From lush green tea plantations to pure relaxation at idyllic beaches, set out on a customized Sri Lanka tour that takes you through some of country’s best known wonders!


Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3NegomboBeach, Relaxation, Buzzing Bars, Al Fresco DiningHeritance Negombo, Jetwing Blue Oceanic
3 - 5KandyTooth Temple, Magnificent Hills, Tea Plantations, Kandy Lake, Traditional Dance PerformancesTheva Residency, Mountbatten Bungalow
5 - 7Nuwara EliyaColonial Hill Station, Tea Plantations, Asia’s Oldest Golf CourseHeritance Tea Factory, Langdale by Amaya
7 - 9HattonAdam’s Peak, Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Tea PlantationsMandira Dick Oya Bungalow, Tea Trails Bungalows
9 - 13Mirissa/WeligamaBeach,, Stilt Fishermen,, Dolphin Watching, Lace-making,, Ancient Historical SitesCasa Mirissa, Cape Weligama
13 - 14ColomboGeoffrey Bawa Architecutral Excursion, Temples and Mosques, Independence SquareResidence By Uga Escapes Colombo

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  • Beaches
  • Landscape
  • Wine & Food
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

Transfer from Airport to Hotel


2 Days

Negombo is a bustling beach town with plenty of opportunities for rest and relaxation! Nestled on the rim of Negombo Lagoon, the town boasts a long stretch of buzzing yet beautiful beach, and is located close to Colombo.

Included Activities

Dutch Canal Boat Ride
Enjoy the sights and sounds of life in Sri Lanka with a boat ride along the Dutch-made Hamilton Canal. Once a supply route for the Dutch administration, old churches and fishing villages, this 100km long still used Dutch Canal running through the town, is an ideal way to gain insight of the area from a different perspective. Along the way, see water monitors, crocodiles, monkeys, varieties of fish and birds. Visit Muthurajawela and take a nature trip to Negombo lagoon in a small boat.

Highlights Of Negombo & Fish Market
Negombo boasts several buildings dating back to the days of Dutch and Portuguese presence in the country. The beautiful sea shore and the ocean are dotted with catamarans. The Negombo lagoon is famous for its harvest of lobsters, crabs and prawns. The seafood auctions on the beach are a must-see on this half day excursion. Pretty canals built by the Dutch still buzzing with activity snake their way through this fishing village. Other highlights of the city are the Dutch Fort and historic Catholic Church.

Hotel Options
StyleBeach Resort
RoomJetwing Blue-Deluxe Room
StyleBeach Resort
Day 3 - 5

Drive from Negombo to Kandy (110 km, 3.5 hrs)


2 Days

Kandy was established in the 14th century and was the last independent city and capital of the Singhalese kingdom.

Included Activities

Highlights Of Kandy
Delve into regality as you explore the last royal capital. Venture to Dalda Maligawa, the gold-roofed Temple of the Tooth, which houses the most sacred Buddhist relic, a tooth of Lord Buddha. Observe the many pilgrims conducting pujas (prayers) throughout the temple complex. Surrounded by aromatic tea plantations, magnificent hills and set by a lake, you can also enjoy some wonderful scenic views. Take a leisurely stroll around Lake Kandy, a protected lake where fishing is banned. Sip up the history of tea drinking pioneers like Lipton and Taylor at the Ceylon Tea Museum, a 1920s vintage tea factory. Enjoy traditional dance performances that capture the imagination and connect audiences to the tribal roots of the performers.

Half Day Visit To Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (From Kandy)
Spend a half day at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, a three hour drive (80km) from Negombo. Witness the biggest herd of captive pachyderms in the world who journey to the river twice a day to bathe. Managed by the Sri Lanka Wildlife Department, Pinnawala encourages both breeding and aiding the recovery and release of injured wild elephants back into the forest. The little jumbos, orphaned as their parents were victims of poachers/accidents, also splash about. Learn how they are tamed, reared and trained by their human keepers (known as mahouts) who bottle feed and bathe them.

Half Day Kandy Temples Tour
Explore a Sri Lankan jewel! Located at an altitude of almost 500 m above sea level, the ancient capital city of Kandy offers a rich amalgam of ancient wonders. Visit centuries-old famous temples and architectural marvels on a pleasant Kandy loop, past three 14th century Hindu-Buddhist temples and back through Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. Embekka Devalaya, Lankatilaka Vihara and Gadaladeniya Temples are among the other famous sites in the city. Discover fascinating traditional and contemporary motifs and colors during your visit to a local batik printing factory, before you return to your hotel.

