Sri Lanka Colours and Flavours | Group Escorted Tours | Ultimate Travel Company

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Sri Lanka: Colours & Flavours

Join Chris Caldicott on this off the beaten track journey to the teardrop island of Sri Lanka and discover the rich culinary traditions, cultural diversity and atmospheric historic towns of this lush tropical island.
GROUP ESCORTED TOUR

ABOUT THE TOUR

The journey begins in the dynamic Indian Ocean port of Colombo where we will stay in a charming colonial era villa and explore the thriving street markets, ancient Buddhist temples and the contemporary cool café and shopping scene.

Travelling inland by rail, a feat of 19th century British imperial railway construction that offers a nostalgia packed train ride from the steamy jungles of the coast to the colonial era hill stations of tea country, we will explore the island’s interior staying in a boutique plantation house of a working tea estate.

Sri Lanka Colours and Flavours | Group Escorted Tours | Ultimate Travel Company

From an eco-jungle lodge in the wilderness of Gal Oya National Park, we will walk with indigenous Vedda people to a forest waterfall for sundowners and take a boat safari in search of swimming elephants. Sitting in God’s Forest, stylish Koslanda will be our base for forest treks to find wild coffee, pepper vines and cinnamon and culinary adventures into local cuisine between visiting the largest rock cut Buddha statues on the island and the dizzy heights and spectacular views of Lipton’s Seat.

Back on the coast, the Galle Fort is packed with remnants of a vibrant past that lured spice merchants from around the globe for centuries alongside chic café society in beautifully restored villas. Here, we will savour the famed seafood and biriyani cuisine before ending the trip relaxing at the idyllic Kumu Beach.

N.B. Please note that this trip does involve a substantial amount of walking and a certain level of fitness is required.

Galle and the South Coast | Sri Lanka | Ultimate Travel Company
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TOUR LEADER

Chris Caldicott | Tour Leader | Ultimate Travel Company
THE PRICE BREAKDOWN
15 days from £5,985 per person

TOUR DATE: 2 FEBRUARY 2025 – 16 FEBRUARY 2025

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: £1,645

Price Includes

  • Accommodation throughout as shown in the itinerary
  • Breakfast daily; 9 lunches; 12 dinners
  • Mineral water at meals included in the itinerary
  • All entrance fees, visits and excursions
  • Group transportation as per the itinerary
  • Gratuities in restaurants for included meals
  • Gratuities to guide/s; gratuities to driver/s
  • Porterage
  • Local English-speaking guide/s
  • The services of your tour leader throughout

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Visa fees (currently $35 per person)
  • Alcoholic drinks at meals
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of personal expenditure (e.g. telephone calls / laundry etc.)
  • Government levies or taxes introduced after costing and publication of this programme on 22/01/24
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Day 1

London / Colombo

Colombo | Sri Lanka | Ultimate Travel Company

Suggested flight (not included in the cost of the tour) Sri Lankan Airlines flight departing London Heathrow at 21.30 hrs.

Sri Lanka Colours and Flavours | Group Escorted Tours | Ultimate Travel Company
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