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Splendours of Sri Lanka

Group Tour | Solo travellers 14 Days & 12 Nights Lead-in price: £2295 Current prices from: £2295
This introductory tour combines the Cultural Triangle’s ancient cities with scenic hill country, man-made marvels and abundant wildlife. Finish the tour with a relaxing 2-night stay on a palm-fringed beach.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • 3 safaris in Wilpattu in search of wild elephants and leopards
  • Sri Lankan cookery lesson
  • 2-night luxury beach stay
  • Stay in 4- & 5-star accommodation
  • Small group size - average 12 people (maximum 18)

Ahungalla

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 3086 3188 3188 3086 3086 2984 2984 2984 2984 3086 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2373 2475 2577 2577 2475 2475 2475 2373 2373 2272
Sunshine hours 8 8 9 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 894 1014 1345 25110 34914 2369 2098 1817 27011 36314 30512 1817
Rainy Days 5 5 8 12 12 13 10 10 12 14 14 10
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 2984 2984 2882 2781 2781 2882 2882 2882 2882

Bentota

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3188 3188 3290 3188 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2373 2475 2475 2577 2577 2577 2577 2577 2475 2373 2373
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 733 914 1426 25810 38815 2359 1807 1616 27011 37715 30912 1757
Rainy Days 5 5 8 12 13 14 10 10 13 15 14 10
Humidity H H H VH H H H H H H H H
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 3086 2984 2882 2781 2781 2781 2882 2882 2882

Beruwela

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3188 3188 3290 3188 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2373 2475 2475 2577 2577 2577 2577 2577 2475 2373 2373
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 733 914 1426 25810 38815 2359 1807 1616 27011 37715 30912 1757
Rainy Days 5 5 8 13 13 14 11 10 13 15 14 10
Humidity H H H VH VH H H H H H H H
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 3086 2984 2882 2781 2781 2781 2882 2882 2882

Colombo

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3188 3290 3290 3188 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2373 2475 2475 2577 2577 2577 2577 2577 2475 2373 2272
Sunshine hours 8 8 9 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 13 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 552 743 1365 25010 38215 1867 1245 1165 2369 37115 30612 1667
Rainy Days 5 5 8 14 14 15 11 11 14 16 15 10
Humidity H H VH VH VH H H H H H H H
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 3086 2984 2882 2781 2781 2781 2882 2882 2882

Dambulla

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 3188 3391 3391 3290 3188 3188 3188 3290 3188 3086 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 2068 2170 2272 2373 2475 2475 2475 2475 2373 2373 2272 2170
Sunshine hours 7 8 9 8 7 6 6 7 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1365 803 964 1757 914 171 422 371 863 26410 26510 27911
Rainy Days 6 4 5 11 9 10 8 8 11 14 16 13
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Galle

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 3086 3188 3188 3086 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2373 2475 2577 2475 2475 2475 2475 2373 2272 2272
Sunshine hours 7 8 8 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 944 1004 1225 2349 30412 2078 2028 1737 24910 34013 29612 1817
Rainy Days 5 5 7 11 12 12 10 10 12 14 14 10
Humidity H H H H H H H H H H H H
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 3086 2984 2882 2882 2882 2882 2882 2882 2882

Habarana

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2882 3086 3290 3290 3290 3290 3290 3290 3290 3188 2984 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 2170 2170 2272 2373 2475 2475 2475 2475 2373 2373 2272 2170
Sunshine hours 7 8 9 8 7 6 6 7 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1466 813 873 1446 783 90 432 392 934 24510 26711 32213
Rainy Days 6 4 4 8 7 6 6 5 8 13 15 13
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E VH
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Kandalama

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2882 3086 3290 3290 3290 3188 3188 3188 3188 3086 2984 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 2170 2170 2272 2373 2475 2475 2373 2373 2373 2272 2272 2170
Sunshine hours 7 8 9 8 7 6 6 7 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1094 873 843 1697 974 552 703 713 994 26711 29812 25810
Rainy Days 5 5 6 11 8 8 8 8 9 14 15 13
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Kandy

