Sri Lanka has just about everything a traveller could want - superb ancient sites, magnificent scenery, amazing wildlife, delicious cuisine, incredibly friendly and welcoming locals and lovely palm-fringed, white sandy beaches. Add to this a history touched by Portuguese, Dutch and British influences and a society with a strong and devout adherence to the Buddhist faith and we find an island-nation of incredibly rich diversity with much to offer. We discover all of this and more on a comprehensive journey of what has been affectionately called, due to its shape, the 'Teardrop Isle'.

Treasures of Sri Lanka

Land only Group Tour

Duration : 15 DAYSPrice : FROM $2380Country : SRI LANKA
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Sri Lanka has just about everything a traveller could want - superb ancient sites, magnificent scenery, amazing wildlife, delicious cuisine, incredibly friendly and welcoming locals and lovely palm-fringed, white sandy beaches. Add to this a history touched by Portuguese, Dutch and British influences and a society with a strong and devout adherence to the Buddhist faith and we find an island-nation of incredibly rich diversity with much to offer. We discover all of this and more on a comprehensive journey of what has been affectionately called, due to its shape, the 'Teardrop Isle'.

Included in the price

  • The services of LaCity Travel’s expert English-speaking local tour leader throughout the tour, and local guides at some sites.
  • Sightseeing (including entrance fees where applicable): ancient city of Anuradhapura; ancient city of Polonnaruwa; Dambulla Rock Temple caves.
  • Meals 14 breakfasts, 2 lunches
  • Arrival transfer.
  • Sightseeing (including entrance fees where applicable): Matale Spice Garden; World Heritage-listed Galle Fort; Yala National Park; and Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery.
  • Walk up to Mihintale – the birthplace of Sri Lankan Buddhism and Sigiriya (Lion Rock) fortress.
  • Bike ride to Dambalawewa Lake, Sri Lankan lunch included.
  • Visit to Kithulgala wilderness reserve including a swim and nature walk.
  • Guided walk to ‘World’s End’, Baker’s Fall and Horton Plains.
  • Sightseeing of Kandy including a visit to the Temple of the Tooth to witness the daily Thewawa ceremony.
  • Free time to explore Kandy and Nuwara Eliya.
  • Authentic accommodation includes: 14 nights comfortable hotels

Day 1: Colombo - Wattala

Upon arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport (the country's only international airport), you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Wattala, situated just north of Colombo. Your airport representative will be waiting in the arrival hall, located after passing through the customs area. Look out for the signboard with your surname on it. Although Colombo is the commercial capital and by far the largest city in Sri Lanka, it is still relatively small by Asian standards. You will not stay in the capital itself, but in a place by the beach. Here, you can hire a bike to explore the town or relax on the beach and soak up the sun, sand and surf before heading off on your tour. Accommodation: Pegasus Reef Hotel or similar, Wattala

Day 2: Mihintale - Anuradhapura

After breakfast, you will proceed to Mihintale – the birthplace of Sri Lankan Buddhism. It was here that the King of Anuradhapura was deer hunting when he met Mahinda, and was converted to Buddhism in 247 BC. Mihintale is therefore regarded as the cradle of Buddhism in Sri Lanka; as a result there are a number of pagodas, monasteries and caves worth visiting. To reach the site, you will need to climb 1840 stone steps, but you will be rewarded at the top with absolutely spectacular views over the surrounding plains. A 20-minute drive takes you to the ancient city of Anuradhapura, built in the 3rd century BC, it was the capital of the Sinhalese people for 1000 years from the 4th century BC, despite frequent invasions from southern India. Today you will see the largest and most important ancient site in Sri Lanka, there are a wealth of old palaces, temples, 'dagobas' (Buddhist monument) and Buddha statues to explore, covering a huge area. The most visited part is the sacred Bodhi tree. It is believed to be a direct descendant of the tree where Buddha gained enlightenment, growing from a sapling that was found at the original tree. Sangamitta, the daughter of the great Indian emperor, Ashoka, who had sent his own son, Arahath Mahinda, to spread Buddhism in Sri Lanka, brought the sapling from India. It is one of the most important pilgrimage places in the country. (Driving time: approximately 6½ hours). (B) Accommodation: Galway Miridiya Lodge or similar, Anuradhapura

