10 day Taste of Sri Lanka tour with flights

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

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  • Taste of Sri Lanka with flights
  • Taste of Sri Lanka with flights
  • Taste of Sri Lanka with flights
  • Taste of Sri Lanka with flights
  • Taste of Sri Lanka with flights
  • Taste of Sri Lanka with flights
  • Taste of Sri Lanka with flights
  • Taste of Sri Lanka with flights
  • Taste of Sri Lanka with flights
  • Taste of Sri Lanka with flights
 

Highlights

 

Sri Lanka is fast becoming a popular tourist destination for many. Its diverse landscapes range from rainforest and arid plains to highlands and sandy beaches. It’s famed for its ancient Buddhist ruins, including the 5th-century citadel Sigiriya, with its palace and frescoes. The city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka’s ancient capital, has many ruins dating back more than 2,000 years. Our 10 day Taste of Sri Lanka tour includes must-see destinations.

Visit the infamous Sigiriya Rock Fortress, one of the most extraordinary artistic complexes of its time, perhaps Sri Lanka’s single most dramatic sight. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Anuradhapura, one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilisation. 

Set on a guided tour of The Medieval Capital Of Polonnaruwa and enjoy a safari tour at Minneriya National Park, where you will hopefully be able to witness the unique phenomenon of elephant gathering. Explore, Kandy, one of the most scenic cities in Sri Lanka that lies in the midst of hills. Visit Kandy Lake, local markets and Temple of Tooth, a deeply significant Buddhist site. Journey to Negombo where you will visit a tea plantation before your tour comes to an end.

Your package includes return international flights, accommodation, daily breakfast, transfers and more. See a full list of Inclusions here.

 
 

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

Depart Australia today on your flight to Sri Lanka. You will arrive at Colombo International Airport. Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection,  at the arrival hall our representative will meet you and accompany you to the vehicle before transferring you to Sigiriya.

Day 2: Sigiriya (B)

This morning is free at leisure to relax after your international journey. This afternoon enjoy a visit the Golden Cave Temples. This was built by king Walagambahu in the 1st century B.C. and it is a World Heritage Site. It is the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq. meters of painted walls and ceilings is the largest area of paintings found in the world. It contains over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is the colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of rock spanning 14 meters.

Day 3: Sigiriya – Anuradhapura – Sigiriya (B)

Today set on a sightseeing tour of the ancient mystic city of Anuradhapura. The remarkable city of Anuradhapura is the Sri Lanka’s most sacred town and has some of the most extensive ruins in the world. This city served as a great monastic centre. It remained residence and royal capital for over 100 successive Sinhalese Kings for around 1500 years from the 4th century BC to the 8th century AD, after which it was abandoned and the capital moved to Polonnaruwa. After exploring Anuradhapura we return to your hotel.

Day 4: Sigiriya – Rock Fortress – Village Visit – Sigiriya  (B)

Early morning climb the Sigriya Rock Fortress, one of the most extraordinary artistic complexes of its time (477 – 498 AD). Declared as an UNESCO heritage site in 1982, this magnificent citadel allures artistic and architectural curiosity from around the globe. This afternoon leave on bicycles (or walking) through Augandawa Village, visit the local temple and evoke blessings from the priest. Visit a villager’s house and enjoy a warm herbal drink or a king coconut. Ride through the village passing paddy fields and Chena cultivations.

Optional Tour: Cooking Demonstration – take part in a cooking demonstration on Sri Lankan rice and curry preparation (2 or 3 curries) and enjoy the typical Sri Lankan lunch overlooking the paddy fields.

Day 5: Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa – Minneriya National Park – Sigiriya (B)

This morning, set on a guided tour of The Medieval Capital Of Polonnaruwa. The Palaces, Huge granite sculptures and the massive tanks and complex irrigation systems built by the Great Kings and conveys the extent of development that existed in this middle history period. Afternoon enjoy an exclusive safari at Minneriya National Park. This park acts as a breeding ground to the surrounding jungles during the dry season. The unique phenomenon of elephant gathering, during the dry season, from June to September, could not be sighted at one place, anywhere else in the world! It’s recorded that elephants gathered here are numbed around 150-200. Some reports account number of elephants to as high as 700. 

Please note: depending on the elephant migration patterns the safari will be done in Minneriy or Kaudualla or Eco Park.

Day 6: Sigiriya – Kandy (B)

Toady leave for Kandy. Kandy – The Hill Capital (1514 – 1815 AD). Originally known as Senkadagala, the city eventually came to know as Kandy, derived from the word “Kanda” meaning “the Mountain”. Kandy was declared as an UNESCO heritage site in 1988. The style and character of the Sri Lankan civilization 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.

In the afternoon set out on a sightseeing tour around the Kandy Town in a Tuk Tuk. Visit the Kandy Lake, Local markets, etc. Thereafter saunter around the Kandy Lake, the atmosphere alone will intrigue you to spend a few moments here. Evening 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. Hereafter you will have the opportunity to witness a typical Kandyan cultural performance.

Day 7: Kandy (B)

Full day at leisure to explore the surrounding at your own pace.

Day 8: Kandy – Kotmale – Negombo (B)

Morning leave for Negombo via Kotmale En route 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. If you are interested, the tea factory is the best place to purchase good quality tea.

Day 9: Negombo – airplane-takeoff– Australia (B)

Today you will be transferred to the airport at the appropriate time.

Day 10: Australia

Arrive home today.

 

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international airfares with a full service airline
  • Airport transfers 
  • 8 nights accommodation in 4* hotels
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Welcome Dinner 
  • 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 (14 people max)

Highlights:

  • Marvel at the Golden Cave Temples, Sri Lankas most impressive cave temples
  • Explore the ancient mystic city of Anuradhapura
  • Visit the mountain town of Kandy
  • Enjoy a visit to a Tea Plantation in Kotmale
 

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

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: 2-14

Triple Share: Not available

Single Supplement: $499 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

Sigiriya: Sigiriya Jungles or similar
Kandy: Amaya Hills or similar
Negombo/Wattala: Pegasus Reef /Goldi Sands or similar 

Optional Tours:

Cooking Demonstration – AUD $35 per person

Payable direct on tour. Please see itinerary for more information 

Tipping:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Travel Dates

 

Departure Dates:

11 May 2018 
8 June 2018 
6 July 2018
17 August 2018*
14 September 2018
26 October 2018 
9 November 2018
8 February 2019*
22 February 2019 *
8 March 2019 *
22 March 2019*

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

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Availability on Departure Dates 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 China Southern (Malaysian Airlines, Singapore, Cathay Pacific, Etihad or similar)
  • 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.
  • Please note: flights generally leave midnight or 1am on day 10 of the itinerary 

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 flight 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 airfares with a full service airline
  • Airport transfers 
  • 8 nights accommodation in 4* hotels
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Welcome Dinner 
  • 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 (14 people max)
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