Colonial Tour Sri Lanka

Code: ACME003
11 DAYS - 10 NIGHTS
  • Acme Travels Sigiriya
  • Acme Travels Abayagiriya
  • Acme Travels Aukana
  • Acme Travels Unawatuna
  • Acme Travels Galle Fort
  • Acme Travels Tea Plantation

A comprehensive tour of Sri Lanka dwelling into its historical past & its natural beauty with a Wild Life Safari, visits to tea plantations in the hills and beaches. 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, taking in the rich history of Sri Lanka, fascinating culture and the scenery.

 

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Day 1 Airport / Colombo

Meeting with Assistance at the airport upon arrival by our Representative, later your tour chauffeur will pick you up at the Exit Gate of the arrival terminal to commence the Tour. Then you will be transferred to Colombo City. Colombo – the commercial and financial center of Sri Lanka which links the past with the present. This is a busy and vibrant city with a mixture of modern life and colonial buildings and ruins. Overnight stay in Colombo.

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Day 2 Colombo / Negombo / Anuradhapura

After breakfast, leave for Anuradhapura. En-route visit Negombo traditionally a Fishing Village with catamarans by the beach at the backdrop to the Negombo scenery; which later developed as a fishing marketing center.  PM arrival in Anuradhapura which is known to have the largest number of ancient monuments of a great civilisation. You will witness many stone sculptures and popular stone Buddha Statues. Overnight stay at Anuradhapura.

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Day 3 Anuradhapura / Avukana / Sigiriya

Breakfast at hotel and proceed to Sigiriya, En route visit Aukana Buddha Statue (30ft) in height is the most famous stone sculpture of this village which was sculpted during the reign of Dhatusena in the 5th century. PM visit Sigiriya, famous for its historical rock fortress with landscaped gardens and water fountains and the famous paintings of the “Sigiriya Apsara or Damsels of Sigiriya”. In the evening relax & overnight stay at the hotel.

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Day 4 Sigiriya / Polonnaruwa / Medirigiriya / Sigiriya

After breakfast an excursion to Polonnaruwa – the second ancient capital city for over three centuries with many well-preserved ruins of palaces and monasteries. The Parakrama Samudra (means the Ocean of Parakrama) is a very large manmade lake in Polonnaruwa built during the rule of The King Parakrama Bahu the Great. Evening visit Medirigiriya. The Medirigiriya Vatadage is on a high circular stage. Although this is a Ruin, the site has fewer natural damages. Return to the hotel for the overnight stay.

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Day 5 Sigiriya / Dambulla / Matale / Nalanda Gedige / Kandy

After breakfast leave for Kandy. En-route visit Dambulla. Later visit the ancient Dambulla cave complex also known as the Royal Golden Rock Cave Temple. The area is also known for bird watching. En route visit Nalanda Gedige the Abu Simbel of Sri Lanka. Nalanda Gedige is a remarkable archaeological site in Sri Lanka which features Buddhist – Hindu hybrid Architecture, visit a spice garden and a batik factory in Matale. Evening arrive at the hotel in Kandy, the last Kingdom of ancient Sri Lanka and the Royal Capital under the King’s Rule until the British Invasion in 1815. Then visit the most sacred Buddhist establishment in Sri Lanka – the Temple of Tooth at the evening ceremony. Dinner & Overnight stay in Kandy

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Day 6 Kandy / Pinnawela / Kandy

Breakfast at hotel, in the morning leave for Pinnawala about one-hour drive from Kandy to visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, one of the most popular attractions in Sri Lanka. It fosters the biggest herd of captive elephants in the world. Witness and feed the baby elephants and watch the elephants bathing in the nearby river in the morning and in the afternoon. PM site seeing of the Kandy City, the 2nd highest tourist visiting city in Sri Lanka. A complete tour around the Bogambara lake is relaxing for its cool breeze and it also gives an insight to the way of life in Kandy.  You can visit the Kandy Museum too. In the evening you can enjoy a Cultural Dance. Later return to the hotel for dinner & overnight stay.

