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Day 01: Arrive in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Arrive in Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka on your own flight arrangements. Welcome and assistance upon arrival at the airport. Later transfer to your hotel.
Day 02: Colombo- Habrana
After Breakfast leave for Anuradhapura and visit the sacred ancient city of Anuradhapura founded in the 04th century B.C a UNESCO World Heritage site. It has the largest number of ancient monuments of the great Sinhala civilization which flourished in this region. After sightseeing leave for Habarana. Check in at your hotel on arrival and spend the rest of the evening at leisure.
Day 03: Habrana- Polonnaruva-Habrana
After breakfast leave for the ancient city of Sigiriya, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1982. Begin the morning by climbing the rock fortress of Sigiriya - a 5th Century "Fortress in the Sky". Then continue to one of the best kept ruins of ancient Ceylon - the UNESCO World Heritage City of Polonnaruwa, which was the Capital of Sri Lanka from the 11th to 13th century.
Day 04: Kandy
After breakfast head for Dambulla and explore the famous Golden Rock cave temple which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991. A sacred pilgrimage site for 22 centuries, this cave monastery, a vast isolated rock mass with its five caverns is the largest best preserved cave-temple complex in Sri Lanka. Afterward head on to the bustling hill capital of Kandy-declared a UNESCO world heritage site. En-route you will visit a spice garden in Matale. You will check in at your hotel on arrival and once you are rested, continue on to your tour of Kandy. In the evening you will visit the sacred Buddhist Temple of the Tooth Relic.
Day 05: Kandy - Ratnapura
After breakfast leave for Pinnawala to visit the Elephant orphanage. This orphanage was set up by the government to take care of baby elephants lost or abandoned in the wild. On completion commence a sightseeing tour of the city of Ratnapura. Ratnapura is the world’s richest treasure house of gems. Rare sparkling precious and semi-precious stones are found in the rich soil that covers the entire district. It is a city set amidst a mix of paddy fields, rubber and tea plantations which give a scenic backdrop to this legendary city of a thousand gems.
Day 06: Ratnapura - Galle
After breakfast leave for Sinharaja Nature Reserve for a day of bird watching and trekking through the forest. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site It is the least disturbed and biologically unique lowland rain forest remaining in Sri Lanka. It is a treasure trove of endemic species including trees, insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Because of the dense vegetation wildlife is not as easily seen as at dry zone national parks. Bird watching is particularly interesting as it is home to 95% of the endemic birds of Sri Lanka.
After the tour leave for Galle. Galle is the capital of the southern province and is a city with a colorful history. A UNESCO declared World Heritage Site the magnificent Dutch fort is the most popular attraction of the town. A 300 year old Dutch colonial atmosphere is still very much alive around the fort and amidst its many historical buildings not invaded by the skyscrapers. Founded in the 16th century by the Portuguese, Galle reached the height of its development in the 18th century, before the arrival of the British.
Day 07: Galle - Colombo
After breakfast head for Mt. Lavinia. Famed for its "Golden Mile" of beaches, Mt. Lavinia is a pleasant coastal town just a short distance from Colombo. Later transfer to your hotel in Colombo.
Day 08: Colombo - Yangon, Myanmar
Transfer to airport for flight to Yangon, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) via transit in an Asian country. Welcome and assistance upon arrival at the airport. Later transfer to hotel in Yangon. Rest of the day at leisure to rest or explore city at your own pace.
Day 09: Yangon
After breakfast enjoy the tour of Yangon. Visit Sule Pagoda, impressive Karaweik Hall on the Royal Lake, the reclining Buddha of Chaukhtatgyi, National Museum, Shwedagon Pagoda.
Day 10: Yangon - Mandalay
Transfer to airport for flight to Mandalay. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Afternoon proceed on tour of Mandalay. See one of these ancient cities, Amarapura to see the spectacular teak bridge of UBein and the famous Mahaganda Monastery. Mandalay will include Mahamuni Pagoda, Kuthodaw Pagoda called “the world's largest book “and the wooden monastery of Shwenandaw Kyaung. Boat ride on the Irrawaddy River. After tour continue
Day 11: Mandalay – Min Kun – Sagaing
Visit Min Kun, the unfinished huge pagoda, the world’s largest bell and the beautiful white Hsinbyume Pagoda. The Ava Bridge to Sagaing. After the tour return to your hotel in Mandalay.
