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The Pick Of Sri Lanka - Free Upgrade To Private Tour Available

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  • No booking fees
  • COVID-19protected
  • Active and outdoor
  • Art and architecture
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  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 10+ years old
  • max group size 2
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Footprint carbonneutralCO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Ends Colombo, Sri Lanka
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Colombo: Sri Lanka’s vibrant capital is both a historic city packed with colonial architecture and a bustling metropolis. 
  • Dambulla: Catch a glimpse of this fascinating Buddhist cavetemple carved deep into a mountain and decorated with impressive frescoes.
  • Sigiriya: The ‘Lion Rock’ rises almost 200 metres above the jungle, offering breathtaking panoramic views.
  • Polonnaruwa: An ancient city characterized by temples and palace ruins, as well as an interesting stillfunctioning irrigation system.
  • Matale: Wander around the delightful spice gardens, breathing the scents of Sri Lanka: cinnamon, turmeric, nutmeg, and many others.
  • Kandy: This beautiful city hosts the famous Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and its paradisiacal palaces and gardens. 
  • Nuwara Eliya: Visit a plantation in the heart of Sri Lanka’s tea country and admire the town’s mesmerising Victorian architecture.
  • Buduruwagala: Clear your way through the jungle to find the inspiring ancient, rockcarved sculptures of Buddha.
  • Yala National Park: Explore the magnificent fields of green and meet many wild animals such as elephants, buffalo, crocodiles, and leopards.
  • Galle: Travel back in time while exploring the historical streets of this wellpreserved fortified Dutch colonial city.
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Start and end in Colombo, the "The Pick Of Sri Lanka - Free Upgrade To Private Tour Available" is a guided art and architecture tour that takes 9 days. You will travel through Peradeniya, Dambulla, Kalutara and 11 other destinations in Sri Lanka. "The Pick Of Sri Lanka - Free Upgrade To Private Tour Available" is a private which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Explore Sri Lanka high and low with this fascinating guaranteed departure tour starting in the capital, Colombo, and taking an inland loop that covers all the main historical, cultural, and natural attractions of this magical island. Discover a world of lush landscapes, picturesque lakeside cities, historic temples, and ancient citadels. Breathe in the fragrances of Sri Lanka at herb and spice gardens. Enjoy cultural shows and spiritual experiences over nine unforgettable days travelling across this earthly paradise. 
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT DESTINATION SERVICES
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  • On May 05 2019
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  • On Feb 09 2019
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Exploring the incredible country of India and the blissful land of Nepal was a dream-like experience. From the spicy flavors of local cuisine to the incredible views and lovely cultural insights - there is just no end to the... Read more
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  • On Feb 03 2019
5 - Excellent
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Everything was excellent and perfectly organised from arrival till departure. All staff extremely friendly and helpful. All guides were very knowledgeable
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Arrival Colombo
  • Day 2: Colombo – Pinnawala – Dambulla – Sigiriya (150km – 3.5 Hrs)
  • Day 3: Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa – Sigiriya (140km – 3.5 Hrs)
  • Day 4: Sigiriya – Matale – Peradeniya – Kandy (100km – 2.5 Hrs)
  • Day 5: Kandy
  • Day 6: Kandy – Tea Plantation – Nuwara Eliya (95km – 2.5 Hrs)
  • Day 7: Nuwara Eliya – Buduruwagala – Tissamaharama (180km – 5 Hrs)
  • Day 8: Tissamaharama – Galle – Kosgoda – Kalutara (275km – 5 Hrs)
  • Day 9: Kalutara – Depart Colombo (80km – 1.5 Hrs)
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 8 nights' accommodation in selected hotel category 
Meals
  • 8 Breakfasts
Transport
  • Air-conditioned transportation as stated in the programme
  • Inbound/Outbound airport transfers from/to Bandaranike International Airport in Colombo.
Guide
  • Operated with English-speaking guide 
Others
  • Meet & Greet on arrival at Bandaranike International Airport in Colombo
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals or items not stated explicitly in the programme
  • Gratuities for drive and guide
  • Entrance fees for all sights and attractions
  • Any alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, mineral water, etc
  • Video camera and photography permits at the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Travel Insurance or any loss or extra cost arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, accidents, etc.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this The Pick Of Sri Lanka - Free Upgrade To Private Tour Available tour. You can cancel the tour up to 35 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 34 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 24 June 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 24 June 2022, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 34 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

The Pick Of Sri Lanka - Free Upgrade To Private Tour Available tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this The Pick Of Sri Lanka - Free Upgrade To Private Tour Available tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has implemented smaller group sizes than normal, allowing for more personal space on the vehicles, sights visited, hotels and restaurants.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this trip. Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are furthermore regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much does it cost to tour Sri Lanka?

    Your Sri Lanka tour price can vary greatly, depending on the length of the trip, the month you are traveling, and the accommodation and services that you wish to book. Two weeks in Sri Lanka, for example, can cost anywhere from around USD 800 to USD 2,500 per person.

    If you are looking for something less expensive, you can opt for tours lasting between four to seven days that can be booked for USD 500 or less. However, please keep in mind that most tours do not include international flights, visa charges, and travel insurance, which you will have to factor into your budget.

    Travelers heading out to discover Sri Lanka on their own (without a package tour), should be prepared to spend around USD 40 per person, per day on food and accommodation.

  • Is Asia open for tourists?

    Despite the initial fears of the Covid-19 pandemic, most Asian countries have managed to mitigate its effects. As such, many popular destinations throughout the continent are currently open for travelers with precautionary measures like mandatory vaccinations. A few countries, however, require newly arrived travelers to spend a couple of days in quarantine.

    As of February 2022, countries like Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are officially open for vaccinated tourists without the need for quarantine. Meanwhile, India and Indonesia are two of the countries that may require you to quarantine for up to a week on arrival. However, Japan, Vietnam, and Myanmar are yet to open their doors to visitors.

     

  • How many days are enough for Sri Lanka?

    Sri Lanka is full of incredible sights and is certainly not a country to rush through. We suggest spending no less than five days in the country. However, if you have time, two weeks in Sri Lanka is ideal. For further guidance, check out our in-depth travel guide on how many days to spend in Sri Lanka.

  • How to plan an Asia tour?

    Asia is a relatively large continent, so there are a wide variety of destinations to explore. Therefore, if you are planning a multi-country trip to Asia, the first thing you need to prepare is the list of countries you are interested in along with your starting and ending points. You would also need to decide on the best time for your trip depending on seasonal variations that affect each country. 

    After finalizing when and where to travel in Asia, you should make arrangements for all the necessary travel documents. These would include visas, insurances, Covid-19 test reports, vaccine cards, and so on.

     

  • Is Sri Lanka safe for tourists?

    Sri Lanka is a medium-risk country with moderate crime rates. Most travelers do not feel unsafe in the country. However, you should always be cautious while you are there. Crimes that tourists are most likely to encounter are pickpocketing and bag snatching, both of which are fairly common in Sri Lanka. 

    In addition to this, solo female travelers are at risk of sexual violence, which is why we always recommend choosing a group tour rather than exploring the country alone.

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