Sri Lanka Tour 2019

November 23 – December 6, 2019

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Sri Lanka 2019
Sri Lanka 2019
Sri Lanka 2019

Discover Sri Lanka

What to Expect

Welcome to Sri Lanka. Known as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’, where palm-studded beaches, rolling plantations, and sacred sights steeped in spirituality contrast with wild life (elephants, leopard, monkeys and sloth bare to name a few), in some of the countries spectacular National Parks.

It’s charming people, mysterious ruins and some of the best cuisine in the world, Sri Lanka’s hypnotic essence will remain with you long after you come home.

Tour Highlights

  • Fair Trade Handloom Weaving
  • Observe amazing wildlife on a Jeep Safari
  • Experience Elephant Conservation
  • Tour a Ceylon Tea Plantation
  • Scenic Train Ride through lush countryside
  • Markets & Shopping
  • Luxury Spas & Yoga and more!
Sri Lanka 2019

Sri Lanka Tour Itinerary*:

Day 1 - Negobo

This amazing adventure begins as soon as you touch down at Colombo International Airport.

You’ll be met in traditional Sri Lankan style with an Ayubowan (May you live long) greeting. We’ll be met by our private transfer to whisk you off to your hotel in Negombo, a beautiful retreat on the tranquil shores of a lagoon. Spend your afternoon relaxing by the pool, take a walk along the pristine beach or try an Ayurveda healing session.

At 6pm after a welcome meeting we’ll venture out through the colourful quirky shops and lively crowds for a traditional Sri Lankan meal.

Hotel: Jetwing Lagoon

Meals:  Dinner

Day 2 - Sigiriya
This morning we travel to Sigiriya making a stop to visit the well known Handloom factory ‘Selyn’ which is Sri Lanka’s only guaranteed Fair Trade Handloom company that uses the traditional Sri Lankan weavers to bring products made with 100% cotton.

As a sustainable community programme, this has given so many opportunities to local women to build their domestic income.

Our next stop is at a local vegetable cultivation where we can experience a typical day on the farm and chat to the local families and whilst enjoying a home cooked lunch with vegetables we help collect.

Onwards to our amazing hotel for the next 3 nights to relax, swim, pamper to your hearts delight.

Hotel: Aliya Resort & Spa

Meals:  Breakfast & Lunch

Day 3 - Sigiriya
It’s an early rise this morning, but so rewarding. We are climbing 1200 steps to the 15th century Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Splashing fountains, terraced gardens, ancient graffiti and panoramic views are just a few of the delights you’ll see as you experience a magnificent sunrise. This is definitely a time to remember your cameras!

This afternoon is a nature lovers dream as we head to Minneriya to enjoy a jeep safari and get the chance to observe the unique and amazing wild animals in their natural habitants. If we’re lucky enough, we’ll spot monkeys, leopards, sloth bear, sambar deer, elephants gathering and many varieties of colourful water birds. This is undoubtedly an afternoon you won’t forget.

Your evening is at leisure but your hotel does have one of the best Spas in the country if you feel the urge to be pampered!

Hotel: Aliya Resort & Spa

Meals:  Breakfast

Day 4 - Sigiriya
After a relaxing breakfast we transfer to the medieval city of Polonnaruwa, for a leisurely bike ride. Cycle through the city’s ancient wonders, cruise past the mesmerising temples of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. On the way back to our hotel haven, we’ll stop in a local restaurant for lunch overlooking the rice paddy fields.

The rest of the day is then yours to relax or explore with you fellow Voyage girlfriends.

Hotel: Aliya Resort & Spa

Meals:  Breakfast & Lunch

Day 5 - Wasgamuwa
Today we have the opportunity to help at an elephant conservation and witness these phenomenal animals in their true surroundings.

After breakfast we travel to Wasgamuwa, check into our hotel and head to the Wasgamuwa community project where we learn to identify individual elephants and appreciate the various ecological systems in the project area. Each day at the centre is different and we wont know what we’ll be doing until the actual day, and could be anything from watching the elephants from a tree-house, tank monitoring (where the elephants bathe), trail transects (a hike to identify if elephants have been in the area) or you could be helping to reduce human-elephant conflict within the national park.

Early evening we’ll return to the hotel to freshen up, relax over dinner and chat about the days activities, before we go back to the centre to experience the jungle at night time. In our tree houses we’ll have an excellent opportunity to witness elephants feeding and listen to them socialising with each other. An incredible experience!

Hotel: Lavendish Wild Safari

Meals:  Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6 - Kandy
After a leisurely breakfast, we head to the the lush green rolling countryside of Kandy. En -route we stop off at a local market and get to see locals chating and bartering whilst we sample a large variety of exotic fruits.

Then it’s onward to the sacred city of Kandy. As the former capital city and last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings, this city holds an aura of grandeur, and its colonial influences still remain.

With an evening at leisure, why not explore its vibrant array of shops, listen to the energetic beating drums and visit the ornate temples. If you have time, definitely visit the Temple of the Tooth one of Sri Lank’s most sacred shines.

And don’t miss a chance to taste of Kandy’s famous street food – watch a chef transform a ball of dough into a sheet wafer thin sheet, skilfully slice , griddle and mix with vegetables and spices to create a Kotthu Roti…so tasty!

