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Photography Tours in Sri Lanka by Ace Travel Solutions

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Tour Itinerary

BEST OF SRI LANKA 

Tour Itinerary in brief

Day 01

Overnight at Taj Samudra, Colombo

Independence Square in Colombo by Ace Travel Solutions

Welcome to Sri Lanka!  On arrival at Colombo International Airport, you will be met by one of our representatives and then be driven to your hotel where you can relax after your long journey (approx. 45m).

Rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Day 02

Overnight at Ulagalla , Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura Ancient City in Sri Lanka

This morning you can further explore Colombo before your journey to the northern ancient city of Anuradhapura (approx. 4h 30m) for your next 02 nights. The first quarter of the journey will take you through a coastal road, with great views across the Indian Ocean.

Later you will drive through many rural villages passing by paddy fields where you can have a better insight into a rural livelihood.

Day 03

Overnight at Ulagalla , Anuradhapura

Jeep Safari at Wilpattu National Park by Ace Travel Solutions

Today you will drive to Wilpattu National Park (approx. 1h)  for a jeep safari. There is a good chance of spotting a leopard, but that is far from guaranteed. You will enter the park this morning by 6 a.m., just after the opening of the gates. 

Sightings of a great range of wildlife can be expected, such as Asian elephants, sloth bears, leopards, deer, snakes, wonderful birdlife, and so on.

Day 04

Overnight at Aliya Resort & Spa, Sigiriya

Mihintale Rock Pictures by Ace Travel Solutions

Your chauffeur guide will provide detailed information on the history of Anuradhapura Ancient City and guide you around the main sites. Depending on your interests, you can choose the places you want to explore.

The complete visit would take around four hours, but this will depend on your personal interest. 

Day 05

Overnight at Aliya Resort & Spa, Sigiriya

Sigiriya Fresco Photos by Ace Travel Solutions

This morning you will climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress accompanied by your private chauffeur guide (approx. 20m), who will be able to provide you with the detailed information of the history of the fortress as you admire the views on the top. 

Later you can either visit the Ritigala forest monastery or stay leisure by the pool. 

Day 06

Overnight at Aliya Resort & Spa, Sigiriya

Jeep Safari by Ace Travel Solutions

Your chauffeur guide will collect you from your hotel and drive you to Polonnaruwa Ancient City (approx. 1h), Sri Lanka's second capital. It is one of the great places to learn about the history of Sri Lanka.
 
Later you will be taken on a Jeep Safari at Kaudulla National Park. However, your chauffeur may change the visit with another in the same area if there is a better chance of seeing wildlife than Kaudulla.

Day 07

Overnight at Ellerton, Kandy

Hot Air Balloon Rides in Sri Lanka by Ace Travel Solutions

This morning you will travel to Kandy (approx. 3h), en-route visit the Dambulla Cave Temple, dating back to the 1st century.  There you will find different sizes of Buddha statues along with a beautiful art gallery on the ceiling.

 

We can arrange a Hot Air Ballooning experience before you leave for Kandy, but this can be arranged between November to March due to weather conditions (the price will depend on the month and availability should be checked before locking the dates). 

Day 08

Overnight at Ellerton, Kandy

Street Food Tours in Sri Lanka by Ace Travel Solutions

Today you will explore the famous Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and visit the local market with your chauffeur guide.

This evening you will be taken on an attractive street food tour by tuk-tuk. It has been found interesting by many people worldwide. The complete experience would take approximately 03 hours, where you will get the opportunity to visit two hand-picked places and enjoy 08 different varieties of street food items. Finally, you will be taken to a place to taste traditional Sri Lankan sweets.

Day 09

Overnight at Ellerton, Kandy

Tea Factory Visit in Kandy by Ace Travel Solutions

This morning you will visit Orange Field Tea Factory.  This Factory is not open to the general public, but only for those who are staying at Ellerton, so it will be a very personalized tour.
 
For the rest of the day, you can enjoy the countryside in and around your hotel. 

