07 DAYS

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Light or Moderate

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Group Size

Max 15

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Preferred duration of a package –6/7 days 

 

 

 

 


DAY 1: AIRPORT - COLOMBO 

    Meet and assist on arrival at Airport by Aitken Spence Travels Representative

    Transfer from Airport to Colombo

    Overnight Stay at Hotel 


DAY 2:    COLOMBO - PINNAWALA - KANDY 

    Breakfast at Hotel 

    Transfer from Colombo  to Pinnawala

As you enter the 25-acre coconut property, do not be surprised to witness baby elephants being bottle-fed or moving around freely causing absolutely no harm to anyone. It is rightly a sincere sight to observe how these gentle giants - orphaned and sometimes three-legged - are taken care of since 1975 at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Up to date, over 20 calves have been born here, and it is surprising to hear that some of its inmates have even seen their grandchildren during the past few decades! 

Transfer from Pinnawala to Kandy

Last ruled by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe - before it was brought under British rule in 1815, Kandy - the World Heritage Site & last royal capital of Sri Lankan kings - crafts an array of culture, history, and heritage in the minds of visitors across the globe. Experience an ancient Kandyan legacy engraved around its crown jewel, the temple of the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha. A stroll across this small lakeside town - cradled among the misty hills - will feature the Kandy City Centre - bundled with latest and world-class brands, bazaar, an arts & crafts center, as well as a gem museum & lapidary.walk in color as you glide through fresh fruits and vegetables in the Kandy market. Fine tube your evening by stepping to the beat of traditional music & drumming amplified by a cultural show enhancing the rich and vibrant culture of the Wonder of Asia, Sri Lanka. 

    Overnight Stay at Hotel

 

 

DAY 3:    KANDY - TEA PLANTATION - NUWARA ELIYA - HAKGALA - NUWARA ELIYA 

    Breakfast at Hotel 

    Transfer from Kandy to Tea Plantation

Sri Lanka, Tea, and Tourism are words which cannot be separated. Take a tour to the cold & misty hills that take pride of an ultimate tea tour, covering lush green blankets of tea plantations. Or just step into a tea factory processing the prestigious brand of Ceylon Tea, to observe a rich tradition kept alive up to date. As you observe the hissing and swishing of machines, inhaling the heavenly scent arising from these facilities, make sure to end your day in style over a perfectly blended cup of pure Ceylon Tea.

    Transfer from Tea Plantation to Nuwara Eliya

Misty steep roads, twisting through lush green blankets of tea bushes in a cool climate, remind visitors that they are within the range of the renowned British colonial retreat, Nuwara Eliya. Augmented by an English countryside atmosphere, the city of light - once governed by English & Scottish planters - is still studded with colonial bungalows, hedgerows & one of the finest 18-hole golf courses in the world. A hike through the green grass and red-brick walls should present breathtaking views of a buzzing countryside hamlet. Drive through green valleys of the hill country pierced by endless waterfalls & dotted by tea pluckers draped in bright-colored saris. Or rent a bike for a gentle ride along the banks splashed by the waters of Lake Gregory.

    Transfer from Nuwara Eliya to Hakgala

The pleasure garden of Ravana - in the Ramayana epic - Hakgala, today shouts out to all lovers of flowers. It's all warm jackets and gloves that come to play at Hakgala due to its cool temperate climate. Listen to the bells clinging uphill from God Hanuman Temple which proves valid evidence of the epic tale of Rama & Sita. Whether it is the warm April or the cold December, overall Hakgala truly is a bliss for all ages with an extensive variety of roses, orchids, and spices.

Transfer from Hakgala to Nuwara Eliya

    Overnight Stay at Hotel 
    
DAY 4  :    NUWARA ELIYA - BENTOTA 

    Breakfast at Hotel 

    Transfer from Nuwara Eliya to Bentota

    Overnight Stay at Hotel 


DAY 5  :    BENTOTA - GALLE - BALAPITIYA - KOSGODA - BENTOTA 

    Breakfast at Hotel 

    Transfer from Bentota to Galle
    
Galle, the epic Southern capital, is the intersection where classic Dutch architecture meets a tropical setting creating a vivid atmosphere in beauty. Walk the Dutch-haunted streets listening to the creaks of wooden saloon doors and observe how European architecture mingles with South Asian traditions today flooding cultural enthusiasts on a global scale. Its original ramparts and bastions preserved up to date showcase evidence of a heritage preserved for more than 3 1/2 centuries. Walk clockwise within the fort to observe the 'old gate' carrying the British coat of arms. Flanking the old gate is the Zwart bastion - the oldest of all - and the lighthouse standing 18 feet in its glory next to the Point Utrecht Bastion. This Dutch bliss is painted with streets that spread in a rectangular grid pattern pierced with houses carrying Dutch colonial style verandas. Hop into the Dutch Hospital Shopping Complex to be mesmerized by an array of souvenir selections. However, its hallmark stands a reality where the Dutch fort remains a working community with its usual buzz of administrative offices, court complex, commercial buildings, churches and Southern folks frequenting its streets bracing the air of the Elysium of architecture, Galle!

