Wonders of Ceylon

One of the best travel destinations by National Geographic.

About trip

The lure of wildlife safaris, sprawling ancient cities, fascinating heritage sites, mystic mountains and unspoiled refreshing beaches will beckon you to Sri Lanka.

Destinations

Colombo - Anuradhapura - Polonnaruwa - Sigiriya - Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Yala - Colombo

Duration

7 nights / 8 days

Wonders of Ceylon

Wonder of Asia, Sri Lanka named as one of the best travel destinations by National Geographic. Situated in south Asia in between the tropics, Sri Lanka consists of a very tropical climate with no winter and summer followed by the monsoon season. When touching deeply into Sri Lankan history, it’s like a fairy tale, as it began with King Vijaya and proceeded to King Sri Vickrama Rajasinghe to the British. Even after a Tsunami and Civil War, Sri Lanka stands to be a beautiful and most attractive island nation for tourists.

 

The culturally rich legacy, heritage and diverse wildlife of Sri Lanka has dependably baited voyagers from everywhere throughout the world. The island’s beautiful magnificent scenic beauty is one of the central points that draws travellers and tourists to Sri Lanka. Your tour and sightseeing will give an astonishing background of the city of Colombo, which boasts of huge colonial mansions. In golden, exotic, peaceful island beaches, explore the tranquility of the overlapping waves in places like Negombo, Bentota, Kalutara, Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna, Weligama, Arugam Bay, Mirissa and Matara. Water sports like scuba jumping, surfing, kite surfing will entice you and enjoy the water rides.

 

Gear up for an island holiday that you would never want to end.

starts £ 1335 per person

Day 00 : Departure from UK

Departure from UK to begin your holiday experience

Day 01 : Colombo

Upon arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport, your tour guide will transfer you to your hotel in Colombo.

 

After the welcome drink at the hotel, in the afternoon, you will start classic amazing Ceylon travel with the city tour of Colombo. The sightseeing within the city limits of Colombo offers unmatched experiences and exclusive glimpses into Sri Lanka’s “Old & New”. You will drive through the city, explore the ancient heritage with a visit to Pettah, Colombo’s colourful bazzar – the commercial area of the city. Walking around Pettah neighborhood, you could be forgiven for thinking you’d landed in Tehran or Cairo. The narrow streets are clogged with tuk-tuks and heavy carts laden with goods, while a bewildering assortment of shops clamour for business. The Pettah spreads out north from the Fort Railway station. You will walk past elegant tree-lined Colombo – 07 Cinnamon Gardens. You will come across the Hindu Temples at Sea Street, known locally as ‘Kovils’, dedicated to the war god Murugan also called Skanda. During the annual Hindu Vel festival, the temples are used as the starting point of the religious procession. A large vel – trident chariot is dragged to various Hindu Kovil temples on Galle Rd in Bambalapitiya, Colombo. The Hindu Temple Sea Street at Pettah is lined with goldsmith’s shops.

 

During your sight seeing, you will visit the Dutch Church at Wolfendhal, that dates back to 1749, which is one of the most important pieces of Dutch Colonial era architecture and the oldest Protestant church still in use in Sri Lanka. The Independence Hall and B.M.I.C.H will also be on your city tour route. You will see the replica of Avukana Buddha, a standing statue of the Buddha at 40 feet in height, carved out of a large granite rock face during the 5th century. As you proceed with your journey, you will come across the Independence Square and Gangarama Temple for a short visit.

 

Return to the hotel after your city tour for Dinner and an overnight stay in Colombo

DAY 02 : Elephants Galore

After an early breakfast, you will start your day to proceed towards Pinnawala village, located northwest of the town of Kegalle, halfway between the present capital Colombo and the ancient royal residence Kandy to visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, a nursery and captive breeding ground for 90 wild Asian elephants, out of which some are baby elephants found abandoned or orphaned in the wild. The main attraction is clearly to observe the elephants bathing which is quite a spectacle. You can watch baby jumbos wondering around their cramped foster home or being bottle fed and bathed by their human foster fathers.

 

The best time to visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is during the feeding time at 9.15 am or 1.15 pm.

 

Thereafter you will travel to Anuradhapura for Dinner & overnight stay

DAY 03 : Anuradhapura - Polonnaruwa

After breakfast, you will proceed to visit UNESCO World Heritage archeological sites in Anuradhapura.

