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9 Day Small Group Sri Lanka Tour with Flights

Negombo - Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa - Dambulla - Kandy - Galle - Induruwa

Small-group tour of only 8 travellers

Roundtrip international flights from Australia included

Contact us for 2021 departure dates and pricing

Book now with only 50% deposit!

From $2,999 Typically $3,599 Include flight pp twin share

Description


Small-group tour of only 8 travellers!

Lying off the southern tip of India, the tropical island of Sri Lanka has attracted visitors for centuries with its natural beauty.

Commence your tour in Negombo, this city is known for its long sandy beaches and centuries old fishing industry. Your journey continues with visits to Sigiriya and Habarana before seting off for Polonnaruwa. This ancient city was a medieval capital, walk across the scattered walls of this World Heritage Site, gazing in wonder at the stupas, resting Buddha statues, irrigation canals and fantastically carved Hindu sculptures. Next, you will travel to Dambulla, explore the Rock Cave Temple, marvel at the unique cave paintings scribed along walls that shelter 150 statues of Lord Buddha as well as the gigantic glittering gold Buddha statue. Afterwards, continue to Kandy, the World Heritage site, and the last Royal Capital of Sri Lankan Kings, a centre of culture, history and heritage. On your last couple of days in this mesmerizing country visit the Galle Dutch Fortress and head into Induruwa to enjoy the seaside fishing and resort towns, enjoy a beautiful sunset along this picturesque south coast beach. Arrive home in Australia feeling rejuvinated and inspired with a heart full of wonderful memories.

Please call us or email info@traveldream.com.au for 2021 departure dates and pricing.

Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9

Day 1

Australia Sri Lanka

Your adventure starts today with your flight to Negombo. 

Meals included: inflight only

Day 2

Negombo

Upon arrival, be met by a tour representative and transferred to the hotel.

Accommodation: Arie Lagoon Resort or similar, Negombo

Meals included: inflight only

Day 3

Negombo  Sigiriya  Habarana

Following breakfast at approx. 8:00 am, a welcome meeting will be held by the tour guide. Afterwards, set off for Habarana. Upon arrival, check into the hotel and enjoy time at leisure or take advantage of the optional tour (not included).  

Accommodation: Sungreen Resort & Spa or similar, Habarana

Meals included: breakfast

Day 4

Polonnaruwa day trip

Following breakfast at the hotel, travel to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, where you will join a guided city tour. The city of Polonnaruwa, a medieval capital, is considered the crown jewel of King Parakramabahu I. Walk across the scattered walls of this World Heritage Site, gazing in wonder at the stupas, resting Buddha statues, irrigation canals and fantastically carved Hindu sculptures. The relic house - Vatadage - boasts beautiful stone carvings.

Return to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure or take the opportunity to join an optional afternoon safari in Minneriya National Park (not included).

Accommodation: Sungreen Resort & Spa or similar, Habarana

Meals included: breakfast

Day 5

Habarana  Dambulla  Kandy

After breakfast, travel to Dambulla and stop at the Rock Cave Temple. An icon of Sri Lanka, Dambulla Rock Cave Temple houses unique drawings in five magnificently constructed cave temples flanking the golden temple of Dambulla. See beautiful cave paintings along walls that shelter 150 statues of Lord Buddha. As you enter, look straight up to the gigantic Buddha statue glittering gold.

Afterwards, continue to Kandy. Upon arrival, enjoy a guided city tour. The World Heritage site, and the last Royal Capital of Sri Lankan kings, is a centre of culture, history and heritage. Experience the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. A stroll across this small lakeside town - cradled among the misty hills - will take in the Kandy city centre, as well as a bazaar, arts and crafts centre, and gem and lapidary museum. Get a taste of local life with a wander through the Kandy market. Afterwards, head to the hotel and enjoy a cultural show in the evening with the tour group (included).

Accommodation: Grand Kandyan or similar, Kandy

Meals included: breakfast

Day 6

Kandy  Galle Induruwa

After breakfast, continue to Galle, where you'll enjoy a guided city tour. As you walk the streets, see how European architecture mingles with South Asian traditions. Preserved for more than three centuries, the Galle Dutch Fortress still has its original ramparts and bastions. Beyond the old gate bearing the British coat of arms, you will see the Zwart bastion, the lighthouse and the Point Utrecht Bastion. After the tour head to the Koggala Beach area to see the Stilt Fisherman.

Accommodation: Pandanus Resort & Spa or similar, Induruwa

Meals included: breakfast

Day 7

Induruwa

Today enjoy the day at leisure in Induruwa! Why not take a tuk-tuk and venture to the seaside fishing and resort towns nearby and catch a stunning sunset along the picturesque south coast of Sri Lanka (not included).

Accommodation: Pandanus Resort & Spa or similar, Induruwa

Meals included: breakfast

Day 8

Induruwa  Australia

Today, after an early breakfast, check-out of the hotel at approx. 8:00 am and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Meals included: breakfast and inflight

Day 9

Australia

Arrive home today

Meals included: inflight only

Arrive home today

Meals included: inflight only

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • Return economy class airfare from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide*, Hobart*, Darwin* and Canberra* (*surcharges apply)
  • International flights with Singapore Airlines, Qantas, Emirates Airlines, Etihad Airways, Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific, Malaysian Airlines or SriLankan Airlines (subject to availability)
  • Roundtrip airport to hotel transfers
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation on a twin share basis with private bathroom facilities
  • Meals as indicated: 7 breakfasts
  • Transport in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Services of an English speaking tour guide
  • Activities as per the itinerary
  • Galle city tour
  • Polonnaruwa ancient city
  • Dambulla rock temple
  • Visit Matale spice garden
  • Temple of the tooth relic
  • Traditional cultural show

 

Accommodation

Negombo - Arie Lagoon Resort or similar
Habarana - Sungreen Resort & Spa or similar
Kandy - Grand Kandyan or similar
Induruwa - Pandanus Resort & Spa or similar

Exclusions

  • Any visas as required
  • Travel insurance (Strongly recommended)
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Drinks
  • Any additional requests.
  • Tips and gratuities

 

Optional activities

These are available at an additional cost. Please contact us to add optional activities to your booking.

  • Day 3: Sigiriya Rock Fortress for approx. AU$44 per person
  • Day 4: Half-day Jeep safari in Minneriya National Park for approx. AU$50 per person

 

Child Policy

Children must be at least 8 years of age to participate in this tour and must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.

 

Single Supplement

The additional supplement for a single traveller is $799.

Looking to save on the single supplement? Join our Facebook group - Solo Traveldreamers to connect with other solo travellers or call us on 1300 350 263.

 

Extra Service

Looking to arrive early or stay late post-tour? Call on 1300 350 263 or email us at info@traveldream.com.au to inquire.

More details also available under Extra Services during checkout.

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