At Home in the Curry Kitchen
Get a real taste of Sri Lanka during a comfortable homestay experience, where you can learn to cook up a storm at home in the curry kitchen. You’ll stay in your own private room and after a good night’s sleep, explore the local area before heading to the market to do the shopping for your lunch. Learn the secrets to making an authentic curry and how to use herbs to enhance the flavour. Delicious!
Watch the sunrise atop mighty Adam’s Peak, ascending the 5,500 steps in time see the sun’s rays peek over the misty horizon. This unforgettable trip will make you feel like you’re on top of the world as you join a pilgrimage dating back centuries. You’ll check into a cosy hotel in the rural town of Maskeliya, before rising early to join a mix of excited locals and travellers at the base of the mountain.
You’ll follow a twinkling pathway of lights which seem to wind their way high into the clouds, and there are around 5,500 steps to navigate. After 2-4 hours, when you reach the peak, you’ll be rewarded with magical views of the golden sunrise burning through the morning mist, illuminating the valleys below. After descending, you can have a little rest in your hotel before continuing your journey.
Tea Hills and Trails
With the unmistakable air of a quintessential English town, Nuwara Eliya is affectionately known as ‘Little England’ and it won’t take you long to see why. Colonial style buildings, rose scented flower gardens, red telephone boxes and even a church, all surrounded by a blanket of rolling tea plantations; this is a totally different side of Sri Lanka. You’ll stay in a centrally located hotel right in the heart of the country. Watch tea pickers in the fields, visit an old English tea factory and walk along the picturesque plateau at Horton Plains to take in the sweeping views of World’s End.
Explore the Emerald Valleys of Ella
Known for its breathtaking mountain views and endless rolling hills, Ella is a peaceful village nestled in the heart of Sri Lanka’s hill country. You’ll arrive by train as you pass scenic landscapes, and stay in a cosy hotel with sweeping views. Take a challenging four hour hike to Ella Rock, or a more gentle trek to Little Adam’s Peak.
The Wild Heart of Yala National Park
Yala National Park is one of the most famous National Parks in Sri Lanka. During this trip, you’ll head out on a jeep safari where you can spot a kaleidoscope of colourful birds, monkeys, crocodiles, buffaloes and of course, elephants. If you’re really lucky, you might even spot a leopard sneaking past, so make sure you have your camera ready! After an exciting day of wildlife spotting, you’ll head back to your simple yet unique accommodation, located on the edge of the park. Your comfortable tent comes equipped with a bed, toilet and sink! In the evening, you can fall asleep to the sounds of the wild- an experience to make your Sri Lanka wildlife trip complete!
Whale Tails Ahoy!
Take a trip to the seaside town of Mirissa and from Nov-Apr you’ll be in one of the best places on the planet for whale watching. These mighty marine giants are drawn to the sea trench just off the coast to feed, making your chances of spotting them particularly high. In your free time you can walk along the soft sands of Mirissa’s crescent bay, crack open a coconut and let your worries drift away.
Just One More Thing...in Colombo!
Take a trip back in time as you journey back to Colombo via the old fortress town of Galle. Half a century ago, on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, the seafaring nations of Portugal, Great Britain and Holland landed here, bringing creature comforts to remind them of home and leaving behind traces of their colonial style. During this trip, you’ll enjoy a traditional British high tea and spend the night in a stylish hotel in Colombo. The city itself probably won’t be the highlight of your holiday, but it’s an interesting and convenient way to end your Sri Lankan adventure if you’re flying early the following day.
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If you choose to travel In Style, you’ll be upgraded at two destinations during this itinerary. During your tea plantation trip you’ll spend your time in a colonial style hotel reminiscent of the days of the Raj. You can sip tea on the perfectly manicured lawn while taking in the striking view of endless tea plantations. Set in the cool hills around the town itself, your hotel has it’s own restaurant and bar. During your trip to Ella, you’ll stay in a comfortable mountain hotel with a pool situated in a wonderfully romantic location.
Prices from: £ 1,735 - per person - In Style option