Ultimate Sri Lanka

Kotugoda, Ancient Cities, Kandy, Hatton, Yala & Tangalle
14 nights private tour from $10,400 per person

Throughout this bespoke itinerary, discover the best of what Sri Lanka has to offer, staying in the very finest hotels. Travel through the country taking in the rich culture and history in the fascinating Cultural Triangle and the verdant Hill Country. Coupled with the adventures in Yala National Park searching for the elusive and majestic animals before ending on the south coast for some beach and relaxation. This itinerary really makes sure that you experience Sri Lanka in all its glory.

Ultimate Sri Lanka
At a glance
  • The ultimate Sri Lankan adventure, staying at the best hotels and travelling in style between them

  • Set off by bike around Anuradhapura, one of the islands ancient capitals and awe at the ruins of ancient civilisations

Journey highlights
  • The ultimate Sri Lankan adventure, staying at the best hotels and travelling in style between them

  • Set off by bike around Anuradhapura, one of the islands ancient capitals and awe at the ruins of ancient civilisations

  • Ultimate itinerary:A harmonious blend of authenticity and superlative luxury, our Ultimate Journeys are designed for the discerning traveller, providing unparalleled insider access and exclusive luxury private experiences
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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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.


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

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  • 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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
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October $12,500 $3,100 plan your trip
November $12,500 $3,100 plan your trip
December $14,600 $3,600 plan your trip
January $14,600 $3,600 plan your trip
February $14,600 $3,600 plan your trip
March $14,600 $3,600 plan your trip
April $12,500 $3,100 plan your trip
May $10,400 $2,600 plan your trip
June $10,400 $2,600 plan your trip
July $14,600 $3,600 plan your trip
August $14,600 $3,600 plan your trip
September $12,500 $3,100 plan your trip
  • 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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $12,500
    Deposit from*
    $3,100
  • 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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $12,500
    Deposit from*
    $3,100
  • 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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $14,600
    Deposit from*
    $3,600
  • 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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $14,600
    Deposit from*
    $3,600
  • 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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $14,600
    Deposit from*
    $3,600
  • 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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $14,600
    Deposit from*
    $3,600
  • 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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $12,500
    Deposit from*
    $3,100
  • 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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $10,400
    Deposit from*
    $2,600
  • 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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $10,400
    Deposit from*
    $2,600
  • 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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $14,600
    Deposit from*
    $3,600
  • 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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $14,600
    Deposit from*
    $3,600
  • 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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $12,500
    Deposit from*
    $3,100
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Itinerary

Fly to Colombo
Day 1-2

Sri Lanka's West Coast

Starting off the trip, you’ll have one night to relax and rest at The Wallawwa. This is a beautiful property and a lovely retreat to rest after your international flight, making sure that you are totally ready for the adventure ahead!

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

Anuradhapura

From here you’ll be whisked away to the Cultural Triangle with your private guide and chauffeur, where you will be spending your next three nights at Ulagalla, from which you can discover the fantastic ancient ruins of Sri Lanka’s first kingdoms. This is a spectacular part of the country and during your time here, we have included a private cycling trip through the UNESCO heritage site of Anuradhapura which is a brilliant way to explore this expansive area. Of course, no trip to the Cultural Triangle would be complete without a visit to Sigiriya Rock and we have included an early morning excursion for you, the best time to climb the rock whilst it is still cool and the light is beautiful.

Accommodation: Ulagalla ( 3 nights )
Day 5-7

Kandy

Then, travel down to Kandy where you’ll be staying the next two nights at the charming Kandy House, featuring some of the best food to be found in the country. From the Kandy House, again with your private guide, venture out to visit the Temple of the Tooth, the Botanical Gardens and the Commonwealth War memorial – all major historical sites in Sri Lanka’s repertoire.

Accommodation: The Kandy House ( 2 nights )
Day 7-10

Hatton

Moving on you'll travel by train to the beautiful Hill Country and the famous Ceylon Tea Trails, where you can relax in colonial splendour, discover the history of the country's greatest export and trek through the lush plantations. The next three nights gives you a wonderful opportunity to relax on the itinerary and do as little or as much as you like. A highlight is walking around enjoying the verdant undulating countryside and watching the talented pickers at work before reclining in style while enjoying a traditional tea planters picnic lunch.  

Accommodation: Ceylon Tea Trails ( 3 nights )
Day 10-12

Yala National Park

Next, catch a flight south to Yala National Park, known for its high population of leopard. Spend your days out on safari drives, and in the evenings relax with dinner and drinks under the stars. For those who have a penchant for Sri Lankan food why not role up your sleeves and enjoy a cooking class at the camp and take the recipes home with you.

Accommodation: Chena Huts ( 2 nights )
Day 12-15

Weligama

After all this action drive down to Weligama on the south coast where you will stay at Cape Weligama, the third Relais Chateaux on this epic itinerary. Though each of the three hotels has its own charm and style it is the continuity of exceptionally high service and flawless design that make them some of the best in the country. Here you’ll have three beautiful nights to end your unforgettable adventure, this luxurious retreat perched on the promontory with panoramic views out to the Indian Ocean is where you can relax and unwind, enjoying sumptuous spa treatments and world class cuisine.

Accommodation: Cape Weligama ( 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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  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D
Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

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.

Ultimate Sri Lanka
Ultimate 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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