 

The sacred city of Anuradhapura was the first capital of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Lankan civilization. Built in the 4th century BC by King Pandukabhaya, it was the capital of Sri Lanka until the beginning of the 11th century AD. During this period it remained one of the most stable and durable centers of political power and urban life in South Asia. A Major attraction at Anuradhapura is Sri Maha Bodhi – The Sacred Bo-Tree, which was brought as a sapling of the tree under which prince Siddhartha attained enlightenment It is over 2,200 years old and is the oldest historically documented tree in the world.

 

You will also see the Samadhi Buddha statue carved from dolomite marble in the 4th century AD, which is one of the most famous statues that stands at 7 feet 3 Inches, depicting the Buddha in a state of ‘Samadhi’ – the position of the Dhyana Mudra or in deep meditation. It is said that when you look at the face of the statue from three sides they show 3 different features. Looking at the profile of the face from left and right they show a slight sadness and a slightly smiling face on the other. Looking from the front, the face shows neutral features. Next to the Samadhi statue are ruins of an image house which is called Bodhisattva Image House.

 

Thereafter you will proceed with the journey to Polonnaruwa and visit archeological sites. En-route, visit a wood carving factory, where you will marvel at the intricate designs of Sri Lankan craftsmen. Sri Lanka Wood Carving Centre is totally different from what you have seen up to now. Because, there are traditional craftsmen who use the traditional methods and traditional simple tools to materialize those age old designs. To make them more attractive and the wonder is that they don’t use even sand paper to smoothen them, instead they use their chisels to smooth them. You can see how those lifeless, shapeless pieces of woods become adorning elephants, wall hangings of wood, stilt fishermen, animal and human figures.

 

According to “Mahawamsa” the prevailed arts and crafts were innovated with the arrival of Buddhist Nun “Sanghamitta” to Sri Lanka from India. History records that craftsmen belonging to sixty different castes arrived in Sri Lanka along with her on her visit that brought the Sacred Bo- Tree to Anuradhapura.

 

You will be amazed to see Polonnaruwa, which was the 2nd capital of Sri Lanka and was the Capital of Sri Lanka from the 11th – 13th Century, containing some splendid and spectacular statues. On your journey you will explore Lankatilake, Thivanka and Thuparama, the most beautiful and largest shrine ruins and Thivanka has the best example of frescoes of the Polonnaruwa period. You will visit Rankot Vihara and Kiriwehera to witness the well preserved large stupas, and Gal Vihare, a rock shrine which has four Buddha statues, two seated, one standing and one reclining and Parakrama Bahu statue are examples of Sinhalese stone carver.  Your day will end with a visit to the Vata-da-ge which is a unique creation of Sri Lankan artists and to the day remains of a former Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha.

 

In the evening, you will return back to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay in Dambulla or Sigiriya or Habarana.

DAY 04 : Harbana - Sigiriya

After breakfast, you will experience the Sri Lanka wildlife thrill of an elephant back safari at Hurulu Eco Park in Habarana, which is ranked very highly on the list of wildlife parks where one can observe the Asian elephant in the wild. In the park, once you mount the Elephant, you will be taken deep in to the jungle, accompanied by a Mahout. During the journey, you will occasionally be able to spot a herd of Asian wild elephants and other wildlife such as, wild water buffolo, deer, peacock, eagles and other bird life. A truly adventurous journey!

 

After your wildlife safari, you will have an intersting excursion and experience a traditional Bullock Cart Ride to the countryside in Habrana, a truly Sri Lankan experience that you will cherish for years to come. Travelling by Bullock Cart is an ancient Sri Lanka’s transportation system and some villages still use this as a mode of transportation. In the village, you will experience typical Sri Lankan countryside hospitality, you can walk through a farmers farm and get a chance to see a Sri Lankan cooking demonstration and take part in the village cooking as well as enjoying a tasty Sri Lankan village lunch, with vegetables picked from green paddy fields just meters away, cooked and served in traditional village style on banana leaves.

 

Elephant rides and a bullock cart tour to the countryside and canoeing to a famer’s house in Harbana are fun ways to explore rustic Sri Lanka.

