10 Wonderful Days in Sri Lanka - Handpicked Itineraries
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Experience the holiday of a lifetime and discover one of the world's richest cultures with this wonderful holiday to Sri Lanka. Filled with exciting tours and activities, this amazing itinerary includes everything from experiencing local life to viewing elephants on a breathtaking safari day at Willpatuwa National Park. 

You'll be at no loss for comfort when you stay at the hotels handpicked for this itinerary, including the beautiful Uga Ulagalla hotel by Uga Escapes; the service is unbeatably professional, seniors are sure to feel confidence in the expertise of the staff.

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Itinerary includes:
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Transfers between the hotel and airport
  • 1 night at the 5-star Jetwing Blue
  • 3 nights at the 5-star Uga Ulagalla
  • 2 nights at the 4-star Forest Rock Gardens
  • 2 nights at the 5-star Elephant Stables
  • 1 night at the 5-star The Residence
  • Tour of Anuradhapura City
  • Jeep safari at Willpatuwa National Park
  • Private whale watching tour
  • Polonnaruwa ancient site tour
  • Tour of Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Tour of Dambulla Cave Temples
  • Tour of waterfalls and tea factory
Day 1-2
Fly from UK to Sri Lanka

Welcome to Sri Lanka, home of culture and comfort, and to the beginning of your fantastic group getaway! Here, you will be greeted with the best of both worlds, from rugged landscapes teeming with majestic wildlife to luscious beaches and coastal escapes; this fabulous itinerary ensures that you experience it all! After a comfortable flight to Sri Lanka, you will arrive in the city of Colombo where you will catch a minibus to your first accommodation, the 5-star Jetwing Blue.

Handpicked for you by us, Jetwing Blue is a wonderful seaside escape that provides luxury professional care - all your needs will be met with pleasure, you will find yourself at the height of comfort. Relax on the golden sands of Sri Lanka and enjoy true Sri Lankan hospitality before beginning to explore the country...

Stay at Jetwing Blue
Day 3
Road transfer from Colombo to Tirapanne

Now that you've beaten that jet-lag, it's time for you to truly begin your adventure! Catch the minibus, comfortable and accessible for all, and enjoy the ride to the city of Anuradhapura - it won't be long until you arrive at your home for the next three nights, the beautiful Uga Ulagalla hotel by Uga Escapes.

This is the perfect base for you to return to whilst your begin to explore and discover all that Sri Lanka has to offer. Uga Ulagalla is a unique escape that combines ecologically-sustainable living with luxury, and is a luscious verdant oasis where exquisite attention is paid to the comfort of guests. You'll adore coming back from your busy days and heading to the fabulous spa cavern for some indulgent pampering.

Day 3
Anuradhapura City Tour

Before arriving at Uga Ulagalla, you will be driven through the city of Anuradhapura, where you will stop for a fascinating guided tour. This is a listed UNESCO World Heritage site, and a must see on your trip! Your guide will escort you back in time to Sri Lanka's past; marvel at magnificent monuments, remarkable preserved ruins and restored edifices, all parts of this ancient city. Anuradhapura is home to Ruwanswelisaya, Abhayagiri and Jetavanaramaya, three ancient stupas and some of the world's tallest monuments - you will be far from bored during your time here!

Your guide will escort you to the extraordinary Thuparama Varadage Shrine, a perfect example of traditional architecture. This sacred building inhabits the collarbone relic of Buddha and is the oldest of its kind in Sri Lanka. After uncovering the treasures of Anuradhapura, it is time to return to the present and continue on to Uga Ulagalla.

Stay at Uga Ulagalla
Day 4-6
Ula Ulagalla

The next two days of your stay at Ula Ulagalla will be full to the brim with guided tours and thrilling excursions. After enjoying a delicious Sri Lankan breakfast at the Liyawela restaurant, you will be picked up a driver-guide in a comfortable 4x4 and taken to Willpatuwa National Park for a breath-taking jeep safari. This exploration of the animal kingdom is conducted with consideration for the wildlife, and is an exclusive opportunity to get up close and personal with nature from the safety of your 4x4. The beauty of this amazing tour is that it is accessible for all, any disability or need will be catered for by your professional driver-guide!

Your interaction with wildlife doesn't end here - you will be taken to Dutch Bay, Trincomaleeand escorted out to sea by a guide with incomparable expertise on the world's most gargantuan inhabitants... Your itinerary includes an amazing private whale watching tour, where you will see majestic blue whales in the flesh! Following this spellbinding marine performance you will be escorted to another UNESCO site: Polonnaruwa. You will be thrilled by the amazing stories that your guide tells you of King Prakrama Bahu the Great, who carved the irrigation brilliance of Sri Lanka and started projects which still exist to this day due to their success.

Day 6
Road transfer from Tirapanne to Anuradhapura

We hope that you've got plenty of rest after your safari adventures and ancient explorations - you're sure to have with your stay at Ula UlagallaIt's time to catch the minibus to your next luxury handpicked hotel, the Forest Rock Garden Resort. This hotel is a 4-star living masterpiece and, surrounded by thick emerald forestry, is just as magical as its name suggests.

