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Go Srilanka - Discover the best of the island country.

  • Colombo

    Srilanka, . (map)

    7.789134 80.680725

  • Price: $540.00 /per person

    Refund policy

  • Explore new places, see new cultures, cross boundaries and fill the memories in your heart. This August explore Srilanka with its amazing beaches, cities,  thick rain forests, wildlife and lot more this island country has to offer.

    Trip Notes : Please read the page carefully before RSVP'ng.


    This is a event of GHAC Travel and Leisure. Please RSVP at the link below

    http://www.meetup.com/GHAC-Travel-Leisure/events/175289302/

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    Who can join?
    Age 18+ and should be ready to experience travel as it goes. This is not a fixed luxury package tour. We will be budget travelling.

    Procedure to join: RSVP, answer all the questions, join the waiting list, make the payment and once we receive the payment you will be moved into going list.

    Dates: We will start on the night of Aug-12th and be back by morning 8am of Aug-18th. It being a long weekend with Aug-15th being a holiday, one would need to apply for 2 days of leave i.e on Aug-13, 14th. We will spend 5 total days in Srilanka.

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    Tentative Itinerary: 

    Aug-12th Tuesday : 

    -Start @10 pm from Hyderabad to Chennai to Colombo(will reach at 2.30 am). Taking late flight , so that we reach Colombo by early morning the next day.

    Aug-13th Wednesday Day 01  : 

    -Reach Colombo early in the morning.Colombo local site seeing.
    -Night stay at Ivory Inn, Colombo.

    Aug-14th Thursday Day 02 : 

    -Leave very early morning to Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, which has the largest herd of elephants in the world and proceed to Kandy which is the second largest city in Srilanka after Colombo. 
    -Visit Temple of The Tooth, a buddhist temple and UNESCO world heritage site.
    -Kandy City tour and proceed to Nuwara Eliya. En rote stop at Tea Factory, Anumaar Temple and Ramboda Falls. 
    -City tour and walk around the lake and relax.
    -Night stay at Chavindya Holiday Resort, Nuwara Eliya

    Aug-15th(Holiday) Friday Day 03 :

    -Early morning by 5.00 am proceed to Horton Plain Rain Forest, and walk up to the Worlds End, and Bakers falls.9 km walk through the beautiful rain forest. 
    -Proceed to Yala via Ella Gap. Stop over at Rawana Falls.
    -Night stay at The Rock, Yala

    Aug-16th(Holiday) Saturday Day 04 :

    -Early morning Explore Yala National Park by Jeep, and proceed to Bentota. 
    -Stopover at Mirissa beach.
    -Take a Boat Cruz on Maadu Ganga, which is the largest wet land with mangroves in Sri Lanka.
    -Night stay at Anushka River Inn, Bentota

    Aug-17th(Holiday) Sunday Day 05 :

    -Relaxed morning @ beach and optional water sports (subject to weather conditions). 
    -Proceed to Colombo, as per time availability get a night view of the city and transfer to Airport.

    Aug-18th Monday : 

    -Start at 3 AM from Colombo to Chennai to Hyderabad. Be in Hyderabad by 8am on Monday morning ready to get to office. Taking late flights to have whole of 17th to travel.

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    Cost: Rs.27000-/

    Includes: Accommodation, Local Travel in Srilanka, Entry tickets(See below for what will be provided), Breakfast(provided by the hotel on all days), GHAC fund, Organizer reimbursement.

    Excludes: Flight tickets(see below for flight charges), Visa charges(Rs.900/USD 15), Food(Dinner+lunch), Water sports on Day 5( USD 25/Rs.1500 per sport are the general charges on the beaches), Camera charges if any.

    Entry Tickets (Included):
    Colombo City Places tickets+transport 3900 LKR each
    Entry Ticket: Elephant Orphanage 500 LKR each
    Entry Ticket: Temple of the Tooth 500 LKR each
    Entry Ticket: Horton Plain Rain Forest 2850 LKR each
    Entry ticket Yala Safari with Jeep 5000 LKR each
    Entry ticket Maadu Ganga 2500 LKR each

    Accommodation: (Included) Have chosen budget hotels  non a/c , but clean and tourist standard. Trying to get family/Dormitory rooms so that we cut down on the number of rooms and keep our cost down. We will share rooms.The names of the hotels are given in the itinerary.

    Local transport (Included) We will book a ac bus/car to take us around as its will help us to travel faster and cover more places in the time span we have.

    Flight to take (Excluded): ~Rs.9000 .(This is from Chennai to colombo. Based on your preference and time you can take a train or flight to chennai.)
    SpiceJet - Aug 13th - Chennai 1 am to Colombo 2.20 am
    SpiceJet - Aug 18th - Colombo 3.20 am to Chennai 4.45 am

    Visa (Excluded) USD 15/INR 900. Its a online application which one needs to fill and submit it with the mentioned fees. A valid passport with 6 months validity from the date of travel is needed. We will help you file for the visa.

    Food : Breakfast in included by default in the hotels we would take. Continental/Sri Lankan food based on availability. Any other food is excluded as we never know what the preference of one is.

