Sensational Sri Lanka tour with a thrilling safari
- Round trip
- 16, 17 or 18 nights
- Sri Lanka
- total price from £ 3,918.00 ]
- price based on: 2 adults
Discover the best of nature, culture and wildlife on a Sri Lankan escape, including half board, travel, a safari and more exciting excursions
Rolling green hills brimming with flora and fauna, magical train journeys across scenic tea plantations, beachfront bliss unlike anywhere else on Earth, and a wealth of cultural gems and sacred Buddhist sites... this extraordinary trip across Sri Lanka's top spots will leave you filled with incredible memories to treasure for a lifetime.
Throughout this adventure, dive into Sri Lankan culture with a handful of fun-filled activities spanning culinary demonstrations, a tuk-tuk ride, a plantation visit and more; stop to visit a selection of cities and villages to soak up the local way of life; and see some of the country's most important religious sites steeped in history. Plenty of natural wonders also await, with a visit to Wilpattu National Park and optional excursions to enjoy - from boat rides to a visit of the iconic Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Finish it all off with total relaxation by the beach - it doesn't get more idyllic than this!
16 nights in Sri Lanka
Half board (drinks excluded)
Wilpattu National Park Jeep safari
Sri Maha Bodiya and Isurumuniya Temple visit
Jaffna city tour including Nallur Kandaswamy Temple
Nagadeepa Temple visit by boat
Crab cookery demonstration
Trincomalee city tour with visit to Koneswaram Temple and Fort Frederick
Hiriwadunna village tour with cookery demonstration
Ayurvedic village and Kandy city tour
Kandy evening cultural performance
Tea plantation and factory visit
Train ride (subject to availability)
Tuk-tuk ride to Lipton’s Seat
Elephant Transit Home visit
Galle city tour
Private transfers included throughout
Return flight from Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester, London Stansted to Colombo
Day 1-2: Welcome to Negombo
Take a moment to breathe in that warm air, fragrant with spices, the nearby ocean breeze, and feel the glow of the Sri Lankan sun on your skin! You'll be greeted by the beauty of the country, and the coastal draws of Negombo upon your arrival. There's so much to discover ahead, so after you arrive …
Day 3: Anuradhapura & Wilpattu Park safari
Think Sri Lanka is just about elephants? Don't worry, there's plenty of these gentle giants in store on this trip, but today, you'll be taking a jeep to Wilpattu National Park for a real safari experience. Wilpattu is the largest national park in the country, and home to a stunning variety of wildl…
Day 4-5: The undiscovered north - Jaffna
Northern Sri Lanka hasn't been on the tourist radar as it has only recently opened up to travellers, so it's full of undiscovered treasures for you. As you drive up there after breakfast, look out for the ancient Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi , not just the oldest planted tree in the world, but the very tree…
Day 6-7: The wonders of the ocean at Trincomalee
This is the "complete" Sri Lanka experience, after all - and it wouldn't be complete without the awe-inspiring sight of seeing wonderful sea turtles, playful dolphins and magnificent whales before your eyes, would it? Over the next couple of days, your time in the port city of Trincomalee has plent…
Day 8-9: Central Sri Lanka & colourful Trinco
After exploring its natural wonders, it's time to see a different side of Trinco with an included visit to the ancient Koneswaram temple, initially developed in 205 BC. Beautifully restored in the 1960s, you’re greeted with the awe-inspiring statue of Lord Shiva looking down on you as you approach.…
Day 10: Kandy and culture
Your next destination is the culture capital of Sri Lanka - Kandy. On the way, take in a little more ancient wisdom with a visit to an Ayurvedic village, where you can learn more about the spices that form the foundation of Sri Lankan cuisine.
Then prepare to be overwhelmed by the kaleidoscopic…
Day 11: Haputhale - a magical train ride through the hills
The gentle chug of the train, vivid green hills rolling past, and the occasional puff of the steam engine through the air... taking the train in Sri Lanka is always a memorable experience, but you’ll be dreaming of today’s journey from Nanu Oya to Haputhale for years to come. Truly timeless, the ol…
Day 12: Udawalawe - enjoy the wild side
If you’ve never taken a tuk-tuk ride, then it’s time to tick that off your list today! Enjoy a breezy, scenic, and possibly just a little bumpy ride, as you take the transfer for an included visit to Lipton’s Seat. Heading there early in the morning gives you a chance to marvel at the incredible si…
Day 13-16: Golden sun on the sand
Your last few days in Sri Lanka are dedicated to enjoying its beautiful golden beaches, with some tranquil days in your own beach haven. But before you head to the sun lounger, there are still some treasures in store. First, prepare to have your heart stolen as you visit the wonderful Elephant Tran…
Make your experience in Sri Lanka even more incredible by adding from the optional excursions listed below. Find out more about them in the booking process:
• Visit to Anuradhapura (day 4, 2 hours) • Explore the historic sights of Sri Lanka’s first capital city on a guided tour, home to a wealth of knowledge and ancient treasures, including beautiful Buddhist stupas and picturesque lakes.
