Sri Lanka – Romantic Escape

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About Sri Lanka

The pearl in Indian ocean is in South Asia, the tropical island nation of Sri Lanka has a history dating back to the birth of time. It is a place where the original soul of Buddhism still flourishes and where nature’s beauty remains abundant and unspoiled.

Few places in the world can offer the traveler such a remarkable combination of stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, captivating cultural heritage and unique experiences within such a compact location.  The island has a length of 445 km and a breadth of 225 km. The islands topography consists beautiful tropical beaches, verdant vegetation, ancient monuments and a thousand delights that pleases all tastes.

The features of the island consist of a mountainous mass somewhat south of the centre, that spreads around with a height exceeding 2,500 meters, surrounded by broad plains. Palm fringed beaches surround the island and the sea temperature rarely falls below 27 Celsius.

This is an island of magical proportions, once known as Serendib, Taprobane, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, and Ceylon. Discover refreshingly Sri Lanka!

Variety Of Food

Cuisine you should try in Sri Lanka

  • Fish ambul thiyal (sour fish curry)
  • Kottu (also, kottu roti)
  • Kukul mas curry (chicken curry)
  • Parippu (dhal curry)
  • Lamprais
  • Hoppers (appa or appam)
  • Polos (green jackfruit curry)
  • Wambatu moju (eggplant/brinjals pickle)
  • Gotu kola sambol (pennywort salad)
  • Kiribath with lunu miris
  • Pol Sambol (coconut relish)
  • Wood apple


Some interesting facts about Sri Lanka, the land of Serendipity

  • It is home of cinnamon
  • You’ll think of England in the town of Nuwara Eliya
  • Adam’s Peak is the most sacred mountain in the country
  • It is nicknamed Pearl of the Indian Ocean and teardrop of India
  • Sri Lanka gave “serendipity” to the English language
  • The Sri Lankan national flag is one of the oldest in the world
  • One of Buddha’s Teeth is housed in a temple in Kandy
  • It is the first country in the world to have a female prime minister
  • It has the highest literacy rate in South Asia
  • It is a place where locals shake their head to agree
  • Not every hotel is for an overnight stay
  • Volleyball is the national sport of Sri Lanka
  • It is home to the world’s oldest human-planted tree
  • Tea is a big business in Sri Lanka
  • It’s packed with a large variety of animals

Inclusions

  • 03 Nights’ Accommodation – Bentota
  • 05 Breakfast & 05 Dinners (Meal Plan will be starting from the Day 01 Dinner and ends with the Day 06 Breakfast)
  • Candle light dinner during the beach stay (5 course meal close to the beach. Service of a Private chef)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle on Private basis
  • Pick up and drop ex – Colombo
  • Arrival & Departure Assistance at the Airport
  • Services of an English-Speaking Chauffer Driver
  • Applicable Taxes
  • Discount coupons at ODEL
  • Complimentary Sim card on arrival.
  • Excursion to Galle from Bentota
  • Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (Entrance fee included)
  • Hakgala Botanical Garden (Entrance fee included)
  • Maadu River Ride (Entrance fee included)
  • Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery (Entrance fee included)
  • Galle National Museum (Entrance fee included)
  • Galle Maritime Museum (Entrance fee included)
  • Gangarama Floating Temple (Entrance fee included)
  • Gregory Lake (Entrance fee included)
  • Victoria Park (Entrance fee included)
  • 2 x 500 ml mineral water bottle per person

Hotel Details

02 Nights – Nuwara Eliya: Araliya Green Hills  

03 Nights – Bentota/Beruwela: Cinnamon Bey / Turyaa Kalutara/ Heritance Ahungalla

Sightseeing
Meals
Terms & Conditions
  • As per Government Directives it is mandatory for all guests (Foreign nationals) to show their Photo ID Proof with proper Address at the time of Check-in.
  • The vehicle used for transfers is not at disposal.
  • All guests are requested to come out of the Airport where our representative will be waiting with a placard. You could contact Local Representative at Sri Lanka for any assistance.
  • This is an indicative itinerary and subject to change depending upon circumstances. Please consult driver / local representative for next day’s sightseeing schedule / transfers timings.
  • All guests are kindly requested to take care of their valuables and the travel company will not take any responsibility of loss of valuable during the tour or at the hotel. Please be informed that hotels will provide a safe to keep your valuables and the hotels will not take any responsibility of valuables kept outside.
  • Please follow the stipulated timings for the sightseeing trips /activities as informed by our representative.
  • Tour-programme is subject to change depending upon circumstances.
  • The complimentary inclusions are ADD ON delights by XploreDealz Travel. In case of non-utilization/non operation of the same due to any reason/circumstances/weather conditions, the same shall not be refundable.
  • The guests are kindly requested to refrain from the following while on the tour vehicle; Smoking/Vomiting/ Consuming Food & beverages – If any damage to the vehicle seats or interior, the guest will be charged for such damages
  • Temple visit must always be in a fully covered attire – No shorts/Arm cuts allowed.

