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Discover Sri Lanka - Premium - Exodus Travels
Discover Sri Lanka - Premium - Exodus Travels
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141 reviews
Starts
Colombo
Destinations
+17
Ends
Colombo
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Highlights

Start and end in Colombo! With the adventure tour Discover Sri Lanka - Premium, you have a 15 day tour package taking you through Colombo, Sri Lanka and 17 other destinations in Sri Lanka. Discover Sri Lanka - Premium is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.
Age range
16 to 80 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
18
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Physical Rating
Easy
Travel style
Adventure, Discovery

141 Reviews

Excellent
55%
Good
36%
Average
9%
Rather Poor
0%
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  • P
    Written on September 3, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Very organised tour with our own luxury coach.Guide was excellent but drowned us with too much repeated information at times.Most hotels were excellent with a couple or poor ones.
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  • A
    Written on July 23, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Guide made the trip very enjoyable and interesting. Would have prefered a few more cultural activities like visiting a pottery making place or batik factory. Hotels were for the most part very comfortable . Would have preferred if a few were closer to town.
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  • A
    Written on July 19, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great Tour leader, driver & assistant driver helped make this tour.
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  • SN
    Written on May 5, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    I loved the whole trip but my favourite experiences were Climbing Sigiriya Rock, seeing elephants on a game drive in Kaudulla National Park, cycling through villages in Giritale and having lunch with a local family and white water rafting in Kitulgala.
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  • BG
    Written on April 23, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    This tour was excellent, the tour guide Ruwan was brilliant and couldn’t fault him. The itinerary was great and hotels excellent. The bus was very spacious and driver excellent also. The only negative I have is that the hotels tended to be in non tourist areas so we were unable to go out in the evenings and ate in the hotels.
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  • K
    Written on April 23, 2018
    3.0 - Average

    I have to agree with Bettina's review of Discover Sri Lanka tour. Missed activities, poor quality hotels, very bustling experiences, no successful attempts to avoid overtly crowded activities and sites. In my case our guide had insufficient knowledge or English to explain any of the sites visited, did not plan our activities in advance with the consequence that several key aspects of the trip were unavailable. There were several occasions where we were dropped at hotels at lunch time with limited lunch and dinner options. Exodus said they would answer my complaint to them within 4 weeks but 8 weeks later have not. From the extremely positive reviews of other tours it seems obvious to me that Discover Sri Lanka was a below par experience. As a first timer with Exodus it would be difficult to trust them again given their total lack of response. I emulated the premium tour on a private basis (as it was full) so the cost was considerable but as I say, extremely disappointing.
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  • Discover Sri Lanka - Premium reviewer 7
    Written on April 22, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Amazing country! Well organised itinerary, I picked this because it included Yala National Park and Adam's Peak - both unforgettable experiences. Great guide, driver and assistant, fully packed days (not a holiday for lounging around!), and wonderful fellow travellers.
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  • ZH
    Written on April 2, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Very nice managed tour.everything was on time.the hotels except one,great and their behavoirs very professional and nice.something was very important for me.they had prepared everything so when I arrived there after having a juice they gave us the key and then delivered our luggage in the room.
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  • Discover Sri Lanka - Premium reviewer 9
    Written on January 20, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    It was my least enjoyable Exodus trips. It was all about the tea and tourism. Everywhere was really busy ,several activities were cancelled. The lines for 'highlights' were long. I have always had good experiences with Exodus as they managed to get away from the crowds, not this time. There was a descrepency with the quality of hotels. The hotel we had on the trip notes was not available so we were placed in anternative. It was obvious that it was not of similar value and on investigation there was a significant difference in price. Therefore it would have financially bennifited the company which does not lead to good reviews. Sri Lanka is known for its food but we were given very few alternatives to the usual Hotel Banquet which after a few days became monotonous. I would suggest it was a bad time to travel. I would not recommend this trip with Exodus, although I can see the potential for Sri Lanka.
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  • Discover Sri Lanka - Premium reviewer 10
    Written on November 26, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Good trip overall. The guide was approachable, helpful and knowledgeable. The sights were interesting and the itinerary generally good. The hotels were a bit of a mixed bag, some more style over substance. Would have preferred more local rather than hotel meals.
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Start Minuwangoda.
  2. Day 2: Visit cave temples at Dambulla; to Sigiriya.
  3. Day 3: Morning climb to the rock fortress; optional afternoon game drive.
  4. Day 4: To Giritale; bike ride through country villages.
  5. Day 5: Visit ancient capital of Polonnaruwa; drive to Kandy via spice garden.
  6. Day 6-7: Free time in Kandy to explore or relax.
  7. Day 8: To Nuwara Eliya via Kitulgala; optional Adams Peak climb (Dec-Apr only).
  8. Day 9: Free morning in old colonial hillstation of Nuwara Eliya. Visit tea factory in afternoon.
  9. Day 10: Early morning to Horton Plains; walk to World's End viewpoint; to Bandarawela by train.
  10. Day 11: Scenic drive through Ella Gap to Kataragama; game drive in Yala N.P.
  11. Day 12: Drive to Tangalle and walk through rice paddies; coastal drive to Ahangama; optional lunch at Tsunami house.
  12. Day 13: Free day to relax on the beach or optional activities including whale watching (Nov to April).
  13. Day 14: To Galle; visit old fort; transfer to Colombo.
  14. Day 15: End Colombo.

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  • Is there a hotel list available?

    We are unable to provide a suggested hotel list at this time as all accommodations are subject to change until 4-6 weeks before the departure date. Your final tour documents will be released once these details are confirmed, and will provide your specific accommodation information. We can advise that all nights will be spent in premium hotels with en-suite rooms.

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About the countries

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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
Start and end in Colombo.
Hold my space
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Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Exodus Travels booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 17 December 2018 the full payment of $2,985 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 $2985 for Discover Sri Lanka - Premium, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable.
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The following cards are accepted for Exodus Travels tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 731 km.
  • Colombo (Sri Lanka)
  • 3 km
  • Wattala (Sri Lanka)
  • 77 km
  • Kurunegala (Sri Lanka)
  • 52 km
  • Dambulla (Sri Lanka)
  • 15 km
  • Sigiriya (Sri Lanka)
  • 20 km
  • Giritale (Sri Lanka)
  • 12 km
  • Polonnaruwa (Sri Lanka)
  • 83 km
  • Kandy (Sri Lanka)
  • 40 km
  • Kitulgala (Sri Lanka)
  • 39 km
  • Nuwara Eliya (Sri Lanka)
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