We Love —
- Stay in fabulous 4-5* Hotels, offering you a comfortable rest after your exciting tour excursions
- Explore the best Sri Lanka has to offer; visit the 8th wonder of the world Sigiriya Rock Fortress, admire the Buddhist architecture at the Dambulla Cave Temple and enjoy an amazing Game Drive in Minneriya National Park
- After an unforgettable tour visiting iconic destinations, head to your beautiful beach resort and relax
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Our Offers —
Our members may choose from a range of offers.
Offer 1 - 4 nights Dambulla, 5 nights Nilaveli, 1 night Colombo, Economy Flights
Offer 2 - 4 nights Dambulla, 5 nights Nilaveli, 1 night Colombo, Business Class Flights
Offer 3 - 4 nights Dambulla, 7 nights Nilaveli, 1 night Colombo, Economy Flights
Offer 4 - 4 nights Dambulla, 7 nights Nilaveli, 1 night Colombo, Business Class Flights
Your Destination —
Visit their ancient sites and marvel over their legendary temples, or see the sacred home of the world’s oldest living tree, Anuradhapura. Take a safari tour in one of Sri Lanka’s national parks to encounter elephants, leopards, water buffaloes, and exotic birds, or spend the day relaxing on the dazzlingly white, often untrod, beaches. Try your hand at a little surfing or retreat up into the Sri Lankan hills to experience a more temperate climate and the lavish greenery of the tea plantations. And if you can even trek through the rainforests with an experienced guide or just take in the breathtaking vistas on a spectacular train ride.
With fabulously flavoursome food and a vast array of culturally rich experiences to delve into, Sri Lanka promises to be one of your best-loved travel destinations, and the charm of the people will simply enchant you.
Your Itinerary —
AYUBOWAN! Welcome to Sri Lanka!
On arrival at the Colombo International Airport, you will be met by a professional Chauffeur Guide Lecturer of Hayleys Tours and transferred to your hotel Dambulla. Upon arrival check-in to hotel and rest.
Overnight at The Paradise, Dambulla.
After breakfast, proceed to Sigiriya (approximate travel time 30 – 40 minutes) to see the Sigiriya Rock Fortress which is known as the 8th wonder of the world. This rock fortress was built by King Kasyapa in the 5th century A.D. and was a royal citadel for more than 18 years. The summit of the rock, with an area of nearly one hectare was the site of the palace and the outer wall was built on the very brink of the precipice. The UNESCO sponsored Central Cultural Fund has restored Sigiriya 5th century water gardens to their former glory.
On completion proceed to Hiriwadunna for your village experience (approximate travel time 30 - 40 minutes).
This is a super jungle and village experience which is a popular tourist attraction. Have an early departure to a point off the main road where you will begin a scintillating walk over village paths, a tank (ancient reservoir) bund and forest. Cross a little jungle rivulet by catamaran to reach a farmer’s simple "wattle and daub" house where the breakfast/ lunch can be consumed. The villager will offer some tea and may be sweetmeats. Proceed half an hour by foot and bullock cart to a point where a vehicle meets you for the transfer to the hotel, a truly Sri Lankan experience. On completion return to hotel.
Overnight at The Paradise, Dambulla.
After an early breakfast Proceed to Polonnaruwa (approximate travel time 1 – 1 ½ hours).
Polonnaruwa; the architect of this lovely city is known to be King ParakramaBahu - The Great. The remains of the Royal Citadel council chamber, prince’s bathing pool and the Gal Vihare, a stone temple with its colossal sculptures of the Buddha in a quiet grove of trees as well as the still functioning ParakramaSamudra, a man made reservoir, larger than our Colombo harbor, are on easy distance from each other. The new museum has an excellent scale model of the ancient city as it was.
On completion visit the Dambulla Cave Temple (approximate travel time 1 – 1 ½ hours).
A vast isolated rock mass- it was here that king Valagambahu took refuge in the 01st century B.C. He later turned the caves into a rock temple. 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 ceiling found here are over 2000 years old and is the largest area of painting found in the world. The caves contain over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is the colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of rock and spanning 14 meters. On completion return to hotel.
Overnight at The Paradise, Dambulla.
Breakfast at the hotel
Spend the morning hours at leisure and in the afternoon proceed to Minneriya for a Jeep Safari (approximate transfer time 1 -1 ½ hours).
Located between Habarana and Pollonnaruwa, Minneriya is yet another haven for the elephants that migrate from surrounding jungles to enjoy the lush grass fields on the banks of the Minneriya reservoir, during the dry season. Reports of elephant sightings range from a mere 100 to an astounding 700. Endemic monkeys as well as many resident and migratory bird species also can be spotted along with endemic reptiles such as the painted-lip lizard. Among the reptiles that dwell here, are the saltwater crocodile, the Indian python and the water monitor.
