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Sri Lanka Express
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From Jul 18

Discover Sri Lanka's incredible cultural and natural highlights on this eight-day tour. Explore a spice plantation, look for elephants on safari in Udawalawe National Park, and visit a stunning tea plantation. Wrapping up in Unawatuna, this tour is designed to allow you to add on some amazing beach time at the end.

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of:
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: ASLE.D/208722
  • Starts: Negombo, Sri Lanka
  • Finishes: Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
You will Visit
  • Negombo
  • Kandy
  • Ella
  • Udawalawe National Park
  • Unawatuna

Itinerary

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Day 1: Negombo

Arrive at any time.
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

02

Day 2: Negombo/Kandy

Drive to Kandy, visiting a spice plantation en route. Enjoy lunch at G Adventures-supported Sthree Craft Shop and Café. Later, explore Temple of the Tooth.

03

Day 3: Kandy

Explore Kandy with a free day.

04

Day 4: Kandy/Ella

Depart Kandy by private vehicle and arrive in the historic town of Nuwara Eliya. Stop for a scenic lakeside picnic lunch before resuming the journey to Ella. Upon arrival, learn about one of the nation's most popular exports with a guided tour followed by a tea tasting at G Adventures-supported AMBA estate. Overnight at this gorgeous estate.

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Day 5: Ella

In the morning, begin a trek through tea plantations, lush forest, and scenic ridges to Ella Rock. Soak in the stunning scenery and views over a picnic lunch. After lunch, trek downhill to Ella town. Enjoy a free afternoon exploring the town before taking Tuk Tuk's back to Amba Estate.

In the evening, enjoy a cooking demonstration of classic homestyle Sri Lankan dishes, a delicious mixture of savoury and sweet.

06

Day 6: Ella/Udawalawe National Park

Depart Amba Estate in the morning after enjoying a delicious home cooked breakfast. Begin the journey to Udawalawe National Park and visit the Elephant Transit home before enjoying an afternoon wildife safari through Udawalawe National Park. Afterwards, head to a tented camp by the lake on the boundary of National Park and relax with a BBQ dinner around the campfire.

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Day 7: Udawalawe National Park/Unawatuna

After breakfast transfer from Udawalawe to Galle for a tour of the fort and city. Later, head to Unawatuna for some beach time and a final night with the group.

08

Day 8: Unawatuna

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • G Adventures for Good: Lunch at Sthree Craft Shop and Café, Kandy G Adventures for Good: AMBA Estate, Ella
    • Spice plantation visit
    • Temple of the Tooth visit (Kandy)
    • Tea plantation tour
    • Tea tasting
    • Trek to Ella Rock
    • Picnic at Ella Rock
    • Cooking demonstration
    • Udawalawe NP safari
    • BBQ and camp at Udawalawe NP
    • Galle City and Fort tour
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Standard hotels/guest houses (6 nts), camping (1 nt)
    • 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
    Transport
    • Private vehicle, train, 4x4, local bus, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Explore stunning beaches
  • Search for wildlife on a safari
  • Gain insight into the national heritage at a tea plantation
  • Indulge in the world-class flavours of Sri Lanka