From (AUD)$7,445
Days17
Airfares included
Traverse the Pearl of the Indian Ocean in style on this luxurious journey through one of Asia’s best kept secrets. Be welcomed with arms wide open by the locals, marvel at the lush green jungle landscape from atop Lion Rock, meet the resident wildlife, sip on tea in Nuwara Eliya and stay in some of Sri Lanka’s most highly regarded properties along the way.
Group Size — Max 20
Tips — Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $200pp pre-paid
Transport — Boat, Coach, Jeep & Local train
No Hidden Extras

Enjoy an early morning trip to the Negombo fish markets when they are full of life with vendors voicing their prices and buyers trying to score a bargain.

Visit the medieval capital of Polonnaruwa. Brimming with archaeological treasures, discover the well-preserved ruins of palaces, stupas, bathing pools and exquisite rock sculptures of Buddha.

Explore the famous rock fortress of Sigiriya - ‘Lion Rock’. Built by King Kasyapa in the 5th century, this impressive site is located on top of a vast 200-metre-high granite rock, some 750 steps up.

Stop at the stunning Cave Temples of Dambulla, built by King Valagamba in the 1st century BC. This stunning temple complex houses approximately 150 statues and paintings of Buddha.

Special Experiences

Cruise along the calm waters of the jungle-fringed Gin Oya River at sunset before joining a local family for a BBQ dinner on the banks of the river.
Visit a local village near Sigiriya and be welcomed into a local home for a traditional lunch.
Spend time at the Elephant Transit Home in Udawalawe and learn about its rehabilitation program.
Navigate the hustle and bustle of Colombo’s streets during a tour of the city in open-top World War II Jeeps.

Deluxe Experiences

Heritance Negombo – Stay in the superior Heritance Negombo with the Indian Ocean on your doorstep.
Water Garden Sigiriya – With Sigiriya Rock acting as the perfect backdrop, enjoy pure tranquillity at the luxurious Water Garden Sigiriya Hotel.
Jetwing Kandy – Nestled by the waters of the Mahaweli River, enjoy the opulence of the Jetwing Kandy Hotel.
Grand Hotel – Be transported back to Nuwara Eliya’s colonial past during a stay at the opulent Grand Hotel that dates back to 1891.
Jetwing Yala – Relax in pure luxury at the contemporary Jetwing Yala, nestled between Yala National Park and the Indian Ocean.
Le Grand Hotel – With views of the famous Galle Fort from the large outdoor swimming pool, enjoy a modern stay at the superior Le Grand Hotel.
Shangri-La Hotel – Towering high above Colombo, luxury awaits at the elegant Shangri-La Hotel.

Itinerary Sri Lanka In-Style

Itinerary

Day

Inclusions Sri Lanka In-Style

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Sightseeing

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  • Cruise the beautiful Gin Oya River, surrounded by lush vegetation, while listening to the amazing bird sounds as the evening breaks.
  • Join a local family for a hosted barbecue on the banks of the river.
  • Observe Negombo's everyday life at the local fish markets.
  • Tour the serene cave temples of Dambulla, filled with hundreds of hand-carved statues and hand-painted frescoes.
  • Tour the secluded monastic ruins of Ritigala, located in a lush forest rarely visited by tourists.
  • Enjoy an afternoon jeep safari in Minneriya National Park searching for Sri Lankan wildlife including sambar deer, leopards and elephants.
  • Visit the medieval capital of Polonnaruwa, the island's capital between the 11th and 13th century.
  • Tour the ancient rock fortress of Sigiriya.
  • Visit a typical home in a Sri Lankan village for lunch.
  • Visit the Coconut House and see how a local family utilises every element of a coconut tree.
  • Visit the Matale Spice Plantations, growing a variety of spices such as cinnamon, pepper and nutmeg.
  • Tour the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy.
  • Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya.
  • Enjoy a cultural show and local traditional Kandyan dance performance including the cobra dance and mask dance.
  • Join the locals and marvel at the stunning highland scenery as we travel by train from Kandy to the colonial city of Nuwara Eliya, winding through lush countryside and tea plantations.
  • Learn about the tea-making process and sample some high-grade Ceylon tea at a plantation.
  • Visit the St. Clair and Devon Falls, just outside Nuwara Eliya.
  • Enjoy High Tea at the Grand Hotel.
  • Visit the Elephant Transit Home in Udawalawe.
  • Enjoy a jeep safari in Yala National Park, with one of the highest density leopard populations in the world.
  • Drive along the stunning south coast to the great walled city of Galle and see the World Heritage-listed Dutch Fort. Enjoy a walking tour of Galle.
  • Learn about the endangered leatherhead and loggerhead turtles at a local hatchery.
  • See the famous Stilt Fishermen at Weligama.
  • Cruise the Madu River and visit the Moostone Mine.
  • Tour Sri Lanka's bustling capital of Colombo.
  • Embark on a tour of Colombo’s streets in open-top World War II Jeeps.

