14-DAY PEARL OF SRI LANKA TOUR

COLOMBO - NEGOMBO - PINNAWELA - SIGIRIYA - POLONNARUWA - ANURADHAPURA - DAMBULLA - MATALE - KANDY  - PERADENIYA - NUWARA ELIYA - HORTON PLAINS - YALA - GALLE - BENTOTA

See for yourself the beautiful country of Sri Lanka through the 14-Day Pearl of Sri Lanka tour starting from Colombo, to Negombo, Pinnawela, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura, Dambulla, Matale, Kandy and many more locations up to Bentota. Trip highlights include Jeep Safari at the Yala National Park, Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, Anuradhapura, the oldest of Sri Lanka's ancient cities, cultural dances and many more.

Trip code : TW43728T

Duration : 14 days

Destination : Sri Lanka

Travel Dates : 2020/2021

  • Visit Pinnawela’s Elephant orphanage and learn about their breeding program.
  • Visit Sri Lanka’s medieval capital city of Polonnaruwa and the amazing ruins of Anuradhapura. Most temples in Anuradhapura are still used as holy temples and places by the local residents.
  • Enjoy Sri Lanka’s spice gardens, including Kandy’s famous Botanical Gardens
  • Have a cup of tea in Nuwara Eliya a mountain side town famous for their tea production and its quintessential British architecture
  • Take an exciting jeep safari and explore Yala National Park where you are likely to spot elephants, crocodiles, buffaloes and monkeys
  •  Visit Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery you may even see three-day old hatchlings being released into their habitat
  • Swim and laze around Bentota beach
  • Learn all about Colombo’s city, from British and Dutch influence to the Hindu’ temple of Pettah  
 
On your arrival at Colombo Airport, your local English-speaking chauffeur driver will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. Depending on your flight arrival, afternoon at leisure and enjoy a Welcome Dinner at your hotel. Overnight in Negombo.



Meals: Dinner
After breakfast, we will travel to Sigiriya. On the way, we will visit the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage.



Pinnawela, where an orphanage was started in 1975 to house the abandoned and the wounded elephants. The number of elephants has increased to more than 65 now; including baby elephants brought from various parts, as well as some of the more than 25 babies born, as a result of the captive breeding programme.



Afterwards, continue travelling to Sigiriya, home to the 5th century Rock Fortress, also known as "Lion Rock". Spend the afternoon discovering the fortress. Overnight in Sigiriya.



Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Today we will travel to Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura after breakfast. The medieval capital of Sri Lanka from the 11th - 13th C.A.D. Great revival was achieved in the country, politically, economically and socially during the period of Kings Vijayabahu 1, Parakramabahu 1 and Nissankamalla of the Polonnaruwa period.



After lunch, we will visit the impressive ruins of Anuradhapura, the largest and oldest of Sri Lanka's ancient cities, dating back to the 6th century. Overnight in Sigiriya.



Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Check out of your hotel after breakfast, then we will travel to Kandy. On the way, we will visit the Dambulla Temple and Spice Garden at Matale. Overnight in Kandy.



Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Today we will visit Peradeniya Botanical Gardens after your breakfast. After the Garden tour, head back to Kandy for the afternoon city tour. In the evening, enjoy the Kandy Cultural Dance Performance.



Kandy: the hill capital, venue of the annual Perahera. The last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings was finally ceded to the British in 1815.
Today we say goodbye to Kandy and drive to Nuwara Eliya, famous for its tea production. In the afternoon take a city tour in Nuwara Eliya. Known as the "Little England" of Sri Lanka, this city is set against beautiful backdrops of mountains, valleys, waterfalls, and Tea Plantations. Overnight in Nuwara Eliya.



Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
After breakfast, we will travel to Yala. On the way we will visit the Horton Plains before we take a jeep safari to visit Yala National Park. Overnight in Yala.



Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Check out after breakfast then travel to Bentota. On the way we will stop at Galle for a city tour. After the city tour, continue travelling to Bentota. On the way, we will stop by to visit a Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery.



Galle Fort: in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, and then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. It is a historical, archeological and architectural heritage monument. Overnight in Bentota.



Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Enjoy a full day at leisure on the beach. Overnight in Bentota.



Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Today we will leave Bentota and travel to Colombo after breakfast. On arrival we will do the city tour. Visit Fort, the former British administrative center and military garrison, Sea Street - the Goldsmith's quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaararea, where there is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings, and the Dutch Church of Wolfe dhal dating back to 1749. After that visit the BMICH, see the replica of Avukana Buddha and Independence Square. Overnight in Colombo.



Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Enjoy a full day at leisure. Overnight in Colombo.



Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Enjoy your time at leisure until our driver transfers you to the airport for your flight home.



Meals: Breakfast
14-DAY PEARL OF SRI LANKA TOUR

 Price includes:

  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Sri Lanka. Taxes included
  • Accommodation in 4-star hotels
  • Jeep Safari in Yala National Park
  • Meals: 11 breakfasts, 11 dinners
  • Return airport transfers
  • All touring in air-conditioned private vehicles
  • Entrance fees at monuments
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Locally based professional driver
  • English-speaking locally based guides
  • English-speaking national guide throughout

Departure Dates guaranteed with a minimum of 2 people.

Price Notes

  • Standard itinerary departs SYD, MEL, BNE, ADL & PER. Departures from CBR, CNS, HBA, DRW and other cities, please contact us for details
  • International flights and current taxes
  • Single supplement: $2,495

Above pricing is correct at the time of publishing. Prices include airline fuel surcharge and taxes

*Cost is subject to class availability and exchange rate, may change without prior notice.

A Visa is required to visit Sri Lanka in the form of an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). There is a non-refundable processing fee for some categories of the ETA. Make sure you select the correct visa category for your circumstances. If you engage in activities that breach your visa conditions, you could be detained or deported.

Pay close attention to the date your visa expires – you could receive a large fine if you overstay your visa.

If you're travelling from a country with yellow fever or cholera, you'll need to present evidence that you've received the relevant immunisation(s). You'll also need a yellow fever vaccination certificate if you're arriving from, or have transited through, affected African and Latin American countries within nine days of entry to Sri Lanka. Babies under one year old are exempt.

Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months from the date you intend to return to Australia.

BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. BOOKING

Passenger names must be provided exactly as per passport at the time of booking. Any spelling corrections made after a deposit is paid must be sent in writing and will incur additional fees, including local suppliers’ fees, admin fees, any ticket/voucher re‐issue fees, etc.

Tweet World Travel reserves the right to correct any errors in rates quoted/invoice or calculated, or any omissions made at any time during your booking. Any verbal quote given is an indication only of the final price and is subject to confirmation in writing. Even once payment has been paid in full but an error in price has been found, Tweet World Travel reserve the right to correct any error of outstanding amount.

Any booking valued at or less than $1,000 must be paid in full amount after booking confirmation. Some airfares or services must be paid in full at the time of booking.

1.1 Deposit

You will be required to pay deposit after booking confirmation:

  • Private Tours or small Group Tours is $500 Per Person
  • Large Groups (more than 15 people) / School Tours is $700 Per Person
  • Short packages, shore excursion, hotel etc. is $250 Per Person

If you cancel your booking at any time, your deposit is non-refundable, or depend on each package's terms & conditions.

Receipt of Deposit

By sending/paid a deposit the client agrees to be bound by the terms, conditions and responsibilities set forth in this booking. The client also agrees that:

  • All persons are fit and physically able to partake unaided in their chosen activities/packages/tours /cruise etc. as outlined in the itinerary.
  • All parties acknowledge the physical demands and hazards involved in the tour or cruise they will be undertaking and have chosen to participate at their own risk.
  • All parties understand that any medical or dietary information provided to us does not, under any circumstances, make Tweet World Travel liable if a particular condition exacerbates while on tour or cruise which might affect their ability to participate in any portion of the tour or cruise

1.2 Final balance

Outstanding balance depends on the type of service you are undertaking:

  • For private tours/packages or other products, outstanding balance is due 65 days before departure. If the outstanding payment is not received by day 65, your booking will automatically be cancelled.
  • For large group tours and school tours, outstanding balance is due 90 days before departure. If the outstanding payment is not received by day 90, your booking will automatically be cancelled.