Day 12: Mandalay – Bagan
After early breakfast, drive to Bagan. Arrive in the afternoon in Bagan and proceed on a tour transfer hotel. Bagan, flourishing town during 11th till 13th. Visit market of Nyaung and explore Shwezigon, Gubyaukgyi, Htilominlo, Ananda, Thatbyinnyu, Sulamani, and Dhammyangyi. Enjoy the sunset from the upper terrace of Myaukguni Temple.
Day 13: Bagan – Inle Lake
After breakfast, transfer to airport for flight to Inle Lake. Arrive and transfer to the hotel situated on the Inle Lake. Rest of the day enjoy the natural beautiful of this region at your own pace.
Day 14: Inle Lake
Enjoy the boat ride on river Inle to explore some gardens and catch a glimpse of the local Intha fishermen famous for their rowing technique. Visit the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the Jumping Cat Monastery with a beautiful collection of antique Buddha statues.
Day 15: Inle Lake - Yangon
Transfer to airport for flight to Yangon. Arrive in Yangon and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon visit the local market for last minute shopping
Day 16: Yangon- Onward Destination
The Main tour of Sri Lanka and Myanmar ends on this day with transfer to airport for your onward destination flight.
Book your Tour 120 Days in advance and recieve US $ 200 per person Early Bird Discount
AIR & LAND COST:
(PER PERSON RATES BASED ON SHARING A TWIN/DOUBLE ROOM)
US $ per person
Single Room supplement US $ per person
Please read all the terms and conditions carefully before filling in the Tour Booking form and mailing your deposits.
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
Please read all the terms and conditions carefully before filling in the Tour Booking form and mailing your deposits
NOT INCLUDED: Visa fee, any meals not mentioned above, Travel Insurance, any baggage handling fee/gratuity, mineral water, any beverages alcoholic or non-alcoholic, items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone, room service, any increase in airfare or government imposed taxes, any other items not mentioned in the tour inclusion list.TRAVEL INSURANCE: We strongly recommend that you obtain a comprehensive Travel Insurance coverage, including but not limited to trip cancellation, delay, loss of deposit, medical expenses, personal accidents and death, loss of baggage, personal belongings. “Cancel for Any Reason” travel insurance policy is one option that you must discuss with your Travel Insurance Company, as it offers a wider range of coverage if you cancel for any reason. Most Travel Insurance companies want you to buy insurance at the time of making your initial tour deposit to obtain the best coverage. Please contact and discuss all options available to you from the Travel Insurance companies of your choice before signing up on the tour.
CANCELLATION AND REFUND: Once booked, the Tour involves a cancellation penalty if it is cancelled by you for any reason or for any circumstances beyond the control of Pollina Tours & Travel, Inc, its agents, and its service providers. We highly recommend purchasing Travel Insurance policy from the travel insurance company of your choice, covering all eventualities including, but not limited to, trip delay, trip cancellation, medical evacuation, illness, disease, death, accident etc that can protect yourself from cancellation penalties, in case the tour is cancelled by you or due to circumstances beyond the control of Pollina Tours, its agents, or service providers.
An administrative fee of US $ 500.00 per person will be charged for any cancellation once the tour is booked. A 25% cancellation fee on total tour cost will be charged if the bookings are cancelled between 89-60 days prior to departure. A 50% cancellation fee on total tour cost will be charged if the bookings are cancelled between 59-30 days prior to departure. A 75% cancellation fee on total tour cost will be charged if the bookings are cancelled between 29-03 days prior to departure. For a later cancellation, or for any unutilized services, no refund will be permissible. It is mandatory for passenger to make all cancellations in writing, stating the reason for cancellation and same must be received in our office on a prompt basis. Most refunds generally take 6-8 weeks to process.
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS :: It is the sole responsibility of each passenger/tourist to obtain and verify that all of their travel documents, such as passport, visa, and airline tickets, vaccination requirements,etc are in order and meets the guidelines to embark on the trip.
HEALTH: You must consult with your physician every important aspect of your health related issues, including vaccinations such as Yellow Fever, Hepatitis, malaria prophylaxis etc. to ensure that you are in good health to engage in overseas travel. Please note: all our overseas tours require considerable walking and driving, sometimes on uneven, dusty and bumpy road conditions. You may also need to take stairs and inclines during the tour. No individual assistance to passengers requiring wheelchair can be provided, as many places may not be wheelchair accessible and may be challenging for the physically handicapped. For Information on vaccinations and other health precautions, such as safe food and water precautions and insect bite protection, may be obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s hotline for international travelers at 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) or via the CDC’s Internet site, at http://www.cdc.gov/travel For information about outbreaks of infectious diseases abroad, please consult the World Health Organization’s (WHO) web site. All passengers are personally responsible to ensure that they are medically fit to travel.
AIRLINE GROUP BOOKING AND SEAT ASSIGNMENTS: POLLINA TOURS makes the booking with the Group Department of the airline, which means all the group members must travel together to and from a common gateway, as one Group. The Group tickets are lower fare tickets and carry restrictions. The tickets are nonrefundable, non-transferrable, non–re-routable, and non-endorsable. Policies governing seat assignments for groups vary greatly by airline. Most airlines currently offer preferred seating, a system which allows them to charge additional fees for preferable seats. As a result, many seats displayed on airline seat maps are set aside for clients willing to pay additional fees for them. Some seats may only be accessible at airport check-in. Specific Seat assignments preferences are not guaranteed by Pollina Tours. Loss of assignments may occur, at any time, due to airline schedule changes, or even as a result of individual passengers making changes directly with airlines on their group seat assignments. In many cases, airlines will not assign seats for groups until the group booking is closed for ticketing usually 30 days prior to departure. At this time, Pollina Tours will do all possible to seat passengers together and in the best available seats. However, it may not be possible for Pollina Tours to assign seats of each passenger's personal choice. Once assigned, typically seats may only be changed at airport check-in. Domestic US flights, as well as flights within Europe, do not permit group seat assignments. Airline reservation agents are often prohibited from assisting with seat requests for Group Reservations from individual passengers.
GROUP HOTEL BOOKING: POLLINA TOURS makes the booking of the hotel in the specified hotel in “Standard” twin-bedded (two single beds) rooms or “Standard” double bedded (one double bed) room with private facilities, unless you have specifically requested and paid for an upgraded room category. Special requests, such as bed types, smoking preference and connecting rooms are subject to availability. Room selection in all cases, unless otherwise reserved, is strictly at the discretion of the hotel's management on a run-of-house basis.
GROUP DINNER BOOKING: : POLLINA TOURS make the reservation for the Group Dinner arrangements at the hotel or local restaurants based on the hotel or restaurant’s Buffet or Set dinner menu basis policy. All efforts are made to offer Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian menu choice to the Group members. However, Pollina Tours cannot make multiple dinner menu request based on each group members’ individual request, likings and disliking.
RESPONSIBILITY: Pollina Tours & Travel, Inc. and/or their agents give notice that all tickets, vouchers and the coupons issued by them and all arrangements for transportation or for conveyance/hotel accommodation, sightseeing, excursions, etc, made by them, as AGENTS of the passenger upon the express condition that they shall not be held liable for any injury, damage, loss , accident, death, delay or irregularity which may be occasioned either by reason or defect of any vehicle, or through the act or default of any person or company engaged in conveying or housing the passengers or in connection therewith, or of any hotel proprietor or employee. Pollina Tour and/ or their agents can accept no responsibility for cancellation penalties or losses or incidental expenses due to delay or change in schedules of airline, rail, motor coach, cruise or any transportation companies etc, hotel overbooking or default, sickness, injury, death, weather, strike, political or social unrest, disease, epidemic, pandemic, terrorism, natural calamities, quarantine or any other causes beyond the control of Pollina Tours & Travel, its agents and suppliers of services. All such losses or incidental expenses will have to be borne by the passengers. Baggage is at owner’s risk throughout the tour. Obtaining a suitable travel insurance policy to cover the medical and non-medical eventualities from any Travel Insurance company of your choice is solely the responsibility of each passenger/tourist booked on our tour. Pollina Tours & Travel reserves the right to accept or reject any person as tour participants, to expel any tour participants from the tour, to make changes in the itinerary whenever the company deems it is necessary for the comfort, safety and convenience of the participants or their agents/service providers. Although, all safety measures are taken by our suppliers to ensure you have an enjoyable and safe tour. However, our Service provider will require you to sign their responsibility form to not hold them responsible for any injury, accident, death, etc, caused to you during any adventure tourism activities, jungle safari, etc. which is beyond their control. All prices are quoted in US Dollars. The transportation, airlines, rail ,cruise, ferry companies, etc, concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission, or events during the time passengers are not on board their carriers and conveyance. The passenger’s contract in use by the airline carrier, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the transportation company and the purchaser of the Tour(s) and/or passengers. Typically, check- in time at the hotels is 3:00 PM and check out time is 12 noon. Sequence of the itinerary is subject to change, due to circumstances beyond our control.