Discover Sri Lanka

Sri LankaHistory & Culture, Nature & Wildlife

Become enchanted by Sri Lanka on an unforgettable 12-day journey. Explore Sigiriya Rock Fortress and refresh your spirit at the unusual Dambulla Cave Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Stroll spice gardens and tea plantations, and ride through Wilpattu National Park with a forest ranger in search of elephants and leopards. Come away with a deep understanding of why early Arab traders called this island country “Serendib,” a name that gave English speakers the word “serendipity.”

11 Nights
From SGD 2,839Per Person

Discover Sri Lanka

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Depart early and visit a coconut plantation, learning about farming and popular coconut-based products. Continue north to Wilpattu National Park, known for its leopard population. Explore the park by jeep and meet with a local expert to learn about conservation efforts and the issues of human encroachment on wildlife reserves. Overnight at a safari camp, located just outside the National Park.

Exclusive Inclusions Hands-On Visit a Coconut Plantation|National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Wilpattu Safari and Conservation Talk.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Travel to the sacred city of Anuradhapura – a UNESCO World Heritage site. Walk through the ruins and discover ancient Buddhist monasteries and temples. Enjoy some free time this afternoon and opt to rent a bike.

Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy a walk through Habarana, a rural farming village and learn about daily life. Relax on a canoe ride on the lake, ride on a bull cart, taste a local lunch, and venture out into the rice and vegetable fields. Later, continue on to Dambulla for the evening.

Exclusive Inclusions National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Agricultural Village Experience.

Meals included: Breakfast | 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. After, enjoy some free time to explore Dambulla.

Meals included: Breakfast

Tour the impressive Dambulla Cave Temple and admire ancient Buddhist murals and statues then visit a spice garden in Matale to learn about the therapeutic uses of local spices. Continue on to Kandy and enjoy a tour of the Temple of the Tooth, which houses an important relic – a tooth of Lord Buddha kept in a well-preserved golden casket. This evening, listen to some traditional music at a cultural show.

Meals included: Breakfast

Today, visit the impressive Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya, considered a national asset. Enjoy the lush surroundings, pavillions, conservancy, orchid house and stunning Javan fig tree. After, visit Sthree Craft Shop and Café, a G for Good supported social enterprise that helps local women and youth. Here we enjoy a handicraft demonstration, lecture and enjoy afternoon high tea. Taste local teas and enjoy scones, clotted cream and jam and an assortment of sweet cakes and pastries. Later enjoy some free time to walk through the city and around Kandy Lake.

Exclusive Inclusions G Adventures for Good Sthree Craft Shop and Café|National Geographic Journeys Exclusives High Tea and Handicrafts.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Travel through scenic mountains to the tea-producing town of Nuwara Eliya, stopping at a traditional tea plantation in the central highlands to gain insight into the process of growing tea and its effect on the Ceylon region. Enjoy a cup of perfectly blended pure Ceylon Tea then continue exploring the English countryside atmosphere – once governed by English and Scottish planters – walk through the green grass and lanes, enjoying stunning views of this countryside hamlet. Opt to enjoy high tea at the Grand Hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy a picnic breakfast and hike through the highlands in Horton Plains National Park. Continue on to our tented camp on the border of Udawalawe National Park. This evening enjoy a cooking demonstration by the camp Chef to learn about local specialties.

Exclusive Inclusions Hands-On Sri Lankan Cooking Demonstration.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Enjoy a wildlife safari drive into the park to observe elephants who are in abundance here. After, visit and enjoy a lecture at the Elephant Transit Home, a haven for orphaned elephants who are rehabilitated then released back into the wild, many directly into Udawalawe National Park.

Exclusive Inclusions National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Elephant Rehabilitation Centre.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Drive to Negombo and enjoy free time to explore the city and check out the beautiful Portuguese and Dutch architecture.

Meals included: Breakfast

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

Is this Tour for me?

TRAVEL STYLE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS
Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.

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

PHYSICAL RATING 3 - AVERAGE
Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

TRIP TYPE SMALL GROU{P/strong>
Small group experience; Max 15, Average 12.

