15 day Sri Lanka Discovery tour with 5-star Ahungalla beach break and flights

Including return Singapore Airlines flights, 13 nights' twin share accommodation in 4-star hotels and 3 nights' at the luxury 5-star Heritance Ahungalla during your beach break, internal flights, sightseeing and more.

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  • 15 day Sri Lanka Discovery tour with 5-star Ahungalla beach break and flights
  • 15 day Sri Lanka Discovery tour with 5-star Ahungalla beach break and flights
  • 15 day Sri Lanka Discovery tour with 5-star Ahungalla beach break and flights
  • 15 day Sri Lanka Discovery tour with 5-star Ahungalla beach break and flights
  • 15 day Sri Lanka Discovery tour with 5-star Ahungalla beach break and flights
  • 15 day Sri Lanka Discovery tour with 5-star Ahungalla beach break and flights
  • 15 day Sri Lanka Discovery tour with 5-star Ahungalla beach break and flights
  • 15 day Sri Lanka Discovery tour with 5-star Ahungalla beach break and flights
  • 15 day Sri Lanka Discovery tour with 5-star Ahungalla beach break and flights
  • 15 day Sri Lanka Discovery tour with 5-star Ahungalla beach break and flights
  • 15 day Sri Lanka Discovery tour with 5-star Ahungalla beach break and flights
  • 15 day Sri Lanka Discovery tour with 5-star Ahungalla beach break and flights
  • 15 day Sri Lanka Discovery tour with 5-star Ahungalla beach break and flights
  • 15 day Sri Lanka Discovery tour with 5-star Ahungalla beach break and flights
 

Highlights

 

Discover the best of stunning Sri Lanka with a 15 day Sri Lanka Discovery tour with 5-star Ahungalla beach break.

Arrive in Colombo, before continuing on to the city of Sigiriya. Explore the medieval capital of Polonnaruwa, a UNESCO heritage site. Enjoy an afternoon private jeep safari in Minneriya National Park, and witness the unique phenomenon of elephant gathering. Climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, and immerse yourself in a local cooking class, learning how to make a range of typical Sri Lankan dishes.

See the Temple of Tooth in Kandy and explore the bustling Bazaar, before travelling to Hill Country to visit a local tea plantation. Admire the breath-taking sceneries and cascading waterfalls as you embark on a train journey. Explore Kataragama and Yala National Park, before ending your remarkable adventure doing as much or as little as you like in stunning Ahungalla.

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff – Colombo, Sri Lanka

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

Day 2: Colombo – Sigiriya (B,D)

After breakfast, travel to Sigiriya – approx. 4 hour drive. On the way, visit the Dambulla Rock Cave Temple. Also knows as the Golden Temple of Dambulla, it was declared a UNESCO heritage site in 1991. Dating back to the 3rd century BC, this is the most impressive cave complex in Sri Lanka. On arrival in Sigiriya, check in and relax.

Day 3: Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa – Minneriya National Park (B,D)

After breakfast, we make our way to the medieval capital city of Polonnaruwa. This was declared a UNESCO heritage site in 1982. After the demise of Anuradhapura, Polonnarua became the middle historic capital of Sri Lanka (1017-1235 AD).

Return to the hotel to relax before an afternoon private jeep safari in the Minneriya (or Kauduala) National park to witness the unique phenomenon of elephant gathering.

Day 4: Sigiriya (B,L,D)

Rise early for breakfast then leave the hotel to climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress (Lion’s Rock), one of the most extraordinary artistic complexes of its time (477–98AD). Declared as an UNESCO heritage site in 1982, this magnificent citadel allures artistic and architectural curiosity from around the globe. Return to the hotel to relax.

This afternoon at the hotel take part in a cooking class enjoying the typical Sri Lankan dishes for lunch. Staple food being rice and curry, Sri Lanka cooking involves a lot of spices and coconut milk. From chilly, pepper, mace, cloves, cardamom to curry leaves, Sri Lankan dishes are flavoured by spices grown in Sri Lanka that adds a mouth-watering aroma to every dish. Sri Lankan’s are fans of spicy food, so if you are a spicy food lover you’ll find heaven in Sri Lanka. The chefs in the hotel will get you involved in preparing 1 or 2 mouth-watering Sri Lankan Curries.

Day 5: Sigiriya – Kandy (B,D)

Today leave for Kandy – the hill capital (1514–1815 AD).  Travel time approx. 2 ½ hours. Originally known as Senkadagala, the city eventually became to be known as Kandy and was declared a UNESCO heritage site in 1988. The style and character of the Sri Lankan civilisation at the time is well articulated in the heart of the city itself, with its lake, the temples including the temple of the tooth relic and the well-preserved ruins of the royal palaces. On arrival at hotel, check in and relax.

Tonight visit the Temple of Tooth, with its guardian elephants is a deeply significant Buddhist site that contains a tooth of Buddha collected from his funeral pyre and this draws thousands of pilgrims from across the world.

Day 6: Kandy (B,D)

After breakfast, explore the city of Kandy by Tuk. Then visit the Bazaar where you’ll have free time to explore at your own pace. Next visit Kandy Lake, the atmosphere alone will intrigue you to spend a few moments here.

Day 7: Kandy – Hill Country (B,D)

This morning we leave for Hill Country. Travel time approx. 2 ½ hours. Please keep in mind that Hill Country has a cooler climate (average 20 °C). 

Upon arrival to Hill Country, visit a tea plantation and factory. Here you will enjoy the absolute tea experience, taking you to the  moment  the  young  tea  leaves  are  plucked from  the plantation to being processed in the factory to make a steamy cup of tea. The tea factory is the best place to purchase good quality tea.

Day 8: Hill Country – Kataragama, Yala National Park (B,D)

This morning we make our way to Nanuoya Railway Station to board the train to Ella. A train journey is truly a rare experience and is an adventure itself! Apart from the breath-taking sceneries of the tea country and picturesque waterfalls, it is a chance for you to mingle with the local people. We then proceed to Kataragama.  

Please note – train tickets are issued by the railway on a manual basis exactly 1 month before arrival, therefore train journey is strictly on availability.

Day 9: Kataragama, Yala National Park   (B,D)

After breakfast, proceed to Kataragama Temple during the puja times, Kataragama Temple. This is a temple complex dedicated to Buddhist guardian deity Kataragama deviyo and Hindu War God Murugan. It is one of the few religious sites in Sri Lanka that is venerated by the Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and the Veda people. Return to the hotel & relax.

Late afternoon proceed to Yala National Park for a Jeep Safari and enjoy the Wildlife & nature. Spend your time here on a guided game drive exploring the dynamic wildlife and the most luxuriant plant life in Yala National Park. Being one of the largest parks in Sri Lanka, it is the ideal place to sight the rare leopard!

Day 10: Kataragama, Yala National Park – Galle, Ahungalla  (B,D)

After breakfast proceed to Galle Fort and take a Galle City Tour. On the way, you’ll travel through the coast and use the highway from Matara to Galle. Beach holidays in Sri Lanka would be somewhat in complete without a trip to Galle. Located south of Colombo, Galle is one of the most important southern town’s offering guests an old-world charm. Its natural harbour was a famous port in days gone by while the strong ramparts of the Dutch Fort and its many landmarks within, has been named as a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. Galle is also known for its beautiful beaches, lacemaking, ebony carving and gem polishing industries. We then proceed to Ahungalla to commence your beach break.

Day 11:  Ahungalla  (B,D)

Today is yours to do as much or as little as you like. Tonight at the hotel, you’ll enjoy a Sri Lankan crab dinner.

Day 12:  Ahungalla  (B,D)

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

Day 13:  Ahungalla – Colombo (B,D)

After breakfast, drive to Colombo. Travel time approx. 2 hours. On arrival, check in at hotel and relax. In the late afternoon, go on a Colombo City Tour followed by a special dinner at a local restaurant.  

Day 14: Colombo – airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your homeward flight. 

Day 15: Australia

Arrive home today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Christmas Sale on NOW! Book before 11 December to enjoy $200* spending money cash back per couple
  • Return Singapore Airlines flights, plus all transfers within Sri Lanka
  • 13 nights’ minimum 4-star twin share accommodation, including 3 nights at the 5-star Heritance Ahungalla
  • Delicious breakfast daily, including 12 dinners
  • Luxury small group tour with a maximum of 20 people 
  • Experience a cooking class in Sigiriya, jeep safaris in both Minneriya National Park and Yala National Park, a city tour of Kandy by Tuk Tuk, a visit to a tea plantation in the Hill Country, scenic train journey to Ella and more 
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation with in vehicle Wi-Fi, plus English-speaking tour guides throughout 
  • Entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary 

