Sri Lanka Discovery

16 day small group Sri Lanka tour including return international flights, choice of accommodation, breakfast daily, transportation, professional guides and more.

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16 days | per person twin share | | Typically $5,920!
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  • Great holiday and everything went as planned. We had a marvellous time and the guide was extremely good and the itinerary very interesting, especially the visits to the nature reserves. Richard C
  • I had the trip of a lifetime... Could not fault our driver/guide. He was exceptional and went above and beyond to make our trip a memorable experience. Karen M
  • A very interesting and informative tour Robert B
  • Overall extremely pleased with our first tour guided holiday. Geoffrey F
  • Top place to visit with the webjet itinery covering a little of everything so you are sure to enjoy most of it. Well planned,no hitches, much better accomodation than expected… Jennifer D

Highlights

 

There’s a quiet magic about Sri Lanka that draws you in and makes you want to return over and over.

From the never-ending beaches, to the delicious food, the warm people and the beautiful, ancient ruins, Sri Lanka’s appeal is obvious. For a somewhat undiscovered country, Sri Lanka begs to be explored. 

Take in the best of this beautiful country with a 16 day Sri Lanka tour.

Be awed by the the 5th century UNESCO World Heritage Listed Lion Rock in Sigiriya, see elephants on a morning jeep safari in Yala National Park, visit the Kodgoda Turtle Hatchery and admire the sea fortress in the Dutch colonial town of Galle, plus so much more. 

Your package includes return international flights, choice of accommodation, breakfast daily, professional guides, transportation and more.

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Day 1: Australia –airplane-takeoff– Colombo – Negombo

Depart Australia today on your flight to Sri Lanka. You will arrive at Colombo International Airport. Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection please make your own way to your hotel.

Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, is a bustling city and a hopping-off point for beaches in the island nation’s south. It has a long history as a port on ancient east-west trade routes, ruled successively by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. That heritage is reflected in its spicy cuisine as well as its architecture, mixing colonial buildings with high-rises and shopping malls.

Day 2: Negombo (B)

Today is a free day at leisure.

Optional tour: Tour of the famous Negombo Fish Markets, a traditional patchwork of fish drying on hessian sacks. We’ll observe the everyday life of the local fishing trade as they go about their business selling a huge variety of fish and seafood, fresh from the early morning’s catch

Day 3: Negombo – Wilpattu National Park – Anuradhapura (B)

Today, we drive to Anuradhapura, the most celebrated of Sri Lanka’s ancient ruined cities. En-route stop at the Wilpattu National Park for a safari. Whilst exploring amongst the willus’ (natural sand basins that fill with rainwater), keep an eye out for elephants, sloth bears and leopards, for which the park is world-renowned. After, continue driving to Anuradhapura. It is the capital city of North Central Province and the capital of the Anuradhapura District. The city’s greatest treasures are its dagobas; domes enshrining sacred relics. The most notable is the Ruvanveliseya Dagoba, dating back to the 2nd century BC, which you will visit today along with the Thuparamaya, said to contain the collarbone of Buddha. Discover the city’s most renowned relic, the sacred Bo Tree. Emperor Asoka’s daughter brought to Anuradhapura a branch of this tree under which Buddha is said to have gained enlightenment. Planted over 2,250 years ago, it is the oldest surviving historic tree in the world. 

Day 4: Anuradhapura – Polonnaruwa – Dambulla (B)

This morning after breakfast we leave Anuradhapura for the ancient kingdom of Polonnaruwa, a UNESCO World Heritage listed site. Polonnaruwa was the capital of Sri Lanka from 11th to the 12th centuries and is a well preserved city of stupas, frescoes and statues. While here, explore the Gal Viharaya, a magnificent group of rock temples consisting of four separate statues; a meditating Buddha, a smaller Buddha said to be visiting heaven, a standing Buddha and the reclining Buddha entering Nirvana. Explore the Vatadage, an ancient structure with elaborate stone carvings. Although it may have had some Indian influence, it is a structure that is more or less unique to the architecture of ancient Sri Lanka. Vatadages were built around small stupas for their protection, which often enshrined a relic or were built on hallowed ground. Tonight we overnight in Dambulla.

Day 5: Dambulla (B)

Today is a free day at leisure.

