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Encounter Sri Lanka

Solo Travellers 40 to 64 years
Saturday 15 - Friday 28 July 2017 ex Colombo

HOLIDAY FACTS

Trip Month July 2017
Duration: 14 days
Status: Bookings open
Destinations: Negombo, Dambulla, Madulkelle, Galle, Bentota, Colombo
Trip Style: Small deluxe group tour
Accommodation: Quality hotels
Prices:
Transport: Minivan,Train,Boat
Pace: 3
a moderate to fast pace, some free time but quite a busy schedule
Group Size: maximum 12
Trip Code: srilanka17-7

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Sri Lanka is abundant in culture, ancient history, white sandy beaches, lush leafy tea plantations, and the warm hospitality of the Sri Lankan people. And for many, the major highlight is the proliferation of the elephant population in the National Parks of Sri Lanka.

A tropical island, shaped liked a tear drop, off the south east coast of India, is an easy to reach destination from Australia and makes for the ideal two week trip. Arriving to the country’s capital, Colombo, there’s a two night stay in the nearby coastal town of Negombo before the group makes its way to the cultural triangle. On the way, there’s a special visit to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.  Then, from ancient culture, it’s onto to the highlands for a fine cup of tea at our unique boutique eco lodge, where we enjoy an easy pace two night stay , before visiting the city of Kandy.  

We make our way from the highlands to Udawalawe National Park, including a jeep safari to see the elephant population. As we make our way back to the capital, we have a south coast visit of the old fort city of Galle.  We wind up the journey, with a relaxing three night resort stay on the Sri Lanka’s south west coast.

During your Sri Lankan encounter you’ll enjoy the country’s unique cuisine plus there’s time to enjoy some unique Ayurveda spa treatments.

Inclusions

 

  • 13 nights of accommodation, including a 5 star three night resort stay
  • Daily full breakfast
  • 3 lunches
  • 9 dinners including a welcome and farewell dinner
  • English speaking Sri Lankan national group tour leader
  • 1 train journey
  • Transportation by air-conditioned mini-van tourist vehicle
  • Tours and excursions as per itinerary
  • Free wi-fi on the tour vehicle
  • Porterage, service charges and government tax
  • Bottled water during touring (2 bottles per day)
  • Maximum group size 12
  • Airport transfers (group flight) # 

    # airport transfer provided for nominated group flight, booked with us as part of your package

SRI LANKA TRAVEL GUIDE


Roommates

Take advantage of great savings when you choose to share a room. Our roommate matching option means you can take advantage of the twin share room rate.

Age-matched holidays

All our trips are age-matched so it's more likely you will travel with other like-minded single travellers. Popular age groups include 40 to 59 years and 45 years & over.

Testimonials

Kangaroo Island Walk April 2017

April 2017

'Kangaroo Island was THE GREAT ESCAPE from the rat race. Staying up at the lighthouse in heritage listed houses was a step back in time. No internet, phones, tv, wifi ... just  sitting and conversing with like minded people was quite refreshing;  connecting with each other one on one with no interruptions of any kind.  The island is absolutely beautiful with the most gorgeous sunsets that photos do not do justice too...you have to be there to experience them in all their glory.  It was great to connect with nature on such an intimate level. '

Sally, 53
Wollongong, NSW
Great Ocean Road Walk

April 2017

'Great ocean road walk beautiful views seen only by walking the track well maintained had the best time.'

Wilma, 55 years
VIC
Fraser Island Walk

April 2017

'I am not a regular walker but maintain my fitness. Fraser Island walk is very achievable for novices like myself, with options to go further if your the hard core walker.  A beautiful island with scenery that is breathtaking.  At the end destination of some of our walks an amazing freshwater lake surrounded by white sand to cool off. I would highly recommend this tour. '

Marisa, 56 years
Brisbane, QLD
Fraser Island Walk

April 2017

'The 3 main reasons I book my holidays with Encounter: 
- everything is organised for me 
- safety & company of a group 
- age appropriate'

Rose, 50 years
Melbourne, VIC
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'Serenity in the sandy bush of Fraser Island with cool fresh swimming lakes to cool off in after long walks. Awesome 4WD travel too!'

Sarah 46 years
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'The Great Ocean Walk holiday was a great introduction to singles tours and walking holidays. Being in a small group with people of a similar age enabled everyone to get to know each other. Would most definitely look at another walking holiday in the future.'

Janene, 44 years
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Tasmanian Highlights

March 2017

'A great holiday, great company and good value for money.'

Peter Van Ross, 60+
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March 2017

'Thank you Encounter.  This was my first holiday, my first time out of Queensland, and what a joy it was.  Best decision I ever made.'

Trudi V., 45
QLD
Tasmanian Highlights

March 2017

'Highlights of Tasmania was excellent. Excellent food, touring, sightseeing and company. Loved it!'

Linda, 56
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Discover North India February 2017

February 2017

'The India trip was fantastic. We saw the best of Northern India in good company and with a very knowledgeable guide and a driver that made us all laugh. India can be confronting for some but we always felt safe and well looked after. One of the best trips I have ever taken!'

Marilyn, 62 years
Melbourne, VIC
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Encounter Travel provides holidays for solo travellers. Since 2006 we've been creating tour, cruise and resort packages for solo travellers that like to share their travel experiences. Visiting destinations across Australia and around the globe our holidays include short tropical escapes, leisurely touring, cruises and active walking trips.   


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