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Highlights of Sri Lanka with Beruwala Beach Extension

From £3,248.00
Duration 15 Days
Departures from: Jan 2024 - Nov 2025
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From £3,248.00
Duration 15 Days
Departures from: Jan 2024 - Nov 2025
Tour Overview
Discover this paradise island teeming with wildlife, incredible landscapes and a colourful culture. Start in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo, a bustling metropolis where colonial-era buildings and Buddhists temples rub shoulders with modern skyscrapers. Visit Minneriya National Park, home to elephants, deer and wild boar, before heading to see the spectacular rock fortress of Sigiriya which features the impressive Lion Gate. Next, visit Kandy, the location of Travelsphere Cares Project Sthree Café, which you'll visit, as well as the Temple of The Scared Tooth – the most venerated place of worship for Buddhists in the world. Continue your discoveries in the hills of Sri Lanka where you'll have a tour of a tea plantation, and venture to Yala National Park. Your last stop is Beruwala, home to one of the longest beaches in Sri Lanka, where you can enjoy some relaxation at the end of your tour. At the end of your tour add-on an extra two nights to relax in Beruwala. 
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Your Holiday Includes

  • Return flights from London
  • 13 nights  in 4 and 5-star hotels plus 1 night in flight
  • 27 meals: 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 13 dinners and welcome drink
  • Travelsphere Holiday Director and Specialist Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Eat in a wonderful restaurant serving Sri Lankan food, with a menu specially chosen for Travelsphere and accompanied by unlimited beer and wine
  • Minneriya National park
  • Village walk including catamaran ride
  • Visit the Dambulla cave temples
  • The UNESCO-listed Sigiriya rock fortress
  • Spice garden visit with cookery demonstration
  • Royal Botanical Gardens and Temple of the Tooth
  • Tea plantation visit
  • Sightseeing tour of Nuwara Eliya
  • Visit a school supported by Travelsphere Cares
  • Yala National Park safari
  • See reminders of Dutch colonial rule in Galle
  • Visit a turtle hatchery
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Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Colombo

Depart on your flight to Colombo today.

Day 2 Colombo

On arrival in Colombo we'll transfer you to your hotel, where you'll stay overnight. After your flight, a relaxed afternoon is the perfect way to start your holiday. Why not pick a spot by the hotel's swimming pool and soak up some sun.
Tonight, you will join your fellow travellers for a traditional Sri Lankan meal in a restaurant. You will enjoy a variety of local dishes, specially chosen for Travelsphere, including rice served with a curry of fish or meat, and curries made with vegetables, lentils and fruits, accompanied by pickles, vegetables and salads, and unlimited beer and wine.

Meals included: D

Day 3 Colombo - Minneriya

Today a short sightseeing tour will introduce you to Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo, a bustling metropolis boasting an attractive blend of old and new. Grand colonial-era buildings and Buddhist temples rub shoulders with modern skyscrapers, fine restaurants and high-end boutiques.
You will then drive to Sigiriya, in the heart of Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle. A two-night stay here means there's time to visit Minneriya National Park, where elephants, deer and wild boar roam.

Meals included: B,D

Day 4 Minneriya - Sigiriya

Today, we'll visit the UNESCO-listed site of Sigiriya, a spectacular rock fortress featuring water gardens, moats and the impressive Lion Gate. Explore the frescoes of beautiful maidens and the Mirror Wall with ancient graffiti.
Later, we will experience local life in the nearby village of Hiriwaduna, where a walk and a catamaran ride are all included. We will walk over village paths, a tank (ancient reservoir), a bund and through forest. And, you'll cross a jungle rivulet by catamaran to reach a farmers simple wattle and daub house.
Meals included: B,D

Day 5 Sigiriya - Kandy

Kandy is a beautiful town, and it's your next base. On the way here we're going to stop at the Dambulla cave temples, home to more than 150 Buddha images. We'll also visit a spice garden in Matale, where you'll learn how these aromatic ingredients are used in traditional Sri Lankan cuisine, and pick up some tips to take home.

Meals included: B,D

Day 6 Kandy

Today's included tour takes you to the Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya, which were laid out by British colonial rulers in 1821 and are home to more than 5,000 species of plants and trees.
For lunch, you'll visit the Sthree Café, which works with women in the local community to increase their income, strengthen their financial independence, and help them become economically empowered. The café provides the women with a fair wage, together with the skills and training needed to work in the service sector. At the café, we will enjoy a traditional Sri Lankan dining experience as we're served fresh, vegetarian cuisine, prepared from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.
You'll then have a tour of Kandy, where highlights include the Market Square and the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, one of Buddhism's most sacred places of worship. Said to have been built in the early 1700s, it houses the tooth relic of Buddha brought to Sri Lanka from the Kalinga province in ancient India in the 4th century AD. Several buildings have been added to the temple complex by successive rulers, the latest being the Golden Canopy over the inner shrine where the Tooth Relic is placed.

