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Light Trekking and sea – August 2020

An unusual seven-night trip to discover the most beautiful natural sites in Sri Lanka, light trekking excursions suitable for everyone will allow you to immerse yourself in the Sinhalese culture, admire splendid panoramas like that of Sigiriya, explore Knuckles Mountain Range (the forest of the five peaks), immerse yourself in the natural pools of kataran-Oya, climb the most sacred mountain of Sri Lanka Adam’s Peak and visit the only UNESCO World Heritage Site” the Sinharaja Rainforest. The program ends with a few days of seaside holidays.

Departure with Air India flights from Milan 10th-22nd August 2020

1° giorno

COLOMBO - HABARANA (185km – Approx: 4.30 hrs) (-/-/D)

Arrival at Colombo International Airport.
A warm and sincere Sri Lankano-style welcome at the airport, where you will be greeted by one of our representatives.
Transfer to your hotel in Habarana, during the lunch route to a local restaurant.
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

2° giorno

HABARANA-HIRIWADUNA-KANDY (120km - Approx: 3.30 hrs) (B / L / D)

After breakfast departure for Hiriwaduna Trek.
Hiriwadunna Trek - distance about 2.5 km - travel time 2/3 hours
HIRIWADUNNA: it is only 2 Km (5 minutes by car from Habarana, journey through the typical Sinhalese village with the incredible opportunity to immerse yourself in the nature and culture of Hiriwadunna, famous for its fantastic dry-bird habitat and the enchanting unspoiled nature. The walk begins with a trip on an ox cart through a quiet village, then continues the adventure on a catamaran towards the scenic Hiriwadunna lake - which has a splendid view of the Sigiriya rock fortress and Pidurangala rock; the spring itself is surrounded by dense jungle, swampy land and cultivated land.
After the catamaran safari, visit the local houses for a culinary taste of the authentic cuisine of a lunch prepared according to traditional methods using terracotta pots on a wood stove. This will be a great opportunity to witness authentic local cuisine and to take part in the preparation of the meal with the local women ending with a relaxing walk towards the main road along the banks of the lake. On the way back you can observe moments of daily life such as fishing, women while washing clothes on the outskirts of the lake's waterways.

Lunch in a local restaurant, and continuation to Kandy.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

3° giorno

KANDY- KNUCKLES - KANDY (65km – 2 hrs) (B/L/D)

After breakfast daily excursion to Knuckles Mountain Range.

Knuckles Trek - distance about 7-9 km, travel time 4/5 hours.

KNUCKLES RANGE FOREST: The Knuckles Forest Range has been renamed thus for the five peaks: Kirigalpottha, Gombaniya, Knuckles, Koboneelagala, and Dotulugala, which all look like knuckles of a tight fist and which can be seen from many points of view. The Knuckles, called by the indigenous "Dumbara" hills with the meaning of misty mountains, you embrace the districts of Matale and Kandy covering an approximate area of 21000 hectares. The Knuckles massif is separated from the Central Plateau by a deep valley that takes its name from the mountains, Dumbara Valley. This supports the beauty of 35 high peaks over 1000 meters above sea level, 20 over 1500 meters and 2 peaks over 2000 meters. The area that includes those over 1500 meters in the Knuckles area was declared a climate reserve in 1973. The Knuckles fall under the forest conservation in April 2000 and consequently in the Unesco Human and Biosphere Program (MAB) . The Knuckles together with the forest area of the Peak Wilderness and the Horton Plains (called together the 'Central Plateau of Sri Lanka') were declared a Natural World Heritage Site in 2009.

Late afternoon transfer to the hotel

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

4° giorno

HABARANA – KITULGALA – NUWARA ELIYA (230km – Approx: 5hrs) (B/L/D)

After breakfast departure towards Nuwara Eliya, and along the way walk to Kitulgala.
The walk to the natural pools and waterfalls of "kataran-Oya" -1.5km. There are 7 extremely beautiful natural pools and a gift of nature where you will be able to try the following experiences:
• Letting yourself slide into the ground and tilt for 5 meters of waterfall, equipped with a life preserver, you will fall into the natural rocky pool.

• Safe jump in natural rocky pools.

