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Your Itinerary In Brief

Experience Sri Lanka’s breathtaking natural beauty and vibrant cities with a tour in 6 nights.

 

Watch elephants lumbering gently through the grasslands in Wilpattu National Park, and spot wildlife during a scenic catamaran ride on a reservoir.

 

Visit serene temples like the Dambulla Cave Temple and Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and spend time in traditional villages and picturesque cities.

 

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6-Night Tour

Day 1: Chilaw

Day 2: Anuradhapura

Day 3 - 4: Dambulla

Day 5: Kandy

Day 6: Colombo

 

Your Itinerary In Detail

Day 1: Chilaw (70 km / 2 hours)

Arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport. After passing through the immigration formalities, collect your luggage, and go to meet your H.O.T Destination Management representative, who'll meet you at the arrivals lounge with a sign, and help you find your vehicle. You'll be immediately transferred to your hotel.

 

Check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

 

DAY 2: ANURADHAPURA (210 KM / 3-4 HOURS)

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel before taking your transfer to Anuradhapura. On the way, you'll visit a Hindu Temple.

 

Jeep safari to Wilpattu National Park:

Wilpattu is one of the oldest national parks in Sri Lanka. The park lies within the north-central and northwestern providences, in Sri Lanka's lowland dry zone. Elephants, leopards, sloths, water buffalo and spotted deer are among the large mammals that have made the park their home.

 

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

DAY 3: DAMBULLA (150 KM / 3 HOURS)

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Dambulla.

 

Anuradhapura:

Sri Lanka’s first capital was founded in 5 B.C. according to the first ancient Sinhala chronicle Mahavansa. Anuradhapura was an example par excellence of a hydraulic civilisation, with a network of reservoirs, canals and irrigation channels, exhibiting an amazing knowledge of trigonometry.

 

One of the unique features of Buddhist Sri Lanka is stupas, which enshrined relics of the Buddha and were objects of veneration. Anuradhapura is dotted with these stupas and picturesque lakes.


Note: The itinerary will take 1-2 hours.

 

Mihintale:

A mountain peak near Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka, Mihintaleis is said to be the site of a meeting between Buddhist monk Mahinda, and King Devanampiyatissa, which inaugurated the presence of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.

 

Check-in and overnight at the hotel.

 

DAY 4: DAMBULLA

 

Breakfast at hotel.

 

Sigiriya:

 

Sigiriya (Lion's rock) is an ancient fortress and palace in the central Dambulla of Sri Lanka, surrounded by the remains of gardens and reservoirs. A popular tourist destination, Sigiriya is renowned for its ancient frescos. It is one of the Seven World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka and is UNESCO's Eighth Wonder of the World. If you wish to climb all the way to the top, it will take approx. 2 to 3 hours.

 

Continue on for your Village Trek, and insight into traditional Sri Lankan ways of life.

 

Village Tour, with lunch and cooking demonstration:

Take a catamaran ride and cross the lake to reach the house in the local village where you'll experience a cooking demonstration.

 

Enjoy a scenic catamaran ride in the reservoir, a relaxing trip with plenty of nature and wildlife, in the company of an expert guide. The reservoir is a habitat for many species of birds.

 

Experience traditional village life and walk-through paddy fields and vegetable crops in the area. Learn how to prepare delicious Sri Lankan delicacies, and try spicy, fresh treats for lunch.

 

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Kandy (100 KM / 3-4 hours)

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Kandy.

 

Dambulla Cave Temple:

Also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla, the Dambulla Cave Temple consists of five caves and a picturesque facade carved into the side of a steep rock face. It houses ancient paintings depicting the Buddha and his life.

 

Home to the famous Dambulla Cave Temple which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, along with the Iron Wood Forest, and the Rose Quartz Mountain Range, Dambulla has a particularly evocative history. The region in which it is found is known as the 'Cultural Triangle' by UNESCO.

 

On the way, visit an Ayurvedic Village. Sri Lanka was an important stop in the spice trade, with the first recording of cinnamon and cassia in the Middle East noted at least 4,000 years ago.

 

Note: spices are also available for sale at the site, but you are not obliged to buy any. Feel free to politely decline if you don't wish to purchase anything.

 

Later on in the evening, watch Kandyan dancers perform in a cultural show. The show lasts for almost an hour, and several dances are performed, representing more modern influences in Sri Lankan culture today.

 

Overnight stay at the hotel.

 

DAY 6: COLOMBO (150 KM / 3 - 4 HOURS)

Eat your breakfast at the hotel, check out, and take your transfer to Colombo.

 

The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic:

The golden-roofed Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, or Dalada Maligawa, is a significant architectural monument not just in Kandy, but in the whole of Sri Lanka. It houses the most important Buddhist relic - a tooth of the Buddha, brought to Kandy by King Wimaladharmasuriya I. As well as the revered main temple, the complex encompasses several smaller temples and shrines.

