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8 Days Culinary Singles Holiday in Sri Lanka

8 Days Culinary Singles Holiday in Sri Lanka

  • Colombo - Pinnawala - Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

Singles Vacation in Sri Lanka

Enjoy a holiday on an island sitting in a pool of beautiful blue in the Indian Ocean. Discover the thousands of years of culture, the immense statues, the incredible ruins, and the beautiful shrines. During this vacation, you can relax at the seemingly endless beaches with turquoise waters and warm white sands, as well as do some cultural exploration, taste the cuisine, or do water sports such as diving and swimming. You will find everything you need on a singles holiday to Sri Lanka!

Highlights

  • Guided tour of Colombo
  • Visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
  • Watch the manufacturing process in a tea plantation and tea factory
  • Join a cookery demonstration and learn how to prepare traditional curries
  • Witness how some of the world’s best spices are created
  • Enjoy delicious daily breakfast and dinner
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 8 days with instruction
  • English
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Earl's Regency Hotel - Kandy

Earl's Regency is one of the finest Sri Lanka hotels of international standing in and around Kandy. It is located five kilometers away from the city, in the suburbs of Tennekumbura, where it is built in breathtaking mountainous countryside landscape in the immediate vicinity across Tennekumbura bridge over the Mahaweli River.

Overlooking Mahaweli River and mountain ranges, Earl's Regency Hotel is a perfect hideaway to enjoy your holidays in the hills and visit numerous historical and cultural sites in and around Kandy. In the new wing, you will find the deluxe rooms, spa, and the garden restaurant.

The main building consists of the reception area, restaurant, bar, and an executive floor with conference facility and executive suites. The hotel consists of a total number of 104 rooms spread between the main building of the hotel, the south wing, and the knuckles wing. The hotel offers ideal accommodation options to choose from.

Global Towers Hotel - Colombo

Global Towers Apartment Hotel is conveniently located in the city of Colombo, facing a long stretch of golden beaches. The marine environment compliments the waterfront entrance and its touristic attractions. Here, you can experience living in a calm residential vicinity away from the bustling city.

The hotel is ideal for leisure, as well as business travelers. It has easy access to shopping malls, cinemas, and banks. The apartments are the perfect choice for a holiday or long-term accommodation. The hotel apartments feature two and three bedroom apartments and both single and double accommodation.

Green Paradise Agro Eco Hotel - Dambulla

The Paradise Resort and Spa, also known as Green Paradise Agro Eco Hotel, is based at a perfect location in one of the most historically relevant cities in Sri Lanka: Dambulla. The surroundings are calm and beautiful, while the guest rooms are luxurious and inviting.

Well equipped with modern interiors, the resort also consists of various dining venues and recreational activities for guests to enjoy. The resort emphasises on eco-tourism and is a perfect base to explore the area. The Paradise Resort and Spa offers 67 eco-villas with the ultimate luxury and privacy that you will need to enjoy a memorable holiday.

Jetwing St. Andrew's Hotel - Nuwara Eliya

Jetwing St. Andrew's Hotel is set amidst mountains swathed in mist and dotted with tea plantations. It is a former country house converted into a Jetwing Hotel, which makes life at Jetwing St. Andrews a reminiscent of the days of the British rulers. Old world charm ensconces the atmosphere within Jetwing St. Andrews.

Situated in Nuwara Eliya, a favourite holiday destination for the colonial rulers, this mock-Tudor country house is the ideal for those in search of cooler climates. Wake up to a typical English breakfast of bacon and eggs, high tea on the lawn, and a stiff brandy at night. Enjoy a round of golf, fishing on the lake, or hiking through Horton Plains.

Day 1: Colombo

You will meet your host for a tour of Colombo that will take you to the 100-year-old British colonial clock tower, Independence Square, Nelum Pokuna, Pettah bazaar, and the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall. After a day of exploration, you will end with dinner and an overnight stay at Global Towers Hotel, which enjoys a perfect beachside location, as well as a full collection of other amenities.

Day 2: Colombo - Pinnawala - Dambulla

After breakfast, you will head out to Pinnawala and the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, which dates back to the 1970s and is assisted by local and foreign elephant experts, ensuring the best possible conditions for the elephants. Perhaps the most enchanting part of the day will be when you see the baby elephants being bottle-fed and the entire herd taking a bath in the river.

From there, you will head to the UNESCO listed Dambulla cave temple, also known as Jambukola Viharaya. The cave's royal heritage dates all the way back to the first century before Christ and there are hundreds of statues of kings and gods to explore, including a 14-meter Buddha statue.

