from $1250.00

Tour style – Active & Adrenaline, Chill out & Beach

6 days

Jungles, cities, villages and a whole lot of hills – this six day tour around Sri Lanka has it all! You’ll trek through jungle-clad forests, zip down rushing rapids on a whitewater raft, sip on a fragrant brew from a local tea plantation, and safari around Udawalawe National Park’s incredible landscapes, home to everything from spot monkeys to elephants. Add that to soaking up all the culture and history throughout this spectacular country and you’re bound to fall in love with the Isle of Serendipity!
  • Day 1Ayubowan / Kitulgala

    On the way to Kitulgala, stop off for a refreshing Tambili (a King Coconut, to be exact) to rehydrate after your long flight. It’s straight in the action with some whitewater rafting on Grade 3 and 4 rapids down the Kelani River, passing through jungle-clad hills and plantations. Across from the Kelani River is a lush forest filled with 54 rare species of birds, including the indigenous white owl, so keep an eye out! While away the afternoon kayaking or trekking through the jungle – it’s far too pretty not to be outside. *Optional FB basis available at Borderlands due to lack of eateries in Kitulgala

  • Day 2 Ratnapura

    Home to a long-established gem industry, Ratnapura is filled with opportunities to buy precious stones but that’s not the only beauty to be found in this village – the exotic colours of the Sinharaja tropical forest was declared a World Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO. And who would argue? Make sure you have enough cash to pay the fee to get in (but if you don’t want to, not to worry – it’s an optional activity).

  • Day 3 Embilipitiya

    Sri Lanka’s diverse wildlife shouldn’t be overlooked. After breakfast you’re off to Embilipitiya to go on a 4WD jeep safari to Udawalawe National Park, an area famed for the amount of elephants that live there so much so that whole herds can be seen feeding, bathing or playing in the water. And that’s not at all – these elephants share their home with the likes of water buffalo, water monitor lizards, sambar deer, monkeys and the occasional leopard. Far, far better than a zoo.

  • Day 4 Nuwara Eliya

    Drive through the sublime green heights of the hill country and visit a tea factory and plantation on the way to the cooler altitudes of Nuwara Eliya.

  • Day 5-6 Colombo

    After breakfast, it’s time for a tour of Sri Lanka’s buzzing capital city, filled with fine dining, shopping opportunities and colonial heritage. At Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple and Simamalaka Shrine, make sure you get blessed by a monk – a few extra blessings never hurt. On Day 6, gulp down your last Tambili on the way to the airport as it’s time to leave the Isle of Serendipity.

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