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16 Day Ultimate Sri Lanka & The Maldives Premium Small Group Tour

16 Day Ultimate Sri Lanka & The Maldives Premium Small Group Tour

This tour is conducted at a medium-fast pace. Some long travel days may be required to complete this itinerary and you will typically spend two nights at each destination, with some one night stays required. This trip includes a mix of sightseeing and free time to explore at your own pace. You will be required to move about unassisted, including getting on and off vehicles, walking up and down stairs and some activities will be conducted on uneven or steep terrain. You will be required to handle your own luggage.

Pace
Moderate Pace

A portion of this tour runs as a group tour where you will be escorted by an expert tour leader. Another portion is self-guided, whether conducted by rail, cruise or land, and you will travel between destinations on your own, with free time to explore at your own pace.

Escorted Type
Partially Escorted

These tours are our proudest creations. They have been crafted for Inspiring Vacations travellers exclusively, with personal and unique experiences in mind. Please see the Important Information on your selected tour for exact group size. Enjoy features such as hand-picked accommodation, a sampling of the region’s best culinary delights, and a range of optional activities to choose from to best suit your travel style.

Group Size
Small Group

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✓ Small group of 16 guests or less
✓ Incredible sightseeing including Galle Forte, a tea plantation, Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, scenic boat ride on Madu River, private safari experiences in Minneriya and Yala National Parks, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, finishing with a luxury stay in the idyllic Maldives 
✓ 11 nights 5-star accommodation in Sri Lanka, including 2 nights at the incredible Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya
✓ 4 nights in the Maldives, staying in an iconic overwater bungalow at renowned Adaaran Resort 
✓ Fully escorted throughout Sri Lanka by an expert, English speaking guide 
✓ Ride the famed train from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy 
✓ Airport transfers included on the first and last day of your tour
✓ Breakfast and dinner daily, 8 lunches, including a Sri Lankan cooking demonstration and high tea at the Grand Hotel
✓ Daily breakfasts, lunch and dinner, including alcoholic drinks & soft drinks during your stay at Adaaran Resort
✓ Group airport transfers on the first and last day of the tour
✓ Flight from Colombo to Male and return speedboat transfers 
✓ Dedicated, comfortable private transportation throughout Sri Lanka

What we love about this tour

From temples to tea plantations to ancient ruins, the island nation of Sri Lanka is all charming. Embark on private safari experiences, experience the iconic tea country rail journey, and see the icons and grand sights of Sri Lanka.

Pair these treasures with the perfect neighbor in paradise – live it up with four nights in the idyllic Maldives with an indulgent all-inclusive stay.

Itinerary

Hotel
The Kingsbury Hotel or Similar

Welcome to Sri Lanka!

On arrival into Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), you will be met by our local representative and your group will be transferred to your hotel. 

Check in and relax, ready to start touring in the morning.

Arrival airport transfers are included as part of your package. You will be met upon arrival at the airport and transferred to your hotel. 
If Inspiring Vacations has not provided your international airfares, please ensure you provide your flight details via your Traveller Hub portal no later than 90 days prior to travel so that your transfers can be confirmed. 

Please note: if you are arriving early and have made your own arrangements prior to your tour commencing, airport transfers will not be included. However, if you are purchasing pre-nights accommodation as part of your Inspiring Vacations package, airport transfers will still be provided to the starting hotel.

Hotel
Radisson Blu Resort Galle or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

In the morning, we'll head south towards Galle, with a brief Colombo sightseeing tour on the way. Colombo offers a blend of modern western and Sri Lankan elements, we'll drive past some of the commercial capital's sites including Old Parliament, President’s House, Gangaramaya Temple, Galle Face Green, Pettah, ViharamahaDevi Park, and Independence Square.

There will be time for you to disembark the coach and be escorted through the famous Pettah Market, not before viewing the uniquely stunning Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque (entry not included). 

We will also visit the Colombo National Museum. This charming museum takes visitors on a fascinating journey through Sri Lankan history. Housed in a stunning neo-Baroque building, which was specifically constructed by William Henry Gregory, Governor of Ceylon, in 1877, the museum boasts a gleaming white façade. As you make your way through the various rooms, you'll encounter exhibits dedicated to each of Sri Lanka's historical kingdoms. Informational display boards provide intriguing insights, such as the meaning behind the mudras (gestures and poses) depicted in Sri Lanka's Buddha statues.

