Sri Lankan Highlights

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Trip code: 
AIA
Ways to Travel:
Guided Group Adventure Holidays, Tailormade Adventures
Activity:
Culture & Discovery Holidays
Min age:
16
Group size:
4–16

A week experiencing the very best of the Island of Serendipity, Sri Lanka.

With so much diversity Sri Lanka has enough to keep even the most jaded traveller engrossed for several weeks. However, for those with less time this trip visits the essential highlights. The island is packed with Buddhist cities, fragrant spice gardens, ancient fortresses and a multitude of temples all set amongst the verdant flora that only a tropical climate can produce. With a cycle ride and visits to historic cities and temples included, this is a busy itinerary but with enough time to unwind and enjoy some tropical sun.

Highlights

  • The magnificent cave temple at Dambulla
  • Cycle trip through a series of lakes and a rice paddy plantation
  • The ruins at Polonnaruwa
  • Climb the rock fortress at Sigirya for breathtaking views
  • Explore the beautiful lakeside town of Kandy

Key information

  • Travel by private bus or minibus
  • Group normally 4 to 16, plus leader. Min age 16 yrs
  • 7 nights comfortable hotels with en suite facilities
  • All breakfasts and 1 lunch is included

What's included

  • All breakfasts and 1 lunch
  • All accommodation (see below)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
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Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Responsible Travel

At Exodus we believe in the power of Responsible Travel.

Every time we travel, we are part of a global movement that creates jobs, builds more sustainable societies, encourages cultural understanding and safeguards common natural and cultural heritage. To learn more about what Responsible Travel means to Exodus click here… 

Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Start Wattala.

    The group flight arrives at Colombo's Bandaranaike Airport and transfer to our hotel at Wattala on the coast. The rest of the day is free to relax at the hotel and recover from the flight. Those not flying with the group will meet us at the hotel.
    Pegasus Reef Hotel or similar

  • Day 2

    Game drive near Giritale to see elephants in their natural habitat.

    Today we travel to Giritale, where we will stop in one of three parks, either the Kaudulla or Minneriya National Park or the Hurulu Eco Park for a game drive. We will take to jeeps to explore the park and observe elephants in their natural habitat.

    We then continue onto Giritale where we stay overnight. Our hotel overlooks the Giritale Tanks – the island’s early inhabitants solved the dual problem of heat and lack of water in this dry area by constructing these large tanks to act as reservoirs and to help cool the air. Nowadays these provide an important habitat for birdlife, particularly between April and August.
    Giritale Hotel or similar

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 3

    Cycle trip to Dambalawewa Lake with a village lunch.

    Today we cycle at a leisurely pace through a series of small villages to Dambalawewa Lake. We should see plenty of birdlife including Egrets, Brahmany Kites, Kingfishers, Bulbuls. We stop for lunch in a traditional village which will break up the journey. In the late afternoon we return to our hotel in Giritale.
    Giritale Hotel or similar

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch
  • Day 4

    Visit ancient capital city of Polonnaruwa; to Sigiriya; evening visit to rock fortress.

    After breakfast we take a short drive to Polonnaruwa, the ancient capital of the Sinhalese. There are many Buddhist relics and ruins dating from a thousand years ago when Sinhalese culture reached its zenith. Polonnaruwa flourished in the 12th century after the decision was made to move the capital from Anuradhapura so it was further away from the incursions from southern India. We visit many of the temples, palaces, huges dagobas and remarkable Buddhist sculptures. After lunch we drive to Sigiriya about an hour away. This impressive 5th century rock fortress rises 180m from the plains overlooking the surrounding countryside giving far-reaching views. Used as a safe haven from invaders, the route to the top is up a series of steep steps and gangways. From the base, where a moat surrounds impressive water gardens, we ascend 200m, passing an overhanging rock under which superb portraits of native maidens holding flowers and temple offerings still adorn the rock wall. Crowning the flat-topped summit of the rock are remains of the King's Summer Palace from where there are breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. The descent is much easier and you can cool off in the hotel pool at dusk.
    Hotel Sigiriya or similar

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 5

    To Kandy via the cave temples at Dambulla; visit Temple of the Tooth.