You will recover with a dinner and an overnight stay at Green Paradise Agro Eco Hotel in Pinnawala, which enjoys a perfect location amongst lush forest and comes with a great collection of amenities, including outdoor pools and a bright open plan that takes advantage of the hotel’s setting.

Day 3: Dambulla - Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa

After breakfast, you will transfer from Dambulla to Sigiriya, home of Sri Lanka's most popular historic site. This fifth-century rock citadel of king Kasyapa spans some 200 meters and was home to the king’s palace on top of the rock. Colourful frescoes can still be seen adorning the walls and are world-renowned for lasting through the ages and their awe-inspiring beauty.

When you climb along the side of the rock, you will come face to face with the ruins of a gigantic lions paw, which forms an incredible gateway to the caves. Afterwards, you will transfer to the historic capital Polonnaruwa to explore the world heritage site of the ancient city. The ruins of the royal palace can be seen even today, along with the audience hall, the lotus bath, the statue of king Parakramabahu, a Shivan temple, and much more.

Day 4: Dambulla - Matale - Kandy

After breakfast at the beautiful Green Paradise Agro Eco Hotel, you will visit the infamous town of Matale, which is best known for its fragrant spice gardens. Here, you will get to witness the intricate processes involved in creating some of the world’s best spices and join a cookery demonstration, where you will learn how to prepare traditional curries using local spices.

Day 5: Kandy - Peradeniya

First, you will visit the Royal Botanical Garden of Peradeniya, which covers approximately 147 acres and is home to over 4,000 species of plants, including some of the most beautiful orchids in all of Asia. Next, you will visit the UNESCO listed city of Kandy, which was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings, before the country was brought under British rule in 1815.

The temple of the Tooth Relic is the most significant highlight of the city, along with the Kandy Lake, the main town, and other attractions. You will stay in the five-star Earl's Regency Hotel in Kandy, which is set in a Tudor-style house in the middle of beautifully landscaped gardens.

The hotel has an impressive collection of air-conditioned rooms and a lengthy list of amenities that includes private bathtubs, fireplaces, a private bar, a fine dining restaurant, and more. Do not miss the incredible views of the surrounding hillside.

Day 6: Kandy - tea plantation - Nuwara Eliya

To begin the day, you will take breakfast at the Earl's Regency Hotel in Kandy, which overlooks the Mahaweli River and the nearby mountain ranges before you. Then, you will transfer from Kandy to the tea plantation and tea factory. This fascinating trip will give you an insight into the ins and outs of tea grading, as well as give you a walk-through of the manufacturing process.

The highlight of your visit will be enjoying the classic taste of a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory. From there, you will ascend into the beautiful hills of Nuwara Eliya, where you will come face-to-face with stunning green hills and one of Sri-Lanka’s best 18-hole golf courses.

Day 7: Nuwara Eliya - Kitulgala - Colombo

You will enjoy your breakfast at the five-star Jetwing St. Andrew's Hotel before enjoying a day in Sri Lanka’s fantastic wilderness. This is a great day for the adventurers amongst you, as you will journey to the Kelani River to go white water rafting. The river's pure waters start in the heart of the wilderness reserve and tumble through a rocky gorge just above Kitulgala.

As you progress through the river, you will pass the scenic location where the movie The Bridge on the River Kwai was filmed. Once the rafting excursion is over, you will be heading back to Colombo for an overnight stay.

Day 8: Colombo

After a restful night in the Global Towers Hotel in Colombo, you will take breakfast and take one last look at beautiful Sri Lanka before transferring from Colombo to Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) for your departure.

Excursion to the Sigiriya rock citadel

Sigiriya, or the Lion Rock, rises some 200 meters out of the plains of central Sri Lanka. It is located in the cultural triangle formed by Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, and Kandy, which is home to five of Sri Lanka’s eight UNESCO listed world heritage sites. The citadel is reached by ascending the 1200 steps to the summit.

Once there, you will be in awe of the incredible caves, temples, and rugged rock formations. The ancient frescoes found on the cave walls are still remarkably well preserved and offer a glimpse into Sri Lanka’s ancient culture and are a must see for history fans.

Guided tour of Colombo

This tour of Colombo will take you to the 100-year-old British colonial clock tower, Independence Square, Nelum Pokuna, Pettah bazaar, and the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall.

