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Best of Sri Lanka

From £1590 for 15 days
Trip Overview
This tour eliminates guess work and immerses you in the must-sees, must-tastes and must-meets of this beautiful country. In other words, the best stuff. Like summiting Lion Rock in Sigiriya, cycling through sprawling ancient city ruins in Anuradhapura and touring massive granite Buddha carvings in Polonnaruwa. But the best doesn’t just mean the biggest. The best is also having lunch with a Tamil tea worker in their home, relaxing with a cold beer and your feet in the sand in Mirissa and hiking between plantations and villages in Haputale. In fact, we think the best is doing all that and more in one 15-day tour.
Essential Info
Starts: Negombo
Ends: Colombo
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IHPSH
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Sri Lanka
What's Included


12 Breakfasts included
2 Lunches included
3 Dinners included


Private vehicle,Train,Bicycle


Hotels (12 nights),Local Lodge (1 night),Permanent Tented Camp (with basic facilities) (1 nt)

Trip Highlights

•   Explore the ruined cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa,

•   Wander throught the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relicin Kandy

•   Lion Rock at Sigiriya is an amazing ruined fort and one of the highlights of this fine country

•   Trek through lush tea plantations

•   Indulge in seafood feasts in quaint fishing villages

•   Dip your toes in the calm, clear waters off the beach at Mirissa

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 16th Apr 2021
Returning: 30th Apr 2021
Availability: Good
Departing: 23rd Apr 2021
Returning: 7th May 2021
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Departing: 25th Apr 2021
Returning: 9th May 2021
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Departing: 2nd May 2021
Returning: 16th May 2021
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Departing: 14th May 2021
Returning: 28th May 2021
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Departing: 30th May 2021
Returning: 13th Jun 2021
Availability: Good
Departing: 6th Jun 2021
Returning: 20th Jun 2021
Availability: Good
Departing: 13th Jun 2021
Returning: 27th Jun 2021
Availability: Good
Departing: 20th Jun 2021
Returning: 4th Jul 2021
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Itinerary & Notes
Ayu-bowan! Welcome to Sri Lanka. Your adventure begins in the town of Negombo, located close to the international airport. There are no activities planned until the important welcome meeting at 5.30 pm. Those who arrive early can get into the spirit of seaside Sri Lanka by observing the local fishing craft and perhaps feasting on fresh seafood. The beautiful surrounding countryside is best explored on a bicycle, which you can rent with help from the hotel reception.
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I’d give it a 4 1/2 stars, if possible. Overall, the tour is varied, covering very diverse aspects of Sri Lanka. The guide was fantastic, the food was delicious, the people are so friendly, and it’s a beautiful country to visit. I’d run the itinerary in reverse order, as the longest, most demanding days are at the beginning, when everyone is jet-lagged. The itinerary is a bit thin toward the end of the tour, with a lot of free time in Kandy, the eco-stay, Mirissa, and Galle. While the hotel in Mirissa is really nice, I’d recommend Intrepid find a different stop over, as it’s an underwhelming beach town with little to do. The best parts of the tour were the day cycling at the temples, the first tea plantation hike, the included local meals, the Galle fort walking tour, climbing Lion’s Rock, and the caves.

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