Classic Sri Lanka

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • max group size 12
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  • Starts Negombo, Sri Lanka
  • Ends Colombo, Sri Lanka
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  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
  • Choose a different tour Select a new tour run by the same tour operator within 30 days of departure.
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Travel through highlands so green they almost glow in Nuwara Eliya, and sample some of the acclaimed tea varieties that grow on the hillsides with your small group.
  • Learn of the varied cuisine and local customs of different regions around Sri Lanka, highlighted by a rhythmic cultural dance performance in Kandy.
  • See one of the world’s most revered relics at the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, home to an earthly remain of the Lord Buddha, and discover the cave temple of Dambulla.
  • Head on safari – Sri Lanka style! Look for elephants and leopards while you cruise the beautiful Minneriya National Park in a jeep with expert local guides at twilight.
The "Classic Sri Lanka" trip starts from Negombo and ends in Colombo. It is an explorer tour that takes 8 days taking you through Anuradhapura, Negombo and Kandy in Sri Lanka. "Classic Sri Lanka" is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

The remnants of a spiritual past await your discovery in Sri Lanka, from the ancient cliff-built complex of Lion Rock in Sigiriya to the ruins of the Sinhalese capital in Anuradhapura. Explore wonders of nature and humanity – often both at once – on this 8-day adventure through the cities, jungles and caves of Sri Lanka. Beginning in Negombo, travel through verdant countryside, past tea plantations, into the wildlife-filled Minneriya National Park and to the thriving capital of Colombo. An immersive and cultural Sri Lankan escapade awaits – the only thing left to choose is when to go.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 108 reviews
  • Lone
  • From Denmark
  • On Dec 11 2019
5 - Excellent
Lone's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“This is my first group trip. I am a woman and I travel alone. The tour offered culture and nature. I am interested in arts and crafts, so I saw some relevant museums. The social unity of the group was good. The hotels were fine. The trip is recommended.”
  • Karolina
  • From Poland
  • On Nov 25 2019
5 - Excellent
Karolina's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Excellent”
  • Jessica
  • From Australia
  • On Dec 12 2018
4 - Very Good
Jessica's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Very Good”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Negombo
  • Day 2: Kandy
  • Day 3: Kandy
  • Day 4: Habarana
  • Day 5: Habarana
  • Day 6: Anuradhapura
  • Day 7: Colombo
  • Day 8: Colombo
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel (7 nights)
Meals
  • 7 Breakfasts
Transport
  • Private vehicle
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Kandy - Private cultural dance performance
  • Nuwara Eliya - Pedro Tea Estate visit
  • Kandy - Temple of the Tooth with pooja ceremony
  • Dambulla - Cave Temples
  • Kandy - Spice garden visit
  • Sigiriya - Lion Rock
  • Anuradhapura - Bodhi Tree Temple
  • Anuradhapura - World Heritage Site of ancient kingdom ruins
  • Anuradhapura Bike Tour - Bike Guide
  • Colombo - Market Visit
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Negombo and from Colombo are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Classic Sri Lanka tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Classic Sri Lanka tour. You can cancel the tour up to 28 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 27 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 19 October 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 19 October 2021, a deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 27 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Classic Sri Lanka tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Classic Sri Lanka tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you:
  • This is a busy trip, with lots of included and optional activities to make the most of your short time in the country.
  • Though its equatorial position means fairly constant year-round temperatures, the summer months in Sri Lanka are very hot with short, sharp monsoons in the south-west of the country. Check the weather before you travel to make sure you are well prepared with sun protection and suitable clothing.
  • If you have issues with heights, you may wish to sit out the climb of Lion Rock at Sigiriya as rough, narrow steps and tight walkways take you to the top.
  • This is a Comfort style trip, but we have itineraries in Sri Lanka in all our styles. For a Lonely Planet Experience see Simply Sri Lanka (trip code HPRS) or for those aged 18-29, Essential Sri Lanka (HPYL) is the way to go. Those looking for a longer, Original-style adventures should check out Best of Sri Lanka (HPSH) or Sri Lanka Explorer (HPSS). For more information, search the trip code on the Intrepid website.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Departures will be limited to an average group size of 10 travellers to ensure COVID-19 safety for all travellers.
  • Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated. Children aged 17 years and under must present either a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery or proof of full vaccination. Any customer who is unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons can apply for an exemption. Customers must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional. These new safety measures apply on all trips, except for tours in Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands.
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