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A message to our customers:

In these extraordinary times, I would like to reassure all 2by2 customers who are due to travel shortly that we are in the process of contacting you individually, once you are within 30 days of travel. Depending on Foreign Office advice at the time and your insurance arrangements, we will assist you in either postponing or cancelling your trip. We are also looking after customers who are still abroad and ensuring they return home safely. If you are concerned about a family member currently travelling do get in touch. I would like to thank each of our customers who have already been contacted for your kindness and understanding in these difficult times. Our brilliant team will continue to support you throughout this crisis, as we are set up to work remotely. May I take this opportunity to send our best wishes to you and your loved ones during these unprecedented circumstances.

Warm regards

Claire Farley, Managing Director
Sri Lanka Holidays Safari Cultural Wildlife Tours Leopards Yala Whales

Sri Lanka Holidays

Situated off the southern tip of India, Sri Lanka means ‘Beautiful Island’ and Sri Lanka holidays, safari, cultural & wildlife tours do not disappoint.
 
This tear shaped jewel, previously known as Ceylon, offers many extraordinary cultural treasures, as well as wonderful wildlife and gorgeous Indian Ocean beaches. Most people go on Sri Lanka holidays, safari, cultural & wildlife tours to see the sights of the Cultural Triangle and the leopards & other wildlife of Yala National Park.  Arguably the most awe inspiring cultural sight is Sigiriya Rock - although the Aukana Buddha, the Dambulla Cave Temples, Temple of the Tooth in the hill capital of Kandy and historic Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa are also incredible sites to visit.
 
Sri Lanka holidays, safari, cultural & wildlife tours also offer beautiful mountain scenery in the tea-producing hill country and its Indian Ocean beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world, with diving and snorkelling at Pigeon Island in the northeast & off the Galle Coast in the south.
 
Wildlife holidays to Sri Lanka are well known for sightings of leopards in Yala National Park & wild Asian elephants at Udawalawe. You can also enjoy magnificent birding in virgin rainforests and see whales off the Galle Coast in season.
 
For expert advice on Sri Lanka holidays, safari, cultural & wildlife tours  to see leopards of Yala & whales, contact our friendly team on 01582 766122 today. We can also tailor make a holiday to your exact requirements. Download our Sri Lanka brochure (PDF 0.7 Mb)
 
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Sri Lanka is a spiritual country where Buddhism is the main religion of the Sinhalese, although there are significant Hindu, Christian and Muslim minorities. Evidence of these many religions is everywhere on Sri Lanka holidays, safari, cultural & wildlife tours, from fabulous ancient Buddhist shrines and towering Hindu temples, to the many personal shrines found on street corners.
 
Most Sri Lanka holidays, safari, cultural & wildlife tours start in the capital of Colombo, a port located on the ancient spice route and today an eclectic mix of modern and old. As you leave the city, most visitors stop at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage for close-up views of Asian elephants, which are much smaller than their African cousins and with different shaped ears and heads. Here you can participate in bottle-feeding an infant, before walking down to the river to watch them bathe with gusto.
 
Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle is located in the centre of the country and is a mix of ancient cities, fortresses and temple caves, many of which are now World Heritage Sites. A real highlight on Sri Lanka holidays, safari, cultural & wildlife tours is ascending the 1,200 steps to the top of Sigiriya Rock, a breathtaking fortress in the sky also known as Lion Rock. It was a 5th century fortress and later a Buddhist monastery, so a deeply spiritual place with ancient rock paintings and incredible views. Don’t miss the small museum at the entrance. On Sri Lanka holidays, safari, cultural & wildlife tours, the cave temples at Dambulla are also astonishing, with no fewer than 150 magnificent Buddhas from the first century BC. It is one of the best preserved of all the temples in Sri Lanka.
 
