Itinerary + Map

DAY 1 DELHI
Welcome to India!
Your tour commences with a meet and greet at the airport and a private car transfer to your centrally located 5-star hotel.
Stay at
The Metropolitan Hotel (5 star), centrally located this modern award winning hotel offers a range of amenities including spa facilities, a pool and a choice of restaurants and bars.

DAY 2 DELHI
Your full day sightseeing of Old and New Delhi begins with a ride by cycle rickshaw, through the colourful laneways of Chandni Chowk Market followed by a visit to Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India. Photo stop at the Red Fort, visit to Raj Ghat a memorial dedicated to Gandhi. Later drive along the broad Rajpath, past the India Gate and Parliament House followed by a visit to the Tomb of Humayun and Qutub Minar. (B)

DAY 3 DELHI – AGRA
This morning travel to Agra where you get your first glimpse of the Taj Mahal one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Upon arrival visit the iconic Taj Mahal, a monument of love and a flawless architectural creation, built by an emperor in memory of his beloved queen. Afterwards, witness the hustle and bustle of everyday life as you make your way through the city to Agra Fort, a vast and powerful fortress of red sandstone and gardens. (B)
Stay at
Jaypee Palace Hotel (5 star)

DAY 4 AGRA – JAIPUR
Early this morning you will have the opportunity to witness the Taj Mahal at sunrise (optional – to be paid locally). Afterwards travel to Fatehpur Sikri to explore the fascinating ghost city before continuing on to Jaipur known as the Pink City, the colourful capital of Rajasthan. (B)
Stay at
Hilton Hotel (5 star)

DAY 5 JAIPUR
Today explore the impressive Amber Fort perched atop the arid hills on the outskirts of Jaipur. See its royal halls decorated with intricate ivory, mirrors, glass and exquisite paintings. Return to the city to see the Hawa Mahal, Palace of Winds and visit the City Palace Museum and Royal Observatory. (B)

DAY 6 JAIPUR - DELHI
Return by road to India’s bustling capital Delhi. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure. (B)

DAY 7 DELHI - COLOMBO
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Colombo, Sri Lanka. On arrival in Sri Lanka you will be met and transferred to your hotel in the vibrant capital city of Colombo. The capital of Sri Lanka is a diverse mix of people, architecture and religion influenced by ancient kingdoms and European settlers and a great starting point for your Sri Lankan adventure. If time permits, depending on your flight, you will explore with your guide the highlights of this wonderful capital which include Pettah Bazaar, Wolvendaal Dutch Church, Gotami Vihara and Hindu Kovil at Slave Island, one of Colombo’s most impressive Hindu Temples. (D)
Stay at
Cinnamon Lake (5 star)

DAY 8 COLOMBO – SIGIRIYA ROCK FORTRESS – HABARANA
Depart Colombo and travel along the bustling Kandy Road past small villages, chaotic towns and roadside carts selling an array of local produce. On arrival in Habarana and check in to the secluded Cinnamon Lodge, an eco-friendly hotel set in 27 acres of wooded gardens. This afternoon travel to nearby Sigiriya Rock Fortress, or Lion Rock, one of Sri Lanka’s most iconic sights. Take the opportunity to climb to the top of this striking rock with its sheer vertical walls supporting the remnants of an ancient 5th century city. (B, D)
Stay at
Cinnamon Lodge (5 star)

DAY 9 HABARANA / POLONNARUWA
Explore the ancient royal capital of Polonnaruwa, one of the most beautiful centres in Sri Lanka’s cultural heritage. Discover on foot, or by bicycle (optional - to be paid locally), the wonderful treasures that remain in the archaeological park including the four beautiful rock-cut Buddha statues at Gal Vihara Temple. Afterwards you have the opportunity to visit a local village house where you can experience first-hand the cooking methods of a local family and enjoy a traditional lunch (optional - to be paid locally). End your day with another night relaxing in the natural surrounds of the 5 star Cinnamon Lodge. (B, D)

