Book Your Private Tour With Us Today!
Top
 

Sri Lanka Serendipity

Sri Lanka Serendipity

$3385

per person

Immerse yourself in this tropical paradise on a 13-day tour. Sri Lanka is one of the top wildlife hotspots in the world. Catch a glimpse of the elusive leopard and watch majestic elephants in the national park and the elephant orphanage. Travel back in time to witness ancient Sri Lanka traditions, the European influences, and British colonial and Buddhist heritage. With Sri Lanka being one of the largest tea producers in the world, go behind scenes in a local tea plantation and factory for a close look at growing, picking and processing tea.

Sri Lanka is an idyllic island that has a lot to offer. Relax on uncrowded beaches, enjoy excitement on wildlife jeep safaris, visit UNESCO Heritage Sites and colonial architecture, and don’t forget the foods that burst with flavors and people that couldn’t be any friendlier.

13 Days, 12 Nights: Colombo, Pinnawala, Habarana, Dambulla, Matale, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Yala & Galle

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS TOUR

Wildlife Safari

Leopard

Sigiriya or Sinhagiri is an ancient rock fortress near the town of Dambulla in Sri Lanka. A must see for Sri Lanka tours and travels.

Ancient Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Stilt Fisher Man

Mountains of Sri Lanka covered with green carpet of tea bushes, the main export crop of the country, Pusselawa. A must see for Sri Lanka travel tours.

Pussellawa Tea Plantations

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple by the Kandy Lake. One of UNESCO’s world heritage sites for your Sri Lanka travel tours.

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

Tea Harvesting

19th Century Seema Malake is a Buddhist temple for meditation and rests on Beira Lake. A serene stop during exciting Sri Lanka travel tours.

Colombo Seema Malaka Temple

Old Clock Tower At Galle Fort, 17th Century Dutch Castle. A tourist attraction & a UNESCO World Heritage Site in your vacation deals

Galle Fort Old Clock Tower


THE JOURNEY


 

1

Meet Up at Colombo (CMB)

You will be met upon arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, and transferred to your hotel.

The remainder of the day is free to relax and enjoy the hotel or take a walk in Colombo city.
2

Colombo | Colombo City Tour

Let’s take the Colombo City Tour today.  We will drive past Independence Memorial Hall, built in 1948 to mark the independence of Sri Lanka from British rule. Visit the National Museum of Colombo, one of the largest museums in Sri Lanka.

Then visit the Gangaramaya Temple, one of the best Buddhist temples in Colombo. Within the temple complex, you will find a small Hindu temple and a museum.  The museum houses a library, an open-air meditation hall, a Bodhi tree, and a large collection of antique artifacts, Buddhist sculptures and statues.

A short drive away from the temple is Seema Malaka by the Beira Lake. This is one of Colombo’s most restful and tranquil meditation venues with beautiful statues of Lord Buddha surrounding the main hall - an iconic shot of Colombo.

Later we drive along Galle Face Green park, past the old Parliament of Sri Lanka. We visit the old Dutch hospital, one of the oldest buildings in the Colombo Fort area, now beautifully renovated, housing an eclectic collection of some of Colombo’s finest restaurants and shops.

Avid shoppers, take note! Sri Lanka is renowned for its tea, gems, ceramics and handicrafts. There are numerous Noritake outlets in Colombo with wonderful ceramic collections. To shop where the locals shop, head to Odel shopping center. For a quirky collection of artifacts, visit Barefoot Limited.

Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Welcome Dinner
3

Colombo - Habarana | Sigiriya, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

After breakfast embark on your drive to Habarana in north central Sri Lanka.

We will stop by the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Started back in 1975, the elephant orphanage houses abandoned and wounded elephants. You can observe elephants being fed and bathed by the orphanage staff.

Continue to Habarana for the overnight stay.

Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
4

Habarana | Anuradhapura

After breakfast enjoy an excursion to Anuradhapura, a UNESCO World Heritage site situated on the banks of the historic Malvathu Oya River. Anuradhapura, an ancient city founded in the 5th century B.C., is home to the largest number of monuments of the great Sinhala civilization. Visit the ancient royal palaces, shrines, dagobahs and Sri Mahabodhi. Also visit the “Bodhi tree” which is over 2,200 years old, grown from a branch of the tree under which Lord Buddha attained enlightenment.

