16 Dec Multi-Centre holiday for couples Sri-Lanka, Phuket and Abu Dhabi fr £2,325pp
This multi central tour is the perfect holiday for couples and honeymooners wanting to combine the vibrant cultural triangle of Sri Lanka, a luxury beach stay in Phuket and an exciting city visit to Abu Dhabi.
Commencing with a private chauffeured, sight seeing holiday in Sri Lanka, your tour includes visits to several World Heritage sites including the Sigirya Rock Fortress, the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, Kasyapa’s Palace and the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy. An exciting 4 x 4 wildlife safari takes you through Minneriya National Park and a stunning scenic train ride, on board a panoramic observation desk, transports you through the breathtaking hills to the lush tea plantation at Nuwara Eliya.
Outrigger resorts are renowned for their outstanding quality and Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort’s premier beach-front setting at Bangtao Bay is the luxury destination for your relaxing beach stay. Imagine bathing beside the turquoise sea or the tranquil lagoon, feasting on delicious Thai Cuisine, an elephant trek through lush woodlands, scuba diving amongst tropical fish or shopping for traditional Thai art and contemporary fashion – Phuket has something special for everyone.
Your two night holiday to Abu Dhabi can be as fun packed as you decide to make it. This is an exciting city where nothing stands still and whether you chose to stroll around the Dhow Harbour, haggle in the markets, experience the Sheesha Cafes, ride the fastest roller coaster or visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Emirates Palace, you will be spoilt for choice.
This Barefoot-Travellers package is specially designed as an exquisite holiday for couples to create magical memories in three stunning yet diverse locations. This is a sample itinerary based on 4* and 5* resorts and can be adjusted to suit your budget and individual itinerary requirements.
Highlights of the Multi Centre Holiday for Couples
- Discover the best of stunning Sri Lanka with a scenic cultural tour of the island
- Holiday in Sri Lanka staying in our hand-picked hotels
- Reconnoitre the UNESCO World Heritage sites and experience the culture
- Ultimate luxury at Outrigger Phuket in a deluxe lagoon for 6night beach stay
- 2-night city break in cosmopolitan Abu Dhabi
Price per person sharing a double room including flights and taxes @ GBP 2,325
- Return International flights including all applicable taxes
- Accommodation in a double room (details as specified above) at the hotels mentioned above or of a similar standard for 6nights
- Transportation in private a/c car with English Speaking Driver Guide throughout the tour (including return airport transfers)
- Entrance fees to Elephant Orphanage, Minneriya National Park, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa and Kandy Temple
- Vehicle for safari at Minneriya National Park
- All currently applicable taxes
- Accommodation at Outrigger Phuket in a Deluxe Lagoon on bed and breakfast basis for 6 nights
- Return airport transfers by a private vehicle
- All currently applicable taxes
- Accommodation at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, staying in a double Superior room on bed and breakfast basis for 2 nights.
- Return airport transfers in a private taxi
- All currently applicable taxes
– All prices are subject to availability and excluding peak periods
Tour – 17 Days
Day 1: Departure
Depart from London Heathrow. An overnight direct flight to Colombo.
Day 2: Colombo Airport - Habarana
Upon arrival at Colombo airport you will be met by your personal chauffeur and guide and be transferred to the Habarana via Pinnawala (transfer time from: Airport – Pinnawala approx.2h15m and Pinnawala – Habarana approx.2h30m). Check-in at Habarana Village, staying in a double Superior room on half board basis. Your hotel is in the heart of the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka, close to 5 stunning an UNESCO world heritage sites. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure relaxing. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 3: Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa
A day of culture as you explore the stunning Rock Fortress at Sigiriya and the ruins of Kasyapa’s Palace, an UNESCO world heritage site dating back to the 5th century. Go on to tour the ancient and sacred capital of Polonnaruwa visiting key sites including the rock inscriptions of Nissankamalla. Return to your hotel to enjoy the facilities with dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 4: Minneriya Safari
Take a morning safari trip with your guide to nearby Minneriya National Park (transfer time: approx.30min). The park is home to wild elephants, water buffalo, mongoose, and monkeys. Return to the hotel upon completion and rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 5: Habarana - Kandy
After breakfast, head to Kandy (transfer time: approx. 2h30m). Check in at Earl’s Regent, staying in a double Deluxe room on half board basis. In the afternoon, visit one of the most sacred Buddhist shrines in the world – the temple which houses the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha and take a City tour in Kandy. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 6: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
Taking a seat in the panoramic observation deck, travel by train from Kandy through the beautiful hill country of the tea plantations to Nuwara Eliya. Meet your driver at the station and head to your hotel. Check in at Grand hotel, staying in a double Deluxe room on half board basis. Spend the rest of the day at leisure amidst the stunning scenery. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 7: Nuwara Eliya – Colombo
Breakfast at the hotel and then to head to Colombo for your last night stay in Sri Lanka (transfer time: approx. 5h). Check in at OZO Colombo, staying in a double Sleep room on half board basis. Spend rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 8: Colombo Airport
Check out from the hotel and proceed to Colombo Airport (transfer time: approx. 1h30m) for your flight to Phuket via Kula Lumpur.
Day 8: Phuket
From Phuket airport, you will be transferred to your resort. Check-in at Outrigger Phuket, staying in a Deluxe Lagoon on bed and breakfast basis. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the resort.
Day 9 to 13: Phuket
Your beach stay, days at leisure.
Day 14: Phuket Airport
After breakfast, spend your morning at leisure. Late afternoon, check out from the resort to the airport for your flight to Abu Dhabi.
Day 15: Abu Dhabi
Check in at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, staying in a double Superior room on bed and breakfast basis. Spend rest of the day at leisure.
Day 16: Abu Dhabi
Day at leisure
Day 17: Depart
Check out from the hotel, and proceed to the airport for your flight back home.