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Your own multi-venue Golfing Tour of Sri Lanka

A 9 night/10 day golfing tour of Central and Southwest Sri Lanka, playing on the best courses in the country and encompassing all the very best of this exotic island – with tours en-route, alternatives for any non-playing partners and optional holiday  extensions.

From £2,058 per person (plus flights)

Example Itinerary

Your own sensational Golf Tour of Sri Lanka – 9 Nights / 10 Days with optional extensions

COLOMBO > Round of golf at Royal Colombo Golf Club > MAWANELLA > PERADENIYA > KANDY SIGHTSEEING > KANDY > Round of golf at Victoria Golf & Country Resort > PICTURESQUE TRAIN RIDE TO NANU OYA > NUWARA ELIYA > Round of golf at Nuwara Eliya Golf Club > KITULGALA WHITE WATER RAFTING > COLOMBO > Round of golf at Royal Colombo Golf Club  > Optional Beach/Wildlife/Golf Extensions

We will tailor-make this sensational golfing tour of Central and Southwest Sri Lanka for you to encompass all the best golf courses in this exotic country (with options for additonal rounds at each course) together with cultural experiences and tours en-route, alternatives for non-playing partners and fantastic 2 day extensions for wildlife, beach or additonal golf in superb locations – all with private transfers and great accommodation.

DAY 1: Colombo – All participants

On arrival you’ll be met by your TLCWorld representative and taken by private transfer to your hotel.

Your Sri Lankan golf experience begins with a drive to Colombo, the commercial capital. Check-in at your hotel and relax for the rest of the day

DAY 2: Colombo City Tour – All participants

Breakfast at your hotel. This morning you can relax and enjoy the hotel facilities.

In the afternoon you’ll enjoy a city tour including visits to landmarks of the commercial capital and also go shopping at any of the shopping malls the city has to offer. You’ll also visit the ‘Lotus Tower’ which is an icon of Sri Lanka.

Return to your hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 3: Round of Golf at the Royal Colombo Golf Club

After breakfast, you’ll transfer to the Royal Colombo Golf Club for your first round of golf.

This prestigious course is a good introduction to golf in Sri Lanka. The club, built in 1879, is a welcome escape from the hectic city centre.

Located in the outskirts of Colombo, the course is a green oasis accompanied by a clubhouse of colonial charm.

Listen to your attentive caddie to avoid the numerous water hazards.

Despite being in the centre of Colombo, the course maintains its tranquillity, although the occasional commuter train running along the Kelani Valley line can prove hazardous to concentration.

If you’ve been challenged by the water hazards why not try another round?

Return to your hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 3 – Non-players: Millennium Elephant Sanctuary

Those not playing golf can enjoy a day tour visit to the Millennium Elephant Sanctuary (MEF) situated on a beautiful 15 acre estate known as ‘Samaragiri’.

In 1979 Mr Sam Samarasinghe, an animal lover opened the estate to the public, since which guests have been able to interact with elephants inc. feeding and washing them.

Millennium Elephant Foundation is the only NGO in Sri Lanka trying to improve the lives of captive elephants in Sri Lanka.

Return to your hotel and relax /overnight stay

DAY 4:  Mawanella > Peradeniya > Kandy Sightseeing > Kandy –

All participants

After an early breakfast this morning, you’ll travel to the hill country capital of Kandy.

En-route you’ll visit a spice garden at Mawanella. Sri Lanka has always been renowned for its spices. Over 15 different spices call Sri Lanka home and many of them are traded in the international spice market.

You’ll next visit Peradeniya; The Botanical Gardens in Kandy are renowned for their beautiful flowers and trees; orchids in particular. The name Royal was adopted as once upon a time they were only open to the Kandyan royalty. With 60 hectares of land, this is Sri Lanka’s largest and most impressive Botanical Gardens.

Kandy, the Cultural City of Sri Lanka will be one of the best highlights of your tour.

You’ll take a sightseeing tour around the city, witnessing a cultural dance performance, followed by a visit to the Golden Temple – a venerated Buddhist worship location as it preserves the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha.

DAY 5: Round of Golf at The Victoria Golf & Country resort, Kandy

After breakfast at your hotel you’ll transfer to the Victoria Golf & Country Resort.

The Resort offers a wide range of facilities including an 18-hole golf course, ranked as one of the top golf courses in Sri Lanka.