Day 3: Giritale - Polonnaruwa

Today you will take to bikes and cycle at a leisurely pace through a series of small villages to Dambalawewa Lake. Along the way you will pass many locals washing their clothes in the huge tanks (man-made lakes) - a very colourful spectacle. You should see plenty of bird life including egrets, brahminy kites, kingfishers and bulbuls. You will enjoy a traditional Sri Lankan lunch today in a village. Your overnight accommodation is in a hotel on the banks of the picturesque Giritale Lake, located near the ancient city of Polonnaruwa. (Driving time: approximately 2 hours). (B,L) Accommodation: Royal Lotus or similar, Polonnaruwa

Day 4: Polonnaruwa

After breakfast you will explore the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, with its immense Buddhas statues carved from the rock. This ancient city is a delight to wander through. Although not as important historically as Anuradhapura, the remains are better preserved and there are some truly awe-inspiring monuments to be seen. Some of the most impressive monuments are the massive carvings of Buddha, hewn out of bare rock. It is not difficult to take a step back in time here and imagine life as it must have been almost a thousand years ago. The city itself was established when the Sinhalese moved their capital from Anuradhapura to Polonnaruwa in the early 12th century. Later in that century, the city experienced its heyday under the ruling of Parakramabahu. He went on a building spree, constructing the huge lake and the many large buildings and parks that you will visit. (B) Accommodation: Royal Lotus or similar, Polonnaruwa

Day 5: Sigiriya - Dambulla - Kandy

After breakfast you will continue to Sigiriya, an extraordinary citadel built on top of an immense rock. King Kassapa who killed his father and feared retribution, built this virtually impenetrable structure in 471AD. It's a challenging walk to the terrace, which sits beneath enormous carved lion paws (remnants of the lion façade that once protruded from the edifice). A further walk to the summit offers great views as you explore the ponds and structures that cover the top of the rock. The interesting 1500-year-old frescoes are remarkably well preserved. There are about 750 steps to the top of the fort. Most people take around 90 min – 2 hours round trip. There’s also a number of paths and areas to explore at the top. The steps are steep and uneven in places. Weather can be hot and we start the climb early morning to try to avoid the heat and crowds but pax should take plenty of water and good sun protection, comfortable clothes & shoes etc. It can also be very windy near the top. You will then continue your journey to Dambulla, where you will visit Dambulla Rock Temple - a series of five caves that is home to some fascinating rock art and many Buddha statues. Carved out of the rock, this extensive series of caves are covered from floor to ceiling with extraordinarily well-preserved frescoes depicting all kinds of Buddhist imagery. The complex is the largest of its kind in the world and the biggest cave is over 50 metres long. The caves have been places of worship for more than 2000 years, although the frescoes have been added at various times through the ages. From there you will travel to Kandy, via Matale Spice Garden, where many of Sri Lanka's world-famous spices are grown. Sri Lanka has a long history of producing spices. The climate required for production of many crops is actually quite restrictive and only a small area of the country offers ideal conditions. At these small roadside gardens, a local specialist will guide you through the many varied plants and explain their uses. Some species, like cinnamon, coffee, and vanilla you might be familiar with, but slightly more obscure varieties with interesting ayurvedic uses, you may not. In the evening you will enjoy a Sri Lankan cultural show in Kandy. (Driving time: approximately 4½ hours). (B) Accommodation: Hotel Topaz or similar, kandy

Day 6: Kandy

While Kandy is the 2nd largest city in the country after Colombo and capital of the central hill regions, it is a peaceful and attractive place. There are plenty of scenic walks through the hills and forests that surround the town as well as along the lake that forms its centre. You will start your day with a city tour. In the heart of the town is the Temple of the Tooth (Dalada Maligawa), the most important shrine in the country, which houses a relic of a tooth of Buddha taken from his funeral pyre in 543 BC. It is renowned for its daily 'Thewawa' ceremony. Each evening, the day's worship culminates when the casket containing the tooth relic is put on display for devotees who have travelled from all over the Buddhist world. Sri Lanka's most famous festival (the Esala Perahera) takes place in Kandy every July or August. Unfortunately the exact dates are not known more than a couple of weeks in advance, as the most auspicious dates must be obtained from an astrologer. This is one of the most amazing festivals to witness with thousands of dancers and performers and hundreds of elephants marching through the town. (Please ensure that you wear long pants or a long dress when visiting the temple out of respect to the local community). You will also visit the world-class botanical gardens and the local market. There will be plenty of free time to explore this pretty town on your own. (B) Accommodation: Hotel Topaz or similar, kandy

