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18 Day India, Maldives & Sri Lanka

  • A life-changing odyssey of 3 vibrant countries
  • Unwind at an all-inclusive Maldives resort
Includes Return International Flights

As bucket list destinations go, India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives are all up there with the best of them. Distinct cultures and traditions, spectacular monuments and landscapes, food so delicious it’ll make your tastebuds swoon... we could write about them for days. But, rather than us simply telling you how good they are, we’ve put together a package for you to experience all three countries first hand.

From Delhi to Jaipur, Colombo to Kandy and on to the dazzling islands of the Maldives, this 18 day tour has it all. Experience the sights, sounds and aromas of Delhi on a half day tour; feel dwarfed by the majestic Taj Mahal in Agra; and explore the grand palaces of Rajasthan in pink-washed Jaipur. Immerse yourself in the laid-back island lifestyle of Sri Lanka, taking in the ancient city ruins of Polonnaruwa, the Dutch colonial city of Galle, and so much more. Then, slow things down with three unforgettable days at Adaaran Club Rannalhi Maldives in the Maldives. Enjoy an amazing all-inclusive drinks package, discounted spa treatments and more.

With return international flights on SriLankan Airlines, two additional 1-way international flights, 15 nights 4 to 5-star hotel accommodation and more, the only thing that’d make this trip better is you!

ITINERARY

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Today depart from either *Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, or *Adelaide for Delhi, India (via Colombo, Sri Lanka)! Fly with the multi-award-winning SriLankan Airlines.

Please note: Customers from *Sydney, *Brisbane and *Adelaide will fly via Melbourne.


Meals included: In-Flight

Arrive in Delhi in the early morning. Upon arrival, be met by a tour representative and receive a welcome garland at the airport before being transferred to the first hotel. While check-in is taking place, a representative will provide the 'Welcome Folder' documents and brief you on the tour programme.

Once check in is completed, you will have the option to take the rest of the day to rest and relax or join the optional half day tour of New Delhi (included). The tour will visit Laxminarayan Temple, dedicated to Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity and good fortune; and the India Gate, a 42m high war memorial. It bears the names of 85,000 Indian army soldiers, who died in the campaigns of WWI. You will drive past Rashtrapati Bhawan - this palace-like building is the official residence of the President of India and an interesting blend of Mughal and western architectural styles. Next, see the Bahai Temple, or the Lotus Temple, a marvel of modern architecture, set among pools and gardens. Adherents of any faith can visit, pray or meditate at the temple. After the tour, join your fellow tour members for a welcome dinner at the hotel.

Overnight: Radisson Blu Hotel or similar, Delhi
Meals included: Dinner

After breakfast, enjoy a city tour of Old Delhi visiting Raj Ghat (where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated); Red Fort (made famous by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan); and Jama Masjid (the largest mosque in India), which has three great gateways, four angle towers and two minarets constructed of alternating vertical strips of red sandstone and white marble. Next visit the colourful shopping bazaar of Chandni Chowk, the main street of Old Delhi, where you will enjoy a ride on a rickshaw!

Following lunch, travel to Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan. The city is instantly recognisable for its pink-washed buildings, a colour associated with hospitality in Rajput culture. This beautiful city, together with Agra and Delhi, form what is known as the Golden Triangle of India's tourist circuit. On arrival check-in to the hotel for the evening, where dinner will be provided.

Jaipur is a city where royalty still lives in the grandeur of its palaces, where fighting for the honour of the clan has never been a need but a way of life, and where treating guests as gods has been a tradition from time immemorial. There is a timeless appeal to its colourful bazaars, where you can shop for Rajasthani textiles and trinkets. The beautifully laid out gardens and parks, attractive monuments and heritage hotels, once the residence of Maharajas, are all worth a look.

Overnight: Hotel K K Royal or similar, Jaipur
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today, enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur. Begin with a morning excursion to the Royal Amber Fort. Located 11km from Jaipur, it was the old fort of the Kachwaha clan of Amber. The fort is built with white marble and red sandstone and looks even more attractive because of the Maota Lake in the foreground. The fort itself is a beautiful sight to behold.

