Slings, Temples and Tea Trails Slings, Temples and Tea Trails

Slings, Temples and Tea Trails

Join us for a cultural exploration on this 27-night experience commencing with 3 nights at Raffles Singapore, a hotel that requires no introduction. Meet fellow travelers at our welcome dinner and enjoy the revitalized Raffles before boarding the all-inclusive Crystal Serenity on the 25th of March  2023. Commanding the world’s great oceans with grace, Crystal Serenity enchants with an unrivaled chic elegance. Discover the superb cuisine, welcoming hospitality and gorgeous suites and staterooms of The World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line. Indulge in cuisine of Michelin-level envy, crafted by Crystal’s own award-winning chefs.

You’ll spend 14-nights onboard the all-inclusive Crystal Serenity visiting exotic destinations such as Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, Phuket and Chennai (formerly Madras) as well as a 2 night stay in Yangon where we’ve included an exclusive in-depth Latitude 33 tour.

In Colombo we’ll embark on a 10 night luxury tour of this fascinating island. Our CEO Brett has been to Sri Lanka and has curated this tour personally. With Brett’s knowledge, we have taken the liberty of chartering private planes for the longer transitions to avoid long and arduous road transfers.

As part of the tour, we’ll be staying at 3 of the Dilmah Family owned, all-inclusive Relais & Chateaux properties. Brett personally knows Malik, one of the sons of the Dilmah family - so you know it will be a special experience.
We look forward to welcoming you on yet another unique and exciting Latitude 33 Tour.

Destinations: Asia, Sri Lanka

Commencing: Singapore

Duration: 27 nights

Departure Date: 22 Mar 2023

Pricing: from $22,151

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Highlights

 

 

Luxury 5 Star Hotel | Raffles Hotel Singapore

  • 3 night stopover at the revitalised Raffles Hotel 
  • Welcome dinner 

Crystal Serenity | Enchants with an unrivaled chic elegance​

  • 14 nights Singapore to Colombo
  • Unlimited fine wines, premium spirits and champagne
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Butler service for every suite including twice daily housekeeping
  • 24 hour room service
  • Pre-paid gratuities and concierge services included
  • 1:1.7 Staff to guest ratio
  • Michelin-inspired cuisine

Latitude 33 Sri Lanka Experience | Sri Lanka in style

  • 10 night tour taking in the highlights of Sri Lanka
  • All sightseeing on tours
  • Private Charter flights to/from Hatton
  • Most meals
  • All baggage handling 
  • All meals and beverages at Tea Trails and Wild Coast Lodge
  • Special farewell dinner at Residence by Uga
  • Two safari entrances and jeeps at Wild Coast Lodge
 

Full Itinerary

click through the days of your journey

  • Raffles

    Day 01

    Wednesday 22 Mar 2023

    Australia | Singapore

    Welcome to Singapore! On arrival, you'll be met and transferred to your hotel to spend the evening at your leisure. Opened in 1887, Raffles Singapore is the flagship property of Raffles Hotels & Resorts and is one of the few remaining great 19th century hotels in the world.

    Raffles Hotel

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    Day 02

    Thursday 23 Mar 2023

    Singapore

    After breakfast, take an optional introductory tour to discover the lovely island state of Singapore. Tonight we will gather for our welcome dinner.

    Raffles Hotel (B/D)

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    Day 03

    Friday 24 Mar 2023

    Singapore

    Today is a day at leisure to do what you please. You may want to explore this fascinating city more or relax in the surrounds of the old-world charm of the hotel, the decision is yours.

    Raffles Hotel (B)

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    Day 04

    Saturday 25 Mar 2023

    Singapore | Embark

    Upon check out you will be transferred to the port to board Crystal Serenity.

    Commanding the world’s great oceans with grace, Crystal Serenity enchants with an unrivaled chic elegance. Discover the superb cuisine, welcoming hospitality and gorgeous suites and staterooms of The World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line.

