Eastern Escape Sri Lanka


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Eastern Escape Sri Lanka 08 Nights 09 Days

Upon arriving at the Katunayake International Airport (flights arrive early in the morning), you will be greeted by our chauffeur guide with a ‘Warm Welcome’ and ‘Travel Kit’ and be transferred to the hotel in Negombo for the night. Along the way proceed on city tour in Negombo including Dutch canal and the star fort.

  •  ITINERARY 
  • INCLUDES & EXCLUDES
  • OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS
  • TOUR EXTENSIONS

DAY 1 | AIRPORT

Upon arriving at the Katunayake International Airport (flights arrive early in the morning), you will be greeted by our chauffeur guide with a ‘Warm Welcome’ and ‘Travel Kit’ and be transferred to the hotel in Negombo for the night. Along the way proceed on city tour in Negombo including Dutch canal and the star fort. 

Overnight in Negombo:
03 star - Paradise Beach Hotel
04 star - Pegasus Reef Hotel
Meals – No breakfast will be served on Day 01

DAY 2 | NEGOMBO

After a relaxed breakfast, head towards Sri Lanka’s ‘Cultural Triangle’ in Sigiriya. En route, visit the ‘Pinnawala – Elephant Orphanage’ to witness the baby elephants and the adults feeding and grazing the 25 acre coconut land up close and personal within arm’s reach. Don’t forget your camera! Thereafter, continue your journey towards Sigiriya and check into the lovely hotel surrounded by lush greenery in Sigiriya. Kick up your heels and unwind! 

Overnight in Sigiriya/Habarana:
03 star - Elephas Resort
04 star - Aliya Resorts
Meals – Breakfast

DAY 3 | SIGIRIYA

After an early breakfast, before the scorching heat of the sun, get ready to climb the 600 foot ‘Sigiriya Rock Fortress’ which King Kassapa selected to place his palace on. The landscaping surrounding the rock with several ponds along with the ancient engineering and hydraulic system used as far as the 5th century AD is one to marvel. The view from the top is simply breathtaking. 


Afternoon travel continues to Trincomalee, a major resort port city located on the east coast of Sri Lanka overlooking the Trincomalee Harbour. Trincomalee is home to the fine beaches of Nilaveli, Uppuweli and off-shore Pigeon Island. Upon arrival, proceed on a city tour in Trincomalee including Fort Frederick and Koneshwaram Temple. 

Overnight in Trincomalee ;
03 star - Anantama Hotel
04 star - Chaaya Blue-Trincomalee
Meals – Breakfast

DAY 4 | TRINCOMALEE

Full day rest & relax by the beach. 
Or you can take an optional excursion to Pigeon Island, a little rocky islet where the blue Rock pigeons breed, and whose waters around are a paradise of colourful fishes. Popular with tourists, this island can be reached by boats hired from any of the local area hotels or from the beach. 

Overnight in Trincomalee :
03 star - Anantama Hotel
04 star - Chaaya Blue-Trincomalee
Meals – Breakfast

DAY 5 | TRINCOMALEE - POLONNARUWA

After breakfast head out to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, the 2nd most ancient kingdoms in Sri Lanka also declared as a World Heritage site. Evening take a game drive into Minneriya National Park (03.00-06.00pm) where you will see the magnificent Elephant gathering which is also considered to be the largest gathering in the world, captured at one frame.

Overnight stay in Polonnaruwa : 
03 star - Giritale Hotel Polonnaruwa
04 star - The Lake Polonnaruwa
Meals – Breakfast

DAY 6 | POLONNARUWA - MATALE - KANDY

Morning visit Polonnaruwa archeological sites to see some of the ancient ruins which currently undergoing a major development project is known as the ‘Reawakening of Polonnaruwa’. Also enjoy the scenery of Parakrama Samudraya (Parakrama’s sea) which is a shallow reservoir built by King Parakramabahu.


Afternoon, head up the mountains through lush greenery to the last capital of the ancient kingdoms in the island, Kandy, the 2nd largest city in the island. It is also one of the most sacred places of worship to the Buddhist around the world because the city contains the ‘Temple of the Tooth Relic.’ The city is declared as one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites which is also famous for abundant shopping, arts & crafts, museums, lapidaries and lots more. En route, visit one of the most well preserved cave temples in the island, the ‘Dambulla Cave Temple’. On completing, as you climb up the hills, you will stopover in Matale, an agriculture zone famous for its spices which you will be amazed to learn the benefits.