In the afternoon take part in a city tour visiting the City Palace, the former royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles. Jantar Mantar, is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch royal processions without being seen. Enjoy an Indian costume tying demonstration and also visit Lakshmi Narayan Temple.

Overnight: Hotel K K Royal or similar, Jaipur
Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy today day at leisure or alternatively choose to join an option culinary tour (not included).  

Optional Activity: Culinary Delight Tour - AUD $30 per person
Learn the secrets of Indian cuisine and try your hand at cooking local dishes, with lunch included.

Overnight: Hotel K K Royal or similar, Jaipur
Meals included: Breakfast

Depart for Agra after breakfast. On arrival, check-in to the hotel. Agra is the quintessential Mughal City, where the world marvels at the epitome of love, beauty and sacrifice. Here lies the Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world. So awe-inspiring is the monument that Agra has been immortalised as the City of the Taj. Enjoy an afternoon city tour visiting the Taj Mahal, built by the Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Enjoy the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Clarks Shiraz, Sarovar Premier or similar, Agra
Meals included: Breakfast

Early risers can take the opportunity to head to the Taj Mahal and experience the monument just after sunrise (not included), then return to the hotel for breakfast. Alternatively, enjoy the morning at leisure before departing to Delhi Airport for your flight to Sri Lanka! Upon arrival, be met by a tour representative and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Jetwing Sea or similar, Negombo
Meals included: Breakfast

Following breakfast at approx. 8:00am, a welcome meeting will be held by the tour guide. Afterwards, set off for Kandalama. Upon arrival, check into the hotel and enjoy time at leisure or take advantage of the optional tour (not included).  

Optional Tour: Sigiriya Rock Fortress - AUD $60 per person
In the afternoon visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sigiriya is the 5th century rock citadel of King Kasyapa. Step through the gigantic 'Lion Paws’, overlooking the symmetrical royal gardens, to comprehend the splendour that once dominated this rock fortress. Surrounded by ramparts and moats, the Lion Rock is coated by frescoes that relate to Gupta style paintings found in the Ajanta caves of India. Wander into the museum downstairs for an insight into how the citadel floated above citizens, and learn about the advanced ponds and irrigation that pumped water right onto its summit through an ingenious hydraulic system.

Overnight: Heritance Kandalama or similar, Kandalama
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). 

Optional Tour: Half Day Jeep safari in Minneriya National Park - AUD $100 per person
Experience an afternoon safari at Minneriya National Park. If you're up for a serious rumble in the jungle, Minneriya is the place to go! Spread over 8800 hectares, it’s a sanctuary for elephants and home to herds of deer and ample birdlife, yet its spotlight remains between swaying trunks and flapping ears. Park your jeep on the bank of the reservoir and switch off the engine. Have the opportunity to see herds of elephants - one by one - roll on to the grass-covered banks, to feed on tender shoots. In fact, this is the largest elephant gathering in the world (over 300 at a time) – an absolute must-do for wildlife enthusiasts.

Overnight: Heritance Kandalama or similar, Kandalama
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, travel to Dambulla and stop at the Rock Cave Temple. 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. Upon arrival, enjoy a guided city tour. The World Heritage site, and last royal capital of Sri Lankan kings, is a centre of culture, history and heritage. Experience the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. A stroll across this small lakeside town - cradled among the misty hills - will take in the Kandy city centre, as well as a bazaar, arts and crafts centre, and gem and lapidary museum. Get a taste of local life with a wander through the Kandy market. Afterwards, head to the hotel and enjoy a cultural show in the evening with the tour group (included).

Overnight: Earl's Regent or similar, Kandy
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 bearing the British coat of arms you will see the Zwart bastion, the lighthouse and the Point Utrecht Bastion. After the tour head to the Koggala Beach area to see the Stilt Fisherman.

Overnight: Amari Galle Sri Lanka or similar, Galle
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy the day at leisure in Galle! Why not take a tuk tuk and venture to the seaside fishing and resort towns of nearby Weligama and Marissa and catch a stunning sunset along the picturesque south coast of Sri Lanka (not included).

Overnight: Amari Galle Sri Lanka or similar, Galle
Meals included: Breakfast

Today, after an early breakfast, check-out of the hotel at approx. 8:00am and transfer to the airport for your short flight to Male, Maldives. Upon arrival in Male, you will be met at the airport by a representative and transferred to the hotel by speed boat, where you will relax and unwind for the next four nights.

Overnight: Adaaran Club Rannalhi, Maldives
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy the next three days at leisure in this incredible resort - perhaps try out one of the many activities (not included) or simply relax and soak up the tropical ambiance.

Overnight: Adaaran Club Rannalhi, Maldives
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Adaaran Club Rannalhi, Maldives
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Adaaran Club Rannalhi, Maldives
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast, transfer to Male Airport for the return flight back to Australia.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Tour Inclusions

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  • Experience the highlights of 3 vibrant countries
  • Discover India’s legendary Golden Triangle: Jaipur, Agra and Delhi
  • Uncover the highlights of Delhi on a half day city tour 
  • See Red Fort, Raj Ghat and Jama Masjid Mosque
  • Explore the vibrant Chandni Chowk Market by rickshaw
  • Visit the Royal Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar, City Palace and more
  • Explore Jaipur, the dazzling capital of Rajasthan
  • Tick off the remarkable Taj Mahal from your bucket list
  • Enjoy an Indian costume tying demonstration
  • Immerse yourself in the laid-back lifestyle of Sri Lanka
  • Visit the historic cities of Kandy, Sigiriya, Galle and more
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in Sigiriya, home of the ancient rock fortress
  • Discover the ancient city ruins of Polonnaruwa
  • Delve into the history of beautiful Kandy on tour
  • See the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha 
  • Enjoy a cultural show in Kandy, Sri Lanka's holiest city
  • Visit the waterfront Galle ‘Dutch Fort’ on a sightseeing tour
  • Savour the sights and sounds of Galle on a day at leisure
  • Enjoy 3 unforgettable days at Adaaran Club Rannalhi Maldives
  • Experience a complimentary Shark Feeding Excursion in the Maldives
  • 30% discount on Spa treatments in the Maldives
  • 10% discount from the Excursion bill in the Maldives
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex *SYD/MEL/*BNE/*ADL
  • 1-way international flight (economy class) from India to Sri Lanka
  • 1-way international flight (economy class) from Sri Lanka to the Maldives
  • Fly with multi-award-winning SriLankan Airlines
  • 5 nights 4 to 5-star hotel accommodation in India
  • Enjoy day use (early check-in) on arrival in Delhi, India
  • 6 nights 4 to 5-star hotel accommodation in Sri Lanka
  • 4 nights 4-star hotel accommodation in the Maldives
  • Enjoy 25 meals including 3 meals a day in the Maldives
  • Receive a 24hr all-inclusive premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks package in the Maldives
  • Daily snacks and refreshments, served throughout the day in the Maldives
  • English-speaking local guides (day 2 - 7)
  • English-speaking National Tour Guide (day 8 - 11)
  • Welcome garland on arrival in India
  • Complimentary gift on departure from India
  • Sightseeing and monument entry fees as per itinerary
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by A/C private vehicles
  • Return airport transfers with meet and assist in India and Sri Lanka
  • Return airport speedboat transfers in the Maldives

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 5th of October 2021.
  
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. 
  
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies.
Standard: $1250
Overwater Villa: $2650
  
Departure Dates (2021)
May: 25
June: 9
*July: 6
August: 4
September: 8
October: 5
  
Surcharges
Please note:
- dates/months with a * incur a flight high season surcharge of $300 per person.
  
