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Serendib Tour – 10 Days – Sri Lanka

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A tour that combines visiting many important sites and relaxing for three nights at the beach. The tour is ideal for those who have time for relaxation!

  1. Day 1 AIRPORT / NEGOMBO

    The Serendib tour is a comprehensive tour which involves dwelling into Sri Lanka’s rich history, fascinating culture and splendid scenery. From elephant back riding in the forest, tea plantations in the hills and its beaches.

    Welcomed & assisted at the Sri Lankan airport, then transfer to a hotel in Negombo. En route you will enjoy a city tour where you can visit the Negombo fishing village, which is the center of the islands fishing community. The population in Negombo is largely Roman Catholic by faith, with large structured churches down almost every street. The sea & the catamarans are the backdrop to the Negombo scenery. Arrival at the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your own pace. You will stay overnight at the hotel.

     

  2. Day 2 NEGOMBO / YAPAHUWA / ANURADHAPURA

    After breakfast leave for Anuradhapura en-route visit Yapahuwa. There are many interesting ruins scattered in every direction but the most important local ruin of all is the splendid though short-lived was the rock fortress of Yapahuwa. Which some consider to be superior than Sigiriya. The climb to the top of the rock is easy and the view is excellent. Yapahuwa was the seat of the government in the 13th century. At P.M visit Anuradhapura the ruins of the first capital founded in the 05th century B.C. It has the largest number of ancient monuments from a great civilization. Sri Mahabodhi is the oldest historically documented tree in the world and is over 2200 years. The Buddhist sculptures, twin ponds, guard stones & moonstones. Return to the hotel in Anuradhapura for an overnight stay.

  3. Day 3 SIGIRIYA / POLONNARUWA / MEDIRIGIRIYA

    sdfdsfAfter breakfast leave for Polonnaruwa and en-route visit Sigiriya. The history of Sigiriya dates back to over 5000 thousand years, to the Mesolithic period. It is one of Sri Lanka’s major attractions and a world heritage site, Sigiriya (Lion Rock) was well recognised during the 5th century A.D. At P.M. visit Polonnaruwa the second ancient capital city for three centuries it is one of the most interesting places in Sri Lanka with many well preserved ruins of palaces and monasteries. The breathtaking view at the top of Sigiriya would render one speechless! Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.

  4. Day 4 DAMBULLA / NALANDA GEDIGE / MATALE / KANDY

    At A.M. leave for Kandy en route visit Dambulla. In Sri Lankan history Dambulla cave complex dates back to 3rd and 2nd centuries B.C. It was well known even before the making of the complex as one of the largest monasteries in Sri Lanka. Dambulla caves have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

    It is also known for bird watching. Later on the tour visit Nalanda Gedige the Abu Simbel of Sri Lanka. Nalanda Gedige is one of a number of remarkable archaeological sites in Sri Lanka. En route to Kandy you would visit a spice garden & a batik factory in Matale. In the evening you would arrive at a hotel in Kandy. The center of the traditional arts in Sri Lanka.  You would visit the temple of the sacred tooth relic of Buddha. Then stay overnight at the hotel.

  5. Day 5 PINNAWALA / PERADENIYA / KANDY

    After breakfast leave for Pinnawela & visit the elephant orphanage. The orphanage was established to feed, nurse & house young elephants abandoned by their mothers. During the drought period the young ones often fall into pits and ravines in their quest for water. At P.M. visit the city of Kandy. The most famous landmark of Kandy is its lake, in the center of the city. You can visit the Kandy Museum too . Late in the evening view the Kandyan cultural performance. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.

  6. Day 6 KANDY / RAMBODA / NUWARA ELIYA

    After breakfast visit the royal botanical gardens of Peradeniya which is well known for its large variety of plants which have ornamental, decorative, useful & medicinal properties. At P.M. leave for Nuwara Eliya the center of hill country, en-route visit a tea plantation and witness the manufacture of the world famous Ceylon tea. Nuwar Eliya is called the ”Paradise of Nature.” It is the heart of the tea country as it is located at a height of 1980 meters in the central highland of a tropical island.

    The weather & the climate of this location feels different compared to any other place in Sri Lanka. Gregory Lake is an attractive location in Nuwar Eliya & it was built by Governor William Gregory during 1872- 1877 and Shanthipura (the city view point). Spend the evening walking in the cool climate. Later on arrive at the hotel for an overnight stay.