Then, in Balapitiya, we take a boat trip on the Madu River to visit 64 scattered islands, including Cinnamon Island, where we learn about cinnamon production. Sri Lanka is the world's largest producer of pure cinnamon.

Spend tonight in Galle.

Hotel
Radisson Blu Resort Galle or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, set out on a tour of the Galle Fort and its Fortifications. This is a city that exudes an essence with a perfect blend of past and present. Declared a UNESCO heritage site in 1988, the presence of Portuguese, Dutch and English is very evident in the fascinating architectural styles of the Galle Fort.

Hotel
Jetwing Yala or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

In the morning we leave for Yala National Park. 

On arrival, spend your afternoon on a guided game drive exploring the dynamic wildlife and the most luxuriant plant life in Yala National Park. Being one of the largest parks in Sri Lanka, it is the ideal place to sight the rare leopard!

Please note: Yala National Park closes for a period between the months of September and October. The exact closure dates are made clear closer to the time. The closure is due to the prevailing dry weather prior to this time and taking into consideration the well-being of the wildlife in the reserve. For departure dates that fall over this period, as defined in the departure dates listed below, Yala National Park will be replaced with a visit to Udawalawe National Park, while still being able to visit Block 4 or 5 of Yala National Park.

Hotel
The Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

This morning, enjoy another safari in the Yala National Park by jeep to spot the diverse wildlife which calls the park home.

Please note: sections of Yala National Park close due to conservation efforts each year between September and October. The closure dates are advised by the Sri Lankan government 1-2 months prior and differ each year. As Yala National Park is made up of multiple sections, if one section is closed due to conservation works we will visit one of the open sections.

After, we leave Yala behind us and continue the journey to Nuwara Eliya. Often referred to as ‘Little England’, this genteel highland community does have a rose-tinted, vaguely British-country-village feel to it, with its colonial-era bungalows.

On arrival, check in to your Inspiring Stay for the next two nights, the incredible Grand Hotel. It may be the 21st century, but colonial splendour still reigns in all its past glory at the Grand Hotel. Built in 1891, this was the palatial residence of the former Governor of Sri Lanka, Sir Edward Barnes; today we offer the ultimate in comfort and the best of traditions from the ‘good old days’ to all who seek the charms of our famed hill country landmark. The Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya: the incredible Grand Hotel in Nuwara Eliya, an enduring icon in this tranquil town perched on a mountain ridge overlooking lush green countryside in tea country. Oozing colonial charm, the hotel began life in the early 19th century as the stately holiday home of the fifth Governor of Ceylon. It’s since evolved over the centuries to retain a romantic, old-world ambience alongside modern comforts. In an enviable location, there are elegant, well-appointed rooms, magnificent gardens and an array of hotel amenities and activities including music therapy, yoga and more. The Grand Hotel is also renowned for its traditional afternoon tea, a quintessential British tradition which you’ll experience on this tour. 

Please note: a smart casual dress code applies for dinner at all restaurants and bars. Guests in short trousers and sleeveless shirts and rubber slippers will not be permitted to enter the restaurants.

Hotel
The Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Today you will have a leisurely morning.

In the afternoon you will visit a tea plantation and factory. Here you will enjoy an absolute tea experience, taking you from the moment young tea leaves are plucked to being processed in the factory to make a steaming cup of tea. If you are interested, the tea factory is the best place to purchase high quality tea.

This afternoon, enjoy an Inspiring Taste at probably the most talked of outlet in Nuwara Eliya, the Grand Tea Lounge. Here we enjoy an iconic High Tea at the Grand Hotel.

Optional Tour - Horton Plains National Park entrance
Early morning with packed breakfast leave for Horton Plains and World's End. This park holds great importance due to the rich and unique biodiversity and being a catchment area feeding some of the main rivers of Sri Lanka. It is also known to be a " Super biodiversity hotspot " and thus declared a UNESCO site in 2010. Couple of kilometres into the park there is a site known as the World's End, an abrupt end, the land plummets straight down 900m, this is just an astonishing view and a somewhat cool thrill!

Wear strong and comfortable walking shoes, a hat and sunglasses. Bring sunscreen, food and water. The weather can change very quickly on the plains – one minute it can be sunny and clear, the next chilly and misty. Bring a few extra layers of warm clothing.