Departure Cities
*Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane or *Adelaide
 
*Sydney, *Brisbane or *Adelaide: $150 per person



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Sri Lanka Airlines and airline partners

 

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 
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Stopover Packages
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Flight Class Upgrades
Not available



Accommodation Used


4-5 Star (self-rated)

India:

- Delhi, India: Radisson Blu Hotel, ITC Welcome Dwarka or similar

- Jaipur, India: KK Royal Hotel & Convention Centre or similar

- Agra, India: Hotel Clark Shiraz or similar

  

Sri Lanka:

- Negombo, Sri Lanka: Jetwing Sea or similar

- Kandalama, Sri Lanka: Heritance Kandalama or similar

- Kandy, Sri Lanka: Earl's Regent or similar

- Galle, Sri Lanka: Amari Galle Sri Lanka or similar

  

Maldives:

- Male, Maldives: Adaaran Club Rannalhi

 

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
Standard Room: 2 people
Overwater Bungalow: 2 people
  
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
Twin or Double bedding (subject to availability).
  
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.
  
Maldives Property Information
RESORT: Adaaran Club Rannalhi
A little piece of paradise in the Indian Ocean, Adaaran Club Rannalhi is the island escape you’ve been dreaming of. The resort’s location at the tip of Rannalhi Island offers pristine beaches, excellent diving and snorkelling, and easy access to the capital city of Male. 
  
LOCATION: Rannalhi Island, South Male Atoll
Adaaran Club Rannalhi is an enchanting tropical paradise located only 34 km from the Male International Airport. Accessed via a brisk 45-minute speedboat ride, it’s a destination where powder soft sands give way to shimmering sapphire waters. Set across five acres of gorgeous greenery, the resort features a buffet restaurant and cocktail bar, indulgent day spa, and plenty of opportunities for rest and relaxation.
  
ROOM TYPE: Standard Room
Located throughout the expanse of the atoll, the Standard Rooms at Adaaran Club Rannalhi offer gorgeous views of the gardens or the tranquil ocean. Enjoy drinks on your private terrace while you gaze above at the clear night sky. Each room features tropically themed furnishings and bedding. All standard rooms offer convenient access to the main hotel area and facilities. 
   
Room Size: 34 m2 
Max occupancy: 2 people 
Bedding configuration: Double Bed
  
In-Room Facilities:
- Air Conditioning
- Ensuite Bathroom
- Ocean View
- Telephone with IDD Facility
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Satellite Television (CRT)
- In room safe
- Mini-Bar 
Please note: extra charges may apply.
  
ROOM TYPE: Water Bungalow
Water bungalows are equipped with the modern amenities, and feature elegant cream and pastel decor complimented by elegant wooden furniture exuding a contemporary tropical feel. Each villa features a private sun deck and ladder offering unfettered access to the ocean.
 
Room Size: 69 m2
Room Option Valid For: 2 people
Max occupancy: 2 people
Bedding configuration: Double bed
 
IN ROOM FACILITIES
- Air Conditioning
- Ensuite Bathroom
- Ocean View
- Telephone with IDD Facility
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Satellite Television (CRT)
- In room safe
- Mini-Bar
Please note: extra charges may apply.
 
RESORT FACILITIES
- Table Tennis
- Beach Volleyball
- Beach Football
- Excursions
- Shopping Arcade
- Morning Fishing
- Sunset Fishing
- Wind Surfing
- Snorkelling
- Scuba Diving
- Water Skiing
- Diving
- Sun Chairs
- Spa
- Reflexology Centre
- Wi-Fi in public area 
Please note: extra charges may apply.


Minimum group size 10, maximum group size 20 per vehicle.
  
Optional Tours / Activities
India
- Day 5: Culinary Delight Tour - $30 per person
- Day 7: Early Morning at Taj Mahal Experience – approx. 1035 rupees (available for purchase on tour)
Please note:
- The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form, unless otherwise specified (subject to availability) 
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
  
Sri Lanka
- Day 8: Sigiriya Rock Fortress Tour: $60 AUD per person
- Day 9: Half Day Jeep safari in Minneriya National Park: $100 AUD per person
Please note:
- Prices are per person, 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.


