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Sri Lankan thrill, past and present

Sri Lanka

Discover the past and the present of Sri Lanka through:
- Negombo is one of Sri Lanka's main fishing ports. From the shore of its beach fringed with coconut trees, enjoy the sight of the square sails of the "oruwas", the sailing canoes and swings. Do not miss the return of the fishermen who put their nets on the beach before taking their catch to the spectacular fish market. For nature lovers, a walk in the heart of lush vegetation is just awe-inspiring! Make a detour through various churches and you will understand why Negombo is nicknamed "Little Rome"!

- The Sigiriya Rock (also known as Lion Rock) is undoubtedly a strong symbol of Sri Lanka and one of the three points of the Cultural Triangle. Being the cultural and natural heritage, the region is well worth a few nights to fully enjoy its wonders.

- The ruins of Polonnaruwa, the ancient royal city of Lanka. This archaeological site offers a pleasant walk or a bicycle ride through the remains, scattered in a beautiful park on the shore of Parakrama Samudra. The highlight of the visit is undoubtedly the Gal Vihara and its gigantic Buddha statues carved in stone. The remains of palaces and temples allow you to imagine the splendor of the city at its peak. Nearby, you can enjoy the traditional "rice & curry" in a charming setting, facing the rice fields.

- Kalpitiya with its natural beauty, the Kalpitiya Peninsula on the west coast is still unknown to travelers. It is also an ideal place to watch dolphins (between November and April) and for Kitesurfing (best season between May and October).

Duration
6 days
based on your travel dates & customizable
From
£720
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Garance
Sri Lanka Travel Expert

 

It is said that people from Brittany are travelers, I guess I am no exception! If I went around Europe a bit during my youth, I caught the travel virus, during my first expatriation to Mauritius. When I set foot on the sand, it hit me: I was made for the sun. A second experience followed, Reunion Island for two years, exploring the island from one end to the other on the hiking trails. In 2017, I surprised myself when I stopped with my suitcases in Sri Lanka. Beyond the enchanting landscapes, the country has been an emotional and professional upheaval for me and each day brings its share of surprises and emotions. The friendliness of the Sri Lankans, the time which seems to slow down, the thirst-quenching coconut water and the diversity of landscapes and climates all explain how you can never get tired of this country!

Your tailor-made trip - Sri Lanka

Colombo Airport - Negombo
Day 1
Colombo Airport - Negombo

Ayubowan, welcome to Sri Lanka!

Your driver will pick you up at the airport and drive you to your first destination, Negombo.
Before checking-in, a first PCR test is organised at the hotel. After that, you enjoy a free day in Negombo.

Night at the hotel Heritance Negombo.

Alternative : Hotel Jetwing Lagoon instead of Heritance Negombo - Deluxe : + 45 USD per person (Base 4 persons )


Negombo - Kaudulla- Dambulla
Day 2
Negombo - Kaudulla- Dambulla

Discover Kaudulla National Park

Negombo – Sigiriya by road.

Half day entry to Kaudulla National Park.

A half-day safari in Kaudulla National Park bordering Minneriya National Park, home to monkeys, sambar deer and a large number of elephants. (Included).
(Estimated duration of the safari : 2:30 hours).

Free afternoon.

Night at the hotel Amaya Lake.

Alternative : Hotel Jetwing Lake I Room Deluxe instead of Hotel Amaya Lake : + 41 USD per person (Base 4 persons )


Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa - Dambulla
Day 3
Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa - Dambulla

Enjoy Polonnaruwa

Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa by road.

Hop on a bicycle and set out on two wheels to explore the vast Polonnaruwa wooded park and discover the ruins (rental included).

Visit Polonnaruwa, the ancient royal capital (included). Take your time strolling through the ruins of this impressive site full of treasures and archaeological remains.

Night at the hotel Amaya Lake.
Alternative : Hotel Jetwing Lake I Room Deluxe instead of Hotel Amaya Lake : + 41 USD per person (Base 4 persons )


Sigiriya- Kalpitiya
Day 4
Sigiriya- Kalpitiya

Visit the famous UNESCO-listed Fortress of Sigiriya

Also known as Lion's Rock (included). 

The fortress complex includes remnants of a ruined palace, surrounded by an extensive network of fortifications, vast gardens, ponds, canals, alleys and fountains. The ruins of Kassapa Palace are a must-see, renowned for its frescoes and 360 ° views of the surrounding valley.

Sigiriya – Kalpitiya by road.

Night at the hotel Elements Beach & Nature Resort.


Kalpitiya
Day 5
Kalpitiya

A day in Kalpitiya and its surroundings.

Kalpitiya is known as the best kitesurfing spot in Sri Lanka. Enjoy a one-hour private lesson to learn the basics of this sport.

Night at the hotel Elements Beach & Nature Resort.


Kalpitiya - Colombo Airport
Day 6
Kalpitiya - Colombo Airport

Last day

Free morning.

Private transfer from Kalpitiya to Colombo International Airport. Your driver will drop you at the airport 3 hours prior to your flight! We wish you a safe journey home!

During your stay, 2 PCR tests are included (upon arrival and before you return home). Shanti Travel also put at your disposal 2 face mask and 2 pairs of chirurgical gloves per day as well as sanitizer. The Covid-19 insurance is also included.


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Travel terms and conditions

Price includes

  • 24/7 assistance from your travel expert
  • Transfers by private micro-van (5 passengers) with an English speaking driver. The vehicles are equipped with air conditioning, radio, safety belts, and fire extinguishers.
  • The petrol, road taxes, car parking fees, insurance for the vehicle and driver, and accommodation and meals of the latter.
  • The items and test required by the sanitary guidelines for the people accompanying you (PCR, gloves, mask, sanitizer for the vehicle, etc.)
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the program, all hotels for the first 14 nights being certified “Safe & secure – Level 1”, in 2 double rooms.
  • Meals: breakfast at the hotel during the whole stay
  • Approved tourist sites and visits below:
  • - 2h safari in Kaudulla National Park (entrances & jeeps)
    - Sigiriya Fortress (number of people limited at 8 in the Fresco cave)
    - Polonnaruwa by bike
    - 60 min kite surf lesson
  • The mandatory insurance covering up to US$ 50,000 medical fees related to covid-19 in Sri Lanka
  • PCR tests required in Sri Lanka (day 1 and before leaving the country)
  • A local SIM card to be able to communicate with your driver and travel expert during your stay
  • Government taxes and service taxes.

Price does not include

• Visa fees and bank charges
• International flights and taxes
• The services of a national guide (prices change according to the number of days and sites, ask your travel expert)
• Baby seat for children under 5 years old / Children booster
• Baby cot
• Christmas and New year hotels’ supplement
• Hotels’ supplement during the Esala Perahera in Kandy and the surroundings (July or August, days of this Perahera change every year according to the full moon)
• The tips (they are part of the culture of the country, the locals themselves are used to tip)
• Drinks and personal expenses
• Dinners and lunches during your entire stay (2 to 3 € for a local meal and 8 to 20 € in a restaurant).
• Personal insurance (covering repatriation, cancellation, medical fees unrelated to covid-19, etc.), we can provide one through our partner Chapka, ask your travel expert.
• Anything that is not listed in the "Prices includes" section.

Details

  • Starting from £720 per person based on 2 travellers
  • Quotation is subject to change according to availability, exchange rates and government tax rise. All the rates mentioned are based on current best available rate and can be modified at the moment of the booking.

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