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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.
  • Highlights of your tour include the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, the Ritigala Monastery, the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, the Temple of the Tooth Relic, the Udawattakale Sanctuary and Horton Plains.
  • End your adventures at the Citrus Waskaduwa Hotel 4* where lush green landscapes meet spotless beaches, and a Superior Room awaits!

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Your Destination

Sri Lanka

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. 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. And if you can even trek through the rainforests with an experienced guide or just take in the breathtaking vistas on a spectacular train ride.  

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 Offers

10 Nights
7-Night Amazing Wildlife of Sri Lanka Tour in 4* Hotels
3-Night Stay at the Citrus Waskaduwa 5*

12-Nights
7-Night Amazing Wildlife of Sri Lanka Tour in 4* Hotels
5-Night Stay at the Citrus Waskaduwa 5*

14 Nights
7-Night Amazing Wildlife of Sri Lanka Tour in 4* Hotels
7-Night Stay at the Citrus Waskaduwa 5*

Your Itinerary In Brief

Day 1: Airport / Dambulla
Day 2: Dambulla / Sigiriya / Minneriya / Dambulla
Day 3: Habarana / Ritigala / Matale / Kandy
Day 4: Kandy / Pinnawala / Kandy
Day 5: Kandy / Udawattakele Sanctuary / Nuwara Eliya
Day 6: Nuwara Eliya / Horton Plains / Udawalawe
Day 7: Udawalawe
Day 8: Udawalawe / Sinharaja / Waskaduwa
Day 9 - Day 10, 12 or 14: Waskaduwa
Day 11, 13 or 15: Waskaduwa / Airport

Experience a once-in-a-lifetime tour of Sri Lanka along with an exclusive beach extension at the Citrus Waskaduwa 5*! 

Discover some of Sri Lanka's greatest highlights including the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, the Temple of the Tooth Relic and the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage for a trip that will encompass what this majestic country is all about!

Your Itinerary

Day 1: Airport / Dambulla
Arrival at Colombo International Airport. Here, you will be met by a designated chauffeur guide from HayleysTours. After the formalities at the airport, you will be escorted to your air-conditioned vehicle and proceed to Dambulla (Approx Travel Time - 03 to 04 Hrs). On arrival, check in to the hotel and enjoy the evening free for leisure.

Overnight stay at Amaya Lake or Similar

Day 2: Dambulla / Sigiriya / Minneriya / Dambulla
After breakfast leave for the Sigiriya Rock Fortress where you can climb the 1200 steps and admire the fabulous frescoes on the walls of the ancient rock fortress (Approx Transfer time: 20 min drive). The Sigiriya Rock Fortress is 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 5thcentury water gardens to their former glory. On completion stop for lunch at a local restaurant (Optional). In the afternoon, proceed on a game drive at the Minneriya National Park (Sigiriya to Minneriya Travel Time Approx: 30 to 45 Mins.)