The course is filled with dramatic undulations and a challenging turf that even tests the skills of well-seasoned golfers, adding something special to your round.

The Victoria Golf course is testing and was voted ‘Best Course in Asia 2005’ by Asian Golf Monthly and ranked in the ‘Top 100 Most Beautiful Courses’ by Golf Digest.

If you’ve loved this course why not try another round?

Enjoy your game!

DAY 5: Non-players – Sigiriya > Dambulla

After breakfast you’ll leave for Sigiriya and explore the 5th century Sigiriya Rock (Lion Rock) fortress which is a world heritage site.

The ‘Lion Rock’ is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 metres high above the scrub jungle.

The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified town. Visit the world-renowned frescoes of the ‘Heavenly Maidens’ of Sigiriya, in a sheltered pocket of the rock.

Continue to Dambulla to visit the Golden Rock Cave Temple.

Dambulla is a World Heritage site and is the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples.

The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq ft. of painted walls and the ceilings is the largest area of paintings found in the world. Return to your hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 6: Train ride to Nanu Oya > Nuwara Eliya – All participants

After an early breakfast leave for either Kandy or Peradeniya Railway Station to board the train for Nanu-Oya, 10km from Nuwara Eliya. This journey is breath-taking as it takes you through the tea country along one of the world’s most spectacular railways.

Your journey will be in the comfort of the First Class Observation Carriage. Your driver, with your clubs and luggage, will meet you at the Nanu Oya Railway station and take you to your Hotel.

En-route you’ll visit a tea factory and plantation and take a city tour of Nuwara Eliya that was made into a summer retreat by the British in the early 1800s. Much of its colonial character still remains. The town sprawls over the fertile valley flanked by Mount Pidurutalagala and Single Tree Mountain and is scattered with Victorian-style 19th century homes, bungalows, guesthouses and hotels, complete with gabled roofs, large open fireplaces, gardens with neatly-clipped lawns and colourful flower beds.

Check in at your Hotel for overnight stay

DAY 7: Round of Golf at Nuwara Eliya Golf Club

After breakfast at your hotel transfer to the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club.

This testing course here was built by a Scottish soldier of the Golan Highlanders in 1889 for the British serviceman and officials stationed here in 1889.

It is one of the oldest golf clubs in Asia, if not the world. It is an institution, rich in tradition and history, carrying an ambience unparalleled in this country.

Occasionally you may feel that you are playing golf in Scotland, but the course holds many features unique to Sri Lanka.

Whether it is your helpful caddie and his Sri Lankan smile, or the course’s flora and fauna you’ll be in no doubt you are in one of Asia’s beautiful corners.

To ensure a successful round you will need to stay clear of the trees that line the tight course, Take full advantage of your golf spotter! If you haven’t, why not try another round to perfect your approach?

Return to your hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 7: Non-players – Horton Plains

Breakfast at your hotel is followed by an early hours visit to Horton Plains, which lies shrouded in cold mists on top of Sri Lanka’s mountains, at a height of more than 2,000m. You will be transferred by jeep from the Hotel to the park entrance. Horton Plains will be a trek as no vehicles are allowed onto this plain.

A part of the Peak Wilderness Sanctuary it is dramatically different from the coastal plains thousands of feet below. It is a plateau of 3,150 hectares in area; a wild plain of grasslands and patches of eerie forest.

Residents include elk, monkeys, eagles, horned lizards and the occasional leopard, sloth bear and deer. The plains were uninhabited by the local population but were prized hunting and fishing grounds, for the British who ‘discovered’ them in the early 19th century.

See World’s End, a sheer precipice with an 870m (2,854 ft) drop, situated at the southern boundary of the park. Another cliff known as the Lesser World’s End of 270m (886 ft) is located not far from World’s End.

Rock Falls is another well-known waterfall in the plains. Return to your hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 8: Kitulgala & White Water Rafting – All participants

Breakfast at your hotel then leave for Colombo via Kitulgala, famous for its white water rafting and the location of the award winning movie ‘Bridge on the river Kwai’.

Participate in a white water rafting experience if you wish before continuing to Colombo.

Check in at your hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 9: Round of Golf at The Royal Colombo Golf Club

After breakfast at your hotel, you’ll return to the Royal Colombo Golf Club for your final round of golf.

