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  • Embark on an adventure of a lifetime in Sri Lanka, where natural beauty, wildlife and culture overflows like its lush greenery.
  • Highlights of this tour include a trip to the Minneriya National Park, the Sigiriya Rock Fortress and a beach extension at the Amaya Beach Hotel 4*!
  • This offer comes with the additional option to add a stopover in Dubai, where you can soak up the charms and offerings of one of the world's most futuristic cities!

Our Pre-Extension Offers

10 Nights
3-Night Stay at The Grand Hyatt Dubai 5*
7-Night Sri Lanka Tour + Beach Stay

13 Nights
3-Night Stay at The Grand Hyatt Dubai 5*
10-Night Sri Lanka Tour + Beach Stay

15 Nights
3-Night Stay at The Grand Hyatt Dubai 5*
12-Night Sri Lanka Tour + Beach Stay

17 Nights 
3-Night Stay at The Grand Hyatt Dubai 5*
14-Night Sri Lanka Tour + Beach Stay

Your Destination

Sri Lanka is a lush, tropical island paradise, known to ancient Greek mariners as Taprobane. Arab traders called it Serendib – hence the word "serendipity", meaning discovery by happy accident. It was famously described by Marco Polo as "undoubtedly the finest island of its size in the world". 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. This is an environmentally diverse country, with nine World Heritage Sites (the oldest dating back to the 3rd Century BC), 86 species of mammals (including elephants and leopards), more than 400 bird species, a colorful array of flowering plants and trees, a Hill Country famous for tea, 14 National Parks and an Indian Ocean coastline boasting palm-fringed and sandy tropical beaches.

Your Itinerary

Please Note: Guests staying over the Christmas and New Year's Eve period will be treated to a Christmas Eve (24th December) and New Year's Eve (31st December) Gala Dinner.

DAY 1 AIRPORT/DAMBULLA

Arrival at Colombo International Airport.
Here, you will be met by a designated chauffeur guide. After the formalities at the airport, you will be escorted to your air-conditioned vehicle and proceed to Dambulla.
(Approx Travel Time - 3 to 4 Hours)
On arrival, check in to the hotel and enjoy free leisure time.

Overnight stay at The Paradise Resort & Spa 4* or Similar

DAY 2 DAMBULLA/SIGIRIYA/MINNERIYA/DAMBULLA

After breakfast, you will leave for the Sigiriya Rock Fortress where you can climb a total 1200 steps and admire fabulous frescoes on the walls of this ancient rock fortress (Approx Transfer time: 20 min drive). The Sigiriya Rock Fortress 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.

 

Later that day, you will visit the Minneriya National Park. (Approx.01-01½ hrs drive)

Located between Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa, 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. Here, reports of elephant sightings range from an impressive 100 to 200. Endemic monkeys, as well as many resident and migratory bird species, also can be spotted along with 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 for elephant observation, watching the animals 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.

Return to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure, enjoying the hotel amenities.

Overnight stay at The Paradise Resort & Spa 4* or Similar
DAY 3 DAMBULLA/DAMBULLA CAVE TEMPLE/DAMBULLA
After breakfast at the hotel, you will proceed to the Dambulla Cave Temple, (Approx Transfer time: 20 min drive).

The Dambulla Cave Temple is a vast isolated rock mass and it was here that king Valagambahu took refuge in the 01st century B.C. when fleeing from his enemies. He later turned the caves into a rock temple. The Golden Temple of Dambulla has been the centre of pilgrimage for Buddhists and Hindus alike for 22 centuries. It is Sri Lanka’s most popular historic site. The Cave monastery, home to Buddhist monks is covered with exquisite 2,000-year-old murals depicting the life and times of the Lord Buddha. The shrines also house a collection of 157 statues of Buddha in various sizes and poses, including a 15 meter long reclining Buddha and vividly coloured frescoes on the walls and ceiling, making this the largest antique painted surface in the world. 

Later in the day, you will return to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure, enjoying the hotel amenities.

Overnight stay at The Paradise Resort & Spa 4* or Similar
DAY 4  DAMBULLA /POLONNARUWA/PASIKUDHA

After breakfast, you will check out of the hotel and proceed to Pasikuda for a charming beach stay. En-route, you will stop for a sightseeing tour around Polonnaruwa (Approx Travel Time -01½ - 02 hrs drive).

Polonnaruwa was established as the capital by King Vijayabahu I after Anuradhapura had been invaded in the late 10th century. However, it was under King Parakramabu I, who ruled in the late 11th century, that Polonnaruwa became a magnificent walled city. He built the vast reservoir, Parakrama Samudra (the Sea of Parakrama) which is still in use today, and ordered the construction of monasteries, temples, palaces, bathing pools and Buddhist statues, all set in a forested park surrounded by moats. During his period of rule, it is said that Sri Lanka was known as the Granary of the East.

On completion proceed to Passikudah (Approx Travel Time 01½ - 02 hrs drive)

Check into the hotel and relax, enjoying the amenities.

