Discover Sri Lanka

Dambullah Caves - 11D Discover Sri Lanka (National Geographic Journey)
Sri LankaHistory & Culture, Wildlife

Take 11 unforgettable days to discover the exceptional island country of Sri Lanka. Explore Sigiriya Rock Fortress and find your own peace at the unusual Dambulla Cave Temple – a UNESCO World Heritage site. Walk through spice gardens and tea plantations, and ride through Wilpattu National Park with a forest ranger in search of elephants and leopards. Experience a unique part of the world so few travellers get to.

11 Days
From USD 2,099Per Person

Trip Itinerary

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Discover Colombo on a city tour including the Fort and Pettah areas. Travel through scenic mountains to the tea-producing town of Nuwara Eliya, stopping in Kitulgala en route. Opt for a rafting excursion on the Kelani River.

Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy a picnic breakfast and hike in Horton Plains National Park. Head back to Nuwara Eliya and indulge in high tea at the historic Grand Hotel. This evening, embark on a tuk-tuk ride and visit the town centre and market.

Meals included: Breakfast

Travel to Kandy, stopping at a Ceylon tea plantation en route to learn about the production process. Enjoy a tour around the city and lake, with a guided visit to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Afterwards, head to the eco lodge for the night, located on a tea estate.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Set out for a hiking excursion in the Knuckles mountain range, following trails through lush forest past villages and tea plantations. Later, take in a lecture and demonstration on Ayurveda by an expert local practitioner. Enjoy another night at the lodge.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Pay a morning visit to a spice garden in Matale before arriving at the archaeological site of Nalanda Gedige – home to a unique fusion of Hindu and Buddhist architecture and imagery. Continue on to the impressive Dambulla Cave Temple and admire ancient Buddhist murals and statues.

Meals included: Breakfast

Visit the CIC Hingurakgoda farm and learn how this “seed-to-shelf” business is bringing together modern and traditional agricultural practices. Purchase local ingredients and head to a small farmhouse for lunch. Get to know the family and help prepare the meal, while getting an inside look at traditional Sri Lankan cuisine. After lunch, head to Sigiriya (Lion) rock fortress and climb the steps to the top of this captivating site to discover UNESCO-listed ruins and take in stellar views.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Travel north to Wilpattu National Park, known for its leopard population. Explore the park by jeep and meet with a knowledgeable forest ranger to learn about conservation efforts and the issues of human encroachment on wildlife reserves. Continue to Anuradhapura for the night.

Meals included: Breakfast

Explore the sacred city of Anuradhapura – a UNESCO World Heritage site – and discover ancient Buddhist monasteries. Later, travel south to coastal Marawila.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Enjoy a relaxing day at the beach.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

Is this Tour for me?

Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Small group experience; Max 15, Average 12.

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Trip Cost

Price per person in US dollars

  • USD 2,099 ~ Adult Twin
  • USD 999 ~ *Optional 'My Own Room'

*If you're travelling solo and would prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, select this option during the reservation/booking process.


  • Arrival transfer
  • Colombo city tour
  • Picnic and hike in Horton Plains National Park
  • High tea at the Grand Hotel
  • Evening tuk tuk tour of Nuwara Eliya village
  • Kandy city tour and Ceylon tea plantation visit
  • Temple of the Tooth guided tour
  • Hiking excursion in Knuckles mountains range
  • Expert lecture and demonstration on Ayurveda
  • Visit a Matale spice garden
  • Visit Nalanda Gedige Temple ruins
  • Dambulla cave temple visit
  • Farming project visit and traditional farmhouse meal
  • Tour the Sigiriya rock fortress
  • Ranger-guided Wilpattu National Park jeep safari and conservation talk
  • Tour of Anuradhapura ruins and monasteries
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Accommodations Hotel/Resorts (10 nights).
  • Meals 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners; allow USD 220-290 for meals not included.
  • Transportation Private A/C van/minibus, boat, walking
  • Staff and experts Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Trip Dates

  • Mon, 09 Jan - Thu, 19 Jan, 2017 $2199
  • Mon, 13 Feb - Thu, 23 Feb $2199
  • Mon, 13 Mar - Thu, 23 Mar $2199
  • Mon, 10 Apr - Thu, 20 Apr $2099
  • Mon, 10 Jul - Thu, 20 Jul $2099
  • Mon, 14 Aug - Thu, 24 Aug $2099
  • Mon, 11 Sep - Thu, 21 Sep $2099
  • Mon, 09 Oct - Thu, 19 Oct $2099
  • Mon, 13 Nov - Thu, 23 Nov $2199
  • Mon, 11 Dec - Thu, 21 Dec, 2017 $2199
  • Mon, 08 Jan - Thu, 18 Jan, 2018 $2199
  • Mon, 12 Feb - Thu, 22 Feb $2199
  • Mon, 12 Mar - Thu, 22 Mar $2199
  • Mon, 09 Apr - Thu, 19 Apr $2099
  • Mon, 09 Jul - Thu, 19 Jul $2099
  • Mon, 13 Aug - Thu, 23 Aug $2099
  • Mon, 10 Sep - Thu, 20 Sep $2099
  • Mon, 08 Oct - Thu, 18 Oct $2099
  • Mon, 12 Nov - Thu, 22 Nov $2199
  • Mon, 10 Dec - Thu, 20 Dec, 2018 $2199

Trip Map

Trip map for 11D National Geographic Journey Discover Sri Lanka

Trip map for 11D National Geographic Journey Discover Sri Lanka

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