It is forbidden to leave the paths, which can be slippery and tough to negotiate in places. There are no safety rails available so we recommend this activity for those who are physically fit and go on long walks often. We do not recommend this if you have a difficult time walking along uneven terrain.

Please note - there are 3 different route options, depending on your general level of fitness:
Route 1 - Approx. 8.5kms
Route 2 - Approx. 7kms
Route 3 - Approx. 4.5kms

Optional Tour - Horton Plains & World's End

At approximately 5:30am, leave for Horton Plains National Park. This park holds great importance due to the rich and unique biodiversity and being a catchment area feeding some of the main rivers of Sri Lanka. It is also known to be a 'super biodiversity hotspot' and thus declared a UNESCO site in 2010. The national park is most famous for the vista - World's End.

You will be accompanied by a private escort the entire duration of the hike - from the Horton Plains Park Park Office, to World's End (via Mini World's End) and back. Wear strong and comfortable walking shoes, a hat and sunglasses. Bring sunscreen, food and water. The weather can change very quickly on the plains – one minute it can be sunny and clear, the next chilly and misty. Bring a few extra layers of warm clothing.

Start time: 5:30am departure from hotel
End time: 12:30pm return to hotel
Distance: 7.5km round trip - 150m elevation gain
Inclusions: return transfers, entrance into Horton Plains National Park, packed breakfast, private escort

There are no safety rails available so we recommend this activity for those who are physically fit and go on long walks often. We do not recommend this if you have a difficult time walking along uneven, potentially wet, and rocky terrain. 

Hotel
Earl’s Regency or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning, depart for Kandy on a famous train journey, said to be one of the most scenic and beautiful in the world. Apart from the breathtaking sceneries of the tea country and picturesque waterfalls, it is a chance for you to mingle with local people.

Discover the rich history of Kandy, once known as Senkadagala, during its time as the Hill Capital from 1514-1815 AD. Named a UNESCO heritage site in 1988, Kandy boasts a beautiful lake, historic temples like the Temple of the Tooth Relic, and well-preserved ruins of the royal palaces.

Enjoy some free time upon arrival in Kandy during the afternoon.

Hotel
Earl’s Regency or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Explore the beautiful city of Kandy with an included Tuk Tuk and Bazaar tour, followed by a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Relax in the afternoon with a stroll around the picturesque Kandy Lake.

In the evening, visit the revered Temple of Tooth, home to a sacred relic of the Buddha and its guardian elephants.

End your day with a spectacular Sri Lankan Cultural Performance.

Hotel
SigiriyaJungles or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Today, depart for Sigiriya.

Enroute, enjoy a private jeep safari at Minneriya National Park. Located in the districts of Matale and Polonnaruwa and bordered by the 'Mahaweli' and 'Amban' rivers, this park stretches an impressive 36,948 hectares. It was declared a National park in 1984, making it the only one in the Central Province. It's a paradise for nature lovers and one of the best places to observe elephants.

Continue to Sigiriya for check-in.

Please note: since elephants are migratory animals, we may visit Wasgamuwa National Park on this day instead, based on the elephant locations.

This evening enjoy an Inspiring Taste with some sundowner pre-dinner Arrack (a local cocktail) or something else to suit your tastes with some canapes.

Hotel
SigiriyaJungles or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the morning, we'll climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress (also known as Lion's Rock) - an extraordinary artistic complex dating back to 477-498 AD. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has become a global attraction due to its unique architecture.

For lunch, participate in an Inspiring Taste cooking demonstration where you'll learn to prepare Sri Lankan rice and curry (5-6 curries). Savour your meal while overlooking the beautiful gardens.

In the afternoon, we'll take a sightseeing tour of Polonnaruwa, the medieval capital city of Sri Lanka (1017-1235 AD). Polonnaruwa was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982 after the fall of Anuradhapura.

Optional Tour - Polonnaruwa bicycle tour
Enjoy a scenic and leisurely bicycle ride to Parakrama Samudra Reservoir before continuing to Polonnaruwa for a sightseeing bike tour. Pedal along ancient ruins and see Polonnaruwa from a different perspective.

The route is very flat and suitable for all levels of bicycle experience.

Approx duration: 3 hours

Optional Tour - Polonnaruwa Bicycle Tour

Enjoy a scenic and leisurely bicycle ride to Parakrama Samudra Reservoir before continuing to Polonnaruwa for a sightseeing bike tour. Pedal along ancient ruins and see Polonnaruwa from a different perspective.

The route is very flat and suitable for all levels of bicycle experience.

Approx duration: 3 hours

Hotel
SigiriyaJungles or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend the morning at your leisure, then in the afternoon, explore the impressive Dambulla Rock Cave Temple, also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla. This UNESCO heritage site dates back to the 3rd Century BC and boasts 157 statues and extraordinary paintings covering a vast 2100m2 area, making it the most impressive cave complex in Sri Lanka. It's truly a masterpiece worth experiencing.

Optional Tour - Audangawa Village Walking Tour

Leave on foot or by bicycle and travel through Audangawa village. Visit the local temple and evoke blessings from the priest. Visit a villager’s house and enjoy a warm herbal drink or a king coconut. Wander through the village passing paddy fields and Chena cultivations.

Hotel
Adaaran Club Rannalhi or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Today you will travel from Sri Lanka to The Maldives. 

Departing from Sigiriya, you will arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) in time for your included flight to Malé, The Maldives.

On arrival into Malé, you will be met and transported to your included speedboat transfer which will take you the 40 minute journey to Kaafu Atoll where you will spend the next few nights in paradise.

Experience paradise in the Maldives, a breathtaking tropical nation located in the Indian Ocean, consisting of 26 vibrant coral atolls and hundreds of picturesque islands. With its pristine beaches, crystalline lagoons and abundant coral reefs, the Maldives is a true dream destination.

Once checked in, take the time to explore the stunning tropical scenery at your own leisure.

Your All-Inclusive package includes:

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily. Snacks & cakes are available outside main mealtimes
  • Tea, coffee, iced tea, cordials & water, which are availalbe from 07.30am to midnight
  • Whisky, brandy, gin, vodka, rum, draft beer, house wines, soft drinks, selected cocktails & mocktails
  • Drinks are served up to midnight. Extra charges apply during excursions. Meals and drinks are included until midday on the date of departure. No alcoholic drinks will be served to guests under the age of 18

Hotel
Adaaran Club Rannalhi or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Indulge in a scrumptious breakfast while marveling at the picturesque low-lying islands that make up the breathtaking Maldives archipelago. Each atoll here is a result of centuries of coral reef growth, surrounded by shallow lagoons protected by reef systems. The Maldives boasts idyllic islands with tropical features such as tall coconut palms, white sandy beaches, and clear lagoons. Spend your day at leisure enjoying a wide range of thrilling activities offered on the island.

Our hotel offers excellent snorkeling opportunities for those interested in exploring the shallow oases at the edge of the islands. You can also opt for exhilarating water sports activities like catamaran sailing and windsurfing, experiencing the thrill of riding the winds and speeding through the crystal waters. For a more serene experience, canoeing is also available for you to relish the natural beauty surrounding the islands. The adventurous can choose from jet-skiing, parasailing, and scuba diving to make the most of their stay in the Maldives. The possibilities are endless, and the Maldives awaits your exploration.

Hotel
Adaaran Club Rannalhi or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Starting off another day with a delightful breakfast, today promises to be another day of blissful relaxation in the Maldives. The options for activities and adventure are limitless and cater to all interests, ensuring that you will never have a dull moment during your stay.

Alternatively, bask in the tranquility of the pristine beaches and soak in the picturesque surroundings, as you indulge in the crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. The serene atmosphere of the luxurious white sandy beach is sure to leave you rejuvenated and refreshed like never before.

Hotel
Adaaran Club Rannalhi or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy your morning today with a scrumptious breakfast while taking in the fresh breeze as you are serenaded by the sound of the waves lapping the beach. Admire the view beyond the horizon of the Indian Ocean and prepare for another day of leisure and exciting optional activities in the Maldives.

Meals
Breakfast

Following breakfast this morning, you will be transferred by speed boat to Valena International Airport (MLE) in time for your departure flight.

Departure transfers are included as part of your package. You will be collected from your hotel at the appropriate time and transferred to the airport to meet your flight. 

If Inspiring Vacations has not provided your international airfares, please ensure you provide your flight details via your Traveller Hub portal no later than 90 days prior to travel so that your transfers can be confirmed.