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2781 2984 3086 3086 2984 2781 2781 2882 2882 2882 2882 2781
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1864 1966 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2068 2068 2068 1966
Sunshine hours 7 8 8 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 13 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 863 823 894 2138 1646 1185 1195 1165 1556 29712 30312 2118
Rainy Days 6 5 8 13 11 13 11 11 12 16 15 12
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Minneriya National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2882 3086 3290 3391 3290 3290 3290 3290 3290 3188 3086 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 2170 2170 2373 2475 2577 2475 2475 2475 2475 2373 2272 2272
Sunshine hours 7 8 9 8 7 6 6 7 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1516 833 833 1225 713 70 502 422 984 2319 27011 33713
Rainy Days 6 4 4 8 7 6 6 5 8 13 15 13
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E VH
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Negombo

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3290 3391 3391 3290 3188 3188 3188 3188 3188 3188 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2373 2475 2577 2577 2577 2577 2577 2475 2373 2272
Sunshine hours 8 8 9 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 13 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 472 713 1285 24410 29812 1546 1034 873 1877 35114 29412 1536
Rainy Days 4 4 8 13 12 13 10 9 12 15 15 10
Humidity H H VH VH VH VH H H H H H H
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2781 2882 2984 3086 2984 2882 2781 2781 2781 2882 2882 2882

Nuwara Eliya

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2170 2272 2373 2373 2272 2068 2068 2068 2068 2170 2170 2068
Min temp (C)(F) 1050 1050 1152 1254 1457 1457 1457 1457 1355 1355 1254 1254
Sunshine hours 6 6 7 6 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 5
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 13 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1074 904 863 1787 1616 1757 1586 1446 1626 25810 24410 2118
Rainy Days 8 7 8 13 13 15 16 15 15 17 17 15
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Polonnaruwa

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 3188 3290 3391 3391 3391 3290 3290 3290 3188 3086 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 2373 2373 2475 2577 2577 2577 2577 2577 2475 2475 2373 2373
Sunshine hours 7 8 9 8 7 6 6 7 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1506 1114 813 1295 803 482 683 743 944 24410 31813 32213
Rainy Days 6 5 6 9 7 7 7 7 8 14 15 14
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E VH
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Sigiriya

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2882 3086 3290 3290 3290 3188 3188 3188 3188 3086 2984 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 2170 2170 2272 2373 2475 2475 2373 2373 2373 2272 2272 2170
Sunshine hours 7 8 8 8 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1094 873 843 1697 974 552 703 713 994 26711 29812 25810
Rainy Days 5 5 6 11 8 8 8 8 9 14 15 13
Humidity M H H VH VH H H H H H H M
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Sinharaja

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2781 2882 2984 2984 2882 2781 2781 2781 2781 2781 2781 2781
Min temp (C)(F) 1966 1966 1966 2068 2170 2170 2170 2170 2068 2068 1966 1966
Sunshine hours 7 8 8 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 13 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1797 1626 27211 34514 37615 29712 1827 1887 2409 38515 43317 29211
Rainy Days 5 4 6 12 11 13 9 10 13 13 15 10
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Uda Walawe National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 3188 3188 3188 3188 3086 3188 3188 3086 3086 3086 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2272 2373 2475 2475 2373 2373 2373 2373 2272 2272
Sunshine hours 7 8 8 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 763 833 1606 2209 1245 371 432 402 723 2349 29412 1677
Rainy Days 6 5 6 12 12 14 12 11 14 15 16 12
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Wadduwa

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3188 3188 3290 3188 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2373 2475 2475 2577 2577 2577 2577 2577 2475 2373 2373
Sunshine hours 8 9 9 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 13 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 653 843 1416 25610 39315 2189 1566 1436 25810 37715 30912 1727
Rainy Days 5 5 8 13 14 15 11 11 14 16 15 10
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 2984 2984 2882 2781 2781 2882 2882 2882 2882

Yala National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 3086 3188 3290 3188 3188 3188 3188 3086 3086 3086 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 2373 2373 2475 2577 2577 2577 2577 2577 2577 2475 2475 2373
Sunshine hours 7 8 8 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1295 904 813 1155 803 472 462 632 813 1837 2419 2289
Rainy Days 6 4 5 9 8 7 6 8 9 12 14 11
Humidity H H H VH VH VH VH VH VH H H H
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 3086 2984 2984 2882 2882 2882 2882 2984 2882
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Superior Group Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Colombo

