Tailor-made Tour 16 days from £2245 per person

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  Places Visited: Colombo, Galle, Ella, Sigiriya, Dambulla, Negombo

This heavenly two week holiday in Sri Lanka is the perfect combination of a beach getaway and cultural tour of the island. Combining Bentota's glorious beaches with the iconic sights of Sigiriya Rock, the Dambulla caves and the train journey between Ella and Kandy, this holiday is one to remember. Not too adventurous and with a slow start, it's perfect for honeymooners looking for a dose of romance and luxury, families looking for a holiday with a difference and silver travellers who want a little more from their holiday than a swimming pool and bar.

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Cultural Holidays Wildlife Holidays Family Holidays Honeymoons Beach Holidays Adventure Holidays


Suggested itinerary

Day 1
London to Colombo

Fly from London to Colombo

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Day 2

Arrive in Colombo airport and drive to the south west beaches of Bentota for 2 nights at Cinnamon Bey Resort. After checking you, you have the remainder of the day at leisure to relax and enjoy the facilities. We reccommed visiting a Sea Turtle Conservation Programme from your resort if you are keen on nature, wildlife or if travelling with young children.

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Day 3 to 8
Bentota on the Beach

You will spend the next couple of days at leisure on the beach. Current Covid rules will require you to take a Covid-19 PCR test on arrival at your hotel and again on Day 6 or 7 (Published January 2021)

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Day 9

This morning drive to the historic fort of Galle (1 hour 30 mins away) before you continue the climb up the high ranges to Ella, a small town surrounded by beautiful tea plantations. Here you will stay for nights at 98 Acres Resort and explore the surrounding area.

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Day 10

Enjoy a walk in the hills and through the plantations today with possible visits to Demodara Loop, Lipton’s Seat and Nine Arch Bridge. You can also learn about how tea is made and visit a local factory.

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Day 11
Ella to Kandy

Drive to Ella station and board the local passenger train to Peradeniya passing through valleys with scenic views. Arriving at Peradeniya, you will be met and transferred to the former capital city of Kandy for 2 nights at Cinnamon Citadel on the banks of the Mahaweli River.

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Day 12

This morning explore Kandy's botanical gardens along with the markets in the town. In the afternoon visit the Temple of the Tooth and view the Buddha's tooth inside.

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Day 13

Drive north to the heart of the ancient cities today with a stop at a spice plantation on the way. You will also visit the Dambulla caves to see the Buddhist monuments & temples inside. Stay for two nights at Cinnamon Lodge Hotel in the village of Habarana overlooking a reservoir - excellent for bird watching.

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Day 14

No holiday to Sri Lanka is complete without a trip to Sigiriya. Today, wake early to climb the famous rock fortress of Sigiriya for spectacular views of the surrounding forest. Return to your hotel for a late breakfast and then drive to the ancient capital city of Polonnuwara to see the ruins there.

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Day 15

Drive back to the western coast and stay in Negombo, a fishing town on the coast just north of the airport. Stay at the Jetwing Blue Hotel for one night with the afternoon at leisure.

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Day 16
Return to the UK

Transfer to the Colombo airport & fly back to UK landing the same evening.

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Tailor-made Tour 16 days from £2245 per person

What's included

  • International flights in economy
  • All hotels on half board basis (breakfast & dinner)
  • Road travel by a private chauffeur-guide driven comfortable sedan car
  • Guided tours & entrances following protocols

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