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Sri Lanka Special Offer Holiday

Sri Lanka Special Offer Holiday
A Highlights Tour And Beach Holiday At An Unbeatable Price!

Sri Lanka's Breathtaking Tropical Landscapes

Sri Lanka Special Offer Holiday

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Tour Schedule

3 Night Tour

 

1

Depart UK

 

2

Arrive
Colombo
To
Dambulla

  • Relax On Arrival At Dambulla 

3

Dambulla

  • Golden Cave Temple At Dambulla
  • The Magnificent Sigiriya Fortress

4

Kandy 

  • Spice Gardens And Dance Performance
  • Temple Of The Buddha’s Tooth

5

Beach

  • Orchids At Peradeniya Gardens
  • Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
  • 7 Night Beach Stay At Negombo, Wadduwa Or Bentota

 

Depart
Sri Lanka
Arrive UK

  • Transfer To Airport

 

This Is A Private Tour With Your Own Vehicle And Driver-Guide

 

Locations Visited On This Tour

The Golden Cave Temple At Dambulla

Anyone who appreciates art and history should visit these fascinating cave temples hidden in a gigantic rock.

 

The Sigiriya Rock Fortress

One of the great Wonders Of The Ancient World requires a bit of climbing but has that ‘wow’ factor in abundance

 

Kandy 

A very pretty town and the gateway to the Hill Country with lots of quaint reminders of colonial era Ceylon.

 

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage

The island’s No 1 visitor attraction is a very relaxed place to spend in the company of 70 elephants.

Why Do This Tour?

• Departures 365 Days Per Year!

 

• We offer a full highlights tour of Sri Lanka including visits to the Pinnawela Orphanage, The Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Kandy.

 

• A choice of 3 / 4 Star and Budget hotel options to suit anyone’s finances.

 

• Departures possible from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow and other regional Airports.

 

• Get a Guaranteed Upgrade to a private individual tour for only £20 per person extra!

 

• Great value All Inclusive meal plan option at The Mermaid Hotel And Club during your beach stay.

 

• Extend your beach stay by adding extra nights at very special discounted rates.

 

Recommended for anyone who wishes to see Sri Lanka’s highlights with a beach holiday at a bargain price!!

 

When To Go?

This Tour Is Possible All Year Round

 

November-April

Clockwise Tour With South West Or Deep South Coast Beach Stay

 

May-September

Anti-Clockwise Tour With East Coast Beach Stay

 

Frequestly Asked Questions About This Tour?

How Much Travelling Is Involved?

Upon arrival you travel straight to Dambulla, which takes about 3.5 hours from Colombo Airport. Kandy is only 2.5 hours to the south. The journey to your beach hotel will take between 3.5 hours (Negombo) to around 5 hours if staying at Bentota.

 

Is It Possible To Have A Beach Stay On The East Coast?

Yes, during the Summer Season, there are affordable beach hotels at Nilaveli on the beautiful East Coast that can be incorporated into this tour. You will require a stopover night at Negombo near the Airport prior to your departure.

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage

 

Sigiriya Village

Sigiriya Village

The Golden Cave Temple At Dambulla

The Golden Cave Temple At Dambulla

Kandyan Dance Performance

Kandyan Dance Performance

The Mansion At Kandy

The Mansion At Kandy

Delicious Sri Lankan Breakfast

Delicious Sri Lankan Breakfast

 

Tea Leaf Ready For Plucking

Tea Leaf Ready For Plucking

 

The South West Coast Near Bentota

The South West Coast Near Bentota

 

Room At Mermaid Hotel And Club

Room At Mermaid Hotel And Club

 

Oasey Beach Hotel At Bentota

Oasey Beach Hotel At Bentota

DAY 1 - DEPART UK

The flight from LHR to CMB takes approximately 10 hours.

 

Day 2 – COLOMBO / DAMBULLA

COLOMBO AIRPORT - DAMBULLA

80 Miles Approx 3.5 Hours

 

Relax On Arrival At Dambulla

Dambulla is an ideal resort to relax after your arrival in the island. Most hotels are located in serene jungle and forest environments and the surrounding landscapes are very pretty.

YOUR CHOICE OF HOTEL:

Budget :

MPS Village , Dambulla


DAY 3 - DAMBULLA

 COLOMBO – DAMBULLA

94 Miles Approx 4 Hours

 

The Magnificent Sigiriya Rock Fortress

The amazing rock fortress of Sigiriya is often listed as 8th Wonder Of The Ancient World and is easily the most impressive historic sight in Sri Lanka. You enter through The Royal Pleasure Gardens with a series of ponds and landscaped terraces until the ascent of the rock fortress begins through a series of dramatic staircases.

