Explore the final Kingdom of Sri Lanka which rests the Great Tooth Relic of the Lord Buddha. Drive through the city of Kandy and see its beauty which gives you the vibes of the ancient times. Walk through the streets of Nuwara Eliya with its picturesque colonial architecture and plenty of holiday activities to do. Enjoy the chilling breeze with a warm cup of freshly prepared tea and go on a never forgetting trek in the plains of Horton. Peep into the untouched wildlife in Udawalawe and spend a long relaxing beach stay in Hikkaduwa with the golden sand, bright blue sea and swaying palms.
Day 01 | Airport > Pinnawala > Kandy
Arrive at Colombo International Airport and proceed to Kandy, en-route visit the Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala. Thereafter check into the hotel in Kandy.
Day 02 | Kandy > Kandy ( B )
After the breakfast in Kandy go on a Temple run tour in Kandy and go on a technical tour and watch the Kandyan Cultural Show in the evening. On completion return to the hotel.
Day 03 | Kandy > Nanu Oya > Nuwara Eliya ( B )
After breakfast at the hotel, check out and continue to Nuwara Eliya. Later explore the city of Nuwara Eliya. On completion return back to the hotel and relax.
Day 04 | Nuwara Eliya > Horton Plains > Nuwara Eliya ( B )
With the packed breakfast at the hotel go on trekking to Horton Plains. On completion return to the hotel and relax.
Day 05 | Nuwara Eliya > Ella > Udawalawe ( B )
After the breakfast at the hotel check out and proceed to Udawalawe, en-route make a stop at Ella and explore the city. On completion proceed to Udawalawe and check into the hotel.
Day 06 | Udawalawe > Galle > Hikkaduwa ( B )
Early in the morning proceed to Udawalawe National Park and go on a jeep safari in Udawalawe National Park. Thereafter check out from the hotel and proceed to Hikkaduwa, en route make a pause at Galle and visit the Old Colonial City. On completion check into the hotel in Hikkaduwa.
Day 07 to Day 08 | Hikkaduwa > Hikkaduwa ( B )
Free and easy in Hikkaduwa enjoying the facilities of the hotel and the beach. One of these days visit the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery and go on a lovely boat safari in Madu River.
Day 10 | Hikkaduwa > Airport ( B )
After the breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to the airport.
Pinnawala 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!
Temple of the Tooth Relic
Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was built in the 16th century as the place of veneration and protection for Lord Buddha’s sacred tooth. Walk through the beautifully embellished passageways and elaborately painted halls, done in red, cream and black. Lounge against delicately carved pillars and get amazed by the beautiful golden statues. Get an unforgettable experience of history and art.
Go on technical tours related to arts such as gem crafting, woodcarving and batiks. Watch the Kandyan Cultural Show with its colorful traditional dances and delightful music.
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.
Train Ride from Kandy to Nanu Oya
The Kandy to Nanu Oya (Nuwara Eliya) train journey takes you on scenic ride through some of the most beautiful highland countryside areas in Sri Lanka. Watch the brilliant greens carpets of the tea plantations. See the picturesque villages with misty mountain backdrops pass by. Peer through drizzle and mist to look at the magical landscapes of Hill Country. Enjoy the amazing sights of intimidating mountains, deep and dark woodlands, and magnificent waterfalls as they go by your windows.
Visit a Tea Factory and a plantation where you would see how the world’s famous “Ceylon Tea” is manufactured. In 1824 a tea plant was brought to Ceylon by the British from China and was planted in the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya for non-commercial purposes. James Taylor was a British citizen who introduced commercial tea plantation in Sri Lanka (Ceylon). He arrived to Sri Lanka in 1852 and settled down in Loolecondera estate in Kandy. Today even people who have never heard of Sri Lanka are familiar with Ceylon tea, which is known for its quality.
Visit 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 postoffice 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.
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.
Explore Ella’s most interesting places. Pass through bright green tea fields, and tough stretches of rock, and get to see the magical views of Little Adam’s Peak. Walk over the history seeped Nine Arches Bridge and listen to the story of its construction. End your hike at the Demodara Railway station with its unique loop-over track design. This tour gives you the chance to see the best sights of Sri Lanka.
Enjoy a three-hour safari which would give you a chance to explore the amazing Udawalawe National Park. Travel through the marshes, forests and grasslands of the park that was created as a sanctuary for wildlife in the 1970s. See the water birds and Sri Lankan elephants for which the park is famed. Catch glimpses of the other mammals and birds, as well as the reptiles, amphibians and butterflies.