    Today we head into the hills to the picturesque town of Kandy. On the way we stop at Dambulla, famous for its cave temple, one of Sri Lanka’s most impressive sights. There are colourful, well preserved paintings and statues of the Buddha inside, some of which date back as far as the 1st century BC.

    Kandy is located on a small lake and we spend time in and around the town. Visiting the Temple of the Tooth, which houses Sri Lanka's most important Buddhist relic. The Tooth of Buddha which was taken from the funeral pyre in 543 BC and only found its way to Sri Lanka in the 4th century AD. There are literally hundreds of worshippers who visit the temple each day and in July/August the most spectacular ceremony takes place. Some of our trips in July/August should coincide with the Kandy festival, but the exact dates, decided by priests (depending on the auspicious time), are not known until 5 months prior to the event. We drive to a beautiful viewpoint to get a great view of Kandy and its environs that are overlooked by a huge Buddha and visit a gem museum where you can see the products of the traditional methods of gem extraction. In the evening we may have the chance to attend a performance of the athletic Kandian Dancing and fire walking.
    Royal Kandyan Hotel or similar

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 6

    Free day to explore Kandy; optional day excursion to Knuckles Mountain Range.

    Today you are free to explore Kandy at your leisure or take an optional excursion to Knuckles Mountain Range (including Lunch). This mountain range is named due to its formation that resembles the knuckles of a clenched fist. They loom 1860m above the Dumbara Valley. The surrounding areas have been declared as a strict natural reserve. A large variety of indigenous plants are found in this area. We return to Kandy in the evening.
    Royal Kandyan Hotel or similar

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 7

    To Wattala via Peradeniya Botanical Gardens and tea estate.

    Today we proceed to Wattala via a tea plantation and Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, which houses species of orchid and other plants unique to Sri Lanka. We arrive at our hotel in the evening.
    Pegasus Reef Hotel or similar

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 8

    End Wattala.

    The trip ends after breakfast. Those on the group flights will be taken to the airport in time for their flight home.

    Meals included: Breakfast
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

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Post-trip Extensions

Maldives

If you are keen to end your holiday on a very relaxed note we can arrange a visit to the Maldives for you.

The flight from Colombo is around 1 hour and upon arrival you will be transferred by speedboat (approximately 20mins) to the Paradise Island 4* resort. Paradise Island is a beautiful coral island with a total land area of 178,900 square metres, covered with lush tropical vegetation, numerous palm trees, surrounded by a wide sandy beach and the crystal clear waters of an azure lagoon.

 You can choose to add on as many extra nights to your trip as you wish; your time on the island will be at leisure for you to do as you wish. The accommodation used has a swimming pool, restaurant, bar, room service and all rooms are air‐conditioned and have en suite facilities. As well as the modern amenities of the resort there is also access to scuba diving and snorkelling or for the less active the chance to swim in these wonderful, calm waters. Either way it is a veritable paradise and a memorable end to the trip.

 If you choose to take advantage of this opportunity then we can arrange flights for you to Malé as well as booking the hotel and speedboat transfer to the island.

Essential Info

Visas

Sri Lanka

A visa (Electronic Travel Authorisation) is required if you are British and for most other nationalities. If you do not hold a British passport, please check the visa requirements with your local Sri Lankan Embassy or the ETA website www.eta.gov.lk. Passengers should also be aware of local laws and customs in Sri Lanka (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/sri-lanka/local-laws-and-customs). The mistreatment of Buddhist images and artefacts is an offence; please note that people have been refused entry to Sri Lanka because of visible tattoos of Buddha.

Vaccinations

Sri Lanka

There are no mandatory vaccination requirements.

Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A.

The risk of malaria is slight but you may wish to consult your GP or travel health clinic for further advice.

Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for Dengue, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

Eating and Drinking

All breakfasts and 1 lunch is included.

