(South Coast / Wild life / hill country)
DAY 1 AIRPORT – BENTOTA
AYUBOWAN – AHLAN WA SAHLAN – WELCOME TO SRI LANKA
May you be blessed with long life!
With this beautiful traditional greeting by our SEYLAN chauffeur will assist you at the Airport and drive you to your hotel at Bentota, while sightseeing around the cosmopolitan Colombo city and look forward to be treated for the rest of the days. After a refreshment 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 2 – BENTOTA – YALA
An exciting day dawns. We leave for Yala National Park the premier Wild Life Sanctuary in the island. Check in to the hotel. Evening Safari in Yala. We enter a whole new world where nature has largely stayed still. Yala boasts of a growing leopard population, herds of elephants and spotted deer, bear among others.
Stay overnight : Cinnamon Wild Yala
DAY 3 – YALA – NUWARA ELIYA
Morning we leave for the Tea Country, 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.
We take a short sightseeing tour. 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 4 – NUWARA ELIYA – KANDY
Early morning a visit to the Dalada Maligawa (temple of the sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha). We observe the traditional Kandyan art and architecture and witness the morning ‘Pooja’ (offering) accompanied by Kandyan drumming. The sanctity enfolds us… After a short tour of beautiful Kandy we visit the Kandy market to pick up some fresh vegetables and dry spices as today we will learn to make a typical Sinhala curry or we may opt for a visit to a crafts village to see craftsmen at work producing exquisite Kandyan artifacts. Evening we enjoy a traditional cultural show with resounding drum beats.
Stay overnight : Mahaweli Reach – Kandy
DAY 5 – KANDY – AIRPORT (Departure)
After a sumptuous Breakfast check out and proceed towards the Airport and bid Adieus with the good intention to meet you again.