Sri Lanka’s oldest & grandest Buddhist festival – The Kandy Festival. The Kandy ‘Esala Perahera’ is held once a year to celebrate & honour the sacred tooth relic. Participate amongst dancers, musicians & acrobats. Wonder at the lavishly decorated elephant parades. Visit a wildlife reserve in search of leopard, explore the ‘cultural triangle’ region & historical port town of Galle.
DAY 1 COLOMBO Arrive Colombo & welcome drink. Dinner & stay Taj Samudra
DAY 2 COLOMBO Heritage walk to explore the capital’s Portugese, Dutch & British influence. Special crab dinner
DAY 3 WILPATTU Drive to Wilpattu National Park for Jeep Safari. Overnight Big Game Camp
DAY 4 WILPATTU Wildlife Jeep Safari & lunch. Overnight Big Game Camp
DAY 5 HABARANA Ancient, Buddhist city Anuradhapura & world’s oldest tree. Stay Cinnamon Lodge
DAY 6 HABARANA Sigiriya geometric heritage site & water gardens. Dinner & stay Cinnamon Lodge
DAY 7 KANDY Dambulla cave temples & Buddha carving. Spice farm tour & Kandy Temple ceremony
DAY 8 KANDY Explore scenic lake drive Kandy’s gem stores, arts & culture. Kandy Festival procession & festivities
DAY 9 NEGOMBO Royal Botanic Gardens & drive to Negombo west coast fishing village & canals. Stay Jetwing Blue
DAY 1o GALLE Historic Galle Fort, explore town, spice warehouses & local markets. Stay Fort Bazaar
DAY 11 GALLE Fish market & folk art museum. Farewell dinner Fort Printers Hotel
DAY 12 GALLE Explore, leisure time & departure
11 nights accommodation twin share in 4.5–5 star luxury resort & boutique hotels | Game drives in Wilpatu National Park | Heritage walks in Colombo & Galle | UNESCO Heritage Sites | Kandy Festival procession & festivities | Spice farm visit | Sightseeing & many highlights | Transportation by air-conditioned coach with driver | Meals Breakfast (11) Lunch (4) Dinner (11) | Unlimited water | All entrance fees | All Gratuities except for National Sri Lankan guide | Economy class domestic airfares (conditions apply) | *Single supplement $2,120 per person
Luxury beach escape to Uga Jungle Beach. Enjoy a Lagoon cabin, rejuvenate in the Spa, fine dine, take in the natural surrounds & beautiful beaches. A perfect way to drift into holiday mode before joining the group to explore Sri Lanka. This luxury beach resort has artfully incorporated existing trees & natural plant life into the hotel’s design, making you feel like you’re in a luxurious tree house. Located close to Trincomale on the East Coast, this ocean beach resort offers a blend of relaxation, exciting adventure activities & sightseeing that offers a glimpse into the area’s unique cultural landscape.