Day 1: Arrival
Arrive into Colombo and head out north to Seeduwa.
Day 2: Ceylon Tea, Hatton
Before winding your way to the hill country of Sri Lanka, experience the clear waters of Kelani River. Here at Kitulgala, white water rafting makes for an excellent choice for amateurs or experienced rafters.
Next, continue onwards to settle for next 2 days in the famous region of Ceylon Tea, Hatton. Take in vistas of mountain lakes, manicured tea gardens, forests and doll’s house villages.
Day 3: Ceylon Tea, Hatton
Learn about the fascinating process of tea making. From bush to factory - and into your tea cup at a tasting session, discover what goes into making a fine Ceylon tea. Join the planters and trek along through the dense jungle; watch out as they look for the best slopes on which to plant tea and learn how the tea pluckers pick two leaves and a bud with deft hands.
Day 4: Yala National Park
Adding to your solo adventure is another exceptional site of Yala National Park, flagged on one side by the jungle and on the other side by the sea.
Day 5: Yala National Park
Take delight in Yala’s iconic landscape; vast grasslands, shrubs, tanks and dunes.
Other than game drives in the park, a spa makes for a perfect escape to enjoy some personal pampering.
Day 6: Weligma
A little over 3 hours of driving brings to the picture perfect beach and fishing town of Weligma. Swim, snorkel in the aquamarine bay, explore the coves by kayak, and learn to surf, or simply take in the views.
Day 7: Day trip to Mirisssa for whale watching
Step into the whale country where the singing titans out in the blue grab all the attention. There are Blue Whales, Bryde’s Whales, Sperm Whales, Fin Whales and hundreds of dolphins – Spinner, Bottle Nosed, Stripped and Risso’s Dolphins – to be witnessed just drifting offshore, and if you are lucky you may even steer into a school of Killer Whales. Finish the day's journey oceanside on the beach of Weligma.
Day 8: Balapitiya via Galle
Enroute to Balapitiya, stopping midway at the town of country’s oldest living city, Galle.
Galle is sure to delight you with its historic sites and its unique fusion of European and Arabic cultural and architectural influences. Walk the Dutch-haunted streets listening to the creaks of wooden saloon doors and observe how European architecture mingles with South Asian traditions today flooding cultural enthusiasts on a global scale. . Its original ramparts and bastions preserved up to date showcase evidences of a heritage preserved for more than 3 1/2 centuries. Walk clockwise within the fort to observe the 'old gate' carrying the British coat of arms.
It’s next on to Balapitya, a great resting ground for those looking to combine sightseeing with an Ayurveda experience.
Day 9 & 10: Balapitiya
If you long to luxuriate in a peaceful, beachside setting, then this place would work like a charm. Pamper yourself with an Ayurvedic experience, wander along the quiet beach, shape up with yoga sessions or simply take in the visually soothing vistas.
Day 11: Madu River - Colombo
A trip to Balapitiya wouldn’t be complete without a stop at Madu River - a lifeline of Balapitiya. Sail through its clear waters and head towards Kotu Duwa, the small island housing a temple that dates back to ancient Sinhalese kings. Continue onwards to Colombo; your last leg of journey.
Day 12: Colombo
Visit some of the local sights of this throbbing metropolis; Colombo.
Day 13: Departure
Make your way to the airport to connect your flight for home or onward destination.