2019 “Discover Sri Lanka” Cuisine & Culture Experience

Another UNIQUE Cooking Passions “Small-Group” Cuisine & Culture Experience

“The island of Ceylon is a small universe; it contains as many variations of culture, scenery and climate
as some countries a dozen times is size”
Arthur C Clarke


Date : Saturday 23 March 2019 to Friday 05 April 2019
14 Days / 13 Nights

PRICING*
$US4565per person  (Double or Twin Occupancy) ~ $US325 per day
Single Supplement (Own Room) + $US1495 per person

– BOOKED OUT –

Booking Deadline: 01 July 2018

*ALL INCLUSIVE LAND CONTENT including 13 nights Deluxe & Luxury Accommodation; Arrival & Departure Airport Transfers; Sri Lankan Cuisine & Culture Private Guided Tours as per itinerary; A/C Coach Transfers with private driver; private National Tourist Guide approved English-speaking lecturer specialising in History & Archaeology; included meals as per itinerary; Private Group Escorts.

Known as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean”, Sri Lanka is renowned for its warm, welcoming people; unlimited natural beauty, fascinating history, and unique culinary offerings. Previously known as Ceylon, the beautiful island is an incredible blend of local and Portuguese, Dutch and English colonial cultures; emerald green high country tea plantations; palm-fringed coastlines; and wildlife filled wilderness. When it comes to cuisine, the Sri Lankan people’s passion for food is translated through the mouth watering and tantalising cuisines on offer. The wide range of cuisines that are available ensures that all taste buds are catered for – vegetarians, meat lovers and seafood lovers.
Our “Discover Sri Lanka” experience will overwhelm your senses with the incredible beauty, amazing flavours and rich history of Sri Lanka, visiting the country from its Ancient Cultural Triangle of Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa, to elephant spotting in Minneriya National Park, to its Central High Country and Tea Plantations in Ella, south to its wonderful beach and the colonial beauty of Galle, then onto Colombo, one of South Asia’s fastest growing cities. Join us as we share with you our “hand picked” Sri Lanka Experience.
We’ve organised all of the delicious Cuisine & Culture experiences; selected beautiful and unique luxury accommodations; arranged all local transfers & English-speaking specialist guides, so that all you need to do is to sit back and relax as we escort you on an exciting and fascinating  journey through Sri Lanka!

Cooking Passions Cuisine & Culture Journeys
Cooking Passions Cuisine & Culture Journeys have been designed so that you can make the most of your precious time, as we have done all of the “behind the scenes” research to scope out the finest hotels, local transfers, sights, restaurants and cultural excursions, so you don’t have too.
Each of our tours are designed so you can do as much or as little as you like, while allowing you plenty of free time to explore and immerse yourselves in the sights, shopping, relaxation and eating that YOU want to experience (we’ll be happy to provide suggestions and tips on some of our favourites from our previous visits). So all you have to do is book your preferred flight, pack a bag & a sense of adventure, and join us for an unforgettable and unique South Asian experience!

“DISCOVER SRI LANKA” CUISINE & CULTURE EXPERIENCE
HIGHLIGHTS

Crumbling temples, lost cities and sacred Buddhist sites are the reason to head up country to the cultural heartland of Sri Lanka. It was here on the central plains that ancient Sinhalese dynasties set up their first capitals and supported massive artistic and architectural endeavours. Eventually these kingdoms fell, slowly to be reclaimed by the forest and jungles. Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle has enthralled millions of travellers. It covers the north central towns of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya and Dambulla where extensive archeological ruins, protected as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, provide a glimpse into the island’s history. It is here that Sri Lanka’s kings developed remarkably advanced civilisations.

Sri Lanka’s Hill Country is home to some of the island’s most scenic & colourful scenery, one of the most stunning train rides in the world, hiking opportunities galore and unique tea plantation experiences and accommodations. Our base while exploring the mist-wrapped emerald peaks and stupendous views of tea plantation carpeted hillsides is the laid back hill-country village of Ella. Ella is the perfect place to either slow down with a few leisurely days resting in one of Sri Lanka’s finest hotels, or take in some of the walks through tea plantations to temples, waterfalls and viewpoints. Home to the world’s best tea and still the largest producer of leaf tea in the world, we will learn about Sri Lanka’s tea heritage through visits to tea plantations and production facilities that trace the history its unique place in tea history.
Sri Lanka is one of the world’s most biodiverse countries in the world. With a history of conservation that dates back to its ancient Buddhist traditions, which teach compassion for all living creatures, the country’s history for conversation has been long established with its vast number of National Parks protecting species around the country . Sri Lanka’s wildlife is varied, including 86 mammal species, 16 of which are endemic to the island. Sri Lanka is home to several wild elephant herds, leopards, sloth bears, mouse deer and many monkey species.

