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Colonial Tour Sri Lanka Eleven Days

A comprehensive tour of Sri Lanka dwelling into its historical past & its natural beauty. It includes a few days stay at a beach hotel in the south of Sri Lanka. The tour is an ideal one as it is complemented by Colonial style accommodation where ever possible at a reasonable rate
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Day 1

AIRPORT / COLOMBO

Stay in an colonial style accommodation as far as possible Colonial Tour, taking in Sri Lankas rich history, fascinating culture and beautiful scenery. Elephant back riding in the forest and tea plantations in the hills, its Beaches etc, Arrival at the Colombo international airport and transfer to hotel. 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, Colombos bustling bazaar area and a cinnamon garden filled with large residences. Later on visit the Buddhist temple in Kelaniya. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2

COLOMBO / NEGOMBO / ANURADAPURA

After breakfast leave for Anuradhapura 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 Pm visit Anuradhapura and enjoy the ruins of the first capital founded in the 05th century BC. It is known to have 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. Installation at hotel for overnight stay, dinner included.

Day 3

AUKANA / SIGIRIYA

After breakfast visit Aukana some 30km northwest of the Golden Dambulla Rock Temple, the village of Aukana located close to the large ancient Kala Wewa rainwater reservoir, is home to the most perfectly preserved ancient statue in Sri Lanka & then 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 SriLanka as an ancient palace complex, erected during the reign of King Kasyapa, it has been declared by UNESCO a world heritage site. In the evening relax & the overnight stay is at the hotel ( dinner included).

Day 4

POLONNARUWA / MEDIRIGIRIYA

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 . In the late afternoon visit Medirigiriya. The Medirigiriya Vatadage is on a high circular stage.It has three circles of concentric (With the same center) circle of pillars is a decorated stone wall about three and a half feet high. Return to the hotel for overnight stay with dinner.

Day 5

DAMBULLA / MATALE / NALANDA GEDIGE / KANDY

After breakfast leave for Kandy en-route visit Dambulla. In SriLankan 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. The area 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 , on the way to kandy visit a spice garden & a batik factory in Matale. In the evening arrive at the 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 stay dinner included.

Day 6

KANDY / PINNAWELA / KANDY

After breakfast leave for Pinnawela & visit the elephant Orphanage. The orphanage was established to feed , nurse & house young elephats abandoned by their mothers. The young ones often fall into pits and ravines in their quest for water especially during drought period. At 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 stay with dinner.

Day 7

KANDY / PERADENIYA / NUWARAELIYA

After breakfast visit the royal botanical gardens of Peradeniya which is well known for its large number and 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 hill country, en-route visit a tea plantation and witness the manufacture of the world famous Ceylon tea. Gregory Lake is one of the most attractive locations in Nuwaraeliya and Shanthipura (the city view point) . Spend the evening walking in the cool climate. Later on arrive at hotel for dinner & overnight stay.

Day 8

NUWARAELIYA/ELLA/BOUDURUWAGALA/KATARAGAMA/YALA

After breakfast leave for Tissamaharama Region Stop at Ella to admire the magnificent view then visit Buduruwagala. The term Buduruwagala means “the rock with the statue of Buddha” , and this is exactly what it is. The named was coined due to the rock formed into the shape of an kneeling elephant.The statues date back to 10 century AD. You would then pay a visit to the sacred city of Kataragama. At P.M get ready for a safari adventure in the Yala Park , You would cruise around in a jeep and enjoy the view of wild elephants, it is undoubtedly the best known attraction at Yala. The elephants are seen in small & large herds. Herds of spotted deer are seen all over the park. Monkeys like the pinkish rhesus and the Grey-faced Langur live and play on the tree-tops 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. Arrive at hotel for dinner & overnight stay.

Day 9

WELIGAMA / GALLE / BEACH 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 . 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. The journey includes a stay at a beach hotel. In the evening relax and enjoy your beach dinner and overnight stay.

Day 10

BEACH FREE DAY

Relax at the beach hotel, dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 11

BEACH/AIRPORT

Transfer Aiport after bfast

Economy/Standard1st Category/SuperiorDeluxe
Day 1-Galle Face Hotel Superior Room-
Day 2-Sanctuary at Tissawewa-
Day 3-Thilanka Resort & Spa-
Day 4-Thilanka Resort & Spa-
Day 5-Suisse Hotel-
Day 6-Suisse Hotel-
Day 7-Heaven Sevens-
Day 8-The Safari-
Day 9-Coco Bay Sea Esacape Room-
Day 10-Coco Bay Sea Esacape Room-
Day 11-No hotel-

Summer 2017 excluding Kandy Perahara July/Aug 2017 - 1st May 2017 to 31st October 2017

Pax1st Category/Superior (USD)
2 Pax1435 Per Pax
4 Pax1270 Per Pax

Includes

Warmly Welcomed  at the airport by an Acme representative.
The accommodation in Double/Twin or Triple bed rooms in the hotels mentioned or similar.
Check-in Check-out 12h00.
Tour on Half Board Basis (Nine nights on Bfast & Dinner included) Except in Colombo on Bed & Bfast Basis First night only.
Air-conditioned private vehicle with English speaking chauffeur will be provided. No vehicle will be provided on any free days if any as per program.
Fuel & Local assurance for the vehicle included.
The chauffeur will look after his meals & accommodation. 
Jeep to visit reserve included Entrance fees to be paid directly by clients.
Visits as per Program All Entrance Fees to be paid directly by clients.

Excludes

All rates quoted are in US Dollars & net per person inclusive of all applicable taxes.(around 30%)
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 by clients 
(Entrance Fees are Subject to Change slightly without Prior Notice sometimes)
Colonial Sri Lanka Tour - Around USD 185 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  USD 50 extra per night per room will apply 

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.

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 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 CANCELATION 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 CANCELATION 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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