Door 2 Tour

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Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

Sri Lanka - Pearl Of The Indian Ocean

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  • Duration: 14 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUSSLSRL

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

​With its incredible natural beauty, ancient sights and cultural treasures, Sri Lanka has much to offer. Admire the majestic elephants of Habarana, visit Sigiriya's 'Fortress in the Sky' and view the Sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha, then round off your tour with days of relaxation on the beach.

​With its incredible natural beauty, ancient sights and cultural treasures, Sri Lanka has much to offer. Admire the majestic elephants of Habarana, visit Sigiriya's 'Fortress in the Sky' and view the Sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha, then round off your tour with days of relaxation on the beach.

PRICE FROM ? £3099 per person
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What's Included

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • Return flights from Heathrow with Sri Lankan Airlines
  • Use of an airport lounge in the UK
  • 12 nights half board in 3 and 4-star hotels plus 1 night in flight
  • 24 meals: 12 breakfasts, 12 dinners

PLUS

  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Welcome drink & farewell get-together
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports
  • ​Tour of Colombo
  • Minneriya National Park
  • Sigiriya including Lion Rock
  • Walk at Hiriwaduna & bullock cart ride
  • Matale Spice Gardens
  • Kandy Botanical Gardens
  • Kandy tour including Temple of the Tooth
  • Train journey from Kandy to Nanu Oya
  • Tea plantation visit
  • Tour of Galle & Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery
  • Beach barbecue dinner

Not Included

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 UK to Colombo
  • ​Today you'll fly to Colombo, arriving on day 2​.
  • DAY 2 Colombo
  • ​Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo is a bustling metropolis boasting an attractive blend of old and new. Grand colonial-era buildings and Buddhist temples rub shoulders with modern skyscrapers, fine restaurants and high-end boutiques. A short sightseeing tour will introduce you to the city's highlights. This evening, get to know your fellow travellers over a drink and dinner​.
  • DAY 3 Habarana
  • Today we head to Habarana. En route we will visit UNESCO-listed Anuradhapura, the first capital and the grandest city of ancient Sri Lanka.​
  • DAY 4 Sigiriya & Minneriya
  • ​Sigiriya is one of Sri Lanka's seven World Heritage sites and is situated in the heart of the island's Cultural Triangle. This spectacular rock fortress Kerala complex is home to water gardens, moats and the impressive Lion Rock - the entrance to the original fortress was through the mouth of a carved lion. All you'll see today are two huge paws but they are still an incredible sight. You will visit Minneriya National Park in the afternoon.​
  • DAYS 5 Habarana
  • ​Polonnaruwa is the second most ancient of Sri Lanka's cities and you can discover more on our optional excursion here on day 5. Alternatively, take the day to explore at your own pace. The villages surrounding Habarana offer a taste of local life. As you take the 2km stroll along the Hiriwaduna Lake dam, keep an eye out for some spectacular birdlife as well as land and water monitors.​
  • Day 6 Habarana
  • ​On day 6 we'll visit the ancient Hiriwaduna Buddhist Temple before crossing a jungle rivulet by catamaran to reach a farmer's 'wattle and daub' house. We'll round off the morning with a bullock cart ride around the village. ​
  • DAY 7 Kandy
  • ​Dambulla cave temples contain more than 150 images of Buddha, why not take the option to visit them in the morning before we head to Kandy. The aromatic Matale Spice Gardens are our port of call en route to the city. Nutmeg, pepper, cloves and cinnamon, all of which are regularly used in Sri Lankan cuisine, grow here​.
  • DAY 8 Kandy
  • ​Kandy was the last royal capital of Sri Lanka and the Royal Botanical Gardens at nearby Peradeniya are a delight to explore. First planted for King Kirthi Sri Rajasingha (1747-1780), and covering some 150 hectares, you'll see towering trees, elegant lawns, flowering shrubs and exotic crops such as coffee, tea and nutmeg during our visit here. Highlights include a palm avenue planted by the British in 1905 and an enormous Java fig grown from a sapling brought over from the East Indies.

    The famous Tooth Relic of Buddha can be found in Kandy and this afternoon we'll visit the temple​.

  • DAY 9 Nuwara Eliya
  • ​Nuwara Eliya, which we reach by a combination of train and road, is an area carpeted in lush green tea plantations and the home of the famous Ceylon tea. During a plantation visit we'll get to see how the leaves for England's favourite brew are picked by hand and taste a cup in its purest form​.
  • DAYS 10-12 Hikkaduwa
  • ​Our hotel boasts an inviting pool and a rooftop spa, plus the beach is on the doorstep. It is situated in a quaint but lively fishing village just 1km from Hikkaduwa town, where you'll find a host of restaurants, cafés, bars and shops.

    Explore the area at leisure in the company of your fellow travellers or simply relax on the beach.

  • DAY 13 Hikkaduwa
  • ​A city tour of Galle today will introduce you to the port where the Portuguese first landed in Sri Lanka in 1505, while a visit to the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery allows you a privileged view of these endangered creatures. This evening we'll gather as a group to enjoy a special farewell barbecue dinner on the beach with unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks.
  • DAY 14 Colombo to UK
  • ​Today we'll transfer to the airport for our return flight to the UK.​
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Accommodation

    • OZO Colombo Sri Lanka
    • Centrally located OZO Colombo is just a few minutes away from the beach. Bright air-conditioned rooms feature free Wi-Fi, minibars, flat-screen TVs and tea/coffee-making facilities. All rooms have en-suite facilities including bath amenities and a hairdryer. Other hotel facilities include a rooftop swimming pool and a fitness room. Authentic Sri Lankan cuisine can be enjoyed at the restaurant, located on-site.
    • Jetwing Lake
    • Each room at Jetwing Lake has a balcony and further benefits from air-conditioning and flat-screen TV. It also provides various facilities for guests to relax, including outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, spa and wellness centre. Renowned Dambulla Viharaya Temple is only 5 minutes away from resort.
    • Ozo Kandy Sri Lanka
    • The hotel is located minutes away from the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, the popular attractions in this UNESCO World Heritage City which is located 10 minutes away. The hotel provides high speed internet (Wi-Fi), has a pool area, a restaurant, bar/lounge, breakfast, fitness centre with gym/workout room. Room amenities include air-conditioning, minibar and also provides dry cleaning/ laundry service, concierge, multilingual staff, meeting rooms, business centre with internet access.
    • The Blackpool
    • Surrounded by vast tea estates, the Blackpool Hotel has the style of ancient colonialism but with modern touch. The hotel has an outdoor warm water pool, lounge, bar and restaurant. The 57 rooms are decorated with traditional Sri Lankan design and feature air conditioning, TV, safe, free Wi-Fi and private bathroom facilities.
    • Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon
    • The 4-star Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon Hotel in Hikkaduwa is set in a peaceful location close to a lovely beach. A highlight of this hotel is the great choice of restaurants, including a speciality seafood restaurant.

      Hotel facilities include a choice of restaurants, bar and swimming pool (typically open May-Sept). Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, TV, minibar, tea- and coffee-making facilities and a hairdryer.
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Optional Excursions

  • Polonnaruwa
  • Dambulla cave temples​
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Further Information

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