Kandy, Sri Lanka’s last capital of its ancient kings’ era, is situated on the edge of a man-made lake, surrounded by green hills and looped by Sri Lanka’s largest river – the Mahaweli. As Sri Lanka’s main religion, its Buddhist influence is seen throughout the country including its many temples and sacred Banyan trees, reclining stone Buddhas and its depicted stories of the Ramayana. The big attraction is the Dalada Maligawa, or the Temple of the Tooth, where a sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha’s has been enshrined since 4th Century A.D. Twice daily, crowds of worshippers queue up to see the monks opening the sacred sanctum. It’s a tremendous sight, with incense, drumming and exotic costumes adding to the sense of ceremony.

With a history of over 500 years of colonisation by the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British, visiting some of the stunningly preserved colonial architecture such as the Dutch Fort town of Galle and Colombo’s Dutch Hospital precinct, provides us with an insight into the development of Ceylon as a country that had developed as one of the world’s major ports of call in the spice trade and its colonial heritage. Galle is thriving. The fortified old town is enjoying an artistic renaissance and the beautiful beaches around it are dotted with luxurious villas and classy boutique hotels. The revival of Galle has also influenced its coastline and it is this area – predominantly south of the town – where Galle’s pull is at its strongest that is termed the Galle Coast. Galle’s main attraction is the 17th Century Dutch Fort, a UNESCO protected World Heritage site. But it is also the gateway to the upmarket beach settlements and the sandy beaches of Unawatuna, Koggala and Habaraduwa.

Colombo is in an exciting phase in its history. There is a sense of renewed ambition now that peace has been restored to Sri Lanka, but it remains a compact, manageable coastal city offering excellent value and an atmosphere all of its own. Ancestral mansions stand side-by-side with modern hotels springing up into the skyline. Street bazaars buzz right next to a few modest shopping malls. While some roads are clogged with vehicles, there remain many sleepy tree-lined boulevards. Colombo might be mildly chaotic at times but it has at its heart a relaxed and genial air.
Sri Lankan food reflects its history and culture as well as its natural resources. In Sri Lanka it’s the cuisine of Southern India and the influence of Dutch colonialists and foreign traders that made the cuisine what it is today. Locally grown rice, coconut and spices form the base of the cuisine, with fish caught off the coast, yellow king coconuts sold by the roadside, and the island’s bounty of tropical fruit and fresh vegetables. A meal in Sri Lanka is called “Rice and Curry”—a veritable feast of a protein based curry plus an assortment of anywhere from four to ten different side dishes. Delicious!
Exploring Sri Lanka – Transportation
Although Sri Lanka is only about the size of Tasmania, at 430 km long and 220 km wide, road travel can take a number of hours, even over short distances. For example, it takes approximately 3 hours to travel from Colombo to the southernmost point of Sri Lanka, a distance of around 160km. What travelling by road will allow us, is to get up close and personal with the sights, smells and life in Sri Lanka. Distances may be short, but expect to wait for cows to cross the road, the occasional monkey appearing out of nowhere, Sri Lankan drivers and their interesting road rules, and sometimes even a stubborn elephant in the middle of the road to slow travel times down.
For our exploration of Sri Lanka’s ancient cities, hillside tea plantations, wildlife sanctuaries and glorious coastal regions, we have arranged for a Private A/C Coach and Driver to transfer us between the various sights we will be visiting. Our coach includes comfortable cushions, sarongs and socks (for visiting any temples), cool drink esky, sanitizers, and mosquito repellent, The vehicle also has a portable Wi-Fi device and a travel package which provides detailed maps and itinerary information.
Exploring Sri Lanka – Private Sri Lankan Guide/Lecturer
We have arranged for a National Tourist Guide approved English-speaking guide who specializes in Sri Lankan History & Archeology, to accompany the group during our travels. The knowledge of our Sri Lankan guide will enhance our overall experience with valuable insights into the various UNESCO World Heritage cultural sights we will be visiting and an opportunity to find out about many aspects of life in Sri Lanka.

