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Treasures of Sri Lanka

This document contains essential information that you need to prepare for, as well as information you will need during your holiday with us.

We ask that you read it carefully and that you take the document with you on your holiday. It contains information on visas, vaccinations, spending money, etc, as well as a detailed, day by day itinerary of your trip.

included

  • The services of our expert English-speaking local tour leader throughout the tour, and local guides at some sites.
  • Sightseeing (including entrance fees where applicable): ancient city of Anuradhapura; ancient city of Polonnaruwa; Dambulla Rock Temple caves.
  • Sightseeing (including entrance fees where applicable): Matale Spice Garden; World Heritage-listed Galle Fort; Yala National Park; and Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery.
  • Walk up to Mihintale – the birthplace of Sri Lankan Buddhism and Sigiriya (Lion Rock) fortress.
  • Bike ride to Dambalawewa Lake, Sri Lankan lunch included.
  • Visit to Kithulgala wilderness reserve including a swim and nature walk.
  • Guided walk to ‘World’s End’, Baker’s Fall and Horton Plains.
  • Sightseeing of Kandy including a visit to the Temple of the Tooth to witness the daily Thewawa ceremony.
  • Free time to explore Kandy and Nuwara Eliya.
  • Arrival transfer.

not-included

  • International flights
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Airport departure transfer
  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Other meals including most lunches and all dinners
  • Any optional tours and activities during free time
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Tips
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Camera fees (some places that we visit charge additional fees if you are entering with a camera or camcorder - your guide will advise on these and they can be paid for locally).
  • Daily budget

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Visas and Permits

Sri Lanka

Please note that visa requirements can and do change. It is essential that you confirm requirements with the nearest relevant embassy or check with your travel agent before you travel. From 1 January 2012, all foreign passport holders are required to obtain a visa prior to entry into Sri Lanka. The process is simple and the cost is US$20 as a standard for all countries for processing the visa prior to arrival. Those who arrive at the airport without a prior visa can also obtain one at your port of arrival. The fee for obtaining your visa on arrival is US$5 higher than obtaining it online. Note that free visa on arrival will continue until 31 March 2012 if you planned your trip prior to 31 December 2011. However, Singaporeans and Maldivians are not required to have a visa prior to arrival. The visa can be obtained as follows: Online by logging on to www.eta.gov.lk (detailed information and the visa forms are provided through this site). The information is available in many of key languages (English, Arabic, Russian, Japanese, German, Spanish, Chinese etc). The visa is provided within a day; On arrival (extra $5); or through your travel agent or local visa service such as www.visalink.com.au

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Many governments publish up-to-date travel advice for countries around the world. Information is gleaned from both local and international sources as well as ‘friendly’ governments, and the notices are often on the cautious side. Sometimes there will be conflicting information. For example, the Australian, UK and Canadian governments may agree on the nature of the advice; however, frequently they do not. And sometimes the views expressed by a particular government can be coloured by political considerations. We will monitor these travel advisories closely and may alter itineraries or cancel trips as a result. However, it is also your responsibility to stay informed and form a balanced view. We recommend that you visit the websites or contact the departments listed below. Unless otherwise stated, it is not normally the intention of the relevant government travel advice to dissuade you from travelling. Rather, it is to inform you of where and when you should exercise caution to avoid problems. Please also note that, as a responsible tour operator, we maintain constant links with our ground operators and your safety - at all times - is our paramount concern. You can check your government's latest travel advice at one of the links below:

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 

UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade

U.S. Department of State

New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Passport

Please ensure that you have a current passport well before travelling. It also needs an accurate photo and should be valid for at least six months after you are scheduled to return home. Also check that your airline tickets are in exactly the same name as your passport.

Insurance

Every Peregrine traveller is required to have comprehensive travel insurance. This covers you for medical costs associated with hospitalisation, emergency travel and repatriation back to your home country. You can arrange your own insurance or we can recommend a policy for you. Remember to bring a copy of your insurance policy with you so your tour leader can record the details at the pre-tour briefing. If you arrive at your destination without travel insurance, you'll need to organise this before you can continue on your Peregrine journey.

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Apart from having travel insurance and being in generally good health, some pre-holiday health preparation is advised. We strongly recommend you visit your doctor to discuss health requirements for your trip. They will advise you regarding the appropriate inoculations and in some places anti-malarial medication may also be required. Some vaccines need to be administered a few weeks before departure so allow plenty of time. Obtain a certificate of vaccination and carry this with you on this trip. A dental checkup is also highly recommended before departure.

Vaccinations

Vaccinations may be required or recommended for this trip so you should consult with your travel doctor to obtain the latest up-to-date information. It is your responsibility to ensure that you obtain any vaccinations or preventative medicines for the countries you are visiting – or any which may be required by your home country upon your return.

For travellers from Australia and New Zealand, we recommend the Travel Doctor-TMVC clinics (see www.traveldoctor.com.au or phone 1300 658 844 for an appointment in Australia). Travellers from countries other than Australia and New Zealand should contact similar organisations or their travel doctor for advice. General health and vaccination information is available to all travellers at
www.traveldoctor.com.au/travelreport. Some vaccines require more than one dose, so arrange for your visit at least 4-6 weeks before you travel.

Copies of key documents

We recommend that you photocopy the main pages of your passport, your airline ticket, itinerary, insurance policy, traveller's cheques and credit card. Keep one set of photocopies with you, separate from the originals. Leave one set of copies at home with family or friends. It is also worth taking some extra passport photos with you.

Fitness

You'll need to have a good level of fitness to enjoy the walks included in this itinerary. Although you can opt out of the walks, they add to the experience.

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General Packing List

Remember - the lighter you travel the better!A soft-sided duffel or sausage bag is the ideal form of luggage. A small or medium-sized backpack or dufel bag (45-50 litres) is another good option. It can get chilly between October and March in the hills and a warm jacket is recommended. When you pack your clothing, consider the climate at the time of year you are travelling and any specific requirements for your trip as at certain times of the year some of the items suggested in the list that follow may not be necessary. Laundry facilities are available in most destinations. Below is a list of equipment and documentation that we suggest you take with you. Please use this checklist as a guide when packing for your holiday.

  • Travel documents: passport, visa (if required), travel insurance, air tickets or e-ticket receipts, Trip Notes Photocopy of main passport pages, visa (if required), travel insurance and air tickets
  • Spare passport photos Money: cash/credit card/EFTPOS card Money belt Small padlocks Metal chain and padlock to secure luggage on overnight trains – additional precaution
  • Small first-aid kit (motion sickness tablets are highly recommended)
  • Daypack for use on day or overnight excursions Watch/alarm clock and torch/flashlight (and spare batteries)
  • Electrical adapter plug
  • Toiletries/roll of toilet paper/travel wipes
  • Insect repellent Sunscreen, lip balm, sunhat and sunglasses
  • Earplugs and eye mask (for light sleepers)
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses (if required) 2 strong plastic garbage bags (for laundry and in case of rain)
  • Refillable water bottle Phrase book Warm clothes - when travelling in cooler months (Oct-Mar) Wind and waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes with good walking socks
  • Camera and spare film (or recharge for digital cameras)
  • Binocular

money

Currency

Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan currency is the Rupee (LKR), which is divided into 100 cents.

Exchange rates

Refer to www.xe.com for current exchange rates.

Personal Expenses

India

The amount you spend largely depends on souvenir purchases. Your essential expenses are relatively small, as the majority of costs are included in the tour price. You will need money to cover departure taxes, meals not included in the itinerary, drinks, small purchases on the program such as sweets and chocolate. Please also allow for tipping of trekking, restaurant, and hotel staff, and for souvenirs, and for emergency funds in case of delays. It is better to come with more than you would expect to spend, and to end the trip with a surplus, rather than to be caught short.

Entrance

Entrance fees are included for all other sites visited as part of the itinerary. Any camera fees charged are not included. Sri Lanka also has a wealth of other historical attractions that you may wish to visit in your free time. Entrance fees to these are not included.

Airport Taxes

Sri Lanka

There is a plethora of taxes which apply to air travel these days. Many are now added onto the cost of your airline ticket and are effectively paid by you at the time you purchase your flights. It seems that the airport tax at Colombo, which was formerly 1000 Sri Lankan rupees, is now included in your international air ticket.

