Embark on a 9 Night journey through the heart of Sri Lanka, Discovering Captivating Cities and Cultural Wonders. Priced at just £1799pp – What A Holiday
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Embark on a 9 Night journey through the heart of Sri Lanka, Discovering Captivating Cities and Cultural Wonders. Priced at just £1799pp

Inclusion

💟 09 nights in Sri Lanka Roundtrip, Private Tour
💟 TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
💟 Colombo: Sri Lanka’s vibrant capital is both a historic city packed with colonial architecture and a bustling metropolis
💟 Dambulla: Catch a glimpse of this fascinating Buddhist cave-temple carved deep into a mountain and decorated with impressive frescoes.
💟 Polonnaruwa: An ancient city characterized by temples and palace ruins, as well as an interesting still-functioning irrigation system.
💟 Kandy: This beautiful city hosts the famous Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and its paradisiacal palaces and gardens. 
💟 Yala National Park: Explore the magnificent fields of green and meet many wild animals such as elephants, buffalo, crocodiles, and leopards.
💟 Galle: Travel back in time while exploring the historical streets of this well-preserved fortified Dutch colonial city.
💟 What’s included?
💟 TOUR GUIDE:
💟 Operated with English-speaking chauffeur-guide 
💟 ACCOMMODATION:
💟 9 night’s accommodation
💟 ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS
💟 Day 1, 2 Negombo
💟 Standard Hotel Category = Catamaran Beach or similar 3*
💟 Day 3, 4 Sigiriya
💟 Standard Hotel Category = Fresco Water Villa or similar 3*
💟 Day 5, 6 Kandy
💟 Standard Hotel Category = Hotel Tourmaline or similar 3*
💟 Day 7 Nuwara Eliya
💟 Standard Hotel Category = Jetwing St. Andrews or similar 4*
💟 Day 8 Tissamaharama
💟 Standard Hotel Category = Thaulle Retreat or similar 3*
💟 Day 9 Colombo
💟 Standard Hotel Category = ME Colombo or similar 3*
💟 MEALS:
💟 9 Breakfasts
💟 9 Dinners
💟 TRANSPORT:
💟 Arrival and departure private transfer in an air-conditioning vehicle from/ to Colombo International Airport
💟 Private transportation in an air-conditioning vehicle throughout the tour
💟 ENTRANCE FEES & ACTIVITIES:
💟 All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage visit (Day 3); Polonnaruwa city tour (Day 4); Dambulla Rock Temple, Temple of the Tooth Relic (Day 5); Peradeniya Botanical Garden (Day 6); Nuwara Eliya tour (Day 7); Yala National Park game drive (Day 8); Galle city tour, Colombo city tour (Day 9)
💟 OTHER:
💟 Meet & Greet 
💟 Return flight from London airport
💟 23Kgs baggage allowance per person
💟 All ground transfers
💟 Competitive pricing – Discounts up to 35%
💟 Minimum Deposit
💟 2024 bookings on SALE now

Negombo

Hotel: Catamaran Beach Hotel

(2 Nights)

Meal: Breakfast

Room: Standard Room

Sigiriya

Hotel: Fresco Water Villa

(2 Nights)

Meal: Brreakfast

Room: Standard Room

Kandy

Hotel: Kandy the Tourmaline

(2 Nights)

Meal: Breakfast

Room: Standard Room

Nuwara Eliya

Hotel: Jetwing St Andrew’

(1 Nights)

Meal: Breakfast

Room: Standard Room

Tissamaharama

Hotel: Thaulle Pure Ayurveda Resort

(1 Nights)

Meal: Breakfast

Room: Standard Room

Colombo

Hotel: Me Colombo

(1 Nights)

Meal: Breakfast

Room: Standard Room

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Catamaran Beach Hotel (3 Stars)