Forest Rock Garden Resort will give you the opportunity to feel like ancient royalty - live in the past in this fabulous stone building adorned with beautiful stone carvings and majestic statues. This is a truly unique and serene place to experience Sri Lanka's  fiery sunset as it paints the gardens with a rich golden hue. If you're looking for tranquillity and seclusion,then this is the hotel that you've been waiting for.

Day 6-8
Forest Rock Garden Resort

We hope you're ready for more fantastic guided tours - your itinerary continues with your stay at the Forest Rock Garden Resort, and promises awe-inspiring Sri Lankan vistas that will remain etched into your memory forever. Your private tour-guide will escort you to the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, located atop a colossal boulder that serves as another the country's phenomenal World Heritage sites. Once at the top, you will have a tour of the fortress as well as being treated to not only the intricate engineering of the fortress itself, but a stunning view of Sri Lanka's verdant hillsides and valleys. 

You'll have worked up an appetite after climbing to the top of the rock, and the fabulous BBQ waiting for you will be the perfect reward for your hard work! Savour Sri Lankan flavours at this unforgettable lunchtime, served with a side of unparalleled views of both Sigiriya and Pidurangola. Your itinerary also includes a guided tour of the UNESCO site Dambulla Cave Temples, you'll love the majestic (and unmissable) Giant Buddha statue that signals the entrance to the caves. Your guide will escort you through the Cave of the Divine King, as well as that of the Great King and the Great New Monastery

Day 8
Road transfer from Anuradhapura to The Elephant Stables Hotel

Your time at the Forest Rock Garden Resort has come to an end, it's time to continue your fabulous itinerary elsewhere! The dedicated staff will help you with your luggage and ensure that you are comfortably in the minibus before you depart - professional, first-class service is provided up until and including the last moment of your stay. The minibus will transfer you to the next hotel on your list, the absolutely stunning Elephant Stables Hotel.

Situated on a private road just outside of Kandy, The Elephant Stables Hotel is the very definition of elegance and class. This haven of peace and relaxation is nestled within Sri Lanka's emerald rolling hills - hotel and location blend harmoniously together to create paradise. You will love getting a good night's sleep in your opulent four-poster bed, and will be thrilled by the hotel's amazing tent, the largest in Sri Lanka with its multiple luxurious rooms!

Day 8-10
The Elephant Stables Hotel

Waking up in your four-poster bed at The Elephant Stables Hotel must be a dream... we're jealous! Head to breakfast and try authentic Sri Lankan hoppers or coconut pancakes - make sure to have a cup of Ceylon tea with that! Once you've refreshed yourself, it's time for your guided tour of The Temple of the Tooth Relic. This Buddhist temple is said to contain the tooth of Buddha!

Your itinerary also includes an exclusive chance for you to see the way that the black tea that you know and love is produced! Your tour-guide will escort you in the lush tea plantations, a sea of leafy green, where you will learn the correct plucking practice - there are no short-cuts to providing the best tea! This is the perfect group activity, who will demonstrate the best technique? After this, you will have a guided-tour of the tea factory itself, where you will be able to sample the best tea in the world at its freshest. 

Day 10
Road transfer from The Elephant Stables Hotel to Colombo

Hopefully you've had your fill of fabulous Ceylon tea, because it's time to return to Colombo for your final night in Sri Lanka. You'll be spending your final evening at Residence By Uga Escapes, a mystifying Victorian townhouse that reflects Sri Lanka's colonial heritage. You really will feel like royalty staying in the palatial suites at the Residence, and you'll love getting some space in your own private courtyard.

Colombo is the perfect place for the group shopping trip of a lifetime! Explore the markets together and hunt for beautiful and unique souvenirs - Make sure that you stop to taste some Sri Lankan street food, you won't be able to avoid its delicious fragrance! Treat your tastebuds to a kottu roti, easy to find in the street markets or restaurants, and wash it down with delicious fresh lime juice. If you can find some, definitely try kukul mas curry, an irresistible coconut curry with chicken.

Day 11
Fly from Colombo to UK

Your memorable group trip to Sri Lanka has come to an end! It's time to pack your bags and catch a flight back to the UK. The staff at Residence will assist you with your luggage and wave you off as the minibus takes you back to airport. Spend your flight discussing your best moments and which tours you loved best - did you love learning about tea, or were you spellbound by the animals on your jeep safari? Now is also the perfect time to start thinking about what other amazing destinations you would like to discover.

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Itinerary includes:
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Transfers between the hotel and airport
  • 1 night at the 5-star Jetwing Blue
  • 3 nights at the 5-star Uga Ulagalla
  • 2 nights at the 4-star Forest Rock Gardens
  • 2 nights at the 5-star Elephant Stables
  • 1 night at the 5-star The Residence
  • Tour of Anuradhapura City
  • Jeep safari at Willpatuwa National Park
  • Private whale watching tour
  • Polonnaruwa ancient site tour
  • Tour of Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Tour of Dambulla Cave Temples
  • Tour of waterfalls and tea factory
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