Iconic Sri Lanka: Culture and Safari in Style

Our most sophisticated Sri Lankan offering, this rich itinerary fascinates by day while offering the most stylish hotels in the region by night.

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Sri Lanka: Drink It In

An emerging destination in world travel, the small island country of Sri Lanka offers an amazing variety of experiences in close proximity. This iconic itinerary includes some of the region's most fascinating sites and opportunities such as witnessing a private indigenous martial arts demonstration, meditating with monks, participating in an alms-giving ceremony, and taking a wild elephant boat safari. The hotels in this program are exquisite, sometimes off the beaten path, yet always stylish. One, a nature lodge, is more rustic than the others yet included so you can experience the very best in wildlife viewing.
 
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Travel Curator’s Insights:

    -Visit Dambulla Cave Temple built directly into the side of a mountain and housing treasured Buddhist antiquities.
    -Choose your own day in the charming town of Kandy where you might witness traditional brass making or batiking, learn the basics of Kandian dancing and drumming, or visit the Temple of the Tooth which holds the sacred tooth relic of Buddha, among other options.
    -Experience more of Sri Lanka than you would on other programs with this expert operator who has been in the region for over 34 years.

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Itinerary 

Day 1: Ayubowan & Welcome to Sri Lanka!
Upon disembarking from your flight you will be guided through immigration formalities and escorted to the reserved Silk Route Lounge. Here, you will meet a member of our team and will be introduced to your National Guide, who will accompany you throughout your stay in Sri Lanka. Refreshments will be served at the lounge while your luggage is collected from the belt and taken through customs on your behalf by the staff at the airport. Once your luggage has been cleared through customs and delivered to the lounge, porters will accompany you through a special VIP track to your private vehicle. You will then take a 20-minute drive to your hotel and check in for a much-deserved rest. Meals on your own today.
Accommodation: The Wallawwa (Garden Suite) - Kotugoda

The Wallawwa: Set in 200-year-old tropical gardens just 15-minutes’ drive from Sri Lanka’s main international gateway, our award-winning 18-bedroom country house hotel with gourmet food, jungle pool and heavenly spa, carved out of an atmospheric 18th century manor house, exudes style and serenity.

Day 2: Kotugoda / Anuradhapura
This morning after breakfast, check out and take a 3.5-hour drive to Anuradhapura, the ancient capital of Sri Lanka and undoubtedly the grandest city of the ancient Ceylon. It is also the home of two World Heritage sites. We arrive at the village of Thirappane, just before Anuradhapura and check in at the Ulagalla Resort, our home for the next two nights. There will be time after check-in to relax and get settled. If interested, the resort offers several activities including a local village walk, bird watching and boat rides on the lake.

Later this afternoon, we visit Ruwanweliseya Stupa and Sri Maha Bodhiya (sacred bo tree) at sunset to witness the evening Buddhism Festival and mingle with the with devotees. The temple is built around the oldest documented tree in the World dating over 2000 years, and revered as the sacred Bodhi Tree under which Buddha attained enlightenment in India. Abandoned after an invasion in the late 10th century, this pilgrimage site is home to the remains of palaces, monasteries and temples. Breakfast and Dinner included.
Accommodation: Ulagalla (Pool Villa) - Anuradhapura

Ulagalla: With a touch of traditional elegance, the Ulagalla offers you a unique experience of luxury amidst a natural, remote, and uninhabited environment. A gem among boutique hotels, it is nestled in a sprawling 58-acre lush green garden with a 150-year-old mansion at its center. Interposed within this natural habitat, there are 25 villas with private pools designed to maintain the ecological balance of the surroundings.

Day 3: Anuradhapura
Today you will have the full at leisure to explore the many sites in and around Anuradhapura: 

  • Option 1:  Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Anuradhapura followed by Mihintale and a Private Meditation Session with a Local Monk | Full Day Touring Option (includes lunch)

  • Option 2: Private Safari Game Drive at Wilpattu National Park | Afternoon Touring Option. 

Breakfast and Dinner included this day.

Accommodation: Ulagalla (Pool Villa) - Anuradhapura

Day 4: Anuradhapura / Ritigala / Sigiriya
Today we proceed towards Ritigala, approximately an hour’s drive, where we are invited to the remote village of “Pattikara Maduwa” for a private demonstration of Sri Lanka's indigenous Martial Arts; Angampora. Meet Master Sumedha, the finest exponent in this ancient defense form. Master Sumedha is renowned for his healing skills and predicting the future with the President of Sri Lanka amongst his followers.

