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Sri Lanka – The Wonder of Asia

Sri Lanka, with its diverse landscapes, warm-hearted people, and rich heritage, is more than a destination; it’s an invitation to discover the extraordinary. Pack your bags and let Sri Lanka weave its magic around you, one unforgettable experience at a time.

Sri Lanka

Starts: from Colombo Airport (CMB)

Ends: at Colombo Airport (CMB)

Type: Mixed Gender

Dates

Start: 9:15 AM, 10 Feb 2024

End: 8 PM, 17 Feb 2024

₹ 63300

About the Tour

Nestled like a glistening emerald in the heart of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka beckons with a siren’s call, urging you to embark on an unforgettable adventure. This enchanting island paradise promises a tapestry of experiences that will leave you awestruck and yearning for more. Set out on a captivating adventure to Sri Lanka, where a mesmerizing symphony of landscapes and cultures brings nature’s brilliant palette to life.

Imagine a land where time dances between ancient temples and modern metropolises, where lush jungles and pristine beaches converge, and where smiles are as warm as the tropical sun. Sri Lanka, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, beckons you to embark on an adventure that will awaken your wanderlust and touch your soul.

The island’s rich heritage unfolds before your eyes, with ancient temples and UNESCO World Heritage sites narrating tales of a storied past. The iconic Sigiriya rock fortress rises majestically from the jungle, a testament to human ingenuity and artistry. Dambulla’s cave temples transport you to ancient realms, leaving you hooked to the stories of kings and dynasties etched into their stones and celestial frescoes. The lush landscapes and tranquil lakes mirror paradise.

Kandy, the cultural heart of Sri Lanka, where the revered Temple of the Tooth Relic whispers stories of history and spirituality. This city resonates with history as the last royal capital, where legends of kings and traditions of old intertwine. Kandy’s culinary scene is a symphony of flavors, from delectable street eats to royal feasts, each bite takes you on a voyage through Sri Lankan culture.

Step back in time in the historic Galle Fort, where Dutch colonial charm meets artistic flair. The fort’s ramparts offer panoramic views of turquoise waters, while the gentle sway of palm trees and the harmony of colonial architecture. Once a trading hub, Bentota’s sands hold tales of merchants and explorers who marveled at its beauty.

Unwind on the pristine beaches of Mirissa and watch the gentle giants of the ocean, the blue whales, in their natural habitat. If you are still feeling adventurous, then dive into the vibrant underwater world of Hikkaduwa’s coral reefs.

We have known Sri Lanka for its beautiful coastline and UNESCO World Heritage sites. But, did you know that Sri Lanka is also home to charming hill stations and boasts of some picturesque British heritage?

Nuwara Eliya, the “Little England” of Sri Lanka, where emerald tea plantations stretch to the horizon, and misty mornings promise serenity. The Queen of Hill Stations, they call it, where time seems to pause in the embrace of tea plantations that carpet the landscape. Savor the tea culture that birthed Ceylon’s finest brews. Wander through emerald fields, where the aromatic symphony of tea leaves fills the air. Nuwara Eliya’s beauty is nature’s masterpiece, with waterfalls cascading into misty oblivion and Gregory Lake’s tranquility reflecting the sky.

Just a few miles away from Nuwara Eliya, is the stunning hill station of Ella.  Do you know that Ella is home to the vintage “Nine Arches Bridge”? Also known for the Little Adam’s mountain peak and its cute cafes, Ella is best visited by a scenic train journey from Nuwara Eliya.

Sri Lanka’s tapestry of experiences is a masterpiece, each town a vibrant thread woven into a mesmerizing narrative of beauty, culture, and adventure. Pack your bags and let Sri Lanka paint your heart with its colorful palette of wonders. The journey of a lifetime awaits.

Trip Highlights

Visa for Sri Lanka

Please note that Indian Passport Holders can enter Sri Lanka without any visa as of now. They just need to apply for an ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) which is free of cost until March 31, 2024.

Link for ETA: https://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa

Our package cost is also valid only for Indian Passport Holders. If you don’t possess the same, it’s your responsibility to inform the same to us before booking this package.

Your Itinerary

Please land by 1 PM at Colombo Airport (Bandaranaike International Airport).
Airport Code: CMB

Pickup Schedule (Group Transfers):

First Pickup: 9:15 AM (land by 8:45 AM for this)
Second Pickup: 1:30 PM (land latest by 1 PM for this)

Please note that the hotel check-in time is 2 PM. Early check-in is subject to availability. If you are coming early, you can hang out in the common space or explore the surroundings.

