Sri Lanka in the Summer

16 days

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Day 1
Overnight flight to Sri Lanka.
Day 2
This morning / afternoon you will arrive into Colombo, where you will be met by your private chauffeur guide and vehicle. You will be taken directly north 2hrs to Wadumunnegedara, a rural area home to Horathapola Estate. You can relax in the beautiful grounds, by the pool, enjoy a bullock cart ride and even make use of the free bicycles.
Day 3
From Horathapola you will head up to The Mudhouse, a further 2hrs north. This is a fun and friendly secluded retreat, and the ideal place to enjoy cycling, kayaking, cooking lessons and nature trails.
Day 4
Enjoy today exploring the area.
Day 5
This morning you will drive to visit the ancient city of Anuradhapura before heading to Pallepolla and the home of Jim's Farm. Spend the remainder of your day at leisure.
Day 6
Today you will climb the magnificent Sigiriya Rock; this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site offers staggering views. Afterwards head into Minneriya National Park in search of elephants.
Day 7
Enjoy today completely at leisure. Jim's Farm is a haven for bird life, there are bicycles you can borrow, as well as cookery lessons on offer. It's a magical place.
Day 8
Today you will head approximately 4hrs east to Passikudah, visiting Polonnaurwa en route (which will make your journey a little longer). Spend the remainder of your day relaxing on the beach.
Day 9 - 12
Enjoy these days at leisure.
Day 13
Today you will enjoy a leisurely drive in land to Kandy, a journey that should take around 5hrs. Spend the remainder of your day at leisure.
Day 14
Today you will enjoy visiting the Royal Botanical Gardens and our Kandy City Tour.
Day 15
Your chauffeur guide will bring you back to Colombo today where you will spend your final evening relaxing. This journey should take approximately 3.5hrs, so you have plenty of time to relax. Alternatively you might like to enjoy a city tour.
Day 16
This morning you will be taken to the airport for your flight home after a wonderful journey.

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

This trip is designed for those wanting to travel between June and September in Sri Lanka. During this time the weather is more salubrious in the north and east of Sri Lanka; the west and southern coast are wet during this time so we’ve simply avoided it. The trip is wonderfully authentic and takes you slightly off-the-beaten track with a stay in a beautiful plantation home set within a coconut grove.  It includes a stay in The Mudhouse; this unique accommodation option is made up of simple but chic houses made out of mud that sit in a very beautiful and rural part of Sri Lanka.

The trip continues to take in some of the ancient cities, such as Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa, which are now UNESCO World Heritage Sites. There’s some time in the middle to relax on the east coast, an undeveloped stretch of coastline with pristine white sands. After a stop on the beach the trip heads in-land and up to Kandy, a city in the hills surrounded by beautiful verdant greenery. This is where you’ll find the Buddha’s tooth. The trip ends in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s contemporary capital city. We feel this trip is excellent for couples and families wishing to get away during the UK summer.

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