Sri Lanka
8 Days / 7 Nights

Culture & Beach STARTING FROM £1,399

Cultural Triangle (3nts) & Beach (4nts)

  • Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage - a conservation and educational centre
  • Sigiriya rock fortress, the ‘Lion Rock’ which is a world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD).
  • Kandy - the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings, and is a World Heritage Site.
  • Kalutara Beach Stay and Relaxation

Day 1 : ARRIVAL TRANSFER / HABARANA
Meet on arrival at Bandaranayake International Airport and Transfer to Habarana – Check In at Hotel – Rest of the day at leisure – Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 2 : ARRIVAL TRANSFER / HABARANA
Meet on arrival at Bandaranayake International Airport and Transfer to Habarana – Check In at Hotel – Rest of the day at leisure – Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 3 : HABARANA / SIGIRIYA / POLONNARUWA / HABARANA
Breakfast at Hotel – Leave for Sigiriya - Climb the 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress which is a world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa (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.

Continue to Polonnaruwa - Which was the 2nd capital city of Sri Lanka, built in the 11th and 12th centuries AD, and which is a world heritage site - Here you can see the ruins of the Royal Palace, the Gal Viharaya – where 4 splendid statues of the Buddha in ‘Upright’, ‘Sedentary’ and ‘Recumbent’ postures carved out of rock, the Audience Hall, the Lotus Bath, king Parakramabahu’s statue, and the Parakrama Samudraya lake built by King Parakramabahu the great. 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 - Check in at Hotel - Rest of the day at leisure - Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4 : HABARANA / DAMBULLA / KANDY
Breakfast at Hotel – Morning leave for Kandy - En route visit the Dambulla Rock 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. Proceed to 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.

Continue to Kandy - Check in at Hotel – Afternoon 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. 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.

In the evening visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and thereafter witness a cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dancing - Return to hotel for Dinner & Overnight stay.

Day 5 : KANDY / KALUTARA BEACH RESORT
Breakfast at Hotel – Leave for Chosen Beach Resort - 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 – Drop at Beach Resort

Day 6 : KALUTARA
Enjoy your leisure Kalurara Hotel. (Vehicle not at disposal)

Day 7 : KALUTARA
Enjoy your leisure Kalurara Hotel. (Vehicle not at disposal)

Day 8 : KALUTARA
Enjoy your leisure Kalurara Hotel. (Vehicle not at disposal)

  • Return flights from London Heathrow with Sri Lankan Airlines
  • 7 nights’ accommodation in standard rooms based on 2 adults sharing a twin/double room on HB basis
  • Meet & assist Arrival transfer & Tour as per the Itinerary by air conditioned Car/Micro Bus with services of an English-speaking Chauffeur Guide.
  • Accommodation in Hotels listed or similar on Twin sharing basis
    Meal Plan on Half Board Basis - (Breakfast & Dinner). 
  • Entrance fees to visit - Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Dambulla, Temple of the Tooth, Royal Botanical Gardens, & Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage.
  • 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

Chaaya Village Habarana

The Chaaya Village Habarana sits amongst lush forestland bordered by a stunning lake in the heart of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle. The hotel is approx. 176 kms from Colombo and transfer is approx. 3 hours.

Cinnamon Citadel Kandy

Cinnamon Citadel Kandy is a beautiful resort ideal for relaxation. Surronded by sweeping green hills and mistry mornings, the resort is located at the edge of the Mahaweli River on the Northern outskirts of Kandy 

Flights are based on economy class seats from London Heathrow with Sri Lankan Airlines on 31 Dec 2014. 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 £1,399

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