Tipping

Although the culture of tipping may not be part of your own culture, it is nonetheless part of the culture in this area of the world and it is often the way some people supplement their earnings. Tipping has become an accepted part of tourism in Asia. On our trips your tour leader can advise you on this matter; however, as a guideline we would recommend a tip of 5-10% in restaurants and US$1 to US$2 per person, per day for a local guide and driver. The bellboys at hotels will appreciate a small tip for carrying your bags. Taxi and rickshaw drivers do not expect a tip. If you are unhappy with a service, of course, you are under no obligation to leave a tip. However, if the service has been satisfactory, a tip is always appreciated....with a smile!

Tipping Kitty

Over the years we have found that many of our travellers find the need for tipping to be both tiresome and embarrassing, especially if they don't have the correct small change. To overcome this, we have established a tipping kitty system. At your group meeting, your tour leader may discuss the idea of running a group tipping kitty, whereby everybody contributes an equal amount and then your tour leader pays the tips while keeping a running record of all monies spent (except restaurant tips) The record can be checked at any time and any money remaining at the end of the tour returned to group members. Please remember that this kitty doesnt include a tip for your leader.

Tipping your Leader

Your tour leader works hard to ensure you have a great trip, so please don't hold back if you would like to reward them for their services. You can tip them individually or make a group presentation at the end of the tour. The suggested amount is US$3 per person per day.


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On arrival

Please ensure that we have been advised of your correct flight details into Colombo by either yourself or your travel agent. A representative will be there to meet your flight and transfer you to your hotel. If you cannot see your representative, please call our local operator (details on your itinerary) for assistance.

Hotel Check In / Check Out

Generally, your room will be available on Day 1 from around midday. Sometimes it may be available mid-morning but this is in no way guaranteed. If your flight is scheduled to arrive in the early morning you may have to wait until your room becomes available. Alternatively you can book one night's 'pre-tour accommodation' which will ensure that your room is ready whenever you arrive. Rooms must generally be vacated by 12 noon on your final day unless you have made prior arrangements with the hotel Reception. If you want to keep your room for longer you may have to pay an additional charge. Most hotels have a store-room should you wish to store your luggage after check-out.

Photo etiquette

If you want to take someone's photograph, please ask first . This is just normal courtesy and if you are refused permission please abide by that person's wishes. At certain ancient sites, and in most museums, photography (video or still) may be forbidden, or may incur an extra charge for camera-use. Do not take photos of buildings, structures and personnel of potential military significance (including airports, bridges, army barracks, and police stations).

Flexibility and patience

Travelling with us can provide you with some really rewarding travel experiences. Our tours visit countries where travel modes and lifestyles are often not as sophisticated as our own. There is also a laid-back attitude amongst workers and there will often seem to be huge amounts of red tape and bureaucracy when doing the simplest things. You will enjoy your trip much more if you slip into the rhythm of local life and are prepared to take things as they come.

A word on drugs

In most countries even the smallest quantity of an illegal substance is considered a very serious offence and can carry lengthy jail terms. Avoid any contact with illegal drugs. Don’t put yourself and others at risk and never carry bags or luggage for other people. Any person found to be carrying or using illegal drugs will be asked to leave the trip immediately without the right to any refund.


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Local Emergency Contacts 

In the case of a genuine crisis or emergency please contact Peregrine’s Sri Lanka office on +94 11 256 4584 during business hours or after hours on +94 716 105 296

Please note that the Homestay included in this program has very basic facilities.

Please note that there are some days where you will be travelling on winding roads. We recommend bringing motion sickness tablets if you are susceptible to motion sickness.