Day 7: Kitulgala

The river's clear water is born in the heart of the peak wilderness reserve and tumbles through a rocky gorge just above Kitulgala. As the river widens, you will pass the scenic area that was used as a location in the Academy Award-winning movie ''The Bridge Over the River Kwai'', which was filmed here in 1956. This is a great place to jump in for a refreshing swim. In the evening you will enjoy a pleasant nature walk at Kitulgala. (Driving time: approximately 3 hours). (B) Accommodation: Kithulgala Rest House or similar, Kitulgala

Day 8: Nuwara Eliya

After travelling over Ramboda Pass, surrounded by green hills covered with tea, you will reach Nuwara Eliya - an old British hill station. Nuwara Eliya itself dates back to British times, officials and planters headed here in summer to escape the heat of the plains. There are great views over surrounding hills and the town lies in the shadows of Pidurutalagala - Sri Lanka's highest mountain. You will have a free afternoon to do your own exploration. Whilst the colonial charm in the main part of town has faded somewhat, it can still be seen in some of the old hotels like the Grand, where you can take afternoon tea. Another place to try is the colonial Hill Club. There may also be time to take a short optional hike to the picturesque Lover's Leap Waterfall, from where there are good views out over the town. (Driving time: approximately 3 ½ hours, plus 1 hour transfer to hotel). (B) Accommodation: Windsor Hotel or similar, NuwaraEliya

Day 9: World's End - Beragala

You will rise early and take a packed lunch on a hike along the hilly slopes through montane forests and tea plantations to World's End. Here the ground drops beneath your feet and there are stunning views out across the plains. The landscape of Horton Plains is unlike anything else in Sri Lanka – in fact it is more reminiscent of the landscape in Scotland. At 2500 metres, the area is frequently shrouded in cloud and mist and is only sparsely covered with vegetation. There are sambar deer as well as a number of leopards. World's End itself offers magnificent views – the ground drops beneath your feet and the lowlands are visible 1000 metres below. Over 50 kilometres away the Indian Ocean can sometimes be seen - keep your fingers crossed for a clear day. You will hike along pathways enjoying stunning views of the plains as you wind your way to see Baker’s Falls and World’s End. The round trip takes around 3 hours at a leisurely pace. It is 4km to Worlds End, 2km to Bakers Fallas and a total of 9.5 km. Weather is very misty from 9am so we need to start the walk very early. Weather can change quickly, so bring extra warm clothing layers. There are no safety rails around Worlds End and at times the path takes you along the cliff edge. It can be very muddy and some parts of the trail are very steep, but the majority is sloping and gently hilly. Hike back to the main entrance of Horton Plains and drive back through cloud forests and remote villages to Haputale, and then to Beragala where a breathtaking view is offered at your resort. (B,L). Accommodation: Melheim Resort or similar, Beragala

Day 10: Kataragama

After an early breakfast, you will commence a hike from Belagala which takes approximately one hour. During the hike you will enjoy the panoramic view of the dry zone from the hill country. At one point you will experience a panoramic 360⁰ view of Horton Plains, the mountain range, coastal plain, a few lakes and a dagoba. You’ll be picked up by a vehicle and continue to Athuthusevena in time to witness feeding of the baby elephants. On the way, you will stop at Diyaluma Falls, which is the 2nd highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. (Driving time: approximately 4 hours). (B) Accommodation: Mandara Rosen Hotel or similar, Kataragama

Day 11: Yala National Park - Galle

Yala National Park is the largest in Sri Lanka and home to all the big mammals found in the country. Elephant, leopard, sloth bear, spotted deer (chital), wild boar and sambar deer all inhabit the park, as with all wildlife experiences though, the sightings of some species depend on a degree of good fortune. Apart from the lager species, small mammals such as black-naped hare, grey mongoose, ruddy mongoose, striped-necked mongoose, grey Langur and porcupine are also common. The park is also famous for its abundant bird life, with over 140 species recorded so far within its boundaries. These birds include hawk-eagle, crested serpent eagle, Malabar pied hornbill, jungle fowl, painted stork, white ibis and black-necked stork. After your sojourn in Yala National Park, you will then proceed to Galle. Galle was once the chief port of Sri Lanka. It is still well known for handmade lace. Here you can visit the World Heritage-listed Galle Fort (spanning 90 acres), which was originally built by the Portuguese and later extended by the Dutch in 1663. (Driving time: approximately 4 hours). Please note: Yala National Park will be closed for the month of September 2014 – instead passengers will visit the Uda Walawe National Park. (B) Accommodation: Lady Hill or similar, Galle

