Have you've ever come across a holiday in Sri Lanka that was so amazing that customers filled our hearts with praise for organising such a wonderful holiday for them. Our customers who have travelled extensively to lots of destinations say this is the best holiday in Sri Lanka they have had. Ancient fortresses that tell a story of life in Sri Lanka 500 BC. when kings ruled the Island long before the Dutch, Portuguese and British invasions. Sandy palm fringed beaches and sunshine, cool lush green hill country landscapes adorned with tea plantations, scenic train rides, awe-inspiring hikes, colonial cities and trips that uncover parts of Sri Lanka travellers didn't know existed. This itinerary is the result of customers and travel consultants working together as a team. We hope you will enjoy reading about this epic journey of the Granville family. Their feedback was so very enthralling and captivating that we decided to publish this bespoke itinerary for all to see.
DAY 01 - NEGOMBO
After touching down at the Bandaranaike International Airport, we cleared all the immigration formalities, collected our baggage and headed straight to the arrival lounge, where we were met and greeted with welcoming smiles from our chauffeur-guide, who we spotted holding a sign board with our Glanville family name. Everything happened according to plan. We were then transferred to our hotel in Negombo, checked in easily, refreshed ourselves and relaxed.
Sandwiches will be left in your room we were told if our arrival was a late night touch down. Program Your Hotel tonight: Beacon Beach Hotel, Negombo Room Type - Deluxe Meals: Halfboard (HB) - Dinner & breakfast
Negombo - a famous fishing village North of Colombo. You will see a Dutch built Canal leading all the way to Colombo and the famous 17th century Dutch Fort bordering the beach. The canal itself is a hive of activity with all the fishermen traveling up and down in their adorned boats. This quaint town is also famous for its noisy fish market. Many churches in the area reminded us of early conversions to catholicism during Portuguese occupation. East of the town at the Angurukaramulla temple is a 6 metre long reclining statue of the buddha worth seeing. South west of the town you will see the Negombo Lagoon which is surrounded by a densely populated ethnic mix of Sinhalese and Tamils and a coastline brimming with hotels of all categories. The mangrove swamps attract a huge variety of water birds including cormorants, herons, egrets and waders. You can tour the mangroves by hiring a boat (For your safety check for boats that provide life jackets )
Fishermen dragging their nets to shore
Negombo Beach Fish market
DAY 02 - SIGIRIYA
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and leave for Sigiriya. En-route stop at a coconut-based product manufacturing factory in Kurunegala to witness various coir-based products and how they are made. Lunch in Pinnawala. (not included/own arrangements) Lunch approx. 8 AUD per person. Proceed to Sigiriya. Hotel check-in is scheduled from 02.00 pm onwards. Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress in the afternoon.
Sigiriya - Sigiriya is a massive rock fortress built by King Kasyapa, who ruled the country from 473 to 495 CE. The capital and the royal palace were abandoned after the king's death. Stories of betrayal, intrigue, patricide, guilt and suicide surround this mighty citadel. After the death of King Kasyappa, Sigiriya was used as a buddhist monastery until the 14th century. The rock fortress is famous for its frescoes and the mirror wall. Sigiriya today is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. It is one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning. It is the most visited historical site in Sri Lanka.
Thereafter return to the hotel, enjoy dinner at the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Options available at the hotel – Spa (direct payment), pool, bicycles, badminton and board games.
View from Sigirya summit
Sigiriya Rock Fortress
DAY 03 - ANURADHAPURA
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and embark on a city tour of the historic town of Anuradhapura Lunch in Anuradhapura. (not included/own arrangements) Lunch approx. 8 AUD per person. Thereafter visit Isurumuniya rock temple and return to Sigiriya. En-route visit Avukana buddha statue. Afterwards return to the hotel, enjoy dinner at the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Options available at the hotel – Spa (direct payment), pool, bicycles, badminton and board games.
Anuradhapura is the most visited town of Sri Lanka’s ancient ruined cities. The city’s greatest treasures are its dagabas constructed with small sun-dried bricks, hemispherical in shape. The most notable of these dagabas are the Ruvanveli which dates back to the 2nd Century BC and is 300 ft in diameter,was build by the great king Dutugamunu who reigned from 137BC to119 BC. the Jetawanarama is 370 ft,was built by King Mahasena of Anuradhapura (273–301) and the Thuparama which enshrines the collarbone of the Buddha, This dagga was built by King Devanapiyatissa, who reigned from 307 BC to 267 BC. Buddhism arrived to this kingdom during his reign. The city’s most renowned relic is the sacred Bo-Tree which is said to have grown from a branch of the tree under which the Buddha gained enlightenment. It was planted 2250 years ago and is one of the oldest historic trees in the world.
Remnants of Watadage
Sacred Bo-tree Anuradhapura
DAY 04 - DAMBULLA
Enjoy an early breakfast at the hotel and take on an exciting village tour which includes a local canoe ride, a chena farm visit, a cookery demo (you have the option of taking part in the cooking process) and a bullock cart ride at 08.00 am. Village lunch in Sigiriya with rice and curries. (Included) – Afterwards visit the Dambulla cave temple and a spice garden. Your Hotel tonight: Kasappa Lion Rock, Sigiriya Room Type - Deluxe Meals: Fullboard (FB) Breakfast,Village Lunch,Dinner)
Dambulla stands as an isolated rock mass 500ft high and a mile around the base. This rock temple dates back to the First Century BC. The caves of Dambulla sheltered the King Walagamba during his 14 years of exile from Anuradhapura. When he regained the throne he built the most magnificent of Rock Temples in Sri Lanka, at this site. Also known as the Golden temple it remains well preserved throughout the centuries. There are a total of 153 Buddha statues, three statues of Sri Lankan kings and four statues of gods and goddesses and Hindu deities Vishnu and Ganesh. The buddha's first sermon and temptation by the demon Mara could be seen illustrated on the walls of the cave. Skeletal remains of pre-historic human burial sites have been discovered by archeologists in this cave dating back 2700 years.
day 05 - Polonnaruwa
Enjoy an early breakfast at the hotel and proceed to Gal Oya via Polonnaruwa. Visit the Medieval city of Polonnaruwa and visit ruins by bike (cycling). Village lunch in Polonnaruwa at Priyamali’s Gedara Sri Lankan rice and curries. Afterwards proceed to Gal Oya and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy dinner at the hotel.
Polonnaruwa - the capital of Sri Lanka dates back from 11th -13th century A.D. The monuments at Pollonaruwa have been well preserved. The circular relic house (Vata-da-ge) Lankathilaka, Thuparama, Royal Palace, Rankoth vihara and Galvihara with the beautiful rock-cut Buddha statues are amazing works of art.
After an early breakfast, enjoy a boat safari in the Sri Lanka’s largest lake, trek to Monkey mountain and enjoy a bicycle tour in the national park Monkey mountain - for the adventurous early risers, a 1.5-hour uphill trek first thing in the morning is a must. Up top, dramatic 180-degree views over the large forested valley await. An early start allows you to watch the sun rise over the hills in the distance, observing the never-ending jungle canopy below. After you’ve finished, return for a well-earned breakfast and enjoy the rest of your day. Enjoy a bicycle tour in the national park with one of the naturalists. You may choose to ride on a shorter off-track trail to the small Kiri Oruwa Lake, which is teeming with bird species. Alternatively, you may ride on the longer main road which cuts through the national park to the beautiful Namal Oya Reservoir. Helmets are provided.
Optional – Visit Veddha Village. (AUD 78 per person not included)
You may not be familiar with the word Vedda, but it’s an ancient word evocative with Sri Lanka culture and tradition. The Vedda are the forest- dwelling, indigenous people of central Sri Lanka. They have inhabited the island for hundreds of years, living off the land and being at one with nature. Discover and learn about local nature as the village chief brings the forest alive, explaining his tribe’s use of medicinal plants, ancient hunting grounds and cave dwellings. It’s a fascinating insight into how the hunter-gatherers lived in the jungles of Gal Oya.