  7. Day 7 NUWARA ELIYA / ELLA / BUDURUWAGALA / YALA

    After breakfast leave for the Yala Region and Stop at Ella to admire the magnificent view. You can visit the carvings in Buduruwagala. At P.M. get ready for an exciting safari in Yala. You can enjoy the amazing sights while you cruise around in a jeep! The elephant is undoubtedly the best known attraction at Yala, seen in small & large herds. Herds of spotted deer are seen all over the park too.

    While elephants are one of the primary attractions in Yala, what is more appealing here is the overall mood of the undisturbed jungle with the large herds of spotted Deer. For those who are sharp-eyed to observe, many of the endemic Muntjac or Barking Deer are also present here. Monkeys, the pinkish Rhesus and the grey-faced Langur Monkey, live and play on the tree tops and the ground below. Wild Buffalo and Wild Boar could give you a good surprise and a great picture, while sight of a leopard sunning itself or drinking at a water hole could be a memorable experience.

    As dusk gathers, there is every chance of seeing the Ceylon Sloth Bear scampering with its young on its back. You are also bound to wait for the Python at Yala to cross the road stopping your safari at still point and the water holes will surprise you with its inhabitants of a whole colony of Crocs, some of the biggest in the Country. The Peacock is easily the most famous and common of the birds at Yala. Stay overnight stay at the hotel.

  8. Day 8 KATARAGAMA / WELIGAMA / GALLE / BEACH SOUTH

    Enjoy a morning excursion to Kataragama which is a fast developing township to the South of Sri Lanka but in ancient days it was only a small village. It is one of the 16 principal places of a Buddhist Pilgrimage which must be visited. Leave to the beach hotel and en route visit the Weligama stilt fisherman & the city of Galle with its Dutch Fort, museum & Church. The Dutch Fort was built in 1663, the Fort still retains the atmosphere and charm of its Dutch days. Many old Dutch buildings are still intact inside the fort. Stay at the beach hotel & stay overnight too.

  9. Day 9 BEACH / FREE DAY

    Relax at the beach hotel on Half Board Basis (Dinner & Breakfast included.) Stay overnight at the hotel.

  10. Day 10 BEACH / AIRPORT

    Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast and get ready for the transfer to the airport. Check out at 12h00.

Accommodation
 EconomyComfortLuxury
Day 1 Beacon Beach HotelCamelot Beach HotelHeritance Negombo (Deluxe)
Day 2 Randiya Hotel Palm Garden Village Forest Rock Garden (Deluxe)
Day 3 Giritale Hotel Thilanka Resort & SpaAmaya Lake (Superior)
Day 4Thotupola Residence (Super Deluxe)Suisse Hotel (Superior)Mahaweli Reach
Day 5Thotupola Residence (Super Deluxe)Suisse Hotel (Superior)Mahaweli Reach
Day 6Windsor Hotel (Standard)Jetwing St. Andrews (Superior)Heritance Tea Factory (Standard)
Day 7Hibiscus Garden (Standard)Chandrika Hotel (Deluxe)Cinnamon Wild
Day 8Paradise Beach Club (Deluxe)Coral Sands HotelCoCo Bay (Sea Escape Deluxe)
Day 9 Paradise Beach Club (Deluxe)Coral Sands HotelCoCo Bay (Sea Escape Deluxe)
Day 10No HotelNo HotelNo Hotel
All about the Serendib Tour – 10 Days – Sri Lanka.
Services Included
  • All rates quoted are in US Dollars & net per person inclusive of all applicable taxes.
  • Every two persons sharing a double or twin room at mentioned properties or similar.
  • Welcomed at the airport by our representative.
  • Check-in & Check-out 12h00.
  • Three nights on half-board basis (breakfast & dinner) and six nights on bed & breakfast basis (breakfast only).
  • Air-conditioned private vehicle with an English speaking chauffeur will be provided (Private Tour).
  • No vehicle will be provided on any free days if any (as per program).
  • Fuel & local assurance for vehicle & passengers while travelling included.
  • The chauffeur will look after his meals & accommodation by himself.
  • Basic Jeep to visit reserve included for a half day – (Entrance fees for the reserve to be paid directly by clients). If for any reason the mentioned reserve is closed we shall make arrangements to visit another reserve.
Services Not Included.
  • All entrance fees as per program to be paid directly in Sri Lanka Rupees and it will cost around USD 192 per person. Please change foreign currency in to SLRS at the airport after customs, there are many 24hrs bank counters at the airport as all these payments have to be made only in SLRS. No credit card payments are accepted at these historical sites. (Entrance fees are subject to change, rates are as applicable at the moment – Children under 12 years will be charged a half rate in some places.)
  • Personal spending (tips, laundry, mini bar, telephone, fax, beverages etc.)
  • The rights to use video cameras at sites – most places they are free when you pay the entrance fees except at Kandy Tooth Temple & Pinnawela Elephant orphanage there are extra charges for Video camera’s only USD 05 per Video Camera per location.
  • Medical expenses, travel insurance, international flights.
  • Sri Lanka visa charges, USD 35 per person for NON SAARC countries & USD 20 for SAARC countries, can be obtained directly via the internet please visit this site (http://www.eta.gov.lk/). The process is not complicated if you have any difficulty we could make arrangements for same too in 48hrs  to obtain same if details are provided to us by mail. The process is very simple payments can be paid online & with the confirmation document print out & code you have to submit passport on arrival only.  The passport has to be valid for six months from the day of arrival return air tickets & sufficient funds or reservations for the holiday should be with you. Children under 12 years travelling with parent’s visas will be free on arrival.  All others have to obtain a visit visa except for Singaporean & Maldivian passport holders who will be provided free visas on arrival.

