From$1799USD
14 days,Negombo to Colombo
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Explore Sigriya rock fortress, watch the stilt fishermen in Galle, enjoy local flavours at a village meal, gain insight into the national heritage at a tea plantation, relax on pristine beaches

For most travellers, Sri Lanka has been off the map for too long. Well, it's back. Discover the vibrant colours, diverse cultures and swaying palm trees of this tropical jewel on a 14-day trip designed to please. You'll explore tea plantations and rock fortresses, try stilt fishing in Galle and get inspired at an elephant sanctuary. This trip is about more than just beaches and stunning views; it's about the inspiring people you'll meet along the way.

What's Included

  • Fishing village walking tour (Negombo)
  • Dutch canal boat ride
  • Dambulla Cave Temple visit (Sigiriya)
  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress tour
  • Village tour with local lunch
  • Spice plantation visit
  • Temple of the Tooth guided tour (Kandy)
  • Cultural dance performance
  • Tea factory visit
  • Uda Walawe Wildlife Reserve visit
  • Wilderness walking tour (Hikkaduwa)
  • Galle Fort tour and stilt fishing demonstration
  • Beach time in Hikkaduwa Beach
  • Colombo orientation walk
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch. (Allow USD280-340 for meals not included.)
  • Private van, boat, train
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12
  • Hotels (12 nts), tented camping (1 nights).

Additions Available on This Tour

Itinerary

Day 1Negombo

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Negombo(1B)

Enjoy a boat ride in the Dutch canal. Mingle with the locals at the fish market.

Day 3Negombo/Sigiriya(1B)

Travel to the Dambulla province and visit the cave temple before watching the sun set over the lake.

Day 4Sigiriya(1B, 1L)

Guided tour of the rock fortress of Sigiriya — a World Heritage site. Meet locals and share a meal in a nearby village.

Day 5Sigiriya/Kandy(1B)

Drive through the Knuckles Mountain Range and visit a spice plantation en route to Kandy. Guided visit to the famous Temple of the Tooth.

Day 6Kandy(1B)

Enjoy Kandy with a free day to explore. Opt to visit the Botanical Gardens or an Ayurvedic hospital. Take in a cultural performance in the evening.

Day 7Kandy/Nuwara Eliya(1B)

Travel to Nuwara Eliya by train. Explore a traditional tea plantation in the central highlands. Gain insight into the process of growing tea and its effect on the Ceylon region.

Day 8Nuwara Eliya(1B)

Spend a free day hiking in the Horton Plains Nature Reserve or strolling local markets.

Day 9Nuwara Eliya/Udawalawe(1B)

Drive through the Udawalawe Wildlife Reserve and spot Sri Lankan elephants. Overnight in a tented camp near the reserve.

Day 10Udawalawe/Hikkaduwa(1B)

Enjoy a morning at the reserve before continuing on to the beach town of Hikkaduwa.

Day 11Hikkaduwa(1B)

Take a day trip to Galle and learn about stilt fishing. Tour the colonial city before returning to Hikkaduwa Beach.

Day 12Hikkaduwa(1B)

Enjoy a free day on this pristine beach. Opt to go windsurfing, fishing, snorkelling or just enjoy relaxing on the coast.

Day 13Hikkaduwa/Colombo(1B)

Travel to the capital, Colombo. Enjoy an orientation walk of the fort area.

Day 14Colombo(1B)

Depart at any time.

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