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Visit two countries at the same time Sri Lanka & Maldives , taking in the SriLankan rich history, fascinating culture and beautiful scenery. You can enjoy elephant back riding in the forest , visiting tea plantations in the hills and sunbathing and swimming in exotic beaches etc. The journey is an one hour flight from Srilanka to Maldives the islands where the sand is white as the smiles of the locals, where fish swim happily in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. First visit Srilanka where at arrival you are welcomed & assisted at the airport then 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. At P.M. visit Sigiriya located in the north-central part of Sri Lanka,the preservation of architectural tradition in 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 as a world heritage site. Return to the hotel for the overnight stay.
After breakfast get ready for an excursion to Polonnaruwa, the second ancient capital city for three centuries, it is one of the most interesting places in Sri Lanka with many well preserved ruins of palaces and monasteries which can leave an lastly impression for a lifetime. At P.M. leave for Anuradhapura & visit the ruins of the first capital founded in the 05th century BC. It has the largest number of ancient monuments of a great civilization. World Heritage city Anuradhapura, in picturesque ruins, was once a major center of SriLankan civilization. Return back to your hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast leave for Kandy en-route visit Dambulla. In Sri Lankan history Dambulla cave complex dates back to 3rd and 2nd centuries BC. The cave was well established even before the macomplex was constructed as one of the largest monasteries in Sri Lanka. Dambulla caves have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is 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 enroute to kandy visit a spice garden & a batik factory in Matale. In the evening arrive at an hotel in Kandy, the center of the traditional arts in Sri Lanka and pay a visit to the temple of the sacred tooth relic of Buddha too. Return to the hotel for the overnight stay.
After breakfast leave for Pinnawela & visit the elephant Orphanage. The orphanage was established to feed, nurse & house young elephants abandoned by their mothers. The young ones often fall into pits and ravines in their quest for water especially during the drought period. At P.M. visit the city of Kandy. The most famous landmark of Kandy is its lake, which is at the center of the city. Later visit the Kandy Museum and late in the evening view the Kandyan cultural performance .Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast visit the royal botanical gardens of Peradeniya which is well known for its large variety of plants The garden is best known for its collection of orchids the largest in Asia. At P.M. leave for Nuwaraeliya the center of the 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 Nuwaraeliya and Shanthipura (the city view point). You can spend the evening walking and enjoying the cool climate. Arrive at the hotel for the overnight stay .
After breakfast leave for Tissamaharama Region and stop at Ella to admire the magnificent view. Then visit Buduruwagala The term Buduruwagala means the rock with the statue of Buddha as the rock has taken shape of a kneeling elephant. The statues date back to 10 century AD. Later on visit the sacred city of Kataragama. At P.M enjoy the safari at the Yala Park as you cruise around in a jeep and observe the elephants which is undoubtedly the best known attraction at Yala, they are seen in small & large herds. Herds of spotted deer are also seen all over the park. Monkeys like the pinkish rhesus and the Grey-faced Langur live and play on the tree-tops a nd the ground below. Wild buffalo & wild boar would startle you with their presence & the sight of a leopard sunning itself or drinking water at a water hole could be memorable experience for a lifetime . After the Safari arrive at the hotel for the overnight stay.
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 it is still a fine preservation. Most of the administration of Galle still takes place from the fort and 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. At P.M visit the fascinating city of Colombo which links the past with the present. You will visit the fort area, the commercial center, Pettaha Colombos bustling bazaar area and a cinnamon garden which is a large residencial area. Return to the hotel for the overnight stay.
After breakfast transfer to the SriLankan Airport and connect the flight to Maldives. The rooms are available until 12h00. You would arrive at the Maldives airport and then transfer to an resort where you are warmly welcomed by our representative & then transfer to the selected resort by speed boat. Relax at leisure at the resort.
