- duration 12 days
- tour type Group
- age requirement 21-39 yrs
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Take a safari of Udawalawe National Park
- Go on a scenic cruise along the Madhu river
- Visit the worldrenowned frescoes of the ‘Heavenly Maidens’
Travelling solo, bringing a buddy or joining as a couple, if you’re 21 to 39 this trip is made for you!
Explore Sri Lanka is jam-packed with impressive discoveries waiting to be uncovered - a country rich in culture, ancient history, white sandy beaches, lush leafy tea plantations, and an amazing elephant population.
Day 1: Arrival in Negombo
Day 2: Negombo – Kurunagala – Dambulla
Day 3: Hike to Sigiriya Rock
Day 4: Dambulla – Naula – Kandy
Day 5: Kandy tour
Day 6: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
Day 7: Nuwara Eliya – Ella – Udawalawe
Day 8: Udawalawe – Unawatuna
Day 9: Unawatuna tour
Day 10: Unawatuna free day
Day 11: Unawatuna – Colombo
Day 12: Departure and onward travel
- Meals include 10 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 2 Dinners
- Pick up service from the airport
- Transport include private air-conditioned vehicle and one-way train journey between Kandy and Nuwara Eliya
- Expert English-speaking tour guide
- 2 bottles of water per day during the tour
- Entry fees to destinations as detailed in the itinerary
- All local taxes for items included in the itinerary
- International flights
- Meals and beverages not specified on itinerary
- Any additional accommodation before or after the tour
- Travel insurance
- Room upgrade cost
- Drop-off at the airport
- Excess baggage
- Any item not mentioned in the "What's Included" section
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20% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure, but the 20% deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.Payment
A deposit of 20% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.Travel Insurance
We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.Other Practical InformationThis is a small group tour, with a maximum group size of 14 travellers. This tour is exclusively for travellers with ages between 21 to 39 years. Exceptions for travellers a few years outside this range are considered on a case by case basis. Popular with solo travellers but also join us with a travel buddy or couples. If you’re in the age group 21 to 39, this one’s for you. THE PACE Being fit is the best way to enjoy the trip! Anyone of reasonable fitness is suitable to join the tour. This is a moderately paced, small group tour. Some days will require early morning starts and much of the sightseeing is on foot and walking tours. There’s also an easy paced bicycle tour as part of the touring. The itinerary includes many ancient places such as temples and to make a full discovery of these places of visits, climbing stairs is required. Some touring may not be suitable for travellers with mobility issues and/or low fitness levels. If unsure about your suitability for the trip please contact us to seek further advice. ABOUT THE MEALS It’s regular that our trips include welcome dinners and farewell dinners for our groups. In addition, we include other group dining experiences to ensure that everyone can enjoy the benefit of travelling and dining as a group. There’s nothing better than to share a meal with new friends and discuss the day’s adventures. The Local Cuisine The lunch and dinner meals included with the itinerary are Sri Lankan cuisine. A few dinners and lunches are included but otherwise you can make your own choices. For meals not included it’s a great chance to make your own local discoveries. Make sure you try a hopper, a Sri Lankan specialty, kind of like a very light crepe usually made from rice and coconut. You can eat very cheaply at local eateries. Dining at more upmarket restaurants as a guide is from around USD9 and above. Of course, there’s a huge range of prices from the cheapest being street vendors to high prices in 5 star hotels. For cheap eats, it may be as little as a USD2-4 for a meal. For days where lunch or dinner isn’t included, your guide will be on hand to offer recommendations. The hotel breakfasts will offer a variety including Sri Lankan breakfast and some western breakfast options. The traditional cuisine of Sri Lanka has been influenced by many nationalities over the years including the Dutch, English, Arabs, Malays, Moors, Indians and Portuguese. Food is colourful with many vegetarian options and by the coast seafood features. The staple diet is rice and curry and the curry is usually offered as a variety of small dishes of curry including vegetarian, chicken, fish and some beef and mutton curries. The curries are accompanied by other dishes including dhal and sambol (like a chutney). Coconut milk is widely used in the curries. And contrary to belief of some westerners, curries are not usually ‘hot’ in taste, but rather ‘spiced’ for flavour. Given Sri Lanka is a tropical island, tropical fruits are abundant. Be sure to sip on a King Coconut juice. About the Water in Sri Lanka Due to poor quality of drinking water in Sri Lanka, you must only drink bottled water and only bottled water from reliable sources. Also, use bottled water for brushing teeth. Most hotels have bottled water included in the room for the purpose of brushing teeth. GROUP GUIDE This is a private group tour with a driver and tour guide from Sri Lanka. Your tour guide is there to assist with group arrangements and to act as the liaison for all tour services. If the group size falls below 7 passengers, then a driver-guide will escort the group. TRANSPORT Touring is mostly by road. Also, enjoy a local train journey during the day and a boat ride. There’s also a jeep safari for your visit to the National park. The touring vehicle size will vary depending on the final number of travellers. LUGGAGE INFORMATION AND RESTRICTIONS While on tour one piece of checked luggage not more than 20 kilograms, and one small bag per person. Please check with the airlines regarding restrictions on size and weight of your luggage. Luggage is limited to one medium size suitcase per person, the sum of its length/width and depth not to exceed 140cm (56") plus an overnight bag (airline bag size) which may be carried on board the vehicle. If your luggage exceeds this limit, we ask that you make alternative arrangements for the excess to be forwarded to the termination point of your tour. We suggest you have wheels on your suitcase, as there are certain places where assistance is not available. ABOUT MOBILE PHONE USE / INTERNET While on tour, there will be access to wifi at certain areas only. There will be times where wifi will not be accessible at all. The hotels will have wifi/internet facilities available to use. You may like to purchase a prepaid sim card to take with you while travelling. Otherwise, ask your phone provider about International Roaming packages/offers for your mobile phone. SIM cards or international roaming packages can be good options to keep in touch with friends and family back home. Be sure the sim card you purchase will cover all the countries you are travelling to. Many hotels these days offer WiFi—some for free, others for a modest fee. WhatsApp If you don’t already use this service, we recommend downloading this application also. It’s a mobile phone App that offers fast, simple, secure messaging and calling for free (data charges may apply – ask your phone provider). As a general indication, for many of our tours, our guides use WhatsApp to communicate with the group. DISCLAIMER In case of a tour departure not reaching the minimum number of participants in order to depart, travellers will be notified no later than 45 days prior to departure. A full refund will be issued.