Sri Lanka

Highlights of Sri Lanka

Kotugoda, Sigiriya, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya & Weligama

From £3600 per person in low season
From £4200 per person in high season

based on 12 nights & selected experiences

Price Guide:

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    Mid
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  12. Dec
    High

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

Price includes:

  • International economy flights and taxes subject to availability

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Selected experiences

  • Daily experiences

  • Goatfell based on an All Inclusive Basis

per person based on two sharing. On a bed and breakfast basis except at Goatfell which is on an all inclusive basis.

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

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At a Glance

  • You will have your own private driver/guide to show you around the country

  • This itinerary lets you see all the main highlights of Sri Lanka

  • You will have the opportunity to experience the ancient cities, the Hill Country before heading to the South Coast

  • A year round itinerary although it can rain more on the south coast between May and September

  • Take a scenic train journey from Kandy up to Nuwara Eliya winding through the Hill Country

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The driest seasons are from December to March for the west & south and the Hill Country & from April to September for the ancient cities region. There is also an inter-monsoonal period in October and November when rain can occur in many parts of the island. The weather doesn’t follow strict rules, though – it often seems to be raining where it should be sunny & sunny where it should be raining.

July/August is the time of the Kandy Esala Perahera, as well as Kataragama festival in the South.

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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 holiday.

Itinerary

Sri Lanka has it all: inviting mountainous terrains punctuated with waterfalls and rainforests with tea gardens beyond, tropical palm-fringed beaches, and fascinating towns bustling with colour and culture. This itinerary allows you experience all of the highlights, giving you a great first taste of this beautiful country.

  1. Days 1-2: Sri Lanka's West Coast

    Your journey in Sri Lanka starts with one night to relax just outside of Colombo, giving you plenty of time to re-energise after your international flight. On arrival you will be met by your driver who is also your guide and who will be on hand through your trip to assist you and enlighten you about their beautiful country. As your driver / guide is at your disposal for the trip, if you decide on the day to adjust a tour or slightly change the day’s schedule, this is absolutely no problem.

    Accommodation: The Wallawwa (1 night)

  2. Days 2-5: Sigiriya

    On your first morning in Sri Lanka, you'll transfer to the Cultural Triangle, which is an area of immense archaeological fascination. There are the ancient Sinhalese cities of Polonnaruwa, the rock fortress of Sigiriya and the Buddhist caves at Dambulla - with three nights you are not rushing around seeing things all-day everyday - there is plenty of time to chill out and relax. For each day of your time in the Cultural Triangle, we have included a morning experience and an afternoon at leisure. On your first day as you transfer to the Cultural Triangle, you’ll make a stop at Dambulla, on the second you’ll be able to visit Polonnaruwa with an en-route safari at Minneriya and on your third we have included as a finale, the climb of Sigiriya which is spectacular.

    Accommodation: Vil Uyana (3 nights)

  3. Days 5-7: Kandy

    You can then drive to Kandy, an attractive town which is just getting into the hill country. Kandy contains the Temple of the Tooth - the Buddhas tooth to be precise. Of course, over your two nights in Kandy your guide will introduce you to the temple along with a tour through the beautiful Botanical gardens which are expansive and have an interesting history.

    Accommodation: The Kandy House (2 nights)

  4. Days 7-10: Nuwara Eliya

    No trip is quite complete without taking the local train that winds its way up to the Tea Country from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya, a beautiful way to experience the countryside. We have included three nights for you here, allowing time to relax, walk through the stunning scenery and seeing a working Tea Estate at work.

    Accommodation: Goatfell (3 nights)

  5. Days 10-13: Weligama

    Finally finish with a stay on the stunning south coast of Sri Lanka. The drive from the Hill Country down to the coast is fairly long, at seven hours, however your guide will make interesting stops for you along the way and it is a lovely way to experience more of the Sri Lankan countryside. We have included three nights for you on the coast so that you can enjoy some sunshine and finish of the trip with a beautiful relaxing stop. However, for those that like to be active there is plenty to explore nearby and we have included a tour of the Galle Fort for you during your stay here. Galle Fort, dates from 1663 and is surrounded on three sides by the ocean making its architecture unique and fascinating to explore.

    Accommodation: Cape Weligama (3 nights)

Location

Kotugoda, Sigiriya, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya & Weligama

How to get there

Fly into Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo. It takes just 20-minutes to drive to The Wallawwa from the airport.

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