Room: Twin Share Airport Transfers: Yes Airline: Singapore Airlines or Similar Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner Fitness: Average Fitness: Average Perfect Season: Winter
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14 Day Sri Lanka & Southern India FROM $4,500 PER PERSON, TWIN SHARE

 

  • Colombo
  • Sigiriya
  • Kandy
  • Nuwara Eliya
  • Yala National Park
  • Galle
  • Kochi
  • Munnar
  • Kumarakom
  • Alleppey
  • Kerala Backwaters

 

What is Included

  • Return international airfares with Singapore Airlines
  • Internal Colombo to Kochi airfare
  • Return airport transfers
  • 12 nights of luxury accommodation in mostly 5-star hotels
  • Daily breakfast, 1 lunch & 6 dinners including a memorable Sri Lankan cooking class
  • Game drives in Minneriya National Park and Yala National Park
  • Ride the famous train from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya
  • Kerala houseboat cruise
  • Escorted English speaking guide throughout
  • Incredible sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Dedicated private transportation throughout
  • 24/7 customer service and your own Dedicated Support Agent

Sight-Seeing Special

  • Minneriya National Park – Elephant viewing
  • Sigiriya – Lion Rock Fortress
  • Kandy – Matale Spice Garden
  • Kandy – Temple of the Tooth Relic
  • Nuwara Eliya – Train ride through tea country
  • Yala National Park – Wildlife game drive
  • Galle – Galle Fort
  • Galle – Turtle Hatchery
  • Kochi – Jewish Area
  • Kochi – Pardesi Synagogue & the Dutch Palace
  • Kochi – Kathakali dance show
  • Munnar – Athirapally Waterfalls
  • Munnar – Tea Museum in the Nallathanni Estate
  • Alleppey – Backwaters cruise

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Itineraries

Day 1

Home . Colombo

Destination Home . Colombo Meals included Hotel The Gateway Hotel , or similar A warm welcome awaits you at the arrival lounge of the Bandaranaike International Airport. You will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel. Check in and relax after your international flight. Please note: Most flights into Sri Lanka arrive late in the evening of day 1.

Day 2

Colombo . Sigiriya

Destination Colombo . Sigiriya Meals included Breakfast, Dinner Hotel 5 . Sigiriya Jungles, or similar Today enjoy a late start, taking time to relax and prepare for an exciting first day of touring. We’ll leave the hotel around 9.30-10am, bound for Sigiriya, or Lion Rock. En route we'll spend the afternoon on a private jeep safari at either Minneriya or Kaudulla National Park to witness the unique phenomenon of elephant 'gathering'. During the dry season – from June to September – hundreds of elephants travel to ancient reservoirs located within the parks for water. Minneriya and Kaudulla are two of the best places in the country to see wild elephants. Outside of the dry season (and depending on the elephant migration patterns) the safari will be conducted in one of the surrounding parks. This evening, enjoy a pre-dinner nip of arrack (a potent local spirit made from the fermented sap of coconut flowers), or a glass of something else to suit your taste.

Day 3

Sigiriya . Lion Rock . Sigiriya

Destination Sigiriya . Lion Rock . Sigiriya Meals included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Hotel 5 . Sigiriya Jungles, or similar This morning we'll climb the ancient rock fortress of Sigiriya, or Lion Rock – one of the highlights of any visit to Sri Lanka. A dramatic rocky outcrop that rises from the surrounding plains like a mirage, the 200-metre tall rock column is topped by the ruins of a 5th-century citadel. Reaching the top of the rock requires a little leg work, but is well worth the effort. The stunning stone facade has been weathered over many centuries and the panoramic view from the top is awe inspiring. On our climb we’ll explore the beautiful water garden, the boulder garden, the colourful frescoes and the so-called 'mirror wall'. Once we pass the lion's paws, hewn from solid rock, it’s a steep climb with plenty of steps and walkways. Those who don't wish to venture to the top can rest at the lion's paws until the rest of the group return. For lunch today, take part in a cooking class of Sri Lankan rice and curry, enjoying five to six typical curried dishes while overlooking the paddy fields. In the afternoon we’ll visit the Ancient City of Polonnaruwa and its fascinating Archaeological Museum. The second most ancient of Sri Lanka’s kingdoms, the ruins of this city were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982 and used as a backdrop for some scenes for the Duran Duran music video Save a Prayer. This evening, enjoy another round of arrack before dinner.

