Sri Lanka Express

1N Negombo , 2N Kandy , 2N Ella , 1N Udawalawa and 1N Unawatuna
8 days

From

US$ 791

per person

Operated by G Adventures

About the tour

Standard hotels/guest houses (6 nts), camping (1 nt). with Breakfast Your G for Good Moment: Lunch at Sthree Craft Shop and Café, Kandy Your G for Good Moment: AMBA Estate, Ella Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group. Spice plantation visit. Temple of the Tooth visit. Tea tasting. Cooking demonstration. Udawalawe National Park safari. Galle City and Fort tour. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.Standard hotels/guest houses (6 nts), camping (1 nt). with BreakfastStandard hotels/guest houses (6 nts), camping (1 nt). with Breakfast and DinnerStandard hotels/guest houses (6 nts), camping (1 nt). with Breakfast and DinnerStandard hotels/guest houses (6 nts), camping (1 nt). with Breakfast

Highlights

  • Explore stunning beaches, search for wildlife on a safari, gain insight into the national heritage at a tea plantation, indulge in the world-class flavours of Sri Lanka, Stay overnight at a local tea estate, Camp outside a national park

Meals

6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners

Accommodation

Standard hotels/guest houses (6 nts), camping (1 nt).

Included in the price

Negombo

  • Your G for Good Moment: Lunch at Sthree Craft Shop and Café, Kandy
  • Your G for Good Moment: AMBA Estate, Ella
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group. Spice plantation visit. Temple of the Tooth visit. Tea tasting. Cooking demonstration. Udawalawe National Park safari. Galle City and Fort tour. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Day-wise Itinerary

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Day 1: Negombo

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 2: Negombo/kandy

Drive to Kandy, visiting a spice plantation en route. Enjoy lunch at G Adventures-supported Sthree Craft Shop and Café. Later, explore Temple of the Tooth.

Day 3: Kandy

Explore Kandy with a free day.

Day 4: Kandy To Ella Area

  • Livelihood opportunities in the valley of Bandarawela, Sri Lanka are limited for low income community members. Many rely on agricultural work, especially in the tea plantations, which can be arduous with little financial gain. Amba Estate came to the area with the purpose of promoting economic growth through their organic tea plantation, paying fair wages, sharing their profits with their workers, and creating opportunities for growth. Having established its place in the travel market, Amba is now ready to support community cooperatives as a means of better spreading the income of tourism throughout the valley.
  • Planeterra is working alongside Amba Estate by supporting the initial investment for the first community-led microenterprise that will work in partnership with Amba. Planeterra’s catalyst grant covers the equipment, training and setup costs for a group of six women to formally become a chutney co-operative. The chutney will be sold back to Amba Estate for travellers to consume, as well as sold to guests and in markets throughout Sri Lanka. G Adventures travellers began visiting Amba in July 2018. They now have the opportunity to eat the delicious chutneys, meet the women and see how it’s made!

Day 5: Ella Area

In the morning, enjoy a tour through the tea plantation and learn about one of the nation's most popular exports followed by a tea tasting. After enjoy free time to soak in the stunning scenery, opt to hike to Ella Rock, or visit Ella town by tuk tuk. This evening, enjoy a cooking demonstration of classic homestyle Sri Lankan dishes, a delicious mixture of savoury and sweet.

Day 6: Ella/udawalawe National Park

Depart Amba Estate in the morning after enjoying a delicious home cooked breakfast. Begin the journey to Udawalawe National Park and visit the Elephant Transit home before enjoying an afternoon wildlife safari through Udawalawe National Park. Afterwards, head to a tented camp by the lake on the boundary of National Park and relax with a BBQ dinner around the campfire.

Day 7: Udawalawe National Park/unawatuna

After breakfast transfer from Udawalawe to Galle for a tour of the fort and city. Later, head to Unawatuna, on the south coast.

Day 8: Unawatuna

Depart at any time.

Starting from

US$ 791

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