Inclusions

  • Incredible sightseeing including a visit to a turtle hatchery, a scenic boat ride on Madu River, a tour of Galle Forte, a private guided game drive in Yala National Park, Horton Plains & a tea plantation factory, a tour of Kandy by tuk tuk, a visit to Temple of the Tooth Relich of the Buddha, a private jeep safari of Minneriya National Park , Sirigya Rock Fortress visit, time to relax & unwind at a stunning on one of the 1000 blissful islands that make up the Maldives
  • Small group of 16 guests or less
  • 11 nights 5 star accommodation in Sri Lanka, including 2 nights at the incredible Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya
  • 4 nights in the Maldives staying at the stunning Adaaran Resort, in an iconic overwater bungalow
  • Airport transfers included on the first and last day of your tour
  • Daily breakfasts, lunch and dinner, including alcoholic drinks & soft drinks during your stay at Adaaran Resort.
  • Flight from Colombo to Male
  • Ride the train from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy (subject to availability)
  • Return speed boat transfer from Male to Maldives
  • 15 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 14 dinners including a cooking demonstration
  • Take part of a traditional Sri Lankan cooking demonstration & savour a delicious lunch overlooking paddy fields
  • Enjoy iconic High Tea at the Grand Hotel
  • The services of a professional fully escorted English speaking guide in Sri Lanka
  • Itinerary National Park & sites entrance fees - no hidden cost
  • Dedicated private transportation throughout Sri Lanka

  • Colombo – Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka
  • Kosgoda – Marvel at the five species of marine turtles at this turtle hatchery
  • Balapitiya – Take a river cruise on the Madu River
  • Galle – Tour the iconic Galle Fort and the old stone fortifications that surround this historic coastal town
  • Yala National Park – Embark on guided game drives to discover the dynamic wildlife in this epic national park
  • Nuwara Eliya – Embark on a famous scenic train ride through Sri Lanka's tea country
  • Nuwara Eliya – Learn about the process behind the region’s renowned tea at a tea plantation and factory
  • Kandy – Visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, a famous Buddhist site within the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy
  • Kandy – Enjoy a traditional cultural performance
  • Minneriya National Park – Enjoy a thrilling game drive in this paradise for nature lovers, one of the best places to see elephants
  • Sigiriya – Climb the magnificent rock fortress of Sigiriya, also known as Lion Rock
  • Sigiriya – Visit the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Maldives - Relax on one of the 1000 blissful islands that make up the Maldives

Inspiring Tastes

  • Visit probably the most talked of outlet in Nuwara Eliya, the Grand Tea Lounge. Here we enjoy an iconic High Tea at the Grand Hotel.
  • Participate in a local arrack tasting session, sampling six different types of the country's national drink.

Inspiring Sights

To enhance your journey, we're offering 2 complimentary sightseeing experiences out of the below 3 options. The remaining tour can be purchased as additional optional activities.

  1. Horton Plains National Park entrance - inclusive of multiple walks through the forest 
  2. Polonnaruwa bicycle tour - cycle through the ruins of the royal ancient city of the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa
  3. Audangawa village walking tour - an intimate walking tour through the town, visiting and learning about the local ways

Inspiring Stay

  • Enjoy 2 nights at the incredible Grand Hotel in Nuwara Eliya

Fine Print

This is a land only package.

This package does not include international airfares. If you would like to add airfares to your booking our flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub. The flight portal will allow you to search for all available airfares to your destination. The function works like most general flight search engines allowing you to select your preferred airline, book different cabin classes (eg. Business class) and view flight durations and transit times to your destination. 

The flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub once the following criteria has been met:

  • Your booking is confirmed
  • Your departure date is within 11 months
  • You  have completed your passenger detail form

Visit our Flight Hub for more information on terms and conditions, amending your flights and information on luggage allowances. 

Some of our packages will include airport transfers in either one or both directions when arriving or departing from your destination. To know if transfers are included please view the ‘inclusions’ section of your selected package. If airport transfers are stated, transfers will be included as advised.

If transfers are not included, we also offer the option to book your airport transfers using our online portal. Access to this portal is available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed. Transfers are readily available and do not need to be booked until your final hotel list has been confirmed. Once you have made a transfer booking, please refer to your confirmation email for all transfer details including a local contact number for the transfer company.

It is the traveller's responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return. Visas may be required for your destination. For further visa information, click here.

