Roundtrip Sri Lanka
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We can heartily recommend you to our special 15-days tour. We will show you nearly all the highlights of Sri Lanka, individually and comfortably, travelling by car with your own private driver . The trip includes the transfers to and from the airport and is on the basis of half board. The cost of the entrance-tickets for the entire tour is charged by the Sri Lankan Government and is calculated separately (see price list attached under the programme)
This trip will give you a good image of the many facets the beautiful island of Sri Lanka has to offer. You will start your trip by staying two nights in a lovely beach hotel so you may rest and become acclimatized after your flight.
Next day, we begin this fascinating tour of alternating culture, nature and adventure. A train trip is included in the tour, travelling in a diesel train through the tea fields and mountains. Your driver will bring you to the railway station and take your luggage in his car, picking you up again on arrival. An unforgettable experience. A safari is also included in the Yala National Park, and there is so much more. Every day a new adventure is waiting for you!
As many as six of the highlights in our roundtrip are on the Unesco list of World Heritages. The journey ends with a three-days stay in a lovely beach hotel where you can process the many impressions of your tour and relax before you leave for your return flight. However, your tour can be adapted to your wishes (at additional cost) You can, for example, extend the stay on the beach for some days, you can extend the tour by travelling a number of days to the fascinating and beautiful North, Jaffna, (see also our tour V.O.C. and Nature) or have an optional stay of several days on the paradise beaches on the east-coast near Trincomalee. New and very attractive possibilities for those who have taken a roundtrip in Sri Lanka in the past; a chance to renew an acquaintance! See also our new VOC-nature roundtrip that goes to the North, Jaffna and Jaffna Pensinsula.
Our accompanying drivers, selected by and working under the direction of our partner in Colombo, are reliable safe drivers, speaking fluenthly English. (on request also dutch/german/French/italian speaking) They are dedicated to their work and experienced as guides. Our drivers will proudly show you their country, tell you its history and the daily life of the people. It is a very special and incomparable way to get to know this beautiful country, highly appreciated by our guests. Actually, “hosts” is a better name for them!
The hotels are of good tourist class, situated on beautiful locations, and provide excellent kitchens. Most have a swimming pool. We have many years of good experience with these hotels but if you should wish for more luxurious hotels you have possibility to “upgrade” at additional cost. Naturally, the cost of this trip stays unaltered if you book the tour as offered without any changes. (see price list attached under the travel programme)
A great advantage of our tours -all individual- is that you can travel at any time/period that is convenient for you. Your holiday will never be cancelled due to too few participants. After you have booked, we will fully prepare you for your stay in Sri Lanka through our advice documents. You have only to provide your airline ticket, we do the rest. If you wish, we can also advise you on this. You can always turn to us with your questions, we will gladly answer them.
During the tour your driver is your first point of contact. Or, -if necessary,- our contact person on the spot.
Finally, our work on our tours is free of charge, the benefits go directly to Sri Lanka! This allows us to help the people there.
Therefore, you can help the Sri Lankan people by going on a holiday! An unforgettable journey in the beautiful Paradise Island that is called Sri Lanka!
Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information or if you might have any questions.
Francis, driver/guide and host
You will be met and welcomed at Colombo airport by your driver/guide who will accompany you during your roundtrip. He will take you to your beach hotel in Negombo (52 km. from the airport). Your hotel is beautifully located directly on the beach of the Indian Ocean. It has a wonderful tropical garden and swimming-pool (children’s pool) and an excellent kitchen. Here, you may rest and stay the night after your long flight. Dinner will be served in the evening.
Your beach hotel
Another wonderful day at leisure, to get acclimatized and enjoy sun & sea on the beach, or at the swimming pool in the beautiful tropical garden. Enjoy the marvellous sunsets. Dinner and overnight stay.
Sunset in Negombo
After breakfast we leave –via Puttalam- for Anuradhapura. If wished so, we can make a stop in Chilaw to visit the Munneswaram Hindu Temple, Sri Lanka’s largest Shiva Temple. In the afternoon we will arrive at our hotel in Anuradhapura. After a refreshment you may take a city tour of the ancient Anuradhapura, the oldest and most important city of the ancient Kings. Anuradhapura was the capital of a Singhalese Kingdom from third century B.C. up until 1017 A.D. You will see large (extended) fields of ruins with the remains of temples, monasteries, and dagoba’s. etc.