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Day 7 Kandy / Peradeniya / Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast, visit the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya, well known for having the largest collection of orchids in Asia and other large variety of plants. Pm leave for Nuwara Eliya – the center of the hill country which is also known as the ‘Little England’. En route visit a tea plantation and witness the manufacture of the world-famous Ceylon tea.  There are plenty of eye-catching and heart-touching places like the Gregory’s Lake, Race Course, Victoria Park, The Golf Club, and the old Brick Post Office Building. Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya.

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Day 8 Nuwara Eliya / Ella / Buduruwagala / Yala

After breakfast leave for Tissamaharama region stop at Ella to admire the magnificent view then visit Buduruwagala. This small town is used as a base for plenty of trekking expeditions to the surrounding countryside. 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. Later visit Buduruwagala. You can visit seven colossal figures carved out of a rock face at Buduruwagala. In the late afternoon a safari in the Yala National Park and enjoy the wilderness as you cruise around in a jeep. Dinner & overnight at the hotel.

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Day 9 Kataragama / Weligama / Galle / Beach Stay

After breakfast, visit Kataragama – another great pilgrim shrine dedicated to a popular Hindu deity ‘Skanda ‘. Kataragama Esala Maha Perahara is a ritualistic possession held on the Esala Full moon Poya Day which falls on July – August. Later you will leave to South Coast, En route view the stilt fisherman of Weligama. Then visit Galle, a city with a colourful history. The magnificent Portuguese – Dutch fort, declared World Heritage Site by the UNESCO is the most popular site of the town. The journey includes a stay at a beach hotel. In the evening relax, enjoy your beach overnight stay.

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Day 10 Beach Day

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

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Day 11 Beach / Airport

After breakfast transfer to the airport to connect to your flight for departure. Rooms till 12h00 in the afternoon.

There has to be a minimum of two clients per booking. If only one client is travelling alone please contact us for further details.


01st June 2021  to 30th June 2021

Number of clients  Comfort
2 USD 1285 per person
4 USD 1120 per person
Single room extra charges USD 640 per person

01st July 2021  to 30th October 2021 (Excluding Kandy Perahara period for ten nights from 14th  to 23rd Jul 2021 or 13th to 22nd Aug 2021 – dates are not finalized will be decided by Feb 2021) during Kandy Perahara period if clients are in Kandy overnight an extra supplement will apply – (Per room per night  Comfort Category – USD 75 per night per room extra)

Number of clients  Comfort
2 USD 1305 per person
4 USD 1140 per person
Single room extra charges USD 665 per person

 

01st November 2021 to 20th December 2021

Number of clients Comfort
2 USD 1485 per person
4 USD 1275 per person
Single room extra charges USD 730 Per person

 

11th January 2022 to 31st January 2022

Number of clients Comfort
2 USD 1765 per person
4 USD 1555 per person
Single room extra charges USD 950 Per person

 

