Sigiriya and Pidurangala, Sri Lanka. Photo: GettyImages-1445408417
4.9
| 27 reviews

The Ultimate Adventure Through Sri Lanka

10 nights
Moderate

Get to the heart of Sri Lanka via jungle trails and wildlife reserves, hiking to spectacular viewpoints, rural villages and tropical beaches

What's Included?

Activities & Certified Guides

All itinerary activities with expert, local, English-speaking guides

All accommodation

7 nights in hotels and eco-lodges, 2 nights glamping and 1 night in a mountain hut

Meals

All breakfasts, 5 lunches and 8 dinners

Transfers & Permits

All airport transfers, local transfers, with park permits and entry fees

Equipment

All your cycling, surfing and yoga equipment

Small Like-minded Groups

Solo-friendly by design, join our small n’ sociable groups of up to 14 like-minded, active and outdoorsy people
From

excluding flights

What's it like?

4.9
| 27 reviews
What an amazing experience!
May 2024
Lisa S.
What an amazing experience!
May 2024
Lisa S.
What an amazing experience!
May 2024
Lisa S.
1st time Sri Lanka
May 2024
eve s.
Wildlife, and unique accommodations
April 2024
Barbara S.
Great trip.... was my first
April 2024
Neena H.
Sri Lanka
April 2024
Katie Y.
Sri Lanka
April 2024
Katie Y.
Sri Lanka
April 2024
Katie Y.
Sri Lanka
April 2024
Katie Y.
Awesome adventure around Sri Lanka
April 2024
Nisha C.
Awesome adventure around Sri Lanka
April 2024
Nisha C.
Awesome adventure around Sri Lanka
April 2024
Nisha C.
Awesome adventure around Sri Lanka
April 2024
Nisha C.
Awesome adventure around Sri Lanka
April 2024
Nisha C.
Awesome adventure around Sri Lanka
April 2024
Nisha C.
Awesome adventure around Sri Lanka
April 2024
Nisha C.
Awesome adventure around Sri Lanka
April 2024
Nisha C.
Awesome adventure around Sri Lanka
April 2024
Nisha C.
Incredible trip!
April 2024
esme a.
Incredible trip!
April 2024
esme a.
Incredible trip!
April 2024
esme a.
Incredible trip!
April 2024
esme a.
Incredible trip!
April 2024
esme a.
Incredible trip!
April 2024
esme a.
Top marks.
March 2024
Richard P.
Top marks.
March 2024
Richard P.
Top marks.
March 2024
Richard P.
Top marks.
March 2024
Richard P.
An amazing experience...the group was
March 2024
Mandy P.

Clamber up the iconic Lion Rock of Sigiriya, tackle part of the long-distance Pekoe Trail, and hike to waterfalls near Kandy

Trek through remote, pristine forest in Gal Oya with the Vedda people – Sri Lanka's last indigenous community

Spot wild elephants bathing, practice yoga surrounded by exotic birds and ride the train to the tea hills of Nuwara Eliya

Unwind in hand-picked eco-lodges, wild glamping sites and hidden nature retreats, then learn to surf on the golden coast

Key Information

Day 1

Touchdown in Sri Lanka

Ayu-bowan! Welcome to Sri Lanka. Your adventure begins in the town of Negombo, just a short drive away from Bandaranaike International Airport. Your host will collect you on arrival and transfer you to a comfortable beach hotel, the perfect place to recharge and relax by the pool after a long flight. Later this afternoon, meet your guide and fellow adventurers for a welcome briefing, and if you have energy head out for a short walk along the lively main street, getting aquainted with the vibrant local community.

Day 2

Pidurangala Rock: Sigiriya's most incredible viewpoint

View of Sigiriya Sri Lanka. Photo: GettyImages-1446397331

Hiking

1.5hrs · 3km · 200m up · 200m down

Driving

4hrs

Rise and shine, ready to set off on the most incredible adventure through Sri Lanka. Pay a quick visit to the buzzing fish market of Negombo, watching fishermen returning from the sea with their catch of the day, before enjoying a scenic four-hour drive to Habarana, in the heart of the Cultural Triangle. Your base today is a peaceful retreat immersed in lush greenery. This afternoon you'll head out to climb Pidurangala Rock, one of Sri Lanka's most underrated gems. Navigate some steep steps and boulders, catching your breath at an ancient Buddhist temple on the way up. You'll reach the top just in time for sunset, with 360-degree views of Sigiriya fortress, the surrounding countryside and distant mountains, all bathed in a golden glow.

