Sri Lanka Explorer

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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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.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip brochure
  • 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
The Sri Lanka Explorer tour starts from Negombo and ends in Colombo. It is a cultural, religious and historic sites trip that takes 12 days taking you through Anuradhapura, Kandy, Habarana and 5 other destinations in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Explorer is a guided small group tour that 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
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Based on 100 reviews
Maarten's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Maarten
  • From Netherlands
  • On Oct 21 2018
“Excellent”
CHAU's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
4 - Very Good
  • CHAU
  • From UK
  • On Sep 25 2018
“Our tour is a group of twenty people. Majorities are Australians. We have good atmosphere and co-operations , especially in preparation and after our daily feedings. We have two tour leaders, nice and hard working guys. Niki is excellent cook.
Different landscapes. lakes and Bungle Bungles let you understand more about this wild Kimberley. If you like hiking,
swimming and drinking Champagne at the same time in the
Lake Agryle, go.”
Allan's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
4 - Very Good
  • Allan
  • From Australia
  • On Nov 13 2019
“Very Good”
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 Breakfast, 2 Dinner
Transport
  • Private vehicle
Included Activities
  • Anuradhapura - Bodhi Tree Temple
  • Anuradhapura - Ancient site
  • 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 - Cultural performance
  • Kandy - Temple of the Tooth
  • 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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GOOD TO KNOW
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Sri Lanka Explorer tour. You can cancel the tour up to 24 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 23 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 23 days before departure. For any departures within 05 September 2020 full payment is required.

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.
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