Luxe On A Budget Tours:
India & Sri Lanka
07 - 17th November 2020
Special Digital Creatives Tour!
Two countries, two awe-inspiring itineraries; welcome to the beautiful south-east Asian countries of India and Sri Lanka!
Apart from being a beach lover's paradise, Sri Lanka boasts swarths of lush jungle and wildlife whilst India is foodie heaven with a distinct culture.
Luxe On A Budget Tours is peeling back the veil on India and Sri Lanka and giving you access to dream bigger, travel deeper and discover more.
4 to 5-star accommodation in India and Sri Lanka
One-way flight from Jaipur, India to Colombo, Si Lanka
Welcome 'into the jungle' dinner and farewell breakfast
Visit to New Dehli, Old Dehli, Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and more
Visit to Sigiriya fortress, Kandy train, Bentota beach and more
Rice fields cycle tour and overnight jungle resort glamping
Group videographer and 2 x photoshoot package
Join us as we lift the veil and introduce you to two of South East Asia's most famed countries; India and Sri Lanka. Individually, each country plays host to a beautiful array of natural landscapes, unique wildlife and vibrant cultures that just demands interaction. So be prepared to create numerous memories, join us for a trip of a lifetime!
Welcome to Luxe On A Budget India and Sri Lanka tour!
On arrival at New Dehli airport, we will receive a warm welcome by our local tour operator partner Indian Holiday PVT and thereafter be transported to our 5-star accommodation at The Lalit Hotel.
Relax, settle in and enjoy the hotel's facilities before later joining the rest of the travel club travellers for welcome drinks at the hotel's award-winning bar.
An action-packed morning of sightseeing in Old Delhi awaits: we'll explore Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, take a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk and visit the Raj Ghat -the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi.
In the afternoon, discover the modern city of New Delhi! We are touring the city, discovering fine examples of Indo-Islamic architecture amongst other historical sights. Plenty of opportunities for vibrant city landscape photo-ops along the way.
NEW DEHLI TO AGRA
We're on the move!
After an appetizing breakfast, we will check out and drive to Agra, the other city of love and home to one of the seven world wonders, the famous Taj Mahal, Agra draws tourists in with its stunning combination of World UNESCO heritage sites, unique cuisine and art and culture displays.
Check-in to the Taj Hotel and the day is at your leisure for solo exploration! The Digital Creatives 'Basics of Visual Storytelling' Masterclass will run this afternoon.
AGRA TO JAIPUR
It's not every day that you get to tick a world wonder off the bucket list; today, we will be treated to a sunrise view of the stunning Taj Mahal. Beating the crowds requires an early morning rise but we promise, it'll be worth it the lack of beauty sleep!
Late afternoon, we are departing from Agra and embarking to Jaipur - with a quick photo stop at Fatehpur Sikri, the red sandstone Mughal palatial complex on the way.
Arrive in Jaipur and check in to the Raddison Blu Jaipur Hotel, the rest of the day is at your leisure.
Steady those cameras, today promises some of the most incredible visuals you will find in India with a visit to the jaw-dropping Amber Fort, the City Palace complex and finally, Jantar Mantar, the ancient astronomical observatory built by the Maharaja of Jaipur which is the largest stone observatory in the world. These sites are all wonderful examples of Hindu and Muslim architecture and ornamentation,
The rest of the day is at your leisure - relax, top up your tans by the hotel pool or indulge in a spa pampering session (or five!)
JAIPUR TO COLOMBO
COLOMBO TO SIGIRIYA
After 5 days of warm hospitality, it's time to say goodbye to India and head off to our next destination - Sri Lanka! On arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport in capital Colombo, we will be greeted by a representative of our local tour operator partners Indian Holiday PVT and transferred to Kassapa Lions Hotel in Sigiriya.
En-route, why not stop by a local street vendor for a king coconut?! We are in paradise after all. Spend the afternoon exploring but don't wander far, the group are invited for a traditional bush BBQ welcome dinner at the hotel.
Today is going to be ACTIVE so grab those water bottles and let's go!
The day begins by touring the ancient ruins in Polonnaruwa. After we'll meet our cycling guide for an incredibly scenic bicycle ride through coconut cultivation fields and rice paddies... keep an eye out for exotic birds, grey buffalos and friendly monkeys.
Stop by a local host house for a delicious village lunch before visiting Sigiriya to climb the world-famous UNESCO Sigiriya rock fortress. Instagram worthy to say the least!
SIGIRIYA TO MEEMURE
Rise and shine, this morning we are driving to Ranamuregama via Bakamuna in order to experience the best of the Sri Lankan jungle in an overnight semi-luxury glamping stay at Wild Glamping Resorts. Meeting our tour guide, we'll trek to a remote village in Meemure, tucked away in the Knuckles mountain range.
Spend the rest of your day at leisure, explore the surroundings and enjoy a delicious moonlit dinner under the stars with the group.
MEEMURE TO KANDY
KANDY TO BENTOTA
Kandy, the popular charming hill capital of Sri Lanka is our destination today. The insta-famous train ride to Kandy is breathtaking as this UNESCO city is surrounded by lush green tea plantations, deep valleys, rivers, lakes and waterfalls.
Upon reaching Kandy, we'll visit the much-famed Temple of the Tooth and afterwards enjoy a drive to Upper lake observation point of the city followed by a tour of the city on foot. When we've wiled away a few hours in this beautiful city, the journey will continue on to Bentota beach where we'll check into Ekho Surf Hotels.
The day is at your leisure!
After an action-packed ride through India and Sri Lanka, unwind on the golden sands of Bentota where optional water sports, deep-sea fishing or beachfront massages can be arranged.
NB - Guests checking out today can arrange a private one-way shuttle to the airport.
BENTOTA TO AIRPORT
Alas, the Luxe On A Budget India and Sri Lanka tour is over.
Join the rest of the travel club for a farewell breakfast at the hotel before transferring to Colombo airport via shared shuttle.
Until we meet again, safe travels Luxers!
book this tour if:
The opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich South Asian cultures excites
Your bucket list involves ticking off one of the oldest World Wonders
Your foodie tastebuds are tingling to experience authentic cuisine
Adventure and incredible landscapes are calling your name
11 days / 10 nights accommodation in 4-5* accommodation on a twin-sharing basis (single supplement charge)
Daily breakfast / welcome dinner in Colombo Sri Lanka / farewell dinner in Bentota Sri Lanka
Local village lunch experience in Sri Lanka (day 7) and dinner at Wilding Glamping (day 8)
Cost of all the activities listed above including monument fees and heritage site passes
An English speaking facilitator with the group for all tour days including regional guides
Group videographer (additional charge for personal use)
One-way flight (economy class) from India to Sri Lanka
All road transport in comfortable private AC Coach
Visa and passport fees
Travel / contents insurance
Activities not listed above
Meals, drinks not lised above
Digital Creatives Masterclasses (additional fee)
Personal expenses and mandatory tips/gratuities
Any additional expenses incurred due to any flight delay or cancellation, weather conditions, political closures, technical faults etc.
OPTION TO JOIN EITHER INDIA (5 DAYS) OR SRI LANKA (6 DAYS) SEPERATELY; PLEASE ENQUIRE AT TIME OF BOOKING
India & Sri Lanka
07-17th November 2020 | £1350 / $1800 full | £150 /$200 deposit
Monthly payment plan available; last payment due 4 weeks prior to arrival date. Booking deposit non-refundable.
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