Optional Tour: Habarana Village tour – This program is designed for  you to experience the real traditional Sri Lankan rural village style

Day 6: Dambulla – Sigiriya – Kandy (B)

This morning we explore Sigiriya, home to the 5th-century UNESCO World Heritage listed Rock Fortress, also known as ‘Lion Rock’. The rock fortress was built by King Kashyapa and was named so because a massive lion was carved out of the rock and once sat at the entrance to the palace. Today only the lion’s paws remain. While here you can climb to the top for panoramic views of the area and explore the surrounding gardens. After, we continue on to Kandy for our overnight.

Day 7: Kandy (B)

Today is a free day at leisure.

Optional Tour: Kandy City tour and temple vist.  Visit the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens, the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and Explore the remains of the Royal Palace, now a museum. 

Day 8: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya (B)

Today we leave fascinating Kandy behind us and drive to Nuwara Eliya, the ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka. In earlier times, Nuwara Eliya (meaning ‘City of Light’) was the favoured cool-climate escape for the hard-working and hard-drinking English and Scottish pioneers of Sri Lanka’s tea industry. While most British visitors struggle to recognise modern England in Nuwara Eliya, the toy-town ambience does have a rose-tinted English country village feel to it. Situated at 2,000m above sea level, Nuwara Eliya is the main hill station of Sri Lanka and is known for its excellent tea production due to the cool climate which creates tea with a unique flavour. 

Day 9: Nuwara Eliya – Yala National Park (B)

This morning we travel to the world famous Yala National Park. Situated in Sri Lanka’s south-east hugging the panoramic Indian Ocean, Yala was designated a wildlife sanctuary in 1900 and was designated a national park in 1938. Ironically, the park was initially used as a hunting ground for the elite under British rule. Now the park has a protected area of nearly 130,000 hectares of land consisting of light forests, scrubs, grasslands and lagoons. Yala is home to 44 varieties of mammal and 215 bird species. Among its more famous residents are the world’s biggest concentration of leopards, majestic elephants, sloth bears, sambars, jackals, spotted dear, peacocks, and crocodiles. Once here, enjoy an afternoon jeep safari rides that takes you on an experience of a lifetime to spot these elusive animals! 

Day 10: Yala National Park (B)

Today is a free day at leisure.

Optional tour: Morning Safari Jeep Ride

Optional tour: Afternoon Safari Jeep Ride

Day 11: Yala National Park – Weligama – Unawatuna (B)

Today we depart for Weligama leaving Yala behind us. The area is famous for its distinct stilt fishermen, who erect a single pole in the chest-deep water on the beach, just few meters off-shore, where they perch on a cross bar and using bamboo fishing rods cast their lines out beyond the surf break to catch small fish. On arrival in Unawatuna, the afternoon is at leisure to enjoy this beachside town.

Day 12: Unawatuna – Galle – Hikkaduwa (B)

Driving along Sri Lanka’s beautiful south coast, we’ll visit the Dutch colonial town of Galle and its UNESCO World Heritage-listed sea fortress. Later we’ll arrive in the stunning coastal village of Hikkaduwa. 

Day 13: Hikkaduwa (B)

Today is free at leisure.

Optional Tour: Madu River Cruise. Enjoy a scenic cruise along the Madu River, a relaxing trip with plenty of interesting stops. You pass dozens of islets forested with mangroves and can appreciate the timeless natural rhythms of rural life.

Day 14: Hikkaduwa – Kosgoda – Colombo (B)

After breakfast we begin our journey back to Colombo. Enroute we make a stop at the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery. The hatchery is home to Sri Lanka’s pioneering sea turtle conservation project, established in 1981 to protect Sri Lanka’s turtles. Here learn about the dangers Sea Turtles face and how the Sea Turtle Center program aims to protect sea turtle eggs and increase hatching rates. After, we continue on to Colombo, the rest of the afternoon is at leisure.

Day 15: Colombo –airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

Today is free to explore the city at your own pace. At the appropriate time, make your own way to Colombo airport to board your overnight flight to Australia.

