A special tariff for a week at well-located Habarana Village by Cinnamon, perfect for walking amongst nature and for spotting wildlife. Explore the culture, history & wildlife of the resplendent Sri Lanka
Flight - 1 night
Habarana – 7 nights
Explore this teardrop-shaped utopia surrounded by the beautiful blue sea, rich in culture and history, with well-preserved ancient sites and abundantly blessed with stunning landscapes and wildlife. Sri Lanka is a place that can be visited more than once and it will not disappoint!
We are pleased to offer this tour at an exceptional tariff, allowing time for relaxation whilst uncovering the highlights in central Sri Lanka. Unpack and unwind at the fabulous Habarana Village by Cinnamon for 7 nights. The hotel is set in beautiful grounds with excellent opportunities for bird watching or simply going for a walk to look at the fantastic flora. The small town of Habarana is strategically located with easy access to important historic sites. Step back in time with visits to UNESCO sites: 5th-century fortress citadel of Sigiriya, the island’s medieval capital Polonnaruwa and the renowned Dambulla Cave Temple.
Sri Lanka’s tropical climate is responsible for its incredible variety of wildlife. Located less than 15 minutes away from Habarana is Minneriya National Park, one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries especially for spotting large herds of elephants. An amazing spectacle takes place between June-October known as “The Gathering” with over 300 elephants clustered at Minneriya’s reservoir. The park is also home to 24 species of mammals including two endemic species of monkey, the Purple-Faced Leaf Monkey and Toque Macaque, Sambur Deer, Sri Lankan Axis Deer, Sri Lankan Sloth Bear, Sri Lankan Leopard, 160 species of birds and many more.
New Classic Resort
Jules Verne Sightseeing
3 UNESCO Heritage Sites
No Single Supplement
Group Size: 4 – 22
Day 1 Fly overnight from London Heathrow to Colombo.
Day 2 Transfer to the 4-star Habarana Village by Cinnamon (4 hrs) for seven nights. (D)
Day 3 Walk from the hotel to the small local village of Hiriwaduna and experience the authentic rural way of life. On the way, encounter the early morning activities carried out by villagers along the reservoir. Enjoy delicious Sri Lankan cuisine for lunch in a local village home. (B, L, D)
Day 4 Guided tour of the iconic Sigiriya Rock Fortress† passing the Mirror Walls, Frescoes, the Gardens and the giant lion's paws. Afternoon at leisure. (B, D)
Day 5 Morning optional excursion to Pidurangala Rock adjacent to Sigiriya with its own historic cave complex. The top of the rock is known to provide breathtaking views of Sigiriya Rock surrounded by lush green forest (approx. $65 bookable locally). Afternoon jeep safari around Sri Lanka’s most popular wildlife sanctuaries, Minneriya National Park. (B, D)
Day 6 Visit Sri Lanka’s medieval capital Polonnaruwa and see the Royal Palace complex, the Quadrangle and the spectacular rock temple Gal Vihare, with four giant Buddha statues carved out of granite rock. Afternoon at leisure. (B, D)
Day 7 Enjoy a tour around a serene Spice Garden followed by cookery demonstration and traditional lunch. Later, visit the Dambulla Cave Temple. (B, L, D)
Day 8 Day at leisure to relax or explore. (B, D)
Day 9 Return flight, arriving at London Heathrow later the same day. (B)
†Sigiriya Rock Fortress involves many steps and steep inclines.
A 4-star hotel surrounded by acres of lush forest bordering the serene lake of Habarana. The hotel grounds are a tranquil place to walk amongst nature and for spotting wildlife. Restaurant, bar, pool, spa and WiFi (free). 108 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.
Negombo Beach Extension
Relax on the west coast in the city of Negomobo at the contemporary 4-star Jetwing Sea Hotel offering pure serenity with the Indian Ocean gleaming at its doorstep. At leisure, explore the bustling town nearby or simply relax at the resort. Half board included.
Day 1 Transfer to the 4-star Jetwing Sea Hotel for three nights. (B, D)
Day 2 Day at leisure. (B, D)
Day 3 Day at leisure. (B, D)
Day 4 Transfer for the return flight, arriving London Heathrow later the same day. (B)
A 4-star Jetwing Sea Hotel boasting a beautiful golden sandy beach. Restaurants, bars, pools, spa and WiFi (free). 83 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities and private balcony/terrace with ocean view, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.
per person in a twin/double room
SriLankan Airlines from Heathrow
Supplements per person
NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
2021: Apr 3, May 1, Sep 25, Oct 23
Double for sole use £295
SriLankan Airlines Business Class from £1345
Extra Nights – Habarana
Habarana Village by Cinnamon (per night) £55
Double for sole use £50
Arrival or departure transfer £75
Extension – Negombo Beach Extension
3 nights £325
Double for sole use £195
Arrival or departure transfer add £75
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 7 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 7 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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