From (AUD)$5,895
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 — Min 6, Max 20
Tips — Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, from $200pp pre-paid
Transport — Boat, Coach, Jeep, Local train & Tuk tuk
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 Negombo Lagoon at sunset before enjoying a delicious BBQ dinner.
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 morning tea.

Itinerary Sri Lankan Discovery

Itinerary

Day

Inclusions Sri Lankan Discovery

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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Negombo and nature

  • Cruise the Negombo Lagoon at sunset
  • Enjoy a BBQ welcome dinner
  • Observe Negombo's local fish markets
  • Tour the cave temples of Dambulla

Ancient city ruins

  • Take a journey through the ancient city of Anuradhapura
  • Tour the monastic ruins of Ritigala
  • Visit the medieval capital of Polonnaruwa
  • Enjoy lunch with a local family in their own backyard

Sigiriya, safaris, spices and serene temples

  • Enjoy an afternoon jeep safari in Minneriya National Park searching for 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
  • Visit the Matale Spice Plantations

The cultural heart of Sri Lanka

  • 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

Unwind with a cup of Ceylon tea in Nuwara Eliya and enjoy the magnificent scenery

  • Learn about the tea-making process and sample Ceylon tea at a plantation
  • Join the locals and marvel at the stunning highland scenery for a short journey by train to Thalawakale Station
  • Visit the St. Clair and Devon Falls
  • Enjoy High Tea at the Grand Hotel

Safaris and the South Coast

  • Visit the Elephant Transit Home in Udawalawe
  • Enjoy a jeep safari in Yala National Park
  • Drive along the south coast to Galle and see the World Heritage-listed Dutch Fort
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Galle
  • Learn about endangered turtles at a local hatchery
  • Spend 2 nights on the coast in Weligama
  • See the famous Stilt Fisherman in Weligama
  • Cruise the Madu River and visit the Moonstone Mine
  • Visit the moving Tsunami Museum which remembers the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami

Cosmopolitan Colombo

  • Enjoy morning tea and a tour of Gradely Cinnamon Estate
  • Tour Sri Lanka's capital of Colombo
  • 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)
  • Local train from Nanu Oya to Thalawakale Station

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

Some things to note

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Please note:

  • During the dry season of September and October Yala National Park may be closed to visitors, should the park not be open during one of our departure dates our groups will visit an different park, such as Lunugamvehera National Park.
  • Women may need a head scarf to enter some mosques and temples, and wear modest clothing that covers knees and shoulders. Also, a good tip is to pack a spare pair of socks in your daypack, as sometimes shoes need to be removed when entering and the ground can be hot.

Optional Excursions 

  • All optional excursions are based on minimum participants and are subject to availability. The length of optional excursions advised is an approximate only. Optional excursions can be booked on tour directly with your Tour Director or guide. We recommend arranging the booking at the beginning of the tour to avoid disappointment. Please note some optional excursions may also be available on multiple or alternate days. Prices are a guide only and are subject to change without prior notice. Payment by cash is preferred as there are no guarantees that credit card facilities will be available. Please check with your Tour Director or guide locally for information relating to this. Credit card fees and exchange rates are at the discretion of your bank.

Information Sri Lankan Discovery

Information

Let's Talk Fitness

At Bunnik Tours, we pride ourselves on our ability to create unique, once in a lifetime small group tours that are filled with incredible experiences you might not be able to have on your own, or in a larger group. However, that does mean aspects of our itineraries can be challenging for some travellers.

We want to make sure all Bunnik Tours travellers enjoy their trip, not struggle through it, so let’s work together to ensure you’re on the right tour for your fitness level.

Fitness to Travel Requirements

Within seven days of making your booking, you will need to complete a Passenger Registration form, which also includes a fitness to travel declaration.

In this declaration, you must confirm you’re able to do the following:

  • Walk for a minimum of 2-3 hours daily at a group pace, on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid
  • Regularly walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  • Stand for extended periods of time without needing to sit down
  • Carry your own luggage
  • Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats
  • Drive along very bumpy, dirt and gravel roads for extended period of time

If you do not feel that you can confidently manage all of the requirements set out above, please work with our team of Travel Specialists to find an alternative that is better suited to your current level of fitness.

Please visit our Fitness to Travel page for full details on our fitness policy.

FITNESS TO TRAVEL

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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    
06 Jun 24
22 Jun 24
$5,595
On Request
18 Jul 24
03 Aug 24
$6,495
On Request
05 Sep 24
21 Sep 24
$5,895
Fully Booked
19 Sep 24
05 Oct 24
$5,895
Available
10 Oct 24
26 Oct 24
$5,895
Guaranteed Departure
31 Oct 24
16 Nov 24
$5,895
Guaranteed Departure
21 Nov 24
07 Dec 24
$6,395
Guaranteed Departure

Additional Information

Valid from
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth & Adelaide
Other departure cities
Please contact our office for applicable pricing
Booking Deposit
$500 per person
Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, from $200pp pre-paid
Single Supplement
From $1,775
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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