Day 16: Australia

Arrive home today

 

 
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Day 1: Australia –airplane-takeoff– Colombo – Negombo

Depart Australia today on your flight to Sri Lanka. You will arrive at Colombo International Airport. Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, is a bustling city and a hopping-off point for beaches in the island nation’s south. It has a long history as a port on ancient east-west trade routes, ruled successively by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. That heritage is reflected in its spicy cuisine as well as its architecture, mixing colonial buildings with high-rises and shopping malls.

Day 2: Negombo (B,D)

Today we begin our day with exploring this small town with a visit to the famous Negombo Fish Markets, a traditional patchwork of fish drying on hessian sacks. We’ll observe the everyday life of the local fishing trade as they go about their business selling a huge variety of fish and seafood, fresh from the early morning’s catch. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner.

Day 3: Negombo – Wilpattu National Park – Anuradhapura (B)

Today, we drive to Anuradhapura, the most celebrated of Sri Lanka’s ancient ruined cities. En-route stop at the Wilpattu National Park for a safari. Whilst exploring amongst the willus’ (natural sand basins that fill with rainwater), keep an eye out for elephants, sloth bears and leopards, for which the park is world-renowned. After, continue driving to Anuradhapura. It is the capital city of North Central Province and the capital of the Anuradhapura District. The city’s greatest treasures are its dagobas; domes enshrining sacred relics. The most notable is the Ruvanveliseya Dagoba, dating back to the 2nd century BC, which you will visit today along with the Thuparamaya, said to contain the collarbone of Buddha. Discover the city’s most renowned relic, the sacred Bo Tree. Emperor Asoka’s daughter brought to Anuradhapura a branch of this tree under which Buddha is said to have gained enlightenment. Planted over 2,250 years ago, it is the oldest surviving historic tree in the world. 

Day 4: Anuradhapura – Polonnaruwa – Dambulla (B)

This morning after breakfast we leave Anuradhapura for the ancient kingdom of Polonnaruwa, a UNESCO World Heritage listed site. Polonnaruwa was the capital of Sri Lanka from 11th to the 12th centuries and is a well preserved city of stupas, frescoes and statues. While here, explore the Gal Viharaya, a magnificent group of rock temples consisting of four separate statues; a meditating Buddha, a smaller Buddha said to be visiting heaven, a standing Buddha and the reclining Buddha entering Nirvana. Explore the Vatadage, an ancient structure with elaborate stone carvings. Although it may have had some Indian influence, it is a structure that is more or less unique to the architecture of ancient Sri Lanka. Vatadages were built around small stupas for their protection, which often enshrined a relic or were built on hallowed ground. Tonight we overnight in Dambulla.

Day 5: Dambulla (B)

Today is a free day at leisure.

Optional Tour: Habarana Village tour – This program is designed for  you to experience the real traditional Sri Lankan rural village style

Day 6: Dambulla – Sigiriya – Kandy (B)

This morning we explore Sigiriya, home to the 5th-century UNESCO World Heritage listed Rock Fortress, also known as ‘Lion Rock’. The rock fortress was built by King Kashyapa and was named so because a massive lion was carved out of the rock and once sat at the entrance to the palace. Today only the lion’s paws remain. While here you can climb to the top for panoramic views of the area and explore the surrounding gardens. Learn about the use of spices in Sri Lankan cuisine and watch a cooking demonstration. After, we continue on to Kandy for our overnight.

Day 7: Kandy (B)

This morning, visit the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens. At one time these beautiful botanical gardens were reserved exclusively for Kandyan royalty. Later, visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, one of the most revered Buddhist sites in the world. Explore the remains of the Royal Palace, now a museum. This evening you enjoy colourful cultural performance choreographed with traditional Sri Lankan dance. 

Day 8: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya (B)

Today we leave fascinating Kandy behind us and drive to Nuwara Eliya, the ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka. En-route we visit a tea plantation and tea factory and learn what makes tea grown here some of the best in the world. In earlier times, Nuwara Eliya (meaning ‘City of Light’) was the favoured cool-climate escape for the hard-working and hard-drinking English and Scottish pioneers of Sri Lanka’s tea industry. While most British visitors struggle to recognise modern England in Nuwara Eliya, the toy-town ambience does have a rose-tinted English country village feel to it. Situated at 2,000m above sea level, Nuwara Eliya is the main hill station of Sri Lanka and is known for its excellent tea production due to the cool climate which creates tea with a unique flavour. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. 

