Sri Lanka Tour & Beach Stay
Awe-inspiring Sri Lanka tour with Sigiriya climb, wildlife safari & more - Habarana, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Yala National Park & Beruwala
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Day 1: Overnight flight to Sri Lanka
Day 2: Sri Lanka - Habarana
Arrive in Sri Lanka and meet your representative, before transferring to your hotel in Habarana.
Day 3: Habarana - Polonnaruwa - Habarana
After breakfast, visit the medieval capital of Polonnaruwa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that's known for its man-made reservoirs, preserved monuments and the impressive Royal Palace complex. Return to your hotel in Habarana and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 4: Habarana - Sigiriya - Habarana
Today you'll discover the mighty Sigiriya rock-fortress, which stands tall at 600 feet. Climb to the top, marvelling at the remains of a carved lion on your way, before taking in striking views and the ruins of the royal citadel. Return to your hotel in Habarana and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 5: Dambulla - Kandy
After breakfast, make tracks for Kandy, stopping at the historic Dambulla Cave Temple and the fragrant Matale Spice Gardens en route. Arrive in Kandy and check into your hotel.
Day 6: Kandy
Today you'll take a city tour, including the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, a landmark shrine for Buddhists and home to the tooth relic of Lord Buddha. After your tour, return to your hotel or explore the city at your own leisure.
Day 7: Nuwara Eliya
Today you'll head for Nuwara Eliya, stopping en-route at a tea plantation and factory high in the verdant hills. Enjoy the natural surroundings and uncover the intricate tea-making process here, from the hand-plucking through to the rolling, withering and packaging of the leaves. Check into your hotel in Nuwara Eliya and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 8: Yala National Park - Tissamaharama
After breakfast, head for Yala National Park, a giant nature reserve steeped in cultural heritage. Check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 9: Yala National Park
In the early morning, experience the wonders of Yala National Park, which is home to a large diversity of fascinating local wildlife. Hop into a 4x4 Jeep and set out to spot wild boar, wild buffalo, elephants, leopards, crocodiles, sambar, spotted deer, mongoose and more. Drive back to your hotel for a late breakfast and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 10: Galle - Beruwala
Today you'll head to Galle, a harbour city known for its buzzing bazaar and storied past, filled with Portuguese and Dutch influences. Head on to Beruwala to check into your hotel.
Day 11: Beruwala
Spend your time at leisure at your hotel.
Day 12: Beruwala - UK
Transfer to Colombo International Airport today, for your return flight back to the UK.
Habarana Village by Cinnamon (three nights)
Set by a lake and surrounded by greenery, Habarana Village by Cinnamon is not quite what you would expect to find in Sri Lanka's dry zone. Lush, indulgent and utterly beautiful to boot, its facilities include a spa set on the edge of its expansive gardens, drinking and dining outlets by a shimmering pool, and even a sports centre providing everything from badminton to jogging paths.
Cinnamon Citadel Kandy (two nights)
Situated in a serene riverside spot with a rainforest backdrop, this island hideaway is a stunning base for visiting the sacred Temple of the Tooth. There are two restaurants serving international and speciality cuisine, plus a lovely outdoor swimming pool overlooking Mahaweli River and a small spa. Rooms offer views of either the Mahaweli River or the hotel's beautifully landscaped gardens.
The Blackpool Resort & Spa, Nuwara Eliya (one night)
An enchanting experience awaits at The Blackpool Resort & Spa, which features a surreal verdant setting, an outdoor pool and wonderful mountain views. Blending modern conveniences with historically-inspired decor, it makes for a charming away-from-it-all retreat.
Chaarya Resort & Spa by Chandrika, Tissamaharama (two nights)
Peace and pampering are the name of the game at Chaarya Resort & Spa by Chandrika. The landscaped gardens are embellished with quaint water lily ponds, while a serene outdoor pool is nestled amongst the lush green tropical trees. The onsite Ayurveda spa uses its ancient wellness practices to rejuvenate your body and mind and, after a dreamy night's sleep on your queen-size bed, you’ll awake to the sound of birdsong.
Cinnamon Bey Beruwala (two nights)
Unwind with beach bliss at Cinnamon Bey, an hour away from the bustle of the capital, Colombo. The hotel is spread over 11 acres of prime and beautifully landscaped beachfront. The area is a mix of pretty harbours, lagoons and perfect golden beaches and yet inside, everything is state of-the-art. The Turkish-style architecture of the resort takes its inspiration from 10th-century Arab settlers in Sri Lanka, and its name is a reference to this history. There’s a spa for pampering, an outdoor pool and over seven bars and restaurants to frequent.
Includes: Flights, Transfers, Accommodation
Departs: , Heathrow
Sri Lanka is known for many things, but of recent it is extremely popular for its extensive Safari’s where you can see the nations gentle giants. Situated in the Anuradhapura district, Habarana is perfect for safari-lovers as its land consists of such rich and beautiful flaura and fauna. Other primary attractions of the place include the ruins of the fortress Sirigiriya, the roads that lie between Colombo and Trincomalee, Polonnaruwa and Batticaloa and its delicious food.
Sri Lanka’s second largest city, Kandy, is famed for not only its history, artefacts and temples, but also for its tea, its stunning scenery and lush botanical gardens. The most visited site within bustling Kandy is the famed Buddhist Temple of the Tooth, home to the tooth relic, said to be a piece of Buddha himself. There are also a number of temples including the Lankatilaka Temple and the Gadaladeniya Temple as well as some beautiful gardens such as the Royal Botanical Gardens. Surrounding Kandy are rolling tea plantations and mountainous thickly forested hills that offer fantastic walking and hiking opportunities.
Nuwara Eliya is a city in the tea country hills of central Sri Lanka. Charmingly known as “Little England” due to its British settlers which brought Sri Lanka’s tea industry, this colonial region is naturally landscaped with botanical gardens and well-tended hedgerows.