Trip Report

7 days in Sri Lanka - Elephants, Tea Trails & Beaches

Sri Lanka may look like a small drop in the ocean, but there's a lot to experience on this gem of an island! On this itinerary take in a mix of some of Sri Lanka's known and less-known highlights.

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AsiaSri Lanka7 days / October 2017

Highs & Lows

The Knuckles Mountains are beautiful and without the crowds of Ella!

The best eco lodges will set you back a pretty penny - time to start saving!

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    If you don't like cities, then spend more time outside of Kandy and in the Knuckles mountains instead for fresher air.

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    Allow extra time for train and bus travel, as they can both get delayed!

  • How was the food?

    Kandy is home to some great eateries for all budgets. No Name Restaurant and Kandyan Hotel were two of our favourites. Ashburnham Estate in the Knuckles Mountains does an amazing afternoon tea!

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    If you can, plan extra time to relax on the beaches afterwards

  • Packing tips?

    Women should pack a scarf or sarong to cover hair or shoulders when going into temples and for sun protection. Pack light if you plan to travel around by bus and train.

  • Transportation Tips?

    Trains are the best way to see Sri Lanka, but don't expect great suspension! Bring snacks and small-talk to connect with your fellow passengers.

Lodging