Day 4

Sigiriya . Kandy

Destination Sigiriya . Kandy Meals included Breakfast, Dinner Hotel 5 . Earl’s Regency, or similar This morning we leave for Kandy. En route, visit the Matale Spice Garden to learn more about Sri Lanka's agricultural heritage. We then continue on to the Sacred City of Kandy, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. The second largest city in the country, and the capital of the central hill regions, Kandy remains a very peaceful place that's centred around a lake. It's home to a famous Buddhist pilgrimage site, the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), not to mention well-preserved ruins of the royal palaces. Spend your afternoon in Kandy exploring or relaxing as you wish.

Day 5

Kandy . Nuwara Eliya

Destination Kandy . Nuwara Eliya Meals included Breakfast, Dinner Hotel The Blackpool Hotel, or similar After breakfast we bid farewell to Kandy and hop on what is widely recognised as one of the world’s most scenic train rides, winding around mist-shrouded hilltops, through vivid green valleys and past waterfalls, on our way to Nuwara Eliya. Apart from taking in the breathtaking scenery of tea country, this is a great opportunity to mingle with locals. Often referred to as ‘Little England’, Nuwara Eliya, is a genteel highland community with a British country village feel to it thanks to the resident colonial-era bungalows, which come courtesy of its British roots. Please note: it is not possible to confirm the train ticket reservation due to the fact that Sri Lanka Railway has a manual system for reservations. Tickets can only be booked 30 days prior to departure. The 1st and 2nd class carriages are basic, but have air-conditioning. On the rare occasion that the train is fully booked we’ll travel by road instead.

Day 6

Nuwara Eliya . Yala

Destination Nuwara Eliya . Yala Meals included Breakfast, Dinner Hotel Mandara Rosen, or similar While making our way to Yala/Tissamaharama, we'll stop en route at the ancient Buddhist Buduruwagala Temple, which belongs to the Mahayana school of thought. The complex consists of seven statues, which date back to the 10th century. One Buddha statue, which measures 16m from its head to its toes, still bears traces of its original stuccoed robe and a long streak of orange suggests that it was once brightly painted. After checking in to your hotel spend your afternoon on a guided game drive spotting the abundant flora and fauna of Yala National Park. As one of the largest national parks in the country Yala is the ideal place to spot the rare Sri Lankan leopard. Please note that Yala National Park closes for a period between the months of September and October. The exact closure dates are made clear closer to the time. The closure is due to the prevailing dry weather prior to this time and taking into consideration the well-being of the wildlife in the reserve. For departure dates that fall over this period (please refer to dates in Fine Print section under Yala National Park Closure), Yala National park will be replaced with a visit to Udawalawe National Park. Although smaller in size to Yala National Park, Udawalawe National Park is considered one of the world's best places to see wild elephants. Largely comprised of grasslands and bush forest, Udawalawe is also one of the best national parks in Sri Lanka for game spotting and being far less crowded than Yala, it makes for a more enjoyable experience for travellers and therefore, we believe is a more than suitable alternative.

Day 7

Yala . Galle . Colombo

Destination Yala . Galle . Colombo Meals included Breakfast, Dinner Hotel 4 . Galle Face Hotel, or similar This morning we leave for Colombo. En route we explore the Galle Fort and its fortifications. Galle is a carefully preserved colonial city, which features an interesting blend of European architecture (Portuguese, Dutch and English) as well as South-Asian traditions. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. As we continue on to Colombo we'll also visit a turtle hatchery. There are only seven species of marine turtles in the world and five of them are found in the warm, clear waters off Sri Lanka’s coast: the hawksbill, loggerhead, green, leatherback and olive ridley.

Day 8

Colombo . Kochi

Destination Colombo . Kochi Meals included Breakfast Hotel Crowne Plaza, or similar Today say farewell your Sri Lankan guide and get ready for the next leg of your journey as we fly to Southern India. On arrival in Kochi, your Indian guide will welcome you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel. This afternoon, your guide will take you on a walk through the historic districts of the town. The walking tour will allow you to see the different cultural sides of Kochi, from the Jewish area including the Pardesi Synagogue to the Mattancherry Palace, known as the Dutch Palace to the locals. We will see Fort Kochi which is reminiscent of European streets and the famous Chinese Fishing Nets, used by the locals for hundreds of years. This evening, enjoy a Kathakali dance show, a traditional dance and costume show from the Kerala region.

