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  • Sri Lanka’s natural and cultural heritage is hard to beat, with legendary temples, lush tea plantations, and spectacular scenery from the mountains down to the beach.
  • Watch elephants in Udawalawe National Park, and admire tea plantations and plains on one of the world’s most scenic railway routes.
  • Stay in Deluxe / Double Rooms in a selection of 4* hotels, and conclude your tour with a visit to dazzling white beaches by choosing the trip in 9 or 11 nights!

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Your Itinerary In Brief

Discover the highlights of Sri Lanka with a 7, 9 or 11 night tour through ancient royal cities and spectacular landscapes.

 

Visit the rock fortress of Sigiriya and the medieval capital of Polonnaruwa. Take in the serene atmosphere at stone temple Nalanda Gedige, and perhaps even give your own offering of flowers at the famous Temple of the Tooth in Kandy.

 

Marvel at incredible landscapes, from lush tea plantations to deep valleys, during your scenic railway journey to Ella. Stop at Ravana Falls, and observe crocodiles and wild elephants in Udawalawe National Park.

 

Our offers:

7-Night Tour

Day 1: Colombo Airport - Kurunegala - Dambulla

Day 2: Dambulla - Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa

Day 3: Dambulla - Nalanda Gedige - Matale - Kandy

Day 4: Kandy

Day 5: Kandy - Nuwaraeliya - Nanuoya - Ella

Day 6: Ella - Small Adams Peak - Udawalawe National Park - Udawalawe

Day 7: Udawalawe - Tangalle - Galle - Negombo

Day 8: Negombo - Colombo Airport

 

9-Night Tour

Day 1: Colombo Airport - Kurunegala - Dambulla

Day 2: Dambulla - Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa

Day 3: Dambulla - Nalanda Gedige - Matale - Kandy

Day 4: Kandy

Day 5: Kandy - Nuwaraeliya - Nanuoya - Ella

Day 6: Ella - Small Adams Peak - Udawalawe National Park - Udawalawe

Day 7: Udawalawe - Tangalle - Galle - Wadduwa

Day 8: Wadduwa / Kalutara

Day 9: Wadduwa / Kalutara

Day 10: Wadduwa / Kalutara to Colombo Airport

 

11-Night Tour

Day 1: Colombo Airport - Kurunegala - Dambulla

Day 2: Dambulla - Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa

Day 3: Dambulla - Nalanda Gedige - Matale - Kandy

Day 4: Kandy

Day 5: Kandy - Nuwaraeliya - Nanuoya - Ella

Day 6: Ella - Small Adams Peak - Udawalawe National Park - Udawalawe

Day 7: Udawalawe - Tangalle - Galle - Wadduwa

Day 8: Wadduwa / Kalutara

Day 9: Wadduwa / Kalutara

Day 10: Wadduwa / Kalutara

Day 11: Wadduwa / Kalutara

Day 12: Wadduwa / Kalutara to Colombo Airport

Your Itinerary In Detail

7-Night Tour

Day 1: COLOMBO AIRPORT - KURUNEGALA - DAMBULLA

You'll be welcomed on arrival at Colombo Airport by our representative, before taking your transfer to Dambulla via Kurunegala. Arrive and settle into your hotel in the countryside. The rest of the day is free to spend at your leisure.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Transfer: Private vehicle, 4 hours during day.

 

Day 2: DAMBULLA - SIGIRIYA - POLONNARUWA - DAMBULLA

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Sigiriya, where you'll visit Lion Rock or Sigiriya, the eighth wonder of the modern world. Sigirya is a citadel from the 5th century, built by King Kassyapa, and was a royal citadel for over 18 years.

 

Climb the stone stairs, and reach the top of the ‘Lion's Rock’. In a sheltered pocket, accessible by a spiral staircase, are the famous frescoes. Sigiriya's 5th century water gardens have been restored to their former glory. 

 

Then, leave for Polonnaruwa and visit the medieval capital of Sri Lanka. This archeological site founded in the 12th century, was the work of a single king, Parakrama Bahu (1153 - 1186). Explore the royal palace, the temple of Shiva and the Buddhist temples home to the Vatadage (containing ancient relics), Gal Vihara (Rock Temple) and its three statues of Buddha.

Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Transfer: private vehicle, 3 1/2 to 4 hours during day.

 

DAY 3: DAMBULLA - NALANDA GEDIGE - MATALE - KANDY

Breakfast at the hotel. Leave for Dambulla and visit the incredible cave monastery. The caves are carved out of granite, at more than 160 m altitude, and contain five temples. One is covered in gold, and the others contain Buddha statues and frescoes depicting his life.

