Classic: Sri Lanka Land & Sea (ASVE)
Countries Visited: Sri Lanka Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 15 (land), 8 (boat)
Meals Included: 13 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Visit a spice plantation to interact with Ayurveda students, Tour a tea plantation and chat with a local expert, Hike up Little Adams peak, spot Sri Lankan elephants on a reserve safari, Explore Galle and the historic fort, Sail along the southern coast, Enjoy time on beautiful beaches
We can't blame you if you want to experience everything Sri Lanka has to offer - the history, the beaches, the flavours, are all equally tempting. On this 14-day tour, search for wildlife on a safari, visit the historic city of Galle, and taste for yourself the exotic flavours at a spice plantation. Then, head over to the southern coast (with whales and dolphins as your travel buddies) for some well-earned time with snorkelling, surfing, and a beach barbecue.
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|Day 1||Negombo||Day 1 Negombo|
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Kandy||Day 2 Negombo/Kandy (1B)|
Drive to Kandy, visiting a spice plantation en route. Later, visit Temple of the Tooth before enjoying the folk dances of a local cultural group. Included Activities: Temple of the Sacred Tooth Tour Spice Plantation Tour Kandyan Cultural Dance Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 3||Kandy||Day 3 Kandy (1B)|
Explore Kandy with a free day.
|Day 4||Ella||Day 4 Kandy/Ella (1B)|
Depart Kandy by private vehicle and arrive in the historic town of Nuwara Eliya. Stop for a scenic lakeside picnic lunch. Head to Haputale train station from Nuwara Eliya and resume the journey to Ella via local train. Upon arrival, learn about one of the nations most popular exports with a guided tour of a tea factory. Included Activities: Lakeside Picnic Tea Plantation Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50-3.00 hours) Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s)) Local train (1.50 hour(s))
|Day 5||Ella||Day 5 Ella (1B)|
Spend the morning getting active with a hike to Little Adams peak. Enjoy free time in the afternoon. Opt to take a cooking class with spice garden tour. Included Activities: Little Adams Peak Trek
|Day 6||Unawatuna||Day 6 Ella/Unawatuna (1B)|
Depart early this morning for Udawalawe National Park and enjoy a wildlife safari through the reserve. Afterwards, head to the beach town of Unawatuna. Included Activities: Udawalawe Reserve Safari Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
|Day 7||Unawatuna||Day 7 Unawatuna (1B)|
In the morning travel to Galle for a tour of the fort and the city. Later, return to Unawatuna for more beach time and a final night with the group. Included Activities: Galle Fort and City Tour Transport: Local bus Local bus (0.50-0.75 hours)
|Day 8||Mirissa||Day 8 Unawatuna/Mirissa (1B, 1D)|
Spend a relaxing morning in Unawatuna, before transferring across to Mirissa, where you will meet your captain and crew. Included Activities: Sailing Welcome Meeting Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00-1.50 hours, 30km) 16m (53 ft) Sri Lanka Sailing Catamaran
|Day 9||Galle||Day 9 Weligama Bay/Galle (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Watch for whales and dolphins on the way to Galle, then spend the afternoon relaxing on the beach, exploring the city and Dutch Fort, or diving in the bay. Transport: 16m (53 ft) Sri Lanka Sailing Catamaran (2.50-3.00 hours)
|Day 10||Kudawella||Day 10 Galle/Kudawella (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Cruise along the southern coast to Kudawella, enjoying the scenery and visiting isolated beaches to snorkel, swim, stand up paddle board (SUP), or kayak. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and whales along the way. Transport: 16m (53 ft) Sri Lanka Sailing Catamaran (6.00-7.00 hours)
|Day 11||Welipatanvila||Day 11 Kudawella/Welipatanvila (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Opt to visit the Hummanaya Blowhole, before continuing up the coast to Welipatanvila. In the afternoon, opt to visit the Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary, or Ussangoda National Park, then end the day with a barbecue on the beach. Transport: 16m (53 ft) Sri Lanka Sailing Catamaran (6.00-7.00 hours)
|Day 12||Tangalle||Day 12 Welipatanvila/Tangalle (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Continue exploring the endless beaches of Sri Lankas southern coast, stopping to swim, kayak, and catch a glimpse of the marine life. Additional Notes: Tonight we will stay in either Tangalle or Dickwella, depending on the conditions. Transport: 16m (53 ft) Sri Lanka Sailing Catamaran (3.00-4.00 hours)
|Day 13||Mirissa||Day 13 Tangalle/Mirissa (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Arrive back in Mirissa and opt to dive, surf or enjoy a night out with the group. Transport: 16m (53 ft) Sri Lanka Sailing Catamaran (6.00-7.00 hours)
|Day 14||Mirissa||Day 14 Mirissa (1B)|
Sail back to the Mirissa Harbour and disembark. Tour ends on arrival. Opt for a transfer to Colombo Airport. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: N/A
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
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