Spot beautiful elephants in Udawalawe.
Marvel at the spectacular Lion's Rock Fortress in Sigiriya.
Keep an eye out for wild Langur monkeys during your Sri Lanka tour.
Experience tropical paradise at Sri Lanka's Unawatuna Beach.
Savour the vibrant flavour of Sri Lankan sambol, curries & more.
Begin your Sri Lankan adventure in the beachside city of Negombo.
Step inside the heart of Sri Lanka in Sigiriya's rock citadel.
Climb up to the iconic Sigiriya Lion's Rock Fortress, dating back to the 5th century.
Marvel at the shining gold Buddha statue at Dambulla Rock Cave Temple.
Explore the intricate cave temples that shelter 150 statues of Lord Buddha in Dambulla.
Learn about the importance of Buddhism in Sri Lankan culture during your 9-day tour.
Travel to Kandy, the last royal capital of Sri Lankan Kings, cradled among misty hills.
Visit the Tooth Temple on a guided city tour of Kandy.
Wander through vibrant fruit and vegetable markets in Sri Lanka.
Immerse yourself in Sri Lankan cultural traditions during your comprehensive 9-day tour.
Take in the scenery & the hillside tea plantations of Nuwara Eliya.
Take a tour of a local tea plantation in Nuwara Eliya.
Learn about the process of making Ceylon tea in Nuwara Eliya.
Visit Udawalawe Transit Home, home to hundreds of rehabilitated wild elephants.
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Dutch colonial city of Galle.
Visit the famous Galle Fort, also known as the ‘Dutch Fort.'
Watch locals fishing as the sun sets in Koggala.
Try the delicious egg hopper, a Sri Lankan specialty served with sambol & curry.
Relax on the tropical beaches of Koggala during your final days of your Sri Lanka tour.
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2 for 1 Sri Lanka

Operated by TripADeal
Dambulla, Sigiriya, Kandy, Galle & more
Grab a friend & experience the exotic wonders of Sri Lanka
Discover ancient rock fortresses, magnificent temples, tropical beaches & more
Dates: 18 Nov 2024 - 10 Nov 2025
Earn & Use Qantas Points
Enjoy daily breakfast throughout the tour
7 nights of hotel accommodation
Return international full-service flights
Includes return airport transfers
Overview
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Overview

Grab a friend and embark on a captivating journey to discover the wonders of exotic Sri Lanka. This 9-day 2-for-1 adventure takes you through a remarkable itinerary, where you'll uncover the country's best-kept secrets, iconic sites and unforgettable experiences.

Begin your adventure in the beachside city of Negombo before venturing on to Sigiriya, home to the ancient Lion's Rock Fortress. Locals call this UNESCO World Heritage Site the eighth wonder of the world, stretching above the jungle on a mountainous rock, attracting thousands of tourists annually. Spend time in Dambulla, where you will explore the magnificent Dambulla Rock Cave Temple, an architectural and artistic marvel featuring five cave temples home to 150 statues of Buddha.

Travel to Kandy, the last royal capital of Sri Lankan kings, and stroll through the lakeside town and the vibrant Kandy markets. Sri Lanka's rich tea heritage awaits in Nuwara Eliya’s breathtaking tea plantations. Here, you will visit a Ceylon Tea Factory and get insight into the tea production process as you sip a cup of aromatic Ceylon tea. Prepare for a heartwarming experience at Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home as you witness the rehabilitation and care of orphaned baby elephants. Then, marvel at the famous Galle Fort, the largest intact Dutch fort in Asia dating back to the 17th century. Finish your adventure in the coastal town of Koggala, where you have days at leisure to spend relaxing on tropical beaches, savouring traditional dishes like curry and roti, or simply unwinding in your beachside resort. As your journey comes to a close and you prepare for your return flight to Australia, make sure you leave room in your suitcase for all the cherished memories of your incredible Sri Lankan adventure you will be taking home!

With return international full-service flights, 7 nights of hotel accommodation, daily breakfast and return airport transfers included, this two-for-the-price-of-one deal is one you don’t want to miss!

Want more? Relax on the beaches of Bentota with our two-day extension itinerary.

Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Discover the highlights of exotic Sri Lanka
  • Travel to Sigiriya, home of the ancient rock fortress
  • Discover the magnificent Dambulla Rock Cave Temple
  • Delve into Sri Lanka’s rich tea heritage at a Ceylon tea factory
  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Kandy & Dutch colonial city of Galle
  • Visit Udawalawe Transit Home, home to hundreds of rehabilitated wild elephants
  • Visit the famous Galle Fort, also known as the ‘Dutch Fort’
  • Take in the scenery & the hillside tea plantations of Nuwara Eliya
  • Relax in style at your beachfront accommodation in Koggala
FLIGHTS
  • Return international full-service flights (economy class), departure city surcharges may apply
ACCOMMODATION
  • 7 nights of hotel accommodation
DINING
  • Enjoy daily breakfast throughout the tour
ESSENTIALS
  • English-speaking national tour guide
  • Airline taxes & surcharges
TRANSFERS
  • Return airport transfers with meet & assist in Sri Lanka
11-DAY BENTOTA EXTENSION

All of the above plus: 

  • 2 nights of accommodation at a beachside resort in Bentota
  • Daily breakfast
UPGRADES AVAILABLE
  • Arrive Early: Arrive up to 30 days before your tour starts. (Does not include hotel accommodation, meals or transfers)
  • Stay Behind: Return up to 30 days after your tour concludes. (Does not include hotel accommodation, meals or transfers)
  • Stopover Packages: Break up the long-haul flight with a stopover at a fantastic location. (See checkout for details)
  • Optional Tours: Optional experiences and tours are available to add to your itinerary. (See checkout for details)
  • Flight Upgrades: Upgrade to Business Class. (See checkout for details)
  • Guaranteed Airline: Fly with a guaranteed airline. (See checkout for details)


Please note: Extra charges may apply. See the Important Info section and checkout cart for fees and details.

Itinerary 1
Day 1 Australia - Negombo (Colombo, Sri Lanka)

Depart for Negombo (Colombo), Sri Lanka. Upon arrival, you will be met by a tour representative and transferred to your hotel in the nearby beach town of Negombo.

Overnight: Regenta Arie Lagoon Hotel, Negombo or similar

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Negombo – Dambulla – Sigiriya - Dambulla

After breakfast, you will depart for Dambulla to check into your hotel. After checking in, it’s time to visit the ancient Lion’s Rock Fortress of Sigiriya. Today, you will find yourself in the heart of Sri Lanka, where the 5th-century rock citadel of King Kasyapa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, awaits your exploration. Sigiriya isn't just a testament to ancient Sri Lankan engineering and urban planning prowess; it's a true masterpiece of art and culture. As you step through the colossal 'Lion Paws,' which gaze upon the meticulously designed royal gardens below, you will be transported back in time to an era of ancient wonders. This rock fortress, encircled by imposing ramparts and moats, is often likened to the mythical 'City of Gods.'



One of the most captivating features of Sigiriya is its stunning frescoes, reminiscent of the Gupta-style paintings found in the famous Ajanta caves of India. These ancient artworks adorn the rock's surface, offering a glimpse into the artistic brilliance of the past. Wander into the museum downstairs for an insight into how the citadel floated above citizens and learn about the advanced ponds and irrigation that pumped water right onto its summit through an ingenious hydraulic system.



Please note:

- Make sure to carry a bottle of water and a face towel to keep yourself refreshed in the tropical heat.

- While the frescoes are a sight to behold, refrain from taking pictures, as it is considered a punishable offence in accordance with the rules set by the archaeological department.



Today’s distance and drive time is approx 139 km/3h.

Overnight: Stay in Tropical Life Resort, Dambulla or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 Dambulla Free Day

Today is yours to enjoy at leisure. Alternatively, join one or both of the following optional tours:



Optional Activity: Morning Polonnaruwa City Tour - $80 per person

Rising with the decline of Anuradhapura, the city of Polonnaruwa - the mediaeval capital and crown jewel of King Parakramabahu I - remains superior proof of ancient culture and heritage blended with religious beliefs. Walk among the scattered walls of this World Heritage Site, dotted with stupas, resting Buddha statues, irrigation canals and fantastically carved Hindu sculptures – while observing the relic house - Vatadage - which boasts impressive stone carvings. Look closely, and you will notice a subtle Hindu influence on the architecture and statues found in Polonnaruwa.



