DAY 1 AIRPORT / NEGOMBO / SIGIRIYA
Arrival, welcome & assistance at the airport leave for Sigiriya En-route visit Negombo. It is largely Roman Catholic by faith, with huge imposing churches down almost every street. The sea & the catamarans are the backdrop to the Negombo scenery. P.M.visit Sigiriya located in the north-central part of Sri Lanka, preserves the architectural tradition of the country. The town is famous for its Rock, Gardens and Sanctuary. Sigiriya has spectacular importance in Sri Lanka. An ancient palace complex, erected during the reign of King Kasyapa, has been declared by UNESCO a world heritage site.Overnight at hotel.
Day 2 POLONNARUWA / ANURADHAPURA
After breakfast excursion to Polonnaruwa, the second ancient capital city for three centuries, is one of the most interesting places in Sri Lanka with many well preserved ruins of palace and monasteries which easily can make every tourist to impress. P.M. leave for Anuradhapura & visit the ruins of the first capital founded in the 05th century BC here is found the largest number of ancient monuments of a great civilization. World Heritage city Anuradhapura, in picturesque ruins, was once a major center of Sri Lanka civilization. Return back to your hotel for overnight.
Day 3 SIGIRIYA / DAMBULLA / NALANDA / MATALE / KANDY
After breakfast leave for Kandy. En-route visit Dambulla. In Sri Lanka history Dambulla cave complex dates back to 3rd and 2nd centuries BC. Even before the making of the complex it was well established as one of the largest monasteries in Sri Lanka. Dambulla caves have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Also known for bird watching then visit Nalanda Gedige the Abu Simbel of Sri Lanka Nalanda Gedige is one of a number of remarkable archaeological sites in Sri Lanka then visit a spice garden & batik factory in Matale. En-route to Kandy Evening arrive at hotel in Kandy, the center of the traditional arts in Sri Lanka visit the temple of the sacred tooth relic of Buddha. Return to hotel for overnight.
Day 4 KANDY / PINNAWELA / KANDY
After breakfast leave for Pinnawela & visit the elephant Orphanage. This orphanage was established to feed nurse & house young elephants found abandoned by their mothers. Often the young ones fall into pits and ravines in their request for water during drought period. P.M. visit the city of Kandy. The most famous landmark of Kandy is its lake, in the center of the city. Visit the Kandy Museum. Late in the evening view the Kandyan cultural performance .Return to hotel for overnight.
Day 5 KANDY / PERADENIYA / NUWARA ELIYA
After breakfast visit the royal botanical gardens of Peradeniya which is well known for its large number and variety of plants This garden is best known for it’s collection of orchids the largest in Asia. P.M. leave for Nuwara Eliya the center of hill country, En-route visit a tea plantation and witness the manufacture of the world famous ‘’ Ceylon tea ‘’. Gregory Lake is one of attractive locations in Nuwara Eliya. Shanthipura (the city view point) Spend the evening walking in the cool climate. Arrive at hotel for overnight.
Day 6 NUWARA ELIYA/ELLA/BUDURUWAGALA/YALA
After breakfast leave for Tissamaharama Region Stop at Ella to admire the magnificent view. Then visit Buduruwagala The name Buduruwagala means “the rock with the statue of Buddha” And this is exactly what it is. The rock itself has shape of a kneeling elephant. The statues date back to 10 century AD. P.M safari in Yala Park by jeep the Elephant is undoubtedly the best known attraction at Yala, seen in small & large herds. Herds of spotted deer are seen all over the park. Monkeys-the pinkish rhesus and the Grey-faced Langur Monkey live and play on the tree-tops and the ground below. Wild buffalo & wild boar could give you a good surprise & the sight of a leopard sunning itself or drinking water at a water hole could be memorable experience. Arrive at hotel for overnight.
