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Cultural Sri Lanka

Bed & Breakfast 13 nights from £1,899 per person

  • Included:
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Overview

This 14-day guided group tour shows you the very best of Sri Lanka from the wonderful cultural highlights of Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Galle Fort to the pretty beaches of Hikkaduwa. The trip really shows you the wonderful variety of sights that Sri Lanka is famous for.

On your way through this beautiful country you’ll visit tea plantations in Nuwara Eliya and explore the Uda Walawe Reserve with the chance to see roaming elephants. You’ll also get an introduction to city life too, with tours of Kandy, Colombo and Negombo. (GCL)

Highlights

  • Vist Dambulla Caves
  • Go to see the famous Temple of the Tooth Relic
  • Marvel at the iconic Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Explore Galle Fort
  • Enjoy the beautiful countryside of Uda Walawe Reserve and Nuwara Eliya
  • Lounge on the sandy beach of Hikkaduwa
  • Discover the fascinating cities of Negombo and Colombo

Details

Day 1

Negombo

Arrive in Negombo and attend a welcome meeting followed by an optional group dinner.

Day 2

Negombo

Your second day in Sri Lanka is a leisurely day in Negombo. You’ll take a serene boat ride on the Dutch Canal and then head to the fascinating local fish market.

(Breakfast included)

Day 3-4

Sigiriya

On the third day you’ll drive through the glorious Sri Lankan countryside to Dambulla in the centre of the island. Here you’ll visit the first World Heritage Site of your journey – the Golden Cave Temple. In the evening you’ll get the chance to watch a stunning sunset over the Kandalama Lake.

On the fourth day you’ll enjoy a walking tour of a Sri Lankan village followed by lunch prepared by families from the local community. Then you’ll visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress before an optional tour of Puwareliya.

(Two breakfasts and one lunch included)

Day 5-6

Kandy

On day five you’ll travel to Kandy, stopping en route for an interactive session with Ayurveda specialists looking at the medicinal uses of various herbs. Later you’ll arrive at Kandy where you’ll go for a stroll around Kandy Lake and visit the famous Temple of Tooth relic.

Wake up on the sixth day and explore Kandy. You can visit the Royal Botanical Gardens or visit the Ayurvedic Hospital. In the evening you can enjoy a Kandyan cultural dance performance.

(Two breakfasts included)

Day 7-8  

Nuwara Eliya

You’ll depart Kandy early on the seventh day to reach the town of Nuwara Eliya. En route you’ll visit a factory and learn about the processes of tea. Over the course of today and the next you’ll visit a tea planation and the home of planation workers. You’ll also have the option to go on an early morning trek or visiting the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club.  

(Two breakfasts included)

Day 9

Uda Walawe

Today you’ll drive towards the coast and cross the famous Uda Walawe Reserve where you’ll find an abundance of elephants. You’ll get plenty of opportunities to see these marvellous creatures and then stay the night at an eco-lodge.

(Breakfast included)

Day 10

Hikkaduwa Beach

After breakfast you’ll go on a walking tour with chance to see a variety of birds and wildlife. You’ll then drive to Hikkaduwa Beach to enjoy a relaxed evening.

(Breakfast included)

Day 11

Galle/Hikkaduwa Beach

On the eleventh day you’ll see stilt fishermen in the region near Galle. Afterwards you’ll take a visit to the impressive Galle Fort before driving back to Hikkaduwa Beach.

(Breakfast included)

Day 12

Hikkaduwa Beach

Today is a free day to enjoy the beach or to take part in the range of watersports and outdoor activities on offer.

(Breakfast included)

Day 13

Colombo

Today you’ll drive to Colombo, one of Sri Lanka’s most important cities. You’ll go on an orientation walk in the fort area and then visit the Pettah Bazaar.

(Breakfast included)

Day 14

Colombo

Check out from your hotel and depart at your leisure. (Transfer not included)

(Breakfast included)

What’s Included:

  • International flights
  • Internal travel: public bus; van; boat; train
  • Hotels (12 nights), tented camping (1 night)
  • 13 breakfasts and  1 lunch (Allow USD280-340 for meals not included)
  • Fishing village walking tour (Negombo); Dutch canal boat ride; Dambulla Cave Temple visit (Sigiriya); Sigiriya Rock Fortress tour; village tour with local lunch; spice plantation visit; Temple of the Tooth guided tour (Kandy); cultural dance performance; tea factory visit; Elephant Transit Home visit (Uda Walawe); wilderness walking tour (Hikkaduwa); Galle Fort tour and stilt fishing demonstration; beach time in Hikkaduwa Beach and Colombo orientation walk.
  • Tour guide throughout, plus local guides
  • Small group experience: max 16, avg 12

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

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Average Temperature (Celsius) Average Rainfall (Inches)

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19ºC
4
Feb
20ºC
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Mar
21ºC
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Apr
22ºC
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May
21ºC
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Jun
18ºC
6
Jul
18ºC
6
Aug
18ºC
5
Sep
18ºC
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Oct
19ºC
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Nov
18ºC
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Dec
19ºC
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