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Tineke "This tour was pretty incredible! With a great guide like Priya, there were many opportunities for exploring, cultural learning and sights that otherwise may have gone undiscovered. I'm a huge curry fan, so I was very happy in the food department! Pack some snacks in your backpack because sometimes lunches and dinners are later than expected, but totally worth the wait. The little places that serve..."
Excellent
7 reviews
Starts
Negombo
Destinations
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Ends
Negombo
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Highlights

  • Admire Kitulgala's scenery
  • Visit a 12-metre statue of Buddha
  • Watch traditional Sri Lankan dancing
  • Explore temples of Colombo
Age range
18 to 65 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
19
Transportation
Local Transport, Private Vehicle
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Adventure
Start and end in Negombo! With the in-depth cultural tour Sri Lanka Experience, you have a 9 day tour package taking you through Negombo, Sri Lanka and 5 other destinations in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Experience includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • E
    Written on April 4, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Amazing tour, full of the cultural and natural sights. Despite being a short tour, covered all of the highlights, including a natural park, and a visit to the tea factory (despite not being on the tour). Priya is great, wonderful to chat to, and very flexible in allowing for small changes to the itinerary individuals may request. He went out of his way to help me source some items I wanted to buy, and a genuinely thoughtful and friendly company throughout. Everything was very well thought through, to provide an authentic experience, and I enjoyed every second of it. The hotels and food was very good and the trip was overall, an excellent value for money. I would go back any day!
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  • UC
    Written on September 11, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Sri Lanka Experience...WOW...what a fabulous experience. Having traveled all over the world in the US Navy, this was by far my best experience touring another country and much more than I could have asked for in a tour. Priya was an excellent guide. He was detailed in his description of a country he "OBVIOUSLY" loves and an amazing story teller, bringing together the history of Sri Lanka, all the way up to present time. He answered all of our questions completely and when he didn't know something, he didn't hesitate to get us an answer. From our first contact with him to the moment we were transported to the airport, Priya made himself available and ensured our holiday was exciting and uneventful. The dinner with a local family was especially exciting for me. It is something, I just can't imagine doing any place else. The family that shared their home, was very lovely and openly welcomed us. Our driver, Ruwan was exceptionally awesome as well and as a team, they are hands down...The Best!! Together, they are funny, knowledgeable, and as eager to learn from us as we were from them. Anyone going to Sri Lanka, should ask for them by name! Priya and Ruwan!!
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  • L
    Written on September 5, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The first word that comes to mind is AMAZING. This tour by far has been the best tour that I have experienced. The small tour groups allow for a personalized holiday. Our tour guide Priya, has a special love for his county and he was very excited to share that love with us. He was very knowledgeable and eager to answer any questions we had. He told these great stories about Sri Lanka's history and cultural that kept you wanting to hear more. Our driver Ruwan was quite the gentleman. Not only was he skilled at navigating through the busy streets of Sri Lanka, he was interactive, helpful and opened to answer questions throughout the tour. Priya and Ruwan make a perfect team and I thank both for making my holiday perfect.
    Tucan Travel commented on this review
    Wow! What a glowing review! Thank you so much.
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  • Sri Lanka Experience reviewer 4
    Written on September 3, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I highly recommend this tour! It was exactly what I was looking for in terms of the sites that I wanted to see in the cultural triangle including Mihintale and the overall duration of the tour. We spent a lovely 2 days in Kandy as well. It was also a nice balance of opportunities to enjoy culture, local cuisine, physical activity, relaxation and exploration of sites. Our group ended up being a small group of 4 which provided for a very personal tour with our trusted guide, Priya, who shared extensive knowledge of the cultural and historical background of our sites. He was very thoughtful throughout the tour in looking out for us and ensuring that our needs were met. His passion for sharing the richness of the culture of Sri Lanka is apparent, and we benefitted from his extensive experience as a guide for over 20 years. Of the sites, the highlight was climbing Sigiriya (Lion Rock) and observing the breath-taking views from the top. It would be helpful to provide guidance for appropriate footwear based on the activities of the day. I would recommend easily removable shoes for visiting the temples. In terms of culture and cuisine, we got to experience food preparation and dining at a local home as well as many delicious and inexpensive cuisine of the locals that were off the beaten path. We thoroughly enjoyed an optional safari excursion to Kaudulla National Park and saw over 100 elephants in their natural habitat. We were also able to fit in two spa opportunities for Ayurvedic full-body massage and steam treatment which was much appreciated after the climbing and physical activities. The hotel accommodations were a mix of local properties which were air-conditioned and clean. All of the hotels served breakfast, and many had a full array of options in the buffet. I was traveling alone and paid for single supplement and felt that this tour was an excellent value for the cost.
