Sri Lanka Highlights 13 Days

Sri Lanka Highlights 13 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.   !!  SUPER SPECIAL  !!  Price drop in 2020  !! 


 
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 – Bentota     
    Drive to the walled city of Galle, stopping on the way to witness stilt fishing. 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. Drive on a short way to the coastal resort town of Bentota. Stay three nights in Bentota. (B)

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

    Day 11 – Bentota 
    Day at leisure. (B)

    Day 12 – 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 13 – 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-Apr, Jul-Aug 2020 $2353 $3535 $4117
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    May-Jun, Sep-Oct 2020 $1925 $2700 $3180
    Nov 2020 – Oct 2022 $2663 $3856 $4648
    4 & 4.5* Hotels Jan – Oct 2020 $3235 $5009 $5590
    Nov 2020 – Oct 2022 $3636 $5590 $6282

    Prices are per person, in Australian dollars. Please confirm prices when booking.

  • Price Includes:

    Price Includes:

    • 12 nights hotel accommodation
    • 12 breakfasts
    • All transfers, sightseeing and entrance fees
    • Train ticket Kandy-Nuwara Eliya
    • Quality air-conditioned vehicles and experienced English speaking drivers

     

    Price Excludes:

    • Gratuities

     

    HOTELS – as listed below or similar

    3* & 4* Hotels
    Negombo – Goldi Sands Hotel (Standard room)
    Dambulla – Oakray Elephant Lake Hotel (Super Deluxe room)
    Kandy – Ozo Kandy Sri-Lanka (Sleep room)
    Nuwara Eliya – Araliya Red Hotel (Deluxe room)
    Tissamaharama – The Thaulle Resort (Standard room)
    Bentota – The Palms (Deluxe room)
    Colombo – Ozo Colombo Hotel (Sleep room)

    4* & 4.5* Hotels
    Negombo – Jetwong Blue Hotel (Deluxe room)
    Dambulla – Jetwing Lake (Deluxe room)
    Kandy – Earls Regent Hotel (Deluxe room)
    Nuwara Eliya – Araliya Green Hills Hotel (Deluxe room)
    Tissamaharama – Tamarind Lake Hotel (Standard room)
    Bentota – Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa (Superior room)
    Colombo – Taj Samudra Hotel (Superior room)

     

    Depart any day. 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 13 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 time in Bentota