SRI LANKA: RAMAYANA TRAIL

SRI LANKA: RAMAYANA TRAIL

(6D/ 5N)
₹19,900.00/- Per Person

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Sri Lanka is an island nation located off the southern coast of India. Sri Lanka is surrounded by the Indian Ocean, Gulf of Mannar, the Palk Strait, and lies in the vicinity of India and the Maldives. The geography of Sri Lanka includes coastal plains in the north and hills and mountains in the interior. The country boasts of several places associated with the epic Ramayana. This tour is a round trip starting with the hill region (Kandy & Nuwara Eliya), later moving along the coast to Yala National Park, visiting the beach town of Bentota on the West coast. The tour ends in the capital city of Colombo famous for Casinos & Night life. It’s a combination of hills, beaches, tea estates, culture & wild life, all packed into a thrilling road trip across the island nation.

DETAILED ITINERARY


DAY 1:

On arrival at Colombo airport you will be met by your English Speaking Chauffeur Guide and proceed to Kandy for one night stay (130 km, 4 hours). The road journey from the airport in Colombo to Kandy offers some breathtaking views. The temples of Munneswaram and Manavari lie en route. We shall also visit the Pinnawala Elephant orphanage. In the evening visit the Dalada Maligawa (temple of the tooth) and witness a typical Kandyan dance performance. Overnight in the hill town Kandy.


DAY 2:

After check out from the hotel we visit Gem museum, Handy Craft Factory. There after enjoy scenic drive to Tea hill country town “Nuwara Eliya” for night stay (80 km, 3 hours). Visit Ramboda water falls, explore the Tea estate and tea factory where you will gain insight into the manufacturing process as well as an opportunity to taste the different grades of hill country tea. The road journey not only is beautiful but also covers Seetha Amman Temple (known as Ashok Vaatika), Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple on the way. Overnight an Nuwara Eliya.


DAY 3:

After breakfast at the hotel , enjoy Nuwara Eliya city tour, visit to market place, Lake Gregory, proceed to Yala for one night stay (108 km, 4 hours). Enjoy the drive with the surrounding mountains expand in a panoramic view. Yala is the ideal place to spot the “big four” of Sri Lankan wildlife, the elephants, the sloth bear, the illusive leopard and the wild buffalo, the unsung denizen of the park, The roaming elephant herds can be easily seen. We shall undertake an evening safari in the Park. Overnight stay in Yala.


DAY 4:

After breakfast at the hotel & drive to Bentota for a luxury beach stay (172 km, 3.5 hours). Enjoy the drive passing rice paddy fields, Old temples, Lakes. En route visit Galle’s 17C Dutch Fort – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the maze of narrow roadways edged with Dutch and British colonial era buildings that are still in use, well preserved ramparts overlooking the cricket stadium, museums, art galleries, shops and restaurants. Visit to Moon stone mine,Visit to Kosgoda Turtle hatchery and hold baby turtle. Check in to hotel & relax by the beach/pool at Bentota.


DAY 5:

Enjoy mangrove River boat safari in the morning , enjoy water sports activities, such as Jet Ski, Tube Rides, Banana boat rides, Water Ski & Para Motoring Heli tours. There after Drive to Colombo (102 km, 2 hours). Take a sightseeing tour of Panchamuga Anjaneyar Temple and other attractions. The Panchamuga Anjaneyar happens to be the first Anjaneyar temple in this country as well as the only five faced (Panchamuga) Anjaneyar temple here. Enjoy the night fife at Colombo. Overnight stay in Colombo.


DAY 6:

After Breakfast at the hotel, enjoy Colombo shopping and city tour, Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo, Galle Face Green, Independence Square, old parliament. Leave for the Airport and a final Ayubowan! (see you again). Farewell and a safe journey home with memories of a life time.

 

INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS
 

Inclusions:

  • Accommodations at 3 / 4 star hotels
  • Daily Breakfast And Dinner
  • Transportation by Private air-conditioned Van
  • Service of English speaking chauffer guide
  • Chauffer meals and Accommodation
  • Highway Toll/ Tickets
  • Fuel for Vehicle Included in the Package
  • Passenger Insurance
  • All Taxes & Service charges

Exclusions:

  • Meals other than mentioned above
  • Personal Expenses
  • Camera and Video Charges
  • Use of vehicle other than the specified itinerary
  • Other activities charges
  • International flight tickets
  • Any visa or inoculation fees
  • Tips for the guide and driver

 


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

1.      Content of tour packages

Being the planner and manager of your travel program, WETO assures the execution of the plan as described in the planner. The contents mentioned therein shall be realized in full, except in exceptional circumstances like war, riots, strikes, terrorist attacks, sanitary problems, natural disasters and the like. WETO arranges all kinds travel, both at domestic and international levels.

 

2.      Registration and payments

While registering, the client has to pay 30% of the travel charges. The remaining 70% of the amount has to be paid no later than 45 days prior the departure. WETO reserves the right to decide the amount to be paid as advance payment on the basis of the nature of the service and the time left for the commencement of the same. Also, in certain cases (journey by trains), bookings of hotels/resorts in the peak season or during festivals, may require full payment so as to hold space on ‘confirmed basis’. [Such payments are non-refundable.]

 

3.      Modes of payment

The payments can be made through channels like wire transfer to our Bank or through mail authorization through credit cards or online payment through payment gateway using Master/Visa debit/credit cards. A bank processing fee would be applicable on the amount being paid by credit cards.

