11 day Sri Lanka tour with flights

11 day Sri Lanka tour including return international flights, transfers, accommodation, breakfast daily, in-depth sightseeing and more.

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  • 11 day Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 11 day Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 11 day Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 11 day Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 11 day Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 11 day Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 11 day Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 11 day Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 11 day Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 11 day Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 11 day Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 11 day Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 11 day Sri Lanka tour with flights
 

Highlights

 

Discover the best of Sri Lanka with an incredible 11 day Sri Lanka tour.

Begin your adventure in the bustling city of Colombo, admiring its many sights including Fort, the Bazaar area and the Hindu Temple. Visit a tea factory on the way to Yala, before exploring the expansive Yala National Park. Spot elephants, leopards, wild buffalo and more as you undertake your incredible safari.

Explore the history of Galle and stop by the Dutch Forte, a World Heritage Site in which the central city is contained. Travel to Bentota, a resort town located on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. Swim, relax and explore the culture of this beautiful town before returning to Colombo for your flight home.

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff – Sri Lanka

Depart Australia for Colombo, Sri Lanka! Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Colombo. 

Day 2: Colombo (B)

Today we take city tour of Colombo.

Colombo is the business and commercial centre and the new capital is Sri Jayawardhanapura Kotte, only a few miles away. Colombo was only a small seaport, which came into prominence in the 16th Century with the arrival of the Portuguese in 1505 and the development of it as a major Harbour took place during the British period. Colombo became the capital of Sri Lanka in 1815 after Kandyan Kingdom was ceded to the British. The remains of the buildings during the period of the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule are found in every area of the city. None of the Portuguese & Dutch fortifications are found today but some of their buildings and churches could be seen in the Fort & Pettah areas. Visit Fort, the former British administrative centre and military garrison, Sea Street – the Goldsmith’s quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area where there is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings and the Kayman’s Gate with the Belfry at the original gate to enter the Fort.

After the tour, return to the hotel with the remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 3: Colombo – Yala (B)

After breakfast, we make our way to Yala. Travel time approx. 6 ½ hours.

The drive is scenic and you will have the chance to witness the way of life for the locals. Along the way, visit Handungoda Virgin white Tea factory to enjoy the factory visit, Museum and Tea Tasting of the world famous Ceylon Tea.

Day 4: Yala (B)

An early morning rise for a safari in Yala National Park. The park covers 126,786 hectares and is famous for its big herds and large number of Elephants, Leopards, Spotted Deer, Sambhur, Crocodiles, Mongoose, Wild Boar, Wild Buffalo, and many other animals. More than 130 bird species are recorded which includes the resident and winter visitors. This truly is a magical experience.  Return to the hotel with the remainder of the day at leisure to enjoy the hotels facilities.

Day 5: Yala – Galle (B)

After breakfast, we make our way to Galle – Sri Lanka’s most historically interesting town. It was a major port until about 100 years, but today still handles shipping and sailing boats in the natural harbour. Stroll around the lighthouse and harbour or visit the old town where you can see the traditional lace makers and wood carvers and purchase some the finest souvenirs.

We’ll also visit The Dutch Forte – a “World Heritage Site” in which the central city is contained. Some scholars believe it to be the “Tarshish” of the Old Testament, to which King Solomon sent his merchant vessels, and to which Jonah fled from the Lord. Today, the 90-acre Galle Fort shows no evidence of the Portuguese founders. The Dutch incorporated the Portuguese northern wall in a great rampart in 1663. A second, taller wall was built inside of it. Between the two walls, a covered passage connected the central bastion with the Fort’s two half bastion’s overlooking the sea.

The Dutch also installed a sophisticated drainage system, complete with brick-lined underground sewers that were flushed twice a day by the high and low tides. The original gate to the fort was by the harbour and is still there, which is marked by the British Coat-of-arms on the front and the Dutch V.O.C. (Vereenigde Oost Indische Compagnie) with the Coat-of-arms with a rooster crest, is on the inner side of the Fort.

Day 6: Galle – Bentota (B)

After breakfast, travel from Galle to Bentota – approx. 1 ½ hours drive. On arrival, check in and relax.

Bentota is a resort town on Sri Lanka’s southwest coast. The long beach stretches north, where it becomes a sandy strip known as Paradise Island, parallel to Bentota Lagoon. Coral-rich dive sites include Canoe Rock. On Bentota River, centuries-old Galapota Temple has a large Buddha statue. Southeast is Lunuganga, the estate and gardens of architect Geoffrey Bawa. Northeast is his brother Bevis’s Brief Garden.

Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka enjoys a superb location with the Bentota River on one side and the Indian Ocean on the other with direct access to the beach.  Enjoy the resort facilities including large swimming pool, day spa and many dining options.

Day 7: Bentota (B)

Today is yours to do as much or as little as you like.

Day 8: Bentota (B)

Today is yours to do as much or as little as you like.

Day 9: Bentota (B)

Today is yours to do as much or as little as you like.

Day 10: Bentota – Colombo  airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

Sadly, your holiday has come to an end. Today, at the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport for your homeward flight. 

