The Heart of Sri Lanka

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

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.

Key Features

New Classic Resort
Culture Tour
Wildlife Experience
Jules Verne Sightseeing
3 UNESCO Heritage Sites
No Single Supplement
Group Size: 4 – 22

Special Events

Sri Lankan Spice Garden & cuisine

Enjoy Sri Lankan cuisine at a village home. Visit a spice garden followed by a cooking demonstration with traditional lunch.

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)

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

Notes

†Sigiriya Rock Fortress involves many steps and steep inclines.

2021

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

Date Price
March 13 £1395
April 3 £1395
May 1 £1375
July 3 £1395
August 28 £1395
September 25 £1395
October 23 £1395
November 13 £1425
No Single Supplement

(limited dates/availability)

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
(limited availability)
2021: Apr 3, May 1, Sep 25, Oct 23

Double for sole use £295

Flight Options

SriLankan Airlines Business Class from £1345

Extension Options

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

Independent Arrival

Save £650
Arrival or departure transfer add £75

Price Includes
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.

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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