EXPLORE SRI LANKA

Tour to the Pearl of Indian Ocean

Nights 7

Days 8

Package Cost

USD 600

( Per adult )

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVAL / NEGOMBO – (30KM – approximately ½-hour drive)

Flight Arrival TBA

On arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport, you will get your first taste of warm Sri Lankan hospitality; Representative from Aakash Asia Ceylon will Welcome you and proceed directly to Negombo and check in to the hotel.

Dinner and overnight stay in Negombo.

Day 2

NEGOMBO / GALLE – (160KM – approximately 3-hour drive)

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Galle. En-route Boat Safari at Madu River.

*Madu River (Ganga) is situated in Balapitiya, along the country’s southern cast, within the Galle District of the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. It opens to the Indian ocean Madu River is a very wide and a beautiful river in Sri Lanka. It is in the wet zone of the country with a high bio-diversity. Madu River has been proclaimed a Ramsa wetland in the world in 2004.

Visiting Cinnamon Manufacturing Place.

*Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several tree species from the genus Cinnamomum. Cinnamon is used mainly as an aromatic condiment flavoring additive in a wide variety of cuisines, sweet and savory dishes, breakfast cereals, snack foods and traditional foods. The aroma and flavor of cinnamon derive from its essential oil and principal component, cinnamaldehyde, as well as numerous other constituents, including eugenol.

Afterward visit Mask Factory and Museum in Ambalangoda.

*Mask Museum is designated to introduce into the richness of the mask tradition of Ambalangoda and to strengthen this culture heritage. The museum, the workshop and the small library (containing all available anthropological literature on mask performance) may serve as a center for traditional arts and craft and for research as well.

On completion proceeds to visit Galle Dutch Fort.

*Dutch Fort at Galle, close to the island’s southernmost point, 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. The fall of Galle to the Dutch in 1640 saw its fortifications consolidated further along the lines of the fortified cities of Europe. The Dutch and the English colonial styles are evident in the deep verandahs of houses supported by timber or masonry pillars. Originally established by the Portuguese in the 16th Century, it reached its zenith under Dutch rule in the 18th Century, providing spacious housing, wide roads and all necessary facilities within its walls including an intricate sewage system that was ahead of its time. In 1988 by the UNESCO declared Old Town of Galle and its Fortification as a World Heritage Site.

On completion proceeds to visit Galle Dutch Fort.

Day 3

GALLE / MIRISSA / YALA – (160KM – approximately 3-hour drive)

Leave in the morning with packet breakfast to Mirissa for whale watching. (In between November – March)

*Mirissa is a small town on the south coast of Sri Lanka, located in the Matara District of the Southern Province. It is approximately 240 kilometers (150 mi) south of Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 4 meters (13 ft) above the sea level. Mirissa's beach and night life make it a popular tourist destination. It is also a fishing port and one of the island's main whale and dolphin watching locations.

On completion proceeds to Yala. Upon arrive enjoy 4 X 4 Jeep safari at Yala National Park.

*Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest National park in the country. The park consists of 5 blocks, two of which are now open to the public, and adjoining parks. The blocks have individual names such as Ruhunu National park (Block 01) and Kumana National Park or Yala East for the adjoining areas. It is situated in the Southeast region of the country and lies in Southern Province and Uva Province. The park covers 979 square kilometers and is located about 300km from Colombo. Yala was designated as a Wildlife Sanctuary in 1990, and along with Wilpattu was one of the first two National parks in Sri Lanka, having been designated in 1938. The park is best known for its variety of wild animals. It is important for the conservation of Sri Lankan Elephants, Sri Lankan Leopards and aquatic birds. Yala is one of the 70 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Sri Lanka. Yala harbors 215 bird’s species including 6 endemic species of Sri Lanka. The number of mammals that has been recorded from the park is 44 and it has one of the highest Leopards densities in the world.

Dinner and overnight stay in Yala.

Day 4

YALA / NUWARA ELIYA – (160KM – approximately 3-hour drive)

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Nuwara Eliya.

*Nuwara Eliya is a city in the hill country of the Central Province of Sri Lanka. Its name means “city on the plains” or “city of light”. It called as “Little England” of Sri Lanka. Nuwara Eliya was founded by Samuel Baker. It is an altitude of 1,900 meters and is consider being the most important location for tea production in Sri Lanka. The city is over looked by Piduruthalaga, the tallest mountain in the country. Nuwara Eliya’s climate lent itself to becoming the prime sanctuary of the British civil servants and planters in Ceylon. Although the town was founded in the 19th Century by the British, the district is today visited by native travelers, especially during month of April, the season of flowers, horse races, auto rallies and carnivals. Many of the buildings retain features from the colonial period such as the Queen’s Cottages, General’s House, Hill Club, St. Andrew’s Hotel, Grand Hotel and Town Post Office.

Upon arrive commence Nuwara Eliya City Tour.

*Nuwara Eliya City Tour - Gregory Lake, Race Course, Golf Course and Market Square.

Dinner and overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.

Day 5

NUWARA ELIYA / HATTON / KANDY – (120KM – approximately 3-hour drive)

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Nanu Oya Railway Station to catch your train to Hatton.

*The railway system in Sri Lanka initially built by the British in 1864. The main reason was to transport tea and coffee from the hill country to Colombo for shopping internationally. Train travel in Sri Lanka is the beautiful way to see the country, and no trip is more scenic that the train from Peradeniya to Nanu Oya (Nuwara Eliya) or the reverse. Peradeniya to Nanu Oya (Nuwara Eliya) train trip is considered one of the most scenic train journey in the world. During the journey the train goes passing lush greenish tea estates, many tunnels, farming fields, villages, various types of forests etc.

