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Sri Lanka Serendipity

Sri Lanka Serendipity

$2660

per person

This tropical island of old Ceylon (Sri Lanka) is a perfect mix of old and new for travelers. Relax with the serenity of the tea plantations at the hill station and miles of unspoilt, uncrowded beaches. Excitment on the wildlife jeep safari and elephant orphanage. Explore the Buddhist temples and old Dutch fort.

Experience serendipity, the idea of leaving to chance the possibility of stumbling across new delights.

Colombo, Dambulla, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Yala & Galle

 

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

Day 1: Meet Up at Colombo (CMB)

Day 2: Colombo | Colombo City Tour

Day 3: Colombo – Dambulla | Sigiriya, Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage

Day 4: Dambulla | Sigiriya , Heritage City of Polonnaruwa, Minneriya or Kavdullah National Park

Day 5: Dambulla – Kandy | Kandy City Tour, Temple of the Tooth Relic, Dance Performance

Day 6: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya | Tea Plantation & Factory

Day 7: Nuwara Eliya – Yala | Rawana Ella Falls, Yala National Park, Jeep Safari

Day 8: Yala – Galle | Scenic Seafront and Galle Fort

Day 9: Galle – Colombo (CMB)

 

HOTELS

Destination Hotel Rating
Colombo OZO Colombo ★★★★
Dambulla Amaya Lake ★★★★
Kandy Suisse Kandy ★★★★
Nuwara Eliya Jetwing St. Andrews ★★★★
Yala EKHO Safari Tisssmaharama ★★★★
Galle Amari Galle ★★★★

 Hotels mentioned are subject to availability at the time of reservation. Hotel check-in time is 2 pm and check out at 12 noon.

 

INCLUSIONS

‣ Cultural Dance Performance

‣  Airport Transfers

‣  Hotel Accommodations

‣  Daily Breakfast and All Meals (See tour plan for more details)

‣  English-speaking Local Guide

‣  Entrance Fees to Monuments

 

1

Meet Up at Colombo (CMB)

Upon arrival into Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

The remainder of the day is free to relax and enjoy the hotel or take a walk in Colombo city.
2

Colombo | Colombo City Tour

Explore the historic Colombo Fort, the main markets of Pettah, the Hindu Temple at Sea Street, the Dutch Church at Wolfendal, the historic Davatagaha Mosque and the Colombo Museum.

Later on in the day we will drop by the Checkerboard at the Galle Face Hotel to relax for drinks while watching a picturesque sunset over the Indian Ocean.

Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast     Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
3

Colombo - Dambulla | Sigiriya, Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage

On the way to Sigiriya, we will stop by the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage. Started back in 1975, the elephant orphanage houses abandoned and wounded elephants.

After lunch we continue to Sigiriya and check into the hotel. In the evening, we visit mount Sigiriya - a 5th century fortress in the sky, which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the Sri Lanka island. It is also referred to as Lion Rock because of the huge crouching lion image that is carved at the entrance to the fortress. It is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site.

Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast     Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
4

Dambulla | Sigiriya , Heritage City of Polonnaruwa, Minneriya or Kavdullah National Park

We will explore the cultural triangle. We head out in the morning to the UNESCO World Heritage City of Polonnaruwa. This is one of the better kept ruins of ancient Ceylon.

Polonnaruwa was the medieval capital of Sri Lanka from the 11th - 13th century A.D. During this time, great revival was achieved in the country, politically, economically as well as socially. During our walking tour you will see the ruins of the Royal Palace, the Gal Viharaya - where 3 splendid statues of Buddha in 'Upright', 'Sedantry', and 'Recumbent' postures are carved out of the rock, the Audience Hall, and the Parakrama Samudraya lake built by King Parakramabahu the Great.

On our return we venture to the Minneriya or Kavdullah National Park, a vast sanctuary home to about 250 wild elephants, wild buffaloes, spotted deer, sloth bear and more.

Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast     Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner  
5

Dambulla - Kandy | Kandy City Tour, Temple of the Tooth Relic, Dance Performance

Today we travel to famous scenic Kandy to enjoy the serenity of the hill.  Kandy is also well known as the centre of Buddhism and the capital of the last Sinhalese kingdom.

City tour of Kandy including the market place, pollah and the Temple of the Tooth Relic, which houses Sri Lanka’s most sacred relic, a tooth of the Lord Buddha.

This evening, we will relax and enjoy a dance performance that features traditional dances from the different regions of Sri Lanka.

Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast     Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
6

Kandy - Nuwara Eliya | Tea Plantation & Factory

Today we take a scenic drive to Sri Lanka's tea growing region, Nuwara Eliya.  Nuwara Eliya in many ways resembles a 'small English village'

Enroute visit a tea factory where the process of tea production and grading will be explained. You will also be able to taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea.

Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast     Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
7

Nuwara Eliya - Yala | Rawana Ella Falls, Yala National Park, Jeep Safari

Our first scenic stop is the Rawana Ella Falls.

After that we arrive at Yala National Park. This game park is famous having one of the highest densities of leopards in the world.  Yala park has 3 of Sri Lanka’s Big Five: Leopards, Asian Elephants, Sloth Bears.  Unfornately, the other 2 Big Five (Blue Whales and Sperm Whales) are unavailable.  Other wildlife includes wild bears, peacocks, wild buffalo, sambar, spotted deer and 130 species of birds.

At our Evening Jeep Safari, we will be searching for the elusive leopard and other wildlife.

Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast     Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
8

Yala - Galle | Scenic Seafront and Galle Fort

Leaving the national park we proceed to the Indian coastal town of Galle. The town is known for Galle Fort, the fortified old city founded by Portuguese colonists in the 16th century. Stone sea walls, expanded by the Dutch, encircle car-free streets with architecture reflecting Portuguese, Dutch and British rule. Notable buildings include the 18th-century Dutch Reformed Church. Galle Lighthouse stands on the fort’s southeast tip.

En route you will witness a curious feature - the stilt fishermen of Weligama who carefully balance themselves before casting their fishing lines.

In the evening enjoy a leisurely walk through the cobbled stone pathways of the massive Dutch influenced fort, which also is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast     Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
9

Galle – Colombo (CMB)

Enjoy your breakfast, after which we will drive back to Colombo for your departure flight. The tour comes to an end. You are advised to schedule your international flight home after 8pm to provide an ample buffer.

Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

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Date & Pricing

 
DEPARTURE DATE* DBL OCC SGL OCC AVAILABILITY
Weekly Departures, Monday Jan 8 to April 20, 2018   $2,660 CALL FOR PRICE Yes
  * Special Departure Dates on Request *

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DBL OCC: Price per person with double occupancy sharing a room in US Dollars.

SGL OCC: Price per person with single occupancy room in US Dollars.

Total price = relevant per person price, plus any selected add-ons.

Private tours and single-person tours are available with nominal supplement price, call for details.

Discounts are available for a group of 10 or more, call for details.

Prices include all currently applicable taxes.  

Optional Add-On

  • ‣ None

Exclusions

  • ‣ Any travel Insurance
  • ‣ Medical Expenses
  • ‣ Domestic/International Air Fares and Airport Departure Taxes
  • ‣ Gratuities
  • ‣ Laundry Service
  • ‣ Telephone Calls
  • ‣ Professional camera/video camera fees at monuments
  • ‣ All other services which are not mentioned in the inclusions

Deposit

A non-refundable deposit is required to hold reservations made 60 days or more before departure.  The deposit consists of the items below.

  • ‣ $500.00
  • ‣ Selected add-on if any

Sri Lanka Tourist Visa