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Classic Lanka

14 day / 13 night tour from $3156 per person share twin
Flights are additional

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14 day / 13 night tour from
$3156
per person share twinFlights are additional

Classic Lanka

This small-group tour combines culture and relaxation, taking in some of Sri Lanka's finest historical, archaeological and natural treasures while not forgetting the pleasure of a few days by the sea.
 
Deal Includes
 13 nights deluxe accommodation
 Meals as specified, including breakfast and dinner
 Group assistance and transfers
 Air-conditioned vehicle
 Local English speaking tour guide
 Monument entrance fees
 Wildlife Safari at Minneriya & Yala National Park
✔ Cultural Dance show in Kandy
 Turtle hatchery
 Tea Tour
 Village experience
✔ Bottle water while travelling
 Current collectable taxes

Flights are additional

Classic Lanka 14 Days/13 Nights
From $3156 per person share twin
Travel: Based on departure of 07 Sep 24

From $3208 per person share twin
Travel: Based on departure of 10 Mar 24

Tour has other departure dates available, please enquire for alternative dates and pricing.


Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive Colombo
On arrival at the airport, meet your tour manager at the arrival lounge who will assist you to transfer to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 2: Colombo - Habarana
After a brief outline of the tour, travel to Habarana, the hub of Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle. The remainder of the afternoon is free to relax or explore this small town. Stay four nights at Habarana (B, D)

Day 3: Excursion to Anuradhapura
Today enjoy an excursion to Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka’s ancient capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the ruins and monuments, an engineering marvel, embellished with handsome stone carvings or sculptures, pleasure gardens, beautifully executed stone baths and ponds and a superb irrigation system of reservoirs and canals dated back to the 2nd Century BC. (B, D)

Day 4: Hiriwadunna Village and Sigiriya
Morning visit the 5th Century Sigiriya rock fortress. An afternoon bullock drawn cart ride will take you through the village of Hiriwadunna. Cross a scenic reservoir by Oruwa (traditional boat), its long, narrow shape gliding effortlessly on the water, to visit a Chena cultivation, wherefrom the shade of a treehouse made of mud and thatched palm leaves, the village of Hiriwadunna can be surveyed. Mix and mingle with locals over a cup of Ceylon Tea before a home-cooked lunch is served by the local family. 
(B, L, D)

Day 5: Polonnaruwa & Minneriya
Take an excursion to Polonnaruwa, another World Heritage Site, and visit monuments built by the South Indian Cholas dynasty in the 11th and 12th centuries. Later visit Minneriya National Park to watch a big family of elephants come to bathe and graze, as well as the variety of birds that come to fish in the shallow waters. (B, D)

Day 6: Habarana - Kandy
Leave after breakfast for Kandy, stopping en route in Matale, spice growing region, for a special insight into some unique Sri Lankan agriculture. Evening enjoy a drum and dance cultural show before concluding the day with two nights stay in Kandy. (B, D)

Day 7: Kandy
Morning visit Peradeniya Botanical Garden and the Temple of the Tooth Relic. Evening explore the town and bazaar for local handicrafts and visit a gem museum. (B, D)

Day 8: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast leave for Nuwara Eliya and enjoy the scenic ride to the tea state. See lush green land filled with miles of tea plantations. Stay two nights in Nuwara Eliya. (B, D)

Day 9: Nuwara Eliya (Tea Tour)
Wake up to the freshness of the tea garden, enjoy a leisurely breakfast and get ready for a tea garden tour. The tea industry in Sri Lanka (Ceylon) is over 150 years old. It is a traditional industry commenced by the British when Ceylon was a colony. Vestiges of the colonial heritage are still evident, particularly in the tea-growing regions. Meet tea experts and scientists at the Tea Research Institute and learn about the latest scientific discoveries. Sharpen your tea-tasting skills with experts. The remainder of the day is free to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. (B, D)

Day 10: Nuwara EliyaYala
Travel to Yala, famous for its national park, enjoy a scenic ride through small towns, and arrive late afternoon. Evening free to explore and stay overnight at Yala. (B, D)

Day 11: Yala - Beach Stay
After breakfast take a morning jeep safari to Yala National Park to Spot varieties of wild animals, birds and reptiles. Later travel to your next destination and enjoy three nights at the beach resort Hikkaduwa/ Bentota.  (B, D)

Day 12: Day Excursion
After breakfast enjoy a day excursion and visit the Mask Factory Museum at Ambalangoda, then to Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery, operated by the Wildlife Protection Society of Sri Lanka to protect endangered turtle species from extinction. Before returning we explore Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B,D)

Day 13:  Beach Resort
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast as the day is free to relax on the beach. (B,D)

Day 14: Colombo Departure
Check out by midday and travel back to Colombo. The tour finishes by late afternoon with a direct transfer to the airport. (B, D)

(B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
 
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Terms and Conditions

Valid for new bookings only. Valid for travel as specified and for sales until  sold out. Prices are per person based on twin share in New Zealand dollars. •  Prices are correct as at 21 Dec 23  • Prices are thereafter subject to change without notice until time of confirmation. Prices may vary due to a number of factors including tax and surcharge increases, exchange rate movements and availability. • $500 deposit per person is required at time of booking.  Please check with your House of Travel agent when full payment is required, however, it will be no later than 45 days prior to departure. • $200 saving is included in the price. • All travel must be commenced and completed as specified.  Any additional accommodation is at customers own expense • Some surcharges, closeouts, routing and accommodation restrictions apply. Bedding configurations may vary on twin share options.  Twin share is based on two adults sharing a room & using existing bedding. Packages are subject to availability.  Departures become guaranteed with a minimum of four passengers.  Cancellation and amendment fees apply. Flights are additional.  Visa, travel insurance, departure taxes, gratuities and any other personal expenses are at passenger’s own expense. For full terms and conditions please contact your House of Travel agent.  • Packages are subject to availability • Product is supplied by reputable suppliers with their own terms and conditions • Please ask your House of Travel consultant for full details. Supplier Code: THO

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