Day 3

Climb Lion Rock and head to remote Gal Oya

Gal Oya Wild Glamping, Sri Lanka. Photo: Hotel/Gal Oya Wild Glamping

Cycling

2hrs · 15-20km · 100m up · 100m down

Hiking

2.5hrs · 5km · 350m up · 350m down

Driving

4hrs

Wake at sunrise to beat the heat, heading out on two wheels to explore the backroads of Habarana and Sigiriya. Following quiet country lanes, pedal through rural communities and witness village life as you spot farmers working in their rice fields and kids walking to school. Out of the saddle, get ready to climb Sigiriya, also known as Lion Rock. This majestic 5th-century fortress is Sri Lanka's most iconic UNESCO-listed landmark. Make a grand entrance through massive lion’s paws carved out of stone then tackle the 1200 steps all the way to the top, where dazzling panoramic views of lush Sri Lankan jungle await. This afternoon, rest your legs as you drive to remote Gal Oya, the most untouched of all of Sri Lanka’s wildlife sanctuaries. Your home for the next two nights is a spectacular glamping site nestled in wild Rathugala, a majestic mountain-locked village inhabited by the Veddas — the last indigenous people of Sri Lanka.

Day 4

Forest hike with the Vedda people

Vedda community, Sri Lanka. Photo: Host/Best of Lanka

Hiking

6-7hrs · 15km · 450m up · 450m down

Cocooned by pristine savannah, medicinal forests and mist-draped mountains, you'll awake to the sound of nature. Today, you'll join the indigenous leader of the Vedda people for an extraordinary experience among pristine forest teeming with wildlife. Hike amidst exotic flora, hear the calls of rare birds, and catch glimpses of elusive creatures including wild elephants. The Vedda people have lived, foraged and hunted in this region for centuries, so are adept at navigating the dense jungle, and they will provide valuable insight into the natural history and cultural heritage of this remote corner of Sri Lanka. Take a refreshing dip in a cool stream, a welcome respite from the tropical heat, before enjoying a traditional meal cooked on-site by members of the community. You'll then head back to your lavish glamping spot for the night.

Day 5

Elephant spotting and jungle yoga

Gal Oya Boat Safari, Sri Lanka. Photo: Hotel/Gal Oya Wild Glamping

Wildlife Watching

2-3hrs

Driving

4hrs

Yoga

1hr

Wake at dawn and spend the morning exploring Gal Oya's pristine wildlife sanctuary, which boasts over 150 vibrant species of birds and 32 species of mammals – including elephants, sloth bears, wild boars, water buffaloes, and deer. Setting off from Senanayake Samudra Reservoir, jump on a boat and enjoy the only wildlife tracking experience in Sri Lanka that takes place from the water. Explore the animals’ habitats, and with a little luck you may spot elephants feeding or bathing at the lake shore. Later in the day, you'll be driven to Kandy to check in at Polwaththa Eco-Lodge. Secluded in a pristine environment, this gives you a unique experience of life in the jungle. Both nature and the local community are at the heart of operations here, promoting authentic experiences and responsible tourism. Take some time to refresh, then enjoy a late afternoon yoga session on the wooden jungle shala, accompanied by the sound of monkeys and exotic birds.

Day 6

Forest hikes and waterfall dips

Trekking in the jungles surrounding Kandy, Sri Lanka. Photo: Hotel/Polwaththa Eco-Lodge

Hiking

3-4hrs · 10km · 100m up · 100m down

Awake to birdsong in your cabin nestled deep in the jungle, and take a 10-minute walk through the forest to the yoga shala, roll out your mat, and say hello to the monkeys as you stretch into your (optional) morning yoga session. Fuel up on breakfast then set off on a hike, beginning from Kandyan forest gardens where villagers go about their daily chores. Depending on the season, you may be invited to visit their houses and see how they make treacle and jaggery (sugar blocks made from palm tree nectar). Walk amidst scented fruit trees and spice plants and end the trek with a picnic lunch and refreshing dip in the jungle waterfalls. Back at your lodge, relax for a few tranquil hours before tucking in an authentic Sri Lankan dinner, cooked in clay pots and served with a smile.

