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Incredible Sri Lanka – Small-Group Luxury Tour

Fall in love with the unspoiled beauty of Sri Lanka whilst staying in luxury five-star accommodation on this spectacular 12-day small-group tour (max. 16 travellers). Encounter incredible wildlife such as leopards, buffalo and more on safari at Yala National Park, embark on one of the world's most scenic road journeys from Kandy to Hatton, enjoy an all-inclusive stay at one of Sri Lanka's most luxurious hotels - the beautiful Ceylon Tea Trails, visit an elephant orphanage, and much more.
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12-DAY LUXURY SRI LANKA TOUR (twin share, low season): Includes nightly accommodation, daily breakfasts and select meals, return airport transfers, a 60-minute massage, transport in private, air-conditioned vehicles, complimentary Wi-Fi, the services of an English-speaking local guide and entrance fees for one adult (twin share).
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Explore One of 2017's Hottest Destinations

Discover the breathtaking beauty of Sri Lanka on a small-group luxury tour (max. 16 travellers), soaking up the country’s most spectacular sights whilst staying in five-star accommodation.

Elephants, lush tea plantationsidyllic beacheshistorical ruins and bustling cities: everything iconic about Sri Lanka is captured in this tour tailored for you by the expert team at Luxury Escapes. Embark on one of the world’s most scenic road journeys from Kandy to Hatton, passing pretty tea plantations along the way, come face to face with magnificent wildlife at an elephant orphanage, meet leopardsbuffalo and more at Yala National Park, sample fragrant brews and explore vast plantations at the Ceylon Tea Trails, and climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress.

Stay in a collection of five-star hotels, each offering a unique style distinctive to their location. Experience the award-winning Jetwing Vil Uyana luxury eco-resort and the beachfront Jetwing Yala near Yala National Park – winners in the 2016 World Luxury Hotel Awards for ‘Luxury Forest Hotel 2016’ and ‘Luxury Wildlife Resort’ respectively, and recipients of the TripAdvisor 2017 Travellers’ Choice Award – both of which are ranked within the top ten hotels in Sri Lanka on TripAdvisor.

Experience an incredible all-inclusive stay at the award-winning small luxury resort, Ceylon Tea Trails where every bungalow has its own housekeeper, chef, butler and houseboys. Immerse yourself in the world of Ceylon teas, from visiting the lush, surrounding gardens to sampling fragrant brews and exploring local trails by mountain bike or on foot. 

Includes return airport transfersdaily breakfasts and additional hand-picked meals, private transportation, expert local guides, sightseeing and entrance fees, a complimentary spa treatment and more.

Itinerary Highlights

Elephants are synonymous with Sri Lanka, and you’ll have the chance to come face to face with these beautiful creatures at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, which has been providing shelter for wounded and abandoned elephants since 1975.

Immerse yourself in Sri Lanka’s fascinating history as you climb the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, an ancient rock fortress erected in the fifth century – also known as ‘Lion Rock’ due to the huge lion gateway that once stood at the entrance – which is daubed with colourful frescoes. Visit Dambulla with its famous rock temple dating back to the first century BC.

The secrets behind Sri Lankan cuisine are unveiled with a visit to the spice garden in Matale, where you’ll learn about Sri Lanka’s famous fragrant spices and how they are grown and used.

The city of Kandy, which is surrounded by majestic mountains and tea plantations, is rich with temples, shrines and monasteries. Discover its treasures with a tour encompassing the famous Temple of the Tooth, the gem museum, the bustling market square and more.

Experience what is acknowledged as one of the most scenic and beautiful road journeys of all Sri Lanka – and possibly even the world – as you travel from Kandy to Hatton, passing rolling hills and tea plantations en route.

Indulge in an all-inclusive stay at the Ceylon Tea Trails accommodation where you can immerse yourself in the world of Ceylon teas, from visiting the lush, surrounding gardens to sampling fragrant brews and exploring local trails by mountain bike or on foot. The property also gives guests the opportunity to enjoy activities including scenic walks and hikes around the local area, croquet, tennis and white water rafting. 

Leopardselephantsbuffalobirds and more await you at the beautiful Yala National Park. Embark on an early morning safari to spot the local residents who make their home in the National Park’s jungle, parkland, lakes and lagoons.

Stop at the town of Weligama to watch the stilt fishermen at work a few metres off the shore. This traditional method sees the fishermen perched upon a stilt embedded in the seabed as they work for their catch.

Enjoy a tour of the exotic city of Galle with its colonial architecture and UNESCO World Heritage-Listed sixteenth century fort.

Your Package Includes

Nightly five-star accommodation in properties ranging from a luxury eco-lodge to a beachfront hotel, including the award-winning Jetwing Vil Uyana and Jetwing Yala.