- Visa fees and requirements (A tourist visa for India & Sri Lanka is a strict requirement, however a 30 day tourist visa will be granted upon arrival in the Maldives if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary 
- Recommended gratuities/tipping:
* India: 300 rupees per person, per day
* Sri Lanka: 1000 rupees per person, per day
* Maldives: Optional and at the customer's discretion
- Optional activities/tours 
- Fresh fruit juices in the Maldives.
- Mini Bar items (excluding 2 bottles of Mineral Water which will be replaced daily) in the Maldives.
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.


Maldives Drinks & Meal Package (All-Inclusive):
Food and beverage served under this package is for personal consumption only. Beverages will be served by the glass and one at a time, while at the resort's restaurants and bars. Alcoholic drinks will not be offered to guests under the age of 18. Management have the right not to serve or stop serving alcoholic drinks to inebriated guests. There are no refunds or substitutions and no benefits can be transferred to another person. Guests on the All Inclusive package are required to sign the bills raised at outlets to acknowledge the consumption. However, guests will not be charged for any item that falls under the All Inclusive package. The All Inclusive package is available for the entire duration of the stay and starts from your immediate arrival to the resort and ends 12.00pm on the departure day. Kindly note that any charges that are not part of the All Inclusive package, will need to be paid direct to the resort prior to departure. 
  
All inclusive meals will be served at the main restaurant only, during the following times:
- Breakfast: 7.30am to 9.30am
- Lunch: 12.30pm to 2.30pm
- Dinner: 7.30pm to 9.30pm
  
Snacks will be served at the cocktail bar during the following times:
- Tea, coffee, ice tea, cordials and water: 9.30am - 12am
- Snacks: 10.30am to 11.30am
- Tea and cakes: 4.30pm to 6.00pm
- Midnight snack: 11.00pm to 12.00am
  
All inclusive drinks will be available from 9:00am - 12 Midnight, as follows:
- Whiskey, brandy, gin, vodka, rum, draft beer (served by the glass)
- House wine, red and white (served by the glass only during lunch and dinner)
- Selected cocktails including all spirits
- Soft drinks: Coke, Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, bitter lemon, soda water
- Tonic water (served by the glass)
- Tea and coffee
- Mineral water (served by the glass)
- Cordials (served by the glass)
 
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
India:
May is the hottest month with an average temperature of 33°C and the coldest is January at 15°C with the most daily sunshine hours in November. The wettest month is August with an average of 227mm of rain.
  
Sri Lanka:
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!
  
Maldives:
March is the hottest month in Maldives with an average temperature of 29°C and the coldest is January at 27°C with the most daily sunshine hours in February. The best month to swim in the sea is in April when the average sea temperature is 30°C.
 
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 in India is 300 rupees per person per day and in Sri Lanka is 1000 rupees per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour. In the Maldives, tipping is optional and at the customers discretion.
  
Tipping for all services provided on tour is always a matter of personal discretion, however please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and they may approach you for payment and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary where possible, will be adjusted or an similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).
 
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.



India & Sri Lanka:


A tourist visa for India & Sri Lanka is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport. 

  

Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.

  

Maldives:
A 30 day Tourist Visa will be granted upon arrival if travelling on an Australian passport.
 
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 as 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
This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.
  
·   1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
·   2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
·   Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
·   Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
·   Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
 
Supplier Fees
In the event the Travel Offer you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Travel Offer due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. TripADeal has committed to these costs as your Agent and will endeavour to recover all funds committed and/or paid for your Travel Offer, but this may not be possible in all circumstances. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event, TripADeal is unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee. This fee is not revenue-raising and is paid to or withheld by our suppliers when recovering payments.
  
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/accommodation/other travel provider.