Day 7

Epic train ride to the tea hills of Nuwara Eliya

Train journey in Sri Lanka. Photo: Host/Best of Lanka

An early morning transfer will take you to Kandy's railway station, the start point of one of the world's most epic train journeys. Sit comfortably in your coach to experience the sweeping views of lush tea plantations, rolling hills, dramatic viaducts, verdant valleys and dense jungle – giving a smile to locals along the way. Historically, the train was used during colonial times to transport tea from the plantations to Colombo, but these days it’s used mainly by local commuters – as well as travellers, of course. The total journey time is around 4-5 hours, so you'll have plenty of time to take in the colourful panoramas. Jump off at Nuwara Eliya, the very heart of Sri Lanka's tea country, to visit one of the oldest and most renowned tea factories. Learn about the tea-making process and taste some of the finest brew in the world, before bedding down early to prepare for a remote trekking adventure ahead.

Day 8

Hike the Horton Plains and the Pekoe Trail

Photo: Marta Marinelli

Hiking

6hrs · 15km · 200m up · 550m down

Head to Horton Plains National Park and venture into Sri Lanka’s highest and most isolated plateau, hidden away in the Central Highlands. At an elevation of 2100m-2300m, this protected area is covered by montane grassland and cloud forest which is rich in endemic plants, insects and birds. Large herds of Sri Lankan sambar deer as well as elusive leopards are also occasionally spotted. Contemplate the scenic views from the 'World's End' viewpoint – a sheer drop of 1050m – before hiking a sizeable section of the Pekoe Trail, Sri Lanka's newly launched long-distance trekking route, with plenty of stops to enjoy this unique natural environment. Descend via the famous Devil's Staircase as enjoy the views from the highest tea plantations in Sri Lanka. Your base tonight is a local guesthouse, a simple accommodation surrounded only by mountains, waterfalls and untouched greenery, totally cut off from any town by about 1hr drive or 3hr walk.

Day 9

From the highlands to the Indian Ocean

Talalla Retreat, Sri Lanka. Photo: Hotel/Talalla Retreat

Hiking

5-6hrs · 14km · 315m up · 300m down

Driving

4hrs

Lace up your boots for a second day of hiking along the Pekoe Trail, following a mountainous path rarely explored by other travellers. Hike via remote tea plantations and see the friendly community busy with tea-picking. Next, zig-zag through an incredibly diverse landscape ranging from pine and eucalyptus forests, misty tea estates, leafy valleys and dense jungle trails. If you are lucky you may even spot some rare wildlife such as toque macaques, purple-faced langurs, Sri Lankan spotted chevrotain, or grizzled giant squirrels. With your trek over, relax into a four-hour drive south towards Talalla, Sri Lanka’s most peaceful protected beach and the gateway to a pristine cove of turquoise water fringed by lush jungle. Kick back into beach life on the golden sand, catch a sunset and enjoy a few drinks and dinner by the ocean.

Day 10

Surf Sri Lanka's Golden Coast

Surfing in Sri Lanka. Photo: GettyImages-1131547061

Surfing

3hrs

Yoga

1hr

Your final day features an epic morning of surfing in the picturesque Hiriketiya Bay, the perfect spot on which to learn (or improve) your surf skills. Unlike many other surf spots in Sri Lanka, the area around Talalla has amazing surfing conditions for any skill level, year-round. Tuition will be tailored to your experience, so you're welcome to join even if you are a total beginner. Head back to dry land for a beach lunch and a few hours of relaxation or a massage at the hotel's spa, then join a final yoga session held in a tranquil open-air shala overlooking the ocean – the perfect way to contemplate the end of this incredible adventure.

Day 11

Goodbye paradise?

