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14 Days | 13 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Meals: 31 total, 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 10 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Hotel Galle Face: Colombo, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The Galle Face Hotel is located in the heart of the city, bordering the Indian Ocean, allowing many rooms to have panoramic views. The hotel was built by British Entrepreneurs in 1864 is a Luxuruy Heritage masterpiece boasting Victorian architecture.

Contact info:
2, Galle road,
Habarana, Sri Lanka
phone: +(941) 125-410-10/16
web: www.gallefacehotel.com/

Room amenities: Air-conditioned room with a garden view, refrigerator, mini-bar, TV and IDD facilities. Optional garden view with a/c, T.V. attached private bathroom with hot/cold water, hair drier and local/IDD facilities direct from the room.

Facility amenities: 9 restaurants and 4 bars, Specialty restaurants, Wine Lounge combined with an underground wine cellar, 3 grand ballrooms and 6 function rooms, Wedding and Conference facilities, Galle Face Hotel Spa, a 20,000 sq. ft. spa inclusive of Colombo's largest saltwater swimming pool and gymnasium, Business Centre offering all Secretarial facilities, A Salon, Laundry Services, A Museum and Art Gallery

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: TBA
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for additional information.

Chaaya Village Habarana: Habarana, 3 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Like a well-disguised tree with thirsty widespread roots reaching far and wide to drink from the closest brook, Chaaya Village Habarana lies sprawled across 27 acres of luxuriant land bordering a stunning lake. Habarana is situated 176 km from Colombo in the heart of Sri Lanka's cultural triangle and is part of the Anuradhapura District. The hotel's cozy cottages, inspired by the typical thatched roof huts found locally, lie in clusters with low roofs and brownish yellow exteriors. The paint used is specially mixed with mud, in true native fashion, to ensure the facade is in harmony with nature.

Contact info:
PO Box 01
Harbarana, Sri Lanka
phone: +946-6227-0047
web: www.chaayahotels.com/ChaayaVillage.htm

Room amenities: Superior rooms have air-conditioning, mini bar, cable TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, open lounge bar, conference room, room service, IDD/local direct dialing in rooms, internet facilities, laundry service, gift shop, swimming pool, tennis court, gym and Ayurveda health center.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Chaaya Citadel Kandy: Kandy, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Chaaya Citadel Kandy is constructed in the place of the former Dunuvila Wallauwa (The ancestral home of the Dunivila family). Dunuvila, one of the King's Ministers, lived here with his extended family. And, as the legend goes the King of Kandy would make it a point to break journey at this very location whenever he passed by in his boat. It is said that he did not simply stop to rest, but to bathe in the river and spend some time at the Wallauwa. An old family photograph of the original Wallauwa still hangs at the entrance to the hotel.

Contact info:
124 Srimath Kuda Ratwatte
Kandy, Sri Lanka
phone: +94 (0)8-1223-4365
web: www.chaayahotels.com/ChaayaCitadel.htm

Room amenities: Superior rooms have air conditioning, Cable TV, Mini bar, in-room safes and telephone with IDD facilities, a balcony with outdoor-style seating, Glass shower cubical, Hair Dryers & complimentary toiletries Complimentary Tea/Coffee making facilities

Facility amenities: Restaurants, swimming pool,

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya: Nuwara Eliya, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: It may be the 21st century, but colonial splendor still reigns in all its past glory at the Grand Hotel. Built in 1891, this was the palatial residence of the former Governor of Sri Lanka, Sir Edward Barnes; today this hotel offers comfort and the best of traditions from the ‘good old days’ to all who seek the charms of our famed hill country landmark.

Contact info:
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
phone: +94-52-2222881/7
Room amenities: Air conditioned , Telephone with IDD, Cable TV, Tea and coffee making facilities, Mini fridge, Hair dryer, Complimentary toiletries, Hot and cold water.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

The Safari Hotel: Yala National Park, 2 nights
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: There are 47 Superior Rooms and three spacious suites all with lake views. 13 of the superior rooms have private balconies overlooking the lake. Room interiors are stylishly decorated in hues of black, white and saffron and furnished with double beds. The suites are spacious and also consist of a lounge and dining area.

Contact info:
No : 02, Galle Road, Colombo 3
Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka
phone: +0094-11-5634573
Room amenities: Standard in-room facilities include a/c, overhead fans, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, tea/coffee facility, mini-bar, and safety locker. Ensuite bathrooms have h/w rain showers.

Facility amenities: The main restaurant has indoor and outdoor dining overlooking the swimming pool and lake beyond. Traditional Sri Lankan cuisine, Indian, and Western cuisine is served here. Ceylon Hotels Corporation properties are well known for serving tasty Sri Lankan rice and curries and The Safari holds up this tradition. The bar serves a range of alcoholic beverages. Other hotel facilities include wifi internet, travel desk, room service, laundry service, swimming pool set amidst lush tropical gardens, and boat rides on the Tissa Lake. Nature lovers will enjoy spotting the numerous species of birds that inhabit the small island just in front of the hotel.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Goldi Sands Hotel Negombo: Negombo, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
Ethukala, Negombo, Sri Lanka
phone: +94 31 2279021
web: www.goldisands.com

Room amenities: Each room has Satellite TV offering international channels and all local channels, Tea making facilities and Safety Deposit Lockers. Mini fridges. Bathrooms have Hot & Cold water shower and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Hotel services include 24hr room service, doctor on call, IDD, Internet facilities, foreign currency encashment and laundry service.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: TBD
Please call Travel Services at 1-800-241-1404 to inquire about post night rates.

The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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31 meals: 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 10 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
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