More spectacular than possibly any other wildlife event in Sri Lanka, this place is what is known as the ‘The Gathering’. During the dry season (July to September) when water supplies start to diminish, more and more animals congregate around the Minneriya reservoir where grasses are rich and fertile. For several months of this drought season, different herds of wild elephants gather at the reservoir. They come from the areas beyond ÂMinneriya, and at any one time, it is possible to witness up to 300-400 elephants. They are not migrating, they simply ‘gather’, to socialize, bathe, feed, and possibly mate. Minneriya National Park is also home to Sri Lankan leopards and SriLankan Sloth Bears. It is listed as one of the most important bird areas in Sri Lanka. The wildlife here comprises of 26 species of mammals, 160 species of bird, 9 species of amphibians, 25 species of reptiles, 26 species of fish and 75 species of butterfly. On completion return to your hotel, and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight stay at Amaya Lake or Similar
Day 3: Habarana / Ritigala / Matale / Kandy
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Kandy. En Route, make a visit to Ritigala (Travel Time approx: 1 HR). The enigmatic remains of the Ritigala Monastery are tucked away on a mountain in the middle of a strict nature reserve. Difficult to reach and largely skipped by tourists, the archaeological site is the kind of place in which it’s easy to imagine Indiana Jones hunting for a fabled, lost treasure. Entering the site of ruins of the monastery, the visitors come to a huge man-made reservoir with a circumference of 1,200 feet, constructed by means of a bound across a valley down which two streams flow from the mountain. The inside is lined with stones meant to protect it and also to serve as steps for bathers. The top of the bound is also paved with large stones. The path to the ruins runs along the southern bank of the reservoir, crosses a bridge, passes a circus and then leads to the first buildings. A short climb off the foot of the mountain takes the visitors to the ruins at Ritigala that are scattered over an area of about 120 acres. Turning right the visitors come a large rectangular building with a sunken and paved courtyard in its centre with pillars around it: the refectory with grindstones and a stone trough. Just near the refectory is a large area enclosed by a wall which like most of the structures at Ritigala is made of huge finely cut and dressed slabs of stone. Within this area are two pairs of double platforms with stones fitted together hard and fast. On completion stop for lunch at a local restaurant (Optional). Thereafter, proceed to Kandy. En route stop by Matale spice garden to have a relaxing head & shoulder massage. (Travel Time Approx: 1½ - 2 Hrs ).

Matale is famous for its batik production and spice gardens. Batik has been an ancient art of painting cloth and today SriLanka is among the world leaders in the design of batik. Batikgalleries and factories offer batik from simple single-coloured 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: 1 - 1 ½ HRS)

Overnight stay at Amaya Hills or Similar
Day 4: Kandy / Pinnawala / Kandy
After breakfast, proceed to visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (Approx Transfer time: 1 - 1 ½ HRS). Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage: Among the green hills of Kegalle, about 50 miles (85km) from Colombo on the road to Kandy in the hill country, a herd of about 75 elephants roam free in thePinnewela Elephant Orphanage. This popular attraction, established as a sanctuary covering 25 acres of lush forest by the Sri Lankan Government in 1975, is unique. Its purpose is to feed, nurse and house young elephants lost or abandoned by their mothers. On completion proceed to Kandy. 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. After that return to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure, enjoying the hotel amenities.

Overnight stay at Amaya Hills or Similar
Day 5: Kandy / Udawattakele Sanctuary / Nuwara Eliya
After a night of experiencing the cultural richness of the Royal Capital and its surroundings, today, you will be amazed to see another side of the same city with its lavishness of flora and fauna at the UdawattaKele Sanctuary (Kandy to Udawattakele Travel Time Approx: 20 Mins). The lush forest cover of Udawatta Kele Sanctuary behind Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy has a long history dating back to many centuries. It was declared Tahansikele or forbidden forest by the Sinhala kings who ascended the throne when Kandy became the capital city. It was a royal forest reserve where no onewas allowed to venture. Located close to Sri Dalada Maligawa and the royal palace in this verdant jungle where among trees, creepers, lichen, mosses, ferns, grasses, fungi, and bacteria are found in abundance. When the morning mist gently clears from the placid water of the pond in the middle of the forest glade, the shrill call of a bird from the nearby tree or a croak of a frog may disturb the stillness of the surroundings. One can notice monitor lizard swim lazily catching a glimpse of a prey in the water, disturbed by its movement a blue kingfisher flashes across with its widespread wings when it failed to catch a fish. With this panorama peace and tranquillity continue to prevail throughout this panoramic kingdom of fauna and flora. Udawattekele is the only forest in the world found bordering a city. With the expansion of the city, it has been reduced to the present size. On completion checkout from the hotel and proceed to Nuwara Eliya.