Day 9: Nuwara Eliya – Yala National Park (B)

This morning we travel to the world famous Yala National Park. Situated in Sri Lanka’s south-east hugging the panoramic Indian Ocean, Yala was designated a wildlife sanctuary in 1900 and was designated a national park in 1938. Ironically, the park was initially used as a hunting ground for the elite under British rule. Now the park has a protected area of nearly 130,000 hectares of land consisting of light forests, scrubs, grasslands and lagoons. Yala is home to 44 varieties of mammal and 215 bird species. Among its more famous residents are the world’s biggest concentration of leopards, majestic elephants, sloth bears, sambars, jackals, spotted dear, peacocks, and crocodiles. Once here, enjoy an afternoon jeep safari rides that takes you on an experience of a lifetime to spot these elusive animals! 

Day 10: Yala National Park – Udawalawe National Park – Yala National Park (B)

We head to the neighbouring Udawalawe National Park to enjoy Morning Jeep Safari Ride. Framed by soaring highlands on its northern boundary, the Uda Walawe National Park is one of the world’s best places to see wild elephants. Largely comprised of grasslands and bush forest, it’s also one of the best national parks in Sri Lanka for game spotting.

Day 11: Yala National Park – Weligama – Koggala (B)

Today we depart for Weligama leaving Yala behind us. The area is famous for its distinct stilt fishermen, who erect a single pole in the chest-deep water on the beach, just few meters off-shore, where they perch on a cross bar and using bamboo fishing rods cast their lines out beyond the surf break to catch small fish. On arrival in Koggala, the afternoon is at leisure.

Day 12: Koggala – Galle – Hikkaduwa (B)

Driving along Sri Lanka’s beautiful south coast, we’ll visit the Dutch colonial town of Galle and its UNESCO World Heritage-listed sea fortress. Later we’ll arrive in the stunning coastal village of Hikkaduwa. 

Day 13: Hikkaduwa (B)

Today, we enjoy a scenic cruise along the Madu River, watching locals go about their daily lives. Then we’ll visit a moonstone mine at Meetiyagoda – with such a high concentration of moonstones here. 

Day 14: Hikkaduwa – Kosgoda – Colombo (B)

Today we begin our journey to Colombo. En-route we make a stop at the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery. After, we continue on to Colombo. On arrival, we embark on a city tour of Colombo. Explore the Fort district, the historic centre of the city. Wander through Pettah Market. Visit the Dutch Church of Wolfendhall dating back to 1749, Kelaniya Buddhist Temple, a major pilgrimage site for Buddhist devotees, and the Colombo Natural History museum before proceeding to your hotel for check-in. 

Day 15: Colombo – airplane-takeoff– Australia (B)

Today is free to explore the city at your own pace before being transferred to Colombo airport to board your overnight flight to Australia.

Day 16: Australia

Arrive home today

 

 
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Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff– Colombo – Negombo

Depart Australia today on your flight to Sri Lanka. You will arrive at Colombo International Airport. Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, is a bustling city and a hopping-off point for beaches in the island nation’s south. It has a long history as a port on ancient east-west trade routes, ruled successively by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. That heritage is reflected in its spicy cuisine as well as its architecture, mixing colonial buildings with high-rises and shopping malls.

Day 2: Negombo (B,D)

Today we begin our day with exploring this small town with a visit to the famous Negombo Fish Markets, a traditional patchwork of fish drying on hessian sacks. We’ll observe the everyday life of the local fishing trade as they go about their business selling a huge variety of fish and seafood, fresh from the early morning’s catch. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner.

Day 3: Negombo – Wilpattu National Park – Anuradhapura (B,L,D)

Today, we drive to Anuradhapura, the most celebrated of Sri Lanka’s ancient ruined cities. En-route stop at the Wilpattu National Park for a safari. Whilst exploring amongst the willus’ (natural sand basins that fill with rainwater), keep an eye out for elephants, sloth bears and leopards, for which the park is world-renowned. After, continue driving to Anuradhapura. It is the capital city of North Central Province and the capital of the Anuradhapura District. The city’s greatest treasures are its dagobas; domes enshrining sacred relics. The most notable is the Ruvanveliseya Dagoba, dating back to the 2nd century BC, which you will visit today along with the Thuparamaya, said to contain the collarbone of Buddha. Discover the city’s most renowned relic, the sacred Bo Tree. Emperor Asoka’s daughter brought to Anuradhapura a branch of this tree under which Buddha is said to have gained enlightenment. Planted over 2,250 years ago, it is the oldest surviving historic tree in the world. 

