- Accommodation on twin sharing (2 persons sharing room) as per above mentioned hotels or similar on Bed & Breakfast basis
- Arrival/departure transfer & sightseeing with private air-conditioned vehicles
- Tours as per programme
- Services of English-speaking local guides for sightseeing as per above program
- Entrance fees to monuments
- Assistance at airport and hotels by our representatives
- All presently applicable taxes
- 24 hrs Emergency Helpline Number
Above mentioned costs do not include any International Air Fare, Airport tax, Visa fee, unspecified meals, drinks, telephone calls, laundry, camera fees, gratuity tips, insurance and any other expenses of personal nature, Single room supplements and any optional additional tours or activities during free time and not mentioned above.
Day 1: Colombo
Arrive in Colombo and transfer to hotel. Our start hotel located on the seafront is a short walk from Galle Road and many of the city highlights. Choose to head out and explore, take a dip in the pool or enjoy a cocktail whilst you watch the perfect sunset over the Laccodive Sea. (Meals: No Meals)
Day 02: Colombo – Dambulla – Polonnaruwa
After breakfast leave for Dambulla, stopping en route at a fruit and vegetable market in Naramwela Town. Dambulla Rock Temple is an incredible ancient complex of caves which date back to the 1st Century BC. The five caves contain over 150 images of Buddha including an impressive 14 metre carved statue.
After exploring this ancient site, we continue to Polonnaruwa. This fascinating 11th century city is home to many interesting ruins and famous monuments including the Royal Palace and the Gal Vihara. Polonnaruwa was once the capital and is also the second most ancient city in Sri Lanka. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This evening we return to Dambulla for an evening at leisure. Overnight in Dambulla (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 03: Dambulla – Sigiriya – Kandy
This morning we explore Sigiriya and the famous ‘Lion Rock’ fortress. Built over 1500 years ago, this beautiful citadel stands 200 meters high in the middle of verdant jungle and was an important stronghold of the 70-hectare fortified town. It can be viewed from miles around and is definitely one of Sri Lanka’s most iconic and famous sites. You’ll be able to view the world famous paintings of the Heavenly Maidens which stand in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway.
From Sigiriya we take a bullock cart ride and short canoe trip to the village of Kayanwala. Here, at Kayanwala Village we take part in a cookery demonstration in a mud brick home of a local woman and enjoy a freshly prepared lunch of curry, dahl, spiced rice, pickle and more. En route to Kandy we stop off a spice garden in Matale, to see the different herbs and 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. Overnight in Kandy (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 04: Kandy
This morning we take a sightseeing tour of Kandy – the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings. Our first stop will be the Temple of the Tooth Relic. Legend has it that one of Buddha’s teeth was taken from him as he lay on his funeral pyre. It was then smuggled into Sri Lanka in 313AD. It now attracts daily pilgrims who come bearing lotus flowers and frangipani. After driving around Kandy Lake – built by the last Sinhala king, we visit the local bazaar and a gem museum, we then enjoy a Tuk Tuk ride up into the surrounding hills.
