Kandy and Nuwara Eliya: 2-Day Tour from Colombo

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Key Details
2 days
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Printed Voucher Accepted
Live Guide
English, German
Wheelchair Accessible

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What You'll Do
  • Stop in Pinnawala to see the first orphanage dedicated to wild elephants
  • Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy
  • Explore the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, the largest in Sri Lanka
  • Tour a tea plantation and factory in Nuwara Eliya
If you have a limited amount of time to see the sights of Sri Lanka, this 2-day tour will take you to Kandy and Nuwara Eliya, and to some of the country’s most popular attractions. Visit an elephant orphanage, the Temple of the Tooth Relic, and more.
What to Expect
Travel inland from Colombo to Sri Lanka’s hill country on this 2-day tour that highlights the ancient capital of Kandy and the English colonial hill station of Newara Eliya.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Colombo – Pinnawala – Kandy
You’ll depart Colombo after breakfast and make stops on the way to Kandy at an elephant orphanage and spice garden.

The elephant orphanage in Pinnawala is the first facility in the region dedicated to wild elephants. It was founded in 1970 with 5 elephants and the herd has grown today to more than 80 animals.

Visit a spice garden and see the trees and plants that produce the hundreds of spices grown in Sri Lanka. Continue on to Kandy.

Kandy was the last kingdom of ancient Sri Lanka, and is the most picturesque city on the island, nestled in the mountains and surrounded by tea plantations.

Of Sri Lanka’s 3 botanical gardens, the gardens at Peradeniya are the largest, spread over 60 hectares and featuring more than 8,000 different species of trees and plants.

Enjoy dinner and a cultural show. Overnight in Kandy.

Day 2: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya – Colombo
After a leisurely breakfast you’ll begin the journey back to Colombo via Nuwara Eliya.

You’ll have a chance to appreciate the awe-inspiring scenery on the way to Nuwara Eliya, as you travel through valleys, into the mountains, and past beautiful patches of forest.

Nuwara Eliya is the highest of Sri Lanka’s 3 hill stations, situated at over 6,000 feet above sea level. Known as Little England, it is where the British colonists built themselves a home away from home.

Follow the winding road that leads to the hill country through tea plantations, beside the waterfalls that cascade down the hills, and into misty valleys.

You’ll have the opportunity to visit a tea factory and sample a cup of unblended, fresh Ceylon tea, before continuing back to Colombo.
What's Included
  • 4-star hotel accommodation (half-board basis)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned car or van with English-speaking driver/guide (or language you prefer)
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as per the description
What's Not Included
  • Compulsory hotel supplements (if applicable)
  • Meals and drinks not included in the description
  • Optional activity costs
  • Tips
Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Meeting Point

Colombo or any other location within the island. There may be additional charges if the meeting point is not located in Colombo. Please inquire. (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
Cancellation charges:

• 21 days or less, a 100 per cent cancellation charge applies
• Between 21 days and 30 days, a 50 per cent charge or the equivalent of the first 2 days’ charges applies
• More than 31 days, no cancellation charge applies provided no commitment or advances have been made to 3rd parties

The cancellation policy will also apply on any reduction in the number of rooms after the release period.

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