Discover Sri Lanka's delights outside of just the Cultural triangle. From Wildlife viewing in Yala and Minneriya National Parks, to learning how tea is made in Hatton and discovering the coast in Weligama, this itinerary combines key parts of Sri Lanka's history, culture and wildlife with stays in some of the country's most beautiful, unique properties.

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Stay in some of Sri Lanka’s most acclaimed boutique accommodations

Hot air balloon ride over spectacular landscapes and historic sites

Safaris in Minneriya and Yala National Parks

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Sri Lanka Tea, Sea and Safari

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Day 1

NEGOMBO

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your beachside hotel for the night.

Day 2

YALA NATIONAL PARK - WELIGAMA

This morning drive along Sri Lanka’s scenic southern coastline and arrive around lunch time at Cape Weligama. This stunning resort is built into a headland overlooking the magnificent beaches and seascapes of this famous coast. Your afternoon is at leisure. (B)

Day 3

WELIGAMA

Take a tour of the wonderfully preserved Galle Fort and enjoy an afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 4

WELIGAMA

On your final full day in Sri Lanka you are free to enjoy Cape Weligama and its beautiful setting, perhaps taking a long beach walk or erelaxing by the pool. (B)

Day 5

WELIGAMA - COLOMBO

This morning, depart for Colombo and transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

Day 6

NEGOMBO - SIGIRIYA

After breakfast depart by road for the Cultural Triangle and check in to your beautiful accommodation, Vil Uyana. The setting and design of this unique property has made it one of Sri Lanka’s most famous hotels. (B)

Day 7

SIGIRIYA

This morning visit the remarkable rock citadel of Sigiriya. In the afternoon, continue to Minneriya National Park, famed for its elephant gatherings in August and September, but offering superb wildlife viewing all year round. (B)

Day 8

SIGIRIYA - KANDY

This morning take a spectacular hot air balloon ride from Kandalama (Nov-Apr only), taking in jungle scenery, Sigiriya Rock and if lucky - wild elephants. Afterwards you will continue to Kandy and check in to your beautiful accommodation. (B)

Day 9

KANDY

Take a tour of Kandy city, including the revered Temple of the Tooth; Sri Lanka’s holiest Buddhist shrine. See the colourful town market and in the evening take in a cultural show. (B)

Day 10

KANDY - HATTON

This morning take part in a fun cooking demonstration, including shopping for your fresh ingredients at the local market and cooking up a feast of Sri Lankan classics for lunch. Afterwards, continue by road to Hatton and settle in to your beautiful bungalow accommodation on the Dilmah Tea Estate, at the acclaimed Tea Trails. (B)(L)(D)

Day 11

HATTON

This morning partake in a game of croquet on the estate lawns. Later, join in their Tea Experience, learning firsthand about the teamaking process and sampling the estate’s fine teas. (B)(L)(D)

Day 12

HATTON- YALA NATIONAL PARK

This morning drive down to the coastal lowlands and your accommodation at Yala National Park, the wonderful Wild Coast Tented Lodge. Located in the jungle by the beach adjoining this famous national park, settle into your sumptuous cocoon suite and walk around the property spotting birds and other wildlife. (B)(L)(D)

Day 13

YALA NATIONAL PARK

Spend the day on safari in the national park in search of its abundant wildlife. Highlights may include Asiatic elephant, water buffalo, mongoose, bear, crocodile, jackal, cobra and others. Yala has one of the highest concentrations of leopard in the world and is one of the best places to see this magnificent feline. (B)(L)(D)

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