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Treasures of Sri Lanka

Trip Length

Trip Code

15 days PISL

Countries Visited

Sri Lanka

Start City

End City

Colombo Colombo
Treasures of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has just about everything a traveller could want - superb ancient sites, magnificent scenery, amazing wildlife, delicious cuisine, incredibly friendly and welcoming locals and lovely palm-fringed, white sandy beaches. Add to this a history touched by Portuguese, Dutch and British influences and a society with a strong and devout adherence to the Buddhist faith and we find an island-nation of incredibly rich diversity with much to offer. We discover all of this and more on a comprehensive journey of what has been affectionately called, due to its shape, the 'Teardrop Isle'.

Why we love it:

Treasures of Sri Lanka


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Colombo - Wattala

Accommodation: Pegasus Reef Hotel or similar, Wattala

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Day 2: Mihintale - Anuradhapura

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Galway Miridiya Lodge or similar, Anuradhapura

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Day 3: Giritale - Polonnaruwa

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch

Accommodation: Royal Lotus or similar, Polonnaruwa

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Day 4: Polonnaruwa

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Royal Lotus or similar, Polonnaruwa

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Day 5: Sigiriya - Dambulla - Kandy

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Topaz or similar, kandy

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Day 6: Kandy

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Topaz or similar, kandy

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Day 7: Kitulgala

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Kithulgala Rest House or similar, Kitulgala

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Day 8: Nuwara Eliya

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Windsor Hotel or similar, NuwaraEliya

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Day 9: World's End - Beragala

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch

Accommodation: Melheim Resort or similar, Beragala

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Day 10: Kataragama

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Mandara Rosen Hotel or similar, Kataragama

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Day 11: Yala National Park - Galle

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Lady Hill or similar, Galle

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Day 12-13: Kalutara

Meals included: 2 breakfasts

Accommodation: Hibiscus Beach Hotel or similar

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Day 14: Colombo

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Sapphire or similar, Colombo

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Day 15: Colombo

Meals included: 1 breakfast

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Your Trip

What's Included

Transport

Non-included Meals

Some meals are included on your trip (except for North America trips - please refer to your day-to-day itinerary). However, sometimes we think you'll benefit from getting out and discovering the local cuisine. So when a meal is not included, it's a great opportunity to try something new. For group trips, ask your leader for tips on where to get the best meal, or you might decide to dine out as a group and experience the fun together.

Not Included


What to know

Fitness

You'll need to have a good level of fitness to enjoy the walks included in this itinerary. Although you can opt out of the walks, they definitely add to the experience.

Vaccinations

Vaccinations may be required for this trip. Please talk to your doctor about the up-to-date information for this region.  We're travel experts, not doctors and defer to the medicos when it comes to inoculations.

Visas and Permits

Please ensure that you have all required visas for your trip – this is your responsibility. Rules and regulations governing the issuance of visas are constantly changing, and vary for different nationalities and you should check visa requirements with your travel agent or relevant consular authority well before travel.

Sri Lanka
Please note that visa requirements can and do change. It is essential that you confirm requirements with the nearest relevant embassy or check with your travel agent before you travel. From 1 January 2012, all foreign passport holders are required to obtain a visa prior to entry into Sri Lanka. The process is simple and the cost is US$20 as a standard for all countries for processing the visa prior to arrival. Those who arrive at the airport without a prior visa can also obtain one at your port of arrival. The fee for obtaining your visa on arrival is US$5 higher than obtaining it online. Note that free visa on arrival will continue until 31 March 2012 if you planned your trip prior to 31 December 2011. However, Singaporeans and Maldivians are not required to have a visa prior to arrival. The visa can be obtained as follows: Online by logging on to www.eta.gov.lk (detailed information and the visa forms are provided through this site). The information is available in many of key languages (English, Arabic, Russian, Japanese, German, Spanish, Chinese etc). The visa is provided within a day; On arrival (extra $5); or through your travel agent or local visa service such as www.visalink.com.au

Insurance

You are required to have travel insurance before heading off on a Peregrine trip. Insurance can be organised by your Peregrine representative or your travel agent.

Responsible Travel

Our Responsible Travel ethos is at the heart of everything we do, from getting the basics right like respecting local cultures and the environment, to initiating projects that make positive contributions to communities, to our staff’s fundraising efforts and offsetting our carbon emissions.
Please visit our Responsible Travel (http://www.peregrineadventures.com/rt) page for more information.

Customs and Culture

Our Pre Departure Information or Travel Dossier (provided upon booking a trip) provides tips on how you can show respect for the local customs and culture in the country you are travelling in. Your leader will also help steer you though the complexities of local cultural norms.

Pre Departure Information
The information listed above is a brief description of some things you may need to consider when booking a trip. Once a tour is booked you will be provided with a link to your Travel Dossier which will contain detailed Pre Departure information.

Further Reading

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka-Lonely Planet Sri Lanka-Tim Page Running in the Family-Michael Ondaatje

Entrance

Entrance fees are included for all other sites visited as part of the itinerary. Any camera fees charged are not included. Sri Lanka also has a wealth of other historical attractions that you may wish to visit in your free time. Entrance fees to these are not included.


Important Information

Local Emergency Contacts In the case of a genuine crisis or emergency please contact Peregrine’s Sri Lanka office on +94 11 256 4584 during business hours or after hours on +94 716 105 296

Clients travelling on the PISL - Flavours of Sri Lanka 25 May departure please note the emergency number for this departure only is (Renuka) +94 777 221 243 24 hrs. Please be mindful of the time difference

Please note that the Home stay included in this program has very basic facilities.

Please note that there are some days where you will be travelling on winding roads. We recommend bringing motion sickness tablets if you are susceptible to motion sickness.

 

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please keep this in mind when you read it and check with us if you want to be sure about something. The document was correct at time of printing, but you can check online for the most up to date version.  If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

22 May 2014


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