ITINERARY

DAY 1 – ARRIVAL

Saturday 23 March 2019 – Arrive NEGOMBO*

Airport Arrival – As everyone will be arriving into Sri Lanka at different times, we have arranged for yourAirport/HotelTransferupon your arrival with your preferred airline. Many of the flights land in the evening so chances are you will just be arriving in Colombo, recovering from any jetlag, enjoying a meal and perhaps a drink and getting a sound night sleep.
We have arranged to spend our first night in the seaside resort town of Negombo, which is conveniently located a short 30 minutes from Bandaranaike International Airport, Sri Lanka’s main airport. Negombo has been an important trading port for both the Dutch and the Portuguese in the years past.
*If you wish to arrive either one or two days earlier, to relax along Negombo’s seaside, please let us know.

Accommodation – Heritance Negombo

DAYS 2, 3, 4 – SRI LANKA’S CULTURAL TRIANGLE

Day 2 – Sunday 24 March 2019 – Negombo to Sigirya

09:00am – Group Transfer from Heritance Negombo for Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle.
11:00am – Refreshment break in Kurunegala
13:00pm – Check into our hotel – Aliya Resort – with its poolside views across to Sigiriya Rock Fortress.

14:00pm – Visit Sri Lanka’s famous Dambulla Cave Temple

Sri Lanka’s Dambulla Cave Temple is famous for its rock ceiling covered in one large sweep of colourful frescoes, some of which dates back more than 2,000 years. This cave temple has the largest number of Buddha statues all housed in one place including a 14-metre figure of the recumbent Buddha carved out of the rock.
19:00pm – Dinner at Aliya Resort’s wonderful traditional Sri Lankan restaurant, Nagula, overlooking the resort’s own paddy fields and fruit trees, where meals are prepared in a traditional village kitchen – in clay pots and on traditional clay stoves, and served in a traditional manner. For the true flavour of Sri Lanka, we will enjoy an authentic Sri Lankan “Rice and Curry”, a miniature banquet of contrasting ingredients and flavours.

Accommodation: Aliya Resort & Spa
(Included Meals: B, D)

 

Day 3 – Monday 25 March 2019 – Sigirya & Minneriya National Park Elephant Safari

am – An early morning breakfast before we head out to Sigiriya before the heat of the day sets in. Try some of Sri Lanka’s famous breakfast fare – Egg Hoppers – for breakfast. Hoppers are considered a staple of Sri Lankan cuisine and can come in many forms. Egg hopper are much like a crispy savory crepe made from a rice & coconut milk batter with a soft boiled egg in the middle. It’s served with caramelized onions, toasted coconut meat and Sri Lankan spices, and diners are encouraged to eat it like a taco.

08:00am – Transfer to UNESCO Sigiriya Rock Fortress. The magnificent  Sigiriya Rock, or “Lion Rock”, is one of Sri Lanka’s most popular and dramatic natural sights . The unforgettable rock-fortress of Sigiriya, towers high over the surrounding plains and is a fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Sites rich in history.

Sigirya Rock Fortress, or “castle in the sky”, was a royal citadel for 20 years in the 5th Century and built forthe murderous, maverick Sinhalese king, Kassapa. Many scholars believe that Kassapa sought to rule as a God-king.Sigirya is a massive monolith of red stone that rises 600 ft above ground and the climb* along 1200 steps either hewn out of the rock or on circular iron staircases eventually lead to the summit which is accessed between the paws of a giant lion. On the way up there are well preserved frescoes depicting topless women, and the view from the top is stunning. At the base of the rock are the remains of the Royal Palace landscaped with waterways and lakes and there’s also an excellent museum.
*For those that are interested in climbing to the top, the 1,200 steps (200m) climb is not especially difficult, and will take about 60-90 minutes return, depending how quickly or slowly take it. There are places to stop along the way for any breaks. If you didn’t want to climb to the top, or are not so good with heights, the base of the rock has the remains of the Royal Palace’s landscaped waterways and lakes that you are able to visit, as well as an excellent museum which explains the historical elements of Sigirya.
12noon– After the visit to Sigirya we will go for lunch at a small, family run restaurant nearby, before returning to the hotel for a little break and to enjoy the hotel’s swimming pool and view towards Sigirya.
14:30pm – Transfer to Minneriya National Park for a late afternoon elephant jeep safari.

Minneriya National Park is a wildlife sanctuary located about 15km from our hotel. It is known for its large herds of elephants who gather to drink around the reservoir of the same name. We will explore the park in special viewing jeeps to journey deep into the middle of the park, which is also home to other unique Sri Lankan endemic birds and wildlife.

