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Highlights
  • Explore sigriya rock fortress
  • 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. Exploring 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
Countries
Cities & Attractions
Flights & Transport
  • Only ground transport

42,855
G Adventures Travel Reviews & Ratings
100% Recommend

4.8 out of 5
Excellent 32,586 Great 10,221 Average 4 Disappointing 1 Terrible 4
Value
4.8 Guide
4.8 Activities
4.8 Lodging
4.8 Transportation
4.8 Meals
4.8
Sri Lanka Encompassed

P

Recommends

I have now been on four G Adventures trips and none of them have disappointed. They have all been fantastic value for money. December 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Notwithstanding my comments about the itinerary, I had a great time in Sri Lanka. The level of service provided by Chami and at the hotels we stayed in was second-to-none.

Operator G Adventures

J

Recommends

This trip was everything I had expected and much more. I learned so much about Sri Lanka and the history through a CEO that was very knowledgeable and had passion for what he does. He called us his family from day and it truly showed from day 1 to the very end. June 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Sri Lanka is a country full of amazing surprises. I am not sure the trip would have been as amazing as it was without Sumudu as our CEO. His knowledge and guidance and his ability to persuade everyone to get the most out of their trip was exceptional. He really made my trip to Sri Lanka the very best that it could have been.
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Operator G Adventures

C

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The company has great ethical beliefs. May 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The tour introduced me to another beautiful country and bought together a great group of people.

Operator G Adventures

P

Recommends

great company and caring staff May 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
great exiting experience never forgoten

Operator G Adventures

M

Recommends

The Organisation was good. Nice Trips and Hotels. April 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Beautyful Country!

Operator G Adventures

Itinerary

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

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. Included Activities: Spice Plantation Tour Kandy Orientation Walk Lunch at Sthree Craft Shop and Café Temple of the Sacred Tooth Tour Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 6 Kandy (1B)

Opt to take a walk in the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya, exploring the 300 varieties of orchids of Sri Lanka or visit an Ayurvedic hospital to learn about Ayurvedic oil massage treatments. Explore the well-laid out walkways of the city and don't miss the famed Palm Avenues. In the evening, enjoy a Kandyan cultural dance performance. Included Activities: Kandyan Cultural Dance

Day 7 Kandy/Nuwara Eliya (1B)

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

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: Private Vehicle Take the scenic route to Ella on the local train, observing the lush greenery along the way. Local train

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

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

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 Private Vehicle

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

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 1,799

Price Per Day:

$ 129 per person
 
Details
Trip Includes
  • 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)
  • Cultural dance performance
  • 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, 2 lunches
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.
Accomodations
Hotels (13 nts).
Start City
Colombo
End City
Mirissa
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.

Physical Requirements Our small group adventures bring together people of all ages. It is very important you are aware that, as a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility' is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own luggage at a minimum. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. This is to ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to comfortably complete their chosen trip. While our CEOs work hard to ensure that all our travellers are catered for equally, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day's activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information. The medical questionnaire can be found online at: www.gadventures.com/medical-form.
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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