Trails of Ramayana- 10 day tour

Departure Date

Every Monday

Duration

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Multilingual Tour Guides
Fully A/C Private Transport
Comfortable Accommodation
Truly Authentic Tour Experience
Airport Pick Up and Drop Off
Highly Personalized Service

Destinations

Negombo /  Anuradhapura / Kandy / Mahiyanagana  / Nuwara Eliya / Welimada / Ella / Kataragama / Tissamaharama / Yala / Galle / Bentota / Colombo / Airport

Tour Overview

Day 1

Bia Airport - Negombo

To be met by a guide on Arrival at 16.05 hrs by Air India flight from Delhi. We will be transferred to the Hotel at Negombo.

Overnight stay in Negombo- Paradise beach Resort (Standard Room)- 3 Star or Jetwing Beach -5 star  or Jetwing Blue -4 star(B)

Day 2

Negombo - Anuradhapura

After early breakfast -Leave for Anuradhapura – enroute short stop in Chilaw, visit Munneswaran and Manaveri temple (Shiv Lingam) (12 Km from Chilaw).

Proceed to Anuradhapura – Check in hotel – Tour of Anuradhapura cultural city & Mihintale.

Overnight stay in Anuradhapura – Forest Rock garden -5 star or Ulagalla Resort –Luxury boutique or Palm Garden Village Hotel- 4 star or Alakamanda Hotel 3 star (B)

Day 03

Anuradhapura - Kandy

After early breakfast - Leave for Habarana (1hr 5 mins) visit Ritigala (Sanjeewani drop.)

Proceed to Sigiriya – Climb rock fortress. See Cobra Hooded cave.

Dambulla – Buddhist monks meditated in this cave

Proceed to Kandy

Cultural show/ Tooth Temple/See Gems and Local Market

Overnight stay in KandyStay at Earls Regency – 5 star or Earls Regent Hotel-4 star or Cinnamon Citadel- 4 star or Oak ray Regency -3 star (B)

Day 04

Kandy - Mahiyanagana - Kandy

After early breakfast leave for Mahiyanganaya –proceed to Weeragantota (Aircraft landing site). Seetha Koutwa, Gurulupotha.

Access to Seetha Kotuwa : 4 Km form Hasalaka. Trek down from Gurulupotha rest house 2 km (Approx 4 km both ways trekking time 1 ½ hrs) Enjoy Kandy

Overnight stay in Kandy - Stay at Earls Regency – 5 star or Earls Regent Hotel-4 star or Cinnamon Citadel- 4 star or Oak ray Regency -3 star (B)

Day 05

Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

After early breakfast leave for Nuwara Eliya – Enroute- have a short stop at Ramboda, Visit Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple.

Proceed to Pussellawa- Visit Frotoft estate off Pussellawa- Hanuman Foot Print

Proceed to Nuwara Eliya visit tea plantations, Evening Visit Seetha Amman temple, Visit Gayathri Peedam in the Night if time permits.

Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya-Galway Forest -3 star or Grand Hotel- 4 star or Heritance Tea Factory- 4++star (B)

Day 06

Nuwara Eliya - Welimada - Ella

After breakfast- leave for Ella- enroute Welimada - Sthripura caves ( Sita was captive here)

Divurumpola – Agni Pariksha

Proceed to Ella-visit Ravana Ella falls

Overnight stay in Ella-  Resort 98 acres –Nature resort- or Heavens Edge –Boutique hotel (B)

Day 07

Ella - Kataragama - Tissamaharama - Yala

After breakfast, leave for Tissamaharama- enroute visit Kataragama temple-

Afternoon- 4wd jeep drive at Yala National park

Overnight stay in Tissamaharama- Cinnamon Wild -4 star or Jetwing Yala -5 star or Elephant Reach- 3 star (B)

Day 08

Tissamaharama - Galle - Bentota

After breakfast, leave for Bentota- enroute- Visit Fishermen on stilts/ Galle Dutch Fort/ Rummassala Sanjeewani drops.

Spend the rest of the day at leisure on the beach.

Overnight stay at Bentota- Vivantha by Taj- 5 star  or The Surf -3 star(B)

Day 09

Bentota - Colombo

After breakfast, leave for Colombo- city/shopping tour – (House of Fashion, Odell, Dankotuwa  crockery, Crescat etc.