We suggest allowing about £15-£17 (approx. US$24 - US$27.50) per day for all other meals. Sri Lankan cuisine is a fascinating reflection of the island’s heritage; there is a unique fusion of fresh local produce with spices brought to the island over the centuries by Malays, Arabs, Indians as well as the Dutch, Portuguese and English. Despite (or perhaps because of) these influences, Sri Lankan cuisine is often referred to as simply ‘Rice and Curry’. This is the staple dish in most restaurants and is usually a serving of rice accompanied by assorted meat and vegetable curries as well as various pickles, ‘sambols,’ and a handful of tiny poppadum’s – all using the contrasting flavours of coconut, chilli, curry leaves, cinnamon and garlic.

Vegetarians are well catered for but please inform us before departure of any special dietary requests. Please note that in Sri Lanka the availability of certain products is minimal or non-existent, for example wheat or dairy-free. Please be prepared for this and you may need to bring these from home. Spicier food can be avoided easily and lots of the hotels will serve Western options alongside traditional food.

Weather

Kandy

Is this trip for you?

Activity Level: 1 (Leisurely). This is not a demanding trip although there are some long drives on bumpy and twisty mountain roads as well as some busy days; this is an itinerary where we attempt to show you as much as possible in your short time in Sri Lanka. Temperatures can vary between the tropical heat of the coast to the cooler hill country. All of the hotels have swimming pools. There are a few long drives, but the buses are comfortable and air-conditioned and the trip is generally relaxed and undemanding.

Call us on
353 (0)1 804 7153
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Accommodation

Hotels

Hotels on this trip of are generally of a good standard, all with swimming pools and with good facilities. Our property in Sigiriya is of a particularly high standard with a lovely pool, looking out over the famous Lion Rock.

Single accommodation available on request.

Call us on
353 (0)1 804 7153
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Expert Blog Entries

  • Reviewed September 2017
    Dieter and Sigrid Kadolsky

    Sri Lankan Highlights - Suresh Bandara

    The trip was excellent thanks to the leadership of Suresh and the interesting sites we visited.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    It was a shock to us that in the rural area a Sri Lankan took a bath in a very polluted small canal ... and had a toothbrush and toothpaste next to him.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Suresh was on the trip a very attentive and pro-active guide, caring for each of the members of the group individually and so made this trip most enjoyable. As he informed us at the end of the tour that although he had led this tour for the first time, he still was able to give us many details about the sites we visited and about Sri Lanka. Also, he went at lengths to take us to very special restaurants outside the hotels. We feel priviledged to have had Suresh as a group leader.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    After the trip, we spent five days at the Anantara Hotel in Kalutara at the seaside. Our hopes for quiet days at the beach were disappointed because the sea was too rough. We think we should have been advised of this.
  • Reviewed August 2017
    Rachel Homewood

    Great introduction to Sri Lanka!

    A brilliant getaway, with a bit of something to suit everyone. A friend and I picked this trip simply because we were limited to a week away and wanted to go somewhere neither of us had been before. This trip was perfect. The pace is spot-on, with lots to see and do through the week but still with enough opportunities for a bit of pool time and chill out. It's also a great introduction to Sri Lanka and has definitely whetted our appetite for a return visit to see some of the areas not covered first time around.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Impossible to pick just one. I loved the half day cycling (I'm not a frequent cyclist) but this was a great way to see a bit more of village life. The couple of stops along the way were also great, especially the impromptu cricket knock about! Climbing Lion Rock was another highlight. The view from the top is beautiful, well worth the effort. Our trip coincided with the Esala Perahera festivities in Kandy. The parade is long but felt like a once lifetime opportunity.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Suresh is nothing short of brilliant!! He really got to know us as a group and always went the extra mile to make sure everyone was happy. His genuine enthusiasm for sharing his passion for all things Sri Lankan was infectious and I really feel this added to our overall experience, thanks Suresh!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    This is a great trip for a quick getaway.
  • Reviewed January 2017
    Julia Larsson

