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  • Sri Lankan elephant

  • Sri Lanka

  • Sigiriya

  • Heritance Negombo

  • Dambulla Temple

  • Negombo

  • Marriott Weligama

  • Nuwara Eliya

  • Marriott Weligama

  • Sri Lankan elephant

  • Sri Lanka

  • Sigiriya

  • Heritance Negombo

  • Dambulla Temple

  • Negombo

  • Marriott Weligama

  • Nuwara Eliya

  • Marriott Weligama

  • Weligama


10 Day Highlights of Sri Lanka

  • Discover Galle, Kandy, Sigiriya & more on tour
  • Enjoy 3 nights at the 5-star Marriott Weligama
Includes Return International Flights

A country full of ancient ruins, beautiful beaches and welcoming people, Sri Lanka is quickly becoming one of the world’s most sought-after destinations - and now is the time to go and discover it all. With this 10 day package, take the opportunity to immerse yourself in a truly unforgettable cultural experience, which includes everything from temple and tea plantation visits to cooking demonstrations.

Explore the rock cave temple of Dambulla, home to an impressive golden Buddha; discover the rich tea culture of Sri Lanka in the hillside plantation of Nuwara Eliya; spend a night in spiritual Kandy, home of the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic; and enjoy free time and a guided tour in the Dutch colonial city of Galle; plus travel to Sigiriya, home to the UNESCO-listed Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Then slow things down with time at leisure in Weligama, where you can wander along the palm-lined beaches and watch the traditional fisherman, or simply sit back and enjoy the facilities at the 5-star Marriott Weligama.

Package includes return international flights, eight nights 4 to 5-star accommodation, daily breakfast and much more!


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Depart from Auckland for Negombo (Colombo), Sri Lanka. Fly with airlines such as Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Thai Airways or Sri Lankan Airlines to name a few. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your accommodation.

Please note due to flight scheduling some customers may depart day 0. Flight schedules will be confirmed approximately 4-6 weeks from departure.

Overnight: Heritance Negombo or similar, Negombo
Meals included: In-Flight

Following breakfast, enjoy a cooking demonstration to learn about the exciting flavours and techniques used in Sri Lankan cuisine. In the afternoon depart for Kandalama. Upon arrival check into the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, or alternatively join an optional tour to visit the iconic Sigiriya Rock Fortress (not included).

Optional Activity: Sigiriya Rock Fortress - $55 NZD per person In the afternoon visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sigiriya is the fifth century rock citadel of King Kasyapa. Step through the gigantic 'Lion Paws’, set overlooking the symmetrical royal gardens, to comprehend the splendour that once dominated this rock fortress. Surrounded by ramparts and moats, the Lion Rock is coated by frescoes that relate to Gupta style paintings found in the Ajanta caves of India. 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.

Travel Tip: Don’t forget to take a bottle of water and a face towel. Do not take pictures of the fresco’s as it can be a punishable offence according to the rule of the archeological department.

Overnight: Heritance Kandalama or similar, Kandalama
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy the day at leisure, or join one or both of the following optional tours:

Optional Activity: Half Day Jeep safari in Minneriya National Park - $105 NZD per person Experience a morning 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 on to 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.

Optional Activity: Afternoon Polonnaruwa City Tour by Tuk Tuk - $95 NZD Rising with the decline of Anuradhapura, the city of Polonnaruwa - medieval 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, you will notice a subtle Hindu influence to the architecture and statues found in Polonnaruwa.

Overnight: Heritance Kandalama or similar, Kandalama
Meals included: Breakfast

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 up to the gigantic Buddha statue glittering in gold, which today houses an important junction in the country's economic and cultural uplifting.

On completion of the tour leave for Kandy. Upon arrival, check into the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Alternatively, embark on an optional guided city tour (not included).

Optional Activity: Kandy City Tour & Cultural Show - $30 NZD Kandy was the last royal capital of Sri Lankan kings – a centre of culture, history and heritage. Experience the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. A stroll across this small lakeside town cradled among the misty hills will take in the Kandy city centre as well as a bazaar, an arts and crafts centre, as well as a gem and lapidary museum.

