Sri Lanka Highlights Tour
This 13 day Group tour offers the perfect introduction to Sri Lanka. As soon as you arrive, your senses are overwhelmed. The warm tropical air, the colourful wildflowers and the jungle, the striking colours of the saris adorning every woman, the variety of exotic fruits and spices, the beauty of the countryside, the mystique of countless temples and orange-clad Buddhist monks and wild elephants.
Today, this fabled island of spices and gems is a vibrant blend of entrancing Buddhist culture, ancient cities, wildlife-rich lowland jungles, home to leopards, elephants and monkeys, a mist-shrouded hill country and tropical palm-fringed beaches.
This tour takes you to all the major sites of historical and cultural interest, visiting three outstanding UNESCO World Heritage sites and finishing with three days’ relaxation in one of the country’s finest beach resorts.
One of the most enjoyable things about a visit to this beautiful island is its delicious cuisine! Indeed, Sri Lanka was one of the original ‘Spice Islands’ with cinnamon, cochinilla, nutmeg and all manner of other exotic flavours combined with fresh vegetables including peppers, aubergines and okra blending wonderfully with fresh seafood and meat giving a truly unique and delicious cuisine. A further attraction of this remarkable country is the Sri Lankans themselves, one of the most friendly and hospitable people you’re likely to meet and immensely proud of their beautiful homeland.
Day 1: UK to Sri Lanka
You should arrive at the airport to take your flight to Colombo.
Day 2: Arrival in Colombo
After your lunchtime arrival you stay for one night at the nearby four-star Jetwing Lagoon Hotel.
Day 3: Dambulla & Habarana
Today the adventure begins and the sights and the sounds of Sri Lanka gradually unfold. The countryside is stunning – scenic paddy fields studded by water buffalos accompanied by wiry, loin-clothed farmers, extensive coconut groves, pineapple fields, working elephants with attentive mahouts astride their necks and everywhere the dense jungle interspersed by huge lakes.
What is included?
- Scheduled flights to Colombo from London
- Eleven nights’ accommodation at four-star hotels and one five star hotel.
- All transfers
- Daily breakfast and eight dinners
- All local accommodation taxes and all flight taxes
- All touring as mentioned
- Hotel porterage of one item of luggage per person
- The services of a local tour manager
- ATOL and ABTA protection for your financial security
- RB Collection ‘VIP Experience’ service
From £1,499 per person (based on double occupancy)