DAY 10 HABARANA - DAMBULLA – KANDY
Proceed to Kandy, stopping en-route to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site, Dambulla Cave Temple, the best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. This Buddhist place of worship is thought to date back to the 1st century, and houses the country’s most sacred Buddha images.
Next stop at Matale, where you will have the opportunity to experience one of Sri Lanka's famous exports - spices. Explore the delightful green and fragrant Spice Garden where expert staff will introduce you to different spices including nutmeg, pepper vines, cloves trees, curry, cinnamon, and the precious cardamom (which grows in the shade of high jungle trees and can only be harvested by hand).
On arrival in Kandy check in at Cinnamon Citadel (4 star) which is set on a lush hill side overlooking the river, with a beautiful outdoor pool. Afterwards, visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, a complex said to hold the tooth of the Lord Buddha himself. Continue on to see the Royal Botanical Gardens before an afternoon free to wander around the city’s lake and explore the local markets. This evening enjoy a Kandyan Dance performance, a colourful spectacle including fire-walkers. (B, D)
Stay at
Cinnamon Citadel (4 star)

DAY 11 KANDY / NUWARA ELIYA
Continue your exploration of the scenic high country with an excursion to Nuwara Eliya. Where the colourful chaos of Sri Lanka meets colonial bungalows, well-tended lawns and red telephone boxes. Discover the journey from tree to cup of the world-famous high-grown Ceylon Tea. With your expert guide, walk through a local tea plantation, meet with a Tea plucker and visit the factory to see the processing stage followed by a tea-tasting session. Return to Kandy in the late afternoon. (B, D)

DAY 12 KANDY – YALA NATIONAL PARK
This morning depart Kandy where you continue onto to Yala National Park, staying at Cinnamon Wild Yala. Which features an idyllic location to explore the wilderness and enjoy creature comforts at the resort. Early this morning depart Kandy where you continue onto to Yala National Park, staying at Cinnamon Wild Yala. Yala, is the second largest National Park in Sri Lanka and home to a great diversity of wildlife, most famous of which is the leopard. (B, D)
Stay at
Cinnamon Wild Yala (4 star)

DAY 13 YALA NATIONAL PARK
Early this morning you will join a jeep safari in Yala. This expansive national park is a beautiful area where lowland scrub sits on a long stretch of coastline. It is also home a fascinating array of wild animals! Look out for elephants, sloth bears, water buffaloes, wild boars, crocodiles and of course leopards. Yala is known as one of the best places in the world to spot the elusive big cat. (B, D)

DAY 14 YALA NATIONAL PARK – GALLE – BENTOTA
Travel the scenic route from Sri Lanka’s southeast coast to Galle in the southwest. En route visit beautiful beaches, the Wevurukannala Buddha Statue (the largest in the island) and stilt fishermen in Koggala. Once in Galle you will enjoy a tour of the Heritage listed fort area with its charming laneways, rich trading history and Dutch-colonial buildings. Your last stop for the day is the stunning beach town of Bentota. Check in to the Cinnamon Bey Resort, a great place to un-wind as your Sri Lankan your journey nears its end (B, D)
Stay at
Cinnamon Bey Bentota (4 star)

DAY 15/16 BENTOTA
Sri Lankan beaches are world-class and Bentota is one of the best. Relax, refresh and reflect on your travels with two full day free. With six specialty dinning options, a large pool and spa facilities there is plenty to keep you occupied at the hotel, or head out to experience the beautiful coastline and explore all it has to offer. (B, D)

DAY 17 BENTOTA - COLOMBO
Your tour concludes with a departure transfer to the airport. (B)

INDIA

  • 5 star properties
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Delhi
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Agra
  • 2 nights nights accommodation in Jaipur
  • English speaking local guides
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Services of a local representative

SRI LANKA

  • Mix of 4 & 5 star properties
  • 1 nights hotel accommodation in Colombo
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation each in Habarana, Kandy, Yala
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Bentota
  • Your own English-speaking Chauffeur-Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Services of a local representative

 

  • International one way economy class flight Delhi – Colombo with taxes & fees included
  • 16 breakfasts
  • 10 dinners

Excursions

  • Guided tours of Delhi, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Jaipur, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Dambulla Caves, Polonnaruwa, Galle and Kandy Temple of the tooth Relic
  • Abhaneri Step Well visit India
  • Nuwara Eliya Tea factory and tea plantation visit Sri Lanka
  • Spice Garden visit Sri Lanka
  • Yala National Park jeep safari with the possibility to see wild elephants and leopards

Pricing

Departs Delhi daily except Wednesdays.
Prices are per person in Australian Dollars (AUD)
 
 
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24 Sep 2019 - 19 Nov 2019
Highlights of India & Sri Lanka
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