17 day Authentic Sri Lanka tour with flights

Including return international flights, transfers, accommodation, delicious breakfast daily, in-depth sightseeing and more.

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  • 17 day Authentic Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 17 day Authentic Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 17 day Authentic Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 17 day Authentic Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 17 day Authentic Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 17 day Authentic Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 17 day Authentic Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 17 day Authentic Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 17 day Authentic Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 17 day Authentic Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 17 day Authentic Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 17 day Authentic Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 17 day Authentic Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 17 day Authentic Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 17 day Authentic Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 17 day Authentic Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 17 day Authentic Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 17 day Authentic Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 17 day Authentic Sri Lanka tour with flights
 

Highlights

 

Sri Lanka is one of the world’s hottest travel destinations. Tick this incredible country off of your travel bucket list with a 17 day Authentic Sri Lanka tour.

This experience covers an array of Sri Lanka’s incredible ancient sites, natural landmarks and stunningly scenic countryside. Tour the archaeological ruins of Anuradhapura and explore the city’s smattering of mammoth domed dagobas (stupas) and crumbling temples. Take a jeep safari through Wilpattu National Park and explore an archetypal Sri Lankan village. Learn about the Dutch and Portuguese influence on Jaffna, soak up some Vitamin D while on the idyllic beaches of Passikudah, and see the sacred shrines of Polonnaruwa before ducking into the cave complex at Dambulla.

Clamber to the top of Sigiriya to take in the sweeping views and admire the remains of the royal palace that once set perched atop this giant rock fortress. Learn about why the relic at Kandy’s Temple of the Tooth is one of Sri Lanka’s most sacred possessions and catch a train for an unbelievably pretty journey to Nuwara Eliya, a city dubbed ‘Little England’ for its verdant green lawns and English-style buildings. Chase Diyaluma Falls from Ella, and spot leopards, wild elephants, mongoose and wild buffalo while touring world-famous Yala National Park on a jeep safari. Watch skilled stilt fishermen from the beaches of Weligama and stroll around the base of the lighthouse in Galle. Wander between the narrow streets inside town’s old Dutch Fort and then hear about the conservation efforts of a local sea turtle hatchery.

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff– Colombo

Head to the airport to catch a flight to Sri Lanka and touch down in Colombo. You will be met upon arrival and transferred to the hotel. 

Day 2: Colombo – Anuradhapura (B,D)

Travel to Anuradhapura after breakfast. This location was an ancient capital of Sri Lanka and its acclaimed collection of ruins have helped it become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Of the city’s gems, some of the greatest treasures are the domed dagobas (also called stupas) and the sacred fig tree, Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi. 

Day 3: Anuradhapura (B,D)

This morning sees an early start as the group goes out to experience a thrilling jeep safari at Wilpattu National Park. Some of the park’s most popular residents include wild elephants, spotted deer, mongoose and sloth bear – so keep your eyes peeled as you discover the beauty of Sri Lanka’s natural landscape. Return to the hotel for breakfast and then enjoy a tour of a local village in the afternoon. A part of the tour is a ride in a bullock cart; Sri Lanka’s oldest form of transportation. 

Day 4: Anuradhapura – Jaffna (B,D)

The trip continues to Jaffna this morning. Located on the northern tip of Sri Lanka, the city was an important strong-hold for the Portuguese and Dutch. See the Jaffna Fort, ruins of Portuguese churches and sacred Hindu kovils (temples). 

Day 5: Jaffna (B,D)

Jump off of Sri Lanka’s mainland for an excursion to the nearby island of Nainativu to visit the isle’s Buddhist and Hindu shrines. 

Day 6: Jaffna – Trincomalee – Passikudha  (B,D)

Your group travels to Passikudah this morning. There is a stop of Trincomalee along the way where you will find Pigeon Island, a great location for ocean swimming, snorkelling or diving. Make sure to have your swimmers at the ready for some snorkelling!

Day 7: Passikudah  (B,D)

Passikudah is one of Sri Lanka’s most picture-perfect beach towns and, happily, you have today to explore it at your leisure. Take a dip in the ocean, read a book on the golden sand or explore the town centre. 

Day 8: Passikudah – Polonnaruwa – Dambulla (B)

Move onto Polonnaruwa, capital of Sri Lanka between the 11th and 13th centuries. Take in the remarkable ancient sites, stupas and shrines. From Polonnaruwa, the group journeys to Dambulla to see the Dambulla Cave Temple. This is cave complex is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and holds roughly 150 statues and paintings of Buddha. The first image was created more than 2000 years ago. 

