• Delve Deep: Sri Lanka

Delve Deep: Sri Lanka

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Trip Overview

TRIP VIBE = iconic sights and in-depth adventures with a local Trip Leader.

If you've ever Googled 'beach holidays' chances are Sri Lanka made the list. And yep, the beaches are pretty bloody good. But trust us, there's a sh*t load more going on in this South Asian country than just surf, sand and sunburn. From ancient rock fortresses to Dutch colonial cities. Elephant safaris in lush national parks to whale watching off the coast. Scenic train rides through tea plantations to awe-inspiring hikes at sunrise. This Delve Deep trip uncovers the side to Sri Lanka you didn't know existed.

Tales From Topdeckers

Trip Itinerary

  1. Negombo, Sri Lanka

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    Touch down at Bandaranaike Airport, scan the crowd for your airport transfer (they'll be holding the sign with your name, obvs) and take a load off - this is the start of 11 days' in-depth, flavour-filled fun. Catch some coastal vibes with an optional visit to the local fish market. Watch the locals paddle their fishy oruvas (canoes) into the lagoon and tuck into some fresh AF seafood while you're at it. If you've got time, give any jet lag the flick with a cycle around the Dutch-style canals and Buddhist temples. And tonight? Time to meet your fellow explorers over an included dinner. Cheers to that.

    • Included Today
      • Airport transfer
    • Meals
      • Dinner
    • Optional extras
      • Visit the local fish market (no additional cost)
  2. Negombo to Sigiriya

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  3. Sigiriya

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  4. Sigiriya to Kandy

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  5. Kandy to Ella, via Nuwara Eliya

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  6. Ella

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  7. Ella to Udawalawe

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  8. Udawalawe to Mirissa

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  9. Mirissa

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  10. Mirissa to Galle

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  11. Galle to Negombo

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What's included

Included Experiences

  • Hike up Pidurangala Rock
  • Visit Sigiriya rock fortress
  • Visit Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Visit the Temple of the Tooth
  • Tuk-tuk tour around Kandy
  • Tea plantation visit and tea-tasting experience
  • Scenic train ride from Nuwara Eliya to Ella
  • Hike Little Adam's Peak
  • Visit the Nine Arch Bridge
  • Cooking class at a local home
  • Udawalawe National Park jeep safari
  • Overnight stay at Udawalawe Big Game Camp
  • Village bike tour in Galle
  • Evening Galle Fort walk

Accommodation

-9 nights in hotel-style accommodation (twin or double), 1 night luxury camping

Transport

Air-conditioned minicoach

Optional activities

FYI: these are optional activities available locally. Things might change - prices are here to give you a rough idea.

-Visit the local fish market in Negombo (no additional cost)

-Minneriya jeep safari: from 30 USD

-Surfing lesson or board hire: prices available locally

-Whale watching tour (Nov-Apr): from 115 USD

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