Luxury Sri lanka 

7 Night/8 Days

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Over 30 years of Travel organising Experience

Owned and managed by Sri lankans over the last 30 years.  We pride ourselves in the fact we do not sell anything we have not experienced.

Our mission is to make your holiday in Sri lanka a magical one.  We have an excellent team of people who go that extra mile to make sure your holiday is all that you dreamed of and more.

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Trip highlights

  • Galle Fort (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

  • Kandy (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

  • Temple of the tooth

  • Dambulla Caves

  • Sigiriya & Rock fortress

  • Local village Experience

  • Ruins of Polonnaruwa

  • Tea Plantation visit  "Little England"

Day 1

Arrive (Sri Lanka)- transfer to Kotugoda

Arrival - Welcome to Sri Lanka!

Transfer to Kotugoda -

Overnight in Kotugoda : The Wallawwa

Dinner and breakfast

Details

 

Arrive (Sri Lanka)- transfer to Kotugoda

Arrival - Welcome to Sri Lanka! You will be met by our airport representative who will be holding a board with your name and waiting for you in the arrivals hall after you pass the baggage claims and customs. You may want to change some currency or purchase a local mobile Sim both of which can be done prior to starting your tour and the airport representative will help you with this. He will then introduce you to your chauffeur guide.

Transfer to Kotugoda -

Kotugoda is 40km from the heart of Colombo and 15 km from the airport – approx. 20 mins drive. It is a small rural town with many people commuting to Colombo for work. It has a small catholic church as well as a selection of small temples. Prior to the 1900’s the area would have been a residential town with traditional homes known as Wallawwa’s or sprawling single story houses featuring verandas and large gardens with frangipani. Many of these have now given way to shops, offices and smaller homes. One of the few remaining homes has now been restored to its former glory and runs as a boutique hotel aptly named The Wallawwa.

Overnight in Kotugoda : The Wallawwa

Dinner and breakfast

Day 2

Morning transfer to Sigiriya

Enjoy the flight and chauffer transfer

Afternoon - Dambulla Caves & a private Audience with a Monk

Overnight in Sigiriya : Jetwing Vil Uyana, Paddy/March Dwelling - Dinner & Breakfast

Details

 

Morning  transfer to Sigiriya

Enjoy the wonderful views as you fly our domestic flight on Cinnamon Air to your next destination. Your chauffeur will meet you at the airport to continue on your tour towards Sigiriya.

Sigiriya is famous for its palace ruins on top of a massive 200 meter high rock surrounded by the remains of an extensive network of gardens, reservoirs and other structures. This remarkable attraction is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered by some to be the eighth wonder of the world. The environment around the Sigiriya may have been inhabited since prehistoric times. The many rock shelters and caves in the vicinity were occupied by Buddhist monks and ascetics from as early as the 3rd century BC. The population of Sigiriya is quite sparse but the town is significant due to the number of tourist hotels that host visitors who come to view and climb the famous rock.

Afternoon - Dambulla caves & Audience with a Monk

The rock cave temples of Dambulla consists of 5 caves which have been converted to shrines. During an invasion from South India, king Walagambahu took refuge in the caves at Dambulla and through meditation gained the strength to drive the invaders away. He then declared the caves a sacred area and built the first cave shrine. Since then 4 more caves were converted into shrines and the cave temples of Dambulla is today an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists from around the world. After this enjoy a brief but memorable private audience with the in-house monk of the temple. Later visit the Dambulla Economic Centre, a wholesale market specializing in Vegetables and Fruit. Produce from the region is brought here for distribution to retail outlets across the country.

Overnight in Sigiriya : Jetwing Vil Uyana, Paddy/March Dwelling - Dinner & Breakfast

Day 3

Sigiriya Rock Fortress & The Ruins of Polonnaruwa

Morning - Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Evening - The Ruins of Polonnaruwa

Overnight in Sigiriya : Jetwing Vil Uyana, Paddy/March Dwelling - Dinner & Breakfast

Details

 

Sigiriya Rock Fortress & The Ruins of Polonnaruwa

Morning - Sigiriya Rock Fortress

The Rock fortress of Sigiriya rises almost 370 metres above sea level with the ruins of a palace dating back to the 5th century AD found on the summit of the rock. 1200 steps take you to the top of Sigiriya but the climb is broken up by terraces at regular intervals. Half way up another flight of stairs takes you to the paintings of the Sigiriya maidens. You will also see the mirror wall with its ancient and barely decipherable graffiti. The climb from the Lions Paw to the top of the rock is along a narrow metal stairway with railings but is worth it because of the spectacular views from the summit. For those unable to do the climb a visit to the Sigiriya Museum is highly recommended.

Evening - The Ruins of Polonnaruwa

The second most ancient of Sri Lanka's kingdoms, Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I, who defeated Chola invaders in 1070 to reunite the country once more. Today the ancient city of Polonnaruwa remains one of the best planned archaeological relic sites in the country and has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Sightseeing in Polonnaruwa will include the statue of the great Sinhalese King Parakramabahu who was responsible for building the Parakrama Samudra, a large reservoir that is still in use, the ancient ruins including the area known as the Quadrangle, the Thuparama Image House, the Gal Vihara with fine detailed granite sculptures of the Lord Buddha, the Lankathilaka and the 12th century Lotus bath to name a few.

