Best of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

forestFree offset: 15 Trees

Tour length 15 days

home_pin Negombo


home_pin Colombo

Christmas & New Year
In-depth Cultural
Fully Guided

About this tour

This tour eliminates guess work and immerses you in the must-sees, must-tastes and must-meets of this beautiful country. In other words, the best stuff. Like summiting Lion Rock in Sigiriya, cycling through sprawling ancient city ruins in Anuradhapura and touring massive granite Buddha carvings in Polonnaruwa. But the best doesn’t just mean the biggest. The best is also having lunch with a Tamil tea worker in their home, relaxing with a cold beer and your feet in the sand in Mirissa and hiking between plantations and villages in Haputale. In fact, we think the best is doing all that and more in one 15-day tour. The summer months in Sri Lanka are very hot with short, sharp monsoons in the southwest of the country. Please consider your suitability to the time of year you wish to travel and be sure to use adequate sun protection and drink plenty of water.This trip includes hiking on Days 9 and 10, an awesome way to see the picturesque hill country and interact with the local Tamil people. The hike is over relatively flat ground and covers approximately 10-12 km each day. We recommend a basic level of fitness as some have found the experience physically demanding. Parts of the trails are on rough ground which can be muddy and slippery if it’s been raining. If you feel you are not able to complete these walks, we can arrange vehicle transport for you.The views from the top of Lion Rock in Sigiriya are spectacular, but getting there involves walking up uneven, narrow steps and navigating tight walkways. If you’ve got a fear of heights or conditions that affect mobility you may wish to sit this activity out.The drive to Mirissa on Day 11 is downhill, windy and slow. Motion sickness has been an issue for some travellers in the past. If you believe you might be affected, speak with your GP before travelling about medication that can help.
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Tour ID 4402
Tour length 15 days
Language English
Group size 12
Age range 15 - 99

Operated by

Intrepid Travel


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Day 1: Negombo
Day 2: Anuradhapura
Day 3: Anuradhapura
Day 4: Polonnaruwa
Day 5: Dambulla
Day 6: Sigiriya – Kandy
Day 7: Kandy
Day 8: Bandarawela
Day 9: Haputale
Day 10: Udawalawe Jungle Camp
Day 11: Mirissa
Day 12: Mirissa
Day 13: Galle
Day 14: Colombo
Day 15: Colombo


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