Optional Activity: Jeep safari in Minneriya National Park - $110 per person

Experience an afternoon safari at Minneriya National Park. If you're up for a serious rumble in the jungle, then Minneriya is the place to go! Spread over 8800 hectares, it's a sanctuary for elephants and home to herds of deer and ample birdlife, but its spotlight remains between swaying trunks and flapping ears. Park your jeep on the bank of the reservoir and switch off its engine. Have the opportunity to see herds of elephants - one by one - roll onto the grass-covered banks to feed on tender shoots. In fact, this is the largest elephant gathering in the world (over 300 at a time) – it's an absolute must-do for wildlife enthusiasts.



Please note: If Minneriya National Park is flooded during the rainy season, you will visit Kaudulla or Eco National Parks as alternative options.

Overnight: Stay in Tropical Life Resort, Dambulla or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Dambulla - Kandy

After breakfast, travel to Dambulla and stop at the Dambulla Rock Cave Temple, which has been treasured by many kings since the first century B.C. An icon of Sri Lanka, Dambulla Rock Cave Temple features five magnificently constructed cave temples flanking the golden temple of Dambulla. Observe the exquisite cave paintings along walls that shelter 150 statues of Lord Buddha. As you enter the retreat, be sure to cast your eyes on the gigantic Buddha statue glittering in gold, which today houses an important junction in the country's economic and cultural uplifting.



After exploring the Dambulla Cave Temple, travel to the hill city of Kandy & commence a guided city tour on arrival. Last ruled by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe - before it was brought under British rule in 1815, Kandy - the World Heritage Site & last royal capital of Sri Lankan kings - crafts an array of culture, history and heritage in the minds of visitors across the globe.



A stroll across this small lakeside town - cradled among the misty hills - will feature the Kandy City Centre - bundled with the latest and world-class brands, a bazaar, an arts & crafts centre, gem museum & lapidary. Take in the colours as you glide through fresh fruits and vegetables in the Kandy market.



Fine-tune your evening by stepping to the beat of traditional music and drumming, amplified by a cultural show enhancing the rich and vibrant culture of the Wonder of Asia, Sri Lanka.

Today's distance and drive time is approx 80 km/2.5h.

Overnight: Stay at Hotel Suisse, Kandy or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast, depart for Nuwara Eliya. Sri Lanka’s highest town and the heart of the country’s most beautiful region, the southern hill country, Nuwara Eliya sits beneath the towering Pidurutalagala mountain in a bowl of verdant, tea-covered hills. Although the region was once occupied by the Kandyan kingdom, the town itself is very much a British creation. It was established in the mid-19th century as a retreat by Sir Edward Barnes and touted as Sri Lanka’s ‘Little England’ for the way this Victorian relic resembles a quaint English country village.

Upon arrival in the afternoon, take a tour of a local tea plantation and learn about the tea production process of the prestigious brand of Ceylon Tea, where you will observe a rich tradition kept alive. As you observe the hissing and swishing of machines, inhaling the heavenly scent arising from these facilities, make sure to end your tour in style over a perfectly blended cup of pure Ceylon tea.

Afterwards, enjoy some time to explore the plantation at leisure before continuing onwards to enjoy a sightseeing tour of Nuwara Eliya.

Finish the day at your hotel, where you can check in and enjoy an evening at leisure.

Today’s distance and drive time is approx 80 km/2.5h.

Overnight: Stay in Mirage King’s Cottage/Galway Heights, Nuwara Eliya or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 Nuwara Eliya - Udawalawe - Galle - Koggala

After breakfast, you will travel to Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home, also called Udawalawe Elephant Orphanage, a rehabilitation centre for orphaned elephant calves. The primary purpose of the Elephant Transit Home is to rehabilitate and release isolated baby elephants into the wild. The Ministry of Wildlife Conservation took an essential step in the welfare and protection of orphan elephants in 1995. As a result, Elephant Transit Home was established at the Udawalawe National Park.



There are normally 40-60 orphaned elephants, and visitors can watch them being fed from the safety of a viewing platform about 8 metres away at one of the four daily feeding sessions held every three hours from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.



The elephants are never chained and are free to roam around and play as they wish. Human contact is kept to a minimum in order to maximise their chance of survival when they are returned to the wild.



