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Arrival at the Colombo international airport and then 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, Pettah Colombos bustling bazaar area, a cinnamon garden which is comprises of large residences. Visit the Buddhist temple in Kelaniya. Return to the hotel for the overnight stay.
After breakfast leave forGalle. Which is the capital of the southern province is a city with a colourful history. UNESCO declared World Heritage Site the magnificent Dutch fort is the most popular attraction of the town. A 300 year old Dutch atmosphere is still very much alive around the fort and amidst its many historical buildings not invaded by the skyscrapers. The beautiful beach of Unawatuna is just 6km south east of the city centre. And the Dutch Reformed Church, the church contains record of marriages since 1748 and baptism from 1678. The other significant of the building id there are no pillars inside the building and the weight of the roof is supported by the walls. The southern coastal belt is the most popular among the tourists and comes to life mainly from October through April when the monsoon moves northeast and the sea becomes calm with blue skies. The earliest European administrative centre of Sri Lanka was the major port and the largest city until the British shifted the port to Colombo. The City of Galle had been the European administrative centre over 4 centuries. evening relax by the pool side overnight at Hotel
After breakfast leave to Tissamaharama. Pm visit get ready for a(by jeep) safari in the Yala National Park. The most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. Yala was designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900 it was one of the first two national parks in Sri Lanka, been designated in 1938. The park is best known for its variety of wild animals. It is an important establishment for the conservation of Sri Lankan Elephants and aquatic birds. The park covers 979 square kilometers (378 sq mi) and is located about 300 kilometers (190 mi) from Colombo. Yala hosts a variety of ecosystems ranging from moist monsoon forests to the freshwater and marine wetlands. It is one of the 70 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Sri Lanka, 215 bird species including six endemic species of Sri Lanka. The number of mammals that has been recorded from the park is more than 40, and it has one of the highest leopard densities in the world. Later proceed to Arugambay. Arugam Bay is located at the end of the road on the East Coast side of Sri Lanka. If you are after remote rural life with the atmosphere of the jungle this is the place for you. Overnight at hotel in Tissamaharama nearby.
After Bfast leave to Ella Bandarawela Region. En route Naturk walk in Kuday Oya visit a village walk through paddy fields enjoy the company of the cillagers & Lunch. Then visit Buduruwagala located about 5 km from the Wellawaya on the Thanamalwila road. The name Buduruwagala means Ã¢â¬Åthe rock with the statue of BuddhaÃ¢â¬Â Seven figured are carved in this rock with a massive 51 foot Buddha statue in the Abhaya Mudra gesture at the centre. The rock it self has shape of a kneeling elephant with its head own. Although there is no documented information about this site in the ancient scriptures, it is now believed this carvings were done during the last days of the Anuradhapura period. Overnight in Ella or Bandarawela Region
After breakfast Trekking in Ella blessed with some of the most beautiful sights . It is only 8km away from Bandarawela, the small town is used as a base for plenty of trekking expeditions to the surrounding countryside. It occupies a very scenic vantage point, with views of a fine day stretching right across the South Coast of Sri Lanka. Some of the best places you could see in Ella are the Ella Gap, Ravana Ella Falls, Little Adams Peak and Bambaragala Peak among the other many varied pleasant walks with stunning scenery. Ella is only a small village located high in the mountains and like most places in Sri Lanka the nicest thing about Ella is its climate. It reminds us of a hot English summer. Hot during the day and cool at night. If you fancy climbing the peaks that are dotted around Ella, and then make sure you take sun protection and water. Stay overnight stay in Ella or Bandarawela.
After breakfast leave for Kandyen route stop at Ella to admire the magnificent view then proceed to Nuwara Eliya; 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). Spend the evening walking in the cool climate. At PM - visit the city of Kandy. The most famous landmark of Kandy is its lake which is at the center of the city. You can visit the Kandy Museum. Late in the evening view the Kandyan cultural performance . 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 during drought period. You can visit the royal botanical gardens of Peradeniya too. It is well known for its large variety of plants. The garden is best known for itÃ¢â¬â¢s collection of orchids the largest in Asia. Return back to the hotel for the overnight stay.
