£1199pp – Sri Lanka: private tour & beach escape w/flights
Discover Sri Lanka's ancient treasures, lush landscapes and abundant wildlife
See Sri Lanka's stunning scenery from the comfort of a private car, before relaxing on the golden-sand beaches of Koggala. This exclusive 9-night offer from Citrus Holidays is £1199 per person.
- Return flights, with a 20kg checked-baggage allowance
- All transfers by private chauffeured car, with air-conditioning and Wi-Fi
- Three nights at Sigiriana Resort by Thilanka, Dambulla
- Two nights at Thilanka Hotel, Kandy
- Train between Nanu Oya and Nuwara Eliya
- One night at Galway Heights, Nuwara Eliya
- Three nights at The Beach Cabanas Retreat & Spa, Koggala
- Daily breakfast and dinner, plus two lunches
- All excursions led by an English-speaking guide and entrance fee
Depart from London Gatwick or Heathrow for £1199 per person on:
- 4, 10, 16, 24 November
- 6 December
- 12, 19, 26 January
- 2, 9, 16, 23 February
- 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 March
- 19, 26 April
- 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 May
- 7, 14, 21, 28 June
- 5 July
- 30 August
- 6, 13, 20, 27 September
- 4, 11 October
Fly from Birmingham, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow or Manchester from £1299 per person. Visit the Citrus Holiday website for a full list of dates.
The trip starts near Dambulla, where you'll see the Dambulla Cave Temple and Sigiriya (also known as the Lion Rock), a 200-metre-high column of rock topped by a ruined citadel.. You'll also go on a private jeep safari in Minneriya National Park.
Next, you will stop at the Golden Temple of Dambulla and the Matale spice gardens, where you will sample homeopathic remedies, have lunch, get a head-and-shoulder massage, see a cooking demonstration and learn how spices are cultivated. Once in Kandy -- the "undisputed cultural capital of the island" (Rough Guides) -- you will visit Sri Lanka's most important Buddhist shrine, the Temple of the Tooth, and see a dance show in the evening.
The following day, you'll take a heritage train to Nuwara Eliya, nicknamed "Little England" for its toy-town feel, red postboxes and rose gardens, en route to a tea plantation for a tasting.
You'll spend the final three nights relaxing in Koggala. The Beach Cabanas Retreat & Spa has 91% positive reviews on TripAdvisor, and is set on a long stretch of golden-sand beach surrounded by coconut palms.
Add an overnight Yala National Park extension for £139 per person, including overnight accommodation at the Tamarind Tree Hotel, breakfast and dinner, a private game drive and all transfers to and from the park.
Transfers & baggage
Private transfers and 20kg checked luggage are included.
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