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Insight Into Sri Lanka: A 11-Day Private Tour


An 11-day journey called "Insight into Sri Lanka" takes you to all the main tourist attractions in the country, including beaches on the west coast, wildlife parks in the southern part of the country, hill country, and historical sites in the cultural triangle. We've travelled to Sri Lanka, where we've boiled the leaves like the famous tea the nation produces and filtered out the best stuff. This 11-day vacation provides a glimpse of Sri Lanka, including strolling past barracuda at the Negombo Fish Market, looking for leopards and elephants in Yala, savouring a fiery curry in Ella, and lying flat on the beach in Unawatuna.


Start: Negombo, Sri Lanka

Finish: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Ages: min. 18

Group: Size Min. 1

Trip Type: Private


Why will you love this trip?

  • You can take the leisurely, personalised tour at your own speed.
  • Explore Sri Lanka's cultural triangle, home to monuments dating back thousands of years.
  • See elephants, bears, and leopards while taking a wildlife tour throughout Yala National Park in a 4WD vehicle. After that, unwind lakeside at peaceful Tissa.
  • Hiking amid the tea plantations, wooded areas, and mountains of Ella, a mountain resort.
  • Visit the amazing Negombo Fish Market to see sharks, squid, barracuda, and hundreds of other objects with fins that no one knows the names of.
  • Lunch in a verdant mountain village near Ella, where the curries are fiery and the Ceylon tea is steaming hot, reveals the advantages of doing so.
  • From Kandy to Ella, leave your face imprinted on the train window and gaze out with wide eyes—the panorama is like a six-hour movie.
  • You can solve practically every problem in life, even any lingering tightness in your finger when snapping photos, by spending two days (and nights) on Unawatuna's beautiful, palm-lined beaches.

Is this trip right for you?

  • Do your fingers still tingle in any way? Power is that, my friend! You are in control of this vacation because there aren't many inclusions, giving you lots of leeway to choose what you want to do.
  • The longest travel day is the train voyage from Kandy to Ella, which takes six hours. You will only want to get off this train, though, so you can charge your camera after what is essentially an extended, natural photo session.
  • Travelling from Ella to Tissa Lake can be excruciatingly slow because it winds down mountains to the coast. It also means that you will be able to take in the breathtaking view from all directions.
  • Only you and your associates participate in the trip; all transfers and sightseeing are private.
  • This 11-day tour covers a lot of ground. One of the most well-liked tours in Sri Lanka that we provide in our original style is ideal for people looking for a one-week vacation that they want to make the most of. Please take a look at our other tour itineraries if you're looking for a shorter or more relaxed trip to Sri Lanka.
  • It can get very hot in Sri Lanka throughout the summer. Although we try to conduct our walking tours and city visits in the early morning or late afternoon when the weather is milder, don't forget to stay hydrated and pack sun protection gear like a hat, sunscreen, a long-sleeve shirt and anything else that will shield you from the sun.
  • Travelling with Seerendipity Tours includes honouring the customs and traditions of the places you visit. In this manner, you maximise the benefits of your encounters with locals and their settings. During this trip, we visit several temples, all of which need clothing that covers the wrists and below the knee. Sometimes entering a temple requires taking off your shoes and head coverings. 

Places you visited on this trip

  • Negombo, Colombo, Kandy, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, hill country, South coast and west coast Sri Lanka 
  • The ancient city of Polonnaruwa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Rock fortification Sigiriya (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
  • Dambulla's Golden Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic (a world heritage site recognised by UNESCO).Learn more about the temple of the Tooth Relic.
  • National Park Yala (Safari). Le
  • Take the Sigiriya village tour to learn about Sri Lankan rural life. 
  • Take a cooking lesson to learn how to prepare meals the Sri Lankan way.
  • Unspoiled beaches on the west coast.
  • Garden of Royal Botany.
  • One-hour guided walking tour through historic homes, churches, and galleries. Study up on Galle Fort.
  • Sri Lanka tours to tea estates.
  • Resort in the Hill Country, Ella. 
  • Gardens with spices.
  • The hill country of Sri Lanka features lakes, waterfalls, and verdant slopes.
  • Ramsar wetland (estuary of the Madu River).