Sri Lanka’s most significant Buddhist shrine is the Temple of the Tooth, situated in the hill capital of Kandy in the centre of the island. Here there is a tooth relic of the Buddha, held in a golden casket that is displayed to the public three times a day during the pooja ceremon - a must see on all holidays to Sri Lanka. The annual Festival of the Sacred Tooth takes place in July and is one of the country’s most lively and vibrant celebrations. Kandy’s Peradeniya Botanical Gardens are also well worth a visit on Sri Lanka holidays, safari, cultural & wildlife tours. Ask your hotel to pack you a picnic lunch to enjoy here, and don’t forget to visit the orchid house.
 
If you have time to travel further afield on Sri Lanka holidays, the ancient city of Anuradhapura was founded in the 4th century on the mountain peak of Mihintale and is today a World Heritage Site, with many huge circular white-domed stupas. Here you can walk under the canopy of the sacred Bodhi tree, grown from an offshoot of the tree under which the Buddha attained enlightenment. At over 2,200 years it is the oldest historically documented tree in the world.
 
Polonnaruwa was the capital of Sri Lanka from the 11th to 13th centuries, following the fall of Anuradhapura, and is another World Heritage Site complete with enormous Buddha statues - not to be missed on holidays to Sri Lanka. The Buddha at Aukana is the tallest and most magnificent, undamaged ancient statue in all of Sri Lanka. Remember to dress conservatively on Sri Lanka holidays, safari, cultural & wildelife tours and remove your shoes when entering temples.
 
Yala is the most famous of Sri Lanka’s national parks as leopard are found here in the highest concentration in the world. But do not expect Sri Lanka wildlife holidays to be a safari in the African sense, as the wildlife is sparser and the people more numerous. Notwithstanding this, the bird life is magnificent and nothing compares with the thrill of spotting a magnificent leopard in the wild. Wilpattu National Park in the north also has high concentrations of leopard, but they are more difficult there to spot because of the denser vegetation.
 
Sightings of wild Asian elephants on Sri Lanka safari holidays are among the best in the world at parks such as Udawalawe in the south, with an elephant orphanage that is less commercial than Pinnawala. On Sri Lanka holidays, safari, cultural & wildlife tours you can expect good sightings of water buffalo, sambar and spotted deer, langur and macaque monkeys, as well as many other smaller mammals. Sloth bears are also present but are much harder to see.
 
Further north at Minneriya National Park, in August and September elephants migrate along a corridor from neighbouring parks to feed on the fresh grass on the lakebed. This remarkable annual event is known as 'The Gathering'  and is well worth including on all Sri Lanka holidays, safari & wildlife tours.
 
Sri Lanka is a country of a thousand lakes, so birdlife is outstanding including water birds, raptors and seasonal migrants. You will see the splendid peacock and the Jungle fowl  – the national bird – pretty much everywhere on Sri Lanka safari holidays. Horton Plains National Park in the central highlands is the place to go for beautiful walking and birding. Sinharaja Forest Reserve in the southwest is a virgin rainforest and another birding hotspot and World Heritage Site, well worth including on Sri Lanka holidays, safari & wildlife tours. The ocean around the south coast is also a magnificent wildlife arena and is home to the mighty blue whale, sperm whale and lively dolphin.
 
All Sri Lanka holidays, safari, cultural & widllife tours should include a visit to a tea plantations, so on the way to Yala National Park you should travel through the lush tea-producing hill country around Nuwara Eliya, whose Ceylon tea is amongst the most famous in the world. An option here to take the scenic local train from Kandy, rather than a road transfer, for an interesting cultural experience on all Sri Lanka holidays.
 
For a complete contrast, consider adding an extension to Jaffna in the far north of the country. This is the heartland of the Hindu Tamil people, who have their own language and cuisine, including delicious mango delicacies. This region is dotted with many towering ornate Hindu temples and the cultural links to India are very much in evidence.
 
Sri Lanka holidays, safari, cultural & wildlife tours have always been known for ending on a glorious Indian Ocean beach and there are over a thousand miles of white sandy beaches from Beruwela, Bentota and Hikkaduwa in the southwest, to palm fringed Trincomalee and Pasikuda in the northeast, where the best scuba diving and snorkelling is found.
 