Fitness Requirements
While the tour itinerary should give you some guidance and overview to the expected requirements, to determine if this tour is right for you we categorise each of our tours in terms of their intensity. These guidelines are to ensure that each tour group is conducted as expected and to ensure the overall satisfaction of all Inspiring Vacations customers.

As a general rule, porterage is not included, therefore at all times you are expected to handle your own luggage where help may not be available.

This particular tour is categorised as a “3”:

3 – Moderate Tour: A good level of fitness and mobility is required, as this tour includes a moderate level of physical activity and is considered a medium-fast paced tour. You should be able to walk up and down stairs, get on and off the coach and able to walk reasonable distances of approximately 2 kilometres per day or more with ease. Any physical ailments you may have must be disclosed at the time of booking to determine your suitability. If you have any form of walking aids, other than a walking stick or hiking poles, then this tour is not suitable.

Tipping
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. At the commencement of your tour you will be asked to provide tipping to your guide towards a ‘kitty’, which is then used towards the guide tipping for the services of helpers, hotel staff, restaurants and airport porterage. You will be asked for LKR7000 per person. Please note that this tipping is not for the guide or driver, merely for the guide to tip the services of other local workers during your tour. Tipping towards the kitty is compulsory. Your cooperation in this instance is most appreciated. 

Further, tipping for your guide and driver will be collected at the conclusion of their services.  To remove the uncertainty and stress of not knowing how much is appropriate to tip we recommend LKR1200 per person per day for your guide and LKR600 per person per day for your driver to be paid in local currency. The amount you wish to contribute is dependent on the services received and at the complete discretion of the guest. Thank you for your understanding.

Accommodation
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences, however, any changes are beyond our control.

Single Supplement
Single supplement is $3,643 per person, in addition to the twin-share price.

Triple Share
Not available.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is required to protect yourself against the unexpected.

Group Size
4-16 people.

Trip Style - Small Group Tour
These tours are our proudest creations. They have been crafted for Inspiring Vacations travellers exclusively, with personal and unique experiences in mind. You will travel with only a maximum of 16 other guests. Enjoy choice features such as hand-picked accommodation, a sampling of the region’s best culinary delights and a range of optional activities to choose from to best suit your travel style.

Children
Children must be 5 years old or over and share a room with parents at all times. Children are charged the same price as adults.

All participants must be in good physical condition to fully engage in this journey. For the safety and welfare of yourself and fellow travellers, if you are feeling unwell prior to departure, we advise staying home and contacting us to arrange alternate plans.

Prior to selecting your trip, carefully review the itinerary to assess your ability to comfortably manage our travel style. Please be aware that if, based on evaluation by our leader or local representative, a participant is deemed unable to safely complete the itinerary, we retain the right to exclude them from all or part of the trip without reimbursement.

It is advisable to consult your physician for current medical travel advisories and any required vaccinations before embarking. We recommend carrying a first aid kit and any necessary medications in their original packaging, as they may not be readily available during travel. For those carrying medication, it's essential to check your government's foreign travel guidelines for local restrictions or regulations.

You can enhance your holiday by arriving or departing before or after the tour. On this tour you can choose from the following options:

Pre Tour Accommodation

  • $260.00 per room, per night for double and twin share
  • $261.00 per room, per night for solo travellers

Please select the number of extra nights required in the 'Additional Nights Accommodation' field when making your purchase. The additional cost for these arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice and are subject to availability.

  • International Flights
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Tipping
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses

Please note that Yala National Park closes for a period between the months of September and October. The exact closure dates are made clear closer to the time. The closure is due to the prevailing dry weather prior to this time and taking into consideration the well-being of the wildlife in the reserve. For departure dates that fall over this period, as defined in the departure dates listed below, Yala National park will be replaced with a visit to Udawalawe National Park, while still being able to visit Block 4 or 5 of Yala National Park. Please refer to the itinerary.

Although smaller in size to Yala National Park, Udawalawe National Park is considered one of the world's best places to see wild elephants. Largely comprised of grasslands and bush forest, Udawalawe is also one of the best national parks in Sri Lanka for game spotting and being far less crowded than Yala, it makes for a more enjoyable experience for travellers and therefore, we believe is a more than suitable alternative for one safari day. You will still be able to visit Block 4 or 5 of Yala National Park, so you are able to experience both.

Wondering what to expect when you visit the iconic Yala National Park? Click HERE to learn more about Yala

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