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2FOR1: 10 Day Deluxe Sri Lanka W/Flights

$4,299
For 2 People

Typically $8,498
Our 2 For 1 Deluxe 10 Day Sri Lanka tour visits Colombo, Nuwara Eliya, Sigiriya, Hikkaduwa and more. Return international flights, Elephant jeep safari, scenic train journey are just a few inclusions in this 4 star package for 2 people. Plus we have super small groups for covid-safe travel with a maximum of just 10 people! Hurry, this one won’t last long.

the tour

Our 2 For 1 Sri Lanka tour is the perfect quick trip to this wonderful island. With endless beaches, rich history, exotic wildlife and so much more, Sri Lanka is once again open for tourists and thriving! Our 2For1 package includes flights from Australia, 4 star hotels and has a maximum group size of 10 – perfect for a Covid-safe holiday!

Our tour starts in the vibrant city of Colombo with a free day to relax after your flight. First we travel to the cultural area, home of the breathtaking Sigiriya or ‘Lions Rock’. If you feel up to you, climb the hundreds of steps to see ancient palace ruins at the top. The cultural area is also home to Minneriya National Park, where the largest heard of elephants gather in the world. Enjoy an included elephant safari through the National Park to see these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.

Travel through lush green hills and tea plantations on one of the worlds most scenic railways from Kandy to Nanu Oya. Stay overnight at Nuwara Eliya. Sitting at 1800 above sea level, this quaint English town offers a refreshing break from the heat. Finally, our Sri Lanka tour heads back to the west coast where you will spend a couple of nights in gorgeous resort on one of the countries finest beaches.

INCLUSIONS

Our 2 For 1 Sri Lanka tour comes with flights from Australia, 8 nights accommodation in 4 star hotels, daily breakfast and airport transfers. Plus many inclusions such as Elephant Safari, Train Ride, a cultural show and more. Prices start from $4299 for 2 people and travel dates are set until October 2023. We provide a professional English speaking driver guide throughout the tour, as well as modern comfortable transport. Social distancing and Covid-safe measures are a top priority for us so we have capped our group size at 10. Please contact us for more information or see tabs below for a full list of inclusions.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: Depart Australia, Arrive Colombo

Today you will take your flight to the wonderful island of Sri Lanka! Fly from either SYD/MEL/*BNE and upon arrival you will be met at the airport by our chauffeur and transferred to your hotel. Most arrivals from Australia are late at night (11:30pm onwards). Once at the hotel you will check in and head to bed.

MEALS: In-Flight

OVERNIGHT: Ozo Colombo 4 Star Hotel

DAY 2: Colombo Free Day

Today you have a full at day your own leisure to relax and recover from your flight. Hang around the hotel, enjoy the pool and roof top bar, or alternatively take our optional half day city tour.

MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Ozo Colombo 4 Star Hotel

DAY 3: Colombo ~ Pinnawela ~ Sigiriya ~ Dambulla

After breakfast say goodbye to Colombo and make the drive to Dambulla, where you’ll spend the next two nights. On the way take optional visit to The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (optional entrance fee). Settle into your hotel then in the afternoon you may like to relax at the hotel after check-in or take an optional visit to the magnificent palace of Sigiriya (Lion’s Rock). This dramatic rocky outcrop, rising from the surrounding plains is topped by a ruined palace. It’s a good workout to get to the top – your leader will share stories of the ancient civilization who once lived atop the rock as you climb, and the sight at the top makes it well worth it.

Special Information >> Today’s total driving time is approximately 5 hours. The visit to Lion Rock takes around 3.5 hours in total. From the Lion’s Paw there is a steep, 30-minute climb over often narrow walkways and steps to reach all of the points of interest at the site. Those who do not want to climb can wait at the Lion’s Paw until the rest of the group return. You must climb in order to access sites like the water garden, boulder garden, frescoes and the mirror wall.

MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Sigiriana Resort by Thilanka 4 Star Hotel

OPTIONAL: Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage USD$20 | Sigiriya Lions Rock USD$30

DAY 4: Dambulla ~ Polonnawura ~ Minneriya Elephant Safari

Spend the morning at your leisure or take our optional visit to Polonnaruwa (approximately 1.5 hours), the capital of the Indian Chola Dynasty after Anuradhapura was conquered in the late 10th century. Cycling amid the remains of 1000-year-old Polonnaruwa is the best way to get around. Once the heat of the day has eased you’ll visit more palaces, temples, and stupas. A likely highlight will be the massive stone Buddhas: 14-metre-high granite carvings of the iconic reclining Buddha which represent the zenith of Sinhalese rock carving. You’ll also visit the well laid-out museum, which has scale models of many of the buildings to show how they would have existed in their time.

In the afternoon you will enjoy an included Jeep Safari in the Minneriya National Park. Minneriya national park is a haven for flora and fauna. Being part of the elephant corridor, which joins up with Kaudulla National Park and Wasgomuwa National Park, you have guaranteed sightings of elephants throughout the year. Every year during August to October, one of the most awesome wildlife spectacles “The Gathering” takes place. Over 300 elephants are seen making their way to Minneriya tank as the ancient tank slowly dries up giving way to fresh grass and shoots which is a feast in abundance. Apart from elephants, there is a huge species of birds, mammals, reptiles, fishes, butterflies, etc. The highlight of the park is the Minneriya reservoir with its historical importance, built in 3rd century AD by the famous monarch King Mahasen. It covers an area of 4,670 acres. Return back to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Note >> Depending on the period of the year / weather we will provide the safari at different national parks with prior notice, Kaudulla National park or Eco Park which are located within the same region.

MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Sigiriana Resort by Thilanka 4 Star Hotel

OPTIONAL: Polonnawura Ancient Site USD$25 | Cycle Hire USD$5

DAY 5: Dambulla Cave Temple ~ Matale ~ Kandy

This morning you will take a short drive to the incredible Dambulla Cave Temple. Here you’ll discover five caves filled with around 150 beautiful statues and paintings of Buddha – some as many as 2000 years old. Explore the magical cave complex as your leader explains why this World Heritage-listed site has been a place of worship for thousands of years.

In the afternoon, start your journey to Kandy. Along the way, stop off in the city of Matale where you will visit a local spice garden and learn about the spices that have played such an important role in Sri Lanka’s cultural heritage. Continue on to Kandy where you’ll have a free evening to explore. Though it’s the second-largest city in the country, Kandy maintains a laidback atmosphere. Perhaps take a peaceful stroll around the city’s centerpiece lake.

Optional visit to Dalada Maligawa (the Temple of the Tooth), which houses the country’s most sacred relic: a tooth said to be the Buddha’s. Pilgrims have been coming to pay homage at this site since the 16th century. Visit the magnificent Peradeniya Botanical Gardens with its immense fig tree and impressive orchid collection. Considered among the finest botanical gardens in all of Asia, this is a great spot for the kids to run around in. In the evening you will be treated to an exciting the cultural show.

Special Information >> Today’s total driving time is approximately 3.5 hours. When visiting the Temples you have to take your hats and shoes off, do not leave your shoes at the side of the road or the monkeys will run off with them. Store them with the ‘shoe keepers’ for a small charge or put them in your rucksack.

MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Thilanka 4 Star Hotel

OPTIONAL: Temple of the Tooth USD$11

DAY 6: Kandy ~ Train to Nanu Oya ~ Nuwara Eliya

Depart Kandy and board a morning train bound for Nuwara Eliya, along one of the worlds most scenic railways. Nestled even deeper into tea plantation country, Nuwara Eliya sits at an elevation of 1800 metres, making it one of the coolest regions in Sri Lanka. Favoured by the Scots and English during the colonial-era, remnants of the past can be seen in sculpted gardens and manor homes decorating the city today. In the evening head to the sky-scraping Single Tree temple and embark on a short 40- minute hike, taking in spectacular views of the surrounding hills and tea fields.

Special Information >> Today’s train journey is approximately 3.5 hours. Train tickets from Kandy to Nanu Oya are in very high demand, especially over high season (December – April, and August). While we always try our best to secure tickets, on the rare occasion that we cannot you will be provided with a private vehicle.

MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Araliya Green Hills 4 Star Hotel

DAY 7: Nuwara Eliya ~ Tea Factory ~ Hikkaduwa (Beach)

Make a morning visit to the Pedro Tea Estate. Built in 1885, this fascinating factory still features some original pieces of machinery. You’ll have a new appreciation for your humble morning brew after learning about the production process and discovering how the finest tea leaves are transformed into Ceylon black tea. If touring the factory inspires a thirst, you’ll have the chance to sample some of the final product yourself. Thereafter, make your way to your beach stay. After check-in enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

Special Information >> Today’s total driving time is approximately 5.30 hours.

MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Hikka Tranz Resort by Cinnamon 4 Star Hotel

DAY 8: Hikkaduwa Free Day

Today is free to spend at your own leisure to enjoy the resort, beach and surrounds.

MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Hikka Tranz Resort by Cinnamon 4 Star Hotel

DAY 9: End of Tour ~ Departure

This morning you will check out and transfer to the airport in time for your return flight back to Australia.

MEALS: Breakfast, In-flight

OVERNIGHT: In-flight

DAY 10: Arrive Australia

Today you will arrive back to Australia. Thank you for choosing MyHoliday2, we hope you had a memorable trip!

MEALS: In-flight

Description

Our 2 For 1 Sri Lanka tour is the perfect quick trip to this wonderful island. With endless beaches, rich history, exotic wildlife and so much more, Sri Lanka is once again open for tourists and thriving! Our 2For1 package includes flights from Australia, 4 star hotels and has a maximum group size of 10 – perfect for a Covid-safe holiday!

Our tour starts in the vibrant city of Colombo with a free day to relax after your flight. First we travel to the cultural area, home of the breathtaking Sigiriya or ‘Lions Rock’. If you feel up to you, climb the hundreds of steps to see ancient palace ruins at the top. The cultural area is also home to Minneriya National Park, where the largest heard of elephants gather in the world. Enjoy an included elephant safari through the National Park to see these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.

Travel through lush green hills and tea plantations on one of the worlds most scenic railways from Kandy to Nanu Oya. Stay overnight at Nuwara Eliya. Sitting at 1800 above sea level, this quaint English town offers a refreshing break from the heat. Finally, our Sri Lanka tour heads back to the west coast where you will spend a couple of nights in gorgeous resort on one of the countries finest beaches.

INCLUSIONS

Our 2 For 1 Sri Lanka tour comes with flights from Australia, 8 nights accommodation in 4 star hotels, daily breakfast and airport transfers. Plus many inclusions such as Elephant Safari, Train Ride, a cultural show and more. Prices start from $4299 for 2 people and travel dates are set until October 2023. We provide a professional English speaking driver guide throughout the tour, as well as modern comfortable transport. Social distancing and Covid-safe measures are a top priority for us so we have capped our group size at 10. Please contact us for more information or see tabs below for a full list of inclusions.

INCLUSIONS

 

International flights ex SYD/MEL/*BNE

9 Day Guided tour of Sri Lanka

8 Nights in 4 star hotels

8x Breakfasts, 7x Dinners

English speaking chauffeur guide

Jeep Safari in Minneriya National Park

Train ride from Kandy to Nanu Oya

Cultural Show

Dambulla Cave Temple entry

Tea Factory tour

Head & shoulder massage in the Spice Garden

Map of Sri Lanka

Daily 500ml mineral water

All transportation in modern AC vehicle

Airport transfers

 

*Departures ex BNE incur a surcharge of $200

EXCLUSIONS

 

Sri Lanka entry visa fee

PCR Testing

Travel Insurance

Optional Tours

Meals not mentioned in itinerary

Personal Expenses

Tipping (recommended $5 per person per day)

Any other expenses which are not mentioned in inclusions

DEPARTURE DATES

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2022:

June: 12

July: 24

August: 21

September: 4

October: 10, 16, 23

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2023:

January: **29

February: **19

March: **12

April: **23

May: *7

June: *4

July: **16

August: **13

September: *3

October: *15

 

Dates marked with * or ** incur the following surcharges:

* $100 per couple

**$300 per couple

 

HOTELS

 

4 STAR HOTELS:

Colombo: Ozo Colombo

Dambulla: Sigiriana Resort

Kandy: Thilanka Hotel

Nuwara Eliya: Araliya Green Hills Hotel

Hikkaduwa: Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon

 

In the unlikely event that the listed hotels are fully booked, alternative hotels of the same standard will be used

UPGRADES & OPTIONS

 

UPGRADES:

No hotel upgrades available with this package

 

OPTIONAL LAND-ONLY:

This tour is available to purchase as Land-Only. You can select this option in the drop down menu for ‘Departure City’.

