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Unique Experiences:

•  Experience the easy-going life and Sri Lankan culture.
•  Take an absolutely beautiful train ride in the mountains.
•  Try on your own learning Srilankan cuisine and enjoy the local food.

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: 6 Day(s) 5 Night(s)
Tour Departure Dates: Every day
Travel Season:

Sri Lanka has now become a round the year destination, however the climate varies from city to city.
Colombo and Hill country (Kandy, NuwaraElliya and Ella) receive rainfall round the year except Jan to Mar.

Type of Transportation:

Private vehicle/car for the transfer, Train

Type of Accommodation:

Stay at comfort class hotel, room with fan/air-con on bed & breakfast basis.
Kindly request you’re booking agent for room with air-con at all places, if you want it as an essential part of your trip.

Physical Rate: 3/5
Child Policy:

Children age: Below 5 years old. Children 5 years and up will be treated as adults.
Children price: 1 child is free of charge when sharing bed with parents.

Included in Price:

•  Meals: Breakfast
•  Accommodation: Comfort class hotels (small boutique hotels) on bed and breakfast basis
•  Transport: Private transfer for the trip. Train from Colombo to Kandy
•  Driver: Chauffer who speaks basic English
•  Others/Activities: Trip to Horton’s plain/World’s end. Cooking class in Ella with lunch

There is no overall guide on the tour, but a driver who speaks basic English. There may be English Speaking tour guides on the pre-organized day tours (only) according to itinerary.

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 not stated as included in the above
•  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 matters beyond our control
•  Personal comprehensive travel insurance (compulsory)
All other expenses not stated as included in the above.

Map

Locations Visited:
Colombo, Kandy, NuwaraEliya, Ella
Start City:
Colombo
End City:
Ella

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Colombo
Arrive in bustling, shaky, colorful 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 boutique hotel.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Colombo to Kandy
After breakfast, check out and depart to Fort Railway station by 07:00 am. Board the train for a fine ride to Kandy in a class that in Sri Lanka is called 1st class. The train 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 your next hotel, where you feel a sense of peace, a bit away from the busy town of Kandy.
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 at a cosy and comfortable place.

Day 3: Kandy to Nuwara Eliaya
After breakfast your driver takes you by true mountain roads through green mountains, with tea plantations clad in light green with dots of color from the workers picking leaves, to Ramboda waterfall. You can have lunch on the way. You will visit a Tea estate, famous for a fine variety of mountain tea, to get the story of tea making.

Later arrive to Nuwara Elliya at around 15:00. Check in at you hotel, and relax. Should you have some energy left, you can visit the Victoria park or do some short treks.

Over night at a cosy and comfortable place.

Day 04: Nuwara Elliya to Ella
It will be an early start before the sun gets its grip. At this time it will be cold and crisp. You should bring a sweater, and a breakfast box. First you drive out to the Horton plains, 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 your 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.

Overnight in Ella.

Day 05 – Ella
After breakfast and a slow relaxing morning get ready for a simple though inspiring cooking class. Try your hands in preparing some delicious Sri Lankan 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 colorful food stalls, large rainforest trees, slow market towns and a flow of tuk-tuks. There are also other old temples and a cave nearby for a perfect evening.

Overnight at the exclusive hotel with the panoramic view.

Day 06: Ella – check-out

After breakfast check out and continue on your own.

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