Green Highlands (9Nights/10Days)

Tour Code: ATWL15004

Visit the central region of the island and experience the cooler climes and the misty mountains. Enjoy nature at its best going on Safari, while exploring ancient caves and forests. An adventure in the green regions of this tropical island is a trip worth remembering.

MAP

  • Sacred city of Kandy UNESCO heritage site
  • Royal Botanical Gardens.
  • Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
  • Tea Processing factory in Nuwara Eliya
  • Horton Plains
  • Ella Explorer
  • Yala National Park Safari
  • Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications
  • Hikkaduwa Beach Stay and activities

Day 1: Airport/Kandy (101Km)

Arrival in Colombo International Airport and meet Lanka Horizon Tours Representative or chauffeur guide and transfers to Kandy which was last kingdom of Sri Lanka and check in to your hotel. After setting in, relax and enjoy the fine ambiance of the hotel. Later you can visit The Temple of Tooth Relic which houses Sri Lanka’s most sacred relic, a tooth of the Lord Buddha. As well as visit the audience hall.

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Day 2: Kandy/Pinnawala/Peradeniya/Kandy (39.8Km)

Today after breakfast in your hotel, will be driven to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage which was established in 1975, commenced with seven orphans. Today some of these orphans enjoy the fortune of seeing their Grand children born in the same location. The nearby river played a dominant role in this regard, as well as you can see elephants in close proximity bathing and feeding activities.

Hereafter you can visit Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden, which was first built as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala king and was expanded by the British. It is 147 acres in extent and provides an amazing variety of trees, plants and flowers.
Then you can do Kandy City Tour, drive around the lake and to the upper lake to get a panoramic view of the city and do shopping at market places. In the evening you can view cultural show at the Kandy lake club. Which displays traditional Kandy dancing.

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Day 3:Kandy/Nuwara Eliya (76Km)

Today you are taking spectacular journey to Nuwara Eliya which is upper hill county of Sri Lanka. Passing magnificent waterfalls, through pine and eucalyptus forests and into immaculately manicured tea plantations, where we visit a tea factory and you will also able to taste a cup of “Ceylon Tea” in the factory. Nuwara Eliya, ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of mountains, valleys, waterfalls, tea plantations and has one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in South Asia.

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Day 4: Nuwara Eliya/Horton Plane/Nuwara Eliya (29.3Km)

Today you can explorer Horton Plane National Park and this is the only national park where you can walk in Sri Lanka. This Park is a protected area in the central highlands of Sri Lanka and is covered by Montana grassland and cloud forest. This is 2,100–2,300 meters high and rich in biodiversity and many species found here are endemic to the region. The sheer precipice of World's End and Baker's falls are among the attractions of the park.

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Day 5: Nuwara Eliya/Ella (56.6Km)

Next you are heading to Ella which is a small town in the Uva Province. Located on the southern edge of Sri Lanka’s hill country region this small town offers breathless scenery, intimate wildlife and good trek through the scenic countryside.

You can enjoy in teak activity and will give you an amazing insight into the lifestyle of the people who live and farm in this scenic mountainous region of the island. You will walk past a small village and gradually venture into the Ella agricultural area where paddy is grown on mountain terraces and irrigated by small streams.

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Day 6: Ella/Yala (58Km)

Today you explore Yala National Park which is among the oldest and best known of Sri Lanka's 15 National Parks. It covers approximately 1,300 square kilometers and is home to a range of ecosystems found nowhere else in Sri Lanka. There are 44 species of recorded mammals in this National Park, which include the Sri Lankan Leopard, Sri Lankan Sloth Bear and Sri Lankan Elephant, 215 species of birds, 46 species of reptiles and 21 species of amphibians.

Over Night-Yala Camping or Safari hotel at Tissamaharama

Day 7: Yala/Galle/Hikkaduwa (187Km)

After great wild safari, we travel to city of Galle. This is UNESCO heritage site and it was the main port in the 16th century. Galle reached the height of its development in the 18th century, during the Dutch colonial period and the best example of a fortified city built by the Portuguese in South and Southeast Asia, showing the interaction between Portuguese architectural styles and native traditions. Afterwards you will check in at Hikkaduwa beach resort. 

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Day 8: Hikkaduwa Beach Resort

Free day to explore Hikkaduwa beach surfing, corals, diving. As well as boat ride in a glassed bottom boat over corals.

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Day9: Hikkaduwa

Walk barefoot in the sand, while the water washes over your feet. The sun beating down on your shoulders and the cool breeze blowing your hair. Relax and enjoy surrounding of the beach report.

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Day10: Hikkaduwa/Airport (144Km)

Today is final day of your tour and check out from hotel and transfer to Colombo International Airport with great memories of your very own “Green Highlands” Sri Lankan Holiday tour.

 

Included

  • Per person cost of twin-sharing and BB basis (B-Bed B-Breakfast)
  • Transportation in air conditioned vehicle with English speaking chauffer guide for entire tour
  • Entrance fees to Cultural sites, Cultural dace, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Peradeniya Botanical
         Garden entrance fees, Horton Plane charges(van hire and entrance fees), Teak activity charges, Yala
         National parks charges(1 trip includes entrance, jeep hire and service of a wildlife tracker),
  • Local government Taxes & service charges

Excluded

  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Activities and highlights
  • Camera and video permits at cultural sights
  • All expenses of personal nature
  • Spa and wellness treatments
  • Tips and postage

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