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From Colombo: 2-Day All-Inclusive Kandy & Nuwara Eliya Tour

1. From Colombo: 2-Day All-Inclusive Kandy & Nuwara Eliya Tour

Take a 2-day adventure and tour Sri Lanka and see the many natural and rural sights. Discover popular destinations and take a boat ride on Gregory Lake. Visit St. Clare and Devon waterfalls, tour a tea factory, enjoy the botanical gardens in Kandy, and much more. Enjoy an early pickup from your hotel in Colombo, Negombo, or Mount Lavinia and head towards Nuwara Eliya. En route visit St. Clare and Devon waterfalls and taste a delicious lunch at Nuwara Eliya. After lunch, proceed to the Pedro tea factory and tea plantation. If you wish, you may also pluck tea with estate workers. Arrive back to Nuwara Eliya and check in to your hotel. Later, ride by boat on Gregory lake and enjoy a city tour in Nuwara Eliya. Enjoy your dinner with one complimentary beer per person. Afterward, enjoy an overnight stay at a 3-star hotel in Nuwara Eliya. Wake the next morning and eat breakfast before you drive to Kandy. En route, visit the Ramboda waterfalls. Then, find yourself at the Peradeniya botanical gardens, one of the best in all of Asia. Afterward, eat lunch at Oakray Restaurant, then proceed to tour the city of Kandy. Make a visit to the Kandy Temple and Kandy itself, the hill capital of hill country. It is known as the last stronghold of Sinhalese kings after the Portuguese, Dutch, and British ruling periods. For Buddhists of Sri Lanka, Kandy is a sacred site, known to the home of Dalada Maligawa. After witnessing the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha, depart back to your hotel, arriving in the evening.

Colombo: Sri Lankan Cooking Class with a Chef

2. Colombo: Sri Lankan Cooking Class with a Chef

Each guest gets to prepare a Sri Lankan meal guided by a Sri Lankan chef at their own cooking stations using their own ingredients (provided by the chef) Duration: 03 Hours Class Times: Lunch Class: 11.00 AM - 14.00 PM (including the meal), Dinner Class: 17.00 PM - 20.00 PM (including the meal) The customer will come with us to the buzzling Pettah food market where we will purchase all ingredients for the meal! Our chef will take the customer to the market from our cooking studio in a Tuk Tuk or a car depending on weather. Well at the colorful market our chef will not only teach the customer about the various ingredients and how to see if they are fresh but also about the history of the market itself! There will be an essentially Sri Lankan home-cooked rice and curry meal being taught to you. You will learn hands-on, how to make staples such as dhal curry and/or breadfruit curry. There will also be a meat or fish item on the menu. After making some mouthwatering dishes, you will be taste testing them by having them as part of your meal (lunch or dinner depending on your start time).

Colombo: Street Food Walking Tour with Transfer

3. Colombo: Street Food Walking Tour with Transfer

Your tour will start in front of the Fort railway station. This is the best tour where you can taste Sri Lankan authentic foods around the busiest city. You will be trying Hoppers, Porridge, Savory items, Samosa, Falooda, Pickle, beers, and many more. Make sure to come with an empty tummy. This is not just a food tour. You can witness the history of Colombo and how our locals live, take pictures of Colombo and walk into the busiest streets of pettah. On Fridays and weekends, you can witness live music while tasting our local beers. If you haven't tried Sri Lankan prawn crackers this is the best tour that you should have. Not only that, you will be having a ginger beer with a locally famous Kottu at Galle face.

