Trip idea in Sri Lanka

Spice Trails of Sri Lanka


from £2,020 pp

(ex international flights)


14 days

This 14-day tour will give you an authentic experience of Sri Lanka and its fabulous food culture. The island is world renowned for her spices, as they contain stories of empires and cultures colliding. Highlights include: ➣ Enjoy cooking lessons with local families and discover the best kept secrets behind every dish. ➣ Explore rice fields, vegetable plots and beautifully kept gardens for the finest ingredients. ➣ Taste the flavours of the landscape, from luscious tea plantations to tantalizing seafood. ➣ Visit some of the Sri Lanka's most remarkable sights, such as Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Minneriya National Park. This tour encapsulates the cuisine and culture perfectly, taking you from rural villages to colourful ocean towns. Along the way, you'll be staying in welcoming home-stays and boutique hotels. Whilst much of the trip is focused on cuisine, you will also get a feel for Sri Lanka's historical attractions. As with all itineraries on TravelLocal, this trip can be tailor-made to suit your wishes and requirements.

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Day 1 - Kuliyapitiya

  • Transfer from Colombo International Airport to Kuliyapitiya

Day 2 - Kuliyapitiya

  • Traditional cooking class in Horathapola
  • Visit a coconut-oil processing plant in nearby village
Sigiriya, Habarana

Day 3 - Sigiriya, Habarana

  • Transfer from Kuliyapitiya to Habarana
  • Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Habarana, Minneriya Sanctuary

Day 4 - Habarana, Minneriya Sanctuary

  • Experience village life around Habarana
  • Afternoon safari in Minneriya National Park
Dambulla, Kandy

Day 5 - Dambulla, Kandy

  • Visit Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Transfer from Dambulla to Kandy
  • Make traditional string hoppers for dinner

Day 6 - Kandy

  • Village walk to the spice gardens
  • Join your host in using spices for cooking

Day 7 - Kandy

  • Market visit and cooking class with local family
  • Make traditional sweetmeats
  • Visit a local bakery

Day 8 - Ella

  • Scenic train journey from Kandy to Ella

Day 9 - Ella

  • At leisure at 98 Acre Resort Ella
Haputale, Negombo

Day 10 - Haputale, Negombo

  • Tuk-tuk ride and tea estate trail
  • Transfer from Ella to Negombo

Day 11 - Negombo

  • At leisure in Negombo

Day 12 - Negombo

  • Negombo boat ride followed by cooking an authentic seafood meal
Colombo, Negombo

Day 13 - Colombo, Negombo

  • Colombo food tour by Jeep
Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport

Day 14 - Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport

  • Transfer from Negombo to Colombo International Airport
  • See you soon, have a safe flight back home