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

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  • Set off on a sublime adventure with a private tour accompanied by an English-speaking driver for amazing sights partnered with fascinating anecdotes.
  • Enjoy the beauty of majestic sites, some of which are classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, including Sri Lanka's famous wildlife.
  • Stay in comfortable rooms in 4* hotels, where you will take pleasure in resting and also learn of a colourful cuisine with your half board basis.

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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.

Your Itinerary In Brief

10 day / 8 night tour: 

Day 1
 : Colombo - Rathnapura - Udawalawe 
Day 2 : Udawalawe - Buduruwagala - Ella - Bandarawela 
Day 3
 : Bandarawela - Nanuoya - Nuwara Eliya - Daulagala 
Day 4
 : Daulagala - Kandy - Daulagala 
Day 5
 : Daulagala - Matale - Dambulla - Habarana 
Day 6
 : Habarana - Sigiriya - Habarana 
Day 7 : Habarana - Polonnaruwa - Habarana 
Day 8
 : Habarana - Kurunegala - Negombo 
Day 9
 : Negombo - airport 

12 day / 10 night tour: 

Day 1 to 6
: same itinerary as the tour in 10 days / 8 nights 
Day 7 : Habarana - Polonnaruwa - Passikudah 
Day 8 and 9 : Passidukah 
Day 10 : Passidukah - Kurunegala - Veyangoda 
Day 11 : Veyangoda - airport

Whether you opt for a tour for 8 or 10 nights, you are about to experience a magical experience on this private tour! From the beautiful botanical garden of Peradeniya to the train ride on one of the most beautiful railways in the world passing by the unmissable Lion Rock, a whole series of sumptuous landscapes are waiting for you. 

To guide you during your stay, you will benefit from the services of an English speaking driver. To not miss anecdotes about Sri Lankan history and culture, you can choose to be accompanied by an English-speaking guide offered as an optional extra.

Your Itinerary (8 Nights)

Day 1: Colombo - Rathnapura - Uduwalawe
Upon your arrival in Colombo, you will be greeted by your driver who will take you straight to Uduwalawe, passing through Rathnapura. Once there, you will settle in the hotel. You will be free to relax or explore for the rest of the day.

Day 2: Uduwalawe - Buduruwagala - Ella - Bandarawela
In the late afternoon, you will embark on a jeep safari of about 3 hours so you can admire a variety of wildlife: birds, crocodiles, spotted deer, wild buffaloes but also herds of elephants! After your safari, you will take the road towards Ella. On the way, you will visit the extraordinary site of Buduruwagala, located in the heart of nature where several statues have been carved into the rock. You will then continue to Ella where you will find sumptuous landscapes, hills and breathtaking views of the plains. On route, you will stop in front of the waterfall Ravana Falls. 

Day 3: Bandarawela - Nanuoya - Nuwara Eliya - Daulagala
You will take the road to Bandarawela station where the train to Nanuoya will be waiting for you. Considered one of the most beautiful railroads in the world, you will cross tea plantations on mountain landscapes. Once you arrive, you will take the path to Nuwara Eliya and visit the former summer residence of the British governor. Nuwara Eliya will remind you of England with its Victorian villas, rose gardens, pristine lawns, golf course and above all, its cool and misty climate. You will take a tour of the city and continue your way to Daulagala. Visit a tea plantation and a factory where you will learn the different processes of making tea.
Day 4: Daulagala - Kandy - Daulagala
Transfer to Kandy and visit the Buddha Tooth Temple (Dalada Maligawa). Every day, hundreds of Buddhist pilgrims come to pray at the precious relic. Then continue to Peradeniya and visit the botanical gardens. You will discover a variety of trees, flowers, spices and fruits that will surprise you. In the late afternoon, you will have the pleasure of visiting a gemstone workshop.

