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Ceylon Explored

Known as the jewel of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is a sun-drenched island nation that is brimming with culture, history and natural beauty. Discover Sri Lanka’s rich past in its towns and cities where remains of the old-colonial era are mixed in with modern buildings and traditional structures.
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Duration

13 Day(s)

Includes

Tours and Excursions

Board Basis

Bed and Breakfast

13 Day

Ceylon Explored

From £ 1499/pp

OVERVIEW

Head into the jungle where ancient artwork lines the walls of crumbling monuments and visit a holy temple to stand in the presence of Buddhism’s most sacred relic. Go deep into the Yala National Park to watch leopards in their natural habitat before retreating to one of the palm-fringed beaches on the south coast to bask in the glorious sunshine.


Itinerary

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Includes

  • Tours and Excursions
  • Meals as per Itinerary
  • Accommodation
Arrival in Negombo
Day: 1 | Arrival in Negombo

Arrival at Colombo airport and transfer to Negombo

Welcome to Sri Lanka! You will be greeted by one of our representatives upon arrival who will help you transfer to your hotel in Negombo.


In the evening, you will hav... ...read more

Sigiriya
Day: 2 | Sigiriya

Travel to Sigiriya

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before journeying to Sigiriya. You will pass by rice paddy fields and reservoirs; stop briefly to enjoy a fresh king-coconut from a... ...read more

Sigiriya
Day: 3 | Sigiriya

Explore the ruins of Polonnaruwa and Minneriya National Park

Your day will begin with a tour of the ruins of Polonnaruwa. This ancient city was the capital of Sri Lanka from the 11th to 13th centuries; it was filled with te... ...read more

Kandy
Day: 4 | Kandy

Drive to Kandy, making a stop at Dambulla

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and drive to Kandy.


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Hatton
Day: 5 | Hatton

Board a train to Nuwara Eliya and head to Hatton

Have breakfast early and spend a couple of unhurried hours in the landscaped grounds of the Royal Botanical Garden. From here, you will make your way to the Pe... ...read more

Hatton
Day: 6 | Hatton

Visit a tea factory

There are no activities planned this morning, so relax until the afternoon. If you are feeling adventurous, there is an optional trek to the Horton Plains Nati... ...read more

Yala
Day: 7 | Yala

Drive to Yala via Ella

You will be up early this morning to drive to Yala, the second largest national park in Sri Lanka. Before you reach your des... ...read more

Mirissa
Day: 8 | Mirissa

Drive to Mirissa, evening tour of Galle Fort

This morning you may add an optional early morning game drive before leaving the misty countryside behind in favour of sea and san.

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Mirissa
Day: 9 | Mirissa

Day at leisure

There are no activities planned for today so you are free to explore the picturesque seaside town of Mirissa or relax in your hotel.

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Mirissa
Day: 10 | Mirissa

Explore Mirissa

Another day to be spent at your leisure. We recommend waking up early to catch the sunrise over the ocean; you can spend the afternoon souvenir shopping or lie... ...read more

Colombo
Day: 11 | Colombo

Drive to Colombo

Wake up refreshed and proceed to Colombo after breakfast; you will stop en-route at a Sea turtle conservation centre, where you will learn about the turtle spe... ...read more

Colombo
Day: 12 | Colombo

Take a tour around Colombo

Enjoy breakfast and get ready for a walking tour around Colombo, Sri Lanka’s bustling capital. The city is steeped in culture and history, where traditional bu... ...read more

Departure
Day: 13 | Departure

Transfer to the airport

Savour the final breakfast of your Sri Lankan getaway before departing for Bandaranaike International Airport where you will catch your flight home.

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