On the south coast, historic Galle Fort is a World Heritage Site that is best explored on foot at the end of all Sri Lanka holidays, safari, cultural & wildlife tours. If you want privacy and exclusivity, a beach extension in the Maldives is another option, albeit considerably more expensive.
Southern Coast Wildlife: Whales + Elephants + Yala
LPJ10C
10 NIGHTS
FROM £1,895
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Sri Lanka Beach Safari Holiday Whale Watching Yala Udawalawe Elephants

From October to May, enjoy a magnificent Sri Lanka beach safari holiday on the warm south coast - excellent for swimming, diving & fishing. Take a whale watching flight from Galle to see blue whales, visit Udawalawe Reservoir with its wild Asian elephants & view wildlife in Yala National Park, before relaxing on a beautiful beach. All transfers, whale watching flight, jeep safaris & park fees included.

Sri Lanka Beach Safari Holiday Whale Watching Yala Udawalawe Elephants
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Sri Lanka Beach Safari Holiday
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Galle Fort Walking Tour
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Whale Watching Flight
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Udawalawe
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Asian Elephants
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Yala National Park
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Leopards
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Kataragama Temple
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Tea Plantation
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Indian Ocean Beaches
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Sri Lanka Beach Safari Holiday
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Galle Fort Walking Tour
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Whale Watching Flight
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Udawalawe
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Asian Elephants
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Yala National Park
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Leopards
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Kataragama Temple
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Tea Plantation
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Indian Ocean Beaches
Cultural Highlights + Knuckles Mnts + South Coast
LPA12C
12 NIGHTS
FROM £1,995
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Holiday to Sri Lanka Cultural Highlights Beach Temple of Tooth Kandy

From October to March, this wonderful holiday to Sri Lanka combines the cultural highlights with time relaxing on a beautiful Indian Ocean beach. Climb Sigiriya Rock, take a jeep safari in Minneriya, visit Polonnaruwa, walk in the Knuckles Mountains, visit Dambulla Caves & the Temple of Tooth in Kandy. English speaking driver/guide, all transfers & sightseeing included.

Holiday to Sri Lanka Cultural Highlights Beach Temple of Tooth Kandy
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Sri Lanka Cultural Highlights
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Colombo
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Sigiriya Rock
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Minneriya Safari
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Polonnaruwa
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Dambulla temple
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Temple of the Tooth, Kandy
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Knuckles Mountains
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Indian Ocean Beach
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Holiday to Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka Cultural Highlights
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Colombo
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Sigiriya Rock
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Minneriya Safari
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Polonnaruwa
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Dambulla temple
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Temple of the Tooth, Kandy
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Knuckles Mountains
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Indian Ocean Beach
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Holiday to Sri Lanka
Cultural Highlights + Knuckles Mnts + Pasikuda Beach
LPB12C
12 NIGHTS
FROM £1,996
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Beach Safari Sri Lanka Cultural Triangle Kandy Holiday Pasikuda Minneriya

From April to September, take advantage of this great value beach safari to Sri Lanka that combines the Cultural Triangle including Kandy, Sigiriya & Dambulla, with a jeep safari in Minneriya to see wild Asian elephant. End your holiday relaxing on Pasikuda beach, arguably the best on the island. Extra beach days can be added. English speaking guide & all sightseeing included.

Beach Safari Sri Lanka Cultural Triangle Kandy Holiday Pasikuda Minneriya
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Beach Safari, Sri Lanka
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Colombo
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Pinnawala Elephants
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Cultural Triangle
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Kandy & Temple of Tooth
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Dambulla Cave Temple
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Sigiriya Rock
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Minneriya Jeep Safari
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Polonnaruwa Ruins
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Beach Holiday, Pasikuda
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Beach Safari, Sri Lanka
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Colombo
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Pinnawala Elephants
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Cultural Triangle
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Kandy & Temple of Tooth
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Dambulla Cave Temple
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Sigiriya Rock
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Minneriya Jeep Safari
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Polonnaruwa Ruins
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Beach Holiday, Pasikuda
Buddhist Temples (with Anuradhapura) + Trincomalee
LPI12C
12 NIGHTS
FROM £1,997
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Anuradhapura Polonnaruwa Sigirya Dambulla Temple Tooth Kandy

