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  • Visit the beautiful island of Sri Lanka, tour exciting locations and experience a wealth of unique cultural discoveries along the way with this exceptional offer.
  • Highlights include visits to Polonnaruwa, Dambulla, Sigiriya, Kandy and the picturesque misty mountains and tea fields of Nuwara Eliya.
  • Throughout your stay, you'll be accommodated in a variety of charming hotels, all of which offer plush facilities, and delicious half board dining!

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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".

This is a culturally rich and environmentally diverse country, with 9 World Heritage Sites (the oldest dating back to the 3rd Century BC); 86 species of mammals (including elephant and leopard) and more than 400 bird species (including 26 endemics); a colorful array of flowering plants and trees, and a Hill Country famous for tea; 14 National Parks out of 100 areas protected by the government; and an Indian Ocean coastline boasting palm-fringed and sandy tropical beaches.

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7-Night Private Discover Sri Lanka Tour

9-Night Private Discover Sri Lanka Tour

Your Itinerary In Brief

7 Nights
Day 1: Arrival in Colombo - Rathnapura - Udawalawe
Day 2: Udawalawe National Park - Elephant Transit Home - Wellawaya - Ella
Day 3: Ella - Nanuoya - Nuwara Eliya - Kandy
Day 4: Kandy
Day 5: Kandy - Matale - Dambulla
Day 6: Dambulla - Village Experience - Polonnaruwa - Dambulla
Day 7: Dambulla - Sigiriya - Negombo
Day 8: Negombo - Departure from Colombo

9 Nights
Day 1: Arrival in Colombo - Rathnapura - Udawalawe
Day 2: Udawalawe National Park - Elephant Transit Home - Wellawaya - Ella
Day 3: Ella - Nanuoya - Nuwara Eliya - Kandy
Day 4: Kandy
Day 5: Kandy - Matale - Dambulla
Day 6: Dambulla - Village Experience - Polonnaruwa - Dambulla
Day 7: Dambulla - Sigiriya - Chilaw
Day 8: Chilaw
Day 9: Chilaw
Day 10: Chilaw - Departure from Colombo

Your Itineraries

During their tour, our members will follow the itineraries as seen below.

7-Night Tour

Day 1: Arrival in Colombo - Rathnapura - Udawalawe
Upon arrival in Colombo, you'll be met by your driver guide and transferred to Udawalawe. There, you'll spend the rest of the day at leisure before staying overnight.