Dinner & Overnight at Amaya Beach Hotel 4* Or Similar
DAY 5 - 6, 9, 11 or 13 PASIKUDHA

Following breakfast at the hotel, spend the rest of the day at leisure by beach or pool, enjoying the hotel's facilities. Known to have one of the longest stretches of shallow coastline in the world, the coastal community of Passikudah is about 35km Northwest of Batticaloa. The resort, which is on the east side of the island, is about five hours away from Colombo by road. But what draws tourists to this location that fact that it is one of the safest and calmest stretches of coastline in the east. The reef here is home to lovely coral formations and fish, with dotted palmyrah trees with sand so soft it almost disappears in your hands.

Dinner and Overnight Stay at Amaya Beach Hotel 4* or Similar
DAY 7, 10, 11 or 14 PASIKUDAH/COLOMBO

After breakfast, check out from the hotel & proceed to Colombo. (Approx Transfer time: 5 - 6HRS)

On arrival Check in to your hotel and enjoy free leisure time.

Overnight at The Kingsbury Colombo 5* Or Similar

DAY 8, 11, or 15 COLOMBO/AIRPORT

Today after breakfast you will be transferred to the Colombo Airport to catch your flight back home.

End of Services.

Your Hotels

Throughout your Sri Lanka Tour, you will stay in the following hotels. If the hotels listed below are not available, you will be accommodated in hotels of a similar standard in a similar geographic location.

Our members have the opportunity to Upgrade to a Half Board Dining Basis 
(breakfast and evening meal served in the main restaurant - excludes drinks) during their tour, and an All Inclusive Board Basis (breakfast, lunch and evening meal with a selection of drinks and snacks) during their beach stay at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee.

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults
or
Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
1 Child
The Paradise Resort & Spa 4* - 2-Nights in a Deluxe Room on a Bed and Breakfast Board Basis.

Deep within the ancient city of Dambulla, enveloped in mesmerizing greenery, The Paradise Resort & Spa; a luxury 4-star hotel is one of the most prominent holiday destinations in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. Each Deluxe room spanning an area of 35 square meters is beautifully furnished with twin size beds, teak furniture, parquet flooring and contains all that is required to enjoy a truly relaxing holiday. Experience fine dinings amid the treetops at the Salt & Pepper restaurant, taking cooling dips in the pool and indulge in a relaxing treatment at the Spa.
Amaya Beach Hotel 4* - 3, 6, 8, or 10-Nights in an Upgraded Deluxe Sea View Room with a Half Board Dining Basis.

Just For You:

- 20% Discount on SPA Treatments
- 20% Discount on Extras
- Free Glass of Wine During Dinner Time (One-Time Serving)

Set on the beautiful shores of Pasikudah Bay, the Amaya Beach Hotel 4*, with its ever attentive staff, large guest rooms and spacious grounds, is an ideal hideaway of soothing tranquillity. A sun-drenched haven nestled on a white sandy shore, surrounded by lush tropical garden, this hotels boasts excellent facilities to help you relax.
These include a large swimming pool, overlooking the beach, an award-winning SPA and a choice of chic dining destinations. Don't miss the Aqua Bar for sunset drinks overlooking the beautiful bay.
The Kingsbury 5* - 1-Night in a Superior Room on a Bed and Breakfast Board Basis.

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 beachfront location, an infinity pool overlooking the ocean, a spa and a gym, this is the perfect place for exploring 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 Sky Lounge, or indulge in the seafood restaurant, featuring an outdoor seating deck and a selection of fine wines.

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

Optional Beach Stay Excursions

Our members have the opportunity to add the following Optional Excursions to their holiday at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee.

Maduru Oya National Park Jeep Safari
Maduru Oya National Park is located in the Dry zone and is 314km away from Colombo. The park was established as a catchment area for the five reservoirs under the Mahaweli project and provides habitats for wildlife, inclusive of elephants. It was declared a national park in 1983 under the Flora and Fauna Protection Ordinance. Other than elephants, leopards, sloth bears, samburs, spotted and barking deer, wild boar and wild buffalo are also found here. Passikudah / Maduru Oya National Park - ( Approx Travel Time - 02 - 02½ hrs drive)

Lankapatuna Samudragiri Viharaya
Lankapatuna Samudragiri Viharaya at Trincomalee is said to be the exact location where the Prince Dantha and Princess Hemamala landed in Sri Lanka with the tooth relic of the Buddha. This is one of most ancient temples in Trincomalee. Buddhist ruins scatter an area of about 50 acres which belongs to the temple. Passikudah / Lankapatuna Samudragiri Viharaya - ( Approx Travel Time - 02 - 02½ hrs drive)

Batticaloa City Tour
Batticaloa or simply Batti is a historic city in Sri Lanka. The city is surrounded by marvellous lagoons and palm trees. People called this city – ‘the land of the singing fish.’ Here, you can easily explore the city by walking. This city is steeped with beautiful sandy beaches, lagoons, and historical architecture from the Dutch empire. Passikudah /Batticaloa - ( Approx Travel Time - 40 min - 01 hrs drive)

Optional Dubai Pre-Extension

Our members have the opportunity to add a 3-night pre-extension to their holiday at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee. During this extension, they will stay at the Grand Hyatt Dubai 5* in a Grand Downtown View Room, on a Bed and Breakfast Board Basis.