Following Udawalawe, continue to the Galle area on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, where you will be met by the tour guide for a city tour of Galle. On the drive, you will pass many fishing villages and palm-fringed bays. The tour will begin at Galle Fort - the largest intact Dutch fort in Asia, inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. Its location faces the Indian Ocean in the town of Galle, on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. Galle Fort is one of the best-preserved examples of 17th-century colonial fortifications in the world.


Following the tour of Galle Fort, continue to Koggala and check into your resort.



Today’s distance and drive time is approx 250 km/6h.

Overnight: Stay at South Lake Resort, Koggala or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Koggala, Galle

After breakfast at the resort, today is free to enjoy at leisure.

Overnight: Stay at South Lake Resort, Koggala or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 Koggala - Negombo Airport

After breakfast today, get ready for checkout and your transfer to Negombo. Since your flight will not depart until late evening, access to common areas including a pool at a hotel in nearby Negombo will be provided so you may relax before transferring to the airport for your departure flight home.


Today’s distance and drive time is approx 120 km/3h.


Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 Arrive in Australia

Meals included: In-Flight

Itinerary 2
Bentota Post-Tour Extension (From $4799 for 2 people)
Day 1 Australia - Negombo (Colombo, Sri Lanka)

Depart for Negombo (Colombo), Sri Lanka. Upon arrival you will be met by a tour representative and transferred to your hotel in the nearby beach town of Negombo.


Overnight: Regenta Arie Lagoon Hotel, Negombo or similar

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Negombo – Dambulla – Sigiriya - Dambulla

After breakfast, you will depart for Dambulla to check into your hotel. After checking in, it’s time to visit the ancient Lion’s Rock Fortress of Sigiriya. Today, you will find yourself in the heart of Sri Lanka, where the 5th-century rock citadel of King Kasyapa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, awaits your exploration. Sigiriya isn't just a testament to ancient Sri Lankan engineering and urban planning prowess; it's a true masterpiece of art and culture. As you step through the colossal 'Lion Paws,' which gaze upon the meticulously designed royal gardens below, you will be transported back in time to an era of ancient wonders. This rock fortress, encircled by imposing ramparts and moats, is often likened to the mythical 'City of Gods.'



One of the most captivating features of Sigiriya is its stunning frescoes, reminiscent of the Gupta-style paintings found in the famous Ajanta caves of India. These ancient artworks adorn the rock's surface, offering a glimpse into the artistic brilliance of the past. Wander into the museum downstairs for an insight into how the citadel floated above citizens and learn about the advanced ponds and irrigation that pumped water right onto its summit through an ingenious hydraulic system.



Please note:

- Make sure to carry a bottle of water and a face towel to keep yourself refreshed in the tropical heat.

- While the frescoes are a sight to behold, refrain from taking pictures, as it is considered a punishable offence in accordance with the rules set by the archaeological department.



Today’s distance and drive time is approx 139 km/3h.

Overnight: Stay in Tropical Life Resort, Dambulla or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 Dambulla Free Day

Today is yours to enjoy at leisure. Alternatively, join one or both of the following optional tours:



Optional Activity: Morning Polonnaruwa City Tour - $80 per person

Rising with the decline of Anuradhapura, the city of Polonnaruwa - the mediaeval capital and crown jewel of King Parakramabahu I - remains superior proof of ancient culture and heritage blended with religious beliefs. Walk among the scattered walls of this World Heritage Site, dotted with stupas, resting Buddha statues, irrigation canals and fantastically carved Hindu sculptures – while observing the relic house - Vatadage - which boasts impressive stone carvings. Look closely, and you will notice a subtle Hindu influence on the architecture and statues found in Polonnaruwa.



Optional Activity: Jeep safari in Minneriya National Park - $110 per person

Experience an afternoon safari at Minneriya National Park. If you're up for a serious rumble in the jungle, then Minneriya is the place to go! Spread over 8800 hectares, it's a sanctuary for elephants and home to herds of deer and ample birdlife, but its spotlight remains between swaying trunks and flapping ears. Park your jeep on the bank of the reservoir and switch off its engine. Have the opportunity to see herds of elephants - one by one - roll onto the grass-covered banks to feed on tender shoots. In fact, this is the largest elephant gathering in the world (over 300 at a time) – it's an absolute must-do for wildlife enthusiasts.



Please note: If Minneriya National Park is flooded during the rainy season, you will visit Kaudulla or Eco National Parks as alternative options.