Yala National Park Closure - Historically Yala National Park has closed during September to early October due to drought and maintenance. It is likely this will be the case for coming years, however closures and dates are dependent upon weather and will be advised closer to departure. During this time passengers will visit the Uda Walawe National Park

 

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Treasures of Sri Lanka

Trip Length

Trip Code

15 days

PISL

 

Countries Visited

Sri Lanka

 

Start City

End City

Colombo/Negombo

Negombo/Colombo

PISL

 

Day 1: Colombo - Wattala

Accommodation: Pegasus Reef Hotel or similar, Wattala

Activities:

  • Upon arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport (the country's only international airport), you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Wattala, situated just north of Colombo.
  • Your airport representative will be waiting in the arrival hall, located after passing through the customs area. Look out for the signboard.
  • Although Colombo is the commercial capital and by far the largest city in Sri Lanka, it is still relatively small by Asian standards.
  • You will not stay in the capital itself, but in a place by the beach. Here, you can hire a bike to explore the town or relax on the beach and soak up the sun, sand and surf before heading off on your tour.

Day 2: Mihintale - Anuradhapura

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Galway Miridiya Lodge or similar, Anuradhapura

Activities:

  • After breakfast, you will proceed to Mihintale – the birthplace of Sri Lankan Buddhism. It was here that the King of Anuradhapura was deer hunting when he met Mahinda, and was converted to Buddhism in 247 BC.
  • Mihintale is therefore regarded as the cradle of Buddhism in Sri Lanka; as a result there are a number of pagodas, monasteries and caves worth visiting. To reach the site, you will need to climb 1840 stone steps, but you will be rewarded at the top with absolutely spectacular views over the surrounding plains.
  • A 20-minute drive takes you to the ancient city of Anuradhapura, built in the 3rd century BC, it was the capital of the Sinhalese people for 1000 years from the 4th century BC, despite frequent invasions from southern India.
  • Today you will see the largest and most important ancient site in Sri Lanka, there are a wealth of old palaces, temples, 'dagobas' (Buddhist monument) and Buddha statues to explore, covering a huge area.
  • The most visited part is the sacred Bodhi tree. It is believed to be a direct descendant of the tree where Buddha gained enlightenment, growing from a sapling that was found at the original tree. Sangamitta, the daughter of the great Indian emperor, Ashoka, who had sent his own son, Arahath Mahinda, to spread Buddhism in Sri Lanka, brought the sapling from India. It is one of the most important pilgrimage places in the country. (Driving time: approximately 6½ hours)

Day 3: Giritale - Polonnaruwa

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch

Accommodation: Royal Lotus or similar, Polonnaruwa

Activities:

  • Today you will take to bikes and cycle at a leisurely pace through a series of small villages to Dambalawewa Lake.
  • Please note that you will receive the best available bikes, but these are not of a great standard and are certainly not comparable to those that you might be used to at home. Please don't expect a deluxe model!
  • Along the way you will pass many locals washing their clothes in the huge tanks (man-made lakes) - a very colourful spectacle. You should see plenty of bird life including egrets, brahminy kites, kingfishers and bulbuls.
  • You will enjoy a traditional Sri Lankan lunch today in a village. Your overnight accommodation is in a hotel on the banks of the picturesque Giritale Lake, located near the ancient city of Polonnaruwa. (Driving time: approximately 2 hours)

Day 4: Polonnaruwa

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Royal Lotus or similar, Polonnaruwa

Activities:

  • After breakfast you will explore the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, with its immense Buddhas statues carved from the rock. This ancient city is a delight to wander through. Although not as important historically as Anuradhapura, the remains are better preserved and there are some truly awe-inspiring monuments to be seen.
  • Some of the most impressive monuments are the massive carvings of Buddha, hewn out of bare rock. It is not difficult to take a step back in time here and imagine life as it must have been almost a thousand years ago.
  • The city itself was established when the Sinhalese moved their capital from Anuradhapura to Polonnaruwa in the early 12th century.
  • Later in that century, the city experienced its heyday under the ruling of Parakramabahu. He went on a building spree, constructing the huge lake and the many large buildings and parks that you will visit.
  • In the evening you will have the chance to enjoy an optional elephant-back safari at Habarana before returning to the hotel.

