Affectionately dubbed the “tear drop of India”, Sri Lanka is a utopia of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A land where a love potion seeps through the ground and is soaked up by the people who embrace 3,000 years of culture. This gem is your dominion for the first six nights of this incredible trip! Swapping ancient empires for Mission Impossible-esque views, you’ll finish off your last three nights diving into the high-rise glamour of Dubai for gorgeous beaches and sheer luxury.
Fasten your seatbelts for the adventure-of-a-lifetime, with six nights discovering the mind-blowing natural beauty of Sri Lanka. Starting with one-night in the vibrant beach town, Negombo, you’ll be greeted by your private car and guide before being whisked away to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (home to around 70 orphaned elephants) and the UNESCO Dambulla Cave Temple with its 2,000-sq metres of painted walls and a 14 metre rock caving of the Buddha.
Next up is a visit to Sigiriya – with its royal palaces, Buddhist frescoes, and World Heritage Sites – staying at the aptly named Kassapa Lion Rock Resort for two nights. While there you’ll explore King Kashyapa’s imposing 5th century rock fortress and the island’s cultural heart, Kandy. Here you’ll experience the famous Temple of the Tooth, Matale Spice Gardens and an evening drive around Kandy Lake. You’ll rest city-hopping feet at the Hotel Topaz for one-night.
Next up, an unforgettable train ride takes you through tea plantations, in and out of the many mountain tunnels to hill station, Nuwara Eliya. Here you will reside at the Avian Breeze Hotel for two nights, before heading to Colombo for a flight to Dubai and a transfer to your five-star hotel!
For a complete change of scenery, you’ll spend your final three nights amidst skyscrapers and top-class shopping malls in Dubai. You’ll stay at the Pullman Dubai Jumeirah Lakes Towers, which combines chic interiors with luxurious touches. Dine on international cuisine, stay in a room featuring views of the striking Dubai Marina skyline and have a swim in the rooftop pool. You are next to a golf club, while the Palm Jumeriah and the beaches are right at your doorstep.
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