A pearl in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is a dream destination offering everything under the sun. With beaches that go on for miles, ruins that refuse to fall and an Elephant on every corner this corner of the world has plenty to explore.
Sri Lanka Tour
What a holiday I have found for you today. This offer from Travelbird is a once in a lifetime type holiday. This Sri Lanka Tour will have you spending 12 nights across 5 Hotels, and includes Flights, Luggage, Internal Transfers and plenty of Excursions – all for just €1120 per person.
This unique journey is an opportunity to discover this diverse and beautiful country, home to flavourful food, world famous tea and welcoming people.
The flights are from Manchester or Edinburgh and then onto Sri Lanka. Airport transfers are included so your local transport is covered and you’ll be ready to begin your Sir Lankan adventure starting in Habarana.
Your first 2 days will be in Habarana where you are able to explore the beautiful nature of the area. Your days here are all yours with no excursions to take up your time. Here is the perfect time to relax and unwind and explore the scenery as you’re surrounded by greenery. Your hotel here is Joe’s Village which scores 3.5 on TripAdvisor. The rooms here are comfortable and modern with many reviews complimenting the food here. Make the most of the gentle pace here as there’s plenty more to keep you occupied as you head to Kandy on day 3.
On your way to Kandy you’ll be off on your first excursion to the Spice Garden in Matale. After your excursion you’ll arrive in Kandy, the second largest city in Sri Lanka and the final capital of the ancient kings. Your stay here is at the Senai Hotel, with a TripAdvisor rating of 3/5. A real treat here is the uphill location, providing some breath taking views across the skyline. You’re here for two nights, the second day you’ll be able to visit the local village Pinnawela. Here is a great chance to see Sri Lanka’s main attraction – Elephants. Watch these wise animals bath and play in the river. A tour of Kandy is provided after your visit to Pinnawela. After Kandy you’re off into tea territory – a real treat for us tea sipping Brits!
Following from Kandy you will be off to Haputale but not before stopping off in Nuwara Eliya, known as ‘Little England’ this stretch of Sri Lanka is home to the tea plantations. On some days the weather is said to be like a spring day in Ireland…. (I feel a sonnet coming on). The influence of the British Empire is most visible here in the architecture in various local buildings and country cottages. After Nuwara Eliya you will head to Haptuale for 1 night. Your stay here is at the Olympus Plaza Hotel, which is a favourite on TripAdvisor with a rating of 4/5 and a Certificate of Excellence.
Your stay in Ratnapura is for 4 nights and you’ll be staying in the Ratnaloka Tour Inns (2.5/5 on TripAdvisor) on Full Board basis. Ratnapura is a real treat, translating from Sanskrit as the ‘City of Gems’. During your stay here you will visit the gem museum and gem mines, where you can try your luck at gem mining. Other activities here include a Cookery Lesson and Jeep Safari. There’s also plenty of chance for optional extras and time to yourself before heading to your final stop of the trip.
Time for your beach destination of Sri Lanka. In the south coast Tangalle has some of the most gorgeous beaches around, perfect for winding down and taking a dip before heading back home. You’ll be staying at the Paradise Lagoon Beach Resort which scores 4/5 of TripAdvisor. This hotel has rave reviews for its 4* hospitality and relaxing atmosphere – after 3 nights here you won’t want to be checking out.
For the full itinerary check with Travelbird for details. The only thing not included in this package are the flights from Ireland to the UK. However these can be purchased cheaply enough as I’m sure you are all aware, with Ryanair. If you need any help finding the connecting flights, feel free to drop me a message and I’ll be glad to help you out! :)
Enjoy a once in a lifetime tour around one of the world’s prettiest places. Follow the link below to book your Sri Lanka getaway today.
- Sri Lanka Tour: 12 Nights incl. Hotels, Half or Full Board, Excursions and Cooking Class + Flights with Luggage from only €1120
- Travel dates: cheapest date from Manchester or Edinburgh 12, 19 Nov 2015, but many more dates available
- Length of stay: 12 nights
- Average temp: 28°C
- Airport of departure: Manchester or Edinburgh
- Hotel: Joe’s Village
- Rating: 3.5/5 on TripAdvisor from 55 reviews
- Hotel: Senai Hotel
- Rating: 3/5 on TripAdvisor from 177 reviews
- Hotel: Olympus Plaza
- Rating: 4/5 on TripAdvisor from 100 reviews
- Hotel: Ratnaloka Tour Inn
- Rating: 2.5/5 on TripAdvisor from 33 reviews
- Hotel: Lagoon Paradise
- Rating: 4/5 on TripAdvisor from 156 reviews
- Destination: Sri Lanka
- Meals: Half Board in all hotels – Full Board at Ratnaloka
- Airport transfer included. Check your options here
- Rental car: Available from hertz.co.uk
- Also included: Excursions, Cooking lesson, Visit to Spice Garden & Gem Mines, Local transfers
- Price: only €1120 per person based on 2 adults sharing