Overnight: Stay in Tropical Life Resort, Dambulla or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Dambulla - Kandy

After breakfast, travel to Dambulla and stop at the Dambulla Rock Cave Temple, which has been treasured by many kings since the first century B.C. An icon of Sri Lanka, Dambulla Rock Cave Temple features five magnificently constructed cave temples flanking the golden temple of Dambulla. Observe the exquisite cave paintings along walls that shelter 150 statues of Lord Buddha. As you enter the retreat, be sure to cast your eyes on the gigantic Buddha statue glittering in gold, which today houses an important junction in the country's economic and cultural uplifting.



After exploring the Dambulla Cave Temple, travel to the hill city of Kandy & commence a guided city tour on arrival. Last ruled by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe - before it was brought under British rule in 1815, Kandy - the World Heritage Site & last royal capital of Sri Lankan kings - crafts an array of culture, history and heritage in the minds of visitors across the globe.



A stroll across this small lakeside town - cradled among the misty hills - will feature the Kandy City Centre - bundled with the latest and world-class brands, a bazaar, an arts & crafts centre, gem museum & lapidary. Take in the colours as you glide through fresh fruits and vegetables in the Kandy market.



Fine-tune your evening by stepping to the beat of traditional music and drumming, amplified by a cultural show enhancing the rich and vibrant culture of the Wonder of Asia, Sri Lanka.

Today's distance and drive time is approx 80 km/2.5h.

Overnight: Stay at Hotel Suisse, Kandy or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast, depart for Nuwara Eliya. Sri Lanka’s highest town and the heart of the country’s most beautiful region, the southern hill country, Nuwara Eliya sits beneath the towering Pidurutalagala mountain in a bowl of verdant, tea-covered hills. Although the region was once occupied by the Kandyan kingdom, the town itself is very much a British creation. It was established in the mid-19th century as a retreat by Sir Edward Barnes and touted as Sri Lanka’s ‘Little England’ for the way this Victorian relic resembles a quaint English country village.



Upon arrival in the afternoon, take a tour of a local tea plantation and learn about the tea production process of the prestigious brand of Ceylon Tea, where you will observe a rich tradition kept alive. As you observe the hissing and swishing of machines, inhaling the heavenly scent arising from these facilities, make sure to end your tour in style over a perfectly blended cup of pure Ceylon tea.

Afterwards, enjoy some time to explore the plantation at leisure before continuing onwards to enjoy a sightseeing tour of Nuwara Eliya.



Finish the day at your hotel, where you can check in and enjoy an evening at leisure.

Today’s distance and drive time is approx 80 km/2.5h.

Overnight: Stay in Mirage King’s Cottage/Galway Heights, Nuwara Eliya or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 Nuwara Eliya - Udawalawe - Galle - Koggala

After breakfast, you will travel to Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home, also called Udawalawe Elephant Orphanage, a rehabilitation centre for orphaned elephant calves. The primary purpose of the Elephant Transit Home is to rehabilitate and release isolated baby elephants into the wild. The Ministry of Wildlife Conservation took an essential step in the welfare and protection of orphan elephants in 1995. As a result, Elephant Transit Home was established at the Udawalawe National Park.



There are normally 40-60 orphaned elephants, and visitors can watch them being fed from the safety of a viewing platform about 8 metres away at one of the four daily feeding sessions held every three hours from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.



The elephants are never chained and are free to roam around and play as they wish. Human contact is kept to a minimum in order to maximise their chance of survival when they are returned to the wild.



Following Udawalawe, continue to the Galle area on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, where you will be met by the tour guide for a city tour of Galle. On the drive, you will pass many fishing villages and palm-fringed bays. The tour will begin at Galle Fort - the largest intact Dutch fort in Asia, inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. Its location faces the Indian Ocean in the town of Galle, on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. Galle Fort is one of the best-preserved examples of 17th-century colonial fortifications in the world.


Following the tour of Galle Fort, continue to Koggala and check into your resort.



Today’s distance and drive time is approx 250 km/6h.

Overnight: Stay at South Lake Resort, Koggala or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Koggala, Galle

After breakfast at the resort, today is free to enjoy at leisure.

Overnight: Stay at South Lake Resort, Koggala or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 Koggala - Bentota

After breakfast today, you will depart for Bentota. The next few days are to be enjoyed at leisure at your beachside resort. 