Day 2: Udawalawe National Park - Elephant Transit Home - Wellawaya - Ella
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, you will visit Udawalawe National Park. This is a dry zone park which was declared a national park in 1972. The park falls between the Udawalawe reservoir and the Walawe River and is surrounded by the scenic beauty of the mountain range that keeps on winding endlessly on the Balangoda, Kalthota and Haputale escarpments. This park is famous for its elephants seen in all their playfulness, whole herds of them, adults and babies bathing and playing in the water or feeding. In addition to elephants, spotted deer, sambhur, barking deer, gray langur, water buffalo and jackal are some of the prominent wild animals found in this park. After the safari, visit the Udawalawe elephant transit home known as "Ath Athuru Sewana " The main goal of this centre is the rehabilitation of orphan elephants in their natural habitat. On completion, transfer to Ella, where beautiful landscapes of the lowlands and great views of the plains can be found. You will stop at the Ravana Falls which is considered to be one of the highest water falls in Sri Lanka  In the afternoon in Ella you will take a short walk to Small Adams Peak through lush tea plantations while enjoying the scenery. The view is superb on the Little Adams Peak where you can look out over panoramic views. Then, check-in to your hotel and enjoy an overnight stay.
Day 3: Ella - Nanuoya - Nuwara Eliya - Kandy
After breakfast, you will proceed to Ella railway station and board on train to Nanuoya. This train trip from Ella to Nanuoya in Sri Lanka, is considered to be one of the most beautiful train trips in the world. This train ride is two hours long and takes you through stunning landscapes of green and lush tea plantations and mountain views. The scenery changes throughout the trip, from an entire green view to a woodland forest. The train also passes through a multiple tunnels. Hanging out of the train gives you the best views and is an awesome feeling. The Ella to Nanuoya Train is just one of many bucket list items to add to your itinerary, you are not going to regret it. On arrival in Nanuoya railway station you will join your driver guide and transfer to Nuwara Eliya. Nuwara Eliya is a mountain station at 1,900 m of altitude, in a splendid landscape. The city is particularly well-kept and neat, and the design of the locality exudes an air of “colonial British style". Nuwara Eliya was built entirely during the 19th century and its architecture mimics that of an English country town, with redbrick walls, country house like hill club and mock-Tudor half-timbering. Blessed with salubrious climate, breathtaking views of valleys, meadows, mountains and greenery. You will visit the city on your arrival and you will have some time to stroll in the city. On completion transfer to Kandy, where you'll visit a tea plantation and a factory where you can learn the different methods of making black tea. Kandy is the gateway to the capital of "mountains" in Sri Lanka. Classified by UNESCO , the city is beautifully situated at 350m altitude, around its lake, and surrounded by lush green hills. Arrive and check-in to your hotel before enjoyinf dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 4: Kandy
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, visit Kandy, the World Heritage Site and the last royal capital of Sri Lankan kings. Kandy crafts an array of culture, history and heritage in the minds of visitors across the globe. Experience an ancient Kandyan legacy engraved around its crown jewel, the temple of the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha (Dalada Maligawa). Every day hundreds of Buddhist pilgrims come to venerate the precious relic of Bouddha. On completion, transfer to Peradeniya and visit the beautiful botanical garden of Peradeniya. First developed as a pleasure garden under royalty and later harmonised by the British, the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya - today bundled with the most welcoming facilities located just 4 miles off Kandy - is a flourishing national asset in the Wonder of Asia. Walk into this 147 acre bliss of an experience, passing well-tended lawns, pavilions and an octagon conservatory to be greeted by the vast expanse of a magnificently landscaped lush green turf which will encourage you for an exhilarating break. Unquestionably one of the oldest and most beautiful gardens in the world. On completion, return to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay at your hotel.
Day 5: Kandy - Matale - Dambulla
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Matale. Spices are mainly grown in this region of Sri Lanka. Stop in a spice garden. We discover the different spices growing in Ceylon, then their compositions, creams and mixtures that can be made and their use. The Spices have been one of Sri Lanka's most famous exports.  On completion leave for Dambulla en route visit Nalanda gedige so fascinating and so mysterious. This site have mystified viewers with its strange mix of Hindu and Buddhist architecture. Believed to be constructed in between 8th to 10th century, the structure was rediscovered in 1893. Nalanda Gedige is designed like a Hindu temple with a mandapa, an entrance hall, a short passage, and an ambulatory round the holy centre. There is no sign of Hindu Gods today, and the temple is said to have been used by Buddhists. Being a very scenic place in the middle of nowhere, you can soak into the atmosphere in peace. The place is really calm and quiet.  There after you will continue your journey to Dambulla & check into the hotel  In the afternoon visit the rock temple of Dambulla declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO since 1991. Dambulla which has been treasured by many kings since the 1st century B.C. Today, an icon in the face of Sri Lanka Dambulla Rock Temple houses some of the most unique drawings in magnificently constructed 5 cave temples flanking the golden temple of Dambulla. Observe how exquisitely cave paintings are done along walls that shelter 150 statues of Lord Buddha. As you enter the retreat look straight up to the gigantic Buddha statue glittering in gold over a land which today houses an important junction in the country's economic and cultural uplifting. Check-in to hotel and enjoy an overnight stay.

Day 6: Dambulla - Village Experience - Polonnaruwa - Dambulla
After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, leave for Habarana. Today, you will have a Srilankan village experience . You will board in to a tuk tuk and will enjoy a bullock cart ride through the countryside and have a boat ride on the small lake in a fishing boat, called a catamaran (English term derived from two words Tamil, Katta and Maran),. We then visit a local plantation before going in a village house where you will be given explanations about Sri Lanka cooking demonstration. On completion, transfer to Polonnaruwa and visit the medieval capital of  Polonnaruwa. Situated 218 kilometers from Colombo is yet another well planned medieval city defended by enclosed walls, graced by palaces, shrines, monasteries, pavilions, parks, ponds and irrigation lakes which bears witness to a glorious past. A dominant feature of the city, is the vast irrigation lake of 5940 acres aptly named "Parakrama Samudraya" or the sea of Parakrama after its royal builder King Parakramabahu depicted an example of the advanced engineering and construction skills prevailent during the ancient times. This gigantic reservoir was built to collect rain water, which did not permit a drop of water to go waste. After, return to Dambulla for dinner and an overnight stay at your hotel.
Day 7: Dambulla - Sigiriya - Negombo
After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, ascent the Lion Rock, a rock transformed into a fortress palace. The 5th century rock citadel of King Kasyapa and World Heritage Site. Sigiriya - doesn't only boasts of ancient Sri Lankan engineering & urban planning supremacy but also acclaims to be one of the finest monuments of art & culture. Step through the gigantic 'Lion Paws' - overlooking the symmetrical royal gardens below - to comprehend the absolute splendor that once dominated this rock fortress. Surrounded by ramparts & moats the Lion Rock - resembling the mythological 'City of Gods' - is coated by frescoes that relate to Gupta style paintings found in Ajanta caves of India. Walk in the shade of an eminent 'mirror wall' embracing the Western face of Sigiriya representing an artistic hundred meters laminated with graffiti. Wander into the well-fabricated museum downstairs for an epic journey of yesteryears to realize how the citadel floated above citizens with the castle, ponds and irrigation systems that pumped water right onto its summit with an ingenious hydraulic system describing a colossal masterpiece of the great king which remained a wonder in Asia for centuries. On completion, transfer to Negombo via Kurunegala and check into your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure and enjoy an overnight stay.

