A Meander Through Taprobane Tailor-made

Sri Lanka

A Meander Through Taprobane Tailor-made

Experience Sri Lanka taking in some of the most beautiful countryside in the land whilst staying in charming boutique style accommodation, each of which enshrine their individual destinations through a sense of history, unique character and sublime location. From The Wallawwa, near the airport, you’ll journey through the Hill Country staying at the delightful Goatfel, before heading down into the UNESCO-listed Galle Fort on the south coast to stay at the Fort Bazaar, and finally to a serene west coast beach to idle away at the luxurious Kumu Beach.

14 days
London - Colombo & Kotugoda - Nuwara Eliya - Galle Fort - Balapitiya - London
Shawn Hendricks

Manager Tours Sri Lanka, Indochina, Thailand & Burma

Itinerary View Map

Day 1: To Colombo

Depart London Heathrow on Sri Lankan Airlines flight to Colombo

Day 2: Colombo & Kotugoda

On arrival transfer by private vehicle to the Wallawwa, Kotugoda for two nights. (Garden Suite)

Accommodation: The Wallawwa

Day 3: Kotugoda

Your day is at leisure to relax with a spa treatment or visit the Negombo “Lellama” fishmarket. It is a vibrant, noisy, and busy place throughout the day.
The fish market is close to the Dutch Fort and can be spotted across the lagoon bridge, known as Munnakare Bridge. About 4000 boats go to sea from here every single day. The legendary “lellama” is only closed on Sundays because most of the fishermen in the area being Catholics, attend church.

Day 4: To Nuwara Eliya

Morning drive into the highlands of Nuwara Eliya and discover Sri Lanka at its most dramatic: a land of gurgling mountain streams and steep hillsides cloaked in luminous green tea, sweet-scented Cyprus and Eucalyptus trees. Nuwara Eliya, nestled at the foot of a mountain, was made into a summer retreat by the British in the early 1800s and much of its colonial character still remains. Stay three nights at the Goatfell Bungalow, Nuwara Eliya. (Concordia Double room)

Day 5: Nuwara Eliya

The cool, fresh mountain climate of Kandapola makes this a superb destination for exploring outdoors. The bungalow’s own tea estate provides a good introduction, and you can stroll along hedge-lined estate roads flanked by waist high tea bushes either on your own or with one of the staff members. Finlay’s Tea Factory, an authentic working tea factory, is within walking distance of the bungalow and you can learn all about the production of the world’s favourite brew on an absorbing manager-guided tea factory tour.

Day 6: Nuwara Eliya

Explore the sights of the colonial-era hill station of Nuwara Eliya and visit Horton Plains to peer down from dramatic World’s End and stroll through the
reserve’s plains and high altitude cloud forest. Later relax and enjoy a refreshing pot of tea on the veranda.

Day 7: To Galle Fort

After breakfast transfer by private vehicle to the southern coastal town of Galle passing rural villages and stunning coastal scenery.
Stay two nights at the Fort Bazaar. Galle Fort. (Bazaar Room)

Accommodation: The Fort Bazaar

Day 8: Galle Fort - Walking Tour

Take a walking tour of the Galle Fort. The walk will reveal quirky and extraordinary things about the city built of coral and is still rich with daily rituals
that you can experience first-hand. Galle, you will quickly discover, is a place that will make you think, laugh, debate, dream, and ponder as you learn what really makes it tick.

Day 9: To Balapitiya

This morning travel by vehicle to the southern coastal village of Balapitiya. Stay five nights at Kumu Beach, Balapitiya. (Ocean View Room)

Accommodation: Kumu Beach, Balapitiya

Day 10-13: Balapitiya

Days to relax at the hotel. Balapitiya’s powder-soft beach is footsteps away, making Kumu Beach a charming place to relax, unwind, eat well and
enjoy personalised, high-end service. Just to the north of Balapitiya is Kosgoda, a remarkable turtle nesting beach with hatcheries for visiting, and the
estuary of the Madu Ganga River for embarking on boat trips through the wildlife-filled wetlands, edged by mangrove forests, a serene island temple
and cinnamon estates

Day 14: Departure

Morning transfer to the airport to board Sri Lankan Airlines flight back to London.

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Prices

Cost includes:
  • International flights with Sri Lankan Airlines in economy class
  • Accommodation on double sharing basis
  • Daily breakfast at Wallawwa - Kotugoda, Fort Bazaar - Galle Fort & Kumu Beach - Balapitiya. Allinclusive basis at Goatfell - Nuwara Eliya
  • English speaking guide during sightseeing.
  • Private transfers in airconditioned vehicle.
  • Excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Full ATOL and ABTA bonding
Cost does not include:
  • Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) for Sri Lanka
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals not specified
  • Any expenses of a personal nature

1 March to 30 April 2020 :  £3515.00 per person
1 May to 30 June 2020 : £2480.00 per person
1 July to 31 August 2020 : £3890.00 per person
1 September to 13 December 2020 : £3495.00 per person

From prices based on 02 adults sharing.

Terms & conditions apply and prices subject to availability

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What our clients say

Our Whole experiences from initial contact to the conclusion of our holiday has been brilliant. I can’t speak highly enough of Asiya, all the reps, drivers & guides. Everything went with out a hitch. We will definitely book with you again! Many thanks!

L Buchanan - India Holiday