Sri Lanka16 Days

  • Dambullah Cave Temple

    Overview

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      Full board throughout!

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      Historical colonial hotels

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      Afternoon High Teas

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      All excursions included!

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      Game drive in Yala National Park

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      A wealth of UNESCO world heritage sights

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      Extended beach stay possible

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      Visit to the Born Free Foundation Elephant Transit Home

    Description

    Colonised by the Portuguese, Dutch and British, Sri Lanka has an air of the familiar blended with Eastern exotic charm. It is not just sun-kissed beaches and wrinkled elephants but a wealth of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, diverse landscapes from lush tropical vegetation to lakes, mountains and the cooler climates of hill country with a bio diversity that will have nature, bird and animal lovers bubbling with amazement. From the bustling capital of Colombo, unspoilt nature, scenic train rides, the Royal Botanical Gardens, spice markets, colonial charm of hill country, game drives and golden sands of the Indian Ocean - this holiday offers so much. We also visit the Elephant Transit Home run by the Born Free Foundation to witness its great work. Add to this full board, afternoon high teas and evenings of live music; what a way to escape the British climate.


    In August, the gathering of up to 600 elephants in the Minneriya National Park is a magical sight! There will also be time to wander at leisure, take a cooling dip and enjoy the colonial history of our hotels and the areas that surround them. The final three days are spent at a luxury beach resort with the possibility to extend your stay to a full week.


    Throughout your holiday in Sri Lanka you will stay in four and five-star hotels, as rated by the Sri Lankan Tourist Authority, two of which are unique heritage properties:


    Number of nights


    2 nights - Colombo: Mt Lavinia Hotel (4 star superior)


    3 nights - Habarana: Habarana Village by Cinnamon (4 star)


    2 nights - Kandy: Hotel Suisse (4 star)


    2 nights - Nuwara Eliya: Grand Hotel (4 star)


    2 nights - Tissimaharama: Kithala Resort (4 star)


    3 nights - Beruwela: Eden Resort & Spa (5 star)