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Sri Lanka Through The Lens | 12 days | Classic Private Tour | Please Call for Prices
Discover the wonders of Sri Lanka on this private itinerary with plenty of opportunities to photograph ancient temples, wildlife and meet one of Sri Lanka's most celebrated photographers.
Are you a food lover and want to include more culinary experiences? Contact us for more details.
Private itineraries can run on any day of the week. To book this tour, please call us on 1300727998
On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Colombo. In the afternoon, tour
Colombo by vintage open top Jeeps, covering historical colonial era buildings, a Buddhist temple and Pettah market.
This morning, transfer to Dambulla/Sigiriya, our base to explore the local cultural and wildlife sites. In the afternoon, head on a canter safari in Minneriya National Park to photograph elephants drinking water in the backdrop of large lakes. Numerous other wildlife that can be sighted include buffaloes, leopards, crocodiles and numerous
species of mammals and reptiles. (B)
Rise early to head to Sigiriya Rock Fortress. After, proceed to Polonnaruwa Ancient City where you will spend the day visiting the monuments in the medieval capital including the Royal Palace, Audience Hall, amongst others. (B)
This morning, enjoy a visit to another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dambulla Cave Temple. Afterwards, continue to Kandy for an evening City tour including a visit to the Temple of the Tooth relic. (B)
Today, you will be taken to a celebrated photographer's home to re-live Sri Lanka's recent history through photograph. Your host will present his imagery in his own laid-back yet intimate living room. Spend the rest of your day at leisure in the bustling streets of Kandy. (B)
This morning, you will proceed to Nanu Oya by train. This is a very scenic train route where you can photograph from the moving locomotive through tea plantations
and villages. The railway line was built during their colonial days to transport tea
to Colombo Port. On arrival in Nanu Oya, spend the night at leisure. (B)
Leave for Horton Plains National Park early this morning with a picnic breakfast.
Visit the scenic Baker's waterfall and spot Samber Deer in the grassy plains. Later,
take a walk in Nuwara Eliya town to photograph British built bungalows and tea estates followed by visit to a tea factory to witness tea production. (B)
Depart early this morning to head to Sri Lanka's best-known National Park, Yala. On arrival, you will experience a half day jeep safari where you may be able to photograph a wild Elephant, Leopard, Bear, Crocodile and Wild Boar. Spend the night within the National Park in an all-inclusive property. (B,L,D)
Rise early for a morning game drive and another chance to see the amazing wildlife. Later, it is off to Unawatuna Beach to see the Stilt Fishermen practice the age-old traditional fishing technique. (B)
Wake up early to go Blue Whale watching on the Indian Ocean with a picnic breakfast on board. This afternoon is at leisure to relax by the beach. (B)
Spend the morning at leisure in Weligama. This afternoon, visit Galle Fort and explore the town, home to many picturesque cafes, bars and antique shops. (B)
After breakfast, you will transferred to the airport where your arrangements end. (B)
Most nationalities require a visa when travelling to Sri Lanka. Travellers should arrange visas well in advance of departure. Unlike many other tour operators, we include your visa in the price of your tour. We handle the entire application process – all you need to do is complete the paperwork and send your passport to us eight weeks prior to departure. We are always on hand to help you with any queries you may have while completing the application form.
While travelling overseas, the Wendy Wu Tours contact number during business hours is +61 2 9224 8888. Emergency Assistance (24-hours) is 0044 1888 288 288. You will find mobile phone coverage to be quite high throughout Asia. We recommend contacting your mobile carrier if you intend to use international roaming during your holiday and ensure you investigate all associated call and data costs before you leave Australia. Some hotels may have Wi-Fi, which usually comes at a cost.
Tipping is not commonplace in Australia. In Asia however, it is anticipated that a tip be given to reward good service. With that in mind, we have a tipping system for our group tours. Each passenger ‘tips’ a set amount to the National Escort at the start of the tour or on arrival in each country. They then distribute this as appropriate. Tipping is appreciated for Private and Tailor-Made travel. In your final documents, we include guidelines for tipping when travelling independently.
We aim to cater to the tastes of the majority of people and so the food is not too spicy or too unusual. Breakfast at your hotel includes local and western dishes. A myth about Sri Lanka is that the food is of poor quality and always spicy. This is definitely not the case! In addition, a great deal of Sri Lankan cuisine is vegetarian. Drinks are at your own expense. Beer is widely available. Bottled drinking water and soft drinks are widely available – you should only have ice, juices, or lassies from a trusted source that uses boiled or bottled water.
Shopping is a fun and entertaining component to any travel adventure. In keeping with most people’s interests while on holiday, your tour includes a reasonable number of opportunities to shop for local goods and souvenirs. Included are visits to establishments that provide locally produced goods, unique to your destination. Witness the creation of these products, and see first-hand how their production supports the local economy. As most travellers like to take home souvenirs, we ensure the shops you visit have a reputation for quality, honesty, and authenticity.
Wendy Wu Tours inspects all hotels to ensure they meet the high levels of service, which we require for our guests. We pick the right hotel for the specific destination, meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family-run guesthouse in a smaller town. Chosen hotels are also chosen for ease of navigation around tourist sights.
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