Optional – Picknick in the National Park with a jeep safari. (AUD 30 per person not included)
Enjoy a lunch next to the river, waterfall or overlooking one of the park’s many breath-taking views. The picnic is coupled with the jeep safari. We recommend a 12:30pm start for a late lunch and a swim in the river if you wish to continue on with a jeep and walking safari.
In the evening, join one of the naturalists for a night walk in the forests surrounding the lodge. Use a torch to spot eyes peering back at you that could belong to a number of different animals including amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds. One of the highlights is a chance to spot the bizarre looking Frog Mouth bird or if you are really lucky the endangered thick-tailored Pangolin.
Gal Oya National Park in Sri Lanka was established in 1954 and serves as the main catchment area for Senanayake Samudraya, the largest reservoir in Sri Lanka. Senanayake Samudraya was built under the Gal Oya development project by damming the Gal Oya at Inginiyagala in 1950.Wikipedia
View From Gal Oya
Monkey mountain Gal oya
DAY 07 - KANDY
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and leave for Kandy. Lunch in Kandy. (not included/own arrangements) Lunch approx. 8 AUD per person. Hotel check-in is scheduled from 02.00 pm onwards. Visit Kandy Temple of The Tooth in the evening. The Temple of the tooth relic also known as the Dalada Maligawa is the holiest Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka, making it one of the most sacred places of worship among Buddhists around the world. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha. (ceremony time is 06.30 pm)
Thereafter return to the hotel, enjoy dinner at the hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure. Your Hotel tonight:Hotel Suisse, Kandy Room Type - Standard Meals: Halfboard (FB) Breakfast,Dinner
Kandy - Sri Lanka's hill capital. Once a stronghold of the Sinhala Kings, is a very beautiful town. It is 488 meters above sea level and next to Colombo is Sri Lanka's most visited place. The main attraction of this town is without doubt the golden roofed Sacred Temple where the Tooth Relic of the Buddha is enshrined. There are many shrines and temples in and around Kandy, showcasing rare paintings, frescoes, wood and stone carvings.
Sacred Temple Kandy
DAY 08 - KANDY
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and leave for a city tour in Kandy including visits to arts & crafts centre, Kandy view point, Kandy bazaar and Royal botanical gardens in Peradeniya. Royal Botanical Garden - considered Sri Lanka’s largest botanical garden, with 147 acres and over 4000 species of plants, Peradeniya Botanical Garden is a well-known attraction in Sri Lanka. The lush garden estate, also referred to as the Royal Botanical Garden is famed for its collection of 300 species of orchids. Optional – Trek in Udawatta Kele Sanctuary. (AUD 6 per person not included) Udawattakele is a 257 acres forest reserve on a hill-ridge in the city. The reserve also contains a great variety of plant species, especially lianas, shrubs and small trees. Udawatta Kele was designated as a forest reserve in 1856, and it became a sanctuary in 1938. The forest is of religious importance as there are three Buddhist meditation hermitages and three rock shelter dwellings for Buddhist monk hermits. Lunch in Kandy. (not included/own arrangements) Lunch approx. 8 AUD per person. Enjoy cultural dance show in the evening. Enjoy dinner at the hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure. Your Hotel tonight:Hotel Suisse, Kandy Room Type - Standard Meals: Halfboard (FB) Breakfast,Dinner
Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya. You might be impressed taking a walk around these stunning gardens. It was once reserved exclusively for Kandyan royalty. Enjoy this (60 hectares) botanic gardens and admire the natural beauty of the famous cannonball fruit tree, the tall Burma bamboo trees along the bunds of the Mahaveli River and the picturesque giant Javan fig tree and the much talked b out orchid collection.
