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  • This short tour of Sri Lanka's highlights takes you to some of the country's most famous sights, followed by a relaxing beach break.
  • Highlights include visiting ancient Buddhist temples in Kandy and the fascinating Dambulla Cave Temple.
  • End your adventure with a relaxing half board stay at a beautiful beach side hotel, for 3, 6, 8 or 10 nights.

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7 night stay
1 night at The Kingsbury, Colombo
1 night at Amaya Hills, Kandy
2 nights at Amaya Lake, Dambulla
3 nights at Anantaya Resort & Spa, Chilaw

10 night stay
1 night at The Kingsbury, Colombo
1 night at Amaya Hills, Kandy
2 nights at Amaya Lake, Dambulla
6 nights at Anantaya Resort & Spa, Chilaw

12 night stay
1 night at The Kingsbury, Colombo
1 night at Amaya Hills, Kandy
2 nights at Amaya Lake, Dambulla
8 nights at Anantaya Resort & Spa, Chilaw

14 night stay
1 night at The Kingsbury, Colombo
1 night at Amaya Hills, Kandy
2 nights at Amaya Lake, Dambulla
10 nights at Anantaya Resort & Spa, Chilaw

Your Destination

Sri Lanka is a culturally rich and environmentally diverse country, with nine World Heritage Sites (the oldest dating back to the 3rd Century BC); a colourful array of flora and fauna in 14 National Parks, and an Indian Ocean coastline boasting palm-fringed, sandy tropical beaches.

On this tour you will visit some of the island's most famous sights including the beautiful city of Kandy with its lush, green mountain scenery and impressive Buddhist temples, Minneriya National Park - famed for its wild elephants, and Matale's fragrant spice gardens.

Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Airport/Colombo.
Arrival at Colombo International Airport. Here you will be met by a designated guide, escorted to your air conditioned vehicle and travel to Colombo.

Day 2 - Colombo/Kandy.
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Kandy. Check in to your hotel before exploring the last kingdom of Sri Lanka, Kandy, in the afternoon.

Kandy is a lovely city. Encircled by hills, with a tranquil lake in its centre, it is the site of the renowned "Temple of the Tooth". Kandy and its satellite villages is the centre of the island’s handicraft industry. You will visit The Temple of the Tooth Relic, located in the royal palace complex. After this, you will witness a Cultural Dance performance in the evening.

On completion, return to your hotel in Kandy and spend the rest of your day at leisure, enjoying the hotel amenities. Overnight stay at Amaya Hills Kandy or similar.

Day 3 - Kandy/Matale/Dambulla.
After breakfast you will checkout from your hotel and proceed to Dambulla. En-route you will make a visit to a Spice Garden in Matale.

Matale is famous for its batik production and spice gardens. Batik is an ancient art of painting cloth, and today Sri Lanka is among the world leaders in the art form. Batik galleries and factories offer products from simple single-coloured designs to intricate multi-coloured masterpieces. For centuries, spices have been one of Sri Lanka's celebrated exports. Spices are mostly grown in home gardens (as a home industry) and used not only to flavour food but also for medicine and cosmetics.

On completion you will visit Dambulla Cave Temple; a vast isolated rock mass where King Valagambahu took refuge in the 1st century B.C. when fleeing from his enemies. The Golden Temple of Dambulla has been the centre of pilgrimage for Buddhists and Hindus for 22 centuries. It is Sri Lanka’s most popular historic site. The Cave monastery, home to Buddhist monks, is covered with exquisite 2000 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 metre long reclining Buddha and vividly coloured frescoes on the walls and ceiling, making this the largest antique painted surface in the world.    

Later, you will return to your hotel in Dambulla and spend the rest of the day at leisure, enjoying the hotel amenities. Overnight stay at Amaya Lake Dambulla or similar.

