Offering a nonstop adventure in the Hills for the Budget Travellers, Tour to the Hill Country include thrilling excursions and enriching experiences. On this special Hill Country Budget Tour, you can explore the Beauty of Sri Lanka. Enjoy one of the most scenic Train Rides in Sri Lanka, wander along tea-covered slopes in Nuwara Eliya. You can also look forward to a rendezvous with elephants in Pinnawala and enjoy the hikes to Ella Rock, Ravana Falls and The famous Nine Arches Bridge. End your journey through Sri Lanka’s Royal Hill Country witnessing the most visited National Park in Sri Lanka.
- Budget Tour to the Hills can be customized according to your preference.
<p>On arrival at the Bandaranayake International Airport, you will get your first taste of warm Sri Lankan hospitality; Representative of Tulip Holidays Sri Lanka will welcome you and transfer to Pinnawala (2 hour drive).</p><p></p><p>Overnight stay at Tulip of Ceylon Nature Resort.</p>
<p>After Breakfast, you will be transferred to Millenium Elephant Foundation Pinnawala by a Sri Lankan Tuk Tuk or the A/C Luxury Car given for your tour according to your preference (20 min drive).</p><p>At this place, you can enjoy your time with Asian Elephants while Feeding, Bathing and Walking with them. Elephant Riding can also be arranged upon request. do not be surprised when you get the chance to witness baby elephants being bottle-fed or see them walk around freely causing absolutely no harm to anyone. It is a sincerely moving sight to observe how these orphaned gentle giants are taken care of here. After spending time with elephants you will have a 30 min drive to an Ayurvedic and Herbal Garden (Free Entrance and Guide) to see the organic and endemic Ayurvedic plants and to get some knowledge about The Traditional Ayurveda. While enjoying a complimentary Ceylon Spice Tea session you can request for a complimentary Ayurvedic Head/ Neck or a Shoulder massage. Lunch can be arranged either at the Elephant Foundation or at the Herbal Garden according to your preference.</p><p></p><p>As the day draws to a close, head back to your Resort in Pinnawala.</p>
<p>After breakfast, Head off on an Indiana Jones-like adventure as you discover the treasures of Sri Lanka’s Dambulla Temple (25 min drive). This UNESCO World Heritage Site is considered the country’s best-preserved and biggest cave temple which has a rich history which runs all the way to the first century BC. This is called the Golden Temple of Dambulla.</p><p>Next, take a 20 min drive to witness the eighth wonder of the world. The Lion Rock which is also called the Sigiriya rock is the most important cultural attraction of Sigiriya. The Rock features the remnants of a royal palace on its summit. While ascending the rock, one will get the chance the take in frescos of lovely maidens, the mirror wall and a series of other features. En route back, visit a Batik shop. The batik craft in Sri Lanka is inspired mostly by Indonesian-style batik and can be found in all sorts of garments and textiles. From classic designs to more contemporary fashions, batik is an important part of Sri Lankan fashion and textile manufacture. Batik can be found in classic sarees and Western-style clothing.</p><p></p><p>Overnight stay at Tulip of Ceylon Nature Resort.</p>
<p>You can have a River Bath (Safe for even children) or a Swim in the outdoor swimming pool early morning according to your preference and after breakfast, you will be given a Sri Lankan village tour where you can get a chance to see a trending topic nowadays in social media, Sri Lankan Village Life. You may see the Rubber Cultivations, walk through the Paddy fields. Learn to cook (FREE) exceptionally delicious traditional Sri Lankan food (Rice with 4 Curries) inside a village house and this classic Sri Lankan Meal will be your lunch (FREE). This is your truly Sri Lankan holiday experience.</p><p>After lunch, you may walk (15 - 30 Minutes) to the Shrine in the village which will give you a truly Sri Lankan village life experience. You will spend the whole day in the village with your guide from the same village who works in the Nature Resort.</p><p></p><p>Overnight Stay in Pinnawala.</p>
<p>After breakfast, Your next stop the Sri Lankan Gem Museum (FREE) which is 1 hour away from the Resort. 20 Minutes from the Museum will be The Sacred Temple of the Tooth in Kandy. Experience an ancient Kandyan legacy engraved around its crown jewel, a historic temple that houses the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. Go on a city tour of Kandy in the afternoon. Last ruled by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe, before it was brought under the British rule in 1815, this city was the final royal capital of Sri Lankan kings. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it has a rich culture, history and heritage and attracts travellers from around the world.</p><p>Kandy city viewpoint is a place where you can see the whole city from one place. You will decide on the place you take your Lunch. Alternatively, take a stroll amidst the vibrant colour of the fresh fruits and vegetables in the Kandy Market. Fine-tune your evening by stepping to the beat of traditional music and drumming amplified by a cultural show that enhances the rich and vibrant culture of the Wonder of Asia, Sri Lanka.</p><p></p><p>As the day draws to a close, head back to your Resort in Pinnawala.</p>
