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Insight Into Sri Lanka -11 Days Private Tour


Insight into Sri Lanka (11 days tour) is a relaxing trip of Sri Lanka with all major tourist places such as historical monuments in the cultural triangle, hill country, southern Sri Lanka wildlife parks, west coast beaches, and many many more. On this trip we’ve taken Sri Lanka, boiled it like the tea leaves the country is famous for and strained out the most delicious stuff. Wandering past barracuda at the Negombo Fish Market, searching for leopards and elephants in Yala, munching a spicy curry in Ella and getting horizontal on the beach in Unawatuna, this 11-day tour is a Sri Lanka snapshot.


Start- Negombo, Sri Lanka

Finish- Colombo, Sri Lanka

Ages- Min 18

Group- Size Min 1

Trip Type- Private


Why you'll love this trip?

  • The private and relaxing tour happens at your own pace.
  • Wander through the thousands of years of old ancient monuments in Sri Lanka's cultural triangle.
  • Cruise around Yala National in a 4WD on a wildlife safari, searching for elephants, bear and leopards, then relax lakeside at tranquil Tissa.
  • Trekking through the mountains, tea plantation and patches of forests in the mountain resort of Ella.
  • Guided walking tour through the beautiful village of Tissamaharama.
  • Shark, squid, barracuda and hundreds of things with fins that nobody knows the name of – visit the sensational Negombo Fish Market.
  • Learn the benefits of washing down a spicy curry with piping-hot Ceylon tea during lunch in a lush mountain village near Ella.
  • Leave the imprint of your face on the train window as you stare out wide-eyed from Kandy to Ella – it’s basically a 6-hour movie of amazing scenery.
  • Two days (and nights) on Unawatuna's golden, palm-lined beaches can cure almost all of life’s problems, including any residual tightness in your photo-taking finger.

Is this trip right for you?

  • Can you feel that tingling in your fingers? That my friend is power! This trip puts it in your hands – there are few inclusions, so you’ll have plenty of freedom to decide what you want to do.
  • At 6 hours, the train ride from Kandy to Ella is the longest travel day. But the only reason you’ll want to get off this train is to charge your camera after what is basically a long, natural photoshoot.
  • The road from Ella to Tissa Lake winds down mountains to the coast, which means it can be frustratingly slow. It also means that you’ll get to see the awesome scenery from literally every angle.
  • The entire trip is private (transfers and sightseeings), and only you and your associates take part in the trip.
  • This 11 days trip packs a lot in. It’s one of the most popular Sri Lanka tours, we run in our Original style, perfect for those, who look for a one week trip and a desire to do the most with it. If you are after a more leisurely trip in Sri Lanka or a shorter trip please check our other tour itineraries.
  • Sri Lanka can get extremely hot in the summer. While we aim to do our walking tours, city tours early in the morning or afternoon, when it’s cooler, remember to keep water on you and to bring a hat, sunscreen, a long-sleeved shirt, and anything else that will protect you from the sun.
  • Part of travelling with Intrepid means respecting local cultures and sensibilities. That way you get the most out of your interactions with local people and environments. We visit a number of temples on this trip and to enter them you must have clothes that cover to wrists and below the knee. Same times you have to remove the head covers and shoes upon entering the temple. Please click here to know more about the rules and regulations pertaining to Sri Lanka temple visits.

Places you visit on this trip


Highlights

  • Touring Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle.
  • Breathtaking Sri Lankan hill country rail journey.
  • Village tour in Sigiriya to see the typical Sri Lankan village life (Bullock cart ride, TUK TUK ride etc).
  • Learn to cook in Sri Lankan way with a village housewife and learn to cook a delicious Sri Lankan lunch.
  • Experience Sri Lanka’s historical and cultural heritage while visiting thousands of years old monuments.
  • Hop on hop off car tour through the ancient monuments in Polonnaruwa.
  • Take a 360-degree panoramic view from the summit of the Sigiriya rock fortress.
  • Trek to the Ramboda plateau and have a closer look at the mighty Ramboda waterfall.
  • Walking through the Spice Garden while learning about herbal trees and plants and spices.
  • Walk in the Tea plantations and Royal Botanic Gardens of Peradeniya, Gregory lake, Vitoria park and many more.
  • Explore breathtaking southern Sri Lanka beaches such as Hikkaduwa from your beach resort.
  • Explore the breathtaking Sri Lankan mountains in the hill station, Ella.
  • Wildlife safari at Yala national park to see wild animals such as leopards, elephants, crocodiles.
  • Trekking and hiking in Ella.
  • Walking tour of Galle rock fortress.
  • Enjoy the beautiful scenery on a guided village tour through Tissamaharama.
  • Relax on the palm-fringed West coast beaches.
  • Our guide will stop at a fruit stall where dozens of tropical (local) fruits are been sold such as Payapa, Pasion fruit, Avocado, Pineapple, jack-fruit, mangosteen, mango, Durian etc.
  • See the blue whale on an optional whale watching trip off southern Sri Lanka, however, this activity is subjected to availability.