AGE REQUIREMENT 12+
All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Trip Cost

Price per person in SGD

  • $2,839 ~ Adult Twin
  • $1,199 ~ *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.

Inclusions

  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Wilpattu Safari and Conservation Talk, Wilpattu National Park
  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Agricultural Village Experience, Habarana
  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives High Tea and Handicrafts, Kandy
  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Elephant Rehabilitation Centre, Udawalawe
  • G Adventures for Good: Sthree Craft Shop and Café, Kandy
  • Hands-On: Visit a Coconut Plantation, Colombo
  • Hands-On: Sri Lankan Cooking Demonstration, Udawalawe
  • Arrival transfer
  • Tour of Anuradhapura ruins
  • Tour the Sigiriya rock fortress
  • Dambulla cave temple visit
  • Visit a Matale spice garden
  • Tour the Temple of the Tooth
  • Cultural show
  • Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Tour Nuwara Eliya area and a Ceylon tea plantation
  • Hike in Horton Plains National Park
  • Safari drive in Udawalawe National Park
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • ACCOMMODATIONS Hotel/lodges (9 nts), tented camp (2 nts).
  • MEALS 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners; Allow USD255-335 for meals not included.
  • TRANSPORTATION Private vehicle, boat, 4x4, walking
  • STAFF & EXPERTS Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Trip Dates

  • Mon, 26 Mar - Fri, 06 Apr, 2018 $2959
  • Mon, 02 Apr - Fri, 13 Apr $2839
  • Mon, 09 Apr - Fri, 20 Apr $2839
  • Mon, 09 Jul - Fri, 20 Jul $2839
  • Mon, 06 Aug - Fri, 17 Aug $2839
  • Mon, 03 Sep - Fri, 14 Sep $2839
  • Mon, 10 Sep - Fri, 21 Sep $2839
  • Mon, 08 Oct - Fri, 19 Oct $2839
  • Mon, 22 Oct - Fri, 02 Nov $2839
  • Mon, 12 Nov - Fri, 23 Nov $2959
  • Mon, 26 Nov - Fri, 07 Dec $2959
  • Mon, 17 Dec - Fri, 28 Dec, 2018$2959
  • Mon, 24 Dec, 2018 - Fri, 04 Jan, 2019 $2959
  • Mon, 07 Jan - Fri, 18 Jan $2959
  • Mon, 21 Jan - Fri, 01 Feb $2959
  • Mon, 28 Jan - Fri, 08 Feb $2959
  • Mon, 11 Feb - Fri, 22 Feb $2959
  • Mon, 18 Feb - Fri, 01 Mar $2959
  • Mon, 25 Feb - Fri, 08 Mar $2959
  • Mon, 11 Mar - Fri, 22 Mar $2959
  • Mon, 25 Mar - Fri, 05 Apr $2959
  • Mon, 01 Apr - Fri, 12 Apr $2839
  • Mon, 08 Apr - Fri, 19 Apr $2839
  • Mon, 08 Jul - Fri, 19 Jul $2839
  • Mon, 22 Jul - Fri, 02 Aug $2839
  • Mon, 05 Aug - Fri, 16 Aug $2839
  • Mon, 12 Aug - Fri, 23 Aug $2839
  • Mon, 19 Aug - Fri, 30 Aug $2839
  • Mon, 02 Sep - Fri, 13 Sep $2839
  • Mon, 09 Sep - Fri, 20 Sep $2839
  • Mon, 07 Oct - Fri, 18 Oct $2839
  • Mon, 21 Oct - Fri, 01 Nov $2839
  • Mon, 11 Nov - Fri, 22 Nov $2959
  • Mon, 18 Nov - Fri, 29 Nov $2959
  • Mon, 25 Nov - Fri, 06 Dec, 2019 $2959
  • Mon, 09 Dec - Fri, 20 Dec $2959
  • Mon, 16 Dec - Fri, 27 Dec $2959
  • Mon, 23 Dec, 2019 - Fri, 03 Jan, 2020 $2959

Trip Map

Trip map for 12D Discover Sri Lanka

Trip map for 12D Discover Sri Lanka