Offbeat Sri Lanka

Meet and assist on arrival at Airport

Transfer from Airport 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 grand children during the past few decades! Watch as they take a river bath twice a day at 10:00 am & 2:00 pm respectively for an experience that could never be felt anywhere else on earth!

Transfer from Pinnawala to Kandy

Last ruled by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe – before it was brought under the 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 centre, 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.

Dinner and Overnight Stay at Hotel – Kandy

Breakfast at Kandy

Transfer from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya
(First developed as a pleasure garden under royalty and later harmonized by the British, the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya – today bundled with the most welcoming facilities located just 4 miles off Kandy – is a flourishing national asset in the Wonder of Asia. Walk into this 147 acre bliss of an experience, passing well tended lawns, pavilions & an octagon conservatory to be greeted by the vast expanse of a magnificently landscaped lush green turf which will encourage you for an exhilarating break. Towards the north of the entrance rests a cafeteria that one might come across before stepping into some of the highlights – the orchid house & giant Javan fig tree – of this place which overflow in grace.)

Transfer from Peradeniya to Kandy

Dinner and Overnight Stay at Hotel – Kandy

Breakfast at  Hotel – Kandy
Transfer from Kandy to Bentota
Dinner and Overnight Stay at Hotel

Day 04 – BENTOTA – KOSGODA – BALAPITIYA -WATER SPORTS BENTOTA
Breakfast at Hotel
Transfer from Bentota 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 Balapitiya
Balapitiya is where one could just sit back and observe how ecology and culture combines 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 fresh water fish. Today the region – which is strong in observing rural folk life in 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 Bentota
Dinner and Overnight Stay at Hotel

Breakfast at Hotel

Transfer from Bentota 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 Balapitiya
Balapitiya is where one could just sit back and observe how ecology and culture combines 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 fresh water fish. Today the region – which is strong in observing rural folk life in 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 Bentota

Dinner and Overnight Stay at Hotel

We pick you up from your hotel for 3.5 hour driving North East; the bus ride will take you over the Red River and through the country side of our second biggest delta to reach Halong Bay. You would be first dropped off at the harbor of Halong’s embark on cruise, welcome drinks & check in your room. Your lunch, at the boat’s restaurant, is would be served with fresh local seafood, but vegetable menu is always available at your request.

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. Drive along the clean streets edging the crystal white Race Course – horse racing hub in 1893 & World War II airstrip – furnished today with lavish clothing, food & tea boutiques. Meanwhile, ride to Pettah & tune into the Floating Market – an offbeat shopping experience – or feel the buzz surrounding the upcoming inspiration, the Colombo Port City – an offshore city – featuring parks, commercial complexes & even an F1 track! Head along Bauddhaloka Mawatha towards ‘Arcade’ facing a historic waypost, the Independence Square. Every designer boutique, top-notch cuisine outlet and even the ‘walk-over fish tank’, have revamped this colonial masterpiece into one of the trendiest shopping and hangout zones in Sri Lanka. Have a chilled beer at the Dutch Hospital while gazing through fancy windows showcasing best fashion, jewelry & handicraft brands. Smell the scent of incense while listening to the chiming bells of Gangarama temple. Or, jazz up to Colombo’s night life spiced by night clubs & casinos that borderline its bustle. If you’re lucky, head into an exhibition at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) before swaying your head to an opera or play at Nelum Pokuna that should just drive your day into perfection!
Dinner and Overnight Stay at Hotel

Breakfast at Hotel

Transfer from Colombo to Airport for departure

Hotel will be 4 or 5 Star Category

Value Added Services

  • Free local mobile sims (Passport details to be given in advance for ownership transaction in order to issue the SIMs)
  • Mineral water available in vehicles (500ml x 2 bottles per pax per day)
  • 5% discount from ODEL shopping vouchers
  • 5% from Spa Ceylon – duty free shopping center discount voucher
  • 5% discounted vouchers from LakArcade & Noritake
  • Free spice garden & tea factory visit
  • Free visit to a Mask Factory & Moonstone mine
  • Head or Shoulder massage in Herbal garden
  • Herbal tea & fruit platter in Herbal garden
  • Complimentary visit to a birth stone museum & Kandyan cultural show
  • Wheel Chair for physically challenged citizens (on request)

Trip Price Inclusive of

  • Accommodation in shared double / twin / triple room with private bathroom
  • Meals on FB Basis (Daily breakfasts & dinners at hotel
  • Services of English / Hindi / Tamil Speaking guide
  • Tolls entrance fees for 2 ways only
  • Meeting and Greeting at Airport
  • Cost of transfers and sight-seeing tours in air-conditioned vehicles
    Trip Price Excludes
  • Domestic airfare (quoted separately, if requested)
  • International airfare to / from Sri Lanka (quoted separately, if requested)
  • Optional tours
  • Kandy Perehera supplement during Perehera season
  • Entrance fees
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the program
  • Electronic Travel Authorization fee for Visas upon arrival (Please note that an ETA is compulsory for nationalities besides nationals from the Republics of Singapore and Maldives)
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the program
  • Any expenses of a personal nature
  • Tips & Portages.

Terms & Conditions

  • Please note that the check in is at 14.00 hrs and check out time is 12 noon
  • Rates cannot be extended to the domestic market or to any other market not specified
  • Early Check ins/ Late Check outs are subjected to a charge and availability
  • US$ conversion rate would be subject to the exchange rate on the date of payment as per the published rate by the Sri Lanka Association of Travel Organizations.
  • The above special rates are subject to change with written notice

 

IMPORTANT

  • Please be advised that all the above quoted prices are subject to change without prior notice due to changes in currency fluctuations or any other government taxes which may be levied at the time of travel, can be guaranteed only if booked on the day the quote is obtained.
  • Note that this is just a quote & no rooms blocked. Rooms subject to availability at the time of reservation. Rooms in mentioned hotels will be given on availability or similar option will be given.

ROOMS WILL BE PROVIDED ON AVAILABILITY AT THE TIME OF CONFRIMATION.

IF ABOVE MENTIONED HOTELS ARE NOT AVILABLE AT THE TIME OF CONFRIMATION A SIMILAR CATEGORY HOTEL WILL BE PROVIDED FROM THE SAME AREA WITH PRIOR NOTIFICATIONS.

TRAVEL

Due to hotel policy, whole period is guaranteed. Full charges apply for any cancellation, amendment, no show or early check-out. International Packages are non-refundable.

REFUNDS

Please note that any request for refunds is subject to these Terms & Conditions; no refund will be made for unused services Customers not using the included transfer will not be given a cash equivalent or vacation price reduction.

  • STM Management will not be responsible for any belongings that are lost or stolen or damaged during the tour.
  • All transfer times mentioned above are subject to variations depending on traffic flow and road conditions.
  • The guests should carry their passports with them at all times.

Note – Please to be informed that the above is just a quote without checking the availability inorder to give you the quote on ASAP basis. So please make sure that availability subject to change at the time of actual booking

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