Day 10

Overnight at The Blackpool, Nuwara Eliya

Train Ride in Sri Lanka by Ace Travel Solutions

You will be collected from your hotel and drop off at the train station in Kandy.  You will be boarded to a train that will take approximately 4 hours up to the tea country. The most spectacular scenery passing waterfalls and tea plantations will be just after Hatton. Your private chauffeur will pick you up from the Nanu Oya railway station and drop you off at your hotel in Nuwara Eliya. 

Day 11

Overnight at The Blackpool, Nuwara Eliya

World's End in Sri Lanka by Ace Travel Solutions

An early morning start is advisable to visit Horton Plains National Park as the views tend to be at their best in the morning.  The 09 km circular route takes you past firstly World's End Viewpoint and then Baker's Fall, a 20 m high waterfall.  You will have the rest of your day at leisure to relax or take a walk around the plantation. 

Day 12

Overnight at Fort Bazaar, Galle

Fort Bazaar Boutique Hotel in Galle by Ace Travel Solutions

Today you will move from the Tea Country down to the south coast.  The journey will probably take most of the day as you wind your way down through tea plantations to the sea-level where the landscape of paddy fields.  We will take breaks en-route for refreshment opportunities, and photo stops depending on your interests.

Day 13

Overnight at Fort Bazaar, Galle

 Galle Travel by Ace Travel Solutions

Explore the ancient city of Galle Fort which has a real colonial atmosphere influenced by the Portuguese, Dutch, and British architecture from the 16th century.  The boutique shops, colonial buildings, and ramparts make the Galle Fortress the oldest living city built by the Europeans in Asia.

Day 14

Its time to return back to your country or the next destination!!!

Ayubowan by Ace Travel Solutions

This morning, you will be collected and driven to Colombo Airport ahead of your flight.

Best-of-Sri-Lanka by Ace Travel Solutions

ROUTE MAP

This is just to give you an idea of the locations that you can cover by choosing the above itinerary.  For further details such as drive times, distance, etc., you may click the below link.

Route Map

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Valid until 31 October 2022 (All prices are subject to change without prior notice due to currency fluctuation, fuel prices and/or unforeseen economic circumstances).

Per person sharing DBL room rate from US $ 2,100

Package Info

Value-Added Services

  • Welcome garlands at the airport.

  • Drinking water throughout the trip.

  • Wi-Fi in the vehicle.

  • Early check-in and late check-out (on availability).

  • A local traditional gift at the farewell.

  • Culinary experience along with an authentic Sri Lankan lunch.

  • Experience Rural Village Walk.

  • "Luxury of Travel" Experiences by ACE.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in all hotels mentioned above (starting room category included in the price).

  • Private air-conditioned Car (Toyota Axio or similar) with an English speaking chauffeur guide.

  • Local government taxes & service charges.

  • Meals – (Breakfast is included).

  • Oil and Fuel charge.

  • A Dedicated tour consultant to attend to all your requirements/needs from the time you land in Sri Lanka till Departure 24 hours 7 days a week.

  • Sightseeing & city tours as mentioned above.

  • Jeep safaris as specified in the above itinerary.

Price Excludes

  • Entry Visa to Sri Lanka.

  • Anything mentioned as optional in the above itinerary.

  • Camera and Video Permits.

  • International or Domestic Flights which are not specified in the above itinerary.

  • All expenses of personal nature.

  • New Year and Christmas Eve Dinner.

  • Tips and porterage.

  • All entrance fees to tourist and other attractions not specified above.

Cancellation Policy

  • Before 30 days of no cancellation.

  • Between 29 - 15 days 50% cancellation of the total invoice value.

  • Less than 14 days 100% cancellation of the total invoice value.

  • No shows & early departures 100% cancellation of the total.

Special Notes

  • Rooms are subjected to availability at the time of booking confirmation.

  • The official check-in time at hotels will be 14:00 hrs and the check-out time will be 12:00 hrs.

  • An advance payment of 25% of the total invoice will be required 30 days prior to the arrival to Sri Lanka and the balance payment should be settled 15 days prior to the arrival to Sri Lanka.

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