Tour In Sri Lanka & Nepal – Fifteen Days
Enjoy two destinations by combining the magnificent beauty of Sri Lanka the pearl of the Indian Ocean with Nepal’s magnificent landscape and trekking opportunities.
The territory of Nepal has a recorded history since the Neolithic age. The name “Nepal” is first recorded in texts from the Vedic Age, the era which founded Hinduism, the predominant religion of the country. In the middle of the first millennium BCE, Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, was born in southern Nepal. Parts of northern Nepal were intertwined with the culture of Tibet.
AIRPORT (Sri Lanka) / NEGOMBO / SIGIRIYA
Arrival, welcome & assistance at the airport and then leave for Sigiriya, en-route visit the fishing village in Negombo which is the center of the islands fishing community. It is largely Roman Catholic by faith, with huge imposing churches down almost every street. The sea & the catamarans are the backdrop to the Negombo scenery. At P.M. climb the lion rock of Sigiriya built by the patricide King Kashyapa in the 5th century A.D. Today its a treasure trove of rare art. In the pocket of the giant rock are the famous frescoes of the heavenly maidens of Sigiriya. Return to the hotel for the overnight stay .
POLONNARUWA / ANURADAPURA
After breakfast leave for Polonnaruwa & visit the 2nd capital of the Sinhalese kings dating back to the 11th & 12th century A.D. The entire landscape of the region is punctuated by huge man-made reservoirs, the most famous of which is the Parakrama Samudraa. Numerous monuments are found in this city & at the Gal Vihara complex which is one of the best among them with the fine sculpture of the recumbent, Standing and seated Buddhaa. At P.M. leave for Anuradhapura & visit the ruins of the first capital founded in the 05th century BC which has the largest number of ancient monuments of a great civilization.
After breakfast leave for Kandy en-route visit the rock cave temple of Dambulla. Some of the frescoes in these caves are over 2000 years old. There is a colossal figure of the recumbent Buddha 14 meters long carved out of rock and then visit Nalanda Gedige the Abu Simbal of Sri Lanka. On the way to Kandy you can visit a spice garden & a batik factory in Matale. In Evening you would arrive at an hotel in Kandy, the center of the traditional arts in Sri Lanka and you would visit the temple of the sacred tooth relic of Buddha. After the excursion return back to the hotel for the overnight stay.
KANDY / PINNAWALA / KANDY
After breakfast you would leave for Pinnawela & pay a visit to 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 which is the most famous landmark of Kandy is its lake, in the center of the city. Visit the Kandy Museum and the Kandy market a great bazaar swarming with shoppers. Late in the evening view the Kandyan cultural performance and return to the hotel for the overnight stay .
KANDY / PERADENIYA / NUWARAELIYA
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. The garden constitutes of more than 4000 species of indigenous and introduced plants. The garden is best known for its collection of orchids the largest in Asia. At P.M. leave for Nuwaraeliya the center of hill country, en-route visit a tea plantation and witness the manufacture of the world famous Ceylon tea . Spend the evening walking in the cool climate. Arrive at the hotel for the overnight stay.
After breakfast leave for Tissamaharama Region Stop at Ella to admire the magnificent view. You must visit Buduruwagala & the sacred city of Kataragama. At P.M get ready for a safari in the Yala park. 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. Monkeys-the pinkish rhesus and the Grey-faced Langur Monkey live and play on the tree-tops and the ground below. Wild buffalo & wild boar would startle you with their appearance & the sight of a leopard sunning itself or drinking water at a water hole would be memorable experience you could treasure for a lifetime!. The peacock is the most popular bird at the park and visitors can view other birds too like the painted stork, many varieties of heron, the spoonbill, the bee-eater, parakeets, king-fisher & wood pecker. Arrive at the hotel for the overnight stay.
WELIGAMA / GALLE / COLOMBO
After breakfast leave for Galle. en route view the Still fisherman of Weligama then visit the old Portuguese fort, later rebuilt and extended by the Dutch is still fine preservation. Most of the administration of Galle still takes place from the fort .the view from the ramparts is superb. On the way to Colombo at P.M visit the fascinating city of Colombo which links the past with the present. You will visit the fort area, the commercial center, Pettah Colombos bustling bazaar area, a cinnamon garden which comprises of large residences, Buddhist temples, Hindu temples & mosques. You can visit the Buddhist temple in Kelaniya too. Return to the hotel for the overnight stay.