No.209, Lewis Place, 11500 Negombo, Sri Lanka –

ituated along the coastline, Catamaran Beach Hotel features an outdoor pool, a restaurant and comfortable rooms. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the entire property, while limited parking is provided at no charge. The hotel is just a 15-minute drive to Negombo Lagoon, while Bandaranaike International Airport is conveniently a 20-minute drive away. Colombo city can be reached with a 40-minute drive, and a 90-minute drive will bring guests to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Featuring an air-conditioned room are fitted with tiled flooring, a personal safe and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Rooms are with attached bathrooms which include shower facilities. At Catamaran Beach Hotel, guests are greeted by the friendly 24-hour front desk staff that can also assist with luggage storage. Meeting facilities can also be arranged, while sightseeing and tour activities can be made at the front desk. The property houses a restaurant serving a delectable spread of Sri Lankan, Western or Chinese cuisines. On request Guests may also enjoy a barbecue session on site and request for room service options.

Fresco Water Villa (4 Stars)

Sigiriya Road, Kimbissa., 21120 Sigiriya, Sri Lanka –

Featuring an outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant, Fresco Water Villa offers accommodation in Sigiriya, 1 km from Sigiriya Rock. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking and WiFi is available. Every room is equipped with a satellite TV. Certain units include a seating area to relax in after a busy day. A balcony or patio are featured in certain rooms. Each room is equipped with a private bathroom fitted with a shower. You will find a gift shop and a garden at the property. Services like laundry and dry cleaning are provided.

Kandy the Tourmaline (3 Stars)

Anniwatta, 20000 Kandy, Sri Lanka –

La Tourmaline offers accommodation in Aime, which is part of the Paradiski ski area. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property, and free public parking is available on site. All rooms have a flat-screen satellite TV and a private bathroom equipped with a bathtub or shower. Upon reservation, guests can enjoy the spa with aKandy The Tourmaline is located on Anniewatte Mountain, 1.5 km from the famous Temple of the Tooth. It offers a pool, well-appointed rooms with bathtubs and free WiFi throughout the property. Rooms are spacious and come with ironing facilities, a minibar and a safety deposit box. Entertainment options include a flat-screen cable TV, CD and DVD player. Guests can enjoy the tropical weather by the hotel’s large swimming pool. It features sun loungers for guests’ comfort. There are tennis courts, a fitness centre and various other recreational facilities. There is a children’s playground for younger guests. Tourmaline Hotel’s Restaurant serves local specialities. It also offers an international menu. Room service is available. Kandy The Tourmaline Hotel is 2.5 km from Kandy Botanical Garden and 1.5 km from town. Bandaranaike International Airport is a 3-hour drive from the hotel. The Tea Factory Museum is around 3 km away.

Jetwing St Andrew’ (4 Stars)

No. 10, St. Andrew’s Drive, 22200 Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka –

Set 6182 feet above sea level, Jetwing St. Andrew's offers guests a luxurious 5-star experience in Sri Lanka’s hill country of Nuwara Eliya. This charming Tudor-style residence provides free Wi-Fi, free parking and horseriding. Fitted with fine wood furnishings, spacious air-conditioned rooms have cosy fireplaces and heating facilities. They are equipped with a safe, private bar and tea/coffee making amenities. Private bathrooms come with bathrobes. Enjoying cool climates and green slopes, Jetwing St. Andrew’s is 5 km from the city centre and 12 km from Hakgala Nature Reserve. It is 170 km, or 5-hour scenic drive, from Bandaranaike International Airport. Guests can take a leisurely stroll or have high tea in St. Andrew’s Jetwing’s gardens. The vegetable garden onsite promotes the ‘field to fork’ concept, providing fresh produce straight to the hotel’s kitchens. Leisure trips to the Cloud Forest and Hakgala Botanical Gardens can be arranged at the tour desk. Views of the show kitchen accompany fine dining and an extensive wine list at Old Course restaurant. The colonial-style Road Hole Bar offers garden views with light refreshments.

