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8 DAYS TIMELESS SRI LANKA

Colombo, Sigiriya, Kandy, Hatton & Galle

Family Travel, History & Culture

Highlights

  • Visit 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1 trip
  • Authentic home-cooked lunch and demonstration in Minneriya
  • Avoid the heat and tourist crowd with early morning Sigiriya climb
  • Off-the-beaten trek through hillside villages, farmlands and tea estates
  • Specialist guides include storyteller Mark Forbes in Colombo and Professor Palipana in Kandy’s Royal Botanical Garden

The legendary Sri Lanka has been romanced through 2,000-year-old Hindu epic of Ramayana that its ancient history and legends merge. Its strategic location in the maritime Silk Road further cements its mythology by Arab merchants and the British Empire.

There’s no wonder that with its plethora of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, quaint beaches, colonial towns, gorgeous tea-covered hills and delicious cuisine, Sri Lanka has remained a favourite for most!

From

SGD 2,780 Per Person

8 Days 7 Nights
Suitable for Family

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01 Arrival in Colombo

Arrival in Colombo
Colombo
Nil

Arriving into Colombo, you will be transferred to your hotel. This afternoon, proceed on a Colombo walking tour with Mark Forbes, a Sri Lankan storyteller to get acquainted with various colonial and post-colonial sites in the capital.

Day 02 Colombo / Dambulla / Sigiriya

Colombo / Dambulla / Sigiriya
Sigiriya
Breakfast included

This morning, we will drive 174km or about 4 hours to Sigiriya. Along the way, stretch your leg to explore the UNESCO-listed Dambulla Cave Temple. This drive can be replaced with a flight at a supplement cost.

Day 03 Sigiriya / Polonnaruwa / Minneriya / Sigiriya

Sigiriya / Polonnaruwa / Minneriya / Sigiriya
Sigiriya
Breakfast & Lunch included

Set off to Polonnaruwa (UNESCO), the 11th century capital of ancient Sri Lanka. Enjoy home-cooked lunch and demonstration at the heart of ‘Rice Country’ where your host will demonstrate how to prepare curries from local vegetables and fishes. Thereafter, we embark on a jeep safari in Minneriya National Park in search of elephant herds.

Day 04 Sigiriya / Kandy

Sigiriya / Kandy
Kandy
Breakfast & Lunch included

Beat the hordes of tourists with 7am climb up the UNESCO-listed Sigiriya. On the summit of this huge rock is the remains of a palace built by King Kasyapa, accessible through 1,000 stairs (about 1 hour). Then, we transfer 98km or about 2h 45m to Kandy. Enjoy a Kandy walking tour through the town centre with its shop houses and marketplaces. Stop for a tea at the historical Queen’s Hotel followed by a Puja Ceremony at the Temple of Tooth (UNESCO), housing Sri Lanka’s most important artefacts. Huge crowd may be expected in the temple.

Day 05 Kandy / Hatton

Kandy / Hatton
Hatton
Breakfast included

Your morning starts with an educational walk through Royal Botanical Garden with Professor Palipana, a Botanist and an author. A drive of 75km or about 3 hours brings us to Hatton, a picturesque hill station with tea gardens rolling off the mountains in every direction.

Day 06 Hatton

Hatton
Hatton
Breakfast & Packed Lunch included

We devote the entire day to explore the Hill Country (UNESCO). Visit a tea factory to learn the arduous process to turn delicate leaves into the eponymous Ceylon tea. Afterwards, let us whisk you for a 14km trek through hillside villages, farmlands, tea estates, forests and a waterfall. This trek can be shortened or lengthened to suit your requirements.

Day 07 Hatton / Galle

Hatton / Galle
Galle
Breakfast included

A long scenic drive of 247km or about 5.5h leads us to the charming Galle Fort. This drive can be replaced with a flight at a supplement cost.

Day 08 Galle / Departure from Colombo

Galle / Departure from Colombo
Nil
Breakfast included

Our morning walking tour of Galle Fort (UNESCO) will bring us through secret spots and hidden backstreets, discovering how Galle thrived as a merchant trading spot for thousands of years.

Hotels & Tour Price

Category 1

Indicative Cost Per Person (SGD) / Low Season (May-15 Jul) • High Season (16 Jul - Apr)

Minimum 2 Pax
Low Season: S$ 3,380
High Season: S$ 3,580
Minimum 4 Pax
Low Season: S$ 2,780
High Season: S$ 2,980
Single Supplement
Low Season: S$ 680
High Season: S$ 850

Jetwing Colombo SevenAliya Resort & Spa Sigiriya • OZO Kandy • The Argyle Hatton • Fifty Lighthouse Street Galle 

Colombo

Colombo

Jetwing Colombo Seven (Deluxe Room)

A modernised heritage hotel located at the upscale neighbourhood of Cinnamon Gardens and beautiful swimming pool overlooking the city.
(Refurbished: 2017; Rooms: 91)

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Sigiriya

Sigiriya

Aliya Resort & Spa (Deluxe Room)