Day 12-13: Kalutara

You will be transferred to Kalutara today, visiting the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery en route, where you will see several species of turtles. A number of of these species, especially the hawksbill, are endangered. Most vulnerable of all are their eggs, which are left uncovered on beaches all around the coast. You will stay at a beachside resort on Sri Lanka’s beautiful south-west coast. Here you will have the opportunity to relax on a beautiful sandy beach and perhaps enjoy a swim in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and basically unwind in this tropical haven. (Driving time: approximately 1½ hours). (2x B) Accommodation: Hibiscus Beach Hotel or similar

Day 14: Colombo

In the morning, you can choose to partake in a two hour yoga session, or a perhaps go for a swim or walk though the surrounding forest and village. You will then return to Colombo around lunchtime. After arriving in Colombo you will check in at the hotel. You may like to enjoy an optional night on the town tonight to celebrate the end of the trip. (Driving time: approximately 3 hours). (B) Accommodation: Hotel Sapphire or similar, Colombo

Day 15: Colombo

Your trip will come to an end in Colombo this morning after breakfast. Check out time is usually between late morning and midday, but may vary. If your flight leaves in the evening you may wish to book additional accommodation so you have a room until departure. Your tour leader will be on hand to assist with transfers to the airport. These are not included, but can be booked through your travel agent or us. (B)

Colombo

Colombo

Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital, biggest city and major port, draws together all the colours and cultures that make up this island nation, condenses them into a patchwork of markets, gardens and buildings both humble and grand, and knocks them against a narrow slab of beachfront.Many visitors will appreciate Colombo’s colonial heritage, its fine dining and shopping opportunities, and the dash of urban buzz in an overwhelmingly rural country. Others will tire quickly of the diesel fumes and the modern buildings on Galle Rd, the city’s main artery. If you’re only on a short trip to Sri Lanka, you may wish to pass by Colombo, but if you have the time – say at least two days – there are plenty of cultural and historical attractions in areas such as Fort, Cinnamon Gardens and Pettah.
Sacred City of Anuradhapura

Sacred City of Anuradhapura

This sacred city was established around a cutting from the 'tree of enlightenment', the Buddha's fig tree, brought there in the 3rd century B.C. by Sanghamitta, the founder of an order of Buddhist nuns. Anuradhapura, a Ceylonese political and religious capital that flourished for 1,300 years, was abandoned after an invasion in 993. Hidden away in dense jungle for many years, the splendid site, with its palaces, monasteries and monuments, is now accessible once again.
Ancient City of Polonnaruwa

Ancient City of Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa bears witness to several civilizations, notably that of the conquering Cholas, disciples of Brahminism, and that of the Sinhalese sovereigns during the 12th and 13th centuries. This immense capital created by the megalomaniac sovereign, Parakramabahu I, in the 12th century, is one of history's most astonishing urban creations, both because of its unusual dimensions and because of the very special relationship of its buildings with the natural setting. It is also a shrine of Buddhism and of Sinhalese history. The tooth of the Lord Buddha, a remarkable relic placed in the Atadage under Vijabayahu, was considered as the talisman of the Sinhalese monarchy: its removal by Bhuvanaikabahu II confirmed the decline of Polonnaruwa.
Ancient City of Sigiriya

Ancient City of Sigiriya

Sigiriya is a unique witness to the civilization of Ceylon during the years of the reign of Kassapa I. The site of the 'Lion Mountain' was visited from the 6th century AD, by passionate admirers. The frescoes of Sigiriya inaugurated a pictorial style which endured over many centuries. The poems inscribed on the rock by certain of these admirers, and known as the 'Sigiri graffiti,' are among the most ancient texts in the Sinhalese language, and thus show the considerable influence exerted by the abandoned city of Kassapa I on both literature and thought.In the heart of Ceylon, the extraordinary site of Sigiriya, a lofty rock of reddish gneiss dominating, from a height of some 180m, the neighbouring plateau, has been inhabited since the 3rd century BC, as attested by the graffiti which proliferate in the grottoes and the shelters of the Buddhist monks. The fame of the 'Lion Mountain' is, however, due to one single factor: during a short period in the 5th century AD, a sovereign established his capital there. King Kassapa I (477-95), son of Dhatusena, only came to power after he had engineered the assassination of his father and had, briefly, dispossessed his brother.
The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