 

 

SUMMER 2019 

JULY

Number of clientsEconomy (USD)Comfort (USD)Superior (USD)
4$790 Per Person$860 Per Person$1300 Per Person
3$870 Per Person$940 Per Person$1380 Per Person
2 $970 Per Person$1040 Per Person$1480 Per Person

AUGUST

Number of clientsEconomy (USD)Comfort (USD)Superior (USD)
4$790 Per Person$860 Per Person$1370 Per Person
3$870 Per Person$940 Per Person$1460 Per Person
2$970 Per Person$1040 Per Person$1560 Per Person

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER

Number of clientsEconomy (USD)Comfort (USD)Superior (USD)
4$770 Per Person$820 Per Person$1210 Per Person
3$850 Per Person$900 Per Person$1290 Per Person
2$950 Per Person$1000 Per Person$1390 Per Person

WINTER 2019

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER/MARCH  (Excluding Period 15th December 2019 – 15th January 2020)

Number of clientsEconomy (USD)Comfort (USD)Superior (USD)
4$790 Per Person$970 Per Person$1670 Per Person
3$880 Per Person$1060 Per Person$1760 Per Person
2$980 Per Person$1160 Per Person$1860 Per Person

JANUARY  (Excluding Period 15th December 2019 – 15th January 2020)

Number of clients Economy (USD)Comfort (USD)Superior (USD)
4$790 Per Person$990 Per Person$790 Per Person
3$880 Per Person$1080 Per Person$990 Per Person
2$980 Per Person$1180 Per Person$1690 Per Person

FEBRUARY

Number of clients Economy (USD)Comfort (USD)Superior (USD)
4$790 Per Person$1000 Per Person$1720 Per Person
3$880 Per Person$1090 Per Person$1810 Per Person
2$980 Per Person$1190 Per Person$1910 Per Person

APRIL

Number of clients Economy (USD)Comfort (USD)Superior (USD)
4$810 Per Person$970 Per Person$1670 Per Person
3$900 Per Person$1060 Per Person$1760 Per Person
2$1000 Per Person$1160 Per Person$1860 Per Person
  • All entrance fees as per program to be paid directly in Sri Lanka Rupees and it will cost around USD 192 per person. Please change foreign currency in to SLRS at the airport after customs, there are many 24hrs bank counters at the airport as all these payments have to be made only in SLRS. No credit card payments are accepted at these sites.  Subject to change slightly sometimes details are provided with rates as applicable at the moment. (Children under 12 years will be charged half rate 50%)
  •  Kandy Perahara Period for ten nights from 5th August to 14th August 2019 (Per room per night, only if clients are spending the night in Kandy during the Perahara Period)
    Category Economy Comfort Superior
    Supplement USD 60USD 60 USD 60
  • For Reservations during the Super Peak Period – 15th December 2019 to 15th January 2020  period please contact us for further details. As Peak supplements apply at hotels during this period & this will change according to the category of hotels and actual days of stay at each hotel.
  • If required we can modify the program to have the last night in a beach hotel south of Colombo or in Negombo  then proceed to the airport. Any other modifications to the program can be arranged as per individual preferences.
  • CANCELLATION POLICY –  You may cancel your booking at any time prior to commencement of       the reservations which has to be acknowledged by our company in writing. If the cancellation is made 44 days before the first date of the reservation we will retain your 1st small deposit to cover our costs. If the cancellation is notified less than 44 days prior to the first date of reservation following additional cancellation charges will apply.
  • Less than 44 days before arrival 25% of total invoice
  • Less than 21 days before arrival 50% of total invoice
  • Less than 15 days before arrival 100% of total invoice
  • No show or early departure 100% of total invoice