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Journey through India's Golden Triangle to explore Delhi, Jaipur and the famous Taj Mahal in Agra.
See Sri Lanka's Sigiriya Rock Fortress.
Spot elephants in the lush landscapes of Sri Lanka.
Witness the breathtaking sunsets and fishermen at work in Galle, Sri Lanka.
Relax in style at your stylish beachfront accommodation in Sri Lanka.
Impressive India Gate is a memorial to soldiers of WWI.
Discover Delhi's age-old Red Fort nestled amongst the modern city.
Delhi's Jama Masjid Mosque was built between 1650 and 1656.
Chand Baori, a stepwell situated in the village of Abhaneri, Rajasthan, India.
Inside the UNESCO-listed Amber Fort in Jaipur, India.
Sadhus are religious ascetics, mendicants or any holy person in Hinduism and Jainism.
Testament to love, the stunning Taj Mahal awaits, Agra, India.
Agra fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site is about 2.5 km northwest of the Taj Mahal.
Savour delicious curries, naan bread & more as you travel through India.
The towering Sigiriya Rock Fortress rises high above the landscape in the heart of Sri Lanka.
Step through the gigantic 'Lion Paws’ overlooking the royal gardens in Sigiriya, Sri Lanka.
The optional Minneriya Elephant Safari offers fantastic photo opportunities.
Keep an eye out for wild Langur monkeys during your Sri Lanka tour.
Discover the ancient Dambulla Rock Cave Temple in Sigiriya, Sri Lanka.
Stroll through the picturesque lakeside town of Sri Lanka's Kandy.
Admire the lush tea-covered hills of Nuwara Eliya as you search for the perfect cup of Ceylon tea.
Spot elephants in the lush landscapes of Sri Lanka.
Visit the iconic Galle Fort in Sri Lanka.
Choose Itinerary 2 and relax in the colonial town of Galle, Sri Lanka.
Immerse yourself in Sri Lanka's culture.
Sirigiya Rock Fortress is a testament to the ingenuity of ancient Sri Lankan architects & craftsman.
Stay in the stunning Radisson Blu Resort Galle in Sri Lanka.
Royal Amber Fort in Amer, close to Jaipur, Rajastan, India.
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2 for 1 India & Sri Lanka

Operated by TripADeal
Delhi, Agra, Negombo, Sigiriya & more
Ignite your spirit of discovery on this life-changing small group journey
Explore India's spectacular Taj Mahal & Sri Lanka’s Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Dates: 6 Aug 2024 - 25 Nov 2025
Earn & Use Qantas Points
Return international full-service flights + 1 internal flight
Enjoy 13 nights of 3-4 star accommodation
14 meals, including daily breakfast
Experience a small group tour in air-conditioned vehicles
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Overview

Ignite your spirit of discovery as you embark on this life-changing 15-day small group tour to the mesmerising India and exotic Sri Lanka. This remarkable itinerary takes you and a friend to iconic UNESCO-listed wonders, presents centuries’ old traditions, mouthwatering cuisine, captivating wildlife and more.

Start with a journey through Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, India's Golden Triangle of history, colour and culture. The buzzing capital of Delhi is first with a city tour that includes the Red Fort, India Gate, Raj Ghat memorial to Mahatma Ghandi and more before a ride through Chandni Chowk bazaar by rickshaw. After breakfast, travel to royal Jaipur's unique pink-washed city to explore the imposing UNESCO-listed white-marbled Amber Fort and the intricately ornate designs displayed by the Hawa Mahal’s ‘Palace of Winds' and more. Visit the enigmatic Chand Baori Stepwell on your way to marvel at the UNESCO-listed Agra Fort and Agra’s most beautiful testament to love, the Taj Mahal.

Return to Delhi for your flight to Negombo and the lush landscapes of Sri Lanka. Journey deep into tropical rainforests to discover the 5th-century UNESCO-listed Lion’s Rock Fortress of Sigiriya. Step through the colossal 'Lion Paws' into a world of imposing ramparts, meticulously designed royal gardens and ancient artworks adorning the sheer rock surface. In your free time, you can choose an optional jeep safari to spot wildlife in Minneriya National Park before visiting the Dambulla Rock Cave Temple, which flanks an exquisite golden temple and gigantic golden Buddha statue. 

