Sri Lanka Trip: Luxury Tea Trails

from $4170
Duration
Duration:
11 Days / 10 Nights
Type
Type:
Private Tour
Run
Run:
Everyday
Overview

With this Sri Lanka trip, travel to Sril Lanka through its multitude of roads winding through expanding mountains, lush green forests, paddy fields, parks and sleepy villages. You will get the opportunity to visit Colombo, Sigiriya, Kandy and Koggala. Indulge in Sri Lanka's landmarks such as the old Dutch Fort, Elephant Orphanage, Sri Dalada Maligawa, Galle Fort and more. Besides, enjoy Kandyan Dance Performance and more.

 

 

Included
  • Visit UNESCO world heritage site Sigiriya Lion Rock palace on top of the rock with the colourful frescoes
  • Visit Buddha’s ‘tree of enlightenment’ to Anuradhapura (this ancient city) in the 3rd century BC
  • Polonnaruwa, this rich archaeological treasure trove contains countless fascinating ruins
  • Interaction and Prayer ceremony with Buddhist monks in Gangarama temple, Colombo
  • Visit Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy
  • Tea Trails at Handunga tea factory - An exquisite tea brewing experience
  • 1 Night accommodation in Colombo on bed and Breakfast basis
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Sigiriya on bed and Breakfast basis
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Kandy on bed and Breakfast basis
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Ceylon Valley on bed and Breakfast basis
  • 3 Nights accommodation in Koggala on bed and Breakfast basis
  • Accommodation at listed hotels in Twin / Double sharing basis
  • Enjoy safari excursion to Minneriya National Park
  • Visit Galle fort & Galle Light House (from outside)
  • Enjoy Kandyan Dance Performance in Kandy
  • Transportation by Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Enjoy Canal Sailing to The old Dutch Fort
  • Monument entrance fee and permits
  • Pettah Floating Markets, Colombo
  • English Speaking Chauffeur Guide
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Currently applicable taxes
Excluded
  • Entrance fees not mention above and any Optional sites / activities
  • Video or stilt Camera permits at sites
  • Rides by train and sea plane if not specified
  • Cost of beverage throughout the tour
  • Personal Expenses
Itinerary
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Day 1: Colombo Tour

Upon arrival at Colombo International airport, you will be met by our welcome ambassador and escorted to your hotel in Bentota, where you will be assisted with Check-in. Enjoy visit of Pettah Floating Markets, located on Bastian Mawatha in Pettah, a neighborhood in Colombo. Also visit Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple.

Optional:

Enjoy Sun Downer at Galle Face seaside bar: Nothing can prepare you for the magnificent terrace overlooking the ocean. It is quite simply one of the most beautiful settings for an evening drink. A cool stout, palm trees swaying and so far from the madding crowds of Colombo.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 2: Welcome Sigiriya

After breakfast, check out from hotel and enjoy Canal Sailing: The old Dutch Fort and the Dutch Canal would have to be Negombo's two main attractions. On arrival, check in at Water Garden Sigiriya. Later visit Angurukaamulla Temple and Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya Rock Fortress.

Overnight stat at hotel.

Day 3: Proceeding Sigiriya

After breakfast, enjoy visit of: Elephant Orphanage and the medieval capital of Polonnaruwa. Afterwards, explore the sacred city of Anuradhapura, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is believed to have sprouted from a cutting of the Buddha’s tree of enlightenment brought here in the third century BC by Sanghamitta.

Optional activity:

Learn the art of Sri Lankan rice and curry cooking.

Sigiriya Fort by hot air ballooning: Enjoy floating at heights of 500 to 2000 feet on average.

Sunset at Pidurangula: enjoy a breathtaking views of Sigiriya from its wide summit. It's a 20-minute hike up to the top, past several small temples, a 12.5m reclining Buddha and a final tricky scramble over boulders

Day 4: Kandy Arrival

Early morning, enjoy safari excursion to Minneriya National Park. Later drive towards Kandy. Upon arrival, check in at hotel and rest of the day is free for leisure. In evening, enjoy Kandyan Dance Performance.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 5: Kandy Tour

After breakfast, enjoy visit of Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Then visit of 18 Centaury Botanical Garden and Commonwealth War Cemetery. Afterwards, excursion to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

Optional activity:

Prayer Ceremony: Evening participate prayer ceremony in compound of Kandy temple with Buddhist priest.

Kelaniya Ganga White-water Rafting: From Kandy it is around two hours to drive towards Kitigala for a white-water rafting tour on the Kelaniya Ganga.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 6: Ceylon Valley Arrival

Enjoy breakfast and commence drive to Hatton and your luxurious hideaway in Sri Lanka's verdant hills. Stay in a restored bungalow in the heart of lush tea country. Settle in to your luxurious estate before embarking on a scenic train journey through the "Golden Valley of Tea."