Return to Habarana for overnight stay.

  Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast  
5

Habarana | Sigiriya , Heritage City of Polonnaruwa

After breakfast, we visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Sigiriya Rock, built by King Kassapa in the 5th century AD. Today the rock is a treasure trove of rare art. In a pocket of the giant rock are the famous frescoes of the heavenly maidens of Sigiriya. Also called the ‘Rock Fortress’ or ‘the Lion Rock’ because of the huge crouching lion image that is carved at the entrance to the fortress.  This citadel rises more than 1,000 ft. from the jungles below. If you wish to climb Sigiriya Rock, there are about 1,200 steps and, on an average, it takes about 1.5 hours to climb the rock (actual time varies from person to person).

Later embark on your scenic drive to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Polonnaruwa, the second capital of Sinhala kings dating back to 11th & 12th century A.D. During this time a great revival was achieved in the country, politically, economically as well as socially. The entire landscape of the region is punctuated by huge man-made reservoirs, the most famous of which is the ‘Parakrama Samudra’. Numerous monuments are found in this city such as the ruins of the Royal Palace & ‘Gal Vihara’ (Stone Temple) where 3 splendid statues of Buddha in 'Upright', 'Sedantry', and 'Recumbent' postures are carved out of the rock, the Audience Hall, and the Parakrama Samudraya lake built by King Parakramabahu the Great. In here, we will also visit the Polonnaruwa museum.

Return to Habarana for an overnight stay.

Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
6

Habarana - Kandy | Dambulla, Spice Garden

After breakfast, embark on your drive to Kandy.

En route, visit another UNESCO World Heritage site, the Rock Cave Temple of Dambulla which dates to the first century BC. The temple consists of a series of 5 caves filled with statues and paintings, including a 47 ft. long statue of Lord Buddha. This is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka.

Continue drive to Kandy, visiting the Spice Garden at Matale on the way. Upon arrival in Kandy, check in at your hotel for overnight stay.

Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
7

Kandy | Kandy City Tour, Temple of the Tooth Relic, Royal Botanical Gardens, Dance Performance

After breakfast, explore the sacred city of Kandy, one of Sri Lanka’s 8 UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Today we will visit the Temple of Tooth Relic of Buddha, located in the royal palace complex which houses the relic of the tooth of Buddha. Since ancient times the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Visitors are not allowed inside the inner chambers and cannot see the tooth relic.

This afternoon, visit the Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya, which spreads over 67 hectares (160 acres) of exquisite beauty and houses more than 4,000 species of flora, a haven for nature lovers.

This evening we relax and enjoy a cultural dance show featuring traditional Kandyan dancing and Sri Lanka drumming.

Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
8

Kandy - Nuwara Eliya | Tea Plantation & Factory

  This morning embark on your scenic drive to Nuwara Eliya, the ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, set against beautiful backdrops of mountains, valleys, waterfalls and tea plantations.

Today in Nuwara Eliya, enjoy an experience of tea plucking, wearing the local Sri Lankan attire – saree for the ladies, sarong for the men. You will get a demonstration of how to pluck tea leaves and place them in your basket. Professional tea pluckers will accompany you – you’ll be amazed at how efficiently and quickly they manage to fill their baskets to meet their minimum target of 15 kg (33 lbs) a day!

After tea plucking, we will arrive at the Mini Tea Factory.  The chief tea taster will inspect your efforts. Then we tour the Mini Tea Factory to learn the tea manufacturing process, from the initial drying (withering) of the leaves, through rolling, fermenting, sifting, to produce the different types of tea. Finally, you can taste different teas, from flowery pekoe to green tea and teabag dust, to appreciate for yourself the differences in color, flavor and strength.

Overnight stay at hotel at Nuwara Eliya.

Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
9

Nuwara Eliya - Yala | Yala National Park

After breakfast, embark on a leisurely drive to Yala, the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka.

The Yala National Park is spread over an area of 979 sq. km (378 sq. miles). Yala was one of the first two official designated national parks in Sri Lanka. This game park is famous having one of the highest densities of leopards in the world.  Yala park has 3 of Sri Lanka’s Big Five: Leopards, Asian Elephants and Sloth Bears.  Unfortunately, the remaining 2 of the Big Five (Blue Whales and Sperm Whales) are unavailable on land.  44 other species of mammals and other wildlife occupy the park including wild bears, peacocks, wild buffalo, sambar, spotted deer, in addition to 130 species of birds.

