Sri Lanka tour with ancient temples, safari & beach downtime

Dambulla, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Tissamaharama & Bentota

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Yala National Park

Sigiriya

Dambulla

Amaya Lake, Dambulla

Amaya Lake, Dambulla

Amaya Lake, Dambulla

Dambulla

Polonnaruwa

Kandy

Amaya Hills, Kandy

Amaya Hills, Kandy

Kandy Botanical Gardens

Temple of the Sacred Tooth, Kandy

Amaya Hills, Kandy

Amaya Hills, Kandy

Amaya Hills, Kandy

Nuwara Eliya Tea Plantations

The Blackpool, Nuwara Eliya

The Blackpool, Nuwara Eliya

The Blackpool, Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya

The Blackpool, Nuwara Eliya

The Blackpool, Nuwara Eliya

Yala National Park

Yala National Park

The Safari Hotel, Tissamaharama

The Safari Hotel, Tissamaharama

The Safari Hotel, Tissamaharama

Yala National Park

Yala National Park

The Safari Hotel, Tissamaharama

The Safari Hotel, Tissamaharama

The Safari Hotel, Tissamaharama

Bentota

Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa

Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa

Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa

Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa

Bentota

Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa

Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa

Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa

Bentota

A bucket-list tour of Sri Lanka with eye-opening excursions

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Up to -27% supplier's online rate ?
You'll start your holiday with three nights in a Superior room at the Amaya Lake, Dambulla.

Next, you will spend one night in a Superior room at the Amaya Hills, Kandy.

Then, you'll spend two nights in a Deluxe room at The Blackpool, Nuwara Eliya.

Next, you will spend two nights in a Deluxe room at The Safari Hotel, Tissamaharama.

Finally, you'll spend five nights in a Superior Ocean View room at Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa, Bentota. During your stay here, this offer also includes three-hours of open bar during dinner (please note this only includes standard beverages such as non-alcoholic drinks, beer, and local spirits).

You will stay on a half-board basis throughout.

This offer also includes visits to Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa, Temple of the Tooth, and a Ceylon Tea estate; and a safari at Yala National Park.

This offer is available for departures between November 2018 and March 2019 and is based on two adults only.

Flights are included from London Heathrow to Colombo, Sri Lanka. A 5kg hand luggage and a 30kg hold luggage allowance per person is included, as well as private transfers with an English-speaking chauffeur guide.

The discount

We advertise this offer at up to 26% 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 21/11/2018, leaving from London Heathrow, two people may book this 13-night holiday (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £1,699 per person, per stay, compared to the supplier's online rate of £2,299 per person, per stay. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 26%.

The discounts, price and availability stated above were checked on 27/06/2018.

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

This holidays is supplied by THG Holidays and is ATOL protected (9528).

An amazing tour of Sri Lanka, taking in UNESCO World Heritage sites, a thrilling national park safari and a blissful beach stay – includes travel and excursions

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 nine-night tour, you can discover Sri Lanka’s best bits, with the unique advantage of your very own English-speaking chauffeur.

You’ll kick it all off in Dambulla, staying at Amaya Lake for two nights. During your stay, marvel at the impressive Sigiriya Rock Fortress with a climb up to its summit, as well as gaze in awe at the archaeological treasures of ancient Polonnaruwa. Next, it's onto the UNESCO World Heritage City of Kandy in central Sri Lanka, famed for its sacred Buddhist sites. Here, you'll visit the mystical Dambulla Cave Temple and Sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic – home to a tooth relic that belonged to Buddha himself.

A scenic overnight stay at The Blackpool Hotel in Nuwara Eliya is next up on your agenda. Dubbed the 'Little England of Sri Lanka', you’ll be staying amidst the luscious tea country, surrounded by rolling picturesque views. You’ll even get to sample some of the produce with a visit to a tea plantation and factory.

You'll then head to Tissamaharama, with a two-night stay at the waterfront retreat of The Safari hotel. Here, you can really get to grips with Sri Lanka's wildlife, with a 4x4 Jeep safari through Yala National Park, where you'll be in with a chance of spotting elephants, leopards and lions. The ancient Sithulpawwa Rock Temple is nearby too, along with the shrines of Kataragama and Kiri Vehera.

Last but not least, it’s time to slip down a few gears with five nights of beach bliss on Sri Lanka’s sandy shores in Bentota, at a dreamy beachside resort and spa. Here, you can relax amidst the resort’s top-notch facilities, which include a decadent spa and a handful of inviting dining options. If you can tear yourself away from the resort, you’re just 15 minutes from the Sea Turtle Hatchery.