 

In the afternoon you will return to the Ancient City of Sigiriya. The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is situated in the Matale district near Dambulla and climb the Sigiriya Rock Frescoes and Sky Palace. Sigiriya or Simhagiri is home to the 5th Century ‘Fortress in the Sky’, the most amazing and fantastic single historical wonder of the Island built by King Kashyapa (477- 495 AD), referred to by locals as the Eighth Wonder of the World. This ancient palace and fortress also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the fortress.  Within it triple-moated defence, the huge rock rises almost to a sheer height of 500ft. On its summit are the foundations of what was once a great and sumptuous palace and gardens complete with swimming pool.  On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of frescoes of life sized damsels in all the freshness and delicacy of their original color. These Frescos are painted in earth pigments on plaster.

 

Towards the end of the day’s journey, en route, you will visit a Batik Factory where you can see the manufacturing of beautiful Batik prints, the dyeing process first hand as well as see the designs being created from scratch. Batik is a wax resist dyeing ancient artform on painting cloth, that was bought to Sri Lanka from Java and Indonesia by the artform Dutch.

 

Many colourful Batik shops and stalls sell Batik designed clothes, including some beautiful beachwear, wall decorations, table cloths, bed sheets and many more. Most are made of cotton, but some are made of silk. You can also get great deals on batiks, which also make great gifts for friends and family. The craft is so enticing that you cannot leave Sri Lanka without a Batik printed cloth.

 

In the evening, return back to the hotel for Dinner and overnight stay in Dambulla or Sigiriya or Habarana.

DAY 05 : Kandy - Dambulla

After a hearty breakfast, your day’s journey will proceed to Kandy. En route, you will visit the Dambulla cave temples, situated in the Matale District, Central Province of Sri Lanka. It is famed as Golden temple of Dambulla or Royal Rock Temple, you will be familiar with it’s famous for the five cave Temples on a rock which was donated by king Walagambahu in the 1st century BC to Buddhist monks. The first 03 caves are better, older and larger than the other two.  All the 5 cave walls and ceilings are covered with Buddhist murals and there are more than 130 Buddha statues, statues of Gods and Kings are also found here. It’s with its spectacular Buddha-filled interior that has showered mesmerizing effects on tourists from all over the world and has been accreted as the UNESCO World Heritage Center.

 

You will also visit the Spice Garden at Matale and see the luscious green plantation of fragrant clove, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, mace and pepper, and many other favourites such as chocolate and vanilla. It will be a very unique and educational tour to experience the spices and herbs of Sri Lanka. Interestingly, since ancient times, traders from all over the world who came to Sri Lanka brought their native cuisines to the island, resulting in a rich diversity of cooking styles and techniques using Sri Lankan spices and herbs liberally in their dishes that typically do not follow an exact recipe.

 

You can also purchase your requirements of spices. You can have Sri Lankan style home made lunch at the Spice Garden if interested. After a stupendous lunch in the Spice and herb, Garden you will proceed on your journey to Kandy.

 

At Kandy, in the afternoon, you will visit the Temple of The Sacred Tooth Relic, which is a mesmerizing destination of the Buddhist faith, the stunning 17th century Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic – Sri Dalada Maligawa is believed to house the left upper canine tooth of the Lord Buddha himself. It was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissan princess’ hair, the Relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world. It is considered Sri Lanka’s most prized possession. This precious relic attracts white-clad pilgrims, bearing lotus blossoms and frangipani, every day. The relic of the tooth is kept in a two-story inner shrine fronted by two large elephant tusks. The relic rests on a solid gold lotus flower, encased in jeweled caskets that sit on a throne. The tooth relic is removed from its shrine only once a year, during the Esala Perahera, a 10-day torchlight parade of dancers and drummers, dignitaries, and ornamentally decorated elephants and tuskers. It is now one of the better-known festivals in Asia, and it may be the largest Buddhist celebration in the world.

 

After your exploration at the Temple of the Tooth, you will proceed with the journey on a sightseeing tour of Kandy, visiting a gem factory, where you will see gems of all types that are found in Sri Lanka. Finally you will see artisans cutting and polishing the gems. Sri Lanka is one of the meccas of gemology. Gemstone use in Sri Lanka dates back at least 2,000 years. The gem-laden island was referred to in Sanskrit as Ratna Dweepa, meaning “Island of Jewels”. Early Arab traders called it Serendib, which is the origin of the word “Serendipity” Known until 1972 as Ceylon, it has a rich history as a source of economically important gemstones, particularly exceptional sapphire, star corundum and cat’s-eye chrysoberyl. One of the important stones from Sri Lanka, is the 12 ct Blue Sapphire in the engagement ring of Diana, Princess of Wales, which is now worn by the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.

