Called “the pearl of the Orient”, Sri Lanka is renowned for its green tea plantations, its long and beautiful beaches, its rich culture and its many ancient sites (8 are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites). Discover this Asian gem on a tour combining culture, adventure and nature!
Your tour starts as soon as you arrive at Colombo airport, where we will welcome you with open arms! We will then head to Negombo, a very lively coastal town, famous for its fish market which we will visit in the afternoon.
We’ll move towards the Cultural Triangle of the country, where many ancient remains await us. We will visit the Dambulla Cave Temple, a Buddhist temple with impressive sacred caves. This unique historic site is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We will start the day early to head to the summit of Sigiriya, another UNESCO World Heritage site and a must-see in Sri Lanka! This ancient remain is a fortress built on top of a huge rock, from where we can admire the panoramic view of the surroundings. Then we will move to Pidurangala Rock from where we will have the best view of the imposing Sigiriya.
On our way to Kandy, we will make a few surprise stops to some more spectacular ancient sites – which are little known to tourists! We will then stop in a spice garden in the Matale region to let you travel with all your senses. Then you will have some free time to visit the historic city of Kandy.
This morning, we will discover the Peradeniya botanical garden which was once reserved exclusively for the royalty of Kandy. This garden contains many flowers, including an unprecedented collection of orchids, spices, medicinal plants and a large avenue of palm trees.
Then, we will take a seat on the train connecting Kandy to Ella for another must-see in Sri Lanka: the ride through the tea plantations. It’s the perfect opportunity to admire the green plantations on the way and perhaps you will have the chance to see tea pickers at work!
This morning, we will start the day with a walk through a marvelous tea plantation and we will visit a factory to understand the stages in the preparation of tea.
We’ll return to Ella for an easy hike to Little Adam’s Peak, leading you to breathtaking views of the region!
Harry Potter fans will be delighted: this morning we will visit a bridge very similar to the famous Glenfinnan viaduct, which is the bridge frequented by the Hogwarts Express. The Sri Lankan equivalent is called Demodara, or Nine Arches Bridge.
Next, we’ll head to Uda Walawe National Park, with a surprise stop on the way to a waterfall with a natural pool to cool off.
You will then have a free evening and we will spend the night at a luxury campsite near Uda Walawe National Park.
Prepare to meet the wildlife of Sri Lanka aboard a jeep on this spectacular safari! On the schedule: meetings with elephants, monkeys, flamingos, buffaloes and more! Then we’ll head to the sea for a chill evening.
You will have the day entirely free for the activities of your choice! Weligama is a city renowned for surfing, so you can take a lesson or rent a board if you feel like it!
A yoga class is also offered.
We’ll start the day early to try to catch a glimpse of the few true Sri Lankan stilt fishermen, then stop at a secret beach with the option of swimming with turtles. Visit the surroundings of Mirissa and its essential viewpoints, with several surprise stops including one to spoil your taste buds!
We’ll offer you a yoga class in the evening.
We’ll visit the old town of Galle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a local market to try local specialties. In the evening, we will admire the sunset on a beach like no other!
You will have the morning entirely free for the activities of your choice! A yoga class is also offered. We will then return in the afternoon to Negombo where you will also have a free evening.
We will bring you to the airport to say our goodbyes. See you on the next adventure!
In your free time, you are welcome to try any activity of your choice! In Weligama and Unawatuna, there will be many options to take a surf lesson or rent a surfboard.
*Optional activities are entirely at your own expense*
We carefully select all of our accommodations to ensure your comfort, safety and convenience. We will stay in hostels and hotels, which are always located near amenities such as markets, restaurants, etc. We will also spend one night in a luxury camping near Uda Walawe National Park.
Entry formalities: Your passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months following the scheduled date of departure from Sri Lanka.
A tourist visa is required for a stay of 30 days or less. It is simple to obtain by applying for an electronic travel authorization online. The cost of the online tourist visa is US $ 35.
We are here to help you! Do not worry, we will assist you and guide you in detail to obtain the visa as easily and quickly as possible when you have reserved your place in the trip. While waiting to receive our precise indications, do not hesitate to contact us for any question concerning the entry formalities in Sri Lanka!
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