Pure Sri Lanka(Twin Room,Start Negombo, End Colombo)
For 18 - 35 Young Professionals, Singles and Students

Vacation Overview

Say Ayubowan to Contiki's newest hot spot, Sri Lanka. This adventure is going to take you all over, from national parks to beaches to the world-famous tea country, we've squeezed in all the highlights to create the perfect 10-day trip. Imagine hand-picked inclusions and free time add-ons that deliver the best Sri Lanka has to offer.

Pure Sri Lanka(Twin Room,Start Negombo, End Colombo) Vacation Itinerary
Vacation Day 1 - Arrive Negombo

Our Sri Lankan adventure begins in Negombo. Find your feet in this diverse & laid-back town with coastal beaches, local fish markets and a working Dutch-style canal system. This evening you'll meet up with your Trip Manager and your team for a full brief of the travels about to unfold, before heading out for the first taste of some local delicacies.

Vacation Day 2 - Negombo to Kandy

This morning we head inland to what was once the last imperial city of Sri Lanka, Kandy.Home to the most important of Buddhist relics - the tooth of Lord Buddha - we of course have a locally guided tour of the Temple of the Tooth (what else!) awaiting us. Tonight, you have the chance to watch history and mythology explode into colour & rhythm with some traditional Kandyan Folk dance. Later, choose to tuck into some local street food. Try a 'Hopper' - we promise you've never eaten a curry like this before, and you haven't really tried Sri Lankan street food until now.

Vacation Day 3 - Kandy to Ella

Today we head further into the hill country on the train, passing lush green hills and waterfalls enroute to Nuwara Eliya. This small town with colonial-era buildings is found in the heart of Sri Lanka's famous Ceylon tea industry. We'll stop to visit a tea plantation to find out how different teas are grown, plucked and packaged before continuing on to our next destination of Ella.

Vacation Day 4 - Ella

The day is yours to explore the beautiful countryside and laid-back backpacker hub of Ella, nestled among green cloud forests and tea plantations. In the early morning, feel free to head to Horton Plains National Park and walk to \"World's End\", one of the highlights here. Or spend the day in Ella doing the local walks that show off the incredibly insta-worthy views down through the Ella Gap, including the cascading waterfalls this small town is famous for. If you're lucky, you might even get to meet one of the locals: the leaf-eating Langur monkey.

Vacation Day 5 - Ella to Udawalawe National Park

Our journey continues south, as we head down from the hill country into the southern plains where a rich abundance of wildlife awaits us.Our first stop is at the Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home, where orphaned baby elephants are cared for before being released back into the wild. In this unmissable experience that's sure to pull a few heartstrings, we'll get to watch the babies at feeding time, while you try to restrain yourself from adopting one then and there. But tear yourself away, because next we're heading to our Special Stay accommodation for the night: glamping alongside the Walawe riverbed in full Safari style, surrounded by the vibrant flora and fauna of the Sri Lankan jungle.

Vacation Day 6 - Udwalawe National Park

The Udawalawe National Park is one of the best places to get a glimpse of the Sri Lankan Elephants, so this morning we'll jump aboard our Safari Jeep and explore the park, keeping an eye out for the abundance of wildlife: see if you can spot a water buffalo, and keep your camera handy to snap the brightly coloured native birds. Once you're all safari'ed out, you'll be free to spend the afternoon relaxing by the pool, or hiring a bike for your own cycle adventure.

Vacation Day 7 - Udwalawe National Park to Unawatuna

Say goodbye to the wilderness, because today you're heading along the coast to the beachside town of Unawatuna.The South West coast of Sri Lanka is famous for its beaches, mangrove forests and picturesque colonial port towns set up in turn first by the Portuguese, secondly by the Dutch and finally the English, and Unawatuna is no exception. This afternoon we'll take a trip to explore the UNESCO-listed historic fort city of Galle, a must-see for its distinctly unique mishmash of European and South Asian traditional architecture. Check out the Portuguese Franciscan chapel, Dutch coat of arms and British Queen Victoria Jubilee Tower. Later this evening, you can opt to learn the ways of Sri Lankan cooking with our cooking demonstration and dinner.

Vacation Day 8 - Unawatuna

The Southern tip of Sri Lanka is a favourite hangout spot for some of the most majestic creatures in the world: whales. We're heading to Mirissa, considered to be the best place to get a glimpse of the Blue Whale, Sperm Whale and dolphins, and this morning is your chance to head out whale-watching for an unmissable up-close encounter. After the morning's excitement, the afternoon is yours to unwind on the tropical palm-studded beach with clear turquoise waters, or opt in for a surf lesson at nearby Weligama Bay.

Vacation Day 9 - Unawatuna to Colombo

Today we'll reach our final destination, the bustling capital city of Colombo. Enroute we'll make a stop to learn about the traditional art of balsa-wood mask painting, followed by a visit to the Kosgoda Turtle Conservation centre.Once we hit Colombo, the best way to continue is with a sightseeing tour of this sprawling, richly multicultural city. Marvel at the atmospheric temples & showstopping mosques, check out the rose-tinted colonial buildings and, if you're brave enough, pick up some hot cobra chillies or souvenirs from the truly authentic (and famously chaotic) Pettah Bazaar. Tonight you can put on your party pants, because we've already sussed out the best rooftop bars and we're going out in style - the perfect way to cap off the last incredible 9 days with your Sri Lanka crew.

Vacation Day 10 - Depart Colombo

Your Contiki trip finishes this morning in Colombo. Say goodbye to your new friends and plan a meet up somewhere in the world soon.

