Offering a nonstop adventure in the Hills, Hill Country Highlights Tour include thrilling excursions and enriching experiences. On this special 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.
- Hill Country Highlights tour 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 (2-3 hour drive). You will be visiting 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.</p><p></p><p>Relax and overnight stay in Tulip of Ceylon Nature Resort, Pinnawala.</p>
<p>After Breakfast, you will be transferred to Millenium Elephant Foundation Pinnawala (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. Next, visit The Sacred Temple of the Tooth in Kandy (1 hour drive). En route, visit The Sri Lankan Gem Museum. Experience an ancient Kandyan legacy engraved around its crown jewel, a historic temple that houses the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. Enjoy the beauty of the Kandy Lake Round and the city in the evening by wandering around this royal city. 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.</p><p></p><p>Overnight stay in Kandy.</p>
<p>After breakfast, a 2-3 hour drive to Nuwara Eliya (the City of Love) via Ramboda Falls. En-route drop by to The Ceylon Tea Factory and Plantation where you will learn about Ceylon Tea Plantation and Manufacturing process (FREE) and some beautiful waterfalls. Nuwara Eliya, This town seems like a piece of English district. Tudor-style and Victorian homes look across the blue lake. These buildings are the other architectural monuments to the English, the Post Office, the English country house like Hill Club with its hunting pictures, mounted hunting trophies and fish, Anglican Church and private residence. The Golf course here is one of the best in Asia. Walking the sightseeing tour of Nuwara Eliya in the evening, visit the famous Gregory's Park where most of the Sri Lankan choose to Propose to their partners. Experience the misty winding roads, slopes blanketed by lush green carpets of tea bushes and invigorating fresh mountain air, the charming little town of Nuwara Eliya offers visitors an intimate getaway experience. Enjoy hikes among grassy slopes and valleys which open up to captivating vistas of a picturesque countryside hamlet. </p><p></p><p>Overnight Stay in Nuwara Eliya.</p>
<p>After breakfast, Visit Horton Plains - a UNESCO World Heritage Site & Eco-tourism hideout in the heart of the isle (1 hour drive), Endless stretches of green pastures marks one of the healthiest wet montane evergreen forests in the Island. The Panoramic scenic beauty of the Hill Country could be witnessed within the Park. Endemic Slender loris and endemic purple Monkey are among the important animal species that could be seen, drive carefully through herds of Sambhar Deer, shy to human touch & Birdlife chirping across the plains. If you're lucky enough you may be greeted by the sights of a grunting Wild Boar, a pouncing Fishing Cat, otters or even the 'Spotted-Ghost that haunts the plains' - the Sri Lankan Leopard! </p><p>With an altitude above 7,000 feet, the plateau sweeps to a robust 3,169 hectares sheltering flora and fauna varieties that may be found nowhere else on earth. Take in the majestic Baker’s Falls, gushing down over jagged rock precipices. Trek through the frost-covered grass while breathing in the fresh air. You may even gaze down World's End, a head-spinning 3,700 feet drop towards the Southern end. </p><p></p><p>Overnight stay in Nuwaraeliya.</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 when the train stops for you to explore the bridge. 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, 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>