Romantic Hideaways- 8 day tour

Departure Date

Every Monday

Duration

Onwards Per Person

Views

596

Maximum Seats

10

Epic journeys

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 / Pinnawela / Kandy / Nuwara Eliya / Ella / Welawaya / Udawalawe / Tangalle / Galle / Bentota / Colombo

Tour Overview

Day 1

Airport – Negombo

Meet & greet on arrival at Bandaranaike International airport (BIA) by our representative who will be your chauffer guide driver. You will be transfered to a hotel in Negombo.  Tour of Negombo fishing village.

Negombo :  a touristic beach resort located close proximity to the airport, where the hotels and beach resorts are widely considered as a transit point.

Overnight stay in Negombo – Paradise Beach Hotel-3 star (B) or similar

Day 2

Negombo – Pinnawela - Kandy

After early breakfast at the hotel- leave for Pinnawela. Visit the Pinnawela elephant orphanage.

Pinnawela : The orphanage was set up by the National Zoological Gardens to feed, nurse & house baby elephants abandoned by their mothers, stranded in the jungles and ravines.

Optional: visit to a Spice garden & herbal plantation nearby or pamper yourself with a rejuvenating herbal oil massage or aromatic massage therapy.

Afternoon – proceed to Kandy.  Visit the Sacred Dalada Tooth temple. Evening watch a cultural show- a traditional dance performance by Kandyan dancers and drummers, followed by a fire-walking display.

Kandy – considered as the second largest city in the country after Colombo. It was the last capital in the Central province of the last king of Kandy. It was subjected to several attacks by the Portuguese and later the D utch invaders (who were ruling the coastal areas) but were successfully repelled.

Overnight stay in Kandy- Senani Hotel- 3 star(B) or similar

Day 03

Kandy - NuwaraEliya

After breakfast at hotel- Leave for Peradeniya—Visit the Royal Botanical gardens.

Royal Botanical Garden :  It is located near the Mahaweli River (the longest in Sri Lanka). It is renowned for its collection of Orchids. It is home to more than 4000 species of plants, spices, herbal plants and palm trees.

Pm- leave for the cool climes of NuwaraEliya. Enroute, you will be passing through some of the panoramic mountains, valleys and some exotic waterfalls surrounded by Tea plantations. Visit a fully operating Tea plantation and a Tea factory and have the rare opportunity of your lifetime to taste a fine ‘Cup of original flavoured Sri Lanka Tea’ produced from the same tea plantation.

Nuwara Eliya : “The center of the hill country was also called the “Hill station”. This picturesque location which is approx 6200 feet above sea level with it’s soft English spring climate. The landscape & buildings were more or less English. They made it their hill resort for the British planters, during their rule in Sri Lanka. ”

Overnight stay in NuwaraEliya- Galway Forest Hotel-3 star (B) or similar

Day 04

Nuwaraeliya - Ella - Welawaya - Udawalawe

After breakfast at the hotel- take a local train ride to Ella-which will be one of the most spectacular train rides passing mountains, valleys and some awesome passes. You will be picked up by your chauffer guide driver from the Ella railway station and head Southwards where the climate radically changes from the cooler climes to the sunny dry zone, passing Wellawaya and proceed to Udawalawe where the Wild life sanctuary is located.

Overnight stay in Udawalawe – Centauria Hotel-3 star (B)or similar

Day 05

Udawalawe - Tangalle - Galle

After early breakfast at Hotel- leave for Udawalawe National park– enjoy an exciting Half day, 4wd Jeep safari. Afternoon- leave for Galle- enroute you will pass Fishermen on stilts/Hummaniya blow hole– Visit Galle Dutch Fort

Udawalawe National park amed for herds of wild elephants, Sloth bear, wild boar, Deer, crocodiles and the most beautiful Peacock among several other species of birds, both migrant & endemic to Sri Lanka..

Galle Dutch Fort Declared a LIVING world heritage site by UNESCO. The Portuguese came to Galle in 1505, followed by the Dutch in 1640. After Colombo fell to the British in 1796, the fort was used as an administrative center, which is still functional to this day”.

Overnight stay in Galle – Lady Hill Hotel-3 star (B) or similar

Day 06

Galle - Bentota

After breakfast at the Hotel- head for one of the finest beach resorts of Bentota- At leisure on the beach.

Overnight stay in Bentota – The Surf Bentota-3 star (B) or similar

Day 07

Bentota - Colombo

After breakfast at the Hotel- leave for Colombo. Spend sometime for shopping or City tour

Overnight stay in Colombo- Fair View Hotel- 3 star (B) or similar

Day 08

Colombo - Airport

Breakfast at hotel- You will Depart for the airport to catch flight leaving at ??. Flight details.

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

B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner

Includes

Highlights of the Tour

  • Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
  • Kandy Dalada Tooth temple/ Cultural Show
  • Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Nuweraeliya tea plantations / Tea Factory
  • Spectacular train ride
  • 4 WD Jeep safari at Udawala National Park
  • Fisherman on still / Hummanaya Blow Hole
  • Galle Dutch Port
  • Benthota Beach
  • Colombo city / Shopping tour
The Price
Sharing DBL room with Breakfast excluding Entrance fees + Activities as per itinerary :
  • Standard Silver : USD 906 onwards per person.
  • Supplement for Entrance fees + Activities : USD 118 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 a max of 02 pax
  • Airport transfers both ways
  • Services of an English speaking chauffer guide, is accommodation & meals
  • Services of other foreign language speaking chauffer guides available at an additional cost
  • 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 all mentioned sites and locations as per itinerary.
  • 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
  • Peak season & cricket supplements
  • Compulsory Xmas (24 Dec) and New year (31 Dec) dinner Supplements
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Visa fees (Click for details)

Restrictions

  • 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.