Enjoy a city tour of historic royal Kandy, then experience the beat of traditional Sri Lankan music and a captivating cultural evening of dance and colour. Depart for Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka’s highest town, set among the lush heart of breathtaking tea plantations. Gain an insight into the creation of the perfect cup of Ceylon Tea before a heartwarming experience with wild baby elephants at Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home, dedicated to the rehabilitation and care of these orphaned animals. 

In your final days of this unforgettable adventure, discover the famous 17th-century Galle Fort and the pretty coastal town of Koggala to unwind and rejuvenate in style on Sri Lanka’s tropical beaches. 

Don’t miss this unique 2 for 1 small group discovery of India & Sri Lanka promises a dynamic fusion of colourful adventure and includes return international full-service flights & 1 internal flight, 13 nights of 3-4 star accommodation, 14 meals, with daily breakfast and return airport transfers with meet & greet included.

Want more? Choose Itinerary 2 to add a Galle extension to your trip.

Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Journey through India’s famed Golden Triangle: Delhi, Jaipur & Agra
  • Witness the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal & imposing Agra Fort
  • See Delhi's Red Fort, Raj Ghat & Jama Masjid Mosque
  • Explore vibrant Chandni Chowk market by rickshaw
  • Visit Agra's Royal Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar, Jaipur City Palace & more
  • See the ornate Hawa Mahal 'Palace of Winds'
  • Visit Chand Baori, one of the world’s deepest stepwells
  • Discover the highlights of exotic Sri Lanka
  • Explore the wonders of Sri Lanka’s ancient Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Discover the magnificent Dambulla Rock Cave Temple
  • Delve into Sri Lanka’s rich tea heritage at a Ceylon tea plantation
  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Kandy & Dutch colonial city of Galle
  • Visit Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home, home to hundreds of rehabilitated wild baby elephants
  • Capture amazing photos of UNESCO-listed Galle Fort
  • Embrace lush hillside tea plantations of Nuwara Eliya
  • Relax in style at your Koggala beachfront accommodation
FLIGHTS
  • Return international full-service flights (economy class), departure city surcharges may apply
  • 1 x internal flight from Delhi, India to Negombo (Colombo), Sri Lanka
ACCOMMODATION
  • Enjoy 13 nights of 3-4 star accommodation
DINING
  • 14 meals, including daily breakfast throughout the tour
ESSENTIALS
  • English-speaking national tour guide
  • Airline taxes & surcharges
TRANSPORT
  • Transportation by private air-contitioned vehicles
TRANSFERS
  • Return airport transfers, including a meet & assist
ITINERARY 2 with Galle Extension

All of the above plus:

  • 2 nights of accommodation at the Radisson Blu in Galle
  • 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)
  • 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)

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

Itinerary 1
From $4999* for 2 people
Day 1 Australia (or New Zealand) - Delhi, India

Today depart for Delhi, India.

Upon arrival, be met by a representative at the airport to be transferred to your hotel where you may enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on Day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the day before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documents at least 6 weeks prior to departure.

Overnight: Golden Tulip Essential or similar, Delhi

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Delhi City Tour

The capital of India, Delhi is a major gateway city for international visitors, and is a fascinating metropolis offering an intriguing mix of ancient sites and modern wonders, also serving as the headquarters of Indian politics. Many of the heads of the Indian government, as well as other political parties, reside in the city, including the Prime Minister and President of India.

After breakfast, enjoy a city tour of old and new Delhi. The tour will take in Raj Ghat (where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated), Red Fort (made famous by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan) and Jama Masjid (the largest mosque in India) which has three great gateways, four angled towers and two minarets constructed of alternating vertical strips of red sandstone and white marble. Also enjoy a rickshaw tour through Chandni Chowk, a colourful shopping bazaar in Old Delhi.

