Sri Lanka of a Shoestring

Company : G Adventures
Duration: 1 week to 2 weeks
Approx Costs: 500 to 750 £ Pound (UK)

Get yourself to a destination that's long been a culture-loving backpacker's dream, on this affordable 12-day whirlwind tour of central and southern Sri Lanka.

Discover beautiful ruins, hike through tea plantations, tour a spice garden, and then chill out on Hikkaduwa Beach. Explore Sri Lanka with a group of new friends and you'll never want to travel solo again.



Day 1. Negombo
Arrive at any time.

Day 2. Negombo/Sigiriya
Transfer to UNESCO World Heritage City, Sigiriya. Opt to visit the Dambulla Cave Temple or the ancient Sigiriya Rock Fortress.

Day 3. Sigiriya
Enjoy a free day to explore more of the region. Opt to visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Polonnaruwa Temple, Minneriya National Park or Anurhadhapura historical site.

Day 4. Sigiriya/Digana
Visit a spice garden en route to G Adventures-supported homestay in Digana near Kandy. Arrive at Tamarind Gardens Farm for lunch before embarking on a guided village walk.

Day 5. Digana/Kandy
Enjoy a free day of exploration.

Day 6. Kandy/Nuwara Eliya
Stop for breakfast at G Adventures-supported Sthree Craft Shop and Café. Travel to stunning Nuwara Eliya. Visit a tea plantation and opt to explore the nearby hills on foot.

Day 7. Nuwara Eliya/Ella
Opt to trek the trails of Horton Plains National Park in the early morning. In the afternoon, travel to Ella and enjoy a free evening. Choose to relax and explore Ella or participate in a traditional cooking class.

Day 8. Ella
Spend the morning trekking Little Adam's Peak. Later, enjoy some free time in scenic Ella. Opt to trek to Ella Rock or take a local cooking class.

Day 9. Ella/Hikkaduwa
Set off towards the southern coast stopping en route for a walking tour of Galle Fort. Finish the day's journey oceanside on the beaches of Hikkaduwa.

Day 10. Hikkaduwa
Enjoy a free day to bliss out on the beach or go on a whale or dolphin watching tour.

Day 11. Hikkaduwa
Opt to relax on the beach or enjoy exploring this bustling beach town.

Day 12. Hikkaduwa
Depart at any time.



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