Glimpse of Sri Lanka captures the quintessential experiences of the island in a sub-two week itinerary, making it ideal for time-pressed travellers returning to international travel in the post-Covid period. With snippets of rural beauty, select heritage sites, iconic wildlife, time in the unique tea country and a (too-short!) beach break to conclude your trip, the itinerary showcases the remarkable variety of landscapes that Sri Lanka has become so well known for. Combined with upmarket lodges and boutique hotels that offer guests ample space and personalised service, you may well start planning a return visit before you’ve finished this one.
For first time travellers – a short introduction to Sri Lanka with a focus of luxury and relaxation.
Welcome to Sri Lanka. You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your accommodation, The Wallawwa, a 15-minute drive. This beautifully restored colonial manor house is stylish and quiet just outside the airport
Depart to Wilpattu National Park on a journey of around three and a half hours. This is the largest and the oldest national park in Sri Lanka, popular due to the high prevalence of Sri Lankan leopards. Its unique setting with sand-rimmed natural lakes and diverse wildlife makes it furthermore attractive. Your stay here will be at Leopard Trails bespoke tented safari camp with spacious and well-furnished tented accommodation located close to Wilpattu National Park. Enjoy an afternoon safari with an expert ranger inside Wilpattu National Park.
Rise early this morning to explore Wilpattu National Park with your in-house ranger. Early mornings are a great time to visit the park as animals become active before the heat of the day. Return to your accommodation and be at leisure remainder of the day.
Depart to the area best known as the Cultural Triangle. You have the option of stopping at Anuradhapura en route. The ancient political and religious city of Anuradhapura – known as ‘The City of Kings’ is a UNESCO World heritage site. Continuously inhabited for over two millennia, it was the seat of power in Sri Lanka until constant invasions forced to move the capital further south. Proceed to your accommodation in Sigiriya, Water Garden, a lovely boutique hotel inspired by the gardens of Sigiriya Rock Fortress with stunning views.
Rise early this morning to visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress before the heat of the day. Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a UNESCO Heritage site. This colossal Rock Fortress, also known as ‘Lion Rock’, is possibly Sri Lanka’s best-known attraction and one of its biggest drawcards. Remainder of your day is at leisure
Depart to Madulkelle for your tea plantation stay. This stunning lodge is situated amongst the picturesque mountains best for a few days of relaxation and indulgence
Set out on a tea plantation and tea factory visit today to unravel the mysteries and discover the secrets that go into making that perfect cup of Ceylon tea.
Head south for your beach stay at Balapitiya on a journey of around 6 hours. Relax at your accommodation Kumu Beach, a stunning 10-bedroomstylish boutique hotel with spectacular views of the Indian ocean.
Full day at leisure to lie by the pool and soak in the sun. Your vehicle and driver-guide available if you wish to explore the area instead.
Drive to Colombo’s International airport today for your departure flight, a journey of around two hours.
"Amazing trip! Sri Lanka is now a country we would definitely like to go back to and explore further. Thank you so much for all the work you did in putting the trip together for us. It was a great mix of places for us to get a good feel of the country." Elizabeth and Leigh - January 2018
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