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10 Day 2 for 1 Sri Lanka

  • Discover the best of Sri Lanka with a friend
  • Explore Galle, Colombo, Kandy & More
Includes Return International Flights

Endless beaches and lush tea plantations, accessible modern cities and remote hillside villages; Sri Lanka is the tropical escape you’ve been dreaming of. From bustling Colombo and Galle to serene Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa, every inch of this timeless destination will leave you speechless. 

Discover Sri Lanka - the ‘next big thing’ in travel - before the crowds on this 10 day two-for-one package visiting Galle, Kandy, Colombo and beyond. Experience the highlights of beautiful Kandy on tour; explore the ruins and temples of ancient Polonnaruwa; visit the magnificent Dambulla Rock Cave Temple; journey to Sigiriya, home of the rock fortress; enjoy free time to explore the coastal cities of Negombo and Galle at leisure, and much more! This bucket list adventure for two includes return international flights, eight nights hotel accommodation, English speaking guides and more.

ITINERARY

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Today depart from either *Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, or *Adelaide for Negombo (Colombo), Sri Lanka. Fly with Sri Lankan Airlines. Upon arrival be met by a tour representative and transferred to the hotel.

Please note: Melbourne customers will fly direct while *Sydney, *Brisbane and *Adelaide customers will fly via Melbourne.

Overnight: Negombo (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) 
Meals included: In-Flight

Wake up by the sea and enjoy breakfast followed by a day at leisure. This vibrant coastal city is renowned for its wonderfully fresh seafood, as well as fantastic diving opportunities. Why not soak up some sun and local seafood on the beach, or take the opportunity to join an optional Sri Lankan cooking class with lunch (not included) at the hotel. 

Overnight: Negombo (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) 
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Sigiriya where you will check into your hotel for the evening. Spend the afternoon at leisure or take the opportunity to join an optional guided tour of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress (not included). Built by King Kashyapa in 477-495 AD, Sigiriya Rock Fortress rises 200m above the jungle and offers stunning views of the area.

Overnight: Sigiriya (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) 
Meals included: Breakfast

Following breakfast at the hotel, travel to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa where you will join a guided city tour. The city of Polonnaruwa, a medieval capital, is considered the crown jewel of King Parakramabahu I. Walk across the scattered walls of this World Heritage Site, gazing in wonder at the stupas, resting Buddha statues, irrigation canals and fantastically carved Hindu sculptures. The relic house - Watadage - boasts beautiful stone carvings. 

Return to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure or take the opportunity to join an optional afternoon safari in Minneriya National Park (not included). Spreading over 8800 hectares, this is a sanctuary for elephants. In fact, this is the largest elephant gathering in the world - over 300 at a time - which has garnished the park to become a magnet for wildlife enthusiasts across the globe. Minneriya is also home to herds of deer and ample birdlife.

Overnight: Sigiriya (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) 
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, travel to Dambulla and stop at the Rock Cave Temple for a guided tour of the cave. An icon of Sri Lanka, Dambulla Rock Cave Temple houses unique drawings in five magnificently constructed cave temples flanking the golden temple of Dambulla. See beautiful cave paintings along walls that shelter 150 statues of Lord Buddha. As you enter, look straight up to the gigantic Buddha statue glittering in gold.

Afterwards continue to Kandy. En-route you will visit a Spice Garden in Matale to see how spices are grown in Sri Lanka. Upon arrival in Kandy, enjoy a guided city tour of the World Heritage site, and last royal capital of Sri Lankan kings. Take in the Kandy city centre, gem and lapidary museum and get a taste of local life while wandering through the Kandy market. After the city tour, transfer to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure. 

Overnight: Kandy (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) 
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast continue to Galle, where you'll enjoy a guided city tour. As you walk the streets, see how European architecture mingles with South Asian traditions. Preserved for more than three centuries, the Galle Dutch Fortress still has its original ramparts and bastions. Beyond the old gate baring the British coat of arms you will see the Zwart bastion, the lighthouse and the Point Utrecht Bastion. Venture into the Dutch Hospital Shopping Complex for a wide range of souvenirs. After the tour transfer to your hotel for the evening.

Overnight: Galle (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) 
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, spend the day at leisure where you can relax by the beach, grab a tuk tuk to nearby Mirissa or explore the Fort on your own.

Overnight: Galle (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) 
Meals included: Breakfast

Following breakfast, travel to the capital city of Colombo. In the afternoon embark on a guided city tour. A race course, which was a horse racing hub in 1893 and a World War II airstrip, will be your first stop. The course is now furnished with lavish clothing, food and tea boutiques. Afterwards, head to Pettah to visit the Floating Market's architecturally designed stalls, where concrete floors and minimalist decor are designed to reflect the calm water of the lake below.

Afterwards, head to Independence Square, where the revamped shopping arcade has turned the colonial masterpiece into one of the trendiest shopping areas in Sri Lanka. Listen for the chiming bells of Gangaramaya Temple, before heading to the hotel to enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Colombo (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) 
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning, check out of the hotel after breakfast and organise your luggage to be stored with reception. Enjoy a last chance shopping opportunity with some free time, or take part the optional tour 'Eat Eat Repeat' (not included) - sure to satisfy the foodie in all of us! Late this evening (approx. 8:00pm), be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to Australia. Please note: Customers from Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide will fly via Melbourne.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Tour Inclusions

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  • Experience the diverse highlights of Sri Lanka
  • Discover the beauty of Kandy on a city tour
  • Enjoy a guided tour of ancient Polonnaruwa
  • Explore the magnificent Dambulla Rock Cave Temple
  • Travel to Sigiriya, home of the ancient rock fortress
  • Learn about fragrant Sri Lankan spices at a spice garden in Matale
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in the colonial city of Galle
  • Visit the Dutch Galle Fort on a city sightseeing tour
  • Relax with a day at leisure in seaside Negombo
  • See Gangarama Temple on a city tour of Colombo
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex *SYD/MEL/*BNE/*ADL
  • Fly with award-winning SriLankan Airlines
  • 8 nights quality hotel accommodation (Standard Or Premium Option)
  • Enjoy daily breakfast
  • English speaking National Tour Guide
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by A/C vehicles
  • Return airport transfers with meet and assist

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information 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 the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 29th September 2019.
 
This travel offer is priced for two people based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a full priced voucher must be purchased.
 
Departure Dates
2018
December: **^^30 (SOLD OUT)
 
2019
January: **^^13 (SOLD OUT)
February: ^3, ^17 (SOLD OUT)
March: ^31
March: ^3, ^17 (SOLD OUT)
April: *7, 28 (SOLD OUT)
May: 19, 26
May: 12 (SOLD OUT)
June: *23
June: 9 (SOLD OUT)
July: *7, ^28
August: ^18, ^25
September: 1,29
September: 15 (SOLD OUT)
 
Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a *, **, ^, and ^^ incur a high season surcharge
* Flight High Season Surcharge: $200 for 2 people
** Flight Peak Season Surcharge: $1600 for 2 people
^ Land High Season Surcharge: $200 for 2 people
^^ Land Peak Season Surcharge: $600 for 2 people
 
Departure Cities
*Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane or *Adelaide
 
Interstate Surcharges
*Sydney, *Brisbane or *Adelaide: $300 for 2 people.



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Sri Lankan Airlines plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).

Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 

 

Arrive Early
Not available.
 
Stay Behind
Not available.
 
Stopover Packages
Not available.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
Not available.



Accommodation Used


Standard Package

3-4 Star (self-rated):

- Negombo, Sri Lanka: Camelot Beach Hotel

- Kandalama/Sigiriya, Sri Lanka: Hotel Sigiriya

- Kandy, Sri Lanka: Hotel Topaz

- Galle/Koggala, Sri Lanka: The Long Beach Hotel

- Colombo, Sri Lanka: Zmax Fairway Colombo

 

Premium Package

4-5 Star (self rated):

- Negombo, Sri Lanka: Jetwing Sea

- Kandalama, Sri Lanka: Heritance Kandalama

- Kandy, Sri Lanka: Earl's Regent Hotel

- Galle, Sri Lanka: Amari Galle

- Colombo, Sri Lanka: Ramada Colombo

 

Please note:
Accommodation/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
Not available.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 8 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
Not available.
 
Bedding Configuration
Double or Twin bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Minimum group size 10, maximum group size 20 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Day 2:
- Sri Lankan Cooking Class and lunch - $110 AUD for two
Day 3:
- Sigiriya Rock Fortress Tour: $120 AUD for two
Day 4:
- Half Day Jeep safari in Minneriya National Park (includes entrance fee and cost of the jeep): $190 AUD for two
Day 9:
- Eat Eat Repeat Foodie Tour Colombo: $220 AUD for two
Please note:
- prices are for two people, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions.
- The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability) 
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
 
Day 5:
- Kandy Temple of the Tooth Entry: $35 USD for two
Please note:
- prices are for two people, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions, and are payable direct to the tour operator in the currency specified.



- Visa fees and requirements (A visa is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Recommended gratuities/tipping 1000 LKR (approx. $9 AUD) per person per 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.



TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Sri Lanka is a year round destination with two monsoon seasons so there is a lot of confusion around when is the best time to visit. The weather doesn’t run like clockwork here! However, there will rarely be weather so dramatic that it will stand in the way of a brilliant holiday with plenty of warm weather and sunshine. The temperature is constant at around 27°C on the coast, both the air and the water!
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
Daily breakfast is included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip for the tour leader and driver is 1000 LKR (approx. $9 AUD) per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour. 
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.



A tourist visa for Sri Lanka is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian Passport. You will be able to start your Visa application process once you receive your final travel documentation approximately 6 weeks prior to departure.
 
Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 3 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 visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such a journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.



We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Voluntary Changes
Please note: Due to limited availability, passenger name and date changes are strictly prohibited for this offer. This overrides the Schedule of Fees in our standard Terms & Conditions. No refunds will be issued once offer has been purchased.
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