Through Rolling Tea Hills to Tranquil Bays

14-Day Sri Lanka Holiday Itinerary - Kandy, Adam's Peak, Yala National Park & Galle

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Duration14 days / 13 nights (flexible)

DepartureDaily between November and April

ItineraryColombo - Kandy - Adam's Peak - Nuwara Eliya - Ella - Yala National Park - Tangalle - Galle - Colombo

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If you’d like to see some of the less visited areas of Sri Lanka, then this is the Sri Lanka holiday for you. Discover exotic wildlife, fascinating culture, green mountain scenery and enjoy climbing Adam’s Peak in this adventurous itinerary. Travel by train through remote villages, learn the secrets of making an authentic Sri Lankan curry and finally let all the impressions sink in under the swaying palm trees of Tangalle.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • Breakfast
  • Transport by private car with driver
  • Excursions as described

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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!

Local women standing infrot of kitchen

Adam's Peak

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.

Mountain view with flags

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 Winding 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.

sri lanka nuwara eliya rural tea plantation

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!

leopard in the wild on the island of sri lanka

Cosy Cabana at Paradise Beach

Spend a few days at the quiet beach resort of Tangalle. You’ll find pretty bays, quiet palm fringed sands and tropical lagoons; perfect for relaxation. Stay in a cosy bungalow in a picturesque palm grove, wake up to views of the Indian Ocean from your veranda and enjoy a famous ayurvedic massage.

Cosy Cabana at Paradise Beach

Uncover Galle's Colonial Past

A beautifully preserved historic port, Galle is well known for its Dutch, Portuguese and British heritage and its iconic Dutch fort cutting into the Ocean. You will stay in a charming colonial-style hotel right in the heart of the old quarter, with cafes and restaurants on your doorstep. Galle is well-known for its emerging art scene, so why not pop into a few galleries and art shops?

Uncover Galle's Colonial Past

Next day, enjoy a walk through the old city with the local guide who will tell you all bout Galle’s cultural heritage and colonial past. In your free time, wander around the town, sample local delicacies and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere! Over the weekend, head over to the Flea Market – with pop-up stalls, cafes and live music it’s a great place to visit!

Sunset in Galle, Sri Lanka

Just One More Colombo!

The time has come to explore the colonial capital of Sri Lanka. 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.

colobo beach Photo by Nayan Badolla
David on a rickshaw

Speak to our Sri Lanka specialist, David

“There’s nowhere like Sri Lanka. Having travelled all over the country, it wasn’t long before I fell completely in love with its beaches, tea hills, wild rainforest and national parks. Oh, and did I mention the spicy curries? They knocked my socks off!”

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