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Sri Lanka

12 days from £1599*
Departing: January 2017 - May 2018
* Price shown: 14 May 2018 from London Heathrow - LHR - NZZ
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Take in sacred sites and stunning scenery as you tour the enchanting and fascinating island paradise of Sri Lanka. You'll have the chance to encounter wonderful wildlife up close, and then to round off your stay with rest and relaxation at a beautiful beach resort.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Explore colourful Colombo and watch the sun set over the Indian Ocean
  • See Pinnawala's orphaned elephants
  • Marvel at Dambulla's stunning Royal Rock Temple
  • UNESCO-listed Polonnaruwa was the 10th-century capital
  • Climb the 'Lion Rock' to the Fortress of Sigiriya
  • A visit to a spice garden and tea plantation
  • Time to enjoy lakeside Kandy and a visit to the Temple of the Tooth
  • Enjoy the unforgettable train ride to Nuwara Eliya - 'Little England' and Sri Lanka's 'Tea Capital'
  • Relax and enjoy a safari at Yala National Park - home to elephants, buffaloes, leopards, bears, deer and crocodiles
  • Rest and relax after the tour at the Indian Ocean resort town Waskaduwa
  • 10 nights' dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation in Katunayake (1 night), Dambulla(2), Kandy (1), Nuwara Eliya (1), Yala (2) and Waskaduwa (3)
  • Return flights from your chosen airport to Colombo
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

N.B. Visas are required for travel on this tour (see Further Information)

Itinerary

Day One

Your holiday begins with an overnight flight from the UK to Colombo.

Day Two

Welcome to Sri Lanka! You'll meet your Tour Manager upon arrival, and then transfer to your hotel. This evening, see your first stunning Sri Lankan sunset.

Day Three

Journey east across the central plains to visit the famous Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, and enjoy a close-up encounter with the animals at a private reserve. You'll also discover Dambulla's iconic Royal Rock Temple and its vast cave complex, before heading to Habarana for dinner and a two-night stay.

Day Four

A memorable day begins with a trip to UNESCO-listed Polonnaruwa, the former Sri Lankan capital, home to the Royal Palace complex, ancient ruins, and Hindu and Buddhist shrines bordering the huge Prakama Samudra reservoir.

Spend the afternoon at the amazing rock fortress of Sigiriya, with its moated gardens, painted frescoes and the archaeological treasures of the towering 'Lion Rock'. The energetic can climb to the frescoes and 'mirror wall', and there are beautiful gardens and a fascinating museum to explore. You'll return to the hotel for dinner.

Day Five

Travelling into 'Hill Country', uncover the secrets of Sri Lankan flavours at the Isiwara Spice Garden, and learn about ancient healing traditions at an Ayurvedic centre. Arriving in Kandy, take an exhilarating Tuk Tuk ride to the Buddhist Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and enjoy a cultural show of traditional dance and drumming this evening.

Day Six

A day of stunning scenery begins with a rail journey through the Sri Lankan Hill Country past tea plantations, tumbling streams and plunging waterfalls. Arrive at the hill station of Nuwara Eliya, a former colonial retreat that retains its English heritage, and take in its relaxed atmosphere with a park or lakeside stroll.

Day Seven

Learn about the growing and picking processes as you explore a tea plantation, and visit the idyllic hill village of Ella. Stroll along the disused railway track to Rawana Falls, or just take in the views. This afternoon you'll continue to your hotel in the famous Yala National Park, home to elephants, crocodiles, sloth bears and - most famously - leopards.

Day Eight

This morning's included safari will be a three-hour trip into the park's protected scrubland and forest, in the company of a driver-guide, on a quest to see big cats and other wildlife in their natural habitat.

You'll also have the option to join a further, late afternoon safari.

Day Nine

Your last touring day takes you to the exotic coastal town of Galle, a Dutch colonial gem whose ancient fort walls protected the historic old town from the worst of 2004's tragic tsunami. Explore the fascinating streets within, or stroll around the battlements themselves, before we continue north to Waskaduwa.

Days 10 and 11

After your tour, rest and relax in the beautiful beach resort of Waskaduwa, enjoying your hotel, the beach and the surroundings, and taking in the sunsets each evening. During your time here, there'll also be the opportunity to explore the bustling capital Columbo, with its restored Fort area and the ancient street markets of Pettah.