 

Note: Modest clothing is recommended during the visit to the temple. Flowers can be purchased en route to the complex. You may take your camera, but footwear should be removed at the entrance to the temple, and there are safe storage facilities available for your belongings.

 

Kandy City

Set amid verdant hills, with the Mahaweli River weaving through, Kandy is certainly the most picturesque city on the island, and the most visited. Still retaining much of its old-world charm and traditions, the centrepiece is the magnificent Kandy Lake.

 

Join your guide and continue the rest of the tour. Visit a Batik and Wood carving centre. Get an insight to local crafts and arts, and finely cut gems.


Note: The visit will take approx. 2-3 hours.

 

Continue on to Colombo, where you'll have a Colombo City Tour. Visit Squire, Gangaramaya Temple, and the historic Wolfendhal church.

 

Sri Lanka's largest city is located on the West Coast. Colonial-era buildings sit next to lively markets, and you'll find stylish dining spots and galleries on Colombo's more elegant, cosmopolitan side. Please note that the roads are often very busy, with lots of traffic.

 

Overnight stay at your hotel in Colombo.

Your Hotels

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Maximum room capacity

Throughout your tour, you'll be accommodated in Standard Rooms in the following 4* and 5* hotels (or similar):

 

  • Chilaw: Anantaya Chilaw 4* (or similar)
  • Anuradhapura: Rajarata Hotel 4* (or similar)
  • Habarana: Amaya Lake 4* (or similar)
  • Kandy: Amaya Hills 4* (or similar, pictured)
  • Colombo: Cinnamon Lake Side 5* (or similar)

Your Dining Choices

This offer is based on a Half Board stay (breakfast and evening meal served in the main restaurant - excludes drinks).

Please note: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included in your board basis and may incur a surcharge payable locally. Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only.

South Palm Resort Maldives

Situated in the Addu Atoll of the Maldives, just a short speedboat ride from Gan International Airport, the South Palm Resort Maldives feels a world away from the everyday. Located on a private island, but just a short walk from the cafes of Hulhumeedhoo Island, you're sure to feel relaxed here, with each villa boasting modern interiors and a host of amenities.

 

Enjoy a range of dishes at the main restaurant, and sip your favourite cocktail at one of the two bars. With watersports and other activities, plus a spa, this is the perfect place for your next exciting getaway!

Geographic location

Ismehela Hera, Addu City, Maldives Addu, Maldives

Distance from Male Airport to Mystery Hotel 4*: approximate 70 minute domestic flight to Gan International Airport, then 10 minute speedboat ride.

Your Dining Choices

For guests looking to indulge, the Banyan Restaurant is the perfect choice. At this spacious buffet restaurant, guests can opt for a range of freshly-made dishes, including Asian and traditional Maldivian food, as well as international options.

 

There are also two bars on the island where you can enjoy a refreshing beverage throughout the day. Moodhu Bar is an indoor dining area with pool and sea views, as well as a range of evening entertainment to enjoy. At the end of the day, Kanduolhi Bar is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a cocktail or snack, while you might also opt for some of the freshly-grilled meat or fish!

 

All Inclusive (Banyan Restaurant)

Buffet breakfast: 06:30-09:30

Buffet lunch: 12:00-14:00

Buffet dinner: 19:00-21:30

 

All Inclusive package includes oft drinks, tea and coffee, and packet fruit juices, plus draught beer, house wine, some branded aperitifs and some branded spirits, including whisky and brandy.

Your Time

From snorkelling and diving to relaxing at the spa, there are plenty of ways to spend your time at the South Palm Resort Maldives! You might take to the sea to try non-motorised and motorised watersports, or just relax on the soft, sandy beach. At the spa, guests can opt for a range of massage and other treatments, and there is also a fitness centre for those looking to keep active.

Weather

Jan
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Feb
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Mar
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Apr
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May
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Jun
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Jul
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Aug
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Sep
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Oct
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Nov
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Dec
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In More Detail

6-Night Tour of Sri Lanka

Please find practical information about your trip
This tour is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Pets are not allowed.
Our price doesn’t include any additional taxes, which may be payable locally.

