Sri Lanka Express

Take eight days out of your life and get yourself somewhere incredible. This cultural and natural tour of major Sri Lanka highlights is the perfect introduction to such a unique destination. Explore a spice plantation, experience a safari at Yala National Park, and stay in the rainforest in Kitulgala. Departing from 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



Day 1: Negombo

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting


Day 2: Negombo/Kandy (1B)

Drive to Kandy. En route, visit a spice plantation. Later, visit Temple of Tooth and opt to enjoy the folk dances of a local cultural group.

Included Activities:
Spice Plantation Tour
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Tour

Private Vehicle


Day 3: Kandy/Kitulgala (1B)

Continue 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 with whitewater rafting.

Included Activities:
Rainforest Camping

Local train
Private Vehicle


Day 4: Kitulgala/Kudaoya (1B)

Drive to Udawalawe for a visit to the Elephant Transit Home before continuing on to Kuda Oya. Enjoy a nature walk before spending the night in a tented camp.

Included Activities:
Elephant Transit Home Visit
Overnight in Tented Camp

Private Vehicle
Private Vehicle


Day 5: Kudaoya (1B)

In the morning, visit Kataragama and the Maligawila Temple. Enjoy an afternoon Jeep safari in Yala National Park.

Included Activities:
Maligawila Temple Visit
Yala National Park Safari
Kataragama Visit


Day 6: Kudaoya/Hikkaduwa (1B)

In the morning travel to Galle and take a city tour. Opt to visit Hikkaduwa for some beach time.

Included Activities:
City Tour

Private Vehicle


Day 7: Hikkaduwa/Colombo (1B)

Visit the capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo and get to know a bit of the city. Opt to explore with some free time.

Private Vehicle


Day 8: Colombo (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

    • Spice Plantation visit
    • Temple of the Tooth visit (Kandy)
    • Rainforest stay (Kitulgala)
    • Elephant Transit Home visit (Udawawle)
    • Nature walk (Kuda Oya)
    • Maligawila Temple visit (Katargama)
    • Safari (Yala NP)
    • Galle City Tour
    • Galle Fort visit
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Standard hotel (4 nts), rainforest camping (1 nt), tented camp (2 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 7 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 0 dinners
    • 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.