Sri Lanka
13 Days / 12 Nights

Cultural Wild & Beach Stay STARTING FROM £2,179

Negombo (1nt) & Cultural Triangle (1nt) & Kandy (1nt) & Hill Country (1nt) & Yala (1nt) & Bentota (7nts)

  • Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage - a conservation and educational centre
  • Nuwaraeliya is Sri Lanka’s highest town and was a favourite hill station during British colonial times.
  • Take time to visit the Tea plantation and a tea factory
  • Yala National park by Safari Jeep's to witness the game
  • Bentota Beach Stay and Relaxation

Day 1 : ARRIVAL TRANSFER / NEGOMBO
Meet on arrival at Colombo international airport and transfer to Negombo – Check in at Jetwing Beach - Deluxe Room – 04 Star – Afternoon leave on a sightseeing tour of Negombo through the fishing Village – Return to Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2 : ARRIVAL TRANSFER / NEGOMBO
Meet on arrival at Colombo international airport and transfer to Negombo – Check in at Jetwing Beach - Deluxe Room – 04 Star – Afternoon leave on a sightseeing tour of Negombo through the fishing Village – Return to Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 3 : NEGOMBO / PINNAWELA / SIGIRIYA
Breakfast at Hotel – Leave for Sigiriya en route visit the Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawela - This orphanage is the home for about 89 elephants, out of which some are baby elephants found abandoned or orphaned in the wild. They are being cared, fed and trained by the wild life authorities. The best time to visit is during the feeding times, when one will have the opportunity of seeing the baby elephants being bottle-fed. Also could accompany the elephants to a river close-by and see them having their daily bath – Check in at Aliya Hotel – Standard Rooms – 04 Star – Late afternoon Climb the 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress which is a world heritage site, built by King Kasyapa (477-495 AD). The 'Lion Rock' is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 meters from the scrub jungle. The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified town. A moat, rampart, and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock. Visit the world-renowned frescoes of the Heavenly Maidens' of Sigiriya, which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway. These frescoes are painted in earth pigments on plaster – Return to Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 4 : SIGIRIYA / DAMBULLA / KANDY
Breakfast at Hotel – Leave for Kandy en route visit Dambulla Rock Cave Temple - Climb up to the temple, which was donated by king Walagambahu in the 1st century BC to Buddhist monks. Dambulla is a World Heritage site and is the most impressive of Sri Lanka's cave temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq. meters of painted walls and the ceiling is the largest area of paintings found in the world. These caves contain over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is the colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of rock spanning 14 meters and a spice garden in Matale to see the different spices, which Sri Lanka is famous for. You will be introduced to different spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed – Check in at Mahaweli Reach Hotel – Deluxe Room – 05 Star - Afternoon Drive around the Kandy Lake built by the last Sinhala king Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1798. Visit the Kandy town and Bazaar, the arts & crafts centre and a gem museum and a lapidary - Evening visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and thereafter witness a cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dancing. Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 5 : KANDY / NUWARA ELIYA
Breakfast at Hotel – Visit the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. This botanical garden was first built as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala king and was expanded by the British. It is 147 acres in extent and provides an amazing variety of trees, plants and flowers. Do a city tour of Kandy. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings, and is a World Heritage Site. The name Kandy conjures visions of splendor and magnificence. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive – Proceed to visit a tea plantation and a tea factory, where the best tea in the world is produced. You will be told all about the process of manufacturing tea. You can also see how tea is graded. Taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory. On completion, proceed to 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 – Check in at Grand Hotel – Deluxe Room – 04 Star – Late afternoon drive through the little England – Return to Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 6 : NUWARA ELIYA / YALA
Breakfast at Hotel – Leave for Yala via Elle & Wellawaya – Check in at Jetwing Yala – Superior Room – 04 Star – Afternoon visit Yala National Park by Safari Jeep to witness game – Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 7 : YALA / GALLE / BENTOTA
Breakfast at Hotel – Leave for Kalutara en route visit Galle Dutch Fortress at Galle – Drop at Bentota.

Day 8 : BENTOTA
Enjoy your leisure at Vivanta By Taj Hotel, Bentota. (Vehicle not at disposal)

Day 9 : BENTOTA
Enjoy your leisure at Vivanta By Taj Hotel, Bentota. (Vehicle not at disposal)

Day 10 : BENTOTA
Enjoy your leisure at Vivanta By Taj Hotel, Bentota. (Vehicle not at disposal)

Day 11 : BENTOTA
Enjoy your leisure at Vivanta By Taj Hotel, Bentota. (Vehicle not at disposal)

Day 12 : BENTOTA
Enjoy your leisure at Vivanta By Taj Hotel, Bentota. (Vehicle not at disposal)

Day 13 : BENTOTA
Enjoy your leisure at Vivanta By Taj Hotel, Bentota. (Vehicle not at disposal)

  • Return flights from London Heathrow with Sri Lankan Airlines
  • 12 nights’ accommodation in standard rooms based on 2 adults sharing a twin/double room on BB basis
  • Meet & assist Arrival transfers & Tour as per the Itinerary by air-Conditioned Car with services of an English-speaking chauffeur guide
  • Accommodation in Hotels listed or similar on Twin sharing basis
  • Meal Plan on Bed & Breakfast Basis
  • Entrance fees to visit – Sigiriya, Dambulla, Kandy Temple, Pinnawela, Royal Botanical Gardens, Yala National Park and Jeep to visit the Park
  • Porterage, Service charge & Government tax

  • Visa entry
  • Expenses of a personal nature and tips
  • Optional excursions and entrances fees
  • Tips, bar, laundry, telephone calls and other personal expenses not specified above

Classic Luxury

Vivanta by Taj - Bentota

A stylish retreat set in luxuriant grounds and a nearby lagoon that offers an array of water sport activity for fun lovers.

Jetwing Beach - Negombo

An intimate luxurious hotel and a member of 'Small Luxury Hotels of the World' offer a range of facilities.

Mahaveli Reach Hotel

Stylish hotel with unique location offers warm hospitality, personal level of service and a choice of facilities. 

Flights are based on economy class seats from London Heathrow with Sri Lankan Airlines on 28 January 2013. There are a range of pre-departure facilities such as online check-in or choose your seat.

Flight Upgrades:
Business Class – seat pitch approx. 48” (19.5” wide); luggage allowance 40kgs. Each seat is electronically operated with an adjustable footrest, headrest, and lumbar-support, and own reading lamp.

Classic Luxury

Adult from £2,179

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