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Sri Lanka Expedition: Village & Tea Treks

Duration: 14 days
From:
£1,435.00
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Venture off the tourist trail and uncover the raw beauty of Sri Lankan paradise on this heart-pumping, soul-warming, active adventure that takes you behind the scenes of this irresistible island.

Lace up your boots and pack your sense of adventure as you prepare to traverse the enchanting terrain of the Teardrop Isle.

Trek deep into steamy jungles amid birdlife and butterflies, traverse the undulating peaks and folds of misty mountain ranges, climb winding staircases to the grounds of an ancient fortress, meander through tea plantations dotted with quaint villages and cool down on a hike through the picturesque highlands – then reward your efforts with an epic sunrise on the summit of Adam’s peak, panoramic vistas from the crown of Sigiriya and a lazy day on the palm-fringed beach of Unawatuna.

Why you'll love this adventure

  • Traverse the unique peaks and folds of the Knuckles Mountain Range, uncovering the paths to remote villages and camping by secluded waterfalls.
  • Soak up the stunning vistas from atop Sri Lanka’s rock-star monument, Sigiriya, after climbing the 1200 steps to the summit of the ancient rock fortress.
  • Connect with a side of the Teardrop Isle that traverses off the tourist trail and trek the diverse landscapes that make up this island slice of paradise.
  • Venture to the summit of Adam’s Peak under moonlight and be rewarded with a mind-blowing sunrise that will imprinted in your memory for years to come.
  • Relax and unwind with a full day of freedom in the palm-fringed paradise of Unawatuna – reward those aching legs with a day on the beach, a dip in the ocean or an indulgent massage – the choice is yours!
Start
Negombo
Finish
Colombo
Trip Duration
14 Days
Group Size
Min 4, Max 12
Private Departure
N/A
Activity
Culture, Explorer, Hiking & Trekking
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Private Departure, Solo Traveller

Dates

From

Sunday

2 May 2021

To

Saturday

15 May 2021

From

Sunday

15 August 2021

To

Saturday

28 August 2021

This trip can be tailor made for your perfect travel dates. Please make a booking enquiry for more information.

Itinerary

This trip includes an action packed itinerary! Please make an enquiry and we'll send you the full itinerary for each day including meals, activities, travel and accommodation.

Sri Lanka Expedition: Village & Tea Treks

What's included

  • 13 breakfasts, 4 dinners and 7 lunches
  • Camping (basic facilities) (3 nights), Hotel (10 nights)
  • Private vehicle , Train
  • Sigiriya – Lion Rock
  • Knuckles Mountain Range – Guided Trek
  • Knuckles Mountain Range – Guided Trek
  • Knuckles Mountain Range – Guided Trek
  • Knuckles Mountain Range – Guided Trek
  • Adam’s Peak – Sunrise Climb

Trip notes

Price

From £1435 land only (flight option package available from some countries on request)

Min age

15

Accommodation

Camping (basic facilities) (3 nights), Hotel (10 nights)

Accommodation notes

OCCASIONAL ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION
The style of accommodation indicated in the day-to-day itinerary is a guideline. On rare occasions, alternative arrangements may need to be made due to the lack of availability of rooms in our usual accommodation. A similar standard of accommodation will be used in these instances.

TWIN SHARE / MULTI SHARE BASIS
Accommodation on this trip is on a twin/multishare basis. Please note there may be times where facilities will be shared rather than ensuite and rare occasions when you share a room with passengers travelling on a different Intrepid trip than your own.

CHECK-IN TIME
Throughout the trip we request that our hotels prepare rooms in time for our arrival, especially if we’re arriving prior to normal check-in time. However this isn’t always possible which means we won’t be able to check-in immediately on arrival at some hotels. Instead, we can store our luggage and explore our new destination.

PRE/POST TRIP ACCOMMODATION
If you’ve purchased pre-trip or post-trip accommodation (subject to availability), you may be required to change rooms from your trip accommodation for these extra nights.

AIR CONDITIONING:
Please note that while all hotels on this trip have fans, not all will have air conditioning.

Meals

13 breakfasts, 4 dinners and 7 lunches

Food and dietary requirements

SRI LANKAN FOOD:
Sri Lankan food is, put simply, delicious! Here’s some advice on the best local dishes to try:
https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/eat-like-a-local-in-sri-lanka/
https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/best-breakfasts-sri-lanka/

Vegetarians & vegans also won’t go hungry:
https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/vegetarian-vegan-food-guide-sri-lanka/

Who is this trip for?

Is this trip right for you

Just as a heads up before you book: this trip is new to our range this year. And while we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise. But every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.

You will need an excellent level of fitness to complete the multi-day treks and summit Adam’s Peak. Climbing Adam’s Peak is a challenge that shouldn’t be underestimated. Elevation is above 2200m and we start trekking at midnight to summit in the dark in order to be able to witness the sunrise. It’s an unforgettable climb for sure, but you’ll need to be well prepared to fully enjoy the experience.

The weather in this region varies seasonally. Be prepared to get sweaty, and for the occasional rainstorm which may require a change of plans.

Sri Lanka gets hot and humid, drink plenty of water and remember a good quality hat and sun block.

Transport notes

MOTORCYCLES:
Your travel insurance policy is unlikely to cover you when riding a motorcycle. We do not include or offer motorcycle activities on any of our trips in Sri Lanka.

TAXIS:
Use the taxi services from within the arrivals terminal at the airport or taxi services arranged through your booking agent. If you have a local SIM card, ride-sharing services, such as Uber, are available in major cities.

Additional notes

Health

Your fellow travellers

As you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travellers will probably come from all corners of the world and likely a range of age groups too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group – patience with your fellow travellers is sometimes required for the benefit of everyone’s travel experience. Remember too that you have responsibilities to the group. If you are requested to be at a place at a certain time, ensure that you don’t keep the rest of the group waiting. We have found time and time again that the very best trips we operate are those where the dynamics within the group work well – this takes just a little effort on your part. Due to privacy reasons, we are unable to provide you with contact details and any personal information about your fellow travellers booked on your trip prior to departure.

SOLO TRAVELLERS
This is the beauty of our style of travel: many of our travellers join because they are travelling solo and want to meet and share experiences with like-minded people.

As a solo traveller, you will be paired up with another traveller of the same gender as per your passport information. Please note that this only applies to accommodation during the tour. Pre-trip and post-trip accommodation booked through us will on a single room basis.

If you’re not comfortable sharing a room with someone of the same gender, you also have the choice to pay for a single supplement (available on the majority of our trips).

If you don’t identify with the gender assigned on your passport, please let us know at time of booking and we’ll arrange the rooming configuration accordingly.

Some of our itineraries have accommodation booked on an open gender, multi-share basis and where applicable this will be specified in our Essential Trip Information.

Covid-19

This operator has a policy in place for COVID-19 and their adventures. Please request full details so we can share the most up to date information with you. Thanks!

Tour operator

We love this operator for the freedom and flexibility they give travellers to get off the tourist trails and really experience local cultures. Their style of small group travel is perfect for solo travellers, couples or small groups of friends and their grassroots style of travel seeks to have a positive impact on the communities they visit.

They use local leaders, local accommodation & transport and support local community projects, ensuring sustainability is at the centre of everything they do.

In addition, they expect their staff and travellers to demonstrate the principles of responsible travel – respecting people, cultures and local environments; in the distribution of wealth; in good will and cross-cultural sharing; and in contributing to sustainable development.

 

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