ARRIVE IN NEGOMBO – NEGOMBO
We’ll pick you up from Colombo airport and take you to our beach front hotel in Negombo. You’ll then have plenty of time to recover from your long flight, chill out and meet everyone in your group.
TUK TUK TOUR – SIGIRIYA
Discover the beachside town of Negombo by tuk tuk and visit the famous local fish market, before heading to the town of Sigiriya. The next two nights we will stay in a lush, tropical hotel.
SIGIRIYA & LOCAL VILLAGE – SIGIRIYA
An amazing and diverse day starting with experiencing the stunning views of the famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress followed by an authentic local village experience. We’ll cruise by boat and learn how to make delicious Sri Lankan food and live like the locals!
SPICE GARDEN & TEMPLE OF THE TOOTH – KANDY
Today we’ll head south via a spice garden before arriving in the cultural centre of Sri Lanka – Kandy. We’ll visit the amazing Temple of the Tooth and wander around the beautiful Kandy Lake, before heading out for dinner and a few drinks.
TEA PICKING & A SCENIC TRAIN RIDE TO ELLA – ELLA
We’ll continue south through stunning rolling green tea plantations, stopping to learn how to pick and make tea; Sri Lanka’s most famous export. Before boarding the ‘world’s most scenic train’ to the town of Ella. Once we arrive we’ll head into town for dinner and a night out!
LITTLE ADAM’S PEAK – ELLA
A free morning to relax and explore the beautiful little town of Ella, do some shopping or unwind with a traditional massage. We’ll then hike the stunning Little Adam’s Peak and enjoy the spectacular views.
NINE ARCHES BRIDGE – UDAWALAWE
This morning we’ll visit the famous Nine Arches Bridge before heading south to the amazing Udawalawe National Park.
SUNRISE SAFARI – UDAWALAWE
Travelling by jeep at sunrise we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for the free roaming wild elephants, plus other species like crocodiles, buffalo and bird life on safari. We’ll then head to the beachside oasis of Hiriketiya for a chilled afternoon in paradise. Later we’ll arrive at our beachfront eco retreat in gorgeous Tallala, where we’ll finish the day watching the sunset whilst tucking into a BBQ.
ECO RETREAT – TALALLA
The aim of today is to do as little or as much as you want. Take a deep breath and feel the peace and calm wash over you at this beautiful retreat. Yoga is an option, or you could just snooze under a palm tree whilst soaking in one of the best kept secret beaches of the south.
LEARN TO SURF – DIKWELLA
This morning we’ll continue along the coast and stop for a private surf lesson on the super friendly and relaxed Welligama Beach, before visiting Coconut Tree Hill for it’s stunning view. We’ll later check into our beachfront accommodation in Mirissa and heading out to check out the town.
BUDDHIST MONASTERY VISIT – MIRISSA
Saving one of the best experiences till last. Today we’ll be heading to a Buddhist Monastery to take part in a cultural exchange with the local monk students who live there and gain a unique insight into Buddhist ways of life. Tonight and in celebration of our last evening together, we’ll be treating you to a farewell dinner on the beach.
DEPART SRI LANKA OR EXTEND YOUR STAY – MIRISSA
Your epic adventure comes to an end today. Your group leader will help organise your onward travel including return to Colombo and airport transfers.