6N Sri Lanka

6N Sri Lanka

  • OVERVIEW

    SIGIRIYA – KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA – BENTOTA – COLOMBO [06 NIGHTS/07 DAYS]

    Capital: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte , Colombo
    Largest City: Colombo
    Major Tourist Destinations: Sigiriya, Pinnawala, Kandy, NuwaraEliya, Kithulgala, Bentota, Galle, Hikkaduwa, Colombo, Jaffna, Anuradhapura, Trincomalee, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa, Kataragama, Yala and so on.
    Area: 65,610 km2 (25,330 sq mi)
    Population: Approx. 20.48 million (World Bank, 2013)
    Religion: Buddhism 70%, Hindu 13%, Muslim 10%, Christian 7%, Others 0.04%
    Currency: Sri Lankan rupee
    Drives on: Left
    Calling Code: +94
    Literacy Rate: 92.5%
    Official Language: Sinhala, Tamil, English
    Flight: Sri Lankan Airlines & Maldivian
    Time Difference: It is 5.30 hours ahead of GMT. So if it is 12:00 noon at London then it is 5.30pm at Bhutan.
    National Tree: Ceylon Ironwood
    National Flower: Blue Water Lily
    National Bird: Sri Lankan Junglefowl
    National Butterfly: Sri Lankan Birdwing
    National Gemstone: Blue sapphire
    National Sports: Volleyball
    National Animal: Sri Lankan Elephant & Lion
    National Dish: Rice & Curry

    VISA: On arrival visa for Bangladeshis. To learn more detail please click here: http://www.slhcdhaka.org/consular_visa.php

    Entry Point: Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo

    Sri Lanka:
    Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) is an island nation south of India in the Indian Ocean. Its diverse landscapes range from rainforest and arid plains to highlands and sandy beaches. It’s famed for its ancient Buddhist ruins, including the 5th-century citadel Sigiriya, with its palace and frescoes. The city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka’s ancient capital, has many ruins dating back more than 2,000 years.

    Kandy:
    Kandy is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Sri Lanka. This sacred Buddhist site was the last capital of the Sinhala kings. It is also the site of the Temple of the Tooth Relic (the sacred tooth of the Buddha), one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. This site was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988.

    Colombo:
    Colombo is the largest city and the commercial capital of Sri Lanka. It is situated on the west coast of the country. Its natural harbour at the mouth of the Kelani River was very attractive for successive traders and conquerors – initially the Arab merchants, then Portuguese, Dutch and British.

    Sigiriya:
    Sigiriya is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province of Sri Lanka.

    Nuwara Eliya:
    Nuwara Eliya is a city in the hill country of the Central Province, Sri Lanka. Its name means “city on the plain” or “city of light”. This city is often referred as ‘Little England’ for its ancient British look. This is a city of tea plantation, parks, gardens, lakes and temples.

    Galle:
    Galle is a bustling provincial capital and administrative centre for the South. Once a port, Galle was Sri Lanka’s first international commerce and trade centre, and these days the streets are still awash with a cosmopolitan range of goods available to buy in exotic markets and quirky art galleries. The Dutch presence is still visible in Galle.

    Bentota:
    Bentota is a coastal town in Sri Lanka, located in the Galle

  • ITINERARY

    Outline Itinerary:
    Day 01 : Airport – Pinnawala – Sigiriya
    Day 02 : Sigiriya – Kandy
    Day 03 : Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
    Day 04 : Nuwara Eliya – Kithulgala – Bentota
    Day 05 : Bentota – Galle – Hikkaduwa – Bentota
    Day 06 : Bentota – Colombo
    Day 07 : Colombo – Airport

    Details Itinerary:

    Day 01 : Airport – Pinnawala – Sigiriya
    Arrival at Bandaranayake International Airport and welcomed by a representative of Sri Holidays. On the way visit the Elephant orphanage in Pinnawela. It is established in 1975 as place for shelter and cares the wounded elephants and abandoned baby elephants found in jungle. This is covered an area over 24 acre land. It was under the department of Department of Wildlife but now under the National Zoological Garden. The main daily activities taken place in the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage are Feeding milk to baby elephants and the bathing sessions. Proceed to your hotel in Sigiriya. Overnight stay at hotel in Sigiriya