Thaulle Pure Ayurveda Resort (4 Stars)

No. 35, Mahadeira, Yodakandiya, 82600 Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka –

Located by Yoda Lake, Thaulle Pure Ayurveda Resort - Yala features cosy rooms with balconies offering lake views and free WiFi. Free private parking is available at the resort, which also has an outdoor pool, spa and restaurant. Located in Tissamaharama, Thaulle Pure Ayurveda Resort - Yala is a 10-minute drive to Yala National Park and a 20-minute drive to Kataragama. Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport is 22 km away. Each air-conditioned room has a flat-screen satellite TV, seating area and safe. Private bathroom comes with a shower, hairdryer and free toiletries. Guests can work-out at the resort’s fitness centre and go on a boat or fishing tour at Yoda Lake. Other facilities include a ticket services and water sports like canoeing.

Me Colombo (4 Stars)

16 Park Road, Colombo, Colombo, 00500

Upscale hotel located in Havelock TownAt ME Colombo, you can look forward to a poolside bar, a rooftop terrace, and a garden. Be sure to enjoy international cuisine at the onsite restaurant. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with dry cleaning/laundry services and a bar.Additional perks include:

  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking and valet parking
  • Continental breakfast (surcharge), express check-out, and tour/ticket assistance
  • A 24-hour front desk, concierge services, and an elevator

Room featuresAll 22 rooms feature comforts such as 24-hour room service and laptop-friendly workspaces, in addition to perks like free WiFi and air conditioning.Other conveniences in all rooms include:

  • Tubs or showers and free toiletries
  • 32-inch flat-screen TVs with satellite channels
  • Balconies or patios, wardrobes/closets, and coffee/tea makers

Ayubowan! Welcome back to the paradise island of Sri Lanka. This tour has been created bearing in mind all the current COVID-19 restrictions in Sri Lanka and is on request. As many things might change we will be re-confirming all the items as per your enquiry.

Explore Sri Lanka high and low with this fascinating tour starting in the capital, Colombo, and taking an inland loop that covers all the main historical, cultural, and natural attractions of this magical island. Experience firsthand the love and respect that Sri Lankans have for the Elephants. Explore the medieval city of Polonnaruwa. Visit Nuwara Eliya, the heart of Sri Lanka’s tea country producing a significant share of the world’s best tea. Discover Yala National Park, stepping into the most visited national park in the country but also the lands of a civilization that thrived during the reign of Sri Lankan kings. Visit Galle, the epic Southern capital is the intersection where classic Dutch architecture meets a tropical setting creating a vivid atmosphere in beauty.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s vibrant capital is both a historic city packed with colonial architecture and a bustling metropolis.

Dambulla: Catch a glimpse of this fascinating Buddhist cave-temple carved deep into a mountain and decorated with impressive frescoes.

Polonnaruwa: Behold the love poem written in stone that is the Taj Mahal and explore the city’s imposing Red Fort

Kandy: This beautiful city hosts the famous Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and its paradisiacal palaces and gardens.

Yala National Park: Explore the magnificent fields of green and meet many wild animals such as elephants, buffalo, crocodiles, and leopards.

Galle: Travel back in time while exploring the historical streets of this well-preserved fortified Dutch colonial city.

What’s included?

TOUR GUIDE:

English-speaking accompanied local guide in each city for sightseeing tours

ACCOMMODATION:

09 nights’ accommodation

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Day 1, 2 Negombo

Standard Hotel Category = Catamaran Beach or similar 3*

Day 3, 4 Sigiriya

Standard Hotel Category = Fresco Water Villa or similar 3*

Day 5, 6 Kandy

Standard Hotel Category = Hotel Tourmaline or similar 3*

Day 7 Nuwara Eliya

Standard Hotel Category = Jetwing St. Andrews or similar 4*

Day 8 Tissamaharama

Standard Hotel Category = Thaulle Retreat or similar 3*

Day 9 Colombo

Standard Hotel Category = ME Colombo or similar 3*

MEALS:
9 Breakfasts

9 Dinners

TRANSPORT:

Arrival and departure private transfer in an air-conditioning vehicle from/ to Colombo International Airport

Private transportation in an air-conditioning vehicle throughout the tour

ENTRANCE FEES & ACTIVITIES:

All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage visit (Day 3); Polonnaruwa city tour (Day 4); Dambulla Rock Temple, Temple of the Tooth Relic (Day 5); Peradeniya Botanical Garden (Day 6); Nuwara Eliya tour (Day 7); Yala National Park game drive (Day 8); Galle city tour, Colombo city tour (Day 9)