Overnight flight from London (regional connections available) to Colombo with Sri Lankan Airlines. (N)

Day 2: Chilaw

Land in Sri Lanka’s cosmopolitan capital and transfer to the Anantaya Hotel (or similar) in Chilaw for 1 night. This evening get to know your fellow travellers over a welcome dinner. (D)

Day 3: Anuradhapura

Drive to the region of Anuradhapura for a 3-night stay at the Forest Rock Garden Resort (or similar). En route stop at Wilpattu National Park for an afternoon wildlife safari in search of leopards and sloth bears. The park is the oldest and largest wildlife park in Sri Lanka and is characterised by its open grasslands and dense jungle scrub. As well as leopards and sloth bears, you may also be able to spot elephants, mugger crocodiles and an array of endemic birds. (B, D)

Day 4: Wilpattu National Park • Anuradhapura

Rise early to explore Wilpattu when the wildlife is at its most active. Return to your resort for breakfast and to rest before taking a further safari in the afternoon. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Anuradhapura

Explore Sri Lanka’s first ancient capital, Anuradhapura, which was established around the sacred Sri Maha Bodhi tree, said to be the oldest tree planted by hand in the world. The city was the capital for nearly 1,500 years and has a beautiful array of Buddhist shrines and relics waiting to be explored. Return to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure. (B, D)

Day 6: Habarana

Continue your exploration of Sri Lanka’s famed Cultural Triangle by transferring to Habarana for a 2-night stay at the Cinnamon Lodge. This afternoon learn authentic local cooking techniques and dishes with an interactive culinary class. (B)

Day 7: Sigiriya • Polonnaruwa

Visit one of Sri Lanka’s most iconic sights this morning – the Unesco Sigiriya rock fortress that dramatically rises 370-metres from the central plains. A climb to the top offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Continue to Polonnaruwa, an impressive archaeological site packed with ancient structures including tombs, temples and stupas. (B)

Day 8: Dambulla • Kandy

Morning visit to Dambulla, home to Asia’s most impressive and well-preserved cave temples. Admire the many Buddhist murals and statues, some of which date back as far as the first century BC. Leave the Cultural Triangle towards the beautiful hill station of Kandy and stay 2 nights at the Cinnamon Citadel. Afternoon orientation tour before enjoying a traditional and colourful Kandyan dance performance. Nearby you will find one of Sri Lanka’s holiest sites, the Temple of the Tooth, said to contain a tooth relic of the Buddha. The evening Puja ceremony held here is a fine spectacle where prayers and music fill the air. (B, D)

Day 9: Kandy

Kandy is set on the shores of a beautiful man-made lake and the area abounds in rich and varied plant life. After a leisurely breakfast, stroll through the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens and admire the flora, butterflies, birdlife and most notably, the impressive collection of exotic orchids. Spend the afternoon at your leisure – maybe explore Kandy’s bustling markets or just relax at your hotel. (B, D)

Day 10: Nuwara Eliya

This morning drive the scenic route towards the hill station of Nuwara Eliya. En route visit a historic tea planation where you can observe the tea pickers in the fields and learn about the process of tea production. On arrival in Nuwara Eliya, stay 2-nights at The Blackpool. Situated at 2,000 metres above sea level, Nuwara Eliya attracted the British in the 18th century and their legacy is still visible. (B, D)

Day 11: Horton Plains

Early morning visit to Horton Plains National Park, 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 sambar deer and offers one of the best vantage points to view the spectacular Central Highlands. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B, D)

Day 12: 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

Day at leisure to relax on the beach. Farewell dinner with the group. (B, D)

Day 14: Fly to London

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

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information

Morning visit to Dambulla, home to Asia’s most impressive and well-preserved cave temples. Admire the many Buddhist murals and statues, some of which date back as far as the first century BC. Leave the Cultural Triangle towards the beautiful hill station of Kandy and stay 2 nights at the Cinnamon Citadel. Afternoon orientation tour before enjoying a traditional and colourful Kandyan dance performance. Nearby you will find one of Sri Lanka’s holiest sites, the Temple of the Tooth, said to contain a tooth relic of the Buddha. The evening Puja ceremony held here is a fine spectacle where prayers and music fill the air. (B, D)

*Accessibility:

Due to high altitude and uneven terrain, the Horton Plains trek 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.