Day 5: Sigiriya - Dambulla - Kandy

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Topaz or similar, kandy

Activities:

  • After breakfast you will continue to Sigiriya, an extraordinary citadel built on top of an immense rock. King Kassapa who killed his father and feared retribution, built this virtually impenetrable structure in 471AD.
  • It's a challenging walk to the terrace, which sits beneath enormous carved lion paws (remnants of the lion façade that once protruded from the edifice). A further walk to the summit offers great views as you explore the ponds and structures that cover the top of the rock. The interesting 1500-year-old frescoes are remarkably well preserved.
  • You will then continue your journey to Dambulla, where you will visit Dambulla Rock Temple - a series of five caves that is home to some fascinating rock art and many Buddha statues.
  • Carved out of the rock, this extensive series of caves are covered from floor to ceiling with extraordinarily well-preserved frescoes depicting all kinds of Buddhist imagery.
  • The complex is the largest of its kind in the world and the biggest cave is over 50 metres long. The caves have been places of worship for more than 2000 years, although the frescoes have been added at various times through the ages.
  • From there you will travel to Kandy, via Matale Spice Garden, where many of Sri Lanka's world-famous spices are grown.
  • Sri Lanka has a long history of producing spices. The climate required for production of many crops is actually quite restrictive and only a small area of the country offers ideal conditions.
  • At these small roadside gardens, a local specialist will guide you through the many varied plants and explain their uses. Some species, like cinnamon, coffee, and vanilla you might be familiar with, but slightly more obscure varieties with interesting ayurvedic uses, you may not. In the evening you will enjoy a Sri Lankan cultural show in Kandy. (Driving time: approximately 4½ hours)

Day 6: Kandy

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Topaz or similar, kandy

Activities:

  • While Kandy is the 2nd largest city in the country after Colombo and capital of the central hill regions, it is a peaceful and attractive place. There are plenty of scenic walks through the hills and forests that surround the town as well as along the lake that forms its centre.
  • You will start your day with a city tour. In the heart of the town is the Temple of the Tooth (Dalada Maligawa), the most important shrine in the country, which houses a relic of a tooth of Buddha taken from his funeral pyre in 543 BC.
  • It is renowned for its daily 'Thewawa' ceremony. Each evening, the day's worship culminates when the casket containing the tooth relic is put on display for devotees who have travelled from all over the Buddhist world.
  • Sri Lanka's most famous festival (the Esala Perahera) takes place in Kandy every July or August. Unfortunately the exact dates are not known more than a couple of weeks in advance, as the most auspicious dates must be obtained from an astrologer.
  • This is one of the most amazing festivals to witness with thousands of dancers and performers and hundreds of elephants marching through the town. (Please ensure that you wear long pants or a long dress when visiting the temple out of respect to the local community).
  • You will also visit the world-class botanical gardens and the local market. There will be plenty of free time to explore this pretty town on your own.

Day 7: Kitulgala

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Kithulgala Rest House or similar, Kitulgala

Activities:

  • The river's clear water is born in the heart of the peak wilderness reserve and tumbles through a rocky gorge just above Kitulgala. As the river widens, you will pass the scenic area that was used as a location in the Academy Award-winning movie ''The Bridge Over the River Kwai'', which was filmed here in 1956.
  • This is a great place to jump in for a refreshing swim.
  • In the evening you will enjoy a pleasant nature walk at Kitulgala. (Driving time: approximately 3 hours)

Day 8: Nuwara Eliya

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Windsor Hotel or similar, NuwaraEliya

Activities:

  • After travelling over Ramboda Pass, surrounded by green hills covered with tea, you will reach Nuwara Eliya - an old British hill station. Nuwara Eliya itself dates back to British times, officials and planters headed here in summer to escape the heat of the plains.
  • There are great views over surrounding hills and the town lies in the shadows of Pidurutalagala - Sri Lanka's highest mountain. You will have a free afternoon to do your own exploration.
  • Whilst the colonial charm in the main part of town has faded somewhat, it can still be seen in some of the old hotels like the Grand, where you can take afternoon tea.
  • Another place to try is the colonial Hill Club. There may also be time to take a short optional hike to the picturesque Lover's Leap Waterfall, from where there are good views out over the town. (Driving time: approximately 3 ½ hours, plus 1 hour transfer to hotel)

Day 9: World's End - Beragala

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch

Accommodation: Melheim Resort or similar, Beragala

Activities:

  • You will rise early and take a packed lunch on a hike along the hilly slopes through montane forests and tea plantations to World's End. Here the ground drops beneath your feet and there are stunning views out across the plains.
  • The landscape of Horton Plains is unlike anything else in Sri Lanka – in fact it is more reminiscent of the landscape in Scotland.
  • At 2500 metres, the area is frequently shrouded in cloud and mist and is only sparsely covered with vegetation. There are sambar deer as well as a number of leopards.
  • World's End itself offers magnificent views – the ground drops beneath your feet and the lowlands are visible 1000 metres below. Over 50 kilometres away the Indian Ocean can sometimes be seen - keep your fingers crossed for a clear day.
  • You will hike along pathways enjoying stunning views of the plains as you wind your way to see Baker’s Falls and World’s End.
  • Hike back to the main entrance of Horton Plains and drive back through cloud forests and remote villages to Haputale, and then to Beragala where a breathtaking view is offered at your resort.

Day 10: Kataragama

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Mandara Rosen Hotel or similar, Kataragama

Activities:

  • After an early breakfast, you will commence a hike from Belagala which takes approximately one hour. During the hike you will enjoy the panoramic view of the dry zone from the hill country.
  • At one point you will experience a panoramic 360⁰ view of Horton Plains, the mountain range, coastal plain, a few lakes and a dagoba. You’ll be picked up by a vehicle and continue to Athuthusevena in time to witness feeding of the baby elephants.
  • On the way, you will stop at Diyaluma Falls, which is the 2nd highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. (Driving time: approximately 4 hours).

Day 11: Yala National Park - Galle

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Lady Hill or similar, Galle

Activities:

  • Yala National Park is the largest in Sri Lanka and home to all the big mammals found in the country. Elephant, leopard, sloth bear, spotted deer (chital), wild boar and sambar deer all inhabit the park, as with all wildlife experiences though, the sightings of some species depend on a degree of good fortune.
  • Apart from the lager species, small mammals such as black-naped hare, grey mongoose, ruddy mongoose, striped-necked mongoose, grey Langur and porcupine are also common.
  • The park is also famous for its abundant bird life, with over 140 species recorded so far within its boundaries. These birds include hawk-eagle, crested serpent eagle, Malabar pied hornbill, jungle fowl, painted stork, white ibis and black-necked stork.
  • After your sojourn in Yala National Park, you will then proceed to Galle. Galle was once the chief port of Sri Lanka. It is still well known for handmade lace.
  • Here you can visit the World Heritage-listed Galle Fort (spanning 90 acres), which was originally built by the Portuguese and later extended by the Dutch in 1663. (Driving time: approximately 4 hours)
  • Please note: Yala National Park will be closed for the month of September 2013 – instead passengers will visit the Uawalawe National Park.

Day 12-13: Kalutara

Meals included: 2 breakfasts

Accommodation: Hibiscus Beach Hotel or similar

Activities:

  • You will be transferred to Kalutara today, visiting the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery en route, where you will see several species of turtles. A number of of these species, especially the hawksbill, are endangered. Most vulnerable of all are their eggs, which are left uncovered on beaches all around the coast.
  • You will stay at a beachside resort on Sri Lanka’s beautiful south-west coast. Here you will have the opportunity to relax on a beautiful sandy beach and perhaps enjoy a swim in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and basically unwind in this tropical haven. (Driving time: approximately 1½ hours)

Day 14: Colombo

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Sapphire or similar, Colombo

Activities:

  • In the morning, you can choose to partake in a two hour yoga session, or a perhaps go for a swim or walk though the surrounding forest and village. You will then return to Colombo around lunchtime. After arriving in Colombo you will check in at the hotel. You may like to enjoy an optional night on the town tonight to celebrate the end of the trip. (Driving time: approximately 3 hours)

Day 15: Colombo

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Activities:

  • Your trip will come to an end in Colombo this morning after breakfast. Check out time is usually between late morning and midday, but may vary. If your flight leaves in the evening you may wish to book additional accommodation so you have a room until departure. Your tour leader will be on hand to assist with transfers to the airport. These are not included, but can be booked through your travel agent or us.

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The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please keep this in mind when you read it and check with us if you want to be sure about something. The document was correct at time of printing, but you can check online for the most up to date version.  If you have any queries, please contact us. We are here to help you!

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Last Updated

9 April 2014

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