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Charming Ceylon

£729 pp

 

Charming Ceylon is a 7 Nights/8 Days tour pretty much covering the most famous highlights of the island. Enjoy your journey in a comfortable air condition vehicle and your impressive four-star accommodation at each night stop while gaining a heap of knowledge from your very own chauffeur guide. All our guides are friendly, professional and approved by the Ceylon Tourist board.

**Hotels mentioned on your itinerary are subject to availability hence in the event of unobtainability we will provide alternative hotels in similar category. If any of the mentioned sight or attraction is closed due to unforeseen circumstances or not reachable due to traffic or any other unexpected situations, no partial refund will be given but instead we will try our best to offer you an alternative site which is en-route your designed tour itinerary.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Accommodation and meal plans as mentioned on the itinerary.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees to Highlighted attractions.
  • Services of an English-Speaking Chauffeur Guide.
  • 500 ml of water bottle per person per day.
  • Complementary * Kandyan Dance performance show – Only for tour itineraries which includes at least 1night stay in Kandy (offer is subject to availability and time availability).

 

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?

  • International flights.
  • Tips & porterage for Guide/Driver/ Hotel.
  • Video Camera and Still Camera permits at certain attractions.
  • Entrance fees to sites not specified in your itinerary.
  • Cost of meals or beverage throughout the tour apart from your hotel meal plan.
  • Expenses of a personal nature.
  • Compulsory Room Supplements on Hotels in Kandy during the month of August.
  • Compulsory Xmas & New Year supplements.
  • Any items/service or products not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Travel Insurance.

**Call Skywings for best rates on Flights to Sri Lanka, Flights to Colombo before you book this Tour **

  • Day 1

    On your arrival at the Bandaranaiye International airport, you will be met & assisted by our representative in Sri Lanka. You will then be transferred to your Negombo Hotel where you could relax, unwind and enjoy the hotel facilities.

    Club Hotel Dolphin (All Inclusive) – A brilliant place to relax and soak up the Sri Lankan sun! Stay at this vast Beach resort and enjoy the two outdoor pools including the largest outdoor pool in the island, delicious meals, refreshing drinks, rejuvenating spa experiences, plenty of sports activities, live entertainment, kid’s activities, fitness centre and comfortable rooms.

    Day 2
    Day 3

    After an early breakfast, proceed to climb the rock Fortress of Sigiriya, one of the most famous sites in Sri Lanka built over 1500 years ago. During your visit to this UNESCO world heritage site, you will be amazed by the beauty of the world famous and scenic Sigiri Frescoes & inscriptions on the mirror wall. Witness the remains of an extensive complex of fortifications, vast gardens, marvellous reservoirs including canals, ponds and fountains, Lion gate, Moat & other structures. Certain techniques and technology used in building this massive complex have surprised the modern engineers and architectures up to date.

    Afterwards, proceed to Anuradhapura. Anuradhapura, an ancient city ruled Sri Lanka for 1300 years and after an invasion, hidden and left for many years and then found again. This sprawling city is rich in a great collection of archaeological and architectural wonders including gigantic stupa, vast lakes, pools and unbelievable irrigation systems and marvellous temples, shrines and statues. This quaint city is the second most sacred place in Sri Lanka, after the Sri Dalada Maligawa, or Temple of the Tooth, in Kandy. The Bodhi Tree is allegedly a sapling from the original Bodhi tree under which the Buddha gained enlightenment, being there over 2000 years, making it the oldest historically authenticated tree in the World. 

     

    Overnight stay at Amaya Lake, Dambulla on Half board basis.

    Day 4

    After a delicious breakfast, start your journey to the hill capital, Kandy. En-route, visit a spice garden and gain a little knowledge of Sri Lankan herbs, spices and its products.

    Check in at the hotel in Kandy. Visit the magnificent city of Kandy in the evening.  Visit ‘’Sri Dalada maligawa’’ or world famous ‘The temple of the holy relic’, a drive or a walk around the Kandy lake, get your cameras ready to capture the gorgeous scenes from the city view point, visit a Batik workshop and a Gem museum and end your day with a beautiful Kandyan dancing performance show.

    Spend your night at Amaya Hills Kandy (Half Board) – A gorgeous property inspired by Kandyan culture located in a hilltop setting overlooking the picturesque Hantana mountain range. Outdoor pool, Fitness centre, leisure activities, delicious food, Night club and invigorating spa and true Sri Lankan hospitality will make it a great stay. A great location for lovers to celebrate anniversaries & honeymoons.

    Day 5

    After a scrumptious breakfast at the hotel, visit the Royal Botanical garden in Peradeniya, home to an incredible range of plants, flowers & trees, which includes over 300 varieties of Orchids, spices, palms and medicinal plants. Plants were brought from the Kew gardens in United Kingdom at the establishment of it, and a Cannonball tree planted by the King George V & Queen Mary in 1901 signifies the speciality of it.

    Then begin your journey to Nuwara Eliya, a quaint city surrounded by tea plantations also known as ‘’little England’’, where English and Scottish tea industry workers made it their sanctuary years ago. The colonial era bungalows, Tudor style hotels, old English style gardens, misty mountains, cool climate, gorgeous views of the Lake Gregory, striking landscapes and waterfalls will inspire you. It is the foothill town of the highest mountain on the island, Mt Pidurutalagala and has an 18-hole Golf course, one of the best in Asia.

    Spend your night at The Blackpool Hotel (Bed & Breakfast). Surrounded by a lush green tea estate, Blackpool hotel offers modern rooms, scrumptious culinary experience, breath taking views and great hospitality.  Plunge in to the outdoor hot water pool, a unique experience in the middle of misty mountains!

    Day 6

    Enjoy your breakfast and then proceed to Yala via Ella. Capture the scenic views of the Rawana Ella waterfall, gorgeous mountains, alleys, tea carpeted estates and plains. Check in at your hotel and join a late afternoon Jeep Safari at Yala National Park. Yala has the highest density of Leopards in Asia and other animals include wild boar, spotted deer, wild elephant, peacock, sloth bear, sambar deer, jackal, water buffalo, crocodile and many bird species.

    Overnight stay at Cinnamon Wild Yala (Bed & Breakfast). The hotel is only a 05 minutes’ drive away from Yala national park, a short drive to Kataragama Hindu temple and the Tissamaharama temple. Due to its strategic location, you might see number of friends from the wild just at the door step of the hotel and these may include Elephants, Wild boar, grey Lemur, peacock and if it is your lucky day a Leopard may pass by too! Spend time leisurely at the outdoor swimming pool, revitalise at the Spa after a busy day and enjoy a delicious meal at one of the restaurants or enjoy a refreshing cocktail at the roof top bar with stunning views of the jungle, ocean and the lagoon.

    Day 7

    Enjoy a lovely breakfast and proceed to Bentota. En-route stop by at Weligama to spot an ingenious fishing method, stilt fishing. Visit Galle fort, initially built in 1588 by the Portuguese then fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century. It is recognised as a UNESCO world heritage site and other places of interest include Dutch reformed church, Old Dutch hospital, All Saints Anglican church, The Clock tower built in 1882 and the Galle Light house built in 1939.

    Overnight stay at Avani Bentota Resort & Spa (Bed & Breakfast).  Enjoy the facilities such as two outdoor swimming pools, free Wi-Fi, water sports at the beach, leisure activities, fitness centre and spa at this gorgeous beach view property and relax in your modern, stylish and comfortable room.

    Tour ends.

    Day 8

    Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel. Proceed to either the airport for your departure or to Colombo or Negombo hotel. 

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