OTHER:

Meet & Greet

Itinerary

Day 1 : ARRIVAL COLOMBO – NEGOMBO (35km – 45min)

Your Sri Lankan adventure begins on arrival at Colombo airport. Here a representative awaits to greet you and assist on arrival before you hop on your transfer to Negombo, for your first night in Sri Lanka. On arrival at the hotel, there will be a PCR test done before check-in. It will take approximately 24-36 hours for the results to arrive. Until the results issue, clients may not be able to enjoy common facilities in the hotel or go out of the hotel. Clients should have a negative PCR to continue the tour.

Overnight in Negombo.

Day 2 : NEGOMBO

Recharge your energies with a delicious breakfast at the hotel before enjoying Negombo at your own pace. In the evening, enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Overnight in Negombo.

Day 3 : NEGOMBO – PINNAWALA – SIGIRIYA (235 km – 4.5hrs)

Charge your batteries with breakfast at the hotel and then head out to Sigiriya. On the way, visit the Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage to experience firsthand the love and respect that Sri Lankans have for these animals. The orphanage was the first of its kind in the world, a unique reserve where abandoned and disabled elephants get care and protection from expert naturalists, but also enjoy a healthy social life and freedom. It is home to about 60 elephants, including babies found orphaned in the wild. Then accompany the herd to the nearby river and see them taking their daily bath. Many travellers have counted this experience as among the most memorable of their travels in Sri Lanka. Arrive in Sigiriya for dinner at the hotel.

Important note: Tourists are allowed to visit Pinnewala by getting down from the vehicle. Times of the visit are 8.00 am to 5.00 pm. Clients should always wear masks, use Hand sanitisers and maintain social distancing for 1.5 meters.

Overnight in Sigiriya.

Day 4 : SIGIRIYA – POLONNARUWA – SIGIRIYA (115km – 2.5hrs)

After breakfast at the hotel proceed to a Polonnaruwa city tour. Island’s medieval capital (built in the 11th and 12th century AD) rose to fame after the decline of Anuradhapura. It is a world heritage site. Many of the ruins are in excellent condition. Its great artificial lake, the Parakrama Samudra which covers an area of 6,000 acres, feeds a network of irrigation canals and minor tanks. Visit the ruins of the Royal Palace, the Gal Viharaya which has 4 splendid statues of the Buddha in ‘Upright’, ‘Sedentary’ and ‘Recumbent’ postures carved out of the rock, the Audience Hall, the Lotus Bath and the statue of King Parakramabahu. There are also monuments of famous places of worship such as the Shiva Temple, the Lankathilake, the Watadage, the Galpotha, the Kiri Vehera and the remains of a former Temple of the Tooth Relic. On completion return to the hotel, for dinner.

Important note: Tourists are allowed to visit the Polonnaruwa site by getting down from the vehicle. Clients should always wear masks, use Hand sanitisers and maintain social distancing for 1.5 meters

Overnight in Sigiriya.

Day 5 : SIGIRIYA – DAMBULLA – KANDY (90km – 2.5hrs)

Indulge in a delicious breakfast at your hotel before hopping on the transfer to Dambulla. Visit the Dambulla Rock Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The temple dates back to the 1st century BC when King Valagam Bahu was driven out of the ancient capital city of Anuradhapura and took refuge here. Home to magnificent mural paintings and 157 statues of the Buddha, it has been a sacred pilgrimage site ever since, an astounding 22 centuries. Then, proceed to Kandy. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site. The name “Kandy” conjures visions of splendour and magnificence. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. Drive around the Kandy Lake built by the last Sinhala king, Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1798. Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy. Overnight in Agra.

Important note: The visit to Dambulla cave temple is subject to Tourist Board approval as it remains pending. Kandy temple can be visited any weekday from 11.30 am to 1.30 pm. Clients can get down from the vehicle and visit the temple. Clients should always wear masks, use Hand sanitisers and maintain social distancing for 1.5 meters.