    Transfer from Galle to Balapitiya

Balapitiya is where one could just sit back and observe how ecology and culture combine under the sun! Cut through the clear water of Madu River - a lifeline of Balapitiya - and head towards Kotu Duwa, the small island housing a temple that dates back to ancient Sinhalese kings. Or, sail through tunnels of shady mangroves swaying alongside Madu River - hiding an ecological treasure - to witness the tranquility of this bio-diversity hot spot which boasts of reptiles, mollusks and over 70 species of freshwater fish. Today the region - which is strong in observing rural folklife on the island - does not only boast of cinnamon plantations in abundance but also has a fine 'fish pedicure center' - one of the most potent & latest rejuvenation techniques. Apart from these amenities, Balapitiya has also become a household name in the minds of bird watchers ensuring a thrilling offshore experience.

    Transfer from Balapitiya to Kosgoda

Both locals and international volunteers battling it out for ''Sea Turtles' Sake'' is a common sight at Kosgoda. This vibrant tourist destination sitting calm along the Southern coast of Sri Lanka - apart from its traditional industries of fisheries and cinnamon cultivation - was later recognized by the Wildlife Protection Society who studded the region with a Sea Turtle Conservation Project which operates on a formidable scale today. Indirectly, this has become a watering hole of flipper & shell enthusiasts!

    Transfer from Kosgoda to Bentota

    Overnight Stay at Hotel 

 

 

 

 

DAY 6:    BENTOTA - COLOMBO 

    Breakfast at Hotel 

    Transfer from Bentota to Colombo

The throbbing metropolis, Colombo - located in the West - is not only the country's commercial capital but also the turbine that impels above 50% of the national GDP flanking Colombo's fancy urban development effort. Visit the Race Course, Colombo Port City, Pettah Market, Red Mosque. Floating Market, BMICH, Arcade, Independence Square, Dutch Hospital, Ganagarama temple, Navam Mawatha, Colombo City Center, Nelum Pokuna, Vihara Mahadevi Park. 

    Overnight Stay at Hotel 


DAY 7:    COLOMBO - AIRPORT 

    Breakfast at Hotel 

    Transfer from Colombo to Airport for departure

 

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INCLUSIONS

Accommodation in standard rooms on Bed & Breakfast Basis
Transportation by A/C Vehicle as per the Itinerary
Service of English Speaking Chauffeur Guide
All sightseeing as per program

EXCLUSIONS

Beverages Lunch & Dinner throughout the tour
Any entrance fees & fares to the above-mentioned sightseeing places
Anything is relevant to Air Ticketing.
Expenses of a personal nature.
Tips and Porterage
Any other services not specified above.

The above rates are net and include all government taxes
These rates are subject to change without prior notice in the event the government changes the tax policy.
Above mentioned hotels are subject to availability

OTHER CONDITIONS

Optional excursions and additional services could be provided for which we will charge additionally.

Visits to wildlife parks will be at client's own risk.
Safari vehicles (none air-conditioned) available are very basic with basic insurance cover (not comprehensive as in the case of vehicles used for tours).

VISAS: Please note all clients will have log into the website and obtain the visas prior to arrival for all clients arriving in Sri Lanka after 1st January 2012. The government has informed that all applications will be processed within 24 hours and payment can be made on-line by credit card.
The details are available at the website www.eta.gov.lk

CANCELLATION POLICY

45 days or less - 100% cancellation charge.
The cancellation policy will be applicable to any reduction of rooms after the release period.

 

 


HOTEL RULES AND REGULATIONS

The official check-in time at all hotels will be 1200hrs - 1400 hrs (depend on the hotel).
The official check-out time at all hotels will be 1100hrs.
Hotel Check-in/Check out times are fixed and there is no guarantee for early/late check-in /out unless paid for. 

 
PROHIBITION OF ALCOHOL

Please note alcohol will not be served in public areas in hotels and restaurants during religious holidays.

SPECIAL ROOM REQUESTS

Where Special Requests E.g.: Room locations, Interconnecting /Adjacent rooms, Double/Twin beds, Smoking rooms & non-smoking rooms etc are an important factor in the choice of holiday, please advise us when the booking is made. We will pass on your request to the hotel but cannot guarantee that it will be accommodated.

ATTIRE

Visitors of both genders have to wear decent clothing to cover the body appropriately when visiting religious places and shorts and sleeveless tops are not acceptable. This rule is strictly adhered to at all religious sites especially the Sacred Bo Tree and Stupas in Anuradhapura and the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy.

Visitors should remove hats, caps, shoes, and slippers when entering buildings and sites with religious monuments. Most of these places have a secure facility at the entrance for visitors to leave behind shoes and slippers for a very small fee.

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