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Best of Sri Lanka - Intrepid Travel
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15 days

Best of Sri Lanka

From Negombo to Colombo
Tour Operator:
Intrepid Travel
Max group size:
12
Physical rating:
Active
Age range:
15 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
4402
Hygiene Measures:
Included
Private available:
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US $2,185
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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

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    Your tour guide can focus all their attention on your group

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Itinerary

Start in Negombo and end in Colombo! With the In-depth Cultural tour Best of Sri Lanka, you have a 15 days tour package taking you through Negombo, Sri Lanka and 12 other destinations in Sri Lanka. Best of Sri Lanka includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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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: Jungle Camp
  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
  • Guide
  • Hygiene Measures
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
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Where You'll Stay

Hotel
12 nights
Camping
Lodge
1 night

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Accommodation
    Good
    4.0
  • Food
    Good
    4.0
  • 4.6
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  • Best of Sri Lanka reviewer 1
    · March 22nd, 2020
    The tour was good, our tour guide Indiaka was excellent. Maybe some days had a bit too much squeesed in and didn't leave much free time. As the tour was cancelled with 5 days remaining, we had very little notification from Tour Radar. Now we are being... Show more
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Norma, we’re sorry your tour had to end early due to the coronavirus pandemic. As the scale of the pandemic became better understood, we knew that as a responsible travel company that we needed to temporarily stop travelling. We’re so glad Indiaka,... Show more
    Trip date: March 2020
  • WM
    · March 21st, 2020
    5 stars - Our guide Indika Prasad was exceptional. - in tour organising, our safety, commentary, after hours support with restaurants and dining, taxi and transport. On the sudden cancellation of the tour Indi kept us fully informed and worked with... Show more
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Thank you so very much Wendy, Prasad will love this feedback! As you booked with Tourradar we are unable to communicate with you directly, but we are refunding trips that were impacted by the pandemics. Thank you.
    Trip date: March 2020
  • AG
    · January 7th, 2020
    It was very good overall
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Alena, Amazing to hear you enjoyed your travels with us. We hope to see you on another trip with us soon.
    Trip date: December 2019
  • CP
    · September 29th, 2019
    Good group, passionate and informative guide who went out of his way to show us the country he loves
    Trip date: September 2019
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    Very well organised. Excellent guide and support crew. Very professional, knowledgable, empathetic and kind.Best guide ever!
    Trip date: December 2018
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    Great guide and group and interesting range of places visited
    Trip date: December 2018
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    Well organised, varied trip &excellent guide
    Trip date: December 2018
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    Our guide Sumudu Peiris was excellent. Always friendly, approachable and very knowledgeable on local history in each location we visited. He went above and beyond to make the trip wonderful for everyone. I would definitely recommend Sumudu.
    Trip date: December 2018
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    Lots of diversity, lots of activities, lots of things to do and see
    Trip date: December 2018
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    I gave this high rating because of the trip leader, Sumudu
    Trip date: December 2018
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel

Dates & Availability

15 days
Best of Sri Lanka
From Negombo to Colombo
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • 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.

    • Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

      Of course we can! If you wish to arrange additional accommodation then please contact our customer support team once you have a confirmed booking.

    • I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

      Many solo travellers join this trip, and you will be roomed with a member of the same gender for no additional cost. This is an amazing way to bond with your fellow travellers and enrich your travel experience! If you did want a little more privacy then a single supplement can be paid in most cases, and we can arrange you a private room for the duration of the trip. Please contact our customer support team for more information.

    • Is there a hotel list available?

      All accommodations are subject to change until 4-6 weeks before the departure date, therefore the tour operator cannot confirm a hotel list until this time.

      This trip is classed as one of Intrepid's Originals style tours, and most of the accommodation will be in simple 2 - 3 star hotels. These are selected to provide travellers with an authentic local and cultural experience.

    • Are the flights included?

      Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price and you need to arrange these separately by yourself once your tour is guaranteed. As we specialise in organising the best tours around the world for you, we are unable to advise on flight prices or book flights on your behalf. If you have not already booked your flights we recommend checking out the following link which is powered by Skyscanner - https://flights.tourradar.com

    • What is the age range of this tour?

      This tour accepts travellers between ages 15 - 99, however the general age range of participants is from early 20's to late 30's.

    • Where can I find more detailed information about this tour?

      A trip note - which contains essential information about your trip will be given to you. Information such as the daily itinerary, where to meet on the first day, what time the trip starts, how to get to the joining point hotel, included activities, visa information, etc will be mentioned in there. Please contact us for this.

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    Good to Know

    • Currency
      Rs
      Sri Lanka Rupee
      Sri Lanka
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand you will need an adaptor for types D, M.

      Type D
      Sri Lanka
      Type M
      Sri Lanka
    • Vaccines
      • 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.
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • 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.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before May 11th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after May 11th, 2021, a minimum payment of $400 is required to confirm your booking with Intrepid Travel. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 26 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Intrepid Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Intrepid Travel" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
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      Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.

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