Next, travel to Laxminarayan Temple, a site dedicated to Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity and good fortune. You’ll also witness the India Gate, a 42-metre high war memorial and stone of triumph. The tour continues with a visit to Rashtrapati Bhavan, the palace-like building home to the President of India. Your remaining day is at leisure.

Overnight: Golden Tulip Essential or similar, Delhi

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 Delhi - Jaipur ‘The Pink City’

After breakfast at the hotel, travel approximately 265 kilometres to Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan, and on arrival check into the hotel, where you will also enjoy dinner this evening. Jaipur is instantly recognisable for its pink-washed buildings, a colour associated with hospitality in Rajput culture. This beautiful city, along with Agra and Delhi, form what is known as the Golden Triangle of India’s tourist circuit.

Jaipur is a city where royalty still lives in the grandeur of its palaces, where fighting for the honour of the clan has never been a need but a way of life, and where treating guests as gods has been a tradition from time immemorial. There is a timeless appeal to Jaipur’s colourful bazaars, where you can shop for Rajasthani textiles and trinkets. The beautifully laid out gardens and parks, attractive monuments and heritage hotels, once the residence of Maharajas, are all worth a look.

This evening, enjoy a short city tour to get your bearings followed by a Sari and Indian costume demonstration.

Overnight: Hotel Park Ocean or similar, Jaipur

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 4 Jaipur City Tour & Amber Fort

After breakfast, enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur beginning with a morning excursion to Amber Fort. Located 11 kilometres from Jaipur, it was the old fort of the Kachwaha clan of Amber. A beautiful sight to behold, the fort is built with white marble and red sandstone and looks even more attractive because of the Maota Lake in the foreground.

This afternoon take part in a city tour visiting the City Palace, the former royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles. Jantar Mantar is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal, 'Palace of Winds', was constructed for the royal ladies to watch royal processions without being seen. Enjoy an Indian costume tying demonstration and also visit Lakshmi Narayan Temple.

This evening, take part in an optional activity or enjoy the evening at leisure.


Optional Activity - Indian Cooking Demonstration & Dinner - $30 AUD per person

Make your day a special one by participating in a cooking demonstration in Jaipur to learn the secrets of authentic Rajasthani cooking style in an informative and fun way. It shall be exciting to get the experience of cooking traditional veg and non-veg dishes and get an idea about different spices used to make the dishes more delicious and rich. The royal household of Jaipur is known for many succulent recipes and kitchen secrets that have been handed down from a generation to another over centuries. Your local chef will try to provide maximum possible cooking techniques and secrets in the shortest time and allow you to enjoy the dishes with their delightful families. And upon the end of your food tasting and cooking classes in Jaipur, you can go back enriched with the amazing culture and tradition of Rajasthan. A must for cooking enthusiasts, you are sure to learn some absolutely mouth-watering tips and tricks to cooking up a storm.

Overnight: Hotel Park Ocean or similar, Jaipur

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 Jaipur - Chand Baori Stepwell - Agra

After breakfast, travel approximately 245 kilometres to Agra, and on the way, you will visit Chand Baori Stepwell, located opposite a temple known as Harshat Mata Temple.

Continue on to Agra, the quintessential Mughal City, where the world marvels at the epitome of love, beauty and sacrifice, the Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world. So awe-inspiring is the monument that Agra has been immortalised as the City of the Taj.

This afternoon, enjoy a visit to Agra Fort (Red Fort). A fascinating sight, it showcases a high level of ornamentation, with the Kohinoor diamond reportedly part of the furnishings at some point. The fort's artwork mixes Persian, European and Indian art, resulting in a unique Shahjahani style rich in form, expression and colour.

Red Fort is one of the building complexes of India encapsulating a long period of history, arts and its innovative architectural style, including its garden design which influenced later buildings and gardens in Delhi. In 2007, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site as part of the Red Fort Complex.


