Private tour: 8 - 12-nights in boutique hotels in Sri Lanka - Kandy - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Visiting the remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Site Dambulla Cave Temple with their centuries old murals.
  • Seeing lush landscapes and exotic wildlife in Yala National Park on a jeep safari.
  • Returning to your comfortable boutique hotel after a busy day of exploring.

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See Sri Lanka's lush vegetation and exotic animals including monkeys and elephants, with stays in boutique hotels on this unique trip.

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Your itinerary in brief

Discover Sri Lanka's intricately decorated temples, lush forests, dream beaches and exotic animals on this 8, 10 or 12 night tour

 

Enjoy the company of your English-speaking guide to learn more about the country's rich heritage and history for an exceptional trip.

 

Choose the length of stay that suits you best:

 

8 night tour

  • Day 1: Negombo
  • Day 2: Dambulla
  • Day 3: Dambulla
  • Day 4: Kandy
  • Day 5: Nuwara Eliya
  • Day 6: Yala
  • Day 7-8: Wadduwa
  • Day 9: Departure

 

10 night tour

  • Day 1 - 6: similar to 8 night itinerary
  • Day 7-10: Wadduwa
  • Day 11: Departure

 

12 night tour

  • Day 1 - 6: similar to 8 night itinerary
  • Day 7-12: Wadduwa
  • Day 13: Departure

Your itinerary in detail

Day 1: Negombo

  • Arrive in Bandaranaike International Airport
  • Transfer to hotel
  • Night in Negombo

 

Please note:

If you arrive at the airport during the night and wish to have an early check-in and breakfast at the hotel on arrival day, please select the optional early check-in on the booking page.

Otherwise, the room will be available at 2pm.

 

Day 2: Dambulla

Dambulla is a historic town known for its remarkable cave temples and ancient rock fortress.

  • Pay a visit to the Dambulla Cave Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where a series of elaborately adorned caves house an impressive collection of Buddha statues and intricate murals dating back centuries.
  • Optional excursion: Jeep safari in Minneriya National Park to see wild elephants.

 

Breakfast included

Overnight stay in Wisdom Nature Resort, Dambulla

 

Day 3: Dambulla


  • Enjoy a picturesque catamaran ride on the reservoir and discover traditional village life as you stroll through the quaint village.
  • Go for the optional excursion for a chance to see the Unesco-declared 8th Wonder of the World - Sigiriya (Lion's rock) - an ancient rock fortress and palace ruin.
  • Optional excursion: Visit to Sigiriya (Lion's rock)

 

Breakfast included

Overnight stay in Wisdom Nature Resort, Dambulla

Day 4: Kandy

  • Transfer to Kandy.
  • En route, stop at the Ayurvedic village of Matale which was world famous for the quality of its spices, and is situated on the route to Kandy.
  • See the Temple of the Sacred Tooth, believed to house the relic of the tooth of Lord Buddha, and surrounded by serene gardens.
  • Continue on to Kandy a picturesque city exuding old-world charm, and enjoy a short tuk-tuk ride then visit the Batik and Woodcarving Centre.
  • Short tuk-tuk ride and city tour in Kandy (around one hour).

Please note: It is advisable to wear modest clothing when visiting the Temple of the Tooth.

 

 

 

Breakfast included

Overnight stay in Mountbatten Bungalow, Kandy

Day 5: Nuwara Eliya

 

Choose the optional activities and 

 

  • Travel by train from Kandy to Nanu Oya through scenic countryside and unspoilt landscapes for an unforgettable journey.
  • Transfer to Nuwara-Eliya.
  • Optional excursion: Visit to tea plantation and Grand High Tea: learn more about tea with a visit to a tea plantation of the globally renowned Ceylon Tea, or dig into a divine spread of baked delights accompanied by perfectly brewed tea in the Grand Tea Lounge.

 

Please note: Sri Lankan trains vary in comfort levels to what you are used to. Train travel will be confirmed subject to availability, and the seat class of train tickets will depend on seat availability.

 

Breakfast included

Overnight stay in Oliphant Boutique Villa, Nuwara Eliya

 

Day 6: Yala

  • Transfer to Yala.
  • Head out on a Jeep safari to the stunning Yala National Park, Sri Lanka's second-largest national park, where you will get a chance to see the majestic Sri Lankan elephant and the leopard. 

 

Breakfast included

Overnight stay in Koragaha Lodge, Yala

 

Day 7: Wadduwa

Continue your journey to Wadduwa, stopping at the Dutch Fort of Galle en route.

One of Sri Lanka's must-see attractions, this ancient citadel is brimming with history and charm with panoramic views of the fort, harbour and crystal-clear waters below.

Transfer to beach hotel in Wadduwa.

 

Breakfast included

Overnight stay in The Rockwall Boutique Hotel 

 

Day 8, 8 - 10 or 8 - 12: Wadduwa

  • Breakfast included
  • Tieme at leisure. 

 

Day 9, 11 or 13: Departure

  • Breakfast included
  • You will be picked up approximately 5 hours before your departure flight.

Important information about your tour and visits

The hotels, which comply with local standards, are indicative and may be changed locally for hotels of a similar category. The itinerary is subject to changes due to compelling reasons such as delayed flights, weather conditions or other cases of force majeure. The order of visits is also subject to change.

