Dazzling Sri Lanka safari, culture & beach private tour with excursions

Udawalawe, Kandy, Dambulla & Chilaw

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Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park

Anantaya Resort & Spa, Chilaw

Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park

Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort, Udawalawe

Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort, Udawalawe

Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort, Udawalawe

Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort, Udawalawe

Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park

Tea Plantations

Kandy

Temple of the Tooth, Kandy

Amaya Hills, Kandy

Amaya Hills, Kandy

Amaya Hills, Kandy

Amaya Hills, Kandy

Royal Botanical Gardens, Kandy

Botanical Garden of Peradeniya, Kandy

Aluvihara Rock Temple, Matale

Dambulla

Amaya Lake, Dambulla

Amaya Lake, Dambulla

Amaya Lake, Dambulla

Amaya Lake, Dambulla

Amaya Lake, Dambulla

Amaya Lake, Dambulla

Sri Lankan spices

Aluvihara Rock Temple, Matale

Sigiriya rock fortress

Sri Lankan Market

Chilaw

Anantaya Resort & Spa, Chilaw

Anantaya Resort & Spa, Chilaw

Anantaya Resort & Spa, Chilaw

Anantaya Resort & Spa, Chilaw

Chilaw

A bucket-list Sri Lanka tour with safari and a blissful beach stay

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Up to -35% supplier's online rate ?
You'll start your holiday with a one-night stay in a Deluxe room at Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort, Udawalawe, with breakfast included.

Next, you will spend two nights in a Superior room at Amaya Hills, Kandy, with breakfast included.

Then, you will spend two night in a Superior Villa at Amaya Lake, Dambulla, with breakfast included.

Finally, you will spend four nights in a Superior room at Anantaya Resort & Spa, Chilaw, on a half-board basis. During your stay here, this offer includes a 20% discount at the spa, 10% discount on food and beverages and an upgrade to a Deluxe room (subject to availability).

This offer also includes private tours with an English-speaking guide as per the itinerary: a safari at Udawalawe National Park; a visit to a tea plantation and tea factory; a visit to a local 'Roti Shop' and enjoy a Sri Lankan style coconut roti with Sri Lankan tea; an evening cultural show in Kandy; a sightseeing tour of Kandy, including Temple of the Tooth Relic; a visit to the Matale Spice Garden, including a 15-minute head and shoulder massage and a traditional Sri Lankan lunch.

This offer is available for departures between March 2019 and November 2019 and is based on two adults only.

Flights are included from your selected departure airport to Colombo, Sri Lanka. A 7kg hand luggage and a 20kg hold luggage allowance per person is included, as well as private transfers with an English-speaking guide.

Please note a visa is required and is not included in the cost of this offer. Please check requirements before travel.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 40% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to the supplier's online rate. An example of our top discount is:

On 22/03/2019, leaving from London Heathrow, two people may book this nine-night holiday (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £1,369 per person, per stay, compared to the supplier's online rate of £1,917 per person, per stay. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 40%.

The discounts, price and availability stated above were checked on 06/02/2019.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

This holiday is supplied by Emerald Global and is ATOL protected (3676).

An amazing tour of Sri Lanka, taking in UNESCO World Heritage sites, national parks with elephants and a serene half board beach stay – includes breakfast, all travel and much more

Sri Lanka is a country strewn with cultural jewels and natural treasures. Its impressive landscapes host lush tropical forests, expansive, dazzling lakes and magnificent mountain ranges. All this is scattered with captivating temples and ancient monuments, yet it remains largely untrodden by the typical tourist. With this incredible tour, you can discover Sri Lanka’s best bits, with the unique advantage of your very own English-speaking chauffeur.

Starting your journey in Udawalawe, you’ll kick things off with a visit to Sankhapala Raja Maha Viharaya Buddhist temple and Phussadewa Tomb. In your free time, you could have the chance to spot elephants and other wildlife in their unique natural habitat, along with deer, jackals, and incredible natural scenery across Udawalawe National Park.

