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Sri Lanka Tour & Beach

Tailor-made journey

Sri Lanka Tour & Beach

An ideal tour for those with time to
explore Sri Lanka

Explore some of Sri Lanka’s cultural and scenic highlights on this 16 day tour to remember. Starting in cosmopolitan Colombo, move on to Dambulla in the Cultural Triangle, to explore the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Maybe spend time at the Elephant Freedom Project in Kandy, before some tea tasting in Nuwara Eliya. After enjoying time on safari at Yala National Park, your tour ends with some rest and relaxation beside the beach.

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Locations you will be visiting

  • Colombo municipal council building sri lanka

    Colombo, Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka's capital filled with Portuguese, Dutch and British colonial architecture

    1 Day

  • Dambulla Caves sri lanka

    Dambulla, Sri Lanka

    Home to one of the country’s cultural highlights, the Dambulla Cave Temples, a UNESCO World Herita...

    2 Days

  • Temple of the Tooth kandy sri lanka

    Kandy, Sri Lanka

    Kandy is a friendly city in the centre of the country.

    2 Days

  • Tea Plucking Sri Lanka

    Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

    This area is renowned as the predominant tea growing area in Sri Lanka

    1 Day

  • leopard sri lanka

    Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka’s most renowned National Park is brimming with birds, elephants, bears and the occasiona...

    2 Days

  • kalutara beach sri lanka

    Kalutara, Sri Lanka

    A relaxing beach resort on the south west coast of Sri Lanka

    6 Days

YOUR TOUR ITINERARY

Sri Lanka Tour & Beach

16 day Tour Itinerary

An overview of your trip

DAY 1 Fly to Colombo

Take a scheduled flight from the UK to Colombo.

  • Transport: Airplane
DAY 2 Arrive Colombo

Arrive at Colombo International Airport, where you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Remainder of the day is free at leisure to relax, or perhaps explore Colombo’s interesting clothing, food and tea boutiques.

DAY 3 Colombo to Dambulla

Drive to Dambulla this morning, which is located in the Cultural Triangle, the central plains area which boasts an abundance of temple ruins and ancient cities combined with national parks and glistening reservoirs. The rest of the day is at leisure.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Transport: Drive
DAY 4 Dambulla

After breakfast, visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. The 5th century rock citadel of King Kasyapa is a World Heritage Site, and showcases ancient Sri Lankan engineering and superior urban planning skills, as well as being one of the finest monuments to art and culture. Step through the gigantic ‘Lion Paws’, overlooking the symmetrical royal gardens below, to appreciate the splendour that once dominated this rock fortress. This afternoon, explore the medieval capital of Sri Lanka, Polonnaruwa. Rising with the decline of Anuradhapura, the city was once the medieval capital and crown jewel of King Parakramabahu I. Walk across the scattered walls of the World Heritage Site, dotted with stupas, resting Buddha statues, irrigation canals and fantastically carved Hindu sculptures.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 5 Dambulla to Kandy

Morning departure for Kandy, stopping en-route to visit the Rock Cave Temples of Dambulla, one of the largest and best preserved cave temple complexes in Sri Lanka. Located in the north central province, this UNESCO World Heritage Site dates back to the 1st century BC, and is an amazing labyrinth of five caves. In the evening, experience an exhilarating show of traditional cultural dances.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Transport: Drive
DAY 6 Kandy

Morning at leisure, or optional trip to the Elephant Freedom Project. In the evening visit the Temple of the Tooth in time for the “Pooja” ceremony. The temple is famous for its carvings and the beautiful art, unique to Sri Lanka.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 7 Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

Following breakfast, drive to Nuwara Eliya, to visit a tea plantation and a tea factory where one of the best teas in the world is produced. You will be told all about the process of manufacturing tea and have the opportunity for a tasting.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Transport: Drive
DAY 8 Nuwara Eliya to Yala

This morning, set off for Yala. Arrive at your accommodation, and the rest of the day will be at leisure.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Transport: Drive

Note: During Yala Park closure from September to Mid October – All guests who have Yala National Park in their tour itinerary will either be taken to Udawalawe National Park, Bundala National Park or Block 5 of Yala National Park.

DAY 9 Yala

Today after breakfast you will embark on an exciting journey into the Yala National Park by jeep safari. Yala National Park is home to elephant, leopard, bear, crocodile and wild boar. The Park covers an area of 97,800 hectares, and is the second largest of Sri Lanka’s National Parks. Spend the afternoon at leisure.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 10 Yala to Kalutara

Travel to Kalutara on the southern coast of the island and check in on arrival. The rest of the day is at leisure.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Drive
DAY 11 Kalutara

Day at leisure to relax on the beach

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 12 Kalutara

Spend time exploring the local area.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 13 Kalutara

Another day at leisure to sample some tasty local dishes.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 14 Kalutara

Why not spend the day making use of the hotel facilities.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 15 Kalutara

Today is your last chance to pick up those souvenir’s of your time in Sri Lanka.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 16 Fly to UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Airplane

NOTE: The sample tour above is recommended for travel from October to April, with a beach stay on the south coast. For travel from May to September we recommend doing the itinerary in reverse with a beach stay on the east coast. For more details, please speak to our experienced Personal Travel Advisors.

Optional Extras

Why not add a beach extension to your tour and spend a few days relaxing by the sea. If you’d like us to book you onto this, or any other excursions, please let us know when booking your tour.

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Sample Accommodation

4★ Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo

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4★ Amaya Lake, Dambulla

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4★ Amaya Hills, Kandy

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4★ Langdale by Amaya, Nuwara Eliya

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4★ Jetwing Yala

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4★ Avani Kalutara, Kalutara

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Visa Free Travel

Note: For stays between 1st August 2019 and 31st January 2020, the Sri Lankan government has relaxed the visa requirements, meaning you can travel there VISA-FREE!

What's included:
  • International flights in economy class
  • 4★ accommodation on twin share basis
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Transfers
  • Transportation
  • Tours as stated
  • Meals as specified
  • Airport taxes
  • Local tips
  • Personal spending
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance

Price from £2,295
Single room supplement £895

(Prices are for minimum 2 passengers, sole passenger prices on request)
Land only from £1,645
(excluding international flights)

Prices and products are subject to availability at the time of booking.

The deposit for these arrangements is £300 per person. Balance is due 12 weeks before departure.

When making an enquiry or reservation we will request your contact details, however no payment will be required at this stage. We will contact you for payment details and to confirm your booking, your details and the details of those travelling with you along with any extras you’d like to add.

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