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Luxury

Spirit of Sri Lanka

Negombo to Colombo
13 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: SL13
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Yala National Park

Embark on a jeep safari in Yala National Park for your chance to see Asian Elephants and Leopards.

Sigirya Rock Fortress

Uncover the ancient world of Sigirya Rock Fortress, nestled in the jungle-covered interior of Sri Lanka.

Dine on Wheels

For a unique culinary experience in an old railway carriage prepare to Dine on Wheels.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in eight destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in two locations
  • Luxury dining - a total of 32 meals
  • Everything as detailed, including gratuities
  • Expert APT Tour Director

Map & Itinerary

Asia Map SL13 2020
Negombo to Colombo

Designed Exclusively for APT guests

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest

Welcome to Negombo! This coastal city north of the capital Colombo offers a laid-back introduction to Sri Lanka. We’ll meet you on arrival and take you to your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights, The Heritance Negombo

This morning, get a feel for the Sri Lankan way of life, exploring the streets and secret corners of Negombo with local expert Mark Forbes. Later, discover a fish market where seafood is king, which will surprise the senses with intense smells and flavours. Then, as the sun sets, it’s time to kick back on a leisurely cruise across the city’s lagoon before dinner.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Indulge in local specialities as you dine by candlelight in a cavern at the Caves of Heritance.


Some monuments simply take your breath away and today the Dambulla Cave Temple is no exception. After breakfast, make your way to this World Heritage-listed Buddhist temple system, one of the largest and best-preserved in Sri Lanka. The temple’s five shrine rooms are all in caves, housing ornate statues and ancient artwork relating to the life of Buddha.

Stay: Three Nights, The Heritance Kandalama

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps choose to head out on a village trek, cycle around the local countryside or indulge in a spa treatment.


Today, brace yourself for perhaps Sri Lanka’s most dramatic sight. Sigiriya Rock Fortress rises from the forest floor, an extraordinary monument to the reign of King Kasyapa, centuries ago. This ancient World heritage-listed citadel commands spectacular views if you’re up for the climb. This evening, taste your way through a seven-course feast for dinner.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose from a range of dining options this evening.


Set out for a day’s adventure, beginning in the ancient city of Polonnaruwa after breakfast. This World Heritage-listed archaeological park etches a lost kingdom into an ethereal landscape. Moving on this afternoon to Minneriya National Park for a safari, where the chance to see Sri Lankan elephants in their natural habitat is a must. As you return to your resort tonight, enjoy time to relax.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

The day is yours. You could tour a fresh produce market with a culinary expert in preparation for your Sri Lankan cooking class. Or visit Tamarind Gardens for lunch and to learn of the paddock-to-plate ethos of the farm, as your lunch is prepared before your very eyes. Later, learn about incense stick making.


Once the gardens of royalty, be wowed by giant trees and vivid floral displays at the Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya, on the outskirts of Kandy. Swapping serenity for city buzz, take a tuk tuk city tour of Kandy and visit the iconic Temple of The Buddha’s Tooth before enjoying a cultural show.

Stay: Two Nights, Kandy, Earl’s Regency

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

The day is yours. You could tour a fresh produce market with a culinary expert in preparation for your Sri Lankan cooking class. Or visit Tamarind Gardens for lunch and to learn of the paddock-to-plate ethos of the farm, as your lunch is prepared before your very eyes. Later, learn about incense stick making.


Today a number of exciting culinary experiences await.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Kandy’s tropical climate and lush surrounds make this the perfect tea-production region. Best viewed by rail, hop aboard a scenic train through undulating tea plantations en route to Nuwara Eliya. Arrive at your hotel to sit back and enjoy the views over high tea.

Stay: Two Nights, Nuwara Eliya, Heritance Tea Factory

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Dine tonight in a converted Railway Carriage restaurant at the Heritance Tea Factory as the evening mist rolls in.


Test your tastebuds this morning by sampling some of the region’s best brews with an expert tea taster. You’ll learn how tea leaf varieties, climate, soil conditions and processing influence the quality of the final product. Tonight, take a step back in time with dinner at a converted Railway Carriage restaurant at the Heritance Tea Factory.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Descend from the mist-shrouded hills of Sri Lanka’s interior, back to the island’s coastal lowlands. Your hotel for the next two nights sits on the border of the spectacular Yala National Park. Here elephants, wild boar and, if you’re lucky, leopards are known to frequent the resort’s grounds. This evening feel at one with nature over a barbecue dinner in the heart of the Sri Lankan hinterland.

Stay: Two Nights, Yala National Park, Chena Huts

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning, excitement builds as you board your Jeep safari within the wilds of Yala National Park. From herds of elephants, sloth bears and jackals, to the elusive leopards that can be spotted draped along tree branches, there are a myriad opportunities to view incredible wildlife today.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

It’s time to set off to Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo, but not before a stop in the fortified port city of Galle. Founded by Portuguese colonists in the 16th century, prepare to be charmed by Galle’s eclectic history and culture, as you explore this city’s impressive colonial architecture. Later, in Colombo, views of the Indian Ocean from your iconic hotel are hard to beat.

Stay: Colombo, Galle Face Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

With one final flourish before your flight tonight, take a guided walking tour of Colombo this morning. A great way to discover the capital’s colonial character and convivial feel within the bustle of a major city. Fortified by a final dinner at the Ministry of Crab seafood restaurant, you’ll then be transferred to the airport for an evening flight.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Travel & Accommodation

Journey through the hills

Take a journey by train through the tea plantation covered hills of Sri Lanka to gain a fresh perspective.

Escape to Chena Huts, Yala

Stay at the gateway to Yala National Park and enjoy every creature comfort during a decadent stay at Chena Huts.

Galle Face Hotel

Gaze out onto Indian Ocean from the old-world charm and refined elegance of the Galle Face Hotel.

Our people are passionate about dreaming up once-in-a-lifetime experiences for our guests and making them possible