The central feature of the park is the ancient Minneriya Tank (built in 3rd century AD by King Mahasena). This tank is generally known as a place to observe the elephants that come to bathe and graze on the grasses as well as the huge flocks of birds (cormorants and painted storks to name but a few) that come to fish in the shallow waters. On completion return to hotel
Overnight at The Paradise, Dambulla.
After breakfast proceed to Nilaveil for your beach stay (approximate transfer time 3 -4 hours). Upon arrival check into hotel and unwind.
Dinner & Overnight at Anilana Nilaveli, Nilaveli. Here you will enjoy you're luxury beach stay.
After breakfast proceed to Colombo (approximate travel time 6 - 7 hours).
Sri Lanka’s commercial capital and the largest city with the highest population, Colombo is situated in the Western Province. It is a fascinating town which has a blend of eastern and western cultures where all colors of the island are drawn together. Many visitors appreciate the city’s colonial heritage and enjoy the vast range of fine shopping and dining outlets that can be located within the rush of its urban buzz. Check into hotel and relax till your departure tomorrow.
Overnight at The Kingsbury, Colombo.
Day 10 or 12 COLOMBO / AIRPORT
After breakfast leave for the airport in time for your departure flight (approximate travel time 45 minutes).
Your Hotels —
Nestled deep within the ancient city of Dambulla, surrounded by luscious greenery, The Paradise Resort & Spa offers 4* luxury near to some of Sri Lanka's most treasured sites, including the Sigiriya Rock and Golden Temple of Dambulla.
This eco-friendly hotel features a beautiful outdoor swimming pool and children's pool, enveloped by the lush vegetation and natural rock, as well as a well-equipped fitness centre and shopping arcade. The hotel's superb Spa offers a range of treatments and specializes in Ayurveda and Thai therapies. Additionally, guests can play volleyball, cricket, tennis and billiards or they can explore the surroundings on mountain bikes or on horseback.
There are 4 dining options available in the hotel, including; the resort's poolside restaurant, Pizzeria Al Forno which serves authentic pizza prepared in a traditional stone oven, The Salt & Pepper Restaurant which serves light meals in the afternoon and offers fine dining for dinner and cocktails can be enjoyed at Blue Elephant Bar.
Offering sweeping views of the area, their 67 luxurious eco villas are tastefully designed with modern amenities, air conditioning, teak furnishings and parquet flooring.
Each Deluxe room is a spacious 35m² with en suite bathroom and shower and has its own lovely terrace. They are all equipped with a TV, tea/coffee maker, minibar, hairdryer and free WiFi.
Located on the quietest part of one of the best beaches in the world, this brand-new, stylishly designed resort is an intimate and luxurious escape for you to relax and enjoy some luxury, good food and the natural beauty of the surrounding environment. Laze around one of the two swimming pools, relax and rejuvenate in the Anilana Spa, take in wonderful views from the roof top bar or simply take some time out in the gardens to breathe and enjoy. Bask in the freedom of doing whatever you want, whenever - all in a tropical paradise.
With a range of 3 superb restaurants and 2 sleek bars, guests are never far from tantalising dishes and tropical drinks, all made truly special by the friendly and attentive service; a true insight into Sri Lankan hospitality.
Offering a variety of exciting activities, including adventurous safaris, treks through nature reserves, deep sea fishing, whale watching, racing with dolphins and more; there are a myriad of adventures to choose from.
The Anilana Nilaveli provides a relaxing paradise for its guests, pampering them and creating a truly special holiday experience.
Stylishly furnished with a contemporary design, these elegant rooms have modern fittings, high quality touches and special features to ensure your comfort. Each room has panoramic views of the two swimming pools and the magnificent Indian Ocean. They have been designed to suit couples and feature large and comfortable King sized beds.
With light, natural décor and private, furnished balconies or ground floor terraces, these Deluxe Rooms feature elegant, stylish furniture, all given a traditional touch with beautiful artwork commissioned from local artists.
Rooms amenities include; flat screen LED TV with cable channels, writing table, personal bar and complimentary tea and coffee.
Only 15 minutes walk to the city centre, this 5* hotel boasts spectacular views of the Indian Ocean, 5 food and beverage options and classical English architecture.
With an ideal beach front location, infinity pool overlooking the ocean, spa and gym, this is the perfect stay to end your stay and explore a little of the buzzing city of Colombo.
Dine at the hotel's fabulous multi cuisine restaurant offering Western, Chinese, Japanese and South East Asian dishes, enjoy light snacks and drinks at the the Sky Lounge, or indulge in the seafood restaurant, featuring an outdoor seating deck and a selection of fine wines.
Please note that, whilst we aim to place you in these hotels, subject to availability you may stay in alternative hotels, all of which will be of the same standard or better.
Your Journey —
Return flights to Colombo are included, on an Economy or Business Class basis.
The flights included are with either a scheduled or no frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
Transfers: Private transfers are included.