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.

DURATION: 6 Days / 5 Nights
PRICE: From $3,350 (twin share)
SPECIALS: Early Bird Prices for bookings and deposits received by 30 June 2018

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ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The "Tea Experience" - plantation and factory tour
  • Seaside village of Negombo
  • Option to climb Adam's Peak or visit Horton Plains National Park
  • All inclusive meal plan including drinks (at Ceylon Tea Trails)

DAY 1: NEGOMBO

Your tour commences with an arrival transfer to your hotel in the seaside village of Negombo. (D)
Stay at: Pledge3 Hotel (4 star)

 

DAY 2: NEGOMBO – HATTON

Depart Negombo and travel to Hatton for your hill country experience. Hatton is 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)
Stay at: 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, a protected area in the central highlands with 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)

INCLUSIONS:

  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Negombo
  • 4 nights bungalow accommodation at Ceylon Tea Trails
  • English-speaking Driver-Guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Services of a local representative

SIGHTSEEING & ACTIVITIES:

Excursions: The “Tea Experience” – plantation and factory tour

Optional Tours:

  • Climb Adam’s Peak (Dec-May)
  • Hill station of Nuwara Eliya (Little England)
  • Horton Plains National Park

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