Day 9

Kochi . Munnar

Destination Kochi . Munnar Meals included Breakfast Hotel Fragrant Nature Resort, or similar After breakfast, we drive inland to the hill town of Munnar, some 1,600m above sea level in the Western Ghats Mountains. The landscape becomes progressively more beautiful as we climb higher. Enroute, we stop at the Athirapally Waterfalls on the River Chalakudy. The waterfall drops from a height of 25m. In the monsoon season, the falls are known as the “Niagara of India” due to the force and volume of water flowing down. From here we can also admire the view of the Sholayar hills before continuing on to Munnar.

Day 10

Kochi . Munnar

Destination Kochi . Munnar Meals included Breakfast Hotel Fragrant Nature Resort, or similar After breakfast, we drive inland to the hill town of Munnar, some 1,600m above sea level in the Western Ghats Mountains. The landscape becomes progressively more beautiful as we climb higher. Enroute, we stop at the Athirapally Waterfalls on the River Chalakudy. The waterfall drops from a height of 25m. In the monsoon season, the falls are known as the “Niagara of India” due to the force and volume of water flowing down. From here we can also admire the view of the Sholayar hills before continuing on to Munnar.

Day 11

Munnar

Destination Munnar Meals included Breakfast Hotel Fragrant Nature Resort, or similar This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of Munnar. The heart of a massive tea industry today, Munnar was a cool summer retreat for the British during colonial days. The hinterland around Munnar is dotted with English cottages amongst rolling hills and untouched forests. Visit the Tea Museum in the Nallathanni Estate to learn about the process of making tea and the old world machinery used in the 1800’s. We visit a local church built by the British before enjoying the afternoon at leisure or taking a stroll through the quiet pathways crisscrossing the endless tea plantations.

Day 12

Munnar . Kumarakom

Destination Munnar . Kumarakom Meals included Breakfast Hotel Vasundhara Sarovar Portico, or similar Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel before driving to Kumarakom, located on the shore of Lake Vembanad and laced with majestic canals and streams. Kumarakom is a beautiful backwater fishing village and a local bird paradise offering a plethora of exotic sights. On arrival, check in and enjoy some time at leisure.

Day 13

Kumarakom . Kochi . Home

Destination Kumarakom . Kochi . Home Meals included Breakfast Hotel N/A At the appropriate time you will be driven from Kumarakom to Kochi to board your homeward flight.

Day 14

Home

Destination Home Meals included Hotel N/A Arrive home today.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Return international airfares with Singapore Airlines
  • Internal Colombo to Kochi airfare
  • All airport transfers
  • 12 nights luxury accommodation in mostly 5 star hotels
  • Daily breakfast, 1 lunch & 6 dinners which includes a memorable Sri Lankan
    cooking class plus sundowners in Sigiriya
  • The services of professional escorted guides throughout Sri Lanka and India
  • Incredible sightseeing including all entry fees
  • Game drives in Minneriya National Park and Yala National Park
  • Ride the famous train from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya through the picturesque tea
    country (subject to availability)
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation including rail tickets
  • Kerala houseboat cruise
  • 24/7 customer service and your own Dedicated Support Agent

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS

Minneriya National Park – Elephant viewing
Sigiriya – Lion Rock Fortress
Kandy – Matale Spice Garden
Kandy – Temple of the Tooth Relic
Nuwara Eliya – Train ride through tea country
Yala National Park – Wildlife game drive
Galle – Galle Fort
Galle – Turtle Hatchery
Kochi – Jewish Area
Kochi – Pardesi Synagogue & the Dutch Palace
Kochi – Kathakali dance show
Munnar – Athirapally Waterfalls
Munnar – Tea Museum in the Nallathanni Estate
Alleppey – Backwaters cruise

Fine Print

HOW TO BOOK & PAYMENTS

Deposit & Payments

  • Secure your package with a deposit of $500 per person.
  • Pay a 2nd instalment of $2099 per person within 28 days.
  • You will then be invoiced for final payment 90 days prior to departure.

