Colombo, Dambulla, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Tissamaharama & Bentota

£1899pp—Sri Lanka: private escorted tour & beach stay

Aurora Johnson
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Spot elephants and buffalos during a jeep safari, tour vibrant cities, see ancient sights, and more

Why We Love This Deal

Tick off some of Sri Lanka's best-loved sights on this 10-night private tour, which takes you from capital Colombo to beachy Bentota. You'll be chauffeured around the country with your own expert guide and will stay in 4- and 5-star accommodation throughout. Non-members pay up to £2699 per person for this package.  

What's included

  • Return indirect flights with checked baggage
  • Airport meet-and-greet on arrival, and private transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi, and an English-speaking chauffeur–driver
  • One night at the 5-star Jetwing Colombo Seven, Colombo, in a Deluxe Room
  • Two nights at the 4-star Amaya Lake Dambulla, in a Standard Room
  • One night at the 4-star Cinnamon Citadel Kandy, in a Superior Room
  • One night at the 4-star Galway Heights Hotel, Nuwara Eliya, in a Deluxe Room
  • One night at the 4-star Ekho Safari Tissa, Tissamaharama, in a Standard Room
  • Four nights at the 4-star Ekho Surf, Bentota, in a Superior Sea View Room
  • Daily breakfast and dinner throughout
  • Excursions as per itinerary, with entrance fees
  • The services of a 24/7 tour consultant

When

  • London Heathrow... 29 August; 1, 15–16, 19, 22–23, 26, 29–30 September; 3, 6–7, 10, 13 October, 2024.
  • Manchester... 22, 29–30 September; 7 October, 2024

Other select departure dates are available:

  • £1949 per person… November, 2024; March, 2025
  • £1959 per person… January, 2025
  • £1979 per person… February, 2025
  • £1999 per person… December, 2024

For more information or to book online, see our partner's website

Tour highlights

  • Colombo... take a city tour through vibrant neighbourhoods and bustling bazaars, and admire views from atop the Lotus Tower.
  • Sigiriya... the famous Lion Rock, Sigiriya is a ruined citadel on top of a huge column of rock that originally contained a gateway in the shape of a lion.
  • Polonnaruwa... once the capital of ancient Sri Lanka, this sprawling UNSECO-listed site is filled with crumbling tombs, temples, and statues.
  • Dambulla... venture down into the cave temples, which have been a pilgrimage site for well over 2000 years.
  • Kandy... uncover Sri Lanka's most important Buddhist shrine, the Temple of the Tooth Relic.
  • Nuwara Eliya... hop aboard a local train and gaze out of your window at the passing forests, villages, waterfalls, and rolling tea estates.
  • Tissamaharama... visit a dairy farm to learn how buffalo curd—a staple in Sri Lankan cuisine—is made.
  • Yala National Park... trace leopards, elephants, wild boars, buffalos, crocodiles, and hundreds of species of birds on a jeep safari.
  • Madu River... take a boat tour through a mangrove forest to a monastery to meet with Buddhist monks.
  • Kosgoda... see baby turtles released back in the ocean at a hatchery in this coastal town.
  • Bentota... spend four nights along a sunsetfacing Indian Ocean beach.

Other options

  • Stay extra nights on the beach in Bentota from £49 per person, per night
  • Switch to direct return flights on select departure dates from an extra £50 per person 

Transfers & baggage
Both are included. 

This offer is booked through, and is therefore subject to, the travel or entertainment provider's terms and conditions, including but not limited to refund and cancellation policy. Become a member to see all offer details and learn how to book.

When You Can Go

Select dates Aug–Oct, 2024; +£50 Nov, 2024–Mar, 2025

Saving

Up to £800

This holiday is ATOL protected.

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