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Grand Tour of Sri Lanka

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
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Discover the tremendous diversity of the ‘tear-drop isle’ on this varied tour of Sri Lanka, viewing the architecture of its colonial past, the animals of its national park, the ancient remains of citadels and temples, and the amazingly varied landscapes in between

Explore every aspect of this multi-faceted island, its topography ranging from jungle greenery to tiered tea plantations, palm dotted shores, and lush riverbanks; its history on show in Buddhist, Hindu and Christian temples and churches, Portuguese, Dutch and British colonial monuments, and haunting ruins of once opulent palaces; its wildlife, including leopards and elephants, Hawksbill turtles and Spinner dolphins, and 34 bird species seen only in Sri Lanka.

The tour begins in Colombo, an old trade route port, its modern persona mixing malls and towers with old-world buildings and an oceanfront promenade. Galle was Ceylon’s major harbour right up to the 19th century. Still crammed with colonial buildings, it is now UNESCO-protected. Yala National Park has habitats for 44 mammal species and 200 bird types from spoonbills to sea eagles. Over 6,000ft up in misted mountains, Nuwara Eliya claims the country’s coolest climate and finest orange pekoe tea.

In Kandy, Sri Lanka’s last ‘old kingdom’, iconic monuments stud the lake shore. Rose-quartz mountains and flowering ironwood trees adorn Dambulla’s landscape, the site of an ancient cave temple; and vibrant Chilaw is the place to unwind, on the Indian Ocean sands.

Overview

  • Flight  - 1 night
  • Colombo  - 1 night
  • Galle  - 1 night
  • Yala National Park  - 1 night
  • Nuwara Eliya  - 1 night
  • Kandy  - 2 nights
  • Dambulla  - 3 nights
  • Chilaw  - 1 night
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Tour Highlights

  • Culture, Countryside & Wildlife
  • Jules Verne Sightseeing
  • 6 UNESCO Heritage Sites
  • Rail Journey Included
  • Local Expert Guide
  • No Single Supplement

Discover the tremendous diversity of the ‘tear-drop isle’ on this varied tour of Sri Lanka, viewing the architecture of its colonial past, the animals of its national park, the ancient remains of citadels and temples, and the amazingly varied landscapes in between

 

Notes:

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

Extension Options

Kalpitiya Extension

Enjoy three nights at The Blue Lagoon Resort located in Kalpitiya town, surrounded by lush palm trees with the beach a few steps away. Sightseeing includes a Jeep safari in Wilpattu National Park, a visit to the Dutch Fort and boat safari on the Kalpitiya Lagoon.

Extra Nights

Stay in Colombo before you start your tour, or spend extra nights in Chilaw before flying back to the UK

Extra nights are on request, please call to discuss your requirements

Mövenpick Colombo
(per night) £105
Single supplement £90
Arrival transfer £35

Anantaya Resort
(per night) £90 
Single supplement £70
Half board £25
Full board £40
Departure transfer £50

Mövenpick - Colombo

A 4-star hotel located near to the National Museum with restaurants, rooftop bar, pool, jacuzzi, WiFi (free). 219 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Anantaya Resort & Spa - Chilaw

A 4-star hotel located in the charming coastal town of Chilaw, positioned with a sandy beach on one side and charming lagoon on the other. Pool, bar, restaurants, spa, WiFi (free) and 87 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Departures & Prices

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

There are currently no departure dates available for this tour. 

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.

Supplements per person

Flight Options
  • SriLankan Airlines Business Class
  • On request, please call
Privately Guided
  • Privately guided tour available
  • £595 per person
Tour Only
  • Arrival transfer
  • £35
  • Departure transfer
  • £50

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