learn its secrets.
- Last Kingdom – Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic & Kandyan Culture
- Gentle Giants – Pinnawala Elephant Orphange
- Relic Runner – Temple Run Tour of Kandy’s Sacred Temples
- Misty Mountains – Evergreen peaks and cosy little towns
- Into the Wild – Horton Plains National Park
- Tea Tour – Visit an up-country Tea Estate & Factory
- Urban Adventurer – Discover the commercial hub, Colombo
Negombo - 1 Night
Kandy - 2 Nights
After breakfast at the hotel, check out and proceed to Kandy, en-route make a stop at Pinnawala and visit Elephant Orphanage.
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is the home for young Elephants who have been displaced or lost from their natural habitat, located at Pinnawala village in Sabaragamuwa province of Sri Lanka. Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage is the best place for an up close and personal experience with the world’s largest land mammals! Today with 70 elephants herein, Pinnawela has become the home to the largest captive group of elephants in the world.
Thereafter continue to Kandy check into the hotel. Towards the evening go on technical tours and watch the Kandyan Cultural Show.
The Kandy Cultural Show gives an opportunity to experience some of the traditions of Sri Lanka. Enjoy this hour-long extravaganza as some of the most popular art forms of the island take to the stage. Get wowed by fire dancers and sword dancers. Watch the colorful Kandyan dancers take to the air to the thrumming primal beat of the drums.
On completion, return to the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, go on a Temple Run Tour in Kandy City.
Get amazed by the wood crafting masterpiece that is the Embekke Temple. Wander through the historic and beautiful Gadaladeniya Temple and view its wonderful paintings and sculptures. Visit the Lankatilaka temple that was quite architecturally advanced for its time. See awe-striking sight of the Degaldoruwa Cave Temple, the inside walls of which are covered in painstakingly restored paintings. Visit the internationally famous Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic with its palatial cream and gold interiors.
Thereafter visit Royal Botanical Garden in Peradeniya.
Which was formed in the early 19th century. Walk through the vast area containing over 4000 species of plants. Enjoy the learning more about the orchids, spices and medicinal plants. Wander down avenues shaded by large and rare trees, or bordered by flowering plants. Enjoy seeing the cannonball tree, walking over the wobbly suspension bridge and through the short hedge mazes or even climbing the twisty trees that make wonderful jungle gyms.
On completion return to the hotel
Nuwara Eliya - 2 Nights
After breakfast at the hotel check out and proceed to Nuwara Eliya, en-route make a pause at Ramboda and visit Ramboda Falls, which is the 11th tallest in the country and get a guided tour through a Tea Estate and learn more about the varieties, processing methods and qualities of tea.
Tea Factory to learn how tea is manufactured in Sri Lanka. You can observe the tea pickers, locally known as ‘tea pluckers’ as they move between the lush green rows along the mountains with their large baskets.Thereafter you will be given a guided tour explaining fermentation, rolling, drying, cutting, sieving and the grading of tea. Finish with a tea tasting process and learn of the history, and why Ceylon Tea is considered among the best in the world.
Thereafter continue to Nuwara Eliya go on scenic tour in Nuwara Eliya and check into the hotel.
Later go on a scenic tour in Nuwara Eliya City.
The highland city that was the premium holiday resort town of the British in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Enjoy walking through the streets with their pretty little cottages, quaint villas, and beautiful mansions. Make a memory in the old red-bricked post office as you purchase an inexpensive and colorful postcard to take home or send to your friends. Relax at Queen Victoria Park or on the shores of Lake Gregory.
On completion return back to the hotel and relax.
With breakfast at the hotel proceed to Horton Plains on a Jeep to the entrance and go on a lovely trek.
Visit the beautiful Horton Plains National Park in Ohiya, with its montane grasslands and cloud forests. Enjoy the majestic views from the precipice of World’s End and the cooling sprays from Baker’s Falls. Catch glimpses of the many endemic fauna that make their home in the plains. Get to know more about the archeological finds that were discovered in the area.
After the trek, return to the hotel and relax.
Colombo - 1 Night
After the breakfast at the hotel, check out and proceed to Colombo. On arrival to Colombo go on a City and Shopping tour in Commercial City of Sri Lanka, Colombo.
Experience the colorful lights and bright life of Colombo, the capital City of Sri Lanka. Visit historic monuments such as the Old Lighthouse, the Old Parliament, Galle Face Hotel, Galle Face Green, Gangarama Temple, the National Museum and more. Enjoy the malls of Independence Square or the Race Course. Visit boutique shops and designer stores.
On completion proceed to the hotel, check in and relax.
After breakfast at the hotel on your final day, proceed to the Colombo International Airport (CMB) and get ready for your departure after spending a memorable time on the Pearl of the Indian Ocean.
Price Starting From:
USD 535 Per Person
When to go on this trip?
This is an All-Year-Round trip that can be experienced right throughout the year in Sri Lanka. Beautiful green scenery that blends with the locations you visit
When to book
We recommend that you book this tour at least 6 months ahead.
What add-ons are available for this trip?
We can arrange for just about any add-on’s on this trip. Have a chat with one of our Tour Consultants to help you decide.
Our Experts are ready to help
For more information or to book this wonderful tour please email our travel experts.
Standard Check in time : 1400 hrs.
Standard Check out time : 1200 hrs.
The above may differ from hotel to hotel. Speak to your travel expert for more details.
We are able to arrange early check-in and late check-outs depending on the hotels you choose. However, you may be subject to additional charges.
After deciding on which trip you want to go, send us an inquiry with the requested details. If you want to further customize this trip, our travel experts would be glad to help perfect the tour itinerary for you. Once all planning is final, the next step is starting the booking process. We request for a 20% deposit to confirm the booking. On receipt of the deposit, our team will start booking your hotels and the vehicles that were agreed upon. The balance 80% payment can be made 30 to 45 days prior to the date of arrival. For cancellation and refund policies please take a look at the terms & conditions.
The price quoted is valid till April 2018. Will be subject to seasonal supplements. Speak to your travel expert to learn more details.
When packing for Sri Lanka, you only need to remember that this is a tropical country. Sunny weather & warm water. Hence, packing thin cotton clothing is essential. However, if your stay includes places like Kandy, Nuwara Eliya & Ella, we recommend that you pack a few sweaters just in case. You must not forget the following:
- Effective mosquito repellent.
- A good sunscreen.
- (Ladies) Tampons – Nearly impossible to find outside Colombo.
- Universal power adapter.
We recommend that you purchase travel insurance before you travel.
Sri Lanka is a developing nation. Yet, there are many things you must look out for during your travel. For example; when visiting religious sites, it is important that you dress to cover. All key information you need to know before traveling is right here.