An incredible all-inclusive stay at the award-winning small luxury resort, Ceylon Tea Trails where every bungalow has its own housekeeper, chef, butler and houseboys. Here you will enjoy daily full cooked breakfast, morning tea, three-course lunch, high tea, a four-course dining experience, pre-dinner cocktails and canapés along with soft drinks and select alcoholic drinks.

Daily breakfast, five dinners and four lunches across the duration of the tour, including authentic Sri Lankan cuisine.

Return private transfers from Colombo Airport for your comfort and convenience.

One 60-minute massage to be enjoyed at the spa of the award-winning Vil Uyana during your trip.

Transport in private, air-conditioned vehicles throughout the duration of the tour.

The services of an English-speaking local tour guide throughout the itinerary, who will grant you access to insider local experiences.

Bottled water each day so you can stay refreshed as you explore.

Entrance fees to all of the sites mentioned.

Important Information

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What We Like

Sri Lanka is a rising star amongst the world’s most sought-after holiday destinations. Aside from dreamy beaches, it is rich with historic treasures, boasting eight UNESCO World-Heritage listed sites. 

Discover the sights of Sri Lanka in five-star style with this incredible tour tailored by the expert team at Luxury Escapes; the most convenient and luxurious way to travel. 

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Valid for select departure dates below:

Low
Season:
12 May 2018
26 May 2018
9 June 2018
23 June 2018
15 September 2018
29 September 2018
13 October 2018
27 October 2018

High Season:
14 April 2018
28 April 2018
10 November 2018
8 December 2018

All departure dates are subject to availability and early bookings are highly recommended.

Important: Please allow time for travelling from Australia. Flights are not included in your package and must be purchased separately. It is your responsibility to make your own travel arrangements and ensure that you arrive in Colombo on your chosen departure date.

Instant Booking: To secure your dates at purchase, click ‘Instant Booking’ and select your preferred package. Once your preferred package is selected you’ll click through to ‘Choose Your Dates of Travel’ and will be able to enter in your preferred check-in date.

The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged 18 years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise an additional single traveler surcharge will apply (see below for more information).

Single Traveller Surcharge: If travelling alone, you must purchase the Single Traveller package option. See the package options for further details.

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two people.

Tour includes accommodation in the base room type in the following hotels:

Jetwing Colombo Seven in Colombo (one night)
Jetwing Vil Uyana in Sigiriya (three nights)
Mahaweli Reach in Kandy (one night)
Ceylon Tea Trails (two nights)
Jetwing Yala in Yala (two nights)
Jetwing Lighthouse in Galle (two nights)

Allocated hotels are subject to availability and may be replaced with a similar hotel.

Please note, connecting rooms are not available.

Maximum tour capacity is 16 guests, minimum tour capacity is two guests.

Please note that on some religious holidays throughout the year, alcohol can not be served in public spaces. Should this happen to fall during your travel dates, please respect the local beliefs and refrain from drinking alcohol in public.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated) and menu options are subject to change.

Please note that alcoholic drinks, any meals not mentioned in the itinerary and personal expenses are not included.

Please note, tipping is not included and is at your own discretion (as a guide approx. $5-10 USD per person, per day is the industry standard).8-15

Arrival and departure transfers are only available on the first and last day of the tour. Any arrivals and departures outside of these days will need to be make their own arrangements to and from the airport.

Travel insurance is compulsory. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this voucher.

Before making a reservation, please ensure that the name on the reservation is the same as it appears on your passport. An error may result in a name change penalty or boarding being denied by the airline. Luxury Escapes accepts no responsibility for accuracy of name on the travel documents.

Travellers should have a basic level of physical fitness and mobility and must be able to negotiate uneven surfaces, climb stairs and board boats. Travellers are advised to check with their local health professional at least 45 days prior to departure, as some vaccinations require 30 days or more to be effective. Proof of vaccination is usually not required unless you are coming from an infected area.

Unforeseen rises in fuel prices, taxes and entrance fees may incur an additional charge with reasonable prior notice.

Please note that both men and women should be appropriately covered when visiting religious sites (shorts and sleeveless tops are not permitted). This rule is strictly upheld across all religious sites in Sri Lanka, especially at The Sacred Bo Tree, Stupas and the Temple of the Tooth.

Visitors are required to remove hats, caps, shoes and slippers when visiting religious sites, although many offer a secure facility at the entrance to leave your belongings for a small fee.

Strictly no refunds for this voucher for amendments and change of date.

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations.

Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash.

Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) flights are not included with this accommodation package.

Package cannot be split.

Offer only available for consecutive nightly stays.

Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas.

A visa may be required to the countries you are visiting and transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you are holding a current visa.

The value and comparative savings has been determined based on the 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.

All activities and services (including late checkout) are subject to availability.