Relax at leisure at an selected beach resort in Maldives on Half Board Basis (Dinner & Bfast included)
Relax at leisure at an selected beach resort in Maldives on Half Board Basis (Dinner & Bfast included)
On the last day of the tour enjoy your breakfast in the morning and room is free until 12h00. Transfer by speed boat to the airport for your flight. You could stay longer at the resort after checking out & will be transferred to the airport according to your flight but these flights would be departing the latest by 21h00 from Maldives if not extra charges will apply.
|Day 1||Giritale or Danawwa Hotel or Kashyapa Hotel||Camelia Resort or Sigiriya Village||Amaya Lake or Aliya Resort & Spa|
|Day 2||Giritale or Danawwa Hotel or Kashyapa Hotel||Camelia Resort or Sigiriya Village||Amaya Lake or Aliya Resort & Spa|
|Day 3||Kaya Residence||Suisse or Thilanka Hotel||Mahaweli Reach or Earls Regency or Cinnamon Citadelle|
|Day 4||Kaya Residence||Suisse or Thilanka Hotel||Mahaweli Reach or Earls Regency or Cinnamon Citadelle|
|Day 5||Windsor Hotel or Heaven Sevens||St Andrews Hotel||Grand Hotel Deluxe room or Tea Factory Hotel|
|Day 6||Hibiscus Hotel||Chandrika deluxe room or Kithala Hotel||Mandara Rosen Hotel or The Safari|
|Day 7||Mirage or Grand Oriental Hotel||Ramada Hotel||Cinnamon Grand or Cinnamon Lake or Taj Samudra or Galadari or Hilton Hotel|
|Day 8||Embudu Village Superior Room||Paradise Island Resort & Spa Superior Beach Bungalow||RoyalIsland Resort & Spa Beach Villas|
|Day 9||Embudu Village Superior Room||Paradise Island Resort & Spa Superior Beach Bungalow||RoyalIsland Resort & Spa Beach Villas|
|Day 10||Embudu Village Superior Room||Paradise Island Resort & Spa Superior Beach Bungalow||RoyalIsland Resort & Spa Beach Villas|
|Day 11||No Hotel||No Hotel||No Hotel|
Contact ACME Travels for more information
The Srilankan part of the tour
Welcomed at the airport by Acme 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 first 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). No vehicle will be provided on any free days if any as per program.
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
Welcomed at the airport by our representative.
Transfers from airport to hotel and vice versa .Travel by Speed Boat for (Economy / Standard) & (1st Category / Superior)
By Domestic Plane & Short distance by Speed Boat transfer for Deluxe Category (All Transfers during Day light hours only. )
The accommodation in Twin/Double Triple bed rooms in the The resorts mentioned or similar.
Check-in 14h00/Check-out 12h00
Meals on Half Board Basis (Room Breakfast & Dinner on all three Nights).
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.
Please note for some nationalities passport holders these rates will not be valid. (Eastern European passport holders , Japanese , Chinese Passport holders. We will need your nationality of all the travelling party members to apply these rates specially in Maldives. Please be kind enough to advise us your nationalities when making the booking.
SERVICES NOT INCLUDED:
All entrance fees in Sri Lanka 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 from 29th July to 07th Aug 2017 -Probable dates (Subject to confirmation around March 2017 only) - Per room per night During Kandy Hotel Nights only extra if clients are in Kandy during the Kandy Perahara Period
Per room per night During Kandy Hotel Nights only extra if clients are in Kandy during the Kandy Perahara Period
For Reservations during Super Peak Period – 21 December 2016 to 10 January 2017 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 then proceed to the airport before going to Maldives. Any other modifications to the program can be arranged as per individual preferences.
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 Maldives or Sri Lanka Maldives Sri Lanka 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.
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. Children under 12 years free visa in sri Lanka on arrival for all nationalities.
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.
This tour can be done either way starting from Maldives or from Sri Lanka & ending in Sri Lanka or Maldives. Its up to the clients convenience & the tour can be adjusted accordingly.
Cancelation Charges for this tour
Cancelation made 45 days prior to arrival date: 40% of the total Invoice.
Cancelation made 30 days prior to arrival date: 60% of the total Invoice.
Cancelation made 21 days prior to arrival date: 85% of the total Invoice.
Cancelation made 15 days prior to arrival date: 100% of the total Invoice.
No Show or early departure 100% of the total Invoice.
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