Perfect trips for you who have two weeks of holidays during the European Summer and want a good handful of Sri Lanka. Go on a train ride and take in the mountainous surroundings as the train slowly pushes through the mist. Walk to World's End, go surfing in Arugam Bay and explore Yala National Park on a jungle ride. From mountains high to the ocean blue - Sri Lanka give you an outstanding invitation to come back again.
Included: 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 Not included: · 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
· 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
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.