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Known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka has a wealth of cultural and natural treasures. This tour covers many of them, from the ancient city of Anuradhapura in the north, to the fortified city of Galle built by the Portuguese in the south, and passing by Sri Lanka's stunning highlands. Staying in small and intimate luxury properties where you will often be treated as family, this itinerary offers one of the best ways to explore the island.
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Afternoon arrival and transfer to The
Wallawwa hotel for 1 night. (N)
Morning transfer to Ulagalla Resort for 2
nights, a short drive from the ancient city of
Anuradhapura. Remainder of day at leisure. (B)
Drive to the ancient city of Anuradhapura.
For 1,400 years this was Sri Lanka's capital
and contains fabulous Buddhist shrines and
Early morning drive to the ruined city of Sigiriya
with its impressive palace-fortress high up on a
protruding column of rock. Continue to Kandy
and stay 3 nights at Kandy House. (B)
Morning visit to the Temple of the Tooth, a
Buddhist temple which houses the relic of
the tooth of Buddha. Afternoon visit to the
Peradeniya botanical gardens. (B)
Spend a day at leisure either relaxing at your
hotel or exploring Kandy. (B)
Early morning drive to Koslanda via a tea
plantation. Stay at Living Heritage Koslanda,
featuring its own tea plantation, for 2 nights. (B)
Day at leisure to relax or take part in some of
the experiences on offer at the hotel including
cooking classes, hikes to the nearby waterfall
and other walks through the forest. (B)
Drive to Tangalle on the southern coast and
stay for 2 nights at The Last House or Coco
Tangalle. Remainder of the day at leisure. (B)
Day at leisure. You may wish to relax on the
beach or book yourself a spa treatment. (B)
Drive to the fortress city of Galle and stay for
2 nights at Kahanda Kanda. Afternoon guided
tour of Galle, including the fort. (B)
At leisure to explore the streets of Galle and
the many boutique shops, cafes and Dutch
colonial-inspired buildings, or relax at your
Transfer to Colombo and stay for 1 night at
Maniumpathy. Afternoon guided walking tour
of Colombo, a fascinating experience that
shows how far this city has come in the last
few years. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Featuring some of the most luxurious accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are based on the standard category, unless indicated otherwise.
Available on request.
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SYK2020: 13 Nights
Anuradhapura, ancient Sri Lanka’s first capital, was founded during the 4th century BC b...
Kandy, situated at an altitude of 500m, is the cultural centre of Sri Lanka and was the capital...