Discover Sri Lanka

12 days*
From 17108 SEK was 21374 SEK
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Overview
Soak in the enchantment of Sri Lanka on this unforgettable journey. Refresh your spirit at the unusual Golden Temple of Dambulla, stroll spice gardens and tea plantations, and ride through Wilpattu National Park in search of elephants and leopards. Come away with an understanding of why Arab traders called the island “Serendib”—a name that gave English speakers the word “serendipity.”

Overview

  • Departs/Ends: Colombo to Negombo
  • Travel style: National Geographic Journeys
  • Physical rating: 3
  • Age requirements: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.
  • Trip type: Max 15, avg 12

What you get

  • Accomodation: Hotel/lodges (9 nts), tented camp (2 nts).
  • Transport: Private vehicle, boat, 4x4, walking
  • Meals: 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
  • Team leader: CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.

Extras

  • The international flight to and from start and finish city is not included in the tour price. Allow USD275-360 for meals not included.

Map & Itinerary

Day 1 Colombo
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Day 2 Colombo/Wilpattu National Park
Depart early and visit a coconut plantation, learning about farming and popular coconut-based products. Continue north to Wilpattu National Park, known for its leopard population. Explore the park on a 4x4 and meet with a local expert to hear about conservation efforts and the issues of human encroachment on wildlife reserves. Overnight at a safari camp, located just outside the National Park. Meals included: breakfast, dinner
Day 3 Wilpattu National Park/Anuradhapura
Travel to the sacred city of Anuradhapura — a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk through the ruins and discover ancient Buddhist monasteries and temples. Enjoy some free time this afternoon and opt to rent a bike. Meals included: breakfast
Day 4 Anuradhapura/Dambulla
Enjoy a walk through Habarana, a rural farming village, and learn about daily life. Relax with a canoe trip on the lake, ride on a bull cart, taste a local lunch, and venture out into the rice and vegetable fields. Later, continue on to Dambulla for the evening. Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Day 5 Dambulla
Head to Sigiriya (Lion) rock fortress and climb the steps to the top of this captivating site to discover UNESCO-listed ruins and take in stellar views. After, enjoy some free time to explore Dambulla. Meals included: breakfast
Day 6 Dambulla/Kandy
Tour the impressive Dambulla Cave Temple and admire ancient Buddhist murals and statues then visit a spice garden in Matale to learn about the theraputic uses of local spices. Continue on to Kandy and enjoy a tour of the Temple of the Tooth, which houses an important relic — a tooth of Lord Buddha kept in a well-preserved golden casket. This evening, listen to some traditional music at a cultural show. Meals included: breakfast
Day 7 Kandy
Today, visit the impressive Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya, considered a national asset. Enjoy the lush surroundings, pavilions, conservancy, orchid house, and stunning Javan fig tree. After, visit Sthree Craft Shop and Café, a G for Good-supported social enterprise that helps local women and youth. Here, we view a handicraft demonstration, listen to a lecture lecture, and enjoy afternoon high tea. Taste local teas, scones, clotted cream, jam, and an assortment of sweet cakes and pastries. Later, enjoy some free time to walk through the city and around Kandy Lake. Meals included: breakfast
Day 8 Kandy/Nuwara Eliya
Travel through scenic mountains to the tea-producing town of Nuwara Eliya, stopping at a traditional tea plantation in the central highlands to gain insight into the process of growing tea and its effect on the Ceylon region. Enjoy a cup of perfectly blended pure Ceylon tea then continue exploring the English countryside atmosphere which was once governed by English and Scottish planters. Walk through the green grass and lanes, enjoying stunning views of this countryside hamlet. Opt to enjoy high tea at the Grand Hotel. Meals included: breakfast
Day 9 Nuwara Eliya/Udawalawe
Enjoy a picnic breakfast and hike through the highlands in Horton Plains National Park. Continue on to our tented camp on the border of Udawalawe National Park. This evening, enjoy a cooking demonstration by the camp chef to learn about local specialties. Meals included: breakfast, dinner
Day 10 Udawalawe
Enjoy a wildlife safari drive into the park to observe elephants who are in abundance here. After, visit and enjoy a lecture at the Elephant Transit Home, a haven for orphaned elephants who are rehabilitated then released back into the wild, many directly into Udawalawe National Park. Meals included: breakfast, dinner
Day 11 Udawalawe/Negombo
Drive to Negombo and enjoy free time to explore the city and check out the beautiful Portuguese and Dutch architecture. Meals included: breakfast
Day 12 Negombo
Depart at any time. Meals included: breakfast
Dates & Prices
All years
06 Jan 2020
17 Jan 2020
22238 SEK
4 left
  • Departs from: Colombo
  • Ends in Negombo
Price per person 22238 SEK
13 Jan 2020
24 Jan 2020
22238 SEK
6 left
  • Departs from: Colombo
  • Ends in Negombo
Price per person 22238 SEK
03 Feb 2020
14 Feb 2020
22238 SEK
5 left
  • Departs from: Colombo
  • Ends in Negombo
Price per person 22238 SEK
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Overview

Soak in the enchantment of Sri Lanka on this unforgettable journey. Refresh your spirit at the unusual Golden Temple of Dambulla, stroll spice gardens and tea plantations, and ride through Wilpattu National Park in search of elephants and leopards. Come away with an understanding of why Arab traders called the island “Serendib”—a name that gave English speakers the word “serendipity.”

