Boutique Sri Lanka

Colombo, Kandy, Gal Oya National Park, Hatton, Galle & Balapitya

From $3700 per person in low season
From $4400 per person in high season

based on 13 nights & selected experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Selected experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

  • Camellia Hills is included on an All Inclusive Basis

per person based on two people sharing.

Prices subject to peak season surcharges, over periods such as Christmas and New Year.

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At a Glance

  • Great for first time visitors to Sri Lanka, uncover the culture and history during this 14-day trip

  • Featuring the best of Sri Lanka's boutique hotels, you will enjoy stays at sister properties The Fort Bazaar and Kumu Beach

  • The Kandy House offers a peaceful retreat outside of Kandy, home to the Temple of the Tooth

  • Gal Oya Lodge is one-of-a kind and offers a truly authentic experience

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From May to August the Yala monsoon brings rain to the island’s southwestern half, while the dry season here lasts from December to March. There is also an inter-monsoonal period in October and November when rain can occur in many parts of the island. Colombo and the low-lying coastal regions have an average temperature of 27°C.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your vacation.

Itinerary

Enjoy a journey through Sri Lanka as you venture from Colombo to Kandy, from Gal Oya National Park to the Hill Country and finally finishing in Galle and the stunning south coast. With an interesting heritage, Sri Lanka offers some beautiful boutique properties full of character and charm. This itinerary is perfect for anyone visiting Sri Lanka for the first time and who loves in staying in unique and interesting properties with alot of character and charm.

  1. Days 1-2: Colombo

    Starting in Colombo for one night, you will arrive at the absolutely charming Maniumpathy to begin your itinerary through Sri Lanka. Settle in to this luxurious and intimate hotel, full of colorful charm. Explore Colombo with a trip to The Dutch Hospital, Colombo's popular shopping and restaurant area which is abuzz with activity. The building itself is believed to be the oldest in the Colombo Fort area and dates back to the Dutch colonial era.

    Accommodation: Maniumpathy (1 night)

  2. Days 2-4: Kandy

    After one night in Colombo and some rest, you will travel by car to Kandy in the heart of Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle. Throughout the itinerary you will have a private guide and driver who will be driving you throughout Sri Lanka and explaining the interesting history and culture as you go. A must for any visitor to Sri Lanka, it is in Kandy here where thousands gather to visit the holy Temple of the Tooth. On a guided tour of the city, you will visit the royal complex and learn about the sacred tooth relic of Buddha before visiting the colorful Kandy market. End the day with a brilliant tour around the Botanical Gardens with an expert on the flora and fauna of the region.

    Accommodation: The Kandy House (2 nights)

  3. Days 4-7: Gal Oya National Park

    From Kandy your journey will take you east to Gal Oya Lodge where you can indulge in a plethora of wilderness experiences in Gal Oya National Park. Enjoy the paired back luxury and laid-back feel here; the friendly rangers will make you feel right at home. Highlights include jeep safaris through the park, a walk with the local Vedda tribesmen and partaking in the lodge's animal monitoring program.

    Accommodation: Gal Oya Lodge (3 nights)

  4. Days 7-9: Hatton

    After three nights of remote lodge living, your tour will then take you further inland and up to the cloud-laden hills of Hatton, where you will be spending the next two nights. The drive to Hatton is just over six hours but it will be absolutely worth it. Wake up to views overlooking the Castlereagh Reservoir and spend your days exploring the famed endless tea plantations framed by the emerald peaks in the distance.

    Accommodation: Camellia Hills (2 nights)

  5. Days 9-11: Galle

    Heading south to Galle, again by road, this is one of Sri Lanka's most iconic coastal towns, Galle Fort is teeming with history and you'll be staying right at the heart of it. One of our favorite boutique hotels in Galle Fort is the ever-popular Fort Bazaar. For two nights you can potter the cobbled streets, dining in one of the area's brilliant restaurants and we have included a private tour to learn about the history of this UNESCO protected town.

    Accommodation: The Fort Bazaar (2 nights)

  6. Days 11-14: South Coast

    Your last stop before heading home is to Kumu Beach, the sister hotel of Fort Bazaar. Enjoy some beach time relaxing and feasting on fresh seafood. The hotel is ideally located close to the main road back to Colombo, making it easy to get to the airport in time for your flight.

    Our Sri Lanka specialists can tailor each itinerary to suit your needs and interests. If you wish to extend your stay, we can also easily arrange a longer itinerary combining more of the country's national parks or even a stay in the Maldives for something extra special.

    Accommodation: Kumu Beach (3 nights)

Experiences

  • Colombo Night by Bike

    Cycle through the charming city of Colombo at dusk, as you visit some of its most iconic landmarks.

  • Explore the Tea Plantations

    During your stay in the Hill Country, explore the tea plantations where you can see the tea pluckers at work, visit a tea factory, or go for a walk through the rolling green hills.

  • Gal Oya Lodge - Jeep Safari and Walk through Nilgala

    As it is Sri Lanka's most untouched national park, Gal Oya is a fantastic location to see wildlife with very few other visitors. On this experience you will enjoy a jeep safari coupled with a walk through the unspoiled Nilgala section of the park.

  • Galle Fort Tour with a Local Host

    Galle’s main attraction is the 17th century Dutch Fort. Much of the old Fort and the township still remain, within its well-preserved bastions including its public buildings, churches, the famous lighthouse and a maze of narrow cobbled streets.

  • Guided Tour of Kandy: Gods, Kings & Men

    Today head to the center of Kandy, once known as the Kingdom of Kandy. Take some time to visit the famous UNESCO protected Temple of the Tooth. Next wander around the colorful market followed by some tea at the historic Queen's Hotel.

  • Whale and Dolphin Watching by Private Catamaran

    On this full day boat trip you will have the opportunity to spot vast amounts of marine life from blue whales, false ores, sperm whales and bottlenose dolphins.

  • Whale Watching by Private Speedboat

    Spend three relaxing hours on a private speedboat off the coast in search of the planets largest mammals.

Location

Colombo, Kandy, Gal Oya National Park, Hatton, Galle & Balapitya

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your vacation.

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