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Optional Activity: Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Stilt fishing is an old traditional fishing method in Sri Lanka.
Optional activity: Enjoy a Jeep safari in Minneriya National Park, Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka is home to abundant wildlife.
Optional Activity: Morning Polonnaruwa City Tour
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Adaaran Club Rannalhi Maldives; Standard Room
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Adaaran Club Rannalhi Maldives; Overwater Bungalow
Dambulla Cave Temple
Adaaran Club Rannalhi Maldives
Fisherman in Sri Lanka
Optional Activity: Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Sri Lankan Elephants
Tropical fruits in Sri Lanka
Galle Fort lighthouse
Temple of the Sacred Tooth, Kandy
Optional Activity: Half Day Jeep safari in Minneriya National Park
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Sri Lanka & Maldives

Operated by TripADeal
Sigiriya, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Galle & more
Discover the delights of exotic Sri Lanka on a small group tour
Enjoy unlimited drinks & meals package in the Maldives
Dates: 29 Mar - 25 Oct 2025
Earn & Use Qantas Points
Return international full-service flights
8 nights 3-4 star hotel accommodation in Sri Lanka
Relax with 4 nights at leisure at the 4-star Adaaran Club Rannalhi in the Maldives
Unlimited meals & beverages in the Maldives
Overview
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Overview

Colourful cities and timeless ruins, gorgeous beaches and tea plantations as far as the eyes can see; Sri Lanka offers an irresistible mix of history, culture, and natural beauty. When combined with the barefoot luxury and indulgence of the Maldives, where minutes seem like hours and hours feel like days, you have all the makings of an unforgettable holiday. Isn’t it time you got away?


Striking the perfect balance of exploration and relaxation, this trip will take you to the spiritual mecca of Kandy and on to the verdant tea plantations of Nuwara Eliya - plus a whole lot more. Enjoy free time to relax on the beach or bite into the delicious cuisine of Negombo; visit Dambulla, the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka; and travel to the charming Galle, home to the famous Galle Dutch Fort. Then, slip into relaxation mode with four nights at the 4-star Adaaran Club Rannalhi in the Maldives, enjoying three meals daily and an unlimited drinks package. Bliss!


This incredible discovery package includes return flights on Sri Lankan Airlines, eight nights quality hotel accommodation while on tour in Sri Lanka, an English speaking tour guide and so much more.


Maldives Overwater Bungalow and premium accommodation upgrades also available.

Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Uncover the highlights of Sri Lanka on tour
  • Journey among the lush tea plantations of Nuwara Eliya
  • Delve into Sri Lanka’s rich heritage at a Ceylon tea factory
  • Unwind with a day at leisure in beach side town of Negombo
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in the Kandalama/Sigiriya area home of the ancient rock fortress
  • Marvel at the cave art of Dambulla Rock Cave Temple on a guided tour
  • Spend the night in spiritual Kandy, home of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
  • Enjoy free time and a guided tour in the Dutch colonial city of Galle
  • Visit Galle Fort, also known as the ‘Dutch Fort’
  • Experience the stunning beauty of the Maldives
  • Relax with 4 nights at leisure at the luxury Adaaran Club Rannalhi
  • Indulge with a premium unlimited meals and alcoholic drinks plan
  • Take advantage of a complimentary $50 USD per person credit for Spa treatments in the Maldives
  • Enjoy a 10% discount on Excursions in the Maldives
  • Enjoy a complimentary one-hour sunset photo cruise in the Maldives
  • Enjoy complimentary use of snorkeling equipment in the Maldives
FLIGHTS
  • Return international full-service flights (economy class), departure city surcharges may apply
  • One-way international flight (economy class) Colombo, Sri Lanka to ​​Malé, Maldives
  • Fly with award-winning Sri Lankan Airlines plus any codeshare partners
ACCOMMODATION
  • Choose from Standard or Premium Accommodation
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation on tour in Sri Lanka
  • 4 nights at the 4-star Adaaran Club Rannalhi, Maldives
DINING
  • Enjoy 19 meals including 3 meals daily in the Maldives
  • Enjoy a premium all-inclusive alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks package in the Maldives (open 9:30am til midnight)
  •  Enjoy daily snacks and refreshments during your stay in the Maldives
TOUR ESSENTIALS
  • English-speaking tour guide (Day 2-9)
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
TRANSPORT
  • Transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles
TRANSFERS
  • Return airport transfers with meet and assist in Sri Lanka
  • Return airport speedboat transfers in the Maldives
UPGRADES
  • Day 3 optional tour: Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Day 4 optional tour: Polonnaruwa City Tour
  • Day 4 optional tour: Jeep Safari in Minneriya National Park
Day 1 Australia - Negombo (Colombo), Sri Lanka

Today depart from Australia for Negombo (Colombo), Sri Lanka! Fly with Sri Lankan Airlines plus any airline partners. Upon arrival, be met by a tour representative and transferred to the hotel.

Please note: due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the night before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documents, issued 4-6 weeks prior to departure.

Overnight: Negombo Hotel (Standard or Premium option)

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Negombo Free Day

Enjoy today at leisure as you adjust to the new time zone and surroundings. If you have spare time, your guide will introduce you to some of Negombo’s curious sites such the Dutch churches, perhaps take a boat ride along the Dutch canals or laze on the golden sands. Negombo was an important port during the colonial periods. In the late 17th century, the Dutch built a network of canals, over 100km in length, that was used to transport cinnamon and other spices from inland plantations to the coast.

Overnight: Negombo Hotel (Standard or Premium option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 Negombo - Kandalama/Sigiriya (approx. 140km day)

Following breakfast, enjoy time at leisure. In the afternoon depart for Kandalama. Upon arrival check into the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, or alternatively join an optional tour to visit the iconic Sigiriya Rock Fortress (not included).

Optional Activity: Sigiriya Rock Fortress - $60 AUD per person
In the afternoon visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sigiriya is the fifth century rock citadel of King Kasyapa. Step through the gigantic 'Lion Paws’, set 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: Sigiriya/Kandalama Hotel (Standard or Premium Option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Kandalama/Sigiriya Free Day

Today enjoy the day at leisure, or join one or both of the following optional tours:

Optional Activity: Morning Polonnaruwa City Tour - $65 AUD per person
Rising with the decline of Anuradhapura, the city of Polonnaruwa - medieval capital and crown jewel of King Parakramabahu I - remains superior proof of ancient culture and heritage blended with religious beliefs. Walk among the scattered walls of this World Heritage Site, dotted with stupas, resting Buddha statues, irrigation canals and fantastically carved Hindu sculptures – while observing the relic house - Watadage - which boasts impressive stone carvings. Look closely and you will notice a subtle Hindu influence on the architecture and statues found in Polonnaruwa.

Optional Activity: Half Day Jeep safari in Minneriya National Park - $100 AUD per person
Experience an afternoon safari at Minneriya National Park. If you're up for a serious rumble in the jungle, then 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, but its spotlight remains between swaying trunks and flapping ears. Park your jeep on the bank of the reservoir and switch off its engine. Take the opportunity to see herds of elephants - one by one - roll onto 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) – it’s an absolute must-do for wildlife enthusiasts.

Overnight: Sigiriya/Kandalama Hotel (Standard or Premium Option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 Sigiriya/Kandalama - Dambulla - Kandy City Tour (approx. 90km day)

After breakfast travel to Dambulla and stop at the Dambulla Rock Cave Temple, which has been treasured by many kings since the first century B.C. An icon of Sri Lanka, Dambulla Rock Cave Temple features five magnificently constructed cave temples flanking the golden temple of Dambulla. Observe the exquisite cave paintings along walls that shelter 150 statues of Lord Buddha. As you enter the retreat, be sure to cast your eyes up to the gigantic Buddha statue glittering in gold, which today houses an important junction in the country's economic and cultural uplifting.
On completion of the tour leave for Kandy. Upon arrival, check into the hotel.

Afterwards, embark on a guided city tour. Kandy was the last royal capital of Sri Lankan kings – 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, an arts and crafts centre and a gem and lapidary museum. Next, fine-tune your evening by stepping to the beat of traditional music and drumming, with a vibrant Sri Lankan cultural show.

Overnight: Kandy Hotel (Standard or Premium Option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 Kandy - Nuwara Eliya Tour (approx. 91km day)

After breakfast depart for Nuwara Eliya. In the afternoon, commence a sightseeing tour of Nuwara Eliya. Sri Lanka, tea, and tourism are words which cannot be separated. Head to the cold & misty hills for the ultimate tea plantation tour through lush green fields. Or just step into a tea factory processing the prestigious brand of Ceylon Tea, to observe a rich tradition kept alive up to date. As you observe the hissing and swishing of machines, inhaling the heavenly scent arising from these facilities, make sure to end the day in style over a perfectly blended cup of pure Ceylon Tea.

