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At arrival, welcomed & assisted at the airport then leave to 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. pay a visit to Sigiriya located in the north-central part of Sri Lanka. It is well known for its preserved architecture. The town is famous for its Rock, Gardens and Sanctuary. Sigiriya has spectacular importance in Sri Lanka as it is an ancient palace complex, erected during the reign of King Kasyapa. It has also been declared by UNESCO as a world heritage site. Stay overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast get ready for an excursion to Polonnaruwa which is the second ancient capital city for three centuries. It is one of the most interesting places in Sri Lanka as it has many well preserved ruins of palaces and monasteries. In the afternoon visit Medirigiriya. Return back to hotel.
After breakfast excursion to Anuradhapura & visit the ruins of the first capital founded in the 05th century BC. Anuradhapura has the largest number of ancient monuments found in one great civilization. The World Heritage city Anuradhapura, in picturesque ruins, was once a major center of Srilanka civilization. In the afternoon visit Mihintale & Later on return back to your hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast leave for Kandy en-route visit Dambulla. In Sri Lanka history Dambulla cave complex dates back to 3rd and 2nd century BC. The complex was well known even before construction as one of the largest monasteries in Srilanka. The Dambulla caves have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and they are also known for bird watching. Later on, visit Nalanda Gedige the Abu Simbel of Srilanka and tour a spice garden & a batik factory in Matale (En-route to Kandy) .Afternoon arrive at the hotel in Kandy, the center of the traditional arts in Sri Lanka. Visit the city of Kandy. The most famous landmark of Kandy is its lake found at the center of the city. In the evening view the Kandyan cultural performance & visit the temple of the sacred tooth relic of Buddha. Overnight stay in Kandy.
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 which is 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 the most attractive locations in Nuwaraeliya. Enjoy the view at Shanthipura (the city view point) and spend the evening walking in the cool climate and later on arrive at the hotel for the overnight stay.
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 rock is formed into the shape of an kneeling elephant. The statues date back to 10 century AD. At P.M get ready for an safari in the Yala Park and enjoy the wilderness as you cruise around in a jeep . The breathtaking view of the wild elephants is undoubtedly the best known attraction at Yala, seen in small and large herds. The park is also known for herds of spotted deer which are found 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. The other animals like 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 a memorable experience. Later on arrive at the hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast leave for Galle and en route view the still fisherman of Weligama fishing, then visit the Old Portuguese fort, later rebuilt and extended by the Dutch and it is still a marvel of ancient preservation. Most of the administration of Galle still takes place from fort .The view from the ramparts is superb. A well-known fact of Galle fort is of it being a world heritage site and the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers. The journey then progresses 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, Pettah Colomboâ€™s bustling bazaar area, a cinnamon garden which is a large residential complex. Later on return to the hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast transfer to the airport to connect flight for departure. Rooms till 12h00 in the afternoon.
|Day 1||Giritale Hotel or Danawwa Hotel or Kashyapa Hotel||Camelia resort & Spa or Sigiriya Village||Amaya Lake or Deer Park Hotel or Chaya Village|
|Day 2||Giritale Hotel or Danawwa Hotel or Kashyapa Hotel||Camelia resort & Spa or Sigiriya Village||Amaya Lake or Deer Park Hotel or Chaya Village|
|Day 3||Giritale Hotel or Danawwa Hotel or Kashyapa Hotel||Camelia resort & Spa or Sigiriya Village||Amaya Lake or Deer Park Hotel or Chaya Village|
|Day 4||Kaya Residence||Thilanka or Suisse Hotel||Cinnamon Citadele or Mahaweli Reach|
|Day 5||Windsor Hotel||St Andrews Hotel||Grand Hotel|
|Day 6||Hibiscus Garden||Chandrika Deluxe Room||Mandara Rosen|
|Day 7||Faire View Hotel||Ozo Colombo or Mirage Colombo||Kingsbury or Hilton or Taj Samudra Hotel Colombo|
|Day 8||No Hotel||No Hotel||No Hotel|
|Pax||Economy/Standard (USD)||1st Category/Superior (USD)||Deluxe (USD)|
|2 Pax||780 Per Pax||995 Per Pax||1355 Per Pax|
|4 Pax||640 Per Pax||855 Per Pax||1220 Per Pax|
All rates quoted are in US Dollars & net per person inclusive of all applicable taxes. Based on twe clients traveling together & sharing a double or twin room.
Welcomed at the airport by an Acme Travels representative.
The accommodation in Double/Twin or Triple bed rooms in the hotels mentioned or similar.
Check-in & Check-out 12h00.
The First three nights on half board basis (Dinner & Breakfast) & the balance four nights on Bed & Breakfast Basis (Room Breakfast basis).
Air-conditioned private vehicle with an 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 .
Basic Jeep to visit reserve included half day - (Entrance fees for the reserve to be paid directly by clients)
All entrance fees as per program to be paid directly in Sri Lanka Rupees and it will cost around USD 190 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 spending the night in Kandy during the Kandy Perahara Period
Category A USD 50
Category B USD 50
Category C USD 65
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 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 per location in included.
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.
You may cancel your booking at any time prior to commencement of the reservations which has to be acknowledged by our company in writing. If the cancellation is made 35 days before the first date of the reservation we will retain your 1st small deposit to cover our costs. If the cancellation is notified less than 35 days prior to the first date of reservation following additional cancellation charges will apply.
Less than 34 days before arrival 25% of total invoice
Less than 21 days before arrival 50% of total invoice
Less than 15 days before arrival 100% of total invoice
No show or early departure 100% of total invoice
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