Arrival and transfer to Hunas Falls Hotel, Elkaduwa. The journey will take approximately 4 hours. Rest of the day at leisure. You can enjoy the natural beauty of the surroundings.
Dinner and Overnight stay at the Hotel.
The early risers can participate in the Simpson’ s Forest trek which is a 1/2 day trek. This trek takes you through tea estates, open pastures,secondary forests to the sub montane Simpson’s forest. As birds in large numbers visit the parasitic plants found along this trek, bird watchers are assured of seeing birds such as the Flowerpecker, Sunbirds and Flycatchers to name a few.
Return to the Hotel and relax.
Afternoon visit the Dambulla Cave Temple.
Dinner and overnight Hunas Falls Hotel.
After breakfast proceed to Kandy. The city tour of Kandy includes a visit to the kandy bazaar, arts and crafts centre, a gem museum and lapidary, the Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya, Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage and the Temple of the Tooth Relic. In the evening return to Hunas Falls Hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
PERADENIYA BOTANICAL GARDENS
The 60 hectare garden which is open daily is the lagest in Sri Lanka and is a walker’s paradise. You can also drive through the Avenue of Royal Palms, the bamboo fringed riveside drive, and the bat drive where flying foxes hang upside down. There is a great variety of flowers,plants and mature trees. The giant Javan fig tree, which covers an impressive 1600 sq metres is a must see.
Leave for Nuweraeliya via Madawela,Hanguranketha, Walapane, Ragala and Kandapola. Enroute visit a typical Kandyan crafts village. This is a picturesque route and you will pass through the Victoria and the Randenigala dams. City tour of Nuweraeliya. Optional treks can be taken from the St Andrew’s Hotel Hotel once you check in for your overnight stay.
After breakfast leave for Horton Plains.
This is a windswept plateau over 2000 metres high, forbidding and awesome and interspersed with forest and the country’s second and third highest mountains , Pattipola and Totapola. These misty, silent grasslands streaked with icy rivulets offer some excellent walks, the most famous being to World’s end. This is a 4km hike from the Far Inn, a former guest house which is now the office of the National Park. In the early morning, a crescent of silver glimmers in the far distance pinpointing the Indian Ocean. The escarpment drops dramatically for 230 metres and falls awaysteeply for another thousand or so thus earning its name. Day 5 Leave for Colombo via Kithulgala.
Overnight at Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo.