Day 1: Airport (in Sri Lanka)/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. Return to hotel for overnight.
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 Lankan 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 Lankan 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 /Kataragama/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. Then visit the sacred city of Kataragama. 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, cinnamon garden which is full of large residences, Return to the hotel for overnight.
Day 8: Colombo/Apt Sri Lanka/Arrival at Cochin
After breakfast transfer to the airport to connect flight for departure. Rooms till 12:00 in the afternoon.Upon arrival at Cochin, our Executive will meet you at the Airport followed by transfer to hotel. (Overnight at Cochin) (Transport: Vehicle only for arrival transfer) Note: Sight Seeing will be organized depending on the flight schedule.
Day 9: Cochin – Periyar (180 km – 5 h)
Check out from hotel after breakfast drive to Periyar (also known as Thekkady). The name Periyar comes after the Dam made here by the English in 1895. On arrival check on to hotel and evening leave for guided plantation tour to the nearby garden where in various species of spices and other aromatic plants are cultivated. The guide explains & clarifies your doubts on this tour. Depending on the day’s opportunity you will also taken to visit a tea factory nearby. (Overnight at Periyar)
Day 10: Periyar – Alleppey (150 km – 4 h)
Check out from the hotel after breakfast and drive to Alleppey - the land of Backwaters. Upon arrival embark into the private House boat that is waiting to take you on a tour through the backwaters, a splendid area full of canals, lakes and coves. You can sunbathe on the deck or observe the landscape from the protection of the cabin. The population’s whole life takes place here on the water. The people sail, fish, swim and bathe here. They do their washing and their washing up. They are so adapted to the water that you can see people talking for an hour, while they are up to their necks in water. Peddlers take care of the supplies and the public transport goes on the water. Countless water birds wait for their chance to catch a fish. The trip goes through a wonderful area full of palm trees, rice fields and floating water plants that surround the boat like emerald Green Island. (Overnight on board Houseboat)
Day 11: Alleppey – Kovalam (175 km – 3.5 h)
Disembark the Houseboat and drive to “Kovalam beach” which is rich with palm trees. The journey through the tropical landscape of Kerala gives a good idea of people living in here. Kovalam beach is one of the most beautiful seaside resorts in India. On arrival Kovalam check in to hotel and rest of the day at leisure. (Overnight at Kovalam)
Day 12: Departure Transfer India / Arrival Maldives
After breakfast transfer to the Trivandrum airport to connect flight for Maldives Rooms till 12:00. Maldives Airport - Resort Welcome at Maldives airport on arrival by our representative & transfer to the selected resort by Speed boat / Domestic Flight. Free relax at the resort on Half Board Basis.(Dinner & Bfast included)
Day 13: Maldives resort free day. Free relax at the selected beach resort in Maldives on Half Board Basis. (Dinner & Bfast included)
Day 14: Maldives resort free day. Free relax at the selected beach resort in Maldives on Half Board Basis. (Dinner & Bfast Included)
Day 15 Resort / Maldives airport transfer. After bfast transfer to Maldives Airport by speed boat or Domestic flight. Check out 12:00 Transfers only during day light hours.
Sri Lanka Part of Tour. Welcome at the airport by representative. The accommodation in Double/Twin or Triple bed rooms in the hotels mentioned or similar. Check-in Check-out 12:00. 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).
Maldives Part of Tour. Welcome at the airport by our representative.
Transfers from airport to hotel and vice verse. By Speed Boat for Category A & B. By Domestic Plane & Short distance Boat transfer for Category C (All Transfers during Day light hours only.) The accommodation in Twin/Double Triple bed rooms in the The resorts mentioned or similar. Check-in 14:00/Check-out 12:00. Meals on Full Board Basis (Room + Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner on all three Nights).
South India Part of Tour:
-Accommodation on double/twin or triple sharing basis
-Breakfast at listed hotels or equivalent
-Transportation by Air-conditioned vehicle for the entire tour as per the -Itinerary (private tour).
-Kathakali dance performance visit at Cochin.Spice plantation tour at Thekkady.
-Stay at Houseboat on full board basis. Cruise: Alleppey round trip.
-All applicable taxes.
All rates quoted are in US Dollars & net per person inclusive of all applicable taxes. If you are traveling alone please send us an email we shall advise you the details
For Sri Lanka all entrance fees as per programme to be paid directly in Sri Lanka Rupees and it will cost around USD175 per person For Sri Lanka part of tour. Please change Foreign currency in to SLRS at the airport after customs there are many 24 hrs 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 01st to 10th Aug:
-Per room per night During Kandy Hotel Nights only extra if clients are in Kandy during the Kandy Perahara Period
-Economy USD 35
-First Category USD 45
-Deluxe USD 50
For Reservations during Super Peak Period – 21 December to 20 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 programme to have the last night in a beach hotel south of Colombo or in Negombo then proceed to the airport. Any other modifications to the programme can be arranged as per individual preferences.
Services not inckuded:
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. Air tickets are not included in our prices to travel Sri Lanka to India (Cochin) or India (Thiruvananthapuram) to Maldives. If required we can provide same separately. Please contact us by email or by providing details through the inquiry form, We shall be pleased to make arrangements for the Air tickets too.
Package prices does not include in South India:
-Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephones, tipping, porters, etc.
-Lunch & dinner except mentioned in the above
-All entrances, Camera and guide charges at sight seeing spots except mentioned above.
-All other than those listed in above inclusions,
-Additional expense which may arise due to strikes and natural calamities etc... situation beyond our control.
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 48 hrs 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.
India visa for holiday please apply in your country via the Indian High Commission this has to be obtained prior to arrival in India. Maldives all passport holders get free visa for holiday on arrival provided they have passport valid for six months from the day of arrival + return air tickets & sufficient funds or reservations for the holiday.
Cancellation Charges for this tour
Sri Lanka /India /Maldives they do not entertain any excuses under any circumstances:
-Cancellation made 35 days prior to arrival date: 40% of the total Invoice.
-Cancellation made 28 days prior to arrival date: 60% of the total Invoice.
-Cancellation made 21 days prior to arrival date: 85% of the total Invoice.
-Cancellation made 15 days prior to arrival date: 100% of the total Invoice.
-No Show or early departure 100% of the total Invoice.
This tour can be done either way starting from India & ending in Maldives or Starting from Maldives & ending in Sri Lanka or Starting in Sri Lanka & ending in India. Its up to the clients convenience & the tour can be adjusted accordingly.
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