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DISCOVER Sri Lankan Pre-Extension Enjoy a fabulous 6-night half board pre-extension to your Sri Lankan adventure from 899, travelling from Chilaw on the dramatic Indian Ocean to the shores of the tranquil east coast. Spend your first night at Anantaya Resort & Spa (4Q) before setting off to spot wildlife in the Wilpattu National Park and spending two nights in the luxurious Ulagalla Resort (4Q+). Once the ancestral estate of Anuradhapura nobility, you will stay in elegant chalets with stunning views of the surrounding wilderness and a private plunge pool. From here, you move on to Pasikuda on the east coast for a three-night stay at Uga Bay (4Q). Here, safe warm seas are perfect for swimming and snorkeling. This is the perfect way to work up to your main tour. Pictured above: The towering Sigiriya Rock Fortress; Colourfully robed Buddhist monks; Look out for leopards; Elephants go paddling Please note: in 2019 stay instead at the Araliya Green City Hotel (3Q). Day 8: Nuwara Eliya-Udawalawe-Yala. See orphaned elephants being fed at the Elephant Transit Home at Udawalawe. Then head for the grasslands, and mangrove forests of the south coast for a three-night stay at Cinnamon Wild Yala (3Q). B, D Day 9: Yala National Park and Kataragama. Go on a jeep safari in wildlife-rich Yala National Park with a knowledgeable local guide to see elephants, water-buffalo, monkeys, crocodile, all manner of exotic bird life, and perhaps even a leopard. In the evening visit the holy town of Kataragama, one of the 16 places consecrated by Buddha. Here visit the Shrine of Lord Skanda, and the Buddhist temple of Kiri Vehera that dates back to the 3rd century. B, L, D Day 10: Yala. Live the high life and enjoy a champagne breakfast while wildlife watching from the hotel's observation deck. B, D Day 11: Bundala-Galle-Beruwala. Look for spoonbill and pelican at the Bundala Bird Sanctuary, then head for the former Dutch-colonial trading port of Galle for a walking tour of this atmospheric UNESCO-listed city. Stay three-nights all inclusive in a tranquil beachside location at Cinnamon Bey (4Q+). . B, D Day 12: Beruwala. Perhaps join an optional river safari excursion to look for water monitors, bats and bee catchers including a visit to a cinnamon plantation and moonstone mine, or alternatively visit a turtle hatchery. B, L, D Day 13: Beruwala. At leisure. B, L, D Day 14: Beruwala-UK. Transfer to Colombo Airport for your return flight. B Please note: This tour involves some long but rewarding journeys. If in any doubt as to its suitability, please speak to our Travel Consultants. If Yala National Park is closed due to drought visit Udawalawe National Park instead. Exclusively for solo travellers 13 nights from 3099 departing October 10, 2018 (3149 3099), January 2 (3149), March 20 (3149), October 23 (3049), 2019. Holiday code: AF250. Extend your holiday Sri Lanka's `Gold Coast'. 4 nights from 449. All inclusive. Extend your stay at the Cinnamon Bey. Dubai. 3 nights from 279. Including breakfast. Before your tour, stay at the Arabian Courtyard Hotel and Spa (4Q) in the heart of Dubai (available only when flying with Emirates). Single room supplement (per person, per night): from 53. Upgrade to the JA Ocean View Hotel (4Q+), for a supplement. Prices from: Sep 19 Oct 24 Nov 7 Jan 9, 2019 Jan 16 Jan 23 Feb 6, 13, 27 Mar 13 Mar 27 Apr 3 Jun 12 Sep 4 Oct 9 Nov 6 13 nights Limited availability 2549 2599 2549 2599 2649 2649 2649 2549 2449 2149 2449 2549 2599 Sri Lankan Adventure. Holiday code: SRI70. All prices are s per person based on two people sharing, include savings as as advertised and may only be available for a limited number of bookings. Prices may change and current prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. Please see the enclosed Essential Information. Optional travel insurance: A reduction of 65 applies if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights see page 165 for details Includes one night aboard aircraft. Single rooms: supplement (per person, per tour): 499 (Apr 3-Jun 12, 2019); 549 (Sep 19-Oct 24, 2018, Sep 4, Oct 9, 2019); 599 (Jan 9, 16, Mar 27, 2019); 649 (Nov 7, 2018, Feb 27-Mar 13, Nov 6, 2019); 699 (Jan 23, 2019), 749 (Feb 6, 13, 2019), subject to availability. For the latest prices and offers, visit saga.co.uk TRAVEL INFORMATION: Prices based on the scheduled services of Sri Lankan Airlines from Heathrow to Colombo, alternatively fly from Gatwick to Colombo via Dubai with the scheduled services of Emirates for a supplement. To travel from your local airport or take advantage of our flight upgrade deals (both subject to availability and extra charges may apply), please see the flight information at the back of this brochure or call for details. Domestic flights are available as part of Saga's VIP door-to-door travel service see page 165 for details. To book call our trade reservations team FREE on 0800 074 8021 145