MARVELLOUS SRI LANKA (WINTER SPECIAL)

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  • Duration: 6 days
  • Starting Price: ₹ 16,499

Endless beaches, timeless ruins, welcoming people, oodles of elephants, killer surf, cheap prices, fun trains, famous tea and flavourful food describe Sri Lanka. You might say Sri Lanka has been hiding in plain sight. Countless scores of travellers have passed overhead on their way to someplace else, but years of war and challenges such as tsunamis have kept Sri Lanka off many itineraries. But now Sri Lanka has found its place on the itineraries of ever more travellers. Several years after the war ended, the country is moving forward quickly even as questions about the war continue to spark debate. Lying between the more trodden parts of India and Southeast Asia, Sri Lanka’s myriad appeals are undeniably alluring.

Day 1

Airport- Pinnawala- Habarana

Arrive at Airport. Please clear immigration & visa formalities, collect your baggage and proceed to the arrival lounge through the green channel if you do not have goods to be declared to customs.

The Green Holiday Centre Representative will page you by your name. Thereafter you will be assisted to the Car park / Coach Park to begin you journey as per the booked itinerary.

Proceed to Habarana and visit Pinnawala elephant orphanage on the way.

Pinnawala elephant orphanage

App. 55 miles from Colombo, off the Colombo – Kandy road is Pinnawala, where an orphanage was started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded elephants. The number of elephants has increased to more than 65 now; including Baby Elephants brought from various parts, as well as some of the more than 25 babies born, as a result of the captive breeding programme. The best time to visit is the feeding time from 0930-1000 hrs and 1330-1400 hrs and the bathing time from 1000-1030 hrs and 1400-1430 hrs when all the elephants are taken to the river close by.

Arrive in Dambulla and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight stay at a Habarana hotel.

Day 2

Habarana- Sigiriya- Dambulla- Kandy

After breakfast at the hotel climb Sigiriya rock fortress. Afterwards proceed to Kandy via Dambulla cave temple.

Sigiriya

Sigiriya is home to 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 fortress. Within its triple-moated defence the huge rock rises almost to a sheer height of 500ft. On its summit are the foundations of what was once a great and sumptuous palace and gardens complete with swimming pool. On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of Frescoes of life sized damsels in all the freshness and delicacy of their original colour.

After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Kandy visiting Dambulla cave temple on the way.

Dambulla

Dambulla is famous for the five cave Temples on a rock. The first 03 caves are better, older and larger than the other two. Some caves dates to 1st C.B.C. All the 5 cave walls and ceilings are covered with Buddhist murals and there are more than 130 Buddha statues, statues of Gods and Kings are also found here

 Arrive in Kandy and enjoy the evening cultural dance performance.

Overnight stay at a Kandy hotel.

Day 3

Kandy- Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast at the hotel visit the temple of tooth relic, a city tour of Kandy and visit Peradeniya botanical gardens.

Kandy

The hill capital, venue of the annual Perahera. The last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings was finally ceded to the British in 1815. Kandy is an example of the Buddhism’s influence in Sri Lanka today. Temple’s shrines and monasteries keeping alive Buddhist traditions are everywhere.

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

Ever since 4th Century A.D, when the Buddha’s Tooth was brought to Sri Lanka hidden from sacrilegious hands in an Orissan princess’ hair, the Relic has grown in repute and holiness in Sri Lanka and throughout the Buddhist world. It is considered Sri Lanka’s most prized possession.

Royal Botanical Gardens

147 acres in extent: started in 1374 as a pleasure garden of the King’s of Kandy. There are more than 5000 species of tree and plants. Some and endemic as well as flora from the tropical world. Spice garden and Orchid House are popular with Tourists.

Afterwards proceed to Nuwara Eliya. Visit a tea factory plantation on the way.

Nuwara Eliya

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 coldest places on the island, but is really just like an England spring day although the temperature does drop at night.

All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence.  Houses are like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions.

Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight stay at a Nuwara Eliya hotel.

Day 4

Nuwara Eliya- Bentota

After breakfast at the hotel proceed Bentota. Arrive in Bentota and spend the day at leisure.

Or visit turtle hatchery and enjoy a Mangrove boat ride in Madu River.

Turtle Hatchery

The “Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery” is a non – profitable organization which is maintained for the survival of Sea Turtles for the next generation. From the past, due to the cruel activities of humans , there is a danger that turtles are facing extinction. This rare varieties of Sea Turtles are destroyed by man day by day. It is the duty of each and every one to take action to save these turtles from extinction for the sake of our future generation. Regarding this we started to save Sea Turtles in 1986 and up to now we have succeeded to attain the goal gradually.