Day 4: Anuradhapura – Polonnaruwa – Dambulla (B,L,D)

This morning after breakfast we leave Anuradhapura for the ancient kingdom of Polonnaruwa, a UNESCO World Heritage listed site. Polonnaruwa was the capital of Sri Lanka from 11th to the 12th centuries and is a well preserved city of stupas, frescoes and statues. While here, explore the Gal Viharaya, a magnificent group of rock temples consisting of four separate statues; a meditating Buddha, a smaller Buddha said to be visiting heaven, a standing Buddha and the reclining Buddha entering Nirvana. Explore the Vatadage, an ancient structure with elaborate stone carvings. Although it may have had some Indian influence, it is a structure that is more or less unique to the architecture of ancient Sri Lanka. Vatadages were built around small stupas for their protection, which often enshrined a relic or were built on hallowed ground. Tonight we overnight in Dambulla.

Day 5: Dambulla (B,L,D)

Today, visit a traditional Sri Lankan village and be welcomed into a local home. Learn about daily life and traditional farming, and then feast on local delicacies! 

Day 6: Dambulla – Sigiriya – Kandy (B,L,D)

This morning we explore Sigiriya, home to the 5th-century UNESCO World Heritage listed Rock Fortress, also known as ‘Lion Rock’. The rock fortress was built by King Kashyapa and was named so because a massive lion was carved out of the rock and once sat at the entrance to the palace. Today only the lion’s paws remain. While here you can climb to the top for panoramic views of the area and explore the surrounding gardens. Learn about the use of spices in Sri Lankan cuisine and watch a cooking demonstration. After, we continue on to Kandy for our overnight.

Day 7: Kandy (B,L,D)

This morning, visit the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens. At one time these beautiful botanical gardens were reserved exclusively for Kandyan royalty. Later, visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, one of the most revered Buddhist sites in the world. Explore the remains of the Royal Palace, now a museum. This evening you enjoy colourful cultural performance choreographed with traditional Sri Lankan dance. 

Day 8: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya (B,L,D)

Today we leave fascinating Kandy behind us and drive to Nuwara Eliya, the ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka. En-route we visit a tea plantation and tea factory and learn what makes tea grown here some of the best in the world. In earlier times, Nuwara Eliya (meaning ‘City of Light’) was the favoured cool-climate escape for the hard-working and hard-drinking English and Scottish pioneers of Sri Lanka’s tea industry. While most British visitors struggle to recognise modern England in Nuwara Eliya, the toy-town ambience does have a rose-tinted English country village feel to it. Situated at 2,000m above sea level, Nuwara Eliya is the main hill station of Sri Lanka and is known for its excellent tea production due to the cool climate which creates tea with a unique flavour.  The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. 

Day 9: Nuwara Eliya – Yala National Park (B,L,D)

This morning we travel to the world famous Yala National Park. Situated in Sri Lanka’s south-east hugging the panoramic Indian Ocean, Yala was designated a wildlife sanctuary in 1900 and was designated a national park in 1938. Ironically, the park was initially used as a hunting ground for the elite under British rule. Now the park has a protected area of nearly 130,000 hectares of land consisting of light forests, scrubs, grasslands and lagoons. Yala is home to 44 varieties of mammal and 215 bird species. Among its more famous residents are the world’s biggest concentration of leopards, majestic elephants, sloth bears, sambars, jackals, spotted dear, peacocks, and crocodiles. Once here, enjoy an afternoon jeep safari rides that takes you on an experience of a lifetime to spot these elusive animals! 

Day 10: Yala National Park – Udawalawe National Park – Yala National Park (B,L,D)

We head to the neighbouring Udawalawe National Park to enjoy Morning Jeep Safari Ride. Framed by soaring highlands on its northern boundary, the Uda Walawe National Park is one of the world’s best places to see wild elephants. Largely comprised of grasslands and bush forest, it’s also one of the best national parks in Sri Lanka for game spotting.

