SRI LANKA TOUR PACKAGE-13 DAYS 12 NIGHTS
two weeks travel plan from uk to sri lanka.
Are you a picky traveller that know when you want to travel but don’t know where ? read this post to why you should take this 13 days 12 nights tour of Srilanka.
sri lanka is an Indian ocean island that you can travel under 11 hours from London Heathrow Airport direct.
there are daily flights from London to sri lanka with national carrier sriankan Airlines. there are also other options where you can take a indirect flight either via Abu Dhabi , Doha Qatar or Dubai.
the other Airlines to look for sri lanka are Emirates Airlines,Qatar Airways
these routes are somewhat cheaper than taking a direct flight to sri lanka but still you can get to the island in less than 24 hours of total travel time.
Flights to Srilanka from UK to Srilanka usually start at £450 at this time of the year.(return)
what is a sri lanka travel package?
when you visiting a country like Srilanka ,it is better to book your holiday as a tour package unlike when you doing a tour of Europe.
because it saves lot of money and it also help you to discover the island while relaxing at this sunny destination.
sri Lankan tour package is where you can travel around the island with accommodation,meal and transport.
when you visit a country like sri lanka it is always advisable to book a multi day tour rather than just staying at one particular beach destination.
Sri lanka has so much to offer other than sunny sandy beaches. it’s wild life is amazing. Sri lanka has a rich cultural heritage of over 2000 years old. amazing sight seeing and its natural beauty varies from area to area. the middle of the island rise above 2500 feet of sea level making it a perfect travel destination for any type of traveller.
what included on this particular tour package
- you will get mix of 4 star range hotels during your whole stay in the country
- your main meals are sorted as you will get daily breakfast and Dinner
- when you want to visit particular site on the tour ,your site entrance tickets are also included
- you have a private air-conditioned vehicle with a friendly driver guide
- you also have relaxing days at the beach
- you will be transferred back to your return flight
do uk passport holders need visas to sri lanka
yes you do need a visa ,but this is very straight forward and can get easily before 24 hours online.
what if you forget to get visas on time ,no worries you can still can get your visas as you arrive to the Srilanka Airport.
the visa fee cost only £ 35 if you apply online before ,you just need to enter your passport details and get the electronic travel authorization number.
How much money should I have to spend a holiday in Srilanka?
Srilanka is still a pretty cheap destination compared to many other travel destinations in the world. of course as every travellers travel style can be different you can have a decent meal and drink between £15 to £30 a day.
so first you need around £ 500 to 600 for your flight tickets to Srilanka .
as this tour come as a package you have your hotels ,transport and sightseeing money sorted .all just for £650 (this package doesn’t include flight ticket).
you still need some money for any other meals you want to have in between breakfast and dinner and for any drinks you buy.
if you still want to buy some travel souvenirs or any sort of travel expenses that may come as expenses of personal nature.
is this tour price to sri lanka per person or?
yes this is the price per person assuming sharing double (as two people travelling ) but if it is just you want to travel you have to pay an extra single person supplement.
sounds good so far ,here is the sri lanka travel plan for a traveller visiting from UK. the below tour is well designed to give a good insight in to sri lanka while exploring srilanka’s best travel attractions.
Day 1: ARRIVAL (NEGOMBO)
Our freindly Driver guide or Rep will welcome you at the Airport and and then you will be transferred to the fishing village of Negombo.
Negombo is located near the Airport so you can relax after a long flight journey from UK.
Negombo is coastal town with full of character .city also has a rich colonial history to share with you.
Day 2: NEGOMBO-SIGIRIYA-MINNERIYA
After breakfast at the Hotel Transfer to Sigiriya
Visit Sigiriya lion’s rock . it is one of the famous and most attractive places in Sri Lanka. Sigiriya means lion’s rock. Height of the rock is around 200 meters. According to the history of Sri Lanka this rock used as a kingdom in Sri Lanka by king Kashyapa in 5th century.
Sigiriya consists with all features in the kingdom such as flower gardens, lakes, caves etc.
If time permitted Proceed to Minneriya, and do a Jeep Safari in Minneriya safari park.
the park Situated in the Polonnaruwa district in the North Central Province of Sri lanka. covering an area of 8,889 hectares.
Hundreds of animal and plant species are found in the Minneriya National Park.
Deer, Monkeys, Mongoose, Leopard, Bats and reptiles like Crocodiles, Pythons, and water Monitors are some of wild life you can observe on this tour
and also around 160 species of birds, 09 amphibians, 25 reptile species, 26 fish species and more than 78 butterfly species have been found in the Minneriya National Park.
Dinner & Overnightstay in Sigiriya-Dambulla
Day 3: SIGIRIYA-POLONNARUWA-SIGIRIYA
After breakfast at the Hotel proceed to Polonnaruwa
Once the site of Sri Lanka’s second medieval capital, the quaint landscapes studded with sites of archaeological importance are all well-preserved. the old city is reflection of the country’s glorious history
Polonnaruwa lying within Sri Lanka’s Cultural triangle and the old city are is protected under unesco world heritage programme
Dinner & Overnight stay in Sigiriya/polonnaruwa
Day 4: SIGIRIYA-PASSIKUDHA
After Breakfast at hotel proceed to Passikudha
Pasikudah or Pasikuda is a coastal resort town located 35 kilometers northwest of Batticaloa.
