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Sri Lanka Express
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Take eight days out of your life and get yourself somewhere incredible. This cultural and natural tour of Sri Lanka's major highlights is the perfect introduction to such a unique destination. Explore a spice plantation, experience a safari in Yala National Park, and stay in the rainforest in Kitulgala. Wrapping up in Colombo, this tour is designed to allow you to add on some amazing beach time at the end.

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of:
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 153320
  • Starts: Negombo, Sri Lanka
  • Finishes: Colombo, Sri Lanka
You will Visit
  • Negombo
  • Colombo

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Negombo

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Negombo/Kandy (1B)

Drive to Kandy, visiting a spice plantation en route. Later, visit Temple of the Tooth before enjoying the folk dances of a local cultural group.

Included Activities:
Spice Plantation Tour
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Tour
Kandyan Cultural Dance

Transport:
Private Vehicle

03

Day 3: Kandy/Kitulgala (1B)

Visit a tea planation and savour a cup before continuing on to Nawalapitiya by train then by private vehicle to Kitulgala. Enjoy rainforest camping at an eco-lodge. With some free time, opt to hit the rapids for some whitewater rafting.

Included Activities:
Tea Plantation Visit
Rainforest Camping

Transport:
Local train
Private Vehicle

04

Day 4: Kitulgala/Udawalawe (1B)

Drive to Udawalawe and visit the Elephant Transit Home. Enjoy a nature walk before spending the night in a tented camp on the border of the Udawalawe Reserve.

Included Activities:
Elephant Transit Home Visit
Overnight in Tented Camp

Transport:
Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours)

05

Day 5: Udawalawe (1B, 1D)

In the morning, enjoy a guided meditation session in a local temple before visiting Kataragama. Enjoy an afternoon Jeep safari in Yala National Park and an evening cooking demonstration.

Included Activities:
Guided Meditation Session
Kataragama Visit
Yala National Park Safari
Cooking Demonstration

06

Day 6: Udawalawe/Ahungalla (1B)

In the morning travel to Galle for a tour of the fort and the city. Later continue onwards to Ahungalla for some beach time.

Included Activities:
Galle Fort and City Tour

Transport:
Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 135km)
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 45km)

07

Day 7: Ahungalla/Colombo (1B)

Head to the capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, and get to know the city with some free time.

Transport:
Private Vehicle

08

Day 8: Colombo (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Spice plantation visit
    • Kandyan cultural dance performance
    • Temple of the Tooth visit (Kandy)
    • Tea plantation visit (Giragama)
    • Rainforest stay (Kitulgala)
    • Elephant Transit Home visit (Udawalawe)
    • Nature walk (Udawalawe)
    • Guided meditation session (Udawalawe)
    • Kataragama visit
    • Yala NP safari
    • Cooking demonstration
    • Galle City and Fort tour
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Standard hotel (4 nts), rainforest camping (1 nt), tented camp (2 nts)
    • 7 breakfasts, 1 dinner
    Transport
    • Private vehicle, train, 4x4, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Explore the rainforest in Kitulgala
  • Search for wildlife on a safari
  • Gain insight into the national heritage at a tea plantation
  • Indulge in the world-class flavours of Sri Lanka.