Taste of Sri Lanka – Classic Small Group Journey
Experience Sri Lanka with Insider Journeys 9 day ‘Taste of Sri Lanka’
Colombo - Anuradhapura - Sigiriya - Dambulla - Kandy – Temple Of The Tooth - Colombo
• 8 nights hotel accommodation
• Breakfast daily, one lunch and one dinner
• Transport in air-conditioned vehicles
• Small group touring (max 16 travellers)
• Entrance fees
• Local English-speaking guides
• Return transfers
$500* travel credit per person
Travel credit must be requested at the time of booking and can be used for flights or additional touring and/or accommodation options through Insider Journeys only.
Earn 1 Qantas Point per $1 spent^
1 May – 31 Oct 2018
Price listed is based on low season departures.
Other departures available in 2018, seasonal surcharges may apply
31 Oct 17,
unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.
DAYS 1-2: COLOMBO
Hotel: Ramada Colombo
On arrival in Colombo, transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a guided walk through the colonial fort area and experience the colour and atmosphere of Pettah, Colombo’s vibrant market area. Afterwards, enjoy some free time for further exploration.
DAYS 3-4: ANURADHAPURA
Hotel: Palm Garden Village
At Negombo, see the action at the country’s second largest fish market before a stop to learn about the production of ‘toddy’, a local alcoholic drink (seasonal, but usually possible). On arrival in Anuradhapura, enjoy some free time. Rise early to see the religious monuments at Mihintale, a nearby mountain peak where Buddhism began in Sri Lanka. In the evening, visit one of the most popular Buddhist sites at Anuradhapura where locals come to worship.
DAYS 5-6: SIGIRIYA & DAMBULLA
Hotel: Hotel Sigiriya
Leave for Habarana, stopping at a rural area for a deeper understanding of village life in Sri Lanka. Continue to ancient Polonnaruwa and its historic attractions. Visit one of Asia’s most spectacular cultural sites, the Sigiriya Rock fortress. Only the fit and adventurous will want to climb the rock, but all can enjoy fine views around the base. Enjoy a free afternoon, or explore the nearby Ritigala Monastery with inscriptions dating back to the 1st century BC.
DAYS 7-9: KANDY
Hotel: Hotel SuisseVisit the marvellous Dambulla Rock cave temples and a fascinating spice garden, then continue on to Kandy for a free evening. Visit the Temple of the Tooth, then return to the hotel for breakfast. A city tour reveals this charming highland hub, from the magnificent Peradeniya Botanical Gardens to a local gem museum and bustling markets. Enjoy a farewell dinner, then on your last day transfer to the airport for your onward journey via a stop at a tea plantation.
*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 28 September 2017 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. $500 per person travel credit must be requested at the time of booking and can only be used for flights or additional touring and/or accommodation options booked through Insider Journeys. ^You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn Qantas Points. Membership and points are subject to the terms and conditions of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Insider Journeys and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.