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Economical Tour Option I – 13 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 Habarana – 3 ½ hour drive approximately
  • Overnight stay at Asnara Village in Habarana

Day 02

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Visit Dambulla Cave Temple, a UNESCO world heritage site, this complex dates from the third and second centuries BC
  • Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a UNESCO world heritage site now and was the palace and pleasure garden of King Kassapa
  • Overnight stay at Asnara Village in Habarana

Day 03

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Transfer to Kandy – 3 hour 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 04

  • 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 05

  • 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 06

  • Breakfast at the lodge
  • Transfer to Kitulgala – 2 ½ hour drive approximately
  • Trek to natural rock pools and waterfalls of Kataran-Oya for confidence jump and stream sliding.
  • Do white water rafting in Kelani River, covering 5 major rapids and 4 minor rapids.
  • Overnight stay at Plantation Hotel in Kitulgala.

Day 07

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer to Ella- 4 ½ hour drive approximately
  • Overnight stay at The Hideaway in Ella

Day 08

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Tuktuk ride and tea estate trail in Bandarawela Haputale area. Enjoy a TukTuk (Trishaw) ride to Dambatenna Tea Factory and Lipton Seat followed by a scenic tea estate walk with an expert guide. This is approximately 3 to 4 hours trekking trip.
  • Overnight stay at The Hideaway in Ella

Day 09

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

Day 10

  • 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 11

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer to Koggala– 4 hour drive approximately
  • En route visit a Turtle hatchery to see various Sea Turtle species
  • Overnight stay at Koggala Beach Hotel

Day 12

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Visit the Dutch Fort at Galle, close to the island’s southernmost point, has the distinction of being the best-preserved sea fort in South Asia.
  • Overnight stay at Koggala Beach Hotel

Day 13

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Boat ride in Koggala lake- Koggala Lake is alive with birdlife and dotted with islands, one of which features a Buddhist temple and another that contains an interesting cinnamon plantation.
  • Overnight stay at Koggala Beach Hotel

Day 14

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Transfer to Airport for departure – 3 hour drive approximately

From US$ 1290

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 Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress to see the pleasure gardens and the ruined palace of King Kassapa
  • Visit to a rural village in Kandy
  • Seeing Leopards, Elephants and other species in Yala National Park
  • Learn about various species of Sea Turtles at the hatchery
  • Visit to Galle Fort
  • Boat ride in KoggalaLake to peep into Birdlife

Accommodation and meals during this trip (For 2 Adults)

  • 2 nights at Asnara Village in Habarana on bed and breakfast basis
  • 3 nights at Polwaththa Eco Lodge in Kandy on full board basis
  • 1 night at Plantation Hotel in Kitulgala on bed and breakfast basis
  • 3 nights at The Hideaway in Ella on bed and breakfast basis
  • 1 night at Hibiscus Garden Hotel in Tissamaharamaon bed and breakfast basis
  • 3 nights at Koggala Beach Hotel in Koggala on bed and breakfast basis