Tea Plantations, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

8 day escorted tour itinerary

Classic Ceylon

Temples to Tea Plantations

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Classic Ceylon is a popular comprehensive tour, taking in Sri Lanka's rich history, fascinating culture and beautiful scenery. From seeing the rolling tea plantations in Nuwara Eliya to the history ruins of Polonnoruwa and the cultural capital on Kandy, on the Classic Ceylon tour you will see Sri Lanka at its finest. Your journey doesn't have to end there, as you can add to your seven night tour with a 2 night Yala National Park extension. For any wildlife lover, Yala is the perfect way to see leopards and elephants in their natural habitat up close from your game drive vehicle.Or maybe extend with a beach stay, either on Sri Lanka's east coast or further afield in the Indian Ocean.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Dambulla cave temple
  • Polonnaruwa medieval capital
  • Temple of the Tooth Relic Kandy
  • Pinnawela elephant sanctuary
  • Peradeniya's botanical gardens
  • Nuwara Eliya tea plantations

Sample Itinerary Summary

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8 days
Guide Price
£1,449 per person
Price based on
Based on 03 June 18 departure from London Heathrow flying with Sir Lankan Airlines, meal basis as per itinerary (2 adults sharing) including transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for an itinerary like this. The price will vary based on many elements including exchange rates, and your choice of accommodation, duration, departure date, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown
Private basis, Escorted
  • Accommodation as detailed in twin or double bed with private facilities (alternative but similar hotels may be used at certain times of year)
  • Meals included as stated
  • Air conditioned transport
  • Services of a qualified English-speaking local guide
  • All site entrance fees while touring as appropriate
  • Drop off on day 8 at airport, Negombo, Wadduwa or Kalutara
Not included
  • Visa fees
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Beverages during meals
  • Tips for the driver/guide
  • Optional excursions
  • Video camera permits at elephant sanctuary, video and still camera permits at Temple of the Tooth Relic
  • Transfers on day 8 to alternative beach resorts (small fee)
  • Colombo

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Visit one of the shopping malls for some great gifts
    • Spend an evening over the city at one of the many rooftop bars
  • Kandy

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Visit the sacred Temple of the Tooth
    • Stroll through the beautiful Botanical Gardens
    • Visit the local market for some hand crafted sovenirs
  • Nuwara Eliya

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Pick you own tea at a working tea plantation
    • Make the itinerary extra special and travel by train from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya (supplements apply)