 

Hidden half-way is a cave that reveals the Sigiriya Frescoes. This is Sri Lanka’s premier artistic treasure and is a must for all visitors. If you have a head for heights, you can reach the top via the gigantic Lions Paws, which are the remnants of a huge stone lion that used to guard the entrance. There are stunning views of the forested plains below from the top.

 

The Golden Cave Temple At Dambulla

The 5 Cave Temples Of Dambulla are a series of rock temples that have been hewn from a gigantic boulder that contain a very beautiful collection of sculptures, paintings and frescoes from various periods of the island’s history.

 

Cave No 2 – The Temple Of The Great Kings is the biggest and most spectacular cave temple with over 150 statues and 1500 paintings! The ceilings and walls are covered by the finest murals to be seen in Sri Lanka.

DAY 4 - KANDY

 DAMBULLA – KANDY

44 Miles Approx 2.5 Hours

 

Spice Gardens Of Matale And Cooking With Spices Demonstration

The low hills of Matale are ideal for growing spices such as cardamom, pepper, vanilla, cloves and nutmeg. You can have a look around a spice garden and buy some aromatic spices here too! Our clients are also exclusively given a highly informative Cookery Demonstration illustrating the use of spices in Sri Lankan cuisine to try back at home.

 

Kandyan Dance Performance 

Spend the evening in Kandy watching a colourful Kandyan Dance And Cultural Performance, to the sound of rhythmic temple drums.

 

Temple Of The Buddha’s Tooth

Delightfully located in a valley surrounded by hills, Kandy was the last capital of the ancient kings. The UNESCO protected Old Town area is a lovely place for an afternoon walk along a maze of streets leading to the Temple Of The Buddha’s Tooth and the Kandy Lake, magnificently framed against forest clad hills in the background.

 

Visit The Temple Of The Buddha’s Tooth in the evening, for the ‘’pooja ceremony’’ that starts around 6:30 pm. At this time crowds gather to offer flowers and prayers to the sacred relic in the inner sanctum and the temple drummers are in full swing – a magical experience.

YOUR CHOICE OF HOTEL:

Special Choice :

The Mansion , Kandy


Budget :

Nature Walk , Kandy


Day 5 - TO SRI LANKA'S BEACHES

KANDY – BEACH RESORTS

A Journey Of Approx 4-5 Hours

 

Peradeniya Gardens And Its Beautiful Orchid Houses

The gardens at Peradeniya were one of the jewels of colonial era Ceylon. Initially developed to try out introduced tropical crops like rubber in the island, it soon expanded to become one of the great tropical collections of the world.

 

During WW2, the Supreme Headquarters of Lord Mountbatten Of Burma were hidden inside the gardens. The Orchid House at Peradeniya contains 300 varieties of orchids that are wonderfully displayed.

 

Visit To A Tea Factory At Kandy

The Giragama Tea Factory is located in close proximity to the city of Kandy and was established in the year 1903. It manufactures Low Grown and Long Leaf Tea. It has a tea sales center where you can buy the best authentic Ceylon Tea.

 

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage

Pinnawela is Sri Lanka’s most visited attraction, and provides a very relaxed place to spend a few hours watching elephants. It is home to the largest group of orphaned Elephants in the world!  Most of the 70 animals have been found injured or abandoned in the wild.

 

Depending on the time of day, you can watch the little baby calves some only a few weeks old are fed by bottle and the whole herd is then bathed in the adjoining river. A not to be missed experience.

 

Bathing And Riding With Elephants At The Millennium Elephant Foundation

A charitable foundation next to the elephant orphanage that looks after the welfare of domesticated elephants in Sri Lanka. There are around 7 elephants here. You have a chance to try an Elephant Ride and even bathe with one of their elephants!

 

Sri Lanka’s Beach Resorts

A beach stay on Sri Lanka’s famous palm fringed coastline combined in addition to this tour will make for an excellent 2 week holiday on the island.

DEPART SRI LANKA

Depart Sri Lanka – Daytime flights arrive back in UK the same day.

