Summary

12 daysDepart 06 Dec 2022Return 18 Dec 2022
Total $1,869.00
4  x fortnightly from $467.25
81  x weekly from $23.07

Overview

12 Day Sri Lanka Experience

 Negombo, Sri Lanka

Experience the absolute best of Sri Lanka! Discover local culture, beautiful sunsets, the famous Sigiriya rock fortress, spot wild elephants and crocodiles, travel the world's most scenic train journey and relax on white sandy beaches plus so much more. With an awesome group leader, an instant group of friends to share your adventure and amazing accommodation, get ready for the trip of a lifetime!

Inclusions

  • 11 nights / 12 days accommodation (twin-share)
  • Breathe in the scent of fresh tea leaves as you explore plantations and learn to pick tea with locals
  • Scramble up little Adam’s Peak and snap the Insta famous Nine Arches Bridge
  • Spot water buffalo, crocodiles and herds of wild elephants on a sunrise safari
  • Learn to surf or kick back and relax at Welligama Beach
  • Visit a Buddhist Monastery and teach local monk students English

Travel Validity

Valid for Departures

  • 12 Jan 2022
  • 26 Jan 2022
  • 13 Feb 2022
  • 27 Feb 2022
  • 13 Mar 2022

Itinerary & Map

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Day 1: Arrive in Negombo

Landing in Colombo, we’ll meet you at the airport and take you to your beach front hotel in Negombo. Meet up with your travel crew and get excited for the adventures to come.

Day 2: Tuk Tuk Tour & Glamping

This morning we’ll jump into tuk tuks to explore the pretty seaside town of Negombo, stopping off to visit the local fish markets. We’ll then head north to the serene and sacred town of Dambulla, where we’ll check in to our fancy as hell glamping resort. With comfy beds, aircon, WiFi and ensuites, we’ll doubt you’ve ever done camping quite like this…

Inclusions

  • Breakfast & Lunch
Day 3: Sigiriya & Local Village

Today we’ll take in views of the ancient Sigiriya Rock Fortress as we climb the towering rock adjacent, with 360 degrees views from the top. We’ll then head to a local village to understand how small rural communities live, before hopping on board a cruise where we’ll be treated to a cooking demonstration (and eating, of course) courtesy of the local village ladies.

Inclusions

  • Breakfast & Lunch
Day 4: Spice Garden & Temple Of The Tooth

It’s goodbye Dambulla and hello Kandy today as we head south to the cultural centre of Sri Lanka, stopping en route to visit a spice garden. Once in Kandy, we’ll head out to visit the fascinating Temple of the Tooth. Dinner and drinks tonight will give us the chance to experience Kandy’s nightlife offerings.

Inclusions

  • Breakfast
Day 5: Tea Picking & a Scenic Train Ride to Ella

Our southern journey continues today, surrounded by lush and green tea plantations stretching in every direction. We’ll be stopping to get a closer look and learn the art of tea picking (and brewing) from local pickers. We’ll then hop on board a train for one of the ‘world’s most scenic train journeys’ (no biggie) bound for beautiful and serene Ella.

Inclusions

  • Breakfast & Lunch
Day 6: Little Adam's Peak

You’ll have time to yourself this morning to chill and explore the pretty town of Ella. Maybe treat yourself to a traditional massage, or curl up with a book and cuppa. This afternoon, we’ll then be lacing up our trainers for a hike to Little Adam’s Peak, where the views are seriously something else.

Inclusions

  • Breakfast
Day 7: Nine Arches Bridge

Get those cameras at the ready as this morning we’ll be making a stop at Nine Arches Bridge, one of the most Insta famous places in all of Sri Lanka. We’ll then continue south to Udawalawe National Park, where we’ll check in to our laid back and beautiful hotel perched right on the edge of the park.

Inclusions

  • Breakfast
Day 8: Sunrise Safari

Travelling by jeep at sunrise we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for the free roaming wild elephants, plus other species like crocodiles, buffalo and bird life. This afternoon we’ll head to the beachside oasis of Dikwella, where we’ll finish the day watching the sunset whilst tucking into a BBQ.

Inclusions

  • Breakfast & Dinner
Day 9: Beachside Yoga & Chill

Take a deep breath and feel the peace and calm wash over you we arrive at our beachfront eco retreat in gorgeous Tallala. The aim of today is to do as little or as much as you want. Yoga is an option, or you could just snooze under a palm tree whilst soaking in one of the best kept secret beaches of the south.

Inclusions

  • Breakfast
Day 10: Learn To Surf

From one sun drenched beach to the next, we’ll be stopping off at Welligama Beach this morning for a private surf lesson. We’ll then check in to our beach front hotel in Mirissa, our home for the next two nights.

Inclusions

  • Breakfast
Day 11: Buddhist Monastery Visit

Saving one of the best experiences till last, today we’ll be heading to a Buddhist Monastery to take part in a cultural exchange with the local monk students who live there. We’ll learn about their way of life, and in return we’ll help them with their English language practice. Tonight and in celebration of our last evening together, we’ll be treating you to a farewell dinner on the

beach.

Inclusions

  • Breakfast & Dinner
Day 12: Depart Sri Lanka or Extend your Stay

Your unforgettable 12 day adventure comes to an end today. Those flying home will make their way to the airport, or keep living the dream and extend your stay in Sri Lanka with our help and the new friends you’ve made.

Inclusions

  • Breakfast
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips on excursions
  • Meals not specified
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Any applicable visa
Terms and Conditions
  • All accommodation is twin share. 
  • Solo travellers will be accommodated in a twin share room (two beds) with another traveller of the same gender.
  • Please note that due to the nature of this tour it is only suitable for adults 18 - 55 years old.
  • The accommodation featured are the usual properties. At certain locations, may use alternative accommodation (of equal standard) when needed.