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Sri Lanka’s Tea Estates, National Parks & Beaches

Elkaduwa, Kandy, Hatton, Yala National Park & Balapitiya

Best time to travel
Dec – Sep
Ideal length
12 nights
Perfect for
All
From (incl flights)
€3,469 pp

At a glance

  • International return flights from Dublin to Colombo.
  • All private transfers and reserved seats aboard the Tea Train from Peradeniya to Hatton.
  • 12 nights’ accommodation in Elkaduwa, Kandy, Hatton, Yala National Park and Balapitiya.
  • Tailored experiences including a tea plantation trek, climb up Adam’s Peak, a guided tour of Kandy and a tea field tour in Ashburnham Estate.
  • Enjoy privately guided morning and afternoon game drives in Yala National Park.
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Introduction

Throughout this wonderful suggested itinerary to Sri Lanka, set out along its picturesque countryside, crossing verdant tea plantations, rolling hills and the leopard trails of Yala. From the high reaches of the central highlands to the peaceful shores of Lake Victoria, we’ve curated a tailored holiday that combines adventurous experiences with luxury stays in some of Sri Lanka’s most exclusive properties.

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Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo.

On arrival, your private driver will transfer you to your luxury guesthouse set in the rolling hills of Elkaduwa. Spend two nights in a working tea estate and enjoy little luxuries like private tea tours, afternoon tea and sundowner cocktails.

Trek from Ashburnham Estate to the shores of Lake Victoria.

Set out on a full day guided hiking expedition, leaving the flourishing tea plantations for the quiet, tropical shores of Lake Victoria. Upon arrival, check in to your luxury lakeside retreat for your two-night stay.

Victoria, , Sri Lanka
Explore the highlights of Kandy with your private guide.

Discover the iconic Temple of the Tooth and walk through the busy streets and markets of Kandy. In the afternoon, return to your lakeside accommodation to relax by the pool, kayak on the lake or enjoy a private cookery class.

Kandy, Sri Lanka
Board the famed Tea Train and journey to the tea fields above Castlereagh Lake.

After a scenic ride from Peradeniya to Hatton, arrive in your luxury accommodation set in the misty hills. We’ve arranged a three night stay where you’ll enjoy spectacular views and decadent dining experiences.

Tea train, Sri Lanka
Climb the sacred Adam’s Peak with your guide

Also known as Sri Pada, the mountain is sacred to all four major religions of Sri Lanka. A celebrated pilgrimage destination, climb to the peak with your guide and learn about its religious significance whilst taking in some breathtaking vistas.

Adam's Peak, Sri Lanka
Your wildlife experience begins in Yala National Park.

Privately transfer to the celebrated Yala National Park for a two-night stay in a luxury tented camp. Set out on twice-daily game drives in search of wildlife like leopard, Asian elephant, mugger crocodiles, sloth bear and the Indian rock python.

Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
Leave the plains of Yala for the sandy shores of Balapitiya.

Privately transfer to your beach accommodation for a three night stay. Choose to relax on the beach, lounge by the pool or partake in water sports activities. Guests can also visit the nearby turtle hatchery or set out on guided boat tours.

Kumu 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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Accommodation

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Ashburnham Estate, Sri Lanka

Ashburnham Estate

The boutique guesthouse of Ashburnham is set on a beautiful 100-acre working tea estate just outside of Kandy. The lodge was originally a British-owned planter’s home in the 1930s.

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Camellia Hills

Few locations in Sri Lanka can match the panoramic splendour of Castlereagh Valley, the setting for Camellia Hills. This boutique hotel sits on a mountainside and overlooks emerald tea plantations.

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Bougainvillea Retreat, Sri Lanka

Bougainvillea Retreat

The peaceful retreat of Bougainvillea occupies a prime position on the shores of the beautiful Lake Victoria. Enjoy a range of activities from visiting nearby cave temples to kayaking on the lake.

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Leopard Trails Yala

Leopard Trails will take you on a journey through Yala National Park in search of some incredible wildlife and nature experiences.

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Kumu Beach

Kumu Beach

A place of sheer tranquillity, Kumu Beach is surrounded by swaying coconut palms and seafront views. The plantation-style property exudes a laid-back charm.

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What people are saying

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