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Timeless Sri Lanka

10 Days/7 nights - from $2,825 per person including airfare from New York City

Departures & Rates

Take a 7-night trip, starting your journey to the island nation of Sri Lanka in Colombo. Travel to Sigiriya, where you visit an elephant orphanage and view ancient frescoes. Next, leave for Polonnaruwa, the medieval capital of Sri Lanka. Visit its many archaeological and historical sites, including the Quadrangle that encloses remains of the Royal Palace. Then, travel to Kandy and visit the Royal Botanical Gardens and a gem museum. Next, travel to Nuwara Eliya, also known as Little England, and enjoy a cup of the world-famous “Ceylon tea.” Afterward, travel to Bentota and see the waterfalls of Devon and St. Claire en route. Finally, return to Colombo and tour the capital city before your flight back to the US. Starting from $2,825 per person, including air from New York City.
Day 1 - New York City/Colombo
Depart the US from New York JFK via Emirates trans-Atlantic flight for Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Day 2 - Colombo/Negombo
Arrive in Colombo, where you are met and transferred to your hotel in nearby Negombo. Dinner at the hotel. (Arie Lagoon) (D)

Day 3 - Negombo/Sigiriya/Habarana
After breakfast, depart overland for Sigiriya, stopping for a king coconut en route. Arrive and climb the 5th-century Rock Fortress and admire ancient frescoes, Mirror Wall, and Lion's Paw. Overnight in nearby Habarana. (Habarana Village by Cinnamon) (B/D)

Day 4 - Polonnaruwa & Minneriya
After breakfast, drive to Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka's medieval capital, to explore the ancient ruins, a World Heritage Site.Walk across its scatterde walls and see the stupas, resting Buddha statues, irrigation canals, and Hindu sculptures. After a village lunch, hop on a jeep for a shared safari experience in Minneriya National Park, a wildlife sanctuary for elephants, Sri Lankan leopard, sloth bear and more. Return to your hotel in Habarana. (B/L/D)

Day 5 - Habarana/Dambulla/Kandy  
Proceed to Kandy in Sri Lanka's cultural triangle. En route, explore Dambulla Cave temple with its exquisite wall paintings and statues of Lord Buddha. Arrive Kandy, a world Heritage Site, and check in to your hotel. Toward evening your tour of Kandy includes a leisurely walk around Kandy Lake. Visit the Kandy Bazaar, arts and crafts center, and the Temple of the Tooth (Dalada Maligawa). Afterward, see a cultural dance show with traditional drumming before returning to your hotel. (Amaya Hills) (B/D)

Day 6 - Kandy/Nuwara Eliya
This morning, visit the Royal Botanical Garden. Then proceed to the hill country, Nuwara Eliya, via a scenic train journey through mountains, waterfalls, and tea estates. On arrival, you are met and transferred to your hotel, stopping en route to visit a tea plantation  and tour a tea factory. (Blackpool) (B/D)

Day 7 - Nuwara Eliya/Bentota   
After an early breakfast, proceed to Bentota and check in to your hotel. Relax at the beach or by the pool and enjoy dinner at your hotel. (Centara Ceysands) (B/D)

Day 8 - Bentota
Bentota is a resort town on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. Today, take an optional excursion or spend time relaxing at the beach or pool. (B/D)

Day 9 - Bentota/Colombo/New York City
After breakfast, proceed to Colombo, where you have lunch at a colonial hotel. City tour includes Galle Face Green (an oceanside urban park), a drive through residential and market areas and visits to the Ganagara Temple, busy Pettah Market and the National Museum. Afterward, proceed to the airport for an evening Emirates flight to the US. (B/L)

Day 10 - Arrive USA
Arrive in New York City today.

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Departure DatesLand & Air *
New York
Land Only *Single Supplement
April 1-3004/01 - 04/30
$2970 $2,970
$1470 $1,470
$550 $550
May 1-1105/01 - 05/11
August 15 - October 30 08/15 - 10/30
$2825 $2,825
$1320 $1,320
$435 $435
May 12-1905/12 - 05/19
July 4 - August 14 07/04 - 08/14
$2960 $2,960
$1320 $1,320
$435 $435
May 20 - July 3 05/20 - 07/03
$3270 $3,270
$1320 $1,320
$435 $435
November 1-1911/01 - 11/19
$2850 $2,850
$1350 $1,350
$455 $455
November 20 - December 12 11/20 - 12/12
$2985 $2,985
$1350 $1,350
$455 $455
December 13-2312/13 - 12/23
$3790 $3,790
$1840 $1,840
$455 $455
December 24-3112/24 - 12/31
$3480 $3,480
$1840 $1,840
$455 $455
2021
January 1-1001/01 - 01/10
$3480 $3,480
$1840 $1,840
$455 $455
January 11 - March 31 01/11 - 03/31
$2970 $2,970
$1470 $1,470
$550 $550
Land & Air prices are per person based on double occupancy and include government taxes and fees.

