Looking for an epic Sri Lanka tour covering all the best destinations, activities and the chance to experience it with heaps of new travel buddies?
Well this 10 day Sri Lanka Uncovered tour with our good friends at TruTravels ticks all the boxes for an epic Sri Lanka adventure!
Taking in 6 amazing spots across Sri Lanka – Negombo Sigiriya, Kandy, Ella, Udawalawe and Unawatuna – you’ll embark on a journey filled with some of the top bucket list activities that Sri Lanka has to offer.
From hiking up the ancient rock fortress of Sigiriya and Little Adams Peak to a day safari, cooking class and of course the famous scenic train ride to Ella this is 10 days of pure Sri Lankan adventure!
As well as your new travel buddies you’ll also be joined by both a western and local guide who will give you the inside scoop on all the destination you visit and help you make the most of this epic tour.
10 days of tropical adventure in one the most exciting countries in South East Asia – so stop planning and book your spot today!
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Welcome to Sri Lanka! We’ll be there at the airport waiting to pick you up and bring you back to our boutique hotel in Negombo. We’ll have a beachfront welcome dinner and drinks at sunset, the perfect start to your adventure.
TEMPLES & LOCAL FARMING VILLAGE
Today we’ll head into the centre of Sri Lanka, where we’ll learn about the country’s history and culture. Our first stop is the Dambulla Cave Temple, a temple carved deep into the rock face. Next up is the Golden Buddha, a giant statue on a hill top looking down onto the town below. In the evening, we’ll check in to our accommodation with views of Sigiriya Rock which we will be climbing in the morning.
CLIMB SIGIRIYA ROCK
It’s an early start today, as we’ll make our way to the top of one of Sri Lanka’s most famous landmarks – Lion Rock (known locally as Sigiriya Rock).
A UNESCO World Heritage site, a giant rock formation standing nearly 700ft tall, an ancient fortress, with mind-blowing views from the top; well worth the trek up. We’ll come back to our hotel for breakfast afterwards, before exploring the town in the afternoon. In the evening we’ll visit a local farming village for a truly authentic Sri Lankan meal around a bonfire, cooked by the villagers.
TEMPLE OF THE TOOTH & KANDY VIEW POINT
We travel to Kandy today to visit the Temple of the Tooth It is located in the royal palace complex and since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. We learn about this amazing story before watching an amazing sunset of Kandy lake from our hotel on the mountain side.
TEA PLANTATION, COOKING CLASS & TRAIN JOURNEY
We drive past the beautiful town of Nuwara Elia and spend the morning at a local tea plantation where we’ll learn all about the tea brewing process, from leaf to cup.
We’ll then spend some time at a local family-run cooking school, where we’ll be taught how to cook some of Sri Lanka’s best dishes. It’s then time to board ‘the most scenic train journey’ – and you’ll quickly see why.
We’ll board the famous train from Nuwara Eliya to the chilled town of Ella. The scenery we pass on the way is seriously out of this world; keep an eye out for waterfalls, wildlife and friendly locals.
LITTLE ADAMS PEAK & NINE ARCH BRIDGE
Early morning start as we climb Little Adams Peek, for a stunning view of Ella Gap – a gorge full of beautiful waterfalls and stunning backdrops. We’ll have lunch in Ella town, before stopping off at Nine Arch Bridge, where we’ll walk the tracks and watch the train pass through.
WATERFALLS & ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE
In the morning, we’ll visit a waterfall for a refreshing dip, before heading down to Udawalele National Park. Here we’ll check into our glamping tents for the evening, where plenty of activities are available to enjoy.
Then we’ll jump in Tuk Tuks to the Elephant Orphanage, where we’ll witness first-hand how they’re looking after the wild elephants in the area.
As the sun rises, we hop into our Safari jeeps where we’ll see plenty of the local wildlife, including Elephants, Monkeys, Buffalos, Flamingos, to mention just a few. We’ll have breakfast by the river, before making our way to our final stop, the beachside town of Unawatuna.
JUNGLE BEACH DAY
Wake any time today, it’s all about relaxing. Chill by the pool, then join us as we walk through the jungle to the beach on the other side. We’ll head back to the hotel to freshen up, before hitting the beach one more time for our farewell dinner.
CHILLED CHECK OUT
Check out any time today, or opt to stay on a little while longer. Whichever you decide, our guides will be on hand to help out.
2019 SRI LANKA START DATES
May– 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
Jun– 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
Jul– 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
Aug– 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
Sep– 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
Oct– 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
Nov– 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
Dec– 4th, 11th
- Airport pickup (up to 2 days before tour)
- 9 Nights accommodation
- 9 x Breakfast
- 1 x Lunch
- 3 x Dinner
- All transport included
- Dambulla Cave Temple
- Golden Buddha Temple
- Local Farming Village Dinner
- Sigiriya Rock
- Temple of the Tooth
- Tea Plantation
- Cooking Class
- Train to Ella
- Little Adams Peak
- Nine Arch Bridge
- Elephant Transit Home
- Jungle Beach Day
What to bring
Free airport pick up on Day 1 of the trip, which is the arrival day. There are no activities on this day and pax can arrive at anytime.
Free airport pick up two days prior to tour departing when customers are staying at our guest house
Flight details of all customers must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to arrange airport pick up
If customers are arriving over land, their group leader looking after them will arrange a meeting point and time on the arrival day
Travel insurance is compulsory for this trip.
Flights not included.
Extra money needed for food and drink.
Open date tickets are subject to availability, please give atleast 28 days notice to book.