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Lead Price
From £3595pp
Duration
14 days & 13 nights
Itinerary Type
Group Tour
Holiday Type
Solos
Tour Highlights

Splendours of Sri Lanka: Solo Travellers Tour

This group tour for solo travellers explores Sri Lanka’s famed Cultural Triangle and beyond. Admire ancient cities, scenic hill country, man-made marvels and abundant wildlife. Your journey includes safaris in search of wild elephants and leopards, a visit to the UNESCO-listed rock fortress of Sigiriya, and a relaxing stay on a palm-fringed beach.
Dates and prices

Itinerary

YEAR:
DAY 1: Fly to Colombo
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Fly to Colombo

Overnight flight from London (regional connections available) to Colombo with Sri Lankan Airlines. (N) Meal basis: As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

DAY 2: Chilaw
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Chilaw

Arrive and transfer to the Anantaya hotel for 1 night. Welcome dinner. (D)

DAY 3: Anuradhapura
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Anuradhapura

Drive to Anuradhapura via Wilpattu National Park. Afternoon wildlife safari in search of leopards and sloth bears. Stay 3 nights at the Lake Forest Resort. (B, D)

DAY 4: Wilpattu National Park - Anuradhapura
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Wilpattu National Park - Anuradhapura

Full-day safari in Wilpattu National Park. (B, L, D)

DAY 5: Anuradhapura
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Anuradhapura

Drive to the ancient city of Anuradhapura. For 1,400 years, this city was the capital of Sri Lanka and contains fabulous Buddhist shrines and relics. Afternoon at leisure. (B, D)

DAY 6: Habarana
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Habarana

Transfer to Habarana. Stay 2 nights at the Cinnamon Lodge. Afternoon cookery lesson. (B)

Accommodation: Cinnamon Lodge Habarana
DAY 7: Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa
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Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa

Morning visit to the UNESCO-listed rock fortress town of Sigiriya. Continue to the 11th-century medieval capital of Polonnaruwa. (B)

Accommodation: Cinnamon Lodge Habarana
DAY 8: Dambulla - Kandy
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Dambulla - Kandy

Morning visit to Dambulla, home to Asia’s most impressive cave temples. Continue to the beautiful hill station of Kandy and stay 2 nights at the Cinnamon Citadel. Afternoon sightseeing tour. In the evening, watch a traditional Kandyan dance performance and visit the Temple of the Tooth for the evening puja ceremony. (B, D)

Accommodation: Cinnamon Citadel
DAY 9: Kandy
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Kandy

Kandy is set on the shores of a beautiful man-made lake and the area abounds in rich and varied plant life. Morning visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens. Afternoon at leisure to explore Kandy’s markets. (B, D)

Accommodation: Cinnamon Citadel
DAY 10: Nuwara Eliya
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Nuwara Eliya

Morning drive to the hill station of Nuwara Eliya via a tea plantation. Situated at 2,000 metres, Nuwara Eliya attracted the British in the 18th century and their legacy is still visible. Stay at The Blackpool (or similar) for 2 nights. (B, D)

Accommodation: The Blackpool
DAY 11: Horton Plains
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Horton Plains

Early morning visit to Horton Plains, situated on Sri Lanka’s highest plateau (this excursion involves a 2.5-hour walk*). Horton Plains is inhabited by large populations of monkeys and sambars. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B, D)

Accommodation: The Blackpool
DAY 12: Wadduwa
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Wadduwa

Drive to Wadduwa. Stay 2 nights at the Blue Water Hotel, a luxury hotel with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. (B, D)

DAY 13: Wadduwa
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Wadduwa

Day at leisure. Farewell dinner. (B, D)

Accommodation: The Blue Water Hotel and Spa
DAY 14: Fly to London
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Fly to London

Transfer to Colombo and fly to London with Sri Lankan Airlines. (B)

DAY 1: Fly to Colombo
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Fly to Colombo

Overnight flight from London (regional connections available) to Colombo with Sri Lankan Airlines. (N) Meal basis: As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

DAY 2: Chilaw
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Chilaw

Arrive and transfer to the Anantaya hotel for 1 night. Welcome dinner. (D)

DAY 3: Anuradhapura
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Anuradhapura

