Highlights of Sri Lanka

8 day / 7 night escorted private tour of Sri Lanka from £995 per person. Flights excluded.

A full week of discovery, a perfect tailor made trip if this is your first visit to mystic Sri Lanka. Learn about this small country and its temples, religion and culture. We suggest,if time and budget allows, a beach extension at the end of this private tour to the beaches of Bentota in the South of the country or the Maldives, just a short flight away. 

SRI LANKA tailor made holidays 2018.

YEAR 2018 Adult price from
January P.O.A.
February £1,075
March – June £995
1 – 19 July £995
20July – 31Aug £1,075
September £995
October £995
Nov – Dec P.O.A.

Contact us on sales@allabouttailormadetravel.com or call 0208 469 0516 for a quotation.

PRICE INCLUDES:

ACCOMMODATION

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION

  • Air conditioned transport with English speaking chauffeur throughout the tour.

OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED

  • Entrance fees to Medieval capital Anuradhapura, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Ancient city of Polonnaruwa, Dambulla Cave Temple, Temple of tooth in Kandy, Cultural Show in Kandy, Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage and Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya.

Tour description:

DAY 1 – AIRPORT / DAMBULLA (approx. Transfer time: 4 TO 5 HRS)

On arrival at Colombo International Airport, you will be met by your dedicated professional English speaking driver.

After the formalities at the airport you will be escorted to your air conditioned vehicle for your private transfer to your chosen hotel in Dambulla.

Overnight accommodation in a Superior room at Amaya Lake, Dambulla.

DAY 2 – DAMBULLA/ ANURADHAPURA/ DAMBULLA

 

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Anuradhapura Temple

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Anuradhapura and commence a city tour of the ancient ruins and the Sri Maha Bodhi (the oldest tree on earth). Approximate transfer time: 1 and a half hours.

Visit the ruins of the first capital founded in the 5th century BC. Here is found the largest number of ancient monuments of a great civilisation. Buddhism found its first real home in Sri Lanka at Anuradhapura, and it thus contains some of Sri Lankan Buddhism’s most secret sights.

The “Sri Maha Bodhi tree” in Anuradhapura, planted from a cutting from the original “Bo Tree” under which the Buddha received enlightenment, continue to draw thousands of Buddhist pilgrims from around the world.

The pillars of the brazen palace which once had nine stories, the image of the Samadhi Buddha which is one of the finest pieces of Buddhists sculpture, the twin ponds, guard-stones and the moon-stones are amazing remains of a great civilization. There are also monuments such as Ruwanveli Seya Dagoba with its famous elephant wall from the 2nd Century B.C. and the Thuparama Dagoba from the 3rd Century B.C.

Later that day, visit Mihintale and on completion return to your hotel in Dambulla

Overnight accommodation in a Superior room at Amaya Lake, Dambulla.

DAY 3 – DAMBULLA / SIGIRIYA / POLONNARUWA/ DAMBULLA

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Sigiriya Temple

After and Early breakfast, visit the famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Frescoes.
(Approx. Transfer time: 15 to 20 Mins)

Built by an obsessed monarch in the 5th century, Sigiriya or Lion Rock is an astonishing feat of engineering and construction. Set in the cultural heart of Sri Lanka, Sigiriya rises a sheer 200 metres above a forested plain, its flattened summit sloping gently.

Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982, Sigiriya is Asia’s best preserved city of the first millennium, showing complex urban planning around the base of the rock, combined with sophisticated engineering and irrigation skills in the palace perched on the summit.

After climbing this magnificent Rock, Proceed to Polonnaruwa for a City tour of the Ancient City.
(Approx. Transfer time: 1 to 1½ Hrs).

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Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa, the second most ancient of Sri Lanka’s kingdoms. Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I, who defeated the Chola invaders in 1070 A.D. to reunite the country once more under a native leader.

Today the ancient city of Polonnaruwa remains one of the best planned Archaeological relic sites in the country, standing testimony to the discipline and greatness of the Kingdom’s first rulers. The ancient city of Polonnaruwa has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO.

On completion return to your hotel in Dambulla.

