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  • Visit the beautiful location of Sri Lanka, tour exciting locations and experience a wealth of unique culture along the way.
  • Highlights include visits to Dambulla, Sigiriya, Kandy and the picturesque misty mountains and tea fields of Nuwara Eliya.
  • Choose to travel for 9 or 11 nights while you enjoy comfortable accommodation, alongside Half Board Dining throughout the stay. 

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Your Destination

With 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites to be found in such a small area of land and a 2,000-year-old culture, Sri Lanka is as fascinating as it is beautiful. 

A destination that is often skipped by many a traveller on their trips to India or Asia, Sri Lanka remains one of the Indo-Asian best-kept secrets. Visit their ancient sites and marvel over their legendary temples, or take a safari tour in one of Sri Lanka’s national parks to encounter elephants, leopards, water buffaloes, and exotic birds, or spend the day relaxing on the dazzlingly white, often untrod, beaches. Try your hand at a little surfing or retreat up into the Sri Lankan hills to experience a more temperate climate and the lavish greenery of the tea plantations. 

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, and the charm of the people will simply enchant you.

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9 Nights
7-night Sri Lanka Tour

11 Nights
11-night Sri Lanka Tour

Your Itinerary In Brief

9-Night Itinerary
Day 1:
Colombo Airport - Galle   
Day 2:
Galle - Weligama - Tissamaharama   
Day 3:
Yala National Park - Wellawaya - Ella  
Day 4:
Ella - Nanuoya - Nuwara Eliya - Kandy  
Day 5:
Kandy  
Day 6:
Kandy  - Matale - Dambulla  
Day 7:
Dambulla - Sigiriya - Dambulla  
Day 8:
Dambulla - Polonnaruwa - Dambulla   
Day 9:
Dambulla - Kurunegala - Negombo         
Day 10:
Negombo - Airport  

11-Night Itinerary
Days 1-8:
Same as 8-Night Itinerary with a transfer to Uppuveli at the end of Day 8. 
Day 9:
Uppuveli   
Day 10:
Uppuveli   
Day 11:
Uppuveli - Habarana - Kurunegala - Veyangoda        
Day 12:
Veyangoda - Airport  

Your 9-Night Itinerary

Day 1: Colombo Airport - Galle   
Welcome on arrival at Colombo International airport by your guide or driver and immediate transfer to Galle on the highway. On arrival check in to your hotel for dinner & overnight stay. Galle, with its old winding streets between the walls of the fort, is one of the most charming ancient cities of the island having preserved many traces of its colonial past. Transfer - Private vehicle 2 ½ hours   

Day 2: Galle - Weligama - Tissamaharama   
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the city of Galle. Situated on the Southern coast, it is the best example of colonial impact by Europeans in South and South-East Asia and interaction between European architectural influences and South Asian traditions. First built by the Portuguese in 1588 and was fortified by the Dutch in 1600, Galle Fort is a UNESCO declared world heritage site. Today this 90-acre fort is a compilation of various religions, architecture and cultures. The roads are adorned with unique items such as classic vehicles, bicycles and statues that scream the styles of a bygone era in Down South Sri Lanka. We continue our journey to Tissamaharama on the coastal road with a stop at Weligama fishing village. Upon arrival in Tissamaharama, you will visit the Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara which is an ancient Buddhist temple of Sri Lanka in the southern province of Sri Lanka. It was one of the four main Buddhist monasteries established in Sri Lanka, after the arrival of Arhant Mahinda Thera in the country. The site of Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara was consecrated by the Lord Buddha himself, who spent some time meditating with 500 arhats (individuals who arrived at an illumination), during his third visit to the island. Late afternoon arrival and check in to the hotel for dinner and overnight. Transfer: Private vehicle - 3 ½ hrs in the day  

Day 3: Yala National Park - Wellawaya - Ella  
This morning you will visit Yala national park. Yala National Park is situated in the south-east region of Sri Lanka and is the 2nd largest National Park in the island, situated some 300 km away from Colombo. It was first established in the early 1890s as a game sanctuary. The parkland makes up most of the reserve but also includes lakes, beaches, jungle, rivers and scrubland. This variety in habitats provides an excellent range in wildlife. The largest concentration of Leopards can be seen in this region. The Yala National Park is famous among visitors as the best place to view large mammals within one territory. 