Overnight: Nuwara Eliya Hotel (Standard or Premium Option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Nuwara Eliya – Galle (approx. 250km day)

Following breakfast leave for the epic southern capital of Galle (approx. 6 hours), where classic Dutch architecture meets a laid-back tropical setting. Enjoy a tour of the famed Galle Dutch Fort. Stroll through the Dutch-influenced streets, listening to the creak of wooden saloon doors, and observe 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. Venture into the Dutch Hospital Shopping Complex for a wide range of souvenirs. On completion of the tour be transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Galle Hotel (Standard or Premium Option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 Galle Free Day

After breakfast, enjoy the day at leisure to explore and enjoy the beach.

Overnight: Galle Hotel (Standard or Premium Option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 Galle - Colombo, Sri Lanka (approx. 150km) – South Malé Atoll, Maldives

Today after breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport (approx. 2.5 hours) for the short flight to Malé, Maldives. Upon arrival in Malé, be met at the airport by a representative and transferred to the resort by speedboat, where you can relax and unwind for the next four nights on island time.

Overnight: Adaaran Club Rannalhi, Maldives (Standard or Overwater Bungalow)

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 10 Adaaran Club Rannalhi, Maldives

Enjoy the next three days at leisure in this incredible resort. Relax in this tropical oasis, or perhaps try out one of the many activities available on the island (not included).

Overnight: Adaaran Club Rannalhi, Maldives (Standard or Overwater Bungalow)

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 11 Free Day

Enjoy a further day at leisure to relax and enjoy the resort facilities.

Overnight: Adaaran Club Rannalhi, Maldives (Standard or Overwater Bungalow)

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 12 Free Day

Enjoy a further day at leisure to relax and enjoy the resort facilities.

Overnight: Adaaran Club Rannalhi, Maldives (Standard or Overwater Bungalow)

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 13 Malé, Maldives - Australia (via Colombo)

Today, at the appropriate time you will be transferred to the airport for the return flight home after one travel dream come true!

Meals included: Breakfast; In-Flight

Day 14 Arrive in Australia

Please note: Some flights may arrive +1 day later due to flight scheduling.

Important Info

Booking information


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 countries and territories have different entry requirements in relation to vaccinations, quarantine/isolation periods and travel restrictions. Due to the evolving nature, we would ask all of our customers to monitor, meet and adhere to the specific requirements of their intended destination(s) in the lead up to and immediately prior to travel, as well as any requirements post-travel upon their return. 



 



CANCELLATION POLICY



Covid-19 Booking Policy



• TripADeal Tour packages are non-refundable. If your Tour package is affected by Covid-19-related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other package available via the TripADeal website. 



Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the tour operator you are due to stay with. The standard cancellation policy will apply if you cannot travel because you have tested positive for Covid-19.



Please note: All additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).



Offer essentials


This travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 25th October 2025.



 



This travel offer is priced per person based on a twin share. 



 



Single Traveller Supplement



For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement applies: 



• Standard Room Sri Lanka & Standard Room Maldives - $880



• Standard Room Sri Lanka & Overwater Bungalow Maldives - $1480



• Premium Room Sri Lanka & Standard Room Maldives - $1020



• Premium Room Sri Lanka & Overwater Bungalow Maldives - $1520



 



Departure Dates 



2024 



June: *8, º15, ^^22



August: *31



September: **28



October: *5, 12, 19



Nov: 2, 9, 16 



 



2025 



Feb: *15



Mar: *1, ^15, ^29



Apr: *12, *26



May: 10, 24



Jun: 7, **21



Jul: **5, 19



Aug: 2, 16, 30



Sep: 13, 27



Oct: 11, 25



Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability.



 



Surcharges



Please note: 



• Dates/months with a  * incur a high season surcharge of $200 per person.



• Dates/months with a ** incur a high season surcharge of $300 per person.



• Dates/months with a ^ incur a high season surcharge of $500 per person.



• Dates/months with a º incur a high season surcharge of $600 per person.



• Dates/months with a ^^ incur a high season surcharge of $800 per person.



 



Departure Cities



Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth



 



Departure City Surcharges



Brisbane or Adelaide: $400 per person



Perth: $700 per person 



Flights


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 or Stay Behind



Not available.



 



Stopover Packages



Not available.



 



Flight Class Upgrades



Not available



 



Accommodation


Accommodation Used



STANDARD PACKAGE:



3-4 Star (self-rated)



• Negombo, Sri Lanka: Goldi Sands



• Sigiriya/Kandalama, Sri Lanka: Kassapa Lions Rock 



• Kandy, Sri Lanka: Hotel Suisse



• Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka: Galway Heights 



• Galle, Sri Lanka: Sunset Fairway



• South Malé Atoll, Maldives (4-star): Adaaran Club Rannalhi



 



PREMIUM PACKAGE:



4-5 Star (self-rated)



• Negombo, Sri Lanka: Heritance Negombo



• Sigiriya/Kandalama, Sri Lanka: Heritance Kandalama



• Kandy, Sri Lanka: Cinnamon Citadel Kandy



• Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka: Heritance Tea House 



• Galle, Sri Lanka: Amari Galle 



• Maldives, South Malé Atoll: Adaaran Club Rannalhi



Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type (unless stated otherwise), and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed no later than two weeks prior to travel.