    Day 02 : Sigiriya – Kandy
    After breakfast at hotel you will visit Sigriya rock fortress. Sigiriya is an archeological site in North Central Sri Lanka. It contains the ruins of an ancient palace complex, built during the region of King Kasyapa (477AD – 495 AD). It is one of the 7 world heritage sites in Sri Lanka and is one of its most popular tourist destinations. The Sigiriya site consists of a 180m tall granite rock, whose sides are so steep that at some points the top overhangs the base. At the top of the site there is a palace complex. The ruins of various chambers, stairways and pools can be seen at the top. There is a stone stairway leading from the base to the top of the mountain. About half way to the top, there is a pair giant pair of lions paws which is in fact the ruin of a huge head of a lion whose open mouth served as the entrance to the royal palace. Surrounding the palace complex are the ruins of a garden complex consisting of two moats, various pools. Later proceed to Heritance Kandalama for viewing and studying the spaces. Proceed to Kandy. It is time to embrace some time-old Sri Lankan traditions as you visit a Sri Lankan spice garden in Matale where you can learn about the basis of Ayurveda natural medicine, a custom integral to Sri Lankan culture. You will then finish the day with a chance to see one of Sri Lanka’s traditional art forms, Batik, in practice. In the afternoon visit Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy. Sri DaladaMaligawa in Kandy is the most prominent and sacred Buddhist shrine in Sri Lanka, even in the world. The relic of the tooth is kept in a two-story inner shrine fronted by two large elephant tusks. The relic rests on a solid gold lotus flower, encased in jeweled caskets that sit on a throne. The temple is joined to the Pattiripuwa (Octagon) tower, built in 1803, that was originally a prison but now houses a collection of palm-leaf manuscripts. The king’s palace is also in the temple compound. In the evening you will watch cultural dance show of fire dancers and Kandyan Dancers. Overnight stay at hotel in Kandy

    Day 03 : Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
    After breakfast at hotel leave for Nuwara Eliya. En-route visit tea plantation and tea factory. No visit to the hill country is complete without a visit to a tea estate, where you can view the vibrant green fields of tea which for so many people epitomize the image of Sri Lanka. Surrounded by the breathtaking, idyllic landscape, you will also get a chance to taste and purchase some of the world’s finest tea. In the afternoon you will visit Gregory Lake & Victoria Park. Gregory Lake is located about one kilometer away from Nuwara Eliya town and built during the year 1874 by the governor Gregory. By stopping the “Thalagala” stream which starts from the “Piduruthalagala” mountain. The Queen Victroia Park is located by the Nuwara Eliya City center. This park was name to commemorate the 60th Jubilee Coronation of Queen Victoria in the year 1897. The park covers 27 acres of land. Victoria Park is a place to relax and enjoy the natural sights and clean mountain air. This place is famous for bird watching and there are large verities of plants and trees available. Overnight stay at hotel in Nuwara Eliya

    Day 04 : NuwaraEliya – Kithulgala – Bentota
    After breakfast at hotel leave for Beruwala via Kitulgala. Kitulgala is a small town in the west of Sri Lanka. It is in the wet zone rain forest, which gets two monsoons each year, and is one of the wettest places in the country. The Academy Award-winning The Bridge on the River Kwai was filmed on the Kelani River near Kitulgala, although nothing remains now except the concrete foundations for the bridge (and, supposedly, the submerged train cars that plunged into the river in the climactic scene). Kitulgala is also a base for white-water rafting, which starts a few kilometers upstream. Many birders stay at Kitulgala. This area has most of the rainforest bird species that are found at the World Biosphere Reserve at Sinharaja, although in lower numbers. However, the secondary forest and cultivation at Kitulgala is more open than the pristine woodlands of Sinharaja, and elusive endemic species like Sri Lanka Spur fowl, Green-billed Coucal and Spot-winged Thrush may be easier to see. Proceed to Bentota. Overnight stay at hotel in Bentota

    Day 05 : Bentota – Galle – Hikkaduwa – Bentota
    After breakfast at hotel you will visit Maduganga. Here in Balapitiya lies Madu Ganga, the beautiful river that nestles alongside Whispering Waters. Madu Ganga is considered as Sri Lanka’s second largest wetland consisting of 32 islands including two main islands providing shelter to 215 families. The Madu Ganga River is a shallow water body in south-west Sri Lanka, which enters the sea at Balapitiya. Together with the smaller Randombe Lake, to which it is connected by two narrow channels, it forms the Madu Ganga wetland. Its estuary and the many mangrove islets on it constitute a complex coastal wetland ecosystem. In has high ecological, biological and aesthetic significance, being home to 303 species of plants belonging to 95 families and to 248 species of vertebrate animals. Madu Ganga is possibly one of the last remaining tracts of pristine mangrove forests in Sri Lanka. The inhabitants of its islets produce peeled cinnamon and cinnamon oil. You will leave for Galle. Galle is a bustling provincial capital and administrative centre for the South. Once a port, Galle was Sri Lanka’s first international commerce and trade centre, and these days the streets are still awash with a cosmopolitan range of goods available to buy in exotic markets and quirky art galleries. The Dutch presence is still visible in Galle, and should you want to retrace the footsteps of the Dutch rule, let our guide give you the tour of the Old Dutch fort (a UNESCO World Heritage site), the Dutch Government House, the New Oriental Hotel (built in 1684), the old bell tower, and the Dutch tide-based sewage system. If you fancy a break from the hustle and bustle of city life, however, you can make your way down to Galle’s beautiful Unawatuna Bay, one of Sri Lanka’s finest beaches, where the crystal-clear sea laps the white sand, and wilting palm trees frame the picturesque coastline. In the afternoon you will visit Hikkaduwa, a small beach-side town with an excellent stretch of sand and a biodiversity underwater world. It is time to get up-close and personal with some of Sri Lanka’s most adorable sea creatures at a turtle farm, before returning home for the evening to Bentota, where you will stay overnight at hotel in Bentota