Visit the most important Sri Lanka Buddhist Temples on this private tour - including sacred Bo Tree in Anuradhapura, the ancient ruins at Polonnaruwa, cave temples at Dambulla, Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, Avukana Buddha & Sigiriya Rock. Complete your holiday relaxing on the warm beaches of Trincomalle (April to September) or the south coast (Oct to March). English speaking guide & all transfers included.

Anuradhapura Polonnaruwa Sigirya Dambulla Temple Tooth Kandy
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Sri Lanka Buddhist Temples Tour
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Kandy
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Temple of the Tooth
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Dambulla Temple
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Sigiriya Rock
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Polonnaruwa
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Avukana Buddha
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Anuradhapura
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Sacred Bo Tree
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Trincomalee Beaches
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Sri Lanka Buddhist Temples Tour
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Kandy
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Temple of the Tooth
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Dambulla Temple
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Sigiriya Rock
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Polonnaruwa
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Avukana Buddha
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Anuradhapura
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Sacred Bo Tree
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Trincomalee Beaches
Grand Sri Lanka Tour + Yala Safari + Galle Coast
LPG14C
14 NIGHTS
FROM £2,395
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Holidays Sri Lanka Grand Tour Private Driver Guide Kandy Safari Yala Galle

Our wildlife & cultural holidays to Sri Lanka include this amazing Grand Tour, when from October to March you can explore this beautiful island with your own private driver guide. Visit all the cultural sights around Kandy, including Sigirya Rock & Dambulla Cave Temple, the Tea District & safari in Yala National Park & Udawalawe, before relax on the beach near Galle. All transfers, jeep safaris & sightseeing included.

Holidays Sri Lanka Grand Tour Private Driver Guide Kandy Safari Yala Galle
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Sri Lanka Grand Tour
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Private Driver Guide
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Sigiriya Rock
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Minneriya & Pollonarawa
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Dambulla Cave Temple
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Temple of the Tooth, Kandy
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Tea District
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Safari: Yala & Udawalawe
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Galle Fort & Beach
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Holidays to Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka Grand Tour
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Private Driver Guide
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Sigiriya Rock
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Minneriya & Pollonarawa
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Dambulla Cave Temple
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Temple of the Tooth, Kandy
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Tea District
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Safari: Yala & Udawalawe
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Galle Fort & Beach
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Holidays to Sri Lanka
Grand Sri Lanka Tour + Wilpattu Safari + Trincomalee
LPH14C
14 NIGHTS
FROM £2,396
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Sri Lanka Cultural Triangle Wildlife Holiday Safari Wilpattu Whale Watching

From April to September, this Sri Lanka Cultural Triangle & wildlife holiday combines a safari to see leopards at Wilpattu, with the elephants of Minneria & whale watching in Trincomalee. Visit Temple of Tooth in Kandy, Anuradhapura, Dambula Cave Temple & Sigiriya Rock, then relax on a beautiful beach & snorkel at Pigeon Island. English speaking guide, all transfers, game drives & sightseeing included.

Sri Lanka Cultural Triangle Wildlife Holiday Safari Wilpattu Whale Watching
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Sri Lanka Cultural Triangle
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Temple of the Tooth, Kandy
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Dambulla Cave Temple
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Sigiriya Rock & Minneriya
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Avukana Buddha
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Safari: Wilpattu National Park
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Anuradhapura
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Whale Watching & Snorkelling
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Trincomalee Beaches
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Wildlife Holiday, Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka Cultural Triangle
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Temple of the Tooth, Kandy
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Dambulla Cave Temple
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Sigiriya Rock & Minneriya
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Avukana Buddha
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Safari: Wilpattu National Park
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Anuradhapura
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Whale Watching & Snorkelling
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Trincomalee Beaches
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Wildlife Holiday, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Highlight and Maldives
LPL12C
12 NIGHTS
FROM £2,497
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Sri Lanka and Maldives Holiday Water Bungalow Villa All Inclusive