Day 11: Yala National Park – Weligama – Koggala (B,L,D)

Today we depart for Weligama leaving Yala behind us. The area is famous for its distinct stilt fishermen, who erect a single pole in the chest-deep water on the beach, just few meters off-shore, where they perch on a cross bar and using bamboo fishing rods cast their lines out beyond the surf break to catch small fish. On arrival in Unawatuna, the afternoon is at leisure.

Day 12:  Koggala – Galle – Hikkaduwa (B,L,D)

Driving along Sri Lanka’s beautiful south coast, we’ll visit the Dutch colonial town of Galle and its UNESCO World Heritage-listed sea fortress. Later we’ll arrive in the stunning coastal village of Hikkaduwa. 

Day 13: Ahungalla (B,L,D)

Today, we enjoy a scenic cruise along the Madu River, watching locals go about their daily lives. Then we’ll visit a moonstone mine at Meetiyagoda – with such a high concentration of moonstones here. 

Day 14: Ahungalla – Kosgoda – Colombo (B)

Today we begin our journey to Colombo. En-route we make a stop at the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery. After, we continue on to Colombo. On arrival, we embark on a city tour of Colombo. Explore the Fort district, the historic centre of the city. Wander through Pettah Market. Visit the Dutch Church of Wolfendhall dating back to 1749, Kelaniya Buddhist Temple, a major pilgrimage site for Buddhist devotees, and the Colombo Natural History museum before proceeding to your hotel for check-in. 

Day 15: Colombo –airplane-takeoff– Australia (B,L,D)

Today is free to explore the city at your own pace before being transferred to Colombo airport to board your overnight flight to Australia.

Day 16: Australia

Arrive home today

 

 
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What You Get

 

Experience the same destination in three unique travel styles to match your travel needs:

Essential Package:

  • Return international flights with a full service airline
  • 14 nights’ accommodation in standard 3* hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation throughout
  • The services of a professional English speaking driver-guide throughout
  • All monument entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • All national park fees as per the itinerary
  • Small Group Touring (6 people max)

Classic Package:

Includes ALL of the above, plus;

Upgraded superior 3-4* star accommodation throughout

  • Hassle free return airport transfers including meet & greet
  • Welcome dinner
  • Extra sightseeing
  • Kandy city tour
    • Traditional Sri Lankan dance evening
    • Udawalawe National Park morning safari
    • Tea Plantation visit
    • Cruise along the Madu River
    • Columbo City Tour

Signature Package:

Includes ALL of the above, plus;

  • Upgraded superior 4-5* star accommodation throughout
  • ALL meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Highlights:

  • Marvel at the 5th-century UNESCO World Heritage listed Lion Rock’ in Sigiriya
  • Explore the ancient kingdom of Polonnaruwa
  • Visit the mountain towns of Kandy and Nuwara Eliya
  • Enjoy a morning jeep safari to spot Elephants and other wildlife in Yala National Park
  • Visit the Dutch colonial town of Galle and its UNESCO World Heritage-listed sea fortress
  • Witness the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery pioneering sea turtle conservation
 
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Fine Print

 

How To Book:

To book your Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Once you have purchased your voucher, please complete the following request form: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/bookings
  • 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 $199 per person plus any applicable surcharges are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date. We offer a FREE date change policy allowing you to change your departure date any time up until your final payment is made.
  • Final Payment is due 60 days after initial deposit. Once this payment is made, no cancellations or amendments are permitted and all prior payments become strictly non-refundable. 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.

Free Date Changes:

  • After booking your travel and paying the deposit, you may change your travel date subject to the following terms.
  • Changes can only be made up until 60 days after purchase or 120 days prior travel whichever is earlier. After 
  • this point, your booking becomes non-changeable and remains strictly non-refundable.
  • Any change is subject to availability
  • To request a date change, please email customerexperience@webjetexclusives.com.au with your existing booking details and your requested travel date
  • If you choose to change your travel date, you will be requested to complete another booking form. Please ensure you include all preferences and special requests, as prior submissions will not be considered in finalising your booking.

