Sri Lanka: Culture, Wildlife & Beach

Sri Lanka: Culture, Wildlife & Beach

A must see Sri Lanka holiday

Book this 2024 / 2025 Sri Lanka holiday which will take you to stunning beaches, let you walk among ancient temples, and see amazing wildlife like elephants and leopards in the Yala National Park!

Duration: 13 Days
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Itinerary at a glance:

  • 1 Night Negombo
  • 3 Night Habarana
  • 1 Night Kandy
  • 1 Night Nuwara Eliya
  • 1 Night Tissamaharama
  • 4 Nights Hikkaduwa or 4 Nights Ahungalla
We can tailor all hotels and durations to suit your requirements
Sri Lanka: Culture, Wildlife & Beach

Sample Itinerary of Sri Lanka: Culture, Wildlife & Beach

Day 1: Depart London to Colombo

Depart London Heathrow in the afternoon to fly to Colombo

Day2: Negombo Beach

Met on arrival at Colombo Airport and transferred to Negombo beach to unwind

Day 3: Negombo then onto Habarana

Morning, visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orhanage. Established in 1975 with seven orphaned elephants, the orphanage has now become a successful captive breeding centre.

Afternoon visit the Dambulla Cave Temple with statues and paintings that chronicle Lord Buddha and his life.

Day 4: visit Sigirya & Polonnaruwa

Morning visit Sigirya, the 5th century rock citadel, a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site.

Afternoon proceed to Polonnaruwa & visit the ruins of the Royal Palace followed by a visit to Gal Viharay, which has 3 splendid statues of the Buddha in 'Upright', 'Sedentary' and 'Recumbent' postures carved out of rock, the Audience Hall, the Lotus Bath, the statue of King Parakramabahu, the former Temple of Tooth Relic, Shivan Temple, Lankathilake, Watadage, Galpotha, and Kiri Viharaya.

Day 5: Habarana to Kandy

Morning proceed to Kandy to visit the temple of the sacred tooth relic, the Kandy lake, the bazaar, the arts & crafts centre and a gem museum

Day 6: Kandy visit Tea Plantation onto Nuwera Eliya

Morning proceed to Nuwera Eliya, the beautiful hill city famous for its tea plantation and tea exports. En route, visit a tea plantation and a tea factory, observe how the quality of tea is graded, have a walk-through of the manufacturing process and enjoy a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory.

Days 7: Nuwera Eliya visit Yala National Park onto Tissamaharama

Morning proceed to Yala National Park, Srilankas largest wildlife park famous for its elephants, wild boars, wild buffaloes, leopards, bears, deer and crocodiles. Large flocks of migratory and indigenous birds are also found here.

Afternoon, proceed on a Jeep game drive in the park

Day 8: Tissamaharama onto either Hikkaduwa or Ahungalla

Transfer from Tissamaharama to your beach resort.

Days 9-12: At leisure

Enjoy 3 Nights at your chosen beach resort to unwind and relax

Day 13: Back home

Transfer to Colombo Airport to fly back to London Heathrow.

All our India Ocean tailor-made holidays are sourced using the best available accommodation for your budget and package, along with the best ground services. Below are our suggested hotels along with the price guide line. Hotels and itineraries can be tailor-made to suit the individual. We assure the best possible value for money with a very personalised service. Call us on 01635 551 011 for more details or email : holidays@chartertravel.co.uk

Hotels & Price Guideline (subject to change):

  • Negombo Hotel - Superior: Club Hotel Dolphin / Luxury: Jetwing Blue
  • Habarana Hotel – Superior: Habarana Village / Luxury Cinnamon Lodge
  • Kandy Hotel – Superior: Earls Regent / Luxury: Chaarya Resort
  • Nuwara Eliya Hotel – Superior: Araliya Green Hills / Luxury: Grand Hotel
  • Tissamaharama Hotel – Superior: Chaarya Resort / Luxury: Cinnamon Wild
  • Hikkaduwa Hotel – Superior: Hikka Tranz
  • Ahungalla Hotel – Luxury: Heritance Ahungalla
  • Price per person – Superior: from £1960 / Luxury from £2150

Price Includes:

  • International flights and airport taxes in Economy Class
  • Private air conditioned transfers as per itinerary. No transfers for days at leisure
  • Standard rooms on twin sharing on Bed & Breakfast
  • Entrance fees to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage / Dambulla / Kandy Temple / Cultural Show / Sigiriya Entrance Polonnaruwa / Yala National Park
  • Yala Jeep Safari (Shared)

Price does not include:

  • Any video camera / camera permit
  • Visa Fees
  • Anything else not mentioned under inclusions
  • We can tailor all hotels and durations to suit your requirements

All our holidays are tailor-made and can be adapted by changing hotels durations and destinations to suit the individuals tastes and requirements – please do get in touch so we can start planning.

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