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Shoestring Tour Sri Lanka Fourteen Days

If you are looking for a tour in Sri Lanka with a low budget but would like to visit almost all the best places this will be the ideal tour in Sri Lanka. Accommodation in comfortable hotels but not luxury & Value for Money. A definite choice for clients who want to see Sri Lanka well with a reasonable price!
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Day 1

AIRPORT / NEGOMBO

If you are looking to tour in Sri Lanka with a low budget at hand but would like to visit almost all the best places in town this will be the ideal tour for you !. Accommodation in comfortable hotels (not luxury) but Value for Money is guaranteed. Welcome & assistance at the airport transfer to Negombo.Visit the fishing village in Negombo which is the center of the islands fishing community. 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. Negombo is the Old Dutch Fort, which was built in 1672. It is situated near the shore and offers a glimpse into the colonization history of Negombo. However, the Fort is now in a state of disrepair. Relax leisurely at the beach & stay overnight.

Day 2

NEGOMBO / SIGIRIYA

At AM (Optional boat trip in Negombo Channel) leave to Sigiriya. At P.M. climb the rock of 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. Many experienced tourists call Sigiriya the most favorable place in Sri Lanka to visit. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 3

ANURADHAPURA / MIHINTALE

At AM get ready for an excursion to 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.

Day 4

POLONNARUWA / MEDIRIGIRIYA

At AM visit Polonnaruwa by bicycle. Polonnaruwa is the second ancient capital city for three centuries,is one of the most interesting places in Sri Lanka with many well preserved ruins of palaces and monasteries . It will take your breath away with its unbelievable beauty!. Late in the afternoon visit Medirigiriya. In the evening relax leisurely and stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 5

POLONNARUWA / DAMBULLA / NALANDA / MATALE / KANDY

At AM leave for Kandy enroute visit Dambulla. In SriLankan history Dambulla cave complex dates back to 3rd and 2nd centuries BC . It was known even before the making of the complex as one of the largest monasteries in Sri Lanka and the caves became a major religious center too .Dambulla is best known for its wonderful cave temple complex dating back to 2nd century BC and it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Its also known for bird watching. You can visit Nalanda Gedige the Abu Simbel of Sri Lanka . Nalanda Gedige is one of a number of remarkable archaeological sites in Sri Lanka. On your way to Kandy you would visit a spice garden & a batik factory in Matale. In the evening arrive at Kandy, the center of the traditional arts in Sri Lanka and visit the temple of the sacred tooth relic of Buddha. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 6

KANDY / PINNAWELA / KANDY

After breakfast leave for Pinnawela & visit the elephant Orphanage. The orphanage was established to feed nurse & house young elephants abandoned by their mothers. During the drought period the young ones often fall into pits and ravines in their quest for water . At P.M. visit the city of Kandy. The most famous landmark of Kandy is its lake, in the center of the city and visit the Kandy Museum too. Late in the evening view the Kandyan cultural performance and return to thr hotel for the overnight stay.

Day 7

KANDY / PERADENIYA / NUWARELIYA

After breakfast visit the royal botanical gardens of Peradeniya which is well known for its large variety of plants which have ornamental, decorative, useful & medicinal properties. More than 4000 species include indigenous and introduced plants. The garden is best known for its collection of orchids the largest in Asia. At P.M. leave for Nuwaraeliya the center of hill country and 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 & it was built by Governor William Gregory during 1872- 1877 periods and Shanthipura(the city view point). Spend the evening walking in the cool climate. Arrive at the hotel and stay overnight.

Day 8

NUWARELIYA / ELLA / TRAIN TRIP to BADULLA / ELLA

After Breakfast leave by vehicle to Ella and from Ella station go by train to Badulla or vice versa one way as per the availability of the train. The journey is one of the most beautiful routes to be travelled on by train as its a combination of a joy train ride complemented by the beautiful view of the misty mountains ,waterfalls, tea plantations & other vegetation. In the evening pay a visit to a place near Badulla and witness the Dunhinda waterfalls. Return to Ella for the overnight stay.

Day 9

ELLA REGION TREKKING

The small town is used as a base for plenty of trekking expeditions to the surrounding countryside. A taste of the breathtaking scenery of Ella could be witnessed, if you walk into the Garden of the Grand Ella Motel (Formerly Ella Rest House), where you seem to be standing at the edge of the world, and everything around you seems to disappear at your feet. Some of the places you could see in Ella are the Ella Gap, Rawana Ella Falls, Little Adams Peak and Bambaragala Peak among many other varied pleasant walks with stunning scenery. Trekking in Ella area and stay overnight in Ella.