Booking Process

  • Select the yellow Book tab to begin your booking (you must ‘Sign Up’ first by entering your email and creating a password)
  • Then select the Yellow ‘Book now’ tab of the tour you have selected
  • Select your Departure Date, Departure City, Number of Passengers, Room Configuration, any Upgrade Options, and enter any Special Requests
  • Click the yellow ‘Proceed to Secure Checkout’ tab
  • Enter your credit card or PayPal details to secure your deposit/payment
  • Once your order is complete, you will be prompted to complete a Booking Form so that we can fulfil your booking
  • Your booking is confirmed once your Booking Form is submitted and you can begin the countdown to your Tripmia Vacation!
  • You will then be allocated and contacted by one of our Dedicated Support Agent’s (within 48 hours) who will support you right up until you return from your journey

FLIGHTS, UPGRADES & EXTENSIONS

Airfare Information
Full service airline used will be Singapore Airlines (Sri Lankan Airlines or Emirates if unavailable)

  • Internal airfares with Sri Lanka airlines or similar
  • Most flights will require a minimum of 1 transit (maximum 2).
  • All tickets will include 20 kilos checked baggage per person, along with 7 kilos of hand luggage.
  • Despite the airlines’ baggage allowance, we recommend travelling with 20 kilos per person due to restrictions with internal flights (where applicable), as well as coach and train transportation. Also, you will be responsible for handling your luggage at all times as the services of porters is not included. If travelling over this amount, you will be liable for any excess baggage fees enforced by the airline, payable direct.
  • Once ticketed, flights are non-refundable. Any changes will be subject to the airline rules and change fees
  • Full names as per passport (including all middle names) are required
  • Any airline schedule changes or cancellations are beyond our control
  • Any airline ‘extras’ such as pre-allocated seating are at your own arrangement (additional charges apply)

Premium Economy or Business Class upgrades

  • Premium Economy – Not available.
  • Business Class available from an additional $4,500 per person in addition to the standard price (subject to availability).
  • Please specify this as a ‘Special Request’ when completing your booking and you will be quoted for the additional fare. In the event your selection is unavailable or that you are dissatisfied with the quote, you will be provided with a full refund.
  • Land Only discount (if booking your own flights) A $800 per person reduction from the twin share price applies if you wish to arrange your own airfares.
  • Should you wish to purchase land only, please select this option in the booking process, under ‘Departure City’. Internal airfares from Sri Lanka to India are still included when selecting this option.
  • Please note airport transfers are not included if selecting this option. Should you wish to book airport transfers to match your own flights, the cost would be $60 per vehicle for arrival in Sri Lanka, and $30 per vehicle for departure in India.

Singapore Stopover Package

  • Singapore Stopover Package – $499 per person
  • 3 nights at the 4 star Furama Riverfront or similar Breakfast daily

Return airport transfers

If you wish to book the Singapore stopover package either before and/or after your package, please request ‘Singapore stopover package’ in the ‘Special Requests’ field prior to making your purchase. Please note, the Singapore stopover package must be paid in full after paying your tour deposit. You will be invoiced to collect this payment.

The $150pp extension supplement does not apply if selecting this option. How to extend your stay Secure your package with a deposit of $1,500 per person. You will then be invoiced for final payment 120 days prior to departure.

How to extend your stay

  • Some customers like to enhance their holiday by arriving early and/or staying behind. If you wish to do so, please follow the following steps:
  • Follow the ‘book now’ prompts.
  • After selecting your departure date and completing your bedding configuration details, please select if you wish to ‘arrive early’ and/or ‘stay behind’ in the ‘Notes services’ field.
  • In the ‘Notes requests’, field please specify your extension requirements.
  • Complete the remaining booking requirements and click ‘pay now’.
  • After finalising your purchase a member of our reservations team will be in contact with you to discuss your extension request.
  • $150 per person supplement plus any fare difference applies if you wish to confirm your extension. You will be contacted after purchase for the collection of this payment. All additional accommodation and sightseeing is at your own arrangement.
  • Please note airport transfers are not included if extending your stay. Should you wish to book airport transfers to match your own flights, the cost would be $60 per vehicle for arrival in Sri Lanka, and $30 per vehicle for departure in India.
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Tipping
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses

 

You will travel with Emirates (Qantas, Etihad, Qatar, Malaysian, South African Airways, China Southern or similar if unavailable)

Most flights will require a minimum of 1 transit (maximum 2).

