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15 Days Experience East Coast In Sri Lanka Tour

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Acme Travels is based in Sri Lanka with 25 years of experience & experience from May 1993.

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15 Days Experience East Coast In Sri Lanka Tour

This Sri Lanka tour is different to the others it will take you to the east part of Sri Lanka where the Beaches are really beautiful during the period of April to October. In addition to the Culture, Mountains & wildlife etc. Please click the green colour arrows for more details of the itinerary.

DAY 1

AIRPORT / COLOMBO

Arrival at the Colombo international airport and then transfer to hotel. 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 colombo bustling bazaar area, a cinnamon garden which is comprises of large residences. Visit the Buddhist temple in Kelaniya. Return to the hotel for the overnight stay. Read more

Colombo , 1 Night
DAY 2

COLOMBO / GALLE

After breakfast leave for Galle. Which is the capital of the southern province is a city with a colorful history. UNESCO declared World Heritage Site the magnificent Dutch fort is the most popular attraction of the town. A 300 year old Dutch atmosphere is still very much alive around the fort and amidst it there are many historical buildings which are not invaded by skyscrapers. The beautiful beach of Unawatuna is just 6km south east of the city centre. The Dutch Reformed Church, the church contains record of marriages since 1748 and baptism from 1678. The other significant of the building id there are no pillars inside the building and the weight of the roof is supported by the walls. The southern coastal belt is the most popular among the tourists and comes to life mainly from October through April when the monsoon moves northeast and the sea becomes calm with clear blue skies. The earliest European administrative centre of Sri Lanka was the major port and the largest city until the British shifted the port to Colombo. The City of Galle had been the European administrative centre over 4 centuries. evening relax by the pool side overnight at hotel. Read more

Galle , 1 Night
DAY 3

GALLE / YALA / TISSAMAHARAMA

After breakfast leave to Tissamaharama. P.M. visit Yala, get ready for a safari (by jeep) in the Yala National Park. The most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. Yala was designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900 it was one of the first two national parks in Sri Lanka, been designated in 1938. The park is best known for its variety of wild animals. It is an important establishment for the conservation of Sri Lankan Elephants and aquatic birds. The park covers 979 square kilometers (378 sq mi) and is located about 300 kilometers (190 mi) from Colombo. Yala hosts a variety of ecosystems ranging from moist monsoon forests to the freshwater and marine wetlands. It is one of the 70 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Sri Lanka, 215 bird species including six endemic species of Sri Lanka. The number of mammals that have been recorded in the park is more than 40 and it has one of the highest leopard densities in the world. Later proceed to Arugam Bay. Arugam Bay is located at the end of the road on the East Coast side of Sri Lanka. If you are after remote rural life vibe with the atmosphere of the jungle – this is the place for you. Overnight at a hotel in Tissamaharama situated nearby. Read more

Tissamaharama , 1 Night
DAY 4

KUDA OYA / BUDURUWAGALA / ELLA

After breakfast leave to the Ella – Bandarawela region. En-route take a nature walk in Kuda Oya. Visit a village, walk through the paddy fields enjoy the company of the villagers & have lunch. Then visit Buduruwagala which is located about 5 km from Wellawaya on the Thanamalwila road. The name Buduruwagala means “the rock with the statue of Buddha” seven figures are carved in this rock with a massive 51 foot Buddha statue in the Abhaya Mudra gesture at the centre. The rock it self has the shape of a kneeling elephant with its head facing down. Although there is no documented information about this site in the ancient scriptures, it is now believed these carvings were done during the last days of the Anuradhapura period. Stay overnight in Ella or the Bandarawela Region. Read more

Bandarawela , 2 Nights
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DAY 5

ELLA BANDARAWELA REGION

After breakfast Trekking in Ella blessed with some of the most beautiful sights . It is only 8 km away from Bandarawela, the small town is used as a base for plenty of trekking expeditions to the surrounding countryside. It occupies a very scenic vantage point, with views of a fine day stretching right across the South Coast of Sri Lanka. Some of the best places you could see in Ella are the Ella Gap, Ravana Ella Falls, Little Adams Peak and Bambaragala Peak among the other many varied pleasant walks with stunning scenery. Ella is only a small village located high in the mountains and like most places in Sri Lanka the nicest thing about Ella is its climate. It reminds us of a hot English summer. It is hot during the day and cool at night. If you fancy climbing the peaks that are dotted around Ella, and then make sure you take sun protection and water. Stay overnight stay in Ella or Bandarawela. Read more

