From 1,988
Destination:
Available from:
3 April 2023
Available to:
17 April 2023
from:
Paris + 7 cities
Duration:
7 to 14 nights
Travellers:
1 to 12
Meal plan:
Full board
Star rating:
4-and-5-star hotels
Transport  Transfer  Guide  Visit 

On your arrival in Colombo, the economic capital of Sri Lanka, you will reach the cultural triangle region which gathers together the main heritage sites of the archipelago. A French-speaking guide for these Sri Lanka tours and travels will reveal the many historical jewels of the former royal capitals of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa. Your tour will continue with the discovery of the Golden Temple of Dambulla or Dambulla Golden Temple, the best-preserved and largest cave temple Dambulla in the country. This pilgrimage site is of great importance to Buddhists and Hindus as its existence dates back nearly 2,000 years. You will then stop at Sigiriya Lion Rock of the ancient royal city of Sri Lanka which forms one of the most beautiful architectural feats of the Sinhalese civilization. A fortress built on a red stone monolith contains unique frescoes known as the “Damsels of Sigiriya” and is dwarfed by a massive rock column about 180 metres high that forms part of Sri Lanka Sigiriya history.

In addition to visiting these archaeological UNESCO sites, you will safari in the Minneriya National Park Sri Lanka which serves as a sanctuary for a variety of wildlife, including elephants, large herbivorous mammals, and endemic monkeys, and resident and migratory birds. The discovery of Mihintale, a site of great importance to Buddhists, the remains of extensive ruins of a monastery at Kaludiya Pokuna, a local market, a spice garden, a batik painting factory and a typical village will add further spice to your tour and compliment seeing Sri Lanka Sigiriya and Dambulla Golden Temple on these Sri Lanka tours and travels. Your holiday will be completed when you enjoy free days in a 5-star hotel on the edge of the Indian Ocean as part of your all inclusive Sri Lanka package.

From 1,988 per person, for 10 days and 7 nights. Non-contractual information as of 28 February 2024.

 

Departures from Bordeaux, Brussels, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Paris and Toulouse.


  • A first-class cultural experience in one of the most beautiful countries in Asia; the visit to sites of great natural, historical and architectural interest ; a French-speaking guide to accompany you on each excursion.
  • Outings and activities that promote exchanges with the local population, including: bicycle tour of Polonnaruwa, catamaran sailing on a lake, ox cart rides and cooking classes to learn how to master the famous Sri Lankan curry.
  • Accommodation in 4 and 5-star establishments with full board and all-inclusive packages ; the many services, facilities and activities offered at the Citrus Waskaduwa 5-star hotel at the end of your stay in a superior room with a modern bathroom, Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, direct dial telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, king-size bed, safe, complimentary beverages, outdoor swimming pool, private beach, fitness centre, Asian-inspired spa, and quality restaurants.
  • Sri Lanka is the oldest Buddhist country in the world with this religion in existence since the 3rd-century BC with teachings at the Therevada school. In Sanskrit, Sri Lanka can be translated as “shining island”. This archipelago inherited several names in its history such as Taprobane (given by the Greeks), Serendib or Serandib (conferred by the Persians and Arabs) then Ceilão or Ceylon (attributed by the Portuguese and the British).
  • The Dambulla cave temple forms a network of monasteries and rock sanctuaries composed of several cave temples. It was once occupied by hermit monks.
  • According to local folklore, Sigiriya existed long before Kashyapa I decided to build his fortress there at the end of the 5th-century. This site was probably known as Alakamandava by the Sinhalese Yakkha tribes whose language is now almost extinct.
  • You will receive a full refund in case of Covid-19 restrictions (no credit). Departures are guaranteed from 2 persons only.
  • The full board extends from day 1 to breakfast on day 7 and then an all-inclusive package will apply during your beach extension, whose duration will vary between 2 and 9 additional nights according to your wishes.
  • An electronic visa must be applied for by you on the official Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) website of the Immigration and Emigration Department of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. The visa fee is approximately €35 per person. Your passport must be valid for more than 6 months after your return date.