From (AUD)$5,295
Days17
Airfares included
The tropical island nation of Sri Lanka is befitting of its title ‘The Pearl of the Indian Ocean’. Be amazed at what the country has to offer from thrilling jeep rides, lush jungles, ancient temples, and tropical beaches to a vibrant culture that prides itself on a tradition of warm hospitality.
Group Size — Max 20
Tips — Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $200pp pre-paid
Transport — Boat, Coach, Jeep, Local train & Tuk tuk
No Hidden Extras

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
Visit Gradely Cinnamon Estate for a tour of the property and a delicious cinnamon-infused lunch.

Itinerary Sri Lankan Discovery

Itinerary

Day

Inclusions Sri Lankan Discovery

Inclusions

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
  • Take a fascinating journey through one of the oldest and largest of Sri Lanka’s ancient cities, Anuradhapura
  • Tour the secluded monastic ruins of Ritigala, located in a lush forest rarely visited by tourists
  • Visit the medieval capital of Polonnaruwa, the island's capital between the 11th and 13th century
  • Enjoy an afternoon jeep safari in Minneriya National Park searching for Sri Lankan wildlife including sambar deer, leopards and elephants
  • 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 for a short journey by train before continuing by road 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
  • Spend 2 nights relaxing on the coast in Weligama and see the famous Stilt Fisherman
  • Cruise the Madu River and visit the Moostone Mine
  • Enjoy lunch and a tour of Gradely Cinnamon Estate
  • Tour Sri Lanka's bustling capital of Colombo and stay in the historic Galle Face Hotel

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)
  • Train from Kandy to Gampola
  • Tipping Made Easy, $200pp pre-paid

Accommodation

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  • 15 nights in 3-5 star hotels

Properties include:

  • Jetwing Lagoon, Negombo
  • Habarana Village, Habarana
  • Cinnamon Citadel, Kandy
  • Grand Hotel, Nuwara Eliya
  • Cinnamon Wild, Yala
  • Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa, Weligama
  • Galle Face Hotel, Colombo

Hotels listed are an indication, and are subject to change without notice.

Meals

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  • 15 breakfasts, 2 lunches 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

Information Sri Lankan Discovery

Information

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 Lankan Discovery

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    
04 Sep 21
20 Sep 21
$5,495
Available
16 Oct 21
01 Nov 21
$5,495
Available
27 Nov 21
13 Dec 21
$5,995
Available
29 Jan 22
14 Feb 22
$6,295
Available
19 Feb 22
07 Mar 22
$6,295
Available
12 Mar 22
28 Mar 22
$6,295
Available
26 Mar 22
11 Apr 22
$6,295
Available
16 Apr 22
02 May 22
$5,795
Available
30 Apr 22
16 May 22
$5,295
Available
21 May 22
06 Jun 22
$5,295
Available
11 Jun 22
27 Jun 22
$5,295
Available
02 Jul 22
18 Jul 22
$5,695
Available
03 Sep 22
19 Sep 22
$5,495
Available
24 Sep 22
10 Oct 22
$5,495
Available
15 Oct 22
31 Oct 22
$5,495
Available
05 Nov 22
21 Nov 22
$5,995
Available
26 Nov 22
12 Dec 22
$5,995
Available

Additional Information

Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $200pp pre-paid
Single Supplement
From $1,650
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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