Day 1: Colombo
Arrival day! We will meet you at the entrance of the Bandaranaike International Airport upon your arrival to Sri Lanka. From the airport, we will head to Hotel Jetwing Colombo Seven for a welcome drink and to relax from your journey.
Once everyone has arrived, we will head to dinner at Commons Cafe to taste a plethora of delicious Sri Lankan dishes!
Included: Airport Pickup & Dinner
Day 2: Colombo
After a delicious breakfast at the Jewing Colombo Seven, we will head out for our Tuktuk Tour of the city! There is no better way to explore Colombo than in a tuktuk!
Half-way through the tour we will stop at the famous Barefoot Cafe for lunch and some optional shopping. Then we will continue exploring the city until the late afternoon.
For dinner, we will have a cooking class with our dear friend Samanthi. She will teach you the secrets of cooking the perfect curry!
Included: All meals, Tuktuk Tour & Cooking Class
Day 3: Sigiriya
After an early breakfast at the Colombo Jetwing Seven, we will take our private 16-seater van to Sigiriya - one of the oldest inhabited cities in the country. Once we arrive, we will begin our hike up the ancient and wondrous Lion’s Rock.
After we relax from the hike, we will have a group dinner at our hotel, followed by optional card games and drinks!
Included: All meals & Lion’s Rock Entrance Fee
Day 4: Trincomalee
In the morning, we will take our private 16-seater van to the northeastern town of Trincomalee, also known as “Trinco”. Upon arrival to our hotel, Trinco Blue, we will have lunch. The rest of the afternoon will be spent relaxing by the beach or partaking in optional snorkeling activities.
We will then have a group dinner at the local King Fish restaurant - one of our favorite local restaurants!
Included: All meals
Day 5: Trincomalee
We will wake up early this morning to go on a whale watching excursion! After several hours of spotting blue whales (the biggest mammal on earth!), we will head back to our hotel where breakfast will be waiting.
After breakfast, you will have a free afternoon to yourself to relax/read on the beach. This day, lunch will be on your own, but we will meet back up for a group dinner.
Included: Breakfast, Whale Watching Tour & Dinner
Day 6: Kandy
After breakfast in Trinco, we will hop in our private 16-seater van and head off to Kandy, Sri Lanka’s most sacred Buddhist city. We will arrive in Kandy in the afternoon, and volunteer with the non-profit Child Action Lanka. Child Action Lanka aids approximately 1,000 street children all around Sri Lanka. This day, we will be helping out at their after-school program and teaching a lesson on recycling!
After volunteering we will have a group dinner at the comfy rooftop of Ozo Kandy Hotel.
Included: All Meals
Day 7: Train Ride to Ella
After breakfast, we will catch the train from Kandy to Ella. This trip is known as the most picturesque train ride in the world. Feel free to leave most of your belongings in our private van, as it will follow us on our train journey to Ella. Thus, you can sit back relax and enjoy the scenery. We will provide lunch boxes for everyone on the train.
In the late afternoon, we will walk to the scenic Nine Arch Bridge to watch the train come through town. Afterwards, we will head back to our hotel, The Secret Ella, for a delicious group dinner.
Included: All Meals & Train Ride to Ella
Day 8: Ella
We will wake up early to hike Mini Adams peak for the sunrise. When we arrive back at the Secret Ella, breakfast will be hot and ready. Then we will head out again to visit a local tea plantation. Lunch will be at the popular Chill Restaurant for some great eats. After lunch, we will head to Udawalawe.
Included: All Meals & Tea Plantation Tour
Day 9: Udawalawe to Weligama
In the morning, we will jump onto jeeps for a safari in Udawalawe National Park, where we will see wild elephants and other wildlife.
After the safari, we will head to Mirissa to our private ocean villa. We will have a group lunch at the villa, followed by some relaxation in the sun!
Around 4PM, we will head to Weligama beach for sunset surfing lessons. We will stay in Weligama for dinner at the oceanside W15.
Included: All Meals, Jeep Safari & Surf Lessons
Day 10: Weligama
After breakfast, we will go to our friend Aja’s home in the quiet neighboring town of Polhena, where we will snorkel around the reef with beautiful green sea turtles. On the way home from snorkeling, we will have lunch at the Doctor’s House, one of our favorite restaurants in the area, for some woodfired pizza. You will then have a free afternoon with optional additional surfing.
That night, we will have a final group dinner and drinks at our villa.
Included: All meals & Snorkeling with Turtles
Day 11: Colombo-Airport
In the morning, (maybe after one last dip into the ocean) we will have breakfast and then head to Colombo to drop everyone off at the airport.
Included: Breakfast & Airport Transfer
We hope that this itinerary gives you a good idea of the adventure that awaits in Sri Lanka. As always, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Our job is to make sure that you have the best trip possible and that all your needs are met and expectations exceeded!