Javan Fig Tree Peradeniya Botanical Gardens
BOTANICAL GARDENS PERADENIYA
Palm Avenue Peradeniya
SUSPENSION BRIDGE PERADENIYA
DAY 09 - Nuwara Eliya
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and leave Nuwara Eliya. En-route enjoy white water rafting in Kitulgala. Lunch in Kitulgala. (not included/own arrangements) Lunch approx. 8 AUD per person. Proceed to Nuwara Eliya. Hotel check-in is scheduled from 02.00 pm onwards. Dinner at the hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure. Options available at the hotel – Billiard, board games and a mini library.
Nuwara Eliya Tea Plantations & Factory - The ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is supposed to be one of the coolest places in the Island, but it is really just like an English spring day, although the temperature does drop at night. All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence, houses like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions. The Victoria Park, in the middle of the town, is a lovely place for a stroll or a picnic and is also good for Birding as you get some rare birds in this Park.
Overnight in Nuwara Eliya on HB Basis Your Hotel tonight: Galway Heights, Nuwara Eliya Room Type - Deluxe Meals: Halfboard (FB) Breakfast,Dinner
Tea Plantation Nuwara Eliya
While Water Rafting, Kithulgala
DAY 10 - NUWARA ELIYA
Leave for a Trek in Horton Plains National Park with packed breakfast at 06.30 am.
Upon completion, return to the hotel. Lunch in Nuwara Eliya. (not included/own arrangements) Lunch approx. 8 AUD per person.
Nuwara Eliya city tour in the afternoon including visits toGregory lake, pink post office building, tea plantation and the local fruit market. Thereafter return to the hotel, enjoy dinner at the hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure. Options available at the hotel – Billiard, board games and a mini library. Your Hotel tonight: Galway Heights, Nuwara Eliya Room Type - Deluxe Meals: Halfboard (FB) Breakfast,Dinner
Horton Plains national park is located about an hour outside of Nuwara Eliya. The drive through little towns is quote interesting, though roads aren't in perfect condition in some areas. It's a good idea to get to the park as early as possible as the local wildlife is much more active in the mornings. The big attraction of Horton Plains is the summit famously known as "World's End". On a clear day you can get a panoramic view of the landscape below as far as the eye can see. A great place for photography. The trail to world's end is about 9.5 km. A leisurely walk on this rugged land will take you around 3 hours. The view from the summit can sometimes be obscured by heavy mist. If you are patient enough you can get a great photography view in between the clouds. The trail to Baker's falls is steep but worth it.
Sambur Deer Horton Plains
Bakers Falls Horton Plains
Top of World's End, Horton Plains
World's End Horton Plains
DAY 11 - ELLA
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and leave for Ella. Take the scenic train ride from Nuwara Eliya at 08.54 am to Ella. 1st class tickets included. (approx. duration :03 hours) Proceed to Ella. Hotel check-in is scheduled from 02.00 pm onwards. Lunch in Ella. (not included/own arrangements) Lunch approx. 8 AUD per person. Afterwards visit Demodara Nine arches bridge in Ella. This bridge, which is almost 100 years old, has been built with blocks of stone and cement without any strengthening iron or concrete. The giant arches take the bridge on a curved path to link to mountains. The Bridge was commissioned in 1921 under the British Government. Ella hotel check-in is scheduled from 02.00 pm onwards. Dinner at the hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Ella on HB Basis Your Hotel tonight: Oak Ray Hotel Ella Room Type - Deluxe Meals: Halfboard (FB) Breakfast,Dinner
Little Adams Peak look out
Ella Rock Look out
DAY 12 - ELLA
Enjoy an early breakfast at the hotel and trek to Little Adams Peak. Little Adams peak is the closest and easiest hike in Ella. You will get to the entrance in about a 15 min walk from Ella town. It is 1141 m in height and from the entrance it takes up to 30-45 min to complete the hike. Views from the summit are incredible. 360 degrees panoramic views with clouds rolling in. An amazing place for any traveller. The hike itself is a worthy experience as you walk through lush green tea estates, talking to local tea pluckers along the way. The high itself is moderate. Optional – Trek to Ella Rock (FOC) If you are visiting the area, Ella Rock should be on your bucket list as it is one place you get some dashing panoramic views in Sri Lanka. You can see this rock from anywhere in Ella. Trekkers love this place. It’s bit tiring to do the hike. But it is definitely worth it. Once you get to the summit you will realize why we said so. The panoramic views with mist and cloud formations, especially in the early mornings and the late evenings are moments not to be missed.