This Sri Lanka and Maldives holiday combine the cultural highlights of this beautiful island, including climbing Sigirya Rock & the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, with time relaxing in the spectacular Maldives, which offers some of the best snorkelling & scuba diving in the world. Water bungalow, villa & all inclusive options are available. English speaking Sri Lankan guide & all transfers included.

Sri Lanka and Maldives Holiday Water Bungalow Villa All Inclusive
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Sri Lanka and Maldives Holiday
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Sigiriya Rock
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Minneriya Elephants
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Polonnaruwa Ruins
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Dambulla Cave Temple
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Temple of the Tooth, Kandy
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Maldives Islands
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Snorkelling
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Scuba Diving
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Water Bungalow Villa, All Inclusive
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Sri Lanka and Maldives Holiday
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Sigiriya Rock
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Minneriya Elephants
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Polonnaruwa Ruins
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Dambulla Cave Temple
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Temple of the Tooth, Kandy
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Maldives Islands
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Snorkelling
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Scuba Diving
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Water Bungalow Villa, All Inclusive
Sri Lanka + Yala Safari + Maldives
LPM14C
14 NIGHTS
FROM £2,795
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Holiday to Maldives and Sri Lanka Kandy Tea District Safari Yala Park

This holiday to Maldives and Sri Lanka visits all the key sights of the Cultural Triangle near Kandy, including Dambulla Cave Temple & Sigiria Rock, before taking a train ride through the Tea District and enjoying a wildlife safari in Yala Park. Complete your holiday relaxing on a pristine atoll in the spectacular Maldives. English speaking Sri Lankan guide, all transfers, jeep safaris & excursions included.

Holiday to Maldives and Sri Lanka Kandy Tea District Safari Yala Park
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Cultural Triangle
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Sigiriya Rock
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Dambulla Cave Temple
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Kandy & Temple of Tooth
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Botanical Gardens
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Tea District Train
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Safari, Yala Park
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Maldives Islands
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Snorkelling & Diving
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Holidays to Maldives and Sri Lanka
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Cultural Triangle
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Sigiriya Rock
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Dambulla Cave Temple
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Kandy & Temple of Tooth
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Botanical Gardens
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Tea District Train
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Safari, Yala Park
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Maldives Islands
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Snorkelling & Diving
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Holidays to Maldives and Sri Lanka
Wildlife of Sri Lanka, with Sinharaja + Knuckles Mnts
LPQ12C
12 NIGHTS
FROM £2,795
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Wildlife Holiday Sri Lanka Yala Udawalawe Sinharaja Knuckles Mountains

This wildlife holiday to Sri Lanka will introduce you to the natural wonders of this beautiful island, travelling with your own private driver/guide. Visit Yala National Park, known for its leopards & see Asian elephants in the wild at Udawalawe. Also visit the dense rainforests of Sinharaja with their endemic birds, the beautiful Knuckles Mountains & temples of Kandy. All park fees & jeep safaris included.

Wildlife Holiday Sri Lanka Yala Udawalawe Sinharaja Knuckles Mountains
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Colombo
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Sinharaja Rainforest
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Udawalawe Reservoir
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Elephant Transit Home
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Yala National Park
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Nuwara Eliya
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Knuckles Mountains
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Dambulla Cave Temple
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Temple of Tooth, Kandy
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Wildlife Holiday, Sri Lanka
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Colombo
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Sinharaja Rainforest
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Udawalawe Reservoir
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Elephant Transit Home
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Yala National Park
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Nuwara Eliya
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Knuckles Mountains
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Dambulla Cave Temple
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Temple of Tooth, Kandy
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Wildlife Holiday, Sri Lanka
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