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8 Nights - £1,195pp

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Tour Info
  • International Flights
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Transfers by private car
  • Excursions with private car & driver
  • Entrance fees

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Relaxing Sri Lanka

Temple of the Tooth, Kandy

Temple of the Tooth, Kandy

Scenic Railway Trip

Scenic Railway Trip

Cape Weligama

Cape Weligama

View of Kandy

View of Kandy

Stay at Number ONE Mirissa

Stay at Number ONE Mirissa

 

Enjoy Sri Lanka at a relaxed pace, with time to enjoy the best of Sri Lanka's stunning scenery and natural environment.

This Sri Lanka holiday offers a combination of a few nights in Kandy, the cultural capital of Sri Lanka in combination with a stay in one of Sri Lanka's boutique beach resorts.

You will be met on arrival in Sri Lanka and driven by private car to Kandy for 3 nights.

Your accommodation will be in one of Kandy's excellent boutique hotels and your stay will include a visit to the Temple of the Tooth, the Botanical Gardens and the Elephant Orphange at Pinawela.

Also enjoy a great performance in Kandy by the famous local Kandyan dancers.

Board the train for a scenic railway journey to Nanu Oya, a relaxing train ride through some of the most beautiful scenery in Sri Lanka.

From here you will be driven to your choice of Sri Lankan boutique beach resorts for a relaxing stay in a beach resort.

Sri Lanka's beaches are stunning and many people take the opportunity of going whale watching or visiting one of the turtle hatching sites along the coast.

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.

At a Glance

  • 3 nights Kandy
  • 5 nights Boutique Beach Resort
  • Temple of the Sacred Tooth
  • Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Scenic Railway Journey

Day 1: Fly UK to Sri Lanka

Fly UK to Sri Lanka

Day 2: Kandy

Transfer to Kandy, the cultural centre of Sri Lanka.

Overnight Kandy. Breakfast included.

Day 3: Kandy & Peradeniya

Visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth of The Buddha.

Spend a relaxing afternoon in Peradeniya visiting the Royal Botanical Gardens.

Overnight Kandy. Breakfast included.

Day 4: Kandy

Enjoy the day at leisure in Kandy to enjoy the surroundings. In the late afternoon enjoy a spectacular performance of Kandy's famous dancers.

Overnight Kandy. Breakfast included.

Day 5: Kandy - Nanu Oya - Beach

Transfer to Kandy Railway Station. Board the train for the scenic railway journey to Nanu Oya, a relaxing train ride through some of the most beautiful scenery in Sri Lanka.

Transfer to one of Sri Lanka's stunning boutique resorts along the coast, around Galle or perhaps further east around Tangalla.

Overnight Beach Resort. Breakfast included.

Day 6 - 9: Beach Resort

Relax in one of Sri Lanka's beautiful boutique hotels.

Overnight Beach Resort. Breakfast included.

Day 10: Fly Sri Lanka - UK

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

Day 11: Arrive UK

Arrive back in the UK.

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.

Stay at Kandy House

Kandy House is a unique ancestral manor house providing seclusion and serenity in a lush tropical setting near kandy.

For a honeymoon in Sri Lanka or to enjoy nearby heritage, culture, golf or adventure, this luxury boutique hotel in Kandy is a great option.

Kandy House manages to retain the charisma of this captivating house and the resulting restoration sensitively blends modernised bathrooms with elegant antique furniture, whilst fresh touches of colour set off the traditional architecture.

With only 9 bedrooms, Kandy House offers an experience more akin to staying in a private house than a conventional hotel.

In the gardens, a stunning infinity pool has been landscaped into the hillside overlooking the rice paddy fields.

What’s so Special?

Kandy House is ideal for those looking for a bit of seclusion and serenity in a lush tropical setting.

Kandy House has its own masseur, and yoga can be arranged.

In 1804, the last Chief Minister of the Kandyan Kingdom, Ratwatte Adigar, committed an act of “defiant decadence” - he dared to build himself a palatial villa using roof tiles which at that time were decreed only for royal residences.

200 years later, Tim and Sarah Jacobson dared to start the process to turn it into a designer boutique hotel, in partnership with Channa Daswatte.

Bear in mind

The house can also be booked as a whole for important celebrations with friends, or just for the peace of mind of a group having total privacy away from the public eye.

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 and some of the best boutique hotels in Sri Lanka.

