Visit a wonderful array of ancient sites, hill stations, national parks, temples and wildlife on an enchanting tear-drop shaped island
Save up to £150 (20 January & 14 April 2021)
2 June 2021
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
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.
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
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)
†Optional excursion on Day 9 involves many steps and steep inclines.
A 4-star hotel located near to the National Museum with restaurants, rooftop bar, pool, Jacuzzi, WiFi (free). 219 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.
Overlooking Galle Fort and the Indian Ocean sits this attractive 4-star hotel with 57 air-conditioned rooms, pool, restaurants, bar, spa and WiFi (free).
A pleasant hotel situated at the edge of the famous Yala National Park, allowing easy access to and from the park. Restaurant, bar, pool, spa and WiFi (free). 90 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.
A former mansion from the Elizabethan era, with charming character, style and antique furnishings, this 4-star hotel has a restaurant, gym, WiFi (free) and 154 rooms with private facilities, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.
A 4-star hotel with picturesque mountain views, restaurant, bar, pool, spa and WiFi (free). 90 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, safe, mini-fridge and satellite TV.
A 4-star hotel in the quiet surroundings of Dambulla with 94 rooms. Restaurant, pool, spa, gym, restaurant, bar. Air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe and satellite TV.
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 private facillities, hairdryer, safe, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.
Relax at the 3-star Fun Island Resort on Bodufinolhu Island, on full board basis including flights to and from Male airport in the Maldives from Colombo and return speedboat transfers to Fun Island. Discover serenity on this exotic island surrounded by white powder sand and pristine turquoise water.
Day 1 Fly to Male and transfer by speedboat to the Fun Island Resort for three nights. (B,L,D)
Day 2 Day at leisure. (B, L, D)
Day 3 Day at leisure. (B, L, D)
Day 4 Transfer to the airport by speedboat for the return flight via Colombo.
A 3-star hotel on Bodufinolhu Island, surrounded by white powder sand and pristine turquoise water. Restaurant, bars, spa, WiFi (free), 75 air-conditioned rooms with mini-bar and tea/coffee making facilities.
Enjoy three nights at the Seth Dev Lagoon 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.
Day 1 Transfer to the Seth Dev Lagoon for three nights. (B)
Day 2 Afternoon Jeep safari in Wilpattu National Park. (B)
Day 3 Afternoon visit to the Dutch Fort and enjoy boat safari on the Kalpitiya Lagoon (B)
Day 4 Transfer to Colombo airport for the return flight, arriving London Heathrow later the same day. (B)
Located in the town of Kalpitiya and surrounded by lush palm trees with the beach a few steps away. Pool, bar, restaurants, WiFi (free) and 22 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer and satellite TV.
per person in a twin/double room
SriLankan Airlines from Heathrow
Save up to £150 (20 January & 14 April 2021)
2 June 2021
Supplements per person
NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
2021: May 5 & Oct 20
Solo Group Departure
(No Single Supplement)
2021: Jun 2
Double for sole use £395
SriLankan Airlines Business Class from £1345
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
All inclusive (3 nights) £125
Extension - Kalpitiya
3 nights £345 (Apr-Jun £275)
Single supplement £135 (Apr-Jun £90)
2 guests - £395 per person
3-4 guests - £195 per person
5-9 guests - £75 per person
10+ guests - No extra charge
Arrival transfer add £25
Departure transfer add £40
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.
Travel insurance, visa procurement (ETA), optional excursions, overseas airport taxes, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.
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