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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. Keep an eye out for lazy leopards and herds of elephants!
  • This amazing experience gives you the chance to discover everything Sri Lanka has to offer.
  • Members will stay in carefully chosen, stylish accommodation throughout this private tour of Sri Lanka.

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Your Destinations

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

Day 1: Arrival in Sri Lanka
Upon arrival at Colombo International Airport, you will be met by a designated chauffeur guide & transferred to your hotel. 

Overnight stay at Paradise Resort & Spa or similar.

Day 2: Dambulla - Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa - Dambulla
After breakfast you will leave for the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. 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. In a sheltered pocket, approached by a spiral stairway, are the famous frescoes. 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.

Polonnaruwa was established as the capital by King Vijayabahu I afterAnuradhapura had been invaded in the late 10th century. However it wasunder King Parakramabu I, who ruled in the late 11th century, thatPolonnaruwa became a magnificent walled city. He built the vast reservoir,Parakrama Samudra (the Sea of Parakrama) still in use today, and orderedthe construction of monasteries, temples, palaces, bathing pools andBuddhist statues, all set in a forested park surrounded by moats. During hisperiod of rule it is said that Sri Lanka was known as the Granary of the East. Return to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure, enjoying the hotel amenities.

Overnight stay at The Paradise Resort & Spa or similar.
Day 3: Dambulla - Matale - Kandy 
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Kandy. En route visit Dambulla cave temple. Dambulla Cave Temple is a vast isolated rock mass and it was here that king Valagambahu took refuge in the 1st 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.

On completion proceed to Kandy En route make a visit to a Spice Garden in Matale. (Approx Transfer time from Dambulla to Matale: 1 - 1 ½ HRS)

Matale is famous for its batik production and spice gardens. Batik has been an ancient art of painting cloth and today Sri Lanka is among the world leaders in the design of batik. Batik galleries and factories offer batik from simple single-colored 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, proceed to your hotel in Kandy and spend the rest of the day at leisure, enjoying the hotel amenities. (Approx Transfer time from Matale to Kandy: 1 - 1 ½ HRS)

Overnight stay at Grand Kandyan Hotel or Similar
Day 4: Kandy - Pinnawala - Kandy
After breakfast proceed to visit Millennium Elephant Foundation (Approx Transfer time from Kandy to Pinnawala: 1 - 1½ HRS)

Elephant walk experience program at Millennium Elephant Foundation
Millennium Elephant Foundation was founded in 1999 as a charity in Sri Lanka for captive elephants. Millennium Elephant Foundation has always offered people the chance to interact with elephants in a safe and responsible way for both the person and elephant, whilst learning about the plight of Asian Elephants.

What’s included:
- Personalized educated guide for your whole tour
- Approx. 40 minutes walking with an elephant around the grounds watching and observing the way elephant behavior whilst learning about Sri Lankan elephants.
- Bathing the same elephant in the river, which will be a personal experience.
- Optional shower whilst standing next to elephant.
- Free entrance and tour of Maximus Elephant Dung Paper Factory.

On completion proceed to Kandy. (Approx Transfer time from Pinnawala to Kandy: 1 - 1½ HRS)

In the late afternoon, make a visit to The Temple of tooth Relic. It is located in the royal palace complex which houses the Relic of the tooth of Buddha. After that, witness a Cultural Dance performance in the evening. These classical dance forms are associated with the performance of various rituals and ceremonies which are centuries old and are based on the folk religion and folk beliefs going back to times before the advent and acceptance of Buddhism by the Sinhalese people in the third century B.C.

On Completion, return to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure, enjoying the hotel amenities.

Overnight stay at Grand Kandyan Hotel or Similar

No, the real joy of Kandy is the illusion that – at least in spirit – a great kingdom survives. Kandyans are always dressing up in their 30ft cummerbunds, and every night there’s a display of drummers in silver armour.

John Gimlette
The Telegraph Travel

Day 5: Kandy - Udawattakele Sanctuary - Peradeniya - Kandy 
Today morning proceed to visit Udawattakele Sanctuary. Udawattakele Sanctuary: Udawatta Forest is a historical forest not far from the city of Kandy. During the days of the Kandyan kingdom Udawatta Forest was known as "Uda Wasala Watta" in Sinhalese meaning "the garden of the king". The reserve is famous for its bird life and a wide variety of plant species. The forest is also of religious significance,since there are three Buddhist meditation retreats. Udawatta Forest was named in 1856 as a forest reserve, and it was a sanctuary in 1938.

On completion proceed to visit Royal Botanical Gardens. (Approx. Transfer time from Kandy: 20 - 30 Mins drive)

This was originally the King’s own royal pleasure garden that was later converted in to a botanic garden and opened to the public. At the Royal Botanical Gardens at ‘Peradeniya’ you could treat your eyes to an amazing, wide and rare collection of tropical and temperate, exotic and indigenous flora, and an orchid house with the largest collection in Asia.

On Completion, return to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure, enjoying the hotel amenities.

