Sri Lankan Elephant Experience & Far East Cruise

Relax on the white sandy beaches of Sri Lanka and immerse yourself in culture, exquisite dining and a safari experience like no other. Let your worries ebb away surrounded by glorious sunshine, crystal clear blue waters and big beautiful palm trees. No visit to Sri Lanka would be complete without a trip to the best National Park on the Island and a stop off at the Elephant Transit home. Here you can see native elephants having their lunch time snack before taking a jeep safari through the park to see all the amazing wildlife on show. Imagine herds of elephants, wild buffalo and if you’re lucky a rare sighting of an elusive leopard. Not only will you get to do all this, but throw in one night in Singapore and a 10-13 night cruise around Southeast Asia, and you have the makings of once in a lifetime holiday.

Udawalawe National Park and Elephant Transit Home: The Elephant Transit home is sponsored by the Born Free Trust and is where injured or orphaned elephants from around the island are brought and given treatment and care. Once the elephants are strong enough and old enough they are relocated in the wild at Udawalawe National Park. Udawalewe National Park is an area of 31,800 hectares, which was declared a protected sanctuary with full national park status in 1972. The park area, which falls within two provinces of Sri Lanka, is surrounded by mountain ranges. The terrain of the park is a mixture of grassland, which of all Sri Lanka’s wildlife reserves best rivals the Savanna of Africa and shrub jungle. Teak plantations, water holes and two important factors make this park special – the large Udawalewe Reservoir and the Walewe River, both of which ensure a supply of water for the fauna within. Internationally renowned for its large herd of elephants, the park is also known for several species of Deer, Wild Boar, Wild Buffalo, Jackals and very rare sightings of Leopards. 

  • Sapphire Princess Princess Cruises

    Sri Lankan Elephant Experience & Far East Cru

    Cruise Line: Princess Cruises

    Ship: Sapphire Princess

    Sail Date: 21 Feb 2019

    Price From: £1999 pp

    Type: Fly Cruise

    Itinerary: fly from london to colombo overnight - arrive in colombo. transfer to hotel in bentota for 5 nights' half-board hotel stay - overnight hotel stay - day trip to udawalawe national park and elephant transit home, with lunch - overnight hotel stay - overnight hotel stay - transfer to airport and fly to singapore. transfer to hotel for overnight b&b hotel stay - transfer to port and embark ship - singapore - benoa (bali), indonesia - port kelang (kuala lumpur), malaysia - penang, malaysia - phuket, thailand - singapore - disembark ship. transfer to airport for overnight flight home

    18 nights
      Inside: 
    £1999 pp
    Outside: 
    £2259 pp
    Balcony: 
    £2499 pp
    Suite: 
    £2629 pp

    Includes 5 nights' 4* half-board beach stay in Bentota, Sri Lanka and 1 night's 4* B&B stay in Singapore

    Includes Day Tour to Udawalawe National Park and Elephant Transit Home (Sponsored by the Born Free Trust), with Jeep Safari and lunch included

  • Sapphire Princess Princess Cruises

    Sri Lankan Elephant Experience & Far East Cru

    Cruise Line: Princess Cruises

    Ship: Sapphire Princess

    Sail Date: 21 Nov 2018

    Price From: £2049 pp

    Type: Fly Cruise

    Itinerary: fly from london to colombo overnight - arrive in colombo. transfer to hotel in bentota for 5 nights' half-board hotel stay - overnight hotel stay - day trip to udawalawe national park and elephant transit home, with lunch - overnight hotel stay - overnight hotel stay - transfer to airport and fly to singapore. transfer to hotel for overnight b&b hotel stay - transfer to port and embark ship - singapore - benoa (bali), indonesia - port kelang (kuala lumpur), malaysia - penang, malaysia - phuket, thailand - singapore - disembark ship. transfer to airport for overnight flight home

    18 nights
      Inside: 
    £2049 pp
    Outside: 
    £2159 pp
    Balcony: 
    £2459 pp
    Suite: 
    £2579 pp

    Includes 5 nights' 4* half-board beach stay in Bentota, Sri Lanka and 1 night's 4* B&B stay in Singapore

    Includes Day Tour to Udawalawe National Park and Elephant Transit Home (Sponsored by the Born Free Trust), with Jeep Safari and lunch included

  • Sapphire Princess Princess Cruises

    Sri Lankan Elephant Experience & Far East Cru

    Cruise Line: Princess Cruises

    Ship: Sapphire Princess

    Sail Date: 23 Jan 2019

    Price From: £2289 pp

    Type: Fly Cruise

    Itinerary: fly from london to colombo overnight - arrive in colombo. transfer to hotel in bentota for 5 nights' half-board hotel stay - overnight hotel stay - day trip to udawalawe national park and elephant transit home, with lunch - overnight hotel stay - overnight hotel stay - transfer to airport and fly to singapore. transfer to hotel for overnight b&b hotel stay - transfer to port and embark ship - singapore - penang, malaysia - phuket, thailand - singapore - ko samui, thailand - laem chabang (bangkok), thailand - phu my (ho chi minh city), vietnam - singapore - disembark ship. transfer to airport for overnight flight home