Good to know

Please note that you'll need an ETA visa for Sri Lanka.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Colombo, where you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel in Dambulla.
Day 2: After an early breakfast at your hotel, visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress, climbing to the summit before marvelling at the UNESCO-protected water gardens dating back to the fifth century. You'll then visit the UNESCO Dambulla Cave Temple in the afternoon.
Day 3: Visit hen visit Polonnaruwa, known for its ancient archaeological wonders, before returning to your hotel.
Day 4: Travel to the hills of Kandy, visiting the Sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic in the evening.
Day 5: Make tracks to the tea country of Nuwara Eliya.
Day 6: Spend time at your leisure before visiting a tea plantation and factory.
Day 7: Head to Yala National Park for an overnight stay.
Day 8: Embark on a thrilling safari at Yala National Park, which is home to elephants, leopards, wild boar, sloth bears and crocodiles.
Day 9-13: Transfer to Bentota, where you’ll spend five relaxing nights.
Day 14: Transfer to Colombo airport to catch your flight home.

Amaya Lake, Dambulla (three 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 Hills, Kandy (one night)

Exquisitely located in the hills of Kandy, Amaya Hills overlooks the Hanthana mountains. This laid-back 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. A trio of bars and restaurants serves up an innovative fusion of local and international cuisine.

The Blackpool Hotel, Nuwara Eliya (two nights)

Located in the heart of Nuwara Eliya, The Blackpool offers an excellent base in this scenic part of Sri Lanka. The hotel takes ancient colonialism as inspiration for its design, coupled with luxe contemporary conveniences. You can enjoy stunning views from Altitude 1881 restaurant or a delicious brew at Taylor's Tea Lounge, and rooms come complete with Wi-Fi access, a TV, a furnished living space and a balcony with views over the tea plantations.

Ekho Safari Tissa, Tissamaharama (two nights)

Modernity and tradition merge into elegant comfort at this hotel, which is perched on idyllic Lake Tissamaharama and just a 20-minute drive from Yala National Park. Refresh yourself with a dip in the beautifully landscaped outdoor pool, before settling down to enjoy international and Sri Lankan cuisine in the stylish buffet restaurant or alfresco restaurant on the shores of the lake. The spacious guestrooms are decorated in warm shades, with modern furniture and a balcony showing off lake views.

Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa, Bentota (five nights)

With Bentota River on one side and the sandy shores of the Laccadive Sea on the other, this relaxed retreat couldn't be more perfectly placed. You can drive to the Sea Turtle Hatchery within 15 minutes, hang out in the luxurious Cenvaree Spa, or sample fresh seafood dishes and fragrant local dishes from a choice of six bars, cafes and restaurants.

Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka, Aluthgama - Mathugama Rd, Bentota, Sri Lanka (your last destination)

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

Details

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

A 5kg hand luggage and a 30kg hold luggage allowance per person is included, as well as private transfers.

From London Heathrow to Colombo with Sri Lanka Airlines:
  • Outbound:
  • Departing London Heathrow at 12.35, arriving into Colombo at 04.30 (the following day)
  • Inbound:
  • Departing Colombo at 13.05, arriving into London Heathrow at 20.00

From London Heathrow to Colombo, via Abu Dhabi, with Etihad:
  • Outbound:
  • Departing London Heathrow at 09.35 or 20.45, arriving into Abu Dhabi at 19.50 or 07.00 (the following day)
  • Departing Abu Dhabi at 21.25 or 09.40, arriving into Colombo at 03.30 or 15.45
  • Inbound:
  • Departing Colombo at 04.35 or 21.20, arriving into Abu Dhabi at 07.40 or 00.25 (the following day)
  • Departing Abu Dhabi at 13.55 or 02.40, arriving into London Heathrow at 18.45 or 07.30

From London Heathrow to Colombo, via Muscat, with Oman Air:
  • Outbound:
  • Departing London Heathrow at 08.25 or 20.50, arriving into Muscat at 18.55 or 07.20 (the following day)
  • Departing Muscat at 01.45 or 08.50, arriving into Colombo at 07.20 or 14.25
  • Inbound:
  • Departing Colombo at 09.40 or 15.25, arriving into Muscat at 12.15 or 18.00
  • Departing Muscat at 14.10 or 01.30, arriving into London Heathrow at 19.10 or 06.30 (the following day)

Please note that your outbound flights are overnight and your inbound flights may also be 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 13-night holiday. The check-out date will be the day that you'll board your inbound flight back to the UK. Since your inbound flight could also be overnight, you'll be away for a total of 14 or 15 nights.

Within seven days of confirming your booking with us, you'll receive an email from our supplier, THG Holidays, 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 THG Holidays with ATOL number 9528 and your contract is with that company. THG Holidays booking conditions are available from http://www.thgholidays.co.uk/terms.phtml

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We like

  • 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
  • Taking a Jeep safari for a chance of spotting the likes of elephants, leopards and sloths

Second opinion

  • To find out more about Amaya Lake, 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 The Blackpool Hotel, please visit their website or read guest reviews on TripAdvisor
  • To find out more about Ekho Safari Tissa, please visit their website or read guest reviews on TripAdvisor
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