Overnight stay at Grand Kandyan Hotel or Similar
Day 6: Kandy - Nanu Oya - Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to the Kandy Railway station to catch your train to Nanu Oya. Leave to Railway station, and board the train and leave for Nuwara Eliya. Enjoy the picturesque journey, the train snaking its way through the mountains through the tea country. The vehicle will follow you to Nanu Oya, the last station before Nuwara Eliya.

On arrival at the Nanu Oya railway Station, you will be picked up by your chauffeur guide and proceed to your hotel in Nuwara Eliya where you will spend the rest of the day.Proceed by the vehicle to Nuwara Eliya. Wander though the trails of British colonial era with buildings ranging from Georgianto Queen Anne, Golf course with 18 holes, the hill club of the English Tea Planters Stay overnight in Nuwara Eliya.

On completion, Check in to your hotel in Nuwara Eliya and spend the rest of the day at leisure, enjoying the hotel amenities.

Overnight stay at The Blackpool hotel, or Similar
Day 7: Nuwara Eliya - Horton Plains - Nuwara Eliya
With a packed breakfast from the hotel, proceed to the Horton Plains National Park (Approx Transfer time from Nuwara Eliya to Horton Plains : 30 - 45 mins)

Horton Plains, 6500ft above sea level lies Sri Lanka’s highest and most isolated plateau. Nature lovers will revel in this wide, patna-grass covered plain, the haunt of many wild, yet harmless, animals and the home of many species of birds. Bridle paths will take you to the precipice known as World’s End – a sheer drop of 1,050 meters. Waterfalls are seen and heard everywhere in this hill country.

On Completion, return to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure, enjoying the hotel amenities.

Overnight stay at The Blackpool hotel, or Similar
Day 8: Nuwara Eliya - Ella - Yala
After Breakfast, check out from the hotel and Proceed to Yala via Ella. (Approx Travel time: 3 HRS - 4 HRS)

Ella is a small sleepy village positioned high in the mountains, on the southern edge of Sri Lanka's Hill Country. It's situated in the middle of beautiful countryside, with small vegetable plots in the valleys, tea plantations on the hill slope sand forests on the tops. On completion, Check in to your hotel in Yala and in the evening proceed on a Jeep Safari at Yala National park.

Yala National Park is a widely known Sri Lankan forest reserve which is located in the southeast part of the island. It is prominent among the other national parks due to the fact that it has th ehighest density of leopards. The park is an internationally recognized wild life preservation, which is about 309 km away from Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. Though the reserve is spread in about 1,259 square km of land, a mere 141 square km block is open for the public.

The elephant is undoubtedly the best known attraction at Yala, seen in small & large herds. Herds of spotted deer are seen allover the park. Monkeys the pinkish rhesus and the grey faced Langur monkey, live and play on the tree tops and the ground below. Wild buffalo & wild boar could give a good surprise & the sight of a leopard sunning itself or drinking water at a water hole could be memorable experience. The peacock is easily the most famous of the birds at Yala. The painted stork, many varieties of heron, the spoonbill, the bee-eater, parakeets, and king-fisher & wood pecker are some of the birds can be seen in the park. On completion return to your hotel and relax.

Overnight stay at Hotel Chandrika or Similar

Day 9: Yala - Galle - Kosgoda - Colombo
After breakfast, Check out from the hotel and Proceed to visit the colonial coastal town of Galle and Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery. (Approx Transfer time: 3 - 3 ½HRS)

Galle is a coastal town where the Dutch presence is still visible. Galle was an ancient port (said to be the legendary Tarshish of the Bible), and our first international commerce and trade centre. Today, Galle is the bustling provincial capital and administrative centre of the south. It is famous for its lovely Unawatuna Bay, where the sea is reef protected and therefore safe for swimming. The old Dutch “Star Fort” (a World Heritage Site) covering 36 hectares,the well-preserved Groote Kerk (Dutch Church), Dutch Government House, the New Oriental Hotel (built in 1684)old bell tower and a tide-based Sewage-System, also introduced by the Dutch. In Galle they still make the Dutch ‘pillow-lace’ and do fine ebony carving and gem polishing.

On completion proceed to Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery. (Approx Transfer time from Galle to Kosgoda: 1 - 1 ½HRS)

Turtle Hatchery: The beaches of Kosgoda are the nesting grounds for five species of marine turtles. They are the Green turtle, the Leatherback, the Hawksbill the Loggerhead and the Olive Ridley. All 5 species have been recorded to nest along specific areas of Sri Lanka’s coast. Studies have indicated that beaches can be categorized in accordance with visitation by different species of turtles. On completion, check in to your hotel in Colombo and spend the rest of the day at leisure, enjoying the hotel amenities. (Approx Transfer time from Kosgoda to Colombo : 2HRS)

Overnight stay at OZO Colombo or Similar
Day 10: Colombo
After breakfast Proceed on a Sight Seeing tour around Colombo.

During your journey through the City of Colombo, you will visit the Bandaranaike Memorial Internationa lConference Hall (BMICH) which is the very first purpose built convention center in Asia that combines the best of professional conference facilities available. The Independence Square, is also a must visit, which today has become a major tourist attraction due to its historical significance and extraordinary work of architecture. Your visit will see the Old Parliament of Sri Lanka and the gorgeous Galle Face Green facing the beautiful Indian Ocean. Also you could have the opportunity to shop at the famous department stores and malls in Colombo where you would find brands at bargain prices.

