Sri Lanka

Package No: SP1990
Departures: Daily

Off the coast of India, Sri Lanka is an eco-island of tropical beaches, spectacular wildlife and an enthralling history of British rule. Buddhist temples rub shoulders with lush tea plantations and trekkers revel amongst historic ruins and forest reserves With its combination of rolling beaches, rich culture, fascinating history and lush rainforests, Sri Lanka is a bona fide gem of a holiday destination.

With rich history, culture and wildlife to explore, take a journey through this breath-taking country and experience the wonder of Sri Lanka. Taking in the island’s culture, cuisine and wildlife, as you set off on safaris and visit iconic sights and cities such as Kandy, Sigiriya, Nuwara Eliya and Udawalawe National Park..

Bursting with beaches and temples, blessed with wonderful wildlife, packed with UNESCO-listed sites and filled with friendly faces and fascinating culture, Sri Lanka holidays are a vibrant experience for all. Exploring the ancient cities of the Cultural Triangle in the centre of the island, you’ll be wowed by history as you discover traces of bygone kingdoms. 

When to visit
The island is affected by two separate monsoon seasons, which can mean different conditions across the island throughout the year. The main southwest monsoon brings rain to the west, southwest and hill country from April to September, while the less severe northeast monsoon makes the east coast wettest from November to December. In the central highlands, summers are hot and winters mild. The most popular travel season is December to March; the best value is May to August.

The Cultural Triangle
Sri Lanka’s “cultural triangle” of the north-central part of the country is generally said to include the three great Sinhalese capitals of Kandy, and ruined Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa. Nearby Mihintale is revered as where Buddhism was introduced to Sri Lanka, while Sigiriya is known as Lion Rock, towering over the surrounding plains. The Buddhist cave temples of Dambulla are another must-see in the area, decorated inside with myriad sculptures and murals. Lastly, a tour of the area also includes 12-metre tall Aukana Buddha, the most perfectly preserved ancient statue in the country, carved out of a single rock in the 5th century.

Hill country
Sri Lanka’s “hill country” is possibly one of the most beautiful parts of Sri Lanka. It was cultivated by the British for tea production and became their retreat from the heat of the lowlands. The area is breathtaking in its terrain and greenery, peppered by old-fashioned trains, half-timbered guesthouses, Gothic churches and given a colourful twist by the saris and temples of the Hindu Tamil plantation workers. At the heart of tea-growing country is Nuwara Eliya, a quaint corner of the world and the likely start point for a trip to Horton Plains, a photo-grabbing plateau over 2,000 metres high with the beautiful backdrop of Sri Lanka’s second- and third-highest mountains, Kirigalpotta and Totapola.

DestinationSri Lanka
Month AvailabilityDecember 2023, January 2024, February 2024, March 2024, April 2024, May 2024, June 2024, July 2024, August 2024, September 2024, October 2024

Air ticket Larnaca - Colombo - Larnaca via stopover in economy class.

Airport taxes.
1 night accommodation in Club Palm Bay hotel or similar in Negombo on half board basis.

2 nights' accommodation in Tropical Life Resort or similar in Habarana on half board basis. 

2 nights' accommodation in The Fox Kandy hotel or similar in Kandy on half board basis. 

1 night accommodation in Araliya Red hotel or similar in N'Eliya on half board basis.

1 night accommodation in Grand Udawalawe hotel or similar in Udawalawe on half board basis.

Transportation as per program with an air-conditioned vehicle.

English-Speaking chauffeur.

Government Tax & Service Charge.

Entrance fees.


Any other meal not mentioned in the program.

Video Camera permits.

Early check-in and Late check-out.

Additional transfers or entrance fees to locations not mentioned in the program.

Personal Expenses. 

Travel insurance.

Visa for Sri Lanka.



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This proposal is an individual package that can be customized as per your preferences.


Day 1: Larnaca - Colombo

Flight Larnaca - Colombo via stopover . 


Day 2: Colombo - Negombo

Ayubowan! Once your Diethelm Travel Sri Lanka Representative meets you personally on arrival, you will be introduced to your chauffeur guide and then begin your journey to uncover the wonders of this island.
Leave for Negombo. 

Check in at Negombo - Club Palm Bay Hotel or similar.

Dinner & Overnight 


Day 3: Negombo - Pinnawela -Habarana

After breakfast, leave for Habarana. En route visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, located 13 km northwest of Kegalle towards Kandy, is famous because of the elephant orphanage located in the area. It is a must-visit as it would definitely add an unforgettable experience to your stay in this paradise isle.
(Feeding times 9.15hrs,13:15hrs & 17:15hrs , Bathing times 10:00hrs – 12:00 hrs & 14:00 -16:00 hrs ) 
Climb the Sigiriya rock fortress.
visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sigiriya - Sigiriya Rock Fortress, an 8th wonder of the world is a rare jewel among the many treasures in Sri Lanka. The famous Sigiriya frescoes of the buxom, wasp-waisted maidens bearing flowers, amidst the wilderness and ancient ruins.