Accommodation: Aliya Resort & Spa
(Included Meals: B, L)

 

Day 4 – Tuesday 26 March 2019 – Polonnaruwa Ancient Capital

09:30am – Transfer to the UNESCO World Heritage Polonnaruwa Kingdom Ruins

Polonnaruwa became Sri Lanka’s royal medieval capital from 1073 and remained Sri Lanka’s capital until the late 13th century, before being abandoned to invaders from South India. Spread over a large area of fortified walls and clusters of temples and shrines, the ancient city’s ruins remain in remarkably good condition, and are a fascinating site to visit. The most impressive are the ancient sculptures of Lord Buddha at the Gal Vihara, four colossal Buddhas carved into granite stone which back to the middle of the 12th century.
12noon – Lunch at an authentic road-side Sri Lankan stopover enroute back to our hotel.
Afternoon & Evening – Remainder of the afternoon and evening at your leisure to relax at the resort.

Accommodation: Aliya Resort & Spa
(Included Meals: B, L)

 

Day 5 – SRI LANKA’S HILL CAPITAL – KANDY

Day 5 – Wednesday 27 March 2019 – Sri Lankan Herbal Garden and Kandy

10:00am – Check out from our hotel for group transfer to Kandy.
12noon – Sri Lankan Herbal Farm Tour & Lunch– We will be greeted by our planter host where we will learn about the farm’s collection of trees and crops used in Sri Lankan cooking, from pepper to papaya, cocoa to coconut and mango to mahogany. Following the farm visit we will enjoy the fruits of the planters’ labour with a traditionally prepared Rice and Curry lunch.

14:00pm – Check into our Kandy hotel – The Mahaweli Reach Hotel

16:00pm – Guided tour of Kandy’s famous Temple of the Tooth Relic followed by a tour of the city.

pm – Group Dinner at our hotel.

Accommodation: The Mahaweli Reach Hotel
(Included Meals: B, L, D)

 

DAYS 6,7,8 – SRI LANKA’S HILL COUNTRY & TEA TRAIL TRAIN RIDE

 

Sri Lanka’s railway system, once known as the Ceylon Government Railway and a product of British colonial rule, was initially built in 1864 as a means of transporting tea and coffee between the High Country and Colombo for shipping internationally. The antiquated rail system continues to service Sri Lanka’s population, and a journey on one of the most charmingly neglected railway systems in the world reinforces the maxim that all great train journeys may involve a level of discomfort. The rolling stock may date to the 1930s or 1940s, and some of the seats can become a little uncomfortable, but seats are highly sought after and quite frequently sell out* due to the new found popularity in international travellers wanting to experience this world famous train journey.

* Due to the increased popularity for travellers wishing places on this famous train journey, tickets are strictly subject to availability. Tickets are only issued for sale 10 days prior to the date of travel, and our local tour operators will try to secure the best availability of seats, as is possible.

Day 6 – Thursday 28 March 2019 – Tea Trail Train Ride*

07:30am – Check out from hotel and transfer to Kandy Railway Station.
08:10am – Board train to travel to Ella* for the seven hour train ride, hailed as one of the world’s most beautiful train rides, from Kandy to Ella. Although the journey is long, a good book, your favourite downloaded music, and the stunning scenery does make the journey go by quicker than you think. Our coach & driver will be following the train, so at any time, continuing the journey by road can also be arranged, if preferred.

15:30pm – Arrival into Ella and transfer to our accommodation – 98 Acres Resort, one of Sri Lanka’s most beautiful High Country accommodation, set on its own tea plantation.

Remainder of the afternoon & evening at your leisure.

Accommodation: 98 Acres Resort
(Included Meals: B)

 

Day 7 – Friday 29 March 2019 – Ella – Sri Lankan Cooking Class

am – Breakfast at your leisure.
Day at your leisure. Relax around the resort or take in some of the nearby attractions of Ella including:
•       Demodara Nine Arches Bridge – built in the early 1900’s, the bridge is a great location for the most iconic shots of Sri Lankan train high country train travel and is a short walk from our hotel.

•       Little Adam’s Peak – a wonderful small trek for fantastic views over 98 Acres Resort and its tea plantation.


17:00pm
Sri Lankan Cooking Demonstration & Dinner – This evening we have arranged for a traditional cooking class where our instructor will prepare five different curries in traditional Sri Lankan clay pots using traditional methods.

Remainder of the evening at your leisure.

Accommodation: 98 Acres Resort
(Included Meals: B, D)

 

Day 8 – Saturday 30 March 2019 – Ella – Tea Plantation Story

am – Breakfast at your leisure.
10:30amTea Plantation Experience – Visit to Sri Lanka’s first tea estate to share revenue amongst all its employees, where we will get a good understanding of the steps involved in making quality Pure Ceylon Tea, from start to finish.