Overnight in Sigiriya : Jetwing Vil Uyana, Paddy/March Dwelling - Dinner & Breakfast

Day 4

Temple of the Tooth(Kandy) / Hatton via scenic train

Morning Excursion - Temple of the Tooth

Afternoon Scenic Train transfer to Hatton

Overnight in Hatton : Tea Trails, Garden Suite - All Inclusive

Details

 

Temple of the Tooth(Kandy) / Hatton via scenic train

Morning Excursion - Temple of the Tooth

The famous Sri Dalada Maligawa - Kandy's revered Temple of the Tooth Relic was built within the royal palace complex and houses the only surviving relic of Buddha, which is venerated by Buddhists. The relic played an important role in local politics since ancient times. It is believed that whoever holds the Tooth relic, holds the governance of the country, which naturally caused the ancient kings to protect the Relic with great effort. Monks conduct daily ritual worship in the inner chamber of the Temple of the Tooth three times a day, at dawn, at noon and in the evening.

Afternoon Scenic Train transfer to Hatton

Experience one of the most exciting and scenic train journeys on the island. The Train trip will take you through manmade tunnels and over bridges. Grey stone cliffs and rivers will flash past your window with occasional views of enormous waterfalls cascading down the mountainside while the train keeps climbing steadily winding its way around tea covered mountains to Hatton. Upon arrival you will be met by your guide.

 

Hatton is situated in the central hills of Sri Lanka at an elevation of over 1,200m above sea level and was founded during the British colonial time to serve the tea estates. Hatton boasts endless lush tea plantations carpeting the sloping hills in various hues of brilliant green, breath taking vistas of the whole of the hill country and the beautiful Mahaweli river winding down the timeless valleys. Hatton is also home to a number of stunning waterfalls such as the St. Clair’s Falls, Devon Falls and Laxapana Falls which can be seen while meandering the narrow and winding roads of the hill country.

Overnight in Hatton : Tea Trails, Garden Suite - All Inclusive

Day 5

Hatton

Morning Excursion - Tea Trails Tea Experience

Evening at Leisure

Overnight in Hatton : Tea Trails, Garden Suite - All Inclusive

Details

 

Hatton

Morning Excursion - Tea Trails Tea Experience

This is the essential Tea Trails experience where the Resident Tea Planter will demonstrate the age-old tea making process. First, follow the trail of the planters of old Ceylon, as they trekked through the dense jungle looking for the best slopes on which to plant tea. Then on to watch the tea pluckers pick two leaves and a bud with deft hands. Then to the factory where the all-important conversion to “made” black tea happens. The machinery used is of very traditional British design, some as old as 100 years. The process is a very artisanal one, unchanged for a century. The tour ends with a tasting of different grades of this great brew.

Evening at leisure

Overnight in Hatton : Tea Trails, Garden Suite

All Inclusive

Day 6

Galle

Full morning transfer to Galle

Evening at Leisure

Overnight in Galle: Amangalla - B&B

Details

 

Galle

Full morning transfer to Galle

Galle is a must visit destination in Sri Lanka for any tourist. Galle stands on a peninsula and has a fine natural harbour with excellent defences, and gorgeous views of the ocean. The highlight of this area is the Galle Fort, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a remarkable fortification that was built by Portuguese colonists in the 17th century, and was inhabited by the Dutch and English during their colonial eras. Although several villas and buildings have been renovated into shops, cafes and hotels today, the Fort maintains an aura of old world times.

Evening at leisure
 

Overnight in Galle: Amangalla - B&B

Day 7

Galle

Morning Excursion - Galle Fort Walking Tour

Evening at Leisure

Overnight in Galle: Amangalla - B&B

Details

 

Galle

Morning Excursion - Galle Fort Walking Tour

A walk around Galle Fort encompasses architectural structures interlaced with local traditions. The original Fort was built by the Portuguese in 1505 and subsequently rebuilt by the Dutch in 1663. The British took over in 1796 and used it as an administrative centre. The straight and narrow lanes invite you to a delightful walk into the 17th century. The highlights include the Bastions, the Dutch reformed church and Government house, the Maritime museum, the ‘Meera’ mosque, the All Saints Church and the old Clock Tower dating back to 1707. The entire Fort is surrounded by thick walled ramparts which withstood the 2004 boxing day tsunami. The Fort today encompasses restaurants and cafes, modern and vintage shops and art galleries which have taken over from the 17th century vendors who traded in Cinnamon, lace and ornaments.

Evening at Leisure

Overnight in Galle: Amangalla - B&B

Day 8

Last day and transfer to airport

Departure - We recommend that you arrive at the airport 3 hours prior to your departure flight (or 2 hours if travelling business class). Your departure time will be given to you by your chauffeur guide. It is recommended that you check in online for your departure flight so that you can avoid long queues at the airport check in counters. On line check in is available for most airlines 24 hours before your flight. Your hotel will be able to help you with this if necessary. We wish you a pleasant journey back home or to your next destination.

International flights home

Trip details

Price from £ 2700  Per person based on twin share basis.

With business class flights

approx £ 4540

Price includes

  • Services of chauffer guide & Car

  • Private transfers as shown

  • Scenic train journey

  • Entrance fees as shown

  • Internal flight

  • ATOL protection (When taking international flights)

Additional Extra's

  • International Flights

  • Additional unscheduled excursions

  • Immunisations

  • Visa's

  • Personal travel insurance

  • local gratuaties