Boutique Sri Lanka
12 days £1,099
Relax on blissful beaches, get to know the friendly locals, and encounter the elephants of Udawlawe on this unforgettable adventure
Discover an enchanting lost world on this 12 day trip through Sri Lanka. Explore towering cave temples and vast safari plains, gain an insight into local culture in sleepy rural villages, and spend your evenings with a lively group of fellow travellers and an expert trip leader. Plus, you’ll enjoy unique experiences along the way and interact with a range of local people. Join this unforgettable journey and fall in love with the culture, beauty and friendly people of Sri Lanka.
Day 1: Arrive in Sri Lanka
Fly into Colombo airport, where you'll be met by a member of the local team and transferred to your beach-front accommodation in Negombo. Meet the rest of the group this evening.
Day 2: Discover Negombo
Delve into the sizzling streets this morning on a tuk tuk tour and explore the local fish market. Then, journey south to the sacred town of Dambulla, where you'll stay in unique glamping accommodation
Day 3: Diverse Dambulla
Start the day with a visit to the Dambulla Rock Cave Temple, before exploring a local village by boat. After a cooking demostration, your day ends watching the sunset over the soaring Sigiriya Rock fortress.
Day 4: Colourful Kandy
Visit a Sri Lankan Spice Garden en route to the tropical city of Kandy. Discover the gleaming white Temple of the Tooth and stroll along the shores of Kandy Lake.
Day 5: Tea and Trains
Plunge south through lush green tea plantations and learn how to pick and make tea. Walk to a local waterfall and then enjoy one of the most scenic journeys in the world on board the train to Ella.
Day 6: Little Adam's Peak
Soak up the tranquil hill-country vibes of Ella. Later, hike to the summit of Little Adam's Peak and drink in the vast panoramic views - all textured greens and soaring hill slopes.
Day 7: Head South
Visit an iconic Sri Lankan landmark - the Nine Arches Bridge. Then, travel south to the green plains of Udawalawe National Park, where you'll spend the night in glamping accommodation.
Day 8: Udawalawe National Park
Journey deep into the heart of the park in a safari jeep and witness the heavy footfall of elephants and water buffalo. Tonight, enjoy sunset on the beach and play cricket with the locals.
Day 9: Eco-lodge
Today, you'll travel to an incredible eco-retreat in Tallala. At the retreat, you'll have the day to relax and unwind. Take an optional yoga session, or just relax on the beach with a coconut.
Day 10: Surfs Up
Enjoy a free morning to relax on the stunning beach, before grabbing a board and having a surf lesson on Wellingama Beach, one of the islands best beaches.
Day 11: Buddhist Monastery
Visit a nearby Buddhist monastery today, and learn about their way of life. Then, we'll head back to Mirissa for a farewell meal with the group on the beach!
Day 12: Tour Ends
Your tour ends this morning in Mirissa. Time to head back to the airport or stick around for some more independent travel.
We’ve scoured Sri Lanka for the best boutique accommodation for you. Our choice selection includes funky beachfront resorts, jungle glampsites and trendy hotels with rooftop bars, perfect for the style-conscious traveller. Most have a pool, and all of them feature WiFi and air con.
11 nights of high-end accommodation are included, all of which is on a twin or double share basis with en-suite facilities. Check out our top pick for a taste of the accommodation you can expect on this trip.
Our Top Pick – Dambulla Rangiri Glamping Resort
Decadent Swiss cottage tents with air con. Landscaped gardens, outdoor swimming pool, traditional restaurant and free bike hire.
Why we’ve picked it
- You’ll feel immersed in nature but with all the comforts of home
- Close to the stunning Sigiriya Rock Fortress
- Top-notch restaurant, serving food that is mostly grown on site
If you would prefer your own private room throughout your trip, please contact us for prices.
We’ll provide you with 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners. You’ll have the freedom to eat wherever and whenever you like for the rest of the time. Let us know before you go if you have any dietary requirements.
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You should arrive into Bandaranaike International Airport on day 1 of this trip. You will be met at the airport by a member of our local team and transferred to your starting accommodation in Negombo. The trip ends in Mirissa on day 12. There is a free bus that will travel back to Colombo, which leaves in the morning of day 12, and takes around 3 hours to travel back.
As a response to the outbreak of Covid-19, many of our local partners and suppliers are putting in place new measures and policies regarding health and safety in response to the outbreak. These new measures will change and evolve over time, and the policies and procedures will vary depending on each trip. Some of the changes you may experience are:
- Updated safety & hygiene procedures
- Arrival safety meetings
- Smaller group sizes
- Knowledgeable & Trained Staff
- Access to 24/7 emergency support
- Different transport & accommodation
It's important you also take steps to make travelling safer. You should abide by local laws and restrictions, and follow the guidance of the local team. You should also bring and use your own face coverings/masks and hand sanitiser, social distance where needed, wash your hands frequently, and cover your face when sneezing or coughing.