Overnight: Centara Ceysands Resort, Bentota and Spa or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 Bentota

Enjoy the day at your own leisure.

Overnight: Centara Ceysands Resort, Bentota and Spa or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Bentota - Australia (via Negombo)

After breakfast today, get ready for checkout and your transfer to Negombo. Since your flight will not depart until late evening, access to common areas including a pool at a hotel in nearby Negombo will be provided so you may relax before transferring to the airport for your departure flight home.


Today’s distance and drive time is approx 120 km/3h.



Meals included: Breakfast

Day 11 Arrive in Australia

Meals included: In-Flight

Important Info

Booking information

After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. You must complete the Passenger Information Form within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer, you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions and the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
 
Please note: All countries and territories have different entry requirements in relation to vaccinations, quarantine/isolation periods and travel restrictions. Due to the evolving nature, we would ask all of our customers to monitor, meet and adhere to the specific requirements of their intended destination(s) in the lead-up to and immediately before travel, as well as any requirements post-travel upon their return.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY
Tour packages are non-refundable. If your tour package is affected by Covid-19-related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other tour or package available via the TripADeal website.
 
Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the tour operator you are due to stay with.
 
We recommend you consider purchasing travel insurance with Covid-19 protection. The standard cancellation policy will apply if you cannot travel because you have tested positive for Covid-19.
 
Please note: All additional charges are payable in AUD (unless otherwise stated). 
 
Offer essential 

This travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 19th November 2024.
 
This travel offer is priced for 2 people based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, no discounts apply, a twin-share voucher must be purchased.
Please note: accommodation for single customers who are travelling on a tour or cruise package may be in a single room, depending on availability.
 
Departure Dates 
2024 
October: 29
November: **11, **18, **19
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability. 
 
2025 
February: **3, *17
March: *17, *24, *31
April: 14, 28
May: 12, 26
June: **9, ^23
July: ^7, **21
August: **4, **18
September: 1, 15, **29
October: 13, 27
November: *10 
 
Surcharges 
Please note:
• Dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge of $100 per person. 
• Dates/months with a ** incur a high season surcharge of $300 per person. 
• Dates/months with a ^ incur a high season surcharge of $500 per person.  
 
Flights

Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide, Perth, *Auckland
 
Departure City Surcharges
Brisbane: $150 per person
Adelaide: $250 per person
Auckland: $450 per person
 
International Full-Service Airline(s) Used
• Cabin Class: Economy Class
• Airlines: Sri Lankan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines and airline partners (subject to availability).
Please note: We cannot accommodate one-way flights. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 
 
Missed Flights 
If you fail to arrive for your outbound flight, you risk all flight and land arrangements in your destination being automatically cancelled by the airlines and land operator, respectively. Additional fees may apply to reinstate these services. If you will miss your flight for whatever reason, please contact us as soon as possible to make arrangements. 
 
Guaranteed Airline Surcharge
• Cabin Class: Economy Class
• Singapore Airlines: $475 per person 
Please note: 
• Guaranteed airlines are subject to availability. If we are unable to fulfil your request, the above extra cost will be refunded.
• On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed, subject to aircraft configuration.
• In the event that a purchased stopover package and a purchased guaranteed airline upgrade are not compatible, you will have the option to receive a refund for the guaranteed airline upgrade or be offered an alternative stopover city option, e.g if you choose to fly with Singapore Airlines you cannot stopover in Dubai.
• Guaranteed airline refers to the marketing carrier and could include codeshare partners. 
 
Arrive Early Options
Negombo, Sri Lanka - $300 per person
High season dates range up to $700 per person, subject to availability 
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• You may book a date to arrive early via our website but only a date that is within 30 days of the tour departure date. If you wish to arrive earlier than 30 days before your tour departure date, please call our friendly staff for availability and pricing. Additional costs may apply
• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• A high season arrive early can be purchased for up to $700 per person, subject to availability.
• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):
18th March 2024 - 30th April 2024
1st June 2024 - 14th August 2024
23rd September 2024 - 20th October 2024
 
Stay Behind Options
Negombo, Sri Lanka - $300 per person
High season dates: up to $700 per person, subject to availability 
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• A stay behind can only be booked up to one month after your package end date upon check-out. Should you wish to stay later, please contact us to request availability. Additional costs may apply.
• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• A high season stay behind can be purchased for up to $700 per person, subject to availability.
• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):
18th March 2024 - 30th April 2024
1st June 2024 - 14th August 2024
23rd September 2024 - 20th October 2024
 