Hotel Options
Theva Residency – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe Room
RoomMountbatten Bunglow Room
Day 5 - 7

Transfer from Hotel to Kandy Train Station

Train from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya. Departure from Kandy (Peredeniya) at 1230 hrs. Arrival in Nuwara Eliya (Nanouya) at 1555 hrs

Transfer from Nuwara Eliya Train Station to Hotel

Nuwara Eliya

2 Days

Sri Lanka’s very own “Little England”, this is decidedly a trip to a surrealistic hill station with swirling mists and tumbling waterfalls!

Included Activities

Ceylon Tea Experience (Half Day)
Discover the source of the perfect brew with a visit to a local tea plantation, accompanied by a local naturalist. After learning the correct method of harvesting this popular brew, you can venture to a factory to see how the leaves are processed. You will be provided with a mask and soft protective clothing for safety, and can choose either a guided or self-guided tour, whichever you prefer. Finish up with a tea tasting where you can enjoy the completed product: the world renowned Ceylon tea. This activity can be enjoyed all year around, but note that during rainy season, leeches are more prevalent in the gardens. (Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Timing: 0900 hrs -1500 hrs; Fitness Level: Moderate as includes some walking.; Travel time to activity: 20 minutes).

Hotel Options
RoomAmaya Lang - Luxury Room
Day 7 - 9

Drive from Nuwara Eliya to Hatton (40 km, 2 hrs)


2 Days

Experience the charming feel of life on a Sinhalese hill station at this tiny hill country town.

Included Activities

Half Day Hatton Tea Plantation Tour
Tea lovers welcome! The renowned pure Ceylon tea awaits you in Hatton. Embark on an insightful hour-long visit to discover more about the history and methods of cultivation at a local tea factory. Learn how tea is processed, right from the leaf to brew, and observe the grading techniques employed to make the finest blends. For tea enthusiasts, this is the perfect chance to shop for the world-famous blend. Naturally, no visit is complete without tasting a quality cup yourself.

Hotel Options
RoomMandira - Deluxe Room
RoomGarden Suite
Day 9 - 13

Transfer from Hatton to Mirissa/Weligama


4 Days

Mirissa and Weligama are small towns known for their famous stilt fishermen and dolphins, located on the southern coastal tip of Sri Lanka, just 200 kms from the Equator.

Hotel Options
Casa Mirissa – Opt 1
RoomPalm Suite
StyleBeach Resort
Cape Weligama – Opt 2
RoomMaster Room 130 (Double)
StyleBeach Resort
Day 13 - 14

Drive from Mirissa/Weligama to Colombo


1 Day

Colombo, the bustling capital city of Sri Lanka, has something for everyone! A strategic port on the ancient Spice Route, the city is a potpourri of colonial influence, from the British to the Portuguese and Dutch.

Included Activities

Colombo City Walk With Mark Forbes
Enjoy a personalized walk through the City of Colombo with Mark Forbes and see the city come alive through his love for Colombo’s rich culture and heritage. The amazing architecture which the Dutch and English left behind, combined with your introduction to words ‘borrowed’ from the Portuguese vocabulary, will show you a side of Colombo that few experience first-hand. With his knowledge and easygoing, friendly nature, Mark invites guests to enter into this world he has embraced wholeheartedly and reveals what being ‘Sri Lankan’ is really about. Best experienced in the evenings (but also fun during the mornings), this 3-4 hour walk will have you explore the ‘wind-down’ time that is an essential part of Sri Lanka’s island culture, and gently familiarize you with the humid climate. ‘Before and after’ photographs of grand old buildings that Mark possesses will leave you breathless, and the exquisite architecture will certainly make you ‘shutter happy’!

Hotel Options

Transfer from Hotel to Airport

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 3,249 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 4,434 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) on the indicated meal plan for 13 nights.
  • The following train journeys in the highest class available : Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
  • All activities as listed :
    • Negombo: Half Day Visit to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (from Negombo)
    • Negombo: Highlights of Negombo & Fish Market
    • Kandy: Highlights of Kandy
    • Kandy: Day Trip to Knuckles Mountain Range
    • Nuwara Eliya: Ceylon Tea Experience (Half Day)
    • Hatton: Half Day Hatton Tea Plantation Tour
    • Hatton: Ceylon Tea Planter’s Bungalow Experience (Half Day)
    • Colombo: Colombo City Walk with Mark Forbes
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • A high-quality air conditioned, safety-tested vehicle with an English-speaking Chauffeur Guide except during your stay at the beach
  • All activities specified in the itinerary, including entrance fees, when accompanied by our tour guide
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary
  • Insolvency insurance
  • Fees and taxes
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