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Explore the Vibrant History of Sri Lanka

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Cultural Sri Lanka, 11 Days Colombo Return with A&K


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Despite its compact size, Sri Lanka has a wealth of fascinating ruins, mist-covered mountains and enthralling customs. On this journey, you visit no less than five World Heritage listed sites as well the palm-lined south coast, the oceanfront capital and the tea country, staying in hand-picked boutique lodgings along the way.

This is an Abercrombie & Kent private journey and can be tailor-made to fit with your travel dates and built around your desires.


Cultural Sri Lanka with A&KDay 1

Arrive Colombo

A private VIP welcome to the Sri Lankan capital awaits before you are driven to your boutique hotel in the heart of the city.
Accommodation: The Tintagel (Executive Suite)

 

Day 2

Colombo

The morning is a private tour of Colombo, an oceanfront city with colonial buildings, shady boulevards, stylish eateries and boutiques, Buddhist shrines and colonial churches. You will explore some of the highlights including the bustling bazaar district of Pettah, the Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple, Wolfendhal Dutch Church and Galle Face Green. Afternoon tea or a sundowner at the iconic Galle Face Hotel with its magical views over the Indian Ocean comes highly recommended
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: The Tintagel (Executive Suite)

 

Day 3

Colombo – The Cultural Triangle

After breakfast, you are driven northeast to World Heritage site Dambulla where you visit the extraordinary Buddhist cave temples, dating to the 3rd century BC. The statues and murals here give you an overview of Sinhalese Buddhist art at its best. Later, continue to your resort-style boutique hotel with its stunning views of the ancient rock fortress of Sigiriya.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Water Garden Sigiriya (Superior Deluxe Villa with plunge pool)

 

Day 4

The Cultural Triangle

This morning is a visit to the medieval capital of Polonnaruwa, another World Heritage site, with its man-made reservoir and famous rock temple where four colossal statues of the Buddha are cut into the stone. Wander around the ancient palace ruins or explore the site by bike. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax and enjoy your villa.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Water Garden Sigiriya (Superior Deluxe Villa with plunge pool)

 

Day 5

Sigiriya – Kandy

First stop today is the lofty cliff top citadel of Sigiriya. Set 200m up on an enormous rocky outcrop, wander through picturesque water gardens and climb past the ancient and colossal Lion’s Paws to a steep winding staircase which takes you to the top, via the beautifully well-preserved cave frescoes. At the top, a remarkable view of the surrounding landscape. Then, continue the drive south to Kandy, the cultural hub of the island.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Stone House (Standard Room)

 

Day 6

Kandy

This morning, travel to the golden-roofed Temple of the Tooth for the morning puja ritual. The temple which houses the sacred relic, the tooth of the Buddha, is located by the picture-perfect Kandy Lake. Later, visit the Royal Botanical Gardens and wander around the lake with time to admire the work of the skilled Kandyan craftsmen producing silverware, brassware and gem-studded jewellery. This evening a Kandyan cultural show is arranged before returning to the hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Stone House (Standard Room)

 

Day 7

Kandy – Dickoya

After breakfast head south to Dickoya in the tea gardens and your new boutique hotel which overlooks the Castlereagh Reservoir. The afternoon is at leisure.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Camellia Hills (Lakeview Room)

 

Day 8

Dickoya

This morning head out for an exclusive “Tea Experience”. Introduced to the country in 1867 by the English, Ceylon tea is Sri Lanka’s main export. Today you can try your hand at tea plucking and learn about its journey from ‘two-leaves and bud’ to a cuppa. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the hotel, nearby walking trails or a bike ride through the plantations.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Camellia Hills (Lakeview Room)

 

Day 9

Dickoya – Galle

A long drive south today to Galle and your boutique villa style hotel which is located within the old fort.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Taru Villas – Rampart Street (Sea View Room)

 

Day 10

Galle

Start your day with a drive east to see the famous stilt fishermen of Sri Lanka’s southern coast – an iconic photo opportunity. This age-old method is still practiced and is a tradition unique to Sri Lanka. If you’re feeling brave enough, try mounting the stilt yourself and tossing out a line! Return to Galle later and this afternoon tour the historic 17th century Galle Fort, the largest intact Dutch fort in Asia. Wander through the atmospheric streets of the old fort, admiring the colonial architecture and imagining the lives of the original merchant families who lived there.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Taru Villas – Rampart Street (Sea View Room)

 

Day 11

Galle – Colombo

Transfer back to Colombo airport and your departing flight.
Meals Included: Breakfast


Twin Share: From $5,530 per person
Solo Traveller: from $9,735

 

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This is an Abercrombie & Kent private journey and can be tailor-made to fit with your travel dates and built around your desires. 

 

*Rates are subject to availability and changes without notice. Rate are based on the lowest available and may differ at time of booking. Other travel dates may be available at an additional cost.
For more information and other conditions please confirm with our Travel Specialists at time of booking.


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