12 nights / 13 days.
Depending on what time your flight arrives you may need an extra night at the beginning near the airport or an additional night at the end in Colombo. We will gladly advise you.
The price is available upon request. Rates vary depending on the time of the year and the number of people travelling. Email us if you are interested in this particular itinerary. Let us know when you would like to travel and how many rooms you need in each hotel. We will send you a detailed itinerary with day by day descriptions as well as lots of tips and ideas to help you make the most of your time in Sri Lanka.
Is this trip for you?
We designed this trip for couples and friends who are looking to discover what are possibly the most remote parts of Sri Lanka, and areas which are interesting in culture and history and which have a mix of luxury and mid-range accommodation. We have chosen small boutique hotels.
|Hatton||Take long walks or bike rides through tea estates, meeting friendly pluckers as you go. There are some stunning trails. Ask us. Visit a tea factory and learn how the world’s most popular beverage is produced.|
|Kandy||Visit the sacred Temple of the Tooth at pooja time when pilgrims present flowers to the shrine; walk into the small devalayas in the town which represent the four gods that protect Kandy (Vishnu, Kataragama, Natha and Pattini; take a walk in Udawatakkele park (the king’s former sanctuary and also the abode of hermit monks); and enjoy lunch or afternoon tea in the beautiful Botanical Gardens.|
|Cultural Triangle||Explore the incredible ancient ruins in Anuradhapura and Polonarruwa. Wake early one morning and take a bike ride around the impressive Sigiriya rock fortress, which was once the abode of King Kasyapa and he would have bathed in grand pools on the summit. If you’re visiting between July and September then don’t miss out on a safari in Minneriya National Park with the chance to see the largest gathering of elephants in the world.|
|Trincomalee||Trincomalee is a town that is based around a natural deep-water harbor, which has attracted great seafarers for centuries. These include traders from China and Arabia, Ptolemy and Marco Polo. The area is also famous for its wide golden beaches, the coral reefs around Pigeon Island, as well as the blue whales that swim these waters.|
|Jaffna||Jaffna, one of the northern most towns in Sri Lanka, is also one of the most fascinating and varies dramatically to the rest of the country. It is well worth a visit if you get the chance. Typical Jaffna scenes include people bicycling home with bananas and firewood on the back of their bicycles and majestic old houses adorned with carved roundels, grand porches and beautiful doors and windows.|
|Colombo||Colombo is definitely worth an afternoon. We will take you through the backstreets of Colombo’s old market and fort. Connect with Colombo’s contemporary art scene, and end the day with sunset drink at the legendary Galle Face Hotel. The area couple of great restaurants as well.|
The North and East is a trip for true travel connoisseurs, particularly couples, single travelers, and groups of friends who would appreciate the rustic beauty an area which is fascinating and diverse – from the cultural triangle and all its ruins down to the lush green tea valleys and around to the east north to the northern most part of the island which still echoes a Hindu past. Apart from relaxing and enjoying the hotels, this trip offers the chance to indulge in many activities.
The hotels that we have chosen are undoubtedly some of the finest in the island. Tea Trails have won countless awards and is decadently luxurious whilst retaining an intimate, homely feel. Many people prefer to do nothing else but find a quiet place to read and contemplate the nature that surrounds them.
How to book?
Do send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a personalized quotation and a detailed itinerary. For us to respond as quickly as possible.
Here are a few key questions:
– Have you booked your flights?
– How many people are coming?
– What are your nationalities and ages?
– Is this a honeymoon or a special occasion?
– Do you have a budget for your holiday?
We look forward to hearing from you!