Our Essential Sri Lanka special offer is a two-week tour of Sri Lanka which takes you to the Cultural Triangle, home to the island’s most awe-inspiring historic monuments; the spectacular Knuckles Mountain Range; Hatton’s scenic tea hills, and Yala National Park, before ending with four nights on the spectacular beaches of the Galle coast where whale watching and a variety of water-sports are on offer. With savings of up to 20%, this is a special offer Sri Lanka tour not to be missed, particularly for first-time visitors to the island.
- Save up to 20% on this traditional island tour
- See Galle Fort and try water-sports on the Galle coast
- Spot leopards and elephants in Yala National Park
- Experience the glorious vistas of Sri Lanka’s tea hills
- Trek through the sensational Knuckles Mountain Range
- See Sri Lanka’s most awe-inspiring cultural sites
- Accommodation in a shared double / twin room on a BB basis
- Cinnamon hotels are on a HB basis
- Chauffeur-guide and vehicle for the duration of the tour (including leisure days)
- Both airport transfers
- Customer Care for the duration of your tour
- Covid-19 insurance and healthcare package
Terms & Conditions
- Valid from 1st May 2021 – 15th July 2021
- Price shown is based on two people sharing and may be subject to change
- There may be additional charges required relating to coronavirus H&S protocols
- See our Booking Conditions for more details
Day 1, 2 & 3 Habarana, Cultural Triangle
Upon arrival at the airport, travel north to the Cultural Triangle. Spend the next three days exploring the many historic sites in this region, from the awe-inspiring Sigiriya Rock to the 2,000-year-old cave paintings and Buddha statues of Dambulla Cave Temple. You can even meet the monkeys that are the modern-day rulers of Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka’s medieval citadel – a favourite activity with children.
Day 4 & 5 Elkaduwa, Kandy
Head down to Elkaduwa in the glorious Knuckles Mountain Range for two days of trekking, waterfall picnics and sensational scenery. Kandy, Sri Lanka’s last royal capital and now a bustling, vibrant city, is just a 45-minute drive away, and here you can explore relics of British colonial rule (including the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens) and the iconic Temple of the Tooth. Kandy’s clamouring bazaars are also fascinating to visit, especially for foodies, and the region is famous for its traditional arts and crafts such as Kandyan dancing.
Day 6 & 7 Hatton, Hill Country
Journey into the island’s central hill country, either by car, or by rail should you wish to follow in the footsteps of the British planters – this train journey has been described by Lonely Planet as one of the most beautiful in the world. Over the next two days, enjoy the cooler climes of the hills, either soaking in the views by the pool or exploring the surrounding tea estates on foot.
Day 8 & 9 Yala National Park, Yala
Wind out of the hills and down to Yala National Park, one of Sri Lanka’s largest and most beautiful parks which is one of the best places in the world to see leopards. You have time for four jeep drives in the park during your stay, and as well as leopards you can spot many different animals including elephants, sloth bears, crocodiles and a wide variety of birds.
Day 10, 11, 12 & 13 Unawatuna, Galle Coast
End your holiday with four nights on Sri Lanka’s Galle coast. Idyllic tropical beaches await, with whale watching excursions and a variety of water-sports to delight those who want to be active. Historic Galle Fort is just a short drive away, and the adventurous may wish to go cycling through the scenic inland countryside or take a traditional cooking class – as always, the choice is yours.
Day 14 Airport
Today, your chauffeur-guide will pick you up and take you to the airport in time to catch your flight home.
Habarana, Cultural Triangle
Cinnamon Lodge is blessed with a tranquil and picturesque 27-acre woodland location next to a beautiful lake. The large gardens are filled with tropical trees and tranquil waterways which provide a home for a variety of birds, grey monkeys and rock squirrels. The luxurious two-storey chalets have verandahs and balconies and offer much privacy.
Ashburnham Estate is an old planter’s bungalow that has been caringly renovated by its British owners. It lies on a 98-acre working tea plantation in the village of Elkaduwa, about an hour from Kandy in the Knuckles mountains. Six comfortable ensuite bedrooms are sold by the room – a great choice for walkers and nature lovers.