Holiday Itinerary Highlights of Sri Lanka

Day 1 UK - Colombo

Travelsphere’s Private Chauffeur Service collects you from home for your flight to Colombo today.

Day 2 Colombo

On arrival in Colombo we'll transfer you to your hotel, where you'll stay overnight. After your flight, a relaxed afternoon is the perfect way to start your holiday. Why not pick a spot by the hotel's swimming pool and soak up some sun.​​

Tonight, you will join your fellow travellers for a traditional Sri Lankan meal in a restaurant. You will enjoy a variety of local dishes, specially chosen for Travelsphere, including rice served with a curry of fish or meat, and curries made with vegetables, lentils and fruits, accompanied by pickles, vegetables and salads, and unlimited beer and wine. D

Day 3 Colombo - Minneriya

Today, a short sightseeing tour will introduce you to Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo, a bustling metropolis boasting an attractive blend of old and new. Grand colonial-era buildings and Buddhist temples rub shoulders with modern skyscrapers, fine restaurants and high-end boutiques.

​You will then drive to Sigiriya, in the heart of Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle. A two-night stay here means there's time to visit Minneriya National Park, where elephants, deer and wild boar roam. B, D

Day 4 Minneriya - Sigiriya

You've the chance to experience local life today in the nearby village of Hiriwaduna, where a walk and a catamaran ride are all included. Depart early from the hotel with a packed 'local' breakfast for a great walk over village paths, a tank (ancient reservoir), a bund and through forested areas. You'll cross a jungle rivulet by catamaran to reach a farmers simple wattle and daub house, where you can enjoy your breakfast.

Back on the road, we'll visit the UNESCO-listed site of Sigiriya, a spectacular rock fortress featuring water gardens, moats and the impressive Lion Gate. Explore the frescoes of beautiful maidens and the Mirror Wall with ancient graffiti. B, D

Day 5 Sigiriya - Kandy

Kandy is a beautiful town, and it's your next base. On the way here we're going to stop at the Dambulla cave temples, home to more than 150 Buddha images. Further on, we'll visit a spice garden in Matale. Here you'll learn how these aromatic ingredients are used in traditional Sri Lankan cuisine, and pick up some tips to take home. ​B, D

Day 6 Kandy

Today's included tour takes you to the Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya, which were laid out by British colonial rulers in 1821 and are home to more than 5,000 species of plants and trees.

For lunch, you'll visit the Sthree Café, which works with women in the local community to increase their income, strengthen their financial independence, and help them become economically empowered. The café provides the women with a fair wage, together with the skills and training needed to work in the service sector. At the café, we will enjoy a traditional Sri Lankan dining experience as we're served fresh, vegetarian cuisine, prepared from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. 
You'll then have a tour of Kandy, where highlights include the Market Square and the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, one of Buddhism's most sacred places of worship. Said to have been built in the early 1700s, it houses the tooth relic of Buddha brought to Sri Lanka from the Kalinga province in ancient India in the 4th century AD. Several buildings have been added to the temple complex by successive rulers, the latest being the Golden Canopy over the inner shrine where the Tooth Relic is placed. B,L,D

Day 7 Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast, we're setting our sights on Nuwara Eliya, in the heart of Sri Lanka's hill country. Home of the famous Ceylon tea, it is surrounded by a lush green carpet of plantations, and en route to our hotel we'll visit one. Here we'll see how the leaves are delicately picked by hand and turned into our favourite brew. 
On arrival in Nuwara Eliya, settle into your hotel, then get your bearings on a sightseeing tour. B,D

Day 8 Nuwara Eliya at leisure

It might be tempting to spend today lazing by the pool and soaking up the sunshine. Alternatively, if you want to discover more of Sri Lanka, come with us on an optional trip to Horton Plains National Park. At World's End you can peer over a 3,700ft sheer drop to take in fabulous views of the surrounding tea estates. There's wonderful flora and fauna to discover here too. Keep a lookout for some of the 24 species of mammal, which include the endemic slender loris, purple monkey and sambar deer. ​B, D

Day 9 Nuwara Eliya - Yala

Your day begins with a visit to a school in Nuwara Eliya, which is supported by the Travelsphere Cares scheme. You'll then continue by road to Yala, where you'll find the landscape ranges from open parkland to dense jungle. En route you'll visit The Elephant Transit Home in Udawalawe, sponsored by the Born Free Trust, where injured or orphaned elephants from around the island are brought and given treatment and care, before being relocated at Udawalawe National Park.
As you reach Yala, look out for watering holes, small lakes and lagoons. These attract the many animals that thrive here, including a sizeable population of elephants, which we'll hope to spot tomorrow. End the day relaxaing at your hotel.​ B,D

Day 10 Yala

This morning join our exciting safari in Yala National Park, where elephant and leopard may be spotted as well as many other species such as sloth bears, monkeys and crocodiles. This afternoon join our included guided nature drive. B, D​

