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Travelsphere Highlights of Sri Lanka

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From visiting lush tea plantations, underground caves and stunning beaches to hiking to the top of UNSESCO-listed Sigiriya rock fortress – discover the very best of Sri Lanka on this 13-day tour.

Wildlife enthusiasts won’t be disappointed as you spot elephants on safari at Yala National Park, go on a guided nature walk through the jungle and visit a turtle hatchery, where you can see these endangered species released back into the wild.

  • Return flights from Heathrow with Sri Lankan Airlines
  • 11 nights on half board in 4 and 5-star hotels plus 1 night in flight
  • 22 meals: 11 breakfasts, 11 dinners
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Minneriya National Park
  • Village walk, catamaran ride and ox cart ride
  • Visit the Dambulla cave temples
  • The UNESCO-listed Sigiriya rock fortress
  • Spice garden visit with cookery demonstration
  • Royal Botanical Gardens and Temple of the Tooth
  • Tea plantation visit
  • Sightseeing tour of Nuwara Eliya
  • Visit a school supported by Travelsphere Cares
  • Yala National Park safari
  • Guided nature walk in Yala National Park
  • See reminders of Dutch colonial rule in Galle
  • Visit a turtle hatchery

Day 1: UK – Colombo

You’ll depart on your scheduled flight to Colombo today.

Day 2: Colombo

On arrival in Colombo we’ll transfer you to your hotel, where you’ll stay overnight. After your flight, a relaxed afternoon is the perfect way to start your holiday.

Day 3: Minneriya

Now you’re re-energised and ready to go, your tour starts in earnest with a drive to Sigiriya, in the heart of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle. A two-night stay here means there’s time to visit Minneriya National Park today, where elephants, deer and wild boar roam and you’ll see a variety of bird species.

Day 4: Sigiriya

This morning visit a local village where you can enjoy a walk and catamaran ride. Later, you’ll visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sigiriya.

Day 5: Kandy

Kandy is a beautiful town, and it’s your next base. On the way here we’re going to stop at the Dambulla cave temples, home to more than 150 Buddha images. Further on, we’ll visit a spice garden in Matale.

Day 6: Kandy

Discover Kandy’s highlights, in particular the temple which houses the famous Tooth Relic of Buddha.​

Day 7: Nuwara Eliya

We’re setting our sights on Nuwara Eliya after breakfast today, in the heart of Sri Lanka’s hill country. Home to the famous Ceylon tea, it is surrounded by a lush green carpet of plantations.

Day 8: Nuwara Eliya

It might be tempting to spend today lazing by the pool and soaking up the sunshine. Alternatively, if you want to discover more of Sri Lanka, come with us on an optional trip to Horton Plains National Park. At World’s End you can peer over a 3,700ft sheer drop to take in fabulous views of the surrounding tea estates.

Day 9: Yala

You’ve a great journey ahead today on a drive to Yala, where the landscape ranges from open parkland to dense jungle. Before we arrive we’re going to stop at a school in Nuwara Eliya, which is supported by the Travelsphere Cares project.

Day 10: Yala

A day of excitement is guaranteed as we head into Yala National Park to see how many species of wildlife we can spot.

Day 11: Beruwela

We arrive at our final destination today, and the beautiful beaches of Beruwela are well worth the wait. A real treat today is a visit to a turtle hatchery where these endangered creatures are protected and released into the wild.

Day 12: Beruwela

You’ve the whole day to enjoy in lovely Beruwela, a busy little town, which has managed to retain its fishing village charm.​

Day 13: Beruwela – UK

Today we will transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK

Day 2: The Gateway Hotel Airport Garden

The 3-star The Gateway Hotel Airport Garden is nestled amidst a coconut plantation in Seeduwa.

Days 3-4: Sigiriya Hotel

Sigiriya Hotel is located near the Cobra Hood Cave and the Sigiriya Archaeological Site. Water Gardens and Sigiriya Museum are also within 2 minutes away.

Days 5-6: Ozo Kandy

The hotel is located minutes away from the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, the popular attractions in this UNESCO World Heritage City which is located 10 minutes away.

Days 7-8: Blackpool Hotel

Surrounded by vast tea estates, the Blackpool Hotel has the style of ancient colonialism but with modern touch. The hotel has an outdoor warm water pool, lounge, bar and restaurant.

Days 9-10: Jetwing Yala

The 4-star Jetwing Yala is situated within reach of Yala National Park.

Days 11-12: Cinnamon Bey Beruwala

Hotel facilities include a restaurant, spa, bar and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, hairdryer, mini-bar, tea/coffee-making facilities and a TV.

  • Take in views from the famous “World’s End” in Horton Plains National Park
  • Enjoy a morning yoga session
  • Sample Arrack at a special dinner

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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11 breakfasts & 11 dinners

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