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Negombo, Thirappane, Sigiriya, Kandy, Hatton, Koggala, Colombo / Grand Ceylon

From the cultural triangle to the lush hills of Kandy and the tea plantations to historic Galle, this private tour includes the very best of Sri Lanka. Discover the ancient capital Anuradhapura with its crumbling temples and finely carved Buddhas with a stop at Minneriya National Park enroute. Visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress and the Dambulla Caves before exploring Kandy. Journey along scenic winding roads, ascending into the rolling tea hills where the fresh air and scenery is breath taking. A stay at Koggala provides the ideal ending, for relaxation and independent exploration.

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Price includes all economy international flights, accommodation, private transfers and meals as specified. International flights are with Sri Lankan Airlines. Meal basis: B Breakfast, FI Fully Inclusive. Suggested activities are not included. This itinerary is only a suggestion - our experienced sales team will be happy to put together alternative, bespoke itineraries.

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Nights 14

Negombo, Thirappane, Sigiriya, Kandy, Hatton, Koggala, Colombo /Itinerary

Grand Ceylon


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Fly to Colombo

Fly to Colombo direct from London Heathrow.

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Transfer on arrival to The Wallawwa for a one night stay, just a short drive from the airport, The Wallawwa provides boutique style sanctuary within a lovingly coverted manor house. (B)

The Wallawwa

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Travel to Sigiriya for a stay at Water Garden Sigiriya. From here, climb the near-vertical walls, passing remarkable frescoes and carvings, to discover the ruins of an ancient civilisation and enjoy the breathtaking views. Best viewed in the early morning when the forests, water gardens and shrines are shrouded in mist. (B)

Water Garden Sigiriya

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This morning discover the ancient city of Anuradhapura, a UNESCO World Heritage Site just 35 kilometres away you can admire the mystical array of huge dagobas, crumbling temples, monasteries and sacred Bodhi Trees before the drive to Sigiriya with two nights at Jetwing Vil Uyana. The following days sightseeing includes a climb up Sigiriya Rock. (B)

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Depart Sigiriya for Kandy, visiting Dambulla Cave Temple en route. Accommodation for the next two nights is at Clingendael. The following day is at leisure to enjoy the facilities and beautiful setting before embarking on an evening tour including Kandy Lake and the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. (B)


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Spend two nights at Ceylon Tea Trails. Relax in the unspoilt beauty of the surrounding valleys and hills that offer unparalleled opportunities for country pursuits such as walking trails or biking or why not discover the tea making process first hand, starting from the fields with the tea pickers to the factory.(FI)

Ceylon Tea Trails

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Today’s destination is the bustling city of Colombo and Residence by Uga Escapes, your base for two nights with a city tour. (B)

Residence By Uga Escapes

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Travel south to Koggala. Sightseeing includes a visit to a turtle hatchery and a tour of the Dutch Fort in Galle. Four nights will be spent at The Fortress. A visit of the Kottawa Rainforest Reserve is a must for viewing an abundance of exotic and endemic flora. (B)

The Fortress

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Fly to London

Transfer to Colombo Airport for the return flight to London Heathrow.

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