Upon arrive to Hatton Railway Station proceed to Kandy.

*Kandy – which is a UNESCO world heritage site. The historical city about 480m above from sea level surrounded by mountains was known to Sri Lankan as Kanda Uda Rata, which means the Hill Country. Kandy was home to Sri Lanka’s last independent Kingdom, which survived two centuries of colonial incursion before finally falling to the British at the beginning of the 19th Century.

Upon arrive commence Kandy City Tour.

*Kandy City Tour - Kandy Lake Round, Upper Lake Drive, View Point, Art and Craft Centre, Gem Museum, Batik, Silk and Woodcarving Factories.

Evening visiting Temple of Tooth Relic.

*Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha.

Later evening witness experience a colorful show where you will be takes to mind blowing Sri Lankan culture extravaganza. Including fire walking. Get ready for heavy drum beat and acrobatic act.

Dinner and overnight stay in Kandy.

Day 6

KANDY / SIGIRIYA – (120KM – approximately 3-hour drive)

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to visit Spice and Herbal Garden in Matale.

*Spice Garden to see the different spice, which spices, which Sri Lanka is famous for. You will be introduced to different spices and shown how some of these spices are grown and processed.

On completion proceed to Sigiriya.

*Sigiriya is a “World Heritage Site” and the 5th Century “Fortress in the Sky” which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the Island. It is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the Palace on the summit of the 600-foot high rock. On its summit are the foundations of the Royal Palace, Water Tanks to supply water and all other buildings and at the edges the guardhouses. On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of Frescoes of 21 life sized damsels still shining in their original colors. The Water Gardens, Fountain Garden, Summerhouses, Boulder Gardens and the Caves within the enclosed area should not be missed. In 1982 by the UNESCO declared Ancient City of Sigiriya as a World Heritage Site Upon arrive visit Dambulla Rock Cave Temple.

Dinner and overnight stay in Sigiriya.

Day 7

SIGIRIYA / COLOMBO – (180KM – approximately 5-hour drive)

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Colombo.

*Colombo, the Commercial Capital of Sri Lanka, is a bustling city and a hopping-off point for beaches in the island nation's south. It has a long history as a port on ancient east-west trade routes, ruled successively by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. That heritage is reflected in its spicy cuisine as well as its architecture, mixing colonial buildings with high-rises and shopping malls.

Upon arrive commence Colombo City Tour.

*Colombo City Tour - Visiting Colombo Light house, Light house with Clock Tower designed by Lady Ward (built before the Big Ben in London), Galle Face Promenade with cannons of World War II, South Expansion of the Colombo Harbour, York Street with remnants of British Colonial Architecture, Slave Island are, famous Hindu Kovil with unique carved gopuram, Nelum Pokuna Theater, Viharamahadevi Park, Colombo Town Hall, BMICH, Independence Square, the scenic Beira Lake in the heart of the city, the War Memorial, Public Library, National Museum and many more interesting places.

Start Shopping Tour.

*Shopping Tour – ODEL, House of Fashion, Cotton Collection, Noritake Porcelain, Factory Outlet, Laksala

Dinner and overnight stay in Colombo.

Day 8

Dinner and overnight stay in Colombo.

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transfer to the Colombo International Airport to catch your flight back to home accompanied with all the happy memories.

Flight Departure TBA

Terms & Conditions

Above rates are valid for;

  • Minimum of 02 Adults traveling together only.
  • Traveling between 01 May 2018 to 31 October 2018 only.

Traveling between 01 July 2018 to 31 August 2018 peak period supplement will apply. Please contact us for more information.

  • We would like to state that the above tour is strictly based on the given itinerary. We are not supposed to grant guest to any service outside the itinerary. If so there are will be an additional charge.
  • The above itinerary will be subject to change depending on the timings of arrival and departure of the flight that you are selected, and it may also cause for a difference in the final price. Once the flight schedule being confirmed, you will be advice accordingly.
  • Please note that this is not a reservation confirmation. Reservation confirmation shell be subject to availability after your consent to confirm the room. Availability is subject to change without prior notice.

Above cost includes;

  • Meet and greet service at the Airport
  • Arrival Transfer and Departure transfer.
  • Accommodation at above mentioned hotels or similar category hotels on Half Board Basis
  • Service of English Speaking Chauffeur Guide
  • Transport by an Air-Conditioned private vehicles as per above itinerary
  • City / shopping tour in Colombo
  • All Sri Lankan Government Taxes.

Above cost excludes;

  • Airfare.
  • Sri Lanka Visa Fee. Please log on to www.eta.gov.lk for more information.
  • Additional transfers.
  • Breakfast and Lunch on arrival day.
  • Lunch during the tour.
  • Entrance fees for any site mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Peak period / Compulsory supplements.
  • Early check-in and Late check-out. (Standard check-in time 1400hrs and check-out time 1200hrs).
  • Camera and Video permits.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tip and porter charges.
  • Any service not mentioned above.

Rates and Validity;

  • All rates quoted are in US Dollars (US$) and are non-commissionable.
  • The rates in this document are subject to change/revision based on any increase / decrease in the hotels / supplier's rates or the taxes imposed by the government.

Cancellation Policy; - FITs

  • Cancellation fee will not be charged, if the booking cancelled 35 days prior to the arrival.
  • Cancellation within 34 - 22 days prior to the arrival, 25% of the total will be charged.
  • Cancellation within 21 - 15 days prior to arrival, 50% of the total will be charged.
  • Cancellation within 14 - 08 days prior to arrival, 75% of the total will be charged.
  • Cancellation within 07 days prior to the arrival, 100% of the total will be charged.
  • Cancellation within the stay, 100% of the total will be charged.
  • All no-show bookings, 100% of the total will be charged.

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