– $2399 to $2699 for 2 people

 

EXTEND YOUR TRIP:

Extend your time in Sri Lanka by extending your outbound or return flight:

– $200 [plus any difference in airfare if applicable]

Note: Extensions cannot be made once flight tickets have been issued

 

EXTRA NIGHTS:

Extend your time in Colombo or Hikkaduwa with extra nights pre/post tour

PRE/POST-TOUR

4 Star Hotel Colombo – Contact us for rates

 

PRE/POST-TOUR

4 Star Hotel Hikkaduwa – Contact us for rates

 

Prices are based per room per night and include breakfast and Airport transfer.

TOUR INFORMATION

 

VALIDITY:

Voucher valid on selected dates until 15th October 2023

Voucher valid for 2 people

Bookings must be made at least 90 days prior to departure

 

RATES:

2FOR1: 10 Day Deluxe Sri Lanka – From $4199 for 2 people

2FOR1: 10 Day Deluxe Sri Lanka LAND ONLY – From $2399 for 2 people

 

GROUP SIZE:

Minimum of 3 people

Maximum of 10 people

 

CHILDREN POLICY:

Children under the age of 2 travel free of charge, expect for airport taxes. Please contact us if you are travelling with a child under 2.

Children aged 2-10 require a child voucher. Contact us for rates.

Children aged 11+ require a full priced adult voucher

Child vouchers only apply if in addition to two full paying adults

Maximum room capacity is 2 adults and 2 children (1 in existing bedding, 1 in extra bed)

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

This tour requires a minimum of 3 people to depart. Should the tour have not met minimum numbers, you will be asked to move to another guaranteed date, or pay the difference for the tour to go ahead.

This package is available with flights from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane and are subject to availability.

Flights ex BNE incur a surcharge

Airlines used include and are not limited to; Singapore Airlines, Sri Lankan Airlines, Qatar, Etihad, Emirates and other airlines and their codeshare partners.

It is the customers responsibility to research the current Covid-19 requirements and recommendations for international travel for their destination prior to departure and cover all fees associated with any testing and quarantine requirements.

Please see the Smart Traveller website for up to date information

Flight portion of this package is non-refundable and subject to the airlines refund / change policy

All travel documents are non-transferrable / non-changeable

Any required extensions to flights must be made prior to tickets being issued. If customer requests to change their outbound/return date after tickets are issued, a fee will be incurred as determined by the airline

Name changes are not permitted. Should a name change be required a full new ticket shall be issued and customers will be required to purchase a new ticket at market rate.

Travel insurance is recommended. MyHoliday2 takes no responsibility for any travel issues that may arise

It is the customers responsibility to obtain the correct visa for their destination and cover all fees associated

It is the customers responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport for travel and must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the period of intended stay.

We offer a 21 Day Money Back Guarantee. See Refund policy for details

Travel vouchers are non-redeemable for cash

Travel vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer/promotion

Travel vouchers must be redeemed within the validity period or will be deemed void

MyHoliday2 pricing reflects current market rates, so package prices may fluctuate from day to day. This is the nature of the tourism industry, and MyHoliday2 is not obliged to refund you to match any subsequent price reductions after purchase

Although some airlines no longer require reconfirmation of flights, Reconfirm the ticket 3 days prior to each journey.

For frequent flyer eligibility, baggage allowance and special requirement (Special meals, seating request, medical requirements), please contact your travel consultant.

Please note maximum 2 pieces of checked luggage allowed per person / Not exceeding 158 cm (62 inch).

Please note, flights may require a stopover of more than 5 hours.

Some departure dates may require you to depart Australia on Day 0 or return to Australia on Day 11

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