|Colombo||Uga Residence ||2 nights|
|Kandy ||The Kandy House ||2 nights |
|Tea Trails||Luxury Bungalow ||3 nights|
|Galle ||The Galle Fort ||2 nights |
Click on the hotel above for details
10 days from £2190
International flights NOT included - see below
Capture the spirit of British colonial days, including a stay in classic tea country at one of 4 luxury former planter's bungalows whose aim - "Luxury holidays in the hills" - says it all. We've combined this unforgettable experience with accommodation elsewhere in superb boutique hotels.
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 Kandy via Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage. If you decide to travel instead by train (see below) the visit to Pinnewala can be incorporated into your Kandy sightseeing on day 4. (B)
DAY 4 - Spend the day exploring Kandy, includingthe Temple of the Tooth. (B)
DAY 5 - Drive into classic tea country, visiting a tea plantation en route. (B,L,D)
DAY 6 - At leisure in the hills at your Tea Trails Bungalow. (B,L,D)
DAY 7 - At leisure in the hills at your Tea Trails Bungalow. (B,L,D)
DAY 8 - Morning drive to the city of Galle. Short walking tour of Galle. (B)
DAY 9 - Free in Galle. From December to April there is the possibility of spending a morning whale-watching at Mirissa. (B)
DAY 10 - Drive to Colombo for your homeward flight. (B)
Prices from £2190 to around £2500 per person, according to the time of year. The price we quote you at the time of booking is guaranteed.
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).
EXTEND YOUR STAY IN SRI LANKA
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:
JETWING BEACH, NEGOMBO
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.
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.
TAILOR MADE OPTIONS
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.
COLOMBO TO KANDY BY RAIL
If you prefer you can travel to Kandy by rail, along one of south Asia's most spectacularly engineered tracks, built by the British in 1867. The 110km journey takes around 3 hours. There's an Observation Car with large windows (although space is limited so early booking is recommended). Please ask for details.