Bandarawela , 1 Night
DAY 6

ELLA / NUWARA ELIYA / TEA VISIT / KANDY

fter breakfast leave for Kandy, en-route stop at Ella to admire the magnificent view then proceed to Nuwara Eliya; the center of the hill country. En-route visit a tea plantation and witness the manufacture of the world famous Ceylon tea. Gregory Lake is a popular location in Nuwara Eliya and Shanthipura (the city view point). Take an evening walking in the cool climate. At P.M. – visit the city of Kandy. The most popular landmark of Kandy is its lake which is at the center of the city. You can visit the Kandy Museum. Late in the evening view the Kandyan cultural performance. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay. Read more

Kandy, 2 Nights
DAY 7

PINNAWELA / PERADENIYA / KANDY

After breakfast leave for Dambulla, en route visit Matale. This particular location situated 142 KM away from the capital Colombo and 26 kilometers (16 mi) from Kandy. It is a significant area in Sri Lankan history and village living. The spice garden in Matale is called ”Sri Lanka’s immortal soul” because it is easy to find in plenty the great scents, tastes and medicines that made Sri Lanka famous. Observe and learn about the spices at Matale, experience the great riches of the Sri Lankan cuisine and traditional ayurvedic therapy. Surrounding Matale are the Knuckles foot hills called ”Wiltshire.” The Knuckles mountain range is a special landmark of Matale. Riverston is heart-touching atmosphere which is really ideal for nature lovers. The climate here is somewhat different from other locations & one can experience high cloud cover in the area which then passes off at the Riverston area making the atmosphere cold. The Alu Vihara Temple on the Northern side of the town, is the historic location where the Pali Canon was first written down completely in text on ola (palm leaves). Then visit the Dambulla cave temple (also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla) is another world heritage site (1991) in Sri Lanka, situated in the Central part of the country. The site is situated 148 km (92 mi) East of Colombo and 72 km (45 mi) North of Kandy. It is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m (525 ft) over the surrounding plains. There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding. It has five caves under a vast overhanging rock, carved with a drip line to keep the interiors dry. In 1938 the architecture was embellished with arched colonnades and gabled entrances. Inside the caves, the ceilings are painted with intricate patterns of religious images following the contours of the rock. The Dambulla cave monastery is still functional and remains the best-preserved ancient edifice in Sri Lanka. The complex dates back from the 3rd and 2nd centuries B.C. Return back for dinner & stay overnight at the hotel. Read more

Kandy , 1 Night
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DAY 8

ANURADHAPURA / MIHINTALE

After breakfast leave for Anuradhapura & visit the ruins of the first capital founded in the 05th century B.C. here it has the largest number of ancient monuments of a great civilization. Dinner and an overnight stay at the hotel.

Sigiriya , 3 Nights
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DAY 9

Anuradhapura / Mihintale

After breakfast leave for Anuradhapura & visit the ruins of the first capital founded in the 05th century BC here it has the largest number of ancient monuments of a great civilization. Dinner & overnight

Sigiriya, 2 Nights
DAY 10

SIGIRIYA / MEDIRIGIRIYA

After breakfast visit Sigiriya, which is considered by some as the eighth wonder of the world, consists of an ancient castle used by King Kashyapa of the 4th century A.D. The Sigiriya site has the remains of an upper palace sited on the flat top of the rock, a mid-level terrace that includes the Lion Gate and the mirror wall with its frescoes, the lower palace that clings to the slopes below the rock, and the moats, walls and gardens that extend for some hundreds of meters out from the base of the rock. The site is both a palace and fortress. Sufficient remains to provide the visitor with a stunning insight into the ingenuity and creativity of its builders, the upper palace on the top of the rock includes cisterns cut into the rock that still retain water. The moats and walls that surround the lower palace are still exquisitely beautiful. Later proceed to Medirigiriya. Which is situated in a beautiful surrounding has a history going in to the pre-Christian era. The brahmi characters found on the bricks and the some of the stone carvings is an indication of the long history of this site. The first reference to this site are in the chronicles during the King Kanittha Tissa (0192-0194) of the Anuradhapura Era. Later many kings have contributed to this complex. There are remains of an advance hospital in the same area. This is built as two squares. The outer square has 33 stone pillars and the inner square has 20 pillars. There have been three entrances to the building. There are indications that the rooms have had doors. A well preserved medicine boat too can bee seen here. Dinner & an overnight stay at the hotel. Read more

