13 Day Discover Sri Lanka - Explore Colombo, Kandy, Galle & More! Includes Safari & Flights 39% OFF

Sri Lanka , Asia
Sri Lanka , Asia
Sri Lanka , Asia
Sri Lanka , Asia
Sri Lanka , Asia
Sri Lanka , Asia
Sri Lanka , Asia
Sri Lanka , Asia
Sri Lanka , Asia
Sri Lanka , Asia

Thick tropical jungles, vibrant green tea plantations, pristine beaches and incredible mountain ranges; Sri Lanka is undoubtedly one of the world's most scenic destinations. A spiritual mecca home to sacred Buddhist temples, educational elephant orphanages, and bustling cities brimming with intriguing culture, Sri Lanka is the place to experience a timeless beauty.

The Offer
Get back to nature on this incredible 13 day tour of Sri Lanka. Spend 11 nights as you journey through this glorious country. Enjoy daily breakfast before heading to UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Sigiriya rock fortress and participate in a jungle safari at Yala National Park searching for Sri Lankan Leopards, Elephants, Sloth Bear, Wild Boar, Spotted Deer, Mongoose, Land Monitor, Wild Buffalo, Samba Deer, Jackal and Peacock. Witness the famous stilt fishermen of Weligama, take part in a Hindu Puja Ceremony, and explore all the delights of Colombo, including the Colombo Museum, on a city tour. With return international flights, professional English-speaking guides, transportation by A/C vehicles and more, this is the perfect way to see this amazing country.

The Itinerary
Day 1: Australia - Colombo, Sri Lanka - Negombo (In-Flight Meals)
Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Sri Lanka! Fly with award-winning airlines such as Emirates Airlines, Thai Airways, Qatar or Singapore Airlines to name a few (subject to availability). Upon arriving at the Colombo International Airport, you will be greeted by our Chauffeur/National Guide with a ‘Warm Welcome’ and a ‘Travel Kit’ and a transfer to Negombo.

Overnight: Paradise Beach Hotel, Negombo

Day 2: Negombo Day At Leisure (B)
Spend a full day in Negombo at your hotel on the beach front. Relax from the long flight and re-charge before the start of an unforgettable tour of this wonderful country!

Overnight: Paradise Beach Hotel, Negombo

Day 3: Negombo - Pinnawala - Dambulla - Sigiriya (B)
After breakfast leave for Sigiriya. Along the way, visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (9.30am - 11.00am) to witness the feeding hour for baby Elephants followed by river bathing. Before check in the hotel in Sigiriya, we have a brief stopover at the largest rock cave complex in Dambulla - Dambulla Golden Cave Temple! witness the interesting paintings and statues which belong to the 1st Century BC Cave.

Overnight: Saunter Paradise Hotel, Sigiriya

Day 4: Sigiriya Ancient Rock Fortress (B)
This morning you have the option to climb to 1200 steps of “Sigiriya” an ancient rock fortress - UNESCO world heritage site, the unique icon of Sri Lanka.
Optional (not included): Evening visit Minneriya Wild Life Park where you can witness the magnificent Elephant gathering which is also considered to be the largest gathering in the world.

Overnight: Saunter Paradise Hotel, Sigiriya

Day 5: Sigiriya – Spice Garden Matale - Kandy (B)
Kandy is our next stop. After breakfast we hit the road we head towards Kandy, another World Heritage Site. On route visit a spice Garden in Matale where you will learn about Fragrant clove, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, mace and pepper, and many other favourites such as chocolate and vanilla. in the evening you will be treated to a cultural show in Kandy, enhancing the rich and vibrant culture of the Wonder of Asia, Sri Lanka

Overnight: Earls Regent, Kandy

Day 6: Kandy – Temple Of The Tooth Relic - Nuwara Eliya (B)
After breakfast enjoy a morning city tour including a visit to sacred temple of tooth, Gem museum & Lapidary. Drive towards Nuwara Eliya, known as the “Little England”. Make a stopover at a Tea Factory to see the manufacture process of world famous Ceylon Tea. Enjoy a cup of one of the world’s best teas as you gaze out at the beautiful surroundings. Optional - Upgrade from the bus to the train (not included).

