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

You wiil be met by our chauffer guide on Arrival at ..... You will be transferred to a Hotel in Negombo. You are free to be at leisure on the beach or take a stroll around the beach or do a tour of the Negombo fishing village.

Overnight stay in Negombo-

Day 2

Negombo - Anuradhapura

After early breakfast -Leave for Anuradhapura – enroute short stop in Chilaw, visit Munneswaran and Manaveri temple (12 Km from Chilaw) (one of the places where Rama deposited the 4 lingams to get rid of the "Brahmahasti Dhosam")

Proceed to Anuradhapura – Check in at hotel – If time permits you will be taken to do a Tour of Anuradhapura cultural city & Mihintale.

Overnight stay in Anuradhapura –

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.

If time permits, make a short visit of Dambulla Cave temple. It will be hectic though or you may omit Dambulla and proceed to Kandy. This cave is believed to be the place where Buddhist monks meditated.

Proceed to Kandy

Visit Tooth Temple/watch cultural show/ shop for Gems or visit Local Market

Overnight stay in Kandy

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). You will then proceed to Kandy for the overnight stay.

Overnight stay in Kandy -

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-

Proceed to Nuwara Eliya visit tea plantations, Evening Visit Seetha Amman temple 5 km from here,see Hanuman foot prints in the rocks in the nearby stream, Visit Gayathri Peedam in the Night if time permits.

Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya-

Day 06

Nuwara Eliya - Welimada - Ella

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

Divurumpola – The place Sita underwent the "Agni" test of fire where she proved her innocence and purity to Rama.

Proceed to Ella-visit Ravana Ella falls

Overnight stay in Ella- 

Day 07

Ella - Kataragama - Tissamaharama - Yala

After breakfast, leave for Tissamaharama- half day 4WD Jeep safari at Yala National Park. -

Evening visit Kataragama temple.

Overnight stay in Tissamaharama-

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-

Day 09

Bentota - Colombo

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

Overnight stay in Colombo –  (B)

Day 10

Colombo - BIA Airport

Today you will be starting your journey back home. Depending on your departure flight time, you will leave for the airport. Departure transfer to the airport to catch flight leaving at .......

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 Tour price will be provided on request

Tour 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

Tour Excludes 

  • Lunch, dinner and beverages (Stops will be made at recommended restaurants while on tour).
  • Entrance fees at mentioned sites 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
  • 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 climb rocks, do trekking in certain parts of the country Viz,Sigiriya Rock fortress, Dambulla caves, 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.