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Pinnawala, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Yala, Galle – Bentota or Beruwla, Colombo
DAY 01 - Airport-Pinnwala-Kandy
Upon arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport, you will be met by our Akorn Airport Representative and will be introduced to your Chauffeur Guide. Transfer from Airport to Pinnawala. (Approximate Duration-2 Hrs & 30 Mins -Distance 75 Km)
Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage is located approximately 1 hour’s drive from the Kandy City, Pinnawela is both an orphanage and breeding ground for wild elephants which has one of the largest herd of captive elephants in the world. Established in 1975, originally founded in order to afford care and provide protection to the many orphaned elephants stranded in the jungles. Each grown animal is given around 76 Kgs (170 Lb) of green manure a day and around 2 Kg from a food bag containing rice bran and maize. Baby Elephants feeding times are 09:15 am, 13:15 pm and 17:15 pm. Duration of the visit at the site approximately 2 Hrs and 30 Mints
Transfer to Kandy. (Approximate Duration-1 Hrs & 30Mins:-Distance 75 Km)
Day 02 - KANDY
After breakfast visit to the Temple of the Tooth Relic - Tradition relates that a sacred tooth relic of the Lord Buddha was brought to Sri Lanka in 4th Century A.D. and was enshrined within the Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Tooth. This sacred relic has ever since been the symbol of sovereignty for the Sinhalese kings and always enshrined in great splendor. Prayer services are held daily at dawn, midday, and in the evening and can be viewed by visitors
Thereafter, drive to Peradeniya and explore the Royal Botanical Gardens, founded in 1824 and containing some of the most valuable collections of plants and trees in the world.
In the evening witness a cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dancing.
DAY 03 - Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast visit Proceed to Nuwara Eliya (Approximate Duration-2 Hrs & 30 Mints -Distance 76 Km)
Once called, Little England, nestling at the foot of Sri Lanka’s tallest mountain Pidurutalagala, is Nuwara Eliya, the islands ost elevated town and home to some of the finest tea plantations in the world. Surrounded by wooded mountains and its picturesque lake, it’s cool temperatures, is a pleasant contrast to the islands tropical weather.
Visit the beautiful Pedro Estate where you will experience a tea plantation tour & tea factory visit where you will be taken through the process of making the finest Ceylon tea. Sample different blends of tea with a tea sommelier.
Drive around the renowned hill station of Nuwara Eliya, a former retreat for British Civil Servants away from the heat of the plains. Many of its buildings retain features from the colonial period along with a 117 year-old championship golf course, one of the most scenic in the world, nestled between the towns and surrounding forested hills.
Check in to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
DAY 04 - Nuwara Eliya - Yala
This morning drive to Yala national park (Approximate Duration 5 Hr & 30 Mints –Distance - 180 Km).
Check in at your hotel. After a short break, head off for your 4x4 Jeep Safari at the Yala National Park. Go in search of leopard, elephants, bears, crocodiles, etc. with an expert Naturalist.
Yala National Park (1,570-sq kms) is mostly open parkland, making the wildlife easier to see. The landscape is varied, with rock outcrops, scrub jungle, lagoons, lakes, rivers and even beaches. Yala is one of the few places in Sri Lanka where it is relatively easy to see a leopard, either strolling beside the track or, with luck, draped elegantly in a tree. There are estimated to be around 35 leopards and 400 wild elephants, as well as wild buffalos, musk deer, mongoose, pangolins, black bears, macaques, jackals and numerous species of bird. Yala is the second largest national park in Southern Sri Lanka that facilitates one of the richest ecosystems in the Island
Return to hotel & relax the rest of the day at leisure enjoying amenities of the hotel.
DAY 05 - Yala -Galle – Bentota or Beruwla
This morning after breakfast you will proceed to Galle (Approximate Duration 4 Hr –Distance - 170 Km)
Enjoy a tour of Galle. The ancient trading post of Galle, said to be the famous Tarshish of the Bible. Historically, this World Heritage fortified town was the essential port of call for Chinese, Persian, Arab and Indian traders. Javanese and Sumatrans came later followed by Moro Polo in 1299 AD. The Portuguese arrived in the 1500’s and built a settlement with a fort of palm trees and mud. This was captured by the Dutch (and finally the British!) who built the 400 year old fort with great ramparts and bastions to protect their presence. Narrow streets are lined with old houses displaying their Dutch heritage with their pillared verandahs. Government offices remain in use and the community within the fort is a bustle with daily life – a living breathing town hidden within the fortified walls of this ancient, maritime citadel.