Day 11 Yala - Beruwela

Your final destination is Beruwala, home to one of the longest beaches in Sri Lanka. You will stay here for two nights and en route you'll visit Galle, the port where the Portuguese first landed in Sri Lanka. Captured later by the Dutch you'll see plenty of reminders of Dutch colonial rule among its narrow alleys, churches and monuments. You'll then visit a turtle hatchery where these endangered creatures are protected and released into the wild. Enjoy the rest of the day relaxing on the beach.​ B, D

Day 12 Beruwela at leisure

Why not begin your day with with an optional morning yoga session before enjoying some time at leisure. Beruwala is a busy little town which has managed to retain its charm, so maybe head out to explore or just stay put and enjoy the facilities of your beachfront hotel. B,L

Day 13 Beruwela - UK

Today we will transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK. Upon arrival, your Travelsphere Private Chauffeur Service will be waiting for the journey home. B

Meals. B - Breakfast. L - Lunch. D - Dinner

Departure dates and prices 2022 Highlights of Sri Lanka

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17 January - Manchester £2598 21 March - Heathrow £2349
17 January - Birmingham £2598 3 October - Manchester £2548
17 January - Heathrow £2499 3 October - Birmingham £2548
14 February - Manchester £2748 3 October - Heathrow £2449
14 February - Birmingham £2598 14 November - Manchester £2698
14 February - Heathrow £2499 14 November - Birmingham £2698
21 March - Manchester £2448 14 November - Heathrow £2599
21 March - Birmingham £2448

The holiday price may be subject to change and will be confirmed at the time of booking.  Airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.  Alternative dates may be available but not yet guaranteed, call for details. Prices are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room. Single occupancy supplements will apply. Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents. All holidays subject to Travelsphere Terms & Conditions. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

Sri Lanka

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Highlights of Sri Lanka

Holidays by Air 13 Days 2022

Prices from £2349

Discover this paradise island teeming with wildlife, incredible landscapes and a colourful culture. Start in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo, a bustling metropolis where colonial-era buildings and Buddhists temples rub shoulders with modern skyscrapers. Visit Minneriya National Park, home to elephants, deer and wild boar, before heading to see the spectacular rock fortress of Sigiriya which features the impressive Lion Gate.

Next, visit Kandy, the location of Travelsphere Cares Project Sthree Café, which you'll visit, as well as the Temple of The Scared Tooth – the most venerated place of worship for Buddhists in the world. Continue your discoveries in the hills of Sri Lanka where you'll have a tour of a tea plantation, and venture to Yala National Park.

Your last stop is Beruwala, home to one of the longest beaches in Sri Lanka, where you can enjoy some relaxation at the end of your tour.

Highlights of Sri Lanka

What's Included

  • Return flights from Heathrow with Sri Lankan Airlines
  • 11 nights  in 4 and 5-star hotels plus 1 night in flight
  • 23 meals: 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 10 dinners and welcome drink
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Specialist Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage

More flight choices are available, see price panel for details. Supplements may apply

Accommodation as specified or similar

Day 2: Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel Colombo  Located along the banks of Beira Lake in Colombo, the Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo features an outdoor pool, a spa and wellness area, tennis, squash courts and also a gym. All rooms are stylishly appointed and have a flat-screen TV, safety deposit box and tea and coffee-making facilities, Wi-Fi and air conditioning. All rooms have en suite facilities.

Day 3 - 4: Habarana Village - Habarana. The 4-star Habarana Village by cinnamon is wonderfully situated and borders a stunning lake. Hotel facilities include a restuarant, bar and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, mini-bar, tea/coffee-making facilities and a TV.

Day 5 - 6: Cinnamon Citadel Kandy. The 4-star Cinnamon Citadel in Kandy is an ideal base from which to discover this fascinating ancient city while also providing plenty of opportunities for relaxation in a peaceful setting. Hotel facilities include a choice of restaurants, bar and swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, TV, minibar and hairdryer.

Day 7 - 8: Blackpool Hotel. Surrounded by vast tea estates, the Blackpool Hotel has the style of ancient colonialism but with modern touch. The hotel has an outdoor warm water pool, lounge, bar and restaurant. The 57 rooms are decorated with traditional Sri Lankan design and feature air conditioning, TV, safe, free Wi-Fi and private bathroom facilities.

Day 9 - 10: Jetwing Yala The 4-star Jetwing Yala is situated within reach of Yala National Park. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, gym and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, hairdryer, mini-bar, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe and a TV.

Day 11 - 12: Cinnamon Bey Beruwala The 5-star Cinnamon Bey is situated in Beruwela. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, spa, bar and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, hairdryer, mini-bar, tea/coffee-making facilities and a TV.

Hotels are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Travelsphere Private Chauffeur Service
  • Return flights from Heathrow with Sri Lankan Airlines
  • 11 nights  in 4 and 5-star hotels plus 1 night in flight
  • 23 meals: 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 10 dinners and welcome drink
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Specialist Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage

Optional Excursions

Sri Lanka - Yoga Session from £25

Why not ease into the day with Yoga!
Yoga is a collection of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Yoga is an early method of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. The main components of yoga are postures (a series of movements designed to increase strength and flexibility) and breathing. It helps to improve health and happiness. Your Guru today will help and guide you through this authentic practice.


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