Sri Lanka, a jewel nation which hangs in the Indian Ocean is famous for its picturesque landscapes, stunning beaches, ancient Buddhist ruins and diverse culture. Sri Lanka offers an amalgamation of unforgettable experiences. The best places to visit in Sri Lanka are Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, experience the most beautiful train journey from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya, Spice Garden, Temple of Tooth Relic, Royal Botanical Garden and give a thrilling end to your trip by indulging into water sports activities. This is not the end of this beautiful vacation, and a visit to the Maldives gives a new beginning to it. Enjoy your laid back days on the paradise islands and involve in water sports activities to make your visit to this beautiful islands memorable. This 8 nights/ 9 days trip to the places promises you to make your vacation heavenly.
date_range 8 Nights / 9 Days
Day 1: AIRPORT - PINNAWALA - KANDY
Meet and assist on arrival at Airport by our Representative, Transfer from Airport to Pinnawala. The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage provides visitors with the best chance of seeing a large number of elephants at close quarters. The orphanage was established in 1975 and commenced with seven orphaned elephants. Today some of these orphans enjoy the fortune of seeing their calfs born in the same location. Assisted by local and foreign elephant experts, Pinnawala commenced a successful captive breeding programme and the first baby elephant was born in 1984. It is most interesting to visit at feeding time to see the baby elephants being bottle fed and the entire herd taken for a bath thereafter to the river near by.Transfer from Pinnawala to Kandy....
Overnight Stay at Earl'S Regency...
Day 2: Explore the Cultural City
After breakfast, Do Kandy Sightseeing, The World Heritage Site, Kandy, was the last capital of the Sri Lankan Kings, before the country was brought under British rule in 1815. Famous for its rich heritage and splendour, this magnificent city was last ruled by Sri Wickramarajasinghe. The Temple of the Tooth Relic is the most significant highlight of the city along with the Kandy lake, Botanical Garden, Buddha Statue & Monastery, the town and other attractions.....
Day 3: Kandy - Bentota
Breakfast at Earls Regency hotel, Transfer from Kandy to Bentota. Bentota is the famous for it's golden sand beaches and noise of seashore..
Reach by Evening Check-in the hotel and Overnight Stay at Heritance Ahungalla .
Day 4: BENTOTA - KOSGODA - BALAPITIYA - BENTOTA
Breakfast at Heritance Ahungalla, Transfer from Bentota to Kosgoda, Kosgoda is a small village located in the west coast of Sri Lanka. It is most popular for its sea turtle hatcheries, operated by the Wildlife Protection Society of Sri Lanka. Here you will feast your eyes upon the amazing site of many species of turtles, especially the endangered hawksbill, laying their eggs along the beaches. The many hatcheries that are operated locally provide a safe haven for these sea turtles. You may visit these hatcheries to have a look at many huge tanks filled with new born turtles who, once grown, are released to the sea...
Transfer from Kosgoda to Balapitiya...
Balapitiya is the nearest town to the Maduganga River which is famous for its mangroves and endemic flora and fauna. This little town is renowned for its Ceylon Cinnamon and fishing.
Transfer from Balapitiya to Bentota
Overnight Stay at Heritance Ahungalla
Day 5: BENTOTA - COLOMBO
Breakfast at Heritance Ahungalla, Transfer from Bentota to Colombo Do Colombo City & Shopping Tour, Colombo is the trade capital of Sri Lanka, and is a city that has undergone rapid changes. While most old buildings have been replaced by new apartments and office buildings, some parts of the city yet retains its old charm. The 100 year old clock tower built by the British and some colonial buildings remain examples. The Independence Square, Nelum Pokuna, Pettah Bazaar and BMICH are some of the main highlights of the city. Colombo also provides ample entertainment in terms of an active night life as well as a shopping experience you'd never forget.
Overnight Stay at Hilton Colombo
Day 6: Colombo - Maldives via Fly Colombo to Male
Enter the magical island country of Maldives. As you arrive at the Male International Airport, an agents representative will receive you and escort you and your family to the resort.