Later in the afternoon, we will drive to Mihinhalaya where we will climb the Mihintalaya Rock (about 15 minutes drive from the hotel) At the top of the Rock you will discover a mystic world of caves, dagoba’s and temples. Afterwards, we will return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast, we leave for the ancient King’s City of Polonnaruwa. On our way there, we will climb the world’s famous Lion Rock of Sigiriya. Halfway up, you will find the remains of the wonderful world famous fresco’s which King Kasayapa had painted. Once on the top you will see the remainings of the fortress built by King Kasayapa in the fifth century. You will enjoy a breathtaking view over the land at a height of 200 meters.! We will arrive at our Polonnaruwa hotel at the end of the afternoon. Dinner and overnight stay.
Sigiriya, the Lion Rock
After breakfast, we leave for the ancient King’s City of Polonnaruwa with the enormous lying Buddha (15 meters) and the remains of the Royal Palace. In the past century this ancient city has been re-discovered and excavated after it had been hidden for ages and overgrown by the virgin forests. We also visit the Parakkrama Samudraya waterworks (tanks), part of an ingenious irrigation system constructed almost 2500 years ago by King Parakkramabahu. After this we will return to our hotel for dinner and overnight stay
The ancient Polonnaruwa
After breakfast, departure for Kandy which is the last ancient King’s City and is on the list of World’s Heritage since 1988. We visit Dambulla Rock Tempels on the way. Here you will see wonderful fresco’s, paintings and statues, oldest dates back to the beginning of our civilisation. At the end of the afternoon we reach Kandy, beautifully situated in lush green and hilly scenery. We arrive at our hotel in Kandy. After a quick ‘freshening-up’ we will visit the whirling cultural dance-show of the famous Kandy Dancers. Their performance ends with a fire dance, a dance on red-hot burning coal. We will return to our hotel for dinner and overnight stay at the end of the show..
Statue of Buddha in the Dambulla Rocktemples.
After breakfast, we leave for Kandy where we will do a city tour. We will visit the “Temple of the Tooth”. Sri Lanka’s most precious relic, a tooth of Buddha, is kept in this temple. We will also visit other sites and you can enjoy the very special Asiatic atmosphere in the many shopping streets around the Temple and the local market. We also will visit the Royal Botanical Garden of Peradeniya, one of the most beautiful in the world. After this programme we return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Kandy, Temple of the Tooth
After breakfast, we will visit the Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawela . Here you will see how a herd of about 60 elephants, and many baby elephants, are led to the river by their maouds to enjoy their daily bath. After this heart warming scene, we will return to Kandy where we will remain at our leisure; do some shopping, visit the local market or take a stroll along the lake of Kandy. Dinner and overnight stay.
Pinnewala, elephant orphanage
After breakfast, you will enjoy a very special experience: a train ride through beautiful green hills and tea fields, unforgettable. Your driver will pick you up from the railway station at Nuwara Eliya and take you for a small tour of the city. “Little England ” is the alternative name for Nuwara Eliya because of the many beautiful colonial and Victorian buildings and houses dating from the British period. We will visit a tea plantation and factory in Labookelle on our way, you will learn things about your daily tea which you never knew before.
We drive to Ella where your hotel is beautifully situated high in the mountains and overlooking the “Ella Gap”, a breathtaking sight. Dinner and overnight stay in Ella.
After breakfast, departure to Tissamaharama, also called “Tissa”. On our way we will visit the Rawana waterfalls near Ella. Arrival in our hotel in Tissa. In the late afternoon we will have a safari in The Yala National Park in jeeps, accompanied by a ranger. An adventurous experience, you will most certainly meet elephants! Furthermore, various other animals have their domicile in this park, for example: leopards, crocodiles, gazelles, varans, mungo’s, waterbuffaloo’s, peacocks, pellican’s, storks and a fascinating number of gaudy tropical birds.
Dinner and overnight stay in Tissamaharama.
Yala N.P. safari park
After breakfast departure to Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka’s most well known and oldest tourist city. On our way, we will visit the special stilt fishermen in Ahangama. You will see the historic V.O.C. city of Galle, where we will visit the old-Dutch fortification, the museum of Galle’s colonial history and the old Dutch reformed Church. On completion we drive to your beach hotel in Hikkaduwa for a delightful 3-days beachstay.
Dinner and overnight stay.
These days are at your leisure to enjoy sun, sea and beach, rest and relax
Dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast, your driver/guide will come to pick you up for the transfer to the airport for your return flight to Europe. End of an unforgettable holiday in the paradise island of Sri Lanka.