Overnight stay in Polonnaruwa : 
03 star - Hotel Hill Top-Kandy
04 star - Earl’s Regent-Kandy
Meals – Breakfast

DAY 7 | KANDY

After breakfast, take one of the most scenic drives in the island from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya through rolling mountains and tea country. Brief stopover at a tea factory to see the manufacture process of Ceylon tea. After spending several days in the sun, you will truly welcome the cooler climate and the wind blowing against you as the train climbs further up the mountains. Arrive at Nuwara Eliya also known as ‘Little England’. Evening you will take a city tour of this little town including fruit and vegetable market area and Lake Gregory. 

Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya : 
03 star - Daffodils Hotel
04 star - St Andrews Hotel
Meals – Breakfast

DAY 8 | NUWARA ELIYA

After a leisurely breakfast, proceed down the mountains towards the capital of Colombo. On reaching the city, check into the hotel and relax. In the evening, you can stroll to the beach which is across the road. Today you’ll tour Colombo, Sri Lanka’s commercial epicenter. Drive along the buzzing streets, home to lavish clothing, food and tea boutiques. Ride to the Floating Market for a taste of local shopping, or soak up the sights and sounds of the Colombo Port City, an offshore city, featuring parks and commercial complexes.

Overnight stay in Colombo : 
03 star - Mirage Hotel Colombo
04 star - Ozo Hotel-Colombo
Meals – Breakfast

DAY 9 | COLOMBO - AIRPORT

As it is the day of departure and your flight will most likely leave late in the night, you can wander around the city and do some last minute shopping and freshen up before leaving to the airport. 
We ‘Thank you’ for selecting GETAWAY SRI LANKA as your ‘Trusted Travel Partner’ and wish you a safe journey back to your destination. We hope to see you soon to discover the rest of our beautiful island. 

Meals – Breakfast

PRICE INCLUDES:

- 08 nights/ 09 days Accommodation in a SGL/DBL/TRP room in above stated hotels (03/04star). Similar hotels will be provided on unavailability. Cost may change.
- Meal Plan – Bed & Breakfast basis right throughout the tour (except Day 1 breakfast)
- Arrival, departure transfers and the tour as per the itinerary in an air conditioned Car/Micro accompanied with an English speaking licensed Chauffer guide. 
- Passenger Insurance (Vehicle) 
- All currently applicable government taxes and service charges.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

- Cost of entrance fees to places visited in the itinerary. (Approx. AUS $ 228 per person) 
- Perahera supplement AUS $ 50 per room (applicable at Kandy hotels from 08.08.2016-19.08.2016)
- Dinner cost & lunch cost.
- International air-fare, airport tax or any kind of insurance cover other than what is stated.
- Items of personal nature like drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips, etc.
- Any other meals than those mentioned in PRICE INCLUSIONS.
- Any other Sites not mentioned in the itinerary.
- Any other item not specifically mentioned above in ‘PRICE INCLUSIONS’.
- Visa fees to Sri Lanka.

IMPORTANT

  • STANDARD CHECK-IN TIME AT HOTEL : 02.00 PM
  • STANDARD CHECK-OUT TIME AT HOTEL : 12.00 PM

Terms & Conditions :

  • Rates and fares are subject to change without prior notice
  • Hotels and airlines herein mentioned are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • Prices above are calculated based on the lowest available airfare and current applicable taxes
  • Rates are subject to availability and change at the time of booking
  • Rates are subject to change in case of any changes in hotel taxes, ROE (rate of exchange), transport rates, government taxes & entrance fees
  • Rates are based on current ROE and the same will be applicable at the time of hotels and/or airline confirmation which is also subject to change/availability at the time of making the reservation
  • The hotel would require a security deposit for incidentals by cash/credit card at the time of check-in
  • No amendments/refunds are possible once land arrangements (hotels, tours, transfers etc.)/airline tickets have been confirmed

The above rates are quoted inclusive of all applicable taxes at the time of the quotation. Any revision to the Air fares, Hotel rates, taxes and conversion rates will be notified and charged accordingly prior to making any reservations.

Confirmation :

50% non-refundable payment on confirmation, balance to be settled on delivery of the tickets and hotel vouchers

Confirming reservations are strictly subject to availability at the time of the booking

Cancellation Policy :

There will be no refunds made once the tickets are issued and paid for the tour package

Package can be customized any time on request

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For more optional excursions, Please contact your travel adviser: 03 8788 5152 or mail : info@gotravelclub.com.au

Package can be customized any time on request

* Terms & Conditions Apply

For Reservations: Email : reservations@gotravelclub.com.au

For more tour extentions, Please contact your travel adviser: 03 8788 5152 or mail : info@gotravelclub.com.au

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