Private Sri Lanka Tour - Colombo - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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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 Minneriya National Park, the Temple of the Tooth Relic, a visit to Hiriwadunna Village and a train ride from Nanu Oya to Ella.
  • End your adventure with a relaxing stay nearby the sandy beaches of Tangalle.

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 see the sacred home of the world’s oldest living tree, Anuradhapura. 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.

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.

Our Offer

7 Nights
4-night Sri Lanka Tour
3-night stay in Tangalle

9 Nights
4-night Sri Lanka Tour
5-night stay in Tangalle

11 Nights
4-night Sri Lanka Tour
7-night stay in Tangalle

Your Itinerary In Brief

Day 1: Arrival - Habarana 
Day 2: Habarana - Dambulla - Hiriwadunna - Habarana
Day 3: Habarana - Minneriya - Matale - Kandy
Day 4: Kandy - Peradeniya - Nuwara Eliya
Day 5: Nuwara Eliya - Tangalle
Day 6, 7, 9 or 10: Tangalle
Day 8, 10 or 12: Departure

Your Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival - Pinnawala 
Upon your arrival at Bandaranayake International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by a representative. After the formalities at the airport, you will proceed to Habarana (approx. travel time from airport to Habarana - 4 - 5 hours drive). Upon arrival check in to the hotel and relax — dinner and overnight at the hotel. 

Day 2: Habarana - Dambulla - Hiriwadunna - Habarana
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to visit Dambulla Golden Cave Temple (approx. travel time from Habarana to Dambulla - 15 to 20 minutes drive).

Dambulla Cave Temple is a vast isolated rock mass, and it was here that king Valagambahu took refuge in the 01st century B.C. He later turned the caves into a rock temple. Dambulla is a world heritage site and is the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq. metres of painted walls and ceiling found here are over 2000 years old and is the largest area of painting found in the world. The caves contain over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is the colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of rock and spanning 14 metres. Dambulla is a massive rock from the surrounding plains of Dambulla of 600 feet high which include climbing of steps as well as walking on the plain boulder. Please note: this is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties.

On completion proceed to do a city tour in the ancient city of Anuradhapura.(Approx Travel Time from Dambulla to Anuradhapura - 01 to 1½ hours, drive)Visit the ruins of the first capital founded in the 05th century BC.Here is found the largest number of ancient monuments of a great civilization. Buddhism found its first real home in Sri Lanka at Anuradhapura, and it thus contains some of Sri Lankan Buddhism’s Most secret sights The “Sri Maha Bodhi tree in Anuradhapura,planted from a cutting from the original “Bo Tree” under which the Buddha received enlightenment, continue to draw thousands of Buddhist pilgrims from around the world. The pillars of the brazen palace which once had nine stories, the image of the Samadhi Buddha Which is one of the finest pieces of Buddhists sculpture, the twin ponds, guard-stones and the moon-stones are amazing remains of a great civilization. There are also monuments such as Ruwanveli Seya Dagoba with its famous elephant wall from the2nd Century B.C. and the Thuparama Dagoba from the 3rd Century B.C.Upon completion return to hotel and relax. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. 
Day 3: Habarana - Minneriya - Matale - Kandy
Today after breakfast, check out of the hotel and proceed Kandy. En-route visit Minneriya National Park Safari, Matale Spice Garden & Matale Aluwiharaya, an ancient Buddhist Temple (approx. travel time from Habarana to Minneriya - 20 to 30 minutes drive).

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. Reports of elephant sightings range from an impressive 100 to 200. The central feature of the park is the ancient Minneriya Tank (built in 3rd century AD by King Mahasena). This tank is generally known as a place to observe the elephants that come to bathe and graze on the grasses as well as the huge flocks of birds that come to fish in the shallow waters. Depending on the movement of the elephant herds of the particular day the chauffeur will decide the best park to visit among Minneriya, Kaudullaand Eco park (approx. travel time from Minneriya to Matale - 1 ½ to 2 hours drive).

Matale is famous for spice gardens. 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. Thereafter, proceed to visit Matale Aluwiharaya, an ancient Temple in Matale (Optional visit on your way to Kandy. Approx. travel time from Spice garden - 15 to 20 minutes drive).

The Aluvihare Rock Temple (also called Matale Alu Viharaya) is sacred Buddhist temple located in Aluvihare, Matale District of SriLanka. Surrounded by hills, the Aluvihara cave temple is situated 30km north of Kandy on the Matale-Dambulla road. The history of Aluvihare Rock Temple is traced back to the 3rd Century B.C to the reign of King Devanampiyatissa. It is believed that the King built the dagoba, planted the Bo sapling and founded the temple after the introduction of Buddhism to the country during his reign.

