5 Days / 4 Nights – Wild life & hill country
DAY 1 – AIRPORT TO KANDY
AYUBOWAN – AHLAN WA SAHLAN – WELCOME TO SRI LANKA
may you be blessed with long life!
You will be greeted by our SEYLAN chauffeur guide and will assist you at the Airport and then proceed to the hill capital Kandy with a stop at Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage to be delighted by watching misplaced babies and adult elephants being fed and bathed.
After a refreshment we will visit the golden roofed Dalada Maligawa. We observe the traditional Kandyan art and architecture of the building. The sanctity enfolds us… Kandy the last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings, ceded to the British in 1815. It is a picturesque city surrounded by mountains, girdled by the Mahaweli river and a lake as the center piece.
Stay Overnight : Mahaweli Reach Hotel – Kandy
DAY 2 – KANDY TO NUWARA ELIYA
After Breakfast we will drive to Nuwara eliya. The journey through tea plantations will be enthusiastic and an unforgettable experience. Terraced paddy fields are also a common sight within the region. Nuwara Eliya lies in Hill country, and is supposed to be one of the coldest places in Sri Lanka but it is really just like an English spring day, although the temperature does drop at night. Furthermore, the architecture styles and tea plantations which are of British influence gave Nuwara Eliya the name “The Little England”.
An interesting drive passing the Victoria Dam and typical village scenery ascending to the cooler climes and a landscape of emerald green tea gardens. Check in at hotel.
The nostalgia of the British empire builders is reflected in Nuwara Eliya – buildings, gardens, landscaping, names etc., First introduced by them, terraced Tea gardens with mist hovering above and colorfully clad tea pluckers on the slopes, plucking two leaves and a bud is a delightful sight. We explore Nuwara Eliya, the lake, the 18-hole over 100 years old Golf Course, purchase the world famous Ceylon Tea and excited to visit Horton Plains National Park next morning.
Stay overnight at Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya
DAY 03: Nuwara Eliya to Udawalawe
After Breakfast we will do a safari In Udawalawa.
Udawalawe National Park was created to provide a sanctuary for wild animals displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe reservoir on the Walawe River, as well as to protect the catchment of the reservoir. Before the designation of the national park, the area was used for shifting cultivation (chena farming). The farmers were gradually removed once the national park was declared. Udawalawe is an important habitat for water birds and Sri Lankan Elephants. It is a popular tourist destination and the third most visited park in the country.
After the Safari, we head towards the down-south of the country…
The journey is mainly through the southern coast of Sri Lanka, and may depict the picturesque natural beauty of Sri Lanka some of which you may prefer to store in your cameras.
We stop for lunch at small road side restaurant which use the Ash Plantain (cooking banana) and several dry zone vegetables not usually seen in the west, these all add flavor to these distinct local curry’s. Depending on the group wishes we will either transfer to the beach hotel
Overnight stay at Hotel Udawalawe
DAY 4 – UDAWALAWE – BENTOTA
After a meal you will be free for relaxing on the beach or to indulge in water sports or a boat ride at Bentota Beach.
Stay overnight in Cinnamon Bey Hotel Beruwala.
DAY 5 – BERUWALA – AIRPORT (Departure)
After a sumptuous Breakfast check out and proceed towards the Airport and bid Adieus with the good intention to meet you again.