Overnight accommodation in a Superior room at Amaya Lake, Dambulla.

DAY 4 – DAMBULLA / KANDY

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and proceed to the Dambulla Rock Cave Temple, located approximately 20 minutes away.

On completion, travel 1 and a half hours by private transfer to Kandy. En route visit a spice garden batik factory. Here you will be able to see different spices and aromatics for which Sri Lanka has been famous for centuries.

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Kandy

Kandy is a charming city, the Hill Capital and last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings retains an aura of grandeur, which time has not affected. Encircled by hills, with a tranquil lake in its center, it is the site of the renowned “Temple of the Tooth”. Kandy and its satellite villages is the center of the island’s handicraft industry and its traditional dances are the most spectacular in the country. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Kandy was the last capital of the Sinhalese kings and is a UNESCO world heritage site partly due to the temple.

Overnight accommodation in a Superior room at Amaya Hills, Kandy.

DAY 5– KANDY / PINNAWALA / KANDY

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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

After breakfast depart for the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. (approx. Transfer time: 1 TO 1 1/2 HRS)
Pinnawela is the home for young Elephants who have been displaced or lost from their natural habitat. This is the only such sanctuary in the world; you will watch the beasts gamboling in the water and being fed their quota of milk from handheld bottles. The nearby river played a dominant role in this regard, and in 1984, the first baby of Pinnawela was born. The success story of Pinnawala has drawn the attention of scientists from all over the world.

On completion Return to Kandy for a sight seeing tour. Here you will visit the Kandy Market, Kandy upper lake drive, Gem museum, Arts & Crafts Centre etc. Later that afternoon, explore the city of Kandy and visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic which is located in the royal palace complex which houses the Relic of the tooth of Buddha. The entire complex is part of another UNESCO world heritage site. On completion of the temple visit witness a cultural dance show.

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Nuwara Eliya

Overnight accommodation in a Superior room at Amaya Hills, Kandy.

DAY 6 – KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA (approx. Transfer time: 2 TO 3 HRS)

After breakfast , check out of the hotel and proceed to Peradeniya to visit the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens (approx. Transfer time: 15 MNTS).

This was originally the King’s own royal pleasure garden that was later converted into a botanic garden and opened to the public. At the Royal Botanical Gardens at ‘Peradeniya’ you could treat your eyes to an amazing, wide and rare collection of tropical and temperate, exotic and indigenous flora, and an orchid house with the largest collection in Asia.

After this visit, private transfer to Nuwara Eliya. (approx. Transfer time: 1 1/2 TO 2 HRS).

En-route visit a high grown tea plantation / factory. After lunch around 1600 Hrs commence a sightseeing tour of Nuwara-Eliya Evening at leisure.

Nuwara Eliya is set in the heart of tea-country is a beautiful town where the British succeeded in creating a replica of the English countryside, with homes in styles from Georgian to Queen Anne. Well-kept lawns with hedges, an Anglican church, a famous golf course and beautiful parks give the place an air of nostalgia. Situated 6,200 feet above sea level, the air is cool and fresh – a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city life. Pony and Horse riding is available at the turf club of Nuwara Eliya to facilitate you with some sports and adventure. Visit a tea plantation situated in the misty mountains of the Sri Lankan Hills, to experience the ultimate feel of a tea plantation and its process.

Overnight accommodation in a Deluxe room at Blackpool Hotel, Nuwara Eliya.

DAY 7 – NUWARA ELIYA – COLOMBO (approx. Transfer time: 4.5 HRS)

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and proceed to Colombo. On arrival, check in to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight accommodation in a Sleep room at Hotel Ozo, Colombo.

DAY 8 – Last day.

After breakfast transfer to the airport in time to check in for your departure flight back home or beach extension to Bentota Beach Sri Lanka or Maldives.

Additional information

Prices are from, subject to availability and based on 2 people travelling together.

The beauty of tailor-made is that we can add or reduce the final number of nights, select a different room type or hotel, or even add another stop over to make your dream holiday come true.

Anything is possible – just ask us.

       

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