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Sri Lanka Experience

Experience
Tour
Destination
Sri Lanka
Duration
12 days
Operated by
IntroTravel
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Trip overview

Sri Lanka Experience is the absolute best of Sri Lanka in 12 days. You’ll discover fascinating local culture, stunning sunsets, the famous Sigiriya rock fortress, spice gardens, tea plantations, travel the world’s most scenic train journey, spot wild elephants on safari, relax on gorgeous white sandy beaches, learn to surf, enjoy a cultural exchange with Buddhist monks, experience local life and more! With an awesome group leader from the moment you step off the plane, an instant group of friends to share your adventure, amazing accommodation and so much included. Get ready for the trip of a lifetime

Inclusions

Meals

11 Breakfast, 3 Lunch, 2 Dinner

What's Included

  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Visit Local Markets
  • Ride in a Tuk Tuk
  • River Boat Ride
  • Local Village Experience
  • Sigiriya Rock Viewpoint
  • Spice Garden
  • Temple of the Tooth
  • Tea Plantations
  • Ella Train Journey
  • Little Adam’s Peak
  • Nine Arches Bridge
  • Wildlife Safari
  • Learn to Surf
  • Buddhist Monastery Visit
  • Onward Travel Help & Planning
  • 24/7 support after the trip finishes

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Trip itinerary

Day 1

Arrive and meet the group We’ll pick you up from Colombo airport and take you to our beach front hotel in Negombo. You’ll then have plenty of time to chill out and meet everyone in your group.

Day 2

Tuk Tuk Tour & Glamping Discover the beachside town of Negombo by tuk tuk and visit the local fish markets, before heading north to the beautiful and sacred town of Dambulla. The next two nights we will stay in a unique and beautiful ‘glamping’ resort. (B, L)

Day 3

Sigiriya & Local Village An amazing and diverse day starting with experiencing the stunning views of the famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress followed by an authentic local village experience. We’ll cruise by boat and enjoy a cooking demonstration by the local village women and live and eat like the locals! (B, L)

Day 4

Spice Garden & Temple of the Tooth Today we’ll head south via a spice garden before arriving in the cultural centre of Sri Lanka – Kandy. We’ll visit the amazing Temple of the Tooth, before heading out for dinner and a few drinks. (B)

Day 5

Tea Picking & A Scenic Train Ride to Ella We’ll continue south through stunning rolling green tea plantations, stopping to learn how to pick and make tea; Sri Lanka’s most famous export. Before boarding the ‘world’s most scenic train’ to the town of Ella. Once we arrive we’ll head into town for dinner and a night out! (B, L)

Day 6

Little Adam’s Peak A free morning to relax and explore the beautiful little town of Ella, do some shopping or unwind with a traditional massage. We’ll then hike the stunning Little Adam’s Peak and enjoy the spectacular views. (B)

Day 7

Nine Arches Bridge This morning we’ll visit the famous Nine Arches Bridge before heading south to the amazing Udawalawe National Park. (B)

Day 8

Sunrise Safari A truly unforgettable day as we wake for sunrise and travel by jeep into the stunning Udawalawe National Park; one of the world’s best places to spot herds of wild free roaming elephants, crocodiles and amazing bird life. That afternoon we’ll make our way to some beautiful beaches and finish the day watching the sunset and having a beach BBQ. (B, D)

Day 9

Beachside Yoga & Chill Today we’ll travel to the hidden paradise of Tallala. Here we’ll stay at an incredibly beautiful and tranquil retreat that is both environmentally friendly and stunning beachside accommodation. Yoga is optional or spend some time relaxing under the palm trees by the pool or beach side at one of the best kept secret beaches of the south. (B)

Day 10

Learn To Surf This morning we’ll continue along the coast and stop for a private surf lesson on the super friendly and relaxed Welligama Beach, before checking into our beachside accommodation in Mirissa and heading out to check out the town. (B)

Day 11

Buddhist Monastery Visit Today we’ll have the truly special experience of visiting a Buddhist Monastery where we’ll spend time with the local monk students and learn about their way of life. Later tonight we’ll head out for our farewell meal on the beach and experience the nightlife in Mirissa for our last party together! (B, D)

Day 12

Check Out & Onward Travel Your epic adventure comes to an end today. Your group leader will help organise your onward travel. (B)

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