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This deal was published September 12, 2023 and sold out September 27, 2023. See current deals
Colombo, Galle, Yala National Park, Nuwara Eliya, Kandy, Minneriya National Park, Sigiriya, Chilaw

$3299—15 day 5-star Sri Lanka w/flights, game safari & more

Inspiring Vacations
Travelzoo Staff
Spot leopards on safari, climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress & ride the train from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy

Why We Love This Deal

Discover the majesty of Sri Lanka with this small group tour from Inspiring Vacations that sets out to show you the very best. You’ll cruise along the Madu River and spot sloth bears and Sri Lanka’s signature leopards while on safari in both Yala and Minneriya National Parks; when in Nuwara Eliya, enjoy an iconic High Tea experience at the renowned Grand Hotel, then ride the train to Kandy, considered one of the world’s most beautiful rail journeys. You'll also have the chance to climb the famed Sigiriya Rock Fortress, an important archeological and UNESCO World Heritage site dating back to 477- 498 AD.

Travelling with no more than 16 people, you'll enjoy 5-star stays and return international airfares. This Travelzoo exclusive price of $3299 per person saves our members up to $1100 compared to Inspiring Vacations' usual prices.

What's Included

  • Return international airfares from Australia to Colombo
  • 13 nights of 5-star accommodation, including 2 nights at the Grand Hotel in Nuwara Eliya
  • Breakfast and dinner daily, 5 lunches, and an iconic high tea at the Grand Hotel
  • National Park and site entrance fees
  • Sightseeing as stated in the itinerary include:
    • Ride the famed train from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy
    • Take part in a traditional Sri Lankan cooking demonstration and savour a delicious lunch overlooking paddy fields
    • Scenic boat ride on the Madu River
    • A tour of Kandy by tuk tuk and a tour of Galle Forte
    • Two private game drives: one in Yala National Park and one in Minneriya National Park
    • Visit a tea plantation factory, Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and Sigiriya Lion Rock fortress
    • Time to relax and unwind at a stunning coastal resort & spa in Chilaw
  • Dedicated, comfortable private transportation throughout
  • Fully escorted by an expert, English-speaking guide throughout
  • Airport transfers included on the first and last day of the tour

The featured $3299 price is valid for tours departing 10 & 31 May; and 14 & 28 June 2024. Other dates from 26 January 2024 to 24 January 2025 are also discounted and save as much as $1600 on regular rates.

Book before 27 September 2024.

Pre and post-tour accommodation: Enhance your Sri Lanka experience and arrive earlier or stay later than your tour. Pre and post-tour accommodation in Colombo can be secured for $231 pre-tour and $251 post-tour. These prices are based on per room, per night and double, twin share or solo travellers all enjoy the same price.

About the itinerary: 

Australia - Colombo - Galle - Yala National Park - Nuwara Eliya - Kandy - Minneriya National Park - Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa - Chilaw - Colombo – Australia

Starting in Colombo, you’ll head south toward Galle. Along the way, you’ll visit the Colombo National Museum to enjoy a fascinating insight into Sri Lanka’s history. Before reaching Galle, you’ll take a boat ride along the Madu River with its 64 scattered islands. Once in Galle, you’ll visit the UNESCO heritage site of Galle Fort. Next, you'll discover the spectacular wildlife in Yala National Park. Here you’ll spend the afternoon on a guided game drive and perhaps even spot one of Sri Lanka’s elusive leopards. The following day, after another morning safari, you’ll head to Nuwara Eliya, where you’ll spend the following two nights at the Grand Hotel. Built in 1891, this enduring icon teems with old-world romance and it is here that you will enjoy an iconic High Tea experience. From here, you’ll board the world-famous rail journey to Kandy, a breathtaking destination offering views of sweeping tea plantations and picturesque waterfalls. From here, you’ll head to Minneriya National Park, a paradise for nature lovers and the perfect place to observe elephants onboard your private jeep safari. On arrival in Sigiriya, you’ll have the chance to climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. This UNESCO World Heritage sight is famed around the world due to its extraordinary architecture. From here, you’ll make your way to the coastal town of Chilaw to relax and reflect on your Sri Lankan experience before heading back to Colombo to meet your flight back to Australia.

* Subject to availability and some restrictions may apply. All prices are in AUD and based on twin share.


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at 11:59 PM CT on Sep 27

When You Can Go

10 & 31 May; and 14 & 28 June 2024


Up to $700

How to Book

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