Spice Trails & Pagodas Spice Trails & Pagodas

Spice Trails & Pagodas

Join us on this unforgettable journey through Asia on this 29 night adventure.

We begin in Sri Lanka where 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!

On the 3rd May we board Silversea Silver Explorer in Colombo and embark on a 16 night voyage through Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar and Indonesia before disembarking in Singapore. We end the trip with a 3 night stay at the world famous Raffles Hotel Singapore. 

Destinations: India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka

Commencing: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Duration: 29 nights

Departure Date: 23 Apr 2022

Pricing: from $23,771

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Highlights

 

 

  • Small group limited to only 20 guests
  • Hosted by a Latitude 33 Tour Host and local guides 

 

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

 

Silver Explorer | Expedition cruising at its very best

  • 16 night cruise on board Silversea’s purpose-built luxury Silver Explorer expedition cruise ship 
  • Inclusive of room-service, select wine, spirits and soft drinks throughout the ship
  • Excursions and activities, including explorations by Zodiac 
  • Personalised service with a butler for all suites 
  • Complimentary WiFi* throughout the ship 
  • Onboard gratuities

 

Luxury 5 Star Hotel | Raffles Hotel Singapore

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

Full Itinerary

click through the days of your journey

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    Day 01

    Saturday 23 Apr 2022

    Australia | Sigirya, Sri Lanka

    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

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    Day 02

    Sunday 24 Apr 2022

    Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

    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)

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    Day 03

    Monday 25 Apr 2022

    Sigiriya | Hatton, Sri Lanka

    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 04

    Tuesday 26 Apr 2022

    Hatton, Sri Lanka

    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)

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    Day 05

    Wednesday 27 Apr 2022

    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 06

    Thursday 28 Apr 2022

    Yala, Sri Lanka

    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)

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    Day 07

    Friday 29 Apr 2022

    Yala | Weligama, Sri Lanka

    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)

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    Day 08

    Saturday 30 Apr 2022

    Weligama, Sri Lanka

    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 09

    Sunday 01 May 2022

    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 10

    Monday 02 May 2022

    Colombo, Sri Lanka

    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.

    Residence by Uga (B/D)

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    Day 11

    Tuesday 03 May 2022

    Colombo, Sri Lanka | Embark

    Today we will transfer to Colombo port to board Silver Explorer and the start of our 15 night voyage.

    Silver Explorer (B/D)

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    Day 12

    Wednesday 04 May 2022

    Galle/Hambantota, Sri Lanka

    Galle is an ancient Muslim port where different political influences from Europe have merged. In fact, the Galle Fort was occupied by the Portuguese, Dutch and British until the late 19th century. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988, it is surrounded by the sea on three sides. The surviving Dutch-colonial architecture and narrow streets exude the historic atmosphere of this living fort. The 18th century Dutch church has a splendid wooden memorial to one of the commanders of Galle, while the Arab quarter has a distinctly Moorish touch.

    Silver Explorer (B/L/D)

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    Day 13

    Thursday 05 May 2022

    Hambantota, Sri Lanka

    Far to the south of Sri Lanka is the city of Hambantota with a colorful and storied traditional Ruhuna past and great promise for the future. This gateway to Sri Lanka is rich in resources and since being upset by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, has put great emphasis on rebuilding and moving progressively into a central role in the development of the southern region of Sri Lanka.

    Silver Explorer (B/L/D)

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    Day 14

    Friday 06 May 2022

    Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

    Built on a truly majestic natural harbour - one of the world’s largest - Trincomalee is a gateway to the deep historical interests of Sri Lanka. Richly cultural and historic, Trincomalee is surrounded by treasured sites, which hark back thousands of years - and hold unprecedented cultural value.

    Silver Explorer (B/L/D)

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    Day 15

    Saturday 07 May 2022

    Day at Sea

    Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching, catching up on your reading or simply topping up your tan, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.

    Silver Explorer (B/L/D)

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    Day 16

    Sunday 08 May 2022

    Day at Sea

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. 

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    Day 17

    Monday 09 May 2022

    Port Blair & Ross Island, India

    Rising majestically up from emerald waters, Port Blair in the Andaman Islands has to be seen to be believed. An ex-18th century penal colony, the island is today the capital city in the Andamans as well as being the main entry point for the rest of the archipelago. 

    Originally chosen by the British as the capital of the Andaman Islands, today Ross Island is characterized by a series of old buildings, left behind from a gilded age of occupancy between 1858 and 1941. Among the relics are a church, bakery, three clubs, printing press, government offices, Chief Commissioner’s house, tennis courts, an ice-making plant and a cemetery – all now in ruins. 

    Silver Explorer (B/L/D)

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    Day 18

    Tuesday 10 May 2022

    Long Island, Andaman Islands, India

    Long Island is a small island off the east coast of India’s Middle Andaman Island and has a population of some 2,000 residents in the southern part of its 18 square kilometres. Dense tropical forests range from tidal swamp to evergreen forests and can only be reached or crossed by narrow concrete footpaths when coming from the south.

