Classic: Sri Lanka Encompassed (ASSL)

Countries Visited: Sri Lanka
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
  • Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences
  • Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character
  • Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience
  • All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
    Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
    Group Size: Max 15, avg 12
    Meals Included: 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
    Accommodations: Hotels (12 nts), tented camping (1 nights).

    Highlights
    Explore Sigriya rock fortress, enjoy local flavours at a village meal, gain insight into the national heritage at a tea plantation, relax on pristine beaches

    Description
    For most travellers, Sri Lanka has been off the map for too long. Well, its back. Discover the vibrant colours, diverse cultures, and swaying palm trees of this tropical jewel. Exploring tea plantations and rock fortresses on this 14-day tour, which is designed to please. This tour is about more than just beaches and stunning views; its about the inspiring people youll meet along the way.
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    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Duration
    14 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1NegomboDay 1 Negombo
    There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2NegomboDay 2 Negombo (1B)
    Visit the seaside and watch the process the fishermen go through to haul their catch ashore. Board a boat to glide along the Dutch canal and get a closer look at the lives of the locals. With free time, explore the city and check out the beautiful Portuguese and Dutch architecture. Included Activities: Fishing Village Walking Tour Dutch Canal Boat Ride
    Day 3SigiriyaDay 3 Negombo/Sigiriya (1B)
    Travel through the countryside to Sigiriya in Dambulla, the central province of Sri Lanka. Visit the the World Heritage Site of the Golden Cave Temple of Dambulla. In the evening, try to catch a beautiful sunset over the Kandalamma Lake. Included Activities: Dambulla Cave Temple Visit Transport: Negombo - Sigiriya Private Vehicle (4.50 hour(s), 156km)
    Day 4SigiriyaDay 4 Sigiriya (1B, 1L)
    Enjoy a walking tour of a local village to learn about residents way of life while getting a chance to try the local cuisine at a lunch prepared by the families of the community. Later, visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Built in the fifth century, this rock fortress boasts well-laid out gardens, caves, monasteries, and palaces with beautiful wall motifs. In the afternoon, opt to go for a tour of Polonnaruwa, the ancient capital of Sri Lanka, where you can cycle through the ruins. Included Activities: Sri Lanka Village Tour Sigiriya Rock Fortress Visit
    Day 5KandyDay 5 Sigiriya/Kandy (1B)
    En route to Kandy, stop at the herbal centre of spices. Students of Ayurveda will explain different uses for each herb. Arrive to Kandy in the afternoon. Go for a stroll around Kandy Lake and visit the famed Temple of the Tooth. Included Activities: Spice Plantation Tour Kandy Orientation Walk Temple of the Sacred Tooth Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 139km)
    Day 6KandyDay 6 Kandy (1B)
    Opt to take a walk in the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya, exploring the 300 varieties of orchids of Sri Lanka or visit an Ayurvedic hospital to learn about Ayurvedic oil massage treatments. Explore the well-laid out walkways of the city and dont miss the famed Palm Avenues. In the evening, enjoy a Kandyan cultural dance performance. Included Activities: Kandyan Cultural Dance
    Day 7Nuwara EliyaDay 7 Kandy/Nuwara Eliya (1B)
    The town, also known as Little England, offers a lot of options for visitors. Explore the nature trails, visit the plantations, or go golfing or horseback riding. Included Activities: Tea Plantation Visit Transport: Train (4.00 hour(s), 87km)
    Day 8Nuwara EliyaDay 8 Nuwara Eliya (1B)
    Use some free time to explore the area. Opt to stay close to the city, wandering local markets or head further afield. Theres a 9km (6 mi) trek in the Horton Plains Nature Reserve or a chance to experience the beautiful surroundings on horseback. Wander around Victoria Lake and take in the views.
    Day 9UdawalaweDay 9 Nuwara Eliya/Udawalawe (1B, 1D)
    Drive down from the hill district towards beach country to Udawalawe Reserve. Elephants are in abundance here and come strolling alongside the roads. Make several stops to observe these mighty creatures before arriving for the evening. Stay in a tented camp located close to a lake on the border of Udawalawe Reserve. With some luck, witness elephants walking along the edge of the reserve. Included Activities: Sri Lankan Cooking Demonstration Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 170km)
    Day 10WaskaduwaDay 10 Udawalawe/Waskaduwa (1B)
    Enjoy a morning nature trail near the Udawalawe reserve before travelling to Waskaduwa to enjoy some time around the beach. Included Activities: Nature Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours)
    Day 11WaskaduwaDay 11 Waskaduwa (1B)
    Visit the famous Galle Fort in this charming colonial city. Return to Waskaduwa for the night. Included Activities: Galle Fort Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 45km) Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 45km)
    Day 12WaskaduwaDay 12 Waskaduwa (1B)
    Enjoy a free day and opt for a mangrove cruise, or a day trip to Hikkaduwa or Bentota beach.
    Day 13ColomboDay 13 Waskaduwa/Colombo (1B)
    Drive to Colombo, a trading town with 2,000 years of history. Enjoy an orientation tour of the fort area and Pettah Bazaar in the afternoon. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Pettah Bazaar Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s), 100km)
    Day 14ColomboDay 14 Colombo (1B)
    Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    08/13/2022$1,999.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 13; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    08/27/2022$1,999.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 15; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    09/10/2022$2,099.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 15; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    09/24/2022$2,099.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 15; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    10/08/2022$2,099.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 15; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    10/22/2022$2,099.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 15; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    11/05/2022$2,099.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 14; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    11/19/2022$2,099.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 15; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    12/03/2022$2,199.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 15; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    12/17/2022$2,199.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 15; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
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    Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.

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    Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.

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