The Galle Coast is a great destination to consider for a beach stay in Sri Lanka.

Frangipani Tree is just one of the boutique hotels in Sri Lanka's Galle Coast which we love.

Stay at Frangipani Tree

Sister Hotel to Galle’s Fort Printers, Frangipani Tree is a Geoffrey Bawa inspired elegant but minimalist beachfront resort in Thalpe, a secluded and quiet beach location a short distance from Galle fort.

Just 10 very modern Suites are located in separate villas. Named after the different species of turtle which visit the beach, Frangipani Trees’ Suites are deliberately sparingly furnished and feature private terraces and four-poster beds.

The minimalist design and polished concrete interiors are quite a change from most of the heritage inspired boutique hotels in this part of Sri Lanka and will suit those looking for something more contemporary in style.

Frangipani Tree also benefits from peaceful and shaded gardens, ideal for chilling-out.

The resort has a decently sized pool, deliberately long (35 m) and thin to please swimmers. The surf beach can be a little rough for swimming so the long pool is a well-considered feature.

The property is the sister venture from the folks at the Fort Printers in Galle, who have gained an excellent reputation of the last couple of years and a property that receives great feedback from our clients.

What’s so Special?

Calm and tranquil, Frangipani Tree offers a picture perfect Sri Lankan beachfront escape – complete with stilt-fishermen!

The staff receive particularly good feedback for their welcoming, professional but informal approach, which fits the style of the hotel perfectly.

The sound of the waves crashing on the beach. The tennis court is quite a feature for such a small hotel.

Bear in Mind

No in-room tv’s, phone or DVD players (or minibar). There is a communal room however with TV, DVD and plenty of books.

There are no restaurants within walking distance, but a short tuk-tuk ride offers plenty of options in Galle. Vijaya Beach Club just 5 minutes away is a popular spot for lunch.

Sri Lanka's Southern Coast

For the best beaches in Sri Lanka, then a Sri Lankan beach holiday in the south is hard to beat.

Things are much quieter here, east of Galle.

Weligama is a beautiful spot and home to some of the nicest boutique hotels in Sri Lanka. For some real luxury in Sri Lanka, try Cape Weligama which is an outstanding luxury hotel.

Tangalle is very laid-back and quiet, with a few reminders of Dutch colonial times and some pretty surrounding villages.

The Amanwella is one of the finest hotels in Sri Lanka and a real treat in a superb location.

Mirissa is certainly one of the most beautiful and peaceful beaches in Sri Lanka and a stay here is ideal for those looking for tranquility.

Number ONE Mirissa is a great option for a boutique beach hotel in the south of Sri Lanka.

Number ONE Mirissa

Number ONE Mirissa is the only boutique hotel on one of the best beaches in Sri Lanka.

Number ONE Mirissa is set on a raised location on a terraced hillside offering sweeping views of the beautiful beach.

The infinity swimming pool is gorgeous, with lovely views over Mirissa Beach.

Spacious suites have large terraces with stunning views of the beach and out to sea.

What’s so Special?

Number ONE Mirissa is ideal for a two-centre Sri Lanka holiday with a stay in Galle or nearby Yala National Park.

Hand-made four-poster bed, single thread Egyptian cotton sheets, down pillows and antique Sri Lankan furniture create an atmosphere of tropical luxury.

Geoffrey Bawa’s influence pervades in the design.

Standard Hotel Suggestions Kandy:

  • Clove Villa
  • Serendib Stone Bungalow

Standard Hotel Beach:

  • Buckingham Place

 

8 night Relaxing Sri Lanka - Standard:

  • Price from £1,195 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.

All of our Classic Sri Lanka Tours are completely tailor-made and can be adjusted to suit your interests or budget.


Maldives & Sri Lanka

Maldives & Sri Lanka

Maldives Combination

A tour of Sri Lanka goes perfectly with the Maldives.

Extend your Sri Lanka tour with a boutique hotel stay in the Maldives instead.

12 nts from £2,595 pp

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For Families

For Families

Family Beach House

Special beach house ideal for families or a group of friends.

The Last House is Geoffrey Bawa's last design - hence the "Last House".

8 nts from £1,295 pp

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Sri Lanka Luxury

Sri Lanka Luxury

Cape Weligama

Cape Weligama is one of the top luxury hotels in Sri Lanka.

Stay at Cape Weligama in a Private Residence and enjoy sweeping views.

8 nts from £1,995 pp

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