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Unforgettable Journey to the Isle of Serendib
10 Days / 09 Nights.

Tour Ref  :ST17-02
Type : Mid-Range & Upper Mid-Range
From AUD $  1300.00
          USD $ 1035.00
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Tour Highlights

Colombo / Habarana / Pasikuda
Kandy / Nuwara Eliya
Minneriya Jeep Safari
Elephant Back Safari
DAY 01 : Negombo

Arrival, Airport pickup, Over-night Negambo

DAY 02 : Sigiriya/Habarana

Enroute Anuradhapura Ancient City Excursion
Sigiriya Lion Rock Climb.  Optional: Evening Minneriya Safari *

DAY 03 : East Coast Beach

Leisure at Beach

DAY 04 : Kandy

Enroute Dambulla Cave Temple, Kandy Temple of the Tooth, Kandy City Tour, Cultural Dance Show

DAY 05 : Nawara Eliya

Tea Plantation & factory visit, Nuwara Eliya City Tour

DAY 06 : Colombo

Colombo City Tour

DAY 07 : Departure

Airport drop off, Departure.  **** END OF TOUR ***

        Number of  Passengers

          Mid- Range Package
                 Per Person

        Upper Mid-Range Package
                     Per Person

            AUD $              USD $           AUD $          USD $
                     2       Pax         1598          1230           1995          1530
                     3 - 5  Pax         1470           1130           1900           1460
                     6 - 7  Pax         1370           1050            1790           1375
                     8 - 13 Pax         1300           1035            1720           1320

Sigiriya - The Lion Rock

Sigiriya is home to the 5th Century “Fortress in the Sky” which is perh aps the most fantastic single wonder of the Island. It is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the fortress. Within its triple-moated defence the huge rock rises almost to a sheer height of 500ft. On its summit are the foundations of what was once a great and sumptuous palace and gardens complete with swimming pool. On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of secular painting survived in the form of Frescoes of life sized damsels in all the freshness and delicacy of their original colour. Sigiriya Lion Rock is a UNESCO listed world Heritage Site a most visited historical site in Sri Lanka. The Lion Rock Fortress palace and fortifications were build by King Kasyapa (477 - 495CE) on Sigiriya Rock. Another attraction of Sigiriya is its’ ‘Mirror Wall’, this wall is filled with ancient inscriptions which considered to be poems.
Dambulla Cave Temple

Dambulla Cave Temple or the Golden Temple of Dambulla is the largest, best-preserved cave-temple complex in Sri Lanka, famous for its five cave temples on a rock. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The first 03 caves are better, older and larger than the other two. Some caves dates to 1st C.B.C. All the 5 cave walls and ceilings are covered with Buddhist murals and there are more than 130 Buddha statues, statues of Gods and Kings are also found here

Kandy is the second largest city in Sri Lanka and the last Kingdom of Sri Lanka. The Kingdom of Kandy was formed in 15 Century as the Senkadagalapura and Kandyan royal dynasty ended in 1815.Tourist attractions in Kandy includes; The Temple of the Tooth Relic, Peradeniya Royal Botonical Garden (Peradeniya gardens, with an extent of around 174 acres, maintains more than 4000 species of plants. The Peradeniya Botanical Gardens was formally established in 1843 and currently it attracts many local and international visitors)
The Temple of the Tooth Relic - Kandy

Sri Dalada Maligawa (the Temple of the Tooth Relic) is one of the most sacred Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka. This is situated at the Kandy Royal Palace compound. Temple of the Tooth Relic houses the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha, and one of the holiest places for Buddhists around the world. The sacred tooth relic was brought to Sri Lanka in Anuradhapura Era during the reign of Sri Megavanna Dalada Maligawa (301-328 CE). Thereafter the custodianship of the sacred tooth relic was considered as the right for rule for reigning monarchs of Sri Lanka. Kings of Sri Lanka protected the tooth relic in their kingdoms and capitals. Finally, the Tooth Relic was brought to its present shrine at last Kingdom of Sri Lanka - Kandy, by King Vimaladharmasuriya I (1592-1603).

