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Wild about Sri Lanka

Colombo, Kandy, Udawalawe National Park, Yala National Park
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  • Small Group Tour with On the Go
  • Indirect international flights, departing London.
  • 9 nights 4-5 star hotels and heritage properties
  • 3 Jeep safari/game drives in Udawalawe NP, Yala NP and Bandula NP
  • Guided sightseeing - Dambulla, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Nuwara Eliya, Udawalawe, Kandy, Yala, Bandula and Colombo
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Price based on 2 people sharing, Priced for travel in September 2024.
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Immerse yourself in Sri Lanka's rich history and cultural heritage as you explore ancient wonders like Dambulla Rock Temple and the iconic Sigiriya fortress. Embark on thrilling wildlife safaris in Udawalawe and Yala National Parks, where you can spot elephants, leopards, and a myriad of bird species. Indulge in the scenic beauty of Sri Lanka's tea country with a train journey through lush plantations to Nuwara Eliya. Discover the coastal delights of Mirissa and Bundala National Park, home to pristine beaches and vibrant birdlife. Uncover the charm of Kandy, visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic, and take a Tuk Tuk adventure through its scenic surroundings. Conclude your journey in the vibrant city of Colombo, where you'll explore its historic sites and experience the unique blend of modernity and tradition.

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Day 1

Fly from the UK to Colombo

Day 2

Arrival in Colombo

Welcome to Sri Lanka! Upon arrival at the airport, you'll be transferred to your seafront hotel in Colombo. Take some time to relax and enjoy the beautiful sunset over the Laccadive Sea or explore the nearby city highlights and local markets.

4* Radisson Hotel Colombo

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Day 3

Ancient Wonders of Dambulla & Polonnaruwa

Embark on a journey to Dambulla and visit the awe-inspiring Dambulla Rock Temple, a complex of ancient caves adorned with over 150 Buddha statues, including a remarkable 14-meter carved statue. Continue to Polonnaruwa, an enchanting city with fascinating ruins and iconic monuments such as the Royal Palace and Gal Vihara. Immerse yourself in the rich history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site before returning to Dambulla for a relaxing evening.

5* Jetwing Lake

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Day 4

Sigiriya Fortress & Spice Gardens

Explore the iconic Sigiriya, also known as the 'Lion Rock' fortress, standing majestically in the midst of lush jungle. Marvel at the ancient rock paintings of the Heavenly Maidens and ascend the spiral stairway to the summit for breathtaking views. Enjoy a unique experience in the village of Kayanwala, where you'll participate in a traditional cookery demonstration and savor a delicious lunch. En route to Kandy, visit a spice garden in Matale to discover the aromatic herbs and spices that make Sri Lanka famous.

4* Radisson Hotel Kandy

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Day 5

Cultural Charms of Kandy & Tuk Tuk Adventure

Embark on a sightseeing tour of Kandy, the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings. Visit the revered Temple of the Tooth Relic and witness the daily rituals performed by devotees. Explore the bustling local bazaar, visit a gem museum, and take a thrilling Tuk Tuk ride through the surrounding hills. In the afternoon, visit Geragama Tea Factory to learn about the tea-making process and indulge in a cup of fine Ceylon tea. In the evening, enjoy a captivating cultural performance showcasing traditional music and dance.

4* Radisson Hotel Kandy

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Day 6

Scenic Train Journey to Nuwara Eliya

Experience the beauty of Sri Lanka's tea country as you embark on a scenic train journey from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya. Traverse through lush tea plantations, witness cascading waterfalls, and admire the stunning landscapes from the train. Arrive in Nuwara Eliya, often referred to as 'Little England,' and take a sightseeing tour of this charming hill resort town.

4* Jetwing St Andrew

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Day 7

Wildlife Safari in Udawalawe National Park

Head south to Embilipitiya and venture into Udawalawe National Park, renowned for its abundance of Asian elephants. Enjoy an exhilarating afternoon game drive through the park, where you may also spot leopards, sloth bears, and various species of deer. Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of the park before returning to your hotel.

4* Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort

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Day 8

Explore Yala National Park & Coastal Delights

Embark on a journey to Yala National Park, the second largest national park in Sri Lanka. Join a thrilling jeep safari through the park, known for its diverse wildlife, including elephants, leopards, and a variety of bird species. After the safari, continue your coastal adventure to Mirissa, a picturesque coastal town known for its pristine beaches and vibrant atmosphere.

4* Jetwing Yala

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Day 9

Birdwatching at Bundala National Park

Begin the day with a visit to Bundala National Park, a paradise for bird enthusiasts. Explore the park's intricate waterways, dunes, and lagoons, home to over 200 species of brightly colored birds, including the magnificent greater flamingo. Enjoy a thrilling jeep safari through the park before transferring to Mirissa for the night.

4* Mandara Resort

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Day 10

colombo City Tour & Cultural Highlights

Travel back to Colombo and embark on a guided city tour. Explore the historic Fort area, known for its government buildings and bustling shops. Take a leisurely stroll along Galle Face Green, witness locals playing cricket, and visit the beautiful Gangarama Temple. If traveling between May and October, you'll have the opportunity to visit the UNESCO-listed Galle Fortress instead, a fascinating architectural gem from the colonial era.

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Day 11

Depart Colombo and return to the UK.

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