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Until Dec 17 Jan 18 to Jun 18

Take eight days out of your life and get yourself somewhere incredible. This cultural and natural tour of Sri Lanka's major highlights is the perfect introduction to such a unique destination. Explore a spice plantation, experience a safari in Udawalawe National Park, and visit a stunning tea plantation. Wrapping up in Unawatuna, 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: Local Culture & Cuisine, Sightseeing, Walking Tour
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: ASLE.B/201420
  • Starts: Negombo, Sri Lanka
  • Finishes: Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
You will Visit
  • Negombo
  • Kandy
  • Ella
  • Unawatuna

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Negombo

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

02

Day 2: Negombo/Kandy

Drive to Kandy, visiting a spice plantation en route. Later, visit Temple of the Tooth before enjoying the folk dances of a local cultural group.

03

Day 3: Kandy

Explore Kandy with a free day.

04

Day 4: Kandy/Ella

Depart Kandy by private vehicle and arrive in the historic town of Nuwara Eliya. Stop for a scenic lakeside picnic lunch. Head to Haputale train station from Nuwara Eliya and resume the journey to Ella via local train. Upon arrival, learn about one of the nation's most popular exports with a guided tour of a tea factory.

05

Day 5: Ella

Spend the morning getting active with a hike to Little Adam's peak. Enjoy free time in the afternoon. Opt to take a cooking class with spice garden tour.

06

Day 6: Ella/Unawatuna

Depart early this morning for Udawalawe National Park and enjoy a wildlife safari through the reserve. Afterwards, head to the beach town of Unawatuna.

07

Day 7: Unawatuna

In the morning travel to Galle for a tour of the fort and the city. Later, return to Unawatuna for more beach time and a final night with the group.

08

Day 8: Unawatuna

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Spice plantation visit
    • Kandyan cultural dance performance
    • Temple of the Tooth visit (Kandy)
    • Tea plantation visit (Ella)
    • Little Adam's Peak Trek
    • Udawalawe NP safari
    • Galle City and Fort tour
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Standard hotels/guest houses (7 nts)
    • 7 breakfasts
    Transport
    • Private vehicle, train, 4x4, local bus, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Explore stunning beaches
  • 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