Here’s a chance to master the holes you could have improved upon on your first days in Colombo.

If you’re still seeking the perfect round then go around once again for a small supplement.

Soak up the colonial atmosphere of the deeply polished woodwork of the club house bar before returning to your hotel to relax.

DAY 9: Non-players day in Colombo

A day to relax by the pool or take a taxi/rickshaw to the markets in Colombo – perhaps the Dutch Hospital area for hand-loomed textiles or Pettah Market, with open air bazaars of fine Jewels and gold shops.

EXTENSION OPTION 1:  DAYS 10 – 12:  Wildlife safari in Yala

Cinnamon Wild Chalet or Uga Chena Huts

Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka and is home to 44 species of mammals, boasting one of the highest leopard densities in the world and elephant herds 300–350 individuals.

Of the 215 bird species of the park, six are endemic to Sri Lanka. The number of water birds inhabiting the wetlands of Yala is 90; half of them migrants.

Reptile species recorded in the park number  46; five of them endemic: Sri Lankan Krait, Boulanger’s Keel back, Sri Lankan Flying Snake, Painted-lip Lizard and Wiegmann’s  Agama.

The coastline of the park is visited by the all five globally endangered sea turtles and the two breeding crocodile species of Sri Lanka, Mugger crocodile and Saltwater Crocodile inhabit the park.

Cinnamon Wild – You’ll stay in a double jungle chalet at Cinnamon Wild on Half Board basis.

Your extension includes a visit to the Yala National park by safari Jeep and transfer from Yala to airport by private a/c car.

Additional cost for this option – from £635 per person

Uga Chena Huts – Stay at Uga Chena Huts in a double cabin with pool on an All Inclusive basis plus x2 visits to Yala National park by customized safari game viewing vehicle; with departure transfer to airport by private a/c car with an English speaking chauffeur guide.

This is the place to pamper yourself – or let others do it for you. Your stay includes your accommodation, morning and evening game drives with refreshments; all park entry fees; transfers to and from the park entrance to resort; Breakfast, Lunch & dinner at resort; water, fruit juices & other soft drinks, teas and coffees, selected wines, beer and spirits, your Mini Bar replenished once daily and Laundry (6 pieces per cabin per day)

Additional cost for this option – from £1,690 per person

EXTENSION OPTION 2:  DAYS 10 – 12: Beach Stay at Bentota or Weligama

Sri Lanka’s beaches are idyllic with tranquil bays, white sands and wonderful sunshine to top it off.

Why not chill out for a couple of days after your exciting tour of this beautiful country. Choose one from either of three options for a beach stay, based on the location or standard of the hotel you prefer.

Cinnamon Bey – Transfer from Colombo to Bentota to stay at Cinnamon Bey for 2 nights in a double superior room on Half Board basis, including your return transfer to the airport.

Your stay will include a visit and entrance fees to the Turtle Hatchery and a Madu River Cruise.

You’ll travel together in a private a/c car with an English speaking chauffeur guide

Additional cost for this option from £350 per person

Weligama Bay Marriott Hotel – Transfer from Colombo to Weligama to stay at Weligama Bay Marriott Hotel for two nights In a double superior ocean view room on Half Board basis. While there you’ll enjoy a whale watching adventure at Mirissa. Transfer from Weligama to the Airport by a/c private car with an English speaking chauffeur guide

Additional cost for this option from £612 per person

Cape Weligama Hotel – Transfer from Colombo to Weligama to stay at the stunning Cape Weligama for 2 nights stay in a double junior Suite on Bed & Breakfast basis.

Transfer to airport by private a/c car with an English speaking chauffeur guide

Additional cost for this option from £1,330 per person

EXTENSION OPTION 3: DAYS 10 – 12: Golf Resort & Spa

Shangri-La Golf Resort at Hambantota

If you really can’t stay away from the golf course but your long-suffering partner might prefer many of the other distractions, then this resort is for you.

It offers you an outstanding Spa, cycling, nature trails, restaurants, bars and beach –  everything available to you with this 2 night stay at the Shangri La Golf resort at Hambantota in a double deluxe room on Bed & Breakfast basis.

All transfers from Colombo to Hambantota and to the airport by private a/c car with an English speaking chauffeur-guide are included

Additional cost of this option from £571 per person inc. golf

Why not contact us today to book your tour!