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. Afterwards, you will be transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Earl’s Regent, Cinnamon Citadel or similar, Kandy
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, depart for Nuwara Eliya. In the afternoon commence sightseeing tour of Nuwara Eliya. Sri Lanka, tea and tourism are words which cannot be separated. Take a tour to the cold & misty hills that take pride of an ultimate tea tour, covering lush green blankets of tea plantations. Or just step into a tea factory processing the prestigious brand of Ceylon Tea, to observe a rich tradition kept alive up to date. As you observe the hissing and swishing of machines, inhaling the heavenly scent arising from these facilities, make sure to end your day in style over a perfectly blended cup of pure Ceylon Tea.

In the evening, take the opportunity to join an optional fine dining dinner at the Train Carriage Restaurant (not included).

Optional Activity: Dinner at the Train Carriage Restaurant - $75 USD (subject to availability) Tonight your special dinner will be in the Train Carriage Restaurant. From the moment the railway master blows his whistle to welcome you aboard, you know you’re in for a unique dining experience. TCK 6685, a third-class carriage of the Udapussellawa narrow-gauge railway line that used to transport tea but closed down in 1950, has been converted to a fine-dining restaurant. Its former passengers would marvel at today’s menu, with its range of top-quality ingredients from around the world – smoked salmon from Norway, beef and lamb from Australia, and duck from the US. And, of course, there’s an international wine list to match.

Overnight: Heritance Tea Factory or similar, Nuwara Eliya
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, travel to Weligama (approx. 6 hours). Upon arrival check into the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure relaxing by the beach.

Overnight: Marriott Weligama, Weligama
Meals included: Breakfast

After Breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Galle Dutch Fort and embark on a guided city tour.

Galle, the epic Southern capital, is the intersection where classic Dutch architecture meets a tropical setting creating a vivid atmosphere in beauty. Walk the Dutch-haunted streets listening to the creaks of wooden saloon doors and observe how European architecture mingles with South Asian traditions today flooding cultural enthusiasts on a global scale. Its original ramparts and bastions preserved up to date showcase evidence of a heritage preserved for more than 3 1/2 centuries. Walk clockwise within the fort to observe the 'old gate' carrying the British coat of arms. Flanking the old gate is the Zwart bastion - the oldest of all - and the lighthouse standing 18 feet in its glory next to the Point Utrecht Bastion. This Dutch bliss is painted with streets that spread in a rectangular grid pattern pierced with houses carrying Dutch colonial style verandas.

Hop into the Dutch Hospital Shopping Complex to be mesmerized by an array of souvenir selections. However, its hallmark stands a reality where the Dutch fort remains a working community with its usual buzz of administrative offices, court complex, commercial buildings, churches and Southern folks frequenting its streets bracing the air of the Elysium of architecture, Galle! Upon completion, return to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Marriott Weligama, Weligama
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy today at leisure.

Overnight: Marriott Weligama or similar, Weligama
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning at the appropriate time check out of the hotel and travel to the Negombo Airport for you return flight home.

Please note: some travellers may be required to depart after midnight (technically day 10). Affected customers will still arrive home on Day 10.

Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover the highlights of exotic Sri Lanka on tour
  • Travel to Sigiriya, home of the ancient rock fortress
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in the Kandalama/Sigiriya area
  • Discover magnificent Dambulla Rock Cave Temple
  • Explore the hillside tea plantations of Nuwara Eliya
  • Delve into Sri Lanka’s rich tea heritage at a Ceylon tea factory
  • Spend the night in spiritual Kandy, home of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
  • Enjoy free time and a guided tour in the Dutch colonial city of Galle
  • Visit Galle Fort, also known as the ‘Dutch Fort’
  • Enjoy 2 days at leisure at the stunning Weligama Beach
  • Stay in the luxurious Marriott Weligama
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex AKL
  • 8 nights 4-5 star hotel accommodation on tour in Sri Lanka
  • Enjoy daily breakfast
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • Return airport transfers with meet and assist in Sri Lanka

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed 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, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in NZD (unless otherwise stated).

Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 10th of November 2020.
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of $600 applies.
Departure Dates 
^February: 25 (SOLD OUT)
^March: 10, 17 (SOLD OUT)
April: *14, 28 (SOLD OUT)
May: 12, 19 (SOLD OUT)
July: 21
^August: 25
September: 8
October: 13
November: 10
Please note:
- Dates/months with a * incur a flight high season surcharge of $400 per person.
- Dates/months with a ^ incur a land high season surcharge of $250 per person
Departure Cities


Full Service Airline(s) Used

Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Thai Airways, Vietnam Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Qantas Airways, Emirates, Virgin Australia, Malindo Air, Korean Airlines, Japan Airlines, China Airlines, Bangkok Airways plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).

Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation.


Arrive early in Negombo, Sri Lanka
$220 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Blackout dates: 
20th September - 13th October 2019
23rd October - 4th November 2019
14th December 2019 - 31 January 2020
28th March - 27th April 2020
20th June - 19th July 2020
Stay behind in Negombo, Sri Lanka
$220 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Blackout dates:
20th September - 13th October 2019
23rd October - 4th November 2019
14th December 2019 - 31st January 2020
28th March - 27th April 2020
20th June 2020 - 19th July 2020
17th September 2020 - 11th October 2020
Stopover Packages
Not available.
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available
- Business Class(International sectors only): Buy now for $5399 per person
Please note: 
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights, Trans-Tasman, and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.

Accommodation Used

4-5 Star (self-rated)

Negombo: Heritance Negombo or similar

Kandalama: Heritance Kandalama or similar

Kandy: Earl's Regent, Cinnamon Citadel or similar

Nuwara Eliya: Heritance Tea Factory or similar

Weligama: Marriott Weligama 

Please note:

 - Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

- Heritance Kandalama and Heritance Tea Factory will be used where possible. In the event there is no availability, the alternative will be used.


Extra Nights
Not available.
Maximum Room Capacity
3 People (subject to availability).
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 12 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
Triple Share
No discounts apply for 3rd person travelling. Full price applies, subject to availability. 
Please note: Triple shares may be required to share existing bedding.
Bedding Configuration
Twin or Double bedding (subject to availability).
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.

Minimum group size 14, maximum group size 20 per vehicle.
Optional Tours / Activities
Day 2: Sigiriya Rock Fortress: $55 NZD
Day 3: Polonnaruwa City Tour - $95 NZD
Day 3: Half Day Jeep safari in Minneriya National Park - $105 NZD
Day 4: Kandy City Tour & Cultural Show - $30 NZD
Day 5: Nuwara Eliya Fine Dining Train Experience: $75 USD (subject to availability, can not be pre booked)
Please note:
- Prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions
- The optional tours listed above (excluding Fine Dining Train Experience) must be purchased on checkout or over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability) 
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.

- Visa fees and requirements  (A tourist visa for Sri Lanka is a strict requirement if travelling on a New Zealand passport).
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary 
- Recommended gratuities/tipping: 1000 rupees per person per day
- Optional activities/tours 
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.

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 history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group 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 in 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 knowledge on art, architecture, or history. 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 particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
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!
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important 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 are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
Daily breakfast is included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
Gratuities / Tipping:
- Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip is 1000 Rupees per person per day this covers the guide/leader and the driver, which will be collected whilst on tour. 
- Tipping for all services provided on tour is always a matter of personal discretion, however please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and they may approach you for payment and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
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 of 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 in regards to shopping for further information.

A tourist visa Sri Lanka is a strict requirement if travelling on a New Zealand 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 at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
Please note: Passengers who are not New Zealand citizens must 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, 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.

We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.

Post-Purchase Change

This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

- $50 NZD per change request post-purchase + any additional charges applied by the travel partners associated with the order.