A holiday for travellers looking for warm weather, sunshine and a long beach stay. Designed for travel in Sri Lanka from May to September when it’s generally warm and sunny in the places featured in this itinerary.
Travellers wanting to relax and enjoy warm weather
You will be met upon arrival and transferred a short distance to your nearby hotel.
Drive to Puttalam, a small town on Sri Lanka’s northwest coast. Stay in a former family manor house that’s now converted into a six-room boutique hotel. Spend the afternoon reading in a planters’ chair on the verandah or enjoy the hotel pool.
Discover Puttalam today. The town is home to one of the biggest lagoons in Sri Lanka and has a predominantly Muslim population. See the coloured houses and residents riding traditional cycles as you explore the city. You can also visit nearby Kalpitiya, known for its seasonal dolphin and whale watching.
Rise early to travel to Wilpattu National Park for a dawn jeep safari. Wilpattu is Sri Lanka’s largest national park and its inhabitants include leopards, sloth bears, crocodiles, spotted deer and a variety of bird species. Afterwards, continue to Anuradhapura, the one-time capital of Sri Lanka.
Visit the ancient city of Anuradhapura, with its rich collection of archaeological and architectural wonders. At the pinnacle of its glory, the former capital extended over 52 square kilometres. See the main stupas and join pilgrims at the sacred Bodhi tree. Afterwards, drive to the east coast and begin your four-night beach stay.
Enjoy three full days on Sri Lanka’s east coast. Your accommodation here sits nestled among the jungle, with the beach at your doorstep. The hotel boasts a wide stretch of private beach with lounge chairs along the sand. It has an inviting swimming pool, a main all-day restaurant, a beach bar and restaurant, a spa and gymnasium. An ideal place to relax and enjoy the sun and the sea for a few days.
Visit Trincomalee and discover the everyday life that’s little changed in parts of Sri Lanka. Visit Fort Frederic and see the small shops and old-fashioned businesses with a guided walking tour in Trincomalee. Afterwards, drive to Sigiriya in the cultural triangle.
Visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress, also known as Lion Rock. Explore this ancient city and gardens, climb the 1,200 steps to the top of the rock and see the magnificent Sigiriya rock frescoes. Sigiriya is one of Sri Lanka’s biggest drawcards. Drive to Kegalle and stay on a working tea estate.
Experience some of Sri Lanka’s colonial heritage with two full days on a tea plantation. You can take a walk through the plantations, visit a nearby tea factory, or simply enjoy a cup of tea on the verandah of your boutique hotel with views overlooking the valley. Uncover the secrets of Sri Lankan recipes with a hands- on cooking class and lunch during your stay, and join the plantation manager on a guided village and plantation walk. Your accommodation is a wonderful place to relax with its lush surrounding gardens and pool. Optional activities available include yoga and massage (direct payment).
Today you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the airport for your departing flight.
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