Overnight: Daffodils Hotel, Nuwara Eliya

Day 7: Nuwara Eliya - Ella - Yala National Park (B)
Travel continues to Yala/Thissamaharama. Along the way enjoy the stunning scenery of Ella waterfall. Upon arrival enjoy a visit to the temple of Kataragama; a guardian deity of Sri Lanka. Here you can witness a traditional Puja Ceremony (expressions of "honour, worship and devotional attention)

Overnight: Kithala Resort, Yala

Day 8: Yala National Park (B)
Early this morning we will depart on an exciting Jeep into Yala National Park to witness the exotic wildlife and search for the illusive leopard and many other animals including,
Elephant, Sloth Bear, Wild Boar, Spotted Deer, Mongoose, Land Monitor, wild buffalo, samba deer, jackal and many kinds of birds. The afternoon is at your own leisure to relax and take a refreshing dip in the hotel pool.
Optional (not included): For those who are interested; proceed to an Evening game drive to Yala National Park. (3.00pm - 6.00pm)

Overnight: Kithala Resort, Yala

Day 9: Yala – Galle Dutch Fort - Hikkaduwa (B)
We leave Yala to travel along the south coast towards Hikkaduwa for some relaxing beach time. During the drive, we stop to witness the stilt fishermen of Weligama who carefully balance themselves before casting their fishing lines; a great photo opportunity of this age-old fishing method. Further along, we also have a stopover at Galle Dutch fort which is considered as the world’s best preserved Dutch colonial fort. Late afternoon we arrive into Hikkaduwa for the night.

Overnight: Coral Sands Hotel, Hikkaduwa

Day 10: Hikkaduwa Day At Leisure (B)
Spend a full day to rest and relax by the beach and enjoy the beautiful coast line.
Optional (not included): you can experience an unforgettable Glass bottom boat ride in Hikkaduwa to witness the beauty of marine life as you ride over beautiful coral reef, intricate underwater plants and creatures in their natural habitat.

Overnight: Coral Sands Hotel, Hikkaduwa

Day 11: Hikkaduwa – Colombo City Tour (B)
After a relaxing breakfast, drive back for Colombo. En route we stop by a Sea Turtle hatchery in Hikkaduwa. Upon arrival into Colombo we take a city tour including a visit to the Colombo Museum. Visit the landmarks of the commercial capital and also engage in some shopping at any of the shopping malls the city has to offer.

Overnight: Mirage Hotel, Colombo

Day 12: Colombo, Sri Lanka - Australia (B, D, In-Flight Meals)
Spend your last day in Colombo at your own leisure. Enjoy a late check-out of 1:00pm, then take the time to squeeze in some last minute sightseeing or hit the shops to purchase some souvenirs to take home. Afterwards, you are welcome to leave your luggage at the hotel until it is time to depart. This evening enjoy a final farewell dinner in Colombo from 7:00pm to 8:30pm before transferring to the airport for your late flight home.
Please note: this is an early morning departure (At approximately 1:00am)

Day 13: Arrive in Australia
Please note, some flights may arrive in Australia +1 day later.

PLEASE SEE FINE PRINT FOR MORE IMPORTANT INFORMATION

* PLEASE NOTE: all vouchers/booking dates must be confirmed within 7 days of purchase.

    FLIGHTS
  • Return international flights (economy class) from SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • 11 nights in hotel accommodation
  • DINING
  • Enjoy daily breakfast plus one farewell dinner
  • HIGHLIGHTS
  • See elephants bathing in the river at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
  • Discover the sacred Dambulla Golden Cave Temple
  • Explore the UNESCO listed Sigiriya ancient rock fortress
  • Visit a spice garden in Matale
  • Enjoy a cultural show full of vibrant culture in Kandy
  • Visit the famous Temple of the Tooth Relic
  • Explore Nuwara Eliya and discover its world famous “Ceylon Tea”
  • Witness stunning Ella waterfalls
  • Experience a traditional Puja Ceremony
  • Take a Jeep safari to spot leopards at Yala National Park
  • Witness the stilt fishermen of Weligama
  • See the best preserved Dutch fort in Galle
  • Visit Sea Turtle hatchery in Hikkaduwa
  • Enjoy a day at leisure on the sandy beaches of the Indian Ocean
  • Explore Colombo on a city tour; visit the Colombo Museum and more
  • Welcome garland on arrival
  • TOUR ESSENTIALS
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard tour vehicle
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • Complimentary daily bottle of mineral water
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard tour vehicle
  • TRANSPORT
  • Transportation by A/C vehicles
  • TRANSFERS
  • Return airport transfers