 

Then, you will visit the Kandy Garrison cemetery, this beautifully kept garden cemetery was founded in 1817 for the internment of British Era colonists and is managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Thereafter, you will unwind and witness a cultural show, which contains Sri Lankan entertainers and parts of it take you by surprise as you wouldn’t have seen anything like that before.

 

After the cultural show, you will return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay in Kandy.

DAY 06 : Peradneiya - N’Eliya

After breakfast proceed to visit the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradneiya. Impressively spread over 60 hecters, it is located west from the city of Kandy near the Mahaweli River. This botanic garden is renowned for its finest collection of orchids and a stately avenue of royal palms, are a horticulturist’s delight. Another huge hit is the mammoth Javan fig tree on the great lawn. Covering 2500 sq meters, it resembles a goliath, living geodesic vault. This Peradeniya Botanic Gardens attracts romantically inclined tourists, and you can hardly move without tripping over yet another canoodling young couple.

 

Thereafter you will take a luxury train ride from Peradeniya to Nanu Oya Village, named after the Nanu Oya river. The village is located within the Nuwara Eliya District.  It’s a pretty short train journey, you will cross a lot of mountain ranges and pass through tea plantations, eucalyptus forests, mountains, villages and more tea plantations. Most of the track, is along the edge of the mountains overlooking huge valleys of firstly tea plantations and small villages, then forests and waterfalls, before crossing to the other side of the range and being greeted with more valleys of tea plantations and small villages.

 

The scenery is stunning and makes the journey amazing and fun. You will enjoy the complementary lunch that will be served with wifi access on board.

 

After reaching, your guide will pick-you-up from Nanu Oya station and proceed on a city tour of Nuwara Eliya, which is a city in the hill country or hill station in Sri Lanka. Nick named as “city on the plain (table land)” or “city of light” and ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, It is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. The surroundings are really all about your cup of tea. Literally. Tea gardens abound and the place is reminiscent of a quaint British village you may encounter during your sojourns to the interiors of England. It is supposed to be one of the coldest places on the island, but is really just like an England spring day. All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence.  Houses are like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions. Nuwara-Eliya also has one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in South Asia. The town also has many Tudor style bungalows with gable roofs and well-kept gardens, and rose bushes blooming between moss-covered gravestones. Mostly populated by tea planters, it also has many people who are on their way to Ratnapura, which is the heart of the gem center of Sri Lanka. This is where one can find the famous Ceylon blue sapphire.  During your city exploration, you will come across Grey metallic buildings, which are the tea factories, that are also worth visiting. These are the places which process the tea leaves into the recognizable form that pops out of the carton you throw into your shopping cart. However, the finest tea can be bought here much cheaper than back home. That itself is a good incentive to visit the tea garden if the lush green surroundings are not enough.

 

It is hard to count all the waterfalls that the region has, but like the Devon falls and Laksapana falls particularly stand out.

 

Once upon a time, this ‘Little England’, was a hill country retreat where the British colonialists could immerse in their pastimes such as fox hunting, deer hunting, elephant hunting, polo, golf and cricket. Although the town was founded in the 19th century by the British, the district is today visited by native travelers, especially during the season of flowers, also for pony races, go cart races and auto rally.

 

After your amazing retreat, you will return back to the hotel in the evening for Dinner and an overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya .

DAY 07 : Yala

Your day will start after breakfast. Leave for Yala National Park, this wildlife scantuary is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka also know as Ruhunu National Park. In the afternoon, you will proceed on a 4X4 Jeep Safari to visit the Yala National Park.

