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12 Nights - £2,195pp

Flight inclusive price from UK

Tour Info
  • International flights from UK
  • 12 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Airport transfers by private car
  • Excursions and transfers with chauffeur-guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Based on 2019 - 20 prices

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Classic Sri Lanka Tours

Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa

Steam Train through Tea Plantations

Steam Train through Tea Plantations

Yala National Park

Yala National Park

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Stilt Fishermen

Stilt Fishermen

 

Classic Sri Lanka

This comprehensive Classic Sri Lanka tour includes Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, the Buddhist Caves at Dambulla, the ancient capital Polonnaruwa, Kandy, the Hill Country, Yala National Park and Galle.

You will be accompanied by a chauffeur-guide on your private tour of Sri Lanka.

Begin the trip in Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle region including a trip to the spectacular Sigiriya Rock Fortress.

From the Cultural Triangle region, head south to Kandy, the cultural capital of Sri Lanka, famous for its dancers and the Temple of the Sacred Tooth.

From Kandy take a scenic train ride into sri Lanka's beautiful Hill Country, with its tea plantations and stunning scenery.

From the Hill Country head to Yala National Park in search of leopards, before relaxing on the beach or in the historic town of Galle with its atmospheric old walled Fort.

Our Sri Lanka tours are all completely tailor made and can be adjusted to suit your interests and budget.

Just let us know the kind of thing you would like to do and let us create your perfect Sri Lanka holiday.

Inclusions

  • International flights from UK
  • Accommodation with breakfast
  • All airport transfers by private car
  • Private car and cheauffeur-guide until beach
  • Entrance Fees

Accommodation

  • 1 night Kotugoda
  • 2 nights Sigiriya
  • 2 nights Kandy
  • 2 nights Pussellawa
  • 2 nights Yala National Park
  • 3 nights Galle

Excursions

  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Polonnaruwa - ancient capital
  • Dambulla Cave Temples
  • Spice Garden
  • Batik Factory
  • Temple of the Sacred Tooth
  • Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Scenic Railway Journey
  • Yala National Park game drives

Day 1: Fly UK to Sri Lanka

Fly UK to Sri Lanka

Day 2: Kotugoda

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your chosen hotel in Kotugoda, about 30 minutes drive.

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight Kotugoda. Breakfast included.

Day 3: Sigiriya – Pinnawela - Dambulla

Transfer to Sigiriya, famous for its spectacular rock fortress.

Visit the Golden Temple Caves in Dambulla which contain beautiful paintings of the Buddha.

Overnight Sigiriya. Breakfast included.

Day 4: Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa

Visit and climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress.

In the afternoon enjoy sightseeing in Polonnaruwa, the ancient capital of Sri Lanka.

Overnight Sigiriya. Breakfast included.

Day 5: Matale - Kandy

Transfer to Kandy, the cultural centre of Sri Lanka, en-route visiting a Spice Garden & Batik Factory at Matale.

Overnight Kandy. Breakfast included.

Day 6: Peradeniya

Visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth of The Buddha. Afternoon in Peradeniya visiting the Royal Botanical Gardens.

Overnight Kandy. Breakfast included.

Day 7: Kandy - Pussellawa

Transfer to Kandy Railway Station and board the train for the scenic railway journey to Nanu Oya. Transfer to Pussellawa.

Overnight Pussellawa. Breakfast included.

Day 8: Pussellawa

Enjoy the day at leisure.

Overnight Pussellawa. Breakfast included.

Day 9: Pussellawa - Yala National Park

Transfer to Yala National Park. Check in to your luxurious game lodge bordering Yala National Park.

Overnight Yala. Breakfast included.

Day 10: Yala National Park

Excursions in Yala National Park.

Overnight Yala National Park. Breakfast included.

Day 11: Yala National Park - Galle

Transfer to Galle. Stay in Galle Fort or a nearby beach resort. Enjoy 3 days to relax.

Overnight Galle. Breakfast included.

Day 12 - 13: Galle

Enjoy the time at leisure in Galle.

Overnight Galle. Breakfast included.

Day 14: Fly Sri Lanka - UK

Transfer to the Airport for your flight back to the UK.

Day 15: Arrive UK

Arrive back in the UK.

Is this a Private Tour or a Group Tour?

All of our tours are private tailor made itineraries, customised for you - we can amend things to entirely suit you.

You will have your own private car and chauffeur-guide on excursions.

Sri Lanka differs from many other destinations in this respect - the driver doubles as the guide.

What are the departure dates?

Let us know your preferred dates of travel and we will find the best and most suitable flights to fit your itinerary.

As this is a private tour, there are no set departure dates.

Which Airlines do you use?

We work with all the major airlines flying to Sri Lanka.

Typically for Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan Airlines, British Airways and Emirates are the airlines we most often use.

However, just let us know your preferred airline if you have one. We can organise flights from any regional destination in the UK.

Sri Lankan Airlines and British Airways fly directly to Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan Airlines and Emirates are both great options for combining Sri Lanka with the Maldives.

