Plantations & Bungalow Escape – 12N/13D

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Brief Snapshot

Your adventure takes you to a working coconut plantation where you will stay. You will discover a hidden Buddhist monastery and in Kandy the temple of the tooth, the meticulously landscaped Royal botanical gardens, an Elephant sanctuary. Onto Nuwara Eliya the capital of tea plantations, where you will reside in a colonial hotel, enjoy trekking and gorgeous scenic views. Hatton’s beautiful scenery, Castlereagh reservoir and your bungalow awaits you. Proceed down south to experience a stay in a rubber plantation and relax on nearby beaches.

Itinerary
Airport - Badalgama - Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Hatton - Kalutara - Colombo

Day 1Colombo Airport – Badalgama

Our representative will be eagerly awaiting you on your arrival into Colombo International airport.

Meet at arrivals hall.

Received at the Colombo airport and drive to a Coconut plantation bungalow in Badalgama for a break after a long flight.

Overnight stay in a home stay in Badalgama.

Day 2Badalgama

After breakfast, a day to Enjoy the atmosphere and the workings of a coconut plantation and possible trip to witness the daily life of local villagers.

Dinner and overnight stay in Badalgama.

Day 3Badalgama - Kandy

Leave plantation bungalow after breakfast at your leisure.

Visit the charming Ridi Viharaya Temple and Monastery on the way to Kandy.

Upon reaching Kandy visit the Sri Dalada Maligawa/Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic(UNESCO World Heritage Site). An amazing religious venue to visit, the 6pm Puja is a must experience!

Overnight stay in Kandy.

Day 4Kandy

After breakfast, leave for Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, enjoy an elephant ride, watch or participate in elephant bathing, wonder around the orphanage.

In the afternoon visit the ever popular and stunning Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens, one of the most beautiful landscaped gardens in Asia, admire the many exquisite specimens of orchids in the “house of orchids”.

Return to your hotel for rest, relaxation.

Overnight stay in Kandy.

Day 5Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

Then proceed to Nuwara Eliya (4 hours drive). The road goes through spectacular scenic views of verdant tea plantations that you can visit and enjoy a fresh pot of Sri Lankan tea, see waterfalls.

Overnight stay in a bungalow in Nuwara Eliya “Little England”.

Day 6Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast visit the city, walk around Gregory Lake or you might like to ride a horse around the race course. Alternatively, a round of gold at the picturesque Nuwara Eliya Golf course or enjoy a delightful afternoon high tea in a beautiful colonial hotel.

Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.

Day 7Nuwara Eliya - Norwood

After breakfast a 2 hours drive will take you to Norwood in the Hatton area, where you will be staying in a quaint colonial style bungalow located in a tea plantation. Discover a different world!

Day to relax and enjoy the panorama, the beauty of the place.

In the afternoon you can visit a local village, take a boat ride on the Castlereagh reservoir.

Overnight stay in Norwood.

Day 8Norwood

After breakfast, explore beautiful tea gardens, visit a tea factory located in the cool misty hills of the hill country or enjoy a pick-nick by Castlereagh reservoir.

Overnight stay in Norwood.

Day 9Norwood – Kalutara

After breakfast, leave the tea plantation bungalow and drive to Kalutara (4 hours drive) via Kitulgala, where if you so wish, you have the opportunity to visit a prehistoric cave and participate in various water sports, such white water rafting, tubing, abseiling.

Drive to a working rubber plantation bungalow in Kalutara.

Overnight stay in Kalutara.

Day 10Kalutara

After breakfast, it’s your day to experience a rubber plantation where you will observe the daily life of the plantation and the possible production of latex

Overnight in Kalutara.

Day 11Kalutara – Bentota - Kalutara

After breakfast, a short drive to Bentota. where you can take on a boat ride into Mangroves, do some water activities such as banana boat, jet ski, sofa ride etc or just laze on the beach.

Return to the plantation bungalow in Kalutara for an overnight stay.

Day 12Kalutara - Negombo

After breakfast, a leisurely drive to Negombo.

If you so wish, in the afternoon enjoy a boat ride on the Maha Oya (river) or treat yourself with an Ayurveda massage administered by a Doctor in Ayurveda who prepares the ointments and oils used for the massages.

Late afternoon, watch a glorious the sunset on the Indian Ocean from the beach.

A goodbye dinner will be arranged for you. Drinks not included.

Day 13Negombo - Colombo Airport

Leave Colombo to reach the airport 3.5 hrs before your departure time. Drop you off at the airport and end of the tour.

Good bye Sri Lanka – Come back again soon!

What to Expect

Temple of the Tooth (Kandy), Kurunegala – Wear conservative attire and cover shoulders and legs. Remove shoes & slippers. Socks can be worn.

Hill Country – (Nuwara Eliya, Hatton) – Temperatures can get chilly.

Safety in any water activities or sea – (Kitulgala, Bentota, Negombo ). Always follow the service providers instructions and any red flag notification on the beach.

Bentota, Negombo – Vibrant beach towns with lot of restaurants & cafes.

Site guides – All Venues : Test their language skills and knowledge. Fix the price before you proceed. Cost should be circa USD 10.00 or 15.00.

Plantation stays – Recommended to take mosquito repellent.

Buying entry tickets – (Temple of the Tooth/ Peradeniya/ Pinnawela) – Buy tickets from official kiosk/counter before commencing your visit.

Kurunegala – Before taking any pictures ask permission.

Potable Water – Always carry a bottle of water.

Heat – Keep with you a cap or a hat/scarf.

Find more information on our FAQ page.

Although we have provided you with a number of precautions, we cannot be held responsible for any omissions or information provided.

Inclusions & Exclusions.

Our pricing INCLUDES the followings:

  1. Meet our representative at Colombo International Airport.
  2. Transportation using air-conditioned vehicles with driver.
  3. All fuel, insurance and license fees of the vehicle.
  4. Replacement of vehicle in case of breakdown or emergency.
  5. Accommodation as specified in our quotation.
  6. Breakfast included or as per requested meal plan.
  7. 1ltr complementary bottle of water per person per day.
  8. Highway tolls

Our pricing EXCLUDES the followings:

  1. Air ticket expenses from your country to Sri Lanka and return journey
  2. Visa, travel and medical insurance
  3. Early check in and late check outs
  4. Other meals & beverages, unless otherwise specified
  5. Extra items consumed in your hotel, bar, mini bar and all facilities utilized in the hotels. These are to be settled prior to check out at hotel
  6. Tips and expenses of personal nature
  7. Photography and video filming charges at sites
  8. All mentioned activities, any entrance fees. We are happy to provide these costs with our quotation.
  9. Safari Jeep and boat charges
  10. Guides & Driver Guides

GENERAL NOTES:

  1. Availability at hotels are subject to confirmation of the tour and travel date.
  2. The range of accommodation offered are yours to choose from, these are : standard, star rated, luxury and boutique hotels. Additionally, safari-adventure tented camps and eco lodges, plantation bungalows, private luxury villas.
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