Following this, we visit Ritigala, an ancient Buddhist monastery and mountain in Sri Lanka, whose ruins and rock inscriptions date back to the 1st century BC.  We have the privilege to walk around the monastery in silence before participating in a traditional Almsgiving Ceremony for resident monks, who have one meal a day in the mid-morning. Afterwards, depart for Sigiriya, a drive of just under 45 minutes. Breakfast and Dinner included.
Accommodation: Water Garden (Superior Deluxe Villa with Plunge Pool) - Sigiriya

Water Garden: Welcome to Water Garden Sigiriya where luxury meets nature surrounded by lakes & water streams. The breathtakingly beautiful Sigiriya hotel boasts a modern day water harvesting design revisiting the 2,000 year old water garden on Sigiriya Rock.

Day 5: Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa - Sigiriya
This morning, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Sigiriya. After an ancient prince killed his father to claim the throne, he was forced to flee to his pleasure palace and convert it into a fortress to guard against his opposition. The spectacular citadel of Sigiriya built on a giant rock rises sheer and impregnable out of the plains below. A moat, rampart and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock and the frescoes of the 'Heavenly Maidens' of Sigiriya. 


Please Note: to reach the top of Sigiriya Rock,there are nearly 1,200 steep and narrow stone steps up and then down. There are handrails in place. Anybody in reasonably good condition will be able to venture to the top and it's certainly worth the effort. The experience takes approximately 90 minutes to three hours depending on the pace at which you wish to ascend.

Next, we take an hour’ drive via pleasant tropical countryside and paddy cultivations arriving in the ancient Polonnaruwa Kingdom. On arrival in Polonnaruwa, we enjoy a traditional home cooked Sri Lankan meal at a rural café, prepared using wood fire, clay pots. Indulge in the various aromas and flavours that go into these local dishes.

After lunch, we proceed to the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Polonnaruwa. Polonnaruwa was the second capital of Sri Lanka ruled by King Vijayabahu after the destruction of Anuradhapura in 993. Apart from the Brahminic monuments built by the Cholas, the site is comprised of monumental ruins of the fabulous 'garden-city' created by Parakramabahu I in the 12th century. Here, one can still view the ruins of the Royal Palace, the Gal Viharaya, the Audience Hall, the Lotus Bath, King Parakramabahu's statue and the Parakrama Samudraya lake. There are also several sites devoted to worship including the Shiva Temple, Lankathilake, Watadage, Galpotha, and Kiri Vehera as
well as the ruins of the Temple of the Tooth Relic. If interested, you can choose to explore this site on bicycles. All meals included this day.

Option: you could choose Minneriya National Park for a private safari. Famous for its large wild herds of elephants that congregate on the edge of rivers and reservoirs to bathe and socialize, it's one of the best parks in Sri Lanka to see wild elephants.

Accommodation: Water Garden (Superior Deluxe Villa with Plunge Pool) - Sigiriya

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Day 6: Sigiriya / Dambulla / Gal Oya
Journey towards Gal Oya. On route, stop by the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Dambulla Cave Temple, known for its richly painted cave temples. Dambulla is a vast isolated rock mass and it was here that King Valagamba took refuge from invasions in the 1st century BC, later turning the caves into a rock temple. Some of its frescoes are over 2,000 years old. Another highlight is a colossal figure of the recumbent Buddha carved out of the living rock, some 15 meters long. The caves have a mixture of religious and secular paintings and sculptures with ceiling frescoes depicting scenes from Buddha's life and Sinhalese history.

Please Note: to reach Dambulla Caves, there is a short, but fairly steep incline with over 300 steps. We will use a special entrance in the back to alleviate the upward climb, but you will make the walk down the nearly 300 steps to the main entrance and exit of Dambulla. Anybody in reasonably good fitness condition will be able to visit this site without issue.