 

Afterwards, continue to Matale and visit Nalanda Gedige en route. This Hindu temple was built between the 8th and 10th century, and is considered as the centre of Sri Lanka. 

 

Continue towards Matale, for a visit to the spice garden at the gates of the old capital Kandy. Spices are mainly produced in this region, and the area is particularly well-known for its cinnamon. Learn about the different spices growing here, before heading back to Kandy where you'll settle in to your hotel.

Transfer: private vehicle, 3 hours during day.

 

DAY 4: KANDY

Breakfast at hotel. Visit pretty Kandy, on the shores of a lake framed by trees. Kandy is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and you'll be able to visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, one of the most famous Buddhist temples in the world. You're bound to see pilgrims laying fruit and flowers as offerings.

 

Next up, head to the famous Peradeniya botanical gardens, the biggest in Sri Lanka, These old royal parks span over 60 hectares, and contain 300 varieties of orchids and a majestic java fig tree.

 

After the visit, return to the hotel for dinner and overnight. Spend the rest of the afternoon at your leisure.

Transfer: private vehicle, 2 hours during day

 

DAY 5: KANDY - NUWARAELIYA - NANUOYA - ELLA

Breakfast at the hotel. Leave Kandy in the morning and head to the Nuwara Eliya region, filled with tea plantations. Stop at Ramboda  Falls, and continue through spectacular mountain scenery.

 

Visit a tea plantation where you'll learn about how tea is made. Nuwara Eliya looks like an English city due to its Victorian houses and rose gardens, and is a pretty place to wander in the afternoon.

 

Take your transfer to the train station in Nanuoya and board your train to Ella, You'll pass through tea country, with magnificent hills and superb views during one of the world's most scenic railway journeys. You'll be transferred to your hotel on arrival.

Transfer: Private vehicle, 2 1/2 hours during day, and 2 hour train journey

 

DAY 6: ELLA - SMALL ADAMS PEAK - UDAWALAWE NATIONAL PARK - UDAWALAWE

Breakfast. Leave for a short walk towards the tea plantations at 'Small Adam's peak'. Marvel at views of magnificent hilly landscapes, and stop in front of the Ravana Falls waterfall. 

 

In the afternoon, visit Udawalawe National Park, for a 3 1/2 hour jeep safari. Watch birds, crocodiles, spotted deer, buffalo, and wild elephants. After your safari, take your transfer to your hotel and settle in for dinner and overnight.

Transfer: private vehicle, 3 hours during day

Walk to Ella: 1 hour round trip

Safari: 3 1/2 hours

 

DAY 7: UDAWALAWE - TANGALLE - GALLE - NEGOMBO

Breakfast. Leave for Tangalle on the southern coast, where sea meets mountains. Follow the road to Galle, a key stop on the spice route, selling cinnamon, mother of pearl, oil and lemongrass. The old town is protected by UNESCO, and carries many traces of its colonial past in its winding alleys.

 

Follow the road to Negombo. Arrive and settle in for dinner at overnight at your hotel.

Transfer: private vehicle, 4 1/2 to 5 hours during day.

 

DAY 8: NEGOMBO - COLOMBO AIRPORT

Breakfast at the hotel, and transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Transfer: private vehicle, 30 minutes.

9-Night Tour

Day 1: COLOMBO AIRPORT - KURUNEGALA - DAMBULLA

As per Day 1 of 7-night tour. 

 

Day 2: DAMBULLA - SIGIRIYA - POLONNARUWA - DAMBULLA

As per Day 2 of 7-night tour.

 

DAY 3: DAMBULLA - NALANDA GEDIGE - MATALE - KANDY

As per Day 3 of 7-night tour.

 

DAY 4: KANDY

As per Day 4 of 7-night tour.

 

DAY 5: KANDY - NUWARAELIYA - NANUOYA - ELLA

As per Day 5 of 7-night tour.

 

DAY 6: ELLA - SMALL ADAMS PEAK - UDAWALAWE NATIONAL PARK - UDAWALAWE

As per Day 6 of 7-night tour.

 

DAY 7: UDAWALAWE - TANGALLE - GALLE - KALUTARA

Breakfast. Leave for Tangalle on the southern coast, where sea meets mountains. Follow the road to Galle, a key stop on the spice route, selling cinnamon, mother of pearl, oil and lemongrass. The old town is protected by UNESCO, and carries many traces of its colonial past in its winding alleys.

 

Follow the road to Wadduwa / Kalutara. Arrive and settle in for dinner at overnight at your hotel.

Transfer: private vehicle, 4 1/2 to 5 hours during day.

