With a wide variety of activities, an easygoing
culture and beautiful golden beaches,
east coast Sri Lanka is the perfect destination
to discover from May to September.
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Arrive and check in to the Maniumpathy Hotel. (N)
Explore the hidden charm of the bustling
capital in the company of an avid historian and
photographer. Travel to Rambukkana on the
evening train and transfer to Rosyth Estate House
for a 3-night stay. (B)
Relax by the pool, enjoy the stunning views or
take a walk to the nearby tea factory for a guided
tour. Mid-morning cooking class, followed by a
lunch of the dishes you have prepared. Afternoon
guided walk of the tea estate. (B, L, D)
After breakfast proceed to Kandy for 3 nights at
Kings Pavilion. Enjoy an evening cultural show. (B)
Witness the early morning Puja ceremony at the
sacred Temple of the Tooth, then continue to the
Royal Botanical Gardens. At leisure. (B)
After breakfast, proceed to Gal Oya for
2 nights at Gal Oya Lodge . (B, L, D)
Enjoy a boat safari on Senanayake Samudraya
to observe the local wildlife including crocodiles,
deer, elephants and many rare and endemic
species of birds. Afternoon at leisure with
opportunities for additional activities such as
meeting the indigenous Veddah tribes, taking a
jeep safari or nature walk, or enjoying a guided
bicycle ride to the beautiful Namal Oya reservoir.
(B, L, D)
After breakfast proceed to Passikudah for 3 nights
relaxing at Uga Bay Passikudah. (B)
Travel to Sigiriya visiting the impressive Buddhist architectural gem of Polonnaruwa and the
monkey rehabilitation centre en route. Spend
3 nights at Water Garden, Sigiriya. (B)
Climb the fifth-century Sigiriya rock fortress
before marveling at the hillside cave temples at
Travel back to Colombo by road for an overnight
stay at the Maniumpathy Hotel. Or opt for a
domestic flight with Cinnamon Air. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3930 5073 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk
On the edge of Gal Oya National Park and set among 8 hectares of private forests, Gal Oya Lodge is a rustic eco-friendly lodge. It comprises spacious and elegantly furnished bungalows and villas, designed with timber walls and glass-to-ceiling windows and doors to enjoy the spectacular views.
Features: 9 bungalows and villas, restaurant, bar and swimming pool.
Room amenities: En suite bathroom with bath or shower, seating and dining...
Located in the heart of Colombo, Maniumpathy is set in an atmospheric manor house that dates back to 1906. Originally built by a doctor from Jaffna, the house has been extended and its interiors modernised without affecting the property's period features. The eight guestrooms are all individually designed and have their own character. This boutique hotel is within easy reach of Colombo's sights, shops, cafes and restaurants.
Features: 8 rooms, restaurant, swimming pool, spa, gift shop, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, telephone,...
The Rosyth Estate House is set in a 1926 colonial planter's bungalow in a 62 acre private tea and rubber estate 1100ft above sea level. It offers outstanding boutique style accommodation, exceptional Sri Lankan cuisine and the opportunity to experience the beauty and culture of rural Sri Lanka. Guests can explore the estate, visit the local tea factory, enjoy a cookery lesson, relax by the pool or simply take in the stunning views. It is an ideal first or last stop on a tour of Sri Lanka being 2 hours from Colombo and an hour to the south of Kandy.
Facilities: 7 bedrooms, dining pavilion, lounge, library with satellite television, swimming pool with sun terrace and terraced gardens.
Room amenities: en suite bathroom with rainforest shower, air conditioning and ceiling...
Set along the beachfront of Pasikudah Bay, the Uga Bay resort offers 46 spacious and elegantly decorated rooms, arranged semi-circularly to provide the best sea views and equipped with air conditioning, flat screen television, mini bar and WiFi access. The restaurant offers Asian and International cuisine and other resort facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and a spa offering Ayurvedic, Asian and European style treatments and massages available indoors or in poolside...
The luxury Water Garden Sigiriya is located in lush countryside in central Sri Lanka, just 6km from Sigiriya Rock. Villas are spacious with a large living area and private plunge pools. They are equipped with modern amenities including air conditioning. Facilities include a spa, wellness centre, fitness centre and outdoor pool. The gourmet restaurant serves local delicacies and international cuisine.
Features: 30 rooms, restaurant, billiards table, swimming pool, spa, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, television,...
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.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
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