17 day Grand 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 Grand Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 17 day Grand Sri Lanka tour with flights
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  • 17 day Grand Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 17 day Grand Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 17 day Grand Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 17 day Grand Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 17 day Grand Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 17 day Grand Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 17 day Grand Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 17 day Grand Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 17 day Grand Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 17 day Grand Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 17 day Grand Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 17 day Grand Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 17 day Grand Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 17 day Grand Sri Lanka tour with flights
  • 17 day Grand 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 Grand 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. Experience a traditional 19th century Ancient Village, allowing travellers to immerse themselves in a typical village setting. During your stay enjoy a village cart ride, traditional food preparation demonstrations, pottery, traditional rituals and more. Take a jeep safari through Wilpattu National Park, 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 in Negombo. 

For those purchasing the Tour Only option, your tour starts today. Please make your own way 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. This is where you’ll visit a traditional 19th century Ancient Village, allowing travellers to immerse themselves in a typical village setting. During your visit enjoy a village cart ride, traditional food preparation demonstrations, pottery, traditional rituals and more.

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. In the evening you will enjoy delicious dinner back at your hotel.

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 Colombo – airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

Head to Colombo and to enjoy the city tour. Colombo tour includes a drive through the city taking you to the busy commercial areas as well as the tree-lined residential, Cinnamon Gardens. Visit Fort, the former British administrative centre and military garrison, Sea Street – the Goldsmith’s quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area, a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings and the Dutch Church of Wolfendhal dating back to 1749. If time permits, you may also see the replica of Avukana Buddha & the Independence Square. 

At the appropriate time, a transfer takes you to the airport to catch your flight home to Australia.

For those purchasing the Tour Only option, at the appropriate time please make your own way from the hotel to your next travel arrangements.

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 
  • 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 
  • Exclusive offer! Book now and get $100 spending money for your trip when you open an HSBC Everyday Global Account and activate your new Visa Debit Card*. Visit our Promotions page for more detail

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

 

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 

Tour Only: To purchase this tour without return international flights, click here. By selecting this option, all airport transfers (if applicable) will be forfeited. Please refer to the live calendar to view and select Tour Only start date. 

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 – Jetwing Beach or similar 
Anuradhapura – Palm Garden Village Hotel, Anuradhapura 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.

$100 spending money offer valid for any Webjet Exclusives tour or resort booking made at www.exclusives.webjet.com.au. Eligible bookings will receive a unique account application link from Webjet Exclusives via email within 72 hours of making a booking. Any HSBC Everyday Global Account applications not made via this link or if the booking is cancelled, the offer will not be fulfilled/paid. One (1) offer will be paid per booking. The offer is a 100 AUD deposit into the newly opened HSBC Everyday Global Accounts and the activated Visa Debit card. The offer may take up to 6 weeks to be fulfilled/paid. Webjet Exclusives reserves the right to withdraw this promotion at any time. The email address entered at the time of booking will be used as the primary contact. Webjet Exclusives’ standard booking terms and conditions apply. For more information go to www.hsbc.com.au/accounts/offers/everyday-global/webjet/

 

Travel Dates

 

2019:

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

2020:

29 January
19 February 
4 March
18 March  
1 April
29 April
13 May
27 May
3 June
10 June
15 July
29 July
12 August
26 August
2 September
9 September
14 October
21 October
4 November
25 November 

Surcharges will 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 is subject to change at any time. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BOOK NOW button.

Tour Only option – Navigate to the Fine Print tab and proceed to “click here” for Tour Only option to view live availability.  Note, Tour Only option commences on Day 1 of the flight-inclusive itinerary.

 

Flight Information

 

Airline Information:
  • Return economy airfares departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth with Singapore Airlines and their codeshare partners  
  • Flights include one piece of checked-in baggage per person weighing no more than 20kg
  • Once your booking is confirmed, no further changes can be made, and your booking will remain non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable.

Flight Conditions:

  • 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/after, involve up to 3 transits, stopover or a substitute airline.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided at the time of booking. Names cannot be changed once booked.
  • One-way flights cannot be accommodated. All flights within the package must be utilised, any flight intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being cancelled.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.
  • Flight itineraries will be provided with final documentation.
  • Airline schedule changes can occur and are beyond our control. If you have received your documents an updated itinerary will be provided.

Flight Options:

Date/Itinerary Variations:

  • Flights will be ticketed as per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form.
  • If we can accommodate your request at no additional cost flight tickets will be issued as per the request on the booking form and acknowledgement will be sent via email.
  • If your flight variation incurs additional airfare and taxes a request for payment will be sent via email. If payment is not received by the date and time advised Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book flights as per the dates of the tour.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.

Cabin/Class Upgrades (where applicable):

  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop-down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase
  • The quote will be sent via email only. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will result in the quote expiring, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the economy airfare included in your package.
  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person for this service, plus any additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport

Land Only:

  • Tour only options may be available on selected deals, please refer to the fine print tab of the deal for specifics.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.
  • All tour only bookings remain strictly non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable from the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives will not be able to assist with flight change requests/schedule changes for airfares not booked by Webjet Exclusives.

 

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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 
  • Exclusive offer! Book now and get $100 spending money for your trip when you open an HSBC Everyday Global Account*, visit our Promotions page for more detail
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