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Sri Lanka Holidays - The 'Sigirya Damsels'

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Sigiriya3 nights
Kandy 2 nights
Nuwara Eliya
1 nights
2 nights
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CHOICE of hotels - see below

13 days from £1950

International flights NOT included - see below


A comprehensive journey through the centre and south of Sri Lanka, offering an ideal blend of history, culture and wildlife



Recommended flight from London: SriLankan Airlines from London Heathrow (see below).  If you are travelling from a country other than the UK we would be happy to give you guidance on your flight options.



For a detailed day-by-day description, with a summary of what's included, please click on the PDF (above right)

DAY 1 - Arrive Colombo.

DAY 2 – Colombo walking tour.  Afternoon free.  (B)

DAY 3 - Drive to Sigiriya via Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage. Afternoon free.  (B)

DAY 4 - Sigiriya. Climb The 'Lion Rock'.  Afternoon visit to Polonnaruwa.  (B)

DAY 5 – At Leisure.  Optional visit to Anuradhapura.  (B)

DAY 6 - Drive to Kandy via Dambulla and the Matale Spice Gardens.  Afternoon free.  (B)

DAY 7 - Spend the day exploring Kandy, includingthe Temple of the Tooth.  (B)

DAY 8 - Drive to the former British hillstation of Nuwara Eliya.  (B)

DAY 9 - Drive to Yala National Park.  (B)

DAY 10 - Morning and afternoon game drives in Yala National Park.  (B)

DAY 11 - Morning drive to the city of Galle.  Short walking tour of Galle.  (B)

DAY 12 - Free in Galle.  From December to April there is the possibility of spending a morning whale-watching at Mirissa(B)

DAY 13 - Drive to Colombo for your homeward flight.  (B)


Prices from £1950 to around £2400 per person, according to your choice of hotels and the time of year.  The price we quote you at the time of booking is guaranteed.

Sri Lanka Holidays - Wildlife in Yala National Park

Sri Lanka Holidays - The gleaming white Ruwanweli Seya Dagoba at Anuradhapura.  Picture credit: Antony Fleischman.Sri Lanka Holidays - Nuwara Eliya - Tea pickersInternational Flights.

We recommend the daily services of SriLankan Airlines from London Heathrow. Flights are non-stop and have a choice of classes. Timings (subject to change) are as follows:
Heathrow/Colombo. Depart at 21.35; arrive Colombo at 12.50 (next day)
Colombo/Heathrow. Depart at 13.05; arrive Heathrow at 20.05

You can book the flights yourself on the easy-to-use Sri Lankan Airlines website.  There are many other routes involving connections en route.  We recommend the Skyscanner website for searching for the best options.  Alternatively World Discovery can book the flights for you (we levy a service charge of £25 per person for this service).


Superior Hotels

Colombo - The Galle Face Hotel
Sigiriya - Aliya Resort
Kandy - Mahaweli Reach
Nuwara Eliya - The Grand Hotel
Yala National Park - Jetwing Yala
Galle - Tamarind Hill

Deluxe Hotels

Colombo - Uga Residence
Sigiriya - Jetwing Vil Uyana
Kandy - The Kandy House
Nuwara Eliya (Ambewela) - Jetwing Warwick Gardens
Yala National Park - Jetwing Yala
Galle - Galle Fort



Many people combine a a touring holiday in Sri Lanka with a few days of relaxation at a top beach resort. Here are a few of our favourites:

 Sri Lanka Holidays - Jetwing Beach Negombo



Located conveniently for Colombo International Airport, but this excellent resort is more than just a convenient transit stop.  With excellent facilities and superb food, the Jetwing Beach is great choice for some lazy days of relaxation.  The fishing village of Negombo is also worth exploring. 


 Sri Lanka Holidays - Vivanta by Taj Bentota


Bentota, 60 kilometres south of Colombo on the west coast, is perhaps Sri Lanka's best known resort area. Our recommended first class resort in the area is the Vivanta by Taj, located on one of the island's finest beaches.


 Sri Lanka Holidays - The Blue Water, Wadduwa


If it's all-inclusive arrangements you're looking for, then The Blue Water, a 5 star resort in Wadduwa, designed by Sri Lanka's most famous architect Geoffrey Bawa, is our top recommendation.



Sri Lanka Holidays - Koggala - Fortress



A modern luxury hotel and spa on the south coast near Galle, the Fortress is perfect for honeymoons or simply chilling out for a few days.




The sample tour shown above is exactly that - a sample tour.  We can change it to suit your precise requirements in may ways - by amending or upgrading the accommodation, by taking out or putting in additional sightseeing, by changing the number of nights in each place, by booking special meals, activities or cultural visits.  We are happy to advise and help you create your ideal holiday. 

 Sri Lanka Holidays - The Mudhouse, Anamaduwa


On this holiday you will be staying in first class hotels.  If you wish to experience a more rustic lifestyle for a night or two during the tour, the Mudhouse at Anamaduwa is the perfect solution, and can be added to your itinerary at the beginning of your tour, between Colombo and Sigiriya.  The Guardian newspaper has described this rustic retreat as 'one of the 100 most romantic destinations in the world'.

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