Which Hotels do you use?

We're careful with our choice of hotels in Sri Lanka, but we're guided by our customers also. If you have some preferred hotels, just let us know.

We specialise in boutique hotels and so we will often suggest some of our favourite smaller hotels where we think these will be suitable.

We keep on top of hotel developments in Sri Lanka through our own inspection trips and also through the expertise of our local partners. We also keep tabs on feedback online and from our customers.

Sri Lanka has a really great choice of boutique hotels and some excellent luxury hotels.

Do you cater for Solo Travellers & Families?

Yes, we have many solo travellers, and Sri Lanka is generally a safe, friendly and welcoming destination for those travelling alone.

Sri Lanka is very well suited for families of all ages and we can tailor something specifically to fit your family's needs.

This particular Sri Lanka Highlights itinerary can be tailored for families. Children of all ages tend to love Sri Lanka for the wildlife, jungle and activities such as cycling around the temples.

How long have you been organising holidays to Sri Lanka?

We've been organising tailor made holidays to Sri Lanka for over 10 years.

Our team has a wealth of combined experience in the industry and our Director has been involved in organising holidays to Sri Lanka since the early 1990's.

Our partners on the ground in Sri Lanka have over 20 years experience in operating there.

They understand the country inside out and have a strong infrastructure of staff, guides and vehicles.

We've had the same partnership in Sri Lanka since 2010.

What destinations can be combined with Sri Lanka?

A holiday to Sri Lanka is often combined with a beach holiday in the Maldives. It's really the perfect combination of culture, sights, wildlife and some of the best beaches in the world.

A stopover in Dubai or Abu Dhabi is a very popular option for Sri Lanka holidays - it makes a great contrast.

Sri Lanka is also sometimes combined with South East Asia or with a journey around India.

Should our clients need any assistance during a trip to Sri Lanka, we always have at least one of our own staff on a similar time zone, and we're open 7 days a week in Saigon.

Of course our local partners are always there to assist 24-7.

Cultural Triangle

Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle covers the region north of Kandy, and includes the historic capitals of Anuradhapura and Polonaruwa, the amazing rock citadel of Sigiriya, the cave temples of Dambulla and the Mineriya-Giritale National Parks.

This is one of Sri Lanka’s most fascinating regions and is a great place to spend a few days exploring some superb ancient ruins, reclining buddhas, magnificent frescoes and some of Sri Lanka’s best scenery and wildlife.

Kandy

About 3 hours drive from the coast, Kandy is a great base for exploring many of the surrounding attractions such as Buddhist temples, the botanic gardens and the Pinnawela elephant orphanage.

The sacred Temple of the Tooth and the famous Kandyan dancers are two things not to be missed within Kandy.

Kandy is the cultural capital of Sri Lanka, at least for the Sinhalese population and is home to the famous and very colourful Esala Perahera Festival in August, a great time to visit Kandy.

There are a handful of great boutique hotels in Kandy and we highly recommend Kandy House and Villa Rosa.

Yala National Park

One of Sri Lanka’s prime wildlife parks, Yala covers almost 1000 square kilometres of parkland, jungle, beaches, rivers, scrubland and freshwater lakes.

The park offers some of the best wildlife in Sri Lanka because of the diverse landscapes.

Surprisingly, Yala has the highest concentration of leopards anywhere in the world.

There are also elephants, wild boar, crocodiles, monkeys, eagles and many other species of bird.

Including Yala on a tour of Sri Lanka is a great way to get close to Sri Lanka’s wildlife.

Galle

Wonderfully enigmatic and atmospheric, Galle Fort is a World Heritage designated area consisting of quiet streets lined with traditional houses, high quality antique shops, old churches and the occasional luxury boutique hotel.

The area close to the fort and Galle town also has some fantastic beaches. Galle is acclaimed for its Dutch Fort, intricate Galle lace, ebony, woodcarvings and polished gems.

The area around Galle has some of the best boutique hotels in Sri Lanka. Some of the top luxury hotels in Sri Lanka are also found in the area.

Standard Hotel Suggestions Cultural Triangle:

Jim's Farm Villas (Dambulla)
The Mud House (Anuradhapura)

Standard Hotel Suggestions Kandy:

Clove Villa
Serendib Stone Bungalow

Standard Hotel Suggestions Hill Country:

Cocoon Hills (Nuwara Eliya)

Standard Hotel Suggestions Galle:

41 Lighthouse Street

 

12 night Classic Sri Lanka - Standard:

  • Price from £2,195 pp

This is a guide price only, based on travel in low season.

Prices will vary according to choice of hotel and seasonal airfare and hotel surcharges. Please ask us for any current special offers.

Contact Us:

All of our Classic Sri Lanka Tours are completely tailor made and we can put together any kind of Sri Lanka tour itinerary to suit your interests and budget.

Call us now to speak to a Sri Lanka holiday expert about your Sri Lanka holiday or honeymoon to Sri Lanka.

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