Discover Sri Lanka

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4.5 Based on 35 Reviews
  • COVID-19protected
  • Safari
  • Local culture
  • Wildlife
  • Festivals and events
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  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 18
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Veyangoda, 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 notes
  • The magnificent cave temples at DambullaCycle through rice paddy fieldsSearch for leopard in Yala National ParkClimb the rock fortress at Sigiriya for breathtaking views
Starting in Veyangoda and ending in Colombo, the "Discover Sri Lanka" tour is a guided wildlife trip that takes 15 days. You will travel through Kataragama, Giritale, Kandy and 6 other destinations in Sri Lanka. "Discover Sri Lanka" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is a natural paradise with a landscape of verdant mountains, rainforests, paddy fields, tumbling waterfalls and sweeping gorges. From ancient Buddhist temples, the fortress of Sigiriya, the towns of Kandy and Nuwara Eliya in the hill country, the wildlife of Yala National Park (which has one of the highest concentrations of leopards in the world), to the idyllic palm-fringed beaches of the south coast, this small island offers incredible variety, made extra special by its laid back atmosphere and hospitable people.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 35 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Feb 11 2020
5 - Excellent
Stunning trip
“I was well impressed with Sri Lanka - charming people, friendly and calm perhaps due to the widespread effect of Buddhism. Our well planned route took us inland, through the mountains and round the south coast with expert guide Nalaka, so we got a great overview of the island. Lovely hotels, most with pools, and superb food - buffets with the chance to try everything mixed with home cooking on banana leaves. We had the opportunity to travel in different ways - rafts, bikes, jeeps and trains; we saw wildlife close up, especially elephants of course, crocodiles, monkeys and a wide range of birds; and we explored some incredible historic sites. A very memorable and fun trip with a lovely group.”
  • Anonymous
  • On May 10 2019
5 - Excellent
Would I go again? Yes I would.
“From tropical beaches, through steaming jungles to Scottish moorlands Sri Lanka has it all. Where else can you grow where they grow pineapples, coconuts and cashew nuts a few miles down the road from tea, potatoes and leeks? Fantastic scenery, great food and wonderful people.”
  • Anonymous
  • On May 04 2019
4 - Very Good
We scratched the surface
“We were a mixed bunch of travellers from mainly the UK, aged from 24 to 76, single and partnered. Roshan was our tour guide - he'd been doing it for over 10 years, so there was a certain repetition in his recommendations. Sometimes we were simply let loose to explore without guidance. We enjoyed his descriptions about social life in Sri Lanka and his take on politics but he was reticent about the current situation and we learned little about his private life. He was very helpful at all times.Some days were full of activity and others were more relaxed. Sigirya was my favourite hotel. We were there over the New Year's holiday so some activities such as the Tea factory visit, were not as illuminating as they would otherwise be.The buffet food was excellent and the hotels left little to complain about.Unfortunately our trip ended on Easter Sunday, when over 250 people were killed in Colombo. Exodus were very good at organising transport to the airport despite the curfew.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 24 2019
5 - Excellent
Amazing tour
“A tour to be thoroughly recommended, covering all aspects of Sri Lanka and its lovely people. Busy, lots of early starts and some long journeys but so worth it. The trip notes were accurate and we were also able to see sights at their most opportune moments, I.e. climbing Lion Rock before breakfast and before the crowds, Temple of the Tooth while a ceremony with drumming was on, Horton Plains early before the heat and the mists descended. Having lunches cooked by villagers and our guide stopping and buying us bananas, watching curd (yogurt) making and tasting it, eating freshly sliced Jack fruit at the roadside. We enjoyed every minute.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Start Veyangoda
  • Day 2: Visit cave temples at Dambulla; to Sigiriya
  • Day 3: Morning climb to the rock fortress; optional afternoon game drive
  • Day 4: To Giritale; bike ride through country villages
  • Day 5: Visit ancient capital of Polonnaruwa; drive to Kandy via spice garden
  • Day 6-7: Free time in Kandy to explore or relax
  • Day 8: To Nuwara Eliya via Kitulgala; optional Adams Peak climb (Dec-Apr only)
  • Day 9: Free morning in old colonial hill station of Nuwara Eliya. Visit tea factory in afternoon.
  • Day 10: Early morning to Horton Plains; walk to World's End viewpoint; to Bandarawela by train
  • Day 11: Scenic drive through Ella Gap to Kataragama; game drive in Yala N.P.
  • Day 12: Drive to Tangalle and walk through rice paddies; coastal drive to Ahangama
  • Day 13: Free day to relax on the beach or optional activities including whale watching (Nov to April)
  • Day 14: To Galle; visit old fort; transfer to Colombo
  • Day 15: End Colombo
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • All accommodation
Meals
  • All breakfasts and 1 lunch
Transport
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Arrival & departure transfers
Guide
  • Tour leader throughout
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Veyangoda 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 Discover 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 Discover Sri Lanka tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 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 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Discover 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 Discover 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.

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 protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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