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Romance in Sri Lanka’s Leopard Country

Kandy, Ella, Yala National Park & Hikkaduwa

Best time to travel
Dec – Sep
Ideal length
13 nights
Perfect for
From (incl flights)
€4,249 pp

At a glance

  • International return flights from Dublin to Colombo.
  • All private transfers, guiding requirements and reserved seats aboard the Tea Train from Peradeniya to Ella.
  • 11 nights’ accommodation in Kandy, Ella, Yala National Park and Hikkaduwa.
  • Privately guided morning and afternoon game drives in Yala National Park.
  • Tailored experiences including scenic guided bicycle tours, a tea factory visit, privately guided climb to Little Adam’s Peak and various temple tours.
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Embark on a tailored journey through southern Sri Lanka’s most magnificent landscapes. On this suggested itinerary, start in the cultural heart of Kandy, witnessing iconic temple complexes and hidden religious sites amid paddy fields and plantations. Continue to the verdant countryside of Ella, visiting charming tea estates and climbing scenic peaks before experiencing the wildlife and sprawling plains of Yala National Park. Finish with a peaceful stay on the shores of the Indian Ocean as you relax in Hikkaduwa and cycle through peaceful scenes of local life.

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Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka.

Your private driver will be waiting to privately transfer you to your elegant hotel in Kandy. Surrounded by tropical gardens, spend time unwinding in the jungle gardens or by the infinity pool overlooking the terraced rice paddies.

Set out on guided cultural explorations.

Start at the sacred relic of the Temple of the Tooth, famed for its enormous reclining Buddha, ancient statues and exquisite frescoed ceilings. We’ll also take you on a scenic three temple loop by tuk tuk, visiting Gadaladeniya, Lankatilaka and Embekka.

Temple of the Tooth, Kandy
Take a scenic journey aboard the Tea Train to the charming town of Ella.

During your three night stay, enjoy an insightful tour of a local tea factory and spice plantation. For sublime panoramic views, we’ve arranged a guided climb to Little Adam’s Peak.

Ella Sri Lanka
Transfer to Yala National Park for your safari adventure.

Spend two nights in luxury hutted accommodation on the fringes of the park. Enjoy twice-daily guided game drives where you’ll explore the forests, grasslands and lagoons in search of wildlife like the elusive leopard.

YALA National Park Leopard Safari
Capture incredible photographs and get up close to wildlife.

Yala National Park is not only home to the world’s largest concentration of leopard, but it is an excellent park to spot and get up close to elephant, sloth bear, crocodiles, jackals and spotted dear.

Yala National Park
Next, it’s time for your beachside stay on Hikkaduwa Beach.

Spend time relaxing by your private plunge pool and admiring views. During your four night stay, enjoy a scenic guided cycling tour through the paddy fields, temple complexes and lakes of the Galle’s beautiful countryside.

Hikkaduwa Beach Sri Lanka
Transfer to the international airport for your flight home.

Arrive in Dublin.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Where to rest your head

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The Kandy House, Sri Lanka

The Kandy House

One of the area’s most prestigious hotels, The Kandy House is renowned for its elegant tropical gardens and luxurious 19th-century interiors.

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Nine Skies, Sri Lanka

Nine Skies

Situated in the charming town of Ella, Nine Skies offers luxury boutique-style accommodation in the countryside. The five-bedroom property offers a private setting where guests are encouraged to unwind.

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Chena Huts by Uga Escapes

Chena Huts by Uga Escapes

Chena Huts lies on the fringes of Yala National Park, on the edge of the Indian Ocean. The collection of huts are unique and luxurious, featuring private plunge pools and bright and airy interiors.

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The Fort Bazaar

The Fort Bazaar

The Fort Bazaar is situated within a beautiful 16th-century townhouse in the heart of Fort Galle. A former merchant’s home, interiors are homely yet luxurious and there is an outdoor courtyard for relaxation.

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Haritha Villas

Haritha Villas

Haritha Villas & Spa sits on a hilltop under a canopy of trees in Hikkaduwa. Luxury boutique villas cascade down the hilltop, featuring panoramic plunge pools and dreamy outdoor terraces.

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What people are saying

The whole engagement from start to finish with OROKO is possibly the best experience we have had for a holiday.  The trip to Sorrento  marked  a special  occasion and Oroko put together an itinerary that gave us the perfect balance between organised trips and time to experience Sorrento on our own time. The OROKO App is the go to for all information and documentation relating to your trip.  If your objective is to sit back and have your trip professionally arranged with your guidance I can definitely recommend OROKO to do this on your behalf.

Sorrento, 2022


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