Arrival at Colombo International Airport. Here, you will be warmly welcomed by a representative of Hayleys Tours. After the formalities at the airport you will be escorted to your air conditioned vehicle and thereafter you will be proceeding to Bentota.(Approx Travel Time from Airport to Bentota 02 to 03 Hours drive) On arrival, check in to the hotel and free for leisure. (STANDARD CHECK-IN IS AT 1400HRS. EARLY CHECK-IN IS SUBJECT TO AVIALBILITY ON THE DAY OF ARRIVAL) DINNER AND OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION AT “CENTARA CEYSANDS BENTOTA”
DAY 02 - BENTOTA/GALLE/KOSGODA/BENTOTA (Beruwala to Galle: Approx 1 – 1 1⁄2 Hrs)
Dutch Fort at Galle, close to the island’s southernmost point, 173km from Colombo, has the distinction of being the best-preserved sea fort in South Asia. A living heritage site, this 90 hectare (222 acre) attraction is a superb blend of architecture, with fortifications that resemble those in the coastal areas of Portugal. When it comes to fortified towns, nothing can compete with the Dutch Fort in Galle. This World Heritage Site on the south coast was the main port of call for ships sailing between the East and Europe.
On completion visit Turtle Hatchery The Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project follows a sustainable model operated by a very friendly owner. The place is run by the locals, with international volunteers helping out throughout the year. They aim to protect sea turtle eggs and increase hatching rates while also treating disabled turtles. If you’re lucky, you will get to experience a turtle release, and a hatching if you get there just before 6 PM.
In the afternoon visit Bentota River Safari On this safari, you will explore the uncharted mangroves that grow along the Bentota River. The boat men will guide the boat through the islets and mangrove swamps located haphazardly on the river. They would delve into the mangroves and sail amidst the tangled roots under the shelter of shade provided by the trees and vines entangling each other. Get lost amidst these thick growths and spot aquatic birds such as herons, kingfishers, cormorants as well as the monitors and crocodiles that wade through the water On completion return to the hotel DINNER AND OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION AT “CENTARA CEYSANDS BENTOTA”
DAY 03: BENTOTA/BANDARAGAMA/BENTOTA
Today after breakfast you will be picked up and transfer to Sri Lanka Karting Circuit, Bandaragama to experience Karting and Air Rifle shooting Sri Lanka Karting Circuit-Bandaragama is Sri Lanka's first and only purpose-built karting circuit. It is also recognized as the finest in Asia and one of the best in the world. It is the only activity-based leisure destination of its kind in Sri Lanka, which provides a world-class experience for families, corporates, and race enthusiasts. Shooting Range is one of the best in the country in terms of safety and quality of equipment offered at very competitive prices at the capable hands of well-trained champion shooters and ex-servicemen. On completion return to the hotel DINNER AND OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION AT “CENTARA CEYSANDS BENTOTA”
DAY 04 - DAY 06: BENTOTA
Enjoy the facilities at the hotel, spend the full day at leisure by the beach/Pool and enjoy the other facilities of the hotel. (VEHICLE WILL NOT BE AT YOUR DISPOSAL)
DAY 07 - DEPARTURE AIRPORT
Please note that standard check-in time is 1400hrs and standard check-out time is 1200hrs.
This is only an offer without any obligation on the hotel rooms, until such time the tour is confirmed
and availability is checked.
When making payment, kindly ensure that the entire amount given in our offer (finally in our
invoice) is made without any deductions to us. All bank charges to be borne by remitter. As such total amount in our final invoice to be credited to our account without any deduction please. In the event of any deductions, such differences are to be collected in cash on arrival of the guests.
If required, you may reach out to your Chauffeur / Guide for comfort stops and photo opportunities while en-route.
If payment is to be made via credit card, then a 2.75% to be added on top of the quote we made in our offer and represented in our final invoice for payment.
Cancellation Policy “Island Paradise Sri Lanka”
Cancellation within 29 days of arrival full cancellation will be charged.
Cancellation before 30 days of the arrival date free of charge.
Children below 12 years of age (at the time of travel) up to a maximum of 02 children sharing room with 02 adults (parents) without an extra bed, 65% of adult rate.
Children below 12 years of age (at the time of travel) up to a maximum of 02 children sharing room with 02 adults (parents) with an extra bed, 65% of adult rate plus US$.20/- per night for extra bed. (this figure can vary from hotel selection)
Children below 12 years of age and 02 Children sharing a room of their own 85% of adult rate per child.
Child below 12 years of age sharing room with 01 adult, 90% of adult rate.
Children below 02 years (at the time of travel) of age FOC.
APPLICABLE RATE FOR AN ADULT WILL BE DEPENDED ON THE NUMBER OF ADULTS ON TOUR AND THE APPLICABLE RATE BRACKET. PLEASE NOTE THE CHILDREN WILL NOT BE COUNTED WHEN ESTABLISHING THE NUMBER OF PERSONS ON TOUR FOR THE PURPOSE OF IDENTIFYING THE APPLICABLE RATE BRACKET.
Good to know
On Arrival at the Airport, you will first reach Immigration, then to collect your ‘checked-in’ baggage. Once you clear customs, our representative will page you and meet you just outside the arrival hall. In an unlikely event if you are unable to locate him, you may kindly proceed to our flagship hotel counter THE KINGSBURY and report your arrival in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka being a tropical county, ideal clothing would be cotton and comfortable clothing. Shorts and T shirts are ideal other than when visiting the temples. Ladies are required to cover the shoulders as well.
Temperature throughout the year in lowland areas ranges between 25 to 35 C and in hill country between 20 to 25 C during day time. During the nights it can drop little below 15 C in certain months of the year.
Liquor will NOT be served on Poya days and on any other Religious holidays. These are considered dry days. There is a Poya day for each calendar month.
All major credit cards will be widely accepted in all reputable outlets (restaurants / shops etc.)
Tipping is customary, but not obligatory. But if you are keen to know what is acceptable in local terms, it ranges between US$.5/- per day up to US$.25/- per day depending on the level of satisfaction of your driver when it comes to individual / family travel. For group travel other than the guide, the coach crew is to be tipped too. The amount for a day can vary depending on group
size, but the recommended amount is US$.15/- to 40/- per day.
On Arrival at the Airport, you will first reach Immigration, then to collect your ‘checked-in’ baggage. Once you clear customs, our representative will page you and meet you just outside the arrival hall. In an unlikely event if you are unable to locate him, you may kindly proceed to our flagship hotel counter THE KINGSBURY and report your arrival in Sri Lanka