10 DAYS/9 NIGHTS|From A$2,815 per person twin share

Quintessential Sri Lanka

Private Tour

Its rolling hills carpeted by tea plantations and its coast lapped by the clear warm waters of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka reveals its beauty on this quintessential journey across the island.

HIGHLIGHTS :

  • Visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Take a scenic rail journey to the former British hill station of Nuwara Eliya
  • Take jeep safaris in Yala National Park
  • Discover World Heritage-listed Dambulla Rock Cave Temple
  • Visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy
  • Explore historic Galle For
  • Enjoy sightseeing in Colombo.

IDEAL FOR :

An uptempo introduction to Sri Lanka

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1Colombo

Welcome to Sri Lanka! You will be met on arrival and transferred to your accommodation

2Colombo

Explore Colombo today. You can choose to discover the city through a guided walk that will reveal Colombo’s landmark buildings and significant architecture, mingled with fascinating tales of its past, and take you to the bustling Pettah market. Or explore the city’s street food scene with a guided food tour that will introduce you to some of Sri Lanka’s best-known local snacks.

3Colombo – Dambulla – Sigiriya

After breakfast, proceed to Sigiriya, stopping en route to visit the Dambulla Cave Temple complex. The caves at Dambulla contain the most outstanding collection of Buddha images in Sri Lanka. These images of Lord Buddha are of his different reincarnations as well as depicting some historic episodes; it is often an unexpected highlight for visitors during a tour of Sri Lanka. Continue to Sigiriya and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

4Sigiriya

Visit and climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress. With its renowned frescoes and rock inscriptions, it is considered to be the Eighth Wonder of the World. The gardens of Sigiriya city are one of the most important aspects of the site because they are among the oldest landscaped gardens in the world. Take your time to climb the 1,200 steps up and down the rock. Afterwards, you may choose to visit Minneriya National Park (direct payment), and take a jeep safari to see wild elephants circle the Minneriya Tank, or you can enjoy the afternoon at leisure.

5Sigiriya – Kandy

Drive to Kandy, with a stop along the way at an organic farm where coffee, coconut and pepper grow. Enjoy a guided farm walk and organic lunch before continuing to Kandy.

6Kandy

This morning you may choose to learn the secrets of Sri Lankan recipes with a hands- on cooking class in a traditional kitchen. Alternatively, you can visit the Peradeniya Botanical Garden, which covers around 150 acres, or stretch your legs with an Udawattakelle Forest Sanctuary walk. In the early evening visit the much-revered Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic that houses the relic of the tooth of Buddha.

7Kandy – Central Highlands

Embark on a scenic train journey to the central highlands. Observe the picturesque Sri Lankan countryside from the window of the comfortable train, see the tea plantations and green hills from your window as you wind your way through the hills to the cooler climate of the highlands. Transfer to your tea plantation stay and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

8Tea Plantation Central Highlands

A full day to experience the slower pace and daily workings on a tea plantation. Enjoy local activities offered at your accommodation which may include a plantation walk or tea factory visit and even enjoy high tea served on the lawn of your hotel. A change of pace and temperature from other days of your Sri Lankan tour.

9Central Highlands – Yala

Drive to Yala National Park, the second- largest national park in the country with one of the highest leopard densities in the world. Take an evening jeep safari into the park, which is also home to herds of elephants, deer, wild buffalo, wild boar, monkeys, crocodiles and peacocks.

10Yala

Rise early for a pre-dawn jeep safari at Yala National Park. An early safari is the best time to spot game when they are most active in the morning light. The park at Yala is semi-arid, so there’s a better chance to see wildlife with less jungle hindering your view. The afternoon is yours at leisure.

11Yala – Galle

Depart for Galle this morning. One of the best-preserved colonial-era cities in Southeast Asia, Galle has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage City. Galle was a prominent seaport long before colonial rule in the country as Persians, Arabs, Greeks, Romans, Malays, Indians and Chinese were doing business through Galle port. The ‘modern’ history of the city began with the arrival of the Portuguese in 1502.

12Galle

Today you have free time to discover Galle. Galle Fort is a pleasant place to explore with its quiet streets, inviting cafes, boutiques and artisan workshops. Later in the afternoon, a gentle guided walk with a local character and guide will reveal some of the stories and points of interest in Galle – from the local snacks to kite flyers and key sights.

13Galle – Talpe/Bentota

After breakfast, depart for your selected beach stay where your time is at your leisure. Unwind and enjoy Sri Lanka’s beautiful coastline and sandy beaches over the next two days.

14Galle – Talpe/Bentota

After breakfast, depart for your selected beach stay where your time is at your leisure. Unwind and enjoy Sri Lanka’s beautiful coastline and sandy beaches over the next two days.

15Talpe/Bentota – Colombo Airport

You will be collected today from your beach stay and transferred to Colombo for your international departure.

Testimonials

Our third trip with India Unbound and our first to Sri Lanka with Sri Lanka Unbound. Again the trip exceeded our expectations in every way. We would highly recommend it to anyone and are already thinking about our next trip.

Prices & Inclusions

COMFORTABLE

  • 01 Dec 2020 to 31 Jan 2021* $3,115^
  • 01 Feb 2021 to 30 April 2021 $3,090^
  • 01 May 2021 to 30 Nov 2021 $3,080^
  • 01 Dec 2021 to 31 Jan 2022* $3,330^

Prices are indicative only & subject to change.

SUPERIOR

  • 01 Dec 2020 to 31 Jan 2021* $4,365^
  • 01 Feb 2021 to 30 April 2021 $4,215^
  • 01 May 2021 to 30 Nov 2021 $4,160^
  • 01 Dec 2021 to 31 Jan 2022* $4,665^

Prices are indicative only & subject to change.

DELUXE

  • 01 Dec 2020 to 31 Jan 2021* $6,965^
  • 01 Feb 2021 to 30 April 2021 $6,315^
  • 01 May 2021 to 30 Nov 2021 $5,940^
  • 01 Dec 2021 to 31 Jan 2022* $7,445^

Prices are indicative only & subject to change.

Inclusions

Included:

  • Accommodation with breakfast at hotels listed
  • All transfers and touring with English-speaking chauffeur/guide in a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • All entrance fees for sight visits and national park visit as listed in the itinerary
  • Train ride from Kandy to NanuOya(Subject to availability)
  • Jeep hire charges to Yala National Park (Twice)
  • Assistance on arrival and departure at airports
  • Bottled water in the vehicle
  • Assistance on arrival and departure at airports
  • 24-hour support through our local representative office
  • Sri Lankan government taxes

Not Included:

  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, gratuities, etc
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Electronic Travel Authorization fee for Visas
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels

Additional inclusions may vary from private tour to private tour. A full list of inclusions and exclusions will be provided with each individual enquiry/quote. For a detailed quote on specific travel dates with full inclusions/exclusions please enquire at mail@srillankaunbound.com.au

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