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11 Days Colonial Tour Sri Lanka

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Acme Travels

Acme Travels is based in Sri Lanka with 23 years of experience & experience from May 1993.

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11 Days Colonial Tour Sri Lanka

A comprehensive tour of Sri Lanka dwelling into its historical past & its natural beauty. It includes a few days stay at a beach hotel in the south of Sri Lanka. The tour is an ideal one as it is complemented by Colonial style accommodation where ever possible at a reasonable rate

DAY 1

AIRPORT / COLOMBO

Stay in a colonial style accommodation as far as possible Colonial Tour, taking in Sri Lanka's rich history, fascinating culture and beautiful scenery. Elephant back riding in the forest and tea plantations in the hills and its beaches etc. Arrival at the Colombo international airport and 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, Colombo's bustling bazaar area and a cinnamon garden filled with large residences. Later on visit the Buddhist temple in Kelaniya. Return to the hotel for overnight stay. Read more

Colombo, 1 Night
DAY 2

NEGOMBO/ ANURADAPURA

After breakfast leave for Anuradhapura en-route visit Negombo.It is largely Roman Catholic by faith, with huge imposing churches down almost every street. The sea & the catamarans are the backdrop to the Negombo scenery. At Pm visit Anuradhapura and enjoy the ruins of the first capital founded in the 05th century BC. It is known to have the largest number of ancient monuments of a great civilization. World Heritage city Anuradhapura, in picturesque ruins, was once a major center of SriLankan civilization. Installation at hotel for overnight stay, dinner included. Read more

Anuradapura , 1 Night
DAY 3

AUKANA / SIGIRIYA

After breakfast visit Aukana some 30 km northwest of the Golden Dambulla Rock Temple, the village of Aukana located close to the large ancient Kala Wewa rainwater reservoir, is home to the most perfectly preserved ancient statue in Sri Lanka & then visit Sigiriya, located in the north-central part of Sri Lanka, preserves the architectural tradition of the country.The town is famous for its Rock, gardens and Sanctuary. Sigiriya has spectacular importance in SriLanka as an ancient palace complex, erected during the reign of King Kasyapa, it has been declared by UNESCO a world heritage site. In the evening relax & the overnight stay is at the hotel ( dinner included). Read more

Sigiriya, 2 Nights
DAY 4

POLONNARUWA / MEDIRIGIRIYA

After breakfast get ready for an excursion to Polonnaruwa, the second ancient capital city for three centuries, it is one of the most interesting places in Sri Lanka with many well preserved ruins of palaces and monasteries . In the late afternoon visit Medirigiriya. The Medirigiriya Vatadage is on a high circular stage.It has three circles of concentric (With the same center) circle of pillars is a decorated stone wall about three and a half feet high. Return to the hotel for overnight stay with dinner. Read more

Sigiriya, 1 Night
DAY 5

DAMBULLA / NALANDA/KANDY

After breakfast leave for Kandy en-route visit Dambulla. In SriLankan history Dambulla cave complex dates back to 3rd and 2nd centuries BC. Even before the making of the complex it was well established as one of the largest monasteries in Sri Lanka. Dambulla caves have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The area is also known for bird watching then visit Nalanda Gedige the Abu Simbel of Sri Lanka . Nalanda Gedige is one of a number of remarkable archaeological sites in Sri Lanka , on the way to kandy visit a spice garden & a batik factory in Matale. In the evening arrive at the hotel in Kandy, the center of the traditional arts in Sri Lanka visit the temple of the sacred tooth relic of Buddha. Return to hotel for overnight stay dinner included. Read more

Kandy , 2 Nights
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DAY 6

KANDY / PINNAWELA / KANDY

After breakfast leave for Pinnawela & visit the elephant Orphanage. The orphanage was established to feed , nurse & house young elephants abandoned by their mothers. The young ones often fall into pits and ravines in their quest for water especially during drought period. At P.M. visit the city of Kandy. The most famous landmark of Kandy is its lake, in the center of the city. Visit the Kandy Museum. Late in the evening view the Kandyan cultural performance .Return to hotel for overnight stay with dinner. Read more