    All these rates have been calculated by taking today's exchange rates. Any cost if exceeds will be shared equally or if we are left with any will be divided back equally. Expense sheet will be shared with all at the end of the trip.

    GHAC refund rules apply. http://www.meetup.com/great-hyderabad-adventure-club/pages/Club_Guidelines/

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    Payment Details: To first confirm your place do transfer Rs.5000 first and the rest Rs.22000/- will be taken in coming months.

    Account Holder Name: GHAC Travel and Leisure
    Account No:[masked]
    Account Type: Savings
    Bank: Axis Bank Limited
    Branch: Road No 2, Banjara Hills.
    IFSC Code: UTIB[masked]

    Mandatory Transaction/Payment Remark:[masked]_your name 

    Ex :[masked]_Siri

    Once payment is done, mention the details in the comments.UTR/NEFT number should be mentioned. 

    Credit card payment link:

    http://www.eventdunia.com/index.php/ghac?event_id=175289302

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    Things to have: (Will be updated)

    1) Travel with a light backpack. Avoid Suitcases or hand luggage.
    2) Sun protection.
    3) Good shoes/Sandles.
    4) Medicines if you are using any or for emergencies. 
    5) Light clothes as it we will be travelling along coast+ swim wear for the beach. 
    6)  Camera.
    7) LKR Srilankan currency for your expenditure. We can exchange INR to LKR at forex.
    8) Passport(Should be valid for 6 months from the date of travel)
    9) Photo Id (any valid card with your photograph and signature on it)

    10) Signed Disclaimer form.

    http://files.meetup.com/1166925/GHAC%20Disclaimer%202012.pdf

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    Few things in between are not planned and these things are must in an adventure trek.

    Note: Most of us may not be serious trekkers but all of us have equal responsibility in protecting our beloved earth. GHAC earnestly requests all its members to be socially responsible whilst the treks and avoid any littering, shouting when in wild or causing anything that would disturb the normal ecology. Try to avoid plastics as much as possible, especially plastic smiles.

    Important Instructions:
    1) No smoking and no alcohol
    2) No littering, no pollution of water
    3) This is not a luxury trip, but all care has been taken to make your trip comfortable
    4) Ladies and gents accommodation is separate.
    5) Food will be mostly basic.
    6) We carry Basic First Aid and if you need anything you can ask the organizers
    7) If you feel unwell bring to the notice of the organizers immediately.
    8) If you can't swim don't go deep into the water

    Important : Answers all the questions otherwise your RSVP will not be considered

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    Contact :

    Siri:[masked] (Only between 10am-7pm. Else you can email me at [masked]) or whatsapp or leave a comment here on the page.

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  • Rajendra

    Hi Siri,
    I have transferred Rs.5000.
    NEFT ID - N097140012629829.
    Please confirm and move me to the going list.
    Thankyou,
    Rajendra

    1 · April 7, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Rajendra, received Rs.5000/- vide NEFT/N[masked]/RAJENDRA SHANBHAG

      May 14, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Rajendra, refunded Rs.5000/- vide 1596A1. Let us know once credited.

      June 25, 2014

  • pushyamitra

    Hi Siri,
    Done payment through Event Dunia gh[masked] wil b cmng from Chennai. Let me know the balance payment.

    May 6, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Sure will let you know when we accept the remaining amount.

      May 6, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Pushyamitra, refunded Rs.13500/- into your account vide 8367A1 . Please confirm once received.

      June 24, 2014

  • sathesh kumar k.

    Hi,
    Let me know if i can join from Chennai

    April 5, 2014

    • sathesh kumar k.

      Thanks for the update

      June 8, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Sathesh, refunded Rs.13500/- into your account.NEFT N[masked] . Please confirm once received.

      June 24, 2014

  • Siri A.

    Due to not enough payments in time , we are unable to make bookings in time to go with the given cost. So cancelling this meetup.

    Sathesh kumar kalavakunt­a ,Rajendra, pushyamitra please email me your account details to [masked] and I will initiate your refund .

    June 16, 2014

  • SREE HARI R.

    Hi, i made full payment using CC through event dunia. Here is my traxn no. 175289302002342. Please acknowledge the receipt of money. I will be joining you guys from Chennai.

    May 26, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Received.

      May 30, 2014

    • Siri A.

      SreeHari, Transferred Rs.27000/- vide N[masked] into your account. Let us know once it is credited.

      June 6, 2014

  • Siri A.

    People in waiting list, if you are interested to join do make the payment latest by 31-May,14 or update your rsvp to no. Else you will be moved into not going.

    May 14, 2014

  • Siri A.

    All, if you are interested go ahead and make the first installment of Rs.5000/- to confirm your spot. The sooner we book, the cheaper the cost would be.

    April 6, 2014

  • Manideep K

    Super meetup Siri. All the best. Have seen almost all the places

    1 · April 6, 2014

  • Nikhat Q.

    Sound exciting!

    1 · April 5, 2014

  • Hemanth

    Siri : good one ...... Very tempting .. will discuss with you ....

    1 · April 5, 2014

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