Multi-day trip

From Negombo or Colombo: 5-Day Central Highlands Tour

Activity provider: Beyond Escapes

From Negombo or Colombo: 5-Day Central Highlands Tour

Activity provider: Beyond Escapes

From US$ 500 per person

Experience the natural beauty of Sri Lanka on a 5-day guided tour of the highlands from Negombo or Colombo. Visit the "World's End" trail, a tea plantation and factory, and explore the city of Kandy.

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Duration 5 days
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  • Feel like royalty inside the palace complex of the Kandy Tooth Relic Temple
  • Take a safari at Horton Plains National Park to experience its rich biodiversity
  • Visit the Pedro Tea Factory and Tea Plantation to see how leaves are processed
  • Marvel at the Devon Falls and St Clair's Falls cascading over rock outcrops
  • Visit the stunning Nuwara Eliya Golf Course in Sri Lanka's tea country hills
  • Enjoy a tour with a 4-night stay, a guide, transfers, and all entry fees included
Full description

Embark on a 5-day tour of Ski Lanka from Negombo or Colombo. Enjoy 4 nights of accommodation in Colombo, Nuwara Eliya, and Kandy. Visit the World's End trail, Horton Plains National Park, Pedro Tea Estate, Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and other iconic sites, with a guide and entry fees included.

Day 1: Negombo or Colombo - Colombo

Enjoy a free pickup service from your accommodation or airport in Negombo or Colombo. Meet your tour guide, who will drive you to Colombo. Spend the night in a three-star hotel on a bed and breakfast basis. 

Day 2: Colombo - Nuwara Eliya  

Following breakfast, depart your hotel and drive to Nuwara Eliya (a 5-hour drive). En route, you will stop at the iconic Devon Falls waterfall, known as the veil of the Valley. Next, visit St. Clairs falls, another famous and most visited waterfall in Sri Lanka.

Then in the afternoon, embark on a city tour through Nuwara Eliya. Surrounded by hills and tea plantations, the town of Nuwara Eliya is blessed with spring-like weather throughout the year. 

During colonial times, it was a favorite British retreat with English country-style houses and half-timbered bungalows. Enjoy free time to get dinner before going to sleep at your accommodation. 

Day 3: Colombo - Nuwara Eliya  

Start your morning with a delicious breakfast before heading out to Horton Plains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage. Then, enjoy a guided walk along the nature trails to the stunning viewpoint known as World's End (a 1.5- hour drive).

Visit a tea plantation in the afternoon. Try some of the best tea in the world. Did you know that Sri Lanka is the world's largest tea exporter? Yes, the highlands have the perfect climate for tea production, with more than 200,000 hectares of land. Producing 340 million kilograms of tea per year. 

After your busy day, you will head back to your hotel. You have some free time to get dinner if you like or enjoy exploring your adopted city for the night. Spend the night in a three-star hotel on a bed and breakfast basis.

Day 4: Nuwara Eliya - Kandy

Enjoy a delicious breakfast before you enjoy an action-packed day out to Kandy. Jump on the coach and take a seat. Enjoy the ride to Kandy (a 3-hour drive). Marvel at the green landscape, and be sure to snap some pictures.

In the afternoon, you will take a city tour of Kandy, visiting the temple of the sacred tooth relic, upper lake drive, market square, gem lapidary, and many more sites. 

After your day, you can head out and explore Kandy's nightlife, catch dinner or some drinks if you like before calling it a night at your hotel. You will stay at a three-star hotel and get breakfast the following day.

Day 5: Kandy - Colombo

There is no itinerary planned today. Have breakfast at your accommodation and end your trip on a high. Depending on your booked option, your driver will take you to Colombo or Bandaranaike International Airport.

  • Four nights of accommodation at 3-star hotels in a bed and breakfast
  • Transportation
  • Live guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Nuwara Eliya city tour
  • Bottled water
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Camera

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