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Stafford Bungalow on a Half Board Basis
Train Tickets from Peradeniya to Nanu-oya
based on two people sharing on a B&B basis.
Fantastic mix of landscapes, from the tea plantations to beautiful tropical beaches
Great chance to experience the culture of Kandy and lush countryside of Nuwara Eliya
Inclusion of Koggala Beach, the longest beach in Sri Lanka, within easy access to the historic town of Galle
Year round destination. The months of December to April are probably the best time to visit, as temperatures rise to around 28C during the day but cool down slightly at night. During the monsoon season from October to December you can expect heavy downpours.
This lovely itinerary allows you to explore the beauty of Sri Lanka at fairly relaxed pace, providing a great introduction to the unique history, stunning countryside and tropical landscapes of the island. With time plenty of time for exploration and relaxation it provides a lovely flow and rhythm.
You will start your adventure in Sri Lanka with a quick overnight stop in Kotugoda to find your feet. At just an hour from the centre of Colombo but offering a completely rural experience, this is a great place from which to begin and recover from your international flight.
From Kotugoda you will transfer by car to Kandy, in the heart of Sri Lanka. The journey is about 4 -5 hours however there is plenty of tropical landscapes to admire on your journey. As the second largest city in Sri Lanka there is plenty to do and see here especially as an important pilgrimage destination.
With your guide you will be able to visit the most famous site in Kandy, the Temple of the Tooth which houses the tooth of Buddha. We also have included a visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens which is both beautiful and interesting to explore as your guide explains the history of the grounds themselves and the many dignitaries that have visited.
From Kandy you will take a train to Nuwara Eliya, which is a fantastic experience and a brilliant way to see the countryside as you pass by the rolling hills and tea plantations.Known as 'Little England', this is a lovely area to spend a couple of days. With properties coming complete with beautifully manicured croquet lawns, colonial era buildings and surrounded by tea plantations it is no wonder it has the persona it does. We would suggest spending a couple of days unwinding here with a couple of walks through the plantations and tours through tea factories.
Your final stop in Sri Lanka will be four nights on the beautiful south west coast of Sri Lanka on Koggala Beach, reputed to be the longest beach in Sri Lanka. Spend your days relaxing on the beach or by the pool and for days that you want to explore a little further, the historic and UNESCO World Heritage site of Galle is within easy distance.
Cycle through the charming city of Colombo at dusk, as you visit some of its most iconic landmarks.
While staying in the Galle Fort take the time to discover this fascinating colonial town, filled with history. Founded in 1588 by the Portuguese, the fort was subsequently occupied by the Dutch and the British, so there is plenty to explore.
Enjoy a scenic and immersive tour through the beautiful countryside surrounding Galle. Your journey will take you down the Kapu Ela River by boat and then by bike across the paddies, ending with a traditional Sri Lankan meal and a lesson in hopper making.
The Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya, Kandy, is renowned for its wide variety of plant species
and beautiful flowers. Of particular note is the collection of a variety of orchids.
This evening you will visit The Temple of the Tooth. The stunning 17th-century Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa) is believed to house the left upper canine tooth of the Lord Buddha himself.
On this full day boat trip you will have the opportunity to spot vast amounts of marine life from blue whales, false ores, sperm whales and bottlenose dolphins.
Spend three relaxing hours on a private speedboat off the coast in search of the planets largest mammals.
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