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Encounter Sri Lanka

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


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
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.



  • 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



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.

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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.


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'Not only was my holiday great value for money, it was well organised and thoroughly enjoyable.  A lovely group of fellow travellers made it an experience I will treasure forever.'

Michelle, 53
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'I have just returned from my Italian Splendour trip. It was a fantastic holiday. Seeing historical sites, going on walking tours through cities. The highlight dinners were amazing. Everything was organised extremely well. Most importantly were the friends I made. We were like one big family!'

Kerry, 61 years
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'I would definitely recommend Encounter Travel - I went on the Italian Splendour May 2017 tour (22 days).  I loved every minute of this adventure.  Our italian guide and driver enabled us to easily immerse into the fabulous culture and lifestyle of Italy.  Having a small group of 15 allowed us easy access to everything (less waiting times) and we soon became friends while exploring the magical cities of Italy.  I felt safe and totally pampered the entire time!  The hotels we stayed in and the restaurants we dined at were first class.  I left my heart in Italy.'

Tracey, 53 years
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Sandra, 66
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'What an amazing trip to Italy. If you had told me that 15 complete strangers could be thrown together in a foreign country and all hit it off so easily I would never have believed it. It was nice to have 2 or 3 nights in each stop and not be moving on each day. From the history of Rome, to the stunning Amalfi coast, picturesque Venice, lunch under the Tuscan sun, vinegar tasting in Modena and relaxing at Lake Maggiore......every day was pure joy. I had looked at this trip for a couple of years before taking the plunge and booking it. A trip to remember for years to come and I have also made some fantastic new life long friends.'

Leanne ,56 years
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'What a wonderful way to see Italy. I had a magical holiday with the most amazing people. Thank you.'

Cay, 65 years
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'Wonderful tour,  we visited many wonderful places, tour guide was excellent, as were the group, we had lots of laughs, and good times together, Good Hotels and food was excellent, would recommend this tour, and will definitely travel with Encounter again.'

Chris, 68 years
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'I loved travelling around Italy with like minded fun people. The country is a must see and the Encounter tour was well planned and organised in every respect. I can't wait to go on another similar tour!'

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'I had a great time. Not only did I meet some lovely people but we were always on the go, discovering exotic new cities, customs and cultures. Excellent holiday as everything was very well organised.'

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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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