Sri Lanka Solo Traveller
Travel 16 Feb 2019 - 25 Nov 2019
Book by 31 Mar 2019
Saving £387 per person
- 7 nts Glimpses of Ceylon, Sri Lanka - Standard room - Breakfast
- 7 nts Mermaid Hotel & Club, South West Coast Beaches - Standard room - All inclusive
- Sightseeing while on the tour
- All inclusive in Kalutara
- Flights to Colombo with Sri Lankan Airlines, accommodation throughout, sightseeing and private services of an English speaking chauffeur guide while on Glimpes of Ceylon tour, private transfers to Kalutara and prepayable taxes. £40 surchage for departure from the UK on Fri or Sat.
- This holiday is ATOL protected 2713
Standard room - Breakfast
Combine UNESCO World Heritage sites, colonial history and cultural delights on this privately escorted tour.
Sigiriya / Habarana 3 nights
Kandy 2 nights
Nuwara Eliya 1 night
Colombo 1 night
Standard room - All inclusive
Mermaid Hotel & Club is tucked away in a vast coconut grove along a stretch of golden, sandy beach in the cosy fishing village of Kalutara.
Flights to Colombo with Sri Lankan Airlines, accommodation throughout, sightseeing and private services of an English speaking chauffeur guide while on Glimpes of Ceylon tour, private transfers to Kalutara and prepayable taxes. £40 surchage for departure from the UK on Fri or Sat.
Regional Departures: Regional supplements are available from Manchester from £160, Belfast from £160, Newcastle from £160, Edinburgh from £160, Glasgow from £160. Other regional airports may be available, please ask for details.
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing (unless stated otherwise). Subject to availabilty, terms and conditions apply.
Standard room - Breakfast
Named as Lonely Planet's top destination for 2019 and romantically christened the "teardrop of India", Sri Lanka is full of surprises. Along with a stunning coastline, the island offers history spanning 3,000 event-filled years, nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites and culture of unbelievable depth and diversity. Set amongst lush, green and picturesque mountains lined with tea plantations and alongside golden, sandy beaches, the setting is spectacular and makes for a holiday to be remembered forever.
A string of enchanting beaches with swaying palms and the warm, tropical waters of the Indian Ocean dot the coast for over a thousand miles, so no matter where you go, you're close to a dazzling gem. The south and west coast includes Negombo on the western coast, a small resort town known for its fine beaches and superb seafood while the established resort of Bentota has excellent accommodation options and fabulous array of watersports. Nearby Kalutara is a bustling village well known for its fantastic beaches and handicrafts; Ahungalla offers a more serene pace of life and popular Galle is home to gorgeous stretches of sandy beaches a well as the colonial Dutch Fort area. Tangalle is home to stunning beaches, picturesque coves and gentle reminders of the colonial era and charming Hambantota allows visitors to experience natural beauty, wildlife and heritage sights as well as sweeping sandy beaches. Yet to be fully discovered, the east coast resorts of Trincomalee and Passikudah are home to long white sandy beaches, fantastic surf and mangrove lagoons, ideal for diving, snorkelling and whale watching.
Sri Lanka's cultural triangle is a treasure trove of some of the island's, if not the world's, finest ancient monuments, which extends from medieval Kandy to the ancient kingdom of Anuradhapura to the north and Polonnaruwa to the east. Sights include the unforgettable rock fortress of Sigiriya, the incredible cave temples at Dambulla, the striking remains of Polonnaruwa, the jungle-swathed ruins of Anuradhapura and the Temple of the Sacred Tooth in Kandy.
Experience the wild side of Sri Lanka at one of its National Parks. Yala is the country's foremost wildlife destination, where elephants, leopards, crocodiles and monkeys roam along with exotic birds and insects. Another popular park is Udawalawe, an ideal place to see herds of majestic elephant in their natural surroundings, or Gal Oya, where boat safaris are offered, while Sinharaja is Sri Lanka's only remaining primeval rainforest. For a truly spectacular natural sight, don't miss the annual Elephant Gathering (Aug- Sep), when wild elephants from the surrounding wilderness make their way to the shores of the Minneriya Resevoir in Minneriya National Park. Meanwhile, the ocean surrounding Sri Lanka is home to blue whales, sperm whales and lively dolphins with sightings possible between November and April in Mirissa (close to Galle) and Kalpitya (west coast) or between March and April in Trincomalee. A variety of sea turtle species can be seen year round in Kosgoda (near Galle) or Rekawa (near Tangalle).
Let's not forget the mesmerising landscape of Sri Lanka's cool central highlands, where lush green tea plantations dating back to the colonial era carpet the rolling hills. At its heart is Nuwara Eliya, where the colourful saris of the tea pickers dot the hills and restored plantation bungalows provide a perfectly serene retreat.
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Standard room - All inclusive
This scenic coastline shows Sri Lanka at its most developed with the established resort of Bentota along with the bustling town of Kalutara, both of which are dotted with wonderful hotels and dining options, while those who enjoy a more serene pace of life, should look no further than the small resort of Ahungalla. However, what they all share are golden beaches, swaying coconut palms and the warm blue waters of the Indian Ocean.
Nestled between the beautiful Bentota River, a tropical lagoon and the Indian Ocean is Bentota, one of the south west coast's most established beach resorts. The wide expanse of golden sands face the Indian Ocean and are lined by a superb choice of hotels, from boutique to bustling, suiting all tastes and budgets. Watersports enthusiasts can enjoy everything from jet skiing and windsurfing to wakeboarding and canoeing on the calm waters of the lagoon, take an excursion along the river or enjoy diving and snorkelling around the reefs that can be found close to the shore.
Once an important spice trading centre, Kalutara is today best known for its long stretch of fine sandy beach and whilst it is one of the largest settlements along the coast, it remains reasonably unspoilt. When you can tear yourself away from the beach, you'll find busy, colourful markets to explore along with some beautiful Buddhist temples.
Ahungalla is a small coastal fishing village nestling amidst coconut groves and with an idyllic palm-fringed sandy beach. Surrounded by farmland and paddy fields, it really is the ideal place to enjoy a relaxing beach holiday.
The south west coast beaches are a prime nesting site for turtles and at the Turtle Conservation Project in Kosgoda you can visit the hatchery and observe these incredible creatures in their natural habitat. This stretch of coastline is also known for its Ayurvedic centres with an array of therapies designed to relax and rejuvenate.