Galle Fort Guided Walking Tour
Explore the secrets of Galle where the Portuguese and Dutch made their headquarters. Visit the Galle Fort which is one of the best preserved fortifications in Asia. View the museums of Galle and the lighthouse. Walk through the cobblestoned streets with their Dutch names and listen to your guide tell their stories. Relax with a king coconut or a cup of tea caressed by a breeze of the tropics.
Relax with coconut palms and sea on the sunny white beaches of Hikkaduwa, a tropical paradise based off Southern Sri Lanka. Enjoy water sports at the second best surfing coast of the island. Watch the colorful coral reefs at the Hikkaduwa Coral Sanctuary. Party with some of the best nightlife in Sri Lanka.
Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery
Visit the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery on the Southwestern coast of Sri Lanka. Learn more about the five endangered sea turtle species that come to the shores of Sri Lanka to nest. Learn how the Kosgoda Turtle Care Program helps protect the nests until they hatch and increases the chances of survival for the babies. Get a chance to see, touch and feed baby turtles; or even injured adult turtles that the Turtle Hatchery cares for.
Go on a wonderful boat ride down the Madu River with its flourishing ecosystem. Pass through the secretive passages created by the mangroves. See the basking crocodiles and water monitors. Visit one of the small islands with its cinnamon harvesting natives. Enjoy the restorative qualities of the famous fish massage. Observe the waterbirds in their natural habitats.
- Accommodation on Twin / Double Sharing Basis. Many accommodation options are available. Please speak to our travel experts in order to select the best fitting hotel for you.
- Meals as stated in the program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner). Meals can be added as required.
- Airport Arrival and Departure Transfers will always be included. (Note your tour chauffeur and airport transfers chauffeur may be different)
- Tours with local English-speaking driver guides in air-conditioned vehicles. (1 to 2 Persons / 2 Adults and 1 child in a Sedan / SUV | 3 to 5 Persons in a Mini Van | 6 to 8 Persons in a Large Van.)
- Entrances fees and/or boat, & jeep fees as stated in the program.
- Drinking water available in the vehicles.
- International Airfare.
- Entry Visa Fees, please visit www.eta.gov.lk for more details / submit your individual visa application.
- Cost of Beverages during meals.
- Expenses of a personal nature including telephone calls, laundry, beverages etc.
- Tips & Portages
- Price may be subject to change at time of booking.
Does this tour include International Flights?
No, the tour cost does not include International Flights.
Can this tour be booked for someone else?
Yes. You can book this tour as a gift for a friend or family. We can personalize it by giving a lovely little Sri Lankan gift on arrival.
Can I get VISA from Lakpura?
No. VISA can be obtained online via https://www.eta.gov.lk where the fees are nominal and quite easy to process.
Is this a group tour or a private tour?
This is a private guided tour.
Does this tour include International Flights?
No, we do not provide International Flights.
Where does the driver / chauffeur stay? Is their accommodation included?
Yes, drivers’ accommodation is included within this tour.
Can we buy Travel Insurance from Lakpura?
No. We recommend purchasing travel insurance prior to booking your holiday.
Can we see some pictures of the vehicle?
Yes, we can send you pictures of a vehicle make and the model. However keep in mind that the vehicle could change last minute due to unavoidable circumstances. We will however, ensure that the vehicle offered is of good quality and condition. All our vehicles are manufactured 2010 or newer.
Does the cost include sight admission fees
What if I have special medical requirements?
Special medical requirements can be accommodated. In fact, we require you to mention this to us at the time of booking. Please note that some requirements may not be options available in Sri Lanka. It is best to research before traveling. Speak to our experts for help.
What are our payment methods?
We recommend 2 payment methods. Credit Card (Online & Offline) and Bank to Bank Transfers. If both these options are not possible, speak to our travel experts for help.
What is the Cancellation Policy?
Refer: Terms & Conditions
During the tour, can we add more experiences?
Yes, more experiences can be added. Such requests are subject to availability and confirmation. You might be required to pay the necessary charges and / or administrative fee.
Can we extend our stay?
Yes, but subject to availability and confirmation. You will be required to pay the necessary changes and / or administrative fees.
If you are still in the stage of finalizing your tour, we recommend selecting the bespoke option and obtaining the help of our experts to create the perfect experience to fit your requirement.
Can I buy International Flight Tickets from you?
This itinerary can be booked for any period of the year. However, experience may vary. We request you to check with us about your experience. When booking with us, we request you to provide us the following details.
All our holidays can be tailored to your precise needs. If you would like to make any alterations, or even start from scratch, take a look at “Bespoke Tours“.