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Sri Lanka Real Food Adventure

Negombo, Dambulla, Kandy, Bandarawela, Udawalawe National Park, Mirissa, Colombo
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Included in this Holiday

  • Indirect international flights, departing London
  • Small group tour with Intrepid
  • 11 nights in 3 to 4-star hotels
  • Coconut plantation visit
  • Spice garden tour and lunch
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Price based on 2 people sharing, travel in October 2024
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Embark on a flavourful journey through Sri Lanka, known as the 'Pearl of the Indian Ocean'. From bustling markets to tranquil beaches, ancient temples to modern cities, this tour immerses you in the rich cultural tapestry and diverse culinary delights of this beautiful island nation.

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Day 1

Fly from the UK to Colombo

Day 2

Negombo

Welcome to Sri Lanka! Arrive in the seaside city of Negombo, where palm-fringed beaches and colourful fishing boats set the scene. Meet your local leader and fellow travelers for a 6pm welcome meeting. Spend your first evening exploring the coastline, getting to know your travel companions, and perhaps savouring your first taste of Sri Lankan cuisine together.

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Day 3

Dambulla

Rise early to experience the vibrant Negombo fish market, renowned for its fresh seafood. Journey to a coconut plantation to learn about the versatile uses of the coconut tree, taste king coconut water, and witness toddy tappers in action. After enjoying a traditional rice and curry lunch, head inland to Dambulla. In the evening, explore local street food with your guide, sampling famous Sri Lankan short eats like hoppers.

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Day 4

Dambulla

Visit the iconic Sigiriya, also known as Lion Rock, and climb to its ancient fortress. Witness Chena cultivation, one of the oldest forms of agriculture in Sri Lanka, and enjoy a lunch of tropical vegetables, curry, and fresh catch. Later, tour the bustling Dambulla wholesale market, which showcases the region's agricultural diversity. The evening is free for your own food adventures.

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Day 5

Kandy

Explore the impressive Dambulla Cave Temples, adorned with Buddha images and frescoes. En route to Kandy, stop at a spice garden in Matale to learn about the country's spice heritage and enjoy a flavourful lunch. In Kandy, visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and experience the city's vibrant atmosphere. The evening is free for you to explore local culinary delights.

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Day 6

Kandy

Take a guided walk around Kandy's city centre, visiting the Central Market and sampling local fruits. Tour a tea factory to learn about the production of Sri Lanka's famous tea. In the evening, join a Sinhalese family for a cooking class and dinner, where you'll learn to make string hoppers and enjoy a feast of traditional sweets.

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Day 7

Bandarawela

Journey through the scenic highlands to Bandarawela, passing waterfalls and lush tea plantations. In the evening, visit a local home for a cooking demonstration and traditional dinner, experiencing the warmth and hospitality of Sri Lankan culture.

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Day 8

Bandarawela

Hike through tea fields in the morning, meeting local tea pickers and learning about their craft. Travel to Haputale for a home-cooked Tamil lunch featuring dosa and idli. Return to Bandarawela in the late afternoon to relax and soak up the serene surroundings.

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Day 9

Yala/Udawalawe National Park

Drive to Yala National Park (or Udawalawe National Park during the off-season) for an evening safari. Keep your eyes peeled for leopards, elephants, and a variety of bird species. Enjoy the natural beauty and wildlife of this remarkable park.

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Day 10

Mirissa

Taste buffalo curd with treacle for breakfast before traveling to Mirissa. Enjoy a delicious biryani and watalappam lunch en route. Spend the afternoon relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Mirissa or exploring the local area. Optional activities include whale watching or visiting the local fish market.

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Day 11

Mirissa

Meet a local fisherman in the morning and learn about their trade. Enjoy a fresh seafood lunch with a fisherman's family. In the afternoon, explore the colonial town of Galle, with its blend of European and South Asian influences. Return to Mirissa for the night.

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Day 12

Colombo

Travel to Colombo, Sri Lanka's bustling commercial capital. Take a city tour, sampling street food and exploring markets. Enjoy a final Dutch Burgher-influenced meal with your travel companions, celebrating the end of your food adventure.

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Day 13

Depart Colombo and return to the UK

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