Stopover Packages 
* Singapore
Twin share: $1200 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $1800 one way
* Kuala Lumpur 
Twin share: $900 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $1200 one way
Includes:
• 2 nights in 4-star accommodation
• Daily breakfast
• Return airport transfers 
Please note: 
• When a pre and post-tour stopover is chosen, the same stopover location must be chosen each way, due to the airline used.
• When selecting an Arrive Early or Stay Behind in conjunction with a Stopover Package, the stopover will take place after the departure date you select for your Arrive Early or Stay Behind.
• Stopover packages are subject to availability.
• In the event that a purchased stopover package and a purchased guaranteed airline upgrade are not compatible, you will have the option to receive a refund for the guaranteed airline upgrade or be offered an alternative stopover city option, e.g if you choose to fly with Singapore Airlines you cannot stopover in Dubai.
• Blackout dates apply to flights departing between the below date ranges:
• Singapore 01 - 10 March 2024
• Singapore 18 - 24 September 2024
 
Flight Class Upgrades
Business or Premium Economy Class: For pricing, please refer to the payment cart at checkout.
Please note:
• Flight upgrades are subject to availability and pricing changes (if we cannot fulfil your request, the upgrade cost will be refunded).
• On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed
 
Accommodation

Accommodation Used:
4 Star Properties (Self-Rated) 
• Negombo: Regenta Arie Lagoon Hotel or similar.  
• Dambulla: Tropical Life Resort or similar.
• Kandy: Hotel Suisse or similar.
• Nuwara Eliya: Mirage King’s Cottage/Galway Heights or similar.
• Bentota: Centara Ceysands Resort and Spa or similar.
• Koggala: South Lake Resort or similar.
Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type and are subject to availability based on seasonality. In the instance a property is not available, a similar standard of accommodation will be provided. Properties will be confirmed and included in your travel pack, which you will receive 4-6 weeks before travel.
 
Extra Nights
Not available at check-out. 
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people.
 
Child Policy
• No child discounts. The full price applies to all children travelling with their parents.
• Valid for children 8 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not Available.
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin or Double Bedding. (subject to availability).
 
General information

Minimum group size 15, maximum group size 28 per vehicle. 
 
Optional Tours/Activities
Day 3 Morning Polonnaruwa City Tour - $80 per person.
Day 3 Jeep safari in Minneriya National Park - $110 per person.
 
Please note:
• The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone before submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability). 
• Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
 
Exclusions

• Visa fees and requirements 
• Domestic transfers and flights not stated in the deal offer
• Meals/beverages not stated in the deal offer
• Optional gratuities/tipping 
• Optional activities/tours 
• Personal expenses
• Travel insurance
 
Other important information

TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on the history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction where they are guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves it at the end of the tour; they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides at each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village and offer information on the place visited on the bus. However, they are not required to have specific art, architecture, or historical knowledge. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and, if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is a year round destination with two monsoon seasons so there is a lot of confusion around when is the best time to visit. The weather doesn’t run like clockwork here! However, there will rarely be weather so dramatic that it will stand in the way of a brilliant holiday with plenty of warm weather and sunshine. The temperature is constant at around 27°C on the coast, both the air and the water!
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
We do not arrange seat selection. It is essential to highlight that some airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the airline directly with seating allocation requirements and/or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers must provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase or no later than 45 days before the departure date. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of the booking. Customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred in this instance.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
7 meals in total are included in the package. For meals not included, the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify us of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note: We will do our best to meet your requests/requirements; however, we cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on tour. You must carry your own luggage from the vehicle to the hotel room and back to the vehicle. The driver will assist with the uploading and unloading of bags from the vehicle.
 
OTHER
Mobility:
If you require wheelchair access please contact our friendly sales and service team to inquire on your behalf.
 
Fitness Level Required:
A leisurely level of fitness will be required. 
Leisurely is described as light walking, including up multiple stairs, and occasional hiking, may involve uneven surfaces. Able to travel unassisted and get on and off vehicles and small boats. Suitable for most fitness levels and mobility. 
 
