Upon arrival in Sri Lanka you will be collected from the airport by your driver and transferred a short distance to your hotel in Negombo. Here you can take 5 and relax after your journey ready start nice and fresh in the morning.
After breakfast you will make your way to Kandy stopping on the way at the Pinnawala elephant orphanage before continuing to Kandy. In Kandy you will enjoy a scrummy local lunch and a tour of the city before checking into your hotel. In the late afternoon you'll enjoy a cultural dance show before catching the evening ceremony at the Temple of the Tooth. After an action packed day you'll be ready for dinner and bed!
Country to Coast - 8 Days 7 Nights
Ecomomy Price: $710 per person
Luxury Price: $1110 per person
Prices quoted are per person and based on 2 sharing a double or twin room and transport with an English speaking driver.
You will be catching the lunch time train to Nuwara Eliya giving you time to have a wander around the stunning botanical gardens in the morning. After a 3 hour train journey you will arrive in the former British Colony of Nuwara Eliya known as "Little England". An afternoon's wander around the sights of Nuwara will afford you the opportunity to make the most of the cooler climes before dinner!
The morning will be spent visiting one of Nuwara Eliya's best known tea factories where you will learn about tea production and sample some of the fabulous teas that Sri Lanka is famous for. After a lovely local lunch you will drive to Yala arriving in time to catch an afternoon game drive.
After an early morning game drive you will set off along the southern coast to Mirissa, exploring hidden bays along the way. Having travelled around the country you will now be ready to enjoy relaxing on the beautiful Mirissa beach for a couple of days.
You will wend your way back to Negombo today visiting the stunning Galle Fort along the way.
Negombo to the airport
Time to say good bye!
Country to Coast Highlights
Feed the elephants at Pinnawala.
Stop to enjoy some freshly plucked king coconuts.
Enjoy stunning scenery from the comfort of the train.
Visit a tea plantation and see tea pluckers in action.
Visit Yala one of the most visited national parks in the country, famous for highest leopard density in the world.
Blissful Mirissa beach.
Whale and Dolphin watching tour. (Nov - April)
A cookery lesson and demonstration in Negombo.
Elephant ride in Kandy
A surf lesson in Weligama.
A historical walking tour with British Sri Lankan resident and authoress Juliet Coombe.
Stop to enjoy some freshly plucked king coconuts
Enjoy stunning scenery from the comfort of the train
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All accommodation on BB basis.
Transport in a Toyota Prius with an English speaking driver.
Water on the first day of travel.
Fully detailed itinerary.
Not for the faint hearted this whistlestop tour takes you on an adventure to some of the most beautiful and culturally interesting places in the country. Starting with the tea trails and misty mountains of the hill country, you will head towards the lesser-known isolated beaches of the South, as well as some of the biggest cities in the country, and even stop to spot leopards and elephants along the way.