12 Day Discover Sri Lanka

G Adventures Small Group Tour starting in Colombo and finishing in Negombo

Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on G Adventures's 12 Day Discover Sri Lanka. Become enchanted by Sri Lanka on an unforgettable 12-day journey. Explore Sigiriya Rock Fortress and refresh your spirit at the unusual Dambulla Cave Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site....read more
Overview
Operator: G Adventures
Type: Small Group Tour (Affordable)
Style: National Geographic
Max Group Size: 15
Duration: 12 Days
From: Colombo to Negombo
Tour Code: ASING
Visits: Sri Lanka
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Colombo
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included. Stay: The Steuart by Citrus
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Colombo - Wilpattu National Park
Wilpattu is the oldest National Park in the Country and home to Sri Lankan leopards and we will do our best to search some out with our local ranger. As well, enjoy the stunning flora and fauna, keeping an eye out for elephants, wild boar, sloth bear, spotted deer and water buffalo. Our safari camp is located 10 minutes to the Southern boundary of the park enterence, on the boundary of a lake, surrounded by bush forest. (B/D)
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Wilpattu National Park - Anuradhapura
Travel to the sacred city of Anuradhapura – a UNESCO World Heritage site. Walk through the ruins and discover ancient Buddhist monasteries and temples. Enjoy some free time this afternoon and opt to rent a bike. Stay: Palm Garden Village (B)
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Anuradhapura - Dambulla
Enjoy a walk through Habarana, a rural farming village and learn about daily life. Relax on a canoe ride on the lake, ride on a bull cart, taste a local lunch, and venture out into the rice and vegetable fields. Later, continue on to Dambulla for the evening. Stay: Thilanka Resorts &Spa (B/L)
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Dambulla
Head to Sigiriya (Lion) rock fortress and climb the steps to the top of this captivating site to discover UNESCO-listed ruins and take in stellar views. After, enjoy some free time to explore Dambulla. Stay: Thilanka Resorts &Spa (B)
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Dambulla - Kandy
Tour the impressive Dambulla Cave Temple and admire ancient Buddhist murals and statues then visit a spice garden in Matale to learn about the theraputic uses of local spices. Continue on to Kandy and enjoy a tour of the Temple of the Tooth, which houses an important relic – a tooth of Lord Buddha kept in a well-preserved golden casket. This evening, listen to some traditional music at a cultural show. (B)
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Kandy
Today, visit the impressive Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya, considered a national asset. Enjoy the lush surroundings, pavillions, conservancy, orchid house and stunning Javan fig tree. After, visit Sthree Craft Shop and Café, a G for Good supported social enterprise that helps local women and youth. Here we enjoy a handicraft demonstration, lecture and enjoy afternoon high tea. Taste local teas and enjoy scones, clotted cream and jam and an assortment of sweet cakes and pastries. Later enjoy some free time to walk through the city and around Kandy Lake. (B/L)
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Kandy - Nuwara Eliya
Travel through scenic mountains to the tea-producing town of Nuwara Eliya, stopping at a traditional tea plantation in the central highlands to gain insight into the process of growing tea and its effect on the Ceylon region. Enjoy a cup of perfectly blended pure Ceylon Tea then continue exploring the English countryside atmosphere – once governed by English and Scottish planters – walk through the green grass and lanes, enjoying stunning views of this countryside hamlet. Opt to enjoy high tea at the Grand Hotel. Stay: Grand Hotel (B)
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Nuwara Eliya - Udawalawe
Enjoy a picnic breakfast and hike through the highlands in Horton Plains National Park. Continue on to our tented camp on the border of Udawalawe National Park. This evening enjoy a cooking demonstration by the camp Chef to learn about local specialties. Stay: Big Game Camping (B/D)
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Udawalawe
Udawalawe is a sanctuary for large herds of elephants, and the national park proves to be one of the best places to observe them in their natural habitat. Hop into a safari jeep and head into the park, but keep an eye out for other wildlife such as spotted deer, sambur, barking deer, water buffalo and jackal - all found within the park. Stay: Big Game Camping (B/D)
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Udawalawe - Negombo
Drive to Negombo and enjoy free time to explore the city and check out the beautiful Portuguese and Dutch architecture. (B)
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Negombo
Hotel check out is at 12:00pm. Your CEO can assist you with arranging an easy transfer to Colombo or the International airport. (B)
G Adventures Inclusions
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Journey Highlights
  • Explore ruins and archaeological sites with local experts.
  • Take in a lecture on Ayurvedic medicine by a local practitioner.
  • Search out leopards at Wilpattu National Park.
  • Enjoy "high tea" at the historic Grand Hotel.
  • Help a farming family prepare lunch with local ingredients and flavours.
Trip Inclusions
  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Understanding Ayurveda National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Farm Visit and Local Lunch, Dambulla National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Wilpattu Safari and Conservation Talk, Wilpattu National Park
  • Arrival transfer
  • Colombo city tour
  • Picnic and hike in Horton Plains National Park
  • High tea at the Grand Hotel
  • Evening tuk tuk tour of Nuwara Eliya village
  • Kandy city tour and Ceylon tea plantation visit
  • Temple of the Tooth guided tour
  • Hiking excursion in Knuckles mountains range
  • Visit a Matale spice garden
  • Visit Nalanda Gedige Temple ruins
  • Dambulla cave temple visit
  • Tour the Sigiriya rock fortress
  • Tour of Anuradhapura ruins and monasteries
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Accommodation
  • Hotel/Resorts (10 nts)
Your Tour Guides
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
Meals Included
  • 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
Transport
  • Private vehicle, boat, 4x4, walking
Trip Notes
Trip Notes outline what's included, visa information, important notes, how to get to your hotel, packing checklist, optional activities, travel insurance requirements - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more. Please take time to have a read through, and contact us if you have any questions.
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Reviews (1)
Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Discover Sri Lanka with G Adventures.
NSW, Australia
Jan 2019
2 Trips
“Discovering Sri Lanka”
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Sri Lanka, better known as the 'Isle of Gems', is aiming to make tourism their number one industry over the next few years and boy are they doing a good job of it. Clean beaches and enough National Park safaris to keep everyone in the family happy. Definitely a worthwhile holiday retreat.
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