10 days
from $1,899

GROUP SIZE   ?

16 people max

ACTIVITY LEVEL   ?

3

Sri Lanka: Colombo to Negombo

An unbelievable oasis all it's own


Paradise awaits. The serenity of nature’s unspoiled beauty combines with rich history in one of the world’s best kept secrets. While on safari, we’ll search for leopards, elephants and monkeys in their natural settings. Discover incredible temples built on boulders, and get to know the locals. This adventure will leave a mark on your heart.

Tour Highlights

  • Journey to the top of Sigiriya Rock Fortress

  • Experience an elephant jeep safari in Minneriya

  • Savor high tea at the Grand Hotel

Trip code: 11SRILANUC

Activity Level:
3

Unscripted experiences, insider access and authentic local flavors


Our team of travel specialists and local contacts have curated some of the best, most exclusive and authentic experiences, restaurants and accommodations in Sri Lanka to truly immerse yourself in a way that wouldn't be possible in larger groups or just on your own.

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Uncover Sri Lanka

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Details

  • Countries Visited: Sri Lanka
  • Accommodation: Hotel (9 nights)
  • Single Supplement: Starting at $650
  • Transportation: Air conditioned vehicle throughout
  • Airport Transfers: Arrival and Departure transfers are included on a group basis
  • Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners
  • Passengers: Maximum 16, Average 12

Day-by-day itinerary from Colombo to Negombo

Day 1: Colombo
Welcome to Sri Lanka! This afternoon we discuss the adventure ahead with our Local Leader. Tonight, relax, explore the Colombo nightlife or experience the local street food.

  • Our hotel in Colombo: Fairway Colombo

Day 2: Colombo > Udawalawe
Choose to see Colombo by foot or by tuk-tuk. Later, from our jeep safari at Udawalawe National Park, search for tree-lounging leopards, wild elephants and sloth bears. (b, d)

  • Our hotel in Udawalwe: Centauria Wild

DAY 3:  Udawalawe > Nuwara Eliya
Our adventure continues in Nuwara Eliya, a city perched on a mountain ridge overlooking lush green countryside. Learn from locals how to properly pluck tea leaves during a Ceylon Tea tour. Tonight is yours. (b)

  • Our hotel in Nuwara Eliya: Jetwing St. Andrews

Day 4: Nuwara Eliya
A morning hike in Horton Plains National Park is a perfect way to start our day. Take in the views of this protected highland that is rich in biodiversity and various species. This afternoon, experience traditional high tea at the Grand Hotel. (b)

  • Our hotel in Nuwara Eliya: Jetwing St. Andrews

Day 5: Nuwara Eliya > Kandy
Venturing to Kandy, we visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic, the most important shrine in the country. It is said that a relic of Buddha’s tooth is housed here. Following an afternoon city tour, we enjoy an evening cultural show. (b)

  • Our hotel in Kandy: Amaya Hills

Day 6: Kandy > Sigiriya
En route to Sigiriya, we visit Dambulla Cave Temple to explore this magnificent pilgrimage site. Later, uncover age-old traditions at a nearby chena cultivation area, one of the oldest forms of agriculture. We feast on tropical vegetables, curry and local fried fish for lunch. (b, l)

  • Our hotel in Sigiriya: Aliya Resort and Spa

Day 7: Sigiriya
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Polonnaruwa awaits us. Here, we explore by bicycle through the ancient kingdom. This afternoon, we journey to Minneriya for a jeep safari — in search of the local elephants. (b)

  • Our hotel in Sigiriya: Aliya Resort and Spa

Day 8: Sigiriya > Wilpattu National Park
An early morning hike to the magnificent Palace of Sigiriya (Lion Rock) will not disappoint. This dramatic rocky outcrop, rising from the surrounding plains, is topped by palace ruins. After, a safari in Wilpattu National Park awaits. (b, d)

  • Our hotel in Wilpattu: Big Game Camp

Day 9: AWilpattu National Park > Negombo
Discover Sri Lanka’s famous beaches when we travel to our seaside resort in Negombo. An evening city tour includes the Negombo Market and a farewell dinner to toast our adventure. (b, d)

  • Our camp in Negombo: Jetwing Beach

Day 10: Negombo
Our Sri Lanka journey ends today. (b)

Things to know before traveling to Sri Lanka

CURRENCY:
The official currency of Sri Lanka is the Rupee (LKR).

WEATHER:
Though its equatorial position means fairly constant year-round temperatures, the summer months in Sri Lanka are very hot with short, sharp monsoons in the south-west of the country. Be sure to use adequate sun protection and drink plenty of water.

LION ROCK:
The visit to Lion Rock takes around 3.5 hrs. We will climb as a group to Lion Paw and then those who wish to continue can climb the staircase to the top, a journey that take roughly 30 minutes.

If you have issues with heights, you may wish to sit out the climb of Lion Rock at Sigiriya. there are lots of rough, narrow steps and tight walkways.

SRI LANKAN CUISINE:
Sri Lanka has a good selection of vegetarian food from veg curry and rice (a Sri Lankan staple) to hoppers, veg rotty and an amazing array of fruit.  For those who eat fish, seafood is in abundance around coastal areas. 'Rice and curry' is the national dish of Sri Lanka and is found on almost every menu. This dish (changing from one restaurant to the next) is a array of small, spiced dishes made from vegetables, meat (commonly chicken) or fish, and served with pappadoms, chutneys and sambol.

BEACHES:
Beaches in Sri Lanka may be unpatrolled, please seek local advice on where to swim safely.

VISAS:
Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveler. Entry requirements can change at any time, so it's important that you check for the latest information. Please visit the relevant consular website of the country or countries you’re visiting for detailed and up-to-date visa information specific to your nationality. Your consultant will also be happy to point you in the right direction with acquiring visas. Visas can take several weeks to process, so familiarise yourself with any requirements as soon as you have booked your trip to allow for processing time.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:
Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Please ask your travel agent or Club Adventures team member for insurance options at time of booking.

Add-ons available before and after your trip to see the most of Sri Lanka

Pre-Night Add-ons

COLOMBO Double: $110 per room; Single: $110


Post-Night Add-ons

NEGOMBO Double: $200 per room; Single: $160


Optional Tours

We’ve already included everything you need to see! While there are no optional tours on this tour, your Local Leader can always point you in the right direction for you to write your own adventure.

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