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Hill Country Highlights -2 Days Private Tour

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Overview: Quick two day tour of Hill Comfort, Scenic Tour to the Misty Hills and experiencing the beauty of Sri Lanka’s hill country. Set off from Colombo and proceed to Nuwara Eliya. En-route enjoy some extra unique activities such as White Water Rafting in the picturesque Kelani River, Kitulagala and visit Mlesna Tea Castle St Clair which is situated overlooking the Devon Fall and picturesque Devon and St. Claire valley in Thalawakelle. Enjoyment and relaxation in the Castle Restaurant with its unique ambiance adds great value to the tea experience and featuring dishes using tea either as flavouring or a garnish before heading to the cool misty mountains of Nuwara Eliya sight scenes (Lake Gregory, Golf Club, Market area) Experience with Tea Plucking at Glen Loch Tea Plantation and visit the royal city of Kandy, home to the Temple of the Tooth Relic (UNESCO world heritage site)and the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens and drive back to Colombo.

Itinerary Details

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Day 1 Colombo- Kitulgala - Nuwara Eliya

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Great Fun, Adventure, Excitement and the ideal Outdoor Experience in White Water Rafting in the picturesque Kelani River, covering 5 major rapids and 4 minor rapids. This activity is for anyone above the age of 10 years with safety gear, modern rafts, and a comprehensive safety briefing will be given by the white water rafting instructors beforehand. The distance covered is around 5 KMs. The river and its surrounding will make you feel enchanted, with a memorable Experience. Choose the offer which fits best to your style and energy. Find all these elements in Rafting, Hiking, Trekking and Canyoning at "Kelani" River in Kithulgala, Sri Lanka and fall in love with the rapids, Water and Greenery that Nature has to offer you in this part of the Country!

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Mlesna Tea Castle

Enroute to Nuwara Eliya, visit Mlesna Tea Castle St Clair, is situated overlooking the Devon Fall and picturesque Devon and St. Claire valley in Thalawakelle. As suggested by its name, The Mlesna Tea Castle is huge, housing the largest teashop in the world. As well as a wide array of aromatic teas. The Castle Museum displays interesting tea artifacts of yesteryear with educational photographs depicting the early years of the tea industry. Enjoyment and relaxation in the Castle Restaurant with its unique ambiance adds great value to the tea experience and featuring dishes using tea either as flavouring or a garnish. The specially designed Viewing Tower at the Mlesna Tea Castle offers an opportunity to enjoy the magnificent view of the Devon Fall and St. Claire valley complete with the mist and lush green hills of this breathtakingly beautiful landscape.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Devon Falls

Devon water fall is one of the most beautiful cascades of Sri Lanka, located at close to Talawakele town. Further, it is one of the six falls impacted with upper Kotmale hydro power project. But it has been unable to reduce the water capacity of the fall. This fall gets the name because of the pioneer British coffee planter, Mr. Devon whose cultivations and plantations are nearby the fall. This 97 m high cascade is above 1159 m from sea level.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St Clair's Falls

St Clair’s is one of the widest waterfalls in Sri Lanka and called the “Little Niagara of Sri Lanka”. It is a strikingly beautiful waterfall, which is approximately 80 meters in height and 50 meters in width. This waterfall runs over a rock ridge, splitting into three cascades, and drops into a pool. The falls are located along the Kotmale River, running through an enchanting green valley. The waterfalls consist of two falls called “Maha Ella” and “Kuda Ella”. This majestic waterfall falls down between magnificent green hills in the midst of tea plantations in Sri Lanka’s Hill Country and it got the name after the Saint Clair Tea Estate which it runs through.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya – sight Scenes The town of Nuwara Eliya still retains much of its British colonial charm that has earned it the nickname Little England and it is one of the coldest regions of Sri Lanka with an annual average temperature of 15 degrees Celsius. Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lanka’s tea country, producing some of the world’s best tea. The mountain slopes and valleys area carpet of velvety green tea plantations, interspersed with gushing streams and tumbling water falls. Red or green roofed plantation bungalows, English country style homes and hotels with lovely flower gardens, Lake Gregory, a fine 18 hole golf course and a race course gives Nuwara Eliya a decidedly British character.

Duration: 30 minutes

Day 2 Nuwara Eliya - Kandy - Peradeniya - Colombo

Stop At: Glenloch Tea Factory

Experience an authentic tea plucking experience with the estate workers and enjoy a guided visit to Tea Factory where the best tea in the world is produced. You may also have a chance of tasting pure cup of Ceylon Tea at the Factory. The factory had humble beginnings, but over time it has put Sri Lanka on the map as the fourth-largest producer of tea in the world. One of its founders was Sir Thomas Lipton, a name widely recognized on tea boxes, who purchased a tea estate and factory in the late 19th century. Enjoy the beautiful landscape and temperate climate, which offers excellent conditions for growing quality tea leaves.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

Explore UNESCO World heritage site, Temple of the Tooth Relic - or Dalada Maligawa, is the holiest Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka. It is located in the city of Kandy, the ancient capital of the Kandyan kingdom. The golden-roofed Temple of the Sacred Tooth houses Sri Lanka’s most important Buddhist relic – a tooth of the Buddha. During puja (offerings or prayers), the heavily guarded room housing the tooth is open to devotees and tourists.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Royal Botanical Gardens

Stop at: Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens – Located just a few minutes from the hill Capital of Kandy, is the place for lovers of fauna, flora and nature. The stunningly landscaped gardens, the large variety of plants and the Orchid House; the best known attraction of the garden featuring over 300 varieties of beautiful orchids make it a much loved Sri Lankan attraction. The great circle and Memorial trees - The great circle is a grassy central area of nearly 4 acres in extent. Around the circle is a diverse array of trees planted by dignitaries, who had visited the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens. Afterwards drive back to Colombo.

Duration: 1 hour