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THE HEART OF THE ISLAND TOUR

A TOLL OF NATURE, WILDLIFE AND SEA - 11N/12D

STARTING FROM - 990 USD PER PERSON

Unwrap the tropical delight of this island which boasts of a vibrant contrast of places, climates, religions and cultures. Dwell on the mesmerising beginnings; the heart of buddhism and the sights that capture your breath. The array of ancient locations as the golden temple of Dambulla, the royal city of Kandy, the world renowned elephant orphanage to the spice gardens of Matale will enthrall you just as the botanical garden of Peradeniya to the blue-green cold mountains of Nuwaraeliya does. Your journey will then amaze you as you tread to Yala national park where the vividness of wildlife, flora and fauna is simply breathtaking while your next stop Galle, the Southern capital with its richly curated Dutch architecture , historical Fort to the most beautiful beaches will capture your imaginaton enduringly. The sunny southern beaches is a culinary cum peace haven to indulge in. Your tour will invite you to a whole world of relaxation but with a gest of last minute shopping and a tour of the capital, Colombo.

DAY 01: COLOMBO AIRPORT - NEGOMBO

Welcome to the fishing village

Upon your arrival in Colombo, you will be warmly greeted by our chauffer cum guide who would take you to the beach haven of Negombo for your well-deserved relaxation. You may visit the vibrant fishing village and the town of Negombo during this afternoon and enjoy a sizzling hot plate of fresh sea food served by our staff.

Overnight dinner in Goldi sands Beach Hotel – Camelot Beach Hotel

DAY 02: NEGOMBO - HABARANA

In to the cultural center of the island

Upon a delectable breakfast, you will travel to Habarana, a city that gallantly rises with its legendary forests, waterways and wildlife with a splendid array of interesting places around. The afternoon can be spent in relaxation at the hotel and its wellness centre or enjoy a forest safari to sightsee the herds of elephants or indulge in an unforgettable village tour and be treated to a tropical lunch from the villages (optional).

Overnight dinner Royal Retreat hotel – Kassapa Lion Rock – Saunter Paradise

DAY 03: HABARANA - SIGIRIYA - POLONNARUWA - HABARANA

Wonders of Sri Lanka

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and be transferred to Sigiriya, known as the best preserved royal city center in Asia since the first millennium. You will be enchanted by the prestigious rise of the 200-meter rock fortress, with its combination of buildings, trees, pathways, water gardens built gallantly by King Kashyapa (477AD – 495 AD). Surrounding the mighty rock is the Royal Garden which is one of the 7 world wonders and is also a popular tourist destination.

After a delectable tropical local lunch, you will experience Polonnaruwa, the medieval capital of Sri Lanka, which rests on the banks of the lake Parakrama Samudra. You will be amazed by the ancient ruins of spectacular Royal Palaces and many monuments preserved as a UNESCO site. Return to Habarana and as an option you can enjoy the safari to Minneriya to witness wild elephants.

Overnight dinner Royal Retreat hotel – Kassapa Lion Rock – Saunter Paradise

DAY 04: DAMBULLA - MATALE - KANDY

Discover the spice land and Kandy

Upon having breakfast, you will be escorted to Dambulla, infamous for its golden rock temple located on the cliff of hundred meters formed by 5 sanctuaries that entwine many caves. From Dambulla we would proceed to the hillside royal city of Kandy and en route pay a visit to the spice garden that would allow you to encounter a spectrum of spices.

Upon your arrival in Kandy, you would be delighted to venture on a City tour and visit the temple of tooth and enjoy the sights and sounds of cultural show in evening.

Overnight dinner Topaz Hotel – Grand Kandyan – Serene Grand

DAY 05: KANDY - PERADENIYA - PINNAWALA – KANDY

A day with Elephants and Orchids

After Breakfast you will enjoy an excursion to Peradeniya which houses the famous botanical gardens endowed with spices, trees and plants renowned in traditional Ayurvedic medicine and also indulge in the orchid house with more than 300 varieties of orchids. You will then travel to Pinnawela, where you can visit the elephant orphanage. After lunch, you may return to Kandy for shopping with a visit to a batik and semi-precious stone factory.

