Sri Lanka Encompassed

Classic, Colombo to Mirissa

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

For most travellers, Sri Lanka has been off the map for too long. Well, it's back. Discover the vibrant colours, diverse cultures, and swaying palm trees of this tropical jewel. Explore tea plantations and rock fortresses on this 14-day tour, which is designed to please. This tour is about more than just beaches and stunning views; it's about the inspiring people you'll meet along the way.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Lunch at Sthree Craft Shop and Café, Kandy Your G for Good Moment: Tamarind Gardens Farm, Digana
  • Colombo orientation walk
  • Fishing village walking tour (Negombo)
  • Dutch canal boat ride
  • Dambulla Cave Temple visit (Sigiriya)
  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress tour
  • Village tour with local lunch
  • Spice plantation visit
  • Temple of the Tooth guided tour (Kandy)
  • Tamarind Garden experience
  • Tea factory visit
  • Trek to Ella Rock
  • Yala National Park safari
  • Galle Fort and city tour
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Explore the sigriya rock fortress
  • Enjoy a sri lankan cooking demo for dinner
  • Gain insight into the national heritage at a tea plantation
  • Relax on pristine beaches
  • Embark on a safari through yala national park
  • Overnight at tamarind gardens

Itinerary

Day 1 Colombo There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Colombo/Negombo (1B) Enjoy a guided city tour of Colombo before heading to Negombo. With evening free time, explore the stunning Portuguese and Dutch architecture. Included Activities: Pettah Bazaar Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 3 Negombo/Sigiriya (1B) Travel through the countryside to Sigiriya in Dambulla, the central province of Sri Lanka. Visit the the World Heritage Site of the Golden Cave Temple of Dambulla. In the evening, try to catch a beautiful sunset over the Kandalamma Lake. Included Activities: Dutch Canal Boat Ride Dambulla Cave Temple Visit Fishing Village Walking Tour Transport: Negombo - Sigiriya Private Vehicle (4.50 hour(s), 156km)
Day 4 Sigiriya (1B, 1L) Enjoy a walking tour of a local village to learn about residents' way of life while getting a chance to try the local cuisine at a lunch prepared by the families of the community. Later, visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Built in the fifth century, this rock fortress boasts well-laid out gardens, caves, monasteries, and palaces with beautiful wall motifs. In the afternoon, opt to go for a tour of Polonnaruwa, the ancient capital of Sri Lanka, where you can cycle through the ruins. Included Activities: Sri Lanka Village Tour Sigiriya Rock Fortress Visit
Day 5 Sigiriya/Kandy (1B, 1L) En route to Kandy, stop at the herbal centre of spices. Students of Ayurveda will explain different uses for each herb. Arrive to Kandy in the afternoon. Go for a stroll around Kandy Lake and visit the famed Temple of the Tooth. Enjoy an included lunch at G Adventures supported-Sthree Craft Shop and Cafe. In the evening, opt to attend a Kandyan Cultural Dance. Included Activities: Spice Plantation Tour Kandy Orientation Walk Temple of the Sacred Tooth Tour Lunch at Sthree Craft Shop and Café Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 139km)
Day 6 Kandy/Digana (1B, 1L, 1D) Accommodations at Tamarind Gardens Farm homestay are simple and authentic. Rooming will be in twin and triple-share rooms. Included Activities: Digana Guided Village Walk Tamarind Gardens Farm Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00-1.50 hours, 25km)
Day 7 Digana/Nuwara Eliya (1B) Early birds can opt for a productive start to the day and join their hosts around the farm. Get up close with the farm animals and feed the chickens and cows. Enjoy breakfast at Tamarind Gardens and soak in the views of the Victoria Reservoir over tea before departing for Nuwara Eliya. The town, also known as 'Little England', offers a lot of options for visitors. Explore the nature trails, visit the plantations, or go golfing or horseback riding. Included Activities: Tea Plantation Visit Transport: Private Vehicle Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 80km)
Day 8 Nuwara Eliya/Ella (1B) Use free time to explore the area. Opt to stay close to the city, wandering local markets or head further afield. There's a 9km (6 mi) trek in the Horton Plains Nature Reserve. Wander around Victoria Lake and take in the views. Transport: Take the scenic route and observe the stunning scenery from the local train. Local train (3.00 hour(s))
Day 9 Ella (1B) Trek to the peak of Ella Rock and take in the views. With free time in the afternoon, opt to explore the surrounding landscape or relax in town. Included Activities: Trek to Ella Rock
Day 10 Ella/Yala National Park (1B) Opt to hike Little Adam's Peak with a free morning. In the afternoon, travel to Yala National Park and enjoy a safari. Included Activities: Yala National Park Safari Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
Day 11 Yala National Park to Mirissa (1B) Enjoy one last morning visiting Yala NP then bid farewell and travel south to idyllic Mirissa Beach. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
Day 12 Galle (1B) Take a day trip to Galle and tour the colonial city and historic fort before returning to Mirissa. Included Activities: Galle Fort and City Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
Day 13 Mirissa (1B) Enjoy a free day in peaceful Mirissa. Opt to relax on the beach or take a surfing lesson.
Day 14 Mirissa (1B) Depart at any time. Additional Notes: The Colombo airport can be reached by private taxi or bus. Your CEO can help you arrange a transfer. Included Activities: Departure Day
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