 

4.      Travel package content and prices

The prices of the travel packages are determined by their content. In other words, the prices include everything WETO has stated in the travel program. No other services in addition to those mentioned in the program are included in the price. These additional services should be requested at the time of registration and this will be added to the package price. Any additional or special service requested during the travel must be directly paid to the representative of WETO during the tour and in the local currency of the country where the service is provided.

 

5.      Service description and categorization

Facilities offered like accommodation, means of transport, restaurants and the like are explained by the officials at the time of the issue of the program. Standard of the facilities offered by WETO may vary with respect to places/countries.

 

6.      Policy regarding cancellation/ early departure/ no show

In case of any cancellation of travel schedules by clients, WETO must be notified regarding the same in writing. Cancellation charges shall be effective from the date/time WETO receives the intimation in writing from the client. Cancellation fees as below apply to the land packages and/or services:

 

120 days prior to arrival

10% of the Tour

120 - 61 days prior to arrival

25% of the Tour

60 - 31 days prior to arrival

40% of the Tour

30 - 07 days prior to arrival

75% of the Tour

06 days - 72 hours prior to arrival

90% of the Tour

Less than 72 hours or No Show

No Refund

 

 

In case any train or flights tickets are involved, the refund shall be applicable according to the advised cancellation policy at the time of booking.

The deposits on the tour packages with special offers are not refundable.

 

7.      Change of program

The tour operator shall have the right to change the contents of the program in case of Acts of God (exceptional circumstances which are beyond human control/ prediction, hence cannot be avoided/ removed). Any arranged accommodation can only be replaced by accommodation in a facility of the same or higher category, at the expense of the service provider.

 

8.      Travel documents

Any traveler who applies for a trip abroad must possess valid identity documents. In case the travel requires a visa for entry into a specific country, WETO shall inform the travelers about the same. Travelers then can acquire the documents necessary to obtain a visa and submit them to a competent embassy. WETO shall then issue a certificate regarding the reservation made by the traveler. WETO does not guarantee the obtaining/ validity of the visa.

 

9.      Refund

With respect to the refund of unexploited services which have been paid for and cancelled in advance, the refund amount shall be calculated on the basis of the policy mentioned above (See pt. 6).

The refund process might take 2-4 weeks as a result of time consumed in bank dealings. In the case of refund made to credit card/ bank account, the bank charges would be debited from the refund amount.

 

10.  Travel insurance

The traveler must assure that he is satisfactorily insured for the entire extent of the tour with regards to injury, illness, death, loss of baggage/ personal items, cancellation and curtailment. The choice of insurer is the solitary discretion of the client.

 

11.  Age requirements

Any person below the age of 18 years shall be regarded as a minor. It is imperative that a minor at all times is accompanied by an adult. The adult/ (parent) attending the minor shall be responsible for securing all the necessary documents to ensure that the said minor has met all the legal requirements to travel. WETO shall not be responsible for any damages, fees, or losses incurred as a result of any failure to secure necessary approvals, permits and consents.

 

12.  Airfare

Prices of the tour packages don’t include international or other airfare unless explicitly declared in the package description. WETO shall quote the best available prices for the travel dates requested at the time of preparation of the quote. Quotes only provide an estimate and shall not be taken as any price commitment by WETO. Also, WETO shall also not be responsible for any changes in air itineraries or flight timings and does not provide advice or alerts about tickets, flight status or delays.

 

13.  Passports and Visas

Travelers shall be liable for guaranteeing that they possess proper travel documents required for documentation and identification at the time of entry, exit and travel to other country.

Travelers must check with their respective consulate/(s) or visa agency in order to determine if any visas/passports are required. It is essential that passports are valid for at least 6 months beyond the dates of travel. WETO shall not be responsible for any cancellation due to visa/passport.

Travelers must accept full responsibility for acquiring all essential documents like visas and permits before the start of the tour and they shall be fully responsible for the entire amount incurred due to defective/missing documents.

 

14.  Our liabilities and limitations

All efforts shall be sincerely made by WETO to maintain the contract made with the customers. However, there are always possibilities that some matters relating to airfares, entrance fee at the monuments or extreme rise in fuel costs etc., become more expensive without any notice from the respective authorities of the Government. In such cases, the difference in the cost shall have to be borne by the clients. WETO shall only act in the capacity of an agent of the hotels, transporters, railways, airlines and contractors providing other services & all exchange orders, receipts, contracts & tickets issued by us subject to the terms & conditions under which these services are provided by actual suppliers.

 

15.  Risks involved

The client shall recognize the fact that the products and services offered by WETO may comprise of some risks to his health and safety. While traveling with the WETO, the traveler must acknowledge that he has measured the potential risks his to health and safety. He has assumed the responsibility for all such risks and release WETO from all claims and causes of action arising from any loss, damage, injury or death resulting from the risks that are integral part of travel, including visits to foreign destinations, and participating in adventurous activities such as those included in Tour itineraries or otherwise offered by WETO.

 

16.  Passenger agreement

All the travelers shall be required to complete a ‘Passenger Agreement’ before the commencement of the journey to give consent to WETO’s Terms & Conditions, Release from Liability, Assumption of Risk and Binding Arbitration Agreement. Passengers booking online shall be required to complete the ‘Passenger Agreement’ at the time of bookingPassengers booking via telephone shall be provided with a verbal review of the ‘Passenger Agreement’ which will be delivered via email shortly after the time of booking. Clients who are unable to receive and complete their ‘Passenger Agreement’ via email may request for the same to be provided via fax or mail. Travel documents shall not be released without a completed Passenger Agreement. WETO reserves the right to cancel bookings and return deposits without a completed ‘Passenger Agreement’.