 

DAY 8: WADDUWA BEACH / KALUTARA

Stay at the glorious Tangerine Beach Hotel 4* where dazzlingly white sands, turquoise waters, and swaying palms provide a pretty backdrop to this tranquil resort. Wander around the gardens, or take a dip in the sun-dappled pool. You'll have Half Board dining included, and spend the night at the hotel.

 

DAY 9: WADDUWA BEACH / KALUTARA

Spend the day on the gorgeous beaches of Kalutara, with Half Board dining. Overnight at the hotel.

 

DAY 10: KALUTARA - COLOMBO AIRPORT

Breakfast at the hotel, and transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Transfer: private vehicle, 1 1/2 hours.

11-Night Tour

Day 1: COLOMBO AIRPORT - KURUNEGALA - DAMBULLA

As per Day 1 of 7-night tour.

 

Day 2: DAMBULLA - SIGIRIYA - POLONNARUWA - DAMBULLA

As per Day 2 of 7-night tour.

 

DAY 3: DAMBULLA - NALANDA GEDIGE - MATALE - KANDY

As per Day 3 of 7-night tour.

 

DAY 4: KANDY

As per Day 4 of 7-night tour.

 

DAY 5: KANDY - NUWARAELIYA - NANUOYA - ELLA

As per Day 5 of 7-night tour.

 

DAY 6: ELLA - SMALL ADAMS PEAK - UDAWALAWE NATIONAL PARK - UDAWALAWE

As per Day 6 of 7-night tour.

 

DAY 7: UDAWALAWE - TANGALLE - GALLE - WADDUWA BEACH / KALUTARA

As per Day 7 of 9-night tour. 

 

DAY 8: WADDUWA BEACH / KALUTARA

As per Day 8 of 9-night tour.

 

DAY 9, 10 & 11 : WADDUWA BEACH / KALUTARA

Spend the day on the gorgeous beaches of Kalutara, with Half board dining. Overnight at the hotel.

 

DAY 12: KALUTARA - COLOMBO AIRPORT

Breakfast at the hotel, and transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Transfer: private vehicle, 1 1/2 hours.

Your Hotels

HAND-PICKED JUST FOR YOU

Maximum room capacity

Throughout your tour, you'll be accommodated in Deluxe Rooms (Double Rooms for travel groups of 2) in the following 4* hotels (or similar):

 

Dambulla: Sigirana Resort by Thilanka 4*

Kandy: Fox Kandy by Fox Resorts 4*

Ella: Morning Dew 4*

Udawalawe: Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort 4*

Negombo: Camelot Beach Hotel 4*

Kalutra: Tangerine Beach Hotel 4*

Your Dining Choices

This offer is based on a Half Board stay (breakfast and evening meal, excludes drinks).

Included when booking during Perahera

Supplemental Charge during Perahera Festival

Included when booking during Perahera

Please note that if you book your tour during the Perahera Festival, held in July and August in Kandy, there will be an additional fee added to the total price of your stay.

 

This is a historical celebration held annually to pay homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha, which is housed at the Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy.

Your Journey to 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:

Return airport transfers are included for all offers.

 

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. 

Your Destination

Sri Lanka

With 8 Unesco World Heritage Sites to be found on 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 its ancient sites and marvel over its legendary temples, or see the sacred home of the world’s oldest living tree, Anuradhapura.

 

Take a 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. In addition, 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, where the charm of the people will simply enchant you.

In More Detail

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

Pets are not allowed.
Our price doesn’t include any additional taxes, which may be payable locally.

Please note: the program and activities have been designed taking into account current protocols and health procedures in force in Sri Lanka. The itinerary, sites and accommodation are therefore subject to change in line with any changes in protocol.

Price includes:

  • Accommodation in Double Rooms in 4* hotels as per itinerary (or similar)
  • Half Board
  • English-speaking driver during whole tour
  • Entrance fees and visits as per itinerary (Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla, Nalanda Gedige, Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Botanical Gardens in Kandy et Udawalawe National Park)
  • Photo permits
  • Transport in air conditioned vehicle from start to end of tour, with return transfer
  • Transport in a jeep for the safari in Udawalawe National Park
  • Train ticket between Nanuoya and Ella

 

Price doesn't include:

  • Drinks and lunches during tour
  • ETA fees (35 USD to date)
  • Return PCR test (30 EUR per person)
  • Video permit at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
  • Visits not mentioned in programme
  • Personal expenses and tips for driver and/or guide
  • First breakfast (in case of arrival early in the morning on Day 1)

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.

 

Please note that due to the current situation, any information mentioned is subject to change or adaptation.

We strongly recommend that you contact the hotel three days before your departure to keep you informed of the latest changes and information.

You can also refer to our FAQ section to find more information on the development of the situation.

We suggest that you keep informed of the latest regulations in force:

 In the UK via the corresponding link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

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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