Imagine Sri Lanka

Colombo, Ancient Cities, Kandy, Hatton, Yala National Park, Tangalle, Galle
13 nights private tour from $4,000 per person

Immerse in the local Sri Lankan culture and the highlights of the dramatic history and glorious scenery. For a tiny island, Sri Lanka packs a huge amount in and this itinerary takes in its captivating highlights in style. From ancient cities to tracking leopards, from tea plantations to shimmering beaches, this itinerary has it all. If you love to combine wildlife, art, history, culture and relaxation with tailored experiences, then this trip is for you.

Imagine Sri Lanka
At a glance
  • An immersive tour taking in the highlights of Sri Lanka with some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes

  • Submerge into the cultural triangle and abundance of Sri Lankan wildlife throughout Sigiriya

  • Trek jungles and soak up the bountiful landscape as you travel through Kandy to Koslanda

  • Spot herds of elephant, illusive leopard, sloth bear and a huge variety of endemic bird species at the Yala National Park

Journey highlights
  • An immersive tour taking in the highlights of Sri Lanka with some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes

  • Submerge into the cultural triangle and abundance of Sri Lankan wildlife throughout Sigiriya

  • Trek jungles and soak up the bountiful landscape as you travel through Kandy to Koslanda

  • Spot herds of elephant, illusive leopard, sloth bear and a huge variety of endemic bird species at the Yala National Park

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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Sri Lanka is considered a sunny year round destination; there is always somewhere experiencing good weather on the island. However, there are huge regional differences. The Southwest ‘Yala’ Monsoons brings rain to the west and southwest coast, as well as the hill country, from April/May to September. During this time the north and east coasts are good. The northeast ‘Mahe’ monsoon is less extreme and brings rain to the east and north during October and November. This monsoon can bring a bit of rain to the south as well. Put simply; head to the south, central, hill country and western areas between December and March and ideally head to the north and eastern areas between April and September. We can never guarantee good weather but believe this is a good guide to follow.


Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

Departing Price from*
  • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
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May $4,000 $1,000 plan your trip
June $4,000 $1,000 plan your trip
July $4,600 $1,100 plan your trip
August $4,600 $1,100 plan your trip
September $4,300 $1,100 plan your trip
October $4,000 $1,000 plan your trip
November $4,300 $1,100 plan your trip
December $4,600 $1,100 plan your trip
January $4,600 $1,100 plan your trip
February $4,600 $1,100 plan your trip
March $4,600 $1,100 plan your trip
April $4,300 $1,100 plan your trip
  • May
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $4,000
    Deposit from*
    $1,000
  • June
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $4,000
    Deposit from*
    $1,000
  • July
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $4,600
    Deposit from*
    $1,100
  • August
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $4,600
    Deposit from*
    $1,100
  • September
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $4,300
    Deposit from*
    $1,100
  • October
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $4,000
    Deposit from*
    $1,000
  • November
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $4,300
    Deposit from*
    $1,100
  • December
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $4,600
    Deposit from*
    $1,100
  • January
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $4,600
    Deposit from*
    $1,100
  • February
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $4,600
    Deposit from*
    $1,100
  • March
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $4,600
    Deposit from*
    $1,100
  • April
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $4,300
    Deposit from*
    $1,100
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Itinerary

Fly to Colombo
Day 1-2

Sri Lanka's West Coast

On arrival at Sri Lanka you will be met by your private driver and taken to your wonderful boutique hotel for the night.  The Wallawwa is amazingly serene, and perfectly positioned in the midst of three acres of manicured gardens an ideal haven to relax after you flight and to settle for your first night.

Accommodation: The Wallawwa ( 1 night )
Day 2-5

Sigiriya

Feeling refreshed you will head north to Sigiriya. Spend the afternoon visiting Minneriya Park, home to an abundance of Sri Lankan wildlife including sambar deer and wild elephant. Throughout your time spent in the area you will visit Sigiriya Rock, an ancient rock fortress and Polannaruwa, the fascinating ruins of one of Sri Lanka’s ancient kingdoms.  Whilst exploring this rich cultural triangle you will stay at Aliya Resort and Spa. Relax in this oasis whilst discovering and exploring the surrounding wonders of Sri Lanka.

Accommodation: Aliya Resort & Spa ( 3 nights )
Day 5-7

Yala National Park

Continue south to discover the wildlife wonders of Sri Lanka in Yala National Park, where you can spot herds of elephant, illusive leopard, sloth bear and a huge variety of endemic bird species. On the borders of the park, you will be staying at the stylish Cinnamon Wild Yala, a haven for nature lovers. An eco-friendly resort boasting gorgeous jungle chalets with fabulous views of the surrounding jungle waiting to be explored. Game drives and guided walks can be enjoyed throughout the day, and for those looking for something a little different, don your night vision goggles and head out into the night.

Accommodation: Cinnamon Wild Yala ( 2 nights )
Day 7-10

Thalpe, South Coast, Sri Lanka

Travel around the scenic south coast to the beaches just south of historic Galle. You will be staying in The Why House, a small and chic boutique hotel, offering a seductive ambience of old Ceylon.

Head to the closely located Galle, a modern city full of old trader's bungalows and art with classic architecture and a colourful history. Galle Fort, an UNESCO World Heritage Site is Sri Lanka's best-preserved townscape now filled with upmarket boutiques, small hotels and restaurants. If you are feeling active, a cycling trip around the nearby villages is highly advised to plunge into the local life that surrounds you. If visiting the area from November to March, whale watching is a must!  After a relaxing three nights in this haven, continue onto Colombo for your flight home.

Accommodation: Why House ( 3 nights )
Fly home from Colombo
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 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

Experiences included in this itinerary


Your Hotels


When to visit

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  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D
Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

Sri Lanka is considered a sunny year round destination; there is always somewhere experiencing good weather on the island. However, there are huge regional differences. The Southwest ‘Yala’ Monsoons brings rain to the west and southwest coast, as well as the hill country, from April/May to September. During this time the north and east coasts are good. The northeast ‘Mahe’ monsoon is less extreme and brings rain to the east and north during October and November. This monsoon can bring a bit of rain to the south as well. Put simply; head to the south, central, hill country and western areas between December and March and ideally head to the north and eastern areas between April and September. We can never guarantee good weather but believe this is a good guide to follow.

Imagine Sri Lanka
Imagine Sri Lanka

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

Plan your trip

Why Scott Dunn?

At Scott Dunn, we live and breathe travel. An insatiable appetite to discover the world runs through everything we do. We relish the planning and revel in the detail. We know it’s the smallest touches that make the biggest difference, and we stop at nothing to make every trip not only exceptional but totally unique.

  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
  • We have a 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind

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