<p>After Breakfast, you will be off to see The Ceylon Tea Factory and Plantation (40 min drive) where you will learn about Ceylon Tea Plantation and Manufacturing process (FREE). En route, you can have a stop in a famous place called "Pahala Kadugannawa". Thereafter visit the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya, a flourishing national asset which is 30 mins away from The Tea Factory. First developed as a pleasure garden under royalty and later improved upon by the British, the gardens are located just four miles from Kandy and feature the most welcoming facilities as well. Walk into this 147-acre haven for an experience of bliss, passing well-tended lawns, pavilions and an octagon conservatory. Be greeted by the vast expanse of magnificently landscaped, lush green turf which will encourage you to take an exhilarating break. Towards the north of the entrance is a cafeteria that one might come across, before heading to some of the highlights here; this includes the Orchid House and the giant Javan fig tree, each with their sense of grace and beauty.</p><p>Next, you can have a visit to a Leather Shop with Arts and Crafts where you can do souvenir shopping as well.</p><p></p><p>As the day draws to a close, head back to your Resort in Pinnawala.</p>
<p>After breakfast, you will be heading to witness one of the most scenic Train Rides in the world, Kandy to Ella train ride (7 hours ride). Pictures and videos posted all over the web fall short on capturing the breathtaking view you will see live while riding the train to Ella. Throughout the journey, you will see stunning mountains and tea plantations. We will pick you at the Ella Railway Station and will transfer to your hotel in Ella. In the evening you can have chill at The Night Pub Street - The “Chill Cafe" which was once nominated to "The Best Restaurant in the World" award hosted by a leading travel company in the world. </p><p></p><p>Overnight stay in Ella.</p>
<p>After breakfast, you will be heading to witness one of the most scenic Train Rides in the world, Nuwaraeliya to Ella train ride (3-4 hours ride). We will pick you from the Ella Railway Station. After breakfast, You will explore either the Ella Rock or Little Adams Peak and Ravana Falls. Ella is famous for many outdoor activities that can be done in the different tourist hotspots of this small town – such as hiking in the trails and rock formations as well as chilling out in waterfalls. Visit the famous Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, Also known as the Bridge in the Sky. The Nine Arch Bridge is famous for its super tall arches, which you can walk on directly along the train tracks. While walking on top of the tall arches, you will be met with breathtaking views of tea plantations down below and peaks of mountains overhead. Ella’s classic romantic setting will serve as the perfect final chapter of this epic journey through Sri Lanka’s hills. You can try the “Flying Ravana“ a zip lining over the Tea Fields. The course runs for half a kilometre, reaching speeds of nearly 80 KM/hour. In the evening you can have chill at The Night Pub Street - The “Chill Cafe" which was once nominated to "The Best Restaurant in the World" award hosted by a leading travel company in the world. </p><p></p><p>Overnight stay in Ella.</p>
<p>After breakfast, Transfer to Yala National Park (2 hour drive). Go into the wild, take a safari to leopard country. Explore Yala National park, the second largest and the most visited National Park in Sri Lanka.</p><p>Touch base with some of your favourite animals. Watch Leopards feed, laze and play in the open, and in case you're fortunate you will see many of them as Yala is known to have the highest density of Leopards on the planet. Tune in to the elephant's trumpet, monkeys gab, sloth bear snorts and the resonant winged creature tune from the verdant woods. Watch out! There's bounty more to stop you on your tracks and let your heart pound quicker. From the break of first light to the setting of sunset, Yala National Park is clamouring with energy, welcoming untamed life aficionados and nature lovers to observe a portion of nature's miracles, enjoy some incredible photography and be unified with nature as never before.</p><p></p><p>Overnight stay in Yala.</p>
<p>After breakfast, you will be transferred to Colombo in time for your flight back or to a Beach Hotel you prefer, bringing to an end of an unforgettable adventure through Sri Lanka’s gorgeous hills</p>