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Unique Experiences: · Enjoy the misty crisp air with a luxury train ride
· Get close the easy-going life and Srilankan culture
· Try your hand in learning Srilankan food at a cooking class
· Set your camera to shoot Sri Lankan Wildlife in a close encounter
· Beach lovers meet the beautiful and unexplored beaches in Sri Lanka

Participants: Small Group Exploration – normally no more than 2-5 travellers. Being few brings you closer to local life and flexibility to go to places less travelled; to go beyond the ordinary.
You can be min. 1 and max. 8 travellers on this tour. You can book 1 person, but we cannot guarantee more participants.

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Trip Length: 12 Day(s) 11 Night(s)
Tour Departure Dates: Every day
Travel Season: Sri lanka is becoming a round the year travel destination. However, the beaches in East Sri lanka like Arugam, are considered to be best between May to October

Type of Transportation: Private vehicle/car for the transfer, Train
Type of Accommodation: · Stay in room with aircon only at hotel on bed.
· Stay in room without aircon hotel in Ella/hill station due to cold weather
Physical Rate: 3
/5
Child Policy: Child Age: up to 5 years old
Child policy: 1 child up to 5 years of age is free of charge if sharing bed with parents.
Children aged 5 years and above will be treated as adult.
Included in Price: Meals: 11 x Breakfast , 1 x lunch
Accommodation: 11 nights in standard hotel / guest house
Transport: Private transfer for the trip, Train ticket in 1st class – Colombo to Kandy, Ride inside the national park in Yala, Trip to Horton’s plain/World’s end.
Others/Activities: Day tours according to itinerary, Cooking class in Ella with lunch, One hour acupressure massage by the blinds in Colombo hotel, National Park Ride, hiking to the world’s end.



Train tickets are made available for sale only thirty days prior to your trip, so we are unable to guarantee availability. If we are unable to procure your ticket, we will make alternate arrangements
Excluded from Price: · Meals except breakfast at hotels, or it otherwise stated
· Entrance fee to the monuments
· Tips and Donations
· Any items of personal nature e.g. cold or soft drink / mineral water
· Any additional cost incurred due to road blocks, political protests, natural
· Disasters and situations beyond our control
· Travel Insurance (compulsory)
All other expenses not stated as included in the above

Map

Locations Visited:
Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliaya, Ella, Arugam Bay, Yala, Tangalle, Marakolliya
Start City:
Colombo
End City:
Colombo

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Colombo, First day take time to settle in hotel and enjoy the surroundings.
Arrive in bustling, shaky, colourful Colombo, with all its red and green tuk-tuks, trees with canopies shading the roads below, small cricket fields and food stalls.
Transfer to a small but unique hotel in Colombo 7. Over night in Colombo.

Day 2: Colombo to Kandy, Train ride to kandy. Enjoy the smallvillage and the waterfall passing by.
Check-out from hotel and drive to Fort railway Railway station in the Morning. Board the train for a fine ride to Kandy in a class that in Sri Lanka is called 1st class.
The trains pushes its way through small villages with sleepy stations, station masters with green and red flags, and flowers all over. Up through the mountains. Closely past waterfalls, into the clouds. Upon arrival at the cultural capital of Sri Lanka, Kandy, your personal driver will welcome you and take you to the hotel.
After freshening up go to Kandy view point. This will be followed by Kandian dance starting at 17:00. Later in the evening visit the temple of tooth. Over night in Kandy.

Day 3: Kandy to NuwaraEliya, traveling between the green mountians.
After breakfast your driver takes you by true mountain roads through green mountains, with tea plantations clad in light green with dots of colour from the workers picking leaves, to Ramboda waterfall.
You can have lunch on the way. You will visit the Tea estate at Labookale, famous for a fine variety of mountain tea, to get the story of tea making. Later arrive NuwaraEliya by around 15:00.
Check -in at your hotel, and relax. Should you have some energy left, you can visit the Victoria park or do some short treks. Over night in Nuwara Eliya.