Please note: If you have any concerns, please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Land
Gratuities (tips) are not included for the services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip is 2000 rupees (approximately $10 AUD) per person per day. This covers the guide/leader and the driver and will be collected on tour. 
 
Please note: Tipping for services provided is always a matter of personal discretion; however, please be aware that many locals consider tipping part of their normal remuneration, and they may approach you for payment; there's no need to be intimidated by the request.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: If entry to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary, where possible, may be adjusted, or a similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).
 
Shopping: 
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions regarding shopping for further information.
 
Visas

A Tourist Visa for Sri Lanka is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian Passport. You will be able to start your Visa application process once you receive your final travel documentation approximately 6 weeks prior to departure.
 
Important: 
• Please start arranging your visa three weeks before departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
• Visa rules may have changed since Covid-19. Some countries and airlines may require you to obtain an additional visa before arrival. Please check with the nearest embassy, consulate or immigration department of the destination you're entering.
 
Please note: 
• Passengers who are not Australian citizens must also check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required.
• It is also important to note that some areas of employment, such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations, may have additional restrictions in applying for visas. This may, in turn, affect the type of application required.
 
Schedule of fees

Voluntary Changes
This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.
• Changes - $100 AUD per booking and any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
• If the incorrect name has been provided, charges of $100 AUD per booking and any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
Supplier Fees
In the event the tour package you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the tour due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event we are unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee.

Important information
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You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

To earn Qantas Points with Qantas Tours, Members will be required to provide a valid Frequent Flyer number and last name at checkout. Only the lead traveller, the primary contact for the booking, will earn 3 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent (including GST) on eligible holiday packages. Qantas Points will not be earned and cannot be redeemed on any amounts payable directly to the hotel. Conditions apply. Qantas Points will be credited to a member's account up to 8 weeks after tour completion. Qantas Points will not be earned on cancelled bookings.

In addition to the 3 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent, each Frequent Flyer member who enters their Qantas Frequent Flyer number into the booking will also earn Status Credits and Qantas Points on the flight component of the package. The amount you earn depends on your flights, the operating airline, fare class and member status. Find out how many Qantas Points you could earn on your next Qantas Tours flights with our online Points Calculator. Terms and conditions apply.

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Points Plus Pay allows you to choose the number of Qantas Points you redeem above the minimum level of 4,000 and pay for the remainder of the booking value with an accepted payment method. TripADeal booking terms and conditions apply.

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Travel More in 2024 Offer - Terms and Conditions

During the promotional period of 12:01am Saturday 1 June 2024 to 11:59pm Thursday 20 June 2024 (AEST), customers will receive $250 off tour, cruise, exclusive hotel package or experience deals listed on tours.qantas.com with departure dates between 1 August and 31 December 2024. Adding an ‘arrive early’ option to a January 2025 departure date will not qualify for the offer. The Offer will not apply where a deal departs in January 2025 and where an ‘arrive early’ option is selected to move the departure date into 2024. The $250 off will be automatically applied at the check-out page on tours.qantas.com when offer requirements are met. The $250 off Offer applies to new bookings only with minimum cash spend of $4,999, excluding Point Redemptions and promotional vouchers. Offer is valid once per order.

The offer can be used in conjunction with bookings made using Qantas Points, however the offer is based on cash spent excluding Point Redemptions and promotional vouchers. Customers will continue to earn the standard 3 Qantas Points per $1 spent on the total cash booking value. You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn and use points.

The offer does not apply to non-Exclusive Hotel Packages, associated travel services, concierge flight tickets, travel visas, or travel insurance. The offer can be used in conjunction with Tours Gift Certificates and vouchers. The offer is non-refundable, non-redeemable for cash, and cannot be used with any other offer/promotion. Offer excludes credit card surcharges.

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Payment is required in full, together with the redemption of the Qantas Tours offer. The offer must be used within the stated validity period.

Qantas Tours is operated by TripADeal. To redeem this offer, book online at qantas.com/tours or contact the TripADeal Sales and Service centre on 137 066. Changes, refunds, cancellations and other service queries are bound by the TripADeal terms and conditions. Qantas Points will be credited to a member's account up to 8 weeks after cruise, or tour completion. Qantas Points will not be earned on cancelled bookings, or on any amounts payable directly to the hotel, cruise or tour operator.

Terms and conditions are subject to change at any time and without notice.