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4-day Highlights of Sri Lanka Independent Tour & 5nts Beach Extension
Prices From £899
prices are per person based on twin share, including flights


Begin your trip with a 4-day tour of some of the best sights in Sri Lanka. Take in the spectacular views from the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, explore Sri Lanka's second capital of Polonnaruwa and visit the impressive wall paintings at the Dambulla Rock Temple. After this independent tour spend seven nights relaxing on the beach.


4 Day Sri Lankan Highlights
Explore the main attractions of Sri Lanka on a whistle-stop four day trip that starts out in Kandy and takes in a number of historical and religious attractions – a number of which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A visit to the popular Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is sure to be a highlight.
Departure Dates Daily
Includes
  • Accommodation (in standard rooms) on bed and breakfast basis for 3 nights from breakfast on day 2 to breakfast on day 4 at hotels specified or at hotels of similar standard
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle from Airport on Day 01 to Colombo/Airport / Negombo/ Waikkal on Day 04.
  • Entrance fees for Archeological sites, Kandy Temple, Cultural Show, Botanical Gardens, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya
  • Services of English Speaking Chauffeur Guide
  • Government Taxes
Excludes
  • Accommodation (in standard rooms) on bed and breakfast basis for 3 nights from breakfast on day 2 to breakfast on day 4 at hotels specified or at hotels of similar standard
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle from Airport on Day 01 to Colombo/Airport / Negombo/ Waikkal on Day 04.
  • Entrance fees for Archeological sites, Kandy Temple, Cultural Show, Botanical Gardens, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya
  • Services of English Speaking Chauffeur Guide
  • Government Taxes
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Day 1: Arrive in Kandy
Arrive in Sri Lanka and meet your chauffeur guide for the transfer to Kandy. On arrival, you’ll enjoy the chance to take a tour of the city, which is now a World Heritage Site, and gain a feel for the city and its many attractions. See famous Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and drive around Kandy Lake before the day ends with a colourful performance of Kandyan dancing and drumming.
  • Standard: Hill Top or similar
  • Superior: Topaz or similar
  • Deluxe: Grand Kandyan or similar

Day 2: Kandy - Dambulla
Pay a visit to the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens before leaving Kandy behind to travel to the city of Dambulla – stopping en-route to visit an exotic spice garden in Matale. Once in Dambulla, you’ll take a trip to the stunning Rock Temple; a World Heritage Site that serves as one of the most impressive cave temples to be found anywhere in the country. Home to more than 2000sqm of painted walls, the complex of caves contains numerous images of Buddha. If there's still time, you may also get chance to browse the stalls and wares of the Dambulla Market on your return.
  • Standard: Kassapa Lion Rock or similar (B)
  • Superior: The Paradise Resort or similar (B)
  • Deluxe: Cinammon Lodge or similar (B)

Day 3: Dambulla - Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa - Dambulla
The day will start with a trip to the imposing Sigiriya Rock Fortress; which rises more than 200 metres from the surrounding jungle. Explore the moat, ramparts and extensive gardens before visiting the world-renowned frescoes of the 'Heavenly Maidens' of Sigiriya, which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway. You’ll then head for Polonnaruwa – another World Heritage site – to visit more of Sri Lanka’s most famous attractions; including the ruins of the Royal Palace and King Parakramabahu's statue. Overnight at hotel in Dambulla, Sigiriya or Habarana.
  • Superior: The Paradise Resort & Spa or similar (B)
  • Deluxe: Cinammon Lodge or similar (B)

Day 4: Dambulla - Airport
Start your final day of the tour with a delicious breakfast. You’ll then return to Colombo where you trip ends with transfer to the airport/Negombo/Waikkal for your onward journey. Alternatively, you could delay your time in the country and head for the coast, with an extension programme available to Trincomalee.
  • Standard & Superior:(B)

Disclaimer
All content and services, including overnight hotels and number of nights, are subject to change and may vary from the inclusions as shown in the itinerary. Specified hotels/content/services are therefore not guaranteed, however we and our suppliers undertake to ensure that any alternatives provided will always be of a similar standard or content/service type.
Mermaid Hotel & Club, Kalutara

Just 40km south of Colombo the Mermaid Hotel & Club is nestled in a vast coconut grove which opens on to golden sands.

Offering excellent value for money, accommodation is all inclusive with full meals, snacks and a range of soft and alcoholic drinks.

The guestrooms have a chic design with teak furniture providing a modern Asian feel. The restaurant boasts alfresco seating offering the perfect place to enjoy a candlelit dinner.

Facilities
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool x 2
  • Gymnasium
  • Jacuzzi
  • Squash Court
  • Table Tennis
  • Evening entertainment
  • Yoga
  • Darts
  • Pool table
Rooms

Standard Room

The Standard rooms at Mermaid Hotel & Club feature pleasant décor, including teak wood furniture, while the private balcony/terrace overlooks the Indian Ocean (partial view).

Superior Room

The Superior rooms at Mermaid Hotel & Club are fully fitted with plenty of amenities and a stylish decor, as well as views overlooking the sea from the balcony/terrace.

Deluxe Room

The Deluxe rooms at Mermaid Hotel & Club offer greater space than the Standard rooms, while both the guestroom and the sumptuous oversized bathtub enjoy views across the Indian Ocean.

All accommodation at Mermaid Hotel & Club offers the following standard amenities;

  • Air-conditioning
  • Television
  • CD player
  • Mini-bar
  • Safe
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Hairdryer
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