Continue to the “Eco-Rustic” Gal Oya Lodge. Once at the lodge, meet your personalized naturalist guide who will accompany you throughout your stay at Gal Oya. After lunch and a little time to relax and get settled into your new accommodations, enjoy a nature walk around the wetlands  surrounding the lodge. There are innumerable species of birds calling the lake home, and if you are lucky, you might even encounter a wild elephant.
Accommodation: Gal Oya Lodge

Gal Oya Lodge: Gal Oya Lodge is a unique Sri Lanka ecolodge spread across 20 acres of private jungle. Take your time enjoying this natural paradise through the experiences we offer, which include a walk with our Vedda neighbours, one of the last remaining communities of the forest-dwelling, indigenous people of Sri Lanka.

Day 7: Gal Oya
This morning, you will have an early wake-up call (approximately 05:30 AM) with some time to enjoy a coffee and a cup of tea before departing on your private morning jeep safari in Gal Oya National Park. Your expert naturalist guide will help you spot a wide array of wildlife including, but not limited to some very rare and endemic birds as well as wild elephant, boar, jackal, monkeys, spotted deer and even the rare sloth bear. Beyond the wildlife, the scenery in this area is truly spectacular.

Enjoy a packed picnic breakfast on the sandy banks of the mighty Nigala river which famously flows under a huge boulder field before continuing your game drive and returning to the lodge for lunch. Be sure to pack your bathing suits as you will have an opportunity to take a swim in the crystal clear, refreshing waters that many resident elephants also enjoy from time to time.

Around 02:00 PM, depart with your guide for Gal Oya Lake, the country's largest lake. Gal Oya is the only place in Sri Lanka where safaris can be conducted by boat. It gives a unique and special perspective whilst watching animals as they come to the water's edge to drink and forage along the shore. Here you will board your private boat for a boat safari. This is a great opportunity to observe the wildlife from the water, including crocodiles, deer, elephants and many rare and endemic species of birds. You may even be lucky enough to see elephants swimming between islands or bathing at the lake's edge. As the sun sets, return to the lodge for a relaxing evening and dinner. All meals included.
Accommodation: Gal Oya Lodge

Day 8: Gal Oya / Kandy
Following a morning at leisure, begin your journey towards Kandy. Kandy was the last bastion of Buddhist political power against the colonial invasion. This hill station is remarkable for the natural beauty of its setting in a peaceful wooded valley overlooking a vast artificial lake. The palace, shrines and British period buildings give it a special character, while Buddha's Tooth Relic lends a religious importance to the historic highland capital.

Later this afternoon, visit the impressive Royal Botanical Gardens, formerly the pleasure place of the Kandyan kings, along with your host Mr. Bandara Palipana, an expert in botany. The Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens are the largest of the botanical gardens in Sri Lanka and the finest of its kind in Asia. In the Mediterranean climate of Kandy, the gardens are at an elevation of 460-meters above sea-level, tightly bounded on three sides by the loop of the River Mahaweli (Great Sandy River), Sri Lanka's largest river. Before it was decreed a Botanical Garden, it was a pleasure garden in the days of the kings of Kandy. Then during WWII the gardens were the headquarters of the allied command for the pacific. Day includes Breakfast.
Accommodation: Kings Pavilion (Junior Suite) - Kandy

Kings Pavillion: Perfectly placed in the cozy confines of the misty mountains and verdant forestlands, Kings Pavilion transports you back to an era of bliss; a time when great kings ruled the central highlands of Sri Lanka. Bringing you a profound sense of peace with its luxurious offerings, this Kandy hotel, lets you slip into a sense of serenity and lets you enjoy the retreat that you have been longing for.

Day 9: Kandy Your Way
Today you will have the full at leisure to explore the many highlights of Kandy via these options:

  • Option 1: Visit to a local artists home via a working Tea Plantation to learn about the handicraft and batik trades in Sri Lanka | Morning or Afternoon Touring

  • Option 2: Visit the ancient Gadaladeniya Temple | Morning Touring Option

  • Option 3: Visit the “Ancient craft artisans” or Gampola, engaging in the process of traditional brass making, producing brassware using traditional methods and techniques and whose dedication for arts, sculptures and crafts go back to the ancient Kandyan Kingdom period | Morning Touring Option

  • Option 4: Visit the "Sooriyakantha Centre for Arts & Culture", established within the 18th century "Walawwa" (an ancient village chief's residence). Professor Jacques Soulie, a French national who has been residing in Sri Lanka for over 40 years personally welcomes you to this establishment where he proudly takes you through the different sections of the house and helps you discover a piece of Sri Lankan history | Morning Touring Option with Lunchhas been residing in Sri Lanka for over 40 years personally welcomes you to this establishment where he proudly takes you through the different sections of the house and helps you discover a piece of Sri Lankan history | Morning Touring Option with Lunch

  • Option 5: Visit to a Traditional Kandyan Dance School where you will meet Master Ruwan, a guru of the ancient Kandyan art of dancing and drumming. In this engaging experience, learn the basics of dancing and drumming | Afternoon Touring Option

  • Option 6: Visit the Temple of the Tooth which holds the sacred tooth relic of Buddha, brought to Sri Lanka during the reign of king Meghavarna (301-328). The relic is encased in seven caskets, one kept inside the other, the outer of which has a shape of a stupa, adorned with a large number of gold ornaments. You will be provided with white temple clothing, incense sticks, and oil lamps.

Accommodation: Kings Pavilion (Junior Suite) - Kandy

Day 10: Kandy / Hatton
After a leisurely breakfast, proceed to the Peradeniya Railway Station to board a local train for a ride to the tea-country town of Hatton. An engineering marvel, this route is spoken of as the most picturesque of rail journeys. Our train ascends along winding tracks, into the home of the famed Ceylon Tea, with its rolling hills turning into a carpet of velvety green plantations, interspersed with gushing steam and tumbling waterfalls.

At Hatton, you'll be taken to the Ceylon Tea Trails Estate. Perched at an altitude of 4000 feet in Sri Lanka's panoramic Ceylon tea region, bordering the World Heritage Central Highlands. This is the ideal setting to unwind, and observe life on a working tea estate against the breathtaking backdrop of mountains, lakes, winding roads and waterfalls. The bungalows that now comprise this exclusive resort were some of the first constructed in Ceylon's tea country and named after the Chinese village from which the area's first tea seedlings originated. They were originally built for the British tea estate managers and their families in the days of the Raj. Here, guests are absorbed into life on a working tea estate whilst reveling in five-star luxury. You will have the chance to explore the lush tea fields & visit a century old factory for a gentle education in the art of Ceylon Tea. There are also many hikes throughout the area. All meals included.
Accommodation: Ceylon Tea Trails (Garden Suite) - Hatton

Ceylon Tea Trails: Ceylon Tea Trails comprises of five restored historic tea planter residences, called bungalows, perched at an altitude of 1250 meters in Sri Lanka’s panoramic Ceylon tea region. The 27 rooms & suites with period furnishings, gracious butler service, and gourmet cuisine create an ambiance that has made Tea Trails the gold standard for luxury in Sri Lanka.

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Day 11: Hatton
This morning, visit a working tea factory with Bernard Holsinger, a veteran Tea Planter who is now the resident tea planter at Tea Trails. You will learn about how different types of teas are created. You will be taken through the entire process—from the drying of the green leaf to the process of dehumidifying and provoking the chemical reaction that turns green leaf into tea, to the segmenting of the different particles which result in the different grades, to finally the packing and distribution.

Afterwards you will be returned to your bungalow with the rest of the day is free to explore the area. There are plenty of optional activities to choose from, but snuggling up with a good book and a hot cup of tea is a great way to spend the day in Sri Lanka's Tea Country. Whatever you decide to do, it's sure to be a beautiful day when you are at Tea Trails. There are many walks in the area which your private butler will be happy to assist you with. We would also recommend the following experience for you indulge in during your stay at the Ceylon Tea Trails:

  • Leopard Conservation Station: staffed by the Wilderness & Wildlife Conservation Trust. The unit primarily engages in research, conservation and awareness work – from monitoring leopard movement to educating the estate communities on peaceful coexistence with leopards.

  • Child Development Center: setup by Merrill J. Fernando, the founder of Dilmah and the MJF Foundation. The center looks after children of the Dilmah tea garden workers. The kids receive daily care and nutrition while their parents work in the tea fields.

  • Hatton: Explore the vibrant town of Hatton, filled with a potpourri of colors and sounds. Mingle amongst the predominantly Hindu community clad in their colorful attires, traversing the streets each on their own quest of chores. Meet the many street vendors trying to haggle their way to sell everything ranging from street food, sweet drinks to fancy items. Step into a few dodgy bars to observe how the locals enjoy their favorite dose of elixir after a hard day of work. Be enticed by the evening chants of a Hindu Kovil whilst the sun goes down far in the horizon under the green tea hills.