Sigiriya, 1 Night
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DAY 11

POLONNARUWA / TRINCOMALEE

After breakfast visit Polonnaruwa the second most ancient of Sri Lanka's kingdoms, Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I, who defeated the Chola invaders in 1070 CE to reunite the country once more under a local leader. While Vijayabahus victory and shifting of Kingdoms to the more strategic Polonnaruwa is considered significant, the real Polonnaruwa Hero of the history books is actually his grandson, Parakramabahu I. The city Polonnaruwa was also called as Jananathamangalam during the short Chola reign. However, with the exception of his immediate successor, Nissankamalla I, all other monarchs of Polonnaruwa, were slightly weak-willed and rather prone to picking fights within their own court. They also went on to form more intimate matrimonial alliances with stronger South Indian Kingdoms, until these matrimonial links superseded the local royal lineage and gave rise to the Kalinga invasion by King Magha in 1214 and the eventual passing of power into the hands of a Pandyan King following the Arya Chakrawarthi invasion of Sri Lanka in 1284. The capital was then shifted to Dambadeniya. Today the ancient city of Polonnaruwa remains one of the best planned Archeological relic sites in the country, standing testimony to the discipline and greatness of the Kingdoms first rulers. The ancient city of Polonnaruwa has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Then leave to the East coast selected resort area Trincomalee or Passikuda. Visit Trincomalee about 113 miles south of Jaffna. The city is built on a peninsula, which divides the inner and outer harbours. The city is home to the famous ancient Koneswaram temple alluded to in its historic Tamil name Thirukonamalai from which its anglicized name is derived. Among the sights of the place are the seven hot springs of Kanniyayi, on the road to Trincomalee. A high wall assembles all the seven springs in a rectangular enclosure. The water is mildly hot; the temperature varies but slightly in each. A shear rock outcrop called Swami Rock, several meters high above the sea is the tip of the Fort Frederick thus named by the British. Swami Rock is Lovers Leap where a Dutch Officers daughter had leapt after a broken affair. The Trincomalee harbor is the fifth largest natural harbor in the world, it is overlooked by terraced highlands, the great European powers vied for mastery of the harbor. The Portuguese, the Dutch, the French, and the English, each held it in turn, and there have been many sea battles nearby. Evening free relax dinner & overnight at hotel. Read more

Trincomalee , 3 Nights
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DAY 12

TRINCOMALEE

Free day at the beach resort on Half Board Basis.(Dinner & Bfast included)

Trincomalee , 2 Nights
DAY 13

TRINCOMALEE

Free day at the beach resort on Half Board Basis.(Dinner & Bfast included)

Trincomalee , 1 Night
DAY 14

TRINCOMALEE / NEGOMBO

After Breakfast leave to Negombo. Relax leisurely at the Hotel & stay overnight.

Negombo , 1 Night
DAY 15

NEGOMBO / AIRPORT

After breakfast transfer to the airport and connect flight for departure. Rooms are available until 12h00 in the afternoon.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Colombo
Day 2
Location Galle
Hotel Lady Hill
Day 3
Location Tissamaharama
Day 4
Location Ella
Day 6
Location Kandy
Day 8
Location Sigiriya
Day 11
Location Trincomalee
Day 14
Location Negombo
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Colombo
Day 2
Location Galle
Day 3
Location Tissamaharama
Day 4
Location Ella
Day 6
Location Kandy
Day 8
Location Habarana
Day 11
Location Trincomalee
Day 14
Location Negombo
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Colombo
Day 2
Location Galle
Hotel Deco 44
Day 3
Location Tissamaharama
Hotel The Safari
Day 4
Location Ella
Day 6
Location Kandy
Day 8
Location Sigiriya
Day 11
Location Trincomalee
Day 14
Location Negombo