Pricelist valid from11/01/2023 to 30/04/2023)
2- 3 PERS. (O.B.O. DOUBLE ROOM) EUR. 844,– P.P. ( min. 2 pers.)
4- 6 PERS. (O.B.O DOUBLE ROOM) EUR. 790.,– P.P.
7-10 PERS. (O.B.O. DOUBLE ROOM) EUR. 736,– P.P.
SUPPLEMENT FOR SINGLE ACCOMMODATION EUR 358
Entrance tickets for the full tour E 196,– per person(subjected to change)
SUPPLEMENT FOR ACCOMMODATION AT HIKKA TRANZ HOTEL(4 Stars Plus) INSTEAD OF CITRUS HOTEL HIKKADUWA EURO 133 PER PERSON ( FOR LAST 4 NIGHTS)
SUPPLEMENT FOR ACCOMMODATION AT CITRUS HOTEL(4 Stars plus) WASKADUWA INSTEAD OF CITRUS HOTEL HIKKADUWA EURO 88 PER PERSON ( FOR LAST 4 NIGHTS)
SUPPLEMENT FOR ACCOMMODATION AT SHERATON HOTEL KOSGODA (5 Stars ) INSTEAD OF CITRUS HOTEL HIKKADUWA EURO 142 PER PERSON ( FOR LAST 4 NIGHTS)
SUPPLEMENT FOR ACCOMMODATION AT LAGOON PARADISE HOTEL INSTEAD OF CITRUS HOTEL EURO 106 PER PERSON ( FOR LAST 4 NIGHTS )
SUPPLEMENT FOR ACCOMMODATION AT ELLA FLOWER GARDEN HOTEL INSTEAD OF WATER FALLS HOME STAY ELLA EURO 25 PER PERSON
SUPPLEMENT FOR ACCOMMODATION AT MOUNTAIN HEAVENS HOTEL INSTEAD OF WATER FALLS HOME STAY ELLA EURO 52 PER PERSON
CHILDEREN UNDER 3 YRS: FREE OF CHARGE
CHILDREN BETWEEN THE AGE 3 YEARS UP TO 12 YRS OLD: 52 % ( OF THE ADULT PRICE)
CHILDREN OF 12 YRS AND ABOVE : FULL TARIFF
THE ABOVE MENTIONED PRICES ARE INCLUSIVE:
– ACCOMMODATION (GOOD MIDDLE CLASS HOTELS) ON BASE OF HALFBOARD FOR 14 NIGHTS:
– FROM THE DINNER ON DAY 01 TILL AND WITH THE BREAKFAST ON DAY 15;
– TRANSPORT WITH AIRCO CAR DURING THE ROUNDTRIP;
– ACCOMPANIMENT BY AN ENGLISH SPEAKING DRIVER/GUIDE
– TRAIN TRIP FROM KANDY TO NUWARA ELIYA OR NUWARA ELIYA TO ELLA
– BICYCLE RIDE IN POLONNARUWA TO VISIT THE ANCIENT CITY
– JEEP RIDE IN YALA NATIONAL PARK (ENTRANCE TICKETS NOT INCLUDED)
– CULTURAL DANCE SHOW IN KANDY;
– ALL TRANSFERS;
– ALL (TOURIST) TAXES.
PRICES ARE EXCLUSIVE:
LUNCHES (OPTIONAL ON THE SPOT), DRINKS, PERSONAL EXPENSES;
– ENTRANCE TICKETS ON THE SPOT (TO BE PAID AFTER ARRIVAL)
– OTHER SERVICES THAT ARE NOT MENTIONED;
Value Added Services Provided Free of Charge
Welcome the Guests with Flower Garlends
Drinking water in the car when traveling
Bottle of wine with Home made Chocolates
Box of Orchids for the lady on the day of the departure
PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THE FACT THAT:
– PRICES AS MENTIONED ARE VALID FROM 11/01/2023 TO 30/04/2023.
– IN CASE THE HOTELS MENTIONED AT THE MOMENT OF YOUR BOOKING MIGHT NOT BE AVAILABLE, WE WILL RESERVE AN EQUALHOTELIN THE SAME NEIGHBOURHOOD:
– ALL LUNCHES ARE OPTIONAL ON THE SPOT;
* as prices of entrance-tickets are controlled by the SL government the entrances may be subject of change.
THE ABOVE MENTIONED PRICES ARE INCLUSIVE:
PRICES ARE EXCLUSIVE:
PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THE FACT THAT:
*Prices of entrances can be subject to change as these are ruled by Sri Lankan authorities.