Overview

Flight - 1 night
Colombo - 1 night
Galle - 1 night
Yala NP - 1 night
Nuwara Eliya - 1 night
Kandy - 2 nights
Dambulla - 3 nights
Chilaw - 1 night

GRAND TOUR OF SRI LANKA

Visit a wonderful array of ancient sites, hill stations, national parks, temples and wildlife on an enchanting tear-drop shaped island

The island of Sri Lanka offers tremendous variety in terms of flora, fauna and topography, with a fascinating history and well-preserved ancient sites. Jules Verne are strong advocates of supporting tourism in areas affected by local external factors, as demonstrated with our offer of reduced prices to this magical island.

The 5th-century fortress Citadel of Sigiriya sits vertiginously high above the surrounding jungle on a massive rock and is best known for its views and rock paintings.

The 11th-century city of Polonnaruwa contains a fascinating range of ancient buildings and Anuradhapura was the first capital city of Sri Lanka. Dambulla is home to a beautifully painted cave temple and Kandy houses the island’s most sacred Buddhist relic at its lakeside Temple of the Tooth.

Venturing further into the scenic heartlands of the country, the delightful hill station of Nuwara Eliya is visited and there is the opportunity to spot some of Sri Lanka’s best known wildlife in Yala National Park.

Key Features

Culture, Countryside & Wildlife
Jules Verne Sightseeing
6 UNESCO Heritage Sites
Rail Journey Included
Local Expert Guide
No Single Supplement
Solo Group Departure
Group Size: 4  28

Special Event

Spices of Sri Lanka

Visit a spice garden to learn about the different spices used in Sri Lankan cooking. Enjoy a traditional lunch followed by a curry cooking demonstration.

Day 1 Fly overnight from London Heathrow to Colombo.

Day 2 Overnight in Colombo at the 4-star Mövenpick Colombo. (D)

Day 3 Colombo panoramic city tour including ‘Fort’ the former British administrative centre, Pettah, the Kayman’s Gate and the Dutch Church. Visit a turtle hatchery en route to Galle and visit the Old Dutch Fort. Overnight at the 4-star Le Grand Hotel. (B)

Day 4 Drive to Yala (4 hrs). Jeep safari at Yala National Park, home to leopards, elephants and crocodiles. Overnight at the 4-star Jetwing Yala Hotel in Yala National Park. (B)

Day 5 Travel to Nuwara Eliya, visit the ancient Buddhist temple of Buduruwagala and scenic area of Ella en route. Overnight at the 4-star Grand Hotel. (B, L)

Day 6 By rail from Nanu Oya to Peradeniya, near Kandy (subject to change due to local conditions and schedule amendments). Visit the Temple of the Tooth. Stay two nights at the 4-star Golden Crown Hotel. Evening cultural show. (B)

Day 7 Morning at leisure. Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens, renowned for its orchid collection and vast range of plants, palm trees, spices and medicinal plants. (B)

Day 8 Visit a tea plantation and factory. Continue to the Habarana area. Enjoy a ‘Spices of Sri Lanka’ special event and a visit to Dambulla Cave Temple. Three nights at the 4-star Jetwing Lake, Dambulla. (B, L, D)

Day 9 Optional excursion to the 5th-century iconic Sigiriya Rock Fortress† (bookable locally, approx. $60). Afternoon visit to the ancient Polonnaruwa ruins. (B)

Day 10 Visit the ruins of Anuradhapura previously one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 11 Travel to the 4-star Anantaya Resort & Spa Hotel (4 hrs) in Chilaw for an afternoon at leisure and overnight stay. (B)

Day 12 Return flight, arriving at London Heathrow later the same day. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner

Notes

†Optional excursion on Day 9 involves many steps and steep inclines.

2021

Wednesdays
per person in a twin/double room
SriLankan Airlines from Heathrow

Date Price
January 20 £2195
February 24 £2395
March 10 £2295
April 14 £2195
May 5 £2145
June 2 £2145
October 20 £2145
November 17 £2295
No Single Supplement

(limited dates/availability)

Prices Reduced

Save up to £150 (20 January & 14 April 2021)

Solo Group Departure

2 June 2021

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
(limited availability)

2021: May 5 & Oct 20

Solo Group Departure
(No Single Supplement)
2021: Jun 2

Double for sole use £395

Flight Options

SriLankan Airlines Business Class from £1345 

Extension Options

Extra nights - Chilaw
Anantaya Resort £90 (per night)
Single supplement £70 (per night)
Half Board £20 (per night)
Full Board £35 (per night)
Departure transfer £40

Extension - Maldives
3 nights £795 (Jan-Mar £975) 
Single supplement £355
(Jan-Mar £495)

All inclusive (3 nights) £125

Extension - Kalpitiya
3 nights £345 (Apr-Jun £275)
Single supplement £135 (Apr-Jun £90)

Privately Guided

2 guests - £395 per person
3-4 guests - £195 per person
5-9 guests - £75 per person
10+ guests - No extra charge

Independent Arrival

Save £650 
Arrival transfer add £25
Departure transfer add £40

Price Includes
Air travel, UK departure taxes, transfers, 10 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 2 dinners, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, visa procurement (ETA), optional excursions, overseas airport taxes, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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