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Sri Lanka for Epworth Freemasons Maternity Unit

13/04/2018 - 22/04/2018

A land of misty highlands and tea plantations, dense jungles and national parks, Sri Lanka is a truly amazing country to explore. From the palm fringed west coast, we travel to Pinnawala to witness large herds of Elephants and start our activities with a jungle trek to the mystical Ritgala Mountains and archaeological site. We continue to the rock fortress of Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa ‑ the medieval capital of Sri Lanka, before heading to the hill town of Kandy with its splendid botanical gardens and lush tea plantations. We then travel to the colonial hill station of Nuwara Eliya before enjoy a walking in the Horton Plains, the only National Park in the hill country and view the Baker’s Falls Water Falls. We continue to Ella and undertake two challenging climbs of Little Adam’s Peak and Ella Rock before continuing to the Uda Walawe National Park. Our trip ends with a visit to the port city of Galle before exploring Colombo. A stunning exploration of Sri Lanka staying in lovely character filled hotels.

Dates: 13th – 22nd April 2018
Trip duration: 10 days
Days walking: 6 days
Location: Sri Lanka
Challenge grade: Introductory
Accommodation: Hotels
Cost: $4,490.00 (includes $2500 in fundraising)
Beneficiaries: Maternity patients and their babies at Epworth HealthCare

• Seeing elephants at Pinnawala National Park
• Dambulla Cave Temple
• Climbing Sigiriya Rock Fortress
• Time spent in the hill capital of Kandy and the Royal Botanical Gardens
• Viewing large herds of elephants in a jeep
• Safari of Uda Walawe National Park
• Optional climbs of Little Adams Peak and Ella Rock
• Galles Dutch Fortress
• Time at leisure at coastal town Ahangama

Day 1 Fly Australia to Colombo, transfer to hotel
Day 2 Drive to Sigiriya via Pinnawala, Ritgala Jungle trek
Day 3 Climb The Rock Fortress of Sigiriya, Drive to Kandy
Day 4 Sightseeing in Kandy Including Sacred Tooth Temple
Day 5 Travel by train to Nanu Oya, drive to Nuwara Eliya
Day 6 Walk Horton Plains, transfer to Ella, climb Little Adam’s Peak
Day 7 Climb Ella Rock, Game Drive in Udalalawe National Park
Day 8 Transfer To Colombo via Tangalle and Galle
Day 9 Explore Colombo, fly to Melbourne
Day 10 Arrive Australia

Trip Includes
Airfares ex Melbourne to Colombo in economy class
Experienced bi-lingual local guide on whole tour
8 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 8 dinners
Accommodation in good quality hotels
Airport transfers
All internal transport by air conditioned deluxe private vehicle
English speaking local leader
Game drives by private jeep with animal tracker
All sightseeing and site entry fees as listed

Not included
Sri Lanka Visa if required
Travel insurance (compulsory)

Hotels (or similar)
Rani Beach Hotel Negombo
Village Habarana by Cinnamon
Earls Regent Hotel Kandy
BlackPool Hotel Eliya
Ella Mount Heaven Hotel or Heavens Edge Hotel Ella
Grand Udawalawe Hotel Udawalawe Mirage Hotel Colombo

Recommended Group Flights
13 April 18 TG466 Melbourne to Bangkok Depart 1525 Arrive 2035
13 April 18 TG307 Bangkok to Colombo Depart 2215 Arrive 0010 + 1
22 April 18 TG308 Colombo to Bangkok Depart 0120 Arrive 0615
22 April 18 TG461 Bangkok to Melbourne Depart 0810 Arrive 2000

Kathryn Johnston, Epworth Medical Foundation 03 9426 6359
Embed link: mailto:kathryn.johnston@epworth.org.au

Further information
Download a detailed itineraryof the Epworth Sri Lanka Challenge

Register online with $200 deposit with our travel partner Huma Challenges



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Kathryn Johnston
03 9426 6359

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