Kandy-Nuwara Eliya – 2 Days / 01 Night

Kandy-Nuwara Eliya – 2 Days / 01 Night

Sri Lanka’s central highlands with this 2-day tour of Kandy and Nuwara Eliya. There is something for everyone in this action-packed cultural odyssey, including a visit to an elephant orphanage, a world heritage Buddhist temple, an arts centre, a tea factory and much, much more.

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Day 01

Begin your adventure with a scenic drive inland, where the climes become cooler, the landscapes more verdant and the countryside hillier. Arrive at the world-famous Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and watch the elephants frolicking in water during their bath time. Afterwards, you have the option of visiting the fragrant Mawanella spice gardens. Continue to Kandy, the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings, as well as UNESCO World Heritage site, and visit the Botanical Gardens. After lunch, enjoy a city tour including a visit to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, an Arts and Crafts centre and a gem museum (optional extra, not included). In the evening, watch a cultural show and have dinner before doing overnight in a 3-star accommodation.

Day 02

On day two, leave for Nuwara Eliya, which is known as Little England and is the heartland of Sri Lanka’s tea country, producing a significant share of the world's best tea. Visit a factory and see how tea is processed. On arrival in Nuwera Eliya, enjoy a brief walking tour of this picturesque town in the shadow of Sri Lanka’s highest mountain. On the way back to Colombo, stop for lunch at Kithulgala, where The Bridge over the River Kwai was filmed.

  • Included

  • Lunch in Kandy and in Kithulgala with dinner and overnight stay in a 3 star hotel in Kandy.

  • Entrance to Elephant Orphanage, Temple of the Tooth Relic.

  • Transportation by A/C vehicle with an English speaking chauffeur guide

  • Drinks - Cost of beverage throughout the tour.

  • Kandy festival in mid-August

  • Video Camera permits at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

  • Entrance fees to sites not mentioned above.

  • Expenses of a personal nature. / Any other services not specified above.

  • Guide options Guide type: Guide / Group type: Private

  • Confirmation will be received within 24-48 hours of booking, subject to availability

  • The Cancellation policy will advise the time of reservation

  • Please wear clothing that conceals the shoulders, legs and arms when visiting religious sites.

  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

  • Gratuity is not included and is left to individual discretion.

  • Start point: Colombo./ End point: Same as the starting point