Best of Sri Lanka and Nepal
(Kathmandu in and Sr-lanka Out, 1 night transit at Delhi)
15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS Kathmandu – Nagarkot – Pokhara – Chitwan – Kathmandu – Delhi – COLOMBO – KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA – YALA – HIKKADUWA – COLOMBO ( Depart)
TOUR LODGING INFO:
14 Nights Hotel Accommodation is provided on Twin Sharing Bed and Breakfast Basis at listed hotels or equivalent. For Lunch and Dinner there would be an additional supplement. A hotel list is as follows:
|Kathmandu||02 night||Thamel Eco Resort|
|Pokhara||01 night||Glacier or Sampada|
|Chitwan||02 night||Jungle safari lodge|
|Delhi||01 night||Saar INN|
|Wattla||01 night||Pegasus Reef|
|Nuwara Eliva||01 night||Galway Forest|
|Hikkaduwa||02 night||Citruz Hikkaduwa|
|Colombo||01 night||Concord Grand|
Note: Check in at 1400 Hrs / Check out time at hotels is 12.00 Noon. Hotels are subject to availability at the time of booking. Early check in & late checkout are subject to availability.
- Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu
- Day 02: Kathmandu - Nagarkot
- Day 03: Sun rise and mountain view from nagarkot
- Day 04: Full day at Chitwan National Park
- Day 05: Drive to Pokhara - 200 km west of Kathmandu by car
- Day 06: Early morning drive to Sarangkot - 6500ft.
- Day 07: Airport drive for departure to Delhi (India)
- Day 08: ARRIVE COLOMBO - WATTALA
- Day 09: WATTALA - KANDY
- Day 10: KANDY - NUWARA ELIYA
- Day 11: NUWARA ELIYA – YALA
- Day 12: YALA - HIKKADUWA
- Day 13: HIKKADUWA
- Day 14: HIKKADUWA - COLOMBO
- Day 15: COLOMBO
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu
Reception at the airport by our representative and transfer to the hotel. Check into hotel and rest day.
Day 02: Kathmandu - Nagarkot
After breakfast we go to Patan and visit the fantastic Durbar Square and we travel their streets full with art and history. In the afternoon we go to Pashupatinath, one of the four Hinduist Temples more important of the subcontinent. To the banks of the river Bagmati can contemplate the incinerations in the Ghats. We visit the immense stupa of Boudhanath and we drive up to Nagarkot ( 7,200ft) - a beautiful hill station, which provides magnificent Mountain panorama, from Everest in the east to Annapurna in the west, eight of the world's tallest Mountain in a peaceful rural settings. B, D
Day 03: Sun rise and mountain view from nagarkot
Sun rise and mountain view from nagarkot and after breakfast drive from Nagarkot to Chitwan National Park - once the hunting ground of British and Nepalese aristocrats. Today, the animals - elephant, rhinoceros, tiger, leopard and deer - are protected, not shot. The greatest thrill here is to scout for wildlife on the back of an elephant. B, L, D
Day 04: Full day at Chitwan National Park
jungle walk, elephant riding, village visit, canoeing, bird-watching etc. B, L, D
Day 05: Drive to Pokhara - 200 km west of Kathmandu by car
Drive to Pokhara - 200 km west of Kathmandu by car. It is a famous sightseeing point for travelers with beautiful lake and mountain ranges. One of the most beautiful lake cities in the world. Sight-seeing in Pokhara: David's fall, temple in Phewa Lake, boating in Phewa lake, free time. Overnight in hotel.B
Day 06: Early morning drive to Sarangkot - 6500ft.
Early morning drive to Sarangkot - 6500ft. for sunrise and close-up view of Annapurna & Fishtail Mountain ranges. After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu (or have option to fly USD 90 extra). A half-day shopping and enjoy a typical Nepali cultural show and dinner in evening. B, D
Day 07: Airport drive for departure to Delhi (India)
Airport drive for departure to Delhi (India) and stay overnight in Delhi. B
Day 08: ARRIVE COLOMBO - WATTALA
Arrive at the Bandaranaike International airport, Katunayake. You will be met and assisted on arrival by airport reprsentative. Leave the airport for Wattala.
Colombo (derived from Sinhalese name Kola-amba-thota which means "mango harbour", altered by the Portuguese to honour Christopher Columbus), is the cultural capital and largest city and commercial center of Sri Lanka. (The new administrative capital of Sri Lanka is Sri Jayawardenepura-Kotte.) A vast majority of Sri Lankan corporations have their head offices located in Colombo. Some of the industries include chemicals, textiles, leather goods, furniture, and jewelry. Colombo was probably known to Roman, Arab, and Chinese traders more than 2,000 years ago. Muslims settled there in the 8th century and controlled much of the trade between Sinhalese kingdoms and the outside world. The Portuguese arrived in the 16th century and built a fort to protect their spice trade. The Dutch captured the city in the 17th century. The British made the city the capital of their crown colony of Ceylon in 1802.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Wattala
Day 09: WATTALA - KANDY
After breakfast leave for Kandy. Kandy - (the Sacred City of Kandy) - is a city in the centre of Sri Lanka. It lies in the midst of hills of rare vegetal species. The Kandy Valley crosses an area of tropical plantations.The monumental ensemble of Kandy is an example of construction that associates the Royal Palace and the Temple of the Tooth
It was one of a series of temples built in the places where the relic, the actual palladium of the Sinhalese monarchy, was brought following the various relocations of the capital city.The Temple of the Tooth, the palace complex and the holy city of Kandy are associated with the history of the dissemination of one of the most important religions of humanity, Buddhism.
