Tea Trails and Tranquility
FURTHER JOURNEYS IN SRI LANKA
Day 1 Arrive in Colombo
Arrive in Colombo where you will be met by a Red Savannah representative and transferred to your hotel in nearby Kotuguda. Time at leisure to relax and explore this old colonial manor house.
Overnight: The Wallawwa
Day 2 - Hatton
Head off this morning with your driver towards Hatton. Arrive at Ceylon Tea Trails in the Bogawantalawa Valley in prime tea growing country a short distance from Castleragh Lake. Ceylon Tea trails comprises of four colonial era tea planter's bungalows. Each bungalow, built between 1890 and 1939 offers gracious living thanks to authentic period furnishings and an array of helpful staff. The delicious food is cooked to order and ranges from Western food to traditional Sri-Lankan classics. All the bungalows have their own swimming pools and wonderful, terraced lawns from which to enjoy the views
Overnigh: Ceylon Tea Trails
Days 3 - 4 - Hatton
Two full days to do as little or as much as you wish. Trek, cycle and enjoy picnics in magnificent locations and sumptuous food prepared with fresh, home-grown ingredients. Learn about the planters of old Ceylon as they trekked through the jungle looking for the best slopes on which to plant tea. Enjoy a leisurely walk through a variety of landscapes with striking flora and fauna and a wealth of wildlife. Visit a local tea factory and discover the process, unchanged for a century of how to 'made' tea or simply luxuriate in the privacy and comfort of your own room with a spa treatment.
Overnight: Ceylon Tea Trails
Day 5 - Cape Weligama
Bid farewell to Ceylon Tea Trails and transfer in a private vehicle to Cape Weligama. Leave behind the highlands and pass through tea estates and spectacular mountainous peaks on your journey to the sea. Perfectly positioned on the South Coast and just 30 minutes from Galle sits this stunning new property which stares out into the vast Indian Ocean from the southern tip of the Subcontinent. Here you can completely relax for four days.
Overnight: Cape Weligama
Days 6 - 8 - Cape Weligama
Cape Weligama is a magnificent property, perched on a headland above the ocean. Here you have 3 days to dedicate to swimming in the crescent shaped pool, relaxing in the spa, fishing and strolling along the beach. On one afternoon, you will meet up with a driver guide to explore the charming old town of Galle with its Fort, attractive narrow streets lined with colonial buildings and its impressive National Maritime Museum. You are also free to explore the thriving villages along the coast if you so wish.
Overnight: Cape Weligama
Day 9 - Depart
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Colombo Airport for your flight home.
From £2,995 / $3,915 per person for land arrangements only, based on two people sharing a room.
All of our itineraries are tailor-made according to the interests of our clients and the above itinerary is an example only. Please contact our Sri Lanka specialist, Edward Granville, for your own tailor-made holiday to Sri Lanka on +44 (0)1242 787805.