Tea Trails Tour 1

Itinerary 1    11 night 12 days

Itinerary Plan

Day 01 / 02
Start your Holiday from the hill capital
Kandy

After arriving to Kandy, a world heritage city, which remains the last Royal capital of the country, you will proceed to your hotel to get rest on the first day.

After a hearty breakfast, you will discover the heart of the city on foot, as to fully take in the grandeur of its historic beauty. You will first visit, The Temple of the Tooth, the most Sacred Buddhist place of worship on the Island. There you will see the skills of ancient Kandyan artists at their best. Afterwards, we would like to suggest a hike to discover three more sacred Buddhist shrines. Firstly, the Ambakke Temple, which is filled with many wood sculptures which have taken inspiration from the Hindu Religion. Secondly, the Lankathilake temple, which is known throught the world for its breath-taking frescoes, rock carvings, and statues of Lord Buddha. Finally, the Gadaladeniya Temple is suggested for you to end your hike. At the end of the day, you will be able to witness, the glorious traditional dances that Kandy is known for.

Overnight stay – Kandy

Day 03
Nuwara Eliya via Hatton

On your way to Nuwara Eliya, You will begin to admire the lush tea abundant landscape. You will be visiting tea estates, tea factory and even try yourself plucking tea.

Nuwara Eliya has been dubbed as ‘Little England’ by many who have visited. This area, in which you will be hiking, has been deemed a World heritage Site since 1988 by UNESCO. On this hike, you will be able to witness, beauty of endemic to Sri Lanka.

In the next morning you will be taken to the entrance of Horton Plains Nature Site When you follow the 10 KM marked path, you will be taken to witness a fair amount of luxurious waterfalls, highlands and forests. This area, in which you will be hiking, has been deemed a World heritage Site since 1988 by UNESCO. On this hike, you will be able to witness, beauty endemic to Sri Lanka.

Overnight stay – Nuwara Eliya

Day 04
Immerse in the misty hills
Ella, Haputale ,bandarawela

You will be able to have breakfast at the hotel; afterwards you have the option of going on a wonderful hike with an English Trekking guide. You also have the options of Climbing ‘Ella Rock’, or give your soul a treat by feasting on the rich countryside of Bandarawela. Another great area for a hike is Haputale. And, depending on the route you choose, you will be able to have a quiet little swim in a waterfall, visit a tea factory or even meet a few tea pickers who wouldn’t mind giving you a demonstration.

At Bandarawela, you will be given an Amazing tuk-tuk ride to a small village, with a wonderful view of the Valley. It’s part of the journey to the center of tea plantation. The ride will then take you to Lipton Seat, one of the best viewpoints in the Country. On your ride to Lipton Seat, there will be breaks between the travels so that you may enjoy the beauty that will surround you, through your journey. And then, you will have the opportunity to have a picnic, at the top of one of the best views, our island has to offer. Then you will be able to visit a tea factory, and learn a few of the secrets, that are the driving force to our countries national beverage.

Overnight stay – Ella /Bandarawela

Day 05 /06
Ella ,Haputale ,bandarawela

You will be able to have breakfast at the hotel; afterwards you have the option of going on a wonderful hike with an English Trekking guide. You also have the options of Climbing ‘Ella Rock’, or give your soul a treat by feasting on the rich countryside of Bandarawela. Another great area for a hike is Haputale. And, depending on the route you choose, you will be able to have a quiet little swim in a waterfall, visit a tea factory or even meet a few tea pickers who wouldn’t mind giving you a demonstration.

At Bandarawela, you will be given an Amazing tuk-tuk ride to a small village, with a wonderful view of the Valley. It’s part of the journey to the center of tea plantation. The ride will then take you to Lipton Seat, one of the best viewpoints in the Country. On your ride to Lipton Seat, there will be breaks between the travels so that you may enjoy the beauty that will surround you, through your journey. And then, you will have the opportunity to have a picnic, at the top of one of the best views, our island has to offer. Then you will be able to visit a tea factory, and learn a few of the secrets, that are the driving force to our countries national beverage.

Overnight stay – Ella /Bandarawela

Day 07/08
Lie on the beach and relax
Mirissa

If it is within your preferences, you are able to go Whale Watching from Mirissa. The expedition begins at 6 a.m. Or you also have the choice of going on a tour of the Galle Fort. You will be guided by the renowned British author Juliet Combes. You will be able to explore the narrow streets, which are filled to the brim by various who sell eye-catching decorative items, as well as often handmade jewellery. Later on in the way you will be able to visit a hotel project, by the name of Ahungalla Heritance, which was created by Bawa in 1979.

Overnight stay – Mirissa

Day 09/10
Continue on the beach and do some water sports
Bentota

Make your way to the gorgeous beach town of Bentota, and visit the equally breathtaking Bentota beach hotel designed by Bawa in 1969. Afterwards, you are given the chance to visit Lunuganga garden, 10 acres of pure beauty that had once been in the possession of Bawa. Later on, you will be able to stroll down the gardens, just as Bawa did all those decades ago. Some, who have visited the gardens themselves, say that they were overtaken with a sudden flow of creative energy, just as Bawa may have been.

Besides, this area offers an array of water sports from jet skiing to Banana boat rides, snorkeling to diving .

Day 11
A day in Capital Colombo
Colombo

You will arrive at Colombo while witnessing some of the many marks that the colonials have left behind. This includes the Portuguese port and British colonial houses. You will then be taken on a magnificent tour of the city, you will be able to bear witness to the old quarters of Fort and Pettah, Galle Face Green promenade, and finally you will cast your eyes upon the Parliament building, which was designed by Bawa in the year 1979. Later on you will be able to enjoy dinner at a restaurant where Bawa once used to use as a workshop. City by the sea Colombo offers all aspects of urban life style. Hence you would be happy to indulge in shopping, tasting good food, night life and recreation.

Overnight stay – Colombo

Day 12
Good bye with a big smile

Today you are going back home .By now you have fallen in love with Sri Lanka. We will safely drop you at the airport. The memories you carry will linger on.

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