OTHER IMPORTANT NOTES

Accommodation:

Our tours are priced based upon ‘standard’ (or the base) category of room. Almost all hotels offer a double bed or two single beds, attached toilet & bath as part of standard room amenities. In case of 3rd adult or child with bed, hotels will

Provide extra bed or mattress as per the policy & availability.

Standard check-in time is 1400 Hrs and check-out time is 1100 Hrs followed by most hotels. Early check-in and late check-out are subject to availability and same is chargeable to the tourists.

In case of unavailability in mentioned hotels, alternate accommodation will be arranged in a similar category hotel.

Most of the hotels do not have elevator facility. In case if you have problems with blood pressure, breathing, knee & heart or if you cannot climb the higher floors, please inform the same in advance. We shall request the hotels to provide rooms on ground or first floor; however the same cannot be guaranteed.

Meals:

Meals would be provided as per itinerary at the hotel of stay / enroute restaurants. In case of packed meals, please note that it will be very basic menu and dry items. Hotels will lay buffets or will offer meal on fixed-menu basis (TDH) at specified timings. In case meals are not availed in the time specified, you will be responsible to arrange the same on direct payment basis. Availability of Jain meals is difficult at all places. We will place request with the hotels if intimated in advance. To avoid any confusion, it is advisable for you to intimate the same to the hotel at the time of check-in.

Transportation & Sightseeing:

The vehicles used for transfers and sightseeing are on private basis. The vehicles used will be as per the group size such as Toyota Allion, Toyota Prius, Honda Fit Shuttle, Toyota Axio, Toyota Kdh Flat Roof (Van) Toyota Kdh High Roof (Van), Micro High Roof(Van)  . In case of

The tours based on air-conditioned vehicles, please note that AC will be switched-off during hilly drives. The vehicles will run as per the itinerary and the same are not at disposal.

The timings for all the sightseeing tours and transfers as per the program are to be strictly followed to ensure convenience to others in the group. In case if you fail to board the vehicle at the specified time, you will be required to make your own arrangement for the onward drive at your expenses.

Unless mentioned in the inclusions, the entry fees for the sightseeing points (if any) is to be paid by the travellers on their own. All ‘must see’ sightseeing places are covered in our tour-itinerary. Any additional sightseeing tours/ excursions which are not mentioned in our itinerary will have to be covered on your own at an additional cost, if time permits.

Due to shortage of space for parking, please be informed that you will have to be ready on time & wait in the lobby. Due to traffic / unforeseen situations the vehicle reporting may get delayed.

In case of any difficulty, please contact our local representative or supplier (contact details mentioned in the voucher).

We as tour operators reserve the right to make changes to the tour program, with or without any prior intimation depending upon circumstances beyond our control.

Other Info:

  • Package once booked will be non-refundable and non-changeable. In case of cancellation any deposit paid will be forfeited.
  • The above holiday is subject to availability.
  • Please check all your information is correct including the spelling of names, dates, times travel, flight numbers and accommodation details where appropriate.
  • Check in times vary  NOTE most airlines offer online check in, check the carrier’s website for more information.
  • Please be aware that above flights once booked are non-refundable. Amended bookings will be subject to additional charges (subject to fare rules & conditions).
  • The airline may charge additional fees for checked baggage or other optional services.
  • Airlines may change flight schedules and terminals at any time.
  • Correct travel documents are required. It’s your responsibility to check your documents before you travel.
  • Once purchased, tickets are non-transferable and name changes are not permitted.
  • Fares and taxes are subject to change without any prior notice and are not guaranteed unless ticketed and paid for.
  • Ensure you are holding a valid 10-year passport and that you have arranged adequate travel insurance and any appropriate visas for the countries you are visiting.
  • Please note that you may require a visa or other documentation or approval for travel to your destination. It is your responsibility to ensure that you carry all necessary documentation and you should ensure that you have checked before you book whether there are any requirements for your trip.
  • Please be aware that the country/countries you are visiting may require that you have a validity of at least 6-months remaining on your passport at the time of your scheduled departure from that country.
Day 1

AIRPORT/TEA PLANTATION & TEA FACTOYR / NUWARA ELIYA  

Arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport. Meet, Greet and respectively Transfer to Nuwara Eliya

TEA PRODUCTION IN SRI LANKA

(The excursion will take approx: 30 minutes)

Formerly Ceylon tea is of high importance to the Sri Lankan economy and the world market. The country is the world’s fourth largest producer of tea and the industry is one of the country’s main sources of foreign exchange and a significant source of income for laborers, with tea accounting for 15% of the GDP, generating roughly $700 million annually. In 1995, Sri Lanka was the world’s leading exporter of tea, (rather than producer) with 23% of the total world export, but it has since been surpassed by Kenya. The tea sector employs, directly or indirectly over 1 million people in Sri Lanka and in 1995 directly employed 215,338 on tea plantations and estates. The humidity, cool temperatures, and rainfall in the country’s central highlands provide a climate that favors the production of high quality tea. The industry was introduced to the country in 1867 by James Taylor, the British planter who arrived in 1852.

