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Splendours of Sri Lanka

Negombo Return

Trip Code: TS12
12 Days
21 Meals
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Trip Inclusions

  • 11 nights in premium accommodation
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director
  • 21 meals – 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Relax overlooking Sigiriya Rock Fortress at Aliya Resort and Spa
  • Stay for two nights at the peaceful Amaya Hills, nestled in the beautiful hilltops of Kandy
  • Take an enchanting train ride through tea plantations and picturesque hill country to Ella

  • See how displaced baby elephants are cared for at the Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home
  • Enjoy a special Farewell Dinner at The Lagoon, a seafood restaurant in Colombo

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions may be subject to change
  • Yala National Park zones may be closed by the government at short notice
  • Some hotels include shower over bath rooms only
  • Prices include transfers, tipping and porterage
Sri Lanka Map 2024 TS12
Negombo Return

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Insider Experience

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Touchdown at Bandaranaike International Airport, located near the charming fishing village of Negombo. On arrival, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel, where you will enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Stay: Negombo, Jetwing Lagoon

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Relax overlooking Sigiriya Rock Fortress at Aliya Resort and Spa.


Today, venture to the World Heritage-listed Dambulla Cave Temple. Home to over 150 incredible Buddha paintings and statues, Dambulla is the largest and most well-preserved cave-temple complex in Sri Lanka. Explore the five sanctuaries, each containing ornate statues and ancient art relating to the life of Buddha. Later this afternoon, arrive at Aliya Resort and Spa, your home for the next two nights. Tonight, savour a special Sri Lankan Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Sigiriya, Aliya Resort & Spa

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Following breakfast, head to the World Heritage site of Polonnaruwa for a tour of its ancient city. Once a prosperous religious centre, it was the second capital of Sri Lanka after the destruction of Anuradhapura in 993 AD. Explore the fascinating ruins and discover a world of archaeological treasures. Have lunch in Polonnaruwa before returning to the hotel. This afternoon, you may wish to embark on a safari to see the herds of elephants in Minneriya National Park (additional expense).

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Stay for two nights at the peaceful Amaya Hills. Situated in the hilltops of Kandy, the hotel looks out to the green mountains of Hanthana.


This morning, visit the World Heritage-listed ancient rock fortress of Sigiriya. Rising 200 metres above the central plains, this spectacular geological formation was once home to an ancient civilisation. If you’re feeling active, climb the open staircases to the top of Sigiriya and take in the impressive views at its summit. Alternatively, visit the Sigiriya Museum. Take a guided tour of the area before departing for Kandy enjoying a lunch en route. Later today, you will arrive in the historic city of Kandy. Depart on a guided tour of Kandy’s major sights, including the World Heritage-listed Temple of the Tooth. Later, experience a traditional Sri Lankan cultural performance featuring lively drummers and energetic dancers performing music and dance developed in the courts of the local kings.

Stay: Two Nights, Kandy, Amaya Hills

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today, you will visit the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya. Home to over 4,000 species of exotic flora and fauna, the gardens are renowned for their collection of beautiful orchids. You may choose to spend the rest of the day in Kandy exploring at your leisure or simply return to your hotel for an afternoon of relaxation.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

This morning, journey onwards to the lush, green hills of Nuwara Eliya. En route, visit one of the many famous tea plantations and factories. Here, learn all about the traditions behind tea making while you sample some of the world’s finest Ceylon tea. This afternoon, take in a tour of Nuwara Eliya, often referred to as “Little England” as it was favoured by the British civil servants as a summer retreat and is home to several colonial buildlings.

Stay: Nuwara Eliya, Jetwing St Andrews

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Take an enchanting train ride through tea plantations and picturesque hill country to Ella.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Nestled amid splendid vegetation, enjoy both style and privacy at Jetwing Yala.


This morning, head to Nanu Oya to board a train for the scenic journey to Ella (subject to availability). As you travel, take in the beautiful hill country. Later, continue to Yala where you’ll check in to your hotel. 

Stay: Two Nights, Jetwing Yala

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Train travelling through lush tea plantations, India

Board a jeep and venture out on an early morning safari in Yala National Park. The park is home to over 32 species of mammals including elephants and sloth bears. Its star attraction, however, is the spectacular Sri Lankan leopard. Spend the afternoon at your leisure, or head out on an optional afternoon safari for a chance to see more of the park’s wonderful wildlife (additional expense). 

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

A morning visit to the Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home, where displaced baby elephants are cared for and rehabilitated.


Set off early for your Insider Experience. Journey to Galle, stopping en route for lunch. A fortified city, Galle is steeped in history. Here you’ll depart on a walking tour and see many of its major landmarks. Journey through the Dutch-influenced streets of the World Heritage-listed old town, observing the unique architecture and admiring the fort’s historic gate and iconic lighthouse. Continue to your beach-side hotel in Kosgoda.

Stay: Two Nights, Sheraton Kosgoda Turtle Beach Resort

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

The day is free for you to enjoy at your relaxing beach-front hotel. You may like to join an optional tour to the Lunuganga Estate, the country home of renowned Sri Lankan architect, Geoffrey Bawa (additional expense).

Daily :
  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a special Farewell Dinner at Lagoon Seafood Restaurant.


After breakfast, depart for the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo. Take a guided tour of the city and see many of its sights including bustling Pettah bazaar, Valukarama Temple and Parliament. You will also get to explore the city further on an exhilarating tuk tuk ride.

Stay: Colombo, Cinnamon Grand Colombo

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Your holiday comes to an end this morning with a transfer to the Bandaranaike International Airport for your onward flight.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

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