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: 

Essential: 2 – 6 people
Classic: 2 – 6 people
Signature: 2 – 6 people

Triple Share: Not available

Single Supplement: Not available

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

Optional Tours:

Any Optional Tours purchased after your initial booking (and 60 days before departure) must be emailed to customerexperience@webjetexclusives.com.au to ensure your booking is correctly updated. Failure to do so may result in you not being accepted on this optional tour and your purchase will be refunded.

Note that while Optional Tours provide an excellent opportunity to further explore this wonderful country, it will also reduce the leisure time described in the itinerary.

Optional Tours requested within 60 days of travel cannot be accepted.

To book your optional tour please click here. For more information see the itinerary.

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

Essential:

Negombo – Hush Lagoon 30 or Similar 
Anuradhapura – Gamodh Citadel Resort or Similar 
Dambulla – Rangiri Dambulla Resort or Similar 
Kandy – Hilltop or Similar 
Nuwara Eliya – Oak ray Summer Hill breeze or Similar 
Yala – Yala Adventure or Similar 
Unawatuna – Sanmira Renaissance or Similar 
Hikkaduwa – Avenra Garden or Similar 
Colombo – Grand Southern Hotel or similar 

Classic:

Negombo –Avendra Garden or Amagi Lagoon Resort or Goldi Sands or Similar
Anuradhapura – Heritage Hotel or Similar
Dambulla – The Paradise Resort and Spa or Similar
Kandy – Earls Regent or Similar
Nuwara Eliya – Hotel JoJos or Similar
Yala – Chandrika Hotel or Similar
Koggala – Long Beach or Similar
Hikkaduwa – Citrus Hikkaduwa or Avendra Garden or Similar
Colombo – Mirage Hotel or Similar

Signature:

Negombo – Airport Garden or Similar
Anuradhapura –The Sanctuary at Tissawewa or Similar
Dambulla – Amaya Lake or Similar
Kandy – Amaya Hills or Similar
Nuwara Eliya – Araliya Green Hills or Similar
Yala – Chandirika or Big Game Camping or Similar
Koggala –Long Beach or Similar
Ahungalla – Heritance Ahungalla or Similar
Colombo – Galadari 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.

 

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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

For more information on how to book your Webjet Exclusives deal, please visit our Bookings FAQ Page

Note: If you have not yet selected your dates of travel or submitted your booking form, our 21 Day Money Back Guarantee allows you to claim a full refund within 21 days of your purchase. However, if you have selected your dates and submitted your booking form, your purchase becomes strictly non-refundable even within 21 days of purchase. See our Terms & Conditions for further details.

 

 
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Travel Dates

 

Departure Dates:

23 January 2018
4 February 2018
25 February 2018
27 March 2018
24 April 2018
8 May 2018*
5 June 2018*
3 July 2018*
14 August 2018*
23 October 2018
6 November 2018*

* A $200 per person surcharge applies 

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

 
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Flight Information

 

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfares from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane or Perth with China Southern (Malaysian Airlines, Singapore, Cathay Pacific, Etihad or similar) 
  • Adelaide – A $250 Interstate surcharges applies per person. 
  • 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

  • A flat fee of $250.00 per person is applied per person should you wish to arrive early and/or extend your stay. Fee is non-negotiable and must be paid before your flight variation can be confirmed.
  • 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 fight request is subject to availability and if the promotional airfare is not available, you will be quoted the fare difference in addition to the flat fee.
  • You will be sent an invoice for the additional fee after your booking form has been received. Once this invoice has been paid, your flights will be ticketed based on the days you have requested. 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 the invoice is not paid by the expiry date, you will be automatically booked on the promotional airfare for the standard dates of the package.
  • 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 extending your departure date, you will also forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and will need to make your own way to the airport at your own expense.

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

  • A flat fee of $250.00 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.

Option 3: Choose an alternative airline

  • A flat fee of $250.00 per person, plus additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to travel with a premium airline for your tour.
  • Please specify your preferred airline in the Special Request field of your booking form.
  • 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 confirm your flights as per the tour itinerary.
  • 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 airline preference, 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 international flights
  • Breakfast daily
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation throughout
  • The services of a professional English speaking driver-guide throughout
  • All monument entrance & national park fees
  • Small Group Touring (6 people max)
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