Your hotels

Hand-picked just for you

Maximum room capacity

At each stop, stay in Standard Rooms in comfortable accommodation in carefully chosen boutique hotels.

 

Your hotels:

  • Negombo: Villa Hundira (or similar)
  • Dambulla: Wisdom Nature Resort Dambulla (or similar)
  • Kandy: Mountbatten Bungalow (or similar)
  • Nuwara Eliya: Oliphant Boutique Villa (or similar)
  • Yala: Koragaha Lodge (or similar)
  • Wadduwa: The Rockwall Boutique Hotel (or similar)

 

If the hotels listed above are unavailable, you will be provided with comfortable accommodation in similar hotels. Local standards apply.

 

Please note:

  • If you arrive at the airport during the night and wish to have an early check-in and breakfast at the hotel on arrival day, please select the optional early check-in on the booking page.
  • Otherwise, the room will be available at 2pm.

 

Your dining choices

  • Throughout your tour, enjoy half board

Planning a trip for the festive period? Guests booking to stay on Christmas Eve (24th December) have a gala dinner included in their booking.  

Included excursions

English-speaking local guide

Included excursions

Enjoy the company of an English-speaking local guide during your trip, and make the very most of your stay. 

Optional excursions

Sigiriya rock fortress (2 people minimum)

Optional excursions

Discover the majesty of Sigiriya (The Lion Rock), an iconic site in Sri Lanka, with a unique climbing experience. Get ready to climb the rock-carved stairs to the top of the fortress, past murals and hanging gardens, and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

Minneriya National Park (2 people minimum)

Optional excursions

Set off on an unforgettable adventure in the Minneriya National Park on a jeep safari to see some of Sri Lanka's exceptional wildlife.

Optional hotel services

Early check-in (Double Room)

Optional hotel services

Guests with flights arriving during the night who would like early check-in at the hotel upon arrival, must choose the optional early check in. Otherwise, the room will be available at 2pm.

Early check-in (Triple Room)

Optional hotel services

Guests with flights arriving during the night who would like early check-in at the hotel upon arrival, must choose the optional early check in. Otherwise, the room will be available at 2pm.

Your journey to Sri Lanka

Flights:

You will be able to choose your airline and flight times when you make your booking. This flight may include one or more stopovers. The stopover may be technical (without a change of aircraft) or transit (with a change of aircraft).

Luggage information

Luggage, meals and other services on board may be subject to an additional fee on certain airlines. It is possible to view details of luggage allowances when you choose your flights at the next stage of the booking process. If luggage is not included with your flight, please go to the airline's website before your departure to purchase your luggage for an additional fee.

For domestic flights, airlines do not always offer the option of reserving luggage. In this case, you will need to pay for it at the airport counter.

You will receive all the information you need to check in for your flights after you have made your reservation.

Your destinations

Kandy

Kandy is the former royal capital of Ceylon, and was listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988. The city is renowned for its iconic Temple of the Tooth, which is said to contain the tooth of Buddha. Don't miss the gorgeous botanical gardens of Royal Botanic Gardens in Peradeniya, with its astonishing collection of orchids, just 5.5 km to the west of Kandy city.

Negombo

Negombo is a coastal city located about 37km north of Colombo, Sri Lanka's commercial capital. It is home to a large fishing community that has been in operation for centuries, making it a hub for fresh seafood. The city is also famous for its long, sandy beach, which attracts visitors from all over the world. Negombo has a rich history, and visitors can explore landmarks such as the Dutch Fort and the St. Mary's Church. Additionally, the city is located close to Bandaranaike International Airport, making it a convenient place to start or end a trip to Sri Lanka.

 

In more detail

Please find practical information about your trip:
This tour is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Pets are not permitted.
Your stay may be subject to an additional city or tourist tax payable directly to the hotel, which is not included in our nightly rate. Please check with hotel directly for further information.

Rates and times are indicative and are subject to change. Some facilities/services are subject to a surcharge, payable locally.

General terms and conditions of sale apply.

This price includes:

  • Accommodation as per your itinerary
  • Meals as per your itinerary
  • Entrance fees as per your itinerary (see details)
  • Fresh Sri Lankan fruits or king coconuts during the tour
  • Hotel service charges and VAT included
  • Reusable glass water bottle per person on arrival

Included excursions:

  •  Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Cycling Tour in Sigiriya with a catamaran ride
  • Temple of Tooth
  • City Tour by Tuk Tuk
  • Train Ride from Kandy to Nanu Oya
  • Tea factory & plantation with tea plucking experience
  • Yala National Park
  • Galle City tour

Transport/Transfers:

  • Transfer to beach hotel
  • Transfer from the beach hotel to airport

 

This price does not include:

  • Video and camera permits
  • Optional tours and excursions
  • Tips and Portages &
  • Early checking in & late checkout (on availability)
  • Visa Cost
  • International Flights
  • Anything not mentioned in the ''price includes'' section

If booking as a solo traveller, room occupancy and configuration are 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.

 

Travel with peace of mind

 

To ensure a peaceful holiday, our partners are committed to respecting the local health and sanitary measures in force to protect your safety and well-being.

 

Please note: health and sanitary measures may be subject to change in line with government recommendations. Consequently, they may affect access to certain amenities and leisure facilities.

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. 

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