Highlights

  • Exploring the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka.
  • A breathtaking train ride through Sri Lanka's mountainous country.
  • Visit a village in Sigiriya to witness the everyday lives of Sri Lankans (bullock cart ride, TUK TUK ride, etc.).
  • With the help of a local housewife, learn how to prepare a delectable Sri Lankan lunch.
  • Explore the historical and cultural legacy of Sri Lanka by touring monuments that date back thousands of years.
  • Take a hop-on, hop-off vehicle excursion among Polonnaruwa's historic monuments.
  • Enjoy a spectacular 360-degree view from the top of the Sigiriya rock castle.
  • Climb up to the Ramboda plateau for a better view of the massive Ramboda waterfall.
  • Taking a stroll through the Spice Garden while being educated about the many herbs, plants, and spices.
  • Take a stroll across Gregory Lake, Vitoria Park, the Royal Botanic Gardens of Peradeniya, and many other places.
  • From your beach resort, explore the stunning beaches of southern Sri Lanka, including Hikkaduwa.
  • Discover the stunning highlands of Sri Lanka at Ella, a hill station.
  • Visit Yala National Park for a wildlife safari to witness untamed creatures like crocodiles, elephants, and leopards.
  • Hiking and trekking across Ella.
  • Tour the Galle Rock Fortress on foot.
  • Take a guided village tour around Tissamaharama and take in the breathtaking surroundings.
  • Unwind on the West Coast beaches, surrounded by palm trees.
  • Take an optional whale watching excursion off the coast of southern Sri Lanka to see the blue whale, availability permitting.

Hotels

The trip can be booked in two categories of hotels, as follows:. You can choose the preferred accommodation category depending on your requirements on the booking page. However, we offer other categories of accommodations, such as 5-star hotels, at the request of our customers. 

  • 3-star category of accommodation
  • 4-star category of accommodation

Trip includes

  • 10 nights of accommodation in standard tourist hotels
  • Meal plan on a H/B basis (daily breakfast and dinner included at hotel)
  • Ceylon tea trail
  • A guided walking tour of Nuwara Eliya
  • Guided cultural tour of Sigiriya rock fortress
  • Guided temple tour to Dambulla golden temple
  • Guided tour to the temple of the tooth relic Kandy and the museum
  • Walking tour of Peradeniya botanical garden (1 hour)
  • Hop-on, hop-off Negombo city tour (car) with visits to the fish market and other monuments
  • Hop-on, hop-off Colombo city tour (car) with visits to monuments
  • Hop-on, hop-off Kandy city tour (car) with stops at monuments
  • Guided trekking and hiking in Ella with 9-arch bridge and Ravana waterfall
  • Hop-on, hop-off car tour in the Galle fort with visits to monuments
  • A guided walking tour at Spice/Herbal garden with a nature guide
  • Entrance fees for the following sites and activities
    • Negombo city tour
    • Sigiriya rock fortress
    • Dambulla golden temple
    • Safari tour Kaudulla national park
    • Spice garden
    • Tooth relic temple
    • Royal botanical garden
    • Kandy city tour
    • Colombo city tour
    • Tea plantation and factory
    • Walking tour Galle fort
    • A guided trek to the Ravana waterfall
    • 2 hours Guided village tour in Tissamaharama
    • The blue train journey from Galle to Colombo
  • Entire ground transportation in an air-conditioned, luxury, private vehicle
  • Pickup and drop-off at the airport or local hotels
  • All sightseeing tours as per the tour itinerary
  • Service of an English-speaking chauffeur/guide for the entire tour (please inquire about other languages)
  • Mineral water during sightseeing tours and overland trips
  • All current taxes
  • Breakfast at the hotel (10 breakfasts)
  • Dinner at the hotel (10 dinners)

Trip excludes

  • Sri Lanka visa-related fees
  • Any other expense not mentioned in the Price Includes section
  • Whale-watching trip (US$ 70 per person)
  • Flight tickets
  • Gratuities

Cancellation policy

Cancel five days prior to arrival for a full refund


Choose your payment method

We offer you mainly three payment options: credit card payments, bank transfers or payment on arrival. You can choose whatever is the most convenient payment option for you. If you opt for payment on arrival, we will collect a 10% advance payment from you as a guarantee once the booking is confirmed. 


Book now and pay later

Reserve your tour now and pay when you meet us. Send us the duly filled-out tour booking form, and we will arrange your tour and you can make the payment as soon as you meet us on the first day of the trip.


The best price guaranteed

We guarantee the best price. If you find the same tour package at a cheaper price elsewhere, we do match the price of other tour packages and, furthermore, add a further 10% discount to it.


No hidden fees and commissions

The price you see on the product pages is the exact same rate that you see in the final stage of the trip booking. There are no hidden fees or taxes, such as GST, BTT, service charge, nation-building tax, hotel tax, etc.


Important notes

  1. A single supplement is available on this trip and is valid for all nights on tour.
  2. Train tickets from Kandy to Ella are in very high demand and tickets for the train from Galle to Colombo cannot be pre-booked. We always try our best to secure tickets, though on the rare occasion that we cannot, you will be provided with a vehicle to take you to your next destination.
  3. Passport Details: Full passport details are required for the train journey. Without them, we cannot purchase train tickets. Please advise them at the time of booking.