Optional – Flying Ravana Mega Zipline (AUD 25 per person cost not included)
Located amidst the luscious green estates of Ella. The two-wire zip-line stretches for more than half a kilometre, sliding at 80k mph and offering a bird’s-eye view of the beautiful surroundings. It is exclusively designed for adventure enthusiasts. Lunch in Ella. (not included/own arrangements) Lunch approx. 8 AUD per person. Thereafter return to the hotel, enjoy dinner at the hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Ella on HB Basis
Your Hotel tonight: Oak Ray Hotel Ella Room Type - Deluxe Meals: Halfboard (HB) Breakfast,Dinner
The Nine Arch Bridge is one of colonial-era railway bridge built in 1921. Standing 3100m above sea level, the bridge forms a viaduct between Demodara and Ella Railway stations. This bridge is built entirely out of brick, rock and cement. No steel was used. This bridge is still standing in good solid shape since 1921. The construction of the bridge is generally attributed to a local Ceylonese builder, P. K. Appuhami. Tourists and locals come to this place to take photographs along the railway lines that lead to the tunnel. Also, it is an exciting opportunity to watch the train meandering through the tunnel and rolling slowly on to the bridge.
DAY 13 - TISSAMAHARAMA
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and leave for Tissamaharama. En-route visit Buduruwagala temple. Lunch in Tissamaharama. (not included/own arrangements) Lunch approx. 8 AUD per person. Proceed to Tissamaharama. Hotel check-in is scheduled from 02.00 pm onwards. Dinner at the hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Tissamaharama on HB Basis Your hotel tonight: Kithala Resort Tissamaharama Room Type: Deluxe Meals: Half board (HB) Breakfast, Dinner
Buduruwagala Temple This is a 1000-year-old temple carved on rock with images of the Buddha. The standing Buddha image is 15m tall bearing traces of its original stuccoed robe, and streaks of orange. Smaller carved figures standing beside bring back memories of the spread of Buddhism to these remote towns. This temple is situated 9km off a scenic roadway south of Wellawaya.
DAY 14 - KUMANA SANCTUARY
Kumana National park jeep safari with packed breakfast at 06.30 am. (approx. travel time from Kithala resort to Kumana entrance: 04 hrs.) Kumana National Park is the most important and most popular bird sanctuary in Sri Lanka. Kumana birdlife supported by Some 20 lagoons and tank is an ornithologist’s paradise. Regular sightings of birds include pelicans, painted storks, spoonbills, white ibis, herons, egrets and hundreds of little cormorants. The very rare black-necked stork has also been spotted at the swamp. Thereafter return to the hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure. Lunch in Arugam Bay. (not included/own arrangements) Lunch approx. 8 AUD per person. Dinner at the hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure. Your hotel tonight: Kithala Resort Tissamaharama Room Type: Deluxe Meals: Half board (HB) Breakfast, Dinne
DAY 15 - UDAWALAWE CAMPING
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and leave for Udawalawa. En-route visit the Elephant Transit Home in Udawalawa. Proceed to Udawalawa. Athgira River Camp check-in is scheduled from 02.00 pm onwards. Lunch in Udawalawa at the camp site. (Included)
Afternoon wildlife Jeep Safari at Udawalawa National Park. Udawalewe National Park - is an area of 31,800 hectares, which was declared a protected sanctuary with full national park status in 1972. The park area which falls within two provinces of Sri Lanka has an annual rainfall of 1,520 mm and an average temperature of 29.4 C. Surrounded by mountain ranges, the terrain of the park is a mixture of grassland, which of all Sri Lanka’s wildlife reserves, best rivals the Savanna of Africa and shrub jungle. Dinner at the campsite and spend rest of the day at leisure. Options available at the campsite – fishing, badminton and swimming in the river. Overnight in Udawalawa on FB Basis