Optional Activity: Food Trail Tour - $30 AUD per person

Embark on a heritage walk through hidden lanes, bustling markets and visit an array of local eateries. Meet the people behind some of the city’s most famous snacks. Sample some traditional foods such as paratha, chat, savour one of the best chai served in a traditional clay cup and taste Agra’s famous sweet petha. Originally prepared more than 350 years ago from the royal kitchens of Shah Jahan, this sugary white pumpkin sweet comes in a variety of flavours having adapted to consumers' changing tastes. Optional tour includes transfer in a/c vehicle, English speaking guide, a selection of snacks and chai.

Overnight: Hotel Pushp Villa or similar, Agra

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 6 Agra - Taj Mahal

Today you will have an early morning visit to the Taj Mahal just after sunrise (at approximately 06:00) and return to the hotel for breakfast or you can visit just after breakfast at 09:00 (included).

The world famous Taj Mahal is where you will see the undeniable beauty that incorporates and expands on design traditions of Persian and earlier Mughal architecture. While earlier Mughal buildings were primarily constructed of red sandstone, Shah Jahan promoted the use of white marble inlaid with semi-precious stones.

The Taj Mahal was commissioned by Shah Jahan in 1631, to be built in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Construction began in 1632, the principal mausoleum was completed in 1643 and the surrounding buildings and garden were finished about five years later.

Enjoy the city of Agra at leisure or take part in the below optional activity. Late this afternoon you will travel approximately 210 kilometres back to Delhi and on arrival check into the hotel for an evening at leisure.


Optional Activity: Visit to Baby Taj and Mehtab bagh - $40 AUD per person

Head to the landmark mausoleum of Itmad ud Daulah, known as “the Baby Taj”. Marvel at the intricately carved marble monument conceived before the Taj Mahal and considered the blueprint for its design. Continue to Mehtab Bagh, Moonlight Garden and admire the Taj Mahal from the beautiful gardens. Optional tour includes transfer in a/c vehicle, English speaking guide and fees.

Overnight: Golden Tulip Essential or similar, Delhi

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Delhi, India - Negombo (Colombo), Sri Lanka

Today at the appropriate time you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to continue your tour in 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 or Similar, Negombo

Meals included: Breakfast; In-Flight

Day 8 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 approximately 139 kilometres/3 hours.

Overnight: Tropical Life Resort & Spa or similar, Drambulla

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 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 AUD 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 AUD 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: Tropical Life Resort & Spa or similar, Drambulla

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Dambulla - Kandy

After breakfast, visit 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.

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

Celebrate this evening to the beat of traditional music and drumming, amplified by a cultural show that showcases the rich and vibrant culture of the Wonder of Asia, Sri Lanka.

Today's distance and drive time is approximately 80 kilometres/2.5 hours.

Overnight: Hotel Suisse or Similar, Kandy

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 11 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.

Enjoy the remaining afternoon and evening at leisure.

Today’s distance and drive time is approximately 80 kilometres/2.5 hours.

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

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12 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 09:00 to 18:00. 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 beachside resort.

Today’s distance and drive time is approximately 300 kilometres/6 hours.

Overnight: South Lake Resort or similar, Koggala

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 13 Koggala - Free Day

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

Overnight: South Lake Resort or similar, Koggala

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 14 Koggala - Negombo (Colombo) - Australia (or New Zealand)

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

Today’s distance and drive time is approximately 160 kilometres/3 hours.  

Meals included: Breakfast; In-Flight

Day 15 Arrive in Australia (or New Zealand)

Welcome home.

Itinerary 2
From $5699* for 2 people
Day 1 Australia (or New Zealand) - Delhi, India

Today depart for Delhi, India.

Upon arrival, be met by a representative at the airport to be transferred to your hotel where you may enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on Day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the day before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documents at least 6 weeks prior to departure.

Overnight: Golden Tulip Essential or similar, Delhi

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Delhi City Tour

The capital of India, Delhi is a major gateway city for international visitors, and is a fascinating metropolis offering an intriguing mix of ancient sites and modern wonders, also serving as the headquarters of Indian politics. Many of the heads of the Indian government, as well as other political parties, reside in the city, including the Prime Minister and President of India.

After breakfast, enjoy a city tour of old and new Delhi. The tour will take in Raj Ghat (where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated), Red Fort (made famous by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan) and Jama Masjid (the largest mosque in India) which has three great gateways, four angled towers and two minarets constructed of alternating vertical strips of red sandstone and white marble. Also enjoy a rickshaw tour through Chandni Chowk, a colourful shopping bazaar in Old Delhi.

Next, travel to Laxminarayan Temple, a site dedicated to Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity and good fortune. You’ll also witness the India Gate, a 42-metre high war memorial and stone of triumph. The tour continues with a visit to Rashtrapati Bhavan, the palace-like building home to the President of India. Your remaining day is at leisure.

Overnight: Golden Tulip Essential or similar, Delhi

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 Delhi - Jaipur ‘The Pink City’

After breakfast at the hotel, travel approximately 265 kilometres to Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan, and on arrival check into the hotel, where you will also enjoy dinner this evening. Jaipur is instantly recognisable for its pink-washed buildings, a colour associated with hospitality in Rajput culture. This beautiful city, along with Agra and Delhi, form what is known as the Golden Triangle of India’s tourist circuit.

Jaipur is a city where royalty still lives in the grandeur of its palaces, where fighting for the honour of the clan has never been a need but a way of life, and where treating guests as gods has been a tradition from time immemorial. There is a timeless appeal to Jaipur’s colourful bazaars, where you can shop for Rajasthani textiles and trinkets. The beautifully laid out gardens and parks, attractive monuments and heritage hotels, once the residence of Maharajas, are all worth a look.

This evening, enjoy a short city tour to get your bearings followed by a Sari and Indian costume demonstration.

Overnight: Hotel Park Ocean or similar, Jaipur

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 4 Jaipur City Tour & Amber Fort

After breakfast, enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur beginning with a morning excursion to Amber Fort. Located 11 kilometres from Jaipur, it was the old fort of the Kachwaha clan of Amber. A beautiful sight to behold, the fort is built with white marble and red sandstone and looks even more attractive because of the Maota Lake in the foreground.

This afternoon take part in a city tour visiting the City Palace, the former royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles. Jantar Mantar is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal, 'Palace of Winds', was constructed for the royal ladies to watch royal processions without being seen. Enjoy an Indian costume tying demonstration and also visit Lakshmi Narayan Temple.

This evening, take part in an optional activity or enjoy the evening at leisure.


Optional Activity - Indian Cooking Demonstration & Dinner - $30 AUD per person

Make your day a special one by participating in a cooking demonstration in Jaipur to learn the secrets of authentic Rajasthani cooking style in an informative and fun way. It shall be exciting to get the experience of cooking traditional veg and non-veg dishes and get an idea about different spices used to make the dishes more delicious and rich. The royal household of Jaipur is known for many succulent recipes and kitchen secrets that have been handed down from a generation to another over centuries. Your local chef will try to provide maximum possible cooking techniques and secrets in the shortest time and allow you to enjoy the dishes with their delightful families. And upon the end of your food tasting and cooking classes in Jaipur, you can go back enriched with the amazing culture and tradition of Rajasthan. A must for cooking enthusiasts, you are sure to learn some absolutely mouth-watering tips and tricks to cooking up a storm.

Overnight: Hotel Park Ocean or similar, Jaipur

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 Jaipur - Chand Baori Stepwell - Agra

After breakfast, travel approximately 245 kilometres to Agra, and on the way, you will visit Chand Baori Stepwell, located opposite a temple known as Harshat Mata Temple.

Continue on to Agra, the quintessential Mughal City, where the world marvels at the epitome of love, beauty and sacrifice, the Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world. So awe-inspiring is the monument that Agra has been immortalised as the City of the Taj.

This afternoon, enjoy a visit to Agra Fort (Red Fort). A fascinating sight, it showcases a high level of ornamentation, with the Kohinoor diamond reportedly part of the furnishings at some point. The fort's artwork mixes Persian, European and Indian art, resulting in a unique Shahjahani style rich in form, expression and colour.