Aluvihare Rock Temple was the historic location where the Pāli Canon was first written down entirely in text on ola (palm) leaves. Many Monastery caves, some of which exhibit frescoes are situated near this temple. Upon completion continue your journey to Kandy and check in to the hotel. (approx. travel time from Aluwiharaya to Kandy - 45 minutes to 1-hour drive). Dinner and overnight at your hotel. 
Day 4: Kandy - Peradeniya - Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Balapitiya. En-route visit Kandy's Temple of the Tooth Relic and the Botanical Gardens (approx. travel time from hotel - 15 to 20 minutes drive).

Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic. This monument is located in the Royal Palace complex which houses the Relic of the Tooth of Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Kandy was the last capital of the Sinhalese kings and is a UNESCO world heritage site partly due to the temple. On completion proceed to visit Royal Botanical Garden (approx. travel time from Kandy to Peradeniya - 15 to 20 Minutes drive).

Thereafter proceed to Peradeniya and visit the beautiful royal botanical gardens of Peradeniya Developed as a pleasure garden under island royalty and later taken over by the British, the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya offers a blissful escape from the hustle and bustle of the streets. Manicured lawns and well-tended greenery intercepted with lovely blooms make space a welcoming place to relax more than 60 hectares the most beautiful tropical species of the world, of trees, flowers, spices and fruits, and who appears without dispute among one of the oldest and most beautiful gardens in the world. After this visit, proceed to Nuwara Eliya (approx. travel time from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya  - 2 to 2 ½ Hours drive).

Set in the heart of tea-country is a beautiful town, Nuwara Eliya, where the British succeeded in creating a replica of the English countryside, with homes in styles from Georgian to Queen Anne. Well-kept lawns with hedges, an Anglican church, a famous golf course and beautiful parks give the place an air of nostalgia. Situated 6,200 feet above sea level, the air is cool and fresh – a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city life. Choose to embark on a city tour in Nuwara Eliya to really get to understand the charm of this town. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel before dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Nuwara Eliya - Tangalle
Today after breakfast, check out from the hotel and do a sightseeing tour in Nuwara Eliya.Nuwara Eliya is set in the heart of tea-country is a beautiful town where the British succeeded in creating a replica of the English countryside, with homes in styles from Georgian to Queen Anne. Well-kept lawns with hedges, an Anglican church, a famous golf course and beautiful parks give the place an air of nostalgia. Situated 6,200 feet above sea level, the air is cool and fresh – a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city life.On completion proceed to Tangalle and check in to the hotel for a relaxing beach stay.(Approx Travel Time from Nuwara Eliya to Tangalle – 04 to 05 Hours drive)

Day 6, 7, 9 or 11: Tangalle
Situated on a sparkling stretch of sandy beach, Tangalle is blissfully located on the coast. Enjoy the facilities at the hotel, and spend your time here at leisure by the beach or pool and enjoy the many facilities of the hotel. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 8, 10 or 12: Departure
As per your flight times, you will be picked up and transferred to Colombo International Airport to catch your flight back to the UK (approx. travel time from Tangalle to Airport 3 - 4 hours drive).

Your Tour Hotels

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

Just for you
Just for you:
  • Bottle of water (500ML) for every pax on the day of arrival
  • 15% discount from Spa menu in Tangalle
  • 15% discount on Food and Beverages in Tangalle

Your Hotels

Your Tour Hotels Your Tour Hotels
Habarana: 2-night stay at Habarana Village by Cinnamon or similar
Kandy: 1-night stay at Cinnamon Citadel or similar
Nuwara Eliya: 1-night stay Galway Heights or similar
Tangalle: 3, 5 or 7-night stay at Sooriya Tangalle or similar

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.

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
min : 23°C max : 30°C
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
min : 26°C max : 29°C
Oct
min : 25°C max : 29°C
Nov
min : 25°C max : 29°C
Dec
min : 24°C max : 30°C

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. 

Guests staying during Perahera between Friday, 26 June and Monday, 6 July will have an additional fee added to the cost of their booking, payable for mandatory supplement on this date.

Please note: Ramadan is forecast to commence in the evening of Thursday 23rd April 2020 and to end in the evening of Saturday 23rd May 2020 (dates may vary dependent on destination). During this time, facilities/services may be limited and the consumption/purchase of alcohol may not be permitted.

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: 2 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 hotels specified in the itinerary or similar
  • Meal plan as specified in the above chart
  • Entrance fees for Anuradhapura, Minneriya National park & jeep safari, Dambulla cave temple, Royal botanical
  • gardens, Kandy temple of the tooth and Aluviharaya Temple
  • 1 Jeep Safari at Minneriya National Park
  • English speaking chauffeur guide during the round tour in Sri Lanka.
  • All applicable current local taxes, but subject to change at the time of booking.

Not Included

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

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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  • Exclusive perks and discounts of up to -70%
  • Member services team available 7 days per week
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