All meals included.
Accommodation: Ceylon Tea Trails (Garden Suite) - Hatton

Day 12: Hatton / Yala National Park
This morning, say a sad farewell to your hosts at Tea Trails and take a scenic seaplane ride on a scheduled Cinnamon Air flight to Mattala, the gateway to Yala National Park. Upon arrival at Mattala, continue towards Wild Coast Tented Lodge. Wild Coast Lodge's unique design, masterminded by a consortium of Dutch, English and Sri Lankan designers, sees the man-made structures blending seamlessly into the surrounding landscape thanks to the use of carefully selected natural materials. The use of fabric and bamboo allows each of the 28 tents to take on the shape and color of the rocks and boulders that lay scattered nearby, while a clever layout in the shape of a leopard's paw alludes to the area's elusive resident.

You'll have a little time to relax and get settled at the resort before your first private wildlife safari with a naturalist guide in the park this afternoon. Yala National Park consists of dry-mixed evergreen forests and scrublands along with open grasslands, water holes, brackish water lagoons and riverine forests. The park's diverse habitat supports large numbers of mammals, such as spotted, barking and mouse deer, sambar, wild boar, water buffalo and the endangered sloth bear. This is also one of the best places in the country to see wild elephants and the rare leopard. Large waterholes and lagoons support the high density of endangered crocodiles. You can also see large flocks of migratory and resident birds—142 species of birds have been recorded in the park. Of particular note is the rare black-necked stork, the largest bird in the country. All meals included.
Accommodation: Wild Coast Tented Lodge

Wild Coast Tented Lodge: Wild Coast Tented Lodge is adjacent to Yala National Park, renowned for its leopard population. This spectacular luxury tented camp is situated on a rugged, empty beach, overlooking the Indian Ocean. The unique design sees the man-made structures blending seamlessly into the surrounding landscape.

Day 13: Yala National Park
This morning, depart at dawn for another private 4WD jeep wildlife safari into the national park. among the many wondrous sites and experiences today our main goal: a glimpse of the magnificent yet elusive leopard. A variety of lectures and workshops are offered through your lodge with focuses ranging from wild elephant behavior to bird watching and nature walks, which will offer an insight into the fascinating natural surroundings. The resort also offers fascinating excursions to the ancient Buddhist sites in the area. 


Alternatively, you might like to join another game drive this afternoon which is an option, but will be at an additional cost to be paid directly to the lodge. You may also learn Sri Lankan cooking with the chef in a hands-on cooking class at midday. For a different experience, you have the option to go on a game drive in the Bundala National Park, one of the best places for bird watching in Sri Lanka.

This evening, you are joined for dinner at the hotel by Dr. Preethiviraj Fernando, a well-known researcher & scientist who is recognized internationally (Subject to his availability). He has resided in the area for the past five years with his wife, Dr Jennifer Pastorini, (who herself is a renowned scientist) has been heading the “Center for conservation and research, Sri Lanka” on a clear mission
to find new strategies for conservation and to resolve the human-elephant conflict, the topic of tonight’s dinner conversation. All meals included.
Accommodation: Wild Coast Tented Lodge

Day 14: Yala National Park / Galle
This morning, head to Galle. En-route, we visit the unique Top House Cinnamon Estate for a tour, followed by a delicious home-cooked lunch. Top House is a beautiful, working cinnamon estate of 25 acres, a mere 10-minute drive inland from Weligama. The resident owners, a British couple who fell in love with Sri Lanka on a visit and chose to move here permanently, have restored the plantation to its former glory and now produce true Ceylon cinnamon, which grows on the steep slopes of a high hill. The plantation house is perched on the hilltop with spectacular views over the jungle to the north and the Indian Ocean to the south. The owners have also built an artisan distillery where they extract pure cinnamon leaf oil according to age-old techniques fine-tuned with modern technology.

Afterwards, make a stop to view the traditional technique of spear fishermen wading the shallows on stilts. Stilt fishing, termed as 'Ritipanna', is a traditional fishing method practiced by fishermen along the Southern coast. These are the fisher folk who engage in fishing from a narrow pole tied to a stick installed on the sea bed. Get to know the fisherman and about their lifestyle as they may invite you to get on the stilts to try your hand at stilt fishing. If you are lucky and the catch is good, there is a good chance a smiling fisherman may bargain for the fish you caught.

