Introduction

SRI LANKA
The island of Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, has been regarded by travellers as the Jewel of the Indian Ocean.  Approximately the size of Tasmania, the island is situated just north of the Equator and offers visitors a rich variety of culture, scenery and wildlife.  The country is renowned for its palm-fringed beaches, ruins dating back to the 4th century BC, tea plantations and exotic mountain scenery, making it an ideal honeymoon destination.  Famous for its large variety of curries and other cuisines, the country also produces many tropical fruits.  Sri Lanka is famous for its gemstones, including rubies and sapphires, and more than 10,000 people are employed in the jewellery manufacturing industry.

PERAHERA FESTIVAL
The Perahera Festival, which is regarded as Asia's greatest pageant, has been celebrated since 310AD on the first full moon in August.  During the Festival, which commemorates the arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, more than 80 colourfully decorated elephants are paraded through the streets of Kandy.

Journeys Worldwide obtains excellent seats to view the procession, which takes place at night.

Day

Accommodation

Destination

Duration

Basis

Day 0

Overnight Travel

1 night

Day 1

Galadari Hotel Colombo

1 night

B&B

Day 2

Amaya Lake Dambulla Dambulla

2 nights

D, B&B

Day 4

Amaya Hills Resort Kandy

2 nights

D, B&B

Day 6

Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya Nuwara Eliya

2 nights

D, B&B

Day 8

Jetwing Yala Yala National Park

1 night

D, B&B

Day 9

Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel Galle

1 night

D, B&B

Day 10

Galadari Hotel Colombo

1 night

B&B

Day 11

Overnight Travel

1 night

Day 12

Hotel Miramar Singapore Singapore

1 night

RO

Key

B&B: Bed & Breakfast

D, B&B: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

RO: Room Only

 

Colombo : Galadari Hotel

Dambulla : Amaya Lake Dambulla

Kandy : Amaya Hills Resort

Nuwara Eliya : Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya

Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya

Yala National Park : Jetwing Yala

Jetwing Yala Jetwing Yala Jetwing Yala

Galle : Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel

Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel

Colombo : Galadari Hotel

Singapore : Hotel Miramar Singapore

Fast Facts

14 Days / 13 Nights

Group Size: Group sizes are restricted to a max of 20 travellers & transportation is by 20-seater minibus with a trailer to carry the luggage.

Reference Number: SL19

Price

Please enquire for pricing

 

Includes:

  • All international flights and airport taxes and fuel surcharges
  • All excursions, entrance fees to monuments, museums & game parks
  • Good quality hotels, resorts and lodges
  • Porterage of one suitcase throughout the tour
  • 11 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 8 Dinners
  • Services of drivers, tour leaders & local agents

Excludes:

  • Any additional airport taxes and fuel surcharges
  • Tips & gratuities.  A total amount of $95.00 per person will be collected prior to departure to cover gratuities for local guides, drivers & hotel staff
  • All meals not specified in the itinerary
  • All drinks and items of a personal nature
  • Cost of Sri Lankan visa for Australian passport holders - US$35.00 per person

Colombo : Galadari Hotel

Dambulla : Amaya Lake Dambulla

Kandy : Amaya Hills Resort

Nuwara Eliya : Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya

Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya

Yala National Park : Jetwing Yala

Jetwing Yala Jetwing Yala Jetwing Yala

Galle : Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel

Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel

Colombo : Galadari Hotel

Singapore : Hotel Miramar Singapore

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