Sri Lanka Special Offer Holiday

3 And 4 Star - Half Board (Breakfast + Dinner)

Budget  – Bed And Breakfast (Breakfast)

Based On 2 Persons Sharing Room

SUMMER: 01/05 – 31/10 WINTER: 01/11 – 30/04


FEATURED TOUR – LAND HOLIDAY ONLY
HOTEL CATEGORY
SUMMER 2016 WINTER 2016
3 / 4 STAR HOTELS £386 £686
BUDGET AND ECO HOTELS £348 £648

 

Terms and Conditions

INCLUDES

• Private tour of Sri Lanka in an air-conditioned vehicle with English speaking driver/guide.

• All entry fees for places of interest as described in itinerary including jeep hire at national parks. 

• Meal plan as stated. 

 

EXCLUSIONS

• Flight and accommodation supplements may apply at peak periods.

• Beach stay at end of tour if required will be charged separately with options given.

 

OFFERS AND DISCOUNTS

• Children under 6 years of age sharing parents bed are given the land tour FREE OF CHARGE!!

• Special rates available for 2 adults and 1 child sharing triple room.

• Discounts available for families and groups.

 

TAILOR MADE ALTERATIONS

• You are welcome to suggest changes or alterations such as a more relaxed tour with fewer activities, additional nights at places that may interest you, and adventure activities like white-water rafting.

• Tell us about any special interests and we will incorporate them in to your tour schedule.

If you want to widen your choice of tour hotel options, go to our View All Hotels index and tell us the mix of hotel you wish to stay at? If you have chosen your own hotels, we will include these along with your quote request.

 

DISTANCES AND TRAVELLING TIMES

All distances are point to point and do not include stops for sightseeing en-route. Actual travelling times may vary according to traffic, local weather and other factors.

 

YOUR BEACH STAY

There are a large number of beach hotels featured on our website. You are welcome to browse the View All Beach Hotels index and ask for your own choice of beach hotel. Alternatively we will feature a standard set of 5 beach hotel options that we can personally recommend.

 

You are welcome to specify the actual number of beach nights you require - otherwise a 6 night beach stay is featured.

 

TOUR FORMAT

Unless specified, we usually feature the clockwise version of the tour, even for Summer Season enquiries, as the beach resorts on the South West and Deep South remain very popular at all times of the year. The East Coast is still regarded as a rather ‘adventurous’ destination.

 

If you request guaranteed fine weather, sea bathing, snorkelling or watersports, we will feature beach hotels located on the coast that is ‘in season’ at the time of your travel.

Contact Us

To get more information about this tour, please contact us using the form below.

Alternatively, Call Us On: 0207 100 2323

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HOTELS FEATURED ON THIS TOUR

  • Sigiriya Village

    Sigiriya Village

    Located just a stone's throw away from the Sigiriya Fortress, a resort that consists of rustic cabanas set in a forested park. To complement the rural setting, elegantly designed earth-toned cottages are decorated with themes that are symbolic village life

    http://www.forthotels.lk/sigiriyavillage
  • Hotel Thilanka

    Hotel Thilanka

    A hotel that sprawls down a hillside with lovely views of Kandy Lake, especially from its new wing rooms. A good combination of comfort and affordability, as well as its location within easy walking distance of the town centre makes this a popular hotel.

    http://www.hotelthilanka.com
 

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"We have returned from an excellent holiday in Sri Lanka.

Elephant Island Tours is a truly customer focused organisation.Our first connect was with Justin in the London Office. He listened carefully to understand our particular needs and apparitions. We were most impressed by his speed of reply, helpful suggestions and advice. The tour fulfilled all our needs. You cannot overestimate the importance of the first contact - Thank you Justin.

The shop window of your organisation was our driver guide Mahendra. He proved to be very knowledgeable and a brilliant driver. He quickly became our friend. He was so helpful in all ways He never let us down. The car was more than adequate for our needs and always clean - Thank you Mahendra."

BY: Tony Powell

"I have just returned from a 2 week holiday in Sri Lanka where I booked a 6 day overland tour through Elephant Island.

Absolutely faultless. The detailed itinerary put together by Amanda at EI incorporated absolutely everything we wanted to do and gave us a fantastic overview of Sri Lanka, its culture, its wildlife and its history.

Our driver Rohan was exceptional. He drove us with care, explained everything in detail and offered us numerous additional stops for activities such as elephant rides, a look around Kandy market and a trip to Nuwara Eliya. I would make sure, next time I go to Sri Lanka, that I had Rohan driving me around.

If you're going to Sri Lanka you MUST book through EI! The whole process was so smooth and ensured that I had the most amazing time in what is surely one of the world's most beautiful countries."

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