- A gift when you book your tour with us, a DVD film called ‘Mystic India.’
- International flights included
- A useful gift is given to you on arrival
- Private arrival and departure transfers
- Private car & driver for all road transfers
- Snack Hamper, with juice and water in your private car
- Mobile phone to use while in India to keep in contact with our local office and your driver
- Meals as per itinerary (B = breakfast) (HB = breakfast, lunch or dinner) (FB = breakfast, lunch & dinner)
- Private guide for sightseeing in all major cities
- Entrances to all monument and places of interest included
- Visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
- See the Tempe of the Tooth in Kandy
- Cultural Dance show in Kandy
- Visit Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens in Kandy
- Explore the Dutch Fort in Galle
- Day excursion to Balapitiya
- Boat ride on the Madhu River
- Private tour of Colombo
- Visit the Dutch Palace in Cochin
- See the Jewish Synagogue & St Francis Church
- Spend the day and night on your own private Houseboat
- Beach stay in Kovalam
- Beach stay in Negombo
Our Tour features the following locations
NEGOMBO: Sri Lanka – Negombo located on the western coast is a great place to start or end your stay in Sri Lanka, being close to the airport. Enjoy local Sri Lankan food, where seafood is very popular being caught daily by the local Negombo fishermen. Enjoy a walk the long stretch of beach or just relax beachside, waiting for that perfect sunset.
KANDY: Sri Lanka – The Hill Capital of Kandy was the last bastion of the Sinhala kings and is a charming city offering a living record of a magnificent past. Centre of attraction in Kandy isWhile here you will visit the Dalada Maligawa, the temple housing the sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha.
GALLE: Sri Lanka -Dutch Fort at Galle, close to the island’s southernmost point, 173km from Colombo, has the distinction of being the best-preserved sea fort in South Asia. A living heritage site, this 90 hectare (222 acres) attraction is a superb blend of architecture, with fortifications that resemble those in the coastal areas of Portugal.
COCHIN: Those Chinese fishing nets sitting along the harbour are a sight you simply cannot forget. Popularly called the gateway to God’s own country, Kochi manages to hold out on its own with its picturesque locals, leisurely activities, luxe accommodation and incredible homestays. The city is primarily divided into three major areas, modern-day Ernakulam and the historic districts of Fort Cochin, where all our client stay, then there is Mattancherry. Each area boasts fascinating architecture, spice markets, amazing food and interesting attractions. A beautiful Portuguese Palace, 17th-century Dutch homes, a synagogue and India’s first European Church ensure there is much to see and do in Kochi. The resulting mix presents a fascinating blend of a medieval English village full of Portuguese and Dutch architecture, a testimony to the sentiments that have drawn travellers and traders for more than 600 years to this beautiful port town. The best time to visit Kochi is between the months of October to April.
BACKWATERS: Standing in your very own houseboat, watching the sun’s shimmering rays engulf a sea of green with their dying breath, waking up to the sound of chirping birds, serenading your loved one under a moon-lit sky and exploring idyllic old-world villages, the backwaters of Kerala are a true treat for the weariest of travellers. This maze of canals and lagoons stretches over 900 kms. That link five large lakes to each other. The waterways have traditionally been used to ferry spice and rice across the country, but are now becoming famous as one of the most romantic attractions that India has to offer.
These extraordinary boats have, for hundreds of years, plied the backwaters weighed down with their cargoes of rice, fruit, coir and other crops. They have been the primary source of transport between the villages of this area that are not accessed by road. From your vantage point onboard, cruising the backwaters at your own pace, you will see loin-clothed fishermen delicately balancing on their narrow canoes, women weaving or gossiping on the shore and you will be constantly accompanied by the happy sounds of children either playing in the canals or at the water’s edge.
KOVALAM: India – Kovalam, an uncluttered beach of silvery sands fringed with rows of tall palm trees. Once just a series of sandy bays separated by rocky promontories, deserted except for some fishing villages, it has become a major tourist centre. Kovalam is a pleasant seaside place with a sheltered bay and a wide choice of water sports.
Our from price based on the following hotels twin/double share. Single supplement, triple share reductions or for alternative hotels, contact us to discuss your requirements further. We can design a tour just for you, based on your style and budget.
Jetwing Blue – Negombo, Sri Lanka
Jetwing Blue, Negombo, a stylish beach hotel which redefines the ultimate beach holiday experience. Warm Sri Lankan hospitality combined with contemporary comforts and excellent service is yours to enjoy as you enter this world of secluded bliss.
Mahaweli Reach Hotel – Kandy, Sri Lanka
Tucked away in Kandy, the lush green hill capital of the island, the Mahaweli Reach Hotel will captivate your imagination no sooner you enter its elegant setting. The smiles of our people will not only complement the warmth of our hotel, but will also add to the personal level of luxurious service that each and every one of our guests is given.
Jetting Lighthouse – Galle, Sri Lanka
On the famed southwestern coast of Sri Lanka, in the ancient Dutch outpost of Galle, hotels line the shore and are many and varied. But amongst them all, one stands out – distinctive as a beacon of light in the dark; and named likewise. Known and loved the world over, Jetwing Lighthouse, Galle, embraces a rugged outcrop along the coastline just before the city centre and is the last unique architectural triumph of Sri Lanka’s iconic genius, Geoffrey Bawa.
Old Harbour – Fort Cochin, India
At the heart of ancient Fort Cochin, Kerala, a place that exudes history and culture, is the ‘Old Harbour Hotel’. A 300 year-old building that has for long been a heritage monument of this town, now reopened as a boutique hotel.
Houseboat – Backwaters, India
These extraordinary boats have, for hundreds of years, plied the backwaters weighed down with their cargoes of rice, fruit, coir and other crops. They have been the main source of transport between the villages of this area that are not accessed by road. From your vantage point on board, cruising the backwaters at your own pace, you will see loin-clothed fishermen delicately balancing on their narrow canoes, women weaving or gossiping on the shore and you will be constantly accompanied by the happy sounds of children either playing in the canals or at the water’s edge.
Surya Samudra -Kovalam, India
A the living expression of Kerala’s ancient and vibrant civilisation. Spread over lush green acres of landscaped tropical gardens and insulated from the busy tourist seaside, this tranquil paradise sits on top of a cliff overlooking pristine beaches by the Arabian Sea in Kerala – God’s Own Country.
Here are some examples of extensions you can add to this tour. For other ideas and to discuss your requirements contact us. We can design an itinerary for you, based on your dates, duration, style, and budget.
After Kandy, before Galle stay in the Tea Plantation region of Hatton. Hatton serves as a gateway to Adam’s Peak and Sinjaraja Forest Reserve and is better known for its tea plantations and industry.
Include Dambulla in your tour, 3 hours drive from Kandy. The Rock Temple is a magnificent gallery of Buddha images and wall and ceiling paintings not seen anywhere else on the Island.