TOUR 5 – THE SAPPHIRE TOUR OF SRI LANKA (13 NIGHTS)
This tour is the jewel in the crown. It is designed to give you the ultimate Sri Lankan experience. Combining the spiritual, historical, natural and wildlife aspects of Sri Lanka plus a few extra treats including some beach side hotels. On this tour we use superior hotels and all entrances are paid.
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Pick up at airport and drive to hotel in Negombo. This day can be spent relaxing on the beach or discovering the area.
In the morning visit Elephant Orphanage, in the afternoon visit to the famous Rock Temple in Dambulla. Overnight stay in Dambulla.
In the morning drive to Anuradhapura the ancient capital of Sri Lanka. In the afternoon visit Mihintale. Overnight stay in Dambulla.
In the morning drive to Sigiriya, the 5th century fortress on the rock. In the afternoon visit Polunnaruwa. Overnight stay in Dambulla.
Drive to Kandy, on the way visit Spice Garden in Matale. After a tour around Kandy you will see a performance of traditional dances in the evening followed by a visit to the Temple of the Tooth Relic. Overnight stay in Kandy.
Visit Botanical Gardens near Kandy, the Tea Museum and the hidden colonial cemetery as well as 3 temples. Overnight stay in Kandy.
Drive to Nuwara Eliya, visiting a tea factory and waterfall on the way. Climb Single Tree Mountain. Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.
Early morning start to Horton Plains and Worlds End. In the afternoon visit Haggala Flower Garden. Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.
Train journey from Nuwara Eliya (Nano Oya) to Ella passing through tea plantations, waterfalls and spectacular scenery. Overnight stay in Ella.
Climb Little Adams Peak in the morning, then visit Rawana waterfalls and Buduruwagala temple on the way to Tissa. Overnight stay in Tissa.
Safari in Yala National Park in the morning. Travel to Mirissa to have an afternoon on the beach relaxing. Overnight stay in Mirissa.
Visit Galle Fort in the morning. In the afternoon go to turtle farm or boat safari. Overnight stay in Bentota.
Travel to Colombo. On the way to the hotel a city tour.
Overnight stay in a beach side hotel.
Transfer to the airport.
(5) SAPPHIRE OF SRI LANKA (13 NIGHTS)
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DAY 01 (A): Negombo
DAY 02 (B): Rock Temple (Overnight stay in Dambulla)
DAY 03 (C): Anuradhapura (Overnight stay in Dambulla)
DAY 04 (D): Sigiriya (Overnight stay in Dambulla)
DAY 05 (E): Kandy / Temple of the Tooth Relic
DAY 06 (F): Kandy / Tea Museum
DAY 07 (G): Nuwara Eliya / Flower Garden
DAY 08 (H): Nuwara Eliya / Horton Plains
DAY 09 (I): Ella
DAY 10 (J): Tissa
DAY 11 (K): Mirissa
DAY 12 (L): Bentota
DAY 13 (M): Colombo
DAY 14 (N): Transfer to Airport
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Price: £980 per person sharing a double room ( $ 1500,- or € 1360,- )
This price includes:
- Pick up from and drop off to the airport
- 13 nights accommodation in superior hotels sharing a double room
- 13 x breakfast
- All transport in air-conditioned vehicle with personal driver/guide
This price does not include:
- Lunches, Evening Meals
Onward travel can be arranged at £20 – £25 per person per day
depending on distance and a minimum of 2 persons ( $30 – $38 or €28 – €35 )
INFO → These prices may be subject to a surcharge
during high season due to increased costs for hotels.