Delve into Sri Lanka's natural and archaeological wonders in this comprehensive journey. Starting from Sri Lanka's ancient capital, traverse quaint tea country and tropical rainforests to the jungles of Yala, renowned for having the highest density of wild leopards in the wild.
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Arrive and transfer to Cinnamon Lakeside for a
1-night stay. (N)
Drive to Habarana. Stay 3 nights at Cinnamon Lodge, set in a 10 hectare woodland on the fringe of a tranquil, ancient irrigation lake. (B)
Visit Sigiriya rock fortress which rises 200 metres from the scrub jungle below and was the innermost stronghold of a 70 hectare fortified town. At the top, there are some stunning views over the surrounding countryside, although the climb is steep and in parts very narrow. (B)
Visit Polonnaruwa and Minneriya National Park. At Polonnaruwa you will be able to see the ruins of the Royal Palace, the Gal Viharaya and the Parakrama Samudraya lake. Minneriya National Park is a habitat for elephants, deer, leopards, sloth bears and crocodile. (B)
Drive to Kandy and stay 2 nights at Jim's Farm Villas. En-route visit Popham arboretum and the Dambulla caves, which has a history thought to date back as far as the first century BC when King Valagam Bahu took refuge here, having been driven out of Anuradhapura. (B)
At leisure or visit the Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya which covers 60 hectares and is the largest botanical garden in Sri Lanka. (B)
En route to Kothmale, visit Kandy’s Temple of the Tooth which dates from the 16th century and is entered via two doors showing mythical beasts. Stay 2 nights at Mas Villa. At leisure
to explore the tea fields, grand temples and
waterfalls on foot or by bike. (B)
Drive to Yala and spend 2 nights at Jetwing Yala. Yala is the largest, and busiest, national park in Sri Lanka and its terrains consist mainly of dry woodlands with patches of light forest, grasslands and lagoons, which provide residence for the park's main attraction - the leopard. (B)
Drive to Galle and stay 2 nights at the Jetwing
Explore Galle fort which once played an important role in the trade route between Arabia and China. It was built in the late 16th century by the Portuguese and later destroyed and rebuilt by the Dutch in 1640. Galle Fort is today a listed Unesco world heritage site. (B)
Drive to Wadduwa, a quiet stretch of the coast, near to a small fishing community. Spend 2 nights at the Blue Water. (B)
At leisure. (B)
Drive to Colombo and fly home. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
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Nestled in the heart of Colombo, on the edge of the Beira Lake, the Cinnamon Lakeside is set among 2.8 hectares of lush landscaped gardens. With elegant interiors and a modern design, the hotel features 349 air-conditioned rooms and suites, which overlook Colombo's skyline or Beira Lake. The hotel has an eclectic range of food and beverage outlets ranging from a Chinese restaurant to casual al-fresco dining by the pool, and other facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, spa and a...
Cinnamon Lodge Habarana is set in a 10 hectare woodland on the fringe of a tranquil, ancient irrigation lake. The architecture of the lodge is based on Ritigala, the pre-Christian-era forest monastery near Habarana. The lodge consists of 150 air-conditioned rooms in 53 separate bungalows, all with modern amenities. 30 of the rooms overlook the lake. Facilities at Lodge Habarana include a swimming pool, tennis court, billiards, and an Ayurveda health centre, and the restaurant provides a selection of continental, eastern and Chinese...
The Lighthouse Hotel & Spa is a delightful character property which occupies a dramatic seafront position just two kilometres north of the historic port city of Galle. The architecture of the hotel blends modern design with the Dutch colonial style that is typical of this region of Sri Lanka. A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the Lighthouse provides a touch of luxury and bygone colonial charm in truly magnificent surroundings. Guest rooms are spacious and centrally air-conditioned and feature twin beds, teakwood floors, fabulous attached bathrooms, satellite television, mini bar, hair dryer, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities and a balcony. The hotel also has three suites and each of these has a different theme and features a separate sitting area. Other facilities at the hotel include two swimming pools and recently added spa...
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...
A luxury boutique hotel, set in a 50 acre organic farm with stunning mountain views, Jim’s Farm Villas is centrally located midway between Dambulla and Kandy. Set amongst wooded hills and next to paddy-fields, the farm is a haven for birds - 102 species have been spotted so far. Specially designed to showcase the best of Sri Lankan craftsmanship all the rooms have cool kumbuk wood flooring, vaulted wooden ceilings and traditional teak and rattan furniture. With a choice of 3 villas which can be booked in their entirety or by individual room, Jim’s Farm Villas offers a good base for day trips to the fabulous heritage sights of the Cultural Triangle, nature parks and local ancient temples. Cookery lessons with the in house chef and bicycle rides around the surrounding area are also available.
Facilities: 14 rooms including family rooms, spa offering Ayurveda treatments,...
Mas Villa is a luxury boutique manor house set within 6 hectares of lush hill country near Nuwara Eliya. Overlooking the stunning Kotmale reservoir and jungle-clad mountains, it offers a wealth of activities, from exploring the tea fields, grand temples and waterfalls on foot or by bike, to fishing and boating on the reservoir. Each room is decorated differently, blending modern luxury with the traditional style of the hotel. All rooms have views out over the surrounding countryside and the peace and quiet creates the perfect atmosphere for relaxation.
Features: 6 guest rooms and 1 suite, dining veranda serving Asian and continental cuisine, spa and swimming pool.
Room amenities: En suite bathroom, satellite television, tea and coffee maker, hairdryer and writing...
The Blue Water Resort is located on a sublime stretch of the Wadduwa coastline and has 100 rooms with all modern facilities. The hotel offers a spectacular view of the sea, and stands amidst a cool cluster of coconut palms that line the water. There are 4 restaurants including all day dining, a fully equipped gymnasium and spa, tennis and squash court and a large swimming...
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TLK2018: 14 Nights
Colombo is Sri Lanka's largest city and the country's political, economic and cultural...
The small resort of Wadduwa lies 32 kilometres south of Colombo and 8...
Yala is the largest national park in Sri Lanka and was given over to conservation in...