 

 

Itineraries

DAY 1

Negombo

Welcome to Sri Lanka's Negombo. You are free to arrive at any moment, as there are no scheduled activities for today. Your driver will be waiting for you at the airport so that you can arrive whenever it is most convenient for you.

Despite being the largest city in Sri Lanka and the commercial hub, Colombo is nevertheless comparatively small. You will be staying at a beachside location rather than in the capital itself.

The fishing village of Negombo lies close to the airport. We have reserved your lodging at the Lewis Place along the beach, which is lined with hundreds of hotels and offers quick access to immaculate beaches. There are lots of eateries, taverns, and beach bars in the area.

Accommodation
A typical hotel located in Negombo
Included Meals
Supper
Arriving early allows you to take a self-guided tour of Negombo. Explore the attractions on foot first, then take in some breathtaking vistas and discover everything there is to know about Negombo's past and present. If you'd rather go exploring on your own, consider taking a stroll down the shoreline and watching the local fishing vessels while indulging in some fresh seafood. Cycling is the ideal way to discover the stunning surrounding area; bicycles may be rented with assistance from the hotel desk.

Day 2

Negombo - Sigiriya

This morning, make your way to the Negombo fish market. The variety of fish that the locals have to offer is amazing, even if this may be a pretty strenuous occasion.

Set out on your private automobile adventure to Sigiriya from Negombo. On the journey, which should take about three hours altogether (150 km), visit the Dambulla Golden Temple.
Make a stop at Dambulla and explore the UNESCO-designated Dambulla Cave Temple.

Dambulla Cave Temple
Morning: Visit the Cave Temple of Dambulla (UNESCO World Heritage Site), a batik factory and a spice garden where you can see the best spices in Sri Lanka.
duration: 2 hours.
Included Activities
Negombo - Fish market, Dambulla golden temple visit,
Accommodation
Standard hotel in Dambulla
Meals Included
Breakfast and dinner

Day 3

Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa - Sigiriya

After having a leisurely morning, depart for Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa. After hiking to the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, stop by the old city of Polonnaruwa en route.

Morning: Scale the well-known Sigiriya rock fortification and see the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Rocky House, and the Water Gardens.
Time: three hours

Later, explore the old city of Polonnaruwa in the early afternoon. The duration of the Polonnaruwa city tour is roughly two hours.

Following is a tour of the Sigiriya village and a cooking class where you may learn how to cook Sri Lankan style and experience a normal country life.

Included Activities
Sigiriya: Climbing Sigiriya rock fortress; Polonnaruwa: Visit archeological museum, Polonnaruwa - Visiting ancient monuments
Accommodation
Standard hotel in Dambulla
Meals Included
Breakfast and dinner

Day 4

Sigiriya - Kandy

After breakfast, make your way to the Kandy hotel.
Stop at the Muttumari Amman Temple in Matale to see one of the island's most picturesque Hindu temples.

The spice garden
Morning: Visit the Spice Garden in Matale, one of the most well-liked tourist destinations, to witness local spices including cardamom, cinnamon, and pepper, as well as herbal plants utilised in Ayurveda.

Temple of the tooth relic
Visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic thereafter.In the afternoon, you will take part in a Kandyan cultural display and visit the temple housing the venerable tooth relic as part of your city trip. length: sixty minutes.

A stop at Kandy Lake
Along with visiting the gem lapidary and market square, you will also take a trip around the upper lake.
Included Activities
Matale:: visiting Muttumari Amman temple, Matale: Visiting the spice garden, Kandy; - the Kandyan cultural show; visiting the Tooth Relic Temple; and Kandy City Tour.
Accommodation
Standard hotel in Kandy
Meals Included
Breakfast and Dinner

Day 5

Kandy - Ella

Say goodbye to Kandy this morning and board a train that will take you to Ella for around six hours. The onboard vendors provide a variety of delicious snacks, but the journey is somewhat lengthy. When you get to Ella, check into your lodging, which is close to the station by foot. Maybe make your way to a nearby tea mill after dropping off your bags. If you're not feeling like it, try one of the many eateries and pubs in the area for dinner.
Accommodation
Standard hotel in Ella
Included Activities
Kandy: Scenic train ride to Ella
Meals Included
Breakfast and dinner

Day 6

Ella

This morning, I set out on a half-day walk to Ella Gap, which is included. We'll pause for a pot of Ceylon tea and a spicy curry lunch in a tiny mountain village. This is a fantastic opportunity to mingle with the people and get to know the area better. After that, you have the remainder of the day to do as you choose.
Accommodation
Standard hotel in Ella
Included Activities
Ella: Trek to Ella Gap, Ella: Nine Arch Bridge; Ella: Trek to mini adams Peak
Meals Included
Breakfast and dinner

Day 7

Ella - Yala

Travel three hours or more in a private vehicle from Ella to your resort, which is located on the shore of Tissa Lake. After you've settled in, you'll go on a vehicle safari where you'll see native animals, including elephants, leopards, and water birds. You will always remember this wonderful event. Enjoy the view of Lake Tissa from the hotel's wonderful pool after a day spent exploring nature.

