Sri Lanka Highlights 14 Days

Sri Lanka Highlights 14 Days

Cascading waterfalls, mist-shrouded mountains, stunning coastline, wild elephants, rolling tea plantations, and quaint hilltop villages - these are just some of the wonders of this enchanting small country.


 
Colombo •  Dambulla  •  Kandy  •  Nuwara Eliya  •  Yala  •  Galle • Bentota
 
  • Itinerary

    Day 1 – Arrive Colombo
    Meet your driver-guide at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Stay one night near Colombo airport.

    Day 2 – Colombo – Dambulla
    Drive to Sigiriya and its 5th century rock fortress. A moat, rampart and gardens ring the rock base. Continue on to visit the Dambulla rock temple, built in a series of caves. Stay two nights in Dambulla. (B)

    Day 3 – Polonnaruwa & Minneiya National Park

    Visit the ancient capital of Polonnaruwa and see the ruins of the Royal Palace, temples and splendid statues of the Buddha. Next stop is Minneiya for a jeep safari in the National Park. The wetlands are home to wild elephants. (B)

    Day 4 – Dambulla – Kandy
    Travel to Kandy in the foothills of the central highlands stopping at a spice garden in Matale along the way. Tour culturally rich Kandy, visit an arts and crafts centre, a gem museum, the Temple of the Tooth Relic and see a cultural show. Stay two nights in Kandy. (B)

    Day 5 – Kandy
    Visit Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden, established as a pleasure garden for a king. Also tour a tea plantation and taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea. (B)

    Day 6 – Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
    Ride a scenic train from Peredeniya to Nanu Oya then transfer to the hill station of Nuwara Eliya. Balance of the day at leisure in this English style village. Stay two nights in Nuwara Eliya. (B)

    Day 7 – Horton Plains excursion
    Visit Horton Plains, an expanse of grassland with scraggy trees and icy rivulets. See the view from “World’s End” atop an escarpment with a 4,000 foot drop. The park shelters animals such as samburs, leopards, bears, monkeys and lizards. (B)

    Day 8 – Nuwara Eliya – Tissamaharama
    Travel to Yala National Park, Sri Lanka’s largest, for a safari by jeep. The park has a high concentration of leopards. Large flocks of migratory and indigenous birds are also found there. Stay one night in nearby Tissamaharama. (B)

    Day 9 – Tissamaharama – Galle
    Drive to the walled city of Galle, once the chief port of Ceylon. Take a walking tour of Galle Fort and see influences of the Portuguese, Dutch and British in the architecture. The area is known for its handmade lace. Stay two nights in Galle. (B)

    Day 10 – Galle
    A day at leisure. (B)

    Day 11 – Galle – Bentota
    It’s a short drive to the coastal resort town of Bentota, seeing stilt fisherman and a local hatchery along the way. Stay two nights in Bentota. (B)

    Day 12 – Bentota
    Day at leisure. (B)

    Day 13 – Bentota – Colombo
    Drive to Colombo and take an afternoon city tour. Visit Pettah Bazaar, and see residential areas of stately homes. Stay one night in Colombo. (B)

    Day 14 – Depart Colombo
    Transfer to the airport for exit flight. (B)

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  • Tour Prices
    Hotels Season Twin Share Single Room Sole Traveller
    3* & 4* Hotels Jan – Oct 2018 $2390 $3609 $4091
    Nov 2018 – Oct 2020 $2626 $3968 $4498
    4 & 4.5* Hotels Jan – Oct 2018 $3628 $5878 $6369
    Nov 2018 – Oct 2020 $3987 $6464 $6997

     Prices are per person, in Australian dollars, valid to Oct 2020. Please confirm prices when booking.

  • Price Includes:

    Price Includes:

    • 13 nights hotel accommodation
    • 13 breakfasts
    • All transfers, sightseeing and entrance fees

     

    Price Excludes:

    • Gratuities

    HOTELS – as listed below or similar

    3* & 4* Hotels
    Colombo (near airport) – Airport City Hub Hotel (Standard room)
    Dambulla – Thilanka Resort & Spa (Deluxe room)
    Kandy – Ozo Kandy Sri-Lanka (Sleep room)
    Nuwara Eliya – Hill Pride City Hotel (Standard room)
    Tissamaharama – Kithala Resort (Deluxe room)
    Galle – Kikili House (Run-Of-House room) 1km from the Galle Fort
    Bentota – Sea Rock Villa (Run-Of-House room)
    Colombo – Ozo Colombo Hotel (Sleep room)

    4* & 4.5* Hotels
    Colombo (near airport) – The Gateway Hotel Airport Garden Colombo (Standard room)
    Dambulla – Jetwing Lake (Deluxe room)
    Kandy – Earls Regent Hotel (Deluxe room)
    Nuwara Eliya – Grand Hotel (Deluxe room)
    Tissamaharama – Kithala Resort (Deluxe room)
    Galle – Deco on Forty Four (Deluxe room) 0.3km from the Galle Fort
    Bentota – Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa (Superior room)
    Colombo – Galle Face Hotel (Superior room)

     

    Depart any day. Minimum of 2 people.
    Accommodation surcharges may apply for travel at Christmas/New Year and for Kandy Perahera in mid July and August.

 

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Sri Lanka Highlights 14 Days
 

Highlights

•    Spice gardens and tea plantations
•    Jeep safari in leopard country at Yala National Park
•    See Dutch, Portuguese and British influence in the architecture
•    Seaside leisure in Galle

 

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