After breakfast leave for Dambulla, en route visit Matale this particular location situated 142 KM away from the capital Colombo and 26 kilometers (16 mi) from Kandy. It is an area steeped in history and village living. The SPICE GARDEN in Matale is called SriLankas immortal soul because it is easy to find in plenty of the great scents, tastes and medicines that made Sri Lanka famous, view and learn about the spices at Matale, and experience the great riches of the SriLankan cuisine and traditional ayurveda therapy. However, surrounding the town are the Knuckles foot hills called Wiltshire. The Knuckles Mountain Range is a special landmark of Matale. Riverston is heart-touching atmosphere which is really ideal for nature lovers. The Climate here is somewhat different from other locations & one can experience clouds covering up the area and then passing off at Riverston area making the atmosphere cold. The Alu vihara Temple, on the North side of the town, is the historic location where the Pali Canon was first written down completely in text on ola (palm) leaves. Then visit Dambulla; cave Temple (also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla) is a world heritage site (1991) in Sri Lanka, situated in the central part of the country. The site is situated 148 km (92 mi) east of Colombo and 72 km (45 mi) north of Kandy. It is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m (525 ft) over the surrounding plains. There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding. It has five caves under a vast overhanging rock, carved with a drip line to keep the interiors dry. In 1938 the architecture was embellished with arched colonnades and gabled entrances. Inside the caves, the ceilings are painted with intricate patterns of religious images following the contours of the rock. The Dambulla cave monastery is still functional and remains the best-preserved ancient edifice in Sri Lanka. The complex dates back from the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC. dinner & overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast leave for Anuradhapura & visit the ruins of the first capital founded in the 05th century BC here it has the largest number of ancient monuments of a great civilization. Dinner & overnight
After breakfast visit Sigiriya ; which is considered by some as the eighth wonder of the world, consists of an ancient castle used by King Kasyapa of the 4th century AD. The Sigiriya site has the remains of an upper palace sited on the flat top of the rock, a mid-level terrace that includes the Lion Gate and the mirror wall with its frescoes, the lower palace that clings to the slopes below the rock, and the moats, walls and gardens that extend for some hundreds of meters out from the base of the rock. The site is both a palace and fortress. Sufficient remains to provide the visitor with a stunning insight into the ingenuity and creativity of its builders, the upper palace on the top of the rock includes cisterns cut into the rock that still retain water. The moats and walls that surround the lower palace are still exquisitely beautiful. Later proceed to Medirigiriya. Which is situated in a beautiful surrounding has a history going in to the pre-Christian times. The brami characters found on the bricks and the some of the stone carvings is an indication of the long history of this site. The first reference to this site in the chronicles is during the king Kanittha Tissa (192-194) of the Anuradhapura Era. Later many kings have contributed to this complex. There are remains of an advance hospital in the same area. This is built as two squares. The outer square has 33 stone pillars and the inner square has 20 pillars. There have been three entrances to the building. There are indications that the rooms have had doors. A well preserved medicine boat too can bee seen here. Dinner & overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast visit Polonnaruwa the second most ancient of Sri Lankas kingdoms, Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I, who defeated the Chola invaders in 1070 CE to reunite the country once more under a local leader. While Vijayabahus victory and shifting of Kingdoms to the more strategic Polonnaruwa is considered significant, the real Polonnaruwa Hero of the history books is actually his grandson, Parakramabahu I. The city Polonnaruwa was also called as Jananathamangalam during the short Chola reign. However, with the exception of his immediate successor, Nissankamalla I, all other monarchs of Polonnaruwa, were slightly weak-willed and rather prone to picking fights within their own court. They also went on to form more intimiate matrimonial alliances with stronger South Indian Kingdoms, until these matrimonial links superseded the local royal lineage and gave rise to the Kalinga invasion by King Magha in 1214 and the eventual passing of power into the hands of a Pandyan King following the Arya Chakrawarthi invasion of Sri Lanka in 1284. The capital was then shifted to Dambadeniya. Today the ancient city of Polonnaruwa remains one of the best planned Archeological relic sites in the country, standing testimony to the discipline and greatness of the Kingdoms first rulers. The ancient city of Polonnaruwa has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Then leave to the East coast selected resort area Trincomalee or Passhekuda. Visit Trincomalee about 113 miles south of Jaffna. The city is built on a peninsula, which divides the inner and outer harbours. The city is home to the famous ancient Koneswaram temple alluded to in its historic Tamil name Thirukonamalai from which its anglicized name is derived. Among the sights of the place are the seven hot springs of Kanniyayi, on the road to Trincomalee. A high wall assembles all the seven springs in a rectangular enclosure. The water is mildly hot; the temperature varies but slightly in each. A shear rock outcrop called Swami Rock, several meters high above the sea is the tip of the Fort Frederick thus named by the British. Swami Rock is Lovers Leap where a Dutch Officers daughter had leapt after a broken affair. The Trincomalee harbour is the fifth largest natural harbour in the world, is overlooked by terraced highlands, the great European powers vied for mastery of the harbour. The Portuguese, the Dutch, the French, and the English, each held it in turn, and there have been many sea battles nearby. Evening free Relax dinner & overnight at hotel.