Vacation Prices
05 Oct,2020
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
05 Oct,2020 18:00 14 Oct,2020 09:00 1715 USD twin available
05 Oct,2020 18:00 14 Oct,2020 09:00 1715 USD twinShare available
05 Oct,2020 18:00 14 Oct,2020 09:00 2425 USD single available
19 Oct,2020
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
19 Oct,2020 18:00 28 Oct,2020 09:00 1715 USD twin available
19 Oct,2020 18:00 28 Oct,2020 09:00 1715 USD twinShare available
19 Oct,2020 18:00 28 Oct,2020 09:00 2425 USD single available
02 Nov,2020
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
02 Nov,2020 18:00 11 Nov,2020 09:00 1715 USD twin closed
02 Nov,2020 18:00 11 Nov,2020 09:00 1715 USD twinShare closed
02 Nov,2020 18:00 11 Nov,2020 09:00 2425 USD single closed
16 Nov,2020
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
16 Nov,2020 18:00 25 Nov,2020 09:00 1715 USD twin available
16 Nov,2020 18:00 25 Nov,2020 09:00 1715 USD twinShare available
16 Nov,2020 18:00 25 Nov,2020 09:00 2425 USD single available
23 Nov,2020
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
23 Nov,2020 18:00 02 Dec,2020 09:00 1715 USD twin available
23 Nov,2020 18:00 02 Dec,2020 09:00 1715 USD twinShare available
23 Nov,2020 18:00 02 Dec,2020 09:00 2425 USD single available
30 Nov,2020
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
30 Nov,2020 18:00 09 Dec,2020 09:00 1715 USD twin available
30 Nov,2020 18:00 09 Dec,2020 09:00 1715 USD twinShare available
30 Nov,2020 18:00 09 Dec,2020 09:00 2425 USD single available
07 Dec,2020
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
07 Dec,2020 18:00 16 Dec,2020 09:00 1715 USD twin closed
07 Dec,2020 18:00 16 Dec,2020 09:00 1715 USD twinShare closed
07 Dec,2020 18:00 16 Dec,2020 09:00 2425 USD single closed
14 Dec,2020
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
14 Dec,2020 18:00 23 Dec,2020 09:00 1825 USD twin available
14 Dec,2020 18:00 23 Dec,2020 09:00 1825 USD twinShare available
14 Dec,2020 18:00 23 Dec,2020 09:00 2585 USD single available
21 Dec,2020
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
21 Dec,2020 18:00 30 Dec,2020 09:00 1895 USD twin closed
21 Dec,2020 18:00 30 Dec,2020 09:00 1895 USD twinShare closed
21 Dec,2020 18:00 30 Dec,2020 09:00 2605 USD single closed
28 Dec,2020
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
28 Dec,2020 18:00 06 Jan,2021 09:00 1895 USD twin available
28 Dec,2020 18:00 06 Jan,2021 09:00 1895 USD twinShare available
28 Dec,2020 18:00 06 Jan,2021 09:00 2605 USD single available
04 Jan,2021
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
04 Jan,2021 18:00 13 Jan,2021 09:00 1825 USD twin available
04 Jan,2021 18:00 13 Jan,2021 09:00 1825 USD twinShare available
04 Jan,2021 18:00 13 Jan,2021 09:00 2535 USD single available
11 Jan,2021
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
11 Jan,2021 18:00 20 Jan,2021 09:00 1715 USD twin available
11 Jan,2021 18:00 20 Jan,2021 09:00 1715 USD twinShare available
11 Jan,2021 18:00 20 Jan,2021 09:00 2425 USD single available
25 Jan,2021
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
25 Jan,2021 18:00 03 Feb,2021 09:00 1715 USD twin available
25 Jan,2021 18:00 03 Feb,2021 09:00 1715 USD twinShare available
25 Jan,2021 18:00 03 Feb,2021 09:00 2425 USD single available
08 Feb,2021
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
08 Feb,2021 18:00 17 Feb,2021 09:00 1715 USD twin available
08 Feb,2021 18:00 17 Feb,2021 09:00 1715 USD twinShare available
08 Feb,2021 18:00 17 Feb,2021 09:00 2425 USD single available
22 Feb,2021
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
22 Feb,2021 18:00 03 Mar,2021 09:00 1715 USD twin available
22 Feb,2021 18:00 03 Mar,2021 09:00 1715 USD twinShare available
22 Feb,2021 18:00 03 Mar,2021 09:00 2425 USD single available
08 Mar,2021
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
08 Mar,2021 18:00 17 Mar,2021 09:00 1715 USD twin available
08 Mar,2021 18:00 17 Mar,2021 09:00 1715 USD twinShare available
08 Mar,2021 18:00 17 Mar,2021 09:00 2425 USD single available
22 Mar,2021
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
22 Mar,2021 18:00 31 Mar,2021 09:00 1715 USD twin available
22 Mar,2021 18:00 31 Mar,2021 09:00 1715 USD twinShare available
22 Mar,2021 18:00 31 Mar,2021 09:00 2425 USD single available

 *Prices are not guaranteed until time of booking

All of This & More is Included as standard on your Trip.

Accommodation
  • You'll spend this adventure in twin-share hotel accommodation, as well as some extra cool experiences, we call them Special Stay's because frankly, that's exactly what they are. You'll be treated to two very special nights - think glamping alongside the riverbed.
Food
  • Take a break and enjoy your mornings with all breakfasts on us, and we’ve even thrown in two dinners and a lunch. This means less time planning where to eat and more time exploring. Even with all these meals, there’s still plenty of opportunities to discover hidden gems and dine with the locals.
Staff
  • A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life, along with Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do.

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