 

Yala is a leopard country, and they are the Lords of the Jungle! With a leopard density that is higher than anywhere else on this planet, these menacing predators prowl majestically, while herds of wild elephants roam in their numbers with cautious deer scampering by their side. It is the haven for fauna both indigenous and migrant and the park is also famous for bears, wild buffalo and platoons of crocodiles, snakes and many more. Bird concentrations are by the Lagoons or Salvers.  Here are thousands of Flamingoes, Assemblies of spotted Billed Pelicans, Spoonbills, Cormorants and various species of Herons. Pheasants, Pea Fowl, Peacocks and the Wild Fowl are found in hundreds. In the water courses of Yala, 21 fresh water fish are found. The fish population in the perennial reservoirs contain mostly exotic food fish Mozambique tilapia. The Stone sucker and Esomus thermoicos are among other species. The Blackspot barb, Olive Barb, Orange chromide and Common Spiny Loach are the common fish species. Crabs and prawns include the fauna in the lagoons of the park. A variety of butterfly species is found here. The Common bluebottle, Common Lime Butterfly, Crimson Rose, Common Jezebel, and Common Mormon are the common species. Whether it is birds, animals, repltiles, or fish, you have them all at Yala

 

Yala National Parks wildlife’s Life Is In Your Hands, be a responsible visitor.

While you explore and experience the incredible world of wildlife at Yala, you must take it to your heart that you cannot even leave your foot print behind. So take a moment with your wildlife sanctuary guide to understand what wildlife is all about and how you can confidently proclaim that you are a true lover of nature.

 

After your wild life safari, you will return for dinner & overnight stay in Yala or Tissamaharama, usually referred to as Tissa, famous for its huge, snowy-white dagoba – the Tissamaharama Stupa and the large artificial Tissa Wewa lake. With its lovely lakeside area, Tissa is a smooth and perfect base for the adjacent Yala and Bundala National Parks.

DAY 08 : Beach or Colombo – Departure to UK

After a stupendous Sri Lankan breakfast, your tour journey will end with you getting transferred to the south beach or up to the Airport for departure to UK. On the way, en route, visit the Dutch Fort in Galle, stilt fishermen and turtle hatchery in Weligama.

 

Your en route day trip to Galle starts with a visit to The Fort of Galle or the Galle Dutch Fort which will brush your journey with the oldest landmark, which is the massive Portuguese and Dutch fort in which the central city is contained. To add to the natural beauty, Galle has a great history too. The history goes in to king Solomon’s time. It is believed that Galle is the ancient seaport “Tarshish” of the Old testament, to which King Solomon sent his merchant Vessels with ivory and other valuables, and to which Jonah fled from the Lord. Today, the 90 acre Galle Fort who’s no evidence of the Portuguese founders.  The Dutch incorporated the Portuguese northern wall in a great rampart in 1663.  A second, taller wall was build inside of it.  Between the two walls, a covered passage connected the central bastion with the fort’s two half bastion’s overlooking the sea.  The original gate to the fort was by the harbor.  It is still there, marked by the old Dutch V.O.C (for ‘Verenigde Oost Indische Compagnie) armed with a rooster crest.

 

After learning about the oldest seaport, you will head down for your next stop with a visit to see the amazing Stilt Fishermen in Weligama. The fishermen sit on a cross bar tied to a vertical pole which is planted in the coral reef and the stilt with one hand while seated and carry out rod and line fishing with the other hand. The practice of stilt fishing started about 50 years after the end of the Second World War when fishermen found that fishing off the rocks that protrude over the sea was not enough to catch fish in large numbers, so they started planting discarded metal pipes into the reef and using them to lean against and fish. Over time the fishermen discovered that timber worked just as well as the poles and so developed them into the more modern day versions that we see today. It is a unique sight to behold and one that should not be missed as we watch and marvel at Man’s dexterity to overcome any hurdle.

 

Complete your day en route tour with a visit to see the mesmerizing Turtle Hatchery. Sri Lanka is home to many different wildlife creatures including sea- life and of the seven species of marine turtles in the world; five of them make their way to Sri Lanka to nest throughout the year. The five species of marine turtle nesting in Sri Lanka include the Green Turtle, the Leatherback, and the Hawksbill, the Loggerhead and the Olive Ridley.  Established to protect turtles that nest in the Sri Lankan beaches from extinction, the marine turtle hatcheries are operated by the Wild Life Protection Society of Sri Lanka and rely on volunteers to help with their conservation project. You can help release the turtles back into the sea and find out how we can help these endangered species live a little while longer.

 

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Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, is an island country south of India in the Indian Ocean. Its diverse scenic landscapes range from majestic mountains, mist filled hills, tea garden, dense rainforest and arid plains to highlands and unspoiled sandy beaches. It is famed for its ancient Buddhist remains, including the 5th-century citadel Sigiriya, with its palace and frescoes. The city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka’s ancient capital, has numerous ruins going back more than 2,000 years.