On completion transfer to Ella with beautiful landscapes of the lowlands and great views of the plains. You will stop at the Ravana Falls which is considered as 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 sceneries. The view is superb on the Little Adams Peak where you can consummation a worth panoramic view. It will be priceless if you could visit the place in the evening with the sun set  Proceed to hotel & Check in to the hotel for dinner & overnight stay. Transfer - Private vehicle  3 ½ hours Walk  -   1 ½ hours   
Day 4 : Ella - Nanu Oya - Nuwara Eliya - Kandy  
After breakfast you will proceed to Ella railway station and board on train to Nanuoya. This train trip from Ella to Nanu Oya 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 Nanu Oya railway station you will join your driver guide & 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 , visiting a tea plantation and a factory where you will be explained the different methods of making black tea.  Kandy 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. Arrival & check in to the hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at your hotel. Transfer  -  Private vehicle  3 hours, Train 2 hours   

Day 5:  Kandy  
Kandy, the World Heritage Site & last royal capital of Sri Lankan kings, 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 Buddha. On completion transfer to Peradeniya and visit the beautiful botanical garden of Peradeniya, first developed as a pleasure garden under royalty and later harmonized 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 & 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 & overnight stay at your hotel. Transfers  -  Private vehicle  1 ½ hours.
Day 6:  Kandy  - Matale - Dambulla  
Breakfast at the hotel there after 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 center. 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. On completion return to your hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at your hotel. Transfer  -  Private vehicle  3 ½ hours. 

Day 7:  Dambulla - Sigiriya - Dambulla  
After breakfast leave for Habarana. Today You will have a Srilankan village experience. You will board in to a tuk tuk  afterwards bullock cart ride through the countryside and have a boat ride on the small lake in a fishing boat, called 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 Sigiriya & in the afternoon ascent of 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 Return to hotel for overnight stay and dinner at your hotel. Transfer  -  Private vehicle  3 ½ hours. Sigiriya 2 ½ hours of walking time.
Day 8 : Dambulla - Polonnaruwa - Dambulla   
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Polonnaruwa, graced by palaces, shrines, monasteries, pavilions, parks, ponds and irrigation lakes which bear 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 prevalent during the ancient times. This gigantic reservoir was built to collect rainwater, which did not permit a drop of water to go waste. On completion return to Dambulla. Rest of the day is at leisure. Dinner & overnight stay at your hotel. Transfer  -  Private vehicle  3 ½  hours. 

Day 9:  Dambulla - Kurunegala - Negombo         
Breakfast at the hotel. Thereafter transfer to Negombo via Kurunegala. On arrival check in to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure on the beach or you’ll have free time to visit the fishing village and city of Negombo. Dinner & overnight stay at your hotel. Transfer  -  Private vehicle  4  hours. 

Day 10:  Negombo - Airport  
According to the flight schedule transfer to the airport for departure flight. Transfer -  Private vehicle  20min

11-Night Itinerary

Days 1-8: Same as 8-Night Itinerary with a transfer to Uppuveli at the end of Day 8. 

Day 9:  Uppuveli   
Day at leisure on the beach of Uppuveli. Dinner & overnight stay at your hotel. During the beach stay the vehicle is at your disposal with 80KMS per day.   

Day 10:  Uppuveli   
Day at leisure on the beach of Uppuveli. Dinner & overnight stay at your hotel. During the beach stay the vehicle is at your disposal with 80KMS per day.

Day 11:  Uppuveli - Habarana - Kurunegala - Veyangoda        
Morning at leisure. Check out from the hotel around 1200hrs. Thereafter transfer to Negombo via Habarana & Kurunegala  On arrival check in to your hotel.  Dinner & overnight stay at your hotel. Transfer  -  Private vehicle  5 ½  hours   

Day 12: Veyangoda - Airport   
Breakfast at the hotel. According to the flight schedule transfer to the airport for departure flight. Transfer -  Private vehicle  20min.  

Your Tour Hotels

Throughout their tour, our members will be accommodated in the following hotels (or of a similar standard and geographic location) with a Half Board Board Basis (breakfast and dinner at the main restaurant - excludes drinks).

Your Hotels

Your Tour Hotels
Galle: Lady Hill Hotel, Fairway Sunset Galle or similar in a Deluxe Room
Tissamaharama: Oakray Wild in a Deluxe Room
Ella: Morning Dew or similar in a Deluxe Room
Kandy: Hotel Thilanka or Royal Classic Resort or similar in a Deluxe Room 
Dambulla: Sigiriana by Thilanka or similar in a Deluxe Room
Uppuveli: Trinco Blu by Cinnamon or similar in a Superior Room 
Negombo: Camelot Beach Hotel or similar in a Coastal Deluxe or Deluxe Balcony Room
Veyangoda: Covanro Hotel or similar in a Superior Room

Sleeps 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 in Sri Lanka

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: Transfers are included throughout in an air-conditioned vehicle.

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. 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
 


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 feverThe 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

On Sri Lanka Tour

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

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

Our price doesn’t include a city/accommodation/tourism tax 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 in 4* hotels mentioned as below or similar category
  • Half Board (All breakfasts and dinners as per the itinerary)
  • Transportation in an A/C vehicle from arrival till departure
  • Services of an English speaking driver-guide
  • Entrance fees mentioned as per the itinerary
  • Photos permits

Not Included

  • Any meals not mentioned in the inclusions list
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Cost of optional local excursions
  • Entrance fees to any of the sites if not mentioned in the package inclusions
  • Cost of beverages throughout the tour
  • Tips and Portages
  • Visa fees

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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