8-Day Sri Lanka Experience in a Homestay from Colombo

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Centrally located hotels in Negombo, Colombo, Mount Lavinia or Bandaranaike International Airport to Returns to original departure point

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Discover the customs and values of Sri Lanka with this 8-day tour. Stay in local homestays where you will watch as the families go about their daily lives and put on cooking demonstrations. Interact with the local community in addition to sightseeing in places such as Rawana Waterfalls and Elephant Orphanage.
Day 1: Arrive in Sigiriya (D)Upon your arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport, you will be warmly greeted by your very own chauffeur to begin the 4-hour transfer to Sigiriya. Spend the evening at your leisure. Overnight: Homestay Day 2: Sigiriya (B,D)Have breakfast, then walk in the village to see the day-to-day activities of farmers with a visit to a paddy field. In the afternoon, you will be able to visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress with its rocky abode & water gardens. Come the evening, you can spend time with the local family in your home stay where you will watch them prepare a traditional Sri Lankan dinner. Overnight: Homestay Day 3: Sigiriya to Kandy (B,D)After breakfast, you will make the 3-hour drive to Kandy. While en route, visit Dambulla Cave Temple, arguably, one of the most impressive of Sri Lanka's cave temples and spice gardens. Spend time with the local family at your homestay in the evening. Overnight: Homestay Day 4: Pinnawala Visit with Kandy City Tour (B,D) Enjoy breakfast, then head out to visit the Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala. Take a city tour of Kandy afterwards, visiting the Temple of the Sacred Tooty relic, upper lake drive, market square, and more. Head back to your homestay in the evening. Overnight: Homestay Day 5: Kandy to Ella (B,D)After breakfast, you will be driven to the Peradeniya Railway station to begin a scenic train journey to Ella Railway station. The train will depart at 9:30am for a 3:30pm arrival in Ella. A driver will be available to transfer you to your new homestay.Overnight: Homestay Day 6: Ella Sightseeing (B,D)Partake in some Ella sightseeing after enjoying a filling breakfast. See Ella Gap, Rawana Waterfalls, and even Little Adam's Peak. Spend your evening with the local family in your homestay and observe as they prepare a typical dinner. Overnight: Homestay Day 7: Ella to Colombo (B,D)Prepare for the 6-hour drive to Colombo by scarfing down a delicious breakfast. Upon your arrival, spend your day as you wish. Overnight: 3-star hotel Day 8: Colombo Departure (B)After breakfast, you will make the 1-hour drive to the Bandaranaike International Airport for your departing flight

What’s included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Breakfast
  • Bottled water

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Drinks

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • All entrance fees included
  • Breakfast included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Sigiriya (D) Upon your arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport, you will be warmly greeted by your very own chauffeur to begin the 4-hour transfer to Sigiriya. Spend the evening at your leisure. Overnight: Homestay
Day 2: Sigiriya (B,D) Have breakfast, then walk in the village to see the day-to-day activities of farmers with a visit to a paddy field. In the afternoon, you will be able to visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress with its rocky abode & water gardens. Come the evening, you can spend time with the local family in your home stay where you will watch them prepare a traditional Sri Lankan dinner. Overnight: Homestay
Day 3: Sigiriya to Kandy (B,D) After breakfast, you will make the 3-hour drive to Kandy. While en route, visit Dambulla Cave Temple, arguably, one of the most impressive of Sri Lanka's cave temples and spice gardens. Spend time with the local family at your homestay in the evening. Overnight: Homestay
Day 4: Pinnawala Visit with Kandy City Tour (B,D) Enjoy breakfast, then head out to visit the Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala. Take a city tour of Kandy afterwards, visiting the Temple of the Sacred Tooty relic, upper lake drive, market square, and more. Head back to your homestay in the evening. Overnight: Homestay
Day 5: Kandy to Ella (B,D) After breakfast, you will be driven to the Peradeniya Railway station to begin a scenic train journey to Ella Railway station. The train will depart at 9:30am for a 3:30pm arrival in Ella. A driver will be available to transfer you to your new homestay. Overnight: Homestay
Day 6: Ella Sightseeing (B,D) Partake in some Ella sightseeing after enjoying a filling breakfast. See Ella Gap, Rawana Waterfalls, and even Little Adam's Peak. Spend your evening with the local family in your homestay and observe as they prepare a typical dinner. Overnight: Homestay
Day 7: Ella to Colombo (B,D) Prepare for the 6-hour drive to Colombo by scarfing down a delicious breakfast. Upon your arrival, spend your day as you wish. Overnight: 3-star hotel
Day 8: Colombo Departure (B) After breakfast, you will make the 1-hour drive to the Bandaranaike International Airport for your departing flight
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