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This is a pocket friendly tour, ideal for students, youth or young couples wish to experience Sri Lanka with a minimal budget. The 8 days tour encompass Sri Lanka's rich heritage, cultural highlights, nature trails, wildlife, beach, entertainments  and shopping experience without spending a lot! Accommodations are basic and fit for the purpose. Room hygiene, safety and quality of foods have been considered by Heart Attached Holidays in designing the plan. 

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Location: Bentota, Nuwara Eliya, Hikkaduwa, Kandy, Sigiriya
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Day 1: Airport to Sigiriya

You will be warmly welcomed by our representative on arrival and  will be transferred to Cultural Triangle in Sri Lanka. Cultural triangle is situated in the centre of the island and covers an area which includes the World Heritage cultural sites of the Sacred Cities of Habarana, Sigiriya and Dambulla. They are visited by many pilgrims & tourists.
Attractions/ Sightseeing:

  • Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage & open air zoo en route
  • Engage in a Village tour and elephant back ride

Overnight Stay and breakfast in Sigiriya: Casa Dambulla

OTHER INFORMATION

  • Travel Time: Airport to Sigiriya approx 5 hours
  • Sigiriya is one of the UNESCO world heritage
  • Head scarf’s not allowed in  Temples
  • More hotel choices available to suit your budget

Day 2: Sigiriya

Start your day with an adventurous yet rewarding rock climbing. Sigiriya rock fortress is considered as the 8th  wonder of the world and one of the top tourist attractions of the island.

Attractions/ Sightseeing:

  • Climb the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya
  • Famous Dambulla cave temple
  • Dambulla Golden temple
  • Engage in Minneriya jeep Safari (Optional)
  • Pidurangala Rock climbing (Optional)
  • Day excursion to Anuradhapura / Polannaruwa to witness ruins (Optional)

Overnight Stay and breakfast in Sigiriya: Casa Dambulla

OTHER INFORMATION

  • Sigiriya is one of the UNESCO world heritage city
  • Head scarf’s not allowed in  Temples
  • Minneriya Safari costs NOT included (Jeep 45$ + entrance fee $25 pp)

Day 3: Sigiriya to Kandy

After breakfast you will be transferred to beautiful hill capital of Sri Lanka – Kandy.  Kandy, nestled amidst lush mountains in the north of the island’s hill country, takes pride in its distinctive architecture, art and dance. This cultural hub, blessed with natural beauty and pleasant weather is one of the top tourist destinations in Sri Lanka.

Attractions/ Sightseeing:

  • Wood carving & craft centre
  • Spice gardens en route
  • Royal Botanical Garden, Peradeniya
  • Kandy city tour including visit to Temple of Lord Buddha’s tooth relic
  • Gem museums & batik factory
  • Witness a cultural show (complimentary for Heart Attached clients)

Overnight Stay and breakfast in Kandy: Shalome Residence / Hotel Lans

OTHER INFORMATION

  • Travel Time: Sigiriya to Kandy 3 Hours
  • Complimentary Cultural show
  • Head scarf’s not allowed in  Kandy Temple of Lord Buddha’s tooth relic

Day 4: Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast leave for Nuwara Eliya, which is famously known also as little England.  All your way admires the scenes of acres and acres of tea plantations, dozens of waterfalls and beautiful streams. En-route, visit to a tea factory and a tea plantation to “pluck” some first-hand knowledge of the life journey of a tea leaf shouldn’t be missed too.

Attractions / Sightseeing:

  • Waterfalls including a closer view of Ramdoda Fall
  • Tea Plantations &  a Tea Factory visit en route
  • Breathtaking views of vegetables patches, paddy fields and sceneries
  • Gregory Lake
  • Engage in a scenic train ride from Peradeniya to Nanu Oya (Optional)

Overnight Stay and breakfast in Nuwara Eliya: Eeescart Nuwara Eliya Resort

OTHER INFORMATION

  • Travel time:  Kandy to Nuwara Eliya : Approx 3 hrs
  • Average weather : 18 to 22 C
  •  Warm clothes and pullovers recommended

Day 5: Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast, get ready to be amazed by mesmarising views of Ambewala and surrounding. If you are an adventurer and have the passion for nature and trekking, visit the Horton Plains and obtain a first hand experience of World’s End! Thereafter engage in the following sightseeing / optional excursions:

Attractions / Sightseeing:

  • Hortain plains (World’s End and Bakers Fall (Optional)
  • Ambewala Farm (Don’t forget to have glass of fresh milk!)
  • Haggala Botanical garden
  • Swan Boat Ride at Gregory Lake (Optional)
  • Strawberry Farm
  • Nuwara Eliya city tour
  • Victoria Park
  • Day excursiont to Ella / Bandarawela / Lipton seat (Optional)

Overnight Stay and breakfast in Nuwara Eliya: Eeescart Nuwara Eliya Resort

OTHER INFORMATION

  • Need to take 4WD Jeep to access to Hortain Plains (Cost Not Included)
  • Entrance fees to Horton Plains not included
  • It is recommended to visit Horton Plains early morning (say 6 a.m)
  • Swan Boat cost not included

Day 6: Nuwara Eliya to Down South

Today you will be transferred to the down south of Sri Lanka. In tropical Sri Lanka, the phrase “Down South” almost always translates to a mesmerizing holiday in the beach. This coastal paradise, well known for its pristine beaches, aqua blue sea and coral reeves, is your home for the next few days.