Overnight stay in Colombo – Galle Face Hotel-4 star or Cinnamon Grand – 5 star or Ozo Colombo- 3 star-(B)

Day 10

Colombo - BIA Airport

Departure transfer to the airport to catch flight

You are required to be at the airport 3 hrs before flight.

B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner

Tour Summary

Highlights of the Tour

  • Munneswaran Manaweri temple- in Chilaw
  • Anuradhapura cultural city
  • Mihintale
  • Ritigala-Sanjeewani drop
  • Dambulla Cave temple
  • Cobra Hooded caves- Sigiriya
  • Kandy Tooth temple/cultural show
  • Mahinyanganaya- Gurulupotha/Seetha Kotuwa
  • Sri Baktha Hanuman temple- Ramboda
  • Seetha Amman Temple/Gayathri Peedam -Nuwara Eliya
  • Divurumpola/Istripura in Welimada
  • Ravana Ella Falls
  • 4wd jeep safari at Yala National park
  • Kataragamam temple
  • Rummassala Sanjeewani drops
  • Galle Dutch Fort /Fishermen on stilts
The Price
Sharing DBL room with Breakfast excluding Entrance fees + Activities as per itinerary :
  • Standard Silver : USD 1355 onwards per person.
  • Deluxe Gold : USD 2120 onwards per person.
  • Supplement for Entrance fees + Activities : USD 157 Per person

Includes

  • Accomodation sharing 01 DBL room with breakfast subject to room availability at time of confirmation of the booking
  • Air-conditioned private transport by Saloon car for 2 adults with luggage
  • Airport transfers both ways
  • Services of an English speaking chauffer guide, his accommodation & meals
  • Government taxes and service charge for services provided.
  • Parking fees, toll charges applicable
  • Airport entrance fees, paging board etc

Excludes 

  • Lunch, dinner and beverages (Stops will be made at recommended restaurants while on tour).
  • Entrance fees at mentioned sites as per itinerary-(Please see supplement for entrance fees)
  • Tips and porterage
  • Expenses of a personal nature (telephone calls, laundry etc.)
  • Cost of International air ticket
  • Personal travel and medical insurance
  • Camera & video permits at cultural sites
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Excludes services of driver and vehicle during beach stays of over 02 nights
  • Peak seasonal & cricket supplement
  • Compulsory Xmas (24 Dec) and New year (31 Dec) dinner supplements
  • Visa fees (Click for details)

Restrictions

  • All clients over the age of 55 yrs are expected to be physically fit to do trekking in certain parts of the country Viz, Mahiyanganaya due to difficult terrains which are somewhat hectic.
  • Children below 05 yrs are not encouraged unless under direct request from the parents.

Please note the following

  • The above package is for 02 adults travelling together.
  • Check in time 2.00 pm ; and Check out time : 12.00 noon- Please note there will be an additional supplement for early arrivals and late departures depending on the hotel policy.
  • Any unutilised accomodation or services will not be refunded.
  • If any changes to hotels after confirmation of booking will be entirely at your own expense.
  • All other terms and conditions as per published in our web site.
  • The above prices are effective for the period of the tour but will be subject to change in the event of any sudden govt levies or hotel rates.
  • For Cancellation policy- please refer under Terms and Conditions as published in our web site.

Booking and Payment Procedure

  • Upon acceptance of our quote, we will check room availability and make tentative reservations effective for 48 hours depending on the hotel policy since some hotels do not accept tentative reservations.
  • In the event you accept our tentative reservation and quote, a non- refundable deposit of 30% of the full value is required in advance on confirmation to secure the booking and re-confirm all arrangements.
  • The balance 70% is payable 30 days prior to arrival in Sri Lanka via direct bank wire transfer.
  • If your booking is made within 30 days of commencement of tour, 100% of total value is payable on confirmation of the booking.
  • We will make our best endeavors to reserve the hotels and related services as mentioned in our quote. If requested hotels are unavailable, we will provide hotels of similar category mentioned in the quote.
  • In the event of hotel of similar category mentioned in the quote is not available and only a lower category of hotel is available, this will be informed to you accordingly and the benefit (if any), will be passed on to you.
  • In the event of hotel of similar category mentioned in the quote is not available and only a higher category/ more expensive hotel is only available, you will be informed accordingly and supplement (if any) will be charged to you.
  • Please note the tour will be re-confirmed and all hotel bookings secured (official vouchers to respective hotels released) only upon credit of funds to our bank account.

Payment procedure

Payments are accepted only by Direct wire Transfer to our bank account.