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Classic Sri Lanka 8 Days


$2,499.00 $2,299.00

Negombo, Pinnawala, Habarana, Sigiriya, Dambulla, Matale, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Yala, Galle, Bentota
 

Tour Highlights:

  • Pinnawala: Get up close and personal with elephants at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
  • Sigiriya: Climb the astonishing Sigriya Rock Fortress and see the remnants of an ancient city
  • Kandy to Nuwara Eliya: Enjoy a scenic train ride from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya
  • Nuwara Eliya: Discover Sri Lanka’s most famous export at a tea factory & plantation
  • Galle: Retreat to the timeless seaside, harbour and town
  • Galle: Visit a sea turtle farm and hatchery

Enjoy a tour of Sri Lanka's premium natural and historical attractions, encountering wildlife, ancient and colonial architecture, and the gracious people of this beautiful land. Provides a varied itinerary covering guided sightseeing of Sri Lanka's main tourist attractions, wildlife encounters, sampling tea at a plantation, and is suitable for travellers of all ages.

Pace: Moderate
 

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Departure Dates

Min. 6 passengers
2020
Twin Share Per Person
Single Supplement
17 Apr* 11 Sep
On Sale
Special Promotion
From $2,499
$2,299


 
Flying Singapore Airlines
(int’l long haul sectors only)

Travel on: 01 May, 28 Aug, 11 Sep & 30 Oct
Book by 29 Feb 2020

From 
$2,499
All other 2020 dates
+$750
01 May
On Sale
02 Oct*
15 May* 16 Oct*
28 Aug
On Sale
30 Oct
On Sale
* = Peak Season Surcharge: $350

Package Inclusions:

  • Malaysia Airlines economy class international airfares, taxes and fuel surcharges departing Sydney, Melbourne, or Perth (or if unavailable, Thai Airways or Sri Lankan Airlines)
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • Meals as indicated on the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Coach transportation & transfers
  • Local English-speaking chauffeur guide

Package Exclusions:

  • Tipping (Guide: Rs 1776.00 per person per day)
  • Optional activities
  • ETA for Sri Lanka (mandatory)
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Personal expenditure and anything else not stated

Price Guide:

  • Seasonal Surcharges: * = Peak Season: $350
  • Early Arrival/Stay Behind Surcharge: Negombo/Colombo from $250 (subject to availability and applicable fare difference)
  • Pre/Post-Tour Accommodation (incl. breakfast and additional one way transfer): $275 per room per night (subject to availability)
  • Interstate Surcharge: Brisbane/Adelaide from $300 (flights may be via Sydney or Melbourne)
  • Airline Upgrade (economy class long haul int’l sectors): Singapore Airlines from $500
  • Child Price: Same as adult
  • Triple Share: Not available
  • Max. Group Size: 20 passengers

Optional Activities

Habarana Village Tour $35 per person

Experience a special village tour of Habarana. Hop on a bullock cart ride through verdant paddy fields and appreciate the simple lifestyle of the local farmlands and its people. Then, board a canoe for a short trip to a farmer’s house for a feel of authentic Sri Lankan countryside hospitality. Discover the life of a farmer and the variety of crops being harvested. Lunch is served at the farmhouse. Head back on a thrilling tuk tuk ride.

Note: Includes transfers, guide, bullock cart ride, canoe ride, farmer’s house visit and lunch. Tuk tuk return transfer.

Afternoon Safari at Yala National Park $150 per person

Yala National Park was established in 1938 originally as a sportsman’s shooting reserve and is home to the world’s largest population of leopards. Travel by Jeep to get up close to elephants, wild boars, buffaloes, crocodiles, peacocks, jackals, sloth bears and more. You can also spot many colourful resident and migratory birds that are scattered throughout the national park.

Note: Includes transfers, guide, park entry, safari by jeep.

Note: All optional activities require a minimum of two people to operate.