All tickets will include 20 kilos checked baggage per person, along with 7 kilos of hand luggage. Despite the airline's baggage allowance, we recommend travelling with 20 kilos per person due to restrictions with internal flights (where applicable), as well as coach and train transportation. Also, you will be responsible for handling your luggage at all times as the services of porters is not included. If travelling over this amount, you will be liable for any excess baggage fees enforced by the airline, payable direct.

Once ticketed, flights are non-refundable.

1. Any changes will be subject to the airline rules and change fees.
2. Full names as per passport (including all middle names) are required.
3. Any airline schedule changes or cancellations are beyond our control.
4. Premium Economy or Business Class upgrades Premium Economy - call us on 1300 874 764 to confirm.
5. Business Class upgrade available - call us on 1300 874 764 to confirm (subject to availability).

How to extend your stay

Some customers like to enhance their holiday by extending their stay pre- and/or post-tour. If you wish to do so, please follow these steps:

1. Follow the ‘Book Now’ prompts after signing up, until you reach the 'Notes' field
2. Here, please specify your preferred flight arrangements and if you require additional accommodation, with the number of nights needed.
3. After finalising your purchase and submitting your booking form, a member of our team will be in contact with you via email to verify your request.

In the event your selection is unavailable, or that you are dissatisfied with the quote, you will be provided with a full refund.

A general level of fitness and mobility is required for this tour. The itinerary includes ample free time and you will not be impacted by stairs and uneven terrain. Where coach transportation is included, you will be required to get on and off the coach or plane with ease.

20 kilos checked baggage per person
7 kilos of hand luggage.

The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences however any changes are beyond our control.

Call us on 1300 874 764 / WhatsApp 0490 192 224 / Email contactus@tripmia.com.auphone to confirm (subject to availability).

This package allows you to avoid paying a single supplement by booking as a Paired Solo Traveller. Please indicate in the 'Notes field for the special requirement at the time of booking during the purchase by sending us Call us on 1300 874 764 / WhatsApp 0490 192 224 / Email contactus@tripmia.com.auphone to confirm (subject to availability).

Regardless of whether an accompanying solo traveller is found, you are guaranteed to travel at no additional cost. Solo travellers are matched only on the basis of gender and not on other factors such as age, nationality, religion or sexuality. We kindly ask that you disclose any requirements, medical or otherwise, that might disturb your matched traveller’s sleep (e.g. sleep apnoea or a CPAP machine).

Unfortunately, with this in mind and in the interest of other travellers, we request that you proceed with your own private room with the resulting single supplement. Should a second solo traveller not be available, you are nonetheless guaranteed to travel at no extra cost and you will be placed into a single, twin share or double room by yourself. Your tour group may include multiple solo travellers who may or may not be paired. No changes will be permitted to any pairing arrangements.

Note that for some portions of some itineraries, the group sizes will vary. Some packages may operate on groups as small as 2 people and therefore, there may be time spent travelling only with your paired traveller. Should a package require a minimum number of 2 travellers and you are not paired, your booking may be cancelled.

You will be introduced to your matched solo traveller at the beginning of your itinerary and your personal details will not be shared as per our Privacy Policy. Should there be any dissatisfaction with your matched traveller, unfortunately, we are unable to make any changes to your room arrangements or offer any refund. Tripmia Travels and Tours takes no responsibility for and will not be held liable for any dissatisfaction with the matched traveller or for their actions.

All departures remain strictly subject to availability and may sell out prior to your tentative booking being confirmed, in which case the fee will be refunded in full. All other booking terms apply.

The total length of the tour in days includes time spent in flight and is subject to change depending on the flight schedule, please refer to the day by day itinerary for the time spent on land.

Visas
Travel insurance (compulsory)
Tipping
Optional activities
Personal expenses
Shore excursions
Transfers
Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

Final documentation including e-tickets and hotel details will be provided approximately 30 - 90 days prior to travel.

Your group size can be from 10-30 people

Children must be 5 years old or over and share a room with parents at all times. Children are at the same price as adults.