Surrounded by rolling fields and lush indigenous trees, this barefoot resort is blessed with a stunning backdrop of the Sigiriya rock.
(Refurbished: 2012; Rooms: 96)

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Kandy

Kandy

OZO Kandy Sri Lanka (Dream)

Stylish, comfortable rooms with scenic views of the surrounding mist-covered mountains, just minutes away from the Temple of the Tooth.
(Refurbished: 2015; Rooms: 122)

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Hatton

Hatton

The Argyle (Wallace)

A charming hideaway spreading 1.2 acres on a hilltop overlooking the blankets of emerald tea hills of Hatton.
(Opened: 2018; Rooms: 38)

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Galle

Galle

Fifty Lighthouse Street (Garden View)

Embraced by the historic ramparts of the fort, this boutique villa is elegantly furnished with modern design. (Opened: 2007; Rooms: 5)

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Category 2

Indicative Cost Per Person (SGD) / Low Season (May-15 Jul) • High Season (16 Jul - Apr)

Minimum 2 Pax
Low Season: S$ 4,380
High Season: S$ 5,680
Minimum 4 Pax
Low Season: S$ 3,680
High Season: S$ 4,980
Single Supplement
Low Season: S$ 1,280
High Season: S$ 2,380

Shangri-La Hotel, ColomboJetwing Vil Uyana Sigiriya •  Ellerton Bungalow Kandy • Camellia Hills Hatton • Fort Bazaar Galle

Colombo

Colombo

Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo (Premier Ocean View Room)

An urban escape overlooking the Indian Ocean, yet with direct access to the capital’s most extensive shopping mall and vibrant social scene.
(Opened: 2017; Rooms: 541)

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Sigiriya

Sigiriya

Jetwing Vil Uyana (Garden Dwelling)

Set on a purpose-built wetland, this is hidden sanctuary artfully blends rustic tradition with a contemporary villa style.
(Refurbished: 2017; Rooms: 30)

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Kandy

Kandy

Ellerton Bungalow (The Valley House)

A quaint hilltop estate at 2,400 metres above sea level surrounded by a nine-acre garden, this bungalow is just a short 30-minute drive from Kandy.
(Opened: 2008; Rooms: 9)

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Hatton

Hatton

Camellia Hills (Lakeview Room)

Super-intimate boutique option with a view of the Castlereagh Reservoir and the surrounding tea-wrapped hills.
(Opened: 2017; Rooms: 5)

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Galle

Galle

Fort Bazaar (Bazaar Room)

Historic merchant home strategically positioned on Church Street within the fort. The design is an artisanal blend of colonial and contemporary influences.
(Refurbished: 2016; Rooms: 18)

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Category 3

Indicative Cost Per Person (SGD) / Low Season (May-15 Jul) • High Season (16 Jul - Apr)

Minimum 2 Pax
Low Season: S$ 5,680
High Season: S$ 7,680
Minimum 4 Pax
Low Season: S$ 4,980
High Season: S$ 6,980
Single Supplement
Low Season: S$ 1,880
High Season: S$ 3,450

Residence by Uga Escapes Colombo • Water Garden Sigiriya • Coffee Bungalow Kandy • Ceylon Tea Trails Hatton • Amangalla Galle 

Colombo

Colombo

Residence by Uga Escapes (Park Suite)

This intimate Victorian townhouse-styled resort is strategically placed at the tranquil Park Street and had welcomed governors, maharajas and nobilities throughout history.
(Opened: 2015; Rooms: 11)

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Sigiriya

Sigiriya

Water Garden Sigiriya (Deluxe Villa)

Boasting one of the most scenic views of the Sigiriya rock, architect Channa Daswatte has carefully incorporated this luxury villa to blend with its natural surroundings of 2,000-year-old water garden and pristine waterways.
(Refurbished: 2016; Rooms: 30)

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Kandy

Kandy

Coffee Bungalow Kandy (Deluxe Room)

Perched amidst the Kandy Hills just 10 minutes’ drive from the Temple of the Tooth, this bungalow cleverly incorporates its colonial history into a timeless boutique experience. If you love charming architecture with panoramic views, this retreat is for you.
(Opened: 2018; Rooms: 7)

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Hatton

Hatton

Ceylon Tea Trails (Luxury Room)

Housed on historic tea planter residences with gracious furnishings, butler service and gourmet cuisine. (Opened: 2005; Rooms: 27)

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Galle

Galle

Amangalla (Bedroom)

A colonial grande dame set within the ramparts of the UNESCO-listed Galle Fort with some of the best spa and cuisine in the historic town.
(Opened: 2005; Rooms: 33)

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OPTIONAL EXCLUSIONS

Fly Colombo-Sigiriya & Hatton-Galle

Fly Colombo-Sigiriya & Hatton-Galle

Price Per Person (USD)

Additional US$ 900

COST INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in hotel as stated on bed & breakfast basis
  • Meals as stated
  • All transportation & transfer
  • Local English-speaking expert guide
  • All entrance fees in sights stated

COST EXCLUDES:

  • International Airfare
  • Beverages in restaurants where meals are included
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses e.g. telephone bill & laundry
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance

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