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January - April & September - December

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8 nights

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From £2,280pp

The price shown is a guide - based on two people sharing and generally includes economy flights. Your holiday will be tailor-made to suit you and there are many factors that can influence the price, such as standard of accommodation, class of flight and time of year. Ask your travel specialist for more information.
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Highlights

Highlights of Sri Lanka

Discover Sri Lanka’s highlights on a tailor-made tour. You’ll visit the 5th-century rock fortress at Sigiriya, a staggering monument that is home to the ancient ruins of King Kashyapa's Palace. Explore the colourful town of Kandy, famous for its iridescent lake and the bright lights and colourful costumes of its annual Esala Perahera festival. At the Handunugoda Tea Estate you’ll sample the famous Virgin White tea, which is untouched by human hands, and in Colombo your bespoke holiday in Sri Lanka reaches a buzzing climax in the vibrant and cosmopolitan capital.

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UK - Colombo

Get ready for your Sri Lankan adventure as you depart from UK on an overnight flight to Colombo.

Colombo - Sigiriya

Landing in Sri Lanka's charismatic capital, we’ll collect you and take you on a scenic drive to Sigiriya. Your stylish lodge at Vil Uyana lies just five kilometres from the mystical rock fortress at Sigiriya. You will be staying in a charming eco-resort that features individual villas dotted among the rice paddies. Spend the afternoon here soaking up the views.

Sigiriya - Dambulla

It’s hardly any distance at all to the 5th-century rock fortress at Sigiriya. Rising from the central plains, the near vertical walls of the fortress soar to a flat summit, concealing the ruins of King Kashyapa’s ancient palace. A series of sheer steps meander round the walls to reach the top, where you’ll enjoy mesmerising views across mist-enveloped forests. After lunch, the Dambulla Rock Temples, built around 100 BC, feature over 150 images of the Buddha.

Sigiriya - Kandy

The last capital of the Sri Lankan kings is now the colourful town of Kandy. Famous for its iridescent lake and annual Esala Perahera festival that is held over ten carnivalesque days in summer. The surrounding hills are thickly forested, and the trees wreathed in clinging mists give Kandy a uniquely ethereal feel. Tucked among the hills are some of the finest boutique hotels, including Kandy House, where you'll spend two nights.

Kandy

You can spend a peaceful morning in Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. Make the most of it because after lunch you’ll explore Kandy town, dodging your way around swirling silk saris and careening three-wheelers. Shop for trinkets at the market, see artisans in action at the arts and craft centre and pore over the jewels at the gem museum. The serene Temple of the Tooth Relic is said to hold Buddha's tooth, a sublime end to your afternoon’s frantic fun.

Kandy - Galle

The historic fort town of Galle is the jewel of Sri Lanka’s south. Bursting with exotic scents of spices and warm sea air, the fort district is crammed with pretty shops and Dutch colonial architecture. Spend two nights at Tamarind Hill, a hotel built in the colonial-style that offers the modern pleasures of lavish dining and rejuvenating spa treatments. Time to unwind...

Galle

Spend the day exploring Galle. Craft shops, jewellers and coffee houses are all set within the fort walls. If you can bear to leave the fort’s welcoming embrace, we recommend a visit to the nearby Handunugoda Tea Estate, a short drive away. The estate is home to the famous Virgin White tea, which from the bush to your teacup remains untouched by human hands.

Galle - Colombo

Heading back to Colombo, take some time to explore this enticing capital. Overflowing with colourful flowers Colombo is nicknamed the Garden City of the East. Recent development has lovingly restored its landmark architecture, while adding stylish hotels and welcome seafront improvements. You’ll be staying at the Uga Residence, the perfect base from which to explore: we recommend starting in Old Colombo.

Colombo - UK

After a tour of some of Sri Lanka’s most wonderful sights, it’s time to say goodbye. We’ll drive you to Colombo airport for your international flight home.

Indian Subcontinent team

From the sacred stupas of Bhutan to Sri Lanka's sun-kissed beaches, our Indian Subcontinent team have seen it all. They are in an ideal position to help you curate the perfect escape to this fascinating region
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