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Economical Tour Option II – 9 nights

Day 01

  • Arrival in Colombo International Airport and meet with our representative at the arrival lounge
  • Transfer to Pinnawala – 2 ½ hour drive approximately
  • See bathing Elephants in the river, feed a baby Elephant at the Orphanage and bath an Elephant in the river
  • Transfer to Kandy – 1 ½ hours drive approximately
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Polwaththa Eco Lodge in the outskirts of Kandy. Polwaththa Eco Lodge is an off the beaten track eco lodge where you could taste “Back to nature” experience

Day 02

  • Breakfast at the lodge
  • Trek in the village with One of the rained Village Guides through quaint villages, show you the traditional village lifestyle and how they attend to their household chores. The walk also includes a look at the different vegetables, fruits and spices that are locally grown such as Cocoa, Pepper, Cloves, Nutmeg, Vanilla... and how jaggery (local sugar) is made from the flower of the Kithul tree. The village walks ends with a river swim where you can mingle with locals washing their clothes and dipping their heads in the water or chose to swim in what some may call your private natural swimming pool. A new addition is a newly found waterfall which includes a 1km walk through a jungle
  • Lunch at the lodge or picnic lunch
  • Relax in the afternoon at the lodge
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Polwaththa Eco Lodge

Day 03

  • Breakfast at the lodge
  • Visit the ancient village of Mediwake where you will be taken through terraced rice fields and be shown how rice is cultivated and harvested. For those who dare to get down in the mud, you can take charge of the water buffalo and experience traditional farming, hands-on. The best time to trek through the rice fields is between July-September and February-April when there is a wonderful tint of green all round. Rice is mostly planted in June/July & December/January and harvested in October and May where water buffaloes are still used, as done for centuries
  • Lunch at the lodge or picnic lunch
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Polwaththa Eco Lodge

Day 04

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Get on board scenic the train to Ella at 8.55 AM from Kandy which is known as one of the most scenic and nostalgic train journeys in the world
  • Get down from Haputale railway station at 02. 22 PM and be driven to the Hotel in Bandarawela
  • Overnight stay at The Hideaway in Ella

Day 05

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Sightseeing in Bandarawela, Haputale area
  • Overnight stay at The Hideaway in Ella

Day 06

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Transfer to Yala – 3 hour drive approximately
  • Afternoon safari in Yala National Park at 3 PM to see Leopards, Elephants, Bears and many verities of birds
  • Overnight stay at Hibiscus Garden Hotel in Tissamaharama

Day 07

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Transfer to Thalpe – 4hour drive approximately
  • Overnight stay at Talalla Retreat

Day 08

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Rest on the beach
  • Overnight stay at Talalla Retreat

Day 09

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Rest on the beach
  • Overnight stay at Talalla Retreat

Day 10

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Transfer to Airport for departure – 1 hour drive approximately

From US$ 954

Per person on double sharing basis


We can tailor this trip to suit your requirements

Any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from excursions to accommodation


The rate includes,

  • Accommodation in mentioned hotels
  • Meals as per mentioned meal plans
  • Air conditioned transfers with an English speaking chauffeur guide
  • All mentioned activities and park entrance fees

Prices may vary plus/minus depending on the season

Places of visit during this trip

Key highlights of this trip

  • Feeding and bathing an Elephant in Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
  • Visit Rural villages in Kandy
  • Scenic train journey to Haputale from Kandy
  • Seeing Leopards, Elephants and other species in Yala National Park
  • Beach stay

Accommodation and meals during this trip (For 2 Adults)

  • 3 nights at Polwaththa Eco Lodge on Full Board basis
  • 2 nights at The Hideaway in Bandarawela on bed and breakfast basis
  • 1 night at Hibiscus Garden Hotel in Tissamaharamaon bed and breakfast basis
  • 3 nights at Talalla Retreat on bed and breakfast basis