The Very Best of Sri Lanka

Visit Kaudulla, Minneriya, Yala


Available as a Self Drive or Escorted Tour holiday

15 nights from £3,195 per person.

ID: TCL-4-511

Description

Your luxury escorted tour to Sri Lanka blends wonderful scenery, history and religious monuments in one fantastic trip. Sri Lanka’s diversity will keep even the most travelled wildlife enthusiasts enraptured. From spotting blue whales at Mirissa to identifying some of the more than 130 bird species at wonderfully scenic Yala National Park, Sri Lanka’s natural beauty cannot help but keep you enthralled. Minneriya and Kaudulla National Parks offer the chance to view deer, sloth bear, buffaloes, jackal, leopards and wild elephants close-up. The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, which has done so much successful work in breeding and caring for abandoned and wounded elephants is sure to move you. The countryside is stunning and none more so than Sigiriya, known as The Fortress in The Sky. This massive rock column towers over lush jungle surroundings, housing the Lion Rock Palace possesses mesmerising life-sized paintings of the king’s concubines. Below are the extensive and beautiful water gardens with pavilions, pools and fountains. Sri Lanka’s most famous religious site is the Temple of the Tooth at Kandy. Thissacred place is said to hold one of Buddha’s teethand as you would imagine the importance of this sacred relic is reflected in its fine temple. The Dambulla Rock Cave Temples offers a bewildering array of statues of Buddha. This Indian Ocean island’s colonial past is reflected in its charming architecture, Colombo’s Fort District is a special place to admire its elegant buildings. There is the fantastic opportunity at Nuwara Eliya to enjoy the luxury of the Tea Factory Hotel, a glorious converted colonial building, perched on a hillside with views across lush tea plantations. You can delve back further into Sri Lanka’s historical legacy at Galle reflecting 400 years of Portuguese, Dutch and British influences. Your escorted tour of the very best of Sri Lanka ensures that you will enjoy the fantastic attractions it has to offer in luxury.

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Package Summary
  • Maximum group size: 25
  • JOD Tour Manager throughout
  • Local expert guides in resort
  • All flights specified
  • London airport executive lounge
  • Welcome drinks party
  • Inspirational sightseeing programme
  • Hotel luggage porterage service
  • 14 breakfasts, 7 dinners
Summary Itinerary
  • Day 1 – Depart UK
  • Day 2 – Arrive Colombo
  • Day 3 – Colombo
  • Day 4 – Colombo to Habarana
  • Day 5 – Habarana
  • Day 6 – Habarana
  • Day 7 – Habarana to Kandy
  • Day 8 – Kandy
  • Day 9 – Kandy to Nuwara Eliya
  • Day 10 – Nuwara Eliya
  • Day 11 – Nuwara Eliya to Yala National Park
  • Day 12 – Yala National Park
  • Day 13 – Yala to Galle
  • Day 14 – Galle
  • Day 15 – Galle to Mount Lavinia
  • Day 16 – Arrive UK

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