Hotel: Amaya Hills

Meals:  Breakfast & Fruit Sampling

Day 7 - Nuwara Eliya
Say farewell to Kandy after breakfast and head to Nuwara Eliya, perched on a mountain ridge overlooking the lush green countryside. The drive takes a couple of hours and you’ll simply be hypnotised by the vast stunning views.

Once we arrive, you’ll soon see why Nuwara Eliya is known as “Little England” with its cottages, rolling hills and a cooler breeze.

This afternoon we experience the Sri Lankan tea culture with a full on tour of the Ceylon Tea plantation followed by a very indulgent English high tea with all the trimmings.

The evening is yours to enjoy the lush surroundings around the hotel.

Hotel: Jetwing St Andrews

Meals:  Breakfast & High Tea

Day 8 - Bandarawela
Take a morning stroll around amazing the hotel grounds overlooking the tea plantations before we hop aboard a train ride to Bandarawela known as one of the most scenic train rides in the world. The route to takes us through the lush highlands of Sri Lanka’s interior, passing through hazy mist-clad valleys, with plantations and forestland spanning as far as the eye can see.

This evening is at leisure but there is a cozy pub inside the hotel that’s quite the favourite evening hangout.

Hotel: Orient Hotel

Meals:  Breakfast

Day 9 - Udawalwe
After breakfast and of course, a refreshing cup of tea, we’ll head through the jungle to the Demodara Nine Arch Bridge arches, an iconic railway spot in the heart of the valley.

Soak in the spectacular scenery as you walk along the tracks and then enjoy a short hike to Little Adam’s Peak, the beautiful mountains surrounding the laid back town of Ella.

It’s here you’ll find the Ravana Falls, a 3 tier cascading waterfall that gushes down the rock face creating rock pools along its path.

Arriving at our hotel, the rest of the evening is yours to relax or explore.

Hotel: Kithala Resort

Meals:  Breakfast

Day 10 - Mirisssa
Our first stop we visit an elephant transit home, a refuge for mistreated elephants and a halfway house for orphaned elephants, who after their rehabilitation, the elephants are released back in to the wild or into the Udawalawe National Park. Although we can’t get up close to them, we can witness them being fed in this beautiful and natural environment.

This afternoon we get to a little closer as we jump aboard our jeeps to take us on safari. Udawalwe National Park is home to over 500 wild Asian elephants which can roam in herds of up to 100, and although elephants are the main attraction, you can also get to see water buffalo, wild boar, mongooses and even some leopards if we’re really lucky.

After our amazing day, we travel to Mirissa stopping for a well deserving dinner on the way.

Hotel: Sri Sharavi Beach Villas & Spa

Meals:  Breakfast & Dinner

Day 11 - Mirisssa
After breakfast our destination is Mirissa, a small town on the south coast of Sri Lanka with soft golden sands and incredible emerald coloured sea. On the way we stop for lunch at a local fisherman’s house and learn the art of cooking a wonderful seafood curry (vegetarian options available). He shows us his craft and tells us about the devastating effects the 2004 tsunami had on the community and how families have pulled together to rebuild the local areas. A completely humbling experience.

After arriving at our hotel, the rest of the evening is free for you to relax in your serene hideaway with your Voyage girlfriends.

Hotel: Sri Sharavi Beach Villas & Spa

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12 - Mirisssa
This morning we have a yoga session to stretch and work our bodies before we have the rest of the day free to take a swim on the pool, walk along the gorgeous beach, or just relax on a sun-bed.

This evening we we go to Galle and take a tour of the Royal Dutch Fort with its blend of European architecture and South Asian traditions.

We explore the winding passageways, the maze of gallery-filled narrow streets with 400 years of rich history.

After enjoying the sunset from the fort, we go to a traditional restaurant for dinner to celebrate the amazing adventure you and your fellow Voyage girlfriends have experienced together.

Hotel: Sri Sharavi Beach Villas & Spa

Meals:  Breakfast & Dinner

Day 13 - Departure
After breakfast we get ready to leave for the airport but not before stopping at the heart of Colombo to do some last minute shopping.

You’ve visited local communities, had a sunrise trek to an ancient fortress, cycled around archaeological sites, seen elephants in their natural habitant, visited tea plantations, been on jeep safaris and relaxed on one of the most tranquil beaches Sri Lanka has to offer.

What a magical experience this has been in the pearl of the Indian Ocean.

Meals:  Breakfast

*Itineraries and hotels are subject to change. Elle Voyage and its partners will strive to provide you with the best possible tour and experience. It is our intention to adhere to the outlined itinerary as published. However, please be advised that it may be occasionally necessary to substitute an activity due to events that cannot be predicted. Therefore, Elle Voyage reserves the right to make changes in accommodations, tours or excursions, meals, and itineraries at any time should it become necessary or desirable.

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Tour Details:

Dates: 13 Days/12 Nights
November 23 – December 6, 2019

Where: Sri Lanka

Group Size: 12 Guests Maximum

Tour Cost: £2099.00 Twin-Share Occupancy
Single Supplement: £800.00

All tours are quoted in British Pounds.

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Space is limited to just 12 guests. Reservations are on a first come first serve basis.

​To register for this tour, a deposit of £300 of the total tour price is required to secure your reservation.

Balance is due 60 days prior to travel.​​​​​​

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