Day 5: Daulagala - Matale - Dambulla - Habarana
Next, a journey to the region of Matale where you will see a Batik workshop before visiting a garden of spices. You will discover the different spices grown in Ceylon, then the compositions, creams and mixtures made from them. You will continue your way to Sigiriya and visit the rock temple of Dambulla. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991, the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a rock monastery, with five caves sanctuaries that are entirely decorated with Buddhist murals. All vermilion and ocher, this shimmering work covers no less than 2100m². 
Day 6: Habana - Sigirya - Habarana
Next, ride an exhilarating tuk-tuk that oxcarts through the countryside. You will then sail on a small lake, through lotus and water lilies, aboard a catamaran. You will then visit a plantation before going to a village house where you will be given a local cooking demonstration. In the afternoon, you will climb the Lion Rock, a rocky peak transformed into a fortress palace. The ascent of the rock is made by a staircase on the mountainside and lasts about 3 hours.

Day 7: Habarana -Polonnaruwa - Habarana
Transfer to Polonnaruwa and visit this ancient city, where remains have been covered by the rainforest. It's the Medieval capital of Ceylon, on the romantic lake of Parakrama. The kings of Ceylon settled here in the 11th century after abandoning Anuradhapura. Here, you will discover the beautiful Buddha statues. 

Day 8: Habarana - 
Kurunegala - Negombo
After breakfast, transfer to Negombo via Kurunegala. Free afternoon. 
Optional, payable locally: boat trip of about half an hour. You will cross the nature reserves to marshland, rich in flora and fauna typical of this environment. 

Day 9: Negombo - airport
Depending on the time of the flight, transfer to the airport for your departure.

Your Itinerary (10 Nights)

Day 1 to 6: from Colombo
Same programme as the tour in 10 days / 8 nights 

Day 7: Habarana - Polonnaruwa - Passikudah
Transfer to Polonnaruwa and visit this ancient city, where remains have been covered by the rainforest. It's the Medieval capital of Ceylon, on the romantic lake of Parakrama. The kings of Ceylon settled here in the 11th century after abandoning Anuradhapura. Here, you will discover the beautiful Buddha statues. After the visit, head to the East Coast and set up in the hotel for three nights. 

Optional, payable locally: possibility for 3-hour cruise on a shared boat is available in the morning or in the afternoon in the month of September departing from the Passikudah beach of the wonderful Passikudah Bay.

Day 8 and 9: Passikudah Free days on the beautiful Passikudah beach.

Day 10: Morning at your leisure. Check out from the hotel around 12 pm. Thereafter transfer to Veyangoda via Habarana & Kurunegala Dinner & overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 11: After breakfast transfer to the airport in time for your departure.

Your Hotels

Our members will stay at the following 4* accommodation with this offer on a Half Board basis.

Udawalawe: Centauria Wild 
- Ella: 
Morning Dew or Ella Ecko 
- Kandy:
 Hotel Topaz, Hotel Thilanka or Earls Regent
- Sigiriya:
 Sigiriya Village or Oak Ray Elephant Lake
- Negombo: 
Camelot Beach Hotel 
- Passikudah
Calm Resort & Spa
- Veyangoda: 
Covanro hotel

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults
Adults Adults
2 Adults
1 Child
1 Infant

Please note: the bed for the 3rd/4th 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: Private transfers are included. 


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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 click here.

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

In More Detail

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

Sri Lanka

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. If you arrive in Sri Lanka without a visa, you could face delays. For the most up-to-date advice on visas check with the Sri Lankan High Commission in the UK. If you experience any difficulty with the ETA System, or if you’re travelling for paid or unpaid work, you should get a visa from the Sri Lankan High Commission before you travel.

Overstaying your visa will attract a fine and possible detention and deportation. If you have overstayed your visa, you must report to the Department of Immigration & Emigration

Visas on arrival have been suspended for all travellers arriving from Sierra Leone and Guinea.

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

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 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

  • Rooms & hotels as per itinerary
  • Half Board
  • English speaking driver
  • Entries & visits as per itinerary
  • Photo permits
  • The breakfast of the sixth day
  • For the tour 10 nights only: car available in Passikudah - 80km per day

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
  • ETA fees (30 USD$)
  • Video license in the Buddha's temple of the tooth
  • The first breakfast if arrival is in early morning
  • 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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  • Exclusive perks and discounts of up to -70%
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