Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka in the Summer

Colombo, Wilpattu National Park, Ancient Cities & Trincomalee

From $3200 Per person in low season
From $4600 Per person in high season

based on 11 nights & selected experiences

Price Guide:

  1. Jan
    High
  2. Feb
    High
  3. Mar
    Mid
  4. Apr
    Mid
  5. May
    Low
  6. Jun
    Low
  7. Jul
    High
  8. Aug
    High
  9. Sep
    Mid
  10. Oct
    Low
  11. Nov
    Mid
  12. Dec
    High

* 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

  • Leopard Trails based 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

  • During the summer months, the north and east coast is the best place to avoid the rains

  • This itinerary really takes you off the beaten track, while still enabling the staples of Sri Lanka - culture, adventure, wildlife and relaxation

  • An excellent summer honeymoon option for more adventurous couples or a brilliant off the beaten track family trip

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From May to August the Yala monsoon brings rain to the island’s southwestern half. The southwest has the highest rainfall – up to 4000mm a year. 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. The sea stays at around 27°C all year. Climatically speaking, the driest (and best) seasons in Sri Lanka are from December to March for the west and south coasts and May to September for the East.

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Make sure you add in the Cinnamon Air seaplane flight for some added excitement!

Do Polonnaruwa by bicycle, a much more fun way of getting around!

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Itinerary

Our summer adventure uses the seasonal weather pattern of the country to see Sri Lanka slightly differently whilst still being able to enjoy the island's main highlights including wildlife, lush rural settings, tranquil beaches and key cultural sites. It is an ideal family adventure, offering much more than beach, and is great for those that want some off the beaten track experiences.

  1. Days 1-2: Colombo

    You’ll start the trip with a leisurely day and night, just outside of Colombo to refresh after your international flight.

    Accommodation: The Wallawwa (1 night)

  2. Days 2-4: Wilpattu National Park

    From here move on to explore the jungles of Wilpattu where wild animals roam free. Try your luck spotting a leopard with our expert trackers and enjoy your wilderness camping experience. Wilpattu has only recently opened up to the public and is a less commercial and crowded wildlife experience than other national parks in the country, giving a much truer safari experience.

    Accommodation: Leopard Trails - Wilpattu National Park (2 nights)

  3. Days 4-6: Sigiriya

    After exploring the jungle, it will then be time to get a few days of culture and sightseeing in the Cultural Triangle. With your guide you’ll be able to climb the magnificent Sigiriya rock fortress which astounds many with its ancient engineering on and around the cliff face and sweeping views from the summit.

    Accommodation: Vil Uyana (2 nights)

  4. Days 6-11: Sri Lanka's East Coast

    From the Cultural Triangle, head to the east coast for five nights on the beach near Trincomalee, This ancient town sits on one of the world’s most beautiful natural harbors and is often overlooked but we would definitely encourage a visit, with plenty of interesting history to discover. The surrounding beaches still feel untouched, and is the perfect spot for a couple of days of relaxation or to indulge in some serious water sports.  

    Accommodation: Jungle Beach (5 nights)

  5. Days 11-12: Colombo

    Given the distance between the east and west coasts (an eight hour car transfer or a flight of just over an hour), we have included one final night for you in Colombo to finish the trip. Not only does this make it much more comfortable connecting to your international flight but gives you a great opportunity to visit one of the may beautiful boutiques in the city to pick up any last minute souvenirs that you are wishing to take home.

    Accommodation: The Wallawwa (1 night)

Experiences

  • Colombo - Mark Forbes Walk

    Enjoy a guided tour of Colombo's hidden corners. Mark Forbes or one of his team will take you on a tour of the city's historic buildings before visiting the Pettah Market. This tour lasts around two to three hours.

  • Colombo Night by Bike

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

  • Colonial Colombo by Vintage Car

    Colonial Colombo by Vintage Car is a fabulous way to explore this evolving city as the sun sets. Cruise around in your chauffeur driven vintage car and retrace Colombo's colonial past.

  • Dambulla Buddhist Caves

    Dambulla is an ancient historical site set on a large granite outcrop. The caves at Dambulla are famous for their temples and have been repainted several times in the 11th, 12th and 18th centuries with secular and Buddhist scenes.

  • Minneriya National Park

    The amazing Minneriya National Park is renowned for its elephant populations and beautiful scenery. Enjoy a safari drive in search of the Asian elephant, a highlight for many during their tour through this fascinating teardrop isle.

  • Polonnaruwa - Meet the Monkeys

    Visit the ancient city of Polonnaruwa and the monkeys that occupy the area. These impressive ruins have been carefully preserved and have attracted groups of three diurnal primates. Get up close with these cheeky animals and learn about their behaviour.

  • Polonnaruwa Ancient City

    The ancient city of Polonnaruwa dates from the 10th century AD. Originally planned as an expression and statement of imperial power, the city was eventually abandoned in 1288. Many of the remains are still in excellent condition.

  • Safari in Wilpattu National Park

    Head into Wilpattu National Park for a morning or evening safari to marvel at the range of wildlife.

  • Sigiriya Rock

    The Sigiriya rock rises majestically from the jungle floor. It is famous for its ‘mirror wall’, so called because of its highly polished surface. Half-way up there are galleries with frescoes in brilliant tempera. Sigirya dates from the 5th century AD.

Location

Colombo, Wilpattu National Park, Ancient Cities & Trincomalee

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