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Golf Tour in Sri Lanka (10 Nights / 11 Days)

Sri Lanka is relatively unknown in the field of golf, but surprisingly has four of the finest golf courses (one incomplete) in Asia. In fact, Sri Lanka’s association with golf is more than 100 years and the Sri Lanka Amateur Golf Championship which was instituted in 1891 follows only the British Amateur Championship as the oldest national championship in the entire world.

DAY 01 (Airport – Colombo)

Welcome to Sri Lanka! Upon the arrival at the Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport, you will be warmly received by our representative from Crystal Holidays. You will be escorted to your vehicle and transferred to the hotel in Colombo Check-in at the hotel
Rest of the day at leisure

Overnight stay in Colombo .

THE KINGSBURY COLOMBO

Bejeweled as one of the finest five-star Colombo hotels located in-between Galle Face Green, the World Trade Centre and the Dutch Hospital Precinct, we welcome you to The Kingsbury Colombo. With easy access for shopping, entertainment and your business needs, we will ensure your stay is perfect and your experiences are complete.

DAY 02 (Colombo – Pinnawala – Kandy)

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to vibrant city of Kandy, the last Kingdom of Sri Lanka.
En-route visit the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage. The foster – home of elephants of different age and size feed, bathe, play together and even mate.
In the evening visit the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic of Buddha – by far the most important place of worship for Buddhists world over and witness a Cultural Show by traditional Kandyan Dancers and Drummers including “Fire Walking”.

Overnight stay in Kandy.

EARL’S REGENCY, LUXURY HOTEL IN KANDY

Adore your accommodation in Kandy with your very own view of flowing rivers, lush hills, and looming mountains. Each of our rooms extend out to a balcony with a stunning vista of your surroundings. Spacious and stylish, the 134 rooms at the Earl’s Regency are uniquely designed to portray the city of Kandy – from the wooden floors to the furniture – each piece displays the local influence it was created in giving you a most unique holiday experience among Sri Lanka luxury resorts.
Basic amenities such as tea and coffee percolators, hairdryers, telephones, and safes can be found in all of our accommodation options. Further facilities include interconnecting rooms, additional cots or beds, 24-hour room service, laundry service, and dry cleaning.

DAY 03 (Kandy)

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Victoria Golf Club for a session of Golf play

Overnight stay in Kandy.

Victoria Golf Club is Sri Lanka’s newest International Golf Course. The 6890 yd. Par 73 Championship Course features a host of memorable golf holes. Designed by Donald Steel, the renowned British Golf Architect, the layout has taken full advantage of an extremely gifted site with its rolling terrain, superb views of the Victoria Reservoir, the Knuckles Range and the majestic forest trees through which the course has been skillfully routed. The greens, tees and fairways have been planted with imported varieties of Bermuda grass and the greens are built to the specifications if the United States Golf association.

DAY 04 (Kandy – Nuwara Eliya)

After breakfast, leave for Nuwara Eliya is one of the most scenic city & Little England of Sri Lanka
En route visit a Tea Factory and a Plantation to witness the manufacturing process of the world famous “Ceylon Tea” and to taste a pure un-blended cup of factory fresh tea. Also pass by eye-catching views with waterfalls

Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya .

GRAND HOTEL, NUWARA ELIYA

An elegant High Tea on a manicured lawn; sip a stiff brandy by the blazing fire after a round of golf in the chill air. Is it England in the Days of the Raj? It may be the 21st century, but colonial splendour still reigns in all its past glory at the Grand Hotel.
Old world charm and elegant comfort welcomes you in the 156 deluxe and superior rooms, with peaceful views of misty hills. Superior luxury awaits in 3 Presidential Suites and 4 Junior Suites. From there, you can admire the beautifully laid out, award winning gardens where rare roses bloom. Hot baths and warm heating will keep you cosy in the cold nights, and with 24 hour room service at hand, a steaming frothy cocoa is yours, even past midnight.

DAY 05 (Nuwara Eliya)

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Nuwara Eliya Golf Club for a session of Golf play

Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.

The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club, founded in 1889, is one of the oldest golf clubs in Asia and probably the world. It is an institution, rich in tradition, history and carries an ambience unparalleled in this country. The 18-hole course, 6399 yards long, is a testing par 71 and is made up of long, narrow fairways, bordered by rows of towering eucalyptus trees and elegant cypresses, held together by dense acacia shrubbery. Good positional play is must for a positive outcome and the course terrain, with its succession of undulating dales and hills, and the many water hazards, confronts the serious golfer with a series of stimulating challenges. Yet, despite its natural difficulties, it also caters to both the casual golfer and the enthusiastic amateur.

DAY 06 (Nuwara Eliya – Yala)

Afternoon go for the jeep safari at Yala National park where you might be lucky to see leopards but will definitely see crocodiles, elephants and many rare species of bird

Yala National Park – Yala National Park is famous for big herds of elephants, large number of leopards, spotted deer, sambar, crocodiles, mongoose, wild boars, wild buffaloes and many other animals. More than 130 bird species have been recorded which include the resident birds and winter visitors. The common birds found here are spot-billed pelicans, cormorants, egrets, spoonbills, herons, storks, ibises, bitterns, Indian moorhens, white-breasted water hens.
Overnight stay in Yala.

JETWING YALA

There are only a handful of places on earth where you may wake up to the calls of a tropical wild, and that too on an uncharted coastline. At the edge of Sri Lanka’s most popular national park, this experience is all too familiar in a natural habitat we have shared with wildlife for centuries, and now with the world for centuries more.

DAY 07 (Yala – Hambantota)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Hambantota
Rest of the day at leisure

Overnight stay in Hambantota.

SHANGRI-LA’S HAMBANTOTA RESORT & SPA

The luxury resort spans 58 hectares, making it the largest resort in Sri Lanka, and boasts 300 spacious rooms, including 21 suites, all surrounded by stunning tropical gardens.
All 300 luxury rooms and suites offer magnificent views of either the manicured golf lawns, the sparkling lagoon, beautiful landscaped tropical gardens or the rugged waves of the Indian Ocean.
The furnishings have been carefully curated to complement the surrounding natural beauty and local culture. Indigenous materials and contemporary style are seamlessly mixed to create a beautiful and personal atmosphere.

DAY 08 – DAY 10 (Hambantota)

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Hambantota Golf Club for a session of Golf play

Overnight stay in Hambantota.

Sri Lanka’s first and only golf resort is set amid a vast coconut palm plantation, offering spectacular views and unique challenges for both casual and seasoned players. The abundance of nature and wildlife, framed by lakes and the beautiful Indian Ocean, sets the scene for a most incredible golfing experience.

DAY 11 (Hambantota – Airport)

After breakfast drive to Bandaranaike International Airport for departure with a memorable vacation in the Refreshingly Sri Lanka.