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Sri Lanka Kaleidoscope Tour and Beach + Rixos the Palm Dubai

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sri lanka + dubai

Searching for a completely novel holiday, filled with enthralling new experiences? Why not try a fascinating tour of Sri Lanka, followed by a stay in the midst of Dubai’s extravaganza. Start your holiday with a tour of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka was ruled by kings for over two thousand years, a time when Buddhism flourished and became the island's dominant religion. In the beginning of the 16th century parts of Sri Lanka were conquered by the Portuguese and Dutch, before it became a British colony. Sri Lanka eventually gained independent after peaceful negotiations with the British in 1948. The many different rulers and influences have created a rich cultural tapestry - yours to discover on the Sri Lanka Kaleidoscope Tour. You will visit historic and beautiful cities of Habarana, Polonnaruwa and Sirigiya, the vibrant and exotic city of Kandy, the scenic hills of Nuwara Eliya and end up at the tranquil and relaxing beach destination of Beruwela. Along your way, you will visit temples and historic palaces, as well as spice gardens, farms, arts and craft markets and tea plantations. Also included is a Catamaran trip on the scenic Habarana lake, an elephant back safari, as well as a workshop on making incense sticks. Perhaps also try Ayuverda Therapy and relish Sri Lanken culture, enabling you to fully forget the stresses and worries of your everyday life. What makes this tour even more special, is that the tour encompasses stays at the 4* Cinnamon Lodge, The Cinnamon Citadel, and The Cinnamon Bey hotels, or similar, ensuring a luxurious and comfortable experience. What’s more, our on-the-ground expert guides will greet you off your flight and will always be on hand to give you a rich Sri Lankan experience, ensuring your trip is smooth, intriguing and authentic. But an enchanting, tropical tour, showcasing culture, history and charm, is not all that this holiday package provides. Head to Dubai for a glamorous finale to your exotic holiday. Stay at the 5* Rixos The Palm. Whilst infamous for its sleek, cutting edge modernity, the hotel is not devoid of Arabian charm. Relax and unwind on a glorious golden beach, or upon the landscaped pool sides, then take a bite to eat at one of the hotel’s 9 restaurants or lounges and enjoy a wide array of live entertainment. Feast one’s eyes with panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf, Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab and the glittering skyline of the Dubai Marina. Take a Complimentary water taxi shuttle to Dubai’s vibrant Marina or take part in excursions. Perhaps visit the Mall of The Emirates Ski Centre, take a desert safari or a Dubai balloon tour and create memories that will last a lifetime. This Package really does provide a unique adventure, full of novel and intriguing experiences that will always be remembered fondly. Don’t miss out!

  1. Arrival
    Day 1-2

    Flight + Transfer

    Fly from Gatwick to Colombo Intl on Emirates

    Private Car Transfer to Sri Lanka Kaleidoscope Tour and Beach

  2. sri lanka kaleidoscope tour and beach
    Day 2-11

    sri lanka kaleidoscope tour and beach

    1. Day 2

      Colombo Airport to Habarana–Arrival and transfer directly to Habarana, the hub of Sri Lanka's cultural triangle. Located in the north central part of the island, Habarana is a part of Sri Lanka's dry zone, providing some of the most breathtakingly beautiful scenery and fertile habitat for the islands incredible bio-diversity.

    2. Day 3

      Habarana & Polonnaruwa–Set off on a local catamaran after an early breakfast to enjoy the scenic Habarana lake... you will be accompanied by the hotel's naturalist offering expertise. Later leave for Polonnaruwa, one of Sri Lanka's ancient capitals and explore the ruined palace and temple complex bicycles. Continue riding through the village and get a feel for the local lifestyle enjoyed by the people of Polonnaruwa. Finally stop beside a lake for a wonderful Sri Lankan style picnic lunch. The evening is at leisure to relax and enjoy Habarana.

    3. Day 4

      Habarana & Sigiriya–The morning is at leisure for an optional Elephant Back Safari through the forest and villages of Habarana. Or simply relax and enjoy the wonderful surroundings of Habarana, walk by the lake, relax by the pool or take some Ayurveda Therapy at the hotels excellent wellness center and spa. In the afternoon, after the mid-day heat has subsided, visit Sigiriya and climb the rock fortress.

    4. Day 5

      Habarana to Kandy via Matale–Leave after breakfast for Kandy. Stop en route in Matale to visit a spice garden to see Sri Lankan spices growing in their natural habitat and also to learn of their usage in local cuisine. In the afternoon explore Kandy, Sri Lanka's hill capital and also the center of Sri Lankan arts and craft and visit the local market. Also visit the Temple of the much revered Temple of the Tooth Relic of the Lord Buddha at 6pm in time for the evening 'pooja'. This is an inspiring and moving experience for persons of any faith.

    5. Day 6

      Kandy & Nuwara Eliya–Leave after an early breakfast for an excursion to Nuwara Eliya. Located at approximately 6000 feet above sea level, this is Sri Lanka's tea growing region. Visit a tea plantation and factory to witness the process of turning the raw green leaf in to the familiar black/brown finished product. Enjoy a glimpse of Sri Lanka's colonial past which is still very much a live at the Hill Club in Nuwara Eliya where you will stop for lunch.

    6. Day 7

      Kandy to Beruwela via Tamarind Gardens–Leave after breakfast to Tamarind Gardens for an authentic Sri Lankan village experience. Tamarind Gardens is a domestic farm and a sustainable eco-tourism project. After a cup of tea, embark on a walk through the local village and stop at the home of a lady who runs an incense sticks manufacturing cottage industry. Join her as she takes you through the process of manufacture and make your own incense sticks which you can take home. Return to Tamarind Gardens for a Sri Lankan lunch. After lunch, transfer to your hotel in Beruwela.

    7. Day 8-11

      Beruwela–Spend the days at leisure to relax by the pool or at the beach and enjoy Beruwela.

    8. Day 12

      Beruwela to Colombo Airport–Departure transfer to the airport to meet departure flight.

  3. Internal Flight
    Day 11

    Transfer + Flight + Transfer

    Private Car Transfer from Sri Lanka Kaleidoscope Tour and Beach

    Fly from Colombo Intl to Dubai Intl on Emirates

    Coach Transfer to Rixos the Palm Dubai

  4. rixos the palm dubai
    Day 11-13

    rixos the palm dubai

    Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast
    Room Type:

    The perfect break for families or couples, combining quality service and luxury accommodations with spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf. Rixos The Palm is the UAE’s only luxury multi-concept resort, situated in the most spectacular of lcoations. Offering a wide selection of entertainment throughout your stay, from musicians and live shows to all...

  5. Departure
    Day 13

    Transfer + Flight

    Coach Transfer from Rixos the Palm Dubai

    Fly from Dubai Intl to Gatwick on Emirates

£1869 per person

Special Offer £300 off Jul 10 2017 - Oct 31 2018
Price for 12 nights, 2 Adults flying 26 April 2018 from Gatwick with Emirates
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Departing 26 April 2018
Staying for 12 nights
Passengers 2 adults

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Price for 12 nights, 2 Adults flying 26 April 2018 from Gatwick with Emirates

Unravel the cultural tapestry of Sri Lanka on a fascinating tour that concludes with an indulgent, astounding stay in Dubai.