Hotels

The trip can be booked with 2 categories of hotels as follows. You can choose the prefered accommodation category depending on your requirement on the booking page. However, we offer other categories of accommodations such as 5-star hotels at the request of the customers. 

  • 3-star category of accommodation
  • 4-star category of accommodation

Trip includes

  • 10 nights accommodation in standard tourist hotels
  • Meal plan H/B basis (daily breakfast and dinner included at hotel)
  • All Entrance fees and activity cost as per the tour itinerary except whale watching trip
  • Ceylon tea trail
  • Guided walking tour of Nuwara Eliya
  • Entrance fees for the following sites and activities
    • Negombo city tour
    • Sigiriya rock fortress
    • Dambulla golden temple
    • Safari tour Kaudulla national park
    • Spice garden
    • Tooth relic temple
    • Royal botanical garden
    • Kandy city tour
    • Colombo city tour
    • Tea plantation and factory
    • 4 hours guided trekking in Ella
    • Walking tour Galle fort
    • A guided trek to the Ravana waterfall
    • 2 hours Guided village tour in Tissamaharama
    • Blue train journey from Galle to Colombo
  • Entire ground transportation in an air-conditioned, luxury, private vehicle
  • Pickup and drop-off at the airport or local hotels
  • All sightseeing tours as per the tour itinerary
  • Service of an English-speaking chauffeur/guide for the entire tour (please inquire for other languages)
  • Mineral water during sightseeing tours and overland trips
  • All current taxes
  • Breakfast at hotel (10 breakfasts)
  • Dinner at the hotel (10 dinners)

Trip excludes

  • Sri Lanka visa-related fees
  • Any others expense not mentioned in the Price Includes section
  • Whale watching trip (US$ 70 per person)
  • Flight tickets
  • Gratuities

Book now & pay later

Reserve your tour now and pay when you meet us. Send us the duly filled tour booking form, we will arrange your tour and you can make the payment as you meet us on the first day of the trip.


Best price guaranteed

We guarantee the best price. If you find the same tour package at a cheaper price elsewhere, we do match the price of other tour packages and furthermore add a further 10% discount to it.


No hidden fees and commissions

The price you see on the product pages is the exact same rate that you see in the final stage of the trip booking. There are no hidden fees and taxes such as GST, BTT, service charge, nation-building tax, hotel tax etc.


COVID-19 Special information

  • All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned
  • Social distancing is maintained in vehicles
  • To reduce crowds, all tours are private
  • Masks are required, please bring your own
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • Temperature checks are mandatory
  • You must book this activity online, as the ticket office is closed

Important notes

  1. A single supplement is available on this trip and is valid for all nights on tour.
  2. Train tickets from Kandy to Ella are in very high demand and tickets for the train from Galle to Colombo cannot be pre-booked. We always try our best to secure tickets, though on the rare occasion that we cannot you will be provided with the vehicle to take you to your next destination.
  3. PASSPORT DETAILS: Full passport details are required for the train journey. Without them, we cannot purchase train tickets. Please advise them at the time of booking.

Trip map

Itineraries

DAY 1

Negombo

Welcome to Negombo, Sri Lanka. There are are no activities planned today so you're free to arrive at any time. You can arrive at a convenient time for you and your driver will be at the airport to welcome you.

Although Colombo is the commercial capital and by far the largest city in Sri Lanka, it's still relatively small. You won't be staying in the capital itself, but in a place by the beach.

Negombo is a fishing village near the airport. The lewis place along beach dotted with hundreds of hotels with easy access to pristine beaches, we have booked your accommodation here. There are plenty of beach bars, pubs and restaurants available close by.

Accommodation

Standard hotel in Negombo

Meals Included

Dinner

Those who arrive early can make a Negombo city tour your own or with help of your guide. First, check out the sights on foot, then soaking up some epic views and learning all about the history and culture of Negombo. If you’d prefer to explore on your own, perhaps stroll the seaside 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.

Day 2

Negombo - Sigiriya

Head to the fish market in Negombo this morning. This can be quite an intense affair, but the variety of fish being presented by the locals is a great experience.

From Negombo, begin your journey by private vehicle to Sigiriya. Visit Dambulla golden temple on the way, which should take around three hours in total (150 kilometres).

Stop At Dambulla, and Visit the Cave temple of Dambulla (UNESCO world heritage site).

Dambulla Cave Temple

Morning: Visit the Cave temple of Dambulla (UNESCO world heritage site), a batik factory and a spice garden where you can see the best spices in Sri Lanka.
duration: 2 hours.

Included Activities

Negombo - Fish market

Dambulla - Golden temple visit

Accommodation

Standard hotel in Dambulla

Meals Included

Breakfast and dinner

Day 3

Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa - Sigiriya

After leisurely breakfast leave for Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa, En-route visit Polonnaruwa ancient city after the trek to Sigiriya rock fortress

Morning: Climb the famous Sigiriya rock fortress and visit rocky abode and water gardens, a UNESCO world heritage and one of the Wonders of the World).
Duration: 3 hours

Later, early afternoon visit Polonnaruwa historical city. The Polonnaruwa city tour lasts around 2 hours.

Afterward Sigiriya village tour and cooking class to experience typical Sri Lankan village life and learn to cook in Sri Lankan way.

Included Activities

Sigiriya - Climbing Sigiriya rock fortress

Polonnaruwa - Visit archeological museum

Polonnaruwa - Visiting ancient monuments

Accommodation

Standard hotel in Dambulla

Meals Included

Breakfast and dinner

Day 4

Sigiriya - Kandy

After the breakfast leave for the hotel in Kandy, En-route,

Stop At Muttumari Amman temple Matale, Where you can witness one of the most scenic Hindu temples on the island.

Spice garden

Morning: Spice garden Matale, which is one of the most popular places among the tourist to see indigenous spices such as cinnamon, pepper, cardamoms etc as well herbal plants used in Ayurveda.
duration: 2 hours.

Later visit Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

Afternoon: You will do the city tour of Kandy including a visit to the temple of the sacred tooth relic, Kandyan cultural show duration: 1 hour.

Stop At: Kandy Lake

You will also do an upper lake drive and visit the market square, gem lapidary and more.

Included Activities

Matale - Visiting Muttumari Amman temple

Matale - Visiting spice garden

Kandy - Visit Kandyan cultural show

Kandy - Visiting Tooth relic temple

Kandy - Kandy city tour

Accommodation

Standard hotel in Kandy

Meals Included

Breakfast and Dinner

Day 5

Kandy - Ella

This morning, say goodbye to Kandy as you hop on a train for around 6 hours to Ella. It’s a kinda long trip, but you can buy all sorts of yum treats from the onboard sellers. On arrival to Ella, check in to your accommodation which is within walking distance of the station. Once you've dropped off your luggage, perhaps head out for a visit to a local tea factory. If this doesn't take your fancy, go for dinner in one of the many local restaurants and bars.

Accommodation

Standard hotel in Ella

Included Activities

Kandy - Scenic train ride to Ella

Meals Included

Breakfast and dinner

Day 6

Ella

Venture out on an included half day trek to Ella Gap this morning. We'll stop in a small mountain village for a spicy curry lunch and a pot of Ceylon tea. This is an awesome way of getting to know the area and a great opportunity to rub shoulders with the locals. The rest of the day is then free to do what you want.

Accommodation

Standard hotel in Ella

Included Activities

Ella - Trek to Ella Gap

Ella - Nine Arch Bridge

Ella - Trek to mini adams peak

Meals Included

Breakfast and dinner

Day 7

Ella - Yala

Head out of Ella in a private vehicle for around three hours to your resort on the edge of Tissa Lake. Once settled, you'll head out on a jeep safari where you'll come across the area's native wildlife such as elephants, leopards and aquatic birds. This is an amazing experience that you'll never forget. After your day in nature soak in the view from the lovely hotel pool overlooking lake Tissa.

Accommodation

Standard hotel in Yala

Included Activities

Yala/Bundala National Park - Wildlife safari

Guided village tour in Tissamaharama

Meals Included

Breakfast and dinner

Lunch

Special Information

Tourism in Sri Lanka is booming, and with it has come a huge increase in visitors to Yala National Park. Overtourism and lack of sustainable management practices have become a major concern for us in continuing to visit Yala. In order to reduce our impact on wildlife and the environment, we are trialling visiting a less touristed section of Yala, known as Block 5. Should we determine that high tourist numbers at Block 5 also make it difficult to continue visiting responsibly we will change our itinerary to visit Udawalawe National Park, where wild elephants, wild buffalo, sambar deer and leopards also reside.

From September through October when Yala National Park has closed annually for infrastructure development and rejuvenation we go on a jeep safari in Udawalawe National Park. Udawalawe is home to wild elephants, wild buffalo, sambar deer and leopards.

Day 8

Yala - Unawatuna

Journey west in a private vehicle for around three and a half hours to Unawatuna. This fantastic stretch of beach has plenty of local restaurants and bars to relax in. There are no included activities today, so you'll have plenty of free time to explore Unawatuna and its surrounds.

Accommodation

Standard hotel in Unawatuna

Activities

Mirissa - Whale Watching

Meals Included

Breakfast and dinner

Day 9

Unawatuna

Life’s a beach, so spend the day on one. With a book and a cocktail and a bottle of sunscreen. Possibly head out early on an optional whale watching tour or take a day trip to visit the Galle Royal Dutch Fort. Walk around the fort for free or 'bikesplore' the lesser known areas of the city on an Urban Adventure. You'll be staying at a hotel on the beach tonight, so make use of the many beach restaurants and bars that line the shore.

Accommodation

Standard hotel in Unawatuna

Included Activities

Galle - Walking tour

Galle - Dutch Fort

Galle - Bikesplore Galle Urban Adventure

Meals Included

Breakfast and dinner

Day 10

Unawatuna - Colombo

Leave Unawatuna behind and make the short journey to Galle, where you'll jump on a train to Colombo (approximately four hours). On arrival to Sir Lanka's capital, why not head out on an optional city walk with your guide? If you'd rather pick up some last-minute shopping, then pay a visit to the mass amounts of shops that are available. Tonight is free but your guide will suggest a spot for an optional final group dinner.

Accommodation

Standard hotel in Kandy

Included Activities

Galle - Scenic train ride to Colombo

Colombo - Walking tour

Colombo - Guided Market Visit

Meals Included

Breakfast and dinner

Day 11

Colombo

Have string hoppers and a super-black coffee for breakfast, then pull your saddest face as our trip comes to an end.

Activities

Departure transfer to the airport

Meals Included

Breakfast.

  1. :

    It was a good trip amazing tour guide. Loved the tea plantations and the walk through and the villages. Scenic train ride. Safari to see the elephants.

  2. :

    What a fantastic tour!!!!!!! Malan is hands down my favourite tour guide and this is our first organized trip in Sri Lanka! This trip is so full on and submerges you into Sri Lanka and the beauty of the country combining the new western style cities with the agriculture and tea plantations. I couldn’t recommend this trip more!!! Just remember to take sun cream and mosquito repellent.. like all trips! Without malan this trip would not have taken my breath away as much as it did and I can safely say We will do the trip again! So thank you and your fabulous organization and ensuring we had everything we needed including our smiles and expensive shampoos!!..

  3. :

    A fantastic journey through a diverse and interesting country, made all the more memorable by our inspiring guide Silva

  4. :

    Excellent trip

  5. :

    Amazing 11 days with a variety of activities, places and cultural experiences. Super professional guide . I strongly recommend it.

  6. :

    An excellent trip that gives a real “feel” of Sri Lanka through a range of activities and attractions. The knowledge, organisation and enthusiasm of our guide, Gayan, contributed to this experience. I definitely recommend it.

  7. :

    We really enjoyed this tour, and it was our first trip after months-long hibernation! Felt safe along the way with adequate safety protocols introduced by hotels, tourist attractions, shops etc.

    I think seeing all of the sites would have been wonderful, but what truly made our trip was our amazing guide, Malan! he was so incredibly friendly, informed on all the history/facts that you want to know, and gave us a plethora of tips on where the locals go too. We took his advice throughout the trip and had a great time! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to get their bearings of Sri Lanka and learn a little something along the way. Thanks for making our trip so special, Malan 🙂

  8. :

    My husband and I had a Blast! Our Sri Lanka trip was amazing start to finish. We were picked up from the airport on our arrival By Chammy (our driver/guide) – He was very kind, professional and polite. Our first stop was to go Pinnawala elephant park so we could lot of elephants and later proceed to Sigiriya, where we have a 360 view of beautiful countryside-we took pictures and learnt about the King as well. We also visited the Dambulla cave temple and once again great photos and wonderful views. We had lunch at a restaurant overlooking jungle views – yummy and very affordable! The tour was excellent with something enjoyable every moment.

    Our guide Mr Kusum was just so informative. He was very passionate about religion and we learnt a lot. I don’t think he would go into too much detail if you weren’t interested but we were so we got a lot of information which was amazing! We also visited the Temples and it was another humbling experience. We also ran through the beautiful countryside. The wildlife tour of minneriya which we actually really enjoyed! Our guide at the tea factory was once again so informative. We got to try the different flavours of tea that they produce as well!!

  9. :

    A marvellous insight of Sri Lanka, from antiquity to contemporary daily life. Our fantastic, professional driver/guide Silva was able to cover all aspects of his beloved country, knowledgeable, always readily available, his attention to us on the tour, the details of our travel and accommodation was exceptional. This tour was a delight for the palate with constant opportunities to experience the many varieties of ‘rice and curry’, not restricted to tourist restaurants. Silva was open to the flexibility of our preferences. Although we are ‘senior’ (61yrs), I found it fun and all physical aspects were quite manageable. I packed light, didn’t take or requite hiking boots as my sturdy walking sandals were perfect for this time of year (late Feb-early March). The climbs, cycling and hikes are paced for our enjoyment.

  10. :

    This trip has been one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. Journeying through Sri Lanka as a solo Traveller with seerendipity has been no less than amazing and I’m glad I did it. From hikes to Sigirya in Kandy and Ella Rock to swimming with wild sea turtles in Unawatuna, Sri Lanka holds a special place in my heart.

  11. :

    From the hills of Ella to the beaches at Unawatuna and even elephant spotting in Udawalawa, Sri Lanka has a lot to offer and this trip shows you all the best bits. Our guide Suraj was excellent. Nothing was too big or too small and he really accommodated us. If you want to see Sri Lanka this is the trip.

  12. :

    Excellent well organised trip, especially for solo traveller like myself! would definatly go on another trip with Intrepid everything is so organised!

  13. :

    Ana amazing trip lots of beautiful memories. Trip was made amazing thanks to seerendipity and our great tour guide, Ranjan!

  14. :

    Suiresh Local guide was a really great tour guide, very informative and highly approachable. Accomodation was also very good

  15. :

    What a country! what a nice trip! Thank you, Indy for making the experience unforgettable. Make sure you know he is available when you book!!

  16. :

    The essential tour was amazing! Gihan. our guide was very informative and knowledgeable and he drove a modern sedan which was perfect for our private trip. The trip took us to many historical monuments, mountains with great scenery, wildlife reserves, laid-back villages and we had the best lunch ever on our village tour.

  17. :

    Seerendipity gave us a very friendly personal driver/guide and he was very knowledgeable and explained everything in detail. I enjoyed the whole trip. The only problem is Wifi was not working in the rooms😥

  18. :

    Nice friendly people, beautiful food and an amazing country!!! Loved this adventure through Sri Lanka!

  19. :

    Every single photo I’d seen of Sri Lanka did not prepare me for the beauty of this country. Serendipity made this travel dream an adventurous reality.

  20. :

    Excellent trip with lots of cultural and natural activities. Incredible wildlife and nice beaches with Kaudulla National Park a must to see the Elephants!

  21. :

    Could not recommend Sri Lanka more. There is everything in this beautiful little country. From amazing hikes in Ella to the beaches in Unawatuna and visiting the National Parks for Jeep Safaris seeing a huge range of wild animals. The experience with Intrepid and our amazing guide Yasi make it 100x better. We love Seerendipity values and the way they are sustainable for the environment. We will recommend the company and country to all our family and friends.

  22. :

    I’ll never forget my amazing time in Sri Lanka. It was an amazing experience.

  23. :

    Awesome trip – get ready for spicy food 🙂 Our guide Shatna was great, the itinerary covered all the highlights. Nice trip for a first visit of Sri-Lanka.

  24. :

    The amazing trip. Saw the highlights of Sri Lanka, tasted the great food and made new friends. Would definitely recommend

  25. :

    This was my first guided tour and am so happy I did it! Our tour guide really helped us to see and experience the local culture of Sri Lanka which we would’ve never been able to experience on our own. Overall, 10/10 trip 🙂

  26. :

    I believe our driver/guide was Gihan. he was very young and did not have experience being a tour guide. We drove most of the time without any information, With absolutely no talking to tell us about the neighbourhood we were driving through. The places that we visited were so very crowded and Loud that you could not hear what he was saying.

  27. :

    If you want a deep immersion in Sri Lanka’s history, sights and cultural practices, this trip is a must. Gihan is an excellent driver/guide and he will open your eyes to the country in a unique and memorable way. He is very caring, very knowledgeable, disciplined and most importantly drives very carefully.

  28. :

    We loved the entire trip and experience of mixing with Sri Lankan’s. We found the locals to be warm and friendly everywhere we went. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone that loves immersing themselves in the local culture and enjoy Sri Lankan curries and rotti’s.

  29. :

    Busy first week, very laid back in the end. A lot of temples and a lot of rice and curry… The hikes were too laid back. We thought it was going to be more challenging. Overall a good trip

  30. :

    Amazing trip. A great, supported way to see the highlights in Sri Lanka. Fantastic private and comfortable trip with a dedicated driver/guide and luxury vehicle. The tour guide, sam was so knowledgeable.

  31. :

    Excellent trip and highly valuable trip

  32. :

    Instead of the lazy holiday, book and sit in a Hotel for a week or more, get out and see the whole Country, and get 1o1 interaction with the People, the Culture, and most importantly the Food.

  33. :

    Great driver/guide, Kusum, was really good and I really loved the trip. Good way to comfortably explore the main sights of Sri Lanka! Kusum was also really knowledgeable and could answer all questions posed

  34. :

    The trip combined a wonderful combination of history, religion, culture, wildlife, nature and food. The driver/guide, Silva, was very informative. He drove very cautiously on the chaotic roads. Good hotels, food and a great itinerary.

  35. :

    In the beginning, we (me and my friend)were a bit hesitant to book this private trip because some Asian countries such as India, are not that much friendly for females. But Sri Lanka is an amazing country with very friendly people. We felt very safe throughout the trip and our guide Kusum was a very friendly and helpful young guy. He is very knowledgeable and very polite and very nice to his customers.

  36. :

    Amazing 11 days with a variety of activities, places and cultural experiences. Super professional guide/driver with first-class driving. I strongly recommend it.

  37. :

    I cannot recommend Seerendipity’s 11 days trip (essential Sri Lanka) high enough from the moment I logged on to their website until the last day of our trip. Just do it – you won’t be disappointed.

  38. :

    Sri Lanka for Americans from Chicago is distant so we receive limited marketing. The island is like Hawaii 40 years ago and with elephants. I was sincerely amazed at the geography, people and food. Engage Sri Lanka on Holiday and get out into the rural areas and tea plantations. As an avid traveler my expectations were more than fulfilled.

  39. :

    A fantastic comfortable trip with dedicated luxury vehicle and guide, journey through a diverse and interesting country made all the more memorable by our inspiring guide Sam.

  40. :

    Essential Sri Lanka is a great way to get to know this beautiful country and its friendly people. It packs in touring, cycling, trekking, trains across cities, villages, hill country and beaches. Just one warning – be prepared for the fact that your face will ache from smiling so much!

  41. :

    Essential Sri Lanka covered a diverse section of the country, from ancient ruins, amazing cave paintings, tea plantations, beach, but the highlight for me was doing a safari into the National Park where we saw elephants, leopards, deer, jackal, crocodiles. The weather in December was a bit wet but we managed to cover all of the itinerary bar the first day of the hike which was mostly uphill & lots of steps, not relatively flat like the itinerary said.

