Premium Sri Lanka

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  • Explorer
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • max group size 12
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  • Starts Negombo, Sri Lanka
  • Ends Colombo, Sri Lanka
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  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Experience the country’s colonial past firsthand when you stay in a Georgian style mansion in the hills of Nuwara Eliya your feature stay for this trip.
  • Discover the breadth of Sri Lanka’s diverse food scene during a cooking class in Galle, a tea plantation tour and a sophisticated high tea in Nuwara Eliya, and dinner at a local’s home in Negombo.
  • Search for crocodiles, elephants, monkeys and the everelusive leopards under the cover of darkness on an evening safari through the wild grasslands of Yala National Park.
  • Uncover ancient treasures in Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle as you explore the temples, ruins and stupas of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Kandy with the expert guidance of your local leader.
The "Premium Sri Lanka" trip starts from Negombo and ends in Colombo. It is an explorer tour that takes 14 days taking you through Dambulla, Colombo, Negombo and 7 other destinations in Sri Lanka. "Premium Sri Lanka" is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Encounter a country that radiates warmth – from its glorious sunshine to its scorching cuisine and incredibly kind people. This 14-day Premium adventure through Sri Lanka will take you straight to the heart of the country’s wealth of cultural riches. Explore the ancient ruins of past civilizations, search for rare and beautiful animals, relax on palm-fringed beaches and receive a welcoming embrace from the locals. A shining gem in the Indian ocean, the teardrop isle will bring nothing but smiles.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 110 reviews
  • Kristine
  • From USA
  • On Oct 06 2019
5 - Excellent
Kristine's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“I learned so much and saw so much more of Turkey. Way beyond just Ephesus.. our guide Attahan was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and did everything in his power to ensure a wonderful experience.”
  • Anonymous
  • From Britain
  • On Dec 03 2019
5 - Excellent
Review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Excellent”
  • Anonymous
  • From Malaysia
  • On Apr 25 2019
5 - Excellent
Review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“The comfort level trip allows for the traveller to fully experience Italy as a local with their off the beaten track options but with the convenience of travelling comfort, local guidance and added inclusions.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Negombo
  • Day 2: Dambulla / Sigiriya
  • Day 3: Dambulla / Anuradhapura
  • Day 4: Dambulla / Polonnaruwa
  • Day 5: Kandy
  • Day 6: Kandy
  • Day 7: Nuwara Eliya
  • Day 8: Nuwara Eliya
  • Day 9: Yala National Park
  • Day 10: Yala National Park
  • Day 11: Galle
  • Day 12: Galle
  • Day 13: Colombo
  • Day 14: Colombo
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotels (11 nights), Nuwara Eliya features stay(2 nights)
Meals
  • 13 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
Transport
  • Private vehicle , Train
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Negombo - Home-cooked welcome dinner
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Sigiriya - Lion Rock
  • Negombo - Fish market
  • Dambulla - Local BBQ dinner
  • Anuradhapura - Bodhi Tree Temple
  • Anuradhapura - World Heritage Site of ancient kingdom ruins
  • Anuradhapura - Isurumuniya Temple
  • Anuradhapura - Ruwanweliseya Stupa
  • Anuradhapura - Jetawanaramaya Stupa
  • Polonnaruwa - Site of ancient ruins
  • Polonnaruwa - Statue of Parakramabahu I
  • Polonnaruwa - Rankot Vihara
  • Polonnaruwa - Quadrangle
  • Polonnaruwa - Lankatilaka
  • Polonnaruwa - Gal Vihara
  • Matale - Spice Garden
  • Dambulla - Cave Temples
  • Kandy - Botanical Gardens
  • Kandy - Temple of the Tooth with pooja ceremony
  • Kandy - Private cultural dance performance
  • Kandy - Lunch at Hela Bojun
  • Kandy - Gem museum & lapidary workshop visit
  • Nuwara Eliya - AMMA textile workshop
  • Nuwara Eliya - Pedro Tea Estate visit
  • Nuwara Eliya - High Tea
  • Nuwara Eliya - Single Tree Hill hiking
  • Nuwara Eliya - Lunch at Nuwara Eliya Golf Club
  • Yala/Udawalawe National Park - Wildlife safari
  • Ella - Ella Gap view point
  • Galle - Galle Fort Walking tour
  • Galle - Farmer's market and home cooking class
  • Colombo - City walking tour
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Negombo and from Colombo are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Premium Sri Lanka tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Premium Sri Lanka tour. You can cancel the tour up to 28 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 27 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 16 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 16 November 2021, a deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 27 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Premium Sri Lanka 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 Premium Sri Lanka 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 travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you:
  • The Rock Fortress – or Lion Rock – of Sigiriya is spectacular. However, those with a fear of (or even an aversion to) heights may wish to sit the excursion out. Scaling the rock involved walking up lots of rough, narrow steps and tight walkways.
  • There are a couple of long travel days on this trip. Journeys may take up to five hours, but are a great opportunity to get to know locals, fellow travellers and the diverse scenery.
  • Tourism in Sri Lanka is booming, resulting in a huge increase in visitors to Yala National Park. Overtourism and lack of sustainable management practices are of major concern to Intrepid, so in order to reduce our impact on wildlife and the environment we are trialling visits in a less-touristed section of the park known as Block 5 or Veheragala. If we determine that Block 5 is also too crowded to visit responsibly, we will change our itinerary to visit Udawalawe National Park and Bundala National Park. Udawalawe is home to wild elephants, wild buffalo, sambar deer and leopards. Bundala is home to crocodiles and birds.This is the same itinerary we follow from September to mid-October when Yala National Park is closed annually for infrastructure development and rejuvenation.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Departures will be limited to an average group size of 10 travellers to ensure COVID-19 safety for all travellers.
  • Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated. Children aged 17 years and under must present either a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery or proof of full vaccination. Any customer who is unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons can apply for an exemption. Customers must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional. These new safety measures apply on all trips, except for tours in Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands.
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