Have a day at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is one for the nature fans, it is home to a large herd of elephants from more than three generations. Here, you can feed the elephants and watch the herd in the river. The scenery is quite beautiful, too, with lush jungle and quaint towns close by.

Rafting excursion through the Kelani River

The picturesque Kelani River covers five major rapids and four minor rapids and is a great way to end a singles tour to Sri Lanka. You will cover no less than five kilometers of white waters and pass through beautiful forest scenery. You will undoubtedly see some of the country’s colorful flora and fauna as you raft your way down the river.

Tea tasting trip

You will have plenty of opportunities to taste some wonderful tea while in Sri Lanka, but none better than the tea plantation and factory in Kandy. Sri Lanka is, of course, home to the world-renowned Ceylon tea. In fact, Sri Lanka was known as Ceylon until the 1970s. And you will get to taste some freshly made Ceylon at the tea plantation, as well as get an introduction to the process of tea grading and the production methods used in the manufacture of Ceylon tea.

Tour of Polonnaruwa

In Polonnaruwa, you will explore the world heritage site of the ancient city. The ruins of the royal palace can be seen even today, along with the audience hall, the lotus bath, the statue of king Parakramabahu, a Shivan temple, and much more.

Trip to Matale

The infamous town of Matale is best known for its fragrant spice gardens. Here, you will get to witness the intricate processes involved in creating some of the world’s best spices and join a cookery demonstration, where you will learn how to prepare traditional curries using local spices. The highlight of your visit will be enjoying the classic taste of a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory.

Visit to Dambulla cave temple

Dambulla cave temple, also known as Jambukola Viharaya, is one of UNESCO world heritage sites. The cave's royal heritage dates all the way back to the first century before Christ and there are hundreds of statues of kings and gods to explore, including a 14-meter Buddha statue.

Visit to Kandy's world heritage sites

You will visit the UNESCO listed city of Kandy, the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings before the country was brought under British rule in 1815. The temple of the Tooth Relic is the most significant highlight of the city, along with the Kandy Lake, the main town, and other attractions. There is also a beautiful little market that is always bustling and a picturesque lake in the middle of town, all of which is surrounded by acres of lush countryside.

Visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya

The Royal Botanical Garden of Peradeniya covers approximately 147 acres and is home to over 4,000 species of plants, including some of the most beautiful orchids in all of Asia.

Sri Lanka is a beautiful island south of India. It is known for its stunning beaches, dense rainforests, wide selection of fascinating wildlife, and wonderful Buddhist ruins. Here, you can meet gentle elephants and watch whales frolic in the ocean, as well as explore some of the ancient ruins.

Mist-topped mountains, enthralling water sports in the sparkling Indian Ocean, a packed calendar of festivals, a rich cultural heritage, and some of the best Ayurvedic spas in the world are all reasons that Sri Lanka makes an enchanting destination for your singles holiday experience.

You may accidentally overlook Sri Lanka’s capital city Colombo on your way to the rest of the incredible attractions on this tour to Sri Lanka, but if you take a little time here, you will be rewarded with beautiful colonial buildings, vibrant markets, and lengths of beautiful beachfront.

In between all this, you will find a city that collects all the cultures, scents, colors, and sounds of Sri Lanka and condenses them into an exciting and fun city, layering modernity with the arts, fine dining with cultural heritage, and scenic beaches with lively shopping opportunities.

Another city you will visit is Kandy, which is incredibly serene and easy-going. It is filled to bursting with a wonderful collection of architecture, which spans colonial and traditional Sri Lankan. There is a beautiful little market that is always bustling and a picturesque lake in the middle of town, all of which is surrounded by acres of lush countryside.

Due to its history as a maritime hub, the cuisine in the area is a rich fusion of many cultural influences, taking the best bits from other destinations and combining them in an impression and memorable array of delicious dishes.

During this holiday with breakfast and dinner included, you will get a good taste of the local cuisine, which has taken the best of its influences to end up with a rich fusion of flavors and colors. Special dietary needs, such as gluten-free and vegetarian diet, can be catered to upon request.

  • Do a round of golf
  • Explore Colombo
  • Go fishing on a lake
  • Go hiking through Horton Plains
  • Visit historical sites
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All activities as specified in the itinerary
  • All taxes and surcharges
  • All transfers
  • Club Solitair membership
  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily dinner
  • Entrance fees to sites and activities in the itinerary
  • Guided sightseeing
  • Icebreaker activities
  • Services of a Solitair guide
  • Additional activities
  • Additional meals
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Solitair will pick you up from the airport.

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.