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12 Day Sri Lanka Cities, Jungles & Beaches Tour From $2085pp

Local tea plantations, wild elephants, sun drenched beaches, and ancient temples – this guided group adventure tour is the best way to discover the best of Sri Lanka’s hotspot and hidden gems.

Begin your epic adventure in Colombo, where you will discover ancient carvings, incredible monasteries, and delicious local cuisine. Climb the iconic Sigiriya Rock for incredible views, explore local spice gardens, and learn how to make traditional Sri Lankan dishes with a cooking class. Head to Sri Lanka’s tea plantations and explore the second largest city and most spiritual, Kandy, by tuk tuk. Marvel as you travel South on one of the world’s most scenic train journeys from Kandy to Ella and discover incredible natural sights as you head into the Udawalawe National Park.

Experience an elephant safari, spot dolphins at the pristine beaches, visit ancient temples, and spend the night glamping under the stars. See freshly hatched turtles and learn about the 2004 tsunami disaster in Mirissa and how your visit can make a difference. Discover lush paddy fields and visit local students at a nearby school before finishing your epic 12 day guided group tour in Colombo with memories and friends to last a lifetime.

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Sri Lanka Cities, Jungles & Beaches Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Sri Lanka

Welcome to Colombo! Arrive at the airport and check in to your hotel before enjoying a Sri Lankan welcome meal in the evening where you can get to know your travel group.

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2: Dambulla Cave Temple & Pidurangala Hike

Head to Dambulla in the morning, stopping at the iconic Dambulla Cave Temple. Marvel at the incredible ancient carvings and statues before heading to a local restaurant for a traditional Sri Lankan lunch. Check into your hotel, take a quick dip in the pool, and head up to the Pidurangala Buddhist Monastery. Marvel at the jaw-dropping 360 degree views and watch as the sun sets over the town below.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3: Sigiriya Rock Experience

Start the day by climbing Sigiriya (claimed to be an 8th wonder of the world by locals!) where you’ll be greeted by an ancient fortress with the most breathtaking views. Stop for a Sri Lankan lunch with a local family then spend the day relaxing by the pool, enjoying a massage, or head off on an elephant safari in the neighbouring national park.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4: Travel to Kandy

Today you’ll head into the Knuckle Mountain Range. Visit a local spice garden to learn about the ingredients used in Sri Lankan cuisine before heading to the second biggest city, Kandy. Take a tuk tuk tour and visit the famous Temple of the Tooth.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Scenic Train Ride to Ella

Start today with a tour of a working tea estate. Pick and taste the finest Sri Lankan tea and, after lunch, enjoy the iconic train journey as you head to Ella. Voted one of the most scenic train journey’s in the world, sit back and relax as you take in the jaw dropping sights of mountains, waterfalls, and local villages pass you by.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6: Free Day in Ella

Spend the day exploring the stunning mountainous town of Ella. Hike Ella Rock, head to Diyaluma Falls, have a massage, or relax by the pool.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7: Udawalawe National Park

In the morning, hike Little Adam’s Peak and head to the famous Nine Arch Bridge. Grab lunch on the way to Udawalawe National Park and get close to the local elephants on an incredible wildlife safari. The adventures not over yet,  as you head to your glamping site for a sunset BBQ buffet and a night under the stars.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Travel to Mirissa

Travel down to the South Coast of Sri Lanka as you head to the paradise beachside town of Mirissa. Spend the afternoon learning to surf the waves or catch some rays before heading to Coconut Tree Hill for sunset.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9: Free Time in Mirissa

Spend the day as you please exploring the incredible town of Mirissa. Choose to take a whale watching tour (season dependent) or a surf lesson if you fancy.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10: Bike Tour & Galle Fort

Begin the day with a cycle through lush paddy fields and stop at a local school enroute. Spend the afternoon exploring the old Dutch Fort in Galle, buy some souvenirs, and taste arguably the best ice cream in Sri Lanka!

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 11: Tsunami Memorial & Turtle Sanctuary

Head to the beach in the morning then visit the 2004 Tsunami memorial to learn about the devastating effects of the natural disaster. Later, head to the Turtle Sanctuary to see newly hatched baby turtles! Drive to Colombo for your final night as a group in Sri Lanka.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12: Goodbye

It’s time to say goodbye to Sri Lanka and the incredible group you’ve travelled with. All the best for your onward journey!

Meals included: Breakfast

Inclusions & Extras

Included

  • 11x Nights Accommodation
  • 15x Meals
  • Transport
  • Tour Guide
  • Sigiriya Climb
  • Elephant Safari
  • Tea Plantation Visit & Tea Picking
  • Cooking Class
  • Temple Visits
  • National Park Glamping
  • Galle Fort Visit
  • Bike Through Local Villages
  • Kandy Tuk Tuk Tour
  • Pidurangala Monastery Climb

Excluded

  • Visas
  • Some Meals
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airport pickup if not arriving on the first day of the tour

Tour Type & Availability

Tour Inclusions Price

Sri Lanka Cities, Jungles & Beaches Tour - Standard Accommodation

Informative Guides, All Accommodation, Some Meals & Activities

$2,085.00

Sri Lanka Cities, Jungles & Beaches Tour - Single Upgrade

Informative Guides, All Accommodation, Some Meals & Activities

$2,785.00

What to bring

  • Sun Cream
  • Swimwear
  • Camera
  • Sun Glasses
  • Overnight Bag
  • Closed Shoes For Hiking
  • Travel Adaptor

Pick Ups & Departures

This trip begins in Negombo and ends in Colombo.

Supplier Terms & Conditions

One Life Adventures Terms & Conditions

Cancellation & Refund Policy: Refunds will be processed according to the following time frames:

Cancellations 60 days or more before departure: lifetime deposit held.

59-30 days before departure: 50% cancellation fee.

Cancellations less than 30 days before departure: 100% cost of services and deposit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to reconfirm my bookings?

All bookings must be reconfirmed 48 hours in advance by contacting your tour provider directly using the contact information listed on your tour voucher.

What should I do if my trip is cancelled due to bad weather?

You may either re-schedule directly with the supplier or you can email our support team on [email protected] and include your voucher number, name of product you booked, planned departure date and your contact details. Once you’ve emailed us, you can drop us a line at +61 2 5633 1149.

Do you book tours with flexible dates? If so, how long are they valid for?

Yes, we do have open dated/flexible tickets available. Most tour vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase, however please be aware that you may be subject to supplier price fluctuations. All ticket validity is specified on the tour voucher. If you are unsure of the validity of your voucher, just ask one of our wonderful staff.

What do I do if I need help with an existing booking?

Some tours have extra costs and you should be aware that there may be added expenses. These expenses will differ for each service provider, but some of the more usual extras are: EMC tax, stinger suit hire, luggage storage, sleeping bag hire, linen hire, national park fee, food, insurance, accommodation, equipment hire, petrol levy, etc. We will alert you to extra costs to the extent reasonably practicable. However, you must also check with each individual service provider when you re-confirm your booking.

Do I need travel insurance?

We endorse the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that all travellers take out travel insurance. If you already have travel insurance, please understand that it is your responsibility to ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all of the adventure style travel you have booked with us.

Do you offer payment plans?

Absolutely, we understand that paying off a big trip in one go isn’t always that easy. We offer flexible payment plans to suit all types of travellers with zero interest or fee’s (minimum $100AUD deposit required).

How do I know if my trip is BYO?

Most tour vouchers will specify if your trip is BYO however we recommend asking your tour provider if your trip is BYO when you reconfirm your booking 48 hours prior to departure.

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