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and leave for Galle. Morning enjoy a cycling tour in Galle/Unawatuna. Afterwards visit Galle Dutch Fort. Galle, Sri Lanka's southern seaside metropolis, is an attractive and increasingly cosmopolitan town, dotted with sights, shops and eateries, not to mention one of the world's most iconic test cricket grounds. Its main landmark and the hub of most tourist action is its mighty fort, a perfectly preserved UNESCO World Heritage Site with a history that dates back over 400 years. Conceived by the Portuguese, built by the Dutch and modified by the British, Galle's Fort is an eye-catching, photo-worthy hybrid of architectural styles. Optional – Toddy tasting in Galle (AUD 4 per person cost not included) Coconut palm offers many uses and by-products. While the coconuts themselves can be eaten or turned into coconut milk, the coconut shells, palm fronds and bark are also used in a variety of ways. Even the sap of the coconut flower is used to make toddy, a local alcoholic beverage natively known as “raa”. The process one engages in extracting the sap is referred to as “toddy tapping” and those who do this are called “toddy tappers”. While in Galle, curious travellers can learn more about the toddy tapping process and even taste test the popular drink. Lunch in Galle. (not included/own arrangements) Lunch approx. 8 AUD per person. Thereafter leave for Hikkaduwa. Hotel check-in is scheduled from 02.00 pm onwards.
En-route stop at community educational centre in Hikkaduwa to take part in a tree planting event with students of the educational centre. You can make donations directly to the educational centre after the tree planting event. Dinner at the hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure.
Hikkaduwa Hikkaduwa has been a famous resort area since the 1970's. This seaside resort town in the southwestern province is a coastal town full of fun and activities. You can snorkel the Coral Sanctuary, visit the Turtle Sanctuary and Tsunami Museum during your stay. Lots of shops and restaurants in the town will keep you busy. Swimming is safe here and you will find the beach attractive and the waters warm. Surfing and other water sports are common here.
Your Hotel tonight: Citrus Hikkaduwa Room Type: Standard Meals: All inclusive (AI) Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner and free beverages and limited liquor Overnight in Hikkaduwa on AI Basis
day 17 - hikkaduwa
Enjoy all meals at the hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure by the beach or the pool. Optional – Snorkelling in Hikkaduwa for 01 hour with equipment and guide (AUD 30 per person cost not included/ approx. 1.5 hrs drive from Kalutara) Optional – Boat safari in Bentota for 01 hour (AUD 09 per person cost not included)
Corals at Hikkaduwa
Bentota River Boat Safari
Madu River Croc
DAY 18 - cOLOMBO
After breakfast, morning relax at the hotel. Afterwards, proceed to Colombo and engage in *a city tour of Colombo including the Gangarama Temple and a Tuk Tuk ride. Check-in at your Hotel in Colombo and rest of the day relax at the hotel.
Your Hotel tonight: Fairway Hotel Colombo Room Type: Standard Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Colombo Colombo has changed amazingly through the centuries into a sprawling cosmopolitan city. A must-see stopover for visitors, making it a worthwhile start or finish to your Sri Lankan holiday. A city tour or a tuk tuk ride will take you to places of interest including views of Colonial buildings, temples and stopovers at the many restaurants, night clubs and Casinos will give you a glimpse of what the city is all about.
TUK TUK DRIVERS
COLOMBO CITY VIEW
GANGARAMA TEMPLE COLOMBO
DAY 19 - NEGOMBO
After breakfast relax at the hotel and check out by noon and proceed to your final destination in Negombo. Lunch in Negombo Negombo. Hotel check in time starts from 2:00 pm onwards. After you check in you will have time to take a dip in the sea, sunbathe, go for walks or just relax and do your own thing.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and visit the fishing village in Negombo. Return to the hotel afterwards and spend rest of the day at leisure. Lunch in Negombo. (Included) Check-out from the hotel at 06.30 pm and proceed to the Bandaranaike International Airport in time for your flight back home. (Late check out can be arranged for departures at midnight).
