A complete 12 day tour covering all the major attractions of this beautiful island.
Only £1,195 per person.
COLOMBO – ANURADHAPURA – DAMBULLA – POLONNARUWA - NURAWA ELIYA - KANDY
Price includes: Airport/hotel transfers, hotels as stated or similar with daily breakfast, air conditioned cars, English speaking guide/driver, sightseeing, fully escorted day trips, admissions fees.
Price excludes: International flights *, insurance, local airport tax, meals, tips, personal expenses, optional entertainment and any service not specified above. Single room supplement is £295 per person. Children: 75% of adult’s price (child sharing parents’ room).
* To make your holidays even more hassle free, we can purchase international flights on your behalf at competitive prices. Please call for more information.
DAY 01 DEPARTURE
International flights to Colombo.
DAY 02 COLOMBO (-/-/-)
On arrival in Colombo, meet our representative and transfer to Mt Lavinia hotel. Afternoon is at leisure and overnight in Colombo.
DAY 03 COLOMBO (B/-/-)
Full day Colombo city tour with guide: Jami Ul Alfar mosques, the National Museum, the Clock Tower, the oldest Wolfendahl church, the Presidential secretariat, Galle Face hotel built in 1864 and the Independence Square. Overnight at Mt. Lavinia hotel.
DAY 04 ANURADHAPURA (B/-/-)
Morning visit to Anuradhapura ancient Capital with en route visit to the Pinnawala Elephant orphanage and the Yapahuwa Ancient Kingdom. Overnight at Palm Garden Village.
DAY 05 ANURADHAPURA (B/-/-)
Full day city tour of Anuradhapura including Ruwanweli Seya, Jetavanarama, Thuparama, the oldest sacred Bo tree and the Mihintale Rock. Overnight at Palm Garden Village.
DAY 06 DAMBULA (B/-/-)
Morning transfer to Dambula with en route visit to the Ritigale Monastery in the mountains and the Aukanna Buddha statue. Explore the most impressive Dambula Rock cave temple with colossal rock carved image of the recumbent Buddha. Overnight at Amaya Lake.
DAY 07 POLONNARUWA (B/-/-)
Morning visit to the unique Sigiriya rock fortress built in the 5th century by King Kasyapa. Afternoon visit to Minneriya wild life park by jeep. Optional night safari in Kaudulla jungles in Habarana. Overnight in Polonnaruwa at Sudu Araliya hotel.
DAY 08 NURAWA ELIYA (B/-/-)
Morning guided tour of Polonnaruwa ancient city, the Medieval Capital of Srilanka from the 10th-12th century. Visit to the huge Parkrama Samudar reservoir and Gal Vihara where you can see the colossal Buddha image carved on a granite boulder. Transfer to the serene town of Nuwara Eliya known as “Little England”. Drive via Randenigala reservoir and Mahiyangana temple where Lord Buddha had visited. Overnight at the famous Tea Factory hotel.
DAY 09 NURAWA ELIYA-KANDY (B/-/-)
Discover the special flora and fauna of Nurawa and the tea plantations. Visit Cloak Ridges, the finest golf course in Asia, and the Anglican Church. Transfer to Kandy, Sri Lanka’s Hill Capital and the last Kingdom of Sinhala and marvel at the beautiful Devon & St Clare's waterfalls on the way. Visit a tea factory to experience tea production and enjoy a cup of authentic Ceylon tea. Overnight in Kandy at Thilanka hotel.
DAY 10 KANDY (B/-/-)
A full day guided tour to explore the Royal City of Kandy sheltered by green hills and the Mahaweli, Sri Lanka’s longest river. Visit the sacred Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth. Drive on to Peradeniya to see the green university campus and the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens. Enjoy an evening of Kandyan cultural dance and a leisurely walk along the Kandy Lake. Overnight at Thilanka hotel.
DAY 11 COLOMBO (B/-/-)
Transfer to Colombo. At leisure or shopping if time allows. Check-in at airport for departure.
DAY 12 Arrival home.