    Sri Lankan Highlights

    A busy, interesting and varied short trip which gives you a good overview of the history, wildlife and beauty of this island.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The gave drive in Kaudulla where we saw lots of elephants, the cave temples at Dambulla, the cycle trip through the countryside and visiting Kandy. I suffer from severe vertigo so didn't climb Sigiriya.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Nalaka Wiswamith was excellent. He was very caring and supportive when I was unwell one day. He integrated very well with the whole group and was very knowledgeable about the history, wildlife and bird life of Sri Lanka. As I was not on the group flight he also arranged for me to keep my room until just before I had to leave for the airport and booked a taxi to take me there.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Do make sure you use insect repellant during the day. Drink lots of water as the humidity is high.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    All the hotels were of a good standard but were 'out of town' so expect to eat in the hotel restaurants every night. This wasn't a huge problem as the choice and variety of food was huge but it did mean that we didn't experience any local restaurants. We did have a wonderful lunch when on the bike ride.
  • Reviewed January 2017
    Allan Cook

    Sri Lankan Highlights

    A very enjoyable trip thanks mainly to our guide Nalaka Wiswamith who was very knowledgeable, good with people and passionate about the treasures of his country. It did help to have a small manageable group which all got on well with each other

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    . To see over 100 elephants from one spot was very memorable. The ceremony in the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, with the smell of incense, the sound of drums and the vibrant colours was not to be missed

    What did you think of your group leader?

    see my summary

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    If they have travelled before then not really

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    To see more of how local people live and work as for example our visit to be shown the harvesting of coconuts from a tall palm, cutting the nuts to drink the water and the making of coconut milk. Perhaps something to do will growing rice including water management, the production of spices and logging are possibilities
  • Reviewed August 2016
    Philip Kay

    Sri Lanka adventure

    This was a very well-managed and memorable trip. It was jam packed full of sites to visit plus many activities. We all got on really well as a group and experienced a great deal together. Our guide, Rasah, was a great character, being very knowledgeable but never boring.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Lots of answers to this question. The amazing temples and the two safaris were some of the highlights, plus we timed our trip to coincide with the Kandy Festival (Esala Perahera).

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Very cheerful with a great sense of humour. Happy to answer all our questions and was very knowledgeable. An ideal companion who got on well with all the members of the group.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Forget any preconceptions. Just go and experience the warmth of the people in a very green and varied landscape.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Just to say that, as well as our guide, our coach driver and his mate were excellent. Driving in Sri Lanka is definitely an acquired art and despite the chaotic traffic, we always felt perfectly safe.
  • Reviewed April 2016
    Tom Richmond

    Great trip but not that 'leisurely'!

    If you are looking for a quick introduction to Sri Lanka then this is a very good trip. The itinerary includes some great moments and you get to see quite a lot in a short space of time. It was a really nice group of travellers and the tour guide Dileepa was good fun throughout and certainly knew his stuff. The weather was very hot and humid, which was to be expected in March/April, and it only rained once during the daytime.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The jeep safari to see elephants roaming around was a fantastic few hours.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Dileepa was excellent, very friendly and knowledgeable.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    You do need to be prepared for the short duration of the trip because you have to move hotels almost every day, which means a lot of fairly early starts and constant packing/repacking. The heat and humidity can also be quite draining in March and April!

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    The only slight issue with this trip was that it was described as 'leisurely' (lowest activity rating) on the Exodus website. Seeing as our first day involved a 15km bike ride - albeit fairly flat - in blistering heat and humidity and on another very hot day we walked to the top of Sigiriya rock (200m high), I don't think the trip should be described as leisurely. Although none of this was a problem for me personally, I can imagine that some slightly less active travellers could find these types of activities very strenuous. A few group members did not make it to the top of Sigiriya rock for precisely this reason. I would suggest to Exodus that this trip is given 2/9 for the activity rating rather than 1/9.
  • Reviewed March 2016
    Stephen Sinnhuber

    A bit wet but great!