Check-in at Habarana -Tropical Life Resort or similar.

Dinner & Overnight 


Day 4: Habarana - Polonnaruwa - Minneriya - Habarana

After breakfast, Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Polonnaruwa. 
Polonnaruwa, enthrals its visitors with a timeless reflection of the country’s glorious history. Once the site of Sri Lanka’s second medieval capital, the quaint landscapes studded with sites of archaeological importance are all well-preserved.
Village tour in Habarana 
Hiriwadunna village tour, includes an excursion through the countryside, along mud-thatched huts, flourishing paddy fields, streamlets, rivers and springs of crystal clear. Also visit to the scenic reservoir in Hiriwadunna, which is crossed by a boat.
In the evening go on a jeep safari of Minneriya National Park
Minneriya National Park, shelters some of the greatest wildlife treasures of this paradise isle. The ‘Sixth Greatest Wildlife Spectacle of the World’ – the amazing phenomenon of the ‘Minneriya Elephant gathering’ that occurs during August – September.

Return to Habarana - Tropical Life Resort Hotel or similar. 

Dinner & Overnight stay


Day 5: Habarana - Dambulla - Kandy

After breakfast , leave for Kandy. En route visit Dambulla cave temple
Dambulla Cave temple, a complex that lies atop a massive hill on the edge of the town is one of the eight UNESCO world heritage sites in the country and is renowned for its unique sculptures and the largest mural paintings.
Optional : On the way to Kandy, stop at spice garden, Batik shops
Spice Gardens, located in Matale offer wonderful opportunities to view the spices that stirred the interests of many nations, since time immemorial, in this emerald isle for its exotic spices, world over.
Kandy: Kandy, referred as the hill capital, Sri Dalada Maligawa that houses the sacred tooth relic of Buddha remains the prime landmark. Apart from the ancient monuments, the delightful jumble of antique shops and the bustling market are places to visit.

Check in at Kandy The Fox Kandy Hotel or similar 

Dinner & Overnight 


Day 6: Kandy

After breakfast, Walk through the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya. 
Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, although its origins date back to the era of medieval times, bears a rich history punctuated by colonialism and industrial change. The splendour of the gardens, further uplifted by the river that flows through its fringes.
Evening : In the evening visit The Temple of the Tooth,
Temple of the tooth relic of Lord Buddha, is the pride of Buddhists in Sri Lanka and world-over. The palace temple stands surrounded by a moat, its golden roof gleaming in the sunlight as white-clad pilgrims bearing lotus blossoms throng to worship.

Return to The Fox Kandy Hotel or similar.

Dinner & Overnight 


Day 7: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast, Leave for N’Eliya by Train. 
Train schedule as follows :
Leave from Kandy 08:30 am – Nanu Oya 12:30 pm
Nuwara Eliya, dubbed the ‘Little England of Sri Lanka’ is located in the thick, misty hills of this paradise isle. The colonial atmosphere remains preserved, resembles a British countryside complete with rose gardens, hedges and red-roofed bungalows.
Evening : visit the Hakgala Botanical gardens and the Ashok Vatika Temple, visit the Seetha Amman Temple.

Check in at Nuwara Eliya - Analiya Red Hotel or similar.

Dinner & Overnight 


Day 8: N'eliya - Udawalawe

After breakfast, leave for Udawalawe.
Evening: Visit Udawalawe National Park by Jeep
Udawalawe National Park, Home to scenic landscapes and rare wildlife that rival the savannah reserves of Africa, the park is a treasure of this emerald isle. It is most popular for elephant sightings as the verdure shelters close to 500 jumbos.

Check in at Udawalawe - Grand Udawalawe Hotel or similar

Dinner & Overnight


Day 9: Udawalawe - Larnaca

Breakfast at hotel

Transfer to the Airport for the return flight via stopover.

Sri Lanka
Room Category Single Double Triple Quad Child Book
4* & 5* Hotels 2399.00€
Room Category Single Double Triple Quad Child Book
4* & 5* Hotels 2399.00€
Room Category Single Double Triple Quad Child Book
4* & 5* Hotels 2399.00€
Room Category Single Double Triple Quad Child Book
4* & 5* Hotels 2399.00€
Room Category Single Double Triple Quad Child Book
4* & 5* Hotels 2399.00€
Room Category Single Double Triple Quad Child Book
4* & 5* Hotels 2399.00€
Room Category Single Double Triple Quad Child Book
4* & 5* Hotels 2399.00€
Room Category Single Double Triple Quad Child Book
4* & 5* Hotels 2399.00€
Room Category Single Double Triple Quad Child Book
4* & 5* Hotels 2399.00€
Room Category Single Double Triple Quad Child Book
4* & 5* Hotels 2399.00€
Room Category Single Double Triple Quad Child Book
4* & 5* Hotels 2399.00€
Room Category Single Double Triple Quad Child Book
4* & 5* Hotels 2399.00€

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