2 nights extension
Enjoy a stay in the heart of Dubai – a Saga representative will visit the
The Arabian Courtyard Hotel and Spa is located in the Mena Bazaar district in the historic part of Bur Dubai. It's opposite Dubai Museum and two blocks from the Bastakya Quarter.
There is a small outdoor swimming pool, with a sun deck and sun loungers, in addition to a gym and jacuzzi.
Please call for availability.
Sri Lankan Adventure with Dubai extension
Please note: this extension is for 2013 departures only.
4 nights from £449. All inclusive.
After your tour, extend your stay at the Bentota Beach Hotel (4Q) by four nights, giving you a full week at this beachside hotel.
Optional Excursions in Bentota:
During your extended stay, you may wish to book one or more of the following optional excursions. Please note that we cannot guarantee that all excursions will operate during your stay.
Batiks and Temple tour (half day)
Your first stop on this tour is Panadura, where you visit a workshop to watch batiks being made, followed by a visit to the temple in Kalutara.
Bentota River Cruise (half-day)
Look out for fish and fowl on this half-day boat trip. See Mangroves and various marsh plants and a variety of water birds and wildlife to the area. You can also see fishermen casting their nets, or fishing with a rod and line.
Galle Turtle Hatchery (three-quarter day)
Visit a turtle hatchery just outside Galle.
Madhu River Cruise (half day)
Enjoy a scenic cruise along the Madhu River. Pause to view a 200-year-old temple and to watch the locals cultivating cinnamon. You will also see traditional fishing techniques in action and demonstrations of coir manufacture and rope making.
Ratnapura (half day)
This tour goes south-east via Avissawella, passing rubber plantations, paddy fields and tea estates. You stop in Ratnapura, the ‘City of Gems’, and see Adam’s Peak in the distance. Visit the gem mines of Ratnapura and enjoy a stop at Saman Devala.
Plantations and Stately Home tour (half day)
Your first stop on this excursion will be at Richmond Castle, a stately home that now houses a nursery for local children, and, if you wish, you may like to bring sweets and stationery that can be distributed to the children.
Afterwards you are taken for a drive though the tea plantations of the Low Country, where you have the opportunity to visit a factory.
Sri Lankan Adventure with Bentota Beach extension
Cinnamon Bey (2014)
4 night extension all-inclusive
After your tour, extend your stay in Sri Lanka at the Cinnamon Bey (4Q+) giving you a full week on its golden west coast.
Tea Plantation visit in Mathugama (half day)
After breakfast, you'll depart from Cinnamon Bey and travel to Mathugama, approximately 25 kilometres away, for a visit to a tea plantation and factory.
Galle Fort (half day)
After lunch, you'll travel approximately 72 kilometres to Galle in the afternoon for a sighteeing tour of the city. It houses a fantastically well-preserved 300 year-old fort, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
During this excursion, you'll also have the opportunity to visit a local fish market. Then, at sun down, you'll enjoy a glass of chilled beer or a hot drink within the Galle Fort premises, before returning to Cinnamon Bey in the evening.
Sri Lankan Adventure with Cinnamon Bey (2014) extension