12 Day Sri Lanka Experience

Beautiful People and Beautiful Scenery. Get ready for the trip of a lifetime!

You’ll discover fascinating local culture, ancient cave temples, stunning sunsets, the famous Sigiriya rock fortress, spice gardens, tea plantations, epic waterfalls, travel the world’s most scenic train journey, spot wild elephants, crocodiles, and amazing birdlife on Safari relax on gorgeous white sandy beaches, learn to surf, teach Buddhist monks English, experience local life, party on the beach and more! With an awesome group leader from the moment you step off the plane, an instant group of friends to share your adventure, amazing accommodation and so much included.

Highlights (TL/DR):

  • Breathe in the scent of fresh tea leaves as you explore plantations and learn to pick tea with locals
  • Scramble up little Adam’s Peak and snap the Insta famous Nine Arches Bridge
  • Spot water buffalo, crocodiles and herds of wild elephants on a sunrise safari
  • Learn to surf or kick back and relax at Welligama Beach
  • Visit a Buddhist Monastery and teach local monk students English

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12 Day Sri Lanka Experience - Tour itinerary - 12 Days

Arrive in Negombo
Day 1: Arrive in Negombo

We’ll pick you up from Colombo airport and take you to our beachfront hotel in Negombo. You’ll then have plenty of time to chill out and meet everyone in your group.

Tuk Tuk Tour and Glamping
Day 2: Tuk Tuk Tour and Glamping

Discover the beachside town of Negombo by tuk-tuk and visit the local fish markets, before heading north to the beautiful and sacred town of Dambulla. For the next two nights, you will stay at our unique and beautiful ‘glamping’ resort.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Sigiriya Rock and Local Village
Day 3: Sigiriya Rock and Local Village

An amazing and diverse day starting with experiencing the stunning views of the famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress followed by an authentic local village experience. We’ll cruise by boat and enjoy a cooking demonstration by the local village women and live and eat like the locals!

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Spice Garden and Temple of the Tooth
Day 4: Spice Garden and Temple of the Tooth

Today we’ll head south via a spice garden before arriving in the cultural centre of Sri Lanka – Kandy. We’ll visit the amazing Temple of the Tooth, before heading out for dinner and a few drinks.

Meals: Breakfast
Tea Picking and Scenic Train to Ella
Day 5: Tea Picking and Scenic Train to Ella

We’ll continue south through stunning rolling green tea plantations, stopping to learn how to pick and make tea; Sri Lanka’s most famous export. Before boarding the ‘world’s most scenic train’ to the town of Ella. Once we arrive we’ll head into town for dinner and a night out! 

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Little Adams Peak
Day 6: Little Adams Peak

A free morning to relax and explore the beautiful little town of Ella, do some shopping or unwind with a traditional massage. We’ll then hike the stunning Little Adam’s Peak and enjoy the spectacular views.

Meals: Breakfast
Nine Arches Bridge
Day 7: Nine Arches Bridge

This morning we’ll visit the famous Nine Arches Bridge before heading south to the amazing Udawalawe National Park. 

Meals: Breakfast
Sunrise Safari
Day 8: Sunrise Safari

A truly unforgettable day as we wake for sunrise and travel by jeep into the stunning Udawalawe National Park; one of the world’s best places to spot herds of wild free-roaming elephants, crocodiles, and amazing birdlife. That afternoon we’ll make our way to some beautiful beaches and finish the day watching the sunset and having a beach BBQ.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Eco Retreat
Day 9: Eco Retreat

Today we’ll travel to the hidden paradise of Tallala. Here we’ll stay at an incredibly beautiful and tranquil retreat that is both environmentally friendly and stunning beachside accommodation. Yoga is optional or spend some time relaxing under the palm trees by the pool or beachside at one of the best kept secret beaches of the south.

Meals: Breakfast
Learn to Surf
Day 10: Learn to Surf

This morning we’ll continue along the coast and stop for a private surf lesson on the super friendly and relaxed Welligama Beach, before checking into our beachside accommodation in Mirissa and heading out to check out the town.

Meals: Breakfast
Buddhist Monastery Visit
Day 11: Buddhist Monastery Visit

Today we’ll have the truly special experience of visiting a Buddhist Monastery where we’ll spend time with the local monk students and learn about their way of life. Later tonight we’ll head out for our farewell meal on the beach and experience the nightlife in Mirissa for our last party together!

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Depart Sri Lanka
Day 12: Depart Sri Lanka

Your epic adventure comes to an end today. Your group leader will help organise your onward travel.

Meals: Breakfast

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Sri Lanka Experience is the absolute best of Sri Lanka in 12 days.