After lunch in a local restaurant. Then continue to Nuwara Eliya.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

5° giorno

NUWARA ELIYA – HORTON PLAINS – MASKELIYA (30km – Approx: 1h) (B/L/D)

Early morning departure at 05:00 am to go for an excursion and to see the World's End view point in the Horton Plains National Park.

Horton Plains - distance- 9 km, travel time for the visit- about half a day.

WORLD’S END - is located at Horton Plains about 32 kilometers from Nuwara Eliya. Horton Plains is the highest plateau in Sri Lanka with a height of 7200 feet. The central mountain is also known as the Cloud Forest.
It is highly recommended to leave in the early morning by jeep to visit the "Worlds End" before 10:00 am (subsequently enveloped in a dark haze). The incredible view to this place incredibly reflects the name given to it End of the World, "World's End" and is considered one of the most beautiful in Sri Lanka. The terrifying and steep vertical slopes for about 1000 feet, almost fade away for another 4000 feet. In the morning a growing silver glow starts from the horizon of the Indian ocean and continues for 50 miles south.

Lunch in a local restaurant.

In the afternoon transfer to Maskeliya, and free afternoon.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

6° giorno

MASKELIYA - SINHARAJA (200km – Approx: 5 hrs) (B/L/D)

Early morning at 2:00 am and start of the climb on Adam's Peak
Adam's peak - entire trekking 7 km, travel time to complete it 6/7 hours.

ADAM'S PEAK; This is the most sacred mountain in Sri Lanka, sacred to all four major religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity. Buddhists call it the Sri Pada Mountain ("the sacred footprint") and claim that it was visited by Buddha Gautama who left his footprints on the top of the mountain. For Hindus, the summit represents the "Shiva Adipatham" and retains the imprints of Shiva. Muslims insist on the place where Adam first took his steps on the earth when he was driven out of the Gardens of Eden. The Roman Catholic church claims that there are the footprints of St. Thomas, the first Christian apostle who preached in southern India. The people of these religious groups climb the mountain on pilgrimage from the full moon day "Poya day" in December, until the day of the full moon in May, when the path to the top remains illuminated in the evening and many services remain available.
Lunch in a local restaurant. Free afternoon.
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

7° giorno

SINHARAJA - COLOMBO (210km – Approx: 5 hrs) (B/L/D)

After breakfast, walk to the Sinharaja Forest Reserve
Sinharaja rain forest - distance-7 km, travel time to complete it -4 hours.

SINHARAJA RAIN FOREST RESERVE - Sinharaja is the only "UNESCO World Heritage Site" Rainforest in Sri Lanka, with a wide bio-diversity. The vegetation is characteristic of the evergreen tropical forest and the area considered in the reserve is 11.187 hectares. 331 robust trees and 192 lianas (60%) have been identified which are endemic to Sinharaja. As for the fauna there are 141 recorded bird species of 28 local endemics (34 of the whole country), 65 butterfly species (1 endemic), 10 fish species (7 endemic), 19 amphibian species (8 endemic ), 29 species of reptiles and snakes (14 endemic) and 40 species of mammals (7 endemic).
Sinharaja is the only undisturbed rain forest of considerable size in which many of the plants are rare and are each traceable for their characteristics in an area. Sinharaja can be reached from Colombo via Matugama (174 km) or Ratnapura (154 km) in Kalawana, Weddagala and upwards to the Kudawa tented camp. From Galle to Deniyaya and Mederpitiya (10 km) and from there to Pitadeniya Camp to enter the Reserve from the south side of the country. The best time to visit is between December and early April, and from August to September.

Free afternoon
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

8° giorno

COLOMBO - PASSIKUDAH (B / - / D)

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the beach. Hotel accommodation with half board.

9° - 10° giorno

PASSIKUDAH (B / - / D)

Sea stay.

11° giorno

PASSIKUDAH - NEGOMBO (B / - / -)

Breakfast and transfer in good time to Negombo, hotel accommodation, free meals. Overnight stay.

12° giorno

NEGOMBO (B/-/-)

In time transfer to the airport for the return flight.