    We booked this as a land only group of 4 and booked our flights separately plus extended to stay in Kalpitiya (for kitesurfing). The trip was the usual high standard we have come to expect from Exodus. Everything went like clockwork and our fellow travellers were great fun. Sampath, our guide, was really good and to be highly recommended. His broad knowledge and happy, smiling disposition enhanced the whole experience. Sri Lanka has some interesting sites and experiences to offer but we unfortunately suffered a lot of rain in our time there which did literally put a dampener on the trip! Sigiriya was shrouded in cloud and mist when we got to the top. Different I suppose! The cycle ride was a highlight (it didn't rain!) as was Dambulla Temple.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Viewing Dambulla temple was very impressive. The 1000s of bats in the botanical gardens was also impressive.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Our group leader, Sampath, was excellent in every respect. Fun to be with, friendly, informative and helpful at all times. But never overbearing. Just right and I highly recommend him to anyone.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Take wet weather gear! And also be prepared for the heat. It was hotter and wetter than we had expected for Feb given the weather stats for that time of year.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    This was our 4th Exodus trip and once again it didn't let us down. Great trip, well organise and fun with like minded people.
  • Reviewed February 2016
    Martyn Woolner

    Sri Lanka Highlights-Exceeded expectation

    This was me and my wife's first ever group tour holiday and what a relaxing time in having a superb tour guide, very knowledgable, entertaining, and organising everything from snacks enroute to just in time umbrellas! Never again will I suffer the hassle and stress of organising our own long distance trips.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    My highlight, apart from the world heritage sites visited was the jeep safari in an eco park tracking and then seeing very close up a whole family of wild elephants.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Sampath (Sam) was very friendly and knowledgable, able to answer any question asked of him. He was well organised and adaptable e.g. to avoid traffic delays and used local contacts to ensure the group of 16 aged from 20's to 60's saw and tasted the real Sri Lanka.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Be prepared for a lot of steps and drink lots of water- our bus had a fridge of endless supplies.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Excellent companions on our trip made it special for us.
  • Reviewed February 2016
    Davinia Jokhi

    Sri Lankan Highlights - Feb

    A busy week of sun and activity. This was a really great trip and it felt longer than a week as we packed so much into the 7 days.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Having never been away alone before I was a bit apprehensive but the group was really lovely and there were varied ages and characters. In fact to be honest if you didn't get along with anyone, you would be far to busy to notice. For me the best part was the cycle ride, as this represented a personal challenge. I was worried as I had not rode a bike in about 20 years, and with only 2 days practice I booked this trip.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    The group leader Sam was really lovely. He was very professional and knowledgeable. He made sure we were looked after every step of the way and really tried to accommodate every bodies individual requests. I thought we were very lucky to have him as our guide as he was really open to questions and took a genuine interest in the group. I asked him a lot of questions about Buddhism and he was happy to chat.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Take clothes to wear for visiting temples. Some of them are very strict and you must have your legs and shoulders covered. Lightweight trousers or a long dress is recommended. If you get a massage don't go sunbathing after or you will cook yourself!! (rookie mistake)

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Don't be scared to go alone - its a really busy trip and you won't even notice.
  • Reviewed March 2015
    Sarah Lodge

    A wonderful trip

    An excellent introduction to Sri Lanka combining culture and wildlife.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    We loved the climb up Lion's Rock. Beautiful views and just a gorgeous setting. We also thoroughly enjoyed the cycle ride - a great opportunity to see the real Sri Lanka

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Sujee was wonderful, very helpful and informative.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Some of the journeys were quite long, and be prepared for some long days with not a huge amount of free time. But on the plus side you do feel like you're making the most of your time. Food was excellent but there are a lot of buffets. Would definitely advise taking a few days before/after holiday to relax - we visited the west coast which was lovely. It gets colder at the tea plantations so bring a jumper.

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An overview of flight options

Exodus is committed to making joining our tours as easy as possible, wherever you live. We generally only block book seats from London, but this certainly does not mean that you need to fly from there. Depending on the route and airlines available, there will usually be various options available for those who want to fly from their local airport.