Note: We can book your flights at a good price. If your flight schedule doesn’t match the group pickup schedule mentioned here, please note that you need to manage your hotel arrival at your own expense. We can assist in booking the same. If you wish to come a day early or stay back an extra day, we can assist in hotel bookings as well. 

After Hotel Check-in,
Group Introduction & Orientation
Colombo City Tour, including below places:
Galle Face
Town Hall(witness from outside)
Viharamahadevi Park (witness from outside)
Independence Square
Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple
Pettah Floating Market (witness from outside)
Dinner

Stay overnight in a 4-star hotel 

Breakfast
Hotel Check-Out
Turtle Hatchery
Madu River Boat Cruise
Hikkaduwa Beach
Lunch (cost excluded)
Galle Fort & Lighthouse
Reach Mirissa
Beach Resort Check-In
Dinner

Stay overnight in a 4-star beach resort

Packed Breakfast
Go for the Whale & Dolphin Watching Tour (early morning, optional, cost excluded, duration 3-4 hours)
Return to hotel
Day free for enjoying beach resort
Social Evening & Dinner

If you ain’t looking to enjoy a relaxing beach day, then reach out to us for some activity options.

Overnight in a 4-star beach resort

Breakfast
Hotel Check-Out
Ravana Waterfall
Little Adam’s Peak (1.5 km/45 min one-way hike, optional)
Lunch in Ella Market (cost excluded)
Nine Arches Bridge (need to climb a flight of stairs)
Drive to Nuwara Eliya
Hotel Check-In
Dinner

If you don’t wish to undertake Little Adam’s hike, you can hang out in Ella Market. Or, you can also go Ziplining or Ella Swing. Reach out to us for more details!
We have aligned our timings in a way so that we can witness the train passing over the Nine Arches Bridge!

Stay overnight in a 4-star hotel

Breakfast
Hotel Check-out
Nuwara Eliya Post-Office
Lake Gregory
Tea Estate Visit
Board train to Kandy
Enjoy a scenic train ride for 3.5 hours
Arrival at Kandy train station
Late Lunch (cost excluded)
Hotel Check-In
Gem Gallery Visit
Dinner

Please note that our luggage from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy will be transferred via road, in our tour coach. We have included the train ride in the itinerary as really scenic and one of the most beautiful things to do in Sri Lanka. Carry some packed snacks for today as our lunch in Kandy would be really late.

Overnight in a 4-star hotel

Breakfast
Start driving towards Dambulla
Dambulla Cave Temple (364 steps one way, easy)
Lunch (cost excluded)
Sigiriya Rock Fortress (1200 steps one way but not continuous, easy)
Hotel Check-In
Dinner

*Please note that we are required to climb a total of roughly 1200 steps from the entrance to the top while exploring/climbing Sigiriya Rock Fortress but it’s not as challenging as it sounds and we don’t climb this in one go, except the last leg. We do this while walking around, appreciating the magnificence of the fortress as it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and listening to the tour guide.

Stay overnight in a 4-star hotel

Breakfast
Kandy Lake
White Buddha (Sri Maha Bodhi Viharaya)
Ceylon Tea Museum
Lunch (cost excluded)
Temple of Tooth Relic
Kandyan Dance PerformanceSocial Evening
Dinner

Stay overnight in a 4-star hotel

Breakfast
Hotel Check-Out
Drive to Colombo
Free Shopping Time
Airport Drop by 8 PM

Trip Ends

Please note that we expect to drop participants at Colombo Airport (Bandaranaike International Airport, Airport Code: CMB) by 8 PM. We recommend participants book a flight after 11 PM. Please note that if your flight schedule doesn’t match the group schedule published here, then you need to manage your drop at your own expense. We can assist in bookings.

Booking/ Query

If you have any questions or concerns, then please feel free to contact us using the below-mentioned details. Alternatively, fill this form and our team will get back to you at their earliest.

This trip can also be personalized as per your needs, with your friends & family. If interested, please reach out to us.

To book this trip, please Call/ WhatsApp/ Email using the below-mentioned details.

Call/ WhatsApp : +91 9999 74 9677
Email: chandni@transformingtravels.com

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