5-Day Sri Lanka Central Highlands Tour

Multi-day & Extended Tours, ColomboTraveler pickup is offered to Returns to original departure point

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This 5-day tour is perfect for first-time visitors to Sri Lanka. You will be picked up at Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport and start this journey that covers the central highlands of Sri Lanka, one of the UNESCO world heritage sites. You can experience some natural wonders like waterfalls and more endemic species of flora and fauna. You will also visit World's End, tea plantation and a tea factory, and take a city tour of Kandy to conclude the tour.
Day 1 : COLOMBOWe will pick you up at the Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport, you will be warmly greeted by your very own chauffeur guide and transferred to your hotel in Colombo (Approx. 1 hour drive). Spend Overnight in Colombo. Accommodation is in a three star hotel on bed & breakfast basis.Day 2 : COLOMBO / NUWARA ELIYA Drive to Nuwara Eliya (approx. 5 hours drive). En route visit Devon & St. Claire's waterfalls. Afternoon: You will have a city tour of Nuwara Eliya. Surrounded by hills and tea plantations, the town of Nuwara Eliya is blessed with spring-like weather throughout the year. A favorite retreat of the British during colonial times, the town is dotted with English country style houses and half-timbered bungalows.Spend Overnight in Nuwara Eliya. Accommodation is in a three star hotel on bed & breakfast basis.Day 3 : NUWARA ELIYA / HORTON PLAINS / NUWARA ELIYA Morning: Start your day early to Horton Plains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage, and take a guided walk along the nature trails to a viewpoint known as World’s End (approx. 1 hour & 30 minutes drive).Afternoon: Visit a tea plantation and tea factory where the best tea in the world is produced. Today more than 200,000 hectares in highlands and other areas are under Tea and around 300 million Kilograms, with a 25% of world tea exports are done by Sri Lanka as the World’s largest tea exporter.Spend Overnight in Nuwara Eliya. Accommodation is in a three star hotel on bed & breakfast basis.Day 4 : NUWARA ELIYA / KANDY Today after breakfast, you will be driven to Kandy (approx. 3 hours drive). Afternoon: You will do the city tour of Kandy including a visit to the temple of the sacred tooth relic, upper lake drive, market square, gem lapidary and more.Spend Overnight in Kandy. Accommodation is in a three star hotel on bed & breakfast basis.Day 5 : KANDY / AIRPORT Drive from Kandy back to Colombo and take you straight to Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport (approx. 3 hours drive) to catch your flight.

What’s included

  • 4 nights accommodation at three star hotels on bed & breakfast basis
  • Transport by air conditioned vehicle
  • Nuwara Eliya city tour
  • Bottled water
  • English-speaking chauffeur guide
  • All current taxes as on date

What’s not included

  • Sri Lanka visa related fees
  • Any change in tax structure resulting from the hike in published tariff.
  • Any video / still camera fee to the monuments and places of visit
  • Tips to guides, restaurants, and hotel lobby. Tipping is expected.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section


  • Family friendly
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • All entrance fees included
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Breakfast included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver