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Encounter ancient cave temples, tea plantations and idyllic beaches on this laid-back adventure through Sri Lanka.

Set adrift in the middle of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is jam-packed with ancient sites, fascinating culture, beautiful wilderness and idyllic beaches. Go as fast or as slow as you like on this adventure through south and central Sri Lanka. Visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy, climb Lion Rock at Sigiriya, and explore the monkey-filled mangrove forests of Mirissa, or simply bliss-out on the beaches in Mirissa with ginger iced tea in hand.

Start: Negombo Sri Lanka

Finish: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Ages: Min 15

Group: Size Min 1 (private)

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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.

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Why you’ll love this trip

  • Wander through the golden-roofed Temple of the Sacred Tooth in Kandy, which houses one of Sri Lanka’s most important Buddhist relics – a tooth of the Buddha
  • Explore the palm-tree beaches and streets of Mirissa, perhaps even stopping for a massage along the way
  • Walk around the perimeter of the grassy Galle Fort, check out the gorgeous views, and grab an icy ginger drink at a cafe in town
  • Take a closer look at endangered Asian wild elephants
  • See the blue whales at their doorstep
  • Walkthrough the Kandy market and shopping area
  • Relax on the pristine beaches of Mirissa

Is this trip right for you?

  • The recent terrorist attacks were a tragic event and have had a serious impact on tourism in the country. The security situation is now much more stable, however, you may still see a high police presence in towns and cities and few checkpoints are still in place.
  • Though its equatorial position means fairly constant year-round temperatures, the summer months in Sri Lanka are very hot with short, sharp monsoons in the south-west of the country. Be sure to use adequate sun protection and drink plenty of water.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats, available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.

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.

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Itineraries

Day 1

Negombo

Ayu-bowan! Welcome to Sri Lanka. Your adventure begins in the town of Negombo, located close to the international airport. You can arrive at any time on Day 1 as there are no activities planned until the important welcome meeting at 5.30 pm. Those arriving 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.

Accommodation

Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included

Dinner

Special Information

Those who arrive early can dive straight into it by joining our local Urban Adventure - Spirit of Negombo. First, check out the sights on foot and then take a leisurely boat tour, all while 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

After breakfast, leave Negombo and drive approximately 4.5 hours to Sigiriya arriving just after midday. En-route visit Dambulla Caves with their magnificently decorated interiors. After checking into the hotel, in the afternoon you may like to relax at the hotel or take an optional visit to a nearby wildlife reserve. With a bit of luck, you might spot some wild elephants on this jeep safari. Which park is available to visit depends on the season, but both Minneriya and Kaudulla are within easy reach of Dambulla.

Accommodation

Hotel (1 night)

Optional Activities

Minneriya - Jeep Safari - LKR6500

Meals Included

Breakfast and Dinner

Day 3

Sigiriya-Kandy

Early this morning, before the heat is too intense, head to Sigiriya (approximately 30 minutes). This ruined fortress is one of Sri Lanka's premier sights. Those who make it to the top are rewarded with astounding views.

Make sure you are wearing sturdy footwear, as this is a very steep climb with some uneven slopes. Those unable to climb to the top can explore the gardens at the base of the rock and still get some fantastic shots of the fortress from below.

Return to the hotel for breakfast before heading to Kandy (approximately 3 hours). On the way, there's the option of stopping at one of the region's wonderful spice gardens for lunch. In beautifully located Kandy, visit the Dalada Maligawa (aka Temple of the Tooth), Sri Lanka's most important Buddhist site, and mingle with the white-clad pilgrims who come here to worship.

Included Activities

Kandy - Temple of the Tooth

Sigiriya - Lion Rock

Meals Included

Breakfast and Dinner

Day 4

Kandy

Today is a free day to explore the royal city of Kandy, a pleasant city surrounded by lush green hilly countryside. It’s home to a picturesque lake, old shops, a bustling market and some great restaurants. It was once the capital of the last Sri Lankan king, and the area managed to resist European control for hundreds of years, long after the coastal areas surrendered. Perhaps walk through the town to take in the sights of Kandy – explore the citadel, or take a nature walk at Udawattakele Sanctuary, close to Kandy, which offers the chance to see flowers, birds and monkeys amid 160 acres of tropical rainforest.

Kandy is perfect for those who enjoy walking – the town has many hidden corners to explore and views from walks around the lake are spectacular. There's also the chance to take a day trip to Nuwara Eliya along windy roads lined by green slopes of tea leaves.

This old British hill station is the heart of the tea growing industry and full of colonial charm. Built entirely during the 19th century, its quirky architecture reflects what you'd normally expect to find in an English country village, which will make you feel like you've stepped back in time.

Optional Activities

Kandy - Cooking Class in a Sinhalese Home - LKR1400

Meals Included

Breakfast and Dinner

Day 5

Udawalawe

Journey south in a private vehicle to Udwalawe national park (approximately 6 hours). Udawalawe national park is one of the best wildlife reserves for safari on the island. A large number of travellers are attracted to the wildlife reserve every day. You will be doing the safari tour in the afternoon and this will be a perfect opportunity to spot a large number of wild elephants and many other wild creatures.

Meals Included

Breakfast and Dinner

Day 6

Mirissa

Journey south in a private vehicle to Mirissa (approximately 2 hours). 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 free time to explore Unawatuna and its surrounds. Perhaps take a walk through the monkey-filled mangrove forest off Mirissa–Matara road or unwind with an indulgent massage.

Meals Included

Breakfast and Dinner

Day 7

Mirissa

Sleep in, relax on the beach, work on your tan or grab a cocktail under the shade of a beachside restaurant. Feel like something a bit more active? Today is a good opportunity to set off on a whale-watching cruise. Mirissa is one of the best places in the world to spot whale watching.

Included Activities

Mirissa - whale watching

Meals Included

Breakfast and Dinner

Day 8

Colombo

This Sri Lankan adventure comes to an end after breakfast and you are free to depart at any time. Please be kind enoguh to make room for your walkingtour at Galle fort, which requires about 1 hour.

Optional Activities

Colombo - Colombo by Tuk Tuk Urban Adventure - USD55

Colombo - Eat, Eat, Repeat Urban Adventure - USD55

Meals Included

Breakfast and Dinner

  1. :

    The trip was amazingly well organised and included lots of great activities in a short space of time and gave us a great insight into Sri Lanka’s history, wildlife and culture. Supun our tour leader was exceptional his enthusiasm and knowledge was second none!

  2. :

    Sri Lanka was amazing. So many locals were excited to see tourists returning and were happy to have us visit. I felt safe the entire time. Beaches, Jungle, Temples, Wildlife, Food this country has everything!

  3. :

    Great trip with an amazing local guide. Lots of flexibility during the days off, to fit in a day of surfing, shopping or hanging by the hotel. Hotels are basic but clean and safe.

  4. :

    Amazingly hospitable people, pity about enhanced security checks but understandable, it won’t sort out political dissent, only debate and discussion may

  5. :

    I would highly recommend this trip. Our guide, Kusum was excellent. Most of the days were jam packed if you do all the optional activities but still a little bit of down time towards the end. I felt like we got to experience some of the true culture but also see the important tourist bits. Accommodation was better than expected.

  6. :

    Seerendipity is a cultural and environmentally friendly company oozing in local knowledge. I’ve travelled alone and with my daughter and love the authenticity of seerendipity.

  7. :

    A great trip that is jam packed with activities for one week. You see a lot of Sri Lanka in one week and I only wish I was staying here for longer. Be ready to be exhausted at the end of your trip. The tour guides are amazing and you learn so much from them.

  8. :

    Excellent trip! Well organised! Lots of smiley people and great food! Traveled with the family. Yes the lights cut out for an hour or so. One of the showers took a little getting use to. But didn’t spoil the trip in any way All part of of the journey. Local tour guide saman was excellent! Great trip!

  9. :

    A fantastic Sri Lanka trip with many thrilling activities such as trekking, hiking, visiting museums, beaches, historical monuments, wildlife parks too much to see within a week. Well invested 8 days. Service is perfect and very friendly service. Most importantly sam our guide was very knowledgable and caring.

  10. :

    Very good tour, highly knowledgeable guide, very friendly

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