Summary

Sri Lanka experience | by Intro Travel

Sri Lanka experience | by Intro Travel

Negombo, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka might be known as ‘The Teardrop of India’, but there’ll be nothing but tears of joy on this life-changing 12-day adventure across one of the world’s most beautiful islands. Highlights include the most scenic train journey on the planet, dinner with monks, a visit to a tea plantation, a sunrise elephant safari, and a trip to the famous Sigiriya rock fortress. 

Please note that the recommended age is 18 - 40+.

Inclusions

  • 11 nights / 12 days accommodation (twin-share)
  • Explore tea 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 help local monk students to improve their English.

Travel Validity

Valid for Departures

  • 12 Jan 2022
  • 26 Jan 2022
  • 13 Feb 2022
  • 27 Feb 2022
  • 13 Mar 2022
  • 27 Mar 2022
  • 08 Apr 2022
  • 25 Apr 2022
  • 07 May 2022
  • 23 May 2022
  • 05 Jun 2022
  • 20 Jun 2022
  • 03 Jul 2022
  • 25 Jul 2022
  • 06 Aug 2022
  • 23 Aug 2022
  • 07 Sep 2022
  • 29 Sep 2022
  • 09 Oct 2022
  • 25 Oct 2022
  • 11 Nov 2022
  • 27 Nov 2022
  • 06 Dec 2022
  • 11 Jan 2023
  • 27 Jan 2023
  • 12 Feb 2023
  • 23 Feb 2023
  • 09 Mar 2023
  • 29 Mar 2023
  • 09 Apr 2023
  • 26 Apr 2023
  • 07 May 2023
  • 24 May 2023
  • 14 Jun 2023
  • 30 Jun 2023
  • 18 Jul 2023
  • 30 Jul 2023
  • 10 Aug 2023
  • 27 Aug 2023
  • 07 Sep 2023
  • 25 Sep 2023
  • 08 Oct 2023
  • 26 Oct 2023
  • 09 Nov 2023
  • 25 Nov 2023
  • 11 Dec 2023

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 ready to see the real Sri Lanka. 

HOTEL J

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 glamping resort. With comfy beds, aircon, WiFi and ensuites, we doubt you’ve ever done camping like this before. 

RANGIRI GLAMPING RESORT

Inclusions

  • Breakfast and 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 a delicious lunch, courtesy of the local village women. 

RANGIRI GLAMPING RESORT

Inclusions

  • Breakfast and 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 along the way 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.

OZO HOTEL

Inclusions

  • Breakfast.
Day 5: Tea picking & scenic train ride to Ella

Our southern journey continues today, surrounded by lush and green tea plantations stretching across the landscape. We’ll be stopping to get a closer look and learn the art of tea picking, and brewing, from local pickers. Then it’s ‘all aboard’ for world’s most scenic train journeys, bound for the picturesque township of Ella.

ELLA FLOWER GARDEN HOTEL

Inclusions

  • Breakfast and lunch.
Day 6: Little Adam's Peak

You’ll have time to yourself this morning to relax and explore the pretty town of Ella. Maybe treat yourself to a traditional massage, or curl up with a book and cup of local tea. In the afternoon we’ll then be lacing up our trainers for a hike to Little Adam’s Peak, where the views are stunning. 

ELLA FLOWER GARDEN HOTEL

Inclusions

  • Breakfast.
Day 7: Nine Arches Bridge

Get your cameras 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 beautiful hotel located right on the edge of the park.

ELEPHANT TRAIL HOTEL

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. In the afternoon we’ll head to the beachside oasis of Dikwella, where we’ll finish the day watching the sunset whilst enjoying a BBQ.

DIKWELLA BEACH HOTEL

Inclusions

  • Breakfast and dinner.
Day 9: Beachside yoga & relax

This morning 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 next a secluded beach. 

TALALLA RETREAT

Inclusions

  • Breakfast.
Day 10: Learn to surf

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.

PARADISE BEACH CLUB HOTEL

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. We’ll learn about their way of life, and in return we’ll help them practice their English. Tonight and in celebration of our last evening together, we’ll be treating you to a farewell dinner on the beach.

PARADISE BEACH CLUB HOTEL

Inclusions

  • Breakfast and 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 visas.
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 - 40+ years old
  • The accommodation featured are the usual properties. At certain locations, we may use alternative accommodation (of equal standard) when needed
  • Blackout dates apply and shown in calendar
  • Booking changes are allowed free of charge before final balance due date, additional rates may apply on new dates
  • Final balance is due 2 months before departure.