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11 Day Sri Lankan Cultural & Experience Tour incl. Kandy, Anuradhapura, Ethical Elephants, Entrance fees, English-speaking Guide + more.

11 Day Sri Lankan Cultural & Experience Tour incl. Kandy, Anuradhapura, Ethical Elephants, Entrance fees, English-speaking Guide + more.

11 Days
Colombo

Immerse yourself in the wild cultural beauty of Sri Lanka on this all-encompassing tour of this colourful, vibrant island as you witness its ancient beauty, modern culture and visit off-the-beaten-track wonders. 

4 Experiences
1 Country
8 Inclusions
2 Room options

About This Trip

Sri Lanka is an island nation crammed with mystical beauty. Its sweeping jungle landscapes are punctuated by incredible rock formations, ancient, worn temples and are packed with a huge variety of exceptional flora and fauna. Fringed by neverending golden beaches, where swaying palms lead you down to the warmth of the turquoise Indian Ocean. 

 

Nature is never far away and we want to show you the gems of Sri Lanka. Not only the literal gems in the Kandy Gem Museum but also the rich biodiversity of Wilpattu National Park, home to elephants, leopards and sloth bears, not to mention a massive array of spectacular birds. There are also natural wonders to soak in, like the ancient, revered Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi tree and the jaw-dropping Ravana Falls. 

 

Add to all of this, visits to local markets, spice gardens, an elephant sanctuary and a tribal village visit and you have a complete picture of Sri Lanka in all its wild, rugged beauty.  

 

Sri Lanka is beautiful to look at, there is no escaping it, but its true beauty lies in the culture of the super-friendly, warm people that make this island their home. On this trip, we don’t want to show you just the surface beauty, but to dig deep, interact with locals, taste their wares, hear their stories and discover exactly how this glorious country came to be.  

 

Religion is integrated with every facet of Sri Lankan life and you will wander its otherworldly temples, where ancient religions blend seamlessly with the very rock from which the temple is built. You will trace your hands along the walls of sacred cave temples, climb the dramatic Lion’s Head Rock (if you want to) and explore the stunning ancient capital of Anuradhapura, one of the greatest monastic cities in the world. 

 


What's Included
10 Nights in modern accommodations

We have sourced the very best accommodation in Sri Lanka to ensure you have a comfortable bed at the end of your day's adventure.

12 Immersive cultural visits
  • Negombo Market
  • Dambulla Wholesale Market
  • Spice Gardens of Matale
  • Cultural Show
  • Royal Botanic Garden Visit
  • Tea Factory
  • Gem Museum
  • Veddha Village Tour
  • 9 Arches Bridge Visit
  • Galle Fort
  • Colombo City Tour
3 Incredible religious wonders
  • Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
  • Cave Temples of Dambulla
  • Temple of the Tooth in Kandy

 

4 Jaw-dropping natural experiences
  • Wilpattu National Park
  • Scenic Train Ride from Badulla to Ella
  • The Udawalawe Elephant Sanctuary
  •  Floating Breakfast on Mapakada Lake
10 Breakfasts & 9 dinners

Sri Lankan food is exceptional and you will get a delicious breakfast every morning and some outstanding Sri Lankan cuisine for dinner every night.

English-speaking guide and driver

Your driver will lead you through the delights of Sri Lanka and at many stops you will be joined by a local expert who will reveal the intricacies of the beautiful highlights of Sri Lanka to you.

Transportation every step of the way

You will be transported by air-conditioned private car every step of the way, with your personal driver to lead you in comfort around Sri Lanka.

Entrance Fees

On your guided days, you will not have to pay to enter the temples, elephant parks and various outstanding experiences we have set up for you.


Top Local Experiences

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Trip Itinerary

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Where You'll Stay

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3-4* Accommodation Double/Twin Share Basis

All hotels are subject to availability, a hotel list will be provided to you 2-4 weeks prior to your departure. In the event that any of the hotels are unavailable, we will accommodate you in a hotel of a similar or higher standard, in a similar location to ensure your itinerary is able to run smoothly.

 

3* Lavinia Hotel (or similar) - Negombo

4* Heritage Hotel (or similar) - Anuradhapura

4* Sigiriana Resort (or similar) - Dambulla

4* Thilanka Hotel (or similar) - Kandy

4* Mapakada Village (or similar) - Mahiyanganaya

3* 3 Arch Resort Ella (or similar) - Ella

4* Centauria Wild (or similar) - Udawalwe

3* Ocean Colombo (or similar) - Colombo

 

A general list of amenities across all of our hotels is as follows:

 

  • Private double/twin share room with ensuite
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour reception
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
Single supplementNo
Max occupancy2 Adults
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementDouble/Twin Room

Improve your room's comfort

Optional
3-4* Accommodation Solo Basis

As above based on solo occupancy with your own private rooms throughout your tour

Total p/p price+$665
Single supplementYes
Max occupancy1 Adult
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementSingle Room
Other Info
highlights

Sri Lanka is rich in diversity and every facet of it is enchanting, deeply interesting and entirely memorable. We have tried to cover every element of this beautiful country on this tour to give you a complete flavour of the people, the places and the culture that binds them all together. Every day is filled with highlights, but here are a few of our very favourites.  

 

Wildlife is a real focus here and we want to show you all that we can of the creatures that share this island with Sri Lanka’s people. Wilpattu National Park is a beautiful space in its own right, even if there were no animals here. Large Willus (natural lakes) soak up the rainwater in the monsoon season and you can sit at one all day and watch as everyone comes for a drink. Teeming with birdlife and a vast array of reptiles, it is still the unforgettable feeling of seeing an elephant in the wild that will stay with you for the rest of your life.  

 

While you will visit many stunning temples and soak in their tranquillity, majesty and otherworldly feel, there is nothing quite like the day at Anuradhapura. In this ancient monastic capital, you will discover some of the largest architectural creations of the ancient world as well as the revered Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi tree, grown from a branch of the tree where Buddha sat for seven days and gained enlightenment. The temple that surrounds this tree is a place of true wonder, not only in what you see, but in the way it makes you feel.


location

Your tour of Sri Lanka kicks off in Negombo after a transfer from the international airport. From here you will head to Anuradhapura before spending two nights in the beautiful Dambulla. You then head to the glorious city of Kandy for a couple of nights before heading into the wilds of Mahiyanganaya and Ella. The tour then starts to wind up with a visit to Udawalwe before finishing off in the capital city of Colombo. 


facilities

The hotels included in our Sri Lankan Cultural Tour feature the following facilities:

 

  • 24-Hour Reception Desk
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Wellness Centre
  • & Many More! 

important info

Exclusions

  • Return international flights
  • Visas
  • Optional activities/tours, personal expenses/transfers not mentioned
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips & gratuities

Age restrictions

  • The minimum age for this tour is 6

Occupancy

  • The minimum number for this tour to commence is two people
  • Double bed/twin share

Passport & visa requirements

  • All visitors require a passport with a minimum validity of 3 months beyond your return travel date is required for all passengers (including children and infants)
  • It is the visitor's responsibility to ensure they are holding the correct and current visa for the countries they are visiting
  • If the visitor is a non-Australian passport holder, a valid re-entry visa may be required
  • Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 6-8 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours and processing times

Travel Insurance

  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package

Health & vaccination

  • As border restrictions for countries begin to ease, being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will maximise the number of locations you can visit. So whilst you are not legally required to be vaccinated, and it’s also not a requirement to travel with us, it will limit some of the countries that you can visit and may make it harder to travel for the next 12-18 months.
  • We highly recommend our travellers to look at the current travel restrictions of their destination, speak with a medical professional at least 30 days before departure or get in touch with our team for travel advice.
  • Health care such as a doctor’s surgery, dentist and optometrists may not always be accessible on this tour
  • It is advised that you ensure you have adequate health insurance cover as part of your travel insurance

Porterage

  • Porterage is available throughout this trip, and a tip is recommended

Tipping

  • Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion

Fitness requirements

  • Travellers should have a good level of physical fitness and mobility. They must be able to partake unaided in their chosen activities/package tours/cruise etc. as outlined in the itinerary

Dietary requirements

  • Any dietary requirements must be received by DealsAway at least 30 days prior to your scheduled departure date. Failure to provide these details by this date may result in an inability to cater for your requirements
  • In most cases DealsAway can cater for special dietary requirements but please note that on occasion, this may not be possible due to location, lack of availability of ingredients, and other extenuating circumstances. It is always advised to carry supplies with you

Transfers

  • From the moment you set down in Sri Lanka you will be transferred to each location.

Documentation

  • Any applicable pre-trip or tour documentation will be emailed to you prior to travelling. Should you have any queries regarding this please feel free to contact us directly via email at support@dealsaway.com

DealsAway savings

  • The value and comparative savings have been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving

Itinerary amendments & changes

  • Occasionally our itineraries are updated prior to departure to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ feedback as well as updates from our ground operators. Please note that while we operate successful tours in this region throughout the year, some changes may be necessary due to inclement weather, public holidays, common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes, and unforeseen circumstances. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities may also vary from time to time

Availability

  • All DealsAway trips are available on a request-only basis and are subject to availability. Once booked you should receive a payment confirmation and receipt via email, followed by a booking confirmation normally within 72hrs of making a booking, sometimes this can take a little longer subject to supplier delay
  • If you have not received your confirmation within 5 business days of payment confirmation please contact us immediately by email at support@dealsaway.com
  • In the event that your trip is unavailable on the dates you have chosen, we will contact you by telephone to advise the next available dates

Surcharges

  • Any prices quoted exclude specific costs/measures which may be introduced at a later stage as a result of Government changes due to COVID-19 health and safety restrictions. DealsAway will inform its guests of these changes as soon as possible, these additional charges will be passed on by DealsAway to the guest

AMENDMENTS & CHANGES

 

Name change or corrections

  • Name corrections may incur a fee
  • Name changes are not permitted
  • After bookings are fully paid, any amendment has to be requested in writing and incurs a $69 fee per person from our supplier, plus any additional costs and administrative expenses incurred in arranging the amendment

Date changes

  • Date changes are not permitted

Refunds

  • Please refer to our booking conditions for all information on refunds

DealsAway reserves the right to modify prices for marketing and commercial reasons. Please note that full terms and conditions apply. Refer to the website's terms and conditions.

 

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