Grand Tour of Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka is an island of tremendous variety in terms of flora, fauna and topography, with a fascinating history and well-preserved ancient sites. Explore her wonders in this 11 night tour.

Inclusions

Price Includes :

  • Flights from Dublin or Cork to Colombo via London (overnight flight)
  • 10 nights accommodation in 4* or 3* hotels in Sri Lanka (see Itinerary (above) or Accommodation Details (below) for further details
  • Escorted tours with guide as per itinerary
  • Meals as outlined in itinerary
  • Taxes, hand luggage and 1 item of 20kg baggage per person

Itinerary

Day 1

Fly Dublin or Cork to Heathrow then overnight from London Heathrow to Colombo.

Day 2

Afternoon visit of the National Museum. Overnight in Colombo at the 3-star Best Western Elyon Hotel. (D)

Day 3

Colombo city tour. Drive to Galle and visit the Old Dutch Fort. Overnight at 3-star Ladyhill Hotel. (B, D)

Day 4

Visit a turtle hatchery and then continue to Yala (4 hrs). Jeep safari at Yala National Park. Overnight at 4-star Mandara Rosen in Katharagama. (B)

Day 5

Travel to Nuwara Eliya, visiting the ancient Buddhist temple of Buduruwagala and the scenic area of Ella en route. Overnight at the 4-star Grand Hotel. (B, L)

Day 6

Journey by rail from Nanu Oya to Peradeniya, near Kandy (subject to change due to local conditions and schedule amendments). Visit the Temple of the Tooth. Two nights at 4-star Hotel Tourmaline. Evening cultural show. (B)

Day 7

Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens. Aug 9 2017: Evening Esala Perahera Festival. (B)

Day 8

Visit a tea plantation and factory. Enjoy ‘Spices of Sri Lanka’ special event and a visit to Dambulla cave temple en route to Habarana. Three nights at 4-star Habarana Village Hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 9

Optional excursion to Sigiriya Rock Fortress† (bookable locally). Visit ancient Polonnaruwa city ruins. (B)

Day 10

Visit the ruins of Anuradhapura and Mihintale. (B)

Accommodation

Best Western Elyon – Colombo
 
A 3-star hotel located near to the downtown area of Colombo. Restaurant, bar, gym, WiFi (free) and 59 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.
 
Lady Hill – Galle
 
Nestled atop the highest point of the ancient port city of Galle sits this attractive boutique hotel with great views, pool, restaurants, bar, spa and WiFi (chargeable). 12 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, minibar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.
 
Mandara Rosen – Katharagama
 
A 4-star hotel with a backdrop of stunning mountain landscapes, restaurant, outdoor pool, WiFi (free) and 58 rooms with private facilities and satellite TV.
 
Grand Hotel – Nuwara Eliya
 
A former mansion from the Elizabethan era, with charming character, style and antique furnishings, this 4-star hotel has a restaurant, gym, WiFi (free) and 154 rooms with private facilities, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.
 
Tourmaline – Kandy
 
4-star hotel located on a hilltop with breathtaking views of the valleys and landscape below. Restaurant, gym, outdoor pool and WiFi (chargeable). 29 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, safe and TV.
 
Habarana Village – Habarana
 
Spread across many acres of lush greenery and bordering the stunning lake of Habarana, this 4-star hotel is also in close proximity of several historical landmarks in the area. Restaurant, bar, outdoor pool, WiFi (free) and 108 rooms with private facilities, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.
 
Anantaya Resort & Spa – Chilaw
 
A 4-star hotel located in the charming coastal town of Chilaw, positioned with a sandy beach on one side and charming lagoon on the other. Pool, bar, restaurants, spa, WiFi (free) and 87 air-conditioned rooms with private facillities, hairdryer, safe, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Extra Information

Booking remarks :

  • Inclusive of taxes as indicated
  • Single room supplement from €380
  • Non refundable or transferable booking deposit 10% per person
  • Full payment due 12 weeks before departure
  • 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit or charge card
  • Optional Insurance €38 (conditions apply)
  • Taxes, fees or compulsory charges introduced after publication are not included in the above price

  Cost per person: €2,849pp
  Number of nights: 11
  Dates available: April - December 2017

19-Apr-17 €2,939
10-May-17 €2,849
09-Aug-17 €3,259
18-Oct-17 €3,049
15-Nov-17 €3,119
06-Dec-17 €3,049

 

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