If you are a nature lover and want to experience something more than what you want to experience from a resort closer to Kandy, this will be a great opportunity for you. You will enjoy the adventure with stunning views and quiet tranquility in surroundings of a tea and spice plantation of a former English planter who nurtured a forest patch (Simpson’s Forest) bordering the plantation.
HOTEL PICK UP
You will be picked up from your hotel in Colombo, Dambulla, Sigiriya and Habarana. Pick up from Colombo hotels will be done at 08:30am and Pick up from other cities will be done at 11:00am.
Arrive at Simson’s forest and check-in to one of the rooms before enjoying an authentic Sri Lankan Lunch followed by a cookery demonstration at the Gamagedara which is a lovely outdoor dining area that offers you a traditional Kamatha dining experience in the cool climes of the Hill Country. After lunch, speak to the naturalist in the hotel and learn some interesting stories about the area surrounded by the Simson’s forest.
You will be taken to a tea plantation where you can enjoy tea plucking with the estate workers.
After the tea plucking experience, you will start a small hike through the plantation to an area where you can enjoy some beautiful views of the surrounding villages. You may encounter many life forms, both flora and fauna, in this expedition.
Arrive to a lovely view point and enjoy the views of the surrounding nature with high tea.
You will start the last phase of your trekking and reach the hotel at 18:30.
Enjoy 15 minutes foot or head and shoulder message at the spa.
Enjoy a Candle lit Dinner by the Pool with a heavenly view of the surrounding plains at night that blends with the stars in the sky. One glass of wine will be served during the dinner.
Get up early and enjoy the morning sunlight that blends with the mist.
Enjoy a Champagne breakfast in one of the outdoor dining locations.
Check out from the hotel and proceed to Sembuwatta Lake which is a tourist attraction situated 10 kilometers away from the resort, adjacent to the Campbell’s Lane Forest Reserve. A paradise like location which is a lake of natural spring water, serves as one of the major attractions of the hill country. It is set amongst the sprawling tea gardens, and reflects the environment at its most magnificent. Walk around the Lake and enjoy the climes and nature.
Leave Sembuwatta and proceed to your hotel in Kandy. (If the pickup is done from Colombo, drop off at Colombo will be given free of charge)