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Ceylon Classic Tours

  • Sri Lanka
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Destinations

Sri Lanka,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Independent, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Mid Range

Tour Overview

Experience an unforgettable journey across Sri Lanka, the island known as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’, with its many national parks and amazing beaches. This safari travels to several parts of the country, traverses different terrains and climates, and ends up on the best place to relax – a gorgeous beach. Experiences on this trip include a scenic train journey through Hill Country, visit to a tea plantation and factory in picturesque Nuwara Eliya, mysterious Horton Plains National Park, an area of serene beauty, white water rafting and canyoning in Kithulgala, Udawalawe National Park for a great wildlife experience including herds of elephants, Yala National Park, the best place in the world to see leopards in the wild, and finally in the southern capital of Galle and the resort town of Unawatuna, home to one of the best beaches in the world. Leave on the last day with your batteries recharged, mind rejuvenated and cameras full of pictures.

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General Information

  • Safari types:
    Cultural Safari, Family Safari, Guided Safari, Whale Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Yala National Park, Udawalawe National Park, Horton National Park, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Kitulgala, Galle
  • Wildlife:
    Leopard, Elephant, Spotted Deer, Sambar Deer, Birds, Wild Boar, Dolphin, Monkey, Turtle, Giant Squirrel, Horton Plains Slender Loris, Blue Whale, Sperm Whale
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Hiking, Sightseeing Tour, Birding, White Water Rafting, Cultural Experience, Tea Plantation, UNESCO Site
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Safari Vehicle, Transfer Vehicle, Train
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Colombo International Airport
  • Minimum age:
    2 years

Family Holidays

Family holidays in Sri Lanka with your loved ones are one of the ideal holiday experiences for your family. Sri Lanka is one of the best family holiday destinations in Asia with ample attractions which you can experience within a shorter period. Ceylon Classic Tours has carefully crafted this family holiday considering family-friendly resorts in Sri Lanka / safety aspect etc, and we will further tailor-make this family adventure itinerary in Sri Lanka considering the ages of the children / duration of the holiday, and we ensure you will have an unforgettable lifetime holiday experience when you arrive in our motherland, Sri Lanka. Your English-speaking tour guide, highly knowledgeable of all aspects of this incredible country, will show you many fascinating and interesting places and will tell you about Sri Lankan history and culture. You will have the opportunity to experience exciting outdoor activities, wildlife safaris and explore remote areas with unique landscapes that you will remember for a lifetime. Sri Lanka is an economy-friendly holiday destination; it’s a place where you can have world-class experiences without world-class cost.

Overview

  • Day 01: Airport – Kandy
  • Day 02: Kandy
  • Days 03: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
  • Day 04: Horton Plains National Park
  • Day 05: Nuwara Eliya – Kitulgala
  • Day 06: Kitulgala – Udawalawe
  • Day 07: Udawalawe – Yala
  • Days 8 and 9: Yala – Unawatuna/Galle
  • Day 10: Airport

Note:

During this round tour, we will be sightseeing in good quality, air-conditioned, comfortable vehicles with a driver-guide to help with your tour and free wi-fi. All vehicles will have baby seats available if needed. This tour can be customized. Please get in touch with us.

4 Star Standard Hotels in Winter - 01 November to 30 April

USD Price Per Person, based on shared rooms

From Price Dates No. travelling Single Supplement
USD 2560 01 November - 30 April 1 From USD $ 1850
USD 1330 01 November - 30 April 2 From USD $ 1330
USD 1316 01 November - 30 April 3 From USD $ 1316
USD 1120 01 November - 30 April 4 From USD $ 1120
USD 1154 01 November - 30 April 5 From USD $ 1154
USD 1150 01 November - 30 April 6 From USD $ 1150

4 Star Standard Hotels in Summer - 01 May to 31 October

USD Price Per Person, based on shared rooms

From Price Dates No. travelling Single Supplement
USD 2460 01 May - 31 October 1 From USD $ 1550
USD 1230 01 May - 31 October 2 From USD $ 1230
USD 1216 01 May - 31 October 3 From USD $ 1216
USD 1020 01 May - 31 October 4 From USD $ 1020
USD 1054 01 May - 31 October 5 From USD $ 1054
USD 950 01 May - 31 October 6 From USD $ 950

Supplements Per Person

  • Winter Peak Supplement from 20 December – 15 January
  • Christmas Eve Gala Dinner Supplement 24th December
  • New Year’s Eve Dinner Night 31 December
  • Summer Peak Supplement from 1 July – 31 August

What's Included

  • 4-star standard accommodation with half board (breakfast & dinner)
  • Transport by private a/c vehicle
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Hotel or airport pickup & drop-off
  • All taxes, fees & handling charges
  • Bottled water (500 ml per person per day)
  • Free wi-fi during the whole tour
  • Local insurance for the vehicle/passengers

What's Excluded

  • Flights & visas
  • Lunch & alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Entrance fees at interest places and historical sites
  • Gratuities

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Ceylon Classic Tours
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Ceylon Classic Tours‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

One of our representatives will meet you at the airport on your arrival before taking you to Sri Lanka’s hill capital of Kandy. The first day will mainly be for relaxation after your long flight and the road trip to Kandy.

Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Kandy

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After breakfast you will proceed to Udawatta Kele, known as a birder’s paradise with its plethora of bird species and its easy accessibility. You will be able to see species including the Layard’s parakeet, yellow-fronted barbet, or even the crimson-backed golden back.