On your way to Nuwara Eliya, visit Ramboda Ella - the 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and located by the Pussellawa. Ramboda fallsconsists of three sections. You will get a good view of the middle section from the A5 highway, just above the bridge. This is very small in size with compared to other parts. You can get a far view of the top part from the main road, but not the complete view of the fall. You need to climb up to see the top part of the Ramboda falls and there is a pathway just before the bridge. You may find the climbing bit difficult, but you will be compensated with the great view of the top fall and the surrounding. After Ramboda Ella, continue to Nuwara Eliya.

En route, visit a Tea Factory and a plantation where you would see how the world’s famous “Ceylon Tea” is manufactured. In 1824 a tea plant was brought to Ceylon by the British from China and was planted in the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya for non-commercial purposes. James Taylor was a British citizen who introduced commercial tea plantation in Sri Lanka (Ceylon). He arrived in Sri Lanka in 1852 and settled down in Looleconderaestate in Kandy. Today even people who have never heard of Sri Lanka are familiar with Ceylon tea, which is known for its quality. After visiting the Tea Factory & plantation, proceed to Nuwara Eliya and check in to the hotel.

Overnight stay at Araliya Green Hills or Similar
Day 6: Nuwara Eliya / Horton Plains / Udawalawe
Today, leave the hotel with a pre-ordered packed breakfast to go on an early morning trek in Horton Plains. You will first go on a vehicle from the Hotel to the Entrance and then proceed on a trek in Horton Plains. We would recommend you to reach Horton plains at least by 06:00 hrs so that you can truly enjoy the beauty of this amazing location!

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, check out and leave for Udawalawe 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. Most visitors are happy to be there many days. But if you are willing to pass through out of town, you can find plenty of things to do to keep you occupied. It's situated in the middle of beautiful countryside, with small vegetable plots in the valleys, tea plantations on the hill slopes and forests on the tops. On completion, Check in to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure by the pool or beach and enjoy the other facilities of the hotel.

Overnight stay at Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort or Similar
Day 7: Udawalawe
Today, after breakfast, proceed to visit transit home at Udawalawe “ Ath Athuru Sewana”. The main objective of this facility is the rehabilitation of orphaned baby elephants to ultimately release them back into their natural habitat. Up to three elephants per week are killed in Sri Lanka due to conflicts with humans, often leaving behind orphan calves. The elephants are kept as part of the Udawalawe National Park to maintain familiarity with their habitat but have access to both food and medical care. All care at the facility is by trained staff, and efforts are made to minimise contact between elephants and humans to keep the elephants from becoming acclimated to humans. Although visitors can watch the elephants being fed, they are not allowed to touch or otherwise interact with them. There is also an Information Centre set up and maintained by Dilmah Conservation at the facility. The centre houses an extensive collection of information on elephants, from their origins and evolution to their social behaviour and threats. It was established to give visitors a better understanding of elephants and their plight. Additionally, a solar heater was set up at the facility by Dilmah Conservation to heat the water used to make the milk fed to the orphaned elephants. On completion in the afternoon proceed on a Jeep Safari at Udawalawe National ParkUdawalawa, It is most famous for the many elephants that live there (about 400 in total). During a visit, it is not unusual to see whole herds of adults and young elephants feeding or bathing and playing in the water! In addition to this main attraction, the park is home to many water buffalo, water monitor lizards, sambar deer, monkeys and the occasional leopard, as well as being an exciting location for bird enthusiasts. On completion, return to your hotel and relax.

Overnight stay at Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort or Similar
Day 8: Udawalawe / Sinharaja / Waskaduwa
After breakfast, checkout from the hotel and Proceed to the Sinharaja Rainforest. (Approx Travel time - 2 to 3 Hours). This majestic rainforest was deemed an International Man and Biosphere Reserve in 1978 and deservedly designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1989. This could be described as a tropical lowland rainforest or a tropical wet evergreen forest which in turn makes it a major ecotourism destination. More than 60% of the trees are endemic and many of them are considered rare. There is much endemic wildlife, especially birds, but the reserve is also home to over 50% of Sri Lanka's endemic species of mammals and butterflies, as well as many kinds of insects, reptiles and rare amphibians. Furthermore, the word 'Sinharaja' means, Lion (Sinha) King (Raja), and it is popular belief that the legendary origin of the Sinhala people is from the union between a princess and the lion king who once lived in the forest! On completion, proceed to Waskaduwa for your lovely beach stay. (Approx Travel time - 2 to 3 Hours).