Later this afternoon, meet the resident guide Shanjei, a former advertising executive from Colombo who succumbed to the mysteries and magic of Galle Fort. In your 90-minute private tour, he will bring an interesting spin to an ordinary tour, fusing together the historical significance of Galle along with the interesting stories and legends of this unique area as you explore the Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site originally built by the Portuguese and later extended by the Dutch in 1663. They built a fortified wall using coral and stone, and built three bastions known as "Sun," "Moon" and "Star." Breakfast and Lunch included.
Accommodation: Amangalla (Verandah Chamber) - Galle

Amangalla: Amangalla lies within the ramparts of Sri Lanka’s 17th-century Galle Fort. Offering views of the Fort and harbour on one side and the hotel’s lush gardens and swimming pool on the other, the historic residence presents lofty-ceilinged suites, elegant fine dining and a tranquil spa complex known as The Baths.

Day 15: Galle / Colombo / Airport / Home
Check out after breakfast and drive to Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka. Have an alfresco lunch at Barefoot Café a popular and trendy café in town. Here, we will be joined by Geoffrey Bawa’s apprentice, and a living legend himself, Mr. Channa Daswatta (Subject to his availability). Channa Daswatte is one of Sri Lanka’s leading architects in Sri Lanka at present. He was a friend, confidant and the principal assistant to Geoffrey Bawa, Sri Lanka’s most prolific and influential architect. Most have referred to Mr. Daswatte as the spiritual successor of Geoffrey Bawa, but Mr. Daswatte says that Geoffrey Bawa is a hard act to follow and that he just happened to be lucky to be with him when he did. During lunch, Mr. Daswatte will talk about architecture in the crossroads of history.

After lunch, visit the residence of Geoffrey Bawa, at Number 11 Colombo, with our host, Channa Daswatte. Number 11 Colombo is an essay in architectural brilliance. As we walk along the corridors and the pathways of the house, we learn about Bawa’s inspirations and how he transformed them into ideas and won him the title as the inventor of ‘Tropical Modernism’, an eccentric form of architecture.

Later this afternoon, embark on a private heritage tour of Colombo with your host, Mark. Every city has a character that loves it, studies it, and shares his knowledge and passion with those who want to learn about it. Colombo has Mark, Shanelle & Sri. Their walking tour will take you through the years of the Portuguese and Dutch Fort right at the heart of the city to the most recent British period. Start with a visit to the outer streets of Pettah where your tour will commence. Along the way, you will explore a handful of the many lively streets that sell everything from textiles to electronics to spices. Hidden within these streets you will find yourselves coming up to the Old Dutch Museum where you can feast your eyes on the pristine architecture of the mansion that was built in the latter part of the 17th century and was initially the residence of Count August Carl Van
Ranzow.

Sit down for a Special Farewell Dinner tonight at the Ministry of Crab, one of the most popular restaurants in Sri Lanka and listed in the top 50 restaurants in Asia. After dinner, return to your hotel to freshen up and then head out to the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in time for your flight home. We have arranged a special VIP Departure Service for your comfort and convenience.
Day-Use Accommodation: Shangri La (Deluxe Lake View Room) - Colombo

We hope you had a wonderful journey!

Please Note: The rates listed are for a custom journey based on most of the elements above. Some optional tours and guest speakers require extra costs to be added to the program. Some dates fall under premium or peak seasons and will also result in higher rates.

 

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All meals as designated in the itinerary; Entry Visa into Sri Lanka; VIP Arrival and Departure service; hotels as shown based on double occupancy in specified room category; private airport transfers as
indicated in itinerary; Sightseeing via private guide, car and driver unless otherwise specified in itinerary; all transfers to and from hotels as indicated for planned activities and sightseeing tours-entrance fees, domestic permits; all applicable service charges and taxes (excluding some international or domestic airport departure taxes); Flight between Castlereagh Lake to Mattala on Day 12; pre departure materials including a customized Travel Guide containing destination information, travel tips, and cultural primer; limited travel insurance coverage including emergency medical evacuation coverage up to $200,000 per person, and in-country emergency medical expenses up to $5,000 per person.