Day 7 WELIGAMA / GALLE / COLOMBO
After breakfast leave for Galle. En route view the Still fisherman of Weligama fishing, then visit the Old Portuguese fort, later rebuilt and extended by the Dutch is still fine preservation. Most of the administration of Galle still takes place from the fort .the view from the ramparts is superb The Galle fort is a world heritage site and the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers. Continuation towards Colombo.. P.M visit the fascinating city of Colombo which links the past with the present. You will visit the fort area, the commercial center, ’’Pettah’’ Colombo’s bustling bazaar area, a cinnamon garden which is full of large residences. Return to the hotel for overnight.
Day 8 COLOMBO,AIRPORT
After breakfast transfer to the airport to connect flight for departure. Rooms till 12h00 in the afternoon.
Welcome at the airport by our representative.
The accommodation in Double/Twin or Triple bed rooms in the hotels mentioned or similar.
Check-in Check-out 12h00.
Bed & Breakfast Basis (Room + Breakfast for Four nights) & the 1st Two Nights & the night near the Reserve will be on Half Board Basis - Total 3 nights inclusive of dinner & Bfast.
Air-conditioned Private vehicle with English speaking chauffeur will be provided (Private Tour).
Fuel & local assurance for vehicle included.
The chauffeur will look after his meals & accommodation by himself.Basic Jeep to visit reserve included -(Entrance fees for the reserve to be paid directly by clients)
.The excursions and sightseeing mentioned in Program (Without All Entrance Fees paid directly by clients).
All rates quoted are in US Dollars & net per person inclusive of all applicable taxes.(around 25%)
If you are traveling alone please send us an email we shall advise you the details
All entrance fees as per program to be paid directly in Sri Lanka Rupees and it will cost around
USD175 per person
Please change Foreign currency in to SLRS at the airport after customs there are many 24hrs bank counters at the airport as all these payments have to be made only in SLRS No credit card payments are accepted in these places. Subject to change slightly sometimes details are provided with rates as applicable at the moment)
(Children under 12 years will be half rate in most places) -
** Kandy Perahara Period for ten nights most likely from 01st to 10th Aug (Subject to confirmation closer to dates)
Per room per night During Kandy Hotel Nights only extra if clients are in Kandy during the Kandy Perahara Period
Category A USD 35
Category B USD 45
Category C USD 50
For Reservations during Super Peak Period – 21st December to 15th January period please contact us for further details .As Peak supplements apply at hotels during this period & this will change according to the category of hotels and actual days of stay at each hotel.
If required we can modify the program to have the last night in a beach hotel south of Colombo or in Negombo area then proceed to the airport. Any other modifications to the program can be arranged as per individual preferences.
SERVICES NOT INCLUDED:
Single room supplement, the personal spending (tips, laundry, mini bar, telephone, fax etc ....) Beverages, the rights to use cameras or video at sites where most places they are free when you pay the entrance fees except at Kandy Tooth Temple & Pinnawela Elephant orphanage there are extra charges for Video around USD 05 per person, medical expenses, insurance, international flights.
Sri Lanka Visa charges USD 30 per person for NON SAARC countries & USD 15 for SAARC countries, can be obtained directly via the internet please visit this site. http://www.eta.gov.lk/ The process is not complicated if you have any difficulty we could make arrangements for same too in 48hrs to obtain same if details are provided to us by mail. The process is very simple payments can be paid online & with the confirmation document print out & code you have to submit passport on arrival only. The passport has to be valid for six months from the day of arrival + return air tickets & sufficient funds or reservations for the holiday should be with you. All have to obtain a visit visa except for Singapore & Maldivian passport holders.
TOUR CANCELLATION POLICY:
You may cancel your booking at any time prior to commencement of the tour by notifying us in writing, which must be acknowledged by our company.If you cancel on or before 30 days before the first day of the tour, we will retain your small deposit to cover our costs. In addition, if the cancellation notification is received less than 30 days prior to the first day of the tour, additional cancellation charges shall be as follows:
AMOUNT OF CANCELLATION CHARGES: -
29-15 Days before the first day of the tour - 50%
Less than 14 Days before the first day of the tour 75%
Less than 7 Days before the first day of the tour 100%
No show or early departure 100%
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