Attractions / Sightseeing:

  • Afternoon engage in Bentota / Aluthgama / Dharga Town / Beruwala city tour
  • Visit the famous Ketchimale mosque in Beruwala
  • Boat Ride (Optional) in Bentota river*
  • Engage in (Optional) water sports (Wind surfing, tube ride, jet ski, canoeing, etc) in Bentota*

Overnight Stay and breakfast in Bentota / Aluthgama: J J Villa

OTHER INFORMATION

  • Travel Time: Approx 6 hrs via highway
  • Cost of optional excursions not included
  • Average temperature : 26 – 30 C
  • Restaurants and mosques available en route

Day 7: Down south

Early morning feast your eyes gazing endlessly at the beautiful azure ocean from your private balcony. After breakfast, get ready for a fun filled day on the coast line to Galle. Keep your camera handy to capture the precious moments!
Attractions / Sightseeing:

  • Galle Fort and city tour
  • National Maritime Museum*
  • Galle National Museum*
  • Turtle Hatchery at Kosgoda*
  • Masks Factory
  • Glass-bottomed boat tour to witness Coral Reeves (Optional)*
  • Snorkelling & Scuba diving (Optional) *Moon mine & Cinnamon Plantation
  • Engage in fun filled Madhu river boat safari*

Overnight Stay and breakfast in Bentota / Aluthgama: J J Villa

OTHER INFORMATION

  • Travel time: Approx 2 hrs, one way
  • Cost of optional excursions / entrance fees not included (*)
  • Best time to see coral reeves is between November to April when calm seas and visibility prevails
  • Restaurants and mosques available en route

Day 8 – Departure

As another beautiful day winding up, you will be leaving Sri Lanka. Wrap up your unforgettable Sri Lanka journey with a good cup of pure Ceylon tea. Then we will be taking you to Airport to connect with departure flight. Have a safe journey!

OTHER INFORMATION

  • Travel time: Approx 2 hrs via highway
  • Please be at airport 3 hrs prior to departure time
  • Tipping & gratuities are customary in Sri Lanka. If you are satisfied with your guide / chauffeur guide consider offering a decent tip at the end of the tour.
  • Kindly handover “Feedback” form to your guide. We value your comments to improve our services.
  • Please review us on Trip Advisor. (Asia / Sri Lanka Forum) and on Facebook, Heart Attached Holidays, Sri Lanka Review section. Many thanks.

Terms and Conditions (Form an integral part of the contract)

Cost includes:

  • Meeting and assistance at the airport on arrival and airport transfer
  • Accommodation at hotels specified with Breakfast starting from day 2
  • Transportation in an Air-conditioned Van with English speaking driver guide
  • Cultural Show tickets
  • Pinnawala Elephant orphanage tickets (SAARC nationals only)
  • All local taxes

Cost excludes:

  • Air fare
  • Visa processing charges
  • Lunch, dinner or any other supplement
  • Camera and video permits
  • Optional excursions
  • Tips and porter charges
  • Cost of beverages throughout the tour
  • Any other services not specified above

Payment Conditions:

  • Payment only should be made once you receive your Invoice from Heart Attached (Pvt) Ltd
  • Six weeks or more prior to the travel date – 50% of the total tour cost
  • Six weeks or less – 100% of the tour cost.
  • All the bank charges borne by the remitter. Local bank charges borne by us.
  • Credit card payment will attract additional 4%-5% depending on the type of cards

Other Conditions:

  • Once confirmed hotels can be changed within cancellation window only with a cancellation fee. Please request more details of the hotels if required or visit their websites / reviews for more information
  • Excursions / day tours except the ones agreed in the above programme are optional and could be provided on an additional fee
  • Entrance Fees are NOT included to any of the attractions, unless mentioned above
  • Travel insurance not included in the above cost
  • Visits to wild life parks will be at client’s own risk
  • Jeeps available are very basic with basic insurance cover (not comprehensive as in the case of vehicles used for tours)

Cancellation Charges:

  • 15 days or less – 100% cancellation charge
  • Between 16 days and 30 days – 50% cancellation charges or the equivalent of the first two days   charges depending on the programme and period of stay
  • Above 30 days – No cancellation charges provided no commitment or advances are made to 3rd parties.
  • During peak seasons, (e.g. Dec – Jan) 100% cancellation charge applicable for cancellation within 30 days.

Hotel rules and regulations:

  • The official check-in time at all hotels will be 1400hrs
  • The official check-out time at all hotels will be 1100hrs
  • Early check-in and late check-out are on availability basis
  • Cancellation policy will be applicable for any reduction of rooms after the release period
  • All the supplements should be directly paid to the hotel.

Visa & Passport:

Please visit www.eta.gov.lk for further details. A visa fee is applicable.
Please ensure your passport is valid for 6 month from the date of arrival.