Trip Details

The Sri Lanka Road Trip is an Eco-Tourism travel project, which means it is as environmentally friendly as possible. As part of this unique experience you will visit various distinctive regions and explore their exotic, unique and exciting culture. The road trip includes the world-famous Dutch Fort in Galle, the Royal Botanical Gardens, a Tea Factory, the Bahirawakanda Buddha statue and many sites of historical importance.

Enjoy a natural Ayurvedic treatment, a boat trip along the Madu Ganga, and a visit to the famous 14th century ‘Three Temples’ with their intricate hand-carvings.

The first week you will be introduced to Sri Lanka where you will witness cultural dance and music performances by artists, visit famous Buddhist and Hindu temples, learn Sri Lankan culinary, and get to know the culture and traditions of the country.

On your second week you will climb the Ambuluwawa peak, visit the Lion’s rock – where you can see the ruins of an old castle built on a rock – and visit the UNESCO World heritage site Polonnaruwa. You will also visit a few ancient temples in Kandy to and ride on a train enjoying the view of cloud-shrouded hills.

On the third week, we take you to the south eastern part of Sri Lanka for five days. Here you’ll visit ancient temples by tuk tuk or vans, relax on pristine beaches, go on a river safari, work at our very own turtle conservation project, visit Galle, and see a jewellery mine.

Trip Itinerary

Monday to Friday

Week 1

On Monday you’ll receive your Programme Introduction where you’ll learn of the language and culture of the area, as well as embark on a Kandy City tour. Tuesday will be spent at the Spice and Ayurvedic Garden, tea factory and the Gem Museum. There will also be a boat ride at the Kandy Lake. On Wednesday you’ll receive a Sri Lankan cooking or Self-Defence lesson and take part in a meditation session. Thursday is for the Temple of the Tooth. You’ll also see a British cemetery and visit Batik and wood factories. Friday you’ll see the Bahirawa Kanda (White buddha statue) at a Hindu Temple visit. You’ll also have an Indian Lunch in the city or an Ayurvedic massage. On Saturday you’ll visit the Royal Botanical Gardens.

Week 2

Monday you’ll go on a train ride to Nanuoya and return to Kandy via bus. On Tuesday it’s a day hike to Ambuluwawa Peak. Wednesday is the Loop Temple Walk and Thursday a visit to the UNESCO world heritage site Polonnaruwa and an overnight stay in Sigiriya. Friday is for climbing the Sigiriya Rock and Pidurangala Mountain. On Saturday you’ll visit the Dambulla Cave Temples and return to Kandy. On Sunday you’ll travel to the beach at Down South by train.

Week 3

Monday is a river Safari at “Madu Gaga” and the afternoon at the beach. Tuesday involves a visit to South Asia’s largest sleeping Buddha statue and Sri Lanka’s largest wooden Buddha statue. Wednesday you’ll feed turtles in the morning. Thursday is for a tour to a stunning waterfall in the morning and a restful afternoon. On Friday there is a Galle City Tour. Saturday is departure day.

***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances***

Trip Accommodation

Trip Country Info

Sri Lanka

Population: approx. 20 million
Capital: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte and Colombo
Language: Sinhalese, Tamil
Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)
Time zone: UTC +5:30

Sri Lanka’s over 2000 years of history and culture can still be seen in every corner of its cities and the details of its ever-beautiful ancient temples. With eight UNESCO World Heritage sites and its short distances between the main sights, Sri Lanka is a country that, despite often being overlooked in itineraries, has left travelers filled with awe.

Visit the sacred home of the world’s oldest living tree in Anuradhapura, wander around the colonial architecture of Colombo, get sun-kissed at the untouched beaches that inclose the territory, snorkel in the crystal-clear waters, head to the hills for a cooler temperature and get surrounded by lush natural, visit two thousand year-old temples or get overawed at the sight of hundreds of elephants in Minneriya.

While traveling through Sri Lanka you will experience adventures from the highest and chilliest mountains like the famous Adam’s Peak – a stairway mountain considered sacred in three different religions, thru the elephant shelters, to the most peaceful beaches up north near Trincomalee and their tiny- one floor- hostels facing the calm sea.

Tru Experience Travel welcome people from all over the world to join ongoing Sri Lankan programs and you can even compose your schedule the way you like it. With this flexibility it enables you to say when you are on site and when you spend time with the new friends you have made from all over the world.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Meals
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Airport drop off
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa