Sri Lanka

Uncover the Beauty of Sri Lanka: A Luxury Small-Group Tour

Fall in love with the unspoiled beauty of Sri Lanka on this 11-day luxury small group tour (max. 16 travellers). Stay in five-star style as you journey through the striking landscapes of this island nation and discover the bustling Sri Lankan capital of Colombo, the 150-year-old tradition of the tea plantations and the unique game animals of Yala National Park. Includes daily breakfast, a selection of handpicked lunches and dinners, an all-inclusive stay at Ceylon Tea Trails - one of Sri Lanka's most luxurious hotels - a thrilling jeep safari, an indulgent massage, private transportation, expert local guides, exclusive insider experiences and more. Magical Maldives extension available, featuring five nights' all-inclusive beach-side indulgence, just one-and-a-half hours from Sri Lanka (see below for more details).

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Earn 2,999 Qantas Points
11 Days
TWIN SHARE SRI LANKA TOUR - LOW SEASON
  • Inclusions valid for one person (twin share - you must purchase two packages)
  • Ten nights in handpicked five-star accommodation, including Jetwing Vil Uyana and an all-inclusive stay at one of Sri Lanka’s most luxurious hotels, Ceylon Tea Trails
  • A selection of gourmet experiences, including daily breakfast, four lunches and four dinners
  • Expert local English-speaking guides
  • Private transportation throughout
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Return airport transfers
  • A traditional Ayurveda massage experience
  • A morning jeep safari tour in Yala National Park
  • Tea experience and tasting in the tea plantations
  • A morning climb to the top of the UNESCO World Heritage-Listed Sigiriya rock fortress
  • A local spice tour
Earn 3,699 Qantas Points
11 Days
TWIN SHARE SRI LANKA TOUR - HIGH SEASON
  • Inclusions valid for one person (twin share - you must purchase two packages)
  • Ten nights in handpicked five-star accommodation, including Jetwing Vil Uyana and an all-inclusive stay at one of Sri Lanka’s most luxurious hotels, Ceylon Tea Trails
  • A selection of gourmet experiences, including daily breakfast, four lunches and four dinners
  • Expert local English-speaking guides
  • Private transportation throughout
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Return airport transfers
  • A traditional Ayurveda massage experience
  • A morning jeep safari tour in Yala National Park
  • Tea experience and tasting in the tea plantations
  • A morning climb to the top of the UNESCO World Heritage-Listed Sigiriya rock fortress
  • A local spice tour
Earn 4,599 Qantas Points
11 Days
SINGLE TRAVELLER SRI LANKA TOUR - LOW SEASON
  • Inclusions valid for one person
  • Ten nights in handpicked five-star accommodation, including Jetwing Vil Uyana and an all-inclusive stay at one of Sri Lanka’s most luxurious hotels, Ceylon Tea Trails
  • A selection of gourmet experiences, including daily breakfast, four lunches and four dinners
  • Expert local English-speaking guides
  • Private transportation throughout
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Return airport transfers
  • A traditional Ayurveda massage experience
  • A morning jeep safari tour in Yala National Park
  • Tea experience and tasting in the tea plantations
  • A morning climb to the top of the UNESCO World Heritage-Listed Sigiriya rock fortress
  • A local spice tour
Earn 5,899 Qantas Points
11 Days
SINGLE TRAVELLER SRI LANKA TOUR - HIGH SEASON
  • Inclusions valid for one person
  • Ten nights in handpicked five-star accommodation, including Jetwing Vil Uyana and an all-inclusive stay at one of Sri Lanka’s most luxurious hotels, Ceylon Tea Trails
  • A selection of gourmet experiences, including daily breakfast, four lunches and four dinners
  • Expert local English-speaking guides
  • Private transportation throughout
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Return airport transfers
  • A traditional Ayurveda massage experience
  • A morning jeep safari tour in Yala National Park
  • Tea experience and tasting in the tea plantations
  • A morning climb to the top of the UNESCO World Heritage-Listed Sigiriya rock fortress
  • A local spice tour
Earn 5,999 Qantas Points
16 Days
TWIN SHARE WITH EXTENSION - LOW SEASON
  • Inclusions valid for one person (twin share - you must purchase two packages)
  • Ten nights in handpicked five-star accommodation, including Jetwing Vil Uyana and an all-inclusive stay at one of Sri Lanka’s most luxurious hotels, Ceylon Tea Trails
  • A selection of gourmet experiences, including daily breakfast, four lunches and four dinners
  • Expert local English-speaking guides
  • Private transportation throughout
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Return airport transfers
  • A traditional Ayurveda massage experience
  • A morning jeep safari tour in Yala National Park
  • Tea experience and tasting in the tea plantations
  • A morning climb to the top of the UNESCO World Heritage-Listed Sigiriya rock fortress
  • A local spice tour

PLUS

  • Return flights from Colombo, Sri Lanka, to Male, Maldives
  • Internal flights and speedboat transfers to the resort
  • Five nights of five-star, all-inclusive accommodation at the Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives
  • Welcome glass of bubbles each
  • Daily champagne breakfast featuring unlimited French champagne, available through to mid-morning at the Reef restaurant
  • Daily lunch and nightly dinner at a choice of three restaurants, including a la carte Thai delicacies at Suan Bua, Italian at Azzuri Mare or Western and Asian options at Reef
  • Selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages served daily from 10am until midnight, including house wines (red, white, sparkling, and rosé), beer, spirits (including Absolut Vodka, Johnnie Walker, Gordon’s London Dry Gin and Jack Daniel's), cocktails, soft drinks, tea, coffee and juices
  • Mini-bar, replenished once a day with soft drinks, mineral water, beer and two bottles of wine
  • One US $100 spa credit per person to redeem at SPA Cenvaree OR up to three guided dives
  • Choice of excursions, including a snorkelling tour, whale shark boat trip, sunset cruise, local island exploration and sunset fishing (guests can book each excursion once per stay only)
Earn 7,199 Qantas Points
16 Days
TWIN SHARE WITH EXTENSION - HIGH SEASON
  • Inclusions valid for one person (twin share - you must purchase two packages)
  • Ten nights in handpicked five-star accommodation, including Jetwing Vil Uyana and an all-inclusive stay at one of Sri Lanka’s most luxurious hotels, Ceylon Tea Trails
  • A selection of gourmet experiences, including daily breakfast, four lunches and four dinners
  • Expert local English-speaking guides
  • Private transportation throughout
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Return airport transfers
  • A traditional Ayurveda massage experience
  • A morning jeep safari tour in Yala National Park
  • Tea experience and tasting in the tea plantations
  • A morning climb to the top of the UNESCO World Heritage-Listed Sigiriya rock fortress
  • A local spice tour

PLUS

  • Return flights from Colombo, Sri Lanka, to Male, Maldives
  • Internal flights and speedboat transfers to the resort
  • Five nights of five-star, all-inclusive accommodation at the Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives
  • Welcome glass of bubbles each
  • Daily champagne breakfast featuring unlimited French champagne, available through to mid-morning at the Reef restaurant
  • Daily lunch and nightly dinner at a choice of three restaurants, including a la carte Thai delicacies at Suan Bua, Italian at Azzuri Mare or Western and Asian options at Reef
  • Selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages served daily from 10am until midnight, including house wines (red, white, sparkling, and rosé), beer, spirits (including Absolut Vodka, Johnnie Walker, Gordon’s London Dry Gin and Jack Daniel's), cocktails, soft drinks, tea, coffee and juices
  • Mini-bar, replenished once a day with soft drinks, mineral water, beer and two bottles of wine
  • One US $100 spa credit per person to redeem at SPA Cenvaree OR up to three guided dives
  • Choice of excursions, including a snorkelling tour, whale shark boat trip, sunset cruise, local island exploration and sunset fishing (guests can book each excursion once per stay only)
Earn 9,999 Qantas Points
16 Days
SINGLE TRAVELLER WITH EXTENSION - LOW SEASON
  • Inclusions valid for one person
  • Ten nights in handpicked five-star accommodation, including Jetwing Vil Uyana and an all-inclusive stay at one of Sri Lanka’s most luxurious hotels, Ceylon Tea Trails
  • A selection of gourmet experiences, including daily breakfast, four lunches and four dinners
  • Expert local English-speaking guides
  • Private transportation throughout
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Return airport transfers
  • A traditional Ayurveda massage experience
  • A morning jeep safari tour in Yala National Park
  • Tea experience and tasting in the tea plantations
  • A morning climb to the top of the UNESCO World Heritage-Listed Sigiriya rock fortress
  • A local spice tour

PLUS

  • Return flights from Colombo, Sri Lanka, to Male, Maldives
  • Internal flights and speedboat transfers to the resort
  • Five nights of five-star, all-inclusive accommodation at the Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives
  • Welcome glass of bubbles each
  • Daily champagne breakfast featuring unlimited French champagne, available through to mid-morning at the Reef restaurant
  • Daily lunch and nightly dinner at a choice of three restaurants, including a la carte Thai delicacies at Suan Bua, Italian at Azzuri Mare or Western and Asian options at Reef
  • Selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages served daily from 10am until midnight, including house wines (red, white, sparkling, and rosé), beer, spirits (including Absolut Vodka, Johnnie Walker, Gordon’s London Dry Gin and Jack Daniel's), cocktails, soft drinks, tea, coffee and juices
  • Mini-bar, replenished once a day with soft drinks, mineral water, beer and two bottles of wine
  • One US $100 spa credit per person to redeem at SPA Cenvaree OR up to three guided dives
  • Choice of excursions, including a snorkelling tour, whale shark boat trip, sunset cruise, local island exploration and sunset fishing (guests can book each excursion once per stay only)
Earn 12,399 Qantas Points
16 Days
SINGLE TRAVELLER WITH EXTENSION - HIGH SEASON
  • Inclusions valid for one person
  • Ten nights in handpicked five-star accommodation, including Jetwing Vil Uyana and an all-inclusive stay at one of Sri Lanka’s most luxurious hotels, Ceylon Tea Trails
  • A selection of gourmet experiences, including daily breakfast, four lunches and four dinners
  • Expert local English-speaking guides
  • Private transportation throughout
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Return airport transfers
  • A traditional Ayurveda massage experience
  • A morning jeep safari tour in Yala National Park
  • Tea experience and tasting in the tea plantations
  • A morning climb to the top of the UNESCO World Heritage-Listed Sigiriya rock fortress
  • A local spice tour

PLUS

  • Return flights from Colombo, Sri Lanka, to Male, Maldives
  • Internal flights and speedboat transfers to the resort
  • Five nights of five-star, all-inclusive accommodation at the Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives
  • Welcome glass of bubbles each
  • Daily champagne breakfast featuring unlimited French champagne, available through to mid-morning at the Reef restaurant
  • Daily lunch and nightly dinner at a choice of three restaurants, including a la carte Thai delicacies at Suan Bua, Italian at Azzuri Mare or Western and Asian options at Reef
  • Selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages served daily from 10am until midnight, including house wines (red, white, sparkling, and rosé), beer, spirits (including Absolut Vodka, Johnnie Walker, Gordon’s London Dry Gin and Jack Daniel's), cocktails, soft drinks, tea, coffee and juices
  • Mini-bar, replenished once a day with soft drinks, mineral water, beer and two bottles of wine
  • One US $100 spa credit per person to redeem at SPA Cenvaree OR up to three guided dives
  • Choice of excursions, including a snorkelling tour, whale shark boat trip, sunset cruise, local island exploration and sunset fishing (guests can book each excursion once per stay only)

Enjoy the intimacy of a luxurious small group tour as you travel through one of the world’s most fascinating landscapes. Discover colonial history, stunning white beaches, head-turning terrain and UNESCO World-Heritage sites through insider experiences with the very best local guides. Sri Lanka truly is a nature lover’s dream.

What You’ll Love...

Five-Star Accommodation – Stay in luxury bungalows among tea plantations and in eco-luxury amid paddy fields

In between exploring the tropical country of Sri Lanka, you'll end each day in handpicked five-star accommodation.

With a name that references “a garden of lakes”, Sigiriya’s Jetwing Vil Uyana offers world-class Sri Lankan hospitality in an exclusive sanctuary amid the paddy fields. Built on the agricultural lands of Sri Lankan ancestors, you’ll truly feel the blend of rustic tradition and modern luxury. Spend two nights in eco-luxury and awken to the sounds of surrounding wildlife as you experience a rural haven with contemporary comforts. Return from a day visiting the exceptional UNESCO World-Heritage site of the Sigiriya rock fortress and indulge mind and body with a complimentary Ayurveda massage at the hotel’s Island Spa. Finish your day with a dip in the plunge pool and settle down with a great book in the library.

Discover the tranquility of the vibrant green hills of Sri Lanka’s tea country with two all-inclusive nights at the majestic Ceylon Tea Trails. At 4,000ft above sea level, Ceylon Tea Trails comprises a collection of five beautifully restored plantation bungalows set around the picturesque Castlereagh Lake, near the town of Hatton. Originally built for British tea managers during the days of the Raj, you’ll overlook the grand tea plantations while enjoying chic style, gourmet cuisine and the finest service. Feel like an honoured guest as you unwind in the panoramic infinity pool overlooking the stunning lake and indulge in the services provided by your personal housekeeper, chef and butler.

Spend two memorable nights at Jetwing Lighthouse in Galle, an elegant hotel offering the ultimate tropical retreat amid the sun, sea and sand of Sri Lanka’s southern coast. Perched directly on the rocky shores of the Indian Ocean, Jetwing Lighthouse is the effortless luxury you need after a day discovering the historic city of Galle. Unwind on the expansive hotel terrace with a drink in hand, as you gaze out over the spectacular Sri Lankan sunset.

The Experiences & Sights – Embark on an exciting game drive through Yala National Park and enjoy a tea picking and tasting experience among the plantations

Begin your journey in the capital of Colombo - a port city famous for its ancient east-west trade routes, with a vibrant colonial heritage reflected in its mansions and lush gardens.

Uncover the beauty of the Golden Temple of Dambulla, the unique paved monastery that has been a pilgrimage destination for 22 centuries, dating back to the first century. Not far from here, is the ancient city of Sigiriya – an impressive rock fortress in central Sri Lanka. Also known as ‘Lion Rock’, due to the huge lion gateway that once stood at the entrance, yout steep climb to the top will be rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. At the peak, you’ll find the remains of a Buddhist monastery built in the 14th century, atop the remnants of an extinct volcano.

Sri Lanka serves up a remarkable feast for the senses. Visit the city of Kandy, the gateway to the nation’s tea plantations, set on a plateau surrounded by hypnotic mountains. Besides exploring the impressive array of colonial architecture, no visit here is complete without a stop at the Temple of the Tooth - one of Buddhism's most sacred sites.

Take an incredible drive through Sri Lanka’s magical hill country. Filled with lush tea plantations amid a beautiful backdrop, you’ll learn about the 150-year-old tradition that remains a major export for the country, while also enjoying a wonderful tasting experience featuring some of the world’s best teas.

Embark on an exciting safari adventure through Yala National Park, the most visited national park in the country. Enjoy a guided game drive that’ll take you from open parkland and jungle to waterholes, streams and lagoons. This is your opportunity to spot elephants, leopards, sloth bears, water buffalos, monkeys and more!

Find out more about Sri Lanka in the Luxury Escapes travel guide here .

Your Package Includes:

  • Ten nights in handpicked five-star accommodation, including Jetwing Vil Uyana and an all-inclusive stay at one of Sri Lanka’s most luxurious hotels, Ceylon Tea Trails
  • A selection of gourmet experiences, including daily breakfast, four lunches and four dinners
  • Expert local English-speaking guides
  • Private transportation throughout
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Return airport transfers
  • A traditional Ayurveda massage experience
  • A morning jeep safari tour in Yala National Park
  • Tea experience and tasting in the tea plantations
  • A morning climb to the top of the UNESCO World Heritage-Listed Sigiriya rock fortress
  • A local spice tour

Magical Maldives Extension – Five nights all-inclusive beach indulgence, only one-and-a-half hours from Sri Lanka (flights included)

Why not end your trip with relaxed, all-inclusive luxury in the Maldives?

After your Sri Lanka tour ends, take the one-and-a-half-hour flight from Colombo to the magical waters of Male and experience paradise on earth at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives. Indulge in unbelievable inclusions, with return flights and boat transfers, a welcome glass of bubbles, daily champagne breakfast, daily lunch, nightly dinner in any of the resort's three restaurants, and unlimited daily beers, wines, spirits and cocktails from 10am all part of your upgrade.

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa is a world of five-star barefoot bliss that offers exciting activities and ultimate relaxation in equal measure. Stay in a stunning Beach Suite that defines island chic luxury, with doors that open out into the white-sand beach and the turquoise waters of the lagoon.

Start each day in paradise with an included sumptuous champagne breakfast. For your included lunches and dinners, wander the over-water walkways to your choice of three restaurants, all with unlimited alcoholic and soft beverages.

Choose to relax into island time or take part in once-in-a-lifetime activities during your stay. You'll have the choice of picking either up to three complimentary snorkelling tours and dives, led by PADI-accredited dive masters, or a US $100 credit, to be redeemed at the on-site SPA Cenvaree.

Your Extension Package Includes:

  • Return flights from Colombo, Sri Lanka, to Male, Maldives
  • Internal flights and speedboat transfers to the resort
  • Five nights of five-star, all-inclusive accommodation at the Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives
  • Welcome glass of bubbles each
  • Daily champagne breakfast featuring unlimited French champagne, available through to mid-morning at the Reef restaurant
  • Daily lunch and nightly dinner at a choice of three restaurants, including a la carte Thai delicacies at Suan Bua, Italian at Azzuri Mare or Western and Asian options at Reef
  • Selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages served daily from 10am until midnight, including house wines (red, white, sparkling, and rosé), beer, spirits (including Absolut Vodka, Johnnie Walker, Gordon’s London Dry Gin and Jack Daniel's), cocktails, soft drinks, tea, coffee and juices
  • Mini-bar, replenished once a day with soft drinks, mineral water, beer and two bottles of wine
  • One US $100 spa credit per person to redeem at SPA Cenvaree OR up to three guided dives
  • Choice of excursions, including a snorkelling tour, whale shark boat trip, sunset cruise, local island exploration and sunset fishing (guests can book each excursion once per stay only)

The ’7 day change of mind guarantee’ does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Luxury Escapes Refund Policy applies.

Maldives Green Tax: A green tax of US$6 per person applies and is payable directly to the resort on check out (for extension only)

After you have made your booking, please follow the instructions on your confirmation email and ensure you complete your traveller information details within 48 hours.

Valid for select departure dates from Colombo

Low Season:

10 November 2018

7 December 2018

10 May 2019

7 June 2019

19 June 2019

4 September 2019

18 September 2019

2 October 2019

16 October 2019

6 November 2019

2 December 2019

High Season:

7 March 2019

22 March 2019

19 April 2019

26 April 2019

3 July 2019

Tour includes accommodation at the following hotels:

Jetwing Colombo Seven

Jetwing Vil Uyana

Mahaweli Reach

Ceylon Tea Trails

Jetwing Yala

Jetwing Lighthouse

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives (extension only)

Accommodation is subject to availability and may be substituted for a hotel of a similar standard.

Maximum tour capacity is 16 people, minimum tour capacity is two people.

Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion (as a guide, approx. US $10-15 per person, per day is the industry standard).

Arrival and departure transfers are only available on the first and last day of the tour. Any arrivals and departures outside of these days will need to make their own arrangements to/from the airport.

Travellers should have a basic level of physical fitness and mobility and must be able to negotiate uneven surfaces, climb stairs and board boats.

Travellers are advised to check with their local health professional at least 45 days prior to departure, as some vaccinations require 30 days or more to be effective. Proof of vaccination is not usually required unless you are coming from an infected area.

Your passport must be valid at least SIX months beyond your intended stay overseas.

The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged 18 years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise if travelling alone, you must purchase the Single Traveller package option. See the package options for further details. Single travellers will get their own room throughout the tour.

All surcharges are payable directly to Luxury Escapes.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated) and menu options are subject to change.

Please note that on some religious holidays throughout the year, alcohol cannot be served in public spaces. Should this happen to fall during your travel dates, please respect the local beliefs and refrain from drinking alcohol in public.

Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) international flights are not included with this package.

Package cannot be split.

Travel insurance is compulsory. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package.

Strictly no refunds for this package for amendments and change of date.

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations.

Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash.

Please Note: Disability access is limited during the tour, please consider this when making your booking.

Guests can enjoy each excursion just once during the stay (for extension only).

Before making a reservation, please ensure that the name on the reservation is the same as it appears on your passport. An error may result in a name change penalty or boarding being denied by the airline. Luxury Escapes accepts no responsibility for accuracy of name on the travel documents.

The value and comparative savings have been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving.

Occasionally our itineraries are updated prior to departure to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ feedback as well as updates from our ground operators. Please note that while we operate successful tours in this region throughout the year, some changes may be necessary due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities may also vary from time to time.

All activities and services are subject to availability.

Please note that full terms and conditions apply.

DAY 1: COLOMBO

On arrival in Colombo you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel. As most flights arrive into Colombo late in the evening, there are no activities scheduled for today and the evening (depending on your arrival time) is at your leisure.

ACCOMMODATION: Jetwing Colombo Seven

DAY 2: COLOMBO - SIGIRIYA

This morning we depart for Sigiriya, with a visit to Dambulla with its rock temple dating back to the first century BC. The caves of Dambulla sheltered King Walagamba during his 14 years of exile from Anuradhapura.

We continue on to Sigiriya arriving late afternoon where you have some time to unwind before your group dinner.

ACCOMMODATION: Jetwing Vil Uyana

MEALS: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 3: SIGIRIYA

This morning after breakfast we climb the fifth-century, UNESCO World Heritage-Listed Sigiriya rock fortress, also known as ‘Lion Rock’ due to the huge lion gateway that once stood at the entrance. On one of its stairways, frescoes which are the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting can be observed.

We enjoy a local lunch before we continue to Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka’s ancient capital featuring the Rock Temple and ancient palace ruins.

Returning to the hotel in the late afternoon, the rest of the evening is at your leisure.

ACCOMMODATION: Jetwing Vil Uyana

MEALS: Breakfast & Lunch

DAY 4: SIGIRIYA – MATALE – KANDY

This morning we depart for Kandy, with a stop en route at the Spice Garden in Matale to discover the different spices Sri Lanka is famous for. We continue to Kandy for a city tour incorporating Upper Lake Drive, the market square and the Temple of Tooth - the sacred temple home to the palm-leaf transcripts dating back to 1687.

Kandy is rich with temples, shrines and monasteries and is an example of Buddhism’s influence in Sri Lanka today.

After checking into the hotel the evening is at leisure.

ACCOMMODATION: Mahaweli Reach

MEALS: Breakfast & Lunch

DAY 5: KANDY – HATTON

Today we enjoy a scenic drive through the hillside tea plantations to Hatton, regarded as one of the most beautiful journeys in Sri Lanka. Witness green rolling hills and tea pickers at work in the tea plantations.

