Visit Habarana and the ancient capitals before heading to the little-visited East Coast of Sri Lanka, on this flexible multicentre holiday, either with road transfers from place to place allowing you to explore under your own steam, or with your own private Car + Driver for the sightseeing part of the trip, taking you wherever you want to go!
PRIVATE CAR & DRIVER HOLIDAY
With this option you'll have a private car and driver from day 2 when you land at the airport, to day 7 when you arrive at your beach hotel. You can take in and sights that you wish at your own pace - all you need to do is pay entrance fees locally. There’s no mileage limitation and our driver will discuss your itinerary to create the perfect trip!
DAY 1 - DEPART
Fly from Heathrow to Colombo, arriving the next day. Other departure points including Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow are also available.
DAY 2 - HABARANA
Met on arrival at Colombo airport and transfer approximately four hours to Habarana. Check in to your hotel, the Chaaya Village Habarana, for three nights to explore the ancient cities. Stay here on a Half Board basis, with other hotels and durations available. The Chaaya Village Habarana is a delightful base from which to explore Sri Lankas cultural triangle, within easy reach of Sigiriya and Dambulla. Set in beautifully tended gardens, the facilities are in the style of a Sri Lankan village. Enjoy a blissful massage at the Ayurveda centre or get active with tennis, badminton, jogging and cycling. Discover nature with elephant safaris and birdwatching, or just relax in the swimming pool. Later, unwind in the airy lobby and bar before enjoying dinner at the open-air restaurant and evening entertainment. Other facilities include jeep safaris, trekking and kayaking, and you can also pre-book experience packages to ancient cities. Visit Black Water Pool, learn to cast nets with village fishermen, take a bullock cart ride to a banana plantation, visit a local paddy field and hike to a mountain, ancient ruins or a monastery in the jungle.
DAY 4 - TRINCOMALEE
Drive approximately two hours to the East Coast at Trincomalee, for a two night stay in this little visited part of the Island,. Check in to the Chaaya Blu Trincomalee, staying on a Half Board basis. Set before a wide swathe of pure beach perfection, the retro-chic Chaaya Blu Trincomalee is the ideal place to unwind. Located four miles from the natural harbour of Trincomalee, the hotel offers two restaurants, a bar, a swimming pool and dive centre.
DAY 6 - PASSIKUDAH
Continue down the East Coast to peaceful Passikudah, for a further two nights. Stay at the Centara Passikudah Resort & Spa, on a Bed & Breakfast basis. New to the shores of Sri Lanka, the Centara Passikudah Resort & Spa sits on the idyllic Passikudah Bay and with a great swathe of golden sand before it, is ideal for watersports enthusiasts. Fresh and modern, it brings Centara’s signature style, sumptuous spa and welcoming Kids’ Club to this little island nation.
DAY 8 - COLOMBO
Return approximately five hours to the west coast, and check in to the historic Mount Lavinia Hotel for a three night stay on a Bed & Breakfast basis. Other hotel options and durations are available here.
DAY 11 - RETURN
Transfer to Colombo airport for your return flight to the UK.