Mangrove Boat ride in Madu River

Madu River or the Madu Ganga is one of the natures fascinating creations off South West coast in Balapitiya. Madu Ganga is a lagoon with hundreds of islands providing an idyllic setting for a well spent holiday and loads of authentic traditional settings. It may be one of the last remaining tracts of pristine mangrove forests in Sri Lanka.

Overnight stay at a Bentota hotel.

Day 5

Bentota-Colombo

After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Colombo leisurely. Enjoy a city tour of Colombo.

 Colombo

A drive through the city taking you to the busy commercial areas as well as the tree-lined residential, Cinnamon Gardens.

Visit Fort, the former British administrative center and military garrison, Sea Street – the Goldsmith’s quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area, where is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings, and the Dutch Church of Wolfendhal dating back to 1749.

Also visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha and Independence Square.

Overnight stay at a Colombo hotel.

Day 6

Colombo – Airport

 After breakfast at the hotel proceed to airport for your scheduled flight with so much to remember and cherish one day!

Have a safe flight!

TOUR PACKAGE PRICE PER PERSON ON TWIN SHARING BASIS
[Package Cost valid from 01st Nov’2016 to 30th Apr’2017]

PAX 1 PAX 2 PAX 3 – 4 PAX 5 – 6 PAX 7 – 8 PAX CWB CNB Peak Period Supplement Single Supplement Triple Reduction
VEHICLE Car Car Micro Van KDH Van KDH Van (3-12) (3-12) (15 Dec 16- 15 Jan 17)
2 STAR 40499 23099 20099 17499 16499 16199 8099 2499 7999 899
3 STAR 47999 26599 23599 20899 19999 19199 9599 4099 12099 1899
4 STAR 65699 37099 33999 31399 30399 26299 13199 5799 19299 3199
5 STAR 87999 47099 44099 41499 40499 35199 17599 8199 31799 4399

SUPPLEMENT CHARGES PER PERSON BASIS

Kandy
Pinnawala elephant orphanage US$ 6
Kandy Temple of Tooth Relic US$ 6
Peradeniya Botanical Garden US$ 11
Cultural Dance Show US$ 6

Cultural Triangle (Sigiriya / Anuradhapura / Dambulla)
Sigiriya Rock Fortress US$ 16
Dambulla Cave Temple US$ 11

Bentota
Boat Ride US$ 6
Turtle Hatchery US$ 4

HOTELS ENVISAGED

Destination 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star 5 Star
Colombo Hotel Concord Grand / Hotel Janaki/Similar GSH Hotel / Hotel Sappire/Similar Mirage Hotel / Pegasuss Reef/Similar Hotel Galadari / Hotel Kingsbury/Similar
Cultural Triangle (Sigiriya / Anuradhapura / Dambulla) ACME hotel / Nice Place/Similar Fresco Water Villa / Pelwehera Village/Similar Saunter Paradise / Sigiriya Village/Similar Cinnamon Lodge / Amaya Lake/Similar
Kandy Grand Kandy Villa / Kandy hills/Similar Serene Garden / Hotel Yo/Similar Hotel Topaz / Earls Regent/Similar Grand Kandyan / Amaya Hills/Similar
Nuwara Eliya Hotel Sun Hills / Pelo Lake/Similar Royal hills / Ramboda Falls/Similar St Andrews / Araliya Green Hills/Similar Grand Hotel / Heritance Tea Factory/Similar
Bentota Oasis Beach / Time & Tide/Similar Hibiscus Beach / Coco Royal/Similar The Palms / Kamilia Beach/Similar Cinnamon Bey / Eden Resort/Similar

Compulsory X’MAS / NEW YEAR Gala dinner supplements are not included and will be advised while confirming the tour

  • Accommodation on Bed and Breakfast basis at hotels specified or similar
  • Meet and Greet at the Airport by the English Speaking Chauffer.
  • Transportation in an Air conditioned Vehicle
  • Sightseeing tours as per the Programme
  • All transfer from arrival to departure
  • V.A.T.(Value add tax )
  • Any airfares + VISA fees.
  • Early check-in & Late check-out.
  • All entrance fees/water sports.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as laundry, mini bar charges, beverages, liquor, telephone charges, etc.
  • Any other services not specified in above itinerary.
  • Lunch & Dinner throughout the tour.
  • Video and Camera permits at sites.
  • Tips & Portage.
  • GST 9%
  • Please note rooms are subject to availability. We are not holding any rooms.
  • It is mandatory to carry photo ID card while you are on tour.
  • All the above mentioned rates are per person rates on twin sharing
  • The rates are not valid for travel in July & August /tab]

All Internation Hotels/Transport rates are based on current tariff & subject to change with­out prior notification; the revised rates will be charged extra. All arrangements made by TDS are in the capacity of an agent only. TDS will not be liable for claims or expenses arising from circumstances beyond our control such as accidents, injuries, delayed or cancelled flights & acts of force majeure.