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Day 6

routeRoute :   Kandy > Hatton

DriveDrive :  Drive; 3 and hour train journey

HotelHotel :   Ceylon Tea Trails

HighlightsHighlights :  Enjoy an exhilarating train ride

Hop on board the morning TRAIN and journey through the Tea Carpets of Ceylon to Hatton. The slow descend through the tea fields and hill country side with its winding tracks and misty panoramas, offers an unmatched perspective and wonderful experience.

Find yourself surrounded by rolling green hills all circling the calm Castlereagh Lake. Follow the trail of four cozy colonial bungalows restored from the time of the Raj. You will be greeted by your very own personal butler who will attend to you throughout your stay as well as the executive chef with whom you can plan your dining options!

Day 7

routeRoute :  Hatton

DriveDrive :  

HotelHotel :  Ceylon Tea Trails

HighlightsHighlights :  Art of Tea Blending

This morning take a guided walk through the tea plantation and follow the trail of the planters of old Ceylon with the resident tea planter looking for the best slopes on which to plant tea. Watch tea pickers in action and continue to the factory to see the processes that create world-class tea. Taste the different grades of this great brew before returning to your bungalow. You can spend your afternoon either by paddling long the Castlereagh Lake or discovering the unspoiled Bogawantalawa Valley and its’ hills with a biking experience of your own!

Day 8

routeRoute :  Hatton > Wadduwa

DriveDrive :  4 and Half hour drive

HotelHotel :  Reef Villa and Spa

HighlightsHighlights :  Picturesque drive

One of Sri Lanka’s charms is that how in a short time you will pass from the hills to the meandering rivers, past the farms and then to the idyllic coast of Wadduwa. Here you will be staying at Reef Villa & Spa, a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Set amidst a large coconut grove with incredible views of the Indian Ocean find your find your very own suite.

Day 9

routeRoute :  Wadduwa > Galle

DriveDrive :  1 and half hour drive

HotelHotel :  Reef Villa and Spa

HighlightsHighlights :  Discover the Dutch Fort of Galle

On one of your leisure days, drive southward towards the Southern Coast of the island to Galle. Galle is the country’s oldest living city and is sure to capture your interest, with its historic sites and its unique fusion of European and Arabic cultural and architectural influences.  

Explore the Galle Fort with its low lined streets and history behind its Rampart. The Fort remains a hive of activity and is one of the few World Heritage listed sites in which a bustling population continues to thrive. Walk through the alleys lined with stores and restaurants. After you have explored the city you could proceed to do some shopping in the very heart of Galle. You will come across shops with fine variety of gems and jewelries, antiques, art galleries and Design stores.

Retreat to your luxurious abode as you spend the rest of the day carefree. As you step out on the sands don’t be surprised if your footprints are one of the few as the beach is fairly private.

Day 10

routeRoute :  Wadduwa

DriveDrive :  45 minute drive

HotelHotel :  Reef Villa and Spa

HighlightsHighlights :  Discover Geoffrey Bawa’s Lunuganga Country House

If you wish to step out, the country home of a renowned architect – Geoffrey Bawa is nearby and well worth a visit for an alfresco lunch. You could also take a serene boat ride down the beautiful Madu River, a wetland inlet spreading over 900 hectares. Journey past massive mangrove forests, glide under the canopy of the forest tunnels and take in the unique biodiversity that boasts of hundreds of birds, plants, fish and animals. For the more adventurous – the thrill of water sports on the Bentota Lagoon is a must!

Day 11

routeRoute :  Wadduwa > Colombo Airport

DriveDrive :  1 and half hour drive

HotelHotel :  

HighlightsHighlights :  Departure

As all good things must come to an end, we bid you farewell as our Chauffeur Guide transfers you to the Airport to meet your departure flight home.

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