  • TIME: Sri Lanka is +5.30 GMT; an island country of 65,000 square kilometres area and a population of 22 million inhabitants.
  • RELIGION: Buddhists make up almost 70% of the total population, and other major religions include Christians, Hindus, and Muslims.
  • LANGUAGES: Sinhalese and Tamil are official national languages; English is widely spoken on the island.
  • CURRENCY: The Sri Lanka Rupee (LKR) Denominations – Notes Rs. 10, Rs. 20, Rs. 50, Rs. 100, Rs. 500, Rs. 1000 and Rs. 5000 and in Coins Rs. 1, Rs. 5 and Rs. 10. We recommend exchanging currency at a bank or authorized currency exchange, which offers legal tender and a better rate than at a hotel.
  • VOLTAGE: 220 V / 240 W
  • ATMs: Widely available around the island.
  • CREDIT CARDS: MasterCard, Visa and American Express cards are accepted widely around the island at hotels, shops, restaurants and malls. However, many small outlets prefer cash and hence it is recommended to carry some cash.
  • CLIMATE: The climate is tropical and warm in most parts of the island, except in mountain regions where evening temperatures can drop to 14°C.
  • ATTIRE: Comfortable cotton clothing and flat shoes are best when travelling. Shorts, t-shirts, and slippers are accepted. However, when visiting temples, clothes worn must cover shoulders and knees. Headwear and footwear must be removed before entering a temple. At hotels, casual attire at breakfast and lunch is accepted but at dinner guests are expected to be attired in smart casual attire. Sunglasses and suncream are recommended during the day. You may find mosquitoes when travelling through more tropical areas, so repellent is advised, and can be purchased at local pharmacies.
  • PHOTOS: Please don't pose for photos in front of Buddhist statues with your back to them. And please ask for permission from local people before taking photos of them.
  • PRECAUTIONS: Generally Sri Lanka is a safe country, however, it's your responsibility to secure your belongings and valuables at all times. Use safety lockers if provided in rooms for your valuables, or lock them securely in your luggage. Don't leave valuables, including passports, lying around in your hotel room when you aren't there. When moving around in public, ensure your wallet is secure and ideally, divide your money in different holders to minimize the risk if lost or stolen.
  • FOOD: Avoid eating from wayside kiosks; eat at places your escort would recommend, as through experience, they know how safe it is. If you have any allergies, inform the restaurant before ordering. Avoid eating already pre-cut fruit in wayside kiosks; insist they are washed and cut in your presence.
  • WATER: Bottled water is recommended; it is easily available on your routes.
  • SAFETY: Always keep a close watch over your children; please don't allow them near balconies and lifts, or get on / off vehicles on the tour without your close supervision.
  • TIPPING: Tips are not included in your program inclusions. Tipping is not compulsory, however it will be appreciated if given after you've received good service.
  • SHOPPING: You aren't required to do any shopping or visit shops. Several items sold in Sri Lanka both to locals and tourists including gems and precious stones, spices, hand-carved wood, brass and iron items, batiks and fabrics have been created by local artisans for generations. You can visit some venues which display the craft of fabricating these artefacts, with no obligation to shop. Such venues we recommend are licensed by the authorities to sell wares to tourists and locals.

Price includes:

  • Accommodation in Standard Rooms in hotels as per itinerary (or similar)
  • All transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle during the tour
  • Hotel service charges and VAT
  • 2 bottles of water per person per day
  • Departure transfer to the hotel
  • Included excursions mentioned in the itinerary 
  • Welcome Pouch on arrival at the airport
  • Fresh Sri Lankan fruits/ king coconut during the tour
  • Refreshment drink after Safari

 

Price doesn't include:

  • Any other services /meals not mentioned in the inclusions list
  • Video and camera permits
  • Optional tours and excursions
  • Tips, porterage, and personal expenses
  • Early check-in and late check-out (subject to availability)
  • Extra fees for Christmas & New Year
  • Visa costs
  • International flights

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

 

Please note that due to the current situation, any information mentioned is subject to change or adaptation.

We strongly recommend that you contact the hotel three days before your departure to keep you informed of the latest changes and information.

You can also refer to our FAQ section to find more information on the development of the situation.

We suggest that you keep informed of the latest regulations in force:

 In the UK via the corresponding link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

South Palm Resort & Spa 4*

Please find practical information about the property and your trip:
This property is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.
The number of rooms at this property : 130

Check-in time: 15:00
Check-out time: 12:00

Pets are not allowed.
Our price includes all taxes and the Green Tax (6$ per person per night).

 

Please Note:

Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.

Schedules and prices are subject to change.

If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team.

Room Information: the bed for the 3rd/4th guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed.

Restaurant Information: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally. Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only.

Hotel Facilities

  • Wi-Fi
  • Babysitting service

Restaurant and Bar Facilities

  • Banyan Restaurant
  • Moodhu Bar
  • Kanduolhi Bar

Please note that due to the current global health pandemic (COVID-19), certain restaurants and buffets may be closed or places and tables may be limited. We strongly recommend that you contact the hotel for further information two days before your arrival.

Leisure Facilities

  • Spa
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Private beach
  • Playground
  • Fitness centre

Please note that due to the current global health pandemic (COVID-19), the cultural, leisure and wellness activities, as well as the outdoor swimming pools at this hotel, may be closed or limited in terms of access. We advise you to contact the hotel or the tourist office two days before your arrival.

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

 

Please note that due to the current situation, any information mentioned is subject to change or adaptation.

We strongly recommend that you contact the hotel three days before your departure to keep you informed of the latest changes and information.

You can also refer to our FAQ section to find more information on the development of the situation.

We suggest that you keep informed of the latest regulations in force:

 In the UK via the corresponding link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

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