Accommodation
Standard hotel in Yala
Included Activities
Yala/Bundala National Park: wildlife safari, Guided village tour in Tissamaharama
Meals Included
Breakfast and dinner; Lunch

Special Information
Yala National Park has seen a significant rise in visitors as a result of Sri Lanka's burgeoning tourism industry. Overtourism and a lack of sustainable management strategies have significantly impeded our decision to keep visiting Yala. We are testing visiting Block 5, a less visited area of Yala, to see if coming there will lessen our influence on the ecosystem and wildlife. Should we find that there are too many tourists at Block 5 to continue visiting in an ethical manner, we will alter our plans to include a visit to Udawalawe National Park, home to wild buffalo, elephants, sambar deer, and leopards.

We do a jeep safari in Udawalawe National Park during September and October, when Yala National Park closes for annual infrastructure development and rejuvenation. Sambar deer, leopards, wild buffalo, and elephants all call Udawalawe home.

Day 8

Yala - Unawatuna

Travel to Unawatuna for about three and a half hours via private automobile heading west. There are lots of local eateries and cafes along this wonderful beach for relaxation. You will have lots of free time to explore Unawatuna and its surroundings today, as there are no included activities.
Accommodation
Standard hotel in Unawatuna
Activities
Mirissa: Whale Watching
Meals Included
Breakfast and dinner

Day 9

Unawatuna

Spend the day on a beach; after all, life is one. along with a bottle of sunscreen, a book, and a cocktail. Maybe leave early for a whale-watching excursion, if you'd like, or spend the day seeing the Galle Royal Dutch Fort. Take a free stroll around the fort or go on an urban adventure to "bikesplore" the less-traveled parts of the city. Use the many beach bars and restaurants that line the shore; you'll be spending the night at a hotel on the beach.

Accommodation
Standard hotel in Unawatuna
Included Activities
Galle: Walking Tour; Galle: Dutch Fort, Galle: Bikesplore; Galle: Urban Adventure
Meals Included
Breakfast and dinner

Day 10

Unawatuna - Colombo

Get out of Unawatuna and travel the short distance to Galle, from where you may take a train to Colombo (it takes around four hours). When you arrive in the capital of Sri Lanka, why not take your guide for an optional city walk? If you would want to do some last-minute shopping, browse the several stores that are offered. It's free tonight, although your guide will choose a place for the last group meal, which is optional.
Accommodation
Standard hotel in Kandy
Included Activities
Galle: scenic train ride to Colombo, Colombo: walking tour, Colombo: market Market Visit
Meals Included
Breakfast and dinner

Day 11

Colombo

Have string hoppers and a super-black coffee for breakfast, then pull your saddest face as our trip comes to an end.
Activities
Departure transfer to the airport
Meals Included
Breakfast

  1. Graham:

    jaya offers extraordinary insights into Sri Lanka, history, wildlife, culture, day todat life and Buddhism. He is dynamic, exudes positivity, and has contagious energy. The 11 days flew by, and ended too soon!

  2. John:

    A wonderful 11 days Sri Lanka trip. Saw the whole country and learnt a lot. nishan was a fabulous guide.

  3. Mathias:

    We glad we booked Sri lanka 11 days tour with seerendipity. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip. It was very well organized with noice hotels, good food and very good guide. I highly recommend embarking on this tour to truly experience the essence of Sri Lanka, from its rich culture to its delectable cuisine. This comprehensive tour includes the very best that Sri Lanka has to offer.

  4. Adeel khan:

    Sri Lanka for Americans from Chicago is distant so we receive limited marketing. The island is like Hawaii 40 years ago and with elephants. I was sincerely amazed at the geography, people and food. Engage Sri Lanka on Holiday and get out into the rural areas and tea plantations. As an avid traveler my expectations were more than fulfilled.

  5. Andrew Miliband:

    I cannot recommend Seerendipity’s 11 days trip (essential Sri Lanka) high enough from the moment I logged on to their website until the last day of our trip. Just do it – you won’t be disappointed.

  6. Amir Mohammad:

    Excellent trip and highly valuable trip

  7. Milan Ponzo:

    Instead of the lazy holiday, book and sit in a Hotel for a week or more, get out and see the whole Country, and get 1o1 interaction with the People, the Culture, and most importantly the Food.