You are not allowed to have both hats and shoes while entering a Buddhist temple. Every visitor must remove the shoes and hats before entering the Buddhist religious places. Your chauffeur guide will collect shoes in bag or assist you to a shoe at collection stand at each temple.
While visiting the Buddhist temples it’s mandatory for both men and women to wear clothes that cover shoulders and knees. It is also preferred to wear cloths which are white or lite coloured when visiting temples. Value additions
Special welcome at the airport with frangipani garlands
1 x 500 ml water bottle per person on arrival
Welcome gift pack
Accommodation at the above-mentioned hotels on mentioned meal plan for 19 nights
Transport in an air-conditioned flat roof van with the services of an English-Speaking chauffeur guide
Early check-in at Beacon Beach from 11.00 am onwards
Late check-out at Beacon Beach/Fairway till 06.30 pm on departure depending on flight times
02 Night stay at Citrus Hikkaduwa AI basis.
City tours in Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Ella, Galle, Colombo and Negombo.
Site entrance fees to Isurumuniya rock temple, Sri maha bodhiya, Anurahapura ancient city, Avukana temple, Sigiriya rock fortress, Polonnaruwa ancient city, Dambulla cave temple, Royal botanical gardens in Peradeniya, Temple of The Tooth, Horton plains national park and Gangarama temple
Jeep safari hire at Kumana and Udawalawa national parks
Village trek with bullock cart ride, boat tour and a farm house visit followed by lunch
Bike hire at Polonnaruwa
Special Sri Lankan lunch at Priyamali’s Gedara in Polonnaruwa
Boat safari in Gal Oya
Trek to Monkey mountain
Bicycle tour in the national park
Visit to Sri Lankan cultural dance show
White water rafting in Kitulgala
Scenic train ride from Nuwara Eliya to Ella
White water rafting excursion in Kitulgala
Visit a spice garden
Visit to a Tea plantation and a Tea Factory
Cycling tour in Galle/Unawatuna – approximate 02 hours
A tuk tuk ride in Colombo
Visit to a gem lapidary, silk shop and a batik shop
Visit to Galle Dutch Fort
Visit a coir-based product manufacturing company
Visit a rubber-based product manufacturing company
Take part in a tree planting event with students at the Hikkaduwa community centre
Service charges and taxes
Site entrance fees not mentioned above
Visa fees and airfare
Water sports activity cost
Tips + Portage
Any expense marked as ‘optional’ in the itinerary
Photography, Videography or drone licenses
Any expense of personal nature
Village Lunch menu in Habarana
Rice, fish (fresh from the lake), dhal curry and two curries made with organic vegetables
Fruits for dessert
Priyamali’s Gedara Lunch menu in Polonnaruwa
Rice with over 15 Sri Lankan curry options
Fried chicken and fish
Authentic Sri Lankan sweets & fruits for dessert
TERMS & CONDITIONS
TERM AND CONDITIONS/CANCELLATION POLICY
Booking Conditions: • Hotel availability is subject to change at the time of confirming this booking. • Booking process will begin after 100% payment of the total invoice value is made to George Steuart Travel. Once the payment is realized in the company accounts, our agents will be in touch with you for the rest of the booking proceedings. • In case the above hotels are not available, an alternative option or the next best available option will be offered. • Full payment should be settled 40 days prior to arrival date. • Up 100% Cancellation charges will be applicable 45 days prior to arrival date.
Child rates – child from 1 - 2.9 years will be FOC, child from 3 – 11.99 year will be charged 50% from the adult rate & child of 12 years and above will be considered as an adult.
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Quotation (based on 04 Pax sharing 02 Double Rooms on HB basis) Total Package CostPer Personsharing a Double Room onHBbasis =AUD 2480.00 Net These are peak season prices from November to January. February to June will see further reductions on inquiry. Kindly note these prices are subject to US dollar daily market fluctuations. This tour can be adjusted to suit customer requirements.