Upon arrival, check in at your resort for 2 nights stay.

Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
10

Yala National Park| Jungle Safari

Enjoy morning and afternoon jungle safaris in the Yala National Park. These are interesting safaris and you are likely to see spotted deer, wild boars and wild elephants in addition to a wide variety of birds. There are also high chances of spotting a sloth bear and leopard (with an average 1 leopard per sq. km Yala has the highest density of leopards in Asia!)

Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
11

Yala - Galle | Scenic Seafront and Galle Fort

Leaving the national park we proceed to the Indian coastal town of Galle, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a thriving beach destination in Sri Lanka.

Galle was the most ancient and important harbor of Sri Lanka, until the Colombo Harbor was established. Galle is identified as one of the possible sites of ‘Tarshish‘ of the Bible. The harbor was captured by the Portuguese in 1587, the Dutch in 1640  and the British in 1796. Most of the existing buildings date back to Dutch Period.

The town is known for Galle Fort, the fortified old city founded by Portuguese colonists in the 16th century. Stone sea walls, expanded by the Dutch, encircle car-free streets with architecture reflecting Portuguese, Dutch and British rule. Notable buildings include the 18th-century Dutch Reformed Church. Galle Lighthouse stands on the fort’s southeast tip.   En route you will witness a curious feature - the stilt fishermen of Weligama who carefully balance themselves before casting their fishing lines.

Upon arrival check in at your hotel for 3 nights stay.

Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
12

Galle

Day of leisure at the hotel or stroll through the cobbled stone pathways of the Galle Fort.  

Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
13

Galle – Colombo (CMB)

Enjoy your breakfast, after which we will drive back to Colombo for your departure flight. The tour comes to an end. You are advised to schedule your international flight home after 8pm to provide an ample buffer.

Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

Hotel Information:

Destination Hotel Rating
Colombo Jetwing Colombo ★★★★
Habarana Habarana Village by Cinnamon ★★★★
Kandy Earls Regency ★★★★
Nuwara Eliya Jetwing St. Andrews ★★★★
Yala Jetwing Yala ★★★★
Galle Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel ★★★★
Hotels mentioned are subject to availability at the time of reservation.

Dates & Pricing 

Daily Departure
Tour Date 2-14 Persons* 1 Person**
Jan 8 to Jan 15, 2018 $4,390 $6,475
Jan 16 to Feb 28, 2018 $4,030 $5,820
Mar 1 to Apr 30, 2018 $3,910 $5,625
May 1 to Jun 30, 2018 $3,385 $4,780
Jul 1 to Sep 15, 2018 $3,775 $5,495
Sep 16 to Oct 30, 2018 $3,460 $4,920
Jan 8 to Jan 15, 2019 $4,830 $7,125
Jan 16 to Feb 28, 2019 $4,435 $6,400
Mar 1 to Apr 30, 2019 $4,300 $6,190
May 1 to Jun 30, 2019 $3,725 $5,260
Jul 1 to Sep 15, 2019 $4,155 $6,045
Sep 16 to Oct 30, 2019 $4,155 $6,045
Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
* Price per person, based on double occupancy. 
** Price per person, based on single occupancy.

Deposit

‣ $750

Booking Your Flight

We can find the best flights and airfares for your tour. Buying your own air tickets? No problem.

Inclusions

  • ‣ 4-Star Hotel Accommodations
  • ‣ Airport Transfers
  • ‣ Daily Breakfast
  • ‣ Welcome Dinner
  • ‣ English-speaking Local Guide
  • ‣ Entrance Fees to Monuments
  • ‣ Wildlife Game Drives
  • ‣ Cultural Dance Performance

Exclusions

  • ‣ Travel Insurance
  • ‣ Medical Expenses
  • ‣ Visa Fees
  • ‣ Domestic/International Air Fares and Airport Departure Taxes
  • ‣ Gratuities
  • ‣ Laundry Service
  • ‣ Telephone Calls
  • ‣ Professional camera/video camera fees at monuments
  • ‣ All the other services which are not mentioned in the inclusions