Arrive at Tea Trails, a cluster of colonial-era planters' bungalows packed with period furnishings. Each bungalow has its own housekeeper, chef, butler and houseboys – you'll feel like an honoured guest.

ACCOMMODATION: Ceylon Tea Trails

MEALS: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 6: HATTON

After breakfast you enjoy a morning “Tea Experience” with a visit to 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.

ACCOMMODATION: Ceylon Tea Trails

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 7: HATTON - YALA NATIONAL PARK

This morning transfer southeast from Hatton to Yala National Park (approx. 5 hrs). Stop on the way for lunch before arriving in Yala in the late afternoon where the evening is at leisure.

ACCOMMODATION: Jetwing Yala

MEALS: Breakfast & Lunch

DAY 8: YALA

This morning you enjoy an early morning jeep safari in the beautiful Yala National Park. Yala is the best location to sight and photograph the rare and remarkable leopards and other highlights of Yala include wild elephants, bears, wild boars, buffalos, deer, crocodiles and many species of birds. The National Park ranges from open parkland to jungle with waterholes, streams, small lakes and lagoons.

Return to the hotel for breakfast and the rest of the day is at your leisure for your own discoveries, or to relax by the hotel’s pool or down by the beach – the choice is yours.

ACCOMMODATION: Jetwing Yala

MEALS: Breakfast

DAY 9: YALA – GALLE

This morning we depart for Galle after breakfast.

We enjoy a stop en route to visit the Weligama stilt fishermen and watch them going about their daily routine. In chest-deep water just a few metres off the shore, the stilt fishermen perch on a single pole planted into the sea-bed. This is a common method of fishing amongst the locals in the Southern part of Sri Lanka.

Continue to Galle, arriving in the late afternoon.

ACCOMMODATION: Jetwing Lighthouse

MEALS: Breakfast

DAY 10: GALLE

The morning we enjoy a tour of Galle with its colonial architecture and UNESCO World Heritage-Listed sixteenth century fort. Before Colombo, Galle was the main seaport of Sri Lanka and houses the fort which was initially built by the Portuguese in 1619 and later further developed by the Dutch and the British.

The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure.

This evening you enjoy a final group dinner at the hotel.

ACCOMMODATION: Jetwing Lighthouse

MEALS: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 11: TOUR ENDS

Your tour ends today with a transfer back to Colombo for your onward flight.

MEALS: Breakfast

OPTIONAL EXTENSION – MALDIVES PACKAGE

DAY 11: FLY TO THE MALDIVES

This morning you are transferred to Colombo airport for your flight to Male. On arrival in Male you will board another flight and then onto a speedboat transfer to the Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives – your paradise home for the next 5 nights.

ACCOMMODATION: Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives

MEALS: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 12 – 15: INDULGE IN PARADISE

ACCOMMODATION: Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily

DAY 16: FLY HOME

This morning you are transferred to Male airport for your flight back to Colombo where your journey comes to an end.

MEALS: Breakfast

The tour begins and ends in Colombo (same for the extended tour).

Your international flights are not included in your package. Flights to Colombo from Australia will typically take a minimum of one stop and approximately 12-16 hours, departing from most major cities with Malaysian Airlines, Qantas, Emirates, Sri Lankan Airlines and more.

Private return airport transfers are included on the first and last day of the tour only.

You MUST complete your booking form within 48 hours of booking. Following its completion, our Tours Concierge will be in touch to assist with any additional arrangements – including flights.

Please book your flight out of Colombo (CMB) anytime after midday on Day 11. If you are extending your journey to the 16-day tour you will need to book your flight out of Colombo (CMB) anytime after 9pm on Day 16.

A visa may be required to the destination you are visiting. It is each traveller’s responsibility to ensure they are holding a current visa. Please take the time to visit our preferred vendor website Visa Direct to assist you with any visa application requirements and processes. If you require any supporting documentation when applying for your visa please let us know and we would be more than happy to assist. Click here to visit the website.