• 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

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.

Trip Description
Cultural Sri Lanka
Travel Theme
Cities & Attractions
Flights & Transport
  • Only ground transport

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Excellent 32,401 Great 10,162 Average 5 Disappointing 1 Terrible 7
4.8 Guide
4.8 Activities
4.8 Lodging
4.8 Transportation
4.8 Meals
Sri Lanka Encompassed



Amazing Trip! July 2018

  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
Great first time experience in Europe. I got to hike the Alps with a great CEO that was well organised and really friendly. I also met 9 other travellers from across the world and learned a lot while hiking 24 KM Trek's with them. I would recommend this trip to anyone looking to take a break from city life and enjoy the beauty of the Alps.
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Great Experience July 2018

  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
The tour was amazing. A lot of great hikes and views travelling from France-Italy-Switzerland. Really enjoyed how organised the trip was and down to earth the people were.

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Great Experience July 2018

  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
The tour was amazing. A lot of great hikes and views travelling from France-Italy-Switzerland. Really enjoyed how organised the trip was and down to earth the people were.

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A great way to see Japan June 2018

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 3.0
  • Meals 4.0
Great group tour experience. I was glad that I packed light! It was a small surprise to take so much public transportation everywhere. But our guide was amazing, and we saw a nice combination of classic sights and local gems.
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Great way to see Costa Rica May 2018

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Trek Hidden Costa Rica is a great way to explore the country. I feel like I got so much more out of this trip than I would have on a tour that hits all touristy spots. Very active trip, got to see a lot of wildlife, plus beach/mountains/countryside/waterfalls - so many amazing views! Would highly recommend this trip and will very likely be traveling with GAdventures again.
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Trip of a lifetime! April 2018

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
Magnificent mountain peaks, stunning glaciers and picture-perfect lakes. The twelve-person tour was well organized and well paced. Our guide, Romi, was fun and competent. She took good care of us and made sure we had a good time.

Half a dozen local guides joined us along the way, contributing new knowledge and their own perspectives.

Note that there were many more optional activities than were listed on the website, including a day in Bariloche of rafting or horseback riding with gauchos. We also enjoyed a couple of home visits, one featuring a meal prepared in a traditional pot made from a plow disk. And then there was that sweet trip to the dulce de leche tasting shop... So many pleasures, big and small, in an incredibly beautiful land!

My advice: Go a day early so you can take in Buenos Aires’ San Telmo Feria, a ten-block street market that is only held on Sundays.
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Day 1 Colombo

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Colombo/Negombo (1B)

Enjoy a guided city tour of Colombo before heading to Negombo. With evening free time, explore the stunning Portuguese and Dutch architecture. Included Activities: Pettah Bazaar Visit Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 3 Negombo/Sigiriya (1B)

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. In the evening, try to catch a beautiful sunset over the Kandalamma Lake. Included Activities: Dutch Canal Boat Ride Dambulla Cave Temple Visit Fishing Village Walking Tour Transport: Negombo - Sigiriya Private Vehicle (4.50 hour(s), 156km)

Day 4 Sigiriya (1B, 1L)

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. In the afternoon, opt to go for a tour of Polonnaruwa, the ancient capital of Sri Lanka, where you can cycle through the ruins. Included Activities: Sri Lanka Village Tour Sigiriya Rock Fortress Visit

Day 5 Sigiriya/Kandy (1B, 1L)

En route to Kandy, stop at the herbal centre of spices. Students of Ayurveda will explain different uses for each herb. Arrive to Kandy in the afternoon. Go for a stroll around Kandy Lake and visit the famed Temple of the Tooth. Enjoy an included lunch at G Adventures supported-Sthree Craft Shop and Cafe. In the evening, opt to attend a Kandyan Cultural Dance. Included Activities: Spice Plantation Tour Kandy Orientation Walk Temple of the Sacred Tooth Tour Lunch at Sthree Craft Shop and Café Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 139km)

Day 6 Kandy/Digana (1B, 1L, 1D)

Accommodations at Tamarind Gardens Farm homestay are simple and authentic. Rooming will be in twin and triple-share rooms. Included Activities: Digana Guided Village Walk Tamarind Gardens Farm Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00-1.50 hours, 25km)

Day 7 Digana/Nuwara Eliya (1B)

Early birds can opt for a productive start to the day and join their hosts around the farm. Get up close with the farm animals and feed the chickens and cows. Enjoy breakfast at Tamarind Gardens and soak in the views of the Victoria Reservoir over tea before departing for Nuwara Eliya. The town, also known as 'Little England', offers a lot of options for visitors. Explore the nature trails, visit the plantations, or go golfing or horseback riding. Included Activities: Tea Plantation Visit Transport: Private Vehicle Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 80km)

Day 8 Nuwara Eliya/Ella (1B)

Use free time to explore the area. Opt to stay close to the city, wandering local markets or head further afield. There's a 9km (6 mi) trek in the Horton Plains Nature Reserve. Wander around Victoria Lake and take in the views. Transport: Take the scenic route and observe the stunning scenery from the local train. Local train (3.00 hour(s))

Day 9 Ella (1B)

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. Included Activities: Trek to Ella Rock

Day 10 Ella/Yala National Park (1B)

Opt to hike Little Adam's Peak with a free morning. In the afternoon, travel to Yala National Park and enjoy a safari. Included Activities: Yala National Park Safari Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))

Day 11 Yala National Park to Mirissa (1B)

Enjoy one last morning visiting Yala NP then bid farewell and travel south to idyllic Mirissa Beach. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))

Day 12 Galle (1B)

Take a day trip to Galle and tour the colonial city and historic fort before returning to Mirissa. Included Activities: Galle Fort and City Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))

Day 13 Mirissa (1B)

Enjoy a free day in peaceful Mirissa. Opt to relax on the beach or take a surfing lesson.

Day 14 Mirissa (1B)

Depart at any time. Additional Notes: The Colombo airport can be reached by private taxi or bus. Your CEO can help you arrange a transfer. Included Activities: Departure Day

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Trip Includes
  • Your G for Good Moment: Lunch at Sthree Craft Shop and Café
  • Kandy Your G for Good Moment: Tamarind Gardens Farm
  • Digana
  • 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 Included: 13 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner
Flights & Transport
Only ground transportPrivate van, boat, scenic local train.
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: Max 15
Max 15, avg 12

Solo Notes

We believe solo travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and solo travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Hotels (13 nts), homestay (1 nt).
Start City
End City
Guides Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Age Notes

Min. Age: 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.

Additional Information:

Important Notes

1. Displaying body art or wearing clothing that includes an image of the Buddha is illegal; please be culturally sensitive and respect the law and should you have any such tattoos, keep them covered at all times. 2. Traveling by road in Sri Lanka is certainly not what people are use to in Western countries. Many road ways are single lane, rules are not always followed, drivers appear to speed, do not stay in their lanes, and overtake in seemingly dangerous situations. Although their are some improvements in the works to the road infrastructure, there is a lot more to be done. As a result, some of the roads are poorly maintained, and this gets even more pronounced during and after the monsoon. As a result, travel time covering relatively short distances is very long in comparison to Western countries.


Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. The above information applies to G Adventures group trips. For Independent trips please check the itinerary for details of meals included. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.

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The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

Rules & Other Requirements Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our group leader has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

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