 

You will start your tour with a visit to Sri Lanka’s Capital, Colombo, a port city, with a rich legacy of colonial heritage on the Western coast that is a blend of races, religions and cultures. It has a long history as a port on ancient east-west trade routes, led successively by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. You will explore the city heritage legacy that is reflected in it’s architectural designs, blending colonial pioneer structures with high-rise buildings and shopping centers. You will come across the imposing Colombo National Museum which is dedicated to Sri Lankan history, borders sprawling Viharamahadevi Park and its giant Buddha statue.

 

Then you will travel to discover the sacred city of Anuradhapura. This sacred city was established around a cutting from the ‘tree of enlightenment’, the Buddha’s fig tree, brought there in the 3rd century B.C. by Sanghamitta, the founder of an order of Buddhist nuns. Anuradhapura is one of South Asia’s most evocative sights. This site flourished for 1,300 years and was abandoned in 993 after an invasion. Hidden away in dense jungle for many years, today you will explore several of the sites remaining in use as holy places and temples. Its frequent ceremonies give Anuradhapura a vibrancy that’s a sharp contrast to the ambience at Polonnaruwa. The splendid site has a rich collection of archaeological and architectural wonders: enormous dagobas, soaring brick towers, ancient pools and crumbling temples, built during Anuradhapura’s thousand years of rule over Sri Lanka.

 

Your exploration in Sri Lanka will take you to the Ancient City of Sigiriya to witness its majestic Sigiriya ancient rock fortress located near to the town of Dambulla in the central province of this island nation. Sigiriya is one of the most valuable historical monuments of Sri Lanka, referred to by the locals as the Eighth Wonder of the World. Rising from the central plains, the iconic rocky outcrop of Sigiriya is Sri Lanka’s single most dramatic sight.

 

On your way to Kandy, you will visit the imperial antiquated city of Polonnaruwa, the second capital of Sri Lanka after the decimation of Anuradhapura in 993. It contains, other than the Brahmanic monuments worked by artisans during the Cholas dynasty, the great remains of the astounding ruins is the fabulous garden city made by Parakramabahu I in the twelfth century. The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. Kandy is the home of The Temple of the Tooth Relic The most sacred place of worship by Buddhists across the world. UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site.

 

As you visit Dambulla, the famed Royal Rock Temple, the iconic Sri Lankan heritage will welcome you. You will be familiar with its spectacular Buddha-filled interior long before you arrive in town. Despite its slightly commercial air, this remains an important holy place and should not be missed. This sacred pilgrimage cave monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage center.

 

Breath of scenic tranquility will relax you through as you enter Nuwara Eliya, a city in the hill country and you will witness the misty mountains surrounded by vegetable and tea gardens, that is so close to the highest mountain in Sri Lanka – Mount Pedro. After you rejuvenate, you will drive to Yala, The highest density of leopards in the world, a wild and untamed sanctuary in Sri Lanka filled with natural wonders. This wildlife natural habitat boasts of one of the highest rates of biological endemism in the world. At the end of your journey, you will enjoy the World’s best beaches as referred to by National Geographic, the pristine of golden beaches are washed with aquamarine waves & eternal sunshine. May it be windsurfing, kayaking, yachting, water skiing, scuba diving or jut lazing around for the perfect tan, Sri Lanka offers it all.

 

Be sure to take along more modest clothing that covers your shoulders and knees for visits to temples and other historical sites in Sri Lanka.

PRICES / TERMS & CONDITIONS

Offer :  Starting from : £ 1335.00 per person *

Supplements may apply during peak periods, city sold out dates, and high seasons.

PACKAGE COST INCLUDES:

  • Economy class returns flights from UK
  • Meet and assist arrival and departure at the airport.
  • Tour as per the itinerary
  • Transport is by air-conditioned car with an English speaking driver/guide.
  • 7 nights accommodation based on half board basis in suggested hotels mentioned or similar.
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary.
  • 4X4 jeep safari in Yala
  • Elephant back safari in Habarana
  • Bullock cart ride in Habarana including lunch
  • Luxury train ride from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya (1st class)
  • Current Service charges and local taxes

 

PACKAGE COST DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Any additional excursions not specified in the itinerary.
  • Lunch and any additional meals/snacks.
  • Tips for services of local guides and drivers
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs and laundry etc.
  • Any personal expenses

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