Sri Lanka Solo Tour

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This outstanding introductory tour to Sri Lanka combines the cultural triangle’s ancient cities with scenic hill country, man-made marvels and abundant wildlife. Explore Kandy, the last Sinhalese city to fall to the British, and search for leopards and sloth bears in Wilpattu National Park. Finish the tour with a relaxing 2-night stay on one of the island’s golden palm-fringed beaches.

Day 1: Fly to Colombo
You will take an overnight flight from London to Colombo with Sri Lankan Airlines (regional connections available). (N)

Day 2: Chilaw
Arrive and transfer to the Anantaya hotel (or similar) for 1 night. There will be a welcome dinner in the evening. (D)

Day 3: Anuradhapura
Drive to Anuradhapura via Wilpattu National Park. In the afternoon there will be a wildlife safari in search of leopards and sloth bears. Stay 3 nights at the Forest Rock Garden Resort (or similar). (B, D)

Day 4: Wilpattu National Park  & Anuradhapura
Full-day safari in Wilpattu National Park. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Anuradhapura
You will drive to the ancient city of Anuradhapura. For 1,400 years, this city was the capital of Sri Lanka and contains fabulous Buddhist shrines and relics. Afternoon at leisure. (B, D)

Day 6: Dambulla
Transfer to Dambulla. Stay 2 nights at the Amaya Lake hotel (or similar). There will be an afternoon cookery lesson. This evening enjoy a sunset boat ride on the lake. (B)

Day 7: Sigiriya & Polonnaruwa
Morning visit to the Unesco-listed rock fortress town of Sigiriya. Then, continue to the 11th-century medieval capital of Polonnaruwa. (B)

Day 8: Dambulla & Kandy
Morning visit to Dambulla, home to Asia’s most impressive cave temples. Continue to the beautiful hill station of Kandy and stay 2 nights at the Amaya Hills (or similar). There will be an afternoon sightseeing tour. In the evening, watch a traditional Kandyan dance performance and visit the Temple of the Tooth for the evening Puja ceremony. (B, D)

Day 9: Kandy
Kandy is set on the shores of a beautiful manmade lake and the area abounds in rich and varied plant life. In the morning, visit the Royal Botanical Gardens. Afternoon at leisure to explore Kandy’s markets. (B, D)

Day 10: Nuwara Eliya
Morning drive to the hill station of Nuwara Eliya via a tea plantation. Situated at 2,000 metres, Nuwara Eliya attracted the British in the 18th century and their legacy is still visible. Stay at the Araliya Green Hills (or similar) for 2 nights. (B, D)

Day 11: Horton Plains
Early morning visit to Horton Plains, situated on Sri Lanka’s highest plateau (this excursion involves a 2.5-hour trek*). Horton Plains is inhabited by large populations of monkeys and sambars. 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. Farewell dinner. (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

Solo Travellers group tours
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.

Superior tour
The majority of the tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation, with the exception of 2 nights in 3-star accommodation in Nuwara Eliya.

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.

***Special Offer*** Save up to £200pp on specific dates, if booked by 12/02/2021

Departure Dates and price per person

17th Nov 2021: £2,295
16th Jan 2022: £2,445