This afternoon, we stop at a working tea factory at Geragama. Geragama Tea Factory is located in close proximity to the city of Kandy and was established in the year 1903, manufacturing ‘Low Grown’ and ‘Long Leaf’ tea. ! We return to hotel where evening entertainment includes a Kandyan dance program. Overnight in Kandy (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 05: Kandy
This morning we take a sightseeing tour of Kandy – the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings. Our first stop will be the Temple of the Tooth Relic. Legend has it that one of Buddha’s teeth was taken from him as he lay on his funeral pyre. It was then smuggled into Sri Lanka in 313AD. It now attracts daily pilgrims who come bearing lotus flowers and frangipani. After driving around Kandy Lake – built by the last Sinhala king, we visit the local bazaar and a gem museum, we then enjoy a Tuk Tuk ride up into the surrounding hills. This afternoon, we stop at a working tea factory at Geragama. Geragama Tea Factory is located in close proximity to the city of Kandy and was established in the year 1903, manufacturing ‘Low Grown’ and ‘Long Leaf’ tea. ! We return to hotel where evening entertainment includes a Kandyan dance program. Overnight in Kandy (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 06: Nuwara Eliya – Udawalawe National Park
Today we head south to Embilipitiya, our base for exploring Udawalawe National Park. This national park is probably one of the best places to spot the famous Sri Lankan Elephant, the biggest of all the Asian Elephants. It is thought that there are around 400 elephants here. The park is also home to the elusive leopard, the Sri Lankan sloth bear and varies types of deer. We take an afternoon game drive here before returning to our hotel for the night. Overnight in Udawalawe National Park (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 07: Udawalawe National Park – Colombo
This morning we visit the Gem Mine and Museum at Ratnapura. Sri Lanka is famous for its gem industry and is home to 40 out of the 85 types of gems in the world. On arrival in Colombo, we start our city tour, seeing the Fort area in the north of the city famous for its government buildings and interesting shops. We’ll see the stunning Gangarama Temple and take a stroll along Galle Face Green, a popular spot for kite flying and games of cricket. Overnight in Colombo (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 08: Colombo– Departure
Transfer to airport for your onward journey
Negombo, Camelot Beach Hotel • 3 Star – Camelot is located on the golden belt of Sri Lanka’s west coast and a perfect choice to relax and unwind. With the Indian ocean glistening in the horizon, basking in the sun has never been so inviting and the hotel boasts an Ayurvedic spa for a truly relaxing and rejuvenating experience.
Habarana, Habanara Village by Cinnamon • 4 Star – Habarana Village by Cinnamon is where serenity meets the lush forested land that borders the stunning lake. Experience rustic barefoot type elegance here, which is designed to reflect the rural environment and simplicity of village life. Clusters of homely chalets characteristic of the local architecture are dotted across the lush gardens. Wi-fi is available throughout the hotel.
Kandy, Hotel Topaz • 3 Star – Situated on the highest point of Sri Lanka’s hill capital, Hotel Topaz is an enchanting Kandy city hotel that offers luxury and seclusion in the regal city of Kandy. Nestled on top of Anniewatte Mountain the hotel boasts breath-taking views and a warm and friendly ambience.
Nuwara Eliya, The Golden Ridge 3 Star – Set amongst the scenic landscapes of tea plantation, 1.2 miles from Nuwara Eliya city, every room at the Golden Ridge Hotel enjoys picturesque views. All rooms boast a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and free WiFi is available.
Colombo, OZO Colombo • Star – Ozo Colombo is centrally located bosting sweeping sea views. All 158 rooms are well-appointed, stylish with contemporary design and offer free WiFi, room service (limited hours), TV with cable channels and coffee/tea making facilities. Hotel facilities include, restaurant and bar/lounge, swimming pool, poolside bar a meeting room. Free Wi-fi is available throughout the hotel.
|Sri Lanka At A Glance Guided Tours (Group) 7 Nights / 8 Days Departure - Saturday||Prices From per person (2 sharing)||Prices From per person Single Room|
|April 2023 (06, 13 & 27)||£1065||£1655|
|May 2023 (11 & 25)||£1065||£1655|
|June 2023 (08 & 22)||£1065||£1655|
|September 2023 (14 & 28)||£1085||£1685|
|October 2023 (12, 19 & 26)||£1085||£1685|
|November 2023 (2, 9, 16 & 23)||£1085||£1685|
|December 2023 (7 & 14)||£1085||£1685|
At a Glance
Sri Lanka at a Glance
Guided Tours · 8 Days / 7 Nights from £1065 pp
- Starts: Colombo Ends: Colombo
- Trip Type: Group (min 4 & max 24)
- Departs: Saturdays
- Hotel Rating: 4, 5 star & Heritage hotels
- Tour Guide: Yes – guided by local tour guide
- Meals: Breakfast: 7 & Lunch: 1
- Visiting: Colombo, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Udawalawe, Yala National Park.
- Countries: Sri Lanka
A glimpse into Sri Lanka’s rich culture, ancient sites, sacred Kandy, picturesque hills, lush tea plantations and Peradeniya botanical gardens.