It’s on to Kandy next, visiting a tea plantation and tea factory en route to find out all about traditional Ceylon tea – you’ll get a taste of it too. In Kandy, head on a sightseeing tour, where you’ll take in the renowned Sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic – an important shrine for Buddhists, as it houses the tooth relic of Lord Buddha – before a visit to The Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya.

Next up is Dambulla, visiting a Matale Spice Garden before proceeding to the sacred Aluvihara Rock Temple in the verdant Sri Lankan foothills. The following day, enjoy a Jeep safari in Minneriya National Park and a bucket-list visit to Sigiriya, where you’ll ascend the impressive UNESCO Sigiriya Rock Fortress with its world-renowned frescoes. You'll also visit Hiriwadunna for an authentic village experience, before heading to your beach destination for some R&R. You’ll spend four serene nights on Sri Lanka’s golden sandy shores in Chilaw, bedding down at a dreamy beachside resort and spa.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Sri Lanka, where you’ll be met by your chauffeur guide and travel buddy. Drive to Udawalawe and check-in to your hotel.
Day 2: Today, visit the Sankhapala Raja Maha Viharaya and Phussadewa Tomb. In the afternoon, you’ll proceed to Kandy, visiting a tea plantation and tea factory en route. You’ll also stop at a local ‘Roti Shop’ and enjoy a spicy Sri Lankan style coconut roti with a hot cup of Sri Lankan tea. You’ll then arrive in Kandy and check into your hotel.
Day 3: You’ll head on a sightseeing tour of Kandy after breakfast, visiting the Sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic alongside an upper lake drive, a visit to the market square and more. Then you’ll proceed to Peradeniya where you’ll visit The Royal Botanical Gardens.
Day 4: From Kandy, head to Dambulla. En route, pay a visit to a Matale Spice Garden, where you’ll enjoy a head and shoulder massage as well as a traditional Sri Lankan lunch. Then you’ll proceed to Aluvihara Rock Temple before heading to your hotel to check in.
Day 5: After an early breakfast, enjoy a Jeep safari in Minneriya National Park and travel to Sigiriya to visit the Rock Fortess, which is known as the eighth wonder of the world and dates back to the fifth century. Its surrounding water gardens were restored by UNESCO. Proceed to a Dambulla local market and enjoy a traditional Sri Lankan lunch.
Day 6-9: Head to Hiriwadunna for an authentic village experience, before continuing on to your final hotel. Relax in Chilaw, enjoying the golden-sand beaches and lovely surroundings.
Day 10: After breakfast, transfer to Colombo airport to catch your flight home.

Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort (one night)

This eco-friendly resort puts you in the perfect position to explore the Udawalawe National Park. Located within seven acres of stunning natural surroundings, the resort has a freeform outdoor swimming pool with a bar overlooked by shady Kumbuk trees and bedrooms with plenty of space to do with as you please. Here, you’re only 550 yards from Ath Athuru Sevana elephant orphanage and close to the Mahinda Rajapaksa cricket stadium. When you’re hungry after a day’s sightseeing, you’re bound to find something to suit on the restaurant’s varied menu of local and international dishes.

Amaya Hills, Kandy (two nights)

Exquisitely located in the hills of Kandy, Amaya Hills overlooks the Hanthana mountains. This stunning resort combines traditional Kandyan culture with modern luxuries for an effortlessly restful ambience. Unwind with a massage or a workout in the gym before soaking your stresses away in the picturesque outdoor swimming pool, all overlooking lush, green hills. The onsite restaurant, Raswasala, serves up an innovative fusion of local and international cuisine. No surprises here - Amaya Hills boasts a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Amaya Lake, Dambulla (two nights)

You can truly unwind at Amaya Laka’s serene waterside location, set on the banks of Kandalama Lake. The resort resonates with Sri Lankan design and invites you to discover rustic living in an elegant, luxurious and laid-back setting. Relax in the resort’s outdoor swimming pool or indulge with some time in the holistic spa before picking up some souvenirs at the shopping boutique. However you spend your day, you have Samara Restaurant to while your evening away in over local and international cuisine with views of the lake. Amaya Lake has a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Anantaya Resort & Spa, Chilaw (four nights)

Anantaya Resort & Spa lies where the azure waters of the ocean meet the cool waters of a mangrove-fringed lagoon, all wrapped up in a sense of serenity. Tucked away in the coastal town of Chilaw, you’ll find soft sandy beaches and vast stretches of ocean. The hotel is home to a blissful spa, a leading restaurant big on exotic Asian flavours, a lounge, pool terrace bar and gym. Superior rooms have you waking up to spectacular ocean views, with your own private balcony and an en-suite bathroom with rain shower.

