A Whisper of Paradise Tailor-made

Sri Lanka

A Whisper of Paradise Tailor-made

This is a wonderful tour ‘taster’ for the first time visitor; or, just perfect for a short break to recharge the batteries. Highlights of this journey of discovery include the delectable Sigiriya Maidens, the impressive ruins of Polonnaruwa, the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy and the Colonial fort at Galle. Spend time at Rosyth Estate House - a working estate. Finally relax on the golden shores of the Indian Ocean in unashamed luxury at the Aditya.

13 days from £2,135.00 per person
Colombo - Kandalama - Sigiriya/Polonnaruwa - Minneriya - Dambulla/Kegalle - Galle
Highlights
  • Take in fantastic views on the climb to Sigiriya Rock Fortress.
  • Join pilgrims at one of Kandy’s spiritual temples.
  • Encounter gentle giants while on safari at Minneriya.
  • Discover Sri Lanka’s colonial past in the forts and palaces of Galle.
Shawn Hendricks

Manager Tours Sri Lanka, Indochina, Thailand & Burma

Itinerary View Map

Day 1: To Colombo

Fly from London on direct schedule airlines to Colombo.

Day 2: To Kandalama

Met on arrival and then a delightful drive through ever changing countryside to spend three nights at the Heritance Kandalama Hotel.

Accommodation: Heritance Kandalama

Day 3: Excursion to Sigiriya & Hiriwaduna Village

Early morning climb the impressive granite bastion built by the patricidal King Kasyapa. See the gorgeous frescoes of the ‘Sigiriya Maidens’. Later, visit a typical Sri Lankan village for a fascinating introduction to local culture and indigenous farming practices.

Day 4: Excursion to Polonnaruwa & Minneriya National Park

Morning visit to Polonnaruwa, the fascinating ruins of the 11th C. Capital of Sri Lanka. The highlight of the visit must surely be the remarkable carvings of the Buddha at the Gal Vihara. Majestic Dagoba’s grace the ancient city. Afternoon game drive to Minneriya National Park home to vast herds of elephants.

Day 5: To Kegalle via Dambulla

After breakfast visit the famous Cave Temples of Dambulla with earliest works dating from the 1st C. BC. See the stunning frescoes and numerous fascinating Buddha statues. The view across to Sigiriya is dramatic. Later proceed to Kegalle. Stay at the Rosyth Estate House for three nights.

Accommodation: Rosyth Estate House

Day 6: Rosyth Estate

Relax by the pool or take a walk to the nearby tea factory for a guided tour. There are a range of activities on offer at Rosyth Estate House to keep you occupied.

Accommodation: Rosyth Estate House

Day 7: Day Tour to Kandy

After breakfast leave on a private day tour of Kandy the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings, and is a World Heritage Site. Visit the Kandy town and Bazaar, the arts & crafts centre and a gem museum, followed by a visit to the Temple of the Tooth Relic. On route back to the Estate House a visit to the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens.

Day 8: To Rathgama

After breakfast private transfer to the southern coastal village of Rathagama to stay five nights at the delightful Aditya Resort. Afternoon tour of the old colonial city of Galle - wander the parapets of the ancient Fort and barter with the lace sellers!

Accommodation: Aditya Resort

Day 9-12: At leisure

Walk the golden beaches and dip your toes into the cool ultramarine waters of the Indian Ocean... relax in the spa for perfect pampering.

Day 13: To London

Transfer to the airport for direct scheduled return flight to London.

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Itinerary map

Prices

Price per person (Double/Twin share)
£2,135.00
Cost includes:
  • International flights in economy class.
  • Accommodation with en-suite facilities.
  • Daily breakfast throughout. Dinner at Rosyth Estate House.
  • Services of English speaking guide during sightseeing.
  • Transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary.
  • Full ATOL Bonding.
Cost does not include:
  • Visa Fee.
  • Any optional Excursions.
  • Any expenses of a personal nature.
  • Travel Insurance.

What our clients say

Arrived back from Chennai yesterday. Just to say thank you for such a splendid and well organised trip, nearly everything worked like clockwork. David and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Simon Penton - India Holiday