The Temple of Kandy is the product of the last peregrination of the relic of the tooth of Lord Buddha and the testimony of a cult which continues to be practiced today. Kandy has now grown out to encompass Peradeniya, home to the Botanical Gardens. Kandy is also particularly famed for the great Kandy Esala Perehara (a Pageant of Elephants and Dancers), which is over ten days in the month of Esala (August) having many attractions to justify.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Kandy.
Day 10: KANDY - NUWARA ELIYA
After breakfast leave for Nuwara Eliya. Also known as the “City of Lights” and “Little England”, Nuwara Eliya was the favourite hill station of the British who tried to create Nuwara Eliya into a typical English Village. The old brick Post office, country house like hill club, with its hunting pictures, mounted hunting trophies and fish, and it's strict formal dinner attire; the 18 hole golf course, race course etc., all remind you of 'England'.
Blessed a with salubrious climate, breathtaking views of valleys, meadows, mountains and greenery; it's hard to imagine that Nuwara Eliya is only 180 Km from the hot and humid Colombo. The areas around Nuwara Eliya also provide the main output of tea in Sri Lanka.
A trip to the highlands of Sri Lanka is never complete without witnessing the age-old traditional tea plucking and sipping a cup of “Ceylon Tea”. Visitors to Nuwara Eliya can also taste the freshly plucked strawberries and purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Nuwara Eliya
Day 11: NUWARA ELIYA – YALA
After breakfast leave for Yala. Also known as Ruhuna, is an important national park on the south east coast of Sri Lanka. The reserve covers 979 km², although only the original 141 km² are open to the public. Much of the reserve is parkland, but it also contains jungle, beaches, freshwater lakes and rivers and scrubland. The latter zone is punctuated with enormous rocky outcrops.
The range of habitats gives rise to a good range of wildlife.Yala has the world's highest concentration of Leopards, although seeing this largely nocturnal carnivore still requires some luck. There are good numbers of Asian Elephants, crocodile, Wild Boar, Water Buffalo and Grey langurs amongst other large animals. The open parkland attracts birds of prey such as White-bellied Sea Eagle and the wetlands have waders, Painted Storks, and the rare Black-necked Stork.Landbirds of course are in abundance, and include Sirkeer Malkoha, Indian Peafowl and Sri Lanka Jungle fowl.Overnight stay at a hotel in Yala.
Day 12: YALA - HIKKADUWA
After breakfast leave for Hikkaduwa. Hikkaduwa is a fishing village located 98 km away from Colombo and is the most popular of the beach centers in the southwestern coast of Sri Lanka. Hikkaduwa is blessed with natural attractions of wide and sun kissed beaches, magnificent coral gardens populated with turtles and exotic fish where best snorkeling and scuba diving facilities offering the best to the water sports lovers.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Hikkaduwa.
Day 13: HIKKADUWA
Leisure at the beach.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Hikkaduwa.
Day 14: HIKKADUWA - COLOMBO
After breakfast leave for Colombo. Sightseeing highlights include the Colombo National and Dutch period museums, old and new parliament houses, the Dehiwala Zoo, Gangarama Buddhist Temple, Town Hall, and the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall.
Apart from excellent shopping, Colombo offers visits to one of the world’s leading tea auctions, an 18 hole Golf Course, seasonal Buddhist and Hindu pageants, international cricket tournaments, plush casinos, enjoyable evening entertainment and excellent restaurants.
State-of-the-Art communications and Cyber services are available in the hotels and other outlets. Good road and rail transport links are possible from Colombo to all tourist resorts. A number of cruise lines also call at the Colombo Port. The Pettah area, which is in the heart of Colombo, is a beehive of activity. Traders and payment hawkers of all kinds flock to Colombo and it’s a well-known fact that Pettah is where the best bargains are available.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Colombo.
Day 15: COLOMBO
After breakfast transfer to Colombo Airport for your departure.
What is included
- Accommodation in hotels as mentioned
- BB Basis and 3 dinner, 2 lunch
- Arrival transfer
- Departure transfer
- Transportation in A/C Van
- Guiding by an English Speaking Chuffer Guide
- Entrance fees at places mentioned in the program (Pinnawela/Kandy Temple/Yala ), not in Kathmandu
- All government related taxes and service charges
- Kathmandu – Delhi and Delhi Colombo airfare
What is not included
- Lunch or Dinner on tour.
- Alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages at all hotels
- Camera fees at sites
- Items of personal nature such as, laundry, telephone calls etc.
- Any international or domestic Airfares
- Visa fee of Nepal, India and Sri-lanka
- Tips & Portarage