SRI LANKA

Seductive beaches and tempting water sports, magnificent landscapes featuring lazy lagoons, fertile wetlands, ecologically-wondrous types of forest, imposing mountains, bounteous rivers and waterfalls, an abundance of  wildlife – much of it endemic unique ecosystems, inspiring heritage sites from ancient cities to colonial forts, a vibrant culture including fine arts and crafts and grand festivals, and people of diverse ethnicity and religious persuasion, charming and hospitable.

 

Day 01: Bandaranayke Airport – Colombo
  • On arrival you will be met and welcomed by our representative and transferred to Colombo.
  • Dinner at local Indian Restaurant
  • Check-in to Hotel
  • Overnight stay at – Colombo

 

Day 02: Colombo
  • After breakfast proceed to Colombo city tour & Shopping
  • Leisure at the Hotel
  • Dinner at local Indian Restaurant
  • Overnight stay at – Colombo

 

Colombo the trade commercial has long been traditional to the Sri Lanka’s city, it is on the west and draws all the religions and of foreign into a pot-pourri sounds, smells and kaleidoscope of The original and settlers – Arabs, Portuguese, Dutch and the British have left in their wake churches and monuments, names  and religions, costumes and food and smatterings of their languages which have been absorbed into the speech of the Sri Lankan. Today, Colombo is a fascinating city – a happy blend of east & west, past & present, with a charm of its own. A less known but amazingly true fact is that Colombo has a superb range of high quality restaurants serving food from all over the world and some of the best shopping opportunities in Asia. The main seaport of Sri Lanka is in Colombo & adjoining it, is Pettah, a local bazaar & trading area. Other places of interest are the beautiful Buddhist temples, Hindu temples, mosques, the historic Wolfen dhal church, (1749) residential areas where you find the stately homes of the affluent, , the Corporation famous for its well-known brand “Noritake” and ODEL the renowned shopping center

City Tour: While on your city tour in Colombo you may visit famous places including Galle Face Green, the Viharamahadevi Park, National Museum, Twin World Trade Center towers, Old Parliament Building, Fort district, Independence Hall at Independence Square, and prominent Buddhist, Hindu, Islam and Christian places of worship. (Entrance fees to sites not included). For shopping, you may visit Odel, House of Fashion, Beverly Street, Majestic City, Noritake, etc.

 

Day 03: Colombo –Kandy
  • After breakfast proceed to Kandy , En-route visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage , royal Botanical Garden and tooth relic temple
  • Check-in to Hotel & Leisure at the hotel
  • Dinner & Overnight stay at Kandy

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage set amongst the verdant hills of Kegalle is a unique orphanage, where the tiny  tots weigh 60 kg or more. This is the Pinnewela Elephant Orphanage, the world’s first and only elephant
orphanage established to feed, nurse and house young elephants lost or abandoned by their mothers. Other
occupants are elephants displaced from their natural environs by development projects or those found wounded. Visitors could see the baby elephants being fed milk from gigantic feeding bottles or bathed in the river which flows
nearby – an unforgettable sight! Established in 1975, by the Wildlife Department and National Zoological gardens which subsequently led to a breeding programme through which more than twenty five elephants have been born since 1984.

 

Time table of the Elephant Orphanage

• 08.30am Opening the orphanage for visitors
• 09.15am Bottle-feeding the baby elephants
• 10.00am Morning bath at ‘Ma Oya’
• 12noon Elephants return to the orphanage after the bath
• 01.15pm Bottle-feeding the baby elephants
• 02.00pm Afternoon bath at ‘Ma Oya’
• 04.00pm Elephants return to the orphanage after the bath
• 05.00pm Bottle-feeding the baby elephants
• 06.00pm closing the orphanage to visitors

 

Kandy – a lovely exotic city, the Hill Capital and last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which retains an aura of grandeur, time has not affected. Encircled by hills, with a tranquil lake in its centre, it is
the site of the renowned temple that enshrines the Tooth Relic of the Buddha and the Royal Botanical gardens – home to one of the world’s best collections of Orchids. A cultural sanctuary where many legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive, Kandy and its satellite villages are the centre of the islands handicraft industry (items of wood, brass & silver) exquisite silver or gold jewellery and precious gems of many varieties including the world’s best blue and star sapphires. The highlight of the city’s calendar is the Esala Perahera, when a replica of
the casket enclosing the Tooth is taken in procession for ten glittering nights in July/August by exotically costumed dancers, drummers and approximately 100 Elephants.

Temple of the Tooth Relic, Kandy

The Temple of the Sacred Tooth relic of the Buddha Is the most important temple for the Sri Lankan Buddhists and was built in the 16th Century A.D. by king Wimaladharmasooriya, solely for the purpose of housing the tooth relic.

Opening hours:

  • Temple 5.30am-8pm,
  • Puja 5.30-6.45am, 9.30-11am & 6.30-8pm
  • Dress code: Wear clothes that cover your legs and your shoulders, and remove your shoes outside the temple.
Day 04: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
  • After Breakfast proceed to Nuwara Eliya ,En-route visit Tea Plantation , Tea factory , Hanuman
    temple and Ramboda falls
  •  Check-in to Hotel & Leisure at the hotel
  •  Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel –Nuwara Eliya

Tea Plantation – visit a tea plantation and a tea factory where one the best teas in the world is produced. You will be told all about the process of  manufacturing tea and also see how tea is graded. Taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory. Nuwara Eliya – Sri Lanka’s premier hill resort with a fine bracing mountain climate, Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lanka’s tea country, producing some of the world’s best tea. The mountain slopes and valleys are a carpet of velvety green tea plantations, interspersed with gushing streams and tumbling waterfalls. Red or green roofed plantation bungalows, English country style homes and hotels with lovely flower gardens, a fine 18 hole
golf course and a racecourse gives Nuwara Eliya a decidedly British character.

