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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. Explore tea plantations and rock fortresses on this 14-day tour, which is designed to please. This tour is about more than just beaches and stunning views; it's about the inspiring people you'll meet along the way.
- G Adventures for Good: Lunch at Sthree Craft Shop and Café, Kandy
- Colombo orientation walk
- 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)
- Tamarind Garden experience
- Tea factory visit
- Trek to Ella Rock
- Yala National Park safari
- Galle Fort and city tour
- All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
- Meals: 13 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner
- Explore the Sigriya rock fortress
- Enjoy a Sri Lankan cooking demo for dinner, gain insight into the national heritage at a tea plantation
- Relax on pristine beaches
- Embark on a safari through Yala National Park
- Overnight at Tamarind Gardens
Day 1 Colombo
Arrive at any time. There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.
Day 2 Colombo/Negombo
Enjoy a guided city tour of Colombo before heading to Negombo. With evening free time, explore the stunning Portuguese and Dutch architecture.
Day 3 Negombo/Sigiriya
Begin the day visiting the seaside and observe fisherman sorting through their haul ashore. Board a boat to glide along the Dutch canal and get a closer look at the lives of the locals. Travel to the Dambulla province and visit the cave temple before watching the sun set over the lake. Travel through the countryside to Sigiriya in Dambulla, the central province of Sri Lanka. Visit the the World Heritage Site of the Golden Cave Temple of Dambulla.
Day 4 Sigiriya
Guided tour of the rock fortress of Sigiriya -- a World Heritage site. Meet locals and share a meal in a nearby village. Enjoy a walking tour of a local village to learn about residents' way of life while getting a chance to try the local cuisine at a lunch prepared by the families of the community. Later, visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Built in the fifth century, this rock fortress boasts well-laid out gardens, caves, monasteries, and palaces with beautiful wall motifs.
Day 5 Sigiriya/Kandy
Drive through the Knuckles Mountain Range and visit a spice plantation en route to Kandy. Stop for lunch at G Adventures supported-Sthree Craft Shop and Cafe. Take a guided visit to the famous Temple of the Tooth.
Day 6 Kandy/Digana
Enjoy a free morning in Kandy. Arrive at Tamarind Gardens for lunch before enjoying a guided village walk. Stop at the home of a jewellery maker who handcrafts delicate Kandyan jewellery and a local woman making incense. Learn to make Sri Lankan bread or sweets while helping out with dinner.
Day 7 Digana/Nuwara Eliya
Enjoy a free morning of exploration before transferring to Nuwara Eliya. Opt for an early wake up call to lend a hand in feeding the farm animals. In the afternoon, 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 8 Nuwara Eliya/Ella
Spend a free morning hiking in the Horton Plains Nature Reserve or strolling local markets. Later, hop on the local train and take the scenic route to Ella.
Day 9 Ella
Trek to the peak of Ella Rock and take in the views. With free time in the afternoon, opt to explore the surrounding landscape or relax in town.
Day 10 Ella/Yala National Park
Opt to hike Little Adam's Peak with a free morning. In the afternoon, travel to Yala National Park and enjoy a safari.
Day 11 Yala National Park to Mirissa
Enjoy one last morning visiting Yala NP then bid farewell and travel south to idyllic Mirissa Beach.
Day 12 Galle
Take a day trip to Galle and tour the colonial city and historic fort before returning to Mirissa.
Day 13 Mirissa
Enjoy a free day in peaceful Mirissa. Opt to relax on the beach or take a surfing lesson.
Day 14 Mirissa
Depart at any time. The Colombo airport can be reached by private taxi or bus. Your CEO can help you arrange a transfer
Physical Rating: 2 - Light
Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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