Get yourself to a destination that's long been a culture-loving backpacker's dream, on this affordable 12-day whirlwind tour of the southern half of Sri Lanka. Discover beautiful ruins, hike through tea plantations, tour a spice garden, and then chill out on Hikkaduwa Beach. Explore Sri Lanka with a group of new friends and you'll never want to travel solo again.
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Opt to explore Negombo in the morning before transferring inland to the Dambulla Province.
Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s))
Meet locals and share a meal in a local village. Enjoy free time to go on safari or explore nearby ruins.
Local Lunch and Village Visit
Enjoy a free day to explore more of the region. Opt to visit Sigiriya Fortress, Polonnaruwa Temple, or Dambulla Caves.
Visit a spice garden en route to Kandy. Opt to visit the Temple of the Tooth, take in a cultural show, or watch a cricket match.
Spice Garden Visit
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
Travel by train and tuk tuk to stunning Nuwara Eliya. Visit a tea plantation and opt to explore the nearby hills on foot.
Tea Plantation Visit
Local train (2.00-3.00 hours)
Opt to trek the trails of Horton Plains NP in the early morning, then travel to Bandarawela.
Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours)
Set out on a hike through the cooler hills cloaked in tea bushes, and opt to take a cooking class or visit the local market during free time.
Set off towards the southern coast stopping en route for a walking tour of Galle Fort. Finish the day's journey oceanside on the beaches of Hikkaduwa.
Galle Fort Tour
Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours)
Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))
Enjoy a free day to bliss out on the beach or go on a whale or dolphin watching tour.
Travel to the capital, Colombo. Enjoy an orientation walk of the fort area and Pettah Bazaar.
If you would prefer to leave the tour a day early and finish at the beach, there is ample accommodation both in HIkkaduwa and nearby beach towns. The Colombo airport can be reached by taxi for approximately USD80-90, or there are train and bus connections from nearby Galle for much less.
Pettah Bazaar Visit
Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours)
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Trip Name: Sri Lanka on a Shoestring
Duration: 12 Days
From Price: 1189
Trip Code: 154224
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