• Flight included
  • Accommodation included
  • Transfer included

From north to south: see the complete Sri Lanka

  • Round trip
  • 16, 17 or 18 nights
  • Sri Lanka
price from £ 1,509.00
  • per person
  • based on 2 persons

Discover the best of nature, culture and wildlife in a Sri Lankan roundtrip from north to south! Inc. hotels, HB, excursions, transfers and flights

From the endless green hills of the Sri Lankan countryside, magical train rides across scenic plantations, to the wealth of cultural gems and deep serenity of sacred Buddhist sites... this extraordinary trip through Sri Lanka will leave you filled with incredible memories to treasure for a lifetime. Head off the beaten path into Northern Sri Lanka, only recently opened to travellers, with captivating experiences in store for you. You'll also get to learn the secrets of delicious traditional Sri Lankan food with included classes, enjoy the slower pace of life with a visit to a local village, and see some of the country's most important religious temples, including the famous Temple of the Tooth. There's plenty of natural wonders in store too, with a visit to Wilpattu National Park and optional excursions to enjoy whale watching and so much more. Finish it all off with the total relaxation of a beach getaway - it can't get much more idyllic than this!

Included
  • 16 nights in Sri Lanka
  • Half board excl. drinks
  • Jeep Safari to Wilpattu National Park
  • Sri Maha Bodiya & Isurumuniya temple visit
  • Jaffna city tour inc. Nallur Kandaswamy temple
  • Nagadeepa temple visit by boat
  • Crab cookery demonstration
  • Trincomalee city tour & visit to Koneswaram temple and Fort Frederick
  • Hiriwadunna village tour with cookery demonstration
  • Ayurvedic village & Kandy city tour
  • Kandy evening cultural performance
  • Tea plantation & factory visit
  • Train ride (subject to availability)
  • Tuk-tuk ride to Lipton’s Seat
  • Elephant transit home visit
  • Galle city tour
  • All private transfers
  • Return flight from Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester, London Stansted to Colombo
  • Please note that there may be an additional night(s) in transit due to flights or transfer schedules.

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Day 1-2: Welcome to Chilaw

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 beach town of Chilaw upon your arrival. There's so much to discover ahead, so after you … Read more

Anantaya Resort & Spa  or similar

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 v… Read more

Rajarata Hotel  or similar

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 th… Read more

Fox Resort - Jaffna  or similar

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 Trin… Read more

Trinco Blu by Cinnamon  or similar

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 ap… Read more

Habarana Village by Cinnamon  or similar

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 kalei… Read more

Hotel Topaz Kandy  or similar

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… Read more

Melheim Resort & Spa  or similar

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… Read more

Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort  or similar

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 T… Read more

Cinnamon Bey  or similar

Day 1-2: Welcome to Chilaw

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 beach town of Chilaw upon your arrival. There's so much to discover ahead, so after you … Read more

Anantaya Resort & Spa  or similar

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 v… Read more

Rajarata Hotel  or similar

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 th… Read more

Fox Resort - Jaffna  or similar

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 Trin… Read more

Trinco Blu by Cinnamon  or similar

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 ap… Read more

Habarana Village by Cinnamon  or similar

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 kalei… Read more

Hotel Topaz Kandy  or similar

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… Read more

Melheim Resort & Spa  or similar

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… Read more

Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort  or similar

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 T… Read more

Cinnamon Bey  or similar

Day 1-2: Welcome to Chilaw

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 beach town of Chilaw upon your arrival. There's so much to discover ahead, so after you … Read more

Anantaya Resort & Spa  or similar

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 v… Read more

Rajarata Hotel  or similar

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 th… Read more

Fox Resort - Jaffna  or similar

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 Trin… Read more

Trinco Blu by Cinnamon  or similar

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 ap… Read more

Habarana Village by Cinnamon  or similar

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 kalei… Read more

Hotel Topaz Kandy  or similar

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… Read more

Melheim Resort & Spa  or similar

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… Read more

Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort  or similar

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 T… Read more

Cinnamon Bey  or similar
Optional excursions

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 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.

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Excluded
  • Tourist/ city tax
  • Tips for driver/guide
  • Entrance fees for Dambulla Cave Temple & Temple of the Tooth (approx USD $15 per person, per excursion)
Payment

If you book this deal before 42 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.

Additional Information
Conditions

Your booking is a direct contract between you and Secret Escapes Ltd. for the provision of your package. Secret Escapes acts as a tour operator responsible, and is therefore liable for the proper execution of the agreement. The Secret Escapes Terms and Conditions (A) apply to this booking. The Secret Escapes Cancellation Terms and Conditions apply to this booking.

Secret Escapes Limited is a company registered in England & Wales under number 07026107, registered office 120 Holborn, London, EC1N 2TD, United Kingdom.© Secret Escapes 2020

Price changes

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.

COVID-19 info

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be additional entry requirements in effect at your destination, which are subject to change at short notice. Please familiarise yourself with the latest requirements before departure via your government's foreign advice service.

Occupancy

Maximum 3 persons per room.

Single supplement

The single supplement is based on travel dates and duration of travel. You will see the final price in the booking process.

Children's discount

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.

Infant bed

Unfortunately, cots are not available throughout this trip.

Flight times

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.

Travel documents

You will receive your travel documents 5 days prior to departure at the latest

Vaccinations

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.

Passport

Your passport must be valid for six months upon arrival in Sri Lanka. For up-to-date information, visit the official gov.uk website.

Visa

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.

Travel schedule

The specified itinerary is subject to change in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

Quality standards

Please note that the quality standards of hotels, facilities, transportation and roads may differ from Europe.

Currency

The national currency of Sri Lanka is the Sri Lankan rupee (LKR).

Similar accommodation

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 transfer

Train rides are subject to availability, and in the event of train cancellation, the train journey will be replaced with a transfer.

Tipping

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.