Coast 2 Coast Tour | Sri Lanka
8 Days / 7 Nights
Colombo > Negombo > Sigiriya > Upperveli > Pigeon Island > Kandy > Nuwara Eliya > Ella > Udawalawe > Mirissa > Weligama Bay > Unawatuna > Galle > Hikkaduwa
Snorkeling, Surfing, Trekking, Safari, Waterfalls, Temples, Beaches, Epic Train Journey, Cultural Show, Beach Party!
Colombo (Bandaranaike International Airport)
£499 - Including; Food, Accommodation & Transport
Min. 4 people (Other travelers may have already booked on this trip!)
Day 1- Airport Pick-up!
So, we will meet you at the Airport! When you are coming through to Arrivals look out for the Travelteer sign and the representative wearing a Travelteer T-shirt.
On arrival you will be taken to the resort town of Negombo. Here, you will meet your fellow travellers and we will conduct an induction session in the evening. Perfect place to rest up and go for a swim, so you’re ready for the tour!
Day 2 -Sigiriya
The tour begins! First stop is to the Ancient Fortress of Sigiriya. This massive rock is considered the 8th wonder of the world! You will climb countless stairs and walkways that will eventually lead you to the palace which sits on the plateau 370 meters above sea level. But it’s all worthwhile the view is epic!
Just in time for sunset you will arrive in the quaint backpacker’s village of Upperveli. After some grub and a good shower, we head down to the beach for a bonfire. If you are lucky, there will be bio-luminescent plankton that light up the sea in a fluorescent blue! Ohh and the stars at night are incredible.
Day 3 - Pigeon Island
In the morning you’re heading up to the pristine beaches of Nilaveli where you will take a speed boat across to Pigeon Island. This island is a protected park requiring visitors to gain a permit (we have that all sorted!) making it the best kept coral reef in the whole Sri Lanka. Possibility to see a diverse range of tropical fish and ohh yeah.. black tip reef sharks (don’t worry their harmless)! After a day at this paradise island it’s now time to head back to the village for sunset volley ball and a beach BBQ.
Day 4 - Kandy
So, it’s time to hit the road again! Now, you are on the way to Sri Lanka’s city of culture, Kandy. This ancient capital is has millennia’s of history and is home to the Buddha’s tooth! You will first head into the heart of Kandy where you will be dazzled by the markets. Then it’s off to the culture show where you will watch traditional Singhalese dancing and fire walking!
As the sun goes down, we head to the temple of the tooth. Retreating back to your hostel (which boast’s the best views in the city) a balcony party awaits!
Day 5 - Nuwara Eliya
As the sun rises it’s off to Nuwara Eliya once called ‘Little England.’ Here you will visit a tea factory before experiencing an epic train journey through the heart of the hill country.
Arriving in Ella, it’s time to swim underneath some waterfalls! After a quick rest, put on your walking shoes as your heading on a trek up Ella rock. Here the best view of Sri Lanka awaits!
Day 6 - udawalawe National Park
Ok, now it’s what you have been waiting for, the safari! Leaving the foot hills of Ella you will enter the savannah of Udawalawe national park. Here, you will see countless number of elephants and other big wildlife around the various water holes.
Once the safari comes to an end it’s off to the coconut beaches of Mirissa. Time to soak up those rays!
Day 7 - Weligama Bay
Late morning we are off surfing at Weligama bay. This bay is regarded as one of the best places to learn in the world! With shallow, sandy waters and metre high waves this place is perfect for beginners. Don’t worry if you are a seasoned surfer, we can take you around the corner to a surf point. Watch out for the reef though!
As sun starts to set, it’s time to let your hair down for a sunset beach party!
Day 8 - Galle Fort
Now the tour is drawing to an end, but there are still a couple of surprises that await. First it’s off to Galle fort built by the Dutch in the 16th Century, now home to various shops and café’s.
Sadly the tour ends here, but it’s time to meet your fellow volunteers and get involved!
Tour's start every Sunday during these dates:
- Winter break (14th December 2015 - 30th January 2016)\
- Summer (29th May 2016- 28th August 2016)
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