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5N 6D (also 3N 4D)

Winters, they says, is the time to hibernate and sit easy!  We say, kick the sand and lick the sun!

We are going to Sri Lanka to check out the sun and blue ocean and kick some sand.  Great options to choose from! SCUBA Diving, Cycling through the countryside, Traditional Mask Making of Srilanka, Visit to a Moonstone Mine and Cinnamon Plantation or just a lazy cup of tea, yummy local food and doing nothing on the beaches.
There's more! You can also go Whale and Dolphin watching or spend a day in the Galle fort etc. etc.

In short, we'll help you 'tailor your own trip'.



ACTIVITIES (Something for Everyone!)
A. THE SEA (SCUBA)

o Discover SCUBA
o SCUBA Open Water Course
o SCUBA Advance Course

B. THE LAND (Experience)

b Cycling the Countryside
N Galle Fort Exploration

N Whale watching Cruise

C. THE COMBO (SRILANKA)

Mix and match to create your OWN Combo packages - Get the maximumfrom the trip!



ITINERARY:

DAY 1:  Group pick up (Colombo Airport) to Guest house in Hikkaduwa
Check in. Explore the beach and shacks


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SCUBA Open Water Course (4 days) & Advance Course (2days) begins


DAY 2: J Discover SCUBA - Rendezvous with the sea: Enjoy the charisma of the underwater world
- Training dive in shallow sea at coral reef - morning
- Sea dive in the clear blue waters of the Indian ocean - afternoon

Free evening (to reminisce, soak in and party around)

DAY 3:
o GALLE Fort Exploration - Day trip - pick up & drop:

- Our vehicle will take you to Galle, the scenic fort city by the sea

- Walk down the cobbled paths. Check out the light house

- Visit the Maritime Archaeological Museum for its awesome collection

- Enjoy your lunch at the numerous Restaurants, Bars by the sea

- Watch the sun set into the sea from the parapet of the fort. Tour ends by evening

Route Purple
Feast
(dinner).

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DAY 4: b Countryside Cycling: Day trip - Soak in nature:

- Pedal through the palm fringed paths alongside the green paddy fields
- Authentic Srilankan Lunch at a village
- This is a Route Purple special route for a memorable day
- Return by evening. Do your own thing


DAY 5:
o WHALE/ Dolphin watching Cruise - Ride the ocean:
- Early morning boat ride deep into the blue waters (50-100 km) to track down the mighty Whales
- Sighting of a lifetime - Lucky ones find the gigantic creatures as they surface
to breathe and play. (Breakfast / Snacks aboard the boat.) Return by afternoon
Free afternoon and evening.


DAY 6: I Check-Out (8:30 am): Goodbyes and memories!
If your flight is late evening, check out Colombo before you depart.


[*OWC course runs for 4 days. Evenings free. *Advance Course usually requires 2 days]
[Hikkaduwa also offers water sports like surfing. Route Purple can help you plan your free time]
[Activity schedule may be altered by the organizers, if required for any reason]




Package includes:

Airport Transfer: AC vehicle (with the group only).
Accommodation: on twin / triple sharing basis in designated hotel in Non AC or AC rooms, as per your booking.
Breakfast: on all days in Sri Lanka.
Route Purple Feast: DInner
Activities: As per booking. - Countryside Cycling: Includes lunch & bicycles.
SCUBA: Includes equipment, training, instructors dives and boat ride.


Does NOT include:

Any expenses not specified above.
Visa expenses.
Travel to and from Sri Lanka.
Lunch, Dinners or any other food/ beverages or any personal expenses (except for the one’s specified above).
Costs arising out of any injury, accident or any unforeseen circumstances or delays due to any act of nature or god.
Insurance of any sort.
Any entry fee, permits or taxes of any nature.


Medical Facilities - A basic first aid kit is available with us.  However, we recommend you / your ward to bring your own first aid kit.

Safety
:
  We take all reasonable precautions to ensure a safe trip.  route purple reserves the right to modify the route / program without prior information, for safety and other reasons.  Any such decisions will be acceptable to all participants.  route purple can not be held responsible for any accidents, illness or other unforeseen events in any way.



Download Entry Form.


Dates

2014

Dec. 25 - 30 (*Shorter package available)
Early Bird DISCOUNT -
for bookings till Sept 23

OPEN for bookings

Eligibility: Open to all. Children to be accompanied by their guardians or parents.

Cost: Call or
email us for details
*All activities subject to weather conditions*
*Route Purple reserves the right to modify the fee without prior information, if required*



Something for Everyone!

At Route Purple, we try to be as inclusive as possible.  We don’t want to leave you out from the fun.

Check out the packages. There is loads of fun in diversity.  So smile and hop on the happy band wagon!

Eligibility:
- Valid Passport: Expiry Date atleast 6 months after the end date of the trip

- Children: (minimum 10yrs) allowed if accompanied with a parent / guardian.
- For SCUBA: Medically fit. Basic swimming skills. Above 12yrs of age. 
- Countryside Cycling – Must know cycling.

Everyone welcome!



Recommended packing list:

LIght Cotton T-shirts
Swimming trunks
Shorts, (2-3)
Floaters or similar strap on sliipers
T
owel
Sunglasses (with UV protection)
Torch
Cold cream, sun screen

First aid kit (bandaid, avomine, disprin, paracetamol)
Polythene bags (for packing your unclean cloths, socks etc)
Water bottle
Cap / hat (for protection against sun)
Small Backpack (for your water bottles and other things)


Important Info:
VISA:

Online (Recommended)
https://eta-sri-lanka-visa-in.com

Also available on arrival
Foreigners - Check with the Sri Lankan embassy or the above website.

TRAVEL:
Chennai-Colombo
Flight time: 1.2 hrs. Cruise: 24 hrs.

EXPECTED WEATHER:  Pleasant with clear skies and temp ranging between 22-30 degrees.  May rain sometimes.

 


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