Red Fort is one of the building complexes of India encapsulating a long period of history, arts and its innovative architectural style, including its garden design which influenced later buildings and gardens in Delhi. In 2007, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site as part of the Red Fort Complex.


Optional Activity: Food Trail Tour - $30 AUD per person

Embark on a heritage walk through hidden lanes, bustling markets and visit an array of local eateries. Meet the people behind some of the city’s most famous snacks. Sample some traditional foods such as paratha, chat, savour one of the best chai served in a traditional clay cup and taste Agra’s famous sweet petha. Originally prepared more than 350 years ago from the royal kitchens of Shah Jahan, this sugary white pumpkin sweet comes in a variety of flavours having adapted to consumers' changing tastes. Optional tour includes transfer in a/c vehicle, English speaking guide, a selection of snacks and chai.

Overnight: Hotel Pushp Villa or similar, Agra

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 6 Agra - Taj Mahal

Today you will have an early morning visit to the Taj Mahal just after sunrise (at approximately 06:00) and return to the hotel for breakfast or you can visit just after breakfast at 09:00 (included).

The world famous Taj Mahal is where you will see the undeniable beauty that incorporates and expands on design traditions of Persian and earlier Mughal architecture. While earlier Mughal buildings were primarily constructed of red sandstone, Shah Jahan promoted the use of white marble inlaid with semi-precious stones.

The Taj Mahal was commissioned by Shah Jahan in 1631, to be built in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Construction began in 1632, the principal mausoleum was completed in 1643 and the surrounding buildings and garden were finished about five years later.

Enjoy the city of Agra at leisure or take part in the below optional activity. Late this afternoon you will travel approximately 210 kilometres back to Delhi and on arrival check into the hotel for an evening at leisure.


Optional Activity: Visit to Baby Taj and Mehtab bagh - $40 AUD per person

Head to the landmark mausoleum of Itmad ud Daulah, known as “the Baby Taj”. Marvel at the intricately carved marble monument conceived before the Taj Mahal and considered the blueprint for its design. Continue to Mehtab Bagh, Moonlight Garden and admire the Taj Mahal from the beautiful gardens. Optional tour includes transfer in a/c vehicle, English speaking guide and fees.

Overnight: Golden Tulip Essential or similar, Delhi

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Delhi, India - Negombo (Colombo), Sri Lanka

Today at the appropriate time you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to continue your tour in 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 or Similar, Negombo

Meals included: Breakfast; In-Flight

Day 8 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 approximately 139 kilometres/3 hours.

Overnight: Tropical Life Resort & Spa or similar, Drambulla

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 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 AUD 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 AUD 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: Tropical Life Resort & Spa or similar, Drambulla

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Dambulla - Kandy

After breakfast, visit 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.

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

Celebrate this evening to the beat of traditional music and drumming, amplified by a cultural show that showcases the rich and vibrant culture of the Wonder of Asia, Sri Lanka.

Today's distance and drive time is approximately 80 kilometres/2.5 hours.

Overnight: Hotel Suisse or Similar, Kandy

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 11 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.

Enjoy the remaining afternoon and evening at leisure.

Today’s distance and drive time is approximately 80 kilometres/2.5 hours.

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

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12 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 09:00 to 18:00. 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 beachside resort.

Today’s distance and drive time is approximately 300 kilometres/6 hours.

Overnight: South Lake Resort or similar, Koggala

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 13 Koggala - Free Day

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

Overnight: South Lake Resort or similar, Koggala

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 14 Koggala - Galle

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

Overnight: Radisson Blu Resort or similar, Galle

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 15 Galle - Free Day

Enjoy the day at your own leisure.

Overnight: Radisson Blu Resort or similar, Galle

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 16 Galle - Negombo (Colombo) - Australia (or New Zealand)

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

Today’s distance and drive time is approximately 160 kilometres/3 hours.  

Meals included: Breakfast; In-Flight

Day 17 Arrive in Australia (or New Zealand)

Welcome home.

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 essentials
 



This travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 23rd October 2024.



