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Circle Sri Lanka

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starts on 23 Nov 2018
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Circle Sri Lanka - Intrepid Travel
Circle Sri Lanka - Intrepid Travel
Jake "Such an amazing experience!! This tour had a really good mix of food, culture, scenery and the balance of physical activities was perfect. I was nervous about the train rides but I'm so glad I did them now as the scenery is stunning, likewise the walk through the tea plantations was beautiful and not as physically demanding as I thought it would be. The accommodation was a nice mix of local proper..."
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42 reviews
Starts
Negombo
Destinations
+8
Ends
Colombo
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Highlights

  • Discover the unique charm and rich heritage of Sri Lanka
  • Climb to the famed Sigiriya and visit the Dalada Maligawa
  • Savour traditional food and indulge in delicious local tea
  • Learn about the rehabilitation of orphaned baby elephants
  • Go sunbathing and dive into the waters of Mirissa beach
Age range
15 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Lodge, Guesthouse
Max Group Size
12
Transportation
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Local Transport
Physical Rating
Active
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Adventure, Christmas & New Year
Start in Negombo and end in Colombo! With the in-depth cultural tour Circle Sri Lanka, you have a 15 day tour package taking you from Negombo to Colombo and through Negombo, Sri Lanka and 9 other destinations in Sri Lanka. Circle Sri Lanka is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

42 Reviews

Excellent
53%
Good
24%
Average
18%
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0%
Bad
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  • JR
    Written on October 15, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Such a great tour. Provided a good mix of experiences.

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  • SM
    Written on August 31, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    The Circle tour included the gems of beautiful Sri Lanka, it was well paced and featured the highlights of the country whilst providing some fantastic local experiences. Our guide Indy made the tour with his interesting stories and perspectives on the... Read more

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  • W
    Written on August 6, 2018
    1.0 - Bad

    I booked this tour with Intrepid Travel to travel with my friend to Sri Lanka in March 2018. Two days before we were to leave, Sri Lanka declared a State of Emergency. That same day my elderly mother was taken by ambulance to the hospital (where she... Read more

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  • BS
    Written on April 8, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    I went to Sri Lanka on December 23rd for a 15 day trip. It was wonderful. Asanga Bandara was a terrific guide and knew so much. It was a group of 14 and everyone got along great. A couple of the hotels were not the best, but we did not pay for first... Read more

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  • RG
    Written on March 7, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    The trip was excellent. A great introduction to Sri Lanka - the country, the food, the people.

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  • GF
    Written on March 5, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Our Circle Sri Lanka trip with intrepid was fantastic. Sri Lanka is a beautiful country mostly unspoilt by mass tourism but the history, wonder and magic of this wonderful island is phenomenal. What made this trip particularly special was Kasun Maduwage... Read more

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  • BS
    Written on January 8, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    The guide, Asanga, was wonderful. He made the trip fun and exciting. Some of the hotels were not that nice, but adequate.

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  • J
    Written on November 3, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Highly recommend this tour because I have been in Sri Lanka for 10 days in the month of Oct with my Family, the truth is a country that I recommend to visit, food, culture, and most importantly for the people, few people have found in my travels as that I... Read more

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  • J
    Written on October 5, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Such an amazing experience!! This tour had a really good mix of food, culture, scenery and the balance of physical activities was perfect. I was nervous about the train rides but I'm so glad I did them now as the scenery is stunning, likewise the walk... Read more

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  • E
    Written on May 3, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    I loved this trip. It had a bit of everything. Food, culture, sights , ocal and authentic experiences. we ha d a very knowledgeable and personable local guides.

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Negombo
  2. Day 2: Anuradhapura
  3. Day 3: Anuradhapura
  4. Day 4: Polonnaruwa
  5. Day 5: Dambulla
  6. Day 6: Sigiriya - Kandy
  7. Day 7: Kandy
  8. Day 8: Bandarawela
  9. Day 9: Haputale
  10. Day 10: Kuda Oya
  11. Day 11: Mirissa
  12. Day 12: Mirissa
  13. Day 13: Galle
  14. Day 14: Colombo
  15. Day 15: Colombo

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • When and where does the tour end?

      The tour concludes in Colombo on the morning of Day 15. There are no activities planned for today, and after checkout you're free to depart at any time. It's time to say farewell to your newfound travel friends and continue on your travels. Please be aware that the departure point is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • When and where does the tour start?

      Your tour begins on Day 1, when you arrive in the beach town of Negombo. There are no activities planned for this day, so you're free to settle in at your hotel and explore the area. At 5.30 pm a welcome meeting will be held, where you can meet your guides and get to know your fellow travellers and future friends! Please be aware that the hotel is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Of course we can! We are more than happy to assist in arranging your airport transfers, however this is not included in the tour price and will be charged at the standard local rate. Please contact our customer service team for more information once you have a confirmed booking.

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    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go

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    Visa

    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

    Vaccinations

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Typhoid
    Recommended for Sri Lanka. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Sri Lanka. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for Sri Lanka. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Sri Lanka. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Rabies
    Recommended for Sri Lanka. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    Yellow fever
    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Sri Lanka. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    Japanese B encephalitis
    Recommended for Sri Lanka. Ideally 1 month before travel.

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    Location
    Negombo is the starting point and Colombo is the endpoint.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Intrepid Travel to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $400 to confirm this Intrepid Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 19 January 2019 the full payment of $1,582 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1582 for Circle Sri Lanka, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
    Credit Cards
    The following cards are accepted for Intrepid Travel tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 661 km.
    • Negombo (Sri Lanka)
    • 139 km
    • Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka)
    • 78 km
    • Polonnaruwa (Sri Lanka)
    • 41 km
    • Dambulla (Sri Lanka)
    • 15 km
    • Sigiriya (Sri Lanka)
    • 75 km
    • Kandy (Sri Lanka)
    • 64 km
    • Bandarawela (Sri Lanka)
    • 112 km
    • Mirissa (Sri Lanka)
    • 29 km
    • Galle (Sri Lanka)
    • 109 km
    • Colombo (Sri Lanka)

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