Talalla Retreat, Sri Lanka. Photo:  Marta Marinelli

Driving

3hrs

If you decide to leave today, you'll be transferred to the airport after breakfast in time for your flight home. Alternatively, you can opt to extend your Sri Lankan stay at Talalla Retreat or join one of their week-long yoga or surfing programs. If you fancy an unforgettable marine adventure in this paradisiacal area of the world, you could also consider flying out to the Maldives, just one hour away, to join our exhilarating island-hopping adventure – you won't regret it!

Day 1

Hotel · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2

Chalet · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 3 – Day 4

Glamping · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 5

Rainforest Lodge · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 6

Rainforest Lodge · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 7

Boutique Hotel · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 8

Mountain hut · Mixed dorm

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 9

Spa Hotel · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 10

Spa Hotel · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 11

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

What is the food like?

Sri Lankan Food. Photo: Getty

Sri Lankan cuisine is a fascinating reflection of the island’s heritage: a fusion of fresh local produce with spices brought to the island over the centuries. Though Sri Lankan food has some similarities with the South Indian cuisine, it remains distinctively unique. Contrasting flavours of coconut, chilli, curry leaves, cinnamon and garlic are dominant in the main dishes as well as the variety of deep fried tasty snacks. 'Rice and curry' is the Sri Lankan staple, which in reality means a huge variety of curries, dhal and vegetable dishes, often served with roti style flatbreads. There is also an abundance of fresh seafood and fish, usually cooked in curries with coconut and fresh herbs.

Vegetarians and vegan are well catered for along with most dietary requirements, just speak to your host upon booking.

What is the accommodation like?

Camelot Beach Hotel. Photo: hotel's website
Negombo

On the first night, you'll usually stay at the comfortable Camelot Beach Hotel, situated on the golden belt of Sri Lanka's west coast with the Indian Ocean glistening on the horizon. Accommodation is on a twin basis. The hotel has two outdoor pools, a bar, a restaurant and a spa, as well as direct access to the beach.

Chalet the other corner, Habanara. Photo: hotel's website
Habanara

You’ll spend one night at an off-grid retreat and wildlife sanctuary called The Other Corner in Habanara. Accommodation will be in twin-share chalets, huts or tree houses immersed in the greenery. There is also a pool and restaurant surrounded by the lush natural environment.

Tent at Gal Oya wild glamping, Sri Lanka. Photo: Gal Oya Facebook
Gal Oya

You’ll spend two nights in a spectacular site called Wild Glamping Gal Oya. It's located near the Gal Oya National Park, a wildlife sanctuary boasting 150 species of vibrant birds and 32 species of mammals, including elephants. This wonderful site was built with the help of the local indigenous community during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and a lot of the villagers now work at the site and farm. The property was built using locally sourced materials and uses solar for most of the electricity. You'll stay in lavishly designed tented lodges and there is also a pool. The restaurant serves mouth-watering dishes prepared using fresh vegetables harvested from the local organic farm, and lake fish caught from the fresh waters.

Kandy

Spend two nights immersed in a pristine jungle environment at ​Polwaththa Eco Lodges. The local community are at the heart of operations here, with a strong focus on responsible tourism. The property purchases all ingredients from within 5km, and they also run their own reforestation program. Accommodation will be in twin-share cabins, lodges or huts built from a variety of resources found on the land (such as wood, clay and brick). You'll be totally at one with the forest, coexisting in harmony with wild boars, deer, porcupines, giant squirrels, monkeys, butterflies, bats, fireflies and over 60 species of birds.

Room at Galway Heights hotel, Sri Lanka. Photo: hotel's website
Nuwara Eliya

You'll stay one night at the 4-star Galway Heights, featuring charming living spaces, stylish design and nestled among the rich greenery of the central hill country.

Photo: Marta Marinelli
Ohiya

You'll spend one night at the simple but cosy mountain guesthouse Acacia Inn, in an untouched location surrounded by mountains and waterfalls. Far from everything, it's a pretty remote place, but that's the beauty of it! Accommodation will be in twin-shared or triple share rooms, with en suite bathrooms and hot showers. Beds come with fresh sheets, pillows and blankets.