Quote per persona, a partire da:

PartenzaCat. Standard - Min 2Cat. Superior - Min 2Cat. Standard - Min 4Cat. Superior - Min 4
DoppiaDoppiaDoppiaDoppia
Dal 10 August 2020 al 20 August 2020€ 2,150€ 2,390€ 1,890€ 2,140

Note

(B / L / D): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner

Proposed flight:

AI 138 10AUG MXPDEL HS1 2000 # 0745

AI 281 11AUG DELCMB HS1 1245 1610

AI 282 22AUG CMBDEL HS1 0820 1150

AI 137 22AUG DELMXP HS1 1420 1830

Proposed or similar hotels

Standard Cat .:

  • Kassapa Lions Rock, Sigiriya – Standard Room
  • Hotel Topaz, Kandy – Standard Room
  • Glenfall Reach, Nuwara Eliya – Deluxe Room
  • Watsala Inn, Maskeliya – Standard Room
  • Rain Forest Edge, Kalawana – Standard Room
  • Mirage Colombo, Colombo – Standard room
  • Passikudah Amestist resort – Standard room
  • Negombo Goldi Sands – standard room

Superior Cat .:

  • Habarana Village, Habara – Superior Room
  • Cinnamon Citadel, Kandy – Superior Room
  • Jetwing St ‘Andrews Hotel, Nuwara Eliya – Superior Room
  • Wathsala Inn, Maskeliya – Standard Room
  • Rain Forest Edge, Kalawana – Standard Room
  • Ozo Colombo, Colombo – Standard Room
  • Passikudah – Sun rise by Jet wing – superior room
  • Negombo Jetwing Lagoon – deluxe room

Depending on the climatic conditions, the roads and the travel time, the order of the visits could be changed. To access some temples you are asked to remove shoes and socks. Tips are not mandatory but are recommended for drivers and guides.

From 1st January 2012, a new regulation has been introduced regarding the entry visa regime in the country: those who intend to visit Sri Lanka (for tourism or business) must first acquire the entry visa “ETA – Electronic Travel Authorization” , at a minimum cost of US $ 35 (from January 1, 2013), which entitles you to enter the country for up to 30 days. ETA can be requested online, on the website or through travel agencies or at the Sri Lankan Embassy in Rome. ETA can also be obtained upon arrival at Colombo airport at a cost of 40 US dollars. It is possible to extend the duration of the visa (from the date of entry into the country) by submitting a specific application at the Sri Lankan Representations present abroad or personally at the Immigration and Emigration Department in Colombo.

From 1st August 2019, for six months, the Sri Lankan authorities have issued a list of countries, including Italy, which can obtain the ETA tourist entry visa (up to 30 days) free of charge, requesting it online on the site.

The pre-assignment of seats on flights is not guaranteed, it depends on the rules imposed by the airline and / or the booking class.It is made by us after the issuance of airline tickets, only if allowed and only if free by the airline . Otherwise, the customer can pay it, if possible, directly on the airline’s website, or during online check-in.

Reference exchange rates for currencies:

Currency: US dollar (USD) – Exchange rate: 1.10

Changes in exchange rates with fluctuations greater than 3% will lead to an adjustment of costs and will be communicated within 20 days of departure.4

Currency block: € 50 per case. The customer has the possibility of definitively blocking the cost of ground services which will no longer be subject to currency fluctuations. The request must take place simultaneously with the confirmation.


La quota comprende

  • 11 nights in hotels mentioned or if not available others of the same category on a standard double room
  • Meals as per program
  • Transfers and shared visits with other participants, with Italian speaking guide / driver
  • Entrance fees to the following sites: Adam’s Peak, Hiriwaduna Trek, Knuckles Mountain Range, White Water Rafting in Kitulgala, Sinharaja Forest Reserve, & Horton Plains National Park
  • Travel kit with backpack, photographic volumes, clothes / trolley holder (according to practical amount)
  • Insurance for medical assistance, medical repatriation and damage to baggage
  • Intercontinental flights from / to Italy in economy class (quota reconfirmed upon reaching 10 participants)

La quota non comprende

  • Meals not mentioned, drinks, gratuities, personal extras, excess baggage
  • Optional excursions and anything not highlighted in the “the fee includes” section.
  • Registration fee € 95
  • Luggage porterage at the hotel and at the airports
  • Airport taxes subject to change € 380
  • Supplementary medical-baggage insurance OPZ A: maximum medical expenses up to € 50,000 / baggage up to € 1,500.

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