Culture, nature, wildlife and beach stay east coast Sri Lanka with private chauffeur/guide Ideal for families with children
13 days / 12 nights
Best season for holidays at the stunning beaches of Sri Lanka's east coast: May to September Best season for beach holidays at the south and west coast: October to April
Highlights: * Visit of the ancient city of Anuradhapura * Visit to the fascinating Avukana Buddha Statue * Game Drive in Minneriya National Park with wild elephants * Game Drive in Wilpattu National Park, habitat of leopards and much more * 3 nights in stylisch Uga Ulagalla Resort near Anuradhapura * 1 week beach stay in exclusive beach hotel in Passikudha or Kuchchaveli
Welcome to Sri Lanka The tear drop shaped island of Sri Lanka lies in the Indian Ocean just off the southern tip of India. With its golden sandy beaches, azure blue waters and warm tropical climate, Sri Lanka is a year round destination for holidaymakers seeking sun, sand and sea. The island has a rich cultural heritage that dates back over 2,000 years which is linked to the origins of Buddhism in the country with magnificently constructed stupas and the ruins of ancient kingdoms. Controlled from the 16th century onwards by the Portuguese, Dutch and finally the British prior to gaining full independence in 1948, the influences of colonial powers remain visible in architecture and a number of forts across the country. Sri Lanka is recognised as a global biodiversity hotspot with a rich variety of endemic flora and fauna, and incredibly for a small island, can boast of large iconic animals such as the Asian Elephant, Leopard and the largest animal to have inhabited our planet, the Blue Whale. From palm fringed beaches to scrub jungles and numerous man-made lakes in the lowlands to tropical rainforests, cloud forests and highlands laden with waterfalls at its centre, this resplendent isle is abundant in natural beauty.
Day 1: Met on arrival by a chauffeur guide and transfer to Jetwing Lagoon, Negombo (approx. ½ hour drive). Enjoy your breakfast and spend a day at leisure or engage in one of the activities, Jetwing Lagoon has many activities to offer. Overnight at Jetwing Lagoon, Negombo in Deluxe Room with breakfast
Day 2: Transfer to Ulagalla Resort, Thirippane (approx. 4 hour drive). En route visit ancient city of Anuradhapura. Check in to Ulagalla Resort & relax. 3 nights at Ulagalla Resort, Tirippane in Ulagalla Chalet with halfboard
Day 3: In the afternoon visit the Minneriya National Park (approx.1 hour drive). Engage in a game drive in search for Wild Elephants. Return to Ulagalla Resort and relax.
Day 4: Early morning go on a game drive at Wilpattu National Park (approx. 1 hour drive). Return back to Ulagalla Resort and relax
Day 5 to day 11: After breakfast proceed to beach hotel Uga Bay by Uga Escape in Passikudah (3 hour drive) in Beach Studio or Uga Jungle Beach in Kuchchaveli, Trincomalee (2.5 hour drive) in Beach Cabin 7 nights in selected beach hotel with halfboard
Day 12: After breakfast proceed to Batticaloa or Trincomalee and take a short flight (approx. 45 minutes) to Colombo Check in at The Wallawwa Resort, Kotugoda and overnight
Day 13: Early morning transfer to Bandaranaike International airport for your departure flight (approx. ½ hour drive)
Services included: * Accommodation at the hotels (or similar) and meal plans as per itinerary mentioned above. * All transport services using air-conditioned private car/Van * All sightseeing and related entrance charges as mentioned in the itinerary. * English speaking chauffeur/guide throughout the tour. * Bottle water during sightseeing tours and long drives. * Domestic flight with small plane / Cinnamon Air from Batticaloa or Trincomalee to Colombo * All presently applicable government taxes.
Rate 2024: On request depending on hotel an room category