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Lead Price
From £3700pp
16 days & 14 nights
Itinerary Type
Tailor Made
Holiday Type
General Interest
Tour Highlights

Treasures of Sri Lanka

Delve into Sri Lanka’s natural and archaeological wonders. Starting from Colombo, Sri Lanka’s ancient capital, traverse quaint tea country and tropical rainforests to the jungles of Yala, which has one of the highest wild leopard densities in the world.


DAY 1: Fly to Colombo
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Fly to Colombo

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

DAY 2: Colombo
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Arrive and transfer to Cinnamon Lakeside for a 1-night stay. (N)

Accommodation: Cinnamon Lakeside
DAY 3: Habarana
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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)

Accommodation: Cinnamon Lodge Habarana
DAY 4: Habarana
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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)

Accommodation: Cinnamon Lodge Habarana
DAY 5: Polonnaruwa • Minneriya
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Polonnaruwa • Minneriya

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)

Accommodation: Cinnamon Lodge Habarana
DAY 6: Dambulla • Kandy
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Dambulla • Kandy

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)

DAY 7: Kandy
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At leisure or visit the Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya which covers 60 hectares and is the largest botanical garden in Sri Lanka. (B)

DAY 8: Hill country
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Hill country

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. (B)

DAY 9: Hill country
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Hill country

At leisure to explore the tea fields, grand temples and waterfalls on foot or by bike.

DAY 10: Yala
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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)

Accommodation: Jetwing Yala
DAY 11: Yala
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Accommodation: Jetwing Yala
DAY 12: Galle
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Drive to Galle and stay 2 nights at the Jetwing Lighthouse. (B)

DAY 13: Galle
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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)

DAY 14: Wadduwa
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Drive to Wadduwa, a quiet stretch of the coast, near to a small fishing community. Spend 2 nights at the Blue Water. (B)

Accommodation: Blue Water Hotel
DAY 15: Wadduwa
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At leisure. (B)

Accommodation: Blue Water Hotel
DAY 16: Fly home
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Fly home

Drive to Colombo and fly home. (B)

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

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Climb the magnificent Sigiriya Rock
  • Stay at Jim's Farm Villas
  • Explore the hill country at Kotmale
  • Wildlife viewing in Yala National Park
  • Wander through historic Galle
Low Season
From £3,700 per person
High Season
From £3,810 per person

What's included

  • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
  • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
  • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
  • Local excursions where applicable

Important information

Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
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Guideline prices
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin/double-room. Single supplement available on request. Pricing is indicative and may be subject to change due to external factors such as variable flight prices.
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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