Free day at the beach resort on Half Board Basis.(Dinner & Bfast included)
Free day at the beach resort on Half Board Basis.(Dinner & Bfast included)
Free day at the beach resort on Half Board Basis.(Dinner & Bfast included)
After breakfast transfer to the airport and connect flight for departure. Rooms are available until 12h00 in the afternoon.
|Day 1||-||Ramada Colombo or Cinnamon Red||Hilton Colombo or Taj Samudra Colombo|
|Day 2||-||Lady Hill||Deco 44 Deluxe Room|
|Day 3||-||Kithala Resort or Chandrika Deluxe Room||The Safari|
|Day 4||-||Bandarawela Hotel||98 Acres Superior Room|
|Day 5||-||Bandarawela Hotel||98 Acres Superior Room|
|Day 6||-||Hotel Suisse||Earls Regency Hotel|
|Day 7||-||Hotel Suisse||Earls Regency Hotel|
|Day 8||-||Camelia Resort & Spa or Sigiriya Village||Amaya Lake or Alia Resort & Spa|
|Day 9||-||Camelia Resort & Spa or Sigiriya Village||Amaya Lake or Alia Resort & Spa|
|Day 10||-||Camelia Resort & Spa or Sigiriya Village||Amaya Lake or Alia Resort & Spa|
|Day 11||-||Trinco Blu by Cinnamon Superior Room||Jungle Beach Resort Lagoon cabin|
|Day 12||-||Trinco Blu by Cinnamon Superior Room||Jungle Beach Resort Lagoon cabin|
|Day 13||-||Trinco Blu by Cinnamon Superior Room||Jungle Beach Resort Lagoon cabin|
|Day 14||-||Camelot Beach Hotel or Paradise Beach Hotel||Jetwing Lagoon|
|Day 15||-||No Hotel||No Hotel|
|Pax||1st Category/Superior (USD)||Deluxe (USD)|
|2 Pax||1720 Per Pax||2720 Per Pax|
|4 Pax||1505 Per Pax||2510 Per Pax|
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
Welcomed at the airport by an ACME representative. Your tour is based on Eight nights on Bed & Bfast Basis & Six nights on Half Board Basis Dinner & Bfast Included (3 nights in Cultural triangle area & 3 nights at the Beach Hotel east of Sri Lanka).The accommodation in half Twin/Double basis in the hotels mentioned or similar Check-in/check-out 12h00.Meals start on 2nd day Breakfast & ends on Last day Bfast.The excursions sightseeing & visits as per program (Entrance Fees To be paid by clients directly). Jeep will be provided half day to visit the reserve which is included excluding entrance fees to be paid directly by clients. English speaking chauffeur in air-conditioned private vehicles will be provided. Fuel and Local assurance for the vehicle included .Working hours of chauffeur will be between 08h00 to 19h00 on any given day but this can be modified by discussing with the chauffeur. Sufficient resting time has to be provided for the next day’s trip. (Arrival & departure transfers can be at any time).The chauffeur will look after his meals & accommodation by him self . No vehicle will be provided on any free days.
If required we can modify the programme. Any modifications to the programme can be arranged as per individual preferences.
All entrance fees as per programme to be paid directly in Sri Lanka Rupees and it will cost around USD 225 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.
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
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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