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Wind your way through Sri Lanka's verdant Tea Country by train to reach charming colonial-style hill stations.

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Stay within Bogawantalwa Valley's mist-shrouded tea plantations.

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Admire the colourful tea pickers in Ceylon's cool central tea plantations

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Overlook the mesmerising Castlereagh lake from up high at Dunkeld Bungalow, the latest addition to the Ceylon Tea Trails.

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Stay at Thotalagala, a firm Ampersand favourite, to experience one of the first and most beautiful 19th century tea planters’ bungalows in Sri Lanka.

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Take in the phenomenal views over Sri Lanka's rolling hills from Thotalagala's prime position in Haputale.

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Base yourself at the Amanwella in Tangalle, a super slick, James Bond-esque beach resort located in the fishing village of Tangalle.

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Enjoy poolside sunsets at Amanwella to witness the sky setting ablaze behind silhouetted swaying palm trees.

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During a stay at Amangalla, explore the historic town of Galle by foot, passing friendly locals as you go.

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SRI LANKA - Yala National Park - leopard

Head to Yala National Park to witness enchanting birdlife, elephants, monkeys, peacocks, crocodiles, buffalo, deer, bears and the highest density in the world of the elusive leopard

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SRI LANKA - Heritance Kandalama

Join wandering elephants at Heritance Kandalama, an architectural marvel of a hotel enveloped in vegetation and the centrepiece of the Geoffrey Bawa pilgrimage route.

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Go whale watching in Mirissa and Weligama Bay to see these magnificent creatures leaping in and out of the ocean.

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Be treated to great service at luxury hotels like Kahanda Kanda, our favourite boutique hotel in Galle.

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We highly recommend the luxury eco-resort of Ulagalla, which is within easy reach of the attractions of the Cultural Triangle.

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Enter another world at the wildly atmospheric Dambulla Caves, Sri Lanka's most extraordinary cave temple complex.

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Continue along the Cultural Triangle journey to see other impressive temples in Mihintale and Anuradhapura.

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SRI LANKA - Polonnaruwa

Visit the extraordinary ancient city of Polonnaruwa, which was the island's medieval capital between the 11th and 13th century.

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Bask in the Sri Lankan sun at The Last House in Tangalle, under the shade of frangipani trees.

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Sit back and relax poolside at Nine Skies hotel in Ella, overlooking the rolling hills.

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Sri Lanka - Perahera Festival

Visit during the spectacular Perahera Festival in Kandy, which comprises of ten nights of lively festivities, involving bejewelled elephants, street dancers and drummers.

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Take in the Perahera Festival at the Temple of the Tooth, Sri Lanka's most holy Buddhist temple where it is said that Buddha's tooth is buried 22/35
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Kahanda Kanda near Galle is one of Sri Lanka's chicest addresses and a wonderfully stylish spot for an arak sour at the living room bar

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SRI LANKA - Sigiriya Rock

Take in the exhilarating views from the top of Sigiriya Rock

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SRI LANKA - Kids at Dambulla

Make friends with smiley local school kids playing at Dambulla cave temple

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SRI LANKA - Tangalle market

Soak up the sights, smells and smiles at Tangalle food market which takes place once a week

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Castlereagh Lake in Sri Lanka's central Tea Country, a stone's throw from one of her chicest boutique bungalows, Castlereagh, which is part of the Ceylon Tea Trails.

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Enjoy sundowners at the Amangalla roof bar with views over the walled fort town of Galle

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The Amanwella’s ultra sexy 45-metre infinity pool is back by an elegant restaurant and looks out over a gorgeous coconut grove and the sea beyond. 

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SRI LANKA - Villa Bentota

Set on a former coconut plantation a stone's throw from a dazzling beach is one of Sri Lanka's most sophisticated boutique hotels: the Villa Bentota

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SRI LANKA - Amangalla Zaal

The Amangalla's Zaal is the grandest living room in Sri Lanka and the perfect location for a glamorous party - New Year's Eve celebrations here are incredible!

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SRI LANKA - Amangalla exterior, Galle, Sri Lanka, Ampersand Travel

Amangalla is steeped in history: once home to a Dutch commander and a billet for British soldiers, it has been revamped by Kerry Hill who has maintained the unique history of the building allowing you step right back to Galle’s colonial heyday.

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Sri Lanka, 20 Middle Street, Galle

Treat yourself with a stay at one of Sri Lanka's most exclusive and beautifully designed villas - 20 Middle Street, Galle - which sleeps 6 people, and is situated next door to the Amangalla.

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Flying times from UK

London - Colombo: 10 hours 45 minutes

We highly recommend you reconfirm your onward and return international flights at least 72 hours prior to departure.


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