Meet and greet by Seerendipity tours representative in Colombo and leave for Galle, En-route visit,
BENTOTA Bentota beach is the most popular beach holiday destination in the island. The unique location of Bentota beach resort is one important reason for its popularity as a beach holiday destination. Bentota resort is located on an island and the island is connected with the main land at its southern border. Bentota is mainly comprised of narrow strip of land that spreads along the north-south axis. Unlike most other island, Bentota is surrounded by both sea and a river. One side of the island is the Bentota River while western side of Bentota is flanked by Indian Ocean. Large numbers of hotels are built in this narrow strip of land enabling the travelers to have a peaceful atmosphere during the holiday. You can a book a hotel in Bentota through Seerendipity Tours at very affordable rate online.
TURTLE HATCHERY Projects have been launched to conserve the population of turtles that are reaching extinction and such projects are found along the southern coast of Sri Lanka where turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. The turtle digs a hole on the Beach, Lays hers eggs and covers it with sand where it is supposed to, incubate by the heat of the sun. What often happens is, the eggs are dug out by fisherman and sold to people who consume them. But now the eggs are bought up by the conservation projects and are hatched the Natural way in enclosed areas where the Birds don’t have a chance of picking them up and the babies are let in to the sea after two days at night time which offers them a better chance of survival.
SPICE GARDEN Visit a spice garden at Matale where spices and herbs used for Sri Lankan cuisine and medication are grown Spices of Sri Lanka attracted the early sea faring merchants who made the long voyages to purchase this precious merchandise.
GANGATILAKA TEMPLE KALUTARA Kalutara is historically important due to the fact that it was one of the 32 places indicated by Arahant Mahinda Thera to the king Devananpiya Tissa in the 2nd century B.C. as a place where one of the thirty two saplings of the sacred Sri Maha Bodhi tree in Anuradhapura be planted, to which the King extended his patronage. It is recorded in the Sinhala Maha Bodhi Wansa that until such time when the Maritime Provinces were subjugated by the Portuguese in 1505 A.D., the historic Kalutara Bodhi exited intact. In the 16th century this sacred site was turned in to a Portuguese fort. Though no harm is supposed to have done to the Bodhi it was not venerated by the people during that period. It was after the planting of a Bodhi in lower terrace of Pahala Maluwa by an Indian Prince from the Pandya country named Wickrama Pandya in 1042 A.D. that the public began to venerated and consider the site as a sacred place. This prince from Indian became a viceroy in the Kalutara area.
After the Portuguese, the Dutch too use of the present upper terrace or the udamaluwa area as a camp followed by the British as well, subsequently. During the British period, since the latter half of the 19 century, it was used as an office premises with the residence of the Government Agent.
MADU GANGA BOAT RIDE In the global context, the ecological importance of this site has garnered it the ‘Ramsar Wetland’ status in 2003 being the second largest wetland in Sri Lanka with a colossal 915 hectares with 23 islands inhabited by nearly 300 families. The River Sanctuary is now a Tourist Development Area and a Special Area Managed (SAM) by the Coast Conservation Department. Balapitiya is where the ‘Madu Ganga’ makes its home.
CITY OF GALLE Galle is one of the ancient sea ports of Sri Lanka and was an anchor point in the Silk Route. It was later discovered by the Portuguese where they built a fortress and the Dutch that succeeded them fortified it further. This fortress is today a World Heritage Site.
GALLE FORTRESS The fort has a colorful history, and today has a multi-ethnic and multi-religious population. The Sri Lankan government and many Dutch people who still own some of the properties inside the fort are looking at making this one of the modern wonders of the world. The heritage value of the fort has been recognized by the UNESCO and the site has been inscribed as a cultural heritage UNESCO World Heritage Site under criteria iv, for its unique exposition of “an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries.
The Galle Fort, also known as the Dutch Fort or the “Ramparts of Galle”, withstood the Boxing Day tsunami which damaged part of coastal area Galle town. It has been since restored. The Galle Fort also houses the elite Amangalla resort hotel, located near the Dutch Reformed Church. It was originally built in 1684 to house the Dutch Governor and his staff. It was then converted into a hotel and named then as the New Oriental Hotel in 1865, which catered to the European passengers travelling between Europe and Galle Port in the 19th century..
HIKKADUWA Hikkaduwa is one of the most popular tourist destinations in southern Sri Lanka. It is 98 kms south of Colombo and its beautiful beaches a lot of glamour to this town. It is the place where you can have a glimpse of the fascinating underwater world and see the creatures that inhabit the unfathomable depths of the sea. The famed coral gardens are located here. Just get hold of a glass bottomed boat or goggles and flippers and plunge into the ocean.
USD 190 P.P on twin sharing double (minimum 2 persons)
Above Price Includes
- Discount voucher of 10% at a Jewelry shop (only in Colombo or Kandy)
- Discount voucher 5% to shop at Spice garden in Kandy
- Entrance fees for the following site
- Gangatilaka vihara Kalutara
- 2 hours boat tour at river madu with cinnamon island
- Sea turtle farm
- Galle fortress
- Galle sightseeing tour
- Hikkaduwa beach
- Meeting arrangements
- The above are nett and include all government taxes
Above Price include following services
- 24 hour medical serivice/doctor on call
- 24 hours assistance of local tour operator
- Service of national tourguide throughout the tour
- Entire ground transportation as per the tour itinerary in an air-conditioned vehicle
Above Price does not include
- Airport taxes (Generally included in Air Ticket) & “Electronic Travel authorization“ (ETA) Fee (US$ 20 per person)***
- Entrance fees for optional sites and activities (prie may varied dependong on teh exchange rateby the the guest visit the site)
- Expenses of personal nature such as tipping, porters, laundry, telephones, etc.
- Video and Camera permits.
- Any meals not specified, throughout the tour.
- Any other services not specified.
Cancellation Charges 21 days or less – 100% cancellation charge. Between 21 days and 30 days – 50% or the equivalent of the first two days charges. Above 30 days – No cancellation charges provided no commitment or advances are made to 3rd parties.