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10 Day Sri Lanka Taster Guided Group Tour From $1895pp (Online Only)

The ultimate bucket list destination, this epic 10 day Sri Lanka Taster adventure tour will leave you mesmerised. You may just walk away with a new favourite country to explore!

Home to exotic animals, breathtaking landscapes, a vibrant culture and some of the friendliest locals you’ll ever meet, you’ll soon find yourself falling in love with Sri Lanka. With this guided group tour, immerse yourself in the natural wonders and hidden gems that come in abundance here.

Starting in Negombo, an exciting city in itself, travel to incredible landmarks like the gigantic Sigiriya Rock and the remarkable Temple of the Tooth. Join an unbeatable Wildlife Safari trip to see roaming wild elephants, water buffalos, flamingos, and maybe even a jaguar! Savour the flavours of some of the most delicious food in the world and join a cooking class to learn the secrets of Sri Lankan spices. You won’t be able to forget the views as you travel on the most iconic and scenic rail trip in the world. Hop on board the blue train to Ella, get your camera ready, and make your way past stunning mountains, tea plantations, cascading waterfalls, and quaint villages where the friendly locals wave as you pass by.

Finish your trip in the beachside town of Unawatuna, and end your epic journey with coconut in hand and your feet in the sand. A legendary guide, amazing travel group, exclusive activities and authentic local experiences all included – don’t miss out on this epic Sri Lanka Taster tour to discover a travellers paradise.

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  • Clock Icon 10 Days / 9 Nights

Sri Lanka Taster Itinerary

Day 1: Meet Your Group & Discover Negombo

Welcome to Sri Lanka! After being picked up at the airport you’ll be taken to your hotel where you’ll meet your travel group. Get to know your new friend and enjoy a beachfront welcome dinner and drinks at sunset. What a perfect way to start your adventure!

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2: Sigiriya Temples

Today you’ll be heading into the heart of Sri Lanka to explore the local culture, get to know the history and see some beautiful temples. First up is the sacred Dambulla Cave Temple, magnificently carved deep into the rock face. Then it’s onwards to the Golden Buddha, majestic and shining atop a picturesque hilltop. After that, head to your accommodation which houses a spectacular view of Sigiriya Rock, which you’ll be exploring the next morning.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3: Sigiriya Rock

More early starts, but still totally worth it. This morning you’re heading to the top of one of Sri Lanka’s most well known landmarks, Sigiriya Rock. Also known as Lion Rock for the giant claws carved into the base of the rock, with winding staircases leading you to a world of wonder, this World Heritage site is another must for the bucket list. Perched on top of the giant rock is an enormous, ancient fortress with breathtaking views of the surrounding plains. Get to know how this place came to be and explore the wonderful sights.

After climbing down, it’s time for a feast at the hotel where you can then explore the town. This evening is a real treat, as you head to an authentic local farming village to enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by the most wonderful locals. Enjoy a mouth watering meal around a wholesome bonfire and be welcomed into the community.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4: Sigiriya to Kandy

You’re heading to Kandy today to see the Temple of the Tooth, which is housed inside the Royal Palace complex. Learn more about Sri Lanka’s rich history and the significance of the famous relic and temple, which holds great ancient political power. This evening, enjoy some beers and a view of the picturesque Kandy Lake at sunset.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5: Scenic Train to Ella

Today is when you’ll want your cameras and phone charged and ready to go, as the journey today is truly amazing. First up, you’ll be driving through the beautiful town of Nuwara Elia to spend the morning at a local tea plantation. Learn about the process from leaf to cup and try out some delightful teas. After that, lunch will be spent at a local family run cooking school, learning how to cook some of Sri Lanka’s best dishes.

Then, it’s time to board the iconic blue train for one of the most scenic train rides you’ll ever experience. Known for its picturesque journey weaving through hills covered in tea plantations, past cascading waterfalls and colourful local villages, be sure to get the perfect shot sitting on the edge. Finally you’ll end up in the little town of Ella, chilled out, quirky, and beautiful, where you’ll spend the next couple of days exploring.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Nine Arch Bridge & Little Adams Peak

No need to be up early this morning, but you will be hiking to one of the best views in Ella after your relaxing breakfast. Little Adams Peak holds spectacular views of Ella Gap, a gorge brimming with picturesque backdrops and waterfalls. After lunch in town, make a stop at the iconic Nine Arch Bridge to watch as the train passes and stroll along the track.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7: Waterfalls & glamping

Say goodbye to Ella and hello to Udawalawe National Park, home to incredible wildlife and picture perfect natural beauty. You’ll get to go searching for waterfalls today, and even go for a dip if the weather allows. Then, travel by Tuk Tuk to the Elephant Orphanage, where you’ll meet some elephants and see how they’re looked after. Spend the night in glamping tents, enjoying the wholesome activities planned and the twinkling stars above.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8: Udawalawe National Park Safari

At sunrise, it’s time for another unforgettable experience as you join an epic wildlife safari. Here, you’ll find buffalos, monkeys, and even flamingos, roaming the fields as far as the eye can see. See the iconic peacocks perched on top of tree stumps, and if you’re lucky, a pack of elephants might just cross the track right in front of you. After that incredible tour of the national park and a wonderful breakfast by the river, you’ll be heading to the beachside town of Unawatuna.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9: Jungle Beach

Today is a treat as you get to spend it at a beautiful Sri Lankan beach. Walk through the jungle to the stunning golden sands of the beach and take in the surrounding nature. This beach truly feels like the middle of nowhere, and you get to relax, soak up some sun, and swim in the gorgeous turquoise ocean. A well deserved chill day after an epic few weeks exploring the depths of India and Sri Lanka. Then it’s back to the hotel for your farewell dinner, reminiscing on the magic of your adventure.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10: Say Goodbye

It’s time to say goodbye for now. Your guide will be there to help you plan the next steps. We know you’ve had an incredible journey ticking off some epic bucket list destinations and experiences, so what’s next?

Meals included: Breakfast

Inclusions & Extras


  • 9x Nights Accommodation
  • 12x Meals
  • All transport
  • Experienced TruTravels Guide Throughout Trip
  • Sigiriya Rock Tour
  • Train to Ella
  • Elephant Safari
  • Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Golden Buddha Temple
  • Local Farming Village Dinner
  • Temple of the Tooth
  • Tea Plantation Tour
  • Sri Lankan Cooking Class
  • Nine Arch Bridge
  • Elephant Transit Home
  • Jungle Beach Day


  • Visas
  • Any meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Flights to and from Sri Lanka
  • Travel Insurance

Tour Type & Availability

Tour Inclusions Price

10 Day Sri Lanka Taster Tour

Informative Guides, All Accommodation, Some Meals & Activities


What to bring

  • Passport & Flight Tickets
  • Arrival Information
  • Travel Insurance Documents
  • Light Rain Jacket
  • Insect Repellant

Pick Ups & Departures

The trip begins in Negombo and finishes in Unawatuna.

Supplier Terms & Conditions

TruTravel Terms & Conditions

Cancellation & Refund Policy:
Refunds will be processed according to the following time frames:
Cancellations more than 60 days: Loss of deposit.
Cancellations 60 days of less: 100% of trip cost.

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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