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10 nights/11 days itinerary in Sri Lanka

Untamed Sri Lanka

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  • Adventure


  • Celebrate


  • Culture


  • Family


  • Wellness


Sri Lanka is truly a natural wonderland home to an abundance of wildlife, and with the many national parks dotted across the country travellers have the flexibility to enjoy wildlife in all corners of the country. Get up close and personal with countless animals from the magnificent Asian Elephant to the solitary Sri Lankan leopard, to the buffalo and not forgetting the oceans where blue wales can often be spotted. Visiting conservation projects, like turtle hatching, are the perfect break from reading your book on the golden beaches of the South Coast, not to mention fun and educational for children too. With so much to see Sri Lanka really is a must visit destination for wildlife lovers.

  • Delve into the fascinating history of tea with a private factory tour in the company of a resident tea planter
  • Visit an Elephant Camp and support them in their meaningful work to rehabilitate orphaned elephant calves before releasing them back into the wild where they belong
  • Join a game drive in Yala National Park and keep an eye out for the Sri Lankan Leopard and buffalo
  • Explore Galle Fort joined by a local host, one of the last remaining living forts in the world dating back to the 17th century
  • Hop onto your luxury catamaran for a private whale watching experience and spend the morning in awe as you get up close to sperm wales, blue wales and dolphins
  • Embark on a trek through Kanneliya Rainforest accompanied by your own eagle-eyed tracker who will point out the wildlife around you
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The Wallawwa, Colombo

Wallawwa Bedroom | Including Breakfast | Night

This beautifully restored manor house is set within tropical gardens more than 200 years old, and within easy reach of Colombo Airport. The peaceful setting invites you to relax by the outdoor pool with its chic striped loungers, or visit the spa for some much needed pre or post flight pampering before retreating to the spacious and bright bedrooms which are complimented with colonial period features. 

Ceylon Tea Trails, Hatton

Luxury Room | All Inclusive | 2 Nights

A collection of five beautifully renovated planter's bungalows, this immaculate property oozes colonial charm and really raises the bar for luxury in this region. Ideal for family groups, each bungalow come with a private butler to cater to every whim, and feature outdoor pools with stunning views thanks to its position overlooking the idyllic Castlereigh Lake. This is a unique opportunity for guests to stay on a working tea plantation, and enjoy other activities like trekking and biking amongst a breath-taking backdrop of rolling emerald hills. 

Chena Huts, Yala National Park

Cabin with Pool | All Inclusive | 2 Nights

Set along a private beach where sea turtles’ nest and close to the entrance of leopard-rich Yala, Chena Huts is a luxurious retreat for those craving adventure by day but creature comforts by night. The 14 thatched roofed luxury huts come with private plunge pools and are extremely private, and couples are invited to dine on the beachfront with vegetables grown from the resorts organic farm. The contemporary style gives the resort a fresh feel but maintains an authentic sense of place. 

Kalu’s Hideaway, Udawalawa

Deluxe Room | Including Breakfast | 2 Nights

Neighbouring the spectacular Udawalawa Reservoir in Udawalawa National Park, this location could not be better for observing the 500 elephants that roam this area, often in large herds of up to 100. This eco-friendly boutique hotel is surrounded by 5 acres of lush gardens and offers a rustic “close to nature” feel with its understated but comfortable rooms in Sri Lankan Style as well as an outdoor pool and jacuzzi, perfect for relaxing after an early game drive. 

Amangalla, Galle

Bedroom | Includes Breakfast | 3 Nights

Nestled in the ramparts of Galle Fort in the heart of Galle, Amangalla is housed amongst a collection of buildings dating back over 400 years. Filled with antiques and dark mahogany furnishings, the design is a nod to its colonial past when Dutch and then British soldiers were stationed here. Boasting arguably the best spa in Sri Lanka, The Baths recapture a bygone era of taking water to rejuvenate the body and mind, and each suite also has its own free-standing bathtub.  

*Price shown does not include flights

*a holiday constitutes where we have used a ground supplier to put your arrangements in Sri-Lanka together

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