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Summer Dreaming

Best time to travel
Dec – Sep
Ideal length
13 nights
Perfect for
All

At a glance

  • International return flights from Dublin to Colombo.
  • All private transfers and guiding requirements.
  • 13 nights’ accommodation in Kegalle, the Cultural Triangle, Trincomalee, Wilpattu National Park and Colombo.
  • Adventurous experiences including a Pidurangala Rock climb and guided morning and afternoon game drives in Wilpattu National Park.
  • Privately guided cultural and religious explorations like a tea experience in Rosyth Estate, city tours of Kandy and Colombo and expert-led tours of the Dambulla Cave and Kingdom of Polonnaruwa.
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Introduction

A classic exploration of Sri Lanka, witness the religious, cultural and natural wonders of this diverse country. From guided game drives in search of leopard roaming in the meadows to expert-led tours of ancient ruins and temples, this suggested itinerary combines a wonderful mix of experiences. In the midst of cultural and historical discovery, we’ve arranged a luxury beachside stay on the shores of the Bay of Bengal.

Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to Colombo and on towards Kegalle.
Upon arrival in Colombo, your private driver will be waiting to transfer you to your luxury estate house accommodation in Kegalle’s countryside, where you’ll spend the next three nights.
Embark on a Kandy temple and city walk.
With your private guide, stroll through the magnificent Temple of the Tooth complex. Continue through the busy streets of Kandy, visiting local landmarks and colourful markets. We’ve also arranged a private guided tour of Rosyth Tea Estate in Kegalle.
Colombo Temple
Transfer to Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle.
Spend three nights in a luxury eco-resort and visit the iconic Dambulla Cave Temple. Housing over 2,000 years of history, the complex houses exquisite ancient statues and ceiling frescos. The highlight for many is witnessing the enormous reclining Buddha.
Dambulla
Explore the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa with a local guide.
Discover the ancient ruins on a privately guided tour, starting with the King’s Palace and Baths, wandering to the tooth relic temples and finishing by admiring the various stupas. Afterwards, we’ve arranged a climb to Pidurangala Rock for panoramic views.
Sigiriya
Set out on a scenic boat journey with magnificent views of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress.
You’ll then take to the open paddy fields on a bullock-cart ride and arrive at a small hamlet for a tour of the vegetable and fruit plantations. Finish with a traditional Sri Lankan lunch.
Sri Lanka Paddy Field
Transfer to the remote shores of Trincomalee for your peaceful beach stay.
Enjoy four nights of uninterrupted beachside relaxation on the secluded shores of the Bay of Bengal. Pick up the pace once again, where we’ll transfer you to Wilpattu National Park for a two night stay.
Trincomalee
Set out on twice-daily guided game drives in Wilpattu.
Enjoy an authentic safari experience, witnessing wild elephants, leopards, sloth bear, spotted deer and painted stork. Made up of salt grass meadows, sand-rimmed water basins and forests, prepare for outstanding diversity.
Elephant
Transfer to the capital of Colombo.
During your one night stay in a luxury heritage hotel, we’ve arranged a guided exploration of Colombo by tuk tuk. Visit iconic landmarks like the pink Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque, Gangaramaya Temple and Sri Ponnambala Vaneswarar Temple.
The Galle Face Hotel
Transfer to the international airport for your flight home.
Arrive in Dublin.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Accommodation

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Rosyth Estate House

Rosyth Estate House

The Estate House at Rosyth offers a unique opportunity to experience the beauty of rural Sri Lanka. With high ceilings, cool polished floors, wide verandas and elegantly furnished rooms with eclectic works of art, this is a perfect place to unwind, rejuvenate and explore. The property offers local cuisine, using homegrown produce from the organic gardens. Guests have the chance to visit the local tea factory, relax by the pool or take in the stunning views.

Jetwing Vil Uyana 3

Jetwing Vil Uyana

Jetwing Vil Uyana is an eco-hotel surrounded by manmade wetlands, home to an abundance of wildlife. The landscape is truly unique, with paddy fields, bamboo forests and marshlands right outside the hotel. The pool is built on the edge of the lake, a perfect place to unwind and watch the wildlife. Jetwing Vil Uyana offers signature dining experiences where guests can dine in memorable locations, from high up in the treetops to dining in the paddy fields.

Jungle Beach by Uga Escapes

Jungle Beach by Uga Escapes

Set on the remote shores of Trincomalee, Jungle Beach is surrounded by incredible jungle forest and unspoilt coastline. Traditional thatched huts are dotted throughout the tropical forest and lead towards the remote sands of the Bay of Bengal. The estate’s tropical gardens house a spacious pool surrounded by sun loungers shaded by billowing trees. Timber boardwalks lead to the remote stretch of beach where guests can relax or embark on a variety of activities like whale watching cruises, diving and snorkelling.

Leopard Trails Wilpattu

Leopard Trails Wilpattu

Burrowed away in Sri Lanka’s largest national park, you’ll find Leopard Trails, a first-class campsite where five-star luxury is the only thing on the menu. Redefining safari style, Leopard Trails brings modern convenience and a natural elegance to the wilds of Sri Lanka, all the while staying true to the romanticism of colonial adventure. Accommodating no more than 15 people at a time, the camp is the height of exclusivity and offers a true immersion into the sights and sounds of the wilderness.

The Galle Face Hotel

The Galle Face Hotel

Sri Lanka’s iconic landmark hotel, The Galle Face, is situated in the heart of Colombo, along the seafront and facing the famous Galle Face Green. The property blends historical splendour with crafted modernity to form a new style of heritage property. This colonial style hotel boasts a spa and Colombo’s only saltwater pool, with sun loungers that face the Indian Ocean.

What people are saying

“We recently travelled to Barcelona and Mallorca with the expert help of Oroko and will never book a holiday any other way again! The staff were so friendly and knowledgable and made the process of booking extremely easy. The travel pack was very impressive with our luggage tags, complimentary treats for the airport, and comprehensive guide to both areas with recommended restaurants which didn’t disappoint. I couldn’t speak highly enough of our experience with this company and would highly recommend to friends.”

Orla & partner – Mallorca 2019

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