Best of Sri Lanka

Posted on 23 May 2018
Departure date: 01 May-31 Oct Number of nights: 7 Package price: From R18 995

Visit Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Chilaw, Negombo

Spend 8 days exploring the best that Sri Lanka has to offer. This package is a great introduction to a wonderfully varied and interesting holiday, with time to marvel at the Moghul forts and palaces, appreciate Sri Lanka’s biodiversity, relax and soak it all in. This itinerary will take you on a soul-searching adventure around temples, palaces and into Sri Lanka’s vibrant culture.

Cost of  Best of Sri Lanka package

  • R18 995 per person sharing (01 May-31 Oct 2018)

* Package price above apples for dates 01 May-31 Oct 2018 ONLY
* Alternative dates are available subject to a re-quote

Package dates

  • 01 May-31 Oct 2018

Package includes

  • Return flights from Johannesburg to Sri Lanka
  • Airport taxes
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • All transfers in a chauffeured, air-conditioned car
  • English speaking chauffeur
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees to monuments and personal guides
  • Kandy Temple of the Tooth/cultural show, Munneswaram Temple and Seetha Amman Temple

Package excludes

  • Drinks
  • Laundry
  • Tips
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas to India
  • Anything not mentioned
  • Items of a personal nature

Best of Sri Lanka itinerary

Day 1: Arrival / Transfer to Colombo
On arrival in Sri Lanka, you will take a transfer to Colombo. Explore beautiful Buddhist and Hindu temples, mosque and the historic Wolfendhal Church. You will be fascinated by the local bazaar and trading area in Pettah.
Overnight: Ozo Colombo Hotel / similar

Day 2: Colombo / Kandy
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast. Thereafter head out on a “drive through “city tour for a cultural experience. Have your cameras ready for some breathtaking shots of the significant sites this beautiful city has to offer. Embark on a trip to Kandy and en route visit a spice garden.
Overnight: Ozo Colombo Hotel / similar

Day 3: Kandy
After breakfast, go on an exotic tour of the city, feast your eyes on amazing hills, tranquil lakes, the renowned temple that enshrines the Tooth Relic of the Buddha and the Royal Botanical Gardens, where you will find the world’s best collections of Orchids. The city’s highlight is the Esala Perahera, when a replica of the casket enclosing the Tooth is taken in procession for ten nights.
Overnight: Ozo Kandy Hotel / similar

Day 4: Kandy / Nuwara Eliya
An optional train ride is on the cards today, but not before breakfast. View some majestic views, stunning waterfalls and long tunnels. Alternatively, take a vehicle and visit Nuwara Eliya, the heart of Sri Lanka’s tea country, where you will learn all there is to know about tea manufacturing and tea grading.
Overnight: The Hill Club / similar

Day 5: Nuwara Eliya
Today you will visit the Seetha Amman Temple located in the village of Seetha Eliya. This temple is believed to be the place where Sita lived most of the time of her captivity on the island of Lanka. Today you will have the option to visit the Hakgala Botanical Gardens.
Overnight: The Hill Club / similar

Day 6: Nuwara Eliya / Chilaw / Negombo
After breakfast, you will leave for Chilaw, visiting Munneswaram Kovil en route. You will visit five major Shiva temples of Sri Lanka and Rameswaram islands, where you will learn all about the Tamil legend. You will also visit the Negombo town, situated by the shores of a lagoon, an old trading port during the periods of Portuguese and Dutch migration. There are delightful canals, interesting creeks and an extensive lagoon.
Overnight: Jetwing Sea Hotel / similar

Day 7: Negombo
Spend today at leisure, enjoy a lazy breakfast and take in all the sounds Sri Lanka has to offer.
Overnight: Jetwing Sea Hotel / similar

Day 8: Negombo / Depart home
After breakfast at your hotel, you will leave for the airport to connect with your departure flight home.

Terms and conditions

  • Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation
  • Prices may change due to seasonal and exchange rate fluctuations
  • Block out dates may apply 
  • Re-booking and cancellations fees apply
  • All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified
  • Standard terms and conditions apply


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