    Crystal Serenity (B/L/D)

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    Day 05

    Sunday 26 Mar 2023

    Kuala Lumpur (Port Kelang), Malaysia

    Bustling Port Kelang is the principal port of entry for Malaysia. The country's capital, Kuala Lumpur, is a surprisingly modern city of domes, minarets and spacious, tree-lined avenues. Her symbols of faith are visible at the Jamek Mosque, the city's birthplace.

    Crystal Serenity (B/L/D)

  • Langkaw

    Day 06

    Monday 27 Mar 2023

    Langkawi, Malaysia

    If you haven’t heard much about Langkawi, you soon will. Situated in the Andaman Sea off the coast of mainland Malaysia the area is rich in exotic wildlife and fringed by white-sand beaches. Langkawi Island is the only isle in the archipelago with any significant human population and settlement, welcoming visitors with forest-covered mountains, verdant rice paddies, hidden lagoons and limestone escarpments. This is a cosmopolitan hotspot as well, with trendy eateries and duty-free status making Langkawi a shoppers’ and diners’ paradise.

    Crystal Serenity (B/L/D)

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    Day 07

    Tuesday 28 Mar 2023

    Phuket, Thailand

    Residents call Phuket "The Pearl of the South," and one visit to this green, sun-soaked island in the Andaman Sea will show you why. The coast is a succession of magnificent beaches, the forested interior boasts virgin rain forests and numerous cacao, pineapple, and rubber plantations. The culture is a distinctive blend of Portuguese, Chinese and indigenous Chao Naam: a proud, seafaring people.

    Crystal Serenity (B/L/D)

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    Day 08

    Wednesday 29 Mar 2023

    Cruising the Andaman Sea

    With your day onboard, why not further your knowledge through enrichment workshops featuring thought leaders, world-class experts and lecturers. Learn a new skill or simply relax by the pool.

    Crystal Serenity (B/L/D)

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    Day 09

    Thursday 30 Mar 2023

    Yangon, Myanmar

    Yangon (formerly known as Rangoon) is the largest city in Myanmar (formerly Burma). A mix of British colonial architecture, modern high-rises and gilded Buddhist pagodas define its skyline. Its famed Shwedagon Paya, a huge, shimmering pagoda complex, draws thousands of pilgrims annually. The city's other notable religious sites include the Botataung and Sule pagodas, both housing Buddhist relics.

     

    Crystal Serenity (B/L/D)

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    Day 10

    Friday 31 Mar 2023

    Yangon, Myanmar

    Through its decades of self-isolation, the unspoiled country of Yangon, Myanmar has retained its charm, fascinating traditions and the irresistible politeness of its people. Home to the spectacular Shwedagon Pagoda, colonial-era building, shophouses and jazz-age mansions, this developing city is full of traditional and modern contradictions.

    Crystal Serenity (B/L/D)

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    Day 11

    Saturday 01 Apr 2023

    Yangon, Myanmar

    Yangon boasts the largest number of colonial-era buildings in Southeast Asia, and has a unique colonial-era urban core that is remarkably intact. The colonial-era commercial core is centered around the Sule Pagoda, which is reputed to be over 2,000 years old. The city is also home to the gilded Shwedagon Pagoda – Myanmar's most sacred Buddhist pagoda.

     

    Crystal Serenity (B/L/D)

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    Day 12

    Sunday 02 Apr 2023

    Cruising the Andaman Sea

    Enjoy access to premier entertainment and world-class performances from around the world. Catch A-list movies in the theatre or find your seat in the Galaxy Lounge to enjoy lavish Broadway-inspired shows.

    Crystal Serenity (B/L/D)

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    Day 13

    Monday 03 Apr 2023

    Port Blair, Andaman Islands, India

    The Andaman Islands float like emeralds in the Bay of Bengal, with their lushly forested interiors wrapped in ribbons of golden beach. Port Blair on South Andaman Island is the archipelago's capital, and home to the Anthropological Museum, showcasing the history of the island's people, and the Cellular Jail, a colonial prison turned national memorial. Nearby attractions include Mount Harriet National Park, a bird watcher's paradise, and Havelock Island, with its iconic Elephant Beach.