[Average] [Above Average] [Excellent] [Superior] [Athlete]

While the tour itinerary should give you some guidance and overview to the expected requirements, to determine if this tour is right for you we categorise each of our tours in terms of their intensity. These guidelines are to ensure that each tour group is conducted as expected and to ensure the overall satisfaction of all Tripmia Travels and Tours customers. As a general rule, porterage is not included, therefore at all times, you are expected to handle your own luggage where help may not be available. This particular tour is categorised as a “Superior":

Superior – Active Tour: A very good level of fitness and mobility is required for you to enjoy all aspects of the itinerary, as this is considered a fast-paced tour. While there is some free time scheduled either in the morning or afternoon, there are many full days of sightseeing with minimal rest and some early starts. You will be required to walk up and down stairs, get on and off the coach and participate in all scheduled sightseeing that may be conducted on uneven ground and terrain. Any physical ailments you may have must be disclosed at the time of booking to determine your suitability. If you have any form of walking aids, other than a walking stick or hiking poles, then this tour is not suitable.

It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from your intended date of return.

Australian passport holders do not require a visa to enter the European Union for a stay up to 90 days.
Some countries require e-visa . You will be able to obtain your E-visa when you have your tour documents indicating your date of entry into a country, approximately 120 days prior to departure.

Please note, the ETA has limited to 60 days validity from the date of arrival. We can assist you over the phone as best as possible, however additional fee of $300 will be charged if you want us to submit an application on your behalf.

Please note that the information provided is subject to change at any time. For the most up-to-date information, we recommend visiting https://smartraveller.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx.

A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. At the commencement of your tour, you will be asked to provide tipping to your guide towards a ‘kitty’, which is then used towards the guide tipping for the services of helpers, hotel staff, restaurants and airport porterage. We recommend AUD$3 per person, per day, to be paid in local currency. Please note that this tipping is not for the guide or driver, merely for the guide to tip the services of other local workers during your tour. While not made compulsory, if you choose not to contribute to the kitty it means that the guide is tipping for these services out of their own pocket. Your cooperation in this instance is most appreciated.

Further, tips for your guide and driver will be collected at the conclusion of their services. To remove the uncertainty and stress of not knowing how much is appropriate to tip we recommend AUD$6-10 per person per day for your guide and AUD$3-5 per person per day for your driver to be paid in local currency. The amount you wish to contribute is dependent on the services received and at the complete discretion of the guest. Thank you for your understanding.

Any other tipping, such as tips for the camera and video fees, bathroom attendants or hotel porters that are taking luggage to your room, is at your discretion as are gratuities for additional requested special services. We encourage passengers to have a supply of small denominations of local currency to distribute for personal tipping.

Please note that all Tours and Packages are subject to availability and all prices are set. Any booking valued at or less than $1,000 must be paid in full amount after booking is made. Some airfares or services must be paid in full at the time of booking.

Credit Card Fee

The following Card Fees apply:

Visa Credit Card - 1.8% fee and MasterCard Credit Card - 1.76% fee applies.

American Express (Amex) - 2.8% fee applies.

For late payment or urgent bookings, please notify us via email at payments@tweetworldtravel.com.au

PAYMENT BY CHEQUE

Please note that cheque payments require about 5 business days to process. If you are paying by this method you will need to make the payment at least 5 business days prior to the actual due date. You agree not to stop payment of the cheque even when you cancel a booking. You agree that we may apply the proceeds of the cheque to satisfy any liability you have to us, including any liability in respect of cancellation fees, before refunding the balances to you.

DEPOSIT

Receipt of Deposit

By sending a deposit the client agrees to be bound by the terms, conditions and responsibilities set forth in this booking. The client also agrees that:

- All persons are fit and physically able to partake unaided in their chosen group tour as per the itinerary outlined in the Tours.

- All persons travelling on a Fully Independent Tour are fit and physically able to partake unaided in their chosen itinerary.

- All parties acknowledge the physical demands and hazards involved in the tour they will be undertaking and have chosen to participate at their own risk.

- All parties understand that any medical or dietary information provided to us does not, under any circumstances, make Tweet World Travel liable if a particular condition exacerbates while on tour or affects their ability to participate in any portion of the tour.

Balance of Payment

Outstanding balance depends on the type of service you are undertaking:

- For private tours/packages or other products, outstanding balance is due 65 days before departure. No voucher will be issued until final payment is received in our office. If the outstanding payment is not received by day 65, your booking will automatically be cancelled.

- For large group tours and school tours, outstanding balance is due 90 days before departure. No voucher will be issued until final payment is received in our office. If the outstanding payment is not received by day 90, your booking will automatically be cancelled.

