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Start Time
12:00 pm
Saturday
April 28, 2018
End Time
3:00 pm
Saturday
May 5, 2018

Trip description

AAYUBOWAN! Great many things have been said about Sri Lanka. The Arabs called it Serendib from which originated that lovely English word – “Serendipity” that so wonderfully describes the occurrence of events by a happy coincidence. Marco Polo described Sri Lanka, then known as Ceylon, as being “for its size, better circumstanced than any island in the world”.
Endless palm-lined beaches, famed ancient Buddhist ruins, cooler mountainous terrain punctuated with waterfalls, vivid green tea plantations, oodles of elephants, friendly and welcoming people, delectable food, all make Sri Lanka irresistible.
Come experience and enjoy Sri Lanka with us!
ITINERARY
Day 01 | Arrive in Colombo. Transfer to Sigiriya via. Pinnawala
- Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage which is home to abandoned elephants
Day 02 | Sigiriya – Dambulla – Polonnaruwa {Cultural Trail}
- Climb the Sigiriya Rock, also known as ‘Lion Rock’
- Visit Dambulla Cave Rock Temple dating to the First Century B.C.
- Visit Polonnaruwa for the Brahmanic monuments built by the Cholas
Day 03 | Sigiriya – Kandy {Head to Highlands}
- Aluvihare Rock Temple
- Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
- Kandiyan Cultural Dance and Drumming Show
- Kandy Lake. Evening stroll around it.
Day 04 | Kandy – Haputale {Train through Tea Gardens}
- Train ride to Haputale passing through tea gardens, waterfalls, mountain views, streams.
- Lipton’s Seat, Dambatenne Tea Estate and Ravana Falls
Day 05 | Haputale – Horton Plains – World’s End {Ultimate Experience}
- Venture into Horton Plains
- Hike till the World's End
- Bakers Waterfalls
- Nine Arch Bridge
- Stroll in Ella
Day 06 | Haputale – Mirissa {It’s Beach Time}
- Hike up the Little Adam’s Peak
- Magnificent rock temples of Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara
- Blow Hole
- Gaudy shrines of Wewrukannala Buduraja Maha Vihara
- Beach Time, Folks.
Day 07 | Mirissa {Sun, Sea & Sand}
- Stroll in the beaches
- Water sports like snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, etc.
- Whale Watching
- Boat Cruise to Mangrove forests
- Night Life
Day 08 | Transfer to Colombo
- Galle Fort
- Boat cruise in Madu River Wetland
- Drop-off at Airport
- Bid Adieu
If you’ve an additional day, you can take a tuk-tuk tour of Colombo city before taking the next day flight.
DATES:-
Start Date: 28th April 2018 (Saturday)
End Date: 5th May 2018 (Saturday)
Pick-up / Drop-off at Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Pls ensure that you arrive before 12 Noon on the Start Date & book your return ticket for your flight after 3:00PM on the End Date.
TRIP COST:-
Rs. 24,500 per person
These rates are for Indian Nationals only.
The trip will have a maximum of 12 participants only.
Minimum of 6 participants required to conduct the trip. Please do check with us before booking your air tickets.
Please confirm your participation by paying Rs.5,000/- (Non-refundable Booking Fee**) to book your seat. Rest to be paid 30 days before the tour start date.
Please write to us at unusualescapes@gmail.com for bank account details. Your spot will be confirmed as soon as we receive your Booking Fee.
**This has been mandated as only those who’re really keen join us & to ensure that we have no last minute surprises!
AIRFARE:-
Current airfares:
Chennai - Colombo - Chennai: Rs.8,200/-
Hyderabad - Colombo - Hyderabad: Rs.13,500/-
Mumbai - Colombo - Mumbai: Rs.14,200/-
Kolkata - Colombo - Kolkata: Rs.13,700/-
Bangalore - Colombo - Bangalore: Rs.11,200/-
New Delhi - Colombo - New Delhi: Rs.12,800/-
INCLUSIONS:-
• Comfy accommodation on double / triple sharing basis in Home-stays / Hotels / Guesthouses for 7 nights / 8 days.
• Tea & Breakfast
• Group airport transfer for arrival and departure in Colombo airport. If your flight arrival is at a different time, extra charges will be applicable.
• Local sightseeing by an exclusive mini-van / bus.
• 1st / 2nd Class Train ticket from Kandy to Haputale
• Permits, Toll Taxes, Parking Charges
• Service charges & Taxes
EXCLUSIONS:-
• International airfare & airport taxes
• Visa arrangements
• Food / Snacks / Beverages other than mentioned above
• Entry tickets to places of interest & Camera charges
• Overseas Insurance
• Scuba Diving, Banana ride, Kayak, other water-sport charges
• Additional cost arising due to mishaps, political unrest, natural calamities like – landslides, road blockage, etc. In such case extra will have to be paid on the spot by the guests directly.
• Personal expenses such as laundry, room heater charges, bottled water, soft drinks, incidentals, porter charges, tips, medicines, etc.
• Any item not specified in the ‘Inclusions’.
KEY INFORMATION:-
• All travelers to Sri Lanka must apply for an ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) for traveling to Sri Lanka.
• Complete ETA Form and submit online.
• A ETA Fee of US$20 is applicable for all applications which has to be paid online
• Travelers from India, carrying an Indian passport can enter up to Sri Lanka for 30 days.
• The processing time for a Sri Lanka visa is approx. 24 - 48 hours.
• Valid Indian passport for minimum period of 6 months.
• Valid round-trip ticket showing the port of entry into Sri Lanka.
• Your passport should have at least 2 blank pages.
• Requirement of ticket is not mandatory for applying for ETA.
• The official local currency of Sri Lanka is the Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR). Currently, 1 INR = 2.35 LKR.
RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL:-
We care about the local communities, their culture, economy and environment. Act responsibly while traveling.
• Respect the culture, tradition & religious sensitivity of the locals.
• Dress and behave properly in villages and holy places.
• Minimize use of water & power.
• Avoid buying products made of coral, endangered animals or plants.
• Do not pluck flowers or plants.
• Avoid littering. Bring them back to your place to dispose. Recycle where possible.
• Eat what the locals eat.
• Purchase local products. Avoid bargaining. Pay fair price.
• Visit the locals, talk to them, and learn their culture.
• Avoid smoking & drinking.
• Take permission before taking pictures.
For further details & booking your slot, email us at unusualescapes@gmail.com or Call/WhatsApp at 9052220466
Warm regards,
R. P. Sarathy
Founder - UnusualEscapes - Travel Ethically
www.unusualescapes.com
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