    Crystal Serenity (B/L/D)

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    Day 14

    Tuesday 04 Apr 2023

    Cruising the Bay of Bengal

    Fuel your spirit at the state-of-the-art fitness center, invigorate your mind with complimentary yoga, mat Pilates and more, try personal training or find your bliss at the Feng Shui-inspired Crystal Life Spa.

    Crystal Serenity (B/L/D)

  • Chennai

    Day 15

    Wednesday 05 Apr 2023

    Chennai (Madras), India

    This thriving port (formerly Madras) on the Bay of Bengal opens a window into the soul of Southern India. Magnificent Dravidian temples compete with monuments from the British colonial past, including the Chepauk Palace and the High Court buildings, mix with contemporary and cosmopolitan sparkle across the diverse urban landscape. Chennai is also home to a thriving university and is the epicenter of Bollywood film production.

    Crystal Serenity (B/L/D)

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    Day 16

    Thursday 06 Apr 2023

    Chennai (Madras), India

    Chennai is one of the biggest economic,cultural and tourism centres in South India and among the most visited Indian cities by foreign tourists. The city has the second largest collection of heritage buildings in India and is also home to St Thomas Basilica, built over the tomb of St Thomas, one of the twelve apostles. This church is one of the only three known churches in the world built over the tomb of an apostle of Jesus.

    Crystal Serenity (B/L/D)

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    Day 17

    Friday 07 Apr 2023

    Cruising the Indian Ocean

    The essence of Crystal lies within its people, professionals chosen for their expertise and winning personalities. With one of cruising’s highest staff-to-guest ratios, your wishes are attended to with gracious hospitality.

    Crystal Serenity (B/L/D)

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    Day 18

    Saturday 08 Apr 2023

    Colombo, Sri Lanka | Disembark

    Sri Lanka’s capital until recent times, this fascinating city is filled with an intriguing blend of cosmopolitan buildings and ancient temples. 

    On arrival you will be met and transferred to the centre of cultural triangle of Sri Lanka, Sigirya.

    Jetwing Vil Uyana Sigiriya (B)

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    Day 19

    Sunday 09 Apr 2023

    Sigiriya

    Climb the Sigiriya rock in the early morning today away from the crowds. Rising dramatically from the central plains, the enigmatic rocky outcrop of Sigiriya is perhaps Sri Lanka's single most dramatic sight.

    Spend the rest of the day at leisure at the resort.

    Jetwing Vil Uyana Sigiriya (B)

  • Anuradhapura

    Day 20

    Monday 10 Apr 2023

    Sigiriya | Hatton

    In the morning head to Anuradhapura.

    Explore the ancient ruins of Anuradhapura. The ruins of Anuradhapura are one of South Asia’s most evocative sights. The sprawling complex contains a rich collection of archaeological and architectural wonders: enormous dagobas (brick stupas), ancient pools and crumbling temples, built during Anuradhapura’s thousand years of rule over Sri Lanka.

    In the afternoon we will board our private charter flight and fly to Hatton.

    Ceylon Tea Trails (B/D)

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    Day 21

    Tuesday 11 Apr 2023

    Hatton

    In the morning go on a tea plucking and tasting excursion with the bungalow planter. Poised high above Castlereagh lake, the bungalow looks down on the verdant tea fields of Dunkeld estate and the tea factory, with spectacular views of the Great Western mountain range.

    The rest of the day is at leisure.

    Ceylon Tea Trails (B/L/D)

  • Wild Coast Lodge

    Day 22

    Wednesday 12 Apr 2023

    Hatton | Yala

    Today we will board our private charter flight for a short 30 minute journey to Weerawila.