COLOMBO / AIR PORT / ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU AIRPORT
After breakfast get ready for the transfer to the airport in order to connect the flight for departure. The rooms will be available untill 12h00 in the afternoon. ARRIVAL AT KATHMANDU AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL The flight to Kathmandu is an unforgettable experience as the vast expanse of the great himalayan mountains is a breathtaking sight that would unfold before your eyes! You would meet an representative at the airport on arrival and you would be transferred to your hotel. At PM: Visit Kathmandu airy and Swoyambhunath ( stay overnight at Kathmandu).
KATHMANDU CITY SIGHTSEEING
Discover Kathmandus traditional Cultures, inhabitants and world renowned Durbar square areas. A full day of the sightseeing program includes the main historic and religious sights of Kathmandu. Kathmandus Durbar Square are a constant, teeming mass of life with over 50 monuments, some dating back to the 12th century, the most famous are the remains of the old Royal Palace and the Kumari Bahal, the residence of the living goddess found on a wooded hill to the west, stands the incredible golden-topped stupa of Swayambhunath, dating back at least as far as the 5th century. It is the most sacred of Buddhist sites in Kathmandu and Newari Buddhists are the most fervent devotees. You can visit Patan City & the Tibetan Refugee Camp. The visits will be coordinated according to your 1st day arrival time in Kathmandu and If possible some will be done on the day you arrive.
KATHMANDU / CHITHWAN NATIONAL PARK
Early in the morning enjoy a drive to Chitwan (4-5hrs drive) National Park. Chitwan is the most popular choice of those in search of jungle adventure. The park is home to the Royal Bengal Tiger, one-horned rhino, sloth bear, langur monkeys, wild boar, and numerous species of deer, leopard, other jungle cats and over 400 resident and migratory bird species. (Stay Overnight at Chitwan for *2 nts)
CHITHWAN JUNGLE ACTIVITIES
Explore Chitwan and indulge in Chitwan activities such as Jungle Safari, elephant rides, cultural dance performances with Tharu and Canoe etc.
CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK / POKHARA
Drive to Pokhara, a place of remarkable natural beauty. The enchanting city has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks. The serenity of the lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind the crystal clear waters creates the tranquil ambiance that has made Pokhara such a popular place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. (Stay overnight at Pokhara for 2 nights).
Two days of sightseeing which introduces the major highlights of Pokhara. You can engage in activities such as boating in Fewa Lake, Sarankot Hiking (Sarangkot is spectacular view point for Panoramic Himalaya range), visiting Davis fall and natural cave as well as Hiking up to the world peace stupa.
Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. (Stay overnight at Kathmandu with Bed & Bfast)
Check out from the hotel after breakfast & drive to Kathmandu airport for onward flight back home.
|Day 1||Giritale Hotel or Royal Lotus Hotel||Sigiriya Village or Sigiriya Hotel||Amaya Lake or Deer Park Hotel|
|Day 2||Giritale Hotel or Royal Lotus Hotel||Sigiriya Village or Sigiriya Hotel||Amaya Lake or Deer Park Hotel|
|Day 3||Kaya Residence or The Mansion||Suisse or Queens or Thilanka Hotel||Cinnamon Citadel or Mahaweli Reach or Earls Regency Hotel|
|Day 4||Kaya Residence or The Mansion||Suisse or Queens or Thilanka Hotel||Cinnamon Citadel or Mahaweli Reach or Earls Regency Hotel|
|Day 5||Windsor or Heaven Sevens or The Rock||St Andrews Hotel or Governors Chalet||Grand Hotel Deluxe Room or Tea Factory Hotel|
|Day 6||Chandrika or Hibiscus Hotel||Peacock or Priyankara Hotel||Mandara Rosen or Chaya Wild or The Safari|
|Day 7||Sapphire or Grand Oriental Hotel or Lake Lodge||Ramada Colombo Hotel or Galleface Hotel Classic wing room||Cinnamon Grand or Lake or Taj Samudra or Hilton or Galadari Hotel|
|Day 8||Hotel Manasluin||Fuji Hotel||Shankar or Himalaya Hotel|
|Day 9||Hotel Manasluin||Fuji Hotel||Shankar or Himalaya Hotel|
|Day 10||Jungle Lodge or Jungle Adventure Lodge||Green Mansions||Green Mansions|
|Day 11||Jungle Lodge or Jungle Adventure Lodge||Green Mansions||Green Mansions|
|Day 12||Hotel Rara||Trek-O-Tel Hotel||Fishtain Lodge|
|Day 13||Hotel Rara||Trek-O-Tel Hotel||Fishtail Lodge|
|Day 14||Hotel Manasluin||Fuji Hotel||Shankar or Himalaya Hotel|
|Day 15||No Hotel||No Hotel||No Hotel|
All rates quoted are in US Dollars & net per person inclusive of all applicable taxes.
