Escape from your everyday world to Sri Lanka’s famed hill country to recharge your batteries at the world’s first tea bungalow resort, Ceylon Tea Trails. The small luxury bungalows are restored colonial era tea planter residences offering a unique stay, gourmet cuisine and breathtaking views at an altitude of 1250 metres. During your stay you have the opportunity to visit the hill station of Nuwara Eliya or the ancient capital of Kandy, take in surrounding hiking or biking trails or simply enjoy cocktails by a crackling fire. The choice is yours to do as much or as little as you desire.
DAY 1 NEGOMBO
Your tour commences with an arrival transfer to your hotel in the seaside village of Negombo. (D)
Gateway Hotel (4 star)
DAY 2 NEGOMBO – HATTON
Depart Negombo and travel to Hatton for your hill country experience. Hatton has beautiful tea-clad landscapes for you to enjoy from atop a hill or admire as you wander through on foot or by bike. It is also the gateway to the famed Adam’s Peak (Sri Pada), the epicentre of a pristine wilderness sanctuary and a pilgrimage site for Buddhists, Muslims and Christians alike. Arrive for your 4 night stay at Ceylon Tea Trails (Luxury). (B, D)
Ceylon Tea Trails (Luxury)
DAY 3 HATTON
Take in the Tea Trails “Tea Experience” with a resident tea planter demonstrating the age-old tea growing and making process which hasn’t changed in over a century. See the tea pluckers using the two leaves and a bud technique and visit the factory with its 100-year-old British designed machinery. Complete your experience with a tea tasting session of the different grades of Ceylon’s finest. Enjoy your afternoon with a delicious high-tea on the lawn. (B, L, D)
DAY 4 HATTON
For an active adventure for all levels you can jump on a bicycle for a scenic ride through the Bogawantalawa Valley. The unspoiled beauty of the valleys and hills create a terrific biking experience, and for those looking to test themselves further you can organise a longer ride with an experienced guide. A less energetic alternative is a relaxing game of lawn croquet on the grounds of your bungalow. (B, L, D)
DAY 5 HATTON
You have the option of climbing Adam’s Peak (December-May), a tour to the hill station of Nuwara Eliya, know as ‘Little England’ or visit the stunning Horton Plains National Park. Located in the central highlands the protected area is famous for its rich biodiversity. Where you have the opportunity to explore the great walking tracks to World’s End and Baker’s Falls. (B, L, D)
DAY 6 HATTON – COLOMBO
Your hill country experience concludes with a departure transfer to Colombo Airport for your onward journey. (B)
Single supplement guideline: from 40% - 95% and triple room reduction from 10% - 20% pp depending on grade of hotels and season.
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