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Rates include

  • Roundtrip air to Colombo from New York JFK via Emirates trans-Atlantic flight
  • Overland private transfers with stops as per itinerary
  • 1 night stay in a double occupancy room at Arie Lagoon in Negombo
  • 1 night stay in a double occupancy room at Habarana Village by Cinnamon in Habarana
  • 2 nights stay in a double occupancy room at Amaya Hills in Kandy
  • 1 night stay in a double occupancy room at Blackpool in Nuwara Eliya
  • 2 nights stay in a double occupancy room at Centara Ceysands in Bentota
  • Sightseeing tours include: Sigiriya rock fortress, Polonnaruwa ruins, Village walk and interactive culinary experience in Polonnaruwa, Half day game drive to Minneriya National Park, Dambulla cave temple, Kandy sightseeing and Temple of the Tooth, Cultural Dance Show, Royal Botanical Garden. Local train experience from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya. Tea Plantation and Factory, Colombo sightseeing
    Hotel taxes and service charge included

Rates do not include

  • Any expenses of personal nature such as tips, laundry, table drinks, telephone calls, etc.
  • Optional Travel Insurance
  • Any item not mentioned above   

Remarks

  • If listed hotels are not available at the time of reservation, alternative hotels at the same category could be used. Prices may differ.
  • During trade fairs season and during Christmas and New Year’s days, some hotels may require surcharges. The prices may increase.
  • Ticket(s) must be issued and full payment must be received 90 days prior to departure
  • Major credit cards accepted; credit card authorization required
  • Change and cancellation penalty ($250-$600 per person) apply once ticketed; Pacific Holidays’ general cancellation policy applies
  • Hotel upgrades, additional hotel nights, extensions to all Asian destinations and add-on air fares from various US cities are available
from $2,825
General information about the region
Colombo. Sri Lanka
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 87.6 88.2 89.1 89.2 88 86.7 86 86 86.4 86 86.2 86.5
Average Low 72.1 72.7 74.7 76.3 77.9 77.9 77.4 77.2 76.6 75.2 73.8 73
Average Rainfall 2.291 2.862 5.039 9.669 15.449 7.28 4.799 4.705 9.661 14.386 16.315 6.902
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+05:30)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Sri Lankan Rupee
$1.00 USD = 134.16 LKR
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Sigiriya. Sri Lanka
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 84 87 91 92 91 87 86 90 89 89 85 83
Average Low 56 59 59 56 58 57 58 62 60 60 62 61
Average Rainfall 4.3 2.6 2.5 5.1 3.5 0.5 1.3 1.1 3 6.3 7.6 5.2
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+05:30)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Sri Lankan Rupee
$1.00 USD = 134.16 LKR
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Polonnaruwa. Sri Lanka
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 84 88 90 91 91 91 90 90 90 88 86 84
Average Low 73 73 75 77 77 77 77 77 75 75 73 73
Average Rainfall 5.9 4.4 3.2 5.1 3.1 1.9 2.7 2.9 3.7 9.6 12.5 12.7
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+05:30)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Sri Lankan Rupee
$1.00 USD = 134.16 LKR
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Kandy. Sri Lanka
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 81 82 86 86 84 82 81 82 82 82 81 81
Average Low 64 64 64 68 68 68 68 66 66 66 66 64
Average Rainfall 3.11 2.91 2.8 7.4 5.67 5.2 5.04 4.45 6.1 10.39 11.65 7.72
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+05:30)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Sri Lankan Rupee
$1.00 USD = 134.16 LKR
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Nuwara Eliya. Sri Lanka
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 68 70.2 72.5 73 70.3 66 65.3 65.7 66.6 67.6 67.6 66.9
Average Low 48.9 48.9 50.4 52.5 55 55.9 55 54.9 54.9 53.4 52.7 52
Average Rainfall 3.961 3.059 2.815 6.236 6.925 6.768 6.492 6.34 7.039 8.929 8.728 7.72
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+05:30)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Sri Lankan Rupee
$1.00 USD = 134.16 LKR
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Bentota. Sri Lanka
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 88 88 88 90 88 86 86 86 86 86 86 86
Average Low 72 73 75 75 77 77 77 77 77 75 73 73
Average Rainfall 2.9 3.6 5.6 10.2 15.3 9.3 7.1 6.3 10.6 14.8 12.2 6.9
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+05:30)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Sri Lankan Rupee
$1.00 USD = 134.16 LKR
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
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