Enjoy an 8-Day Multi-Active Tour through Sri Lanka



Pedal, walk, and safari through Sri Lanka on an adventure that combines culture, wildlife, and breathtaking scenery. Starting at the ancient fortress of Sigiriya, we’ll journey to pristine beaches, cycle by rolling tea plantations, raft down the Kelani River, hike through forests teeming with wildlife, and go on safari to spot the country’s most iconic animals. This multi-active adventure is all about variety and discovery.

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Itinerary idea in detail

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

  • 1

    Your journey starts with a 2-hour drive from busy Colombo to Kitulgala, a place known for adventure.

    Here’s where the real fun begins! Get ready for some thrilling whitewater rafting on the Kelani River. This river is 145 kilometers long, making it the fourth-longest in Sri Lanka. It starts from the Sri Pada Mountain Range and winds its way to Colombo, passing through beautiful hills before reaching the Indian Ocean.

    Your rafting adventure begins just upstream from Kitulgala. The Kelani River has some awesome level 2 rapids, and we’ll make sure you have all the right gear for an exciting ride. Whether you’re new to rafting or an expert, our certified guides will make sure you’re safe.

    After rafting, it’s time for a tasty lunch in Kitulgala.

    Later, we’ll drive to Nuwara Eliya, a city surrounded by lush greenery. We’ll check into our cozy hotel for the next two nights and enjoy a delicious dinner.




  • 2

    Wake up and enjoy breakfast before we take you to the lovely town of Ella.

    Ella is a small town nestled in the hills of Sri Lanka. It’s really charming and beautiful, surrounded by green hills and tea plantations. One of the best parts is Little Adam’s Peak, a famous spot for hiking. The trail is easy, and when you reach the top, you’ll see amazing views of greenery, tea fields, and faraway mountains.

    We’ll have lunch at a cozy street restaurant before we switch to a new adventure: biking! We’ll pedal through beautiful scenery to our hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

    After a day of fun, you can relax and freshen up. Then, join us for a tasty dinner as night falls.

  • 3

    After breakfast, we’ll hop on the famous Blue Train for a 4-hour journey from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy.

    Kandy is a special place in Sri Lanka, surrounded by beautiful nature. It’s famous for its lively markets, pretty lakes, and important cultural sites that tell the story of Sri Lanka’s past.

    The train ride itself is amazing. You’ll see stunning views of tea fields, misty mountains, and cute villages as we travel across the island.

    When we arrive in Kandy, we’ll have lunch and then start a cultural walk. We’ll visit the Temple of the Tooth, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Inside, there are sacred items related to Buddha. The temple is a masterpiece with detailed carvings, golden decorations, and colorful paintings showing Buddhist stories.

    After a day of exploring, you can enjoy dinner in Kandy at your own pace, tasting the delicious flavors of the city.



  • 4

    After breakfast, we’ll travel for about 1.5 hours to Sigiriya, a place where history, nature, and community come together perfectly. The town itself gives you a taste of rural life, with its charming surroundings and laid-back vibe. You can wander through local markets, chat with friendly locals, and experience the simple joys of everyday life.

    For lunch, we’ll cook up a traditional Sri Lankan dish together. Then, we’ll visit the historic Dambulla Cave Temple, a fascinating place that showcases Sri Lanka’s ancient art and religious traditions. This temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is famous for its detailed cave paintings, statues, and impressive architecture.

    After our cultural exploration, we’ll head to our deluxe hotel in Sigiriya for dinner.



  • 5

    After breakfast, get ready for an amazing day ahead! We’re going to explore and have fun! First up, we’ll climb the ancient Sigiriya Rock fortress. It’ll take about 2.5 to 3 hours, but it’s worth it! This UNESCO World Heritage Site is full of history and culture, and when you reach the top, you’ll see incredible views of Sri Lanka’s landscapes.

    After the climb, we’ll have a tasty lunch. Then, we’ll switch things up and go for a relaxing bike ride through the beautiful gardens and countryside around Sigiriya.



  • 6

    As the sun rises, get ready for a manageable hike of 30 to 45 minutes to Pidurangala. It’s a rocky area that’s perfect for watching the sunrise. From there, you’ll see amazing panoramic views of the landscape around you, starting your day off with magic and calmness.

    After this stunning sight, we’ll check out, have a nice lunch, and switch gears to our coastal cycling adventure. We’ll bike along the coast of Kalpitiya, known for its dolphin watching. If we’re lucky, we might even see some dolphins playing in the ocean as we ride.

  • 7

    After an early breakfast, we’ll prepare for an exciting day of wildlife adventures in Wilpattu National Park. It’s the biggest park in Sri Lanka and home to the highest number of leopards in the world. A short 30-minute ride takes us there, ready for an exciting 3-hour safari. Keep your eyes open for leopards, as well as other animals like elephants, sloth bears, deer, and lots of birds.

    We’ll have lunch at a nearby restaurant on our way back to our beachside spot in Kalpitiya. You’ll have the afternoon free to do some exploring on your own.

  • 8

    As your amazing adventure comes to an end, we’ll have one last breakfast together in the coastal beauty of Kalpitiya. With our hearts full of memories, we’ll all travel back together to Colombo. Once we reach Colombo, the tour ends, and you’ll be dropped off at the airport or your chosen hotel.

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While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

Booking Policy

  • 7 nights in deluxe hotel accommodation
  • All meals: 7x breakfasts, 7x lunches, 6x dinners
  • Snacks, local treats, hydration drinks, fruit and water during the tour
  • Quality well-maintained bike and helmet
  • Expert local guide
  • Full vehicle support
  • All ticket, activity and entry costs are included in the itinerary
  • Grasshopper Adventures jersey and water bottle as mementos

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