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Singles Tours Sri Lanka

The island nation of Sri Lanka sits in a pool of beautiful blue in the Northern Indian Ocean. It is home to 1000’s of years of culture - with immense statues, incredible ruins and hordes of beautiful shrines to prove it, seemingly endless beaches that come complete with welcoming turquoise waters and warm white sands that are more often than not pristine and barely touched and a legion of fantastic attractions and things to do - whether your tastes are with cultural exploration, flavourful cuisine or water sports such as diving and swimming, you’ll find everything you need on a singles holiday to Sri Lanka.

Itinerary

DAY 1 : AIRPORT - COLOMBO

After check in at your Global Tower hotel in Colombo. Meet your host for a tour of Colombo that will take in the 100-year-old British Colonial clock tower, Independence Square, Nelum Pokuna, Pettah Bazaar and BMICH. After a day of exploration you’ll 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’ll head out to Pinnawala and the The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. The orphanage dates back to the 1970‘s 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’ll head to the UNESCO listed Dambulla Cave Temple, also known as Jambukola Viharaya. The caves’ royal heritage dates all the way back to the 1st century BC and there are hundreds of statues of kings and gods to explore, including a 14 metre Buddha statue.
You’ll recuperate with a dinner and 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 - DAMBULLA

After breakfast you’ll transfer from Dambulla to Sigiriya - which is the home of Sri Lanka's most popular historic site. This 5th 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’ll come face to face with the ruins of a gigantic lions paw, which forms an incredible gateway to the caves. Afterwards you’ll 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’ll visit the infamous town of Matale, which is best known for its fragrant spice gardens. Here you’ll get to witness the intricate processes involved in creating some of the world’s best spices and a cookery demonstration to teach you how to prepare traditional curries using local spices.

DAY 5 : KANDY - PERADENIYA - KANDY

The Royal Botanical Gardens 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. Next you’ll visit the USESCO 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’ll stay in the 5-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 lists of amenities that includes private bathtubs, fireplaces, private bar, fine dining restaurant and more. Don’t miss the incredible views of the surrounding hillside.

DAY 6 : KANDY - TEA PLANTATION - NUWARA ELIYA

You’ll take breakfast at the Earl's Regency Hotel in Kandy, which overlooks the Mahaweli River and the nearby mountain ranges before you, transfer from Kandy to the Tea Plantation and tea factory. This fascinating trip will give you an insight into the in’s and out’s of tea grading, and 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’ll ascend into the beautiful hills of Nuwara Eliya where you’ll 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’ll enjoy your breakfast at the 5-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’ll journey to the Kelani River to go white water rafting. The river's pure waters start in the heart of the wilderness reserve and tumbles through a rocky gorge just above Kithulgala. As you progress you’ll pass the scenic location of the river where the movie The Bridge on the River Kwai was filmed before heading back to Colombo.

DAY 8: COLOMBO - AIRPORT

After a restful night in the Global Towers Hotel in Colombo you’ll take breakfast and take one last look at beautiful Sri Lanka before transferring from Colombo to the Airport for departure.

Tour Highlights

Sigiriya Rock Citadel

Sigiriya or the The Lion Rock rises some 200m out of the plains of central Sri Lanka. It’s located in the cultural triangle formed by Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Kandy - which is home to 5 of Sri Lanka’s 8 UNESCO listed World Heritage sites. The citadel is reached by ascending the 1200 steps to the summit and once there you’ll 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.

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is one for the nature fans. Home to a large herd of elephants from more than 3 generations - you can feed the elephants and watch the herd in the river. The scenery too is quite beautiful, with lush jungle and quaint towns close by.

Colombo

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’ll be rewarded with beautiful colonial buildings, vibrant markets and lengths of beautiful beachfront. In between all this you’ll find a city that collects all the cultures, scents, colours and sounds of Sri Lanka and condenses them into an exciting and fun city which layers modernity with the arts, fine dining with cultural heritage and scenic beaches with lively shopping opportunities.

Tea tasting

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to taste some wonderful tea whilst 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 (Sri Lanka was known as Ceylon until the 1970’s), and you’ll get to taste some freshly made Ceylon at the tea plantation, as well as an introduction to the process of tea grading and the production methods used in the manufacture of Ceylon tea.

Kandy

Kandy is incredibly serene and easy-going - it’s filled to bursting with a wonderful collection of architecture, which spans colonial and traditional Sri Lankan. There’s 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.

Rafting through the Kelani River

The picturesque Kelani River covers 5 major rapids and 4 minor rapids and is a great way to end a perfect singles tour to Sri Lanka. You’ll cover no less than 5km of white waters and pass through beautiful forest scenery and undoubtedly see some of the country’s colourful flora and fauna as you raft your way down river.

