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Sri Lanka's south-west coast is renowned for its idyllic beaches and the renowned Yala National Park; home to the leopard. This journey combines the most important cultural sites with time spent amidst the tea plantations of Koslanda.
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Transfer to the Jetwing Lagoon. (N)
Optional morning catamaran ride from Negombo
beach. Travel to Matale for 4 nights at Jim’s Farm
Day tour to Sigiriya and Dambulla caves. (B)
Optional activities including cycling, walking in
the Knuckles ranges or a cookery lesson. (B)
Morning visit to Kandy’s Temple of the Tooth for
the morning Puja and wander through Kandy’s
local markets. Afternoon at leisure to visit the
Peradeniya botanical gardens or any of the local
Take the midday train from Kandy to Hatton. Lunch at Governor's Mansion which offers a delectable range of food and can be accompanied by your choice from a selection of world-class wines. Drive to Koslanda and stay 2 nights at the Living Heritage. (B)
Optional activities include trekking, tea plantation
visits, tree planting and Sri Lankan cookery
Descend to Yala National Park stopping en route
at Buduruwagala – a series of well-preserved
Buddhist figures carved into sheer rock – and
Diyaluma waterfalls. Stay 2 nights at Noel
Rodrigo’s Leopard Safaris. (B, D)
Enjoy a morning wildlife drive in the park.
Afternoon optional cycle ride outside the park or
wildlife drive. Dine under the stars. (B, L, D)
Transfer to the Fortress, Galle for 2 nights at the
beach. Days at leisure or visit Galle Fort, Galle’s
mask museum, the turtle hatchery at Kosgoda or
whale watching (November to April). (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is typically based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
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XTT2019: 11 Nights
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