Sri Lanka - Food safari tour

Gourmet escapade in Sri Lanka. Lie back on the seashore, cool down in the mountains, and wander through the streets of the buzzing capital. Taste melt-in-the mouth desserts, cook seafood straight out of the hands of a fisherman, