This adventure is perfect for couples or families with older children who want to explore Sri Lanka in a truly authentic way. The itinerary showcases the variety of Sri Lanka’s nature and wildlife, packed with experiences and cultural highlights that are not to be missed!
From the moment you touch down on your Sri Lankan adventure, you can relax and soak up the incredible sights, flavours, and culture of this gem of an island, thanks to your team of guides, drivers and hosts, who will ensure everything you could wish for is taken care of.
When you land in Negombo, you will be met at the airport and whisked straight to your tranquil hotel, situated on the edge of a gorgeous lagoon where you can relax, refresh, and get over any jetlag ready for your adventure of a lifetime in Sri Lanka.
Your next stop is a villa set in the heart of a 50-acre eco-farm, nestled in the countryside under lush forests and rolling hillsides where elephants roam freely. Here, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in authentic Sri Lankan rural culture, as you can learn about day-to-day life on an eco-farm.
Whilst here, visit the renowned ‘cultural triangle’, and join a guide who will lead you to jaw-dropping fortresses atop 200m rocks, as well ancient fortresses and temples hidden deep in the jungle.
From there, it’s time to start your days of trekking, setting off from the small village of Andawala and following your guide along trails only the locals know, passing by magnificent mountain views and sleepy villages far off the beaten track.
At the end of your trek, you’ll reach a little relic of Sri Lanka’s colonial past, a little hillside bungalow nestled in tea country, where you’ll rest and stay for the next couple of nights. During your time here you can go out and discover what life in the tea plantations is like, go swimming under cascading waterfalls, or make the most of the brilliant local hiking or mountain biking trails.
After leaving Gammaduwa, you’ll head to Gal Oya National Park, and stay in an incredible wildlife lodge in the very heart of the park. Spend your time here heading out on game drives to spot wildlife, enjoying boat trips on Sri Lanka’s largest lake where you can see elephants bathing, and drinking in the wild, off the beaten track setting of the lodge.
Eventually you’ll leave this wonderful wildlife haven and head for a truly unique place to stay, an agro eco-retreat where you’ll be able to experience authentic agricultural Sri Lankan life, such an important part of shaping the country, whilst simultaneously enjoying complete luxury.
Finish your Sri Lankan adventure with three days relaxing on stunning white sand beaches, spending your days however you want, and reflecting on a travel experience that will stay with you forever.