    19 nights
      Inside: 
    £2289 pp
    Outside: 
    £2389 pp
    Balcony: 
    £2629 pp
    Suite: 
    £3099 pp

    Includes 5 nights' 4* half-board beach stay in Bentota, Sri Lanka and 1 night's 4* B&B stay in Singapore

    Includes Day Tour to Udawalawe National Park and Elephant Transit Home (Sponsored by the Born Free Trust), with Jeep Safari and lunch included

  • Sapphire Princess Princess Cruises

    Sri Lankan Elephant Experience & Far East Cru

    Cruise Line: Princess Cruises

    Ship: Sapphire Princess

    Sail Date: 27 Jan 2019

    Price From: £2369 pp

    Type: Fly Cruise

    Itinerary: fly from london to colombo overnight - arrive in colombo. transfer to hotel in bentota for 5 nights' half-board hotel stay - overnight hotel stay - day trip to udawalawe national park and elephant transit home, with lunch - overnight hotel stay - overnight hotel stay - transfer to airport and fly to singapore. transfer to hotel for overnight b&b hotel stay - transfer to port and embark ship - singapore - ko samui, thailand - laem chabang (bangkok), thailand - phu my (ho chi minh city), vietnam - singapore - penang, malaysia - port kelang (kuala lumpur), malaysia - phuket, thailand

    20 nights
      Inside: 
    £2369 pp
    Outside: 
    £2489 pp
    Balcony: 
    £2779 pp
    Suite: 
    £2899 pp

    Includes 5 nights' 4* half-board beach stay in Bentota, Sri Lanka and 1 night's 4* B&B stay in Singapore

    Includes Day Tour to Udawalawe National Park and Elephant Transit Home (Sponsored by the Born Free Trust), with Jeep Safari and lunch included

  • Sapphire Princess Princess Cruises

    Sri Lankan Elephant Experience & Far East Cru

    Cruise Line: Princess Cruises

    Ship: Sapphire Princess

    Sail Date: 01 Dec 2018

    Price From: £2399 pp

    Type: Fly Cruise

    Itinerary: fly from london to colombo overnight - arrive in colombo. transfer to hotel in bentota for 5 nights' half-board hotel stay - overnight hotel stay - day trip to udawalawe national park and elephant transit home, with lunch - overnight hotel stay - overnight hotel stay - transfer to airport and fly to singapore. transfer to hotel for overnight b&b hotel stay - transfer to port and embark ship - singapore - kota kinabalu, malaysia - nha trang, vietnam - phu my (ho chi minh city), vietnam - laem chabang (bangkok), thailand - ko samui, thailand - singapore - disembark ship. transfer to airport for overnight flight home

    18 nights
      Inside: 
    £2399 pp
    Outside: 
    £2529 pp
    Balcony: 
    £2829 pp
    Suite: 
    £2929 pp

    Includes 5 nights' 4* half-board beach stay in Bentota, Sri Lanka and 1 night's 4* B&B stay in Singapore

    Includes Day Tour to Udawalawe National Park and Elephant Transit Home (Sponsored by the Born Free Trust), with Jeep Safari and lunch included

  • Sapphire Princess Princess Cruises

    Sri Lankan Elephant Experience & Far East Cru

    Cruise Line: Princess Cruises

    Ship: Sapphire Princess

    Sail Date: 16 Jan 2019

    Price From: £2499 pp

    Type: Fly Cruise

    Itinerary: fly from london to colombo overnight - arrive in colombo. transfer to hotel in bentota for 5 nights' half-board hotel stay - overnight hotel stay - day trip to udawalawe national park and elephant transit home, with lunch - overnight hotel stay - overnight hotel stay - transfer to airport and fly to singapore. transfer to hotel for overnight b&b hotel stay - transfer to port and embark ship - singapore - ko samui, thailand - laem chabang (bangkok), thailand - phu my (ho chi minh city), vietnam - singapore - penang, malaysia - phuket, thailand - singapore - disembark ship. transfer to airport for overnight flight home

    19 nights
      Inside: 
    £2499 pp
    Outside: 
    £2529 pp
    Balcony: 
    £2829 pp
    Suite: 
    £3089 pp

    Includes 5 nights' 4* half-board beach stay in Bentota, Sri Lanka and 1 night's 4* B&B stay in Singapore

    Includes Day Tour to Udawalawe National Park and Elephant Transit Home (Sponsored by the Born Free Trust), with Jeep Safari and lunch included

