Cultural Sri Lanka, 8 Days Colombo Return with A&K

For guests with limited time, this journey covers the most important scenic and cultural attractions of this fascinating country. The experience begins with a VIP welcome in the capital before a stint in the Cultural Triangle visiting some of Sri Lanka’s most impressive World Heritage sites. There’s a pooja ceremony at Kandy’s Temple of the Tooth and a tea plantation experience. Boutique hotels are a feature and it can be easily combined with a beach stay. On this journey you are accompanied from start to finish by an A&K guide.

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

Please ask one of our Travel Specialists to package flights and save on your complete luxury holiday.


Cultural Sri Lanka with A&K

 

Day 1: Arrive Colombo

A warm VIP welcome on arrival to Sri Lanka and transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation: The Walawwa (Garden Suite)

 

Day 2: Colombo – Cultural Triangle

This morning you are collected and transferred north into the heart of the Cultural Triangle and your glorious rural retreat, set amidst paddy fields (B).

Accommodation: Ulagalla Resort (Ulagalla Chalet)

 

Day 3: The Cultural Triangle

This morning you are driven to the cliff top citadel of Sigiriya (approx. 1.5 hrs). Dating to the 5th century, this World Heritage site is a complex of buildings, part royal palace and part self-contained town on par with the best in the ancient world. Climb to the top and admire the famous frescoes en route. This afternoon visit the World Heritage site of Polonnaruwa, the second capital city of Sri Lanka built in the 11th and 12th centuries. The site is an interesting blend of Buddhist and Hindu archaeological monuments (B).

Accommodation: Ulagalla Resort (Ulagalla Chalet)

 

Day 4: Cultural Triangle – Kandy

After breakfast you head south to Matale (approx. 1.5 hrs) to visit a spice garden. The town is famous for its spice production and this is an excellent opportunity to see how spices are grown and processed. Arrive at your elegant boutique hotel before an afternoon city tour of Kandy including a visit to the sacred Temple of the Tooth for the uplifting pooja ceremony. The Temple of the Tooth is considered one of the most revered by Buddhists as it houses the sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha (B).

Accommodation: The Stone House (Stone House Room)

 

Day 5: Kandy – Hatton

This morning transfer south to Hatton and your charming accommodation by car. This journey is one of the most scenic as you travel through the highlands of Sri Lanka past lush green tea estates, mist covered mountains and scenic waterfalls (B,L,D).

Accommodation: Ceylon Tea Trails (Luxury Room)

 

Day 6: Hatton

After breakfast you are personally escorted on a morning “Tea Experience” to visit the plantations and factory. First introduced to the country in 1867 by Englishman James Taylor, today tea is Sri Lanka’s main export. You will be able to personally acquaint yourself with the art of tea plucking and learn about the full process from planting and varietal differences to the auction process and tasting. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Relax at your bungalow or explore the local trails which wind through the tea gardens by mountain bike or on foot (B,L,D).

Accommodation: Ceylon Tea Trails (Luxury Room)

 

Day 7: Hatton – Colombo

After breakfast depart for Colombo (approx 4.5 hours). This evening is a privately guided tour of Colombo city. Visit the bustling bazaar district of Pettah and many other attractions including the Wolfendhal Dutch Church, the Hindu Temple and the sacred Gangarama Buddhist Temple. Pass by the Devatagaha Mosque and the residential area of Cinnamon Gardens (B).

Accommodation: Uga Residence (Park Suite)

 

Day 8: Depart Colombo

Transfer to Colombo Airport for your onward flight (B).

 


Cultural Sri Lanka with A&K

Private Journey from $4,340 per person Twin Share 

Private Journey from $7,215 Solo Traveller

Please ask one of our Travel Specialists to package flights and save on your complete luxury holiday.

 

This is an Abercrombie & Kent private journey and can be tailor-made to fit with your travel dates and built around your desires. Ask your Travel Specialist to prepare a quote based on your planned travel dates.

 

*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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