Proceed to Passikudah & Check into the Hotel
Dinner & Overnight stay at Passikudah
Day 5 :PASSIKUDHA- THE BEACH
you have the Whole Day to yourself to pamper and relax.
Dinner and Overnight stay at Passikudha
Day 6: PASSIKUDHA-KANDY
After breakfast Proceed to kandy
En -route visit a Spice Garden,located in Matale which offer a wonderful opportunities to view the spices that stirred the interests of many nations history throughout.
by afternoon you will be arriving to city of kandy .the last kingdom of Sinhalese (sri Lankan) kings
Visit Kandy Temple of Sacred Tooth relic/
A sacred tooth relic of the Lord Buddha was brought to Sri Lanka in 4th Century A.D.
and was enshrined within the Dalanda Maligawa or the Temple of the Tooth.
This sacred relic has ever since been the symbol of sovereignty for the Sinhalese kings and always enshrined in great splendour.
Kandy’s Dalada Maligawa is a magnificent shrine, with decorative walls, golden roof and fine woodwork
it’s 16th – 19th century ambience still vividly alive
Dinner and Overnight stay in Kandy.
Day 7: KANDY-ELLA
After Breakfast at the Hotel Transfer to Ella
En-Route Visit Horton Plains National Park is situated in the Central Province of Sri Lanka of Nuwara Eliya District.
It is positioned at the eastern boundaries of the Upper Montane Forest Range (1500m-2524m above sea level) of Central Highland of Sri Lanka.
The plateau of Horton Plains which is at a nominal elevation of 2100 m also bears the 2nd and the 3rd highest peaks of Sri Lanka, namely Kirigalpoththa (2389m) and Totupolakanda(2357m).
The area of the Horton Plains is 3160 ha. or 31.6 sq. km. and is about 8% of the total upper montane forests and grasslands of Sri Lanka.
you can expect temperatures as high as 27C during day and 5C during nights.
Proceed to ELLA and check in to the Hotel.
Dinner and Overnight stay in ELLA.
Day 8: ELLA-UNAWATUNA
After breakfast at the Hotel Transfer to Unawatuna
Unawatuna is a coastal town in Galle district of Sri Lanka.
Unawatuna is a major tourist attraction in Sri Lanka and famous for its beautiful beach and corals.
Leisure at the Hotel
Overnight Stay at Unawatuna
Day 9: UNAWATUNA-MIRISSA-UNAWATUNA
After Breakfast at the Hotel .
Early morning transfer to the Mirissa fisheries harbour
(an early morning departure is recommended to watch wales and dolphins)
Whale and dolphin watching is an exciting and unique activity popular in Mirissa.
The frequent sightings all year round has put Sri Lanka and Mirrissa on the worlds ‘Top Hot Spots’ for sperm and blue whale sightings.
The blue whales are frequently seen during the first quarter off the South and West Coast of Sri Lanka, which is part of their migration pattern.
The period between January and April is also a good time for dolphins.
In the Evening visit for Stilt Fishing.
This is no ordinary fishing, there might be several methods of catching a fish but this one is mind-boggling.
Fishermen in this part of sri lanka use stilts to catch a fish.
Stilt Fishing is an old tradition practiced by around 500 fishing families in Galle.
especially around the towns of Koggala,Kathaluwa, and Ahangama.
They usually fish during sunset, noon and sunrise, with each one taking their elevated position and balancing about 2 meters above the water.
As you can see in the picture front slider, there is a vertical pole engrafted into the sea bed, attached to it is a cross bar, called petta, on which the fishermen do the balancing act.
So with one hand they hold the stilt and the other hand they have a fishing rod or a line to catch spotted herrings and small mackerels, which are then kept in a plastic bag tied around their waist or the pole.
Return to the Hotel in the evening
Dinner and Overnight Stay at Unawatuna
After Breakfast at the Hotel Proceed to Bentota
time for Water Sports
placid waters of the Bentota Lagoon and the surrounding temperate ocean provide an all year round venue for many water sports such as wind-surfing, canoeing, water-skiing, banana-boating and deep sea fishing.
Diving and snorkelling is also enjoyed along the coast around the lighthouse and the northern end of Beruwala beach.
Equipment can be hired easily from many local shops, who offer lessons and trained instructors too.
Check in to the Hotel
Overnight stay at Bentota
After Breakfast at the Hotel proceed to Kosgoda
Kosgoda is a small coastal town located in Southern Province in Sri Lanka.
The area is becoming one of the most vibrant tourist areas in Galle District in Sri Lanka.
Kosgoda Lagoon (perfect place for watching birds and boat trips)
the beach is famous for turtles and area has couple of turtle hatcheries.
In the evening Leisure at hotel
Dinner and Overnight Stay at Bentota
Day 12 :BENTOTA-COLOMBO
After Breakfast at the Hotel Transfer to Colombo
A city tour through the busy commercial areas as well as the tree lined residential, Cinnamon Gardens.
Visit Fort, the former British administrative centre and military garrison.
this hipster city is with full of character with remaining of colonial past and trendy new bars ,eateries and upmarket restaurants.
Check into the Hotel in the afternoon.
Dinner and Overnight Stay at Colombo
Day 13:END OF TOUR
Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to the Bandaranayke International Airport for your journey back home or we can arrange an extended beach holiday in sri lanka.
How to book this sri Lankan travel package
you can just register your interest below and we can take it from there.
there is no stress of planning your holiday as all your travel logistic will be put together by sri lanka travel destination expert.
just tell us your preferred travel dates below.