Overnight dinner Topaz Hotel – Grand Kandyan – Serene Grand

DAY 06: KANDY - NUWARA ELIYA

Scape to little England

After breakfast, you will be escorted to Nuwara Eliya, also defined as “the little England” for its magnificent heights and beautiful scenery that surrounds it. Take a stroll amidst the fresh smell of tea bushes before you are driven to Ramboda falls and a tea factory alongside a lush tea plantation before the lunch. You can enjoy a lot more of Nuwara Eliya in the span of this afternoon.

Overnight dinner Galway Height – Heaven Seven – Season Villa

DAY 07: NUWARAELIYA - ELLA - YALA

In to the wildlife

Post breakfast, you will depart to Yala National Park via Ella, situated amongst the gorgeous highlands of Sri Lanka. Upon arrival in Yala you will enjoy an adrenaline pumping experience with an energetic jeep safari in the park and return to the handpicked hotel. Yala is an enigmatic site of many wonderous species, including the Sri Lankan Leopard, crocodiles, elephants, buffaloes with a wide array of migratory birds.

Overnight dinner Chaarya Resort and Spa – Tamarind Tree – Oakray Wild

DAY 08: YALA - SOUTH SEA. MIRISSA OR BENTOTA

Love the beach

You will enjoy breakfast in the hotel and be escorted to the south coast of the island for another peak of your leisurely rejuvenation. We have provided a splendid array of hotels in Mirissa and Bentota in which you can decide on the place you really love for your beach stay. We would also provide you with alternatives if you prefer other resorts/ hotels.

Overnight dinner Garton’s Scape – Paradise Club – Pandanus Beach Resort

DAY 09: YALA - SOUTH SEA. MIRISSA OR BENTOTA

A moment with Whales

Upon having breakfast, you will continue to dwell in your leisurely holiday in the south coast. The good choice of hotels we have handpicked for you in Mirissa and Bentota would give you the best of experiences in the south coast. We would also provide you with alternatives if you prefer other resorts/ hotels.

Overnight dinner Garton’s Scape – Paradise Club – Pandanus Beach Resort

DAY 10: YALA - SOUTH SEA. MIRISSA OR BENTOTA

Let's save the Turtles

After breakfast, you holiday will continue amidst the sands of the southern coast. We have offered you a choice of hotels from Mirissa or Bentota, but you can decide on the most preferred place in the southern part of the island, as per your taste and we are willing to make a change in booking.

Overnight dinner Garton’s Scape – Paradise Club – Pandanus Beach Resort

DAY 11: YALA - SOUTH SEA. MIRISSA OR BENTOTA

Relax till the end

Upon breakfast, you will enjoy the seas and the sands of the southern coast on another day of sheer relaxation. The choice of hotels in Mirissa or Bentota that we have provided you with, would give you the best holiday, but in case you need to opt for another hotel or resort, please let us know as we know you want the best for your tantalising beach stay.

Overnight dinner Garton’s Scape – Paradise Club – Pandanus Beach Resort

DAY 12: TANGALLE - GALLE - COLOMBO - KATUNAYAKE

Love Sri Lanka

After breakfast, we will escort you to the country capital of Colombo whilst en route you can pay and exciting visit to the ancient Dutch fortress in Galle. You would arrive in Colombo shortly and take a city tour with Pettah (the bazaar of Colombo), the Fort (so called because it was the seat of the Portuguese, Dutch and English garrisons) being few of the main sites to visit. After your stay, you will be transferred to Katunayake for your departure to Italy.

END OF YOUR TOUR

TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Meet & Greet Service, Luggage Assistance & Hotel Transfer.
  • Shared Double Room Accommodation for the period, as per Tour.
  • Meal plan on Half Board basis. (From dinner on the first day to breakfast on the last day)
  • Transport in an Air-Conditioned car with English speaking Chauffeur Guide.
  • Welcome drinks in all hotels.
  • A bottle of mineral water per person per day.
  • Service charge at hotels and currently applicable Government taxes.Departure and Check-out Assistance at the Airport
  • Food & lodging for the driver .
  • Petrol, toll and parking for the vehicle.
  • Vehicle insurance of up to LKR 500,000 per person.
  • 24/7 customer care service.
  • Airport taxes.
  • All government taxes.
  • A local SIM card to communicate with the guide at the tour .
  • Online payment fees

Relax Lanka’s Extras (Value Plus) on Complimentary Basis:

  • Complimentary cultural show entrance tickets for 2 pax.
  • 01 local SIM card (data/voice) loaded with USD 03.
  • Free upgrade to the next room category on availability.

