Wildlife and Tea

Sri Lanka is made for exploring and a fantastic way to do this is with your own private driver who doubles as your guide. You will have the flexibility to explore at your own pace and discover tea plantations, wildlife and ancient cities learning from a local for a deeper understanding and appreciation of this beautiful and fascinating island.

Tour route

UK – Mount Lavinia – Nuwara Eliya – Yala National Park – Bentota – UK

Prices from £1,599 pp

Highlights

  • Stay in a restored tea factory
  • Take a wildlife safari in Yala National Park
  • Travel in style with your own driver guide for 5 days
  • Relax on the beaches of Bentota or enjoy watersports and a river cruise during your stay

 

Tour itinerary is only a suggestion, as car and driver itineraries are tailor-made to suit you, please ask for other suggestions.

Included in the Price

  • Scheduled Flights from the UK.
  • All internal travel including air-conditioned/heated transportation and driver guide for 5 days.
  • Accommodation and meals as specified.
  • All airport taxes and security charges.

Please note entry fees to sights/game drives are not included and would be payable locally.

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Itinerary

Day 1 UK to Colombo
Depart London for your scheduled overnight flight direct to Colombo

Day 2 Colombo to Mount Lavinia

On arrival in Colombo, you will be met and transferred to 3.5* Mount Lavinia for one night in a standard room.
• Breakfast

Day 3 to 4 Mount Lavinia to Nuwara Eliya

Meet your private car and driver and set off from Mount Lavinia to Nuwara Eliya for a two night stay at 4.5* Heritance Tea Factory in a Superior Room. You have two days to explore the stunning scenery of the local area with your car and driver guide or enjoy a tea picking tour to learn about the history of tea in Ceylon.
• Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5 to 6 Nuwara Eliya to Yala National Park

Continue your journey through the scenic Sri Lankan countryside to Yala National Park where you will stay for 2 nights at 4* Cinnamon Wild Yala in a Jungle Chalet. This is the perfect opportunity to discover Yala National Park, one of the best places in the world to see leopard, go on a game drive or two during your stay and you may be lucky enough to spot one.
• Breakfast & Dinner

Day 7 to 11 Yala to Bentota

Your driver will drop you off at 4* Centara Ceysands, Bentota, where you have a five night stay at this popular resort on the south west coast. Centara Ceysands is situated on a peninsula between the river and the ocean so you can enjoy relaxing on the beach, partake in watersports or enjoy a river cruise on the Bentota River. You are also within easy reach of the turtle hatcheries from here.
• Half Board Plus – Breakfast & Dinner including a 3 hour open bar with dinner

Day 12 Colombo to UK

Transfer from Bentota to the airport for your flight back to the UK or on to the Maldives if you are extending your stay (ask for details)