 

Day 05: Nuwara Eliya – Hikkaduwa
  • After Breakfast proceed to Hikkaduwa
  • Check-in to Hotel & Leisure at Hotel
  • Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel –Hikkaduwa
Day 06: Hikkaduwa -Negombo
  • After Breakfast Check-out from the hotel & proceed to Madu river boat ride / Turtle hatchery
  • Time for water sports then Transfer to Negombo
  •  Check-in to the hotel & Leisure at the hotel
  • Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel – Negombo

 

Madu river boat ride :
Take a magical speed-boat ride down the beautiful Madu River, a wetland estuary spreading over 900 hectares of which 770 hectares is covered with water and inhabited with 64 islands. The boat ride is a wonderful way to take a closer  look at this complex wetland ecosystem; a world heritage site protected by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands being one of the last wetlands in Sri Lanka to contain a pristine mangrove forest. Journey past massive mangrove forests, glide under the canopy of the forest tunnels as they curve playfully towards the watercourse. Take in the unique biodiversity of the Madu River and its surrounding islands that boasts of hundreds of birds, plants, fish and animals. There’s plenty more to do; quench your thirst with a refreshing drink of King Coconut Water and then proceed towards the Buddhist Monastery, see how Kraal fishing is carried out, how Ceylon Cinnamon is peeled and enjoy some ‘fish therapy’ as they playfully nibble your feet at the ‘fish spa’. If it’s later in the evening watch the fishermen in their canoes lighting lanterns on traps that catch prawn and other shellfish. It’s certainly
going to be a memorable day-out on the serene waters of the unforgettable Madu River!

 

Day 07: Negombo –Airport for Departure
  • Early Morning Check-out from the hotel (at 2am) and transfer to Airport for departure

Value added services from Spiceland Holidays on Complimentary basis

  • 15% Discount voucher at a Wijaya Gem shop in Colombo
  • 20% Discount voucher at a Sifani Gem shop in Colombo/Kandy
  • 20% Discount Voucher at a Ranfer Tea Shop in Colombo
  • 05% Discount voucher at a Laksala Gift shop in Colombo
  • Cotton collection voucher
  • Free Mobile sim card on arrival (Per room)
  • Wheel Chair for physically challenged citizens. (on request)

 

INCLUSIONS:

  • Accommodation at the hotels mentioned or similar with on HB/MAP basis. Colombo dinner will be outside Indian restaurant.
  • Transportation in a Pvt air conditioned vehicle as mentioned above
  • Service of an English speaking National Guide
  • City tour of Colombo /Kandy/Nuwara Eliya
  • 2 water bottles of 500 ml each per person per day
  • Return Economy class airfare
  • Government Tax (VAT 15%).
  • Toll charges.

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Tips to Chauffeurs
  • Visa charges ( Please log on to www.eta.gov.lk)
  • Entrance Fee to any sites.
  • Any fluctuations in the dollar component will affect the costing.
  • Any extra meal not mentioned on the above program during the tour.
  • Early check in or late checkout charges.
  • Camera or Video permits.
  • Expenses of a personal nature.
  • Any service not specifically mentioned in the inclusion.
  • Any increase of cost due to political disturbance / bandh or increase in tax or fuel cost, leading to increase in surface transportation and land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure or while touring
  • GST 5% extra

VALIDITY

  • All rates quoted are in US Dollars (US$) and are non-commissionable. The rates in this document are subject to change/revision based on any increase / decrease in the hotels’/suppliers’ rates or the taxes imposed by the  government.
  • Rates are valid only for Indian Nationality

IMPORTANT:

  • Kindly note that check in time would be 1400 hrs and check out @ 1200 hrs and same is applicable for all hotels until or otherwise early check in/check out is communicated prior to arrival and agreed upon. Management shall 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, road & weather conditions.
  • Guests are advised to carry their passports/confirmation vouchers/itinerary throughout the journey in Sri Lanka.
  • The consumption of alcohol during “Poya Days” at bars, clubs and other public areas of the hotel and operation of similar forms of entertainment establishments is prohibited by law in Sri Lanka. It is recommended that clients contact the Reception to obtain their respective formalities during their holiday.

VALIDITY

  • All rates quoted are in US Dollars (US$) and are non-commissionable. The rates in this document are subject to change/revision based on any increase / decrease in the hotels’/suppliers’ rates or the taxes imposed by the government.
  • Rates are valid only for Indian Nationality.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTION

  • Visa is issued either on or before arrival and for further details, please log on to www.eta.gov.lk and we suggest you to apply online for VISA.
  • The consumption of alcohol during “Poya Days” at bars, clubs and other public areas of the hotel and operation of similar forms of entertainment establishments is prohibited by law in Sri Lanka. It is recommended that clients contact the Reception to obtain their respective formalities during their holiday.

IMPORTANT

  •  Kindly note that check in time would be 1400 hrs and check out @ 1200 hrs and same is applicable for all hotels until or otherwise early check in/check out is communicated prior to arrival and agreed upon. Management shall 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, road & weather conditions.
  • Guests are advised to carry their passports/confirmation vouchers/itinerary throughout the journey in Sri Lanka.
  • The consumption of alcohol during “Poya Days” at bars, clubs and other public areas of the hotel and operation of similar forms of entertainment establishments is prohibited by law in Sri Lanka. It is recommended that clients contact the Reception to obtain their respective formalities during their holiday.
  • Hope the above mentioned details meet your immediate requirement and in case of my assistance be required, you may please call me always @ +94 775918460 or the HOTLINE number mentioned below.