TOUR PACKAGE EXCLUDES

  • Air Fare.
  • Lunch/beverages, and any the other meals not mentioned in the program.
  • Tips to guides and drivers.
  • Visa fees.
  • Options and extensions : visits at any place other than mentioned in the tour program
  • Entrance/excursion fees to the places mentioned in our itinerary.
  • Any extras such as tips and other expenses of a personal nature, Ayurveda spa treatments, etc
  • Services that are not indicated on the program.

CHILD POLICY

  • Below 5 Years – FOC
  • Age between 5 – 12: With Extra Bed – Will Pay 50% of adult rate (when sharing room with parents).
  • Age between 5 – 12: Without Extra Bed – Will Pay 25% of adult rate (when sharing room with parents).

PROGRAMME SCHEDULE

  • The presented program schedule is only a suggested itinerary.
  • You can always let us know your feedback according to your preference and based on this We can Taylor make accordingly.
  • Our trips can always be adapted to your budget and, based on your proposals, contact us for a personalized estimate.
  • Kindly share the confirmed program with all your travel partners to minimize the errors while on tour.

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

  • Any international flights to Colombo and from Colombo are not included in this quotation.

TRAIN TICKETS

  • The bookings for tickets by train to Nanu Oya and Ella are subject to availability.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

  • Travel insurance is not included in this Heart Of the Island Tour. Since Travel insurance is mandatory fact as such, we recommend that you obtain the insurance cover from Allianz insurance or any other company in your country.

PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE BY ALLIANZ

  • Being the destination management company in Sri Lanka, we have the insurance cover applicable for the tour operator liability insurance from the Allianz Insurance which covers areas such as Rafting, Hot Air Balloon, Tracking, Zip Line, Whale Watching, Safari, Biking, Hiking, Fishing, Boat Riding, Water Sports and Camping.

RECOMMENDED PERIOD TO DO THIS TOUR

  • Since your beach holiday we have base in Southern Coastal beaches in Sri Lanka, we recommend that you undertake this tour from November to April where you can enjoy crystal beaches for sun bathing.

VISA

  • For this Sri Lanka Classic tour obtaining the required visa(s) is the responsibility of each individual traveler, since the visa requirements vary depending on your nationality we recommend that you check on the website www.eta.gov.lk for more information with regard to your visa to visit Sri Lanka.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • No refund for unused services.
  • Splitting of package is not allowed.
  • Please note that in the event of local conditions that will prevail at the time of your travel owing to unforeseen circumstances, we will be compelled to make modifications to the tour contents without prior notice.
  • Prices per person sharing a double room for groups of minimum 3 pax and above.

IT’S IMPORTANT

  • Standard check-in time and check-out time at the hotels 1400 Hrs – 1200 Hrs.
  • Availability at hotels is subject to confirmation of the tour and travel dates.

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Any cancellation should be notified in writing, 10 days prior to the arrival date, 25% would be charged, for cancellations made within 7 days, and for ‘No Show’ 100 % would be charged. For any arrivals from 20 December to 28 February full payment is required.

PAYMENT METHODS

  • Bank Transfer
  • Online Payments
  • Credit card Payments

RELAX LANKA TOURS is a full-service travel company that offers to provide propensity customers with a presence in Sri Lanka. Our deep knowledge of the region and our network of contacts will put us in a position to create perfect travel for you.

Whether you are looking for a family trip, a romantic getaway, an extraordinary adventure, or a special event, we can organize it. And after having entrusted us with the organization of your travel guide and will continue to do it will not be the cause of waiting for you to leave. We are proud to be able to satisfy the needs and desires of all world customers, enriching their travels with a unique selection of inter-cultural activities for the benefit of clients.

OUR SERVICES

We will prepare the tour according to your wishes, and based on this data on all measures, the following services:

  • Booking of accommodation and meals
  • Transportation planning
  • Guides
  • Organizing ticket for monuments, museums, etc.
  • Pre-departure information
  • Other services required

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