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DAY 1: COLOMBO 
On arrival in Colombo, you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel. As most flights arrive into Colombo late in the evening, there are no activities scheduled for today and the evening is at your leisure.
Accommodation: Jetwing Colombo Seven

DAY 2: COLOMBO – PINNAWALA - SIGIRIYA
This morning we depart for Sigiriya, with a visit en route to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, which was founded in 1975 to house abandoned and wounded elephants. More than 65 elephants now reside here including baby elephants brought from various parts of the country and those born as a result of the captive breeding program. We continue on to Sigiriya arriving late afternoon where you have some time to unwind before your group dinner.
Accommodation: Jetwing Vil Uyana
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3: SIGIRIYA
This morning after breakfast we climb the fifth-century, UNESCO World Heritage-Listed Sigiriya rock fortress, also known as ‘Lion Rock’ due to the huge lion gateway that once stood at the entrance. On one of its stairways, frescoes which are the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting can be observed. 
Returning to the hotel in the late afternoon, the rest of the evening is at your leisure.
Accommodation: Jetwing Vil Uyana
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4: SIGIRIYA
This morning after breakfast we visit Dambulla with its rock temple dating back to the first century BC. The caves of Dambulla sheltered King Walagamba during his 14 years of exile from Anuradhapura. We enjoy a local lunch before we continue to Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka’s ancient capital featuring the Rock Temple and ancient palace ruins. Returning to the hotel in the late afternoon the rest of the evening is at your leisure.
Accommodation: Jetwing Vil Uyana
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5: SIGIRIYA – MATALE – KANDY
This morning we depart for Kandy, with a stop en route at the Spice Garden in Matale to discover the different spices Sri Lanka is famous for. We continue on to Kandy for a city tour incorporating Upper Lake Drive, the market square, the arts and crafts centre, the gem museum and the Temple of Tooth, the sacred temple home to the palm-leaf transcripts dating back to 1687. Kandy is rich with temples, shrines and monasteries and is an example of Buddhism's influence in Sri Lanka today.
Accommodation: Mahaweli Reach
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6: KANDY - HATTON
Today we enjoy a scenic drivey to Hatton, regarded as one of the most beautiful journeys in Sri Lanka. Witness green rolling hills and tea pickers at work in the tea plantations, and wave back at the school children waiting for the train to pass by as they cross over the rail tracks.
Arrive at Tea Trails, a cluster of colonial-era planters' bungalows packed with period furnishings. Each bungalow has its own housekeeper, chef, butler and houseboys – you'll feel like an honoured guest.
Accommodation: Ceylon Tea Trails
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7: HATTON
After breakfast, you can enjoy a morning “Tea Experience” with a visit to the plantations and factory. First introduced to the country in 1867 by Englishman James Taylor, today tea is Sri Lanka’s main export. You will be able to personally acquaint yourself with the art of tea plucking and learn about the full process from planting and varietal differences to the auction process and tasting.
The remainder of the day is at leisure. Relax in your bungalow or explore the local trails which wind through the tea gardens by mountain bike or on foot.
Accommodation: Ceylon Tea Trails
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8: HATTON - YALA NATIONAL PARK
This morning, head south-east from Hatton to Yala National Park (approx. 5 hrs). Stop on the way for lunch before arriving in Yala in the late afternoon and enjoy the evening at your leisure.
Accommodation: Jetwing Yala
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9: YALA 
This morning you enjoy an early morning jeep safari in the beautiful Yala National Park. Yala is the best location to sight and photograph the rare and remarkable leopards and other highlights of Yala include wild elephants, bears, wild boars, buffalos, deer, crocodiles and many species of birds. The National Park ranges from open parkland to jungle with waterholes, streams, small lakes and lagoons. Return to the hotel for breakfast and the rest of the day is at your leisure for your own discoveries, or to relax by the hotel’s pool or down by the beach – the choice is yours.
Accommodation: Jetwing Yala
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10: YALA – GALLE
We enjoy a stop en route to visit the Weligama stilt fishermen and watch them going about their daily routine. In chest-deep water just a few metres off the shore, the stilt fishermen perch on a single pole planted into the sea-bed. This is a common method of fishing amongst the locals in the Southern part of Sri Lanka.
Accommodation: Jetwing Lighthouse
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11: GALLE
The morning we enjoy a tour of Galle with its colonial architecture and UNESCO World Heritage-Listed sixteenth century fort. Before Colombo, Galle was the main seaport of Sri Lanka and houses the fort which was initially built by the Portuguese in 1619 and later further developed by the Dutch and the British. Spend the afternoon at your leisure before enjoying a final group dinner at the hotel in the evening.
Accommodation: Jetwing Lighthouse
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12: Tour ends
Your tour ends today with a transfer back to Colombo for your onward flight.
Meals: Breakfast

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