Spectacular Sri Lanka tour with foodie experiences, Jeep safari & beach break

Colombo, Dambulla, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Udawalawe & Kalutara

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Udawalawe National Park

Sigiriya

Mount Lavinia Hotel, Colombo

Mount Lavinia Hotel, Colombo

Mount Lavinia Hotel, Colombo

Deluxe room, Mount Lavinia Hotel, Colombo

Mount Lavinia Hotel, Colombo

Ayurvedic spices

Amaya Lake, Dambulla

Amaya Lake, Dambulla

Amaya Lake, Dambulla

Superior room, Amaya Lake

Superior room, Amaya Lake

Amaya Lake, Dambulla

Amaya Lake, Dambulla

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

The Tourmaline, Kandy

Deluxe room, The Tourmaline

The Tourmaline, Kandy

Sacred Temple of the Tooth, Kandy

Kandy

Tea plantations

Mirage Kings Cottage, Nuwara Eliya

Mirage Kings Cottage, Nuwara Eliya

Deluxe room, Mirage Kings Cottage

Mirage Kings Cottage, Nuwara Eliya

Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park

Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort

Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort

Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort

Deluxe room, Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort

Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park

Tangerine Beach Hotel, Kalutara

Tangerine Beach Hotel, Kalutara

Deluxe room, Tangerine Beach Hotel

Tangerine Beach Hotel, Kalutara

Tangerine Beach Hotel, Kalutara

Tangerine Beach Hotel, Kalutara

Galle

Soul-stirring Sri Lanka: food, wildlife & beach

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Uncover Sri Lanka on an unforgettable tour of cities, lush landscapes and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, with highlights including cookery experiences, a wildlife safari and beach escape

Day 1: Colombo

Arrive in Sri Lanka and transfer to your first hotel.

Distance from Bandaranaike International airport: 30km

Day 2: Dambulla

Today you’ll have the option of a Jeep safari in one of the nearby national parks, where in addition to the Asiatic elephant, you might spot water buffalo, jackals, the elusive leopard, exotic birdlife and more. But first, you'll try your hand at Sri Lankan cooking before breakfast at the hotel.

Distance from Colombo: 180km

Day 3: Dambulla

Visit the dramatic UNESCO World Heritage site Sigiriya Rock, then enjoy an authentic Hiriwadunna village experience, including a trek and cooking demonstration using vegetables you purchase at the market. You’ll take a scenic catamaran ride across the lake to meet a local family.

Day 4: Kandy

It’s onwards to Kandy today; en-route you’ll visit a historical Ayurvedic village, known for its spices, and attend a cookery demonstration of two traditional Sri Lankan sweet treats. In Kandy, discover the Sacred Temple of the Tooth, considered to be the holiest place in the world for many Buddhists.

Distance from Dambulla: 100km

Day 5: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

Take a fascinating tour of Kandy’s cultural hotspots and picturesque streets, ending at a local arts and crafts hotspot, before you make your way to Nuwara Eliya. After a spectacularly scenic train journey through lush landscapes, visit a tea plantation and factory, following the humble tea leaf’s journey to the cup. You’ll even get the opportunity to try your hand at tea-picking.

Distance from Kandy: 90km

Day 6: Nuwara Eliya - Udawalawe

In association with the Born Free Foundation, the Department of Wildlife Conservation has set up the Elephant Transit Home, a facility designed to rehabilitate orphaned baby elephants with an aim to ultimately release them back into their natural habitat. Pay a visit to the sanctuary and later, head out on a Jeep safari in spectacular Udawalawe National Park.

Distance from Nuwara Eliya: 120km

Days 7-11/7-14: Udawalawe - Kalutara

Before you make tracks for the idyllic shores of Kalutara, stop at fascinating Galle Fort, Sri Lanka’s southernmost point. Relax at a beach resort for the rest of your holiday.

Distance from Udawalawe: 290km; distance to Bandaranaike International airport: 80km
Mount Lavinia Hotel, Colombo (one night)

Around 12 kilometres from Colombo, the Mount Lavinia Hotel has over 200 years of history and exudes the colonial charm of former Ceylon. Four drinking and dining options boast a selection of seafood dishes and international flavours, while The Terrace allows you to watch magnificent sunsets or dine romantically under the stars.

Amenities: four restaurants and bars, outdoor pool, beauty salon, fitness centre, excursions, Wi-Fi

Amaya Lake, Dambulla (two nights)

You can truly unwind at Amaya Lake’s serene waterside location, set on the banks of Kandalama Lake. A TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence holder, the resort sits amidst 40 acres of forest, in the heart of Sri Lanka’s ‘Cultural Triangle’.

Amenities: swimming pool, spa, boutique, restaurant, bar, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, tennis court, gym

The Tourmaline, Kandy (one night)

Sitting in the highest point of the city, the hotel is a melting pot of cultural heritage and modernity. Your Tourmaline Superior suite offers a living area, a private hot tub and a rich colour scheme to match your regal surrounds.

Amenities: spa, games room, outdoor pool, restaurant, lounge bar

Mirage Kings Cottage, Nuwara Eliya (one night)

Formerly owned by the governing Senanayake family, Mirage Kings Cottage is a century-old colonial villa set in an impressive two-acre plot. There are 29 rooms, making it an intimate boutique stay, just moments from Lake Gregory and the Galway Forest.

Amenities: restaurant, bar, Wi-Fi, gym

Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort, Udawalawa (one night)

Only five minutes from the edge of Udawalawe National Park, this eco-friendly resort is nestled in lush jungle surrounds, with overhanging Kumbuk trees and masses of green space. Deluxe rooms have garden views from their furnished patios.

Amenities: lagoon-style pool, restaurant, mini-theatre, fitness centre, room service

Tangerine Beach Hotel, Kalutara (four or seven nights)

A TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice 2019 award-winner, the four-star Tangerine Beach Hotel offers classic coastal relaxation on Kalutara Beach. Set in tropical gardens, the hotel features a spa specialising in Ayurveda.

Amenities: two restaurants, spa, gym, swimming pool, shopping arcade, Wi-Fi, air conditioning
Tangerine Beach Hotel (your last destination), De Abrew Rd, Waskaduwa, Sri Lanka

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One piece of hand luggage and one piece of hold luggage allowance per person is included, as well as shared transfers (as per the itinerary).

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