Three Little Tastes of Heaven in Sri Lanka
10 days from £5,400 per person
It is said that Sri Lanka was the original Garden of Eden and it only takes one visit to understand why. On the basis that less is more we have chosen our three favourite spots where the combination of bliss and luxury are as close to heaven as one can achieve on Earth. These are the historical 17th century Dutch Fort of Galle staying at the exquisite, colonial hotel Amangalla, the pristine and stunning palm fringed beach at Amanwella, and the emerald undulating tea plantations at Tea Trails.
This in-depth tour encompasses all the major sites of the Cultural Triangle before taking a leisurely route through the centre and south visiting temples, tea plantations and a national park to reach one of the glorious beaches that stretch the length of the southwest coast. Highlights of the north include Anuradhapura, 4th century BC cradle of Buddhism, the exquisite carved rock Buddhas at Polonnaruwa and Kandy with its wonderful Peradeniya Botanical Gardens and the Temple of the Tooth.
Carry on up to the High Country to relax on a charming tea plantation before going to the elephant and leopard filled Yala National Park located in the southeast. Follow the coast and explore the fort in Galle, then head north to beautiful beaches of Bentota and finish in Colombo, one of Asia's smaller and more charming capitals.
This luxury holiday is a suggested itinerary; it can be booked as it is or used as a starting point for creating your perfect tailor-made tour of Sri Lanka. If you would like to see similar trips, take a look at our Honeymoon and Family Holiday collections as well as our Beach, Trekking and Spa itineraries.
10 days from £5,400 per person
- Day 1 - Amangalla - Galle
On arrival, your driver will take you to your hotel in Galle. Spend the afternoon at leisure to explore the restaurants, boutiques and cafés in Galle’s 17th-century fort.
- Day 2 - Amangalla - Galle
This morning explore the markets Amangalla’s chefs before lunch time a cooking lesson. Spend the afternoon at leisure.
- Day 3 - Amangalla - Galle
Spend the morning at leisure. Afternoon visit to Handunugoda tea plantation followed by tea and cake with the planter himself.
- Day 4 - Amanwella - Tangalle
After check out drive along the coast to Tangalle. Spend the afternoon at leisure.
- Day 5 - Amanwella - Tangalle
Full day safari in Udawalawe National Park and a visit to the elephant sanctuary.
- Day 6 - Amanwella - Tangalle
Visit the village of Palapotta and and discover its pottery heritage. Spend the afternoon at leisure.
- Day 7 - Summerville Bungalow - Bogawantalawa Valley
After check out, drive north to Bogawantalawa Valley and enjoy the beautiful scenery en-route.
- Day 8 - Summerville Bungalow - Bogawantalawa Valley
Morning guided tour of the Dunkeld Tea Factory followed by a Tea Planter's picnic lunch. Spend the afternoon at leisure.
- Day 9 - Summerville Bungalow - Bogawantalawa Valley
Morning kayaking on Castlereagh lake. Afternoon guided walk through the tea gardens, forest and jungle, and pass streams and mini waterfalls.
- Day 10 - In transit.
Transfer to Colombo for overnight flight home.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Anonymous, India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Leslie Siben, India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka