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Day 6

routeRoute :  Hatton

DriveDrive :  

HotelHotel :  Ceylon Tea Trails – Lunch, dinner, breakfast, beverages included

HighlightsHighlights :  Tea estate and experience, All inclusive luxury stay


Enjoy traditional and luxurious tea planter lifestyle with your very own butler and fantastic tea estate views. Take a tea experience with the hotel residence planter and learn how Ceylon tea is made and how it is tasted and passed on for inspection. Spend the rest of the day at leisure in the hills.

Trek the trails from one bungalow to the next and opt to have afternoon cream tea there!


Day 7

routeRoute :  Hatton > Yala

DriveDrive :  6.5 hours

HotelHotel :  Chena Huts – Lunch, dinner, breakfast, beverages included

HighlightsHighlights :  Rawana waterfalls, Diyaluma waterfalls


From the pleated hills of Hatton descend to the jungles of Yala. En route visit the gorgeous Rawana and Diyaluma waterfalls. You night’s residence at the exclusive luxury jungle resort is set up within wild of the Yala National Park and offers an all-inclusive service.

Grab some local cashew nuts en route for a ‘Lankan’ snack!


Day 8

routeRoute :  Yala

DriveDrive :  

HotelHotel :  Chena Huts – Lunch, dinner, breakfast, beverages included

HighlightsHighlights :  Yala national park – 2 safaris


Go on morning and afternoon safari today via 4X4 jeep. The Yala National Park is famous for the elusive leopard and has one of the highest densities of leopards in the world. The sloth bear and Asian elephant that are also part of Sri Lanka’s Big Five can be spotted. With some good luck you will witness all these creatures over an evening jeep safari accompanied by a naturalist guide.

Grab some delicious organic curd and honey on the way which are best in this area!

 

 


Day 9

routeRoute :  Yala > Bentota

DriveDrive :  4 hours

HotelHotel :  Saman Villas – Breakfast included

HighlightsHighlights :  Stilt Fishing, Hummayana blow hole, Galle fort tour, Turtle hatchery


En route you can visit the Hummayana blowhole which is a natural phenomenon and if lucky see the stilt fishermen. For those curious about Galle which is famous for its fort that was first built by the Portuguese and then destroyed after Dutch conquered the town of Galle before building one of their own. Take a walking tour along the cobbled pathways to hear tales of the colonial era. Then drop into the turtle hatchery before checking in to your luxury beach getaway.

Have a go at trying to stilt fish yourself in the shallow oceans for a great picture!


Day 10

routeRoute :  Bentota

DriveDrive :  

HotelHotel :  Saman Villas – Breakfast included

HighlightsHighlights :  Leisure by the beach, Lunuganga garden picnic


Have the well-deserved ocean getaway at Saman Villas. Spend an idyllic afternoon watching the crested waves as they bounce off the sun-kissed sands. Blissfully spend your time as you wish whether it be indulging in fine spa and wellness programs, mesmerized by the Indian ocean brushing the soft sands of Saman Villa. You will find that the coast at Saman Villa is fairly secluded giving you privacy. If you wish you can visit Lunuganga gardens architecture by Geoffrey Bawa and have a delicious picnic lunch.

Try the famous street food ‘Kotthu-Roti’ and test your tolerance to Lankan spice levels!


Day 11

routeRoute :  Bentota > Airport

DriveDrive :  2 hours

HotelHotel :  

HighlightsHighlights :  


As all good things must come to an end, your chauffeur guide will comfortably take you to the international airport in time for your return flight.



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