Day 11: Australia

Arrive home today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international flights with either Singapore Airlines or Sri Lankan Airlines; plus all transfers within Sri Lanka
  • 9 nights’ luxury twin share accommodation
  • Luxury small group tour with a maximum of 20 people 
  • Delicious daily breakfast
  • Private air-conditioned transportation with English speaking tour guides throughout
  • All entrance fees as per the itinerary 

Highlights

  • Enjoy a city tour of Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital
  • Search for Sri Lanka’s vibrant wildlife on a safari in Yala National Park
  • Sample the world famous Ceylon tea at Handungoda Virgin White tea factory
  • Visit Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Free time at leisure in the seaside town of Bentota 
 

Fine Print

 

How To Book:

To book your Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $699 per person are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date.
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage.
  • Final Payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment.
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable.
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Documentation: 

Documentation will be provided after final payment is complete and before 30 days of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension & optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips.

Group Size: 2 – 20 people 

Triple Share: Not available

Single Supplement: $799 per person in addition to your twin share voucher. You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here 

Land Only: To purchase this tour as land only (no flights) please click here 

Accommodation: 

The accommodation listed below may be subject to change, but will remain of a similar or higher standard. Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed

 Colombo: Jetwing Colombo Seven or similar 
Yala: Jetwing Yala or similar 
Galle: Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa or similar 
Bentota: Centara Ceysands or similar 

Tipping:

If you have enjoyed the knowledge, service and expertise of your tour guide and driver a tip (while not compulsory) is appropriate towards the end of your tour. While it may not be customary in Australia, tipping is entrenched into many cultures especially within the tourism industry globally. It helps reward and inspire excellent service. The following is provided to assist our guests, but we leave the decision to provide a gratuity entirely at their discretion:

Driver/Guide: Our past guests have left gratuities based on their overall service of LKR 500 per day/ per person.

Gratuities aren’t compulsory on your trip, but they can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

 

Travel Dates

 

27 March 2019
1 May 2019
15 May 2019
5 June 2019
19 June 2019
10 July 2019
24 July 2019
21 August 2019
28 August 2019
4 September 2019
16 October 2019

Surcharges may apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Availability on Departure Dates reflected in both the Fine Print and Calendar are subject to change at any time.

 

Flight Information

 

Airline: 
  • Return economy airfare departing Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth with SriLankan Airlines, Singapore Airlines or similar 
  • Including at least 23kg checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to change according to airline policy).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked.
  • Flights cannot be used one-way only 

Flights:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before the itinerary and involve up to 2 transits. These changes are beyond our control and are subject to availability and airline schedule changes.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing. Passport Details are also required at time of booking in order to confirm your flights. 
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable.
  • Flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure, along with final documentation.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.

Schedule Changes: 

  • Airline schedule changes or cancellations can happen from time to time and are beyond our control. The customer is responsible for reviewing their flight schedule prior to their departure. Webjet Exclusives endeavours to assist customers where possible, however should any change or cancellation occur, please contact your Travel Insurance provider to check whether you are covered by your policy.

Flight Variations:

Option 1: Arrive early and/or extend your stay post tour with the promotional airline

  • Please select how many days you want to arrive early and/or extend your stay by on your Booking Form. 
  • Flights will arrive into the city as per the tour itinerary and depart from the city as per tour itinerary. Customers cannot choose another airport or city for their arrival and/or departure.
  • All flights will be booked with the promotional airfare available at the time of booking – for your choice of preferred airline or cabin class, please see below.
  • Your flight request is subject to availability and if the promotional airfare is not available, you will be quoted the fare difference.
  • Your varied flight itinerary will not be provided in advance of ticketing and once your flights have been ticketed, no further changes can be made.
  • If you are wishing to arrange internal flights, this must be arranged at your own expense. Webjet Exclusives cannot assist with the purchase of additional flights outside of the itinerary.
  • Webjet Exclusives are unable to provide any additional accommodation outside of the tour itinerary and this will need to be arranged at your own expense. By arriving early and/or extending your departure date, you will also forfeit the included airport transfers (if applicable) and will need to make your own way to and/or from the airport at your own expense.

 Option 2: Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class (where available)

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person, plus additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase.
  • If you have a preferred airline for your upgrade quote, please mention this in the Special Request field of your Booking Form. If no specific airline is requested, the best available fare will be quoted to you.
  • Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after the final payment.
  • The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the promotional airfare included in your packages.
  • If also choosing to arrival early and/or extend your stay, this will be quoted to you in conjunction with your preferred airline request.

 Should you be unsatisfied with the quote provided for your cabin upgrade, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group as per the tour itinerary on the promotional airfare or;
2.Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available.

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable.

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return flights with either Singapore Airlines or Sri Lankan Airlines; plus all transfers within Sri Lanka
  • 9 nights’ luxury twin share accommodation 
  • Luxury small group tour with a maximum of 20 people 
  • Delicious daily breakfast 
  • Private air-conditioned transportation with English speaking tour guides throughout
  • All entrance fees as per the itinerary 
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