Yala National Park: 3-Day Private Luxury Glamping Experience

4. Yala National Park: 3-Day Private Luxury Glamping Experience

Immerse yourself in the nature of South Asia and embark on a glamping adventure at the 2nd largest national park in Sri Lanka, Yala. Upon arrival at Tissamarama, check into your luxurious campsite and get acquainted with the onsite amenities. Spend some time to relax, savor a delicious lunch at the campsite’s main restaurant or at one of the many outdoor locations. Venture out into the wilderness on a game drive to explore the natural landscapes of Sri Lanka. Keep an eye out as you look for leopards in their natural habitat. Afterward, head back to camp and freshen up before drinks, appetizers, and a delicious meal around the campfire. Wake up to freshly brewed Ceylon tea or coffee, leave the campsite, and trek through thick bushes with pathway access to a wonderful lake that offers breathtaking views and bird watching opportunities. Encounter elephants, deer, palm squirrels, wild boar, both endemic and migratory birds, butterflies, and land monitors slithering around the lake. Listen to singing birds while you eat breakfast by a private lake. Return to camp for lunch before heading out on a game drive at Bundala National Park which harbors a rich birdlife, including several species of migratory waterfowl. Take an alfresco shower followed by drinks and appetizers around the campfire before tucking into a BBQ meal. Leave for a morning game drive before breakfast. After a refreshing breakfast, check out and return to your hotel.

Colombo: City Street Food Tour by Tuk Tuk

5. Colombo: City Street Food Tour by Tuk Tuk

This Colombo tour takes you around the best spots of the city with a focus on foodie destinations. Enjoy 360-degree views of the city, visits to famous monuments, and the opportunity to try new flavors along the way. After pickup from your hotel in Colombo, take off on a convertible tuk tuk (three-wheeler), each holding up to two passengers. The tuk tuks are very comfortable and have many facilities including onboard coolers, high-end sound systems, and 2-way radios. The three-wheelers also have wet weather covers, and umbrellas are provided for bad weather conditions. Once settled into your tuk tuk, travel to the giant local produce market in Pettah and experience the noise, smells, and sounds of this place, where thousands buy the best vegetables to take home. Go for a walk along Galle Face Green afterwards, then savor egg hoppers, normal hoppers, tempered kadala (chickpeas), prawn vade (shrimp balls), and parippu vade (lentil fritters) in the street food stalls that line the Green. As an added perk, enjoy alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available on the tuk tuk. As you explore, get the prime opportunity to luxuriate your taste buds with cheap, delicious food sold by street sellers as well as expensive, equally delicious food from boutique restaurants. If you are a foodie, then this will provide the ultimate food experience. At the end of the tour, get dropped off if you are going right back to your hotel. If you choose to have further fun and continue the evening, your chauffeur will be able to provide you with information on the best places to do so. You can select one of these places and get dropped off there too.

From Colombo: Adventure Rafting In Kitulgala

6. From Colombo: Adventure Rafting In Kitulgala

After being collected from your Colombo hotel at approximately 7:00AM, you will embark on a 3-4 hour journey to your white water rafting location. Once arriving at the Kelani River, your adventure water rafting experience will begin. After being assigned one of the modern rafts, you will receive a comprehensive safety briefing by a professional water rafting instructor. The distance you will cover is approximately 5-kilometers, and the river and its surrounding will make you feel enchanted, providing you with a memorable experience during your adventure water rafting tour in Kitulagala. On completion of the tour, you will be transferred to the Plantation Hotel for your well earned buffet lunch by the river. Following your lunch, you will be transferred on your approximately 4-hour journey back to Colombo.

From Colombo: Private BBQ Dinner in a Countryside House

7. From Colombo: Private BBQ Dinner in a Countryside House

18:00: You will be picked-up by a Tuk-tuk from your hotel in Colombo. 19:30: You will be taken to a countryside house in Colombo to enjoy a memorable BBQ dinner with beer under the stars in an illuminated surrounding with fire torches and lanterns. You will be served hot and delicious BBQ cooked in the smoker which brings you exceptional tenderness and flavor. Help yourself to the sauce of your choice tableside. You will never forget the flavor of this wonderful BBQ dish. 21:00: You will be taken back to your hotel or drop-off in your preferred location in Colombo.

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What people are saying about Colombo

Good, but rafting too short

Organization was okay so far, but you drive 3 hours to raft and the time in which you do rafting is not more than 1h, which is too little and a shame. Accordingly, the price is a bit too high and as I said, more rafting would have been nice. The tour is quite lame for adrenaline junkies, but for families and beginners with a little fear I think just right :)