Sri Lankan Road Trip in Sri Lanka

Central to South, Sri Lanka

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15 people
21 days
Code: 90
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The Sri Lanka Road Trip is an Eco-Tourism travel project which means it is as environmentally friendly as possible. As part of this unique experience you will visit various distinctive regions and explore their exotic, unique and exciting culture. The road trip includes the world-famous Dutch Fort in Galle, the Royal Botanical Gardens, a Tea Factory, the Bahirawakanda Buddha statue and many sites of historical importance.

Enjoy a natural Ayurvedic treatment, a boat trip along the Madu Ganga, and a visit to the famous 14th century ‘Three Temples’ with their intricate hand-carvings.

The first week you will be introduced to Sri Lanka wherein you will witness cultural dance and music performances by artists, visit famous Buddhist and Hindu temples, learn Sri Lankan culinary, knowledge on culture and traditions and much more!

On your second week you will climb the Ambuluwawa peak, visit the Lion’s rock – where you can see the ruins of an old castle built on a rock, and also visit the UNESCO World heritage site – the ancient city of Polonnaruwa. In addition, you will visit a few ancient temples in Kandy to witness the beautiful architecture and ride on the train enjoying the views of the misty hills.

On the third week, we take you to the south eastern part of Sri Lanka where you will spend the remaining 5 days where you will visit ancient temples by tuk tuk or vans, relax by the pristine beach, go on a river safari, work at our very own turtle conservation project, visit Galle, and also visit a mine jewellery!

Please note this trip may require you to purchase a cultural experience week with it. Click Here to find the relevant cultural experience week based on the country where this trip operates in.

During 2017

Jan 2nd

Feb 6th

Mar 6th

Apr 3rd

May 1st

Jun 5th

Jul 3rd

Aug 7th

Sep 4th

Oct 2nd

Nov 6th

Dec 4th

During 2018

Jan 1st

Feb 5th

Mar 5th

Apr 2nd

May 7th

Jun 4th

Jul 2nd

Aug 6th

Sep 3rd

Oct 1st

Nov 5th

Dec 3rd

Aims & Objectives

The aim of this program is to bring you closer to the authentic Sri Lanka. Through different projects and activities, you will get to truly immerse yourself in the culture, customs and lifestyle.

Schedule
Week 1

Day 1: Monday

  • Welcome/Intro to the Program/collection of documents
  • Language Lesson/Lunch/Cultural lesson/Kandy City tour
  • Cultural Show

Day 2: Tuesday

  • Spice and Ayurvedic garden visit/Tea factory visit and the Gem Museum
  • Boat ride at the Kandy Lake

Day 3: Wednesday

  • Sri Lankan cooking Lesson/Self defence lesson/
  • Meditation Lesson

Day 4: Thursday

  • Early morning visit to the Temple of the tooth
  • Sri Lanka breakfast /British cemetery/ visit Batik factory and visit to wood factory

Day 5: Friday

  • Bahirawa Kanda (White buddha statue)/Hindu Temple visit
  • Indian Lunch in the city/Ayurvedic massage

Day 6: Saturday

Visit to Royal Botanical Gardens

Day 7: Sunday

Free Day

Week 2

Day 8: Monday

Train ride to Nanuoya and coming back to Kandy by bus.

Day 9: Tuesday

Day hike to Ambuluwawa Peak

Day 10: Wednesday

03 temple walk called "the Loop temple walk"

Day 11: Thursday

Visit the UNESCO world heritage site - the ancient city of Polonnaruwa and staying overnight in Sigiriya

Day 12: Friday

Climbing the Sigiriya rock (Lion’s rock) and Pidurangala mountain

Day 13: Saturday

Visit to Dambulla cave temples and returning to the accommodation in Kandy

Day 14: Sunday

Early morning travel to Down South by train to the beach

Week 3

Day 15: Monday

River Safari at "Madu Gaga" and Afternoon relaxing at the beach

Day 16: Tuesday

Visit to South Asia's largest sleeping Buddha statue and Sri Lanka’s largest wooden Buddha statue "Temple day"

Day 17: Wednesday

Feeding the Turtles and afternoon will be free

Day 18: Thursday

Tour to a beautiful waterfall and the afternoon will be free at the beach

Day 19: Friday

Galle City Tour and afternoon will be free

Day 20: Saturday

Departure

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements
Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                -

Maximum age:                -

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                No

Passport copy required:        On Signup

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements
  • Participants below the age of 18 should have parental consent.
  • Participants above the age of 65 should have medical clearance.
  • Participants below the age of 18 should have parental consent.
  • Participants above the age of 65 should have medical clearance.
Additional Equipment
  • Shoes suitable for hiking.

Accommodation, food, airport pick-up (if required), full support in-country, pre-departure advice and project transport.

Flights, Travel Insurance, Visa, Vaccinations or Personal Spending Money

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