Talalla Retreat. Photo: Facebook
Talalla Beach

The final two nights of the trip will be spent at the secluded Talalla Retreat on a pristine white-sand beach lapped by turquoise water, away from the busier areas of southern Sri Lanka. Accommodation is in twin-share rooms, which include open-air marble bathrooms, private patios, and great views of the lush gardens, pool or the Indian Ocean. The hotel's facilities include a 20m freshwater lap pool, three custom-built yoga pavilions, an Ayurvedic spa, and a gourmet open-air restaurant serving the freshest, healthiest meals with organic vegetables from their own garden.

Upgrades

For solo travellers looking for their own space, an optional private room can be booked for an extra charge, see Optional Extras for the price and request this at the time of booking. Please note that due to the limited size of some of the properties used, availability is restricted and it's only possible for nine nights of the trip: accommodation at Acacia Inn on Day 8 will be in twin or triple share rooms only.

The Area

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Logistics

Starts

Bandaranaike International Airport

Any time on Day 1

Ends

Bandaranaike International Airport

10:30 on Day 11

Transfers

Your host will meet you on arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo and transfer you to your beach hotel in Negombo. Arrival transfers from the airport are included no matter what time you arrive on Day 1, provided you have supplied your flight details in advance. If you arrive on a very early flight, please note that check-in may not be available until 14:00 – so if you wish to access your room earlier, contact your local host to request an early check-in (fee applicable; subject to availability).

At the end of the tour, your host will transfer you back to Bandaranaike International Airport on Day 11, usually by 10:30.

If you would like to arrive early or extend your stay, your host can arrange private airport transfers and additional accommodation for an extra cost. See the Optional Extras section for details.

Travel options

There are regular flights to Sri Lanka from major airports across the UK and Europe, including direct flights from London to Colombo with SriLankan Airlines.

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What do I need to bring?

BAGS

  • Main luggage (a suitcase, backpack or duffel is fine but not too big as luggage will be packed on the bus with you)
  • Daypack (30 litres - for daily essentials and overnight use on the Pekoe Trail)

CLOTHES

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Breathable wicking layers
  • Lightweight trousers/shorts/skirt (light long sleeved shirts and trousers are recommended for jungle hikes and safari)
  • T-shirts
  • Underwear and socks (leech socks will provided when you hike along the Pekoe trail but you may want to bring an additional pair for the other jungle hikes)
  • Swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunhat
  • Something to sleep in
  • Hiking boots or shoes (worn-in)
  • Sandals

OTHER

  • Playing cards
  • Universal travel plug adapter
  • Power bank or solar charger
  • Passports (and visas)
  • Travel insurance documents
  • Ear plugs
  • Insect repellent
  • Suncream
  • Personal first-aid kit (inc. blister treatment)
  • Personal items (biodegradable toiletries, sanitary wear etc)
  • Toilet kit (toilet paper, biodegradable bags to carry paper out to dispose of)
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Alcohol hand-gel
  • Headtorch or torch
  • Reusable water bottle (x1 litre)
  • Biodegradable wet-wipes
  • Energy bars and snacks
  • Water purification tablets/treatment system
*Requests for optional extras can be made after booking on your “My Bookings” page

Additional Night in Negombo Single Room

Payable Before Departure

Additional Night in Negombo Single Room

Per Night

Additional Night in Negombo Twin/Double Room

Payable Before Departure

Additional Night in Negombo Twin/Double Room

Per Night

Additional night in Talalla Single Room

Payable Before Departure

Additional night in Talalla Single Room

Per Night

Additional night in Talalla Twin/Double Room

Payable Before Departure

Additional night in Talalla Twin/Double Room

Per Night

Optional Private Room Upgrade (9 nights - price valid for 2025 departures)

Payable Before Departure

Optional Private Room Upgrade (9 nights - price valid for 2025 departures)

Optional Private Room Upgrade (9 nights - price valid for Jul-Aug 2024 departures)

Payable Before Departure

Optional Private Room Upgrade (9 nights - price valid for Jul-Aug 2024 departures)

Optional Private Room Upgrade (9 nights - price valid for Sep-Jun 2024 departures)

Payable Before Departure

Optional Private Room Upgrade (9 nights - price valid for Sep-Jun 2024 departures)

Private arrival transfer Bandaranaike Airport - Negombo (1 pax)

