Essential Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka
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0% 9 months interest free†
Weekly
$30^^
Monthly
$130^
This deal expires on the 10th Dec 2019

    Availability

    From 22/12/2019 to 05/01/2022

    Departure dates & prices

    Dates Availability Price
    • Dec Sun 22 2019 to Jan Wed 01 2020
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      $1,625*
    • Dec Sun 29 2019 to Jan Wed 08 2020
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      $1,580*
    • Jan Sun 05 2020 to Jan Wed 15 2020
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      $1,377*
    • Jan Sun 19 2020 to Jan Wed 29 2020
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      $1,300*
    • Feb Sun 16 2020 to Feb Wed 26 2020
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      $1,326*
    • Mar Sun 15 2020 to Mar Wed 25 2020
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      $1,250*
    • Mar Sun 22 2020 to Apr Wed 01 2020
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      $1,250*
    • Apr Sun 12 2020 to Apr Wed 22 2020
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      $1,250*
    • Apr Sun 19 2020 to Apr Wed 29 2020
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      $1,250*
    • May Sun 17 2020 to May Wed 27 2020
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      $1,211*
    • Jun Sun 07 2020 to Jun Wed 17 2020
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      $1,203*
    • Jun Sun 28 2020 to Jul Wed 08 2020
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      $1,203*
    • Jul Sun 05 2020 to Jul Wed 15 2020
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      $1,203*
    • Jul Sun 19 2020 to Jul Wed 29 2020
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      $1,169*
    • Jul Sun 26 2020 to Aug Wed 05 2020
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      $1,169*
    • Aug Sun 09 2020 to Aug Wed 19 2020
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      $1,169*
    • Aug Sun 16 2020 to Aug Wed 26 2020
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      $1,203*
    • Sep Sun 06 2020 to Sep Wed 16 2020
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      $1,203*
    • Sep Sun 20 2020 to Sep Wed 30 2020
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      $1,203*
    • Oct Sun 04 2020 to Oct Wed 14 2020
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      $1,250*
    • Oct Sun 18 2020 to Oct Wed 28 2020
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      $1,250*
    • Oct Sun 25 2020 to Nov Wed 04 2020
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      $1,250*
    • Nov Sun 15 2020 to Nov Wed 25 2020
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      $1,250*
    • Nov Sun 22 2020 to Dec Wed 02 2020
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      $1,250*
    • Nov Sun 29 2020 to Dec Wed 09 2020
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      $1,300*

    What's included

    Hike to the spectacular Ella Gap in Sri Lanka's Hill Country.
    Practice sticking out your little finger and delicately holding a teacup with your thumb and forefinger.
    Why? To prep for a delicious cuppa in the tea-heartland of Kandy.
    Go on safari in search of leopards and elephants in Yala National Park.
    Three days (and nights) on Unawatuna's golden beach can cure almost all of life’s problems.
    Breakfasts Included: 9.
    Lunches Included: 1.
    Hotel (10 nights).
    Private vehicle,Train,Public Bus.
    Age: min 18, max 29.
    Group Size: 1 - 16.
    Matale - Spice Garden visit.
    Ella - Trek to Ella Gap.
    Ella - Nine Arch Bridge.
    Yala/Bundala National Park - Wildlife safari.
    Galle - Walking tour.
    Colombo - City Tour.
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    Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Negombo Ayu-bowan! Welcome to Sri Lanka. Your adventure begins in the town of Negombo, located close to the international airport. You can arrive at any time on Day 1 as there are no activities planned until the important welcome meeting at 5.30 pm. Those arriving early can get into the spirit of seaside Sri Lanka by observing the local fishing craft and perhaps feasting on fresh seafood. The beautiful surrounding countryside is best explored on a bicycle, which you can rent with help from the hotel reception.
    • Day 2 - Kandy From here, begin your journey by private vehicle to Kandy and visit a spice garden on the way, which should take around three hours in total (120 kilometres). On arrival to Kandy, there's an optional visit to the Temple of the Tooth (Dalada Maligawa), the most important shrine in the country. The Royal Botanical Garden is just ten minutes away from your accommodation and there is access to the swimming pool of Kandyan Residencies (next door). Your evening is free to do as you wish.
    • Day 3 - Kandy Today is free to explore Kandy. Perhaps organise a day trip to the famous palace of Sigiriya and Dambulla Caves Temple - discovering this magnificent cave complex. The World Heritage listed cave monastery has been a pilgrimage site for 22 centuries and for good reason. If you're feeling a little worse for wear in the afternoon after all those steps, why not try an Ayurvedic massage to relax those weary muscles?
    • Day 4 - Ella This morning, say goodbye to Kandy as you travel for around six hours to Ella. On arrival to Ella, check in to your accommodation. Once you've dropped off your luggage, perhaps head out for a visit to a local tea factory.
    • Day 5 - Ella Venture out on an included half day trek to Ella Gap this morning. We'll stop in a small mountain village for a spicy curry lunch and a pot of Ceylon tea. This is an awesome way of getting to know the area and a great opportunity to meet local people.
    • Day 6 - Tissamaharama Head out of Ella in a private vehicle for around three hours to your resort on the edge of Tissa Lake. Once settled, you'll head out on a jeep safari where you'll come across the area's native wildlife such as elephants, leopards and aquatic birds. This is an amazing experience that you'll never forget. After your day in nature soak in the view from the lovely hotel pool overlooking Lake Tissa.
    • Day 7 - Unawatuna Journey west in a private vehicle for around three and a half hours to Unawatuna. This fantastic stretch of beach has plenty of local restaurants and bars to relax in. There are no included activities today, so you'll have plenty of free time to explore Unawatuna and its surrounds.
    • Day 8 - Unawatuna Life’s a beach, so spend the day on one. With a book and a cocktail and a bottle of sunscreen. Possibly head out early on an optional whale watching tour or take a day trip to visit the Galle Royal Dutch Fort. Walk around the fort for free or 'bikesplore' the lesser known areas of the city on an Urban Adventure. You'll be staying at a guest house on the beach tonight, so make use of the many beach restaurants and bars that line the shore.
    • Day 9 - Unawatuna You have another free day beside the beach today. Take a towel and relax on the beach, sleep in, work on your tan or grab a cocktail under the shade of a restaurant. This is the perfect way to chill out and enjoy the Sri Lankan coast. Otherwise maybe today is the day to hop in a tuk-tuk and discover some of the other amazing beaches on Sri Lanka's southern coast.
    • Day 10 - Colombo Leave Unawatuna behind and travel on to Colombo (approximately four hours). Stop by some of the city's main sights on a bus tour including Independence Square, Parliament, and past the National Museum, finishing with a shopping opportunity for a good cause at the Barefoot Fair trade Store. Here you can find a collection of handicrafts from around the country and support small cottage industries. If you are lucky enough to be in Colombo on a Saturday, visit Good Market, a local market full of stalls showcasing social enterprises and responsible businesses. Tonight there's an optional final group dinner to celebrate your journey together.
    • Day 11 - Colombo Your trip comes to an end today, with no activities planned. Checkout time at the hotel is 12 noon.
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    0% 9 months interest free†
    Weekly
    $30^^
    Monthly
    $130^
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    • Prices quoted valid for sale until 10 December 2019 for travel during the period specified (if applicable) unless otherwise stated or sold out prior.
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