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Sri Lanka Real Food Adventure

From £1377 for 12 days
Trip Overview
Leave moderation at home and indulge on this gourmet adventure in Sri Lanka. Lie back on the coast, cool down in the highlands and weave through the streets of the buzzing capital. Taste melt-in-the mouth desserts, cook seafood straight out of the hands of a fisherman, uncover fiery curries and spend time with welcoming locals keen to share the mysteries of Sri Lankan cuisine. There’s also time to explore the rich culture of Sri Lanka: elaborate temples, ancient fortresses and wildlife-filled countryside. This is truly an adventure for the senses.
Essential Info
Starts: Negombo
Ends: Colombo
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Food
Trip Code: IHPZM
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Sri Lanka
What's Included


10 Breakfasts included
7 Lunches included
3 Dinners included


Private vehicle,train,safari vehicle


Hotel (11 nts)

Trip Highlights

•   Witness the amazing Sri Lankan seafood on offer at the Negombo seafood market

•   Spend time with welcoming locals keen to share the mysteries of Sri Lankan cuisine – learn Tamil, Sinhalese, and Bergher cooking in their homes

•   Soak up the scenery while sipping a glass of the local arak – Sri Lanka’s signature local liquor

•   High up in the tea plantations of Bandarawela, dine in a restored tea planter’s bungalow on a meal expertly prepared by an ‘Appu’ who, in former times, would cook for the colonial planters

•   Spoil your tastebuds with flavour-filled curries and sweet desserts, and treat your eyes to banquets of rainbow spices, vibrant vegetables and colourful sambol

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 17th Dec 2019
Returning: 28th Dec 2019
Fully Booked
Departing: 24th Dec 2019
Returning: 4th Jan 2020
Limited Availability
1 space
Departing: 27th Dec 2019
Returning: 7th Jan 2020
Fully Booked
Departing: 3rd Jan 2020
Returning: 14th Jan 2020
Availability: Good
Departing: 7th Jan 2020
Returning: 18th Jan 2020
Limited Availability
4 spaces
Departing: 21st Jan 2020
Returning: 1st Feb 2020
Availability: Good
Departing: 24th Jan 2020
Returning: 4th Feb 2020
Availability: Good
Departing: 7th Feb 2020
Returning: 18th Feb 2020
Limited Availability
4 spaces
Departing: 11th Feb 2020
Returning: 22nd Feb 2020
Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Welcome to Sri Lanka. Known as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’, the island offers travellers palm-studded beaches, rolling plantations, and sacred sights steeped in spirituality. With charming people, mysterious ruins and some of the best cuisine in the world, Sri Lanka’s hypnotic essence will remain with you long after you come home. An arrival transfer is available for you to book before you depart at an extra cost, alternatively a taxi will cost you approximately USD 10-15. You’ll begin your adventure by getting in the seaside spirit in Negombo, a historical commercial centre surrounded by a fascinating network of canals teeming with rural life. Pull up a deck chair on Negombo’s huge, sweeping beach and enjoy the Indian Ocean before meeting up with your group and leader at a welcome meeting tonight at 6 pm. Please ask reception to confirm the time and place of your meeting. We’ll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting so please ensure you have these for your leader. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend. Spend your first night enjoying the coastline, getting to know your fellow travellers and watching the fishing boats float by. Perhaps go out for a meal together for your first taste of Sri Lankan cuisine.
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