Proceed to Bentota or Beruwala and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
DAY 06 - Bentota or Beruwala - Colombo
Morning after breakfast at your hotel proceed to Colombo. (Approximate Duration- 3 Hrs-Distance 126 Km)
This evening, enjoy a panoramic city tour of Colombo. Bursting with life and colours, the islands largest city that was once the capital of Sri Lanka, is now its commercial hub. This modern city with an ancient heart is a monument to its colonial history. Its architecture is influenced by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. Today, it is a mix of modern architecture among colonial buildings. The remnants of Dutch and Portuguese domination, is seen primarily in the Fort, located north of the city. One may be surprised to notice the predominant English street names such as York Street, Duke Street & Bristol Street that was a direct result of the British presence in the Island in the 18th century AD. In stark contrast, are modern buildings such as the World Trade Center. Since the end of its civil war, the skyline is constantly changing with investment into the city’s infrastructure.
DAY 07 - Colombo – Airport
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer from your Hotel in time to connect with the international flight for departure. (Approximate Duration-45 Mins-Distance 38 Km)
INR 2,73,91 per person on twin sharing
INR 5,08,92 per person on single sharing
INR 2,39,87 per person if minimum 3-4 pax are there
INR 2,06,64 per person if minimum 5-6 pax are there
INR 3,80,07 per person on twin sharing
INR 7,08,28 per person on single sharing
INR 3,46,04 per person if minimum 3-4 pax are there
INR 3,12,00 per person if minimum 5-6 pax are there
INR 4,65,97 per person on twin sharing
INR 8,77,64 per person on single sharing
INR 4,31,93 per person if min 3-4 pax are there
INR 3,97,09 per person if min 5-6 pax are there
Accommodation on BB basis at the above mentioned Hotels or similar.
Transportation by a/c vehicle with an English speaking chauffeur guide.
Valued added Tax.
Cost of Visa
Overseas travel insurance
Meals which is not mentioned in the itinerary
Expenses of personal nature such as laundry, baggage handling, shopping, drinks
Fees for camera
Tips and Porterage
Any entrance fees at sightseeing should be paid directly by the guest.
Expenses of a personal nature.
Jeep hire to Yala national park.
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|The Swiss Residency – Standard Room
Oak Ray Summer Hill Hotel - Standard Room
Taprospa Tissa – Standard Room
Taprospa Foot Prints - Standard Room
Sapphire Hotel - Standard Room
|Earls Regent Hotel – Deluxe Room
Araliya Green Hills - Standard Room
Mandara Rosen – Standard Room
Bentota Beach – Standrad Room
Galadari Hotel - Superior Room
|Mahaweli Reach Hotel – Deluxe Room
Grand Hotel - Deluxe Room
Cinnamon Wild – Jungle Chalet Room
Cinnamon Bey - Standard Room
Taj Samudra – Deluxe City Room
All cancellations must be received in writing.
16.1 Cancellations received between the date of booking and 61 days prior to departure will result in the loss of the deposit.
16.1.1 Cancellations received 60 - 46 days prior to departure will be subject to a cancellation charge of 25% of the tour price.
16.1.2 Cancellations received 45 - 29 days prior to departure will be subject to a cancellation charge of 50%of the tour price.
16.1.3 Cancellations received 28 - 15 days prior to departure will be subject to a cancellation charge of 75% of the tour price.
16.1.4 Cancellations received 14 days or less prior to departure will be subject to a forfeiture of the entire tour price.
16.2 Cancellation of airline tickets will be subject to the refund policy of each individual
airline and may be greater than the percentages above particularly when low cost/net based fares are used.
16.3 The purchase of special event tickets is subject to the refund policy of each individual event. Please refer to the specific event policy for details.
16.5 We reserve the right to charge for financial penalties, fees and losses incurred as a result of cancellation.
Refunds are not made for any missed services, except for verifiable extenuating circumstances. Please see our LIMITS ON AKORN’S RESPONSIBILITY clause below. For verifiable claims to be considered, they must be received in writing within 30 days of the termination of the program. Any adjustment considered will be based on the actual price of the services involved and not on a per diem basis. Adjustments will not be made for unused sightseeing trips or meals. We will not accept any liability for any claims that are not received within 30 days of the termination of your program. All claims for days missed while travelling should be made in writing within 30 days of the program