Traveller Tours Presents

Exploring Sri Lanka

featuring Colombo, Kandy, Galle, and Bentota

Hosted by Collette

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Join us on this 15-day tour of incredible Sri Lanka, created with Traveller Tours.

Travel through Colombo, Kandy, Galle, and Bentota, enjoying in-depth commentary along the way from special guests about the history, culture and spirituality of this small island nation.

TOUR DETAILS

Departure date: September 9, 2018

Tour duration: 15 days

Price (air inclusive): From $7,820 per person

Single supplement: From $2,250 per person

Business-Class Air Upgrade: From $3,200 per person

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We are currently taking bookings!
To book your tour call 1300 792 195.

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Stay in the Historic Galle Face Hotel

One of the oldest hotels east of the Suez, it was built by four British businessmen and dates back to 1864. Settle in and relax, surrounded by history and old-world charm.

Visit an Elephant Orphanage

Native to the country, the Sri Lankan elephant is a recognised species of the Asian elephant. On this visit, come to understand more about the elephants and the work being done to preserve this species.

Tea Auction in Colombo

Witness the legendary Tea Auction of Colombo! While much of the local jargon will make little sense to a visitor, the atmosphere is amazing as each bidder tries to out-do the other - a real experience for the senses!

Cruise the Mahaweli River

All aboard for a relaxed cruise that showcases lush greenery and an abundance of birdlife and wildlife on Sri Lanka's longest river.

Learn about Sri Lankan Mask Making

Masks in Sri Lanka were used for a variety of purposes including healing rituals and theatre. Witness this creative and complex craft first hand.

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TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • Economy-class airfares with a Collette-preferred airline, from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. Surcharge may apply for other capital cities.
  • Collette chauffeur service in Australia (conditions apply)
  • All luggage handling (one bag per guest)
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • One group motor coach transfer upon arrival and departure (conditions apply)
  • Transportation via deluxe air-conditioned coach
  • 25 meals (breakfasts, lunches and dinners)
  • All taxes and service charges

SPECIAL GUESTS

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The Asia Correspondent - Matt Wade

(Sydney Morning Herald & The Age)

Matt Wade, a senior writer and columnist for Fairfax Media, has reported on the subcontinent for more than two decades and was Fairfax’s South Asia correspondent based in the region between 2007 and 2011. During this period, Matt reported extensively from Sri Lanka, including the momentous conclusion to the nation’s long-running civil war. In 2014 he won the ACFID Media Award for his coverage of international development and humanitarian issues.

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The Elephant Conversation Expert - Srilal Miththapala

A noted Colombo-based wildlife advisor in Sri Lanka, Srilal is the author of Tranquil Footsteps, which tells the story of a herd of Sri Lankan elephants in a national park and their day-to-day life as told through the eyes of the matriarch elephant. Srilal has delivered talks and presentations to a wide range of local and international audiences on the subject of sustainable tourism, environment and wildlife issues in Sri Lanka.

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The Titan of Tea - Malik Fernando (Dilmah Tea)

Malik is a director of Sri Lanka’s world-famous Dilmah Tea and a son of Merrill J. Fernando, the company’s founder. Dilmah pioneered the branding and packaging of tea with the company recognised as an innovator in the multinational dominated tea category, with an emphasis on tradition and authenticity. The company has also expanded into tourism with its Resplendent Ceylon brand.

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The Traditional Textiles Artist - Marie Gnanaraj

Marie Gnanaraj is the principal designer in hand loom weaving at Barefoot, the renowned Sri Lankan cultural institution specialising in vibrant textiles. Marie, who has also developed her own special style of weaving hand loom fabric, has held several exhibitions of her woven hangings and fabrics at the famed Barefoot Gallery in Colombo. Marie also designs and produces special commissions.

Note: While effort will be made to ensure the participation of the tour special guests, circumstances beyond Collette's control may result in changes to the guests or itinerary. Terms and conditions apply to all bookings.

For bookings call 1300 792 195 or email AUsales@collette.com
Space is limited!