13:00pm – Lunch of traditional Sri Lankan Rotti at one of our favourite Rotti restaurants in Ella.

 

Remainder of the afternoon and evening at your leisure.

Accommodation: 98 Acres Resort
(Included Meals: B, L)

 

DAYS 9,10,11 – GALLE COAST AND GALLE FORT

 

Day 9 – Sunday 31 March 2019 – Galle Coast & Lake Koggala

am – Breakfast at your leisure.
08:00am – Check out and transfer to Lake Koggala on the Galle Coast
11:00am – Refreshment break in Udawalawe
Koggala Lake is a freshwater lagoon which sits 3 metres above the sea level near the south coast of Sri Lanka. Koggala itself is a small coastal town in Galle District in the Southern Province. Dotted with lots of mini islands, including Temple Island, the lake is bordered by jungle and forest that is a landscape rich in wildlife. Close by, on the ocean coast, Sri Lanka’s famous “Stilt Fishermen” can still be viewed, more for their photo opportunity rather than when they would fish this way in previous days.

13:00am – Check in to ALiLA Koggala Resort
Alila Koggala is one of Sri Lanka’s newest five-star resorts which will open in late 2018. Belinda & I have been great fans of the environmental and culturally sensitive vision of the ALiLA brand in each of the destinations they operate, ever since we commenced our Cuisine & Culture Experiences in 2003, with our first ALiLA Experiences at their ALiLA Manggis and ALiLA Ubud properties.
We have been friends with Sanjiva Gautamadasa, the General Manager of ALiLA Koggala, since working with he and his team over many years at the ALiLA Manggis property. We had the pleasure of meeting with Sanjiva during our research trip to Sri Lanka in January 2018, and he was kind enough to show us around the ALiLA Koggala project site while it was still under construction. We are looking forward to Sanjiva’s team at ALiLA Koggala looking after our group with their exceptional ALiLA Experience hospitalities we have enjoyed with them in the past.

ALiLA Koggala Location
Alila Koggala is located in southern Sri Lanka, on Koggala Lake in Habaraduwa, just five minutes from the famed Ahangama Beach and a 20-minute drive along the coast from the city of Galle and its World Heritage-listed Galle Fort. The peace and quiet of the lake and its surroundings, the sandy beaches nearby, the richly biodiverse rainforests within driving range, and the famed city of Galle and its dramatic fort make Alila Koggala an ideal base to explore and experience Sri Lanka’s local life and culture.

ALiLA Koggala Accommodation
The suites and villas at Alila Koggala will offer luxurious living in naturally beautiful surroundings with exquisite views of the lake – a heavenly setting for an exclusive lifestyle experience. Environmentally conscious architecture, interior design and landscaping immerse guests in the absolute height of contemporary comfort and thoughtful luxury.

Remainder of the afternoon at your leisure.
19:00 – Group dinner at ALiLA.

Accommodation: ALiLA Koggala
(Included Meals: B, D)

Day 10 – Monday 01 April 2019 – Galle Fort

am – Breakfast at your leisure.
09:00am – Group transfer for our exploration of beautifully preserved town of Galle and its UNESCO World Heritage Galle Fort precinct.

Galle Fort is a perfectly preserved colonial time capsule, where its quiet streets ooze old-world atmosphere, with characterful Dutch-era mansions encircled by a venerable chain of ramparts and bastions, and the crashing waves of the Indian Ocean breaking just beyond.  Built by the Dutch, beginning in 1663, Galle’s core is the Fort, a walled enclave surrounded on three sides by the ocean. Most travellers are utterly seduced by Galle’s charm & ambience, making it southern Sri Lanka’s one unmissable sight.
13:00pm – Return to ALiLA Koggala.
Remainder of the afternoon and evening at your leisure. Enjoying some relaxing time poolside or enjoy one of ALiLA Spa’s Ayurevedic treatments.

Accommodation: ALiLA Koggala
(Included Meals: B)

Day 11 – Tuesday 02 April 2019 – ALiLA Koggala

am – Breakfast at your leisure.
We have set aside today as a day of total leisure. Relax in your lakeview room or around the pool, or consult with the ALiLA Leisure Concierge Team and take part in one of their lifestyle activities such as lake fishing; lake boating; cooking class & food trails; or embark on an exclusively curated journeys that integrate indigenous nature, traditional culture and local community to meet your interests.
Afternoon and evening at your leisure.