2. PAYMENT

  • All airfares must be paid in full at the time of booking confirmation
  • Deposit will due immediately or within three day of your booking confirmed. It will be applied based on the specific product
  • Final balance will be due before 65 days or 90 days before departure date
    • You can make a payment by  Enett, Bank Transfer, Cheque or Credit Card

Credit Card Fee

  • The following Card Fees apply:
  • Visa Credit Card - 1.8% fee and MasterCard Credit Card ‐ 1.76% fee applies.
  • American Express (Amex) ‐ 2.8% fee applies.
  • For late payment or urgent bookings, please notify us via email at payments@tweetworldtravel.com.au

3. LATE BOOKING

Any booking made within 110 days before departure will require payment in full when the booking is confirmed.

Bookings made less than 60 days prior to departure for Group Tours or Escorted Tours will incur a late booking fee of $120 per person and must be paid in full at the time of booking.

4. AMENDMENTS FEES

After bookings are deposited, any amendment has to be requested in writing and incurs $69 fee per person, plus any additional costs and administrative expenses incurred in arranging the alteration.Alterations will be made at our discretion and may not always be possible.

5. SAFETY NET PROTECTION

  • Safety Net Protection is not included in our tour/cruise packages. If you wish to purchase safety net protection, an additional fee of $95 per person will occur. This is only valid for one-time use (claim).

·         Safety Net Protection enables passengers to amend their tour and/or river cruise 15 days prior to departure, to another tour/cruise on the same destination departing in the same year (once only) without any applicable cancellation charges or penalties. The new tour must be at the same cost or higher, but cannot be at lower cost than the initial tour booked. If the passengers choose the higher cost option, then the additional difference amount must be paid. However, no modifications shall be accepted less than 15 days prior to departure.

·         Safety Net Protection is payable immediately at the time of making deposit payment. Once purchased, Safety Net Protection is not refundable  

·         Safety Net Protection does not apply for airfares, or third-party fees and charges.

·         Safety Net Protection allows for amendment ONLY, not cancellation.

 

6. TRAVEL VOUCHER

Your travel voucher will be issue and send that to you or your travel agent from 15 -30 days before your departure. Make sure you have your travel voucher before you travel.

7. CANCELLATION

Please check with your consultant, your travel insurance provider or read our cancellation policy carefully before cancelling or amending your booking. For a specific tour / cruise package, a separate cancellation policy might be set out and applied to your booking.

Please see the below for our general cancellation policy.

7.1 Cancellation by customer

Before the travel date the following fees will be apply:

Private Tours or Group Tours/ Packages

Large Group Tours & School Tours

(More than 15 people)

65 days or more before departure – loss of deposit

90 days or more before departure – loss of deposit

64‐40 days before departure – 55%

89‐79 days before departure – 65%

39‐31 days before departure – 75%

78‐61 days before departure – 85%

Within 30 days of departure – 100%

Within 60 days of departure – 100%

Any 'no show' – 100%

Any 'no show' – 100%

After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to        your unwillingness, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.

If your tour/package includes international/domestic flights the airlines cancellation policies will   be apply.

7.2 Cancellation by Tweet World Travel

For group set departure date tour, if the minimum number of the group is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel or vary the tour 30 days prior to departure. If this event occurs, an alternative guaranteed travel date will be offered. Should these options not be acceptable Tweet World Travel will refund the full price paid, less visa cost.

If a tour is cancelled or varied prior to departure due to unforeseeable circumstances such as, but not restricted to, severe weather conditions or force  majeure, Tweet World Travel will refund all monies prior to departure less visa cost, fuel surcharge and any other cancellation fees levied by airlines and other third parties.

 

7.3 Cancellation by Local Supplier or Third-Party Travel Provider

If the Local Supplier or Third Party Travel Provider changes any part of your booking for reasons beyond its control, for example, if a Local Supplier or Third Party Travel Provider changes its schedules, overbooks, or if there are any changes in applicable surcharges, fees or taxes, we will use our reasonable endeavors to notify you. If any such changes result in your Travel Product costing more or otherwise being materially different, then you may cancel the Travel Product and we will refund any monies already paid less any fees charged by us under these terms and conditions and by the Local Supplier or Third Party Travel Providers under the terms and conditions you agreed with them.

8. PUBLICITY

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If you do not want your images to be displayed, you have to advise us in writing at the time of booking, or when you collect your travel documents.

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