  42. :

    A great oppertunity to explore this beatuiful Island with his great cultre, nature, facinating history and delicious local Food.

  43. :

    Excellent trip with a good mixture of culture, nature, good food and relaxing time at the beach. Our very knowledgable and caring guide Malan made this trip with his fun personality unforgetable. A great trip to get to know the different sites of the beautiful country Sri Lanka. Highly recommended!

  44. :

    Amazing trip to an incredible country, exceptionally led by Malan our private tour guide. Felt safe and well looked after at all times. Temples, tea plantations, treks and tasty, tasty food that you won’t forget in a hurry. Book now – you’re guaranteed a warm welcome by some of the friendliest people I’ve ever met.

  45. :

    I absolutely plan on writing a review of this trip, but think it is only fair to first give you the opportunity to right my complaints and issues with the trip. I noticed the trip is now about $150 USD cheaper even though December and January are getting into high season. . . This seems a far more fair price to pay for the experience and I ask that I be refunded this amount.

  46. :

    Travelling Can Be A Little Bit Stressful Sometimes Especially Organizing Activities, Transport & Accommodation… Seerendipity takes That Stress Away & You Also Get To Enjoy Your Trip With Other Worldly Travelers, Locals & Experienced Guides…

  47. :

    Very good organized trip in beautiful Sri Lanka. 11 days were perfect with 2 times the same hotel for 2 nights. Comfortable hotels and modern car with a skillful, pleasant guide.

  48. :

    I felt this trip was poor value for money due to the locations we stayed in. I also felt the tour guide had been let down by misleading information in the trip notes which meant the group expected more from the Included activities. Having said that the tour guide was excellent and so enthusiastic about his country. Sri Lanka is a beautiful country and I felt very safe there.

  49. :

    If you like sunshine, palm trees, elephant safaris, leopard spotting, coconuts, beaches, hiking, friendly people, monkeys, culture and tea, go to Sri lanka! Totally safe time there thanks to our wonderful driver/Guide Amal. Amazing people, amazing times! Learned so much on an extremely smooth and safe trip. Thank you!

  50. :

    My 2 girlfriends and I had such an amazing time on this tour! Beautiful temples, fascinating wildlife, delicious food, gorgeous scenery, frindly people, superb, clean beaches and a tour/sampling at a tea centre! Plus our wonderful guide Silva made the trip memorable for us – he was so knowledgable, kind and funny – if you get him for your tour, you will be lucky! Thank you so much, Silva, for a fantastic day and for showing us Phuket! 🙂 🙂

  51. :

    We absolutely loved travelling with Seerendipity on the Essential Sri Lanka tour. The tour was the perfect balance between archeological sites & history, food, culture, adventure and relaxation at the beach. We would highly recommend!

  52. :

    One of the best ways to explore Sri Lanka. Our guide thilan really knows a lot about his own country and is passionate to share his knowledge with us. And a good mix of activities

  53. :

    Definitely and highly recommend any one that wishes to explore Sri Lanka

  54. :

    One of my favourite trips. A lovely country with beautiful people. Loved the variety of destinations this trip covered. Never a dull moment with a great mix of activities.

  55. :

    It was a good trip amazing luxury vehicle and a very knowledgeable private driver/guide. Gives you an incite to the life of an ordinary person. Loved the tea plantations and the walkthrough and the villages. Safari to see the elephants.

  56. :

    Our family was greatly rewarded for our money with nice, airconditioned modern commuter, good hotels, good food and most welcoming friendly drover/guide

  57. :

    I never thought Sri Lanka was such a beautiful country, Full of green everywhere and amazing nature, culture and history.

  58. :

    I had a great trip to a large number of tourist places in Sri Lanka with essential tour. One of the best trips I have ever had.

  59. :

    Great tour to get to know this fascinating destination. Our driver/guide Malan was very helpful and informative. The cultural triangle, hill country, wildlife and beaches is a must and we had a great time at Sigiriya – so lots of stalls and happy people. Beautiful beaches and had great views but shame we didn’t see it at sunset.

  60. :

    Great tour with many interesting and varied things to see along the way. Local food at the cooking class, ummmm very nice!

  61. :

    This tour was amazing!! I’d recommend wearing comfortable shoes, especially on day 2 because you will be climbing Sigiriya and Dambulla rocks. Our tour driver/guide, Gihan, was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!. He was very funny, personable, knowledgeable, and really showed us a great time, He is a perfect guy for a personal tour like this. We were clean water throughout the day, our car was clean and plenty of air-conditioning. The trip is very comfortable and you can even do some changes to the itinerary if you wish. Very luxury tour and the travellers get plenty of time relaxing. Every day we plunged into the swimming pool before having our delicious dinner. You will also get plenty of opportunities for shopping and they take you to shops with authentic Sri Lanka products such as silk, masks, carving etc. Highly recommended trip.

  62. :

    Nice program but we have hit the island at the wrong time, there was heavy rain during our trip.

  63. :

    There were a lot of people everywhere we travelled, it took more than 3 hours in Sigiriya, which would not have lasts more than 1 hour if there was not a large concentration of tarvellers

  64. :

    An excellent trip that gives a real “feel” of Sri Lanka through a range of activities and attractions. The knowledge, organisation and enthusiasm of our guide, Kelum, contributed to this experience. Everything is private with a dedicated driver/guide and comfortable vehicle.

  65. :

    This tour is great if you’re in Sri Lanka, but can’t drive around on your own. Our driver/guide was brilliant and he took us to all the main sights, including viewpoints, wildlife parks, mountains, beaches and temples. The tour also included a visit to a Tea factory. It was a very comfortable private trip with a luxury modern car and personal driver/guide. More importantly, we bit the crowds in every single location, which was pretty great.

  66. :

    I highly recommend this tour. We had a fantastic Sri Lanka tour. Our tour guide Gamini was very friendly and knowledgable. Not one to miss.

  67. :

    I had a wonderful Sri Lanka trip, thank you

  68. :

    Very well organized tour with comfortable hotels, good food, nice car and most of all a nice driver/guide, who drives very safely.

  69. :

    Tour was really amazing and the guide was also really nice. Because of the mid-day sun, some places that you visit can be really hot so bring your hat and sunscreen Our guide was friendly, good english and was able to answer all our questions. I recommend

  70. :

    What a fantastic Sri Lank trip!!!!!!! Silva, our private driver/guide rendered very personalized service. This trip is so full on and submerges you into Sri Lanka and the beauty of the country combining the new western style cities with the agriculture and tea plantations. I couldn’t recommend this trip more!!! Just remember to take sun cream and mosquito repellent..

  71. :

    Essential Sri Lanka is a great way to get to know this beautiful country and its friendly people. It packs in touring, cycling, trekking, across cities, villages, hill country and beaches.

  72. :

    Hassle-free Sri Lanak trip great experiences. Good hotels, vehicle, good food and great scenery. Very caring guide.

  73. :

    It was a good trip amazing driver/guide. Gives you an incite to life of an ordinary person. Loved the tea plantations and the walk through and the villages. Scenic mountian. Safari to see the elephants.

  74. :

    A great oppertunity to explore this beatuiful Island with his great cultre, nature, facinating history and delicious local Food.

  75. :

    We absolutely loved travelling with Seerendipity on the Essential Sri Lanka tour. The tour was the perfect balance between archeological sites & history, food, culture, adventure and relaxation at the beach. We would highly recommend!

  76. :

    What an excellent Sri Lanka 11 days it was!! From being picked up exactly on time to being dropped off back at the airport we had one of the most amazing trips. Our tour guide, Silva, was so very matured and experienced guy, he was enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgeable. The drove very carefully and we felt very safe on Sri Lana roads with him. At one of our stops it was raining, so the itinerary was swapped so that we did not have to get wet. This was very thoughtful and it worked out well. We got to see everything AND stay dry:- The sights we saw were breath-taking. For example, when you walk up the stairs to Sigiriya and turn around and see the view … it is amazing. Ending the trip with relaxing on the beach is such a great idea. An ice cold local cocktail is exactly what we felt like after the heat of the tour. We would DEFINITELY recommend this to anyone who wants to see the hot spots of Sri Lanka and learn about their traditions. The constant supply of water, and bracelet souvenir were an excellent touch. Thank you for an awesome experience.

  77. :

    Definitely and highly recommend trip for anyone look a perfect balanced trip with culture, history, wildlife and nature of Sri Lanka.

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