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • All rates quoted are in US Dollars & net per person inclusive of all applicable taxes.
  • Every two persons sharing a double or twin room at mentioned properties or similar.
  • Welcomed at the airport by our representative.
  • Check-in & Check-out 12h00.
  • Three nights on half-board basis (breakfast & dinner) and eleven nights on bed & breakfast basis (breakfast only).
  • Air-conditioned private vehicle with an English speaking chauffeur will be provided (Private Tour).
  • No vehicle will be provided on any free days if any (as per program).
  • Fuel & local assurance for vehicle & passengers while travelling included.
  • The chauffeur will look after his meals & accommodation by himself.
  • Basic Jeep to visit reserve included for a half day – (Entrance fees for the reserve to be paid directly by clients). If for any reason the mentioned reserve is closed we shall make arrangements to visit another reserve.

Package excludes

  • All entrance fees as per program to be paid directly in Sri Lanka Rupees and it will cost around USD 209 per person. Please change foreign currency in to SLRS at the airport after customs, there are many 24hrs bank counters at the airport as all these payments have to be made only in SLRS. No credit card payments are accepted at these historical sites. (Entrance fees are subject to change, rates are as applicable at the moment – Children under 12 years will be charged a half rate in some places.)
  • Personal spending (tips, laundry, mini bar, telephone, fax, beverages etc.)
  • The rights to use video cameras at sites – most places they are free when you pay the entrance fees except at Kandy Tooth Temple & Pinnawela Elephant orphanage there are extra charges for Video camera’s only USD 05 per Video Camera per location.
  • Medical expenses, travel insurance, international flights.
  • Sri Lanka visa charges, USD 35 per person for NON SAARC countries & USD 20 for SAARC countries, can be obtained.

More information

  • Sri Lanka Visa charges USD 35 per person for NON SAARC countries & USD 20 for SAARC countries, can be obtained directly via the internet please visit this site. http://www.eta.gov.lk/

REVIEWS

3 Reviews

Nadine M., Mexico

Bonjour Une organisation sans faille de la part de JPM Tour, des documents clairs et précis. Les rendez vous avec les guides toujours sans retard et bien à l'endroit attendu. Les hôtels choisis correspondaient tout à fait à notre souhait. Mais surtout, surtout, nous avons eu des ennuis de santé, rage de dents à l'arrivée à Cancun, puis mon fils s'est ouvert la main à Tulum, il a fallu le recoudre. Etre en pays étranger en ne parlant que très peu l'anglais et l'espagnol est très paniquant. Nous étions un peu perdus pour prendre les bonnes décisions et l'équipe de JPM Tour et particulièrement Jean Laurent nous a aidé sans compter, répondant à chacun de nos appels, s'inquiétant du suivi médical. Notre voyage aurait pu mal tourner et grâce à l'équipe de JPM Tour, tout c'est finalement bien terminé et le Mexique est un super voyage et nous laisse un magnifique souvenir. Cette agence est vraiment un excellent relais de votre organisme, merci de nous avoir aiguillé vers eux. Voilà la deuxième année que nous voyageons avec vous et nous sommes enchantéès. Je vous avoue que je regarde avec envie vos suggestions de voyage pour l’année prochaine Bien à vous, Nadine M. Read more

Jean-Jacques M., Georgia

Bonjour Notre voyage s'est très bien passé, grâce surtout à notre guide Lia. Elle a été exemplaire. J'espère que la GE ne fera pas partie de l'UE, conservant ainsi ses produits de la ferme "naturels". Et d'espérer également qu'elle pourra exporter ses vins et miels. Bcp à faire. Les paysages sont très beaux, même s'il en coûte à notre système cardiologique en ayant peur sur les routes. Dommage peut-être que nous n'ayons pas eu l'occasion de voir et entendre les musique et danse folkloriques. Voilà en général notre impression. Cordiales salutations, Jean-Jacques M. Read more

Véronique B, Iceland

Voyage très bien organisé. La mise à disposition d'un 4×4 pour les pistes des fjords du Nord Ouest aurait été un plus. Nous recommandons Akemia à ceux qui veulent partir en Islande.

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