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If you are fond of nature this is the ideal tour for you !.Srilanka is an island that is famous for nature lovers. Mountains,Geo Plains,Dashing Water Falls,National parks,Sea, Beaches,Rocks,Paddy fields,Tea Gardens,Rain Forests,Rivers, On arrival in Sri Lanka you will be met at the international airport and then you would leave to Sigiriya. Relax at your hotel & in the early evening visit the Sigiriya rock fortress. Climb the rock of Sigiriya built by the patricide King Kashyapa in the 5th century A.D. Today its a treasure trove of rare art. In the pocket of the giant rock are the famous frescoes of the heavenly maidens of Sigiriya. Return to the hotel for dinner & overnight stay.
After breakfast get ready for an excursion to Polonnaruwa, 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 You can visit Medirigiriya in the early evening and an optional tour is the Elephant back jungle Safari for 01h30 minutes (Payment direct). Return back to the hotel for dinner & overnight stay.
After breakfast leave to Wasgamuwa en route visit the temple in the rock at Dambulla and continue to Wasgamuwa. The journey passes through beautiful forested foothills where one can really appreciate the natural beauty of Sri Lanka. Upon arrival in Wasgamuwa you will check in at the lodge then at PM leaves for the Safari of Wasgamuwa. The park consists of riverine forest, dry mixed evergreen forest, grasslands and wetlands. The park is almost surrounded by Mahaweli & Amban Rivers and the riverine forest area is fairly large. Wasgamuwa is famous for its elephant habitat. These elephants are known to be less habituated to people and are more wild like and leopard, sloth bear, sambhur, spotted and barking deer,wild boar and wild buffalo inhabit the area. Torque Macaque, Purple face leaf monkey and nocturnal slender Loris is also found in the park. The lesser adjutant, Wooly necked stork, open bill, painted stork, Racket tailed Drongo, Yellow fronted barbet, Sri Lanka Jungle fowl & Spur fowl are among the over 100 species of birds found within the park. Stay Overnight in Wasgamuwa with basic accommodation facilities & dinner is included too.
After breakfast you will depart for Kandy via the knuckles range. The importance of the Knuckles Mountain Range is obtained from several factors as it has a parasitical quality because of the mountain peaks, the crystal clear and perennial waterways, cloud forests and exquisite fauna and flora. Pregnant with history running into several millennium and a veritable treasure house of cultural heritage, the Knuckles Mountain Range can be considered as an mirror to the past. Arrive at the hotel in Kandy, the center of the traditional arts in Sri Lanka and visit the city of Kandy. The most famous landmark of Kandy is its Lake, in the center of the city. Later visit the temple of the sacred tooth relic of Buddha. Late in the evening view the Kandyan cultural performance and stay overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast visit the royal botanical gardens of Peradeniya which is well known for its large variety of plants, ornamental, decorative, useful & medicinal properties. There are more than 4000 plants. You can visit the elephant Orphanage at Pinnawela too . 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 the drought period. 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. Spend the evening walking in the cool climate. Arrive at the hotel for the overnight stay.
Enjoy an early breakfast on the way to Kitulgala you will stop at the Horton Plains Nature Reserve and embark on an guided tour with a resident naturalist guide. Horton Plains is another wildlife hot spot, the vegetation over here is open, grassy woodland, home to species such as the sambar, leopard and endemic purple-faced langur here onwards you will continue to Kitulgala. You have the option of rafting in the river which is very famous in Sri Lanka for Rafting. (Minimum 2 persons are required & payment direct). Stay overnight in Kitulgala.
After breakfast you will drive out to Singharaja the national Park which is of international, ecological significance and has recently become a world heritage site. The area has some of the best preserved virgin rain forest on earth, saved from commercial logging due to its inaccessibility. Dinner & Overnight stay in Singharaja.
After breakfast the morning will be spent exploring the Singharaja rain forest. Due to the dense vegetation the wildlife is difficult to view and elusive mammals such as the leopard are rarely seen. You may see some of the brightly coloured birds of the region which tend to move through the jungle in mixed feeding flocks. In the afternoon you would leave to Bandarawela. Stay overnight in at the hotel.
After breakfast leave early in the morning trekking in this small town area in Bandarawela then you will travel south to Udawalawe. This large national park was designed to protect the diverse catchments of the area of the Udawalawe Reservoir. The vegetation here is different again; mainly compose of open parkland with some mature teak trees. The park is home to around 400 wild elephants which are easy to spot and there are also good numbers of golden jackal, crocodile and buffalo. The afternoon will be spent out on safari in the national park. Stay overnight in Udawalawe & dinner included.