    Day 06 : Bentota – Colombo
    After breakfast at hotel leave for Colombo. Today you will visit Colombo city and you can do shopping. In Colombo you can observe the old Parliament, the residential areas and the BMICH (Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall) and visit Fort. Also, visit the Majestic City shopping complex and the ODEL Unlimited Dress Boutique and also visit the Ceramic cooperation show room (Noritake). If you like trying your luck in casinos then in the evening you can go for casino. In capital Colombo there is no dearth of casinos. Any time whenever you wish, you can visit these casinos and check out whether your luck is supporting you or not. Overnight stay at hotel in Colombo

    Day 07 : Colombo – Airport
    You will have breakfast at hotel and leave for airport.

    Tour Ends.

  • INC & EXC

    INCLUSIONS

    • Accommodation on basis you booked for 03 nights at hotels specified or similar standard
    • Sightseeing
    • Private transport in an A/C luxury vehicle with the service of an English-speaking Chauffeur guide

    EXCLUSIONS

    • Visa fees and international / domestic flights
    • Medical Insurance
    • Anything not specified in the package inclusions
    • Peak season and special event surcharges if applicable
    • Meals other than specified
    • Entrance fees
    • Items of personal nature
    • Tipping and porterage
  • IMPORTANT NOTE

    General Notes:

    • This is a conventional itinerary & subject to change depending upon circumstances.
    • Please follow the timings for the sightseeing trips /activities as mentioned in our detailed itinerary.
    • Airfare will depend on the rate of the journey date.
    • Sightseeing spots may have weekly closing days and daily opening & closing hours. So it will be planned as per journey date & schedule. Sometimes it can be closed due to renovation, maintenance activity or unavoidable circumstances.
    • Tour organizer holds the complete right to change the itinerary if it requires for the betterment of the tour and safety of the tourist. Tourist’s safety is top priority.
    • Please follow the tour administration & guidelines. Maintain reporting time and allocated time for sightseeing spots. It will make the tour effective and enjoyable for all the members.
    • Please follow the ethical rules of Photography while you are visiting new locations, religious places or museums or such sightseeing spots.
    • All vehicular movement in the itinerary is on point to point basis and not on disposal.
    • Any spot in the itinerary remaining closed due to holidays, bandhs or reason whatsoever will not be revisited on the onset on the tour.

    Booking, Confirmation, Cancellation & Refunds:

    There are strict policies of service confirmation allover India during peak seasons and the rates can vary unless it has been secured with full payment in advance.

    Payments:
    1) To book any tour with us 100% of Air/Rail/Bus Ticket price and at least 25% Land Package price need to be paid.
    2) Balance payment has to be made one week before the tours starts.

    Amendment:
    Amendment of booked tour will be treated as cancellation. However, minor amendments can be made on the payment of a communication charge, which will vary from case to case.

    Refund:
    Refund will be paid to the source through which the guest has booked. Any refund will take at least one calendar month to process & will be sent to you by a/c payee cheque only.

    ** NO REFUND WILL BE MADE AGAINST ANY UNUTILIZED SERVICES, WHAT SO EVER MAY BE THE REASON.

    Cancellation Policy:

    Cancellation has to be sent to us by Email.

    From Date of booking – 30 days only communication charges of BDT 500.00 per person
    30 -15 Days prior to departure 25% of tour cost
    14 -10 Days prior to departure 50% of tour cost
    09-05 Days prior to departure 75% of tour cost
    04 Days/No show 100% of tour cost

    Confirmation Policy:
    Please also note that your booking will be only confirmed when we receive the amount in cash or your cheque is honored by our bank along with your confirmation note and our acknowledgement against your booking. The tour price can be changed during confirmation, specially the air tickets & train tickets.

    Our rates are subject to change without any prior notice.

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