Sri Lanka: Beyond the Ordinary

13 days
FROM £ 1769
Countries Visited: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: Beyond the Ordinary

Savour Sri Lanka’s fragrant spices on a culinary tour of Colombo
Relax in sustainable simplicity at the Mudhouse
Stray far off the tourist trail on Jaffna’s historic streets
Walk along the pristine sands of Chaddy beach to secluded sacred sites
Explore Jaffna's sparsely populated off-lying islands by catamaran.
Watch dolphins play offshore on the Kalpitiya Peninsula
Track leopards through Wilpattu National Park

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Sri Lanka’s modern capital, Colombo, combines colonial and contemporary architecture along its busy streets, from the English-style cricket green, to the grand Independence Hall, to sunset views from the Galle Face Hotel terrace. Your day is at leisure until late afternoon when you’ll embark on a taste-bud tingling culinary tour starting at the busy Galle Face Green seaside promenade. Try isso wade prawn fritters, achcharu pickles and fragrant tandoori chicken; tuk-tuk to The Old Dutch Hospital for some of Sri Lanka’s finest tea and delicious pol roti kottu; finish with traditional jaggery sweets, and return to your hotel with a full belly.

DAY 2 - 3

Turn off the main highway and pass through a scattering of regional towns and villages, where you’ll get a feel for Puttalam district’s wild, rural surroundings, where high grasses and wetland pools fill the landscape. The region is known for its curving coastline and shallow lagoons ideal for prawn farming and sea fishing. Once at Anamaduwa town, you can wander in dappled shade around the Paramakanda Vihara Buddhist temple, marvel at the 100 ft long ancient Thonigala rock inscriptions, and get away from it all with a stay at the pioneering Mudhouse eco retreat.

DAY 4 - 7

Jaffna, in the island’s northernmost region, is one of the oldest habitation sites in South Asia, with a settlement there for at least 4,000 years. The port’s proximity to India, and prominent position overlooking the waters between each country, has made it a tempting prize for a succession of colonial powers, which each left its cultural and architectural legacies behind. Recently reopened to travellers after years of civil conflict, there is a renewed sense of hope and optimism for the region’s future, and a positive buzz in the streets.
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  • English speaking, local guide
  • All accommodation listed
  • Land transportation by private air-conditioned saloon car / minivan (for small group). Please ask for vehicle upgrade supplement if required.
  • Any domestic flights listed (unless marked otherwise)
  • All admission fees at attractions, temples and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All meals listed
  • International flight reconfirmation
Not Included: Flights to/from Asia, Entry visas, International airport departure taxes, Any meals not listed in the itinerary, Drinks (other than water on activity days), Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tips etc.), Travel insurance, All other services not listed in 'inclusive', Any Covid testing or certification required for travel and/or quarantine costs.

Price Guide

Price per person starts from £1,769 based on two people sharing.

Price depends on the season of travel and availability at time of booking. Price per person reduces if there are more than two people travelling. We will provide a tailormade quote based on your dates and requirements - please complete an enquiry form below so that we can put you in touch directly with one of our Asia specialists. 

We provide private tailormade guided holidays - this means that you will not be expected to share guides or transport for the duration of your visit. You can start your holiday on the day you choose.

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