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Trail Around Paradise – 7 Days Tour

Trail Around Paradise

07 days from $ 2,900 Per Person

How wonderful it must be to spend a week among diverse locations with features of several continents within one destination. An experience of culture, heritage, nature, wildlife and adventure awaits. Visit the ancient capital of Polonnaruwa and the Kingdom in the Hills, Kandy; enriched with culture and heritage, and go on a wild life safari in the adventurous wilderness of Minneriya where the Gentle Giants of Sri Lanka roam free amidst an abundance of other animals. Walk among the authentic scents of the spices in Matale. Feel the warmth of the sun against your skin as you relax next to the turquoise oceans on the southern coasts of Bentota.

Highlights

  • Visit 3 of Sri Lanka’s most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Walk with Elephants at the Millennium Elephant Foundation in Pinnawala.
  • Learn all about Sri Lankan Spices, Herbs and Ayurvedic Medicine in Matale.
  • Experience life in the hill country of Kandy and learn rich its history.
  • Discover the colonial town of Galle and learn its centuries worth history.
  • Spend plenty of time relaxing, and enjoying water sports along the Bentota coast.
  • Visit a Turtle Hatchery and embark on a Boat Safari down the Madu River.

When to go on this trip?

The best time of the year you can enjoy this trip is from December to May. Calm south coast beaches, cool and sunny climate and green sceneries that blends perfectly with the locations you are traveling to.

What add-on’s are available for this trip?

  • Ella Rock Hike.
  • Handugoda Tea Factory.
  • Madu River Boat Safari.
  • Water Sports in Bentota.
  • Galle City Cycling Tour.

We can arrange for just about any add-on’s on this trip. Discuss with our travel expert to help you decide.

When to book

We recommend that you book this tour at least 6 months ahead.

Day 01 | Airport > Dambulla

Arrive at Colombo International Airport and proceed to Dambulla, en-route visit the Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala. Visit the historic caves of the Golden Temple of Dambulla. On completion proceed to Dambulla and check into the hotel.

Day 02 | Dambulla > Polonnaruwa > Minneriya > Dambulla

After the breakfast in Dambulla proceed to Polonnaruwa and visit the Ancient Kingdom. Thereafter proceed to the Minneriya National Park. On completion return back to the hotel.

Day 03 | Dambulla > Matale > Kandy

After the breakfast in Dambulla visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Thereafter check out from the hotel and proceed to Kandy. En-route, make a pause at Matale and visit a Spice Garden. Thereafter proceed to Kandy and check into the hotel. Go on a technical tour and watch the Kandyan Cultural Show in the evening. On completion return to the hotel.

Day 04 | Kandy > Peradeniya > Kandy

After the breakfast at the hotel go on a temple run tour in Kandy. Thereafter proceed to Peradeniya and visit the Royal Botanical Garden. On completion return back to the hotel.

Day 05 | Kandy > Bentota

After the breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Bentota and visit the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery. Thereafter proceed to the hotel in Bentota, check in and relax. Towards the evening go on a walk down the beach in Bentota. On completion return to the hotel and relax.

Day 06 | Bentota > Bentota

After the breakfast in Bentota go on a Boat safari in the Madu River and visit the Ancient Colonial City of Galle and return to Bentota.

Day 07 | Bentota > Airport

After the breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to the airport.

Price

The price quoted is valid till April 2018. Will be subject to seasonal supplements. Speak to your travel expert to learn more details.

VISA

Visa can be obtained online via www.eta.gov.lk. You can obtain Visa on arrival as well, however, this option is not available for some countries. Do read more on this topic here.

Travel Information

Sri Lanka is a developing nation. Yet, there are many things you must look out for during your travel. For example; when visiting religious sites, it is important that you dress to cover. All key information you need to know before traveling is right here.

Packing Essentials

When packing for Sri Lanka, you only need to remember that this is a tropical country. Sunny weather & warm water. Hence, packing thin cotton clothing is essential. However, if your stay includes places like Kandy, Nuwara Eliya & Ella, we recommend that you pack a few sweaters just in case. You must not forget the following:

  • Effective mosquito repellent.
  • A good sunscreen.
  • (Ladies) Tampons – Nearly impossible to find outside Colombo.
  • Universal power adapter.

Booking Process

After deciding on which trip you want to go, send us an inquiry with the requested details. If you want to further customize this trip, our travel experts would be glad to help perfect the tour itinerary for you. Once all planning is final, the next step is starting the booking process. We request for a 20% deposit to confirm the booking. On receipt of the deposit, our team will start booking your hotels and the vehicles that were agreed upon. The balance 80% payment can be made 30 to 45 days prior to the date of arrival. For cancellation and refund policies please take a look at the terms & conditions.

Travel Insurance

We recommend that you purchase travel insurance before you travel.

Hotel Timing

Standard Check in time : 1400 hrs.

Standard Check out time : 1200 hrs.

The above may differ from hotel to hotel. Speak to your travel expert for more details.

We are able to arrange early check-in and late check-outs depending on the hotels you choose. However, you may be subject to additional charges.

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