Drive to Anuradhapura via Wilpattu National Park. Afternoon wildlife safari in search of leopards and sloth bears. Stay 3 nights at the Lake Forest Resort. (B, D)

DAY 4: Wilpattu National Park - Anuradhapura
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Wilpattu National Park - Anuradhapura

Full-day safari in Wilpattu National Park. (B, L, D)

DAY 5: Anuradhapura
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Anuradhapura

Drive to the ancient city of Anuradhapura. For 1,400 years, this city was the capital of Sri Lanka and contains fabulous Buddhist shrines and relics. Afternoon at leisure. (B, D)

DAY 6: Habarana
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Habarana

Transfer to Habarana. Stay 2 nights at the Cinnamon Lodge. Afternoon cookery lesson. (B)

Accommodation: Cinnamon Lodge Habarana
DAY 7: Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa
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Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa

Morning visit to the UNESCO-listed rock fortress town of Sigiriya. Continue to the 11th-century medieval capital of Polonnaruwa. (B)

Accommodation: Cinnamon Lodge Habarana
DAY 8: Dambulla - Kandy
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Dambulla - Kandy

Morning visit to Dambulla, home to Asia’s most impressive cave temples. Continue to the beautiful hill station of Kandy and stay 2 nights at the Cinnamon Citadel. Afternoon sightseeing tour. In the evening, watch a traditional Kandyan dance performance and visit the Temple of the Tooth for the evening puja ceremony. (B, D)

Accommodation: Cinnamon Citadel
DAY 9: Kandy
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Kandy

Kandy is set on the shores of a beautiful man-made lake and the area abounds in rich and varied plant life. Morning visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens. Afternoon at leisure to explore Kandy’s markets. (B, D)

Accommodation: Cinnamon Citadel
DAY 10: Nuwara Eliya
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Nuwara Eliya

Morning drive to the hill station of Nuwara Eliya via a tea plantation. Situated at 2,000 metres, Nuwara Eliya attracted the British in the 18th century and their legacy is still visible. Stay at The Blackpool (or similar) for 2 nights. (B, D)

Accommodation: The Blackpool
DAY 11: Horton Plains
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Horton Plains

Early morning visit to Horton Plains, situated on Sri Lanka’s highest plateau (this excursion involves a 2.5-hour walk*). Horton Plains is inhabited by large populations of monkeys and sambars. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B, D)

Accommodation: The Blackpool
DAY 12: Wadduwa
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Wadduwa

Drive to Wadduwa. Stay 2 nights at the Blue Water Hotel, a luxury hotel with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. (B, D)

DAY 13: Wadduwa
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Wadduwa

Day at leisure. Farewell dinner. (B, D)

Accommodation: The Blue Water Hotel and Spa
DAY 14: Fly to London
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Fly to London

Transfer to Colombo and fly to London with Sri Lankan Airlines. (B)

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Three safaris in Wilpattu in search of wild elephants and leopards
  • Sri Lankan cookery lesson
  • End your tour with a two-night luxury beach stay

Important information

Solo travellers group tours
These small-group tours have been specially created for solo travellers. Benefits include single occupancy of double / twin rooms as standard and at sensible prices, plus the company of like-minded travellers.
Accessibility
Due to high altitude and uneven terrain, the Horton Plains walk requires a good level of fitness. Visits to certain ancient monuments in the Cultural Triangle require steep climbing, including ascending more than 1,800 steps in one instance.
Tour variations
Due to changes to seasonal schedules and opening times, there are minor itinerary variations for certain departure dates. Please check with your Cox & Kings travel consultant for details.
Guaranteed departures
Where a tour date shows ‘Guaranteed departure’, this tour is guaranteed to run. For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.
Dates and prices
Unless otherwise stated, the tour prices and upgrade supplements are all per person in pound sterling, based on single occupancy of a twin/double room. The online price is a guideline price; your final quote may differ due to flight availability, and you may be asked to pay a flight supplement.

What's included

  • Small group size - average 10 people (max 18)
  • 4-& 5-star accommodation
  • Twin / double rooms for single use
  • Flexible - extensions, room & flight upgrades available
  • Direct international flights with Sri Lankan Airlines
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Experienced local tour manager
  • 12 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 10 dinners
  • Welcome & farewell group dinners
  • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
  • Wildlife safaris & national park entrance fees
  • Hotel porterage

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