Day 4 - Dambulla/Sigiryia/Minneriya/Dambulla.
After breakfast you will leave for Sigiriya Rock Fortress, where you can climb the 1200 steps and admire fabulous frescoes. The Sigiriya Rock Fortress is known as the 8th wonder of the world. Built by King Kasyapa in the 5th century A.D., the fortress was a royal citadel for more than 18 years. In a sheltered pocket, approached by a spiral stairway, are the famous frescoes. The UNESCO sponsored Central Cultural Fund has restored Sigiriya 5th century water gardens to their former glory.

On completion you will visit Minneriya National Park. 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 (July August is the best season to visit Minneriya National Park). 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 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.

On completion you will return to your hotel. Overnight stay at Amaya Lake or similar.

Day 5 - Dambulla/Anuradhapura/Chilaw.
After breakfast, proceed to Chilaw for your lovely beach stay. En route you will enjoy a sight-seeing tour around Anuradhapura. Visit the ruins of the first capital, founded in the 5th century BC. Buddhism found its first real home in Sri Lanka at Anuradhapura, and it thus contains some of Sri Lankan Buddhism’s most secret sights.

Continue to Chilaw for dinner and overnight stay at Anantaya Beach Resort & Spa or similar.

Day 6-7/10/12/14 - Chilaw.
Enjoy your time at leisure at Anantaya Beach Resort & Spa or similar, with breakfast and lunch included.

Day 8/11/13/15 - Chilaw/Airport.
After breakfast you will be transferred to Colombo Airport to catch your flight home.

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Your Hotels

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1 Child
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3 Adults

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

The Kingsbury 5*: 1 Night in a Superior Room (Bed & Breakfast).
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 begin your tour and start 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 the Sky Lounge, or indulge in the seafood restaurant, featuring an outdoor seating deck and a selection of fine wines.
Amaya Hills 4*: 1 Night in a Standard Room (Bed & Breakfast).
Nestled in the picturesque hilltops of Kandy, Amaya Hills offers a breathtaking retreat , overlooking the verdant mountains of Hanthana. Interiors cleverly blend Kandyan culture with contemporary luxury. The modern rooms all have balconies, offering a feast for the eyes, of distant hills, valleys below and far beyond.

Leisure facilities include an outdoor pool with amazing views, spa, fitness centre and restaurant.
Amaya Lake 4*: 2 Nights in a Standard Room (Bed & Breakfast)
Set on the tranquil banks of the magnificent Kandalama Lake, this showpiece resort captures the essence of Sri Lankan design, culture and tradition. Enjoy lush tropical gardens against a dramatic backdrop while uplifting, catchy raban melodies welcome you. A tropical haven complete with sweeping views of Kandalama Lake, Amaya Lake surrounds you with natural beauty.  Choose your oasis from one of the 120 guest rooms and suites, designed in harmony with the unspoilt environs of the resort.

Enjoy waking up each morning to the humming of birds and let the airy breeze and quiet whispers of rustling trees enliven your senses.
Anantaya Resort & Spa 4*: 3, 6, 8 or 10 Nights in a Deluxe Room (Half Board Dining)

Just for you:

Free room upgrade to Deluxe Room
15% discount at the spa
10% discount on food and beverage

The Anantaya Resort & Spa Chilaw is a relaxing sanctuary, ideally situated right on the sandy beachfront and surrounded by a beautiful lagoon. The traditional fishing village of Chilaw is a short drive away.

Your spacious room offers spectacular ocean views from its private balcony, luxurious rain shower, air conditioning and a King-size bed. Facilities include an  large, sleek outdoor pool, elegant ocean facing restaurant, a chic pool terrace & bar and a serene spa.

Your Journey

Flights: Choose between Economy or Business Class 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: Private transfers are included as per the itinerary.

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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, Meet & Greet, 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

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.

What's Included?

Accommodation in specified hotels or similar standard
Meals as per itinerary
Private, air-conditioned transport with services of an English speaking chauffeur guide throughout the tour
Private airport transfers
Entrance fees to Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Anuradhapura, Temple of the Tooth Relic and Dambulla Cave Temple
One half day Jeep Safari in Minneriya National Park
All applicable current local taxes, but subject to change at the time of booking

Important Information

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

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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