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Overview

Enjoy the best of both worlds by exploring Sri Lanka from land as well as underwater featuring three nights each at Negombo and Hikkaduwa. This experience is designed for those travelling between December through April.
Please inquire for diving programs in other months on the eastern coast of Sri Lanka.

Important Information

  • RouteAirport > Negombo > Hikkaduwa > Airport
  • HighlightsNegombo, Hikkaduwa,
  • Duration7 Days

Your Holiday includes

  • Per person cost of twin-sharing accommodation
  • Air transfer by air taxi & transport by car or van and services of English speaking chauffeur guide for arrival and departure transfer
  • Local government taxes & service charges
  • Meals: Dinner & Breakfast
  • Entrances: Colombo Museum
  • Boat Dive including tank & weights: Negombo: 3 dives, Hikkaduwa: 3 dives

Your Holiday excludes

  • Visas
  • Meals: Lunch & dinner
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional tours & activities
  • Flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Activities & highlights
  • Camera & Video permits at cultural sights
  • All expenses of personal nature
  • Tips and portage; if you are satisfied we recommend tipping your chauffeur guide
  • Spa and Wellness treatment
Reservation, Cancellation Policy & Notes
Additional Info
  • All reservations subject to availability at time of booking
  • Quote is subject to availability of rooms, tax increases, price fluctuations and any peak season supplements.
  • The cost is based on cash basis. For any other method of settlement whether it be cheques, drafts, credit cards or debit cards we will entail a service charge.
  • For cancellations within 30 days before the date of arrival 100% of the holiday program will be charged
  • For further details about the cancellation policy please refer www.jetwingtravels.com
  • The standard check in time in Sri Lanka is 14:00 hours and standard check out time is 11:00 hours
  • All drive times are approximate and are subject to change
Places you will visit

Day 1

route Route :  Airport > Negombo

Drive Drive :  30 minutes

Hotel Hotel :  Jetwing Blue

Highlights Highlights :   Enjoy a Negombo city tour

At the airport you will be greeted by your chauffeur guide who will take you into the fishing village of Negombo. Once at the comforts of your hotel, relax and recover from any jet lag. If you have spare time, your chauffeur guide will introduce you to some of Negombo’s curious sites such the Dutch churches or laze on the golden sands. Over evening tea meet your personal diving instructor Felician Fernando from the licensed diving school just walking distance from the hotel for an introduction to Sri Lanka’s mysterious ship wrecks and coral reefs.

Day 2

route Route :  Negombo

Drive Drive :  

Hotel Hotel :  Jetwing Blue

Highlights Highlights :  Morning & Evening Dive

• Marawila: Explore the wreck of a Royal Air Force fighter bomber, which despite crashing over fifty years ago is in great form. It is common to sight large moray eels, as well as marine life.

• Third Reef: 15 – 20 meters: Find yourself in calm waters where there is no trace of land nor boats or trawlers, making this coral reef much sought after. The site is great for sighting different species of rays including marble rays. Occasionally one is blessed with a pod of dolphins playing away.

Day 3

route Route :  Negombo

Drive Drive :  

Hotel Hotel :  Jetwing Blue

Highlights Highlights :  Morning or Evening Dive + Dutch Canal Cruise

Today will bring more thrill from the water – enjoy another dive today either in the morning or the evening. During your leisure time take a boat cruise along the colonial Dutch canals and if you are lucky spot how toddy, a palm wine, is collected by one agilely walk on single strands of rope tied between trees.

Day 4

route Route :  Negombo > Colombo > Hikkaduwa

Drive Drive :  5 hours

Hotel Hotel :  Chaaya Tranz

Highlights Highlights :  Colombo City Tour + Costal Drive

Today your chauffeur guide will introduce you to some of Colombo’s curious sites such the vibrant markets of Pettah or alternatively indulge in some shopping. Relish the journey as you drive just by the natural turquoise waves, pass villages as locals go about their daily lives and more. Having reached your destination, Hikkaduwa home to many beachcombers, relax and unwind. Next, meet your dedicated diving instructor Somadasa from the licensed diving school just a 5 minute drive from the hotel.

Day 5

route Route :  Hikkaduwa

Drive Drive :  2 hours Boat ride: 5 hours

Hotel Hotel :  Chaaya Tranz

Highlights Highlights :  Morning & Evening Dive

The Conch: 20 meters: Historically significant as one of the first oil tankers of the Shell Company which sank in 1903 as she struck the Akarta rock. It is probably one of the best and easily accessible wreck dives in Sri Lanka. The Conch is also quite a fun dive with many nooks and crannies within the wreck filled with marine life.

Day 6

route Route :  Hikkaduwa

Drive Drive :  1 hour

Hotel Hotel :  Chaaya Tranz

Highlights Highlights :  Dive + Discover the Dutch Fort of Galle

At your own pace, choose either a morning or evening dive. During the day enjoy a leisurely guided walk through the cobbled stone pathways of the Fort – a massive Dutch fort, which also is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 7

routeRoute :  Hikkaduwa > Airport

DriveDrive :  4 and 1/2 hours

As all good things must come to an end, your chauffeur guide with comfortable take you back to the international airport for a safe return journey. Alternatively, you are welcome to continue your journey learning of Sri Lanka’s cultural heritage, endemic flaura and fauna and much more.

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