Sri Lanka Explorer

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  • COVID-19protected
  • CO2 neutral
  • Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
  • Farm and plantation visits
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 12 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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Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • 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
  • Considered to be offlimits for years due to the civil war, the gates to culture filled Jaffna are open to adventurers once more. Discover Tamil culture in this colourful city
  • Open skies, swaying palm trees and glittering waters – Trincomalee beach is a postcardperfect landscape for relaxation. Kick back in the sun on this bright and sandy shoreline
  • Witness ritual and devotion in the spiritual heart of the country during a visit to Kandy’s Temple of the Tooth
  • Observe wild elephants from basic 'tree houses' and hopefully catch an outstanding sunset in Wasgamuwa National Park, one of the most biodiverse protected areas in Sri Lanka
Starting in Negombo and ending in Colombo, the "Sri Lanka Explorer" trip is a guided cultural, religious and historic sites trip that takes 12 days. You will travel through Wasgomuwa, Habarana, Colombo and 5 other destinations in Sri Lanka. "Sri Lanka Explorer" is a small group trip which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Drive along the road in Sri Lanka and you can pass Hindu temples, Buddhist shrines, churches and mosques all on the same stretch. This fusion – found in the history, the culture, the Arabian, Indian and European-inspired food – makes Sri Lanka a delicious melting pot to explore. From laid-back Negombo venture through ancient Anuradhapura to the lesser explored north, the secrets and hidden places of Jaffna, and on to the beautiful coastline of Trincomalee. Discover the spiritual heart of the country in the temples of Kandy, and enjoy the natural world too, in a country that overflows with plants and wildlife. Spend time with locals keen to share their homes, food, and stories on an adventure that will leave you with many of your own to tell.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 110 reviews
  • Adel
  • From USA
  • On Apr 05 2019
5 - Excellent
Adel's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“I really enjoyed this tour, it gives a very good overview of the country, culture, National Parks, everyday life, etc. We used a minibus all the way through and it worked very well. The local tour leader was outstanding.”
  • Anonymous
  • From Malaysia
  • On Apr 25 2019
5 - Excellent
Review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“The comfort level trip allows for the traveller to fully experience Italy as a local with their off the beaten track options but with the convenience of travelling comfort, local guidance and added inclusions.”
  • Milan
  • From Slovakia
  • On Jun 15 2019
4 - Very Good
Milan's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“The tour was very good. Overall organisation, local and international, as well. The host family were beautiful and helpful people. The food was very nice and the room simple but precisely what we paid for. Only the second day was a bit slow and not really exciting. But otherwise 4 out of 5.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Negombo
  • Day 2: Anuradhapura
  • Day 3: Jaffna
  • Day 4: Jaffna
  • Day 5: Trincomalee
  • Day 6: Trincomalee
  • Day 7: Habarana - Dambulla
  • Day 8: Sigiriya - Wasgomuwa National Park
  • Day 9: Kandy
  • Day 10: Kandy
  • Day 11: Colombo
  • Day 12: Colombo
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel (11 nights)
Meals
  • 10 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners
Transport
  • Private vehicle
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Anuradhapura - Bodhi Tree Temple
  • Anuradhapura - World Heritage Site of ancient kingdom ruins
  • Anuradhapura - Bike tour
  • Jaffna - Jaffna Peninsula tour
  • Jaffna - Nagadeepa Temple
  • Jaffna - Cooking class & family visit
  • Jaffna - Jaffna Library
  • Dambulla - Cave Temples
  • Sigiriya - Lion Rock
  • Wasgamuwa National Park - Project Orange Elephant visit
  • Kandy - Spice garden visit
  • Kandy - Private cultural dance performance
  • Kandy - Temple of the Tooth with pooja ceremony
  • Kandy - Tea factory visit
  • Colombo - City Tour
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 Sri Lanka Explorer 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 Sri Lanka Explorer 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 21 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 21 November 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

Sri Lanka Explorer 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 Sri Lanka Explorer 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:
  • Jaffna has opened up to tourism after being off-limits to visitors for the past 30 years, meaning it is quieter, less developed and services and accommodation are not yet quite up to the same standard as the rest of 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. Be sure to use adequate sun protection and drink plenty of water.
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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