Overnight in Kandy.

Day 6 : KANDY – PERADENIYA – KANDY (12km – 30min)

Have breakfast at the hotel and proceed to Peradeniya Botanical Garden. This beautiful garden is located 4 miles off Kandy. It was first built as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala king and was expanded by the British. It covers approximately 147 acres and is a walker’s paradise with extensive well-kept lawns, pavilions, an octagon conservatory, fernery, a giant Javan fig tree and numerous flower beds. The best attraction is the orchid house. Return to the hotel and in the evening enjoy dinner.

Important note: Tourists are allowed to visit Peradeniya botanical garden by getting down from the vehicle. Times of the visit are 8.00 am to 5.00 pm. Clients should always wear masks, use Hand sanitisers and maintain social distancing for 1.5 meters.

Overnight in Kandy.

Day 7 : KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA (80km – 2.5hrs)

Delight in a tasty breakfast at the hotel and proceed to Nuwara Eliya. Visit Nuwara Eliya from the vehicle. Nuwara Eliya, because of its invigorating mountain climate and scenery, is Sri Lanka’s most popular hill resort. Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lanka’s tea country producing a significant share of the world’s best tea. Sri Lanka s highest mountain Pidurutalagala (8282 feet) is located here. Nuwara Eliya also has one of the finest 18-hole golf courses in South Asia.

Important note: Clients are not allowed to get down from the vehicle while they do the Nuwara Eliya city tour.

Overnight in Nuwara Eliya.

Day 8 : NUWARA ELIYA – YALA (150km – 4hrs)

After a delectable breakfast get on the transfer to Yala, and upon arrival enjoy an afternoon safari. Spreading into a vast 1259 Km2 Yala – with its glory spinning around vast grasslands, shrubs, tanks and dunes – rightfully is the heartland of wildlife in Sri Lanka. As your jeep rumble through the giant gates of Yala, you are not only stepping into the most visited national park in the country but also the lands of a civilization that thrived during the reign of Sri Lankan kings. You name it, and Yala has it! Its usual inmates cover herds of elephant, sloth bear, spotted dear, jackal, extensively populated birdlife as well as the highest density of leopards in the world that garnish the park to be one of the finest destinations in the country. Feel the rough track as your jeep thunders over rocks and swish passing narrow bends for an exhilarating experience blended with the cries of wilderness under the tropical sun. On completion, check-in and dinner at the hotel.

Important note: Yala national park can be visited any weekday from 6.00 am to 6.00 pm. Clients should always wear masks, use Hand sanitisers and maintain social distancing for 1.5 meters

Overnight in Yala.

Day 9 : YALA – GALLE – COLOMBO (275km – 4hrs)

Charge your batteries with breakfast at the hotel and then head out to Galle, for a city tour. Galle, the epic Southern capital, is the intersection where classic Dutch architecture meets a tropical setting creating a vivid atmosphere in beauty. 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 evidence 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. Flanking the old gate is the Zwart bastion – the oldest of all – and the lighthouse standing 18 feet in its glory next to the Point Utretcht Bastion. This Dutch bliss is painted with streets that spread in a rectangular grid pattern pierced with houses carrying Dutch colonial style verandas. Hop into the Dutch Hospital Shopping Complex to be mesmerized by an array of souvenir selections. However, its hallmark stands a reality where the Dutch fort remains a working community with its usual buzz of administrative offices, court complex, commercial buildings, churches and Southern folks frequenting its streets bracing the air of the Elysium of architecture, Galle! Then proceed to Colombo, for a city tour. Colombo like many capital cities in developing countries is fast changing its face. Almost overnight, skyscrapers arise from where old buildings once stood. Yet in some parts, the old-world charm is retained. For example, there is a 100-year-old clock tower and several British built colonial buildings. Other places of interest are the Pettah bazaar – where one can shop for a bargain, a Hindu and a Buddhist temple, residential areas – where you find stately homes of the affluent and the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH)- an outright gift to Sri Lanka from the People’s Republic of China. Check-in and dinner at the hotel.

£1799 /pp

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