If you are traveling alone please send us an email we shall advise you the details as prices differ for single travelers due to the accommodation & transport cost.
In Sri Lanka you are welcomed at the airport by an Acme representative. Air-conditioned vehicle with an English speaking chauffeur will be provided (private vehicle). The chauffeur will look after his meals & accommodation by himself. The accommodation in double/twin rooms in the hotels mentioned or similar. Check-in / Check-out 12h00. Bed & breakfast basis (room breakfast on all seven nights). Jeeps to visit the reserve are inclusive in the price and entrance fees are to be paid directly by clients. Visits as per program. Fuel & local assurance for the vehicle included. No vehicle will be provided on any free days if any as per program.
In Nepal all transfers & visits by air-conditioned vehicles with a guide in Kathmandu, Local guide in Chitwan & Pokhara. Accommodation on bed & breakfast basis in Kathmandu, Pokhara & full board basis in Chitwan. Also Includes Entrance fees, National Park fees & taxes.
In Sri Lanka all entrance fees at historical sites as per programme must be paid directly in Sri Lankan Rupees in Sri Lanka, it will cost USD 175 per person (approx.) for the Sri Lanka part of the tour. Please change Foreign currency in to SLRS at the airport post customs, there are many 24hr 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/places. (Subject to change slightly sometimes, details are provided with rates as applicable at the moment). (Children under 12 years will be charged half rate in most places)
** Kandy Perahara period for ten nights from 29th July to 07th Aug 2017 – (subject to confirmation around March 2017) Per room per night During Kandy Hotel Nights only extra if clients are in Kandy during the Kandy Perahara Period.
|Perahara Supplement||Economy||First Category||Superior|
|Per room per night During Kandy Hotel Nights only extra if clients are in Kandy during the Kandy Perahara Period||USD 35||USD 45||USD 50|
For Reservations during Super Peak Period – 21 December 2016 to 10 January 2017 period please contact us for further details. As Peak supplements apply at hotels during this period & will change according to the category of hotels and actual days of stay at each hotel.
If required we can modify the programme in Sri Lanka to have the last night in a beach hotel south of Colombo or in Negombo (north of CMB) then proceed to the airport in Katunayake (Sri Lanka). Any other modifications to the programme can be arranged as per individual preferences.
SERVICES NOT INCLUDED:
Single room supplement, the personal spending (tips, laundry, mini bar, telephone, fax etc.) Beverages, the rights to use cameras or video equipment at sites where most places they are free when you pay the entrance fees except at Kandy Tooth Temple & Pinnawela Elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka there are extra charges for Video around USD 05 per person, medical expenses, insurance, international flights.
Sri Lankan visa charges are USD 30 per person for NON SAARC countries & USD 15 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 obtaining your visa in 48hrs 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. All have to obtain a visit visa except for Singapore & Maldivian passport holders.
Air tickets traveling from Sri Lanka to Nepal are not included in our prices. If you require us to arrange same please send us an email or information in our booking form.
For Visas to Nepal Please visit this site http://www.immi.gov.np/visa/tourist-visa
This tour can be done either way starting from Nepal or Sri Lanka & ending in Sri Lanka or Nepal. It is up to the clients convenience & the tour can be adjusted accordingly.
TOUR CANCELLATION POLICY:
You may cancel your booking at any time prior to commencement of the tour by notifying us in writing, which must be acknowledged by our company.If you cancel on or before 30 days before the first day of the tour, we will retain your small deposit to cover our costs. In addition, if the cancellation notification is received less than 30 days prior to the first day of the tour, additional cancellation charges shall be as follows:
AMOUNT OF CANCELLATION CHARGES: –
29-15 Days before the first day of the tour – 50%
Less than 14 Days before the first day of the tour 75%
Less than 7 Days before the first day of the tour 100%
No show or early departure 100%