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Sri Lanka Adventure

Sri Lanka is a truly unique and exotic country. This three week itinerary is filled with experiences varying from historic culture, relaxed beaches and wild safaris.

by hannah37About Me:Hello! I currently reside and work in New York City. I love traveling and exploring new places around the world. I have spent time going to school in both Paris, France and Cape Town, South Africa. I enjoy backpacking read more

AsiaSri Lanka9 days / August 2019

Highs & Lows

The Sri Lankan leopard is a very cool cat!

Hot, humid and damp

Itinerary Overview

  • 3 Nights: Colombo
    City feel and cultural sites
  • 3 Nights: Ella
    Nature Escape
  • 3 Nights: Galle
    Great food and Relaxation

Q & A

  • Packing tips?

    Make sure to definitely bring bug repellent, sunscreen and a camera. Sri Lanka is very hot and humid; however, the sites you see will make up for the bug bites and possible sun burns.

  • Transportation Tips?

    The trains in Sri Lanka are extraordinary! Just be prepared for some very long train rides, make sure to bring snacks and water, although if you are lucky the locals will share their snacks with you.

  • Any surprises?

    I was surprised by how many different types of animals are in Sri Lanka. The wild elephant migration is an awesome thing to check out. Also, make sure to be careful of the monkeys, they like to steal water bottles!

Lodging

  • Bunkyard Hostel: Very easily accessible and the staff there are very helpful

  • Ella Escapade Hostel: This hostel includes breakfast and the workers at the hostel are extremely helpful in telling you where to begin your hikes.

  • Hostel in main city