On this 13 night holiday with a difference, discover the rich history and the unique culture of the island nation of Sri Lanka. Admire its beautiful landscapes, ancient cities and temples, amazing wildlife and relaxing beaches, as you get to know the people and places of this fascinating country.
With wonders at every turn, you will take in a whole host of UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the walled city of Galle, the ancient city of Polonnaruwa and the spectacular Lion’s Rock fortress in Sigiriya. A trip to the ancient city of Anuradhapura will be a particular highlight, with its temples, landscaped gardens, ceremonial baths and the sacred ‘Bo Tree’, the oldest known tree in the world.
Immerse yourself in local life as you visit regional villages, take a ride in a tuk tuk, and enjoy a traditional Sri Lankan cultural performance. Marvel at the country’s incredible wildlife with a trip to an Elephant orphanage and a safari game drive in the Yala National Park, where elephants, leopards, water buffalo, crocodiles, sea turtles and many species of birds are among the inhabitants. And to top it all off, you can enjoy some relaxation time on one of the island’s stunning sandy beaches.
Return flights from Glasgow to Colombo, via Dubai
1 night in Negombo with a morning visit to a local fishermen’s village
3 nights in Habarana including excursions to the ancient cities of Polonnaruwa and
Anuradhapura and Sigiriya’s “Lion Rock” fortress
2 nights in Kandy, with visits to Dambulla Cave Temple, the Royal Botanic Gardens and Pinnawela Elephant orphanage
1 night in Nuwara Eliya, with a visit to a tea plantation en route
1 night in Yala, with a safari game drive and visit to the walled city of Galle
3 nights to enjoy relaxing in Weligama Bay and 1 night in Colombo
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Choice of Hotels
Jetwing Blue Hotel 5*
This trendy coastal getaway embodies a contemporary taste of luxury living. Modern elegance combined with simplicity is the key feature of the beautifully designed rooms and suites. Dining options at Jetwing Blue are many and varied, with each meal a gastronomical delight which will tantalize your taste buds.
Cinnamon Lodge Habarana 5*
The Cinnamon Lodge Habarana is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of life. Built on a replica of the foundations of the nearby Ritigala ruins, an ancient palace-turned-monastery, the resort brings the original concept of a royal retreat to the 21st century, with luxurious private cottages and suites all fitted with ultra-modern amenities.
Blackpool Hotel 4*
With its colonial design and rooms decorated in traditional Sri Lanka style the Blackpool Hotel is a relaxing base for touring the region. Surrounded by vast tea estates and mountainous terrains your hotel offers comfortable bedrooms and facilities that include an outdoor pool and bar.
Cinnamon Wild Resort 4*
Cinnamon Wild Yala boasts a prime location, just a 5-minute drive from the famous Yala National Park. Chalets offer spectacular views of the beach or jungle. They are decorated with local artcrafts and feature air-conditioning, cable TV and a minibar. All chalets come with private bathroom facilities.
Enjoying a prime location, Cinnamon Wild Yala’s restaurant provides beautiful landscapes and serves Asian and Western dishes. Meals can also be enjoyed in the privacy of guests’ rooms.
Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa 5*
With its beach front location and waterfront views the Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa offers comfortable accommodation equipped with up to date amenities, direct beach access, onsite dining facilities and a bar. Guests can revel in the Indian Ocean views from the garden or outdoor pool area or relax on the terrace.
Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo 4*
Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel is located along the banks of Beira Lake in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Guests can enjoy the hotel’s facilities which include an outdoor swimming pool, spa, tennis courts, terrace, lounge and several restaurant options. The hotel is close to key attractions including Beira Lake, Pettah Market and Khan Clock Tower and the Crescat Boulevard shopping mall is a short drive away.