Splendours of Ceylon

| Sri Lanka | Colombo | Anuradhapura |
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Summary

Be amazed by the diversity of this tour, treating you to an insight into just how much this small island has to offer. From the scenic landscapes of the hills and the rolling plains of the tea plantations, to the sweeping sands of the beach, here experiences are varied. Along the way you will discover the island’s heritage and history and get up close to native wildlife while on safari. The sheer diversity of things to see and do throughout this tour ensures that you leave the island with many lasting memories.


Prices fromThe itinerary includes
14 nights / 15 days from £2,675 – Low Season
14 nights / 15 days from £2,995 – High Season

Prices are per person based on 2 people sharing a room, including economy flights from London.
Itinerary starts and ends in Colombo
Private transfers throughout
Hotel accommodation as detailed below
Daily breakfast and all meals plus beverages at Ceylon Tea Trails
Private guided touring as specified

Itinerary

Day 1 - 2

London to Colombo

You will be met on arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport and transferred to The Wallawwa in Negombo for an overnight stay. The remainder of the day is free to spend at your leisure.

Day 2 - 3

Negombo to Anuradhapura

Today you will be driven to Anuradhapura, where you will stay for 3 nights at Ulagalla by Uga Escapes. Along the way you will visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, home to the world's largest number of captive elephants, ranging from newborns to elderly matriarchs.

Day 3 - 4

In Anuradhapura

Begin the day with a visit to Mihintale. This mountain peak is believed to be the site where Buddhism was first introduced into Sri Lanka. Later in the day you will be taken on a tour of the ancient city of Anuradhapura, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 4 - 5

In Anuradhapura

After breakfast you will be driven to the spectacular 5th century Sigiriya Rock fortress, where you will enjoy amazing views at the top. From here you will be transferred to the ruined capital of Polonnaruwa, where magnificent Buddha statues carved out of sheer rock offer a snapshot of medieval Sri Lanka.

Day 5 - 6

Anuradhapura to Kandy

Today you will be collected from the hotel and driven to Kandy, where you will stay for 2 nights at Kandy House. En route you will visit Dambulla Rock Temple, followed by a stop at Matale to explore a local spice garden.

Day 6 - 7

In Kandy

Spend the day sightseeing with a tour of Kandy, visiting the Temple of the Tooth Relic and catching a panoramic view of the town from Upper Lake Drive. In the evening you will experience a Kandyan Dance performance with a spectacular fire-walking finale.

Day 7 - 8

Kandy to Hatton

This morning you will be transferred to Hatton, journeying through winding roads and scenic valleys and calling at the quaint old town Nuwara Eliya, before arriving at Ceylon Tea Trails for your 2 night stay.

Day 8 - 9

In Hatton

Spend the day at leisure enjoying the cooler climate and milder temperatures of the hills. There is also the option of visiting a tea plantation and factory, or perhaps going canoeing in Castlereigh.

Day 9 - 10

Hatton to Yala

After breakfast you will travel to Yala, where you will spend 2 nights at Cinnamon Wild Yala. En route you will proceed to Udawalawe to visit the Ath Athuru Sevena, an elephant transit home that cares for abandoned baby elephants before releasing them back into the wild.

Day 10 - 11

In Yala

Begin the day with a visit to the spiritual Kataragama, revered by believers of many different religions. Head out in the afternoon on a Jeep safari in Yala and if you are fortunate enough, witness leopards, sloth bears and elephants.

Day 11 - 12

Yala to Koggala

Journey on to Koggala, calling at Galle en route to explore the 17th century Dutch Fort. Arrive at The Fortress Resort & Spa, where you will spend the next 4 nights at this beachfront property.

Day 12 - 15

In Koggala

These days are free to spend at leisure, enjoying all that the resort has to offer or perhaps visiting Kanneliya or Sinharaja rainforests.

Day 15 -

Colombo to London

Today you will be transferred to Colombo Airport for your flight to London.

- This is a guide itinerary and can be modified to suit. It is subject to availability and price at the time of booking. Other conditions may apply -

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