  8. Malan sensaka chong:

    It was a good trip amazing driver/guide. Gives you an incite to life of an ordinary person. Loved the tea plantations and the walk through and the villages. Scenic mountian. Safari to see the elephants.

  9. Leonard allan wood:

    Essential Sri Lanka is a great way to get to know this beautiful country and its friendly people. It packs in touring, cycling, trekking, across cities, villages, hill country and beaches.

  10. Gilian yeager:

    Tour was really amazing and the guide was also really nice. Because of the mid-day sun, some places that you visit can be really hot so bring your hat and sunscreen Our guide was friendly, good english and was able to answer all our questions. I recommend

  11. Gheen salem:

    An excellent trip that gives a real “feel” of Sri Lanka through a range of activities and attractions. The knowledge, organisation and enthusiasm of our guide, Kelum, contributed to this experience. Everything is private with a dedicated driver/guide and comfortable vehicle.

  12. Menat Zingel:

    This tour was amazing!! I’d recommend wearing comfortable shoes, especially on day 2 because you will be climbing Sigiriya and Dambulla rocks. Our tour driver/guide, Gihan, was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!. He was very funny, personable, knowledgeable, and really showed us a great time, He is a perfect guy for a personal tour like this. We were clean water throughout the day, our car was clean and plenty of air-conditioning. The trip is very comfortable and you can even do some changes to the itinerary if you wish. Very luxury tour and the travellers get plenty of time relaxing. Every day we plunged into the swimming pool before having our delicious dinner. You will also get plenty of opportunities for shopping and they take you to shops with authentic Sri Lanka products such as silk, masks, carving etc. Highly recommended trip.

  13. Silvia:

    It was a good trip amazing tour guide. Loved the tea plantations and the walk through and the villages. Scenic train ride. Safari to see the elephants.

  14. peterson:

    What a fantastic tour!!!!!!! Malan is hands down my favourite tour guide and this is our first organized trip in Sri Lanka! This trip is so full on and submerges you into Sri Lanka and the beauty of the country combining the new western style cities with the agriculture and tea plantations. I couldn’t recommend this trip more!!! Just remember to take sun cream and mosquito repellent.. like all trips! Without malan this trip would not have taken my breath away as much as it did and I can safely say We will do the trip again! So thank you and your fabulous organization and ensuring we had everything we needed including our smiles and expensive shampoos!!..

  15. Nedum:

    A fantastic journey through a diverse and interesting country, made all the more memorable by our inspiring guide Silva

  16. einda:

    Excellent trip

  17. Rumesha:

    Amazing 11 days with a variety of activities, places and cultural experiences. Super professional guide . I strongly recommend it.

  18. Rilma:

    An excellent trip that gives a real “feel” of Sri Lanka through a range of activities and attractions. The knowledge, organisation and enthusiasm of our guide, Gayan, contributed to this experience. I definitely recommend it.

  19. Jihan pereira:

    We really enjoyed this tour, and it was our first trip after months-long hibernation! Felt safe along the way with adequate safety protocols introduced by hotels, tourist attractions, shops etc.

    I think seeing all of the sites would have been wonderful, but what truly made our trip was our amazing guide, Malan! he was so incredibly friendly, informed on all the history/facts that you want to know, and gave us a plethora of tips on where the locals go too. We took his advice throughout the trip and had a great time! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to get their bearings of Sri Lanka and learn a little something along the way. Thanks for making our trip so special, Malan 🙂

  20. Nutan patel:

    My husband and I had a Blast! Our Sri Lanka trip was amazing start to finish. We were picked up from the airport on our arrival By Chammy (our driver/guide) – He was very kind, professional and polite. Our first stop was to go Pinnawala elephant park so we could lot of elephants and later proceed to Sigiriya, where we have a 360 view of beautiful countryside-we took pictures and learnt about the King as well. We also visited the Dambulla cave temple and once again great photos and wonderful views. We had lunch at a restaurant overlooking jungle views – yummy and very affordable! The tour was excellent with something enjoyable every moment.

    Our guide Mr Kusum was just so informative. He was very passionate about religion and we learnt a lot. I don’t think he would go into too much detail if you weren’t interested but we were so we got a lot of information which was amazing! We also visited the Temples and it was another humbling experience. We also ran through the beautiful countryside. The wildlife tour of minneriya which we actually really enjoyed! Our guide at the tea factory was once again so informative. We got to try the different flavours of tea that they produce as well!!