Travel

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  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Sri Lanka. Taxes included
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles (excluding jeep-safari vehicle)
  • Local scenic train from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya
  • Tipping Made Easy, $200pp pre-paid

 

Accommodation

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  • 15 nights in 5 star specialty luxury hotels and resorts including:
    • 2 night stay at the Heritance Negombo, Nebombo
      • With the Indian Ocean on its doorstep, The Heritance Negombo offers guests a deluxe experience. The highlight of this hotel is its large outdoor pool nestled amongst palm trees with views out to the ocean. The hotel also boasts seven different dining options. Guest rooms are contemporary and full of natural light for a superior stay.
    • 4 night stay at the Water Garden, Sigiriya
      • Sigiriya Rock acts as the perfect backdrop to the luxurious Water Garden Sigiriya Hotel. Impeccable manicured gardens are and abundance at the hotel and can be explored by buggy. The hotel boasts an outdoor swimming pool, spa, restaurant and bar that complement the opulent guest villas.
    • 2 night stay at the Jetwing Gallery, Kandy
      • Nestled away from the hustle and bustle of Kandy’s city centre, and overlooking the Mahaweli River, is the opulent Jetwing Gallery. Surrounded by greenery and nature, the hotel’s infinity pool is the perfect place to unwind. The spacious guest rooms ensure a pleasant stay in this part of Sri Lanka.
    • 2 night stay at the Grand Hotel, Nuwara Eliya
      • Be transported back to Nuwara Eliya’s colonial past during a stay at the opulent Grand Hotel that dates back to 1891. The former residence of the governor of Sri Lanka, Sir Edward Barnes, the hotel boasts elegantly furnished rooms, a panoramic bar, luxurious pool and spa, and elegant high tea served on manicured lawns.
    • 2 night stay at the Jetwing Resort, Yala
      • The best of Sri Lanka’s hospitality and wildlife collide at Jetwing Yala. Situated on the edge of Yala National Park, the luxurious resort is nestled between the Indian Ocean and the untamed landscape of the national park. Guests can relax in pure luxury in the hotel that boasts an outdoor swimming pool, deluxe spa and contemporary décor.
    • 2 night stay at the Le Grand, Galle
      • Overlooking the Galle Fort, the Le Grand Galle offers a modern luxurious oasis in this historic destination. World-class service, modern décor and a relaxing atmosphere combine to offer an ultra-luxurious stay. The property boasts superior amenities including an outdoor swimming pool with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, a pool side bar, relaxing spa and more.
    • 1 night stay at the Shangri-la Hotel, Colombo
      • Luxury awaits at the Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo. Towering high above the city in the business district, the Shangri-La offers guests a superior stay with elegant décor, spacious rooms, a large outdoor pool, and direct access to the city’s premier One Galle Face Mall. It’s central location means exploring Colombo is a breeze.

Meals

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  • 15 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 13 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

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  • English-speaking national guide throughout (based on a min. of 7 passengers)
  • English-speaking locally based guides

Porterage

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  • Porterage included where available

Some things to note

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Optional Excursions

  • Bunnik Tours has a small number of optional excursions that may be available to you on your small group tour. These are based on special-interest activities that don't always appeal to everyone, meaning they're truly optional. To view our optional excursions in Asia click here.

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Let's Talk Fitness

 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging.

We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.

At Bunnik Tours our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding.

Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.

Our tours include:

  1. Generous amounts of free time
  2. Lots of walking
  3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation

In some regions travellers can also expect:

  1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
  2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Ethiopia
  3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Rwanda, Guatemala, Mexico and Costa Rica
  4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:

  1. Be able to walk 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  3. Stand for 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
  4. Carry their own luggage
  5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats

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Dates & Prices Sri Lanka In-Style

Dates & Prices
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*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

Start Date End Date Tour Price
Per person
twin share
Status    
09 Sep 21
25 Sep 21
$7,445
On Request
11 Nov 21
27 Nov 21
$7,645
On Request
03 Feb 22
19 Feb 22
$7,945
On Request
03 Mar 22
19 Mar 22
$7,945
On Request

Additional Information

Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $200pp pre-paid
Single Supplement
From $2,750
Visa Information

You may need to obtain visas for this tour. Please check with your travel agent for further details. For Australian passport holders you may wish to visit our Passports and Visas page here for indicative information on what may be required.

Terms & Conditions

All prices shown are per person based on twin share. Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change. Please call for more details. View our full terms & conditions here.

Taxes
Total cost includes air taxes

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