Sri Lanka Express

Application: Fall 2017

Dates: April 2018

Price: $299 | 9 Days | Negombo to Colombo

Trip Code: ASLE

Take nine 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 Yala National Park, and stay in the rainforest in Kitulgala. Wrapping up in Colombo, this tour is designed to allow you to add on some amazing beach time at the end.

Physical Rating: 2 - Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 15, avg 12

Travel Style: Classic

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

 

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Highlights from Sri Lanka Express

Explore the rainforest in Kitulgala, 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.

Itinerary

Day 1/2 - Negombo

Arrive at any time.

  • Complimentary arrival transfer included on this FAM
  • Complimentary pre-night hotel included on this FAM

Day 3 - 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.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Kandy/Kitulgala

Visit a tea planation and savour a cup before continuing on to Nawalapitiya by train then by private vehicle to Kitulgala. Enjoy rainforest camping at an eco-lodge. With some free time, opt to hit the rapids for some whitewater rafting.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 - Kitulgala/Udawalawe

Drive to Udawalawe and visit the Elephant Transit Home. Enjoy a nature walk before spending the night in a tented camp on the border of the Udawalawe Reserve.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 - Udawalawe

In the morning, enjoy a guided meditation session in a local temple before visiting Kataragama. Enjoy an afternoon Jeep safari in Yala National Park and an evening cooking demonstration.

Exclusive Inclusions: Recharge Guided Meditation Session

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 7 - Udawalawe/Ahungalla

In the morning travel to Galle for a tour of the fort and the city. Later continue onwards to Ahungalla for some beach time.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 - Ahungalla/Colombo

Head to the capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, and get to know the city with some free time.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 - Colombo

Depart at any time.

  • Complimentary departure transfer included on this FAM

Meals included: Breakfast

Full Itinerary

Tour Details

What's Included

  • Recharge: Guided Meditation Session, Udawalawe
  • Arrival & Departure transfers
  • Pre-night hotel
  • Spice plantation visit
  • Kandyan cultural dance performance
  • Temple of the Tooth visit (Kandy)
  • Tea plantation visit (Giragama)
  • Rainforest stay (Kitulgala)
  • Elephant Transit Home visit (Udawalawe)
  • Nature walk (Udawalawe)
  • Kataragama visit
  • Yala NP safari
  • Cooking demonstration
  • Galle City and Fort tour
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Standard hotel (5 nts), rainforest camping (1 nt), tented camp (2 nts).

Meals

7 breakfasts, 1 dinner
Allow USD135-175 for meals not included.

Transportation

Private vehicle, train, 4x4, walking

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.