  21. imitiaz:

    A marvellous insight of Sri Lanka, from antiquity to contemporary daily life. Our fantastic, professional driver/guide Silva was able to cover all aspects of his beloved country, knowledgeable, always readily available, his attention to us on the tour, the details of our travel and accommodation was exceptional. This tour was a delight for the palate with constant opportunities to experience the many varieties of ‘rice and curry’, not restricted to tourist restaurants. Silva was open to the flexibility of our preferences. Although we are ‘senior’ (61yrs), I found it fun and all physical aspects were quite manageable. I packed light, didn’t take or requite hiking boots as my sturdy walking sandals were perfect for this time of year (late Feb-early March). The climbs, cycling and hikes are paced for our enjoyment.

  22. Jacklyn:

    This trip has been one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. Journeying through Sri Lanka as a solo Traveller with seerendipity has been no less than amazing and I’m glad I did it. From hikes to Sigirya in Kandy and Ella Rock to swimming with wild sea turtles in Unawatuna, Sri Lanka holds a special place in my heart.

  23. Serena:

    From the hills of Ella to the beaches at Unawatuna and even elephant spotting in Udawalawa, Sri Lanka has a lot to offer and this trip shows you all the best bits. Our guide Suraj was excellent. Nothing was too big or too small and he really accommodated us. If you want to see Sri Lanka this is the trip.

  24. Ricardo:

    Excellent well organised trip, especially for solo traveller like myself! would definatly go on another trip with Intrepid everything is so organised!

  25. Stephanie:

    Ana amazing trip lots of beautiful memories. Trip was made amazing thanks to seerendipity and our great tour guide, Ranjan!

  26. Linda gaby:

    Suiresh Local guide was a really great tour guide, very informative and highly approachable. Accomodation was also very good

  27. Immanuel polez:

    What a country! what a nice trip! Thank you, Indy for making the experience unforgettable. Make sure you know he is available when you book!!

  28. Elmo patel:

    The essential tour was amazing! Gihan. our guide was very informative and knowledgeable and he drove a modern sedan which was perfect for our private trip. The trip took us to many historical monuments, mountains with great scenery, wildlife reserves, laid-back villages and we had the best lunch ever on our village tour.

  29. Daniala:

    Seerendipity gave us a very friendly personal driver/guide and he was very knowledgeable and explained everything in detail. I enjoyed the whole trip. The only problem is Wifi was not working in the rooms😥

  30. Rebecca:

    Nice friendly people, beautiful food and an amazing country!!! Loved this adventure through Sri Lanka!

  31. UImitian Balong:

    Every single photo I’d seen of Sri Lanka did not prepare me for the beauty of this country. Serendipity made this travel dream an adventurous reality.

  32. Matthew:

    Excellent trip with lots of cultural and natural activities. Incredible wildlife and nice beaches with Kaudulla National Park a must to see the Elephants!

  33. Angie:

    Could not recommend Sri Lanka more. There is everything in this beautiful little country. From amazing hikes in Ella to the beaches in Unawatuna and visiting the National Parks for Jeep Safaris seeing a huge range of wild animals. The experience with Intrepid and our amazing guide Yasi make it 100x better. We love Seerendipity values and the way they are sustainable for the environment. We will recommend the company and country to all our family and friends.

  34. Rima Ali:

    I’ll never forget my amazing time in Sri Lanka. It was an amazing experience.

  35. Cristian:

    Awesome trip – get ready for spicy food 🙂 Our guide Shatna was great, the itinerary covered all the highlights. Nice trip for a first visit of Sri-Lanka.

  36. Teresa:

    The amazing trip. Saw the highlights of Sri Lanka, tasted the great food and made new friends. Would definitely recommend

  37. Stefan:

    This was my first guided tour and am so happy I did it! Our tour guide really helped us to see and experience the local culture of Sri Lanka which we would’ve never been able to experience on our own. Overall, 10/10 trip 🙂

  38. Ingrid Johnston:

    I believe our driver/guide was Gihan. he was very young and did not have experience being a tour guide. We drove most of the time without any information, With absolutely no talking to tell us about the neighbourhood we were driving through. The places that we visited were so very crowded and Loud that you could not hear what he was saying.

  39. Williamson:

    If you want a deep immersion in Sri Lanka’s history, sights and cultural practices, this trip is a must. Gihan is an excellent driver/guide and he will open your eyes to the country in a unique and memorable way. He is very caring, very knowledgeable, disciplined and most importantly drives very carefully.

  40. L.Kaufmann:

    We loved the entire trip and experience of mixing with Sri Lankan’s. We found the locals to be warm and friendly everywhere we went. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone that loves immersing themselves in the local culture and enjoy Sri Lankan curries and rotti’s.

  41. sao paula:

    Busy first week, very laid back in the end. A lot of temples and a lot of rice and curry… The hikes were too laid back. We thought it was going to be more challenging. Overall a good trip

  42. Bernard chong:

    Amazing trip. A great, supported way to see the highlights in Sri Lanka. Fantastic private and comfortable trip with a dedicated driver/guide and luxury vehicle. The tour guide, sam was so knowledgeable.