Just north of the lake, this temple houses Sri Lanka’s most important Buddhist relic – a tooth of the Buddha. The temple was damaged when a bomb was detonated by the LTTE near the main entrance in 1998. The scars have been now repaired, but security remains high and there is significant screening of all visitors.
Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya is often referred to by the Sri Lankan tourist industry as ‘Little England’. And while the toy-town ambience does have something of an English country village to it, it comes with a disorienting surrealist edge. Three-wheelers whiz past red telephone boxes. Water buffalo daubed in iridescent dye for the Tamil festival of Thaipongal mingle outside a pink brick Victorian post office. A well-tended golf course morphs seamlessly into a rolling carpet of tea plantations. The dusty and bustling centre of town is a thoroughly Sri Lankan tangle, but scratch the surface a little to reveal colonial bungalows, well- tended hedgerows and pretty rose gardens.
Yala National Park

Yala National Park

Yala National Park, one of Sri Lanka 's premier eco tourism destinations, lies 24km northeast of Tissamaharama and 290km from Colombo on the southeast coast of Sri Lanka, spanning a vast 97,878 hectares over the Southern and Uva Provinces.The vegetation in the park comprises predominantly of semi-arid thorny scrub, interspersed with pockets of fairly dense secondary forest. Small patches of mangrove vegetation also occur along the coastal lagoons. The park is renowned for the variety of its Wildlife (most notably its many elephants) and its fine coastline (with associated coral reefs). It also boasts a large number of important cultural ruins, bearing testimony to earlier civilizations and indicating that much of the area used to be populated and well developed.
Galle

Galle

Galle (pronounced gawl in English, and gaar-le in Sinhala) is a town of colour, texture and sensation totally unlike anywhere else in Sri Lanka. It is at once endlessly exotic, bursting with the scent of spices and salty winds, and yet also, with its wonderful collection of slowly decaying Dutch-colonial buildings, vaguely familiar, like a whimsical medieval European town unexpectedly deposited in the tropics. Above all else Galle is a city of trade and, increasingly, art. Today the Fort is crammed full of little boutique shops, cafes and hotels owned by local and foreign artists, writers, photographers, designers and poets – a third of the houses are owned by foreigners.
Kalutara

Kalutara

Just over forty kilometers from Colombo, bustling Kalutara is the first town you reach travelling south which retains a recognizably separate identity from the capital. It’s one of the west’s largest settlements, but the long stretch of beach north of town remains reasonably uspoilt, dotted with a string of top-end hotels which make a decent first or last stop on a tour of the island, given the town’s relative proximity to the international airport. (although it’s still a tedious two-hour drive by the time you’ve negotiated Colombo).
Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project

Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project

Dudley Perera's project has been underway since 1988. The main aim of the project is to monitor local sea turtle activity and conserve the local nesting sites. They aim to make the public more aware of how endangered these beautiful creatures are and just how important it is to help protect them before it is too late.One of the most important activities of the project is its hatchery. Within the sanctuary of the project, collected and rescued eggs can hatch safely away from predators before being released into the sea at night-time. In addition, a certain number from each hatching are kept back for a short period for 'headstarting' before release. The hatchery program is designed to maximise the number of hatchlings reaching the sea and surviving through the critical stages of their early life. Only a few hatchlings from each batch will ever make it to adulthood. Therefore every nest-ground, every egg, every hatchling and every turtle is crucial to the survival of the species. Unfortunately, sea turtles face many dangers.
Kandy

Kandy

Some say Kandy is the only other real ‘city’ in Sri Lanka, other than Colombo. The easy-going capital of the Hill Country has a lot to offer – history, culture, forested hills and a touch of urban buzz. Only 115km inland from the capital, climatically it is a world away due to its 500m altitude. Kandy served as the capital of the last Sinhalese kingdom, which fell to the British in 1815 after defying the Portuguese and Dutch for three centuries. It took the British 11 years to build a road linking Kandy with Colombo, a task they finally completed in 1831. The town, and the countryside around it, is lush and green and there are many pleasant walks from the town and further afield. The town centre, close to Kandy’s picturesque lake set in a bowl of hills, is a delightful jumble of old shops, antique and gemstone specialists, a bustling market and a very good selection of hotels, guesthouses and restaurants. As night falls the city becomes eerily quiet. Kandy is particularly well known for the great Kandy Esala Perahera, held over 10 days leading up to the Nikini poya (full moon) at the end of the month of Esala (July/August), but has enough attractions to justify a visit at any time of year. Locally, Kandy is known as either Maha Nuwara (Great City) or just Nuwara (City), which is what some conductors on Kandy-bound buses call out.
LaCity Travel - Travellers Tips for Sri Lanka   

Money: Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR); 1AUD = 120LKR (approximately)

Climate: Sri Lanka has a tropical climate with two distinctive seasons, wet and dry, with two monsoon seasons. The Yala season (mid- May to October) brings heavy rain from the Indian Ocean to the south and west coasts and the Central Highlands, whereas northern and eastern parts of the country are a little drier. The Maha season (December to March) brings rain from the Bay of Bengal and causes heavy rain in the northeast of the country. The average temperature throughout the country varies from 26-28°C, with 14-16°C in the Central Highlands. November to January are the cooler months, with February to May being the hottest.     

