Romantic getaway in the Sri Lankan

Sri Lanka - Your tailor-made trip

Day 1

Ayubowan, welcome to Sri Lanka!
Your driver will pick you up at the airport and drive you to your first destination, Nuwara Eliya.

The road meanders through the tea plantations. The scenery is beautiful and embellished by Devon Falls and St. Clair. (Not included).

Often nicknamed "Little England", Nuwara Eliya is a beautiful mountain resort that has kept a "colonial British" atmosphere intact. Before checking-in, first PCR test organized by the hotel.

Night at the hotel Jetwing St Andrew's.
Day 2

Nuwara Eliya – Wellawaya by road
Go for a night walk on the property and thanks to the local guide with you observe the great variety of the biodiversity of the property. You might see frogs, owls, insects.

Night at the hotel Jetwing kaduruketha.
Day 3

Cooking day
Grab a basket and go for a stroll in the garden. Pick up the vegetables you will then learn how to cook the Sri Lankan way.

The rest of the day is free to enjoy the magnificence of the surrounding of the property.

Night at the hotel Jetwing kaduruketha.
Day 4

Good place to surf
Ella – Arugam Bay by road.

The crescent-shaped sand bay, Arugam Bay is renowned for its "Point Break". This is the surf resort par excellence, with its relaxed and festive atmosphere.

Night at the hotel Jetwing Surf.
Day 5

Free day to enjoy the beach
You can take a nap on your sunbed under the palm trees, sip a fresh fruit juice watching the pristine water, go for a walk along the sandy beach or swim in the Indian Ocean. A perfect time to relax.

Night at the hotel Jetwing Surf.
Day 6

Visit the second largest reserve of Sri Lanka
Free morning.

Arugam Bay – Yala by road. Yala National Park is Sri Lanka's second largest reserve and the most visited park renowned for its leopards. They share the spotlight with elephants, crocodiles, buffaloes, deer, mongooses, jackals, and hundreds of bird species, some of which are endemic.

Free afternoon. An additionnal safari in Yala or in Uda Walawe is possible (not included).

Night at the hotel Thaulle Resort.
Day 7

Discover Yala National Park
Half day ticket to Yala National Park.

Go on a half-day safari to Yala National Park where you can spot leopards, peacocks, elephants, sambars, crocodiles and hundreds of birds. But since leopards are wild animals, it is not always easy to spot them. (Included).
(Estimated duration of the safari : 2:30 hours).

Yala – Koggala by road.

Night at the hotel Mosvold Villa.
Day 8

Last day
Free morning to enjoy the West coast of the country.

Koggala – Negombo by road

Private transfer from Negombo to Colombo International Airport. Your driver will drop you at the airport 3 hours prior to your flight.

We wish you a safe journey home!

During your stay, 3 PCR tests are included (upon arrival, at day 5/7 and before you return home). Shanti Travel also put at your disposal 2 face mask and 2 pairs of chirurgical gloves per day as well as sanitizer. The Covid-19 insurance is also included (be aware that you’ll have to subscribe it again if you stay in Sri Lanka more than 30 days).

Travel conditions

  • 24/7 assistance from your travel expert
  • Transfers by private car (2 passengers) with an English speaking driver. The vehicles are equipped with air conditioning, radio, safety belts, and fire extinguishers.
  • The petrol, road taxes, car parking fees, insurance for the vehicle and driver, and accommodation and meals of the latter.
  • The items and test required by the sanitary guidelines for the people accompanying you (PCR, gloves, mask, sanitizer for the vehicle, etc.)
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the program, all hotels for the first 14 nights being certified “Safe & secure – Level 1”, in 2 double rooms.
  • Meals: breakfast at the hotel during the whole stay
  • Approved tourist sites and visits below
  • - Half-day safari in Yala National Park (entrances & jeeps) during weekdays
  • Night walk with a naturalist guide
  • Cooking class
  • The mandatory insurance covering up to US$ 50,000 medical fees related to covid-19 in Sri Lanka
  • PCR tests required in Sri Lanka (day 1, 5 and before leaving the country)
  • A local SIM card to be able to communicate with your driver and travel expert during your stay
  • Government taxes and service taxes.
  • Visa fees and bank charges
  • International flights and taxes
  • The services of a national guide (prices change according to the number of days and sites, ask your travel expert)
  • Baby seat for children under 5 years old / Children booster
  • Baby cot
  • Christmas and New year hotels’ supplement
  • Hotels’ supplement during the Esala Perahera in Kandy and the surroundings (July or August, days of this Perahera change every year according to the full moon)
  • The tips (they are part of the culture of the country, the locals themselves are used to tip)
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Dinners and lunches during your entire stay (2 to 3 € for a local meal and 8 to 20 € in a restaurant).
  • Personal insurance (covering repatriation, cancellation, medical fees unrelated to covid-19, etc.), we can provide one through our partner Chapka, ask your travel expert.
  • Anything that is not listed in the "Prices includes" section.
Garance
Garance Travel Expert Sri Lanka

It is said that people from Brittany are travelers, I guess I am no exception! If I went around Europe a bit during my youth, I caught the travel virus, during my first expatriation to Mauritius. When I set foot on the sand, it hit me: I was made for the sun. A second experience followed, Reunion Island for two years, exploring the island from one end to the other on the hiking trails. In 2017, I surprised myself when I stopped with my suitcases in Sri Lanka. Beyond the enchanting landscapes, the country has been an emotional and professional upheaval for me and each day brings its share of surprises and emotions. The friendliness of the Sri Lankans, the time which seems to slow down, the thirst-quenching coconut water and the diversity of landscapes and climates all explain how you can never get tired of this country!

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