Per Person (US dollars)
|16-day Trip||US$ 8825|
|Tip Kitty||US$ 310|
Discounts Per-person (US dollars)
|Early Booking Bonus (Book before May 31, 2018)||subtract US$500|
|Alumni discount: For those who have previously been on one of our Private Journeys||subtract US$200|
Due at time of booking - Deposit 1 - US$ 2500
Due July 7, 2018 - Deposit 2 - US$ 2500
Due October 7, 2018 - Tour Balance
Pre-tour hotel price for extra nights prior to start of tour
|Jetwing Blue Hotel (including breakfast, taxes and fees)||US$ 190 per room per night|
Just about everything!
Some parts of Sri Lanka can present a few challenges when it comes to getting things done and keeping safe while other places are easily and safely explored, so we take this into account when planning what to include along the way.
Sri Lanka is not a place where you want to be wandering around trying to find a safe place to eat, so we include all meals during the regular tour.
We include all transportation, all transfers, all hotels, all guides and drivers and driver's helpers, all group luggage-handlers' fees, all group activities, all site admission fees and the assistance of our own staff along the way. This approach gives our guests a more carefree experience and reduces the hassle factor considerably.
Breakfasts: All breakfasts are included. At most of our hotels you will wake up to a feast including breads, rolls, croissants, pastries, yogurt, tropical fruits, cereals, omelettes, eggs, cheeses, meats, and local Sri Lankan dishes.
Lunches and Dinners: All lunches and dinners are included. There will be a selection of Sri Lankan and Western meals throughout the trip, with an emphasis on Sri Lankan. Some restaurants will be simple and some will be very nice indeed!
We include all transportation whenever the group moves from one place to another. This includes our comfortable and private minibuses, motorboats, safari jeeps and more.
Unlike many other travel companies, we include all transfers: arrival transfers from the Colombo airport to the hotel and final departure transfers from Kotugoda to Colombo airport on the last day of your trip.
Private Guides and Drivers
In all locations we will be accompanied by a professional local guide and drivers.
Hotel accommodation in all locations
We include a wonderful and varied selection of hotels and resorts along the way. To see details of our hotels, click "Our Hotels" on the Trip Details page.
Entrance fees, park fees and other fees for all sites included in the tour.
This tour includes a significant number of historical, cultural and religious sites, each of which charges for admission. These costs are included in the tour price.
If you were to travel through this region on your own, you would be paying significant amounts for each of these items, separately on the spot, every day.
We include a comprehensive Trip Planning Guide which is distributed about five months prior to departure.
We also provide a pre-departure package containing detailed instructions for your arrival, a comprehensive packing list, contact numbers and more.
Plus we include the full support of the TrailFinders' Tour Leader and a few great surprises along the way.
The payment of group tips is administered by TrailFinders staff during the journey on behalf of our guests, thereby freeing them from the hassles of reaching in their pocket every few hours to tip guides, drivers, boat crews, assistants, facilitators, hotel staff and so on. The tip amounts are collected from our guests at time of booking and while they are not technically "included in the tour price" they are collected ahead of time to avoid inconveniencing our guests along the way.
What's not included?
We do not include the following specific items in the price of our land tour.
- International air between Canada and Asia. (See notes below)
- Visa for Sri Lanka (please click "Summary of Extra Costs" link below for explanation)
- Travel Insurance premiums
- Visit to a Travel Medicine clinic and any prescribed vaccines or tablets
- As on any trip, you will of course be expected to pay on the spot for your own personal expenses such as drinks, laundry, souvenirs and so on.
We have estimated extra costs. Please click on the button below.
If you have any questions at all concerning trip costs, please call us. We strive for absolute accuracy and honesty.
International Air Recommendations
We are well aware of all airlines and all routings between Canada and Asia and are available to assist you in determining your best option in economy, premium economy or business class. Even if you are planning to book your own air tickets, please speak with us first and we can discuss your options.
For those of you who are planning to use Aeroplan points to book air seats, we recommend that you do this well in advance and that you should attend TrailFinders Travel 102 Seminar before trying to use the Aeroplan site. Points seats are severely limited on each aircraft and they go fast, especially in Business Class and especially across the Pacific. Again, please speak with us first.
We are always available to arrange your international air tickets according to your preferences and to watch current bookings at all times especially if airline schedule changes take place.
Please call us at 613-789-1900 or 888-765-7662.