This short private guided tour departs daily, and can easily be combined with a relaxed stay at one of Sri Lanka's beach resorts. Visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage on the way to the charismatic city of Kandy, before winding up into the hills at Nuwara Eliya to see the stunning tea plantations.
Your guide will pick you up from your chosen beach resort – Kalutara, Wadduwa or Negombo.
The journey there will be divided by stops at a famous Sri Lankan spice garden and the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, which now has over 80 elephants.
See them bathing in the river before carrying on to Kandy for your overnight stay at the Earls Regency.
After breakfast, explore Kandy town and bazaar, before going to see the iconic Temple of the Tooth relic.
Kandy itself is charming – an ancient city with traditions and endless sights.
You’ll also be able to admire the extensive Peradeniya botanical garden in the afternoon, with an entertaining cultural show come evening.
Once you've had breakfast, you’ll be leaving for Nuwara Eliya and the surrounding tea plantations found in the lush hill country.
Take in the process of making tea and see whether you too think it’s the best in the world with a cup of Ceylon’s finest export.
The remainder of the afternoon is free for you to explore the picture-perfect hills and towns of the area.
On your transfer back from Nuwara Eliya to your chosen beach resort, there will be a stop at Kitulgala.
This striking spot on the Kelani River is where Oscar-winning The Bridge on the River Kwai was filmed, making for the perfect spot to grab a photo of your own.