 



Maldives Resort 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 Malé 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 (Standard Option)



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 or Twin beds



 



ROOM TYPE: Overwater Bungalow (Premium Option)



Water bungalows are equipped with 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



Max occupancy: 2 people



Bedding configuration: One double with one single



 



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



• Windsurfing



• Snorkelling



• Scuba Diving



• Water Skiing



• Diving



• Sun Chairs



• Spa



• Reflexology Centre



• Wi-Fi in public area 



Please note: extra charges may apply.



 



ALL-INCLUSIVE DRINKS PACKAGE



Includes:



• Whisky, brandy, gin, vodka, rum, draft beer



• House wine – red or white



• Soft drinks – Coca Cola, Diet Coke, Fanta,



• Sprite, Bitter Lemon, Soda Water and Tonic Water



• Tea and coffee



• Mineral water



• Cordials



• Selected cocktails



Beverages will be served one glass at a time and provided for your own consumption only from 9:30am to midnight. Alcoholic beverages will not be served to anyone under the age of 18. The All Inclusive entitlements will end on date of departure at 12.00 noon.



Extra charges applicable for the following:



• Drinks consumed after midnight



• Drinks consumed during excursions



• Facilities or activities not expressly mentioned



 



Extra Nights



Not available.



 



Maximum Room Capacity



2 people.



 



Child Policy



• No child discounts. The full price applies to 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 are allowed.



 



Triple Share



Not available.



  



Bedding Configuration



Double bedding, or one double with one single (subject to availability).



 



Adjoining/Interconnecting Rooms



Subject to availability and at the hotel's discretion. Please inquire upon booking if you require this option.



General information


Minimum group size 10, maximum group size 20 per vehicle.



 



Optional Tours / Activities



• Day 3: Sigiriya Rock Fortress - $60 AUD



• Day 4: Polonnaruwa City Tour - $65 AUD



• Day 4: Half Day Jeep safari in Minneriya National Park - $100 AUD



Please note:



• Prices are based 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.



Exclusions


• Visa fees and requirements 



• Meals/beverages not stated in the deal offer



• Recommended gratuities/tipping 



• Optional activities/tours 



• Personal expenses



• Maldives Green Tax ($6 USD Per person per night)



• Travel insurance



Other important information


MALDIVES GREEN TAX



Green Tax is levied on tourists who stay in tourist resorts, tourist hotels, and tourist vessels. It is levied at a flat rate of 6 United States dollars (USD) per person per day of stay and payable upon check-in.



 



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 the 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 at 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 of 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



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, however water temperatures are still around an average 29°C during June and July.



 



FLIGHTS



Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:



At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is essential 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 the departure date. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of the booking. In this instance, customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.



 



COACH TOUR



Meals:



Some meals in total are included in the package. For meals not included, 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, we 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 basic level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.



 



Yellow Fever:



A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also quite common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate on your arrival back home.



It is your responsibility to check with your doctor well in advance of leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.



 



Gratuities / Tipping:



Land:



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 is 2000 rupees (approximately $10 AUD) per person, per day in Sri Lanka. This covers the guide/leader and the driver, and will be collected whilst on tour. In the Maldives, tipping is optional and at the customer's 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, may be adjusted or a 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.



 



Visas


Sri Lanka



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.



 



Maldives



A Tourist Visa for the Maldives is granted upon arrival if travelling for up to 30 days on an Australian Passport. All information regarding this Visa will be in your travel documentation that is sent out approximately 6 weeks prior to departure.



Please start arranging your visa as soon as you receive your documentation to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours. 



 



Important: 



Visa rules may have changed since Covid-19. 



Some countries and airlines may also require you to obtain an additional visa prior to arrival. Please check with the nearest embassy, consulate or immigration department of the destination you're entering.



Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must also 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 that 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.



Travel insurance


Embarking on your next trip is exciting, and while you hope the unexpected does not happen, it is best to be prepared. We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance when making your booking. Whether it’s a potential medical emergency, a flight cancellation, a delayed suitcase, or an unforeseen event, it's important to ensure you're adequately protected. For more information or advice visit https://www.tripadeal.com.au/travel-insurance



Schedule of fees


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.



 • Changes - $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.



 



Name Changes Due To Passenger Error



• If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.



 



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.