    On arrival we will drive from Weerawila to Yala and our accomodation at Wild Coast Lodge. Wild Coast Tented Lodge is adjacent to Yala National Park, renowned for its leopard population. This spectacular luxury tented camp is situated on a rugged, empty beach, overlooking the Indian Ocean.

    After check in spend the rest of the day is at leisure.

    Wild Coast Lodge (B/D)

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    Day 23

    Thursday 13 Apr 2023

    Yala

    Go on a morning and afternoon Yala national park safari at the resort today in private jeeps with naturalist in each jeep. Yala is Sri Lanka's most famous national park. Forming a total area of 1268 sq km of scrub, light forest, grassy plains and brackish lagoons, some of the wildlife you can encounter includes elephants, crocodiles, buffaloes, leopards and monkeys.

    Wild Coast Lodge (B/L/D)

  • Day 24

    Day 24

    Friday 14 Apr 2023

    Yala | Weligama

    This morning we transfer from Yala to Cape Weligama, a stunning resort perched on top of cliffs looking out to the Indian Ocean and above the picturesque Weligama Bay.

    After check in the rest of the day is at leisure. 

    Cape Weligama (B)

  • Day 25

    Day 25

    Saturday 15 Apr 2023

    Weligama

    Visit the Galle fort in the morning and see stilt fishermen on the coast. A Unesco World Heritage Site, this historic city is a delight to explore on foot, an endlessly exotic old trading port blessed with imposing Dutch-colonial buildings, ancient mosques and churches, grand mansions and museums.

    Cape Weligama (B)

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    Day 26

    Sunday 16 Apr 2023

    Weligama | Colombo

    Drive to Colombo city today after a relaxing breakfast.

    On arrival and after check in the rest of the day is at your leisure.

     

    Residence by Uga (B)

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    Day 27

    Monday 17 Apr 2023

    Colombo

    Go on a Colombo city tour in the morning. Colombo has emerged as a must-see stop in Sri Lanka. No longer just the sprawling city you have to endure on your way to the beaches, it has become a worthy destination in its own right and makes an excellent finish to your Sri Lankan adventures. Visit the Galle face green, Viharamahadevi park, Gangaramaya temple and Dutch hospital among many others.

    Tonight we will have a special farewell dinner at the villa.

    Residence by Uga (B/D)

  • Day 28

    Day 28

    Tuesday 18 Apr 2023

    Colombo | Australia

    After a leisurely breakfast and morning, drive to the airport in time for your flight.

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Inclusions

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01 | FLIGHTS AND TRANSFERS

  • Return airport transfers in Australia*
  • Return International Economy Class airfares from Australia (Premium & Business Class Upgrades Available)
  • Internal charter flights within Sri Lanka
  • All transfers and baggage handling on tour 
  • See flight upgrade options below, subject to availability 
  • Courtyard Suite - Bedroom
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02 | ACCOMMODATION

  • Raffles, Singapore (3 nights) 
  • Crystal Serenity (14 nights)
  • Jetwing Vil Uyana, Sigiriya (2 nights)
  • Ceylon Tea Trails, Hatton (2 nights)
  • Wild Coast Lodge, Yala (2 nights)
  • Cape Weligama, Weligama (2 nights)
  • Residence by Uga, Colombo (2 nights)
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03 | CRYSTAL SERENITY

  • Inclusive of all meals 
  • Inclusive of fine wines, premium spirits and champagne
  • Complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi​​
  • Inclusive of all gratuities 
  • Complimentary men's and women's steam and sauna at the feng-shui inspired Crystal Life Spa
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04 | SRI LANKA

  • All mentioned private charter flights within Sri Lanka
  • Land transfers in air conditioned large coach with English speaking national guide, driver and baggage helper – all luggage will be transported via land transfers
  • All meals and beverages at Tea Trails and Wild Coast Lodge
  • Special farewell dinner at Residence by Uga
  • Two safari entrances and jeeps at Wild Coast Lodge
  • All sightseeing on tour
  • Water throughout the tour & welcome gift
  • All taxes & service charges
 
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