 



This travel offer is priced for 2 people based on a 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 
August: 6, 14, 20, 28
September: 4, 11, ^16, ^18, ^23, ^25
October: ^7, **9, **15, **22
November: **6, ^11, ^13



 



2025
February: **04, **11, **18, **25
March: **04, **11, **18, **25
April: ^01, ^08, ^15, **29
May: 06, 13, 20, 27
June: 03, 10, 17, ^24
July: ^08, ^15, 22, 29
August: **05, **12, **19, **26
September: 02, 09, 16, ^23
October: ^07, 14, 21, 28
November: **04, **11, ^18, ^25
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability. 



 



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 $150 per person.
• Dates/months with a ^ incur a high season surcharge of $300 per person.



 



Flights


Departure Cities



Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide, *Perth or *Auckland.



 



Departure City Surcharges



• Brisbane or Adelaide: $400 per person.



• Perth: $100 per person.



• Auckland: $800 per person.



 



International Full-Service Airline(s) Used



• Cabin Class: Economy class.



• Airlines: Air India, Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Sri Lankan Airlines and partner airlines (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.  



 



Preferred Airline Surcharge



• Cabin Class: Economy class.



• Singapore Airlines: $500 per person.



Please note: 



• Preferred 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 preferred airline upgrade are not compatible, you will have the option to receive a refund for the preferred 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.



• Preferred airline refers to the marketing carrier and could include codeshare partners. 



 



 



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 miss your flight for whatever reason, please contact us as soon as possible to make arrangements.  



 



Arrive Early Options



Delhi, India - $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



6th December 2024 - 31st January 2025 



 



Stay Behind Options



Colombo, 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



6th December 2024 - 31st January 2025 



 



Flight Class Upgrades



Business 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



3 & 4-Star Properties (Self-Rated)



• Delhi: Golden Tulip Essential or similar.



• Jaipur: Hotel Park Ocean or similar.



• Agra: Hotel Pushp Villa or similar.



• Negombo: Regenta Arie Lagoon Hotel or similar.



• Dambulla: Tropical Life Resort & Spa or similar. 



• Kandy: Hotel Suisse or similar.  



• Nuwara Eliya: Mirage King’s Cottage or Galway Heights or similar. 



• Koggala: South Lake Resort or similar.



 



5-Star Properties (Self-Rated) (Itinerary 2 Only)



• Galle: Radisson Blu 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. 



 



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 (subject to availability). 



 



General information


Minimum group size 10, maximum group size 20 per vehicle.



Please note: A small group tour is defined as a tour with no more than 20 travellers per vehicle. 



 



Optional Tours/Activities



• Day 4: Indian Cooking Demonstration & Dinner - $30 per person.



• Day 5: Food trail tour - $30 per person.



• Day 6: Visit to Baby Taj and Mehtab bagh - $40 per person.



• Day 9: Morning Polonnaruwa City Tour - $80 per person.



• Day 9: 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.



• Gratuities/tipping. 



• Optional activities/tours.



• Personal expenses.



• Travel insurance.



• Mandatory city tax.



 



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



India



In India, the weather transitions through distinct seasons. During the summer months of April, May, and June, one can anticipate hot temperatures accompanied by very low to moderate humidity and minimal precipitation. As autumn sets in during October and November, a delightful climate prevails, marked by warm days, cool nights, and low humidity, with scant precipitation. Winter, spanning December and January, brings cooler to cold temperatures, moderate humidity, and low precipitation. As spring emerges in February and March, the weather turns pleasant again, featuring warm days, cool nights, and a balance of low to moderate humidity alongside a modest amount of precipitation. 



 



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



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 $5 AUD equivalent 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


India



A tourist visa for India is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian or 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. 



 



Sri Lanka



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. 



 



Travel insurance 


Embarking on your next trip is exciting, and while you hope the unexpected does not happen, it is best to be prepared. We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance when making your booking. Whether it’s a potential medical emergency, a flight cancellation, a delayed suitcase, or an unforeseen event, it's important to ensure you're adequately protected. For more information or advice visit https://www.tripadeal.com.au/travel-insurance



 



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.