Go Local - Live Like a Sri Lankan - Option to Stay in a local house
AIRPORT TO WAIKKALA
Meet and assist on arrival at Airport by Simplifly Sri Lanka Representative.
Transfer from Airport to Waikkala (Approx. 40 Mins) Check in at Suriya Resort.
In the evening enjoy boat safari in Hamilton / Dutch Canal. Taste “Toddy “the local alcoholic beverage which produces from Coconut Palm.
Dinner & Overnight Stay at Suriya Luxury Resort (Standard Room)
WAIKKALA | SIGIRIYA
Breakfast at Suriya Luxury Resort.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Sigiriya (Approx. 4 Hrs drive) Check in to Amaara Forest Hotel in Sigiriya and free time till evening.
In the evening participate in Blessings ceremony at village Buddhist temple. You could visit village temple dressed in a ” White Sarong “, could experience rituals of a Buddhist temple, meet & speak to few locals, Finally blessed with ” Chanting of Pritith” and the Buddhist monk will tie a blessed thread around your wrist to bring you good luck & Good Karma. On completion of the temple visit, return to hotel. On completion of the visit, return to hotel.
Overnight stay at Amaara Forest. (Standard Rooms)
SIGIRIYA | MINNERIAYA | SIGIRIYA
Breakfast at Amaara Forest Hotel.
In the morning visit a local farmers house & his cultivation land in the border of Habarana Jungles. Listen his life stories while enjoying a cup of tea with homemade sweets.
On completion of the visit procced to Minneriya National Park ( 40 Mins Drive) Late in the afternoon do a safari of Minneriya National Park. If you’re up for a serious rumble in the jungle, then Minneriya is your Colosseum! Spreading over 8800 hectares, this is a sanctuary for elephants. Minneriya is home to herds of deer and ample birdlife, but its spotlight remains between swaying trunks & flapping ears. Park your jeep on the bank of the reservoir and switch off its engine. Watch carefully as herds of elephants – one by one – roll on to the grass-covered banks, to feed on tender shoots. In fact, this is the largest elephant gathering in the world – over 300 at a time – which has garnished the park to become a magnet for wildlife enthusiasts across the globe. “Sundowner” local cocktail will be served during the safari.
Overnight Stay at Amaara Forest Hotel.
SIGIRIYA | KANDY
Breakfast at Amaara Forest Hotel.
Visit a local School.
In the morning visit a local school in Sigiriya area, School children will welcome guest by singing a song with their best capabilities & local tour guide will act as coordinator to interact with students.
On completion of the visit, proceed to Kandy (Approx. 5 Hrs drive)
Enroute stop at a local spice garden for Lunch.
Visit a Spice Garden to experience world renowned Sri Lankan spices, how they grow & how to use them. Participate at a Cookery demonstration. Lunch at ” Kamatha “This is the traditional location where rice harvest is crushed. Lunch will be authentic Sri Lankan theme buffet.
Proceed to Kandy & Check in at a local house in Kandy Rest of the evening at leisure.
Overnight Stay at a local house in Kandy
In the morning visit Kandy city & surroundings BY LOCAL BUS
Visit local market & purchase goods to make days lunch.
On completion of the visit, return to house & with house wife start cooking your favorite local dish & enjoy lunch with the family.
In the evening witness a Sri Lankan cultural programme followed by a visit to The Temple of the relic. Once again group will wear white “Sarongs” (Rap arounds) for this special occasion & get lotus flowers as well. On completion of the visit, return to hotel.
Overnight Stay at Ozo Kandy.
KANDY | HAPUTHALE
Breakfast at Ozo Kandy.
A day to experience local train journey.
Board a train bound to Haputale from Kandy, this will be six-hour train journey through tea plantations & mountains. Mingle with locals, share their experiences.
A packet of snacks will be arranged & seating will be in 1 or 2nd class depending on availability.
Upon arriving at Haputale train station group will be transferred to overnight hotel. Check in at Melheim Resort. Rest of the evening at leisure
Overnight Stay at Melheim Resort
Breakfast at Melheim Resort.
Full day is free for trekking, nature walks & to visit tea plantations. Local tour guide will decide the best excursions depending on days weather.
Overnight Stay at Melheim Resort.
HAPUTHALE | COLOMBO
Breakfast at Melheim Resort Proceed to Colombo.
Overnight Stay at a hotel in Colombo.
COLOMBO TO BEACH RESORT OR MALDIVES
Breakfast at the Hotel
Proceed to preferred beach resort in Sri Lanka or in Maldives.
This package offers airport pick up and drop off.
Support at the airport will be provided.
Accommodation on bed and breakfast will be offered on the basis hotel’s options.
Private luxury car (air-conditioned) will be given.
For the entire journey, English speaking drivers will be provided.
All government taxes are included.
Fuel & local insurance for the vehicle will be provided.
Air-tickets are not included in this package.
This package excludes the sightseeing entrance charges (Unless Specified).
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
Camera and video permits are excluded.
Travel Insurance is not included.
Guide/Driver tips are not included.
Personal expenses are excluded.
Late check outs & early check in charges are excluded.
Rates: From 1 Feb 2019 – 30 Apr 2020 in US$
Price per person sharing double room for groups of:
2 Pax US$ 1,090
4 Pax US$ 940
6 Pax US$ 870
US$ 180.00 PP (15 Jul 19 – 31 Aug 19 ) / Kandy Perahera US$ 40.00 Per Room , Per Night
US$ 200.00 PP (20 Dec 19 -15 Jan 20)
24 Dec – US$ 70.00 PP
31 Dec – US$ 80.00 PP