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Avani Kalutara Resorts

GREAT SANDI RIVER TRIP

 

 

DAY 01: AIRPORT – COLOMBO                                                           40 KMS | 01 HOUR DRIVE

Greeted by a Sunny Ceylon Travels representative at the airport, and then our guide will escort to the vehicle, and our trip begins at the airport itself. Of course the first night we would like you to roar in hustle bustle city of Colombo, heat, humid, packed street and the sound of thousand honks by the drivers across the entire city. This kind of treat on the first day end of in a comfortable sleep in one of the best city hotels in Colombo.

(HOTEL: TINTAGEL BOUTIQUE HOTEL – EXECUTIVE SUITE – BB)

 

AIRPORT – COLOMBO

 

 

DAY 02: COLOMBO – KANDY                                                              160 KMS | 03 HOURS DRIVE

We got a long way to travel, thus we require you to get set right after breakfast to hit the road, nearly after an hour drive we will pit-stop for our day’s first visit to the most adorable place in Pinnawela – Elephant Orphange, witness how the abandon Elephant have been taken cared and fed, guaranteed that you will be emotionally touched by the hands of the care takers. We are not going to be there forever although you want to do that, may be another day. Our next stop is Kandy, after reaching this scenic city in the hill capital we want you to grab your bike for a day of excitement, you will be paddling through Peradeniya botanical garden, afterwards bike all the way to heart of Kandy and enjoy the beauty of the ancient kingdom of Sri Lankan kings and their palaces, the ‘Temple’ where the Lord Buddha’s sacred Tooth Relic is kept for worship. In the evening at about 7pm visit King’s Court and Kandyan folk dance to end the day.

(HOTEL: MAHAWELI REACH HOTEL – DELUXE – BB)

 

COLOMBO – KANDY

 

 

DAY 03: KANDY – MAHIYANGANA                                                    100 KMS | 02 HOURS DRIVE

Before check out from the hotel the swimming pool in the Mahaweli Reach Hotel is not something that you should not miss out, spend couple of hours in the pool to get a fresh start to the day, then leave for Mahiyangana to visit Indigenious People in Dambana, which is a home to the tribes known as ‘Vannilaetto’ meaning “Poeple of the Forest” who are in fact in the list of the world’s primitive tribes. You will be greeted by the tribe leader; you may try some of their bee honey in its purest form.

(HOTEL: FARCRY BOUTIQUE – SUITES – BB)

 

 

KANDY – MAHIYANGANA

 

 

DAY 04: RIVER DAY ONE                                                                   25 KMS | 04 HOURS PADDLING

Take an early breakfast and leave to Hembarawa for Great Sandi River Expedition, here you will receive 2 hours of river introduction and canoe maneuvering lesson by our river guides. The raft and canoes will be ready and packed with all the provisions for next 2 days of canoeing and camping out in river banks. And we take off our journey just before lunch, after a light brunch you will be start paddling the river, you will encounter wildlife such as Crocodiles, Sambar Deer, Birds and other animals paddling along the Wasgamuwa National Park, a one of the largest sanctuary.

[OVERNIGHT CAMPING BY WASGAMUWA NATIONAL PARK – FB]

 

 

DAY 05: RIVER DAY TWO                                                                  25 KMS | 04 HOURS PADDLING

After breakfast starts the continue the day 02 in the river, today you will be paddling to the second destination of the river, it will be another great day of paddling down the river whilst enjoying the wildlife and great sceneries.

[OVERNIGHT CAMPING BY YAKKURE VILLAGE – FB]

 

 

DAY 06: YAKKURE – POLONNARUWA                                              30 KMS | 05 HOURS PADDLING

Today is s day of celebration as we are reaching the last day of the River Expedition, you will be paddling to the take out point in Manampitiya Bridge, and the vehicle will be there to pick you. We will meet at the BBQ for when all of us are clean and dress up for the evening celebration to ponder and reflect the adventure, and cherished the moments of glory singing and dancing.

[HOTEL: DEER PARK HOTEL – BB]

 

 

DAY 07: POLONNARUWA – COLOMBO                                              220 KMS | 05 HOURS DRIVE

After breakfast we take off from Polonnaruwa to Sigiriya to climb the famous Sigiriya Lion Rock Fortress and then to Colombo.

[HOTEL: CINNAMON LAKESIDE – BB]

 

 

DAY 08: COLOMBO – AIRPORT                                                           50 KMS | 01 HOUR DRIVE

Transfer to the airport to connect to your flight. (Reporting time at airport 3 hours before flight as required by airline)

 

 

CONDITIONS

  • In the event of the required/specified hotel not being available a suitable alternative will be offered with or without a supplement
  • Cancellation/refund restrictions will apply once reservations are made
    Changes to the chronology of the tour may be made as required based on arrival and departure times
  • Prices given will not apply to a single person on tour Extra compulsory supplements will apply on Christmas and New Year’s eve – final costing will be based on actual dates of travel
  • Peak time supplement will apply during the month of Dec to January.

 

COST INCLUDED:

  • Meet on arrival and drop off on departure
  • Accommodation on DBL sharing room inclusive of Breakfast
  • Full board basis will be applicable only day 05 & 06 Camping, kayaks, rafts, PFD’s, paddles will be provided
  • All applicable taxes & hotel service charge
  • Transportation as per the itinerary in an a/c car or van with English speaking chauffeur driver
  • Supplement will apply for in the event of upgraded vehicles.
  • Vehicle mileage for up to 1300 Kms / every additional Kms will be charged at us$ 0.45/=

 

COST EXCLUDES:

  • Entrance tickets
  • Camera/Video permits at certain sites
  • Border tax / Visa fares / Tips /Health Insurances
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Refreshments / meals while on travelling

 

 

  • Camps
  • Rafts
  • Kayaks
  • Canoes
  • Personal Floating Devices
  • Paddles
  • Head Gears
  • First Aid Box
  • Canopy
  • Stove
  • Cutlery

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$ US$ 1, 222.00 PER PERSON