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Sri Lanka on a Shoestring

Sri Lanka on a Shoestring

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What's included?
Duration
12 days
Starts in
Negombo
Ends in
Hikkaduwa
Group size
Max 18, avg 12.
Travel type
18-to-Thirtysomethings
Get yourself to a destination that's long been a culture-loving backpacker's dream, on this affordable 12-day whirlwind tour of central and southern Sri Lanka. Discover beautiful ruins, hike through tea plantations, tour a spice garden, and then chill out on Hikkaduwa Beach. Explore Sri Lanka with a group of new friends and you'll never want to travel solo again.
Itinerary

Sri Lanka on a Shoestring

Day 1 - Negombo

Arrive at any time. There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 2 - Negombo/Sigiriya

Transfer to UNESCO World Heritage City, Sigiriya. Opt to visit the Dambulla Cave Temple or the ancient Sigiriya Rock Fortress.

Day 3 - Sigiriya

Enjoy a free day to explore more of the region. Opt to visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Polonnaruwa Temple, Minneriya National Park or Anurhadhapura historical site.

Day 4 - Sigiriya/Digana

Visit a spice garden en route to G Adventures-supported homestay in Digana near Kandy. Arrive at Tamarind Gardens Farm for lunch before embarking on a guided village walk. Stop at the home of a jewellery maker who handcrafts delicate Kandyan jewellery and the cottage of a local woman making incense. Learn to make Sri Lankan bread or sweets while helping out with dinner. Accommodations at Tamarind Gardens Farm homestay are simple and authentic. Rooming will be in twin and triple-share rooms.

Day 5 - Digana/Kandy

Enjoy a free day of exploration. Opt for an early wake up call helping the Tamarind hosts feed the farm animals. In the afternoon, transfer to Kandy and opt to visit the Temple of the Tooth, enjoy a traditional Kandyan cultural show, or watch a cricket match. Early birds can opt to get a productive start to the day and join their Tamarind hosts for their morning routines. Join Ayesha and Nalin at 6:00 am for first-hand experience with farm life. Get up close with the farm animals, feeding the cows and chickens. Enjoy breakfast at Tamarind Gardens and soak in the views of the Victoria Reservoir over tea before departing for Kandy. Have an afternoon of free time to explore the stunning city that is Kandy, opting to visit a cultural dance, the Temple of the Tooth, or a cricket match.

Day 6 - Kandy/Nuwara Eliya

Stop for breakfast at G Adventures-supported Sthree Craft Shop and Cafe. Travel to stunning Nuwara Eliya. Visit a tea plantation and opt to explore the nearby hills on foot.

Day 7 - Nuwara Eliya/Ella

Opt to trek the trails of Horton Plains National Park in the early morning. In the afternoon, travel to Ella and enjoy a free evening. Choose to relax and explore Ella or participate in a traditional cooking class.

Day 8 - Ella

Spend the morning trekking Little Adam's Peak. Later, enjoy some free time in scenic Ella. Opt to trek to Ella Rock or take a local cooking class.

Day 9 - Ella/Hikkaduwa

Set off towards the southern coast stopping en route for a walking tour of Galle Fort. Finish the day's journey oceanside on the beaches of Hikkaduwa.

Day 10 - Hikkaduwa

Enjoy a free day to bliss out on the beach or go on a whale or dolphin watching tour.

Day 11 - Hikkaduwa

Opt to relax on the beach or enjoy exploring this bustling beach town.

Day 12 - Hikkaduwa

Depart at any time.
Summary

What’s included?

Accommodation

Hotels/guest houses (10 nts), homestay (1 nt).

Local transport

Private vehicle, walking.

Meals

Allow USD215-280 for meals not included. 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Please be aware

Negombo
- Welcome Dinner

Sigiriya
- Dambulla Cave Temple Visit (12USD per person)
- Sigiriya Rock Fortress Visit (30USD per person)
- Polonnaruwa Ancient Capital Visit (25USD per person)

Kandy
- Temple of the Sacred Tooth Tour (10USD per person)
- Kandyan Cultural Dance (3-5USD per person)
- Royal Botanical Gardens Visit (10USD per person)

Digana
- Tamarind Farm Duties

Horton Plains Nature Reserve
- Horton Plains Trek (25USD per person, 35USD per group)

Ella
- Spice Garden Cooking Class (2500LKR per person)
- Trek to Ella Rock

Unawatuna
- Dolphin Watching Tour

Sri Lanka on a Shoestring

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