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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. View the complete collection here.

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.

Superior tour:

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

Private & tailor-made travel

This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior group tour accommodation

  • The Blue Water Resort
    The Blue Water Resort

    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 amid a cool cluster of coconut palms that line the water. There are four restaurants including all day dining, a fully equipped gymnasium and spa, tennis and squash courts and a large swimming pool.

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  • The Blackpool
    The Blackpool

    The Blackpool is a charming property located approximately 3km to the south-west of Nuwara Eliya and surrounded by lush hills and tea estates. Throughout the property you will find antique furniture and original artwork. The atmospheric bar which overlooks the surrounding valley is the finest example of this and also includes a snooker table. All of the 50 tasteful rooms have private balconies for guests to enjoy the views. The restaurant 1881 is a pleasant reminder of the altitude of the hotel and serves a carefully curated menu of both Sri Lankan and European cuisine.

    Features: 50 rooms, restaurant, bar, tea lounge, swimming pool, Wi-Fi.
    Room amenities: Ceiling fan, television, private balcony.

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  • Forest Rock Garden
    Forest Rock Garden

    The eco-friendly Forest Rock Garden hotel is set among 20 hectares of lush forest just 10km from the ancient site of Anuradhapura. The hotel is built on concrete pillars that are six metres high in order to minimise the impact on the environment, with all the common areas and rooms connected via walkways built on top of the pillars. Rooms are stylishly decorated and feature large four-poster beds and some have a private plunge pool. The restaurant serves vegetarian food only.

    Features: 21 rooms, swimming pool, gardens, restaurant, spa, Wi-Fi.
    Room amenities: Air conditioning, writing table, television, minibar, safe.

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  • Cinnamon Lodge
    Cinnamon Lodge

    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 cuisine.

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  • Cinnamon Citadel
    Cinnamon Citadel

    Overlooking the Mahaweli river on the northern outskirts of the hill country capital of Kandy, Cinnamon Citadel is a 4-star hotel, offering tranquillity away from the city. It is just 30 minutes from one of the most sacred Buddhist places of worship, the Temple of the Tooth, as well as the beautiful Peradeniya Botanical Gardens and Kandy Lake. All of the rooms overlook the river and are elegantly furnished and decorated in themes inspired by Kandy's rich cultural heritage. The main restaurant has views of the Mahaweli and offers international buffets, there is also an à la carte restaurant offering fine dining. The pool and sun terrace are great places to relax and watch the spectacular sunsets. Features: 119 rooms, 2 restaurants, bar, swimming pool, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Air conditioning, balcony, television, minibar, tea & coffee making facilities.

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  • Anantaya Resort & Spa
    Anantaya Resort & Spa

    Tucked away between a sandy beach and a mangrove fringed lagoon, the Anantaya Resort & Spa is located in the charming resort of Chilaw and a mere 20 minute drive from Colombo. It lies in close proximity to some of Sri Lanka's most enduring sights such as Wilpattu National Park and Negombo town. Spacious, luxurious rooms are set against the backdrop of the Indian Ocean whilst sun loungers are dotted beneath the palm trees or by the outdoor pool.

    Features: 87 rooms, open air restaurant, pool terrace and bar, lounge bar, spa, beach volleyball, badminton, cycling, boat rides, gym, outdoor pool and sun loungers.
    Room amenities: Air conditioning, rain shower, mini fridge, hairdryer, private balcony, complimentary internet access, tea and coffee maker, television and safe.

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Dates & prices

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Main Costs
Departure-Return date Original Price Special Offer(£) Single Supplement Click to Book
27 Jan 2021 - 9 Feb 2021 £2,595 £0 £0 Tour Cancelled
3 Feb 2021 - 16 Feb 2021 £2,695 £0 £0 Tour Cancelled
3 Mar 2021 - 16 Mar 2021 £2,495 £0 £0 Tour Cancelled
17 Nov 2021 - 30 Nov 2021 £2,495 £200 £0 Reserve
 

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For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

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

Destinations on this tour

  • Anuradhapura

    Anuradhapura, ancient Sri Lanka’s first capital, was founded during the 4th century BC b...

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