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Jacinta "The Sri Lankan Express tour was a great experience. For someone who doesn't tend to join tour groups this one was perfect as it was short- only 8 days but still managed to cover everything I wanted to and more! The accomodation exceeded my expectations in each location and I enjoyed how the tour was broken up into travel days and free days to explore. We had Tiran as our guide and he was wonderful..."
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8 reviews
Starts
Negombo
Destinations
+4
Ends
Udawalawa
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Highlights

Start in Negombo and end in Udawalawa! With the adventure tour Sri Lanka Express, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Negombo, Sri Lanka and 5 other destinations in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Express is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
12 to 70 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Camping, Guesthouse
Max Group Size
15
Transportation
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Jeep & 4WD, Private Vehicle
Travel style
Adventure, In-depth Cultural

8 Reviews

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Good
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  • YM
    Written on April 10, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    A good introduction to Sri Lanka but too much time spent travelling in mini bus.
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  • Sri Lanka Express reviewer 2
    Written on January 31, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    Have already filled in a revue for G Adventures direct.
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  • BT
    Written on December 20, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    The unfortunate thing was that we were significantly older than the rest of the group so it was fragmented. The guide did little to socialise and we never had his room number if we needed assistance. The transportation was very good with 11 on the group there was always plenty of room and we were kept well-supplied with water. the accommodation was good standard but Hilltop in Kandy although scenic was way out of town. Also the accommodation in Unawatana - we left the tour a day earlier and stayed in Galle Fort area - a much better option. An extra added trip to Yala was too much - a 17 hour day!!
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  • AS
    Written on November 20, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Excellent guide, good hotels, good pace and good mix of activities
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  • JA
    Written on November 7, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Our Sri Lanka Express tour was great fun with an excellent tour guide and a variety of experiences giving us an unforgettable taste of Sri Lanka
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  • JB
    Written on September 11, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    The Sri Lankan Express tour was a great experience. For someone who doesn't tend to join tour groups this one was perfect as it was short- only 8 days but still managed to cover everything I wanted to and more! The accomodation exceeded my expectations in each location and I enjoyed how the tour was broken up into travel days and free days to explore. We had Tiran as our guide and he was wonderful- constantly making sure that everyone was happy, comfortable and looked after. His happy and positive nature couldn't help but smile and have a laugh with him, he definitely contributed to making my experience a positive one!
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  • V
    Written on April 15, 2017
    2.0 - Rather poor

    It wasn't as good as other gadventures tours I had been on. We were taken to a spice garden where we were massively ripped off, it was a pressure sales type visit where they spend two hours showing you products to then fleece you for all your cash in a shop. We spent the best part of an afternoon there. The products were in deceptively large packaging but the reality was different when you opened it as the liquid was practically non existent. I found similar products later on the trip for 1/10 of the price. The accommodation was very basic and the tour guide seemed to be syphoning off the tip money for himself, and pressure selling us jewelry where he was getting 50% of the sale price. We spent far too much time in the places which was making him commission but not enough in the places we actually wanted to see (e.g Galle) Overall not impressed!
    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks for the feedback here Vanessa. We will use this and try to make things better for future travellers. Sorry you feel things were not as efficient or as rewarding as you would have liked.
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  • DM
    Written on September 27, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    It was nice. Very chilled, which is what I was hoping for. The age group skewed a bit older which was great. Guide was very approachable, knowledgeable- didn't integrate with the group all the time, which some people complained about- but that didn't bother me at all.
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1 Negombo
  2. Day 2 Negombo/Kandy (1B, 1L)
  3. Day 3 Kandy (1B)
  4. Day 4 Kandy/Ella (1L, 1D)
  5. Day 5 Ella (1B, 1L, 1D)
  6. Day 6 Ella/Udawalawe National Park (1B, 1D)
  7. Day 7 Udawalawe National Park/Unawatuna (1B)
  8. Day 8 Unawatuna (1B)

What's included

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

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  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • Can I share the accommodation with someone to lower the cost?

      The single supplement is completely optional. You are not required to pay a single supplement to join the tour. The tour price advertised is based on a twin share basis, if you are a single traveller you will be roomed with a passenger of the same gender. The single supplement optional cost is if you would like your own room on the tour.

    • Hello, I am a single traveler and would like to join a group tour early next year. Are there single's supplements added to your prices?

      Sure thing, if you wish to book a room of your own on this trip is is an additional $629. We would be happy to add that for you so you can book in this fab tour!

    • What happens if I arrive on Day 2?

      There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting on day one. Since you are arriving late you will meet the group and the tour leader on the second day of this amazing trip.

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    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go

    Currencies

    Rupee
    Sri Lanka

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    Sri Lanka

    Visa

    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

    Vaccinations

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Typhoid
    Recommended for Sri Lanka. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Sri Lanka. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for Sri Lanka. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Sri Lanka. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Rabies
    Recommended for Sri Lanka. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    Yellow fever
    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Sri Lanka. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    Japanese B encephalitis
    Recommended for Sri Lanka. Ideally 1 month before travel.

    Policies

    Location
    Negombo is the starting point and Udawalawa is the endpoint.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request G Adventures to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $250 to confirm this G Adventures booking. The remaining balance is then payable 65 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 26 October 2018 the full payment of $882 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 65 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $882 for Sri Lanka Express, but the deposit of $250 is non-refundable. But, the deposit is fully transferable to future bookings with G Adventures.
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    The following cards are accepted for G Adventures tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 378 km.
    • Negombo (Sri Lanka)
    • 89 km
    • Kandy (Sri Lanka)
    • 64 km
    • Ella (Sri Lanka)
    • 131 km
    • Galle (Sri Lanka)
    • 88 km
    • Udawalawe National Park (Sri Lanka)
    • 6 km
    • Udawalawa (Sri Lanka)

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