10 Days / 9 Nights
November 1, 2016 to April 15, 2017

Tour Name : SRI LANKA BLUE WHALES, LEOPARDS AND ELEPHANT TOUR
Duration : 10 Days / 9 Nights
Season : WINTER 2016 (01st November 2016 to 15th April 2017)

Day 1                        : Airport – Katunayaka

Meet on arrival and transfer to katunayaka.
Rest of the day at leisure.
In the evening at 18:00 hrs, meet your guide and other members of the group for tour briefing.
Dinner and overnight stay at Tamarind Tree Hotel, Katunayaka.

DAY 2                        : Katunayaka – Galle – Mirissa

After breakfast leave for Galle.
In the afternoon visit Galle Fort.
Lunch at local restaurant.
Transfer to Mirissa.
Afternoon at leisure.
Dinner and overnight stay at Paradise Beach Hotel Mirissa.

DAY 3                        : Mirissa

Leave for morning whale watching excursion with packed breakfast.
Return to hotel for lunch.
Afternoon at leisure.
Dinner and overnight stay at Paradise Beach Hotel Mirissa.

DAY 4                        : Mirissa

Leave for morning whale watching excursion with packed breakfast.
Return to hotel for lunch.
In the afternoon visit Martin Wickramasinghe Folk museum.
Dinner and overnight stay at Paradise Beach Hotel Mirissa.

DAY 5                        : Mirissa

Leave for morning whale watching excursion with packed breakfast.
Return to hotel for lunch.
Afternoon do a birding excursion.
Dinner and overnight stay at Paradise Beach Hotel Mirissa.

DAY 6                        : Mirissa – Yala

After breakfast leave for Yala.
On the way visit Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary.
Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon nature walk around the hotel or free to relax preparing for two long days ahead.
Dinner and overnight stay at Cinnamon Wild Hotel.

DAY 7                        : Yala

Leave for full day safari at Yala National Park with packed breakfast and lunch. Your main target of this safari is leopard.
Dinner and overnight stay at Cinnamon Wild Hotel.

DAY 8                        : Yala

Leave for full day safari at Yala National Park with packed breakfast and lunch. Your main target of this safari is leopard.
Dinner and overnight stay at Cinnamon Wild Hotel.

DAY 9                        : Yala – Udawalawa – Katunayaka

After early breakfast leave for Udawalawa.
Do a safari at Udawalawa National Park.
Lunch at local restaurant.
Transfer to Katunayaka.
Dinner and overnight stay at Tamarind Tree Hotel.

DAY 10                        : Katunayaka – Airport

After early breakfast leave for airport.

Important notes :

  • Visits to wild life parks will be at client’s own risk. Safari Vehicles available are non air-conditioned and basic.
  • You are strongly advised to obey the instructions given by the interpreter and the Wild Life Officers while you are seeing animals.
  • It is advisable to wear soft-shoes.
  • It is advisable to have sunglasses, sun-block lotion, insect repellent and personal effects for warm, windy and rainy conditions.
  • Respect the local customs and accept the differences.
  • Please bring your own binoculars.

Cost : (In U.S. Dollars)

Cost per person sharing Double room :
08th November to 17th November 2016                      : US$ 1900.00  per person
12th March to 21st  March 2017                                               : US$ 1900.00  per person
Single Room Supplement    : 590.00

Please Note:

The above rates are nett and include all government taxes.
These rates are subject to change without prior notice in the event government changes the tax policy.

  • The official check-in time at all hotels will be 14:00 hrs.
  • The official check-out time at all hotels will be 11:00 hrs.

Please obtain Online Visa Authentication prior to arrival by visiting   www.eta.gov.lk

The above prices include:

  • Accommodation as per the itinerary on Full board basis for 9 nights from Dinner on day 1 to Breakfast on day 10.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle from Airport to Airport.          (safari Vehicles are none A/C)
  • Entrance fees for the sites mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Cost of safari vehicles at Udawalawa and Yala National Park.
  • Services of an English Speaking Birding & Wildlife chauffeur interpreter from 1-6 pax and Birding & Wildlife Interpreter from 7 pax onwards.

Above prices does not include :

  • Entrance fees to sites not specified above.
  • Cost of beverage throughout the tour.
  • Expenses of a personal nature.
  • Tips and porterage.
  • Any other services not specified above.

Cancellation policy

  • 21 days or less                   – 100% cancellation charge.
  • Between 21 days and 28 days –  50% of the tour cost.
  • Above 29 days                   – No cancellation charges provided no commitment or advances are made to 3rd parties.

Cancellation policy will be applicable for any reduction of rooms after the release period.

TIPPING

Tipping is a very difficult and often emotive subject. Although wholly at your discretion (and only if you are provided with excellent service!) it is generally accepted that tips are paid to your local leaders, guides, hotel staff, drivers and porters.