On completion, Check in to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure, enjoying the hotel amenities.

Overnight stay at OZO Colombo or Similar

Day 11: Departure for the UK
Today after breakfast you will be transferred to the Colombo Airport to catch your flight back home accompanied with all the happy memories of the tropical isle.

Your Hotels

You will stay in the below hotels or in hotels of a similar standard depending on availability on a bed and breakfast basis. You may upgrade to Half Board dining at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee. 

Sleeps up to

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3 Adults
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2 Adults
1 Child

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

The Paradise Resort & Spa 4* - 2 nights in a Deluxe Room
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.
The Grand Kandyan Hotel 4* - 3 nights in a Deluxe Room
Housing over 100 well-appointed guestrooms, a rooftop pool and a sky lounge, the Grand Kandyan Hotel boasts locally and internationally inspired cuisine, a celebrated spa, and Kanyan hospitality. There is a luxe outdoor pool, and guestrooms with private balconies and king or twin beds. 
The Blackpool Hotel 4* - 2 nights in a Deluxe Room
Immerse yourself in peaceful and pristine highlands, this part of Sri Lanka is home to captivating natural beauty at every turn. The Blackpool stands at an altitude of 1876m, surrounded by vast tea estates, carefully tended vegetable plantations and beautiful mountainous terrains... Facilities include an outdoor pool, a restaurant, tea lounge, and a bar. 
Hotel Chandrika 4* - 1 night in a Deluxe Room
Shrouded by verdant beauty, the Hotel Chandrika houses 40 guestrooms and a landscapes garden frequented by exotic birds. Facilities here include a swimming pool, pool bar, jacuzzi, a restaurant serving Sri Lankan, Oriental and Western dishes and an Ayurveda Spa. 
OZO Colombo 4* - 2 night in a Sleep Room
Understated, unassuming but with an unexpected twist. Simplicity worked to perfection, 24/7... Welcome to OZO Colombo Sri Lanka. There's amazing local food with zest and spice to hit the spot and the ON14 rooftop lounge for you to work the scene.

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: Private transfers are included as per the itinerary.

Optional Dubai Stopover

You may choose to stop over in Dubai for 2, 3, or 3 nights before returning home. Members choosing to add the Dubai stopover will be staying at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai in a Corner Suite with Bed and Breakfast. 

Our members can choose to add 1 day access to 2 parks of your choice at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee. 

Just for you:
- 20% discount at the spa
- Early check in at 08:00.

Located within Dubai’s business district on Sheikh Zayed Road, with incredible views of the Dubai Canal, this hotel's height makes it the world’s tallest accommodation.Spread across two iconic towers, the spectacular hotel features exceptional dining outlets, an enticing array of relaxing recreational activities, and the sublime SARAY Spa and Health Club. 

Experience innovative luxury when you stay at one of the leading hotels in Dubai, synonymous with the luxury of the Marriott brand.

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What's Included?

  • Accommodation in hotels specified in the itinerary or in hotels of a similar standard
  • Meals on Bed & Breakfast basis in all hotels during the round tour.
  • Air conditioned transport with services of an English speaking Chauffeur Guide through out the tour
  • Entrance fees to Sigiriya rock fortress, Polonnaruwa , Dambulla cave temple, Millennium Elephant Foundation
  • Pinnawala , Temple of Tooth relic, Udawattakele Sanctuary , Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens , Horton Plains, Yala National park , Kosgoda Turtle hatchery.
  • Half a day Jeep Safari at Yala National Park
  • Kandy to Nanu Oya Train ride
  • All applicable current local taxes, but subject to change at the time of booking
  • Mobile SIM card per couple on arrival
  • Bottle of water (500 Ml) for every pax on the day of arrival
  • Discount Coupons at selected shopping outlets in Colombo
  • One-on-one Casino coupons at selected casinos in Colombo

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)

Good to Know

  • Sri Lanka being a tropical county, ideal clothing would be cotton and comfortable clothing.
  • Shorts and T shirts are ideal other than when visiting the temples. Ladies are required to cover the shoulders as well.
  • Temperature throughout the year in lowland areas ranges between 25 to 35 C and in hill country between 20 to 25 C during day time. During the nights it can drop little below 15 C in certain months of the year.
  • Liquor will NOT be served on Poya days (Full Moon) and on any other Religious holidays. These are considered dry days. There is a Poya day for each calendar month.
  • All major credit cards will be widely accepted in all reputable outlets (restaurants / shops etc.)
  • Tipping is customary, but not obligatory. But if you are keen to know what is acceptable in local terms, it ranges between US$.5/- per day up to US$.25/- per day depending on the level of satisfaction of your driver when it comes to individual / family travel. For group travel other than the guide, the coach crew is to be tipped too. The amount for a day can vary depending on group size, but the recommended amount is US$.15/- to 40/- per day.

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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.

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

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
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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.

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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

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.

Please note: 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

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