Enjoy this scenic drive through country townships in quiet settlements of areas where agriculture is a dominant feature. Your journey meanders through forests and valleys and waterfalls hidden in pristine jungles and away from the hustle and bustle of the developed towns. The rainforest is UNESCO heritage listed. Your visit here will be tranquil as you trek through the pathways of the forest surrounded by endemic flora and fauna. Wildlife observation and safaris are an added feature to your overall experience on this tour. Have fun!
After an early breakfast, travel to Kalawana, a small town located near the Sinharaja forest reserve, (a Unesco World Heritage Site). This forest reserve is also the last remaining tropical rain forest in Sri Lanka. Your Hotel: The Rain forest Edge Meals: Dinner & Breakfast Distance: 163 km - 3 hr 23 min
DAY 03 (Sinharaja)
Enjoy a trek through the rain forest. Watch endemic birds, butterflies, reptiles and amphibians and many species of plants.
Enjoy a safari in the morning at the Udawalawe national park. You can watch wild animals at a very leisurely pace. No need to rush around to look for animals unlike in Yala, which is very rushed and disturbing to wild animals.
After an early breakfast, drive to the Bundala bird Sanctuary for a safari in the largest wild life reserve in Sri Lanka. Yala is also known for its highest population of leopard in Sri Lanka. It is also popular for bear, wild elephant, spotted deer, crocodile, and many birds species. Your Hotel: Chaarya Resort Udawalawe Meals: Dinner/Breakfast Distance: 75 km - 1 hr 23 min
DAY 07 (Yala)
Wake up very early in the morning to begin your safari around 6:30 am. We wish you good luck at spotting most of the animals in this park. You will be given a sandwich pack for breakfast at the sanctuary
Today you can start your whale watching tour . Your boat will start off at Mirissa fisheries harbour. Your guide will book your seat in one of the whale watching boats. If you are one that gets sea sick please make sure you take a preventive tablet or ask for a tablet from one of the guides on the boat. Your Hotel: Fairway Sunset Hotel Galle Meals: Dinner & Breakfast Distance: 35 km - 40 min
DAY 10 (Mirissa/Kosgoda/Colombo)
In the morning, proceed to Kosgoda, A small town famous for turtle hatcheries. These hatcheries were established to protect Sri Lanka’s Sea Turtles from extinction. Continue your journey to Colombo, the cosmopolitan capital of Sri Lanka. There is plenty to see and do in Colombo. Your Hotel: Cinnamon Grand Colombo Meals: Dinner & Breakfast Distance: 127 km - 1 hr 15 min
Day 11 (Depature)
After breakfast and check out from your hotel, your chauffeur will transfer you to the airport in time for your departure flight to your home country. We hope you had a pleasant holiday in Sri Lanka. Thank you for choosing our services. Please do recommend Leisure World Tours to your friends and family. Cheers! If you flight is a late night departure we can arrange for a day room hotel or late check out depending on room availability. Extra charges will apply. Meals: Breakfast only Distance: 32 km - 36 min to Airport
Our tour prices are inclusive of
Accommodation in shared double room with private bathroom
Meals are as stated in the programme B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner
Transfers and tours with local English-speaking chauffeur guide in Confirmable A/C Car
All entrance fees to Pinnawala Elephant orphanage, Sigiriya rock fortress, Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura, Dambulla Cave Temple, Peradeniya Botanical garden, Kandy temple of tooth, Cultural Show, Tea factory, Minneriya Jeep safari, , Yala Jeep safari.
All government taxes and service charges
Not included are
Surcharges for other language guides
Surcharges for Christmas & New Year Eve
Personal travel insurance
Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
Drinks with meals
Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking
Electronic Travel authorisation fee for Visas upon arrival (Please note that an ETA is compulsory for nationalities besides nationals from the Republics of Singapore and Maldives)
Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme
For air ticket reservations, we require the guests’ full names AS THEY APPEAR IN THEIR PASSPORTS. Airfares and reservations are always subject to change until paid in full and ticketed.
Airfares are subject to increase without prior notice.
Please be advised that prices will be adjusted periodically in case of fuel price increase by our suppliers.
This is a quotation only and neither reservation for services nor hotel bookings have been made.
Cancellation policy Refunds will not be given for unused or cancelled services after the tour arrangements have commenced.
FIT (Individuals): Cancellation charges are calculated from the day the written notification is received by the company or agent as a percentage of the net total tour price as shown plus any surcharges (e.g. ticketed air sectors, other penalties imposed by suppliers such as hotels):
Between 29 – 21 days prior to departure on tour: According to the costs incurred will be charged
Between 20 – 15 days prior to departure on tour: 25% of package price
Between 14 – 8 days prior to departure on tour: 50% of package price
Between 7 – 5 days prior to departure on tour: 75% of package price
4 – 1 day prior to departure on tour or no show: 100% of package price
GIT (Groups): Cancellation of tours due to minimum number of participants will be advised 6 weeks before departure of the tour; in which case Diethelm Travel will offer an alternative tour of a similar standard or a full refund. Cancellation policy for GIT bookings will be advised separately case by case.
Cancellation policy for hotel reservation only
Between 29- 21 days prior: 30% of accommodation price**
Between 20 days and 15 days prior to departure: 60% of accommodation price**
Between 14 days and 0 days prior to departure: 100% of accommodation price**
**Certain Hotels impose stricter cancellation policies which will be advised separately.
Payments by Credit Card: If the payments are made by credit card, the following charges will be added to your invoice value
Payment facilitation fee locally – 3.15%
On-line payment facilitation fee – 3.15%
· Most Museums are closed on Sundays, Mondays and public holidays. Colombo National Museum is open all 7days a week except on public holidays.
· Additional expenses incurred due to delay, accident, natural disaster, political actions and unrest shall be borne by the tourists.
· Poya holidays are observed on the day of each full moon. In general, Hindu and Buddhist festivals are declared according to local astronomical observations and it is often only possible to forecast the approximate time of their occurrence at short notice. On such days of religious reverence selling alcohol in public is illegal. However, at certain hotels the room bars remain accessible.
A number of smaller hotels or restaurants do not have liquor licenses. In most cases you are allowed to bring your own.
Programmes, prices, services and conditions are based on those valid at the time of proposal submission and are subject to change thereafter without advance notice until all services have been paid in full.
We strongly advise to leave valuable items (money, passport, credit cards, jewelry, sensitive documents, laptop computer, etc.) in the hotel safe. During excursions and roundtrips, personal belongings, especially money and valuables should NEVER be left on vehicles, even during short breaks, and carried around at all times. Diethelm Travel Sri Lanka is not responsible for any loss or theft.
Due to ongoing rapid upgrades/developments of roadways and highways in Sri Lanka the times mentioned for transfers may take longer than estimated.
While driving overland, a short stop every 2 ½ hours is required by law in order that the driver can get a short break.
Children below 3 free of charge - No extra bed 3 - 10 years old - 60% of adult fee ( Extra bed provided) Payments 20% upon confirmation - balance 80% 4 weeks prior to arrival No cancellation refunds Travel agent reserves the right to make changes to itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances or natural disasters.