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Tour 2: Sri Lanka: Cultural Elegance and Wildlife Wonders (5 nights)

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Colombo – Dambulla – Kandy – Nuwara Eliya – Colombo

For those captivated by a harmonious blend of cultural heritage and natural beauty, our ‘Cultural Elegance and Wildlife Wonders’ tour will be a delightful experience. Sri Lanka, often known as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’, has much more to offer than its dazzling beaches. From the enchanting rock fortress of Sigiriya to the scenic tea plantations of Nuwara Eliya, each day promises to be a revelation of this island’s timeless allure. Your journey is set in the lap of luxury, with stays in Sri Lanka’s most exclusive 5-star hotels. 

Colombo > Dambulla > Kandy > Nuwara Eliya > Colombo

Single room (1 person)

£1,363

Double room (2-person occupancy)

£1,728

Twin room (2-person occupancy)

£1,728

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1:COLOMBO - AIRPORT – DAMBULLA

Upon your arrival at the airport, our representative will meet and assist you. Transfer from the airport to Pinnawala, where you will visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Witness the heartwarming sight of elephants being bottle-fed and moving freely on the expansive coconut property. Since 1975, this orphanage has provided care for orphaned and three-legged elephants. Over 20 calves have been born here, some even seeing their grandchildren. Transfer from Pinnawala to Dambulla, where the iconic Dambulla Rock Temple awaits. Marvel at the unique drawings in the five magnificently constructed cave temples that flank the golden temple. Overnight stay at the hotel. 

Day 2:DAMBULLA - SIGIRIYA - POLONNARUWA - DAMBULLA

After breakfast, you will proceed to Sigiriya, the 5th-century rock citadel of King Kasyapa and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the Lion Rock, adorned with frescoes resembling Gupta style paintings found in Ajanta caves of India. Visit the well-fabricated museum for a journey into the citadel’s history. Transfer to Polonnaruwa, the medieval capital, and explore its World Heritage Site walls featuring stupas, Buddha statues, and Hindu sculptures. Wander through Galviharaya to admire the colossal Buddhist statues. Transfer back to Dambulla. Overnight stay at the hotel. 

Day 3:DAMBULLA - MATALE – KANDY

Transfer from Dambulla to Matale, an agricultural zone famous for its contribution to tea, rubber, vegetables, and spices. Stop at a spice garden to observe the therapeutic values of spices and enjoy a cup of herbal tea. Transfer from Matale to Kandy, visiting the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. Experience the rich culture and heritage of Kandy, including a visit to the Gem Museum and a gem-making workshop. Enjoy a cultural show in the evening. Overnight stay at the hotel. 

Day 4:KANDY – TEA PLANTATION - NUWARA ELIYA

Transfer from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya, optionally taking the train for a scenic journey. Explore a tea plantation, witnessing the tea processing and savouring a cup of pure Ceylon Tea. In Nuwara Eliya, enjoy the English countryside atmosphere with colonial bungalows and lush green landscapes. Overnight stay at the hotel. 

Day 5: NUWARA ELIYA – UDAWALAWE - COLOMBO

Transfer from Nuwara Eliya to Udawalawe. Visit Udawalawe National Park, renowned for its population of wild Asian elephants. Transfer from Udawalawe to Colombo. Overnight stay at the hotel. 

Day 6: COLOMBO - AIRPORT

After breakfast, transfer from Colombo to the airport for your departure. 

Where Will I Stay?
5-Star Hotels Only
  • Dambulla: Cinnamon Lodge (2 nights)
  • Kandy: Earls Regency (1 night)
  • Nuwara Eliya: Araliya Green Hills (1 night)
  • Colombo: Cinnamon Lake (1 night)
What is Included?
  • Accommodation in standard rooms (Dinner & Breakfast Basis)
  • Transportation by A/C vehicle
  • English-Speaking Chauffeur Guide
  • Two 500ml water bottles per person per day
What is Excluded?
  • International airfares
  • Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Entrance fees to attractions
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages and lunch throughout the tour
  • Arrival / Departure PCR test & Covid Insurance, etc.
Payment and Cancellation Policy
  • Less than 45 days prior to arrival: 30% of the total cost is still payable
  • Less than 14 days prior to tour: 50% of the total cost is still payable
  • No show: 100% of the total cost is still payable
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Reviews
  • Blown away by India! The colours, the chaos, the charm – it’s all just brilliant. A real eye-opener!

    Marie Westgarth
  • Sri Lanka’s an absolute gem! The wildlife safaris were mint, and those beaches were lush. Loved every second!

    Peter Mcgarrell
  • Our tour of the Golden Triangle with the safari adventure was breathtaking. Amazing architecture and fantastic wildlife – a perfect escape!

    Ray and Irene Pearson
    Semi-Retired Couple
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