This page aims to provide a useful overview of the options available to our clients. However, the best flight arrangements should be tailored to your personal requirements, so please contact our Sales team for expert advice.

 

What kind of options do I have ?

1. We can book for you: Flights from anywhere in the world - not via London  

Depending on the route, this may be direct or via an overseas hub like Amsterdam, the Middle East or elsewhere. On short haul routes there may be direct flights with low cost airlines, charter flights or scheduled airlines. Exodus can book most, but not all, of these for you. The most appropriate airline may be different to that which we use for the group flight from London, but many people now travel on different airlines and meet up with their fellow passengers at the destination.

Pros Cons
  • May be the most direct route
  • Often the extra fare compared to the London flight is minimal.
  • As you will be in the hands a single airline for your entire journey, the airline will be responsible for your bags and your connections.
  • You may not be able to join the group transfers. However, we can usually arrange private transfers, or book your flights to try and coincide with the group transfers. See notes on transfer arrangements below.

 

2. We can book for you: Connecting flights from your local airport to London

Exodus can book connecting flights to London so you can join the group flight there. Connecting times will be followed according to airline advice, or as requested by clients. There are two types of fares we can use for this option: a 'through-fare' or a 'published fare'.
 
a) A 'through-fare' is where you will be in the main airline's care throughout. You change planes, but your bags are checked all the way through to your final destination. 

b) A 'published fare' ticket is completely seperate from your onward ticket from London. It is usually cheaper than a through-fare but will need to be paid for and issued as soon as it is booked. This can be a problem if your tour has not yet reached minimum numbers. On 'published fares' neither airline is aware that you have connecting flights, so Exodus is responsible for timing your connection, not the airlines involved. The tickets are also usually non changeable and non refundable.

Pros Cons
  • Depending on the fare type, Exodus or the airline is responsible for flight connections.
  • Through fare tickets can be expensive.
  • On a published fare, tickets must be issued immediately; tickets on published fares can be very difficult to change if onward flight times change; bags are not checked though to your final destination.
  • Published fares are non-refundable.

 

3. Booking some or all of the flights yourself

You can also book connecting air travel yourself, either to London, or all the way to the start point. There may be certain airlines or routes we don't have access to, so this is always an option. However, if you make your own travel arrangements you become liable for any delays, cancellations or missed connections, and Exodus is not required to offer refunds if you have trouble reaching the start of your trip.

Pros Cons
  • You might find cheaper fares, or routes not available to Exodus.
  • You are responsible for any delays or missed connections, and the cost of the tour is not protected should you miss your flight be cancelled.

 

 Notes on transfer arrangements

Sometimes it is possible to travel on a different airline to the group flight from London. Where this is the case, we need to think about ensuring you meet up with the group with minimum extra cost and hassle.

  • On certain trips, it is easy to arrive on a different flight and still meet the group at the hotel with time in hand. We can usually arrange private transfers (at extra cost) or offer advice on taking a taxi to the start hotel.
  • On other trips (especially in Europe), the transfer meets the group flight and then travels some distance to the first night's accommodation. Where this is the case, our Sales team will try to arrange flights that arrive before (and depart after) the group. However, we do have to make it clear in your final documentation that if your flights are delayed, the transfer cannot wait for you. While Exodus or our local operators will do what we can to help you reach the start point of the tour, any additional costs must be paid by the client. 

 

Next steps? 

Call our Sales team on: 0203 733 0698

Email your query: [email protected]

Maldives Extension

If you are keen to end your holiday on a very relaxed note we can arrange a visit to the Maldives, just 1 hour flying time from Colombo

For more details on this particular extension please go to page 3 of the Trip Notes. Alternatively, you can call one of our Sales team, who will be happy to assist you.

Private Adventures 

Not found the date you’re looking for? We can organise this itinerary as a Private Adventure – just click on the tab above the list of dates and prices, let us know your preferred dates of travel and how many people are travelling, and we’ll do the rest!

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