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12 Day Sri Lanka Experience
Sri Lanka Experience is the absolute best of Sri Lanka in 12 days. You’ll discover fascinating local culture, ancient cave temples, stunning sunsets, the famous Sigiriya rock fortress, spice gardens, tea plantations, epic waterfalls, travel the world’s most scenic train journey, spot wild elephants, crocodiles and amazing birdlife on Safari, relax on gorgeous white sandy beaches, learn to surf, teach Buddhist monks English, experience local life, party on the beach and more! With an awesome group leader from the moment you step off the plane, an instant group of friends to share your adventure, amazing accommodation and so much included. Get ready for the trip of a lifetime!
Visit a local Sri Lankan village and learn first hand about local life before climbing Pidurangala Rock for an amazing view over the famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress.
Stroll through rolling green tea plantations, pick tea with the locals, Little Adam’s Peak and the famous Nine Arches Bridge.
Get up close and personal with some of the world’s most amazing wildlife on a once in a lifetime Safari experience. Spot herds of wild free roaming elephants, crocodiles, water buffalo and all kinds of beautiful birdlife!
Relax on the beautiful white sandy beaches of southern Sri Lanka and learn to surf.
Visit a Buddhist Monastery and spend time with the local monk's students and learn about their way of life.
12 Day Sri Lanka Experience
Tour itinerary - 12 Days Days
Arrive and Meet Your Group
We’ll pick you up from Colombo airport and take you to our beach front hotel in Negombo. You’ll then have plenty of time to recover from your long flight, chill out and meet everyone in your group.
Tuk Tuk Ride and Local Markets
Discover the beachside town of Negombo by tuk tuk and visit the famous local fish market, before heading north to the beautiful and sacred town of Dambulla. The next two nights we will stay in a unique and beautiful ‘glamping’ resort. (B, L)
Local Village and Sigiriya
An amazing and diverse day starting with experiencing the stunning views of the famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress followed by an authentic local village experience. We’ll cruise by boat and enjoy a cooking demonstration by the local village women and live and eat like the locals! (B, L)
Spice Garden, Temple of the Tooth and Kandy –
Today we’ll head south via a spice garden before arriving in the cultural centre of Sri Lanka – Kandy. We’ll visit the amazing Temple of the Tooth and wander around the beautiful Kandy Lake, before heading out for dinner and a few drinks. (B)
Tea Plantations, Waterfalls and train to Ella
We’ll continue south through stunning rolling green tea plantations, stopping to learn how to pick and make tea; Sri Lanka’s most famous export. Before boarding the ‘world’s most scenic train’ to the town of Ella. Once we arrive we’ll head into town for dinner and a night out! (B, L)
Little Adam’s Peak and chill time in Ella
A free morning to relax and explore the beautiful little town of Ella, do some shopping or unwind with a traditional massage. We’ll then hike the stunning Little Adam’s Peak and enjoy the spectacular views. (B)
Nine Arches Bridge and National Park
This morning we’ll visit the famous Nine Arches Bridge before heading south to the amazing Udawalawe National Park. (B)
A truly unforgettable day as we wake for sunrise and travel by jeep into the stunning Udawalawe National Park; one of the world’s best places to spot herds of wild free roaming elephants, crocodiles and amazing bird life. That afternoon we’ll make our way to some beautiful beaches and finish the day watching the sunset and having a beach BBQ. (B, D)
Today we’ll travel to the hidden paradise of Tallala. Here we’ll stay at an incredibly beautiful and tranquil retreat that is both environmentally friendly and stunning beachside accommodation. Yoga is optional or spend some time relaxing under the palm trees by the pool or beachside at one of the best kept secret beaches of the south. (B)
Learn to Surf and Beach time
This morning we’ll continue along the coast and stop for a private surf lesson on the super friendly and relaxed Welligama Beach, before checking into our beachside accommodation in Mirissa and heading out to check out the town. (B)
Buddhist Monk Visit:
Today we’ll have the truly special experience of visiting a Buddhist Monastery where we’ll spend time with the local monk students and learn about their way of life. Later tonight we’ll head out for our farewell meal on the beach and experience the nightlife in Mirissa for our last party together! (B)
Check out and onward travel
Your epic adventure comes to an end today. Your group leader will help organize your onward travel including a return to Colombo and airport transfers. (B)
Tour code: 27486
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Jan 5,15, 25
Feb 2, 12, 22, 25
Mar 1, 5, 12, 17, 23, 29
Apr 5, 8, 12, 20, 27
May 4, 7, 11, 18, 21, 25
Jun 1, 4, 8, 15, 18, 22, 28
Jul 1, 5, 12, 15, 19, 26, 31
Aug 4, 7, 10, 14, 17, 24 , 27
Sep 1, 8, 11, 15, 22, 29
Oct 5, 8, 12, 19, 22, 26
Nov 2, 9, 12, 16, 23, 29
Dec 2, 6, 11
Jan 4 9 16 21 26 31
Feb 5 11 16 22 27
Mar 2 6 11 16 20 24 28
Apr 1 5 9 14 19 24 29
May 2 6 10 14 18 22 26 30
Jun 3 6 10 13 16 20 24 27 30
Jul 3 6 10 13 16 20 24 27 31
Aug 3 6 10 13 16 20 24 27 31
Sep 4 8 13 17 22 27
Oct 2 7 12 17 22 27
Nov 1 5 11 16 21 25 30
Dec 3 5 7 11
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
It’s best to arrive on the actual start date. There are no activities on the first day, so you can arrive at any time. If you do arrive early, we’ll still pick you up from the airport and will book you into our Negombo hotel from the day you arrive. Extra nights will be approx. £30 / $60 AUD per night for a double/twin room and can be paid on arrival.
Sri Lanka Experience finishes in Colombo. You can choose to stay on longer in Colombo, continue your travels in Sri Lanka or make your way back to the airport. The airport is approx. 45 minutes drive from your Colombo accommodation and a transfer costs approx. £20 / $40. Your Group Leader can organise this transfer for you and will ensure you’re comfortable with all parts of your onward travel.
Most nationalities require a visa or ETA (electronic travel authority) to enter Sri Lanka. This can generally be done online at http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/ and costs approx $ 35USD. If you’re unsure of your visa requirements or need any help just contact us.
Travel Insurance for Sri Lanka is compulsory to join Sri Lanka Experience. Your Group Leader will ask to see proof of your cover before your trip begins. You can organise a quote and policy for yourself here.
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