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Encounter Sri Lanka

Solo Travellers 45 Years & Over
Saturday 14 - Friday 28 October 2017 ex Colombo


Trip Month October 2017
Duration: 14 days
Status: Bookings open
Destinations: Negombo, Dambulla, Madulkelle, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Galle, Colombo
Trip Style: Small deluxe group tour
Accommodation: Quality hotels
Prices: $3675 twin share or $4635 for your own room. Airfares additional. See prices page for full details
Transport: Minivan,Train,Boat
Pace: 3
a moderate to fast pace, some free time but quite a busy schedule
Group Size: maximum
Trip Code: srilanka17-10

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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. After, journey to the hill country of Sri Lanka’s Central Province, with an overnight stay in the picturesque town of Nuwara Eliya, reminding many visitors of a ‘little England’.

From the hills, we make our way down to Udawalawe National Park, including a jeep safari to see the elephant population. On our final leg of our discovery, we have a south coast visit of the old fort city of Galle, enjoying a relaxing two night stay at our resort hotel before a final night in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo.

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
  • Daily full breakfast
  • 3 lunches
  • 1 high tea
  • 10 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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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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