Upon your arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport, a T2 Travel representative will be waiting ready to meet and greet you. And we will proceed on our way to Nuwara Eliya.
On our way, we will pass through the city of Kandy, the former capital of Sinhalese civilization whose royal palace complex is home to one of the holiest places of worship for Buddhists in Sri Lanka. The Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is the temple built specifically to house one of the most venerated Buddhist relics, the sacred relic of Buddha’s tooth.
Sri Lanka is an island where some of the most stunning and some of the most famous in the world gems were unearthed. And we will visit the Gem Museum, where you can learn about the mining of precious stones and their trade with the rest of the world, which lasts since millennia ago.
Continuing on our way, we will arrive in the village of Ramboda and optionally visit the Sri Bhakta Hanuman Kovil. The temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman, a member of the Hindu pantheon and one of the central characters of Indian epic Ramayana. A short way from this temple is located Ramboda Ella, a beautiful tiered waterfall over which waters of Panna Oya River fall in the shape of the letter Y.
A direct trip from Bandaranaike International Airport to Kandy typically takes 3 hours and 20 minutes.
A direct trip from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya typically takes 2 hours and 10 minutes, and you will stay overnight at hotel on the Half Board basis, with dinner and breakfast included in price.
We will start our journey very early in the morning, at around 5 o’clock. Breakfast is provided in the form of a takeaway in the Horton Plains National Park.
Our first stop of the day will be high above the clouds, some 2 kilometers above sea level where the Horton Plains National Park is situated. This natural reserve is a place of high biodiversity and one of the most popular hiking locations. The most striking feature of the park is the World’s End, a sheer cliff precipice that rises almost 1,200 meters above the valley below. It offers one of the most amazing views of the lowlands, but which is obscured most of the day by mists that settle above the valley in the morning.
Continuing on our way, we will visit two places that are closely related to the events described in the Ramayana. The Ravana Ella waterfalls, at which princess Sitha bathed during her captivity in Ravana Cave. Besides the mythical history, these two places are of enchanting beauty. The Ravana Cave is also an archeological site where were discovered the evidence of human habitation reaching as far back as 25,000 years ago.
Arriving in Ella we will visit one of the most popular hiking locations, the Little Adam’s Peak. Named so due to being of a similar shape as the more popular pilgrimage place, Little Adam’s Peak offer the enchanting view of the tea country and lush green tea estates and rich wild vegetation that covers its sides.
A direct trip from Nuwara Eliya to Ella typically takes 1 hour and 45 minutes, and you will stay overnight at hotel on the Half Board basis, with dinner and breakfast included in price.
After breakfast at the hotel in Ella, we will start on our way to Mirissa.
The first stop on our way will be at Halpewatte Tea Factory, where on a guided tour you can learn about the history and process of producing some of the best tea in the world. The cool temperate climate of this part of Sri Lanka is very favorable for the cultivation of slow-growing tea trees, and since the colonial era this is one of the most important industries on the island, and for which it is famous around the world.
Continuing on our way, we will embark on a jeep safari through Udawalawe National Park. This natural reserve is one of the most important protected bird areas, and an important wild Sri Lankan elephant habitats. Among the many bird and animal species that live here, the most unique and most elusive is the rusty-spotted cat, the smallest feline species in the world.
A direct trip from Ella to Udawalawe National Park typically takes 2 hours and 10 minutes.
A direct trip from Udawalawe National Park to Mirissa typically takes 1 hour and 50 minutes, and you will stay overnight at hotel on the Half Board basis, with dinner and breakfast included in price.
After breakfast at the hotel in Mirissa, we will start on our journey to Bandaranaike International Airport.
Traveling along the western coast, we will make a stop at the town of Kosgoda. Here we will take a River Boat Safari on the Madu Ganga River. The banks and many islands of this river are lined by marshy mangroves of stunning beauty, which are home to many endemic species of plants and animals.
A direct trip from Mirissa to Kosgoda typically takes 1 hour and 10 minutes.
A direct trip from Kosgoda to Bandaranaike International Airport typically takes 1 hour and 45 minutes.