FLAVOUR OF SRI LANKA

Tour to the Pearl of Indian Ocean

Nights 6

Days 7

Package Cost

USD 650

( Per adult )

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVAL / RATNAPURA – (120KM – approximately 3-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 Ratnapura and check in to the hotel.

*Ratnapura meaning “City of Gems”. It is a major city in Sri Lanka. It is the capital city of Sabaragamuwa Province, as well as the Ratnapura District and is a traditional center for the Sri Lankan gem trade. It is located on the Kalu Ganga in south-central Sri Lanka and 103km away from Colombo. It is the center of a long-established industry of precious stone mining including rubies, sapphires and other gems. Apart from gem mining, the city is known to produce rice and fruit. Large plantation of tea and rubber surround the city. Tea grown in this region is called low-country tea. There is a well-established tourism industry in Ratnapura. Nearby Sinharaja rain Forest, Udawalawe National Park, Kitulgala and Adam’s Peak are especially among tourists.

Dinner and overnight stay in Ratnapura.

Day 2

RATNAPURA / ELLA – (120KM – approximately 4-hour drive)

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Ella. En-route visit Gemological Museum in Ratnapura.

*The Gemological Museum at Ratnapura house an array of fabulous samples of precious and semi-precious gems; Rubies, Sapphires, Amethyst. Among the other exhibits are the images, artefacts and tools that elaborate the history and the processes of the industry.

On completion proceed to Ella.

*Ella is a small town in the Badulla District in Sri Lanka. It is governed by an Urban Council. It is approximately 200km East of Colombo. And is situated at an elevation of 1,040m above sea level. The area has a rich biodiversity, dense with numerous varieties of flora and fauna. Ella is surrounded by hills covered with cloud forerst and tea plantations. The Ella Gap allows views across the southern plains of Sri Lanka.

Upon arrive proceed to visit Nine Arches Bridge in Ella.

*The Nine Arches Bridge is one of the best examples of British Railway constructions when Ceylon was a colony of the British Empire. On completion proceed to visit Little Adam’s Peak

*Little Adams Peak whether considering the word Little it is named after the sacred Adams Peak regarding the similarity between the two mountains. Therefore, the mountain was called as “Little Adams Peak”. It is 1,141m in height. Little Adams Peak attracts many travelers who come to Sri Lanka. Gradually with an easy hike up to the mountain of Little Adams Peak you can consummation a worth panoramic view. You must walk through lush green tea plantation, waterfalls and paddy fields while enjoying the sceneries.

Dinner and overnight stay in Ella.

Day 3

ELLA / ARUGAM BAY – (140KM – approximately 3-hour drive)

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Arugam Bay.

*Arugam Bay is a bay situated on the Indian Ocean in the dry zone of Sri Lanka’s southeast coast. Tourism in Arugam Bay is dominated by surf tourism. This area is home to several quality surf breaks, the most popular of which being “Main Point” located towards the south of the bay. This is a right-hand point break, with a rock/reef bottom, and has several sections with occasional barrels. Other breaks in the area include Whiskey Point and Pottuvil Point to the north, and Elephant Rock, Peanut Farm and Okanda to the south. These breaks have attracted a steady stream of international tourists for several decades. Arugam Bay has a good local surf scene and is home to some of Sri Lanka's most talented surfers and in recent years surfers from Arugam Bay have dominated national competitions. However, tourists are also attracted by the local beaches, lagoons, historical temples. Arugam Bay is also the gateway and the only road access to the Yala East National Park. This area is known as Kumana.

Dinner and overnight stay in Arugam Bay.

Day 4

ARUGAM BAY

After breakfast at the hotel, leisure on the Arugam Bay Beach.

Optional activities;

Surfing at 6th best beach in the world for the surfing – Arugam Bay.

Dinner and overnight stay in Arugam Bay.

Day 5

ARUGAM BAY / YALA – (160KM – approximately 4-hour drive)

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Yala.

*Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. The park consists of five blocks, two of which are now open to the public, and adjoining parks. The blocks have individual name such as Ruhunu National park (Block 1) 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 300 kilometers from Colombo. Yala was designated as a Wildlife Sanctuary in 1900, 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 harbours 215 bird’s species including six 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 6

YALA / GALLE – (160KM – approximately 4-hour drive)

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Galle. En-route visit Stilt Fishing at Koggala.

*Koggala is a small coastal town, situated at the edge of a lagoon on the south coast of Sri Lanka, located in Galle District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. Koggala is bounded on one side by a reef and on the other by a large lake, Koggala Lake, in to which the numerous tributaries of the Koggala Oya drain. It is approximately 139km South of Colombo and is situated at elevation of 3 meters above the sea level.

Afterward proceed to visit Dutch Fort in Galle.

*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.

Dinner and overnight stay in Galle.

Day 7

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

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transfer to the Colombo International Airport to catch your flight to Maldives accompanied with all the happy Sri Lankan 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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