 

Dates & Prices

Special Offer: Book early and enjoy Solitair £150 Smart Price Discount

  • Stay at 4 star Hotels throughout the tour and optional beach extension at Club Bentota Hotel
  • Your own en-suite room 
  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner
  • Flight from London Heathrow
  • All Taxes & Surcharges
  • 20kg Baggage allowance and 5 kg hand baggage allowance.
  • All transfers
  • Guided site-seeing, entrance fees to the sites and activities as per the itinerary
  • Capital Colombo tour, Dambulla, Kandy, Budha Temple, Spice gardens visit and drive through tea plantations, Elephant ride and much more….
  • Services of a Solitair guide
  • Icebreaker get together
  • Club Solitair membership
  • Great times with other singles in your age group!

Tourist visa: You will need a visa to enter Sri Lanka. You can get a short stay Tourist visa online at: www.eta.gov.lk for a fee of $30 (approximately £20). Average Visa approval time is 48 hours. Although it is still possible to get a tourist visa on arrival, it is recommended that you do this before you travel. 

Flight timings: 

  • Departs London Heathrow at 19:00 Arrives Bandaranaike International at 13:30
  • Departs Bandaranaike International at 09:55 Arrives London Heathrow at 18:20


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Useful Information
  • Currency - Sri Lanka Rupee (LKR)
  • Visa - A visa is required and can be purchased by tourists on arrival for a stay of 30 days
  • Electricity - Electrical current is 230 volts, 50Hz. Round, three-pin plugs are used
  • Time Difference - Local time in Sri Lanka is GMT +5.30 hours
  • Best time to Travel - Winter
  • Languages spoken - Most people speak Sinhala, which is the national and official language. English is spoken at most tourist areas
FAQ

Frequently asked Questions

Who are Solitair?
The specialists in Singles Holidays
Sophisticated, fun & adventurous holidays chosen especially for the single traveller

Who books with Solitair?
Our customers join us from all walks of life. We have found that people choose to travel solo for many reasons, but appreciate the communal ambience created by the Solitair concept. Our guests can be single, separated, divorced, widowed or simply unable to co-ordinate holidays with family and friends. We always endeavour to balance numbers, genders and ages within each group, but naturally, we can never guarantee a particular mix of people.

Read more about just who our customers are, with our survey on Singles Holidays Uncovered!

Why book with Solitair?
We operate our holidays with a real knowledge of the single traveller's wishes and aspirations, with recommendations personally tried and tested by ourselves. Our guests benefit from the knowledge and experience we have accumulated over the past 15 years, enabling us to offer the very best singles holidays. With Solitair you will find great company, total freedom, good food and friendly hosts at all our holiday destinations.

Age - does it matter?
Definitely not... We know from our experience that a cross section of ages offers the best mix for our groups, so you will have the opportunity to meet new friends across a wide range of ages. Our experienced travel advisors will guide you towards your perfect holiday dependent on age and interests.

What is the age range of people travelling on a Solitair holiday?
Solitair arrange specific holidays for singles who want to match their age range and interests. We cater for single travellers from the ages of 29 to 79 with some holiday highlighted for particular age groups as below.


·      29 – 49 years of age
·      30 – 59 years of age
·      50 + up to 89 years of age

What is the average group size on Solitair singles holidays?
The average group size is 12 but the numbers vary depending on time of the year and destination.

What is the ratio of men to women?
We do not manage the proportion of women to men on our solo holidays. The ratio varies, but is usually around three women to each man.

How do I connect with other singles going on holiday?
Once you have booked your holiday, you can register to our site by using your booking reference number to join our on line community of single travellers. Never be bored or stressed in the airport again! Find your new friends before you travel with our email exchange service and online community. Perhaps to meet before you travel at an airport lounge, generally get to know your fellow travellers before to go on holiday or just to chat and share experiences.

Are you a dating agency?
No, we do not design our holiday packages to have any aspect of introduction or dating services. We offer holidays purely for single travellers who want to go it alone but do not want to spend their holiday on their own. Good friends do certainly result from our holidays. Although individuals have met and become a couple as a result of our holidays this is not an intention of Solitair.

First time Traveller?
We understand that going away on your own for the first time can be daunting, which is why becoming part of a Solitair group can help you feel more at ease. In the company of new friends, you can enjoy a different way of holidaying, safe in the knowledge that you are free to enjoy your own company or join others if you wish for exploration, dining, travel and fun.

I have never travelled on my own before ?
Don't worry, more than half of our single customers have never booked on their own before, so you'll be amongst likeminded people with something already in common. 

Will I be left on my own?
Only if you choose to be. Our hosts are at hand to greet you at the airport at your holiday destination and organise your ice breaker get together. On all our singles holidays we arrange meals together, offer advice on excursions and answer any questions. Of course there will be plenty of time and space for you to be alone whenever you choose.

When will I meet my Solitair Representative?
Your Solitair representative will meet you either at your resort or at your destination airport.Your representative will be available during your holiday to ensure everything runs smoothly and add that reassuring personal touch. Our friendly hosts are specially selected from the respective countries, as our experience has shown that their local knowledge and skills will add value to your holiday and also we are committed in supporting local tourism.