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  • TA
    Written on September 3, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I am an avid traveler and hands down this was THE BEST guided tour I have where taken! Our tour guide Priya is very passionate about his love for his country and that comes through in his extensive knowledge about every aspect of this country so rich in history and culture! The planned and optional excursions were the perfect balance to get a good feel for the food, people, and history of Sri Lanka. I really enjoyed the optional excursion of dinner at a Sri Lankan family's home. Tucan does an excellent job of selecting well appointed accommodations across the country, especially for the price that you pay. The transportation was great and the group size was perfect to efficiently get through the various sites. I highly recommend this tour company and package if you want to get a thorough experience in the beautiful country of Sri Lanka!
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  • Sri Lanka Experience reviewer 6
    Written on January 16, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I made this tour in December a very popular month for national tourists but also an opprtunity to exchange and learn from locals. The tour is fun packed and highly orientated towards the spectacular ancient historical sites and civilisations. Without the expert knowledge of our guide I would not have been able to bring these places alive with the vibrancy they deserve. Well done and a great tour to select.
    Tucan Travel commented on this review
    Thank you for your review Ade. We are so pleased to read that you had a good time.
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  • Sri Lanka Experience reviewer 7
    Written on December 29, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    This tour was pretty incredible! With a great guide like Priya, there were many opportunities for exploring, cultural learning and sights that otherwise may have gone undiscovered. I'm a huge curry fan, so I was very happy in the food department! Pack some snacks in your backpack because sometimes lunches and dinners are later than expected, but totally worth the wait. The little places that served authentic Sri Lankan food were my favourite and Priya knew where all the best food was! My main highlights were the Sigiriya rock trip, which was a fun and physically engaging climb up the rock with fantastic views, and Kaudulla national park drive, where we got an amazing up-close view of dozens of wild elephants. This tour is thorough on the archaeological sites and temples. The places I really enjoyed were the rock of Mihintale (you get a great view) and the Dambulla caves (some pretty impressive ancient statues in the caves and huge gold Buddha down the hill). I loved the coconut tree toddy tapping demo (including drinking the sap), stopping roadside for fresh King coconuts, the amazing lush green forests and scenery, the best curries I've ever tasted and of course Sigiriya rock and seeing wild elephants at the National Park as I mentioned earlier. I suggest you take a small umbrella because it really can start raining heavily, suddenly! It also makes also great sunshade for those long sunny days out walking around the ruins for example. Most of the hotels had fabulous buffet breakfasts (not all - some were basic, but we never went hungry) and gorgeous pools, but there isn't a lot of time to lounge around. The schedule is filled with activities, but wasn't too exhaustive, just what I like. Overall it was a great week!!
    Tucan Travel commented on this review
    Thank you for your feedback Tineke! We are so pleased you enjoyed your tour of Sri Lanka!
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Itinerary

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  1. Day 1: Arrive Negombo
  2. Day 2-3: Anuradhapura
  3. Day 4: Polonnaruwa
  4. Day 5: Sigiriya
  5. Day 6-7: Kandy
  6. Day 8: Negombo
  7. Day 9: Depart Negombo

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    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.

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    Location
    Start and end in Negombo.
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    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $500 to confirm this Tucan Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 16 October 2018 the full payment of $825 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $825 for Sri Lanka Experience, but the deposit of $500 is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
    Availability
    Some departure dates and prices may vary and Tucan Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 430 km.
    • Negombo (Sri Lanka)
    • 139 km
    • Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka)
    • 78 km
    • Polonnaruwa (Sri Lanka)
    • 28 km
    • Sigiriya (Sri Lanka)
    • 75 km
    • Kandy (Sri Lanka)
    • 40 km
    • Kitulgala (Sri Lanka)
    • 70 km
    • Negombo (Sri Lanka)

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