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Overview

Set off on a journey that covers just about everything – from Sri Lanka’s ancient kingdoms, to sojourning in the hills over a cup of Ceylon Tea before venturing into the wildlife parks and then strolling along the colonial fort. This holiday program was designed to give you a sense of how the nation of Sri Lanka has grown and changed over time.

Important Information

  • RouteAirport > Hunasgiriya > Ella > Belihul Oya > Buttala > Yala > Airport
  • HighlightsHunasgiriya, Belihul Oya, Yala
  • Duration10 Days

Your Holiday includes

  • Per person cost of twin-sharing accommodation
  • Transport by private air-conditioned car or van and services of English speaking chauffeur guide for the entire duration
  • Local government taxes & service charges
  • Meals: Dinner & Breakfast
  • Entrances: Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Ancient City of Polonnaruwa, Kandy Tooth Relic Temple & cultural dance
  • Elephant safari to Minneriya or Kavdullah National Park (1 trip including entrances, jeep hire and services of a wildlife tracker)
  • Leopard safari to Yala National Park (1 trip including entrances, jeep hire and services of a wildlife tracker)

Your Holiday excludes

  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional tours & activities
  • Flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Activities & highlights
  • Camera & Video permits at cultural sights
  • All expenses of personal nature
  • Tips and portage
  • Spa and Wellness treatment
Reservation, Cancellation Policy & Notes
Additional Info
  • All reservations subject to availability at time of booking
  • Quote is subject to availability of rooms, tax increases, price fluctuations and any peak season supplements.
  • The cost is based on cash basis. For any other method of settlement whether it be cheques, drafts, credit cards or debit cards we will entail a service charge.
  • For cancellations within 30 days before the date of arrival 100% of the holiday program will be charged
  • For further details about the cancellation policy please refer www.jetwingtravels.com
  • The standard check in time in Sri Lanka is 14:00 hours and standard check out time is 11:00 hours
  • All drive times are approximate and are subject to change
Places you will visit

Day 1

route Route :   Airport > Elkaduwa Kandy

Drive Drive :  5 hour

Hotel Hotel :  Ashburnham Estate

Highlights Highlights :  Scenic Journey via paddy fields

At the airport you will be greeted by your chauffeur guide who will take you into the rich forests of Elkaduwa. Relish the scenic journey as you pass the paddy fields of the low country ascending to the tea plantations and forests of Hunasgiriya. Find yourself surrounded by rolling green hills and listen for the trickle of hidden waterfalls. Once at the comforts of the cozy estate bungalow, relax and recover from any jet lag.

Day 2

route Route :  Elkaduwa > Kandy > Elkaduwa

Drive Drive :  2 hours both ways

Hotel Hotel :  Ashburnham Estate

Highlights Highlights :  Kandy city tour, visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic

Spend a lazy day adjusting to the Sri Lankan climate. At a convenient time, drop by the closest city, Kandy, well known as the centre of Buddhism. Become acquainted with the city and pay your respects to the Temple of the Tooth Relic. Some days Kandy’s skies seem perpetually bruised, with stubborn mist clinging to the hills surrounding the city’s beautiful centrepiece lake. Delicate hill-country breezes impel the mist to gently part, revealing colourful houses amid Kandy’s improbable forested halo.

Back at the Ashburnham tea estate which surrounds Mahatenne, we suggest you follow the waterfall trail for a quick dip.

Day 3

route Route :  Elkaduwa > Kandy > Elkaduwa

Drive Drive :  

Hotel Hotel :  Ashburnham Estate

Highlights Highlights :  Tea Field tour, Cycling cooking class, Memale cloud forest, Waterfalls trek

Head off to the tea fields with Ashburnham’s own field manager to see the leaves being plucked. Learn all about the planting and plucking process before heading back with the pickers to weigh the crop.

Memale hike takes you to one of the last remaining tea picker villages within the cloud forest ecosystem of the Knuckles range.

At the peak you’ll find a small Hindu temple devoted to Lord Kataragama and Kaliamma.

Day 4

route Route :  Elkaduwa > Kandy > Ella

Drive Drive :  5 hours Train Journey

Hotel Hotel :  98 Acres

Highlights Highlights :  Scenic train journey, Rawana waterfalls

Take a scenic train journey admiring the views of waterfalls, forests, mountains, tea estates and villages

Also visit the famous Ella waterfalls after the journey and see it cascading downhill peacefully. Check into your scenic eco-friendly hotel with the best views

Day 5

route Route :  Ella

Drive Drive :  few hours

Hotel Hotel :  H98 Acres

Highlights Highlights :  Little Adams peak with sunset views, Rawana caves walk, 9 Arc Bridge trek

This 5-hour hike gives you a chance to experience the Sri Lankan countryside in a hike up to the summit of Little Adam’s Peak and on a cross country hike across to Demodara Railway Station. See the great views from the summit of Little Adams Peak, followed by the astounding sunrise or sunset. Walk over the famous Nine Arches Bridge with its rampant history. Hike to the Demodara Railway Station and see the unique looping railroad, a piece of architecture that is only present at Demodara in Sri Lanka.

Day 6

route Route :  Ella > Wellawaya

Drive Drive :  1.5 hours

Hotel Hotel :  Jetwing Kaduruketha

Highlights Highlights :  Paddy field cultivation, Diyaluma waterfall view

Transfer to Wellawaya after a leisurely breakfast. Upon arrival check into the incredibly characteristic resort which is based all around the authentic paddy felid cultivation and astounding nature trails with waterfalls at the end.

See the paddy field cultivation and see the farmers going on with their lives which revolve around the farm and paddy fields.

Day 7

route Route :  Wellawaya

Drive Drive :  

Hotel Hotel :  Jetwing Kaduruketha

Highlights Highlights :  Village walk, Kirindi river visit, Night walk around the hotel premises

Take a stroll through a nearby village passing rocky river banks and jungle footpaths to experience rural Sri Lanka and meet the villagers going about their daily lives. Visit Kirindi Oya river and enjoy a dip and walk among the paddy field. Walk around the lush rainforests and see many endemic birds and animals who are nocturnal.

Day 8

route Route :  Wellawaya

Drive Drive :  2 hours

Hotel Hotel :  Jetwing Kaduruketha

Highlights Highlights :  Cycling or trekking to Ella Wela waterfalls, Trek to Diyaluma waterfalls, Cooking demonstration

Take a stroll to Ella Wela waterfalls which is the most popular secrets around the area. This secluded waterfall is hidden in the gentle forests. The natural pool is a perfect place to have a refreshing dip. Furthermore visit Diyaluma waterfalls which is one of the highest in the country. This trek is a highlight and astounding!

Day 8

route Route :  Wellawaya > Galle

Drive Drive :  4 hours

Hotel Hotel :  Jetwing Lighthouse

Highlights Highlights :  Stroll around Galle Fort and see stilt fishermen

Stroll around the magnificent and historic Galle. A Unesco World Heritage Site, this historic city is a delight to explore on foot, an endlessly exotic old trading port blessed with imposing Dutch-colonial buildings, ancient mosques and churches, grand mansions and museums. Wandering its rambling lanes you’ll pass stylish cafes, quirky boutiques and impeccably restored hotels owned by local and foreign artists, writers, photographers and designers.

Day 8

route Route :  Galle >Airport

Drive Drive :  3 hours

As all good things must come to an end, your chauffeur guide with comfortably take you to your beach hotel or else to the airport accordingly with pleasant memories

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