Travel insurance is required to protect yourself against the unexpected. An illness, an accident or an unexpected situation can arise before or during any type of vacation. Such an event might cause you to cut short your trip or cause your trip to be cancelled. Insurance protects passengers from financial loss in the event of an emergency. We have partnered with Covermore to offer our customers competitive rates for their travel insurance. All Cover-More travel insurance policy holders have access to 24-hour emergency assistance. Read the Combined Financial Services Guide and Product Disclosure Statement Essentials & Travelsure before deciding to buy our travel insurance. You can book comprehensive or budget cover simply by clicking https://www.tripmia.com.au/travel-insurance to arrange your policy.

Please Note:

“Limits, sub‐limits, conditions and exclusions apply. Insurance administered by Cover‐More Insurance Services Pty Ltd (ABN 95 003 114 145, AFSL 241713) and issued by Zurich Australian Insurance Limited (ABN 13 000 296 640, AFSL 232507). Any advice is general advice only. Please consider your financial situation, needs and objectives and read the Combined FSG/PDS before deciding to buy this insurance.”

Cancellation by customer

Before the travel date the following fees will be apply:

Private Tours or Group Tours/ Packages Large Group Tours & School Tours
(More than 16 people)
65 days or more before departure – loss of deposit
90 days or more before departure -loss of deposit
64‐40 days before departure – 45%
89‐79 days before departure – 55%
39‐31 days before departure – 75%
78‐61 days before departure – 85%
Within 30 days of departure – 100%
Within 60 days of departure – 100%
Any ’no show’ – 100%
Any ’no show’ – 100%
After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your unwillingness, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.

Airlines

Please refer to the airlines cancellation policies.

Cancellation by Tripmia Travel and Tours

For group set departure date tour, if the minimum number of the group is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel or vary the tour 30 days prior to departure. If this event occurs, an alternative guaranteed travel date will be offered. Should these options not be acceptable Tripmia Travel and Tours will refund the full price paid, less visa cost.

If a tour is cancelled or varied prior to departure due to unforeseeable circumstances such as, but not restricted to, severe weather conditions or force majeure, Tripmia Travel and Tours will refund all monies prior to departure less visa cost, fuel surcharge and any other cancellation fees levied by airlines and other third parties.

If a cruise booking is cancelled or varied prior to departure due to unforeseeable circumstances such as, but not restricted to, severe weather conditions or force majeure, Tripmia Travel and Tours will refund all monies prior to departure.

Cancellation by Third Party Travel Provider

If the Third Part Travel Provider changes any part of your booking for reasons beyond its control, for example, if a Third Party Travel Provider changes its schedules, overbooks, or if there are any changes in applicable surcharges, fees or taxes, we will use our reasonable endeavors to notify you. If any such changes result in your Travel Product costing more or otherwise being materially different, then you may cancel the Travel Product and we will refund any monies already paid less any fees charged by us under these terms and conditions and by the Third Party Travel Providers under the terms and conditions you agreed with them. Please check with your consultant before cancelling or amending a Travel Product in these circumstances as some Third Party Travel Providers may charge cancellation fees up to 100% of the Travel Product’s prices as per their terms and conditions.

AGENCY
We act as an agent for, and sell various travel related products as agent on behalf of, numerous transports, accommodation and other service providers, such as airlines, coach, rail and cruise line operators, as well as all of our wholesalers. Our obligation to you is to make travel bookings as your agent on your behalf and to arrange relevant contracts between you and travel service providers.

We have no control over, or liability for, the services provided by third parties. All bookings are made on your behalf subject to the terms and conditions, including conditions of carriage and limitations of liability, imposed by these service providers. Your legal rights in connection with the provision of travel services are against the specific provider and, except to the extent a problem is caused by fault on our part, are not against us. Specifically, if for any reason any travel service provider is unable to provide the services for which you have contracted; your rights are against that provider and not against us.

Tripmia Travel and Tours (herewith called the Company) acts as a co‐ordinator for all persons taking these tours in the making of all arrangements for transportation, sightseeing and hotel accommodation. The Company does not own, manage, control or operate any transportation vehicle, any hotel or restaurant or any other supplier of services. All vouchers and tickets issued are subjected to the terms and conditions specified by the supplier and all services are subjected to the laws of the country where the services are provided.

