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SRI LANKA

CULTURE, WILDLIFE & BEACH

A complete tour of Sri Lanka, perfect for the first time visitor who wants to get to know Sri Lanka and see the major attractions on one tour.
Prices From*
£ 1952

Accommodation Throughout
International Flights
All Transfers

All our holidays can be tailor-made to meet your specific requirements.


Tea Country
Negombo Beach
Cinnamon Lodge Habarana
Sigirya Rock
Heritance Tea Factory, Nuwara Eliya
Nuwara Eliya
Uda Walawe National Park
Peacock, Yala National Park
Leopard, Yala National Park
Avani Bentota

Overview


Sri Lanka is a fascinating island with a diverse mix of culture, history, wildlife and scenery to be discovered by visitors of all ages, not to mention its glorious sandy beaches. In this tour we have included some highlights which will appeal to nature-loving families or those interested in exploring Sri Lanka’s natural attractions; the people, flora and fauna.

This tour can be tailor made to your requirements, if you would like to stay longer in any one place or would like to visit somewhere not included. Our expert consultants will be happy to create a bespoke itinerary for you.

Call us for a tailor-made quote on your preferred destinations, hotels and dates.

What's Included
Western & Oriental - Accommodation Throughout
Accommodation Throughout
Western & Oriental - English Speaking Guide
English Speaking Guide
Western & Oriental - International Flights
International Flights
Western & Oriental - All Transfers
All Transfers

Itinerary


Day 1 - Airport - Negombo
On arrival you will be met by a Western and Oriental representative and transfer the short distance to your hotel in Negombo. Jetwing Beach Hotel is ideally located on an excellent stretch of beach just 30 minutes from the airport and provides the perfect place to relax after an international flight before starting your tour.
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Day 2 - Negombo - Habarana
Drive to Habarana via the elephant orphanage. Spend the afternoon at leisure. Stay two nights at Cinnamon Lodge (or similar), with comfortable and spacious cottages sprinkled across the property. This is the central point of Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle and the most convenient base for excursions to the Ancient historical cities. Hundreds of lakes and reservoirs are connected by an elaborate network of canals and make up a fascinating irrigation system. 
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Day 3 - Sigirya Rock Fortress
Visit Sigirya rock fortress, then Minneriya National Park for a safari drive. Sigiriya Rock Fortress is one of seven World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka. This ancient rock fortress is a testament to ancient artistry and architectural ingenuity, and has many attractions - its gardens, the world renowned frescoes, the mirror wall and the dramatic history linked to the construction of the Lion Rock. Spend the afternoon at leisure or take an optional elephant back safari or jeep safari.
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Day 4 - Habarana - Nuwara Eliya
This morning head off to the quiet town of Nuwara Eliya, a journey of approximately 5 hours. At an altitude of nearly 2000 metres above sea level, Nuwara Eliya is considered to be the most important location for tea production in Sri Lanka. The hillsides are blanketed with tea plantations and several estates offer guided tours so you can learn about the process of making your morning cuppa!
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Day 5 - Highland Tea Country
Today you will visit a tea plantation and factory, to observe the processes of manufacturing tea, from the tender green tips picked to the grading and packing. Taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea to check the quality in the factory! The remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy the highland tea country.
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Day 6 - Nuwara Eliya - Uda Walawe National Park
Drive to Uda Walawe National Park. Udawalawe was established in 1972, covering an area of 30, 821 hectares and surrounded by magnificent mountain escarpments and lush scenery. Elephants are plentiful, with herds often playing in the water.
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Day 7 - Uda Walawe National Park - Yala National Park
Continue to Yala national Park. Spend two nights at Cinnamon Wild (or similar). Yala National park is one of Sri Lanka’s best know and most popular national parks. Originally the park was well known for its open terrain and resident Elephants. In recent years the relatively high population and regular sightings of the elusive Leopard have made the park a key stop on any tour of Sri Lanka. Other animals you may see include Elephants, Sloth Bears, Water Buffalo and 215 species of bird.
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Day 8 - Yala National Park
Enjoy early morning and late afternoon safari drives in Yala National Park.
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Day 9 - Yala National Park - Bentota
Say goodbye to Yala and head to Bentota for a chance to relax on one of Sri Lanka’s famous beaches.
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Day 10 - Bentota
Enjoy the next 4 nights relaxing at the beach
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Day 11 - Bentota - Airport
Flight home to the UK.
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Price Includes 


Based on 2 people sharing, Includes international flights with British Airways, domestic flights as detailed, accommodation as stated and a private driver guide throughout. The tour is on a half board basis throughout.

Please note all of our tours are only suggestions and your holiday can be completely tailor-made. Please call one of our travel specialists for further suggestions. 

   

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