Arrive in Nuwara Eliya

Check in at hotel

Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel

Day 2

NUWARA ELIYA / HAKGALA BOTANICAL GARDEN / VICTORIA PARK / GREGORY LAKE / NUWARA ELIYA  

After breakfast visit Hakgala botanical garden.

HAKGALA BOTANICAL GARDENS

(The excursion will take approx: 1 hr)

Four miles south east of Nuwara Eliya is another prominent peak, Hakgala. At its foot lie the Hakgala Botanical Gardens, and above it is the Hakgala Strict Nature Reserve. The gardens 55 acres in extent is smaller and less exotic than the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens, but at 5,600 feet (1,707 meters) elevation the species of flora are quite different. Opened as an experimental Cinchona plantation for the production of the malaria antidote quinine in 1860, the pride of the gardens is now roses and tree ferns.

On completion evening visit the Victoria park along with a visit to Gregory Lake.

VICTORIA PARK (The excursion will take approx: 1 hr)

The Victoria Park is a public park located in Nuwara Eliya, next to the Nuwara Eliya Post Office in Sri Lanka.

Originally the park was the research field of Hakgala Botanical Garden, the park was there after established by planting an Oak tree by a German Princes who was visiting Nuwara Eliya. The park was later named after Queen Victoria in 1897 to commemorate her Diamond Jubilee.

***Gregory Lake

Return to hotel

Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel

Day 3

NUWARA ELIYA / BENTOTA

After breakfast check out and commence the journey to the beach resort in Bentota, en route visit Pinnawala Elephant orphanage.

PINNAWALA ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE (The excursion will take approx: 1 & 1/2 hrs)

App. 55 miles from Colombo, off the Colombo – Kandy road is Pinnawala, where an orphanage was started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded elephants. The number of elephants has increased to more than 65 now, including Baby Elephants brought from various parts, as well as some of the more than 25 babies born as a result of the captive breeding programme. The best time to visit is the feeding time from 0930-1000 hrs and 1330-1400 hrs and the bathing time from 1000-1030 hrs and 1400-1430 hrs when all the elephants are taken to the river close by.

Arrive in Bentota

Check in at hotel

Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel

Day 4

BENTOTA/GALLE/BENTOTA

After breakfast at hotel, proceed to Madhu Ganga boat ride.

Later proceed for day trip to Galle.

The Port of Galle – Sri Lanka’s 04th biggest town is 115 km south of Colombo and close to Hikkaduwa. Galle is a town rich in history and in fact, was the centre of Dutch rule in the 17th century. The majestic Galle Fort bears ample testimony to that fact. The City of Galle is one of the best-preserved colonial-era cities in Southeast Asia, and has been declared a World Heritage City. Galle was a major port in Sri Lanka and still handles shipping and cruising yachts. The Dutch Museum, Groote Kerk (Great Church) and the National Maritime Museum are some of the famous tourist attractions in Galle. The city is also famous for its delicate handmade lace and ebony carvings. The Galle International Cricket Stadium has also contributed to enhance the image of the city as a sports destination since of late.

Transfer back to Bentota en route visit the Turtle hatchery in Kosgoda.

KOSGODA TURTLE HATCHERY

(The excursion will take approx: 1/2hr)

Where you can see five species of turtles-Green Turtles (Cheloniamydas), Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelysimbricata), Loggerhead Turtle (Carettacaretta), Leatherback Turtle (Dermochelyscoriacea) and Olive Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelysolivacea). The eggs collected by the Villagers and Fishermen are purchased by the Kosgoda Hatchery and kept in sandy pens until they are hatched. The newly hatched ones are kept in seawater tanks and released to the sea in the night. This Hatchery alone has released more then 1,750,000 young turtles to the sea. An endowment by the Hasselblad Estate was responsible for the establishment of this hatchery.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel

Day 5

BENTOTA

After breakfast at Hotel full day at hotel

Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel

DAY 06: BENTOTA – DEPARTURE  

Have breakfast at Hotel and later proceed from Bentota to Airport for departure.

2 Reviews

  1. avatar
    Lee
    8:49 am - April 1, 2019 / Reply

    I went there with my wife last week. Best Sri Lanka tour package till date. Cannot contain my excitement, this had to be my best trip till date.

    5
  2. avatar
    Mathew and Mary
    6:29 am - April 3, 2019 / Reply

    Romantic escape to Sri Lanka was the trip I was eagerly waiting for and it turned out to be exactly the way I had imagined. Thank you Xplore Dealz.

    5

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