This Port city linked Sri Lanka with ancient Indian Ocean trade routes and the rest of the world for over 2000 years. Chinese, Arabs, Romans, Greeks, Indians and European traders travelled to Sri Lanka via ancient Colombo port mainly for trading. In 1505, Portuguese explorer Lourenco de Almeida visited Colombo, which changed the course of Sri Lankan history to a new era. The Portuguese realised the commercial and maritime significance of Colombo which resulted trade missions to became invasions. Soon, Colombo as well as coastal areas of Sri Lanka were under the control of Portuguese. They built administrative, residential buildings as well as fortified military structures in Colombo with strong military and naval presence. Colombo fort was attacked and sieged several times by Sri Lankan kings but they were unable to break-through. After the Portuguese, Dutch captured Colombo in 1656 and controlled under the Dutch East India Company. In 1796 British captured Colombo and in 1815 Ceylon (Sri Lanka) became a cro n colony under the British rule, until 1948 when Ceylon gained independence.
Located at the west coast of Sri Lanka, Colombo is the largest city and the Commercial Capital of Sri Lanka. Colombo and its metropolitan suburbs have populations exceeding 5.5 million. Colombo is a tourist destination with many colonial and modern landmarks including Galle Face Green, Gangarama Temple, Independence Square, Colombo Town Hall, National Museum, Beira Lake, BMICH, Colombo Racecourse, and many other interesting places.

The above prices include:

• Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle from pick up at airport to drop off at Airport.
• Accommodation in Standard Rooms on…..HB…..Basis for 04 Nights from Dinner on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 05.
• Services of an English Speaking chauffeur Guide.
• Lunch throughout Tour
• Entrance Fees Anuradhapura, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Dambulla Cave and the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy.

Exclusions (tour price does not include)

• Airfares (flight tickets) or Visa charges/arrangements.
• Early check-in or late check-out charges at the hotels.
• Meals for Day 1 and Lunches, Dinners, snacks, beverages during the tour
• Extra entry and activity fee/cost which are not included in above “inclusions” section
• Tips or gratitude’s and any expense of personal nature.
• Tips and Porterage
• Minneriya National Park Wild Life Safari : AUD 60 per person

Other conditions:

• Optional excursions and additional services could be provided for which we will charge additionally.
• Visits to wild life parks will be at client's own risk.  
• Jeeps available are very basic with basic insurance cover (not comprehensive as in the case of vehicles used for tours).

Cancellation Charges:

• 5 days or less - 100% cancellation charge.
• Between 6 days and 14 days -  50% cancellation charges or the equivalent of the first two days Charges depending on the program and period of stay
• Above 15 days - No cancellation charges provided no commitment or advances are Made to 3rd parties

• The above rates include all government taxes.
• The official check-in time at all hotels will be 1200hrs.
• The official check-out time at all hotels will be 1100hrs.
• Cancellation policy will be applicable for any reduction of rooms after the release period.

Terms & Conditions
This Offer/ tour prices valid till 31 October 2018. Tours to be completed by the price validity end date.
• Indicated Tour Prices and other details are subject to revise, change or withdraw at any time without further notice, due to factors beyond our control
• Prices we quote are based on persons sharing a ‘double or triple bed room’ as per Bed and Breakfast basis
• Minimum number of Passengers: 2
• acceptance of bookings subject to availability of Hotel rooms at the time of your booking
• Hotels we will offer may situate at close by/bordering cities to destinations mentioned in the itinerary/plan
• In the event of above suggested Hotels are not available at the time of your booking, a similar grade alternative hotel will be offered.
• Changes to this itinerary including number of passengers, routine changes, meal plan or accommodation changes, or other modifications will change Tour Prices we quote you.
• Tour booking Terms and Conditions (at of AUSTIN HOLIDAYS (WA) would apply for this tour. Booking and/or Purchasing this tour package from AUSTIN HOLIDAYS is considered as you have read, accepted and agreed to Tour booking Terms and Conditions of AUSTIN HOLIDAYS.
• All passengers should medically fit and healthy to participate for above indicated Tour
• All passengers booking/purchasing our tour packages are to obtain and maintain a comprehensive, suitable and valid ‘Travel Insurance’ during the tour period.

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