Day 01 : Arrival Transfer / Nuwara Eliya
Meet & Assist on arrival by Evergreen Travel Representative and transfer from Bandaranayke International airport to Nuwara Eliya. Enjoy the city tour in Nuwara Eliya.
Nuwara Eliya City Tour : Nuwara Eliya meaning "the city of dawn" is the town at the highest elevation (about 2000m above sea level) in Sri Lanka and its tallest peak, Piduruthalagala (2555m) could be seen from here. The city established by the British in the nineteenth century, and known as "Little England" and is a popular holiday resort for Sri Lankans & tourists due to its cool climate and quaint colonial feel with its little bungalows surrounded by hedgerows. Visit Hakgala botanical garden.
Hakgala botanical garden : The Hakgala Botanical Gardens was one of the pleasure gardens of King Ravana. This garden was expanded during the British period and has a wide variety of flowers including an excellent collection of orchids. This is the exotic pleasure garden where King Ravana kept the depressed Sita, insisting that she marries him. It was here where the heartwarming meeting took place between her and Hanuman, who brought her Rama’s ring with the news that Rama was looking for her. He offered to carry her back but she refused saying it would be an insult to Rama’s honor if she did so. Part of this majestic garden still exists. It is also said that Hanuman nearly destroyed it in order to prove to Ravana of the forces against him. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the Horton Towers & Cottages.
Day 02 : Nuwara Eliya / Horton Plains / Nuwara Eliya
Breakfast at Hotel. Enjoy the trekking in Horton plains.
Horton Plains National Park : 20 miles (32 km) from Nuwara Eliya via Ambewela and Pattipola, is the Horton Plains only 3160 hectares in extent. Known to Sri Lankans as Mahaeliya, it became Horton Plains after Sir Robert Horton, British Governor from 1831- 1837.Horton Plains became a Nature Reserve in 1969 and upgraded as a National Park in 1988 due to its unique watershed and bio-diversity values.Its flora has high level of endemism. The hills are covered with diverse wet low evergreen forest with even large trees grown flattened to the ground on the higher windswept slopes. Horton Plains harbours 52 species of resident birds and 11 species of migrant birds.More then 2,000 to 3,000 Sambhur, Bear Monkey, Leopard, Barking Deer, Giant Squirrel, Fishing Cat, Wild Boar and Hares roam in the forests and grasslands but only seldom they could be seen other than the Sambhur in the evening and morning.For accommodation Ginihiriya Bungalow (Anderson Lodge) with 4 DBL rooms and 2 separate dormitories (Vana Nivahana) serve for groups.Two escarpments- “World’s End” and “Little World’s End” falling from the Horton Plains 1000 feet and 3000 feet respectively, to the land below and the Baker’s Falls are places you should visit. This is the only Park where visitors could walk on their own on the designated tracks. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the Horton Towers & Cottages.
Day 03 : Nuwara Eliya / Kithulgala / Bentota
Breakfast at Hotel. Transfer from Nuwara Eliya to Bentota. Enjoy white water rafting in Kithulgala en route. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the Palms Hotel.
Day 04 : Bentota
Breakfast at Hotel. Full day at leisure. [Vehicle at disposal maximum 80 Km’s only]
Optional : Visit Kosgoda Turtle hatchery / Enjoy the boat ride in Madhu River / Enjoy water sports activities in Bentota.[01 round – Banana ride, Tube ride & Jet ski]
Kosgoda : is famous for its turtle hatchery- operated by the Wild Life Protection Society of Sri Lanka. It was established in 1981 to protect Sri Lanka's turtles from extinction. The hatchery pays fishermen for eggs that they collect at night along the sandy beach. Visitors can see huge tanks filled with new born turtle hatchlings. After being fed, the baby turtles are taken to the sea and released when they are 2-4 days old, usually during the safer hours of darkness.
Madhu River is also a remarkable place you must visit. Bordering to the coastal village Balaptiya, Madu River flows by adding an incomparable beauty to the surrounding. It’s unique in its beauty, hundreds of islets, mangroves, indigenous aquatic birds & fish creates a green heave in front of your eyes. These enchanting landscapes make people breathless by creating a paradise for their own dreams Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the Palms Hotel.
Day 05 : Bentota / Colombo
Breakfast at Hotel. Transfer from Bentota to Colombo. Enjoy the city tour in Colombo.
Colombo City Tour : Enjoy a city tour of Colombo which is the largest city and former administrative capital of Sri Lanka and is a busy and vibrant city with a mixture of modern life and remnants of a bygone colonial era. Due to its large harbor and its strategic position along the East-West sea trade routes, Colombo was known to ancient traders 2,000 years ago. However it was only made the Capital of the island when Sri Lanka was ceded to the British Empire in 1815. The main city is home to a majority of the Sri Lanka’s corporate offices, restaurants and entertainment venues. On this tour you will visit many of the historical, religious and commercial sites of Colombo including the historic and bustling Fort and Pettah, the elite residential Cinnamon Gardens, the Galle face Green, Viharamahadevi Park and much more. Overnight stay at the Fairway Colombo.
Day 06 : Colombo / Deprture Transfer
Breakfast at Hotel. Transfer from Colombo to Airport for departure.