Overnight stay at Citrus Waskaduwa
Day 9 - 10, 12 or 14: Waskaduwa
Breakfast at the hotel, spend the rest of the day at leisure by beach or pool and enjoy the other facilities of the hotel.

Overnight at Citrus Waskaduwa or similar

Day 11, 13 or 15: Waskaduwa / Airport
Today, after breakfast, you will be transferred to the Colombo Airport to catch your flight, back home accompanied by all the happy memories of the tropical isle! (Approx Travel time - 2 to 3 Hours).

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Your Hotels

Throughout their tour, our members will be accommodated in the following hotels.

Please Note: 
If the following hotels are not available, guests will be accommodated in hotels of a similar standard and geographic location.

Tour Hotels

During the tour portion of this offer, you will stay at the below hotels in Superior or Deluxe Rooms on a Bed and Breakfast Board Basis. 

Our members have the opportunity to Upgrade to a Half Board Dining Basis 
(breakfast and evening meal served in the main restaurant - excludes drinks) during the tour, at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee.

Dambulla: 2-Night Stay in a Superior Room at Amaya Lake 4*

Kandy: 2-Night Stay in a Superior Room at Amaya Hills 4*

Nuwara Eliya: 1-Night Stay in a Deluxe Room at the Araliya Green Hills Hotel 4*

Udawalawe: 2-Night Stay in a Deluxe Room at the Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort 4*

All Rooms Sleep up to

Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults
1 Infant
or
Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
1 Child
+
1 Infant

Citrus Waskaduwa 5*

Our guests will enjoy a 3, 5 or 7-Night Stay in a Superior Room on a Half Board Dining Basis (breakfast and evening meal served in the main restaurant - excludes drinks).

This ultra-modern hotel is a new addition to the Citrus group of hotels and offers a serene beachside setting as well as an array of luxury facilities. The interior design is sleek and minimal, letting the beautiful beach surroundings take centre stage. A wide range of dining and drinking venues, a state-of-the-art spa and a myriad of exciting excursions in the area will make your break unforgettable.
These spacious Superior Rooms feature a plush King size bed, sleek, minimalist furnishings and a magnificent sea view from a private furnished balcony. Enjoy free WiFi, a private balcony, a 42-inch flat screen TV, a well-stocked minibar and complimentary tea/coffee making facilities.

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults
1 Infant
or
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 through Sri Lanka

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: Return transfers are included throughout this offer.

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Location Information

The Address of the Citrus Waskaduwa 5*: 427 Samanthara Rd, Waskaduwa 12580, Sri Lanka.

Distance from Colombo Airport to the Citrus Waskaduwa 5*: 78.6 km / 1 hour 30 minutes.

In More Detail

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

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 as per Itinerary
  • Meals as per Itinerary
  • Transport in Private Air-Conditioned Vehicle with an English Speaking Driver During the Tour
  • Entries and Visits as per Itinerary - Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Minneriya National Park, Ritigala Monastery, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Temple of the Tooth Relic, Udawattakele Sanctuary, Horton Plains, Udawalawe Transit Home, Udawalawe National Park, Sinharaja Rainforest
  • Half Day Jeep Safari to Minneriya and the Udawalawe National Park
  • 10% Discount on Drinks, Catering and Spa during the Seaside Stay
  • 1 Candlelight Dinner (excluding drinks) per stay Offered During the Seaside Stay
  • Fruit Platter on Arrival during the Seaside Stay
  • Water Bottle per person on Arrival During the Tour
  • All Applicable Current Local Taxes (subject to change at the time of booking)
  • Return Airport Transfers Included Throughout

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
  • Visa processing fee (please refer to www.eta.gov.lk)

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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