Can I extend my holiday?
If you would like to extend your holiday at the time of booking just ask and we can sometimes arrange this for you.

How can I book a holiday?

You can book over phone by ringing reservations on 0844 4144010 or online by simply clicking the 'Book On-line’ link and you will be guided through the booking process in easy-to-follow steps.
·      acknowledge receipt by e-mail
·      send a confirmation invoice by e-mail within 24 hours
·      Simply book on-line.

If you have any further queries, please call 0844 414 4010

By phone contact our Travel consultants on 0844 414 4010 and one of our helpful and friendly team will book your holiday and answer any questions you may have. Our team are here to take your call Monday - Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-5pm (excludes customer services). A telephone answering service is available outside office hours. Calls may be recorded to ensure a high level of customer service.

What is smart price?
Smart price is an early booking discount and to take advantage of smart price you should book early and pay in full at the time of booking.

How much deposit is required to book the holiday?
You can secure your booking by paying £100 deposit for UK holidays, £200 for European holidays & £500 for Worldwide holidays  anytime up to 10 weeks prior to departure.

How do I know if my booking has been confirmed?
When booking a holiday on-line or over phone, you will receive a confirmation in 24 hours with a booking reference by e mail. Please print the page or write down the booking reference number when you receive it. You will also receive an e-mail confirming the receipt of your payment.


When do I have to pay for my holiday in full?
The balance is required no later than 10 weeks before departure. If you are due to travel within 10 weeks of making the booking, payment is required in full when you book your holiday.

What payment methods do you accept?

Payment of your holiday can be made by Debit or Credit card over the phone or online. No surcharge is levied on Credit cards, Debit cards, Delta, Visa Debit, Master Debit, Solo and Electron cards 
 

If I have a special request?

If you have a special request this must be made at the time of booking over the telephone or online booking. Please be advised certain request are subject to supplement for e.g: Pre bookable seats, Extra legroom seats, Pool / Sea view rooms.  Special dietary request must be notified at the time of booking and vegetarian diet, gluten free diet can be catered on all our holidays.  All special request must be notified at the time of booking and appropriate supplement if applicable must be paid to guarantee the service.


Will you send me a reminder when I have to pay the balance?
We do not issue reminders for the balance. Your holiday confirmation advice you the date for balance payment and serves as your final invoice.

Can I fly from my local airport?
To make your travel easier, we endeavour if available to offer direct flights to a selection of our destinations at a supplement. Or we can arrange regional connection to major airports.

When will I receive my tickets?
Your Electronic tickets and final travel details will be issued approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

What are your opening hours?
You can Contact our Holiday Consultants on 0844 414 4010 and one of our helpful and friendly team will book your holiday and answer any questions you may have. Our team are here to take your call Monday - Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-5pm (excludes customer services). A telephone answering service is available outside office hours. Calls may be recorded to ensure a high level of customer service.
 
Booking Information
If there is a mistake in my confirmation, what should I do?
Telephone 0844 414 4010 quoting your booking reference number immediately on receipt of email invoice. Once confirmed and invoiced, any changes by you to your details or holiday arrangements will incur an administration fee of £50.

Can I cancel my holiday?
Yes you can. Please advise us by telephone immediately and also in writing. If you cancel you will be liable to pay cancellation fees detailed in our Booking Conditions.


Do I have to share a bedroom?
No, we recognise that people have the right to travel without the burden of additional supplement costs, which is why Solitair make no single supplement charges and we do not ask or expect you to share a room with one of your companions unless you decide to.

Do you charge a single room supplement?
No. Our prices are based on single occupnacy.

What is Share & Save option 
Certain holidays we offer Share & Save option with same gender and similar age group to reduce the cost of the holiday.

Can two single friends travel together?
Although the vast majority of our customers travel alone, some people who have recently become alone or solo and are not ready to go alone do travel with a friend.

Can Solitair organise my car parking and overnight stay at the airport?
Yes just give us a call and we will be pleased to assist you with your arrangements.

Can I pre-book my seats on the aircraft?
Yes, you can pre book your seats on the aircraft for a supplement, please advise at the time of booking.

When are flight times confirmed?
If you contact our Customer Services approximately 7 – 10 days before the departure date, we should be able to confirm final flight times.

Why do you need my insurance and next of kin/friends details?
If you have taken your own insurance we ask for details so that in the event of an emergency, we can deal with any problems. Also to assist you if required to contact your next of kin or friend.

If I have a concern or a complaint what do I do?
Please refer to the Solitair complaints procedure the terms and conditions of booking, and you can use the Contact Us function.

Book with confidence
Solitair is fully bonded and holds an Air Travel Organisers Licence number (ATOL) 6184. This means your money and holiday are fully protected when you book with us.

 

Need Help

If you cannot find answers or got any queries regarding this holiday please contact us or request a call back.

Phone - 0844 414 4010

Email - Sales@solitairhols.com