Beach break surfing
Tea country train journey
Ayurvedic steam massage
If you like fresh, medium spicy dishes with bountiful flavour and diversity, then you'll agree that Sri Lanka is home to some of the best recipes in the world.
During this trip you will dine at local eateries, with your host family and at well know, popular restaurants to get a feel for all that is on offer.
Fresh fish and a huge variety of fruits and vegetables along with an abundance of different curries will keep your taste buds happy!
We have chosen a colourful mix of different accommodation to give you a feel for what Sri Lanka is all about. Briefly you will stay:
Sunday Day 0
Your extra day. We recommend you arrive today or at least one day before to acclimatise. At the airport take a take to your resort.
Monday Day 1
Your Sri Lankan Escape begins in Columbo at 10am where you will be collected by Kapi or one of our other taxi drivers. You will travel for 2/3 hours to the canoeing river where you can take an optional hike or relax but the river.
Tuesday Day 2
After an early breakfast it’s time to take to the river. Canoeing offers a quiet alternative to walking to view to the steep jungle vistas.
You’ll take a meandering afternoon train through the stunning tea plantations in Sri Lanka’s famous hill country. Relax in the late afternoon.
Wednesday Day 3
Take a 5am early morning taxi through differing landscapes up to a 3 hour walk to incredible, far-reaching look outs in Sri Lanka’s highest National Park. Relax in a taxi as you wind back down to a popular, quaint little tea plantation town.
Thursday Day 4
Walk to mini Adams Peak and take a visit to a Buddhist cave temple before stepping back into the colonial atmosphere of an old rest house for a G&T or cup of tea. This wonderful rest house is perched right on the edge of a cliff with a view.
Friday Day 5
A 4 hour, stunning journey winds you towards the East coast past two remote, Buddhist temples, along winding country roads, paddy fields and woods to an enchanting eco lodge nestled on a riverside.
Saturday Day 6
You’ll take a 4 hour walk along the river to learn about the local flora and fauna with your host. You will also visit the local village. An afternoon taxi will take you for 4 hours to Udewalewe National Park.
Sunday Day 7
A 3 hour safari trip takes you deep into the reserve to watch elephants, a vast array of birdlife, jackel, chameleons and if your very lucky, jaguar. Take a taxi to the South coast to w watch the turtles in the evening.
Monday Day 8
A morning relaxing on the empty beach. You’ll take a taxi along the coast to the surf.
Tuesday Day 9
Surfing for two hours with your dedicated, local teacher. One hour of yoga in the morning and evening. Beach clean up for an hour. Optional trip to a local Buddhist temple.
Wednesday Day 10
Surfing for two hours with your dedicated, local teacher. One hour of yoga in the morning and evening. Beach clean up for an hour. Optional trip to a local market.
Thursday Day 11
Surfing for two hours with your dedicated, local teacher. One hour of yoga in the morning and evening. Beach clean up for an hour. Optional half day cooking course.
Friday Day 12
Surfing for two hours with your dedicated, local teacher. One hour of yoga in the morning and evening. Beach clean up for an hour.
Saturday Day 13
Surfing for two hours with your dedicated, local teacher. One hour of yoga in the morning and evening. Beach clean up for an hour. Ayurvedic massage and steam treatment.
Sunday Day 14
Yoga in the morning and a short surf depending on your flight times from Columbo (three hours taxi away).
We work with local Sri Lankan communities by taking you to them, this helps then improve their income generation options and boost eco-tourism in Sri Lanka which is still a minority sector. All activities use local hosts and guides and ensure the environment and culture are top priority when making all decisions
Please bring your own reusable water bottle to help reduce waste on the island. Purification tablets are also good if you don’t want to drink boiled water
Details of your resort/lodge names and full itinerary will be sent to you once your booking is confirmed with 20% deposit
We advise arriving a day before to acclimatise
We tailor this trip by changing three elements according to your preferences, just contact us for more information