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Discover Sri Lanka Tour

Explore the unimaginable cultural and natural highlights on this private eight-day tour.

Discover Sri Lanka Tour

$ 1,083 from, per person

 

8 day Discover Sri Lanka Private Tour
Dambulla • Anuradhapura • Polonnaruwa • Sigiriya • Kandy • Nuwara Eliya • Yala/Udawalawe • Galle

With miles of unspoilt, palm-fringed beaches, there is a wealth of attractions to be explored. Sri Lanka’s heritage dates back thousands of years and visitors can delight in its many UNESCO World Heritage sites and temples. Travel inland where the temperate hill stations offer lush panoramic views over the surrounding tea plantations. Visit one of the many national parks that thrive with fascinating wildlife, including hundreds of elephants and the world’s most dense population of leopards. This private tour is created to experience the variety of this beautiful country can offer.

You will love it! We would happily recommend this trip to anyone as you can enjoy a mixed culture, country variety, safari. Why not to extend to Maldives and fulfil your soul more?
Not for you? We can offer similar tours and tailormade packages for adults, couples, families, LGBT, groups. Get in touch with us and we will suggest our best holiday experience for you organized in a very safe manner to bring back unique memories.

At Travelisto we can put together any kind of package holiday will suit your personal taste and need, Contact our well experienced and keen travellers team and let’s plan it together!

 

PRICES INCLUDE

• Seven nights’ accommodation in named hotels or similar
• Meals as specified: seven breakfasts (two lunches, two dinners Boutique option only)
• Touring by private air-conditioned vehicle
• Services of an English-speaking chauffeur guide
• Airport transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary
Prices are per person based on twin or double share

Superior from £849 per person as per above itinerary
• Hotel – Superior: Green Paradise (3 nights)
• Hotel – Superior: Topaz Hotel (2 nights)
• Hotel – Superior: St Andrews Hotel (1 night)
• Accommodation – Yala or Udawalawe National Parks (1 night)

Deluxe from £969 per person
• Hotel – Deluxe: Cinnamon Lodge (3 nights)
• Hotel – Deluxe: Grand Kandyan (2 nights)
• Hotel – Deluxe: Grand Hotel (1 night)
• Accommodation – Yala or Udawalawe National Parks (1 night)

Boutique from £3079
• Hotel – Boutique: Lions (3 nights)
• Hotel – Boutique: The Kandy House (2 nights)
• Hotel – Boutique: Goatfell (1 night)
• Accommodation – Yala or Udawalawe National Parks (1 night)

Single supplements available upon request

Holiday Details

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  • Departure/Return Location
    Colombo
  • Main Destinations
    Dambulla | Anuradhapura |Polonnaruwa | Sigiriya | Kandy | Nuwara Eliya | Yala / Udawalawe | Galle
  • Incredible Moment
    • Climb the Lion Rock at Sigiriya, Sri Lanka’s most spectacular landmark • Explore the ancient ruins and temples of Sri Lanka’s former capitals of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa • Visit the stunning ancient city of Kandy famous home to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic • Decide which of 2 most famous National Parks to visit Udawalawe or Yala
  • Included
    Accommodation
    Guide
    Meals
    Transport
  • Not Included
    Flights
    Insurance
    Internal Flights

Day to Day Itinerary

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Day 1: Colombo - Sigiriya/Dambulla
On arrival, your tour will start with a drive to the Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka, and we will stop on the way to taste the very sweet pineapple of this region. The rest of the day at leisure.
• Hotel – Superior: Green Paradise
• Room Type – Based on leading Standard Rooms
• Included Meals – No meals
2
Day 2: Anuradhapura & Dambulla
In the morning, enjoy a visit to a Sri Lankan village and you might take an optional excursion to Anuradhapura, the first capital of Sri Lanka, or visit Hiriwadunna Village which includes a catamaran boat ride and bullock cart ride. In the afternoon you will visit the Dambulla Rock Temple, a World Heritage Site hosting the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples with the largest area of wall paintings in the world, or you can take an optional jeep safari at Minneriya National Park, home to the largest gathering of wild elephants in the world. The best time to enjoy this safari is from August to December. (Optional touring cannot be combined).
• Hotel – Superior: Green Paradise
• Room Type – Based on leading Standard Rooms
• Included Meals – Breakfast
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Day 3: Polonnaruwa & Sigiriya
Drive to Polonnaruwa, the second capital of Sri Lanka, on late afternoon climb to the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Known as Lion Rock, it surrounds the plain and it is home to an ancient fortress dated over 1,500 years. From here you will be amazed by the extraordinary views as you look out over the old moat, ramparts and water garden that surround the base of the rock.
• Hotel – Superior: Green Paradise
• Room Type – Based on leading Standard Rooms
• Included Meals – Breakfast
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Day 4: Sigiriya - Kandy
Today we will go to the beautiful Kandy where you will spend 2 nights, before visiting a spice garden en route. In the evening, see the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Sri Lanka’s most important Buddhist relic, and enjoy a colourful cultural show with traditional dancing.
• Hotel – Superior: Topaz Hotel
• Room Type – Based on leading Standard Rooms
• Included Meals – Breakfast
5
Day 5: Kandy
Walk and relax around the lake and the streets of Kandy. Being the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings, you can in afternoon, take a peaceful stroll around the Royal Botanical Gardens.
• Hotel – Superior: Topaz Hotel
• Room Type – Based on leading Standard Rooms
• Included Meals – Breakfast
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Day 6: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya
Enjoy a scenic drive through Sri Lanka’s tea country, the best way to see the local hill villages. Once in Nuwara Eliya, you will visit a tea factory and then explore the scenery of Sri Lanka’s most popular hills.
• Hotel – Superior: St Andrews Hotel
• Room Type – Based on leading Standard Rooms
• Included Meals – Breakfast
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Day 7: Nuwara Eliya - Yala or Udawalawe
Continue a scenic drive through the hill country to Udawalawe or Yala to start your selected wildlife safari experience. Yala boasts one of the highest-density leopard populations in the world and sightings are very common. In Udawalawe you will visit the Elephant Transit Home for orphaned elephants before taking a jeep safari to see the animals in their natural wild habitat.
• Accommodation – Yala or Udawalawe National Parks
• Room Type – Based on leading Luxury Tent Campsite
• Included Meals – Breakfast
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Day 8: Yala or Udawalawe - Galle - Colombo
After breakfast, we will drive from either Yala or Udawalawe National Parks to the fortified city of Galle and you can enjoy the town and wander the streets. Galle is one of the best examples of a living fortified city built by Europeans in South Asia. Continue your journey back to Colombo or transfer to the beach hotel of your choice.
Note: Due to the movements of the wildlife it may be necessary to change the itinerary whilst in Sri Lanka. Yala National Park is closed six weeks in Sep/Oct, alternatively jeep safaris will operate to Udawalawe during this time.
 

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