After breakfast in the morning you will head to the south-east corner of the island. The yala National park is the most famous of all Sri Lankas parks. It contains of an amazing variety of habitats from Open Park to dense jungle, and it also contains fresh water rivers and lakes as well as beaches. The Yalas greatest claim to fame is that it has the worlds highest concentration of leopard (though it still does not guarantee seeing any!) In the afternoon you will set off on safari in the Yala National Park. Stay overnight at the hotel & dinner is included.
After breakfast you will travel to your beach hotel in the south of Sri Lanka. Your journey will take you along the coast and you will be able to see the stilt fisherman in Weligama especially if you are staying at Unawatuna, if not this can be seen on day traveling to Negombo. At Pm relax at leisure and stay overnight at the Hotel and dinner is included too.
Another day of relaxing and enjoying the sun and sea if you want to explore further a field it is possible to hire a boat to take you over to the lighthouse situated on an off-shore island. A steep climb to the top offers fantastic views of the Sri Lanka coast. Overnight at the (Hotel) & dinner is included too.
After breakfast leave for Negombo en-route visit Galle. You can visit the Old Portuguese fort, later rebuilt and extended by the dutch is still fine preservation. Most of the administration of Galle still takes place from the fort. The view from the ramparts is superb. Visit a village in an island by boat in Madhu River and visit one of the sea turtle Hatcherie. Stay overnight at the hotel in Negombo
The tour ends today, a transfer vehicle will be provided to take you to the airport for your onward flight.
|Day 1||Danawwa Hotel||Thilanka Resort & Spa||-|
|Day 2||Danawwa Hotel||Thilanka Resort & Spa||-|
|Day 3||Safari Village (Basic accommodation)||Farcry Wasgamuwa||-|
|Day 4||Kaya Residence||Suisse Hotel||-|
|Day 5||Windsor Hotel||The St Andrews Hotel||-|
|Day 6||Rafters Retreat Standard Room||Rafters Retreat Superior Room||-|
|Day 7||Bird Paradise (Basic Accommodation)||Rain Forest Edge||-|
|Day 8||Orient Hotel||Bandarawela Hotel||-|
|Day 9||Ganghadara Camping With attached toilet/bath (Private Tent)||Ganghadara Camping With attached toilet/bath Tree House||-|
|Day 10||Hibiscus Garden||The Safari||-|
|Day 11||Paradise Beach Club DLX Room Mirissa||Calamender Deluxe Room Unawatuna||-|
|Day 12||Paradise Beach Club DLX Room Mirissa||Calamender Deluxe Room Unawatuna||-|
|Day 13||Beacon Beach Hotel||Camelot Beach Hotel||-|
|Day 14||No Hotel||No Hotel||-|
|Pax||Economy/Standard (USD)||1st Category/Superior (USD)|
|2 Pax||1390 Per Pax||1895 Per Pax|
|4 Pax||1150 Per Pax||1655 Per Pax|
Welcomed at the airport by an ACME representative.
Tour based Eight nights on Half Board Basis (Room Dinner Bfast) & Five Nights on Bed & Breakfast Basis(Room Bfast) & total Thirteen nights.
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 without entrance fees.(To be paid by clients directly all entrance fees).
Basic Jeeps to visit where ever applicable reserves included (Entrance fees to be paid directly to reserves by clients.)
English speaking chauffeur in air-conditioned private Vehicle will be provided.No vehicle will be provided on any free days if any as per program.Fuel and Local assurance for the vehicle included (No vehicle on free days unless specifically mentioned in the program).Working hours of chauffeur will be between 08h00 to 19h30 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.
All rates are in US Dollars & net per person inclusive of all taxes.
There has to be a minimum of two persons. If you are traveling alone please contact us for further details.
All entrance fees as per program to be paid directly as applicable for different programs. (Entrance Fees are Subject to Change sometimes slightly without Prior Notice.)
Sri Lanka Nature Tour - Around USD 250 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.
|Perahara Supplement||Category A||Category B|
|Per room per night During Kandy Hotel Nights only extra if clients are in Kandy during the Kandy Perahara Period||USD 50||USD 50|
*Super Peak Period –21 December 2016 to 10 January 2017
For Reservations on the above period please contact us for further details with your specific dates. As Peak supplements apply at hotels during this period & this will change according to the category of hotels & the date of reservations.
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 CHARGED FOR CANCELLATIONS :
-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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