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APT Splendours Of Sri Lanka

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Essential Tour. 

Take in the natural wonders of Sri Lanka in style during this extraordinary 15 Day tour, taking you to such places as Kandy, Colombo, Nuwara Eliya and Ahungalla as well as Horton Plains and Yala national parks.

  • Dambulla Cave Temple
    Visit the World Heritage-listed Dambulla Cave Temple and marvel at the ancient art relating to the life of Buddha.
  • Udawalawe Elephant Home
    Visit the Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home. Where displaced baby elephants are cared for and rehabilitated.
  • Sri Lanka By Rail
    Embark on a beautiful rail journey as you board a train from Nanu Oya to Ella, taking in sublime views.
  • Insider Experiences
  • Return scheduled flights from the UK
  • Overseas transfers and tipping
  • Travelmarvel Tour Director, plus expert local guides
  • 21 meals – 12 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Unique cultural experiences in up to 10 towns, villages & cities

Day 1: Depart London

Make your way to London Heathrow for your flight to Sri Lanka.

Day 2: Negombo

Today you’ll arrive at the Bandaranaike International Airport, located near the fishing village of Negombo. Here, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel, the Jetwing Lagoon.

Day 3: Negombo, Sigiriya

Today, venture to the World Heritage-listed Dambulla Cave Temple – the largest preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka.

Day 4: Sigiriya

This morning visit the World Heritage-listed ancient rock fortress of Sigiriya. If you’re feeling active, climb the open staircases to the top of Sigiriya and take in the impressive views at its summit. Alternatively, visit the Sigiriya Museum and learn more about the cultural significance behind the iconic rock mass. Take a guided tour of the area before returning to your hotel. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure.

Day 5: Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa

Today after breakfast, head to the World Heritage-listed site of Polonnaruwa for a tour of its ancient city. Explore the fascinating ruins and discover a world of archaeological treasures, including the beautiful Buddha statues, impressive stupas and intricately carved Hindu sculptures. Have lunch in Polonnaruwa, before returning to the hotel. This afternoon, you may wish to embark on a safari to see the herds of elephants at Minneriya National Park.

Day 6: Sigiriya, Kandy

This morning travel from Sigiriya to the historic city of Kandy. Here, you’ll depart on a guided tour of Kandy’s major sights. See the World Heritage-listed Temple of the Tooth, which houses one of Buddhism’s most sacred relics – the tooth of Buddha. Later this evening, experience the energy of a traditional Sri Lankan cultural performance before returning to your hotel.

Day 7: Kandy, Peradeniya

Today you will visit the exquisite Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya. The rest of the day is yours to spend as you wish.

Day 8: Kandy, Nuwara Eliya

Today, journey to Nuwara Eliya. On route, you’ll visit a tea plantation and factory. This afternoon, enjoy a tour of Nuwara Eliya.

Day 9: Nuwara Eliya, Ella, Yala National Park

Head to Nanu Oya to board a unique train for the journey to Ella. As you travel take in the superb views of the lush, green hill country

Day 10: Yala National Park

Board a Jeep and venture out on an early morning safari in Yala National Park. The park is home to over 32 species of mammals including elephants, crocodiles and sloth bears. Its star attraction however is the spectacular Sri Lankan leopard.Spend the afternoon at your leisure, or head out on an optional afternoon safari for a chance to see more of the park’s wonderful wildlife.

Day 11: Galle, Ahungalla

Today, continue on to Galle, a fortified port city steeped in history. Here you’ll depart on a tour and see many of its major landmarks. Continue to your beachside hotel in Ahungalla.

Day 12: Ahungalla, Lunuganga

After breakfast this morning, travel to the Lunuganga Estate. The afternoon is free for you to enjoy at your relaxing beachfront hotel.

Day 13: Colombo

This afternoon, venture to the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, home to diverse races, religions and cultures. Go on a guided tour of the city and see many of its major sights. This evening, enjoy a special Farewell Dinner at Lagoon Seafood Restaurant.

Day 14: Depart Colombo

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Day 15: Arrive London

Arrive back in the UK.

  • Sigiriya’s Ancient Fortress
    Visit the World Heritage-listed Sigiriya Rock and explore its impressive ancient fortress.
  • Heritance Ahungalla
    Enjoy a stay at this eco-friendly beachfront hotel, which boasts bright, airy rooms, an infinity pool and a divine spa.
  • Keep A Lookout For Leopards
    Head out on a morning leopard safari in Yala National Park with an experienced guide.

Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don’t include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment’s notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.

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