Unforeseeable circumstances such as force majeure, adverse weather, flight rescheduling, hotel overbooking and faults with transportation or road conditions may also have an effect on the tour itinerary after the commencement date. Any decision made in respect of tour services by independent suppliers/operators or airlines to re-route or amend the itinerary due to any of the above or similar circumstances is at the discretion of the tour service provider and Tripmia Travel and Tours shall not be liable for any claim whatsoever arising from such events. We strongly urge all customers to undertake a high level of personal responsibility in order to ensure that possessions, equipment and personal documents are closely monitored and protected at all times. We also strongly advise all customers to purchase appropriate travel insurance to protect you from financial loss and personal injuries in the event of an emergency.

You acknowledge and agree that there are inherent risks involved in participating in the tour, including without limitation possible contact with native flora/fauna, local residents, unforeseen events and travel in remote locations.

By making a booking, you agree to accept all risks associated with the tour. You agree to unconditionally release us from, all liability, including without limitation in contract and in tort, for any cause or action, including any injury, damage, loss, cost, delay, additional expense or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly as a result of the inherent risks associated with the tour, or any force majeure events or other events which are beyond our control, including but not limited to war, civil disobedience, terrorism, insurrection, accident, explosion, sickness, fire, floods, severe weather, acts of God, acts of Government, alteration or cancellation of scheduled air services, accidents to or failure of machinery or equipment or industrial action.

If we or our service providers are affected in any way by a force majeure event, we may in our discretion vary or cancel any itinerary or arrangement in relation to the tour as we consider necessary, without incurring any liability to you.

Each service provider is responsible for the part of the tour it conducts. Service providers are not our agents or employees and are not under our direct control. We therefore do not warrant the performance of any service provider. We do not accept, and you release us from, all liability for any injury, loss, damage, costs or expenses, including without limitation any property damage or personal injury, that you may suffer which arises out of any act or omission of a service provider or operator who provides services in connection with your tour. Any claim that you may have in relation to a service provider should be raised directly with that service provider.

You are responsible for any injury, loss, damage, costs or expenses arising through your own fault. You agree to indemnify us against all actions, proceedings, claims, demands, expenses and costs (including legal costs on a full indemnity basis and whether incurred by or awarded against us) as a result of, or arising in relation to, whether directly or indirectly, your participation in the tour or any act or omission by you in relation to the tour.

To the extent permitted by law, we do not accept any liability in contract, or otherwise for any injury, damage, loss (including consequential loss), delay, additional expenses or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by the acts, omissions or default, whether negligent or otherwise, of third party providers over which we have no direct control.

Under circumstances where our liability cannot be excluded and where liability may be lawfully limited, such liability is limited to the remedies required of us under applicable law (including the Australian Consumer Law). This liability clause is subject to your rights under the Australian Consumer Law and nothing in these terms and conditions is intended to limit any rights you may have under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).

The information provided is subject to change and may be affected by unforeseen events outside the control of Tripmia Travel and Tours. Where changes to your itinerary or bookings occur, appropriate advice or instructions will be sent to your email address.

Call 1300 874 764 WhatsApp 0490 192 224 Email contactus@tripmia.com.au www.tripmia.com.au

Ttripmia Travel and Tours collects information about you (including health information where necessary) to process your travel arrangements, facilitate your participation in loyalty programs and conduct marketing activities and market research. If the information is not provided, we may not be able to make travel arrangements for you. We may disclose your personal information to our related companies, carriers, travel service providers, organisations which provide services to you.

Pricing Name Start End Group (Min-Max) Seats left Pax Price
  • Sri Lanka Orders
    Saturday
    September 14, 2019
    14 days
    Friday
    September 27, 2019
    1 - 10 Pax
  • Sri Lanka Orders
    Saturday
    September 28, 2019
    14 days
    Friday
    October 11, 2019
    1 - 10 Pax
  • Sri Lanka Orders
    Saturday
    October 12, 2019
    14 days
    Friday
    October 25, 2019
    1 - 10 Pax
  • Sri Lanka Orders
    Saturday
    October 26, 2019
    14 days
    Friday
    November 8, 2019
    1 - 10 Pax
  • Sri Lanka Orders
    Saturday
    November 9, 2019
    14 days
    Friday
    November 22, 2019
    1 - 10 Pax
  • Sri Lanka Orders
    Saturday
    November 23, 2019
    14 days
    Friday
    December 6, 2019
    1 - 10 Pax
  • Sri Lanka Orders
    Saturday
    December 7, 2019
    14 days
    Friday
    December 20, 2019
    1 - 10 Pax

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