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Sri Lanka

Boutique Sri Lanka

14 NIGHTS FROM £4,489 per person

Few islands throughout the world offer the diversity that exists in tropical Sri Lanka. Immerse yourself in the local culture, dodge the tourist traps and experience the country’s natural beauty on this authentically Sri Lankan private, tailormade tour. Enjoy wildlife-packed national parks, visit once glorious cities, explore a local tea factory, and experience Sri Lanka’s cultural heritage with unique day excursions and a range of luxury hotels.

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Experience authentic Sri Lanka with engaging experiences designed to highlight the county’s diverse culture and history

Enjoy one of the most scenic train journeys in Asia as you travel to the centre of Sri Lanka’s tea industry and enjoy an exclusive guided tour of a tea factory with an expert

Explore vibrant temples and historic UNESCO World Heritage sites

Stay in fabulous boutique hotels and take advantage of the world-class facilities on offer

Authentic Experience

Visit the vast Minneriya National Park, spread out over nearly 22000 acres of luscious greenery, and get up close with herds of wild Asian Elephants in their natural habitat. Experience these gentle giants at close range and you may catch sight of some of the other 24 mammals that live in the park, such as toque macaque monkeys, wild buffalo, and mongoose.

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TOUR DETAILS

    DAY DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    TRANSFERS

    The Wallawwa
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    DAY 2 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    After arriving in Sri Lanka you will spend a night at the luxurious Wallawwa. Set in 200-year-old tropical gardens just 15-minutes’ drive from Sri Lanka’s main international gateway, this hotel offers you the chance to relax and unwind before the adventure begins.

    The Wallawwakeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Boutique Hotel
    • Summary: A colonial manor set in tropical gardens
    • Feature: Delicious gourmet Asian-Fusion cuisine
    • Rooms: 18 Rooms and Suites
    • Location: Colombo, , Sri Lanka
    DAY 3-5 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Check in for three nights at the stunning Water Garden Sigiriya, where architecture, culture and nature harmonise. Spend your time exploring all that is on offer, passing through rural villages and vast coconut estates with an expert guide as you head towards the Second Kingdom of the country, Polonnaruwa, where you can explore the monumental ruins of the ‘garden-city' created by Parakramabahu I in the 12th century. Spend time at Minneriya National Park where you’ll observe herds of wild Asian elephants in their natural habitat after embarking up Sigiriya Rock Fortress- a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting cave shelters, mirror walls, and a stunning royal palace ruin at the summit of the climb.

    TRANSFERS

    Take a private car transfer to Sigirya for your stay at Water Garden Sigiriya

    Water Garden Sigiriyakeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Luxury Hotel
    • Summary: A tranquil boutique resort comprising freestanding villas
    • Feature: Just a short drive from the famous Sigiriya Rock fortress
    • Rooms: 30 villas
    • Location: Sigiriya, , Sri Lanka
    MEAL BASIS

    Breakfast

    DAY 6-8 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

     

    The welcoming village of Werapitiya is your next stop, only an hour away from Kandy, Sri Lanka’s second city and the island’s undisputed historical and cultural capital. En-route you will visit the magical Dambulla Cave Temples, a sacred pilgrimage site for 22 centuries with over 80 caves and an abundance of ancient statues and paintings depicting the Buddha and his life. After this, you will head to a Private Spice Garden and learn about the different spices used in delicious Sri Lankan cuisine. After an overnight stay at Santini Wellness Resort and Spa, explore the vibrant Kandy town and meet with a resident, Mike Johnson, for a guided walking tour of the city. You will also have the chance to take advantage of the hotel’s relaxing spa, explore Lankatilaka Vihara - a beautiful 14th century Buddhist temple, learn some moves and enjoy a meal with a Dancing School Master in Kandy.

    TRANSFERS

    Take a private car transfer to Werapitiya.

    Santani Wellness Resort & Spakeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Boutique Hotel
    • Summary: A world-class wellness retreat in the Sri Lankan mountains
    • Feature: The spa combines Ayurvedic principles with modern innovation
    • Rooms: 20 chalets
    • Location: Kandy, , Sri Lanka
    DAY 9-11 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    After a delicious breakfast in Kandy, you will have the opportunity to take in the beautiful landscapes and magical views of Sri Lanka on a train journey to Camellia Hills, a luxurious five-bedroom boutique bungalow hotel in Hatton. Experience another side to spellbinding Sri Lanka with an exclusive tour of a local tea factory where an expert will take you through the process of tea making before teaching you how to properly ‘taste’ tea and to identify the subtle differences in the varieties of one of the country’s largest exports and an integral part of Sri Lankan culture. The rest of your time in Hatton will be at your leisure and you can use this time to relax in the hotel or explore the local area.

    TRANSFERS

    Take a private car transfer from the train station to Camellia Hills.

    Camellia Hills
    • Summary: luxurious five-bedroom boutique bungalow hotel in the heart of Hatton
    • Feature: Stunning architecture and amazing facilities
    • Rooms: 5 rooms and suites
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    breakfast, lunch, and dinner

    DAY 12-14 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Leave Hatton behind and head south towards the Southern Expressway past luscious paddy fields and tall rubber plantations to the city of Kogalla on the southwest coast. You will arrive at Kahanda Kanda, a boutique hotel set within a tea estate and will be able to spend time at the hotel at your leisure, choosing between the wealth of facilities offered by the hotel. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy a walk through Galle fort with a local host (a direct descendant of one of the first gem merchants of the fort) who will present to you his experience of growing up in the vibrant and characteristic fort and lead you around historic points of interests, like ancient churches, mosques and museums. Your final full day in Sri Lanka will be spent at the hotel and you’ll be able to take advantage of the wealth of facilities or embark on an enthralling hotel excursion.