Just For You:
- 20% Discount on Food & Beverage in Wox, iZ, The Collective & Panini
- Free WiFi
- Daily Complimentary Shuttle Bus to the Dubai Parks & Resorts, Kite Beach and Shopping Malls
- Guaranteed Early Check-In (not valid during peak season)

Home to the world's tallest building and largest shopping mall in addition to its pristine beaches, modern marvels and a host of events, Dubai is known the world over as the land of records. Thanks to the Grand Hyatt Dubai 5*'s privileged location, you will be treated to panoramic views of Dubai's famous creek, including the luxurious Dubai Creek & Yacht Club which is just a 15-minute drive away. Shopaholics will rejoice that the extensive WAFI Mall is just a small drive down the road, while nature-lovers will feel right-at-home in this most modern of cities as the Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary is at the end of the creek.

Situated near the bustling Sheikh Zayed Road, the Grand Hyatt Dubai 5* is set on landscaped gardens with outdoor and indoor pools. It boasts 12 dining and entertainment venues, as well as an award-winning spa.  Enjoy sunbathing in the extensive pool area, make use of the indoor pool, or work out in the state-of-the-art fitness centre. From the moment you enter the Grand Hyatt Dubai 5*'s atrium, you will be greeted by opulence featuring a tropical indoor garden with streams and bridges.

Grand Downtown View Room

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults
or
Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
1 Child
Each Grand Downtown View Room features one king size bed or two double beds complete with plush bedding and a range of excellent amenities!

Optional Dubai Excusions

Our members have the opportunity to add the following Optional Excursions to their holiday at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee.

Burj Khalifa (normal hour and prime hour tickets available)
Get more of a feel for this enigmatic city when you opt to take a trip up Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building where the city views are impressive from every angle. Feel on top of the world as you drink in breathtaking views of the sparkling city below.

Dubai City Tour
A half-day tour taking you to Jumeirah Mosque and Dubai Museum, Bastakia’s historical and Art district and the Gold and Spice Souk; you will also cross the creek on a traditional Abrah (water taxi). 

Dune Dinner Safari
Immerse yourself in the charms of the United Arab Emirates desert - where a traditional dinner, drinks, and tonnes of dune bashing fun awaits!

Dubai Parks and Resorts 1 day access to 2 parks
Enjoy thrilling adventures at the UAE'S best theme parks and resorts with this offer!

Your Journey

Flights: 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: Transfers are included throughout this offer as per the itinerary.

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Nov
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Dec
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Travel Advice

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Please note that the advice can change and consumers should continue to check it until they travel.

What's Included?

  • Accommodation at The Paradise Resort & Spa in Deluxe Room, Bed & Breakfast
  • Accommodation at the Amaya Beach Hotel in Deluxe Sea View Room, Half-Board
  • Accommodation at The Kingsbury in Superior Room, Bed & Breakfast
  • Private Transport throughout the Round Tour in an Air-conditioned Car with the services of an English Speaking chauffeur Guide Except during Beach stay where the vehicle will NOT be at your disposal
  • Entrance Fees to : Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Sacred City Polonnaruwa & Minneriya National Park , Dambulla Cave Temple
  • One 4 x 4 jeep safari in Minneriya National Park
  • All applicable current local taxes, but subject to change at the time of booking

Not Included

  • Any meals not mentioned in the inclusions list.
  • Expenses of personal nature.
  • Entrance fees to any of the sites not mentioned above.
  • Cost of beverages throughout the tour
  • Tips and Portages
  • Visa processing fee (please refer to www.eta.gov.lk)

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Travel Documents

Flight Inclusive Offers
You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.

Please check all details on this confirmation are correct. If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

The airline is ticketless and therefore, you will not receive any hard copy documents. You will however, receive an email from us detailing your flight information and reference number to enable you to manage your booking online via the airline website.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

If you have booked transfers car hire or airport lounges, you will receive a separate voucher for each of these services. Please note that transfer vouchers are sent directly from the transfer supplier.

Please do make sure that you either add Voyage Privé to your Safe Senders list or check your Junk mail regularly for your travel documents.

We will send all documents out as early as possible (subject to full payment being received) but you should receive all your documentation at least 10 days prior to departure.

If by any chance you have not received all the above by this time, please contact us at customer.relations@voyageprive.com

Accommodation Only
You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.

Please check all details on this confirmation are correct. If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

Important Information

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

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  • Exclusive perks and discounts of up to -70%
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