Highlights

  • Marvel at the Golden Cave Temples, Sri Lanka’s most impressive cave temples
  • Visit the mountainous town of Kandy
  • Enjoy a visit to a Tea Plantation in the stunning Hill Country area 
  • Learn how to cook typical Sri Lankan dishes with a cooking class in Sigiriya
  • Enjoy a train journey through the beautiful countryside to Ella 
  • Jeep Safaris in both Minneriya National Park and Yala National Park 
  • Visit Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Free time at leisure on Sri Lanka’s stunning southern coastline at a 5-star resort 

Christmas Cash Back Sale: Up to $1,000 cash back on selected tours. Offer is valid from 09:00 Friday 7 December until 23:59 Tuesday 11 December 2018 (AEDT). Offer is valid per couple. A cash back will be refunded back to your method of payment within 30 days of completing your booking. The amount returned will be detailed in the individual deal’s Fine Print and will vary by package purchased. Tours between: $0 – $2,999 receive $200 cash back per couple, $3,000 – $4,999 receive $400 cash back per couple, $5,000 – $6,999 receive $600 cash back per couple and $7,000+ receive $1,000 cash back per couple. Cash back will be based on the booking amount at checkout. Land only bookings are valid for cash back. If the booking is cancelled, the booking will not be eligible for cash back. Can be used for multiple bookings. Cannot be applied to prior purchases or bookings. Cannot be used in conjunction with other offers. This offer is non-transferrable and cannot be exchanged in any other form. All deals are subject to availability at the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives standard terms and conditions apply. 

 

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: $769 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

Negombo: The Gateway Hotel Airport Garden or similar
Sigiriya: Sigiriya Jungles Hotel or similar
Kandy: Earls Regency or similar
Hill Country: Golden Ridge Hotel or similar
Yala: Mandara Rosen or similar
Galle: Heritance Ahungalla or similar
Colombo: Mount Lavinia Hotel or similar 

Train Journey to Ella – please note, as train tickets are issued by the railway on a manual basis one month before travel, train journey is strictly on availability.

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 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. 

Christmas Cash Back Sale: Up to $1,000 cash back on selected tours. Offer is valid from 09:00 Friday 7 December until 23:59 Tuesday 11 December 2018 (AEDT). Offer is valid per couple. A cash back will be refunded back to your method of payment within 30 days of completing your booking. The amount returned will be detailed in the individual deal’s Fine Print and will vary by package purchased. Tours between: $0 – $2,999 receive $200 cash back per couple, $3,000 – $4,999 receive $400 cash back per couple, $5,000 – $6,999 receive $600 cash back per couple and $7,000+ receive $1,000 cash back per couple. Cash back will be based on the booking amount at checkout. Land only bookings are valid for cash back. If the booking is cancelled, the booking will not be eligible for cash back. Can be used for multiple bookings. Cannot be applied to prior purchases or bookings. Cannot be used in conjunction with other offers. This offer is non-transferrable and cannot be exchanged in any other form. All deals are subject to availability at the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives standard terms and conditions apply. 

 

Travel Dates

 

19 March 2019*
20 March 2019*
23 March 2019*
26 March 2019*
27 March 2019
03 April 2019*
10 April 2019*
1 May 2019
8 May 2019
15 May 2019
22 May 2019
29 May 2019
5 June 2019*
12 June 2019*
19 June 2019*
17 July 2019*
23 July 2019
24 July 2019
30 July 2019
31 July 2019
21 August 2019*
28 August 2019*
3 September 2019
4 September 2019
10 September 2019
11 September 2019
2 October 2019
16 October 2019

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

*A $250 per person surcharge applies 

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BUY NOW button

 

Flight Information

 

 Airline: 
  • Return economy airfares from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth with Singapore Airlines
  • Including minimum 20kg of checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to airline).
  • 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
  • Christmas Sale on NOW! Book before 11 December to enjoy $200* spending money cash back per couple
  • Return Singapore Airlines flights, plus all transfers within Sri Lanka
  • 13 nights’ minimum 4-star twin share accommodation, including 3 nights at the 5-star Heritance Ahungalla
  • Delicious breakfast daily, including 12 dinners
  • Luxury small group tour with a maximum of 20 people 
  • Experience a cooking class in Sigiriya, jeep safaris in both Minneriya National Park and Yala National Park, a city tour of Kandy by Tuk Tuk, a scenic train journey to Ella and more 
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation with in vehicle Wi-Fi, plus English-speaking tour guides throughout
  • Entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary 
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