  43. Dang yong:

    Great driver/guide, Kusum, was really good and I really loved the trip. Good way to comfortably explore the main sights of Sri Lanka! Kusum was also really knowledgeable and could answer all questions posed

  44. edward Belcak:

    The trip combined a wonderful combination of history, religion, culture, wildlife, nature and food. The driver/guide, Silva, was very informative. He drove very cautiously on the chaotic roads. Good hotels, food and a great itinerary.

  45. Chan hui:

    In the beginning, we (me and my friend)were a bit hesitant to book this private trip because some Asian countries such as India, are not that much friendly for females. But Sri Lanka is an amazing country with very friendly people. We felt very safe throughout the trip and our guide Kusum was a very friendly and helpful young guy. He is very knowledgeable and very polite and very nice to his customers.

  46. shaik asim:

    Amazing 11 days with a variety of activities, places and cultural experiences. Super professional guide/driver with first-class driving. I strongly recommend it.

  47. Neelan adesan:

    A fantastic comfortable trip with dedicated luxury vehicle and guide, journey through a diverse and interesting country made all the more memorable by our inspiring guide Sam.

  48. Allam duggal:

    Essential Sri Lanka is a great way to get to know this beautiful country and its friendly people. It packs in touring, cycling, trekking, trains across cities, villages, hill country and beaches. Just one warning – be prepared for the fact that your face will ache from smiling so much!

  49. Jenine Kolaprath:

    Essential Sri Lanka covered a diverse section of the country, from ancient ruins, amazing cave paintings, tea plantations, beach, but the highlight for me was doing a safari into the National Park where we saw elephants, leopards, deer, jackal, crocodiles. The weather in December was a bit wet but we managed to cover all of the itinerary bar the first day of the hike which was mostly uphill & lots of steps, not relatively flat like the itinerary said.

  50. Abu:

    A great oppertunity to explore this beatuiful Island with his great cultre, nature, facinating history and delicious local Food.

  51. Melanko shariff:

    Excellent trip with a good mixture of culture, nature, good food and relaxing time at the beach. Our very knowledgable and caring guide Malan made this trip with his fun personality unforgetable. A great trip to get to know the different sites of the beautiful country Sri Lanka. Highly recommended!

  52. Snkpal purao:

    Amazing trip to an incredible country, exceptionally led by Malan our private tour guide. Felt safe and well looked after at all times. Temples, tea plantations, treks and tasty, tasty food that you won’t forget in a hurry. Book now – you’re guaranteed a warm welcome by some of the friendliest people I’ve ever met.

  53. Abhijith:

    I absolutely plan on writing a review of this trip, but think it is only fair to first give you the opportunity to right my complaints and issues with the trip. I noticed the trip is now about $150 USD cheaper even though December and January are getting into high season. . . This seems a far more fair price to pay for the experience and I ask that I be refunded this amount.

  54. Leoni mashini:

    Travelling Can Be A Little Bit Stressful Sometimes Especially Organizing Activities, Transport & Accommodation… Seerendipity takes That Stress Away & You Also Get To Enjoy Your Trip With Other Worldly Travelers, Locals & Experienced Guides…

  55. Duleep Agarmwal:

    Very good organized trip in beautiful Sri Lanka. 11 days were perfect with 2 times the same hotel for 2 nights. Comfortable hotels and modern car with a skillful, pleasant guide.

  56. Ilheim pascal:

    I felt this trip was poor value for money due to the locations we stayed in. I also felt the tour guide had been let down by misleading information in the trip notes which meant the group expected more from the Included activities. Having said that the tour guide was excellent and so enthusiastic about his country. Sri Lanka is a beautiful country and I felt very safe there.

  57. Lenardo:

    If you like sunshine, palm trees, elephant safaris, leopard spotting, coconuts, beaches, hiking, friendly people, monkeys, culture and tea, go to Sri lanka! Totally safe time there thanks to our wonderful driver/Guide Amal. Amazing people, amazing times! Learned so much on an extremely smooth and safe trip. Thank you!

  58. Dyaraja mathu:

    My 2 girlfriends and I had such an amazing time on this tour! Beautiful temples, fascinating wildlife, delicious food, gorgeous scenery, frindly people, superb, clean beaches and a tour/sampling at a tea centre! Plus our wonderful guide Silva made the trip memorable for us – he was so knowledgable, kind and funny – if you get him for your tour, you will be lucky! Thank you so much, Silva, for a fantastic day and for showing us Phuket! 🙂 🙂

  59. gillard rolf:

    We absolutely loved travelling with Seerendipity on the Essential Sri Lanka tour. The tour was the perfect balance between archeological sites & history, food, culture, adventure and relaxation at the beach. We would highly recommend!