01st February 2022 to 30th April 2022

Number of clients Comfort
2 USD 1735 per person
4 USD 1525 per person
Single room extra charges USD 920 Per person
  • All entrance fees as per program to be paid directly only in Sri Lankan Rupees and it will cost around USD 195 per person. (Anuradhapura / Isurumuniya & Sri Maha Bodiya / Aukana / Sigiriya / Polonnaruwa / Medirigiriya / Dambulla / Nalanda / Kandy temple / Cultural Dance Show / Pinnawala / Kandy Museum / Peradeniya / Buduruwagala / Yala Reserve)
  • 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 at these sites.  Subject to change slightly sometimes details are provided with rates as applicable at the moment. (Children under 12 years will be charged half rate 50%)
  • For Reservations during,  Super Peak Period – 21 December 2020 to 10 January 2021  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  then proceed to the airport. Any other modifications to the program can be arranged as per individual preferences.
  • CANCELLATION POLICY –  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 15 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 14 days prior to the first date of reservation following additional cancellation charges will apply.
  • Less than 14 days before arrival 25% of total invoice
  • Less than 07 days before arrival 50% of total invoice
  • Less than 03 days before arrival 100% of total invoice
  • No show or early departure 100% of total invoice
Services Included
  • All rates quoted are in US Dollars & nett per person inclusive of all applicable taxes.
  • Every two persons sharing a double or twin room at mentioned properties or similar.
  • Welcomed at the airport by our representative.
  • Check-in 14h00 & Check-out at 12h00.
  • Five nights on half-board basis (breakfast & dinner) and five nights on bed & breakfast basis (breakfast only) – Total  Ten Nights.
  • 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). Last day Transfer to the airport included.
  • Fuel & local assurance for vehicle & passengers while travelling included.
  • The chauffeur will look after his own meals & accommodation.
  • Basic Private Jeep to visit Yala reserve included for half a day – (Entrance fees to be paid directly by clients at the reserve). If for any reason the mentioned reserve is closed, we shall make arrangements to visit another reserve.

Services Not Included.

  • All entrance fees as per program to be paid directly only in Sri Lankan Rupees and it will cost around USD 195 per person. (Anuradhapura / Isurumuniya & Sri Maha Bodiya / Aukana / Sigiriya / Polonnaruwa / Medirigiriya / Dambulla / Nalanda / Kandy temple / Cultural Dance Show / Pinnawala / Kandy Museum / Peradeniya / Buduruwagala / Yala Reserve)
  • Please change foreign currency in to SLRS at the airport after customs (bank counters are open 24hrs at the airport). No credit card payments are accepted at at historical sites. (Entrance fees are subject to change; rates are as applicable at the moment – Children under 12 years will be charged half the rate at some places.)
  • Personal spending (tips, laundry, mini bar, telephone, fax, beverages etc.)
  • The right to use video cameras at sites – most places will allow you to use video cameras once the entrance fee is paid except at The Temple of the Tooth in Kandy & the Pinnawela Elephant orphanage (USD 05 per Video Camera per location).
  • Medical expenses, travel insurance, international flights.
  • Sri Lanka Visa charges USD 35 per person for NON SAARC countries & for SAARC countries USD 20 per person, can be obtained directly via the internet please visit this site. http://www.eta.gov.lk/. 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 arranged for the holiday should be with you. All nationals have to obtain a visit / tourist visa prior to arrival (Visas are not issued on arrival)

    PCR test done inside 72hrs obligatory to enter Sri Lanka before boarding the flight.

  • There will be extra regulations concerning COVID 19 safety measures in relation to the visit visa –

    (Revised Health Guideline require that all the Passengers / Tourist Guests should be holding a Pre-departure PCR Negative Result Test Report

    done within 72 hours prior to arrival in Sri Lanka. (The passengers should submit original certificate with a properly translated copy in English)

     

    All guest who have received Covid19 Vaccinations should be holding the original vaccination certificate with a proper English Translation,

    (The vaccinations completed the 2nd dose & 02 Weeks should have elapsed  before entering Sri Lanka. These guests will be considered as fully vaccinated guests.   

    All the guests should undergo Arrival PCR (On the arrival day). The results will be provided inside 24hours & the clients can proceed with their tours.

    The 1st night accommodation should be reserved at a hotel authorized by the health authorities near the Katunayaka international airport in Negombo or Colombo.

    (Depending on the Covid situation worldwide certain countries passport holders will not be allowed to enter Sri Lanka.)

    Our Prices does not include (PCR  USD 40 per person -Test  on arrival) as per Sri Lanka Health Ministry Guidelines & the compulsory COVID insurance issued cover for 30days validly – USD 12 per person.

    Children under 12years are exempted from the arrival PCR test but the Covid insurance cover has to be obtained for children too.

     

     

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