  • Sapphire Princess Princess Cruises

    Sri Lankan Elephant Experience & Far East Cru

    Cruise Line: Princess Cruises

    Ship: Sapphire Princess

    Sail Date: 08 Feb 2019

    Price From: £2589 pp

    Type: Fly Cruise

    Itinerary: fly from london to colombo overnight - arrive in colombo. transfer to hotel in bentota for 5 nights' half-board hotel stay - overnight hotel stay - day trip to udawalawe national park and elephant transit home, with lunch - overnight hotel stay - overnight hotel stay - transfer to airport and fly to singapore. transfer to hotel for overnight b&b hotel stay - transfer to port and embark ship - singapore - penang, malaysia - port kelang (kuala lumpur), malaysia - singapore - kota kinabalu, malaysia - nha trang, vietnam - phu my (ho chi minh city), vietnam - laem chabang (bangkok), thailand

    21 nights
      Inside: 
    £2589 pp
    Outside: 
    £2649 pp
    Balcony: 
    £2999 pp
    Suite: 
    £3239 pp

    Includes 5 nights' 4* half-board beach stay in Bentota, Sri Lanka and 1 night's 4* B&B stay in Singapore

    Includes Day Tour to Udawalawe National Park and Elephant Transit Home (Sponsored by the Born Free Trust), with Jeep Safari and lunch included

  • Sapphire Princess Princess Cruises

    Sri Lankan Elephant Experience & Far East Cru

    Cruise Line: Princess Cruises

    Ship: Sapphire Princess

    Sail Date: 11 Feb 2019

    Price From: £2589 pp

    Type: Fly Cruise

    Itinerary: fly from london to colombo overnight - arrive in colombo. transfer to hotel in bentota for 5 nights' half-board hotel stay - overnight hotel stay - day trip to udawalawe national park and elephant transit home, with lunch - overnight hotel stay - overnight hotel stay - transfer to airport and fly to singapore. transfer to hotel for overnight b&b hotel stay - transfer to port and embark ship - singapore - kota kinabalu, malaysia - nha trang, vietnam - phu my (ho chi minh city), vietnam - laem chabang (bangkok), thailand - ko samui, thailand - singapore - disembark ship. transfer to airport for overnight flight home

    18 nights
      Inside: 
    £2589 pp
    Outside: 
    £2759 pp
    Balcony: 
    £2939 pp
    Suite: 
    £3259 pp

    Includes 5 nights' 4* half-board beach stay in Bentota, Sri Lanka and 1 night's 4* B&B stay in Singapore

    Includes Day Tour to Udawalawe National Park and Elephant Transit Home (Sponsored by the Born Free Trust), with Jeep Safari and lunch included

  • Sapphire Princess Princess Cruises

    Sri Lankan Elephant Experience & Far East Cru

    Cruise Line: Princess Cruises

    Ship: Sapphire Princess

    Sail Date: 01 Dec 2018

    Price From: £2689 pp

    Type: Fly Cruise

    Itinerary: fly from london to colombo overnight - arrive in colombo. transfer to hotel in bentota for 5 nights' half-board hotel stay - overnight hotel stay - day trip to udawalawe national park and elephant transit home, with lunch - overnight hotel stay - overnight hotel stay - transfer to airport and fly to singapore. transfer to hotel for overnight b&b hotel stay - transfer to port and embark ship - singapore - kota kinabalu, malaysia - nha trang, vietnam - phu my (ho chi minh city), vietnam - laem chabang (bangkok), thailand - ko samui, thailand - singapore - penang, malaysia

    21 nights
      Inside: 
    £2689 pp
    Outside: 
    £2799 pp
    Balcony: 
    £3049 pp
    Suite: 
    £3429 pp

    Includes 5 nights' 4* half-board beach stay in Bentota, Sri Lanka and 1 night's 4* B&B stay in Singapore

    Includes Day Tour to Udawalawe National Park and Elephant Transit Home (Sponsored by the Born Free Trust), with Jeep Safari and lunch included

  • Sapphire Princess Princess Cruises

    Sri Lankan Elephant Experience & Far East Cru

    Cruise Line: Princess Cruises

    Ship: Sapphire Princess

    Sail Date: 12 Jan 2019

    Price From: £2789 pp

    Type: Fly Cruise

    Itinerary: fly from london to colombo overnight - arrive in colombo. transfer to hotel in bentota for 5 nights' half-board hotel stay - overnight hotel stay - day trip to udawalawe national park and elephant transit home, with lunch - overnight hotel stay - overnight hotel stay - transfer to airport and fly to singapore. transfer to hotel for overnight b&b hotel stay - transfer to port and embark ship - singapore - penang, malaysia - phuket, thailand - singapore - ko samui, thailand - laem chabang (bangkok), thailand - phu my (ho chi minh city), vietnam - singapore - disembark ship. transfer to airport for overnight flight home

    19 nights
      Inside: 
    £2789 pp
    Outside: 
    £2889 pp
    Balcony: 
    £2999 pp
    Suite: 
    £3489 pp

    Includes 5 nights' 4* half-board beach stay in Bentota, Sri Lanka and 1 night's 4* B&B stay in Singapore

    Includes Day Tour to Udawalawe National Park and Elephant Transit Home (Sponsored by the Born Free Trust), with Jeep Safari and lunch included