  60. Noel Russel:

    One of the best ways to explore Sri Lanka. Our guide thilan really knows a lot about his own country and is passionate to share his knowledge with us. And a good mix of activities

  61. Willhelm parker:

    Definitely and highly recommend any one that wishes to explore Sri Lanka

  62. Lima ross:

    One of my favourite trips. A lovely country with beautiful people. Loved the variety of destinations this trip covered. Never a dull moment with a great mix of activities.

  63. Sanjay Mishra:

    It was a good trip amazing luxury vehicle and a very knowledgeable private driver/guide. Gives you an incite to the life of an ordinary person. Loved the tea plantations and the walkthrough and the villages. Safari to see the elephants.

  64. Kasil illias mohammed:

    Our family was greatly rewarded for our money with nice, airconditioned modern commuter, good hotels, good food and most welcoming friendly drover/guide

  65. Paul sleek:

    I never thought Sri Lanka was such a beautiful country, Full of green everywhere and amazing nature, culture and history.

  66. Nadia Alameen:

    I had a great trip to a large number of tourist places in Sri Lanka with essential tour. One of the best trips I have ever had.

  67. Akshan Javed:

    Great tour to get to know this fascinating destination. Our driver/guide Malan was very helpful and informative. The cultural triangle, hill country, wildlife and beaches is a must and we had a great time at Sigiriya – so lots of stalls and happy people. Beautiful beaches and had great views but shame we didn’t see it at sunset.

  68. Mary Diangco:

    Great tour with many interesting and varied things to see along the way. Local food at the cooking class, ummmm very nice!

  69. Rimu Ali:

    There were a lot of people everywhere we travelled, it took more than 3 hours in Sigiriya, which would not have lasts more than 1 hour if there was not a large concentration of tarvellers

  70. Avanish mehboob:

    This tour is great if you’re in Sri Lanka, but can’t drive around on your own. Our driver/guide was brilliant and he took us to all the main sights, including viewpoints, wildlife parks, mountains, beaches and temples. The tour also included a visit to a Tea factory. It was a very comfortable private trip with a luxury modern car and personal driver/guide. More importantly, we bit the crowds in every single location, which was pretty great.

  71. Mebolo Rastogi:

    I highly recommend this tour. We had a fantastic Sri Lanka tour. Our tour guide Gamini was very friendly and knowledgable. Not one to miss.

  72. JOHN Fidel:

    I had a wonderful Sri Lanka trip, thank you

  73. Melanie Chahyeb:

    Very well organized tour with comfortable hotels, good food, nice car and most of all a nice driver/guide, who drives very safely.

  74. Robert:

    What a fantastic Sri Lank trip!!!!!!! Silva, our private driver/guide rendered very personalized service. This trip is so full on and submerges you into Sri Lanka and the beauty of the country combining the new western style cities with the agriculture and tea plantations. I couldn’t recommend this trip more!!! Just remember to take sun cream and mosquito repellent..

  75. Talaat gugera:

    Hassle-free Sri Lanak trip great experiences. Good hotels, vehicle, good food and great scenery. Very caring guide.

  76. Sue sarene:

    Nice program but we have hit the island at the wrong time, there was heavy rain during our trip.

  77. Mamta:

    A great oppertunity to explore this beatuiful Island with his great cultre, nature, facinating history and delicious local Food.

  78. trudy:

    We absolutely loved travelling with Seerendipity on the Essential Sri Lanka tour. The tour was the perfect balance between archeological sites & history, food, culture, adventure and relaxation at the beach. We would highly recommend!

  79. Melina haufmann:

    What an excellent Sri Lanka 11 days it was!! From being picked up exactly on time to being dropped off back at the airport we had one of the most amazing trips. Our tour guide, Silva, was so very matured and experienced guy, he was enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgeable. The drove very carefully and we felt very safe on Sri Lana roads with him. At one of our stops it was raining, so the itinerary was swapped so that we did not have to get wet. This was very thoughtful and it worked out well. We got to see everything AND stay dry:- The sights we saw were breath-taking. For example, when you walk up the stairs to Sigiriya and turn around and see the view … it is amazing. Ending the trip with relaxing on the beach is such a great idea. An ice cold local cocktail is exactly what we felt like after the heat of the tour. We would DEFINITELY recommend this to anyone who wants to see the hot spots of Sri Lanka and learn about their traditions. The constant supply of water, and bracelet souvenir were an excellent touch. Thank you for an awesome experience.

  80. husain mohammad:

    Definitely and highly recommend trip for anyone look a perfect balanced trip with culture, history, wildlife and nature of Sri Lanka.

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