Kandy , 1 Night
DAY 7

PERADENIYA / NUWARA ELIYA

After breakfast visit the royal botanical gardens of Peradeniya which is well known for its large number and variety of plants. The garden is best known for its collection of orchids the largest in Asia. At P.M. leave for Nuwaraeliya the center of hill country, en-route visit a tea plantation and witness the manufacture of the world famous Ceylon tea. Gregory Lake is one of the most attractive locations in Nuwaraeliya and Shanthipura (the city view point) . Spend the evening walking in the cool climate. Later on arrive at hotel for dinner & overnight stay. Read more

Nuwara Eliya , 1 Night
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DAY 8

ELLA/BUDURUWAGALA/KATARAGAMA

After breakfast leave for Tissamaharama Region Stop at Ella to admire the magnificent view then visit Buduruwagala. The term Buduruwagala means “the rock with the statue of Buddha” , and this is exactly what it is. The named was coined due to the rock formed into the shape of an kneeling elephant.The statues date back to 10 century AD. You would then pay a visit to the sacred city of Kataragama. At P.M get ready for a safari adventure in the Yala Park , You would cruise around in a jeep and enjoy the view of wild elephants, it is undoubtedly the best known attraction at Yala. The elephants are seen in small & large herds. Herds of spotted deer are seen all over the park. Monkeys like the pinkish rhesus and the Grey-faced Langur live and play on the tree-tops and the ground below. Wild buffalo & wild boar would startle you with their presence & the sight of a leopard sunning itself or drinking water at a water hole could be memorable experience. Arrive at hotel for dinner & overnight stay. Read more

Tissamaharama , 1 night
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DAY 9

WELIGAMA / GALLE / BEACH

After breakfast leave for Galle en route view the still fisherman of Weligama fishing, then visit the Old Portuguese fort, later rebuilt and extended by the Dutch it is still a fine preservation. Most of the administration of Galle still takes place from the fort . The view from the ramparts is superb. The Galle fort is a world heritage site and the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers. The journey includes a stay at a beach hotel. In the evening relax and enjoy your beach dinner and overnight stay. Read more

Southern Beach , 2 Nights
DAY 10

BEACH FREE DAY

Relax at the beach hotel, dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Southern Beach , 1 Night
DAY 11

BEACH/AIRPORT

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

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Colombo
Day 2
Location Anuradapura
Day 3
Location Dambulla
Day 5
Location Kandy
Hotel Suisse Hotel
Day 7
Location Nuwara Eliya
Day 8
Location Tissamaharama
Hotel The Safari
Day 9
Location Unawatuna
Hotel Coco Bay

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Warmly Welcomed at the airport by an Acme representative.
  • The accommodation in Double/Twin bed rooms in the hotels mentioned or similar.
  • Check-in Check-out 12h00.
  • Tour on Half Board Basis (Nine nights on Bfast & Dinner included) Except in Colombo on Bed & Bfast Basis First night only.
  • Air-conditioned private vehicle with English speaking chauffeur will be provided.
  • No vehicle will be provided on any free days if any as per program.
  • Fuel & Local assurance for the vehicle included.
  • The chauffeur will look after his meals & accommodation.
  • Jeep to visit Half Day Yala reserve included Entrance fees to be paid directly by clients.
  • Visits as per Program All Entrance Fees to be paid directly by clients.

Package excludes

  • All entrance fees as per program to be paid directly in Sri Lanka Rupees and it will cost around USD 185 per person (Some places of visits - children under 12 year’s half rate)
  • Kandy Perahara Period from 29th July to 07th Aug 2017 -Probable dates Per room per night During Kandy Hotel Nights only extra if clients are in Kandy during the Kandy Perahara Period USD 60 extra per night per room will apply
  • For Reservations during Super Peak Period – 21 December 2016 to 10 January 2017 period please contact us for further details .As Peak supplements apply at hotels during this period
  • Single room supplement, the personal spending (tips, laundry, mini bar, telephone, fax etc ....) Beverages, the rights to use cameras or video at sites where 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 around USD 05 per person, medical expenses, insurance, international Flights.

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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