    TRANSFERS

    Take a private car transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

    Kahanda Kanda Boutique Hotelkeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Boutique Hotel
    • Summary: A stunning boutique hotel surrounded by tropical beauty
    • Feature: Fantastic relaxation and peace amongst perfect seclusion
    • Rooms: 12 Suites and Villas
    • Location: Galle, , Sri Lanka
    MEAL BASIS

    breakfast, lunch, and dinner

    DAY DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

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DAY 2ACCOMMODATION
Kotugoda, Sri Lanka

After arriving in Sri Lanka you will spend a night at the luxurious Wallawwa. Set in 200-year-old tropical gardens just 15-minutes’ drive from Sri Lanka’s main international gateway, this hotel offers you the chance to relax and unwind before the adventure begins.

The Wallawwakeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Boutique Hotel
  • Summary: A colonial manor set in tropical gardens
  • Feature: Delicious gourmet Asian-Fusion cuisine
  • Rooms: 18 Rooms and Suites
  • Location: Colombo, , Sri Lanka
DAY 3-5ACCOMMODATION
Sigirya, Sri Lanka

Check in for three nights at the stunning Water Garden Sigiriya, where architecture, culture and nature harmonise. Spend your time exploring all that is on offer, passing through rural villages and vast coconut estates with an expert guide as you head towards the Second Kingdom of the country, Polonnaruwa, where you can explore the monumental ruins of the ‘garden-city' created by Parakramabahu I in the 12th century. Spend time at Minneriya National Park where you’ll observe herds of wild Asian elephants in their natural habitat after embarking up Sigiriya Rock Fortress- a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting cave shelters, mirror walls, and a stunning royal palace ruin at the summit of the climb.

TRANSFERS

Take a private car transfer to Sigirya for your stay at Water Garden Sigiriya

Water Garden Sigiriyakeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: A tranquil boutique resort comprising freestanding villas
  • Feature: Just a short drive from the famous Sigiriya Rock fortress
  • Rooms: 30 villas
  • Location: Sigiriya, , Sri Lanka
MEAL BASIS

Breakfast

DAY 6-8ACCOMMODATION
Kandy, Sri Lanka

 

The welcoming village of Werapitiya is your next stop, only an hour away from Kandy, Sri Lanka’s second city and the island’s undisputed historical and cultural capital. En-route you will visit the magical Dambulla Cave Temples, a sacred pilgrimage site for 22 centuries with over 80 caves and an abundance of ancient statues and paintings depicting the Buddha and his life. After this, you will head to a Private Spice Garden and learn about the different spices used in delicious Sri Lankan cuisine. After an overnight stay at Santini Wellness Resort and Spa, explore the vibrant Kandy town and meet with a resident, Mike Johnson, for a guided walking tour of the city. You will also have the chance to take advantage of the hotel’s relaxing spa, explore Lankatilaka Vihara - a beautiful 14th century Buddhist temple, learn some moves and enjoy a meal with a Dancing School Master in Kandy.

TRANSFERS

Take a private car transfer to Werapitiya.

Santani Wellness Resort & Spakeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Boutique Hotel
  • Summary: A world-class wellness retreat in the Sri Lankan mountains
  • Feature: The spa combines Ayurvedic principles with modern innovation
  • Rooms: 20 chalets
  • Location: Kandy, , Sri Lanka
DAY 9-11ACCOMMODATION
Hatton, Sri Lanka

After a delicious breakfast in Kandy, you will have the opportunity to take in the beautiful landscapes and magical views of Sri Lanka on a train journey to Camellia Hills, a luxurious five-bedroom boutique bungalow hotel in Hatton. Experience another side to spellbinding Sri Lanka with an exclusive tour of a local tea factory where an expert will take you through the process of tea making before teaching you how to properly ‘taste’ tea and to identify the subtle differences in the varieties of one of the country’s largest exports and an integral part of Sri Lankan culture. The rest of your time in Hatton will be at your leisure and you can use this time to relax in the hotel or explore the local area.

TRANSFERS

Take a private car transfer from the train station to Camellia Hills.

Camellia Hills
  • Summary: luxurious five-bedroom boutique bungalow hotel in the heart of Hatton
  • Feature: Stunning architecture and amazing facilities
  • Rooms: 5 rooms and suites
MEAL BASIS

breakfast, lunch, and dinner

DAY 12-14ACCOMMODATION
Koggala, Sri Lanka

Leave Hatton behind and head south towards the Southern Expressway past luscious paddy fields and tall rubber plantations to the city of Kogalla on the southwest coast. You will arrive at Kahanda Kanda, a boutique hotel set within a tea estate and will be able to spend time at the hotel at your leisure, choosing between the wealth of facilities offered by the hotel. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy a walk through Galle fort with a local host (a direct descendant of one of the first gem merchants of the fort) who will present to you his experience of growing up in the vibrant and characteristic fort and lead you around historic points of interests, like ancient churches, mosques and museums. Your final full day in Sri Lanka will be spent at the hotel and you’ll be able to take advantage of the wealth of facilities or embark on an enthralling hotel excursion.

TRANSFERS

Take a private car transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Kahanda Kanda Boutique Hotelkeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Boutique Hotel
  • Summary: A stunning boutique hotel surrounded by tropical beauty
  • Feature: Fantastic relaxation and peace amongst perfect seclusion
  • Rooms: 12 Suites and Villas
  • Location: Galle, , Sri Lanka
MEAL BASIS

breakfast, lunch, and dinner

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BEST TIME TO TRAVEL

Generally, the best time to visit the west and south coasts as well as the Cultural Triangle is between December and April, while on the east coast the climate is at it's warmest from May through to October.

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14 NIGHTS FROM £4,489 per person

Price based upon economy flights from London, transfers, UK airport lounge passes and meals and excursions as specified.

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