Ceylon Discovery Trail

Highlights: Colombo - Kataragama - Nuwara Eliya - Kandy - Dambulla/Habarana - Trincomalee Other Departures: Manchester - £2009, Birmingham - £2045, Belfast City - £2129, Glasgow - £2005, Edinburgh - £2005, Newcastle - £2029, Bristol - £2195, Norwich - £2115, Cardiff - £1949 Hotels:
Colombo - The Ocean Colombo
Kataragama - Kithala Resort
Nuwara Eliya - Heaven Seven Nuwara Eliya
Kandy - Suisse Hotel Kandy/ Thilanka Hotel, Kandy / Kandy City Hotel by Earl's
Dambulla/Habarana - Elephas Resort / Sigiriana Resort by Thilanka
Trincomalee - Pigeon Island Beach Resort Itinerary: Day 1: Katunayake
Colombo Arrival at the international airport in Colombo, formalities for entry and baggage claim. Meeting with guide and transfer to hotel.
Arrival and accommodation in private rooms of the chosen hotel. Depending of flight operations, in the afternoon we make a short tour of the country's commercial capital. Overnight at hotel in Colombo. Meal: Dinner Day 2: Colombo
Kataragama Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Kataragama with a stop along the way to the colonial town of Galle, located on the southwestern tip of Sri Lanka. with the imposing fortress built by the Dutch from 1663, a beautiful set of colonial architectural wonders and exotic atmosphere overflowing smell of spices and sea winds. In 1988 the UNESCO has listed as a World Heritage Site. Lunch in Galle restaurant. Continue journey to Kataragama, arrival and accommodation in hotels. Overnight at hotel in Kataragama. Meal: Breakfast & Dinner Day 3: Kataragama
Nuwara Eliya Packeted Breakfast. Early in the morning excursion-jeep safari in Yala National Park, is one of the largest island covers an area of almost 1,200 square kilometers of bush, lagoons and rocky outcrops is a particularly suitable for observing the elephants.
Departure for Nuwara Eliya, the station colonial and favorite retreat of the British, who were attracted by the temperate climate and the landscape of this picturesque town situated at an altitude of 1,868 meters. Arrival at hotel. Free time for a walk. Overnight at hotel in Nuwara Eliya. Meal: Breakfast & Dinner Day 4: Nuwara Eliya
Kandy Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Kandy, en route stop at a tea plantation and factory to learn and explore the production of tea in Sri Lanka. Continuing transfer to Kandy. Arrival, and in the afternoon visit to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth of Buddha, containing the most revered relic in Sri Lanka, and retaining extraordinary testimonies of the past with its greatest symbol of Buddhism. Before returning to the hotel, stopping to watch a performance of local cultural dances. Overnight at hotel in Kandy. Meal: Breakfast & Dinner Day 5: Kandy Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Pinnawela Orphanage, famous for the protection of orphaned elephants who are lost from the wild. Lunch in a restaurant in Pinnawela. Continue to visit the beautiful gardens Botanical Peradenya, located 6 km from Kandy and extending over an area of 60 acres. These gardens are considered among the richest in the world for the variety of ornamental species and spices that host.
Explore the city of Kandy with a short city tour. Overnight at hotel in Kandy. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Day 6: Kandy
Dambulla Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Dambulla with a stop at the farm of Matale, to discover the fragrant spices of the island and also where you will be offered a massage with herbs (head or feet) lasting 10 minutes. Continuation and stop at the Dambulla Cave Temples, religious-historical UNESCO site. Dambulla is believed to have been founded in the first century BC King Vattaganemani and is known for its caves and 150 Buddha statues. Lunch in Dambulla restaurant. Arrival and accommodation in private rooms of the chosen hotel. The afternoon is devoted to a Village Safari Tour, interesting experience that will allow you to put you in contact with the rural life of the local population. The excursion will be done using the local usual means, you begin to edge of the typical tuk tuk, you continue on bullock carts and then a boat ride. Optional: on request possibility of Elephant Back Safari Overnight at the hotel in Habarana and / or Dambulla. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Day 8: Dambulla
Trincomalee Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Trinconmalee with a stop along the way to Ritigala to visit the ruins of an ancient monastery located in the forest and home to the impressive temple Vatadage. Continuation and arrival in Trincomalee on the east coast of Sri Lanka, once an important trading port to which landed travelers such as Marco Polo and Ptolemy. Today seaside resort thanks to the white sandy beaches and the beautiful sea. Accommodation in hotel and rest of the afternoon free to relax seaside. Overnight at the hotel in Trincomalee. Day 9: Trincomalee Breakfast at the hotel. Boat trips to the (whale watching) whale watching. (Off season during Winter. Excursion will not be possible) Afternoon free to relax or for a walk on the famous white sand beaches of the area of Trincomalee which is also the only one in Sri Lanka that has coral reefs. Overnight at the hotel in Trincomalee. Meal: Breakfast & Dinner Day 10: Departure Depending on your departure flight we leave for Airport.

Offer Includes

Flights from London Heathrow with Etihad Airways
Airport taxes
9 nights accommodation as per itinerary
Transport in an air-condition vehicle with a English speaking driver guide during the tour
Jeep Safari to Yala National park.
Entrance fees as per the programme
Welcome drinks and wet toweIs in the all hotels
Tickets for the cultural dance show in Kandy
Local taxes

Meal Plans

  • As per Itinerary