Stopover Package

Singapore Stopover Holiday Package 2 Nights
From $399 per person (twin share)

Upgrade your flights to Singapore Airlines to book this package

Singapore is loved as a modern and ‘hot’ destination, full of contrasts inside a small area. The food culture is diverse; Chinese, Indian and Malay dishes such as stir-fried noodles, roti chennai, and laksa are well known. You will see hundreds of different street foods in Chinatown.

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Hotel Accommodation

City
Hotel Name
Negombo The Pledge Scape Negombo or similar
Habarana Amaya Lake or similar
Kandy Amaya Hills Kandy or similar
Nuwara Eliya Araliya Green Hills or similar
Yala Jetwing Yala or similar
Bentota Avani Bentota Resort & Spa or similar
Fly to Colombo via a connecting city. On arrival, you will be met at the airport by a tour representative and transferred to your hotel.

Please note: Depending on the city of departure, some flights may depart the night before (i.e. on Day 0). Flights will be via connecting cities and may involve more than one transit.

This morning, visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. The orphanage was established in 1975 to house abandoned and injured elephants. Today, the number of elephants in the orphanage has increased to more than 40, including baby elephants brought in from various parts of the country and those born as a result of the captive breeding program.

*Optional Activity: Habarana Village Tour – Experience a special village tour of Habarana. Hop on a bullock cart ride through verdant paddy fields and appreciate the simple lifestyle of the local farmlands and its people. Then, board a canoe for a short trip to a farmer’s house for a feel of authentic Sri Lankan countryside hospitality. Discover the life of a farmer in Sri Lanka and the variety of crops being harvested. Lunch is served at the farmhouse. Head back on a thrilling tuk tuk ride.
 

Journey on to the ancient city of Sigiriya this morning and climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress passing by a sheltered gallery of elaborate painted frescoes as well as a pair of massive lion’s paws. Drive onwards to the UNESCO World Heritage Dambulla Cave Temple, which was once the spiritual heart of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. This massive complex houses five sacred cave temples decorated with intricate Buddhist mural paintings and hundreds of invaluable statues.
En route to Kandy, spend time in a spice plantation in Matale and discover the variety of plants being cultivated, from cinnamon to cardamom, and nutmeg to pepper vines. Drive to Kandy and visit The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, which is said to house one of the Buddha’s teeth. Enjoy a lively cultural dance performance tonight.
This morning, enjoy a train ride from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya – the ‘City of Light’. On arrival, visit a Tea Factory & Plantation. The tea here is famous for its distinct flavour and aroma. Nuwara Eliya is known as the ‘Little England of Sri Lanka’ as it was first established in 19th century, by the British. This charming city is set against a backdrop of misty mountains and valleys, cascading waterfalls and acres of fragrant tea plantation.

Arrive in Yala and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Optional Activity: Afternoon safari at Yala National Park – Yala National Park was established in 1938 originally as a sportsman’s shooting reserve and is home to the world’s largest population of leopards. Travel by Jeep to get up close to elephants, wild boars, buffaloes, crocodiles, peacocks, jackals, sloth bears and more. You can also spot many colourful resident and migratory birds that are scattered throughout the national park.
Note: Wildlife sightings are common but not guaranteed

Bid farewell to the wilderness this morning and retreat to the timeless seaside town and harbour of Galle. On arrival, explore Galle Dutch Fort, which was once the port of call for ships that sailed in from Europe. Visit a turtle hatchery and watch sea turtles being released back into the sea. Depart Galle this afternoon for Bentota, a quiet and soothing coastal town bordered by sun-baked sandy beaches and beautiful coconut palm trees affording dreamy views of the Indian Ocean.
Return to Colombo this morning. Transfer to the airport for your onward flight or journey home via connecting cities.

Please note: Depending on the city of departure and airline chosen, some flights may depart in the early morning hours on the following day (i.e. on Day 9). Flights will be via connecting cities and may involve more than one transit.