Payable Before Departure

Private arrival transfer Bandaranaike Airport - Negombo (1 pax)

Per Person

Private arrival transfer Bandaranaike Airport - Negombo (2+ pax)

Payable Before Departure

Private arrival transfer Bandaranaike Airport - Negombo (2+ pax)

Per Person

Private Departure transfer Talalla - Bandaranaike Airport (1 pax)

Payable Before Departure

Private Departure transfer Talalla - Bandaranaike Airport (1 pax)

Per Person

Private Departure transfer Talalla - Bandaranaike Airport (2+ pax)

Payable Before Departure

Private Departure transfer Talalla - Bandaranaike Airport (2+ pax)

Per Person

Olivia M.(May 2024)
My heart is full!

First time in Sri Lanka, first time joining a tour group. I didn't know what to expect from either and any hopes or expectations I had were blown out of the water.

It's hard to summarise what makes this such a special country or fantastic trip, but here are a few key words: The food - delicious, the wildlife - abundant, the laughs - constant, the accommodation - spot-on, the itinerary - thoughtful and inspired. What made this adventure what it was though? The people.

Our guides Lakshitha and Jagath never tired of sharing their wisdom and expertise, they went out of their way to ensure that every element of the trip was fun, interesting, safe and special. Much Better Adventures is focused on sustainability and our guides clearly have a heart for social and environmentally sustainable travel. The team of local guides, hosts and hospitality staff along the way made us incredibly welcome and laid on an exciting and unique experience at each point!

If like me, you are unsure whether an organised tour would be authentic or adventurous enough, I can say that I would never had been able to have such a unique, relaxing, yet off the beaten track adventure if I’d tried to do it myself. Nor would I have met such a special group of other travellers.

The whole Gal Oya area was a highlight, it was a privilege to be welcomed by the indigenous people of the land and to be treated to accommodation, food, terrain and wildlife like no other.

In summary I just had so much FUN and my heart is full - I’ll definitely be back with a pair of binoculars, surfboard and an empty stomach soon!

Lisa S.(May 2024)
What an amazing experience!
What an amazing experience!
What an amazing experience!
What an amazing experience!

The trip´s itinerary is great, giving the opportunity to visit a lot of incredible places with gorgeous views in Sri Lanka, often in peaceful atmosphere without a lot of tourists around. Our guides, Lakshitha and Jagath, did a tremendous job. They were incredibly motivated and knowledgeable and you could see that they are passionate about their job, trying to give the group the best experience possible. Apart from that, I was looking for an active and sustainable way of travelling and my expectations were fully met. Sri Lanka is definitely worth a visit - amazing landscapes, wildlife and not to forget the food.

eve s.(May 2024)
1st time Sri Lanka
1st time Sri Lanka

This was my 1st Much Better Adventure trip and 1st time to Sri Lanka. A country of warm friendly people,proud of their history,flora & fauna and a country I would recommend to other intrepid travellers

Matthew F.(April 2024)
MBA Sri Lanka Tour

My husband and I did this tour and loved it. Sri Lanka is a fabulous place and Jagath and Lakshitha were superb guides, extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Taking us to places we would never have found on our own and answering questions with insight.

Barbara S.(April 2024)
Wildlife, and unique accommodations
Wildlife, and unique accommodations

I really enjoyed the trip! The guides, especially Lakshita, were great and took great care of me after a little accident. The hikes a great and the accommodation very unique (bit of everything) I would probably make some small adjustments to the itinerary, if it was me, like a night in Kandy, leopard safari and cooking class ☺️ but very small add ons to a great trip!

Natalie O.(April 2024)
Beautiful Sri Lanka

A wonderful adventure around Sri Lanka! Our guide John was amazing - really knowledgeable and ensured our trip was really special.

Highlights included seeing an elephant while hiking in the forest and escaping the humidity for a couple of days in beautiful Nuwara Eliya and hiking in the Horton Plains National Park!

The hikes were challenging but manageable, and it was wonderful to be completely off the beaten track surrounded by incredible scenery and wildlife.

I’d recommend adding a couple of days either side if possible to acclimatise and see a couple places that aren’t covered by the trip (e.g. Galle and Yala).

Neena H.(April 2024)