Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy
Kandy
Galle
Galle
Nuwara Eliya
Nuwara Eliya
Nine Arches Bridge and Yala National Park
Nine Arches Bridge and Yala National Park

A Taste of Sri Lanka

6 Nights from £1,349

Overview

Our six-night private tour of Sri Lanka will give you a taste of what this beautiful and diverse country has to offer. Filled with culture, you’ll discover the famous Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy, enjoy a scenic rail ride across the Tea Country to visit a tea plantation, and even find out why they call Nuwara-Eliya the ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka. Saving the best for last, you’ll experience a full-day safari in Yala National Park and end your tour with a bicycle ride through the ancient city of Galle. This is just a snapshot of what is on offer, and we can put together a tailor-made experience just for you – why not end your stay with a blissful beach stay too. (JW)

Highlights

  • Visit the famous Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
  • Experience the most beautifully scenic train journey on the Hill Train
  • Enjoy a tour around a Tea Plantation and a city tour of Nuwara-Eliya
  • Visit the impressive nine arches bridge
  • See the wildlife at Yala National Park where you might see Leopards, Crocodiles, Wild Boar & big herds of Elephants
  • Explore the ancient city of Galle by bicycle
Whats included?
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Day 1

On arrival at the airport, you will be met by a representative of Jetwing Travels and assisted at the airport and then transferred directly to your hotel in Kandy.

Afternoon at leisure.

Dinner and overnight stay at Amaya Hills, Kandy

 

Day 2

After breakfast at the hotel, visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic - ever since 4th Century A.D, when the Buddha’s Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissan princess’ hair, the Relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world. It is considered Sri Lanka’s most prized possession.

Afternoon at leisure.

Dinner and overnight stay at Amaya Hills, Kandy

 

Day 3

After breakfast at the hotel, head to Kandy Railway station to journey on the Hill Train ride from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya.

The train journey is approximately 3 hours, taking you through the most beautiful parts of Sri Lanka. The train journeys are real cultural experiences and the most scenic routes will be highlights of your visit.

* If the local train is full or cancelled you will continue by private transport to Nuwara Eliya

On arrival in Nuwara Eliya you will visit a Tea Plantation, followed by a city tour of Nuwara Eliya.

Nuwara Eliya - The ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is one of the more temperate places on the Island, the weather like an English spring day, although the temperature does drop at night. All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence, houses like country cottages or Queen Anne style mansions.

Dinner and overnight stay at Jetwing St.Andrew's, Nuwara Eliya

 

Day 4

After breakfast this morning you will travel to Tissamaharama via Ella, a journey of about 2 hours. On the way visit nine arches bridge.

Nine arches bridge - Built at 3100m above sea level, among the craggy peaks of the Central Highlands; the Nine Arches forms a viaduct between the Demodara and Ella Railway stations. Built entirely out of brick, rock and cement; without a single piece of steel; the bridge has stood solid from 1921, its time of creation. According to history, the bridge was built by the locals using such materials; when the construction came to a standstill from the lack of steel caused by World War I.

Continue on your journey to Tissamaharama, approximately 2 – 3 hours.  

Dinner and overnight stay at Thaulle Resort, Tissamaharama

 

Day 5

Early this morning visit Yala National Park with packed breakfast to enjoy a full day 4 X 4 jeep safari.

Yala National Park - Yala National Park is 378 sq. miles in extent. Yala was established in 1938 from, what originally was a Sportsman’s shooting reserve. This is the most famous and well developed National Park where wild animals and birds could be observed. The Wild animals include Elephants in herds of varying sizes, Leopards, Wild Boar, Wild Buffalo, Crocodiles, Peacock, Jackal, Sloth Bear and other animals. The bird-life comprises of about 130 species including the resident and migrants.  Painted storks, Sea Eagle, Black-Necked Stork, Spoonbills, and Pelicans add color to the bird-life in the park

Dinner and overnight stay at Thaulle Resort, Tissamaharama

 

Day 6

After breakfast at the hotel, you will travel to Galle, a 4 hour drive from Tissamaharama.

Once in Galle explore the ancient city of Galle by bicycle.

Galle - Explore the vigorous impact made by the Dutch colonial architecture to the Sri Lankan heritage during the era of their governance in specific parts of the island It’s an observable factor to anyone who visits the island. Dutch era in Sri Lankan history lasted for 150 years, where the architectural erections of fortresses, hospitals, churches, residencies are constructed. Fortunately, some of them still remain as ruins and evidencing to the Dutch era in the island.

Dinner and overnight stay at Amari, Galle

 

Day 7

After your breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Colombo airport (approx. 3 hours drive from Galle) or desired beach resort.

 

  • Accommodation at a Half Board basis, including six breakfasts and six dinners
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • Internal travel
  • Tour guide throughout
  • All activities listed in the itinerary

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