Sri Lanka holidays
This exotic journey offers a wonderful
introduction and insight into the
amazing diversity of birdlife, flora,
wildlife and marine life of Sri Lanka.
Starting from the Sinharaja biosphere,
renowned for its endemic birds,
this tour visits the Uda Walawe and
Yala National Parks in search of wild
elephants and leopards. It continues
to the west of the island to look for
blue whales and sperm whales off the
coast of Galle and see turtles hatch in
Kosgoda, before returning to Colombo.
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Overnight flight from
London to Colombo, with Sri Lankan Airlines.
Morning arrival and
transfer to the elegant, Jetwing Lagoon for 1
Morning transfer to the
Sinharaja biosphere, a Unesco world heritage site
and Sri Lanka’s last remaining tropical rainforest.
Stay for 2 nights at the Rainforest Edge. (B)
Early morning and late
afternoon walking safari looking for endemic
birds, butterflies, reptiles, amphibians and
Early morning walking
safari. Late morning drive to Uda Walawe
National Park, home to wild elephants, sambar
deer, wild buffaloes and a small population
of sloth bears and leopards. Stay 2 nights at
Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort. (B)
Early morning and late
afternoon wildlife viewing. (B)
Morning drive to Yala via
Bundala bird sanctuary. One of the largest
wildlife reserves in Sri Lanka, Yala is known for
its high density leopard population. It is also
possible to spot sloth bears, wild elephants,
spotted deer, crocodiles and an incredible array
of birdlife. Stay for 2 nights at the Jetwing Yala
(or similar). (B)
Early morning and late afternoon
wildlife viewing in search of leopards and sloth
Morning drive to the south coast of Mirissa, which has earned a reputation
as one of the world’s hot spots for whale and
dolphin watching. Stay 2 nights at the Mandara
In the morning, head
to Dondra Head in search of whales. The
continental shelf, 13km off the coast of Mirissa,
is at its narrowest near Dondra Head – making
it one of the best places to see blue whales
and sperm whales. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Take a morning boat
safari for another chance to spot whales and
dolphins. Later, drive to Colombo via Kosgoda.
The small coastal town of Kosgoda is best
known for its turtle hatchery, which was
established in 1981 to protect Sri Lanka’s sea
turtles from extinction. Stay overnight at the
Cinnamon Grand. (B)
Fly to London with Sri
Lankan Airlines. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour involves long drives
and staying in some simple hotels.
Located in the heart of Colombo and set in landscaped gardens, The Cinnamon Grand has over 500 elegantly designed rooms and suites offering all modern conveniences. The hotel’s recreational facilities include an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by lush tropical gardens, a well-equipped modern health club and gymnasium, and facilities for tennis and squash. There is a wide selection of excellent cuisine available including western, Indian specialties and eastern...
Spread over 3 hectares of tropical gardens, Jetwing Lagoon, the first resort to be created by Sri Lanka’s legendary architect Geoffrey Bawa, is set near the coastal fishing village of Negombo, between the Indian Ocean and the tranquil Negombo Lagoon. Previously known as the Blue Lagoon, the hotel now features 55 comfortably furnished rooms and suites in contemporary style while retaining the original architectural features. Between the two restaurants, Jetwing Lagoon offers guests choice of cuisines to choose from, including traditional Sri Lankan food. Other facilities at this hotel include two well-stocked bars, an expansive pool, fully-equipped gymnasium and a...
Situated close to wildlife-rich Yala National Park, Jetwing Yala offers a perfect balance of affordable luxury and environmental harmony. The 82 rooms and 14 luxury tents are decorated in earthy muted tones and feature either a balcony or a terrace. The hotel's facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, tennis court and yoga platform. The range of dining options include local or international cuisine that can be served in the tree-house, in-room or on the sand dunes by the...
Set among 5 acres of wilderness at the edge of the Uda Walawe National Park, Kalu's hideaway is a small eco-friendly hotel with 5 ensuite rooms and 2 chalets. Each of the rooms and chalets is comfortably furnished and tastefully decorated. Facilities include a dining room that serves Sri Lankan curries and international cuisine, an outdoor swimming pool and a bar that serves fresh fruit juices and alcoholic...
Set between the estuary of the Pollathu Modara river and the Indian Ocean beaches, Mandara Resort is a small intimate hotel. The 20 rooms and suites are modern and individually designed using locally available materials with some having private plunge pools. Facilities include a restaurant serving Sri Lankan and International cuisine with wines to complement, fully equipped gym, outdoor swimming pool and a small Ayurveda centre offering massages. The gardens lead to a secluded beach where guests can relax under the shade of a palm...
Set atop the rolling hills of Waddagla with panoramic views of the Sinharaja forests, Rainforest Edge is a rustic eco-friendly lodge. Each of the 7 rooms is simply furnished and tastefully decorated. Facilities include a restaurant serving local cuisine, pool and an Ayurvedic centre. The property uses solar energy for hot water and a combination of kerosene lamps and conventional mains for lighting. The lodge is completely mod-con free with no air-conditioning, televisions or telephones. The use of mobile telephones is subject to network...
Set among 2.8 hectares of land, the Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort is conveniently located with easy access to the Uda Walawe National Park. The 57 rooms and suites are of good size and comfortably furnished. Facilities at this modern hotel include a restaurant serving local and international cuisine, a bar, an outdoor swimming pool, a small fitness centre and an indoor play-area for board...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
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Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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Colombo is Sri Lanka's largest city and the country's political, economic and cultural...
Negombo, close to Colombo's airport, grew from an historic little town with...
Uda Walawe National Park covers an area of 30,821 hectares, and includes a large...
Yala is the largest national park in Sri Lanka and was given over to conservation in...