• Boat ride to Delft Island (day 5, 4 hours) • Enjoy a scenic ride across the ocean to Delft Island. A small, flat island surrounded by beautiful beaches, this peaceful haven is filled with vegetation and wildlife, and will give you a glimpse into the slower pace of traditional life.
• Boat ride to Pigeon Island & snorkelling or whale watching tour (Apr – Sept) (day 7, full day) • Experience the incredible marine life around Trincomalee either above or below water, with a whale and dolphin watching excursion, or snorkelling to see the fascinating underwater world up close.
• Sigiriya Rock Fortress tour (day 9, 3 hours) • Discover one of the Wonders of the World at Sigiriya, an ancient rock fortress and palace in Dambulla, where you can see ancient fresco paintings, gardens and much more.
• Udawalawe jeep safari (day 12, 4 hours) • Take a captivating safari excursion through the second largest park in the country, home to wild elephants, deer, wild boar, leopards and many other species.
- Tourist and city taxes
- Tips for driver/guide
- Entrance fees for Dambulla Cave Temple and the Temple of the Tooth (approx USD $15 per person, per excursion)
If you book this deal before 35 days of your departure, you can choose to pay in parts. The deposit will be 50% of the deal’s price plus the booking fee and travel and/or cancellation insurance (when applicable). You will find the payment amounts and deadlines to pay every installment at the last step of the booking process.
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|Passport, visa and health requirements||
The passport, visa and health requirements (including those related to COVID-19) at the time of booking can be viewed on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website. It is your responsibility to ensure that you and all members of your party are in possession of all necessary travel and health documents, and in compliance with any other immigration/entry requirements, before you travel. Please be sure to check the validity of your passport and allow up to 10 weeks for passport renewals.
Please note that the flights included in this offer are subject to live availability and price, and can change during your booking process. When this is the case, we will always notify during the booking process.
Maximum 3 persons per room.
The single supplement is based on travel dates and duration of travel. You will see the final price in the booking process.
Based on two full-paying adults per room, travellers will receive a discount on hotel stays for children 5 years and younger. This is dependent on the chosen travel period and whether the child sleeps in a separate bed. Please note: children up to 12 months old receive a discount on the plane ticket, but will not receive a seat or baggage allowance.
Unfortunately, cots are not available throughout this trip.
Please note that flights may be subject to change, delay or postponement by the provider and that flight times are provisional. Don't forget to check the actual flight times before departure on the website of the airline or the airport to avoid inconvenient surprises.
You will receive your travel documents 5 days prior to departure at the latest
All travellers should be up to date with primary courses and boosters. Vaccinations usually recommended for travel to Sri Lanka include Tetanus. Consult your doctor or the NHS travel advice website for more information.
Your passport must be valid for six months upon arrival in Sri Lanka. For up-to-date information, visit the official gov.uk website.
British Citizens need a visa for travel in Sri Lanka. Apply for a short stay visa online, or apply for a tourist visa upon arrival. Please note, visa application upon arrival could be a lengthy process. For more information, visit the official gov.uk website.
The specified itinerary is subject to change in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
Please note that the quality standards of hotels, facilities, transportation and roads may differ from Europe.
The national currency of Sri Lanka is the Sri Lankan rupee (LKR).
In some circumstances, the hotel specified in the itinerary may not be available. In this case, you will be transferred to a comparable hotel in the vicinity. You will receive details of your definitive accommodation five days before departure.
Train rides are subject to availability, and in the event of train cancellation, the train journey will be replaced with a transfer.
Tipping: Recommended tips for portage is £1 per suitcase, for drivers is £2 per person per day, and for guides is £3 per person per day.
Please note that there may be an additional night(s) in transit due to flights or transfer schedules.