Sri Lanka – A Whisper of Paradise Small Group Tour

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka – A Whisper of Paradise Small Group Tour

This tour highlights the essence of Sri Lanka: visiting the many iconic sites that gives the land its deep spiritual strength. Drive high into the hill country and visit a tea plantation, then go on safari to Yala, and, if lucky see the beautiful leopards. Finally relax in Galle visiting the Fort with its decided Dutch air.

13 days from £1,665.00 per person
Negombo - Sigiriya - Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Yala National Park - Galle

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Day 1: To Negombo

Saturday 8 August

Arrive in Colombo and drive to Negombo. Evening at leisure. Overnight at Camelot Beach Hotel. D

Accommodation: Camelot Beach Hotel – Negombo

Day 2: To Sigiriya

Sunday 9 August

Morning transfer to Sigiriya. Evening at Leisure. Three nights stay at Hotel Sigiriya. B, D

Accommodation: Hotel Sigiriya

Day 3: Excursion to 5th C. Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Monday 10 August

After breakfast, visit the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya built by the patricidal King Kasyapa. See the frescoes of ‘Heavenly Maidens’. Wander the summit with its bathing pools and pavilions. B, D

Day 4: Excursion to Polonnaruwa and Minneriya

Tuesday 11 August

Morning guided tour of Polonnaruwa the Medieval capital of Sri Lanka including: King’s Council Chamber, Royal Pavilion and outstanding sculptures of the Buddha at the Gal Vihara. Afternoon game drive to Minneriya National Park home to vast herds of elephants. B, D

Day 5: To Dambulla Cave Temple and Kandy’s Temple of the Tooth

Wednesday 12 August

Morning visit the Buddhist Cave Temples of Dambulla with its vibrant frescoes and evocative Buddha statues. Afternoon drive to Kandy. Evening visit the Temple of the Tooth followed by a Cultural Show. Two nights stay at Hotel Suisse. B, D

Accommodation: Hotel Suisse – Kandy

Day 6: Kandy City tour and Peradeniya Botanical Gardens

Thursday 13 August

Afternoon city tour of Kandy including a visit to the Art and Crafts workshop and Bazaars. Later visit the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens with its beautiful Orchard House. B, D

Day 7: To Nuwara Eliya via Tea Factory

Friday 14 August

Early morning drive to Nuwara Eliya. Climb high undulating hills dotted with Tea Plantations. Visit a working Tea Factory and learn how tea is made. Two nights stay at Araliya Green Hills. B, D

Accommodation: Araliya Green Hills – Nuwara Eliya

Day 8: Morning Excursion - Highlights of Nuwara Eliya

Saturday 15 August

Drive around the hill capital to see its mock Tudor and Georgian architecture - including the St Andrews hotel, Hill Club, Grand Hotel and the Race course. Next onto Lake Gregory situated in the heart of the town, finally visit the fruit and vegetable market. B, D

Day 9: To Ella and Yala National Park

Sunday 16 August

Morning tour of Ella viewing the Demodara nine arch railway bridge, climb Little Adams peak and see the famous Ravana Ella. Afternoon to Yala National Park. Two nights at Kithala Resort. B, D

Accommodation: Kithala Resort – Tissamaharama

Day 10: Yala National Park Safari

Monday 17 August

Dawn jeep safari to Yala National Park. Look out for spotted deer, leopards and mongoose. Birds include brown-capped babbler and painted stork. Drive to the remoter parts seeking out the large herds of elephants. Trail leopard - visiting places where they are regularly found in caves and on rocky outcrops. B, D

Day 11: To Galle

Tuesday 18 August

Morning drive to Galle. Two nights stay at Amari Galle. B

Accommodation: Amari Galle

Day 12: Galle Fort Tour

Wednesday 19 August

Morning guided tour of this delightful scenic Fort. Virtually untouched by modernization the Fort still maintains its Dutch Colonial air. Afternoon at leisure. B

Day 13: Depart Colombo

Thursday 20 August

Depart Colombo for your onward Journey

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Dates & Prices

Dates Price per person (Double/Twin share) Single room supplement
08-20 Aug 2020 £1,890.00 £890.00
12-24 Sep 2020 £1,665.00 £665.00
10-22 Oct 2020 £1,665.00 £665.00
07-19 Nov 2020 £1,890.00 £890.00
16-28 Jan 2021 £2,065.00 £1,030.00
13-25 Feb 2021 £2,065.00 £1,030.00
13-25 Mar 2021 £2,065.00 £1,030.00
03-15 Apr 2021 £1,915.00 £890.00

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