Day 12

Bid farewell to Waskaduwa today, and transfer to the airport for your flight home. You'll arrive back in the UK this evening, at the end of a wonderful Sri Lankan adventure.
Departure Airport Date Price From Code
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 26 January 2017 £1949.00 NF7NZZ14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 02 March 2017 £1949.00 NF7NZZ14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 04 May 2017 £1599.00 NF7NZZ14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 12 October 2017 £1749.00 NF7NZZ14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 09 November 2017 £1899.00 NF7NZZ14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 16 November 2017 £1899.00 NF7NZZ14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 22 January 2018 £1949.00 F18NZZ14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 05 February 2018 £1949.00 F18NZZ14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 05 March 2018 £1949.00 F18NZZ14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 14 May 2018 £1599.00 F18NZZ14

Sri Lanka Touring Hotels 

You will be staying in a series of well-located hotels, all of which will be of a four- or five-star standard. In all cases, rooms have private bathrooms and air conditioning.

Further Information

Passports and visas

British citizens require machine readable passports when travelling overseas. A visa is also required for entry to Sri Lanka. Full details of how and when to apply will be sent out about eight weeks before departure. Your passport must contain one blank page and be valid for six months beyond the entry date to Sri Lanka. The current visa charge is £25 for British Citizens.

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your first hotel is approximately one hour.

On your flight

All outbound flights leave in the evening and land at your destination the next day. All return flights leave in the morning and land in the UK on the same day. On-board meals will usually include dinner and breakfast on outbound flights, and lunch and a snack on the flight home. Drinks are complimentary.

Luggage allowance

You are permitted to take one suitcase per person on the aircraft, which should not exceed 23kg.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Travel vaccinations

Requirements and advice can vary over time, and from person to person, so please contact your GP about eight weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations or any other preventive measures.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Changes to your hotels

Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.

Sri Lanka reviews verified by Reevoo

Sri LankaScores 8.9 out of 10 based on 40 reviews
(10 out of 10)

JACQUELINE

Slough Friends
New Market always go above and beyond our expectations the hotels, food ,trips and guide ,driver and the staff who book our holidays . We look forward to our next holiday with you.
Confirmed traveller: 16 May 2016
Published on: 16 June 2016
(8 out of 10)

ROBERT

Rutland Couple
Thoroughly enjoyed the holiday and would recommend it to others considering Sri Lanka as a destination. Commend the agents for the variety of visits, though many hours spent on the coach was at times tedious. Great bunch of fellow travellers made the holiday even more enjoyable. If you like extra spice in your food this is the place to go; would have preferred an alternative extra night at Newara Eliya to further experience the hill country. Overall our trip will live long in our memory.
Confirmed traveller: 16 May 2016
Published on: 16 June 2016
(8 out of 10)

SARAH-JAYNE

Gosport Family
The holiday itself was excellent. However, one or two shocks, we hadn't budgeted for tipping. The pressure to pay large amounts of money as tips for tours we thought we had comprehensively paid for. The total amount expected for three members of staff on the coach was an extra £120, which is a big find at the end of the holiday.

There was only one day given over to shopping and it was the first day of the floods. Which meant we didn't get the chance to go to town and browse, felt very rushed.

I found Wimal to be very talkative on the bus, with an obvious dislike of Tamal people.

We would go on another holiday with you again to a different country. Each trip makes you a little wiser....
Confirmed traveller: 16 May 2016
Published on: 13 June 2016
(9 out of 10)

IVAN

Welling Couple
overall excellent very enjoyable, a couple of the hotels could of been improved with the rooms & food
Confirmed traveller: 16 May 2016
Published on: 13 June 2016
(8 out of 10)

ANNE

Stratford-upon-Avon Friends
Excellent. Exception was day we went to Galle where we set off early, only had an hour after lunch in 35 degrees to visit then 4 of us ended up sitting in brokendown chairs in a damp spot for 1.5 hours while the rest went on an "optional excursion" that was in the itinerary for the following day, then another 20 minutes which were better as we were allowed to stay in the coach while they visited a turtle hatchery. Then hit rush hour. Arrived exhausted from heat late at hotel and only got in to restaurant at 20.40.
Confirmed traveller: 14 March 2016
Published on: 25 March 2016
(9 out of 10)

MAUREEN

Aberdeenshire Friends
A most interesting and comprehensive tour which was never too demanding in the heat. Hotels and food were of a good standard and the Tour Guide went out of his way to be informative and helpful. Fellow travellers were pleasant also.
Confirmed traveller: 14 March 2016
Published on: 22 March 2016
(9 out of 10)

JANE

Dorchester
It was a great holiday. Only minus was ouur Tour Manager trying to fit in an optional excursion on a river to visit Cinnamon Planatation on the last day of the tour before three night rest by the Indian Ocean. He told us about it on the way on the same day and said if people didnt want to do it then the whole group wouldn't do it. We felt very pressurised as
we didnt want to doit as we were very tired after a very hot afternoon in Galle and also we had no money left to cover the costs. In the end we stayed by the river whilst the rest of the party did the trip. We finally got to our hotel at 7.30pm, exhausted after a wonderful but tiring tour.
Confirmed traveller: 14 March 2016
Published on: 20 March 2016