Accommodation: ALiLA Koggala
(Included Meals: B)

DAYS 12 & 13 – COLOMBO

Day 12 – Wednesday 03 April 2019 – Geoffrey Bawa’s Lunganga Estate & Colombo

am – Breakfast at your leisure.
10:00am – Check out from ALiLA Koggala. Group Transfer to Colombo via Sri Lanka’s most influential architects, Geoffrey Bawa, and a visit to his country estate.
11:30amLunuganga Estate Tour and LunchLunuganga Estate was the country home of the renowned Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa. Started in 1947, the garden led Bawa, a lawyer called to the Bar at the Inner Temple in 1940, to decide to become an architect. As he went on to become Sri Lanka’s and one of Asia’s most prolific and influential architects, the garden at the Lunuganga estate remained his first muse and experimental laboratory for new ideas. He continued to change and experiment with its spaces and structures throughout his life until his final illness in 1998. Left to the Lunuganga Trust on his demise in 2003, the gardens are now open to the public and the buildings on the estate are run as a country house hotel.
15:00pm – Check in to our Colombo hotel – The Taj Samudra, where we have arranged Club Floor Privileges rooms for the group with seaviews over Colombo’s Galle Face Green.

17:30pm – Complimentary evening drinks at the Taj Samudra Club Lounge
Evening at your leisure. Enjoy an evening walk along Colombo’s Galle Face Green, an oceanside promenade and park in the heart of Colombo and directly opposite our hotel. Galle Face was designed in 1859 by Governor Sir Henry George Ward and was initially used for horse racing and as a golf course, but also used for cricket, polo, football, tennis and rugby.

Accommodation: Taj Samudra Colombo
(Included Meals: B, L)

Day 13 – Thursday 04 April 2019 – Colombo

am – Breakfast at your leisure.
Final full day in Colombo at your leisure. Explore Colombo’s historic Fort and Pettah areas with its old Dutch Hospital precinct and street markets; shop at some of Colombo’s famous shops including Barefoot, ODEL and Paradise Road; or simply relax around the hotel pool or enjoy a spa treatment.
17:30pm – Complimentary evening drinks at the Taj Samudra Club Lounge
20:00pm – Dinner at Colombo’s famous “Ministry of Crab” restaurant (own expense). Sri Lanka’s famous crabs are the stars at this downtown Colombo restaurant. Located in the Old Dutch Hospital, it’s owned by former cricketers Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, and chef and television personality Dharshan Munidasa. Watch your crab being cooked in an open kitchen at the top of a big, bustling room where guests don bibs and chow down. They come in various sizes, including the Crabzilla at 2kg. King prawns from the country’s rivers are also excellent, particularly those salt-grilled in the Japanese ebi shioyaki style.

Accommodation: Taj Samudra Colombo
(Included Meals: B)

Day 14 – Friday 05 April 2019 – Farewell & Departure

am – Breakfast at your leisure
12noon – Check out from the hotel. We will say goodbye to all in the group and wish safe onward travels to your next destination.
Airport Transfer – We have arranged for your transfer from the hotel to the Bandaranaike International Airport which is about one hour’s drive away. Please ensure that you don’t book any early morning flights for your departure, as you will need to depart the hotel at least 3 hours prior to your flight departure time.

“Discover Sri Lanka” Tour Inclusions

 

The following is INCLUDED:

The following is NOT INCLUDED in the price:


How to Book

If you are able to join us on our special 2019 “Discover Sri Lanka” Cuisine & Culture Experience, please contact us on 08 9228 0507 or email urbanprovider@icloud.com to secure your places and request a Booking Form or please download the following “Discover Sri Lanka” Booking Form (PDF) – 2019 Discover Vietnam Booking Form
Booking Deposit:An $AUD950 non-refundable* BOOKING DEPOSIT is required to hold a booking for the tour, at the time of your reservation. *Booking Deposits are used to pay necessary accommodation deposits with our Sri Lankan accommodation providers. *We are able to refund any Booking Deposits if we can fill your cancelled places with another traveller)
Booking Deadline: Thursday 01 July 2018 (or while places remain)
Final Payment:Payment in full is required at least 90 days prior to departure. (Final Payment Due: December 23rd 2018)
We look forward to hosting you on tour. Please don’t hesitate in contacting us should you have any questions about any aspects of our “Discover Sri Lanka” Experience.
Ayubowam,
Nico & Belinda Moretti
Cooking Passions Cooking School
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