Luxury Sri Lanka
Bespoke Holiday Itinerary / Experience Tour

Info : Luxury Sri Lanka

The relaxed pace of this tour allows you to enjoy the wonderful sights and sounds of beautiful Sri Lanka, whilst staying in the some of the very best hotels the country has to offer. The holiday has been deliberately designed to limit the driving time, whilst still experiencing the breadth of landscape that Sri Lanka has to offer. 

Highlights include: 

  • A leopard safari and overnight camping experience in Wilpattu National Park. 
  • A stay at 'Tea Trails' - acknowledged as Sri Lanka's best hotel. 
  • Relaxing on the beach at 'The Reef' hotel - a gorgeous boutique villa style hotel south of Colombo. 

After a night close to the airport to allow you to relax and settle in you will be driven up to Wilpattu for a premium camping experience and plentiful game drives. Next drive to the Cultural Triangle to take in the main cultural and historic sights. Moving south towards the centre of the island, you will visit the town of Kandy, before moving in to the hill country for a stay at Tea Trails; an old colonial tea plantation and one of Sri Lanka's best hotels. You will round off your holiday with four nights at the beach at Reef Villa.

 

 

Pricing & Inclusions

An indicative price for this itinerary is £4,836 per person for the hotels mentioned, inclusive of all experiences, entrance fees, guides, transport, international & domestic flights and many meals. 

Note that this price is an estimate only and will vary according to the time of year. 

We are happy to tailor make the holiday to suit. We can make savings by adjusting the hotels or alternatively upgrade hotels where needed. 

As every holiday is unique - Call our experts on 1-888-577-8452 for an inclusive, personalised quotation for your preferred dates or use the quote request form below...

Inclusions

Your personalised quotation with Experience Travel Group will include:

  • International Flights (which can be omitted from your quotation if you prefer)
  • Accommodation as described
  • Privately guided tours and transfers
  • Original Experience Travel Group "Signature" experiences
  • Full financial protection (full ABTA and ATOL bonding)
  • Meals as described
  • 24 hour in-country backup whilst away
  • Your own dedicated travel expert in the UK

For more on our pricing policy read here

Day-to-Day Itinerary : Luxury Sri Lanka

DAY 1 DEPART THE UK

Depart London Heathrow for Colombo airport - a direct flight with Sri Lankan Airlines (indirect flights available from other UK airports).

DAY 2 GAMPAHA (recover in a tropical mansion)

You will be met at the airport by your qualified chauffeur-guide and modern, air-conditioned car. Your chauffeur-guide will stay with you until dropping you at the beach towards the end of the trip. Your first stop is the Wallawwa -  an airport hotel with a difference. A converted ancestral manor house this is a seriously beautiful place to arrive at. The food is fantastic too. A great place to unwind after the flight and ease your way into Sri Lanka. 

DAYS 3 & 4 WILPATTU NATIONAL PARK (premium safari)

From The Wallawwa you are driven up north to Wilpattu National Park home to some of Sri Lanka’s best wildlife where you might be lucky enough to see a rare sloth bear. The wildlife is more elusive in Wilpattu as it’s much less frequented than many of Sri Lanka’s more popular national parks. You’ll be camping in high quality south African canvas tents in the buffer zone of the park. During your time, you will have at least 4 game drives.

DAYS 5 & 6 Cultural Triangle (UNSECO world heritage sights)

After an early morning game drive and farewell breakfast, you will head to Sri Lanka's cultural triangle, home to ancient cities and historical sites. On a full day exploration, you will experience the wonders of the ancient city of Polonnaruwa and Dambulla cave temple. The next morning will be spent exploring the UNESCO world heritage site of Sigiriya rock fortress going early to beat the crowds.

DAYS 7 & 8 KANDY (Constrasting city life)

Departing when you feel ready you will journey to Sri Lanka’s second biggest city; Kandy, the cultural capital of Sri Lanka. Arrive and check into The Kandy House, a superb boutique hotel about 40 minutes outside the city. With stunning architecture, stylish rooms and delightful gardens, The Kandy House has a real 'wow' factor. In the evening you visit the city to enjoy a traditional Kandyan dance performance. Your second day is on our contrasts of Kandy tour which takes in highlights such as the royal botanical gardens, garrison cemetery and St. Pauls church, you’ll finish with sunset drinks and short eats; a scrumptious Sri Lanka snack.

DAYS 9 & 10 TEA COUNTRY (Mind blowing vistas)

Leaving Kandy you take the scenic train to Hatton, said to be one of the most beautiful train rides in the world. Your driver will be waiting for you at Hatton station to drop you at Tea Trails, a hotel that has been wowing guests for a number of years now and is generally considered to be the finest in Sri Lanka. Aside from relaxing into the life of the colonial planter (minus the hard work!), there are activities available from the excellent tea tour to water-sports on the lake, hiking, climbing Adam's Peak (December to April) and white water rafting on the nearby Kelani River. These can be arranged by the excellent hotel staff.

 DAYS 11-14 THE GALLE COAST (kick back and relax)

After breakfast, you head south-west for the beach part of the tour, where your chauffeur-guide will drop you. Stay at Reef Wadduwa, a beautiful beach hotel. The hotel is all about peace and relaxation for its guests and the lovely stretch of beach outside is complemented by a fantastic pool . Enjoy your last few days on the Wadduwa beach enjoying the Sri Lankan sun, or be pampered at the excellent spa at the hotel.

 DAY 15 FLY HOME

You will be picked up by a private vehicle and driver for you journey back up to Colombo airport taking around 2.5 hours. Depart Sri Lanka for your flight back to the UK.

Of course, if you’d like to stay longer or less that this is possible. All our holidays are completely built around your requirements. 

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