See the very best of Sri Lanka on this incredible immersive trip that combines the cultural triangle, hill country, tea country and unforgettable train rides around the beautiful island. From the moment you land in Negombo to when you finish relaxing on a beautiful white sand beach, you'll get to experience the very best of Sri Lanka from start to finish.
On arrival, you’ll be met by your local host and taken straight to your hotel accommodation close to the airport, so that you can relax, freshen up and get over any jetlag as quickly as possible, leaving you feeling energised for the start of your adventure.
Then, you’ll set off on a number of different adventures that we have combined to create a unique immersive tour. From the moment you land in beautiful Sri Lanka to when you’re relaxing on the stunning Tangalle beach at the end of your trip, you’ll discover the very best of Sri Lankan culture, cuisine, wildlife, and the very best of the island’s landscapes, all from the perspective of the locals.
You’ll start by exploring Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle, to really get you under the skin of the country’s history and people and give you an understanding of how we reached modern Sri Lanka. From centuries-old ancient capitals to jaw-dropping fortresses in the sky, this is a deep dive into a colourful weave of history at some magical sites.
The second section of your adventure takes you to Tea Country and the lush, green hills of the interior. You’ll visit a tea plantation, sweep through dramatic valleys on train journeys, spot peacocks, elephants, monkeys and more at small traditional villages you won’t find in the guidebooks, and enjoy unusual experiences like a frog walk with a local naturalist.
From there it’s Hill Country, where you’ll be embarking on unforgettable hikes through dense jungles, small farms, and past waterfalls and, if you’re lucky, a few elephants wandering through the undergrowth. You’ll also get the chance to spot leopards, buffalo, crocodiles and sloth bears on a safari in the renowned Wasgamuwa National Park.
Finally, your adventure will come to an end with a few days of perfect relaxation. At the town of Tangalle, you have the opportunity to do absolutely nothing but soak up the sunshine and unwind after a whirlwind 10 days.
Along the way you’ll stay at locally run homestays for a flavour of true Sri Lankan culture, as well as unique hotels set in colonial houses in the hills. You’ll eat the food the locals eat, meet the people who live an authentic Sri Lankan lifestyle, and come away feeling as though you haven’t just toured Sri Lanka taking in the sights, but really got to know the country and the people that live there, and have created memories that will last a lifetime.