Flight time:Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne: from 11 hours Perth: from 8 hours 

Clothing: Sri Lanka is a tropical and a warm country. The recommendation is to wear light clothing made out of cotton. During the day times it’s best to avoid wearing dark colours as it may attract extra heat. We also recommend you wear sunscreen and a hat when you are exposed to the sun. If you are travelling to the Hill Country (Nuwara Eliya), you may require a light sweater as the temperatures could drop below 16 degrees. Shorts and a t-shirt with sandals (thongs, slippers) are probably more suitable for men. Women are advised to dress modestly when dressing in general public and avoid wearing mini-skirts, or anything that is too exposing, as this may offend or attract unwanted attention from the general public. Everyone entering the religious areas is required to be respectful by wearing clothing that is below the knee length. Modern and Western attire is acceptable if you are going to a night club, bars/pubs and inside the hotels as long as you avoid general public.

Tipping: For taxi drivers, hotel and restaurant staff, Rs 100 ($1) is probably the minimum expectation. You may tip your coach driver or your personal driver.

Camera/Video: Sri Lanka provides you with an abundance of photo opportunities ranging from the breathtaking sites, landscapes, wildlife, festivals, food and people. However we offer some simple suggestions regarding photography etiquette, whilst in Sri Lanka. Please ask for permission before taking photographs of people and respect their wishes if they refuse. Photographing Buddhist Monks is not taboo but can create awkwardness so assess the situation and if in doubt ask. Please be mindful that some local people may expect a tip for having their photo taken, so clarify this before taking any photographs to avoid offending anyone.

Safety and Security: We always recommend that you keep your belongings in a safe place while travelling and make use of hotel safes where available. Ensure you keep your cameras, sunglasses etc handy and never leave them unattended in public places. The internal conflict in the country has now ceased meaning that unexpected security incidents should not happen. The people in Sri Lanka can now walk freely and enjoy a peaceful lifestyle. This also has increased the amount of tourists coming to the country within the past months. We wish that all communities in this country will live peacefully as a single nation. 

Health Precautions: 
We recommend that you consult your doctor before visiting Sri Lanka regarding the relevant vaccinations. Make sure you also bring your standard medication and all other useful items such as mosquito repellent, diarrhea tablets, Malaria tablets etc. While in Sri Lanka always drink bottled water or at least ensure the water is boiled before consuming. When eating, consider the old advice to be on the safe side: `boil it, bake it, peel it or ignore it.’ Avoid eating street food and wash your hands with soap before each meal. Sri Lanka is a popular tourist destination and has a number of reputable hospitals and qualified doctors. There are also many medical centres located across the country. However you may find that some remote areas lack hospital facilities hence we encourage you to carry all your necessary medication while on tour.

Calling Overseas: The suggestion is to buy a SIM card since it is considered the cheapest and the most convenient option. If you wish we can organise this on your behalf. You can also call overseas from majority of the hotels however higher charges may apply. There are also many communication centers that provide IDD (International Direct Dialling) facilities, however this is not the most convenient option. 

Where to get help:  
Australian High Commission 
21 R. G. Senanayaki Mawatha (formerly Gregory's Road) 
Colombo 7, Sri Lanka 
Telephone (+94 11) 246 3200 
Facsimile (+94 11) 268 6453 
Email: austcom@sltnet.lk 
Website:www.srilanka.embassy.gov.au 

Travel Insurance: 
There is no insurance covered in our tour price. We strongly recommend that you purchase insurance to cover for cancellation, medical expenses, personal accident, personal baggage, money and public liability before your commencement of tour. Tour safe could be bought through LaCity Travel.

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  • Bicycle
  • Boat
  • Private van
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  • International flights
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Airport departure transfer
  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Other meals including most lunches and all dinners
  • Any optional tours and activities during free time
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Tips
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Camera fees (some places that we visit charge additional fees if you are entering with a camera or camcorder - your guide will advise on these and they can be paid for locally).
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