TripADeal Travel & Adventure

1 Banksia Drive, Byron Bay, NSW 2481
Australia
+61 2 6620 9900
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    BOOKING INFORMATION
  • After purchase, you will receive your Travel Voucher via email. This email will direct you to an Online Booking Form. You must return your booking form within 7 days of purchase
  • Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Online Booking Form. Any change requested after submitting your Online Booking Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability, and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below
  • On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by TripADeal’s standard Terms and Conditions in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Fine Print
  • Please Note: all additional charges are payable direct to TripADeal (unless otherwise stated)
  • OFFER ESSENTIALS
  • Voucher valid until the 21st June 2017
  • Voucher valid for one person based on twin share
  • Single Supplement
    For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of $800 applies
  • Departure Date(2017)
    April: 26*
    May: 24
    June: 21
  • Surcharges
    Please note: dates/months with a * incur a land high season surcharge of $100 per person/voucher
  • Departure Cities
    Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth
  • FLIGHTS
  • Airline(s) Used
    Malaysian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Thai Airways, Air India, China Eastern Airlines, Virgin Australia, Etihad Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Jet Airways, Sri Lankan Airlines, and codeshare partners (subject to availability)
  • Arrive Early in Negombo
    $300 per person/voucher subject to availability
    Please note:
    - This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers
    - No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued
    - Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • Stay Behind in Colombo
    $300 per person/voucher subject to availability
    Please note:
    - This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers
    - No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued
    - Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • Flight Class Upgrades
    Please Note: Upgrades are subject to request only. Availability and pricing will be confirmed once your booking form is returned to TripADeal.
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • Accommodation Used
    3-4 Star (self-rated)
    - Negombo: Paradise Beach Hotel
    - Sigiriya: Saunter Paradise Hotel
    - Kandy: Earl's Regent
    - Nuwara Eliya: Daffodils Hotel
    - Yala: Kithala Resort
    - Hikkaduwa: Coral Sands Hotel
    - Colombo: Mirage Hotel
    *Please note: rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.
  • Extra Nights
    - Negombo (Pre Tour): $130 per room including breakfast
    - Colombo (Post Tour): $160 per room including breakfast
    Please note: extra nights are subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind
  • Maximum Room Capacity
    2 Adults + 1 Child (up to 11 years old) sharing a room (subject to availability)
  • Child Policy
    - No child discounts apply; a full priced voucher must be purchased for all children travelling with their parents
    - Strictly valid for Children/infants 2 years old and over
    Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed
  • Triple Share
    No discounts apply for 3rd person travelling. A full priced voucher must be purchased. Subject to availability on a request basis only (please note; not all hotels can accommodate three people per room)
  • Bedding Configuration
    Double or Twin Bedding (subject to availability)
  • Adjoining Rooms
    Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option
  • GENERAL TOUR INFORMATION
  • Minimum group size 10, maximum group size 35 per coach
  • Optional Tours / Activities
    Day 4: Minneriya Wild Life Park Approx. $55 AUD
    Day 6: Train upgrade Approx. $16 AUD
    Day 8: Evening Game Drive in Yala NP Approx. $60 AUD
    Day 10: Glass bottom boat ride Approx. $20 AUD
    Please Note:
    - prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions, and are payable direct to the tour operator in the currency specified
    - Some tours require minimum numbers to operate
  • EXCLUSIONS
  • - Visa fees and requirements (A visa for Sri Lanka is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport)
    - Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any speciality restaurants onboard cruise)
    - Recommended gratuities/tipping approximately $10 AUD per person/day
    - Optional activities/tours
    - Personal expenses
    - Travel insurance (Mandatory)
    *** Please Note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised with TripADeal.
  • OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
    VISAS
  • A Tourist visa for Sri Lanka is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian Passport. It can be arranged prior to travel or granted on arrival.
    Please find the official link for Electronic Travel Authorization: http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/visainfo/center.jsp?locale=en_US
    ****Please start arranging your visa at least 6 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours
    Please Note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or a visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required
  • INSURANCE
  • TripADeal is proud to offer a range of travel insurance products in partnership with My Travel Insurance
  • SCHEDULE OF FEES
  • Voluntary Changes
    This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring airline ticket or Travel Voucher reissue
    1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider
    2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider
    Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider
    Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider
    Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider
  • Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
    If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider will apply
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