Sri Lanka is an island of tea plantations, ancient temples, astonishing wildlife and postcard-like beaches. In other words – it has it all! We invite you to explore the hidden gems of this breathtaking country with us. Raft, bike, swim and hike through the amazing nature of this scenic island. Relax in some of the most beautiful boutique hotels and adventure lodges the country has to offer. Spot insane wildlife. Eat exceptional food.
Travel the island with friends.
There are so many things to do in Sri Lanka! We have put together a unique sample itinerary for our group departures that explores the many wonders of this magical island. And remember folks, this is merely a wonderful suggestion. We can tailor a trip to your needs. Want more nature? More wildlife? Want more time spent kitesurfing on the white beaches of Kalpitiya or white-water rafting in the rivers of Kitulgula? Maybe you have one week of annual leave and can only travel on certain dates? Maybe you don’t know that much about Sri Lanka and need some guidance? Whatever your requirements, we have the knowledge, contacts and expertise to organise a personalised trip like no other. Tell us what you want and we’ll take care of everything else.
“At the very start itself, we knew we had found the right team and they arranged one of the best holidays of our lives. Dinesh, the main guy, was super professional and quick to respond. The plan they initially shared was so on-point that we really didn’t feel like checking other options. They also asked questions about our interests and tweaked their plan to include a few unique experiences. They went to a lot of trouble and made every day count.”
Jessica Paul, USA
Here’s who you’ll meet when you land in Sri Lanka …
Dinesh, our Sri Lankan local travel leader, organises and oversees all activity on the ground. Prior to departure we will put you into a Whatsapp group chat with him and arrange a couple of video calls. This means you can ask any questions you may have and get to know your group before the tropical island adventure begins! He knows pretty much everything there is to know about Sri Lanka and works hard to make each trip special for you.
Our local team of tour managers in Sri Lanka are street smart, fluent in English and professionals with service experience. For the entirety of your trip, you will have a designated tour manager. They will be so much more than a ‘chauffeur guide’. Instead, they will function as your Sri Lankan BFF and deliver a service comparable with a private assistant. From checking if rooms are in order, meals are up to standard or ensuring you are not getting ripped off in a local market, they will be one of the main reasons you can enjoy your holiday without any worries distracting you.
“I was assigned the most knowledgeable and friendliest of guides, who was so easy going it was like travelling with a friend… There was so much to experience and the team made sure that I had all the local knowledge so I didn’t miss a thing.” Brent Bell
So guys, the below is very much one of our sample itineraries. It features a great mix of adventure, wildlife, scenery, relaxation, food, people – basically, you name it, we have thought of it. However the real choice is yours. Join a group departure or plan something bespoke. We can arrange your dream Sri Lanka itinerary at any time to suit you, and adapted to your requirements as necessary. Just let us know if you’d like a little more of this or a little more of that, and we will see it done.
All of our Sri Lanka itinerary prices are inclusive of:
We always come prepared with a list of recommended lunch and dinner options for every location, and can arrange reservations upon request. So all you need to do is arrange your flights, visa and necessary injections. There are no hidden extras. Everything is taken care of.
Upon arrival in the capital city of Colombo, your designated tour manager will welcome you at the airport arrivals lounge. You’ll get a welcome pack containing some essentials for travel in Sri Lanka, including a local SIM card with data and voice calls. We’ll kick off the holiday by driving towards the island’s northwest corner, to a place called Kalpitiya. This place is quieter, cleaner and full of opportunities for adventure. The area is famous for kitesurfing, whale- and dolphin-watching, and water sports. We’ll have a stop for brunch and a freshen up along the way. Now you can take things slowly and settle in with a drink, or get adventurous straight away with some of the activities available in the area. Either way, an early night is encouraged given the early start the next adventure-packed day!
“A word of caution to others traveling to Sri Lanka: don’t be deceived by the size of the country – there is so much to see and do!” Jessica Paul
Today we wake up early and head off to the open seas on our private boat, to watch dolphins and whales at play. Sri Lanka is famous for its whale watching, and the coast of Kalpitiya is teeming with an abundance of dolphins. The rest of the day is available to engage in more kite surfing, cycling or a visit to the mangrove forests of Kalpitiya.
We leave for Sigiriya, which is located at the heart of the cultural triangle to have a serving of Sri Lanka’s historic marvels and wildlife. On arrival, we check-in to the hotel and then climb the famous Sigiriya Lion’s Rock with the services of a certified guide. Later, having cooled off in the pool, we will head for an amazing wildlife Safari at the Minneriya National Park where you will get to see some of Sri Lanka’s spectacular wildlife up close.
“This is a must do attraction when in Sri Lanka. Take your time to the surrounding scenery as you ascend for the ultimate reward at the top.” Rebecca Noosa
We now head to the hills after a brief stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Site which features thousands of gorgeous rock paintings and mischievous monkeys. Later on we take in the sites and sounds of Kandy; Sri Lanka’s hill capital, with a fun tuk-tuk ride. We will also visit the most sacred Temple of the Tooth and climb the Baiharawa Kanda buddha statue.
“So far this has been our tour highlight. The caves were spectacular and everyone was so interesting!” Peter Tadworth
Today we board a train that will take you through endless rolling hills carpeted in lush tea plantations and breathtaking scenery. We then hop off at Hatton and travel by road to a beautiful tea bungalow. From here we will explore a tea estate and factory. Then we’ll get some early sleep, only to wake up super early to climb the world famous Adam’s Peak.
We set off super early to climb Adam’s Peak. The climb may take a couple of hours. Once we reach the top, we will let in the sacred chants and the spirit of the mountain take over as we await the sunrise to take our breath away. Once we return to our hotel, we will take a break to celebrate the climb and the halfway point of our journey.
We are back on the road and tonight we stop at a mountain campsite. We will enjoy a full board stay here while we get our adrenaline rushing with white-water rafting, canyoning and kayaking. The area is abuzz with life, so you would no doubt enjoy a nature trail, mountain climbing and bird watching!
“My friend and I tried the rafting and canyoning, and we had the best time! The activities were so fun – and wild!!” Laura Miles
We now head down to the southern coast and the beaches of Mirissa and Weligama. The area offers some of Sri Lanka’s best beaches, great company, amazing restaurants and a vibrant night-life. The area also offers a contrast of beaches that are ideal for swimming, diving, snorkelling and surfing. There is also a variety of water sports on offer.
While you are here, we will also take you to see the famous Stilt fishermen, a turtle conservatory and a fun-filled guided tour of the historic Galle Fort! Here we will also treat you to soothing Ayurvedic massage that will help heal any aches from what has been a fun-filled yet super active holiday! Later on we drive to Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka.
As our time in Sri Lanka draws to a close, we felt it best to give you a quick taste of the city and also allow you to party one last time or grab some souvenirs. We’d be happy to take you to some of the more interesting shopping venues, restaurants and showcase some unique places such as the Red Mosque, the Galle Face Green and the Independence Sqaure.
When we become such good friends, goodbyes become see you laters as we keep the connections and memories alive.
We look forward to exploring this magical island with you!
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