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Sri Lanka

12 days from £1699*
Departing: October 2017 - November 2018
* Price shown: 14 May 2018 from London Heathrow - LHR



Unforgettable island discoveries

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)


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 Sigiriya 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 Colombo, 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
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 12 October 2017 £1799
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 22 January 2018 £2099
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 05 March 2018 £2099
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 14 May 2018 £1699
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 11 October 2018 £1899
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 15 November 2018 £2049

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.

*Low deposit of £149 per person applies to new bookings made between 5th and 30th April 2017 (inclusive) only. This offer only applies to selected air-inclusive holidays. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Sri Lanka reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Sri LankaScores 8.8 out of 10 based on 46 reviews
(9 out of 10)


Devon Couple
Hotels were disappointing, which would be a concern for any future booking, Three hotels in particular were very "tired" especially bathroom area.
On Two days the itinary was too long , returning to hotel 7.30 and 8.30 p.m ( someone did not book relevant train tickets which meant a change to the itinary)
Confirmed traveller: 06 February 2017
Published on: 14 February 2017
(8 out of 10)


Skipton Couple
Very good holiday, well organised, good hotels, great tour guide. Possibly a few too many temples and religious sites visited, but all in all very enjoyable.
Confirmed traveller: 21 November 2016
Published on: 07 December 2016
(10 out of 10)


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)


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