Day 9: Dambulla – Sigiriya – Dambulla (B)

Make the most of this morning’s free time before travelling to Sigiriya in the afternoon. Sigiriya, also known as Lion’s Rock, is one of the most dramatic sights in Sri Lanka. This ancient rock fortress is a former capital and royal palace, and visitors can climb to the top of the plateau for incredible outlooks across the surrounding area.

Day 10: Dambulla – Matale – Kandy   (B)

The tour travels to Kandy today. En route there is a stop at Matale to visit an organic spice and herb plantation. There is a city tour of Kandy once you arrive and then you will visit the famed Temple of the Tooth. 

Day 11: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya – Ella (B)

A transfer takes you to Peradeniya Railway Station to board a train for the scenic journey to Nanu Oya Railway Station. (Please note train travel is based on availability). Explore Nuwara Eliya, a picturesque town in Hill Country that has been dubbed the ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, before continuing to Ella for the night. 

Day 12: Ella   (B)

An early start this morning takes you to Diyaluma Falls, the second-highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. The banks of the natural rock pool make a great place for a picnic. 

Day 13: Ella – Yala – National Park Jeep Safari (B)

Travel to Yala National Park this morning. The park sits on the south eastern coast of Sri Lanka and is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. This evening, you will head out into the park on an exciting jeep safari for a chance to spot the park’s most highly sought after local: the elusive leopard. You may also see elephants, spotted deer, crocodiles and wild buffalo. 

Day 14: Yala – Weligama – Bentota   (B)

Today’s itinerary takes you to discover some of Sri Lanka’s lauded gorgeous beaches where you’ll see another of country’s famous sights: stilt fishermen. 

Day 15: Bentota – Galle – Bentota (B)

Head to Galle today to take in the history and sights of this beautiful port town. Take a walk around the lighthouse, wander around the old town to see traditional lace makers and wood-carvers, or amble the streets inside the Dutch Fort. Later today there is a trip to the Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project to see its hatchery.

Day 16: Bentota –airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

A transfer takes you to the airport at the appropriate time for you to catch your flight home to Australia.

Day 17: Australia

Arrive home today. 

 

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return Singapore Airlines flights, plus all transfers within Sri Lanka
  • Small group tour with a maximum of 20 people
  • 15 nights’ twin share accommodation in minimum 4-star hotels, including a 2-night experience in a traditional Ancient Village
  • Breakfast daily, including 5 dinners
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation with in vehicle Wi-Fi, plus English-speaking tour guides throughout 
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary 

Highlights:

  • Enjoy an Ancient Village experience in Anuradhapura
  • Jeep Safaris in both Wilpattu National Park and Yala National Park 
  • Visit Jaffna and Nagadeepaya Island at the very tip of Sri Lanka
  • Visit Dambulla Cave Temple, Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Temple Of Tooth Relic
  • Snorkel in the beautiful waters of Pigeon Island 
  • Enjoy a train journey through the beautiful Hill Country region
  • Visit a Tea Plantation plus an Organic Herb & Spice Plantation
  • Witness the beautiful Diyaluma Water Falls
  • Take a walk around Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • See the famous Weligama Stilt Fisherman
  • Visit the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery
  • Enjoy a 1 hour spa treatment each during your tour 
 

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 $899 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 14 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: $899 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 
Anuradhapura – Ancient Village or similar
Jaffna – North Gate by Jetwing or similar
Passikudha – Sunrise by Jetwing or similar
Dambulla  – Jetwing Lake or similar
Kandy – Amaya Hills or similar
Ella – Jetwing Kaduruketha or similar
Yala – Jetwing Yala or similar
Bentota – Avani Bentota 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/Helper: Our past guests have left gratuities based on their overall service of USD$2 per day/ per person
Guide: Our past guests have left gratuities based on their overall service of USD$5 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.

One hour spa treatment – each guest is entitled to a 1 hour spa treatment during tour at one of the hotels. This will arranged by your guide on arrival in Sri Lanka.

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

 

20 March 2019
3 April 2019
1 May 2019
15 May 2019
5 June 2019
19 June 2019
24 July 2019*
21 August 2019*
4 September 2019
16 October 2019
30 October 2019
13 November 2019

*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 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 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 Singapore Airlines flights, plus all transfers within Sri Lanka
  • Small group tour with a maximum of 20 people
  • 15 nights’ twin share accommodation
  • Breakfast daily, including 5 dinners
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation with English-speaking tour guides throughout
  • Entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary 
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