Sri Lanka and Dubai February 2019 | Craig Travel

Sri Lanka and Dubai February 2019

Sri Lanka and Dubai
February 11, 2019 to March 1, 2019
19 Days
Escorted By:
CT Rating 3 Moderately Challenging

3 Moderately Challenging

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An island state located off the southern tip of India, Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, has had a long and varied history. Its written history goes back well over 2,600 years, having been an important part of the Hindu legend of Ramayana. In this legend, the island referred to as Lanka is the fortress of the King Ravana, who captured the wife of Rama, an incarnation of the Hindu God, Vishnu. Legend has it that Hanuman the monkey god flew over to Lanka and destroyed the capital by setting it on fire, while Rama and his remaining troops later crossed over from the mainland by building a land bridge across the sea. More recently, the island was ruled four times by the Portuguese, Dutch and most recently the British. It was a colony from 1802 to 1946 and then gained independence. The island suffered through a civil war which has now been peacefully resolved and is looking at a bright and prosperous future. This carefully crafted itinerary will show us all that the island has to offer from gracious cities to jungles and wildlife, delightful beach resorts, historic temples and so much more. We shall start this adventure with three nights in the desert metropolis of Dubai to marvel at the modern architecture, the world’s tallest building, and a special desert safari. The group will be strictly limited in size so we encourage you to register early. 

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CT Rating 3 Moderately Challenging

3 Moderately Challenging

This journey is suitable to most active and fit travellers. You will enjoy wonderful meals, excellent accommodations and a well run tourist infrastructure. However there are long flights to this remote destination and several sites involve long walks and rough surfaces. In particular, two visits involve many steps and steep climbs (members may stay with the coach if they prefer).

Highlights Inclusive Features
  • Three nights accommodation in central Dubai with a tour to explore the city state, Dubai Mall and mo
  • Sunset desert safari with dinner in Dubai
  • Visit the Pinnawala Elephant orphanage
  • Experience life in a typical rural Sri Lankan village with a traditional lunch
  • Marvel at the wonderfully preserved medieval city of Polonnaruwa
  • Explore palace ruins in the sacred city of Anuradhapura
  • Climb the Rock Fortress in Sigiriya, a World Heritage Site built in the 5th century by King Kasyapa
  • Explore the countryside, farmlands and jungle on foot, ox cart and canoe
  • Visit the Golden Rock cave temple, one of the most impressive Buddhist Temples in the world
  • Learn about the spices and herbs of the garden isle
  • Visit the Temple of the Tooth and the renowned Royal Botanic Gardens in Kandy
  • Observe the process of growing and making Ceylon tea
  • Explore Yala National Park on a game drive in search of leopards and other wildlife
  • Explore the colonial city and fortress of Galle
  • Explore the capital of Colombo with its colonial buildings
  • Return airfare to Sri Lanka and Dubai with Emirates Airline
  • Accommodations in superior / deluxe hotels and resorts as indicated or similar
  • 32 meals as noted in the itinerary (B - 16 breakfasts, L - 2 lunches, D - 14 dinners, plus in flight meals)
  • Visa fee for Sri Lanka for Canadian passport holders
  • All gratuities, surcharges, taxes and fees for included services
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value with purchase of group airfare
  • Services of your tour escort and/or local guides and escorts


Tour Cost in Canadian dollars, per person
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Land Only*
Ottawa / Montreal
St. John’s
Regina / Saskatoon / Calgary / Edmonton
Vancouver / Victoria
Single Supplement

Tour price is based on sharing a twin-bedded room at hotels. Prices are based on a minimum 20 members and on rates, taxes and fees effective March 2018 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control.

* Land only rate excludes all flights.
Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Airfares and air carriers are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Refer to inclusive features for details.

Pricing Details

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended. Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $312 to $450 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $201 to $414 pp plus applicable taxes. Clients 86 years and older and/or clients residing outside Ontario – please contact our staff for procedures. This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Refer to our Terms and Conditions for more information. 

Deposit Amount:
Final Payment Date:
Monday, December 3, 2018