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12 Day Sri Lanka Hidden Gems North to South Group Tour From $2,399 (Online sale)

Green, peaceful, and full of charm, Sri Lanka is waiting to show you its charms on this incredible adventure. This 12-day Sri Lanka Hidden Gems North to South Group Tour starts in Negombo and finishes in Mirissa and during, you will get to experience all this enchanting country has to offer. From picture-perfect nature to native wildlife, we guarantee that at the end of this trip, you won’t be able to stop telling people you meet why Sri Lanka should be on everyone’s bucket list.

Starting off in Negombo, you will hop in a tuk tuk to explore the towns of Negombo and Sigiriya. Here you will also get to experience what life is like as a local and learn how to cook mouthwatering Sri Lankan dishes, which you will be able to cook back home for your friends and family. Next, you will visit a spice garden en route to Sri Lanka’s cultural hub, Kandy. A must-do here is to tour the spectacular Temple of the Tooth and, of course, to take a stroll around the picturesque Kandy Lake. As you travel farther south to Ella, you will learn how to collect and prepare tea between seemingly endless green tea plantations. In Ella, you will hike up to the magical Little Adam’s Peak, which will be awaiting you with memorable views.

A trip to Sri Lanka wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the iconic Nine Arches Bridge, so, of course, you will be heading there before you continue on to the marvellous Udawalawe National Park. You will find yourself sitting at sunrise in a jeep cruising through the marvelous Udawalawe National Park, spotting wild herds of elephants, bird life, and loads more free-roaming wildlife. Before you head to your final destination, Mirissa, you will stay in an Eco Retreat in Talalla and learn to surf at the legendary Weligama Beach. Your trip will end with a truly memorable experience, heading to a Buddhist monastery engaging in a cultural exchange with the resident monk students, and finishing the last day with dinner on the beach.

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Sri Lanka Hidden Gems North to South Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Negombo

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.

Day 2: Sigiriya Tuk Tuk Tour

Discover the beachside town of Negombo by tuk tuk and visit the famous local fish market, before heading to the town of Sigiriya. The next two nights we will stay in a lush, tropical hotel.

Day 3: Sigiriya & Local Village

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 learn how to make delicious Sri Lankan food and live like the locals!

Day 4: Kandy Spice Garden & Temple

Today we’ll head south via a spice garden before arriving in the cultural center 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.

Day 5: Tea Picking & Scenic 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!

Day 6: Little Adam's Peak

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.

Day 7: Nine Arches Bridge & Udawalawe

This morning we’ll visit the famous Nine Arches Bridge before heading south to the amazing Udawalawe National Park.

Day 8: Sunrise Wildlife Safari

Traveling by jeep at sunrise we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for the free roaming wild elephants, plus other species like crocodiles, buffalo and bird life on safari. We’ll then head to the beachside oasis of Hiriketiya for a chilled afternoon in paradise. Later we’ll arrive at our beachfront eco retreat in gorgeous Talalla, where we’ll finish the day watching the sunset whilst tucking into a BBQ.

Day 9: Talalla Eco Retreat

The aim of today is to do as little or as much as you want. Take a deep breath and feel the peace and calm wash over you at this beautiful retreat. Yoga is an option, or you could just snooze under a palm tree whilst soaking in one of the best kept secret beaches of the south.

Day 10: Learn to Surf in Dikwella

This morning we’ll continue along the coast and stop for a private surf lesson on the super friendly and relaxed Weligama Beach, before visiting Coconut Tree Hill for its stunning view. We’ll later check into our beachfront accommodation in Mirissa and head out to check out the town.

Day 11: Buddhist Monastery Visit

Saving one of the best experiences till last. Today we’ll be heading to a Buddhist Monastery to take part in a cultural exchange with the local monk students who live there and gain a unique insight into Buddhist ways of life. Tonight and in celebration of our last evening together, we’ll be treating you to a farewell dinner on the beach.

Day 12: Chilled Check Out

Your epic adventure comes to an end today. Your group leader will help organize your onward travel including return to Colombo and airport transfers.

Inclusions & Extras


  • Personal Airport Pickup To The Hotel 24/7
  • 11 Nights Accommodation
  • 11 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • All Transport
  • Awesome Group Leader
  • Visit Local Markets
  • Ride in a Tuk Tuk
  • River Boat Ride
  • Local Village Experience
  • Sigiriya Rock Viewpoint
  • Spice Garden
  • Temple of the Tooth
  • Tea Plantations
  • Ella Train Journey
  • Little Adam’s Peak
  • Nine Arches Bridge
  • Wildlife Safari
  • Learn to Surf
  • Buddhist Monastery Visit
  • Help with Onward Travel


  • Visas
  • Some Meals
  • External Flights
  • Travel Insurance

Tour Type & Availability

Tour Inclusions Price

12 Day Sri Lanka Hidden Gems North to South Group Tour

Informative Guides, All Accommodation, Some Meals & Activities


What to bring

  • Passport & Flight Tickets
  • Arrival Information
  • Travel Insurance Documents
  • Trainers/Walking Shoes
  • Insect Repellant & Sunscreen
  • Money for Snacks & Meals
  • Refillable Water Bottle
  • Camera to Capture Every Moment

Pick Ups & Departures

Complimentary pick-ups are offered from Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), Katunayake, Sri Lanka.

Supplier Terms & Conditions

INTRO TRAVEL Terms & conditions

Cancellation & Refund Policy: Refunds will be processed according to the following time frames.
Cancellations within 28 Days of the start date incur a 100.00% fee.
Between 28 Days and 365 Days incur a 25.00% fee.

Free date or tour changes up to 30 days before start date. If changes are made within 30 days, fees will apply

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to reconfirm my bookings?

All Sri Lanka Tour 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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