Is this trip for me?

  • Departs/Ends: Colombo to Negombo
  • Travel style: National Geographic Journeys
  • Physical rating: 3
  • Age requirements: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.
  • Trip type: Max 15, avg 12

What you get

  • Accomodation: Hotel/lodges (9 nts), tented camp (2 nts).
  • Transport: Private vehicle, boat, 4x4, walking
  • Meals: 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
  • Team leader: CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.

Extras

The international flight to and from start and finish city is not included in the tour price.

Allow USD275-360 for meals not included.

Map & Itinerary
Day 1 Colombo
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Day 2 Colombo/Wilpattu National Park
Depart early and visit a coconut plantation, learning about farming and popular coconut-based products. Continue north to Wilpattu National Park, known for its leopard population. Explore the park on a 4x4 and meet with a local expert to hear about conservation efforts and the issues of human encroachment on wildlife reserves. Overnight at a safari camp, located just outside the National Park. Meals included: breakfast, dinner
Day 3 Wilpattu National Park/Anuradhapura
Travel to the sacred city of Anuradhapura — a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk through the ruins and discover ancient Buddhist monasteries and temples. Enjoy some free time this afternoon and opt to rent a bike. Meals included: breakfast
Day 4 Anuradhapura/Dambulla
Enjoy a walk through Habarana, a rural farming village, and learn about daily life. Relax with a canoe trip on the lake, ride on a bull cart, taste a local lunch, and venture out into the rice and vegetable fields. Later, continue on to Dambulla for the evening. Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Day 5 Dambulla
Head to Sigiriya (Lion) rock fortress and climb the steps to the top of this captivating site to discover UNESCO-listed ruins and take in stellar views. After, enjoy some free time to explore Dambulla. Meals included: breakfast
Day 6 Dambulla/Kandy
Tour the impressive Dambulla Cave Temple and admire ancient Buddhist murals and statues then visit a spice garden in Matale to learn about the theraputic uses of local spices. Continue on to Kandy and enjoy a tour of the Temple of the Tooth, which houses an important relic — a tooth of Lord Buddha kept in a well-preserved golden casket. This evening, listen to some traditional music at a cultural show. Meals included: breakfast
Day 7 Kandy
Today, visit the impressive Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya, considered a national asset. Enjoy the lush surroundings, pavilions, conservancy, orchid house, and stunning Javan fig tree. After, visit Sthree Craft Shop and Café, a G for Good-supported social enterprise that helps local women and youth. Here, we view a handicraft demonstration, listen to a lecture lecture, and enjoy afternoon high tea. Taste local teas, scones, clotted cream, jam, and an assortment of sweet cakes and pastries. Later, enjoy some free time to walk through the city and around Kandy Lake. Meals included: breakfast
Day 8 Kandy/Nuwara Eliya
Travel through scenic mountains to the tea-producing town of Nuwara Eliya, stopping at a traditional tea plantation in the central highlands to gain insight into the process of growing tea and its effect on the Ceylon region. Enjoy a cup of perfectly blended pure Ceylon tea then continue exploring the English countryside atmosphere which was once governed by English and Scottish planters. Walk through the green grass and lanes, enjoying stunning views of this countryside hamlet. Opt to enjoy high tea at the Grand Hotel. Meals included: breakfast
Day 9 Nuwara Eliya/Udawalawe
Enjoy a picnic breakfast and hike through the highlands in Horton Plains National Park. Continue on to our tented camp on the border of Udawalawe National Park. This evening, enjoy a cooking demonstration by the camp chef to learn about local specialties. Meals included: breakfast, dinner
Day 10 Udawalawe
Enjoy a wildlife safari drive into the park to observe elephants who are in abundance here. After, visit and enjoy a lecture at the Elephant Transit Home, a haven for orphaned elephants who are rehabilitated then released back into the wild, many directly into Udawalawe National Park. Meals included: breakfast, dinner
Day 11 Udawalawe/Negombo
Drive to Negombo and enjoy free time to explore the city and check out the beautiful Portuguese and Dutch architecture. Meals included: breakfast
Day 12 Negombo
Depart at any time. Meals included: breakfast
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Dates & Prices
All years
Jan 06
06 Jan 2020 17 Jan 2020
12 days
4 left
22238 SEK
  • Departs from Colombo
  • Ends in Negombo
Price per person 22238 SEK
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Jan 13
13 Jan 2020 24 Jan 2020
12 days
6 left
22238 SEK
  • Departs from Colombo
  • Ends in Negombo
Price per person 22238 SEK
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Feb 03
03 Feb 2020 14 Feb 2020
12 days
5 left
22238 SEK
  • Departs from Colombo
  • Ends in Negombo
Price per person 22238 SEK
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