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Sri Lanka on a Shoestring
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Until Dec 17 Jan 18 to Jun 18

Get yourself to a destination that's long been a culture-loving backpacker's dream, on this affordable 12-day whirlwind tour of central and southern 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.

  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Local Culture & Cuisine, Sightseeing, Walking Tour
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: ASNC.B/201422
  • Starts: Negombo, Sri Lanka
  • Finishes: Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
You will Visit
  • Negombo
  • Anuradhapura
  • Kandy
  • Nuwara Eliya
  • Ella
  • Hikkaduwa

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Negombo

Arrive at any time.
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

02

Day 2: Negombo/Anuradhapura

Transfer to Anurhadapura, stopping at a local village en route and share a meal with the community. Opt for a safari.

03

Day 3: Anuradhapura

Enjoy a free day to explore more of the region. Opt to visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Polonnaruwa Temple, or Dambulla Cave.

04

Day 4: Anuradhapura/Kandy

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.

05

Day 5: Kandy

Enjoy a free day to explore Kandy.

06

Day 6: Kandy/Nuwara Eliya

Stop for breakfast at G Adventures-supported Sthree Craft Shop and Café. Travel to stunning Nuwara Eliya. Visit a tea plantation and opt to explore the nearby hills on foot.

07

Day 7: Nuwara Eliya/Ella

Opt to trek the trails of Horton Plains National Park in the early morning. In the afternoon, travel to Ella and enjoy a free evening. Choose to relax and explore Ella or participate in a traditional cooking class.

08

Day 8: Ella

Spend the morning trekking Little Adam's Peak. Later, enjoy some free time in scenic Ella. Opt to trek to Ella Rock or take a local cooking class.

09

Day 9: Ella/Hikkaduwa

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.

10

Day 10: Hikkaduwa

Enjoy a free day to bliss out on the beach or go on a whale or dolphin watching tour.

11

Day 11: Hikkaduwa

Opt to relax on the beach or enjoy exploring this bustling beach town.

12

Day 12: Hikkaduwa

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • G Adventures for Good: Breakfast at Sthree Craft Shop and Café, Kandy
    • Sri Lankan lunch at a local village
    • Spice garden visit
    • Tea plantation tour
    • Little Adam's Peak Tour
    • Galle Fort tour
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/guest houses (11 nts)
    • 1 breakfast, 1 lunch
    Transport
    • Private vehicle, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Trek through luscious green hills
  • Journey by train through Sri Lanka's most breath-taking scenery
  • Sample local cuisine at a village meal
  • Inhale local flavours at a spice garden
  • Explore southern Sri Lankan beaches