If you are particularly interested in elephant rehabilitation then we recommend a visit to the Elephant Transit Home in Udawalawe National Park. Here, orphaned and injured elephants are treated and prepared to be released back into the wild with minimal human contact. During your visit you'll see the elephants but there is no interaction available as they need to be released back into the wild.
Included: Entrance Fee, lunch, all taxes and service charges.
Departs daily as part of a tailor made car and driver itinerary
To experience Sri Lanka at a slower pace, the train between Kandy and Nanu Oya, close to Nuwara Eliya, is quintessentially Sri Lankan and offers stunning views. The track makes its way through a range of landscapes including tea plantations, forests, valleys and cliffs. Seats are reserved, and food is available on board, alternatively you can take a packed lunch or buy food along the journey from hawkers. The entire journey takes approximately four hours.
Included: Guaranteed seats, on-board meals
Departs daily from hotels or as part of your car and driver itinerary
Polonnaruwa was an ancient city, and the second capital of Sri Lanka after the destruction of Anuradhapura. There are an array of temples ruins as well as the palace and the rest of the city. Whilst here, you can wander freely through the ruins or hop on one of the many tuk-tuks in the area. You can also buy a guide book or hire a guide at the museum. If you wish to enter you must have your shoulders, chest and upper legs covered and must remove your shoes in the temples. As the stone can get very hot at midday, it is best to go early or a little later, or take a pair of socks to slip on.
Included: Site entrance fee, water and snacks, taxes and service fees.
Departs daily as part of your tailor made car & driver itinerary
Delve into Sri Lanka's rich heritage with a visit to a tea factory set in a beautiful lush plantation veiled in mist. Learn about the cultivation of the tea leaves - one of Sri Lanka's most famous exports, pluck your own leaves and enjoy tastings to appreciate the difference in strength and flavour of the leaves. Take home a special selection of tea as an authentic souvenir of your journey.
Included: Tea factory and tea picking, tea and gift and English speaking driver guide.
Departs daily from hotels and as part of your car and driver itinerary
Yala and Udawalawe National Parks in southeast Sri Lanka are hugely popular with nature-lovers due to their diverse wildlife. The parks are home to elephants, crocodiles, sloth bears and also boast some of the highest densities of leopard in the world. Set off on a jeep safari across one of the parks ever-changing landscapes in search of incredible wildlife and you may even be lucky enough to spot an elusive leopard!
Included: Park entrance fee, Jeep, trekker/driver fee, all taxes and service charges.
Departs daily (6am-9am or 3pm-6pm) from hotels or as part of your car and driver itinerary