Anantaya Resort & Spa, Chilaw, Karukopane, Bangadeniya, Chilaw 61000, Sri Lanka (your final destination)

Travel is included in this offer - see below for details.

Details

Flights are included from London Heathrow, Manchester and Birmingham to Colombo, Sri Lanka.

A 7kg hand luggage and one piece of hold luggage (20kg for Emirates; 23kg for Sri Lanka Airlines), is included, as well as private transfers with an English-speaking guide.

From London Heathrow with Emirates:

Outbound from London Heathrow to Colombo, via Dubai:
  • Departing London Heathrow at 20.50, arriving into Dubai at 07.50 (the following day)
  • Departing Dubai at 10.35, arriving into Colombo at 16.25
Inbound from Colombo to London Heathrow, via Dubai:
  • Departing Colombo at 9.55, arriving into Dubai at 13.00
  • Departing Dubai at 14.30, arriving into London Heathrow at 18.20

From London Heathrow to Colombo with Sri Lanke airways:
  • Outbound: departing at 20.40, arriving at 12.40 (the following day)
  • Inbound: departing at 12.50, arriving at 19.10

From Manchester with Emirates:

Outbound from Manchester to Colombo, via Dubai:
  • Departing Manchester at 20.50, arriving into Muscat at 07.50 (the following day)
  • Departing Dubai at 10.35, arriving into Colombo at 16.25

Inbound from Colombo to Manchester, via Dubai:
  • Departing Colombo at 09.55, arriving into Dubai at 13.00
  • Departing Muscat at 14.50, arriving into Manchester at 18.45

From Birmingham with Emirates:

Outbound from Birmingham to Colombo, via Dubai:
  • Departing Birmingham between 14.20 and 20.50, arriving into Dubai between 00.25 and 07.55 (the following day)
  • Departing Dubai between 02.35 and 10.35, arriving into Colombo between 08.35 and 16.25
Inbound from Colombo to Birmingham, via Dubai:
  • Departing Colombo at 09.55, arriving into Dubai at 13.00
  • Departing Dubai at 14.50, arriving into Birmingham at 18.45

Please note that your outbound flight is overnight, so please bear this in mind when planning the time you'll be away for. The date you select as your check-in date will be the day you'll fly out from the UK and you'll arrive in Colombo the following day to commence your nine-night holiday. Therefore, you'll be away for a total of 10 nights.

Within seven days of confirming your booking with us, you'll receive an email from our supplier, Emerald Global, with your final booking confirmation detailing the exact flight times confirmed for your specific reservation. The flight time will be within the time parameters and possible airlines detailed in this offer.

The flights inclusive offer shown on this page is ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Secret Escapes is acting as an agent for Emerald Global with ATOL number 3676 and your contract is with that company. Emerald Global booking conditions are available from http://www.peoples.travel/pages/terms

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Highlights

  • Packing in all of Sri Lanka's highlights into one stress-free escape 
  • Marvelling at the most important Buddhist shrine in Sri Lanka – Kandy’s Sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic 
  • Gliding into the warm waters of the Indian Ocean for a swim during your beach stay

Second opinion

  • To find out more about Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort, please visit their website or read guest reviews on TripAdvisor
  • To find out more about Amaya Lake, Dambulla, please visit their website or read guest reviews on TripAdvisor
  • To find out more about Amaya Hills, Kandy, please visit their website and read reviews on TripAdvisor
  • To find out more about Anantaya Resort & Spa, Chilaw, please visit their website or read guest reviews on TripAdvisor
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