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 7 Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast, we're setting our sights on Nuwara Eliya, in the heart of Sri Lanka's hill country. Home of the famous Ceylon tea, it is surrounded by a lush green carpet of plantations, and en route to our hotel we'll visit one. Here we'll see how the leaves are delicately picked by hand and turned into our favourite brew.
On arrival in Nuwara Eliya, settle into your hotel, then get your bearings on a sightseeing tour.

Meals included: B,D

Day 8 Nuwara Eliya - at Leisure

Today is free for you to do as you please. It might be tempting to spend today lazing by the pool and soaking up the sunshine!

Meals included: B,D

Day 9 Nuwara Eliya - Yala

Your day begins with a visit to a school in Nuwara Eliya, which is supported by the Travelsphere Cares scheme. You'll then continue by road to Yala, where you'll find the landscape ranges from open parkland to dense jungle. En route you'll visit The Elephant Transit Home in Udawalawe, where injured or orphaned elephants from around the island are brought and given treatment and care, before being relocated at Udawalawe National Park.
As you reach Yala, look out for watering holes, small lakes and lagoons. These attract the many animals that thrive here, including a sizeable population of elephants, which we'll hope to spot tomorrow. End the day relaxing at your hotel.

Meals included: B,D

Day 10 Yala

This morning enjoy an exciting safari in Yala National Park, where elephants and leopards may be spotted as well as many other species such as sloth bears, monkeys and crocodiles. This afternoon there's a guided nature drive.

Meals included: B,D

Day 11 Yala - Beruwala

Your final destination is Beruwala, home to one of the longest beaches in Sri Lanka. You will stay here for two nights and en route you'll visit Galle, the port where the Portuguese first landed in Sri Lanka. Captured later by the Dutch, you'll see plenty of reminders of Dutch colonial rule among its narrow alleys, churches and monuments. You'll then visit a turtle hatchery where these endangered creatures are protected and released into the wild. Enjoy the rest of the day relaxing on the beach.

Meals included: B,D

Day 12 Beruwala - at Leisure

Beruwala is a busy little town which has managed to retain its charm, so maybe head out to explore or just stay put and enjoy the facilities of your beachfront hotel.

Meals included: B,D

Days 13 & 14 Beruwala

Your extended stay allows an extra two nights to enjoy this beautiful area where you can discover more at your own pace. Please note during your add on you will be looked after by a local representative at the hotel as your Holiday Director departs with the main group. Meals included: B,D

Day 15 Beruwala - UK

Today we transfer back to the airport for your flight to the UK. Meals included: B

Additional Information

 

Accommodation (as specified or similar)

Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel Colombo

Located along the banks of Beira Lake in Colombo, the Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo features an outdoor pool, a spa and wellness area, tennis, squash courts and also a gym. All rooms are stylishly appointed and have a flat-screen TV, safety deposit box and tea and coffee-making facilities, Wi-Fi and air conditioning. All rooms have en suite facilities.

Habarana Village - Habarana

The 4-star Habarana Village by cinnamon is wonderfully situated and borders a stunning lake.

Hotel facilities include a restuarant, bar and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, mini-bar, tea/coffee-making facilities and a TV.

Cinnamon Citadel Kandy

The 4-star Cinnamon Citadel in Kandy is an ideal base from which to discover this fascinating ancient city while also providing plenty of opportunities for relaxation in a peaceful setting.

Hotel facilities include a choice of restaurants, bar and swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, TV, minibar and hairdryer.

The Blackpool

Surrounded by vast tea estates, the Blackpool Hotel has the style of ancient colonialism but with modern touch. The hotel has an outdoor warm water pool, lounge, bar and restaurant. The 57 rooms are decorated with traditional Sri Lankan design and feature air conditioning, TV, safe, free Wi-Fi and private bathroom facilities.

Jetwing Yala

The 4-star Jetwing Yala is situated within reach of Yala National Park.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant, gym and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, hairdryer, mini-bar, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe and a TV.

Cinnamon Bey Beruwala

The 5-star Cinnamon Bey is situated in Beruwela.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, hairdryer, mini-bar, tea/coffee-making facilities and a TV.

Prices shown are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room with private facilities unless otherwise stated. Single occupancy supplements will apply. Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Accommodation, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

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