Day 10

ELLA / BUDURUWAGALA / YALA or BUNDALA RESERVE

Get ready and leave for Tissamaharama and en route visit Buduruwagala the seven colossal figures carved out of a rock face at Buduruwagala are reached by a side road to the west, five kilometers south of Wellawaya, on the road to Tissa. The rock itself resembles a kneeling elephant with its head bowed and the end of the folded trunk is its mouth. At PM enjoy a wild safari in the Yala Park (by jeep). The elephants are undoubtedly the best-known attraction at Yala, seen in small & large herds. Herds of spotted deer are seen all over the park too. Monkeys-the pinkish rhesus and the Grey-faced Langur monkey live and play on the treetops and 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!. The peacock is easily one of the most famous birds at Yala. Proceed to Tissamaharama. Stay overnight at the hotel. (If Yala is closed during September October the Bundala reserve can be visited).

Day 11

KATARAGAMA / BEACH

Enjoy the morning excursion to Kataragama which is a fast developing township in the deep south of Sri Lanka but in the olden days it was only a small village. Proceed to your beach hotel and in the Evening relax at your own pace. Relish a delicious dinner & stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 12

BEACH FREE DAY RELAX

Relax leisurely at the beach hotel with breakfast & dinner.

Day 13

BEACH / WELIGAMA / GALLE /COLOMBO

After Breakfast leave for Colombo en-route stop at Weligama and see the Stilt Fisherman & the city of Galle Dutch Fort, museum & Church. Dutch Fort: Built in 1663, the fort still retains the atmosphere and charm of Dutch days. Many old Dutch buildings are still intact inside the fort. The best way to see the fort is by walking around at the time of sunset. Dutch Museum: The Dutch Museum which is housed in a restored Dutch mansion of the time, contains paintings, prints, documents, furniture and ceramics from the Dutch colonial era.Dutch Reformed Church: Built by a Dutch Army officer at the site of a previous Portuguese church and < !--cohttp://www.lankaclassified.com/acme/cms/tour.aspx?id=88mpleted --> in 1754 the church is situated close to the new entrance to the fort. P.M City tour in Colombo Visit the fascinating city of Colombo, which links the past with the present. You will visit the Fort area, the commercial center, and Pettah Colombos bustling bazaar area, Cinnamon gardens that comprises of large residences and and later on enjoy your free time in Colombo. Stay overnight in a Colombo hotel.

Day 14

COLOMBO/AIRPORT

After breakfast you would transfer to the airport to connect flight for departure. Rooms available untill 12h00 in the afternoon.

Economy/Standard1st Category/SuperiorDeluxe
Day 1Beacon BeachCamelot Beach or Paradise Beach Hotel-
Day 2New Sigiri ResortKashapa or Danawwa Hotel-
Day 3New Sigiri ResortKashapa or Danawwa Hotel-
Day 4New Sigiri ResortKashapa or Danawwa Hotel-
Day 5Kaya ResidenceThilanka Hotel-
Day 6Kaya ResidenceThilanka Hotel-
Day 7WindsorCocoon Hills-
Day 8HideawayElla mount Heaven Deluxe Room-
Day 9HideawayElla mount Heaven Deluxe Room-
Day 10Lake SideChandrika Hotel Deluxe Room-
Day 11Palm Paradise cabanaParadise Beach Club Deluxe Room-
Day 12Palm Paradise cabanaParadise Beach Club Deluxe Room-
Day 13Faire View HotelRamada Colombo or Cinnamon Red-
Day 14No Hotel--

Summer 2017 (Excluding Kandy Perahara Period July /Aug 2017) - 1st May 2017 to 31st October 2017

PaxEconomy/Standard (USD)1st Category/Superior (USD)
2 Pax1100 Per Pax1335 Per Pax
4 Pax930 Per Pax1165 Per Pax

Includes

All rates are in US Dollars & net per person inclusive of all applicable taxes 
If you are travelling alone please send us an email we shall advise you the details.

Welcomed at the airport by Acme representative. The accommodation in Double/Twin or Triple bed rooms in the hotels mentioned or similar. Bed & Bfast basis for Eleven Nights & Two nights at the beach south of Sri Lanka on Half Board Basis (Dinner & Bfast included).
Check-in Check-out 12h00.
Air-conditioned vehicle with English speaking chauffeur will be provided.(Private Tour).No vehicle will be provided on any free days if any as per program.
Bicycle for Polonnaruwa visits & Train tickets for joy ride in Hill Country included.
The chauffeur will look after his meals & accommodation by himself.
Basic Jeep to visit reserve Yala included (Entrance fees for the reserve to be paid directly by clients).
All Entrance Fees applicable to be paid by clients directly as per program.
Vehicle will not be provided on free days at the beach hotel but on the last two days for the transfers & visits vehicle will be provided after the main tour.

Excludes

Entrance fees as per program to be paid directly by clients.

(Entrance Fees are Subject to Change slightly without Prior Notice sometimes) 
Around USD 190 per person (Some places of visits will provide children under 12 year’s half rate charges.)

** ** 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  Cat "A" USD 40 per room per night extra Cat "B" USD 50 per room per night extra 

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.

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.

Remarks

Sri Lanka Visa charges USD 35 per person for NON SAARC countries & USD 20 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.

Cancellation

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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