Sri Lanka February 2020 | Craig Travel

Sri Lanka February 2020

Sri Lanka
February 10, 2020 to February 26, 2020
17 Days
Meals:
30
Escorted By:
CT Rating 3 Moderately Challenging with Early Booking Savings
3 Moderately Challenging EBB

Email specialist Sharon Bahadur to discuss your travel plans

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. The group will be strictly limited in size so we encourage you to register early.

Female willing to share accommodation

Book and deposit by September 30, 2019 and save $200 per person!

 

 
CT Rating 3 Moderately Challenging with Early Booking Savings
3 Moderately Challenging EBB

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
  • Pinnawala elephant orphanage
  • Experience life in a typical rural Sri Lankan village with a traditional lunch
  • Wonderfully preserved medieval city of Polonnaruwa
  • Palace ruins in the sacred city of Anuradhapura
  • Rock Fortress in Sigiriya, a World Heritage Site built in the 5th century by King Kashyapa
  • Explore the countryside, farmlands and jungle on foot, ox cart and canoe
  • Golden Rock cave temple, one of the most impressive Buddhist Temples in the world
  • Temple of the Tooth and the renowned Royal Botanical Gardens in Kandy
  • Observe the process of growing and making Ceylon tea
  • Yala National Park on a game drive in search of leopards and other wildlife
  • Colonial city and fortress of Galle
  • Capital of Colombo with its colonial buildings
  • Return economy group airfare from Canada to Sri Lanka
  • Accommodations in superior / deluxe hotels and resorts as indicated or similar
  • 30 meals as noted in the itinerary (B - 15 breakfasts, L - 2 lunches, D - 13 dinners)
  • 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

Pricing

Tour Cost in Canadian dollars, per person
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Land Only (Join / Leave Colombo)
$4,550
Toronto
$6,095
Ottawa / Montreal
$6,295
Halifax
$6,495
Winnipeg
$6,595
St. John’s
$6,695
Regina / Saskatoon / Calgary / Edmonton
$6,695
Vancouver / Victoria
$6,785
Single Supplement
$1,785

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 January 2019 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control.

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

Book and deposit by September 30, 2019 and save $200 per person!

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 $278 to $450 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $196 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 details.

Deposit Amount:
$500
Final Payment Date:
Monday, December 2, 2019
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