Sri Lanka Land & Sea

Classic, Negombo to Mirissa
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Tour description

We can’t blame you if you want to experience everything Sri Lanka has to offer – the history, the beaches, the flavours, are all equally tempting. On this 14-day tour, search for wildlife on a safari, visit the historic city of Galle, and taste for yourself the exotic flavours at a spice plantation. Then, head over to the southern coast (with whales and dolphins as your travel buddies) for some well-earned time with snorkelling, surfing, and a beach barbecue.

What's included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Lunch at Sthree Craft Shop and Café, Kandy Your G for Good Moment: AMBA Estate, Ella Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Spice plantation visit
  • Kandyan cultural dance performance
  • Temple of the Tooth visit
  • Tea plantation visit and tasting (AMBA)
  • Cooking demonstration
  • BBQ and camp at Udawalawe NP
  • Elephant Transit Home visit
  • Nature walk
  • Galle City and Fort tour
  • Sailing Sri Lanka's south coast
  • Visits to Weligama Bay and Galle
  • Watching for whales and dolphins from the boat
  • Beach BBQ
  • Snorkelling, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding equipment
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Visit a spice plantation to interact with ayurveda students
  • Tour a tea plantation and chat with a local expert
  • Spot sri lankan elephants on a reserve safari
  • Explore galle and the historic fort
  • Sail along the southern coast
  • Enjoy time on beautiful beaches

Itinerary

Day 1: Negombo Arrive at any time.

Day 2: Negombo/Kandy Drive to Kandy, visiting a spice plantation en route. Enjoy lunch at G Adventures-supported Sthree Craft Shop and Café. Later, explore Temple of the Tooth.

Day 3: Kandy Explore Kandy with a free day.

Day 4: Kandy to Ella area Travel by private vehicle to the historic town of Nuwara Eliya and enjoy some free time. Continue the journey to the rolling green valleys of the Ella area and spend 2 nights at the G Adventures-supported AMBA estate, an organic farm and guest house.

Day 5: Ella area In the morning, enjoy a tour through the tea plantation and learn about one of the nation's most popular exports followed by a tea tasting. After enjoy free time to soak in the stunning scenery, opt to hike to Ella Rock, or visit Ella town by tuk tuk. This evening, enjoy a cooking demonstration of classic homestyle Sri Lankan dishes, a delicious mixture of savoury and sweet.

Day 6: Ella/Udawalawe National Park Depart Amba Estate in the morning after enjoying a delicious home cooked breakfast. Begin the journey to Udawalawe National Park and visit the Elephant Transit home before enjoying an afternoon wildlife safari through Udawalawe National Park. Afterwards, head to a tented camp by the lake on the boundary of National Park and relax with a BBQ dinner around the campfire.

Day 7: Udawalawe National Park/Unawatuna After breakfast transfer from Udawalawe to Galle for a tour of the fort and city. Later, head to Unawatuna, on the south coast.

Day 8: Unawatuna/Mirissa Spend a relaxing morning in Unawatuna, before transferring across to Mirissa, where you will meet your captain and crew.

Day 9: Weligama Bay/Kudawella Cruise along the southern coast to Kudawella, enjoying the scenery and visiting isolated beaches to swim, stand up paddle board (SUP), or kayak. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and whales along the way.

Day 10: Kudawella/Kalametiya Continue up the coast to Kalametiya and explore the lagoon. In the afternoon, opt to visit the Kalametiya village and sanctuary, or soak up the sun on the beach.

Day 11: Kalametiya/Talalla Beach Visit the small surf beach of Hirikatiya for a surf or swim, then continue on Sri Lanka's southern coast to Talalla Beach. Keep a lookout for marine life along the way.

Day 12: Talalla Beach/Galle Watch for whales and dolphins on the way to Rumassala, then spend the afternoon relaxing on Jungle Beach or hike up to the Japanese Peace Pagoda with sweeping views over the Galle Bay.

Day 13: Galle/Weligama Bay Spend the morning exploring Galle and the Dutch Fort, then sail back to Weligama Bay. Enjoy a barbecue on the beach with your group.

Day 14: Mirissa Sail back to the Mirissa Harbour and disembark. Tour ends on arrival. Opt for a transfer to Colombo Airport.