Day 8: Negombo - Departure from Colombo
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

9-Night Tour

Day 1-6: As seen above in 7-night itinerary

Day 7: Dambulla - Sigiriya - Chilaw

After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, ascent the Lion Rock, a rock transformed into a fortress palace. The 5th century rock citadel of King Kasyapa and World Heritage Site. Sigiriya - doesn't only boasts of ancient Sri Lankan engineering & urban planning supremacy but also acclaims to be one of the finest monuments of art & culture. Step through the gigantic 'Lion Paws' - overlooking the symmetrical royal gardens below - to comprehend the absolute splendor that once dominated this rock fortress. Surrounded by ramparts & moats the Lion Rock - resembling the mythological 'City of Gods' - is coated by frescoes that relate to Gupta style paintings found in Ajanta caves of India. Walk in the shade of an eminent 'mirror wall' embracing the Western face of Sigiriya representing an artistic hundred meters laminated with graffiti. Wander into the well-fabricated museum downstairs for an epic journey of yesteryears to realize how the citadel floated above citizens with the castle, ponds and irrigation systems that pumped water right onto its summit with an ingenious hydraulic system describing a colossal masterpiece of the great king which remained a wonder in Asia for centuries. On completion, transfer to Chilaw via Kurunegala and check into your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure and enjoy an overnight stay.

Day 8 & 9: Chilaw
After breakfast, spend the day at leisure on the beaches of Chilaw.

Day 10: Chilaw - Departure from Colombo
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

Your Tour Hotels

Our members will stay at the following hotels in rooms as per itinerary on a Half Board Dining Basis (breakfast and evening meal served in the main hotel - excludes drinks).

Your Hotels

Your Tour Hotels Your Tour Hotels
Udawalawe: Deluxe Room at the Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort 4* or Similar

Ella: Deluxe Room at the Morning Dew 4* or Superior Room at the Ella Ekho 4* or Similar

Kandy: Deluxe Room at the Hotel Thilanka 4* or Superior Room at Amaya Hills 4* or Similar

Dambulla: Deluxe Room at the Sigiriana Resort by Thilanka 4* or Superior Villa at Amaya Lake 4* or Similar

Chilaw: Superior Room at the Anantaya Resort & Spa 4* or Similar

Negombo: Coastal Deluxe Room or Deluxe Balcony Room at the Camelot Beach Hotel 4* or Similar

All Hotels Sleep up to

Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults
or
Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
1 Child

Please note: the bed for the 3rd guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed. If any of these hotels are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be found.

Your Journey

Flights: You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process. 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: Return airport and inter-hotel transfers are included throughout, as per itinerary.

For inbound transfer arrangements please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly. 

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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Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here. 


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

Entry Requirements 


You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on. 


You will need a visa to enter Sri Lanka. You can get a short stay visa online at Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). Tourist visas are normally issued for a maximum period of 30 days. 

The Sri Lankan Department of Immigration & Emigration has announced that British nationals arriving in Sri Lanka before 31 January 2020 on a short visit of up to 30 days are exempt from paying visa fees. For the latest information and advice on visas, check with the Sri Lankan High Commission in the UK.


Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry to Sri Lanka. 


Health
 

For information about important health advice and any vaccinations required please visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/sri-lanka/health and https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/country/204/sri-lanka.

There are increased levels of dengue cases in 2019. Please be sure to check all health advice on the following link before travelling, paying particular attention to the 'Other Risks' section. This advice is subject to change. 

Visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations or other preventive measures.

Please note that passport, visa and health requirements can change. It is every traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport, any required visas, and all the necessary vaccinations/health requirements as well as adequate insurance. 

In More Detail

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

This offer is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
Check-in time: 3 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

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

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. 

What's Included

  • 7 or 9-night stay in 4* hotels as per itinerary
  • Half Board
  • Excursions and entrances included as per itinerary
  • Services of an English-speaking driver included throughout
  • Photo permits included
  • Traditional dance show in Kandy
  • Return airport and inter-hotel transfers included throughout

Not Included

  • Drinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Surcharge for special requests on food, and meals.
  • Entrance fees, permits and guide service during free time.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Surcharge for public holidays

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.

Important Information

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.

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