In the evening there are more history and culture highlights which await you. Visit the Temple of Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), which is the most sacred site for Buddhists the world over, as this is where the most important object in the Buddhist world, a tooth fragment recovered from the funeral pyre of the Buddha, is located. The relic itself is kept in a golden casket amidst heavy security in the Inner Chamber of the temple. The temple complex is adorned with paintings and sculptures depicting the life of the Buddha and a museum documenting its history.

Kandy also offers the opportunity to see a few traditional Kandyan dances at one of several cultural performance centres. These shows generally last about an hour in non-air-conditioned venues. A team of dancers accompanied by drummers, all attired in colorful costumes, will give you a spectacular display of Kandyan dancing embracing both grace and speed, unique to the Hill Country.

Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Kandy

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Enjoy a beautiful train journey to Nanu Oya, (availability of train tickets is highly applicable to change) the closest point to Nuwara Eliya, the heart of Sri Lanka’s Tea Country, named ‘Little England’ by the British. For the next few hours, your journey will take past the most beautiful parts of the Sri Lankan Hill Country. At several points, you will get a view of the majestic Adam’s Peak. Passing Hatton, you will enter the Poolbank Tunnel. This 562-meter-long tunnel is the longest tunnel on this journey and it curves in the middle so that one end of the tunnel cannot be seen from the other end. As you emerge out of this tunnel, you will notice a contrasting change in the surrounding environment: you are in the area of the best tea in the country – perhaps in the world. Sri Lanka is one of the biggest and best tea producers.

Tea is an integral part of the culture since it goes hand in hand with hospitality and every household offers tea to guests every time without exception. Take the opportunity before checking in to your hotel to visit a tea plantation and a tea factory to see first-hand how tea is processed from raw leaves to the final product. Your overnight stay will be arranged at a hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Nuwara Eliya

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After breakfast it’s time to have a wonderful nature walk in Horton Plains National Park, which is something special. Considered one of the world’s best nature reserves, it is an area of serene beauty and is known to have very high biodiversity. The sambar deer, spotted deer, giant squirrels, wild boar, and the rare Horton Plains slender loris, a small primate endemic to the national park, call this park home. The grasslands are interspersed with montane forest, giving it a unique position among Sri Lanka’s national parks. For the sake of the conservation of the national park and its many inhabitants, vehicles are strictly prohibited in the area, and the only way you can see this amazing national park is a guided nature walk. Unmissable sights in Horton Plains are Baker’s Falls, the Chimney Pool and World’s End – a 3700 ft (1130m) sheer drop providing fantastic views of the area below. Your overnight stay will arrange at the same hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Nuwara Eliya

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Leave Nuwara Eliya after breakfast and head to Kithulgala, famously known as the location used for the acclaimed film ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’ made in 1957. After checking in to the hotel you can stay relaxed until the evening. Enjoy an evening nature walk in Makandawa Rain Forest which spans over 192 hectares. Makandawa Forest Reserve is one of the oldest forest reserves in the country. This area has very unique biodiversity and with rare and endemic birds such as the black eagle, the trogon, Sri Lanka orange-billed babbler, chestnut-backed owlet, the blue magpie and the red-faced malkoha it’s a must for bird enthusiasts! Overnight stay at a hotel in Kitulgala.

Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Kitulgala

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After breakfast, you will be transferred from Kitulgala to Udawalawe National Park, one of the best places in Sri Lanka to see wild elephants. It is not uncommon to see a whole herd of elephants at a watering hole during your visit. An afternoon/evening safari tour will let you see elephants and many other animals, such as water buffalos, water monitor lizards, saltwater crocodiles, deer, monkeys, and even the occasional leopard. The park is also ideal for bird enthusiasts as it is home to several hundreds of bird species.

Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Udawalawe

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After breakfast, you will be transferred from Udawalawe National Park to Yala National Park. Experience an evening safari in Yala National Park, which is the most visited and second-largest national park in Sri Lanka. Made up of five areas – known as blocks – of which two are now open to the public, the park is situated in the south-eastern dry zone of Sri Lanka and is famously known as the best place in the world to see leopards in the wild. Wildlife Tours Sri Lanka promises you the best leopard safari experience, as our experienced naturalists and guides will take you to the areas known for leopard activity. Leopards are nocturnal so the best chance of seeing one in the wild is at dawn or dusk. This experience gives you an evening safari, enabling you to see leopards as they come out of their daytime slumber. Leopards may be the star attraction at Yala, but elephants, sloth bears, deer, jackals, wild boar, and a few hundred varieties of birds, can be found throughout the national park.

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You will be transferred from Yala to Unawatuna/Galle for a relaxing beach stay on the best beaches in southern Sri Lanka. From the afternoon to the evening hours, enjoy a relaxing time at one of the best beaches in the world. The calm waters of Unawatuna Bay and Thalpe offer you a chance to catch some sun, go for a long walk on a beautiful beach, or just dive in the still waters and enjoy diving and snorkeling. Your overnight stay will be arranged in a hotel near to the beach.

Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Unawatuna or Galle

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Full day of leisure on the beach. You are free to have a walk along main attractions in Galle include the 17th century Dutch Fort; a World Heritage Site with a culture and style all of its own. Rustic houses and shops in the Dutch colonial style still exist within the Fort’s walls. Galle city itself is a bustling metropolis, and due to its location on the coast, is a major hub for fishing, transport, and culture in Sri Lanka.

The last leg of this busy safari is designed to be a relaxing experience on one of the most pristine beaches in the world. It will help you revitalize your body and soul, and the fresh seafood is an experience to be indulged in wholeheartedly.

Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Unawatuna or Galle

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You will transfer from Galle or Unawatuna to the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo for your departing flight.

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