    Silver Explorer (B/L/D)

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    Day 19

    Wednesday 11 May 2022

    Day at Sea

    Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do.

    Silver Explorer (B/L/D)

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    Day 20

    Thursday 12 May 2022

    Kawthaung, Myanmar

    A popular port of entry into Myanmar, Kawthaung was formerly known as Victoria Point. Interestingly enough it has a strong Muslim and Indian influence, in addition to a Buddhist monastery atop the hill to the north of town. The monastery has impressive carved guardian dragons and offers nice views of Kawthaung. The city is diverse claiming people of Bamar, Thai, Shan, Karen, and Mon descent.

    Silver Explorer (B/L/D)

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    Day 21

    Friday 13 May 2022

    Lampi Island & Frost Island, Myanmar

    Kyunn Tann Shey (Lampi Island) is a large and mountainous island of the Mergui Islands located in the Lampi Group. Lampi is officially uninhabited but does host fishing nomads who stop to camp on the island’s shores. It is rich in biodiversity, mangroves and coral reefs, and is big enough to hold wild animals – for a while it was even rumored to shelter a small herd of elephants.

    Frost Island is in the ‘Mid-Group’ of the Mergui Archipelago, a chain of roughly 800 islands that lies to the west of southern Myanmar in the Andaman Sea. Most of the archipelago is still largely undiscovered by tourism and many islands are as yet undeveloped. 

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    Day 22

    Saturday 14 May 2022

    Lampi Island & Bo Cho Island, Myanmar

    Lampi was established in 1995 as Myanmar’s first marine national park. Ashore you can witness some of the area’s exotic flora and fauna. The surrounding islands offer beaches regardless of tides. More than 50 white sand beaches and fringing reefs wait to be used for snorkeling, bird-watching and relaxing.

    Silver Explorer (B/L/D)

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    Day 23

    Sunday 15 May 2022

    Day at sea

    Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do.

    Silver Explorer (B/L/D)

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    Day 24

    Monday 16 May 2022

    Belawan, Indonesia

    To call North Sumatra’s Gunung Leuser National Park big is an understatement. It’s vast. It’s epic. At over 3,000 square miles, its behemoth. The park is named after Mount Leuser (10,230 feet) and straddles the border of North Sumatra and Aceh provinces. The range of ecosystems in the park is astonishing; tropical rain forest, lowland forest, mountainous terrain, freshwater lakes and rivers and alpine meadows are just the beginning.

    Silver Explorer (B/L/D)

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    Day 25

    Tuesday 17 May 2022

    Belawan, Indonesia

    This glorious diversity has earnt the park its place as a UNESCO World Heritage Biosphere Reserve site. Over 120 mammals, 350 species of birds and 4000 plant species are found in the park, including the exponentially rare Sumatran elephant, Sumatran tiger, Sumatran rhinoceros, sambar deer and leopard cat. Wildlife sightings are guaranteed. By following your experienced guide’s advice, trek in silence, wait and listen. You’ll be greeted with a cacophony of squawks and squeals and sightings that will go down in your personal history. 

    Silver Explorer (B/L/D)

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    Day 26

    Wednesday 18 May 2022

    Day at Sea

    Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do.

    Silver Explorer (B/L/D)

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    Day 27

    Thursday 19 May 2022

    Singapore, Singapore | Disembark

    On disembarking from Silver Explorer we will be met at the cruise terminal and transferred to Raffles Singapore, a hotel that requires no introduction.

    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 Singapore (B)

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    Day 28

    Friday 20 May 2022

    Singapore, Singapore

    Today we will enjoy an optional city tour discovering the main sites of the city.

    The afternoon and evening are at leisure.

    Raffles Singapore (B)

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    Day 29

    Saturday 21 May 2022

    Singapore, Singapore

    Today is a day at leisure to explore this fascinating city further.

    Tonight we will get together for our farewell dinner to toast the end of a fantastic journey!

    Raffles Singapore (B/D)

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    Day 30

    Sunday 22 May 2022

    Singapore | Australia

    Today at the scheduled time you will transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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Inclusions

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01 | FLIGHT & TRANSERS

  • Return home airport transfers in Australia (conditions apply)^
  • Return economy Class airfares 
  • All transfers and baggage handling on tour
  • See flight upgrade options below, subject to availability 
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02 | ACCOMMODATION

  • 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
  • Silver Explorer | 15 nights
  • Raffles, Singapore | 2 nights 
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03 | 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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04 | SILVER EXPLORER

  • Personalised service with butler service in every suite and stateroom
  • All gourmet meals with open-seating dining options 
  • Inclusive room-service, select wines, spirits and soft drinks throughout the ship
  • Enrichment lectures by a highly qualified Expeditions Team
  • Guided Zodiac, land and sea tours, and shoreside activities led by the Expeditions Team
  • Complimentary expedition gear: backpack and water bottle on every voyage
  • Free WIFI* throughout the ship (conditions apply)
  • Gratuities always included in your fare
 
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