Day 04: NuwaraEliayato Ella, enjoy treking in cold crisp weather.
It will be an early start before sun gets its grip. At this time it will be cold and crisp. And you should bring a sweater, and breakfast box.
First you drive out to the Horton plains, a wild moorland where you go for a trek. Suddenly you will be at the world's end and it seems like all Sri Lanka lies before your feet. Then drive back to your hotel. Later you proceed with your driver through stunning mountain scapes to Ella, the slow mountain village most people come to love.
Check in, in a place overlooking the mountains and if you are still curious and legs still fresh you can visit the waterfall and the ridge nearby for a fine sunset. If you stay back, the view is just as rewarding. Over night in Ella.

Day 05 – Ella, testing those magical hands by cooking lessons.
After breakfast and a slow relaxing morning get ready for a simple though inspiring cooking class. Try your hands in preparing some delicious Srilankan delicacies, and the spicy, fresh treat will be served to you for lunch.
Later in the day you may just relax for a lazy afternoon or go to the beautiful Ravana falls and enjoy the scenery along the road with colourfulfoodstall, large rainforest trees, slow market towns and a flow of tuktuks.
There are also other old temples and a cave near by for a perfect evening. Over night in Ella.

Day 06: Ella to Arugam Bay, surf the town in south east cost.
After breakfast we start easy and drive to Arugam. Welcome to Arugam, the slow and steady surfing town in South east coast. Renowned for surfing during summer time when its not the best season for South western beaches of Sri lanka.
After check in enjoy your lunch. Go around and see what this small town has to offer you. If you are a surfer its time to get the deal done for an quick evening session followed by the next day.
Enjoy the evening at beach. Over night in Arugam bay.

Day 07: Arugam Bay, enjoy the activities avaiable on the beach
Free day on the beach. Hang out in the hammocks, swim or take a surfing lesson by hiring surfing board and trainers. Explore the stunning remote beach. Over night in Arugam

Day 08: Arugam Bay to Yala, national park ride through
After breakfast we start easy and drive to Yala for a adventurous ride at the national park while you say bye bye to the calm and easy town of Arugam.
We reach Yala by afternoon and relax in our hotel. The town is small and the life is slow and easy. You may just chill at the place where you stay, watch the river flowing near by or take a walk to the local market near by.
If you are more eager, tell your driver to take you to one of the local temples to see the evening prayers. Over night in Yala.

Day 09 : Yala to Tangalle/Marakoliya, enjoy the national park ride with jeep and guide.
Start early before you see the sun and head for a drive to enter the jungle as quick as possible. Enjoy the ride (With Pvt Jeep and Guide) inside the park. Yala (Ruhuna) National Park, situated in the south east corner of the island, is home to the greatest variety of Sri Lanka’s wildlife. Its varying habitats, consisting of scrub plains, jungles, rocky outcrops, fresh water lakes, rivers and beaches.
Its home to many species of animals including sloth bear, herds of elephants, buffalo, monkeys, sambar, deer, crocodiles and the endangered leopard sub-species - Pantheraparduskotiya, which found only in Sri Lanka.
Later come to your hotel, check out and proceed to Tangalle. You will love the drive as the road passes through the dense forest covered with trees and breath taking views. This remote area a little out of town with beach stretching beyond your view.
After dinner get barefooted, and stroll the beach, have a night dip and if it is close to full moon you could be lucky to see a turtle come to shore to lay eggs. Over night in Tangalle.

Day 10 : Tangalle/Marakoliya, relaxing and exploring on your own
Free day on the beach. Hang out in the hammocks. Swim. Explore the stunning remote beach. Over night in Tangalle.

Day 11: Tangalle/ Marakolliya to Colombo, enjoy the galle a gormer Dutch town and last minute shopping.
After breakfast transfer to Colombo. On the way there will be a few hours break in Galle a former Dutch town. There is a fine colonial ambience here, with old brick houses, crisp cafes, restored hotels, deep inner yards, and the wall around the centre, with easy going Sri Lankan life.
You have an option to get your lunch or snack/coffee at one of the high end restaurants in Galle. Later drive to Colombo. Enjoy your evening and do the last minute shopping before you fly out. Over night in Colombo

Day 12 : Colombo, enjoy a special body massage from blind people.
Start your day easy and relax as its the last day of your tour. To make it more relaxing you will get a body massage with acupressure technique. The massage will be done by blind people trained in the techniques. They will not talk a lot. But their hands, performs the magic on one's body to give that perfect freshness after a long journey.
Later, hopefully still light in mind and body after the treat, get dropped to the airport.

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