On arrival check in at hotel and later enjoy activities like discovering the art and science of growing, harvesting and making some of the world's finest teas.

Day 7: Proceeding Ceylon Valley

After breakfast, spend day at leisure.

Optional activity:

Follow the trails of the planters, then learn from the master about caring for and harvesting the leaves of the trees. Enjoy Tea Experience or Scenic Walks.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 8: Welcome Koggala

Morning transfer from Sea plane to Koggale. On arrival check in at resort. Day free for leisure.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 9: Koggala Tour

After breakfast, check out from hotel and drive towards Galle. On arrival check in at hotel and enjoy sightseeing near Galle. There are various places to visit: Galle Fort, Galle Light house, Tea Trail and Temples.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 10: Continuing Koggala

After breakfast, day is free for leisure.

Optional activity:

Whale Watching: take a boat trip to see these amazing creatures just an hour or so off the southern coast. Whilst out spotting Blue Whales or Sperm Whales, you may well see Spinner Dolphins and Bottle Nosed Dolphins.

Boat Trip: Take a boat trip on Koggala Lake for approximately two hours, visiting Talathuduwa Temple Island, followed by a Spice Garden. Then back in the boat and on to a small island where you will meet a couple who harvest cinnamon. Finally in the boat you circle a Bird Sanctuary before returning across the Lake for the tuk tuk ride back to the hotel.

Udawalawe National Park: Visit Udawalawe National Park, which was created in 1972 to provide habitat for wild animals, especially elephants. Covering 120 square miles, the park is inhabited by a herd of approx 250 elephants, as well as many other mammals and birds.

Bike Ride: Explore the area on bicycles, and experince the real Sri Lanka. We can arrange an escorted bike ride down to the coast, via paddy fields, finshing up at Wijaya for a swim and a cocktail.

Cookery Class: For those interested in learning more about Sri Lankan Rice and Curry, our Chefs will be happy to conduct a cookery class. Using recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation, this is a truly fascinating experience.

Day 11: Final Departure

After breakfast, check out from hotel and assisted departure transfer to Colombo airport to connect flight for onwards journey.

Prices
  • Residence By Uga Escapes / Colombo
  • Water Garden Sigiriya / Sigiriya
  • Clingendael / Kandy
  • Ceylon Tea Trails / Ceylon Valley
  • Frangipani Tree / Koggala

Prices
April - September
$ 4190 Per Person in triple room
$ 4275 Per Person in double room
$ 7020 One Person travelling alone
October - March
$ 4170 Per Person in triple room
$ 4250 Per Person in double room
$ 6950 One Person travelling alone
Prices

Tour price currency is set to USD but you can pay in Euro or British pound. The prices quoted per person per tour and prices are always updated to ensure you receive the best possible price. Prices are valid all the year, except during Christmas 2019 and New Year 2020.

Child Policy

- 0 - 4.99 Free of Charge

- 5 - 10 pay 25% of tour price

- 11 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price

- 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person

Note: If the tour package includes flights, trains, jungle safari, private monument, an extra supplement will be applicable to the child.

Payment Policy

An invoice shall be generated, once received confirmation on a tour. The deposit 50% of the total cost, will be required at the time of confirmation. You can pay by bank transfer or credit card. This deposit counts as part of your final payment. The balance 50% is payable 30 days before the commencement of the tour plus any applicable insurance premiums.

Note: Kindly note that in special cases wherein a hotel requires 100% payment in advance (during festive period i.e. Pushkar Fair, Christmas, New Year, etc.), will be payable along with 50% tour deposit. As per hotel policy, this amount will not be refundable.

Tour Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your booking at any time prior to commencement of the tour by notifying us in writing. The cancellation charges shall be as follows:

  • If you cancel before 45 days of tour commencement date, there will be no cancellation fees, except components which require per booking (train, flight and safaris).
  • If you cancel on or before 44-30 days of tour commencement date, 25% of the entire tour price will be charged.
  • If you cancel on or before 29-15 days of tour commencement date, 50% of the entire tour price will be charged.
  • Less than 14 Days before arrival 100% cancellation will be applicable.
Changes By You

If you request any changes to your travel arrangements once we have confirmed a booking, all out of pocket charges, including charges imposed by our suppliers, will be payable by you. If after the commencement of your tour you request any changes to your travel arrangements, we will do our best to implement them, but we cannot guarantee that it will be possible. In the event of such change(s) being made, you will be liable for any cancellation charges that may be levied for the previously booked service and for any costs incurred by us and our suppliers in attempting to secure any revised arrangements. Any name changes must be provided to us in writing and are subject to any airline/ train fees or penalties.

Passports & Visa Fees

All Passengers are responsible for securing proper documentation prior to joining the tour. Passports are required; in addition, travelers are advised to check with local consulates for full details regarding Visa requirements. Please note securing a valid visa for entry is sole responsibility of the traveler.

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