Complete the check-in formalities and enjoy your arrival at your Beach Villa with welcome drinks. Your day is at leisure and you can relax at the beach or in your grand room. Proceed for the daily evening entertainment show, later in the day.
Enjoy a hearty dinner buffet in the main restaurant at the resort and retreat to your room for a peaceful nights sleep.
Day 7: Enjoy Leisure Day at the Island
Today you have the entire day at leisure. Explore the Island and VARU by Atmosphere resort at your own.
Varu is a term in Native Maldivian language of Dhivehi with connotations of strength, resilience and life in abundance.
The 5-star resort will offer a truly Maldivian experience by incorporating aspects of local traditions and
cultures, structural design - fused together with bursts of chic tropical vibes.
Overnight stay at the resort.t.
Day 8: A Day Suggested for Water Activities
In this Tour Package you can enjoy various water sports activities complimentary like Windsurf board & sail, Catamaran, Canoe, Standup paddle board Hang on for dear life. Laughter and shrieks of excitement fill the air. A rainbow spray of water. Cutting through the waves, free as a bird. Paddle across the atoll in a kayak. Ride a strong gust on a clear morning.
Balance on a catamaran. Para sailing, wake boarding, jet skiing Snorkelling.
An array of water sports activities and facilities to indulge in. So many ways to soar.
Overnight stay at the resort.
Day 9: Back To Home
After breakfast transfer to the Male Airport with happy memories of tour.
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Inclusions in Sri Lanka
- 5 Nights accommodation at the hotels mentioned or similar
- 1 room on double sharing basis at all locations.
- Accommodation at the hotels mentioned or similar with BB- (Breakfast )
- Transportation in a Private Air conditioned vehicle with Chauffeur
– All the drivers we have are English speaking guides.
- Government Taxes
- Toll Chargers (Airport to Colombo & Colombo to Bentota or Galle)
Room Type - 2 Nights Beach Villa + 1 Night Water Villa
Meal Plan - All Inclusive
Return Airport Transfers By Speed Boat
All Inclusive Inclusions :
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner served at the All-Day Dining our main restaurant; combination of
sumptuous buffet, live cooking stations, theme nights & grill
Selection of snacks daily from 16:00-18:00 HRS at the Main Pool Bar
Premium brands of spirits, beer, liqueur available at Main Pool Bar and All-Day Dining
Unlimited cocktails & Mocktails, signature drinks, various juices, soft drinks, mineral water,
selection of tea & coffee available from the VARU Plan Cocktails, Spirits & Beer Menu
Wide selection of Premium wines from world-over & bubbles from the VARU Plan.
In villa minibar stocked with beer/wines/soft beverages & selection of snacks replenished TWICE
20% discount on first TWO regular dives per guest (Guest Must hold a PADI certified certificate,
discounts applicable on dive only)
COMPLIMENTARY selection of non-motorized water sports (Windsurf board & sail, Catamaran, Canoe, Standup paddle board) during stay.
Guest Must pass Catamaran and Windsurfing competence check to avail.
COMPLIMENTARY Snorkeling equipment for each guest for duration of stay
Access to the Sports & Recreation Centre; fully equipped gymnasium, outdoor & indoor recreational activities
An array of daily organized activities for Children & Young Adults
Various other activities on a weekly & seasonal basis
Green tax included
All luxury taxes, Service Charges and GST included.
· Entrance fees to sites
· Dinner and Lunch or any meal not mentioned on the above program during the tour.
· Visa Fees
· Early check in or late checkout charges.- Medical expenses
- Personal tips, gratuities, laundry, etc.
- Any kind of recreational activity not mentioned in Cost Includes.
- Any kind of insurance
- Any Change is plan or loss of property or life due to conditions unforeseen like snowfall, landslides,
Political Disturbance, roadblocks, etc.
- Any other service/s not specified above.
- early check in / Late check out
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