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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.
  • This amazing experience gives you the chance to discover everything Sri Lanka has to offer.
  • Our members will enjoy a private English-speaking guide throughout so you can learn about this fascinating region.

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 In Brief

Day 1: Colombo
Day 2: Colombo to Habarana 
Day 3: Habarana  to Sigiriya to Minneriya
Day 4: Habarana  to Hiriwaduna
Day 5: Habarana  to Kandy 
Day 6: Kandy to Nuwara Eliya 
Day 7: Nuwara Eliya to Beruwala
Day 8: Beruwala  
Day 9: Beruwala
Day 10: Departure from Beruwala

Your Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive into Colombo 
Upon arrival into Bandaranaike International Airport, you will be met by your chauffeur guide and will be transferred to your hotel in Colombo (1 hour transfer). Check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight at your hotel. 

Day 2: Colombo to Habarana 
After breakfast, hop on an eccentric three-wheeled taxis and get the rawest experience of your life, learning about the history, beauty and heritage of chaotic Colombo. Sit back as this mini-sized taxi journeys through the tangled Colombo streets to its biggest attractions, friendliest shops and the best kept secrets, all guided by an English speaking driver. After heading our on the tuktuk excursion, you will continue your journey to Habarana (Transfer Time (Colombo to Habarana): approximately 4h 30 mins. Check into your hotel & spend rest of the day at leisure. 

Day 3: Habarana to Sigiriya to Minneriya 
After breakfast at the hotel, begin the morning by climbing the rock fortress of Sigiriya - a 5th Century ‘Fortress in the Sky’. Built by King Kassapa the fortress was a Royal Citadel for more than 18 years. Sigiriya, also called the lion rock (UNESCO World Heritage Site) stands 200 metres above the scrub jungle. The base of the rock is ringed by a moat and rampart and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens. The majestic Lion’s Paw picturesquely guards the stairway of the palace on the summit. See the famous frescoes of the ‘Heavenly maidens’ of Sigiriya in a sheltered pocket of the rock and the 10-foot-high Mirror Wall. 

In the afternoon, head to Minneriya National Park for a Game Drive (3 hours). Minneriya National Park, shelters some of the greatest wildlife treasures of this paradise isle. As the ‘Sixth Greatest Wildlife Spectacle of the World’ – the amazing phenomenon of the ‘Minneriya Elephant gathering’ occurs during August – September. The Minneriya national park is one of the best places in the country to see wild elephants, which are often present in huge numbers, and wading birds. Dominated by the ancient Minneriya Tank, the park has plenty of forests and wetlands in its 88.9 sq. km to also provide shelter for toque macaques, sambar deer, buffalo, crocodiles and leopards. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 4: Habarana to Hiriwaduna
Today you will experience a Village Visit in Hiriwaduna (Transfer Time: Approximately 15 minutes). Just a 15-minute drive away from the comforts of your hotel, lies a scenic native village with its unpaved gravel paths and humble village folk. Admire the line of cormorants flying into formation that will stop to rest on a cormorant tree. Marvel at the butterflies and dragonflies found at the edge of the shrubs, creating a kaleidoscope of colour that rivals the equally vibrant wild flowers. 

As you walk further along the lake bund, witness the silent and still waters of the reservoir rippled by a lone fisherman mounted on his catamaran. Experience the reservoir as the fishermen would do by taking a catamaran ride on the reservoir, and glide through the still waters and abundant lotus plants. At the end of the catamaran ride, experience another form of ancient village transport and take a ride in a bullock cart to end the experience of a life time. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 5: Habarana to Kandy
After breakfast, you will set off on your journey to the Last Kingdom of Sri Lanka - Kandy (Transfer Time: Approximately 2h 30 mins). In the afternoon, you will visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic including a City Tour in Kandy. The Temple of the Tooth which is commonly known as "Sri Dalada Maligawa" is situated in the city of hills, Kandy. It is an important shrine for Buddhists as it holds the tooth relic of Lord Buddha. It is famous for its carvings and the beautiful art that is unique to Sri Lanka. The most important part of the Dalada Maligawa is the octagon (Pathirppuwa). The Sri Dalada Maligawa is the most sacred temple in the whole of Sri Lanka. Thousands of people line up each day to get a glimpse of its majesty. The rest of your day will be at leisure. Overnight stay at your hotel.
Day 6: Kandy to Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kandy train station where you may to hop on board to the local train which is how the British used to travel during the colonial times in the late 1800's. This is an optional excursion payable locally - ideal to witness the beautiful ride along forests, villages, waterfalls and tea fields.

Upon arrival at Nanu Oya station, you will meet your driver who will transfer you to your hotel. En-route to your next location, visit a Tea Plantation and a working tea factory where you will get to witness the authentic Ceylon tea production process. Overnight at your hotel

Day 7: Nuwara Eliya to Beruwala
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Beruwala  (Transfer Time: Approximately 5h 30mins. Check into your hotel & spend rest of the day at leisure. 

Day 8-9: Beruwala
Spend your time in Beruwala at leisure. Stroll along the beach, enjoy a host of activities or make the most of the facilities at your hotel. Overnight at your hotel. 

Day 10: Depart from Beruwala
As all good things must come to an end, take your transfer to the airport for your departure flight home (Transfer Time: Approximately 2 hours).

Your Hotels

You will stay in the below hotels or in hotels of a similar standard on a Half Board basis (breakfast & evening meal served in the main restaurant - excludes drinks).

Colombo: Galadari Hotel in a Superior Room on a Half Board Basis
Habarana: 
Habarana Village by Cinnamon in a Superior Room on a Half Board Basis
Kandy: Cinnamon Citadel in a Superior Room on a Half Board Basis
Nuwara Eliya: The Blackpool Hotel in a Deluxe Room on a Half Board Basis
Beruwala: The Palms in a Deluxe Room on an All Inclusive Basis

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults

Your Journey

Flights: Included with Sri Lankan Airlines

Outbound: London Heathrow to Colombo
Depart: 21.30, Arrival: 12.45 (+1)
Inbound: Colombo to London Heathrow
Depart: 13.05, Arrival: 20.00

All flight times are local.

Luggage: 30 kg checked baggage and 5 kg hand luggage

Transfers: Private transfers are included.

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. 

As of 6 June 2019, the FCO no longer advises against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka. 


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. Although it’s still possible to get a tourist visa on arrival, it’s better to get one before you travel. 


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.

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

All regions of Sri Lanka experience outbreaks of the mosquito-borne dengue fever. The Epidemiological Unit of the Ministry of Health issued a public message on 1 May 2018. You should take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

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 tour is not advised to people with reduced mobility. 
Check-in time: 3 pm
Check-out time: before 10 am

Our price doesn’t include a city/accommodation/tourism tax 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

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis for 9 nights in hotels as per itinerary
  • Half Board during the tour and All Inclusive during beach stay
  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Tuk Tuk Safari in Colombo, Temple of the Tooth, Village Visit, Minneriya National Park Game Drive, Kandy City Tour and Tea Plantation Excursion
  • All transfers sightseeing & excursions including long drives by air-conditioned car
  • Entrance fees as per mentioned in the itinerary – for a single visit only
  • Exclusive private transfers with an English speaking chauffeur guide throughout
  • Direct return flights from London Heathrow to Colombo with Sri Lankan Airlines

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

The flight-inclusive offer(s) shown on this page are ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Voyage Privé is acting as agent for THG with ATOL number 9528 and your contract is with that company.

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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