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Explore beautiful Sri Lanka during 9 days! On this trip, you see the beautiful nature with its incredible flora and fauna, enjoy the local gastronomy and join in a cooking class, experience a traditional Buddhist ceremony, visit the local market, see the royal spice garden and so much more! By mixing gastronomic experiences, cultural discovery and nature observation, you will be abl...

Explore beautiful Sri Lanka during 9 days! On this trip, you see the beautiful nature with its incredible flora and fauna, enjoy the local gastronomy and join in a cooking class, experience a traditional Buddhist ceremony, visit the local market, see the royal spice garden and so much more! By mixing gastronomic experiencescultural discovery and nature observation, you will be able to truly experience the sites and secrets of this gorgeous country. 

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Tour itinerary includes
  • City
    City
  • Botanical observation
    Botanical observation
  • Food and drink
    Food and drink
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing
  • Train
    Train

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to the Splendid Island of Ceylon

And to the city of Galle!

• A transfer brings you to Galle upon arrival, where you will check-in to your hotel. 

• Enjoy some free time to relax and unpack.

• Take an evening stroll in the city, and discover this historical and cultural city!

• Why not try one of the exquisite sea-food specialties for dinner? 

Visited:
Bandaranaike International Airport
Accommodation
Le Jardin Du fort (Galle)

Day 2: Jeep Safari in Udawalawe

• Depart to Udawalawa after breakfast to visit the Elephant Transit Home!

•  This establishment looks after orphaned elephant until they can be released in the wild.

• Optional: Discover Udawalawe National Park, one  of the best wildlife parks in Sri Lanka to spot elephants. 

• The park is home to many water buffalo, water waranes, sambar deer, monkeys and few leopards!

Tickets to the National Park is not included in the program, payment at the park.Breakfast and dinner included

Visited:
Galle
Accommodation
Elephant Trails Hotel (Udawalawe)

Day 3: Discover the Village of Kuda Oya

A day of beautiful scenery

• Discover the Kuda Oya Village by bike, and meet the locals in their day to day activities!

• With the help of Amila, it's possible to try to drive a Tuk Tuk.

• Continue to the city of Ella, and make a stop to see the magnificent Rawana Water Falls!

• Stroll through tea plantations to Adam's Peak   and enjoy the view

• Maybe enjoy a coffee in the 98 Acres Resort & Spa? 

Visited:
Kuda Oya, Ella
Accommodation
Night at Ella Flower Garden Resort (Ella)

Day 4: Cross the 09 Arche Bridge by Train

Enjoy your breakfast in the foggy highlands

• Head to Demodara Station, and journey with the local train to Haputale. 

• Travel over the amazing 09 Arche Bridge, though small tea villages and mountains. 

• Upon arrival, a driver will bring you to Nuwara Eliya: Little England of Sri Lanka! 

• Visit Single Tree in the evening for a special Buddhist Ceremony!​​

Visited:
Nuwara Eliya
Accommodation
Heaven Seven (Nuwara Eliya)

Day 5: Tea Plantations Hike and Cooking Class

Why not help the locals pick some tea leafs?

Hike through the beautiful tea plantations in Pussellawa and visit a tea factory, before continuing to Kandy.

. • Participate in a cooking class at Thotupola Residence, and make Sri Lankan Hoppers with Sulochana, your host!

• Enjoy your dinner at on the banks of the Mahaweli River.​​​Breakfast and dinner included

Visited:
Kandy
Accommodation
Night im Thotupola Residence (Kandy)

Day 6: Esala Perahara and Kandy Market

• After breakfast with Sulochana's Family, depart to Kandy town with Sulochana.  

• See the Kandy Market Hall and the the clock tower in the city center!

• The market is an ideal place to see local life of Kandy Comunity.

• Buy the vegetables needed for making lunch at the market!

• Head back to the house to prepare the meal made from local produce. 

Visited:
Kandy
Accommodation
Night im Thotupola Residence (Kandy)

Day 7: Route Towards the Cultural Triangle

• Depart for Dambulla, and visit the Royal Spice Garden at Matale on the way!

 • You will find lemongrass, cinnamon, ginger and cocoa to name a few of the things growing here! 

• Continue to Dambulla, and see the beautiful cave temples, before checking in at your new hotel. 

Visited:
KandyDambulla
Accommodation
Rangiri Dambulla Resort (Dambulla)

Day 8:  "Castle of Heaven" - the Fortress Sigiriya

 • Get an early start and head to Sigiriya, to visit the incredible rock fortress! 

• The entrance, called "Lion Rock" as it depicts a lion's paw, is part of the UNESCO world heritage.

• Return to the Hotel and enjoy your breakfast  before departing to Negombo!

•  Visit the gorgeous fishing village, see the fish market and discover the habits of the local fishermen!

Accommodation
Nico Lagoon Hotel (Dambulla)

Day 9: Last Day of the Adventure

Where are you heading to next?

Transfer to the airport for the return flight. 

• We hope you have enjoyed your stay, and to see you again soon! 

Visited:
Dambulla

Bandaranaike International Airport Galle Kuda Oya Ella Nuwara Eliya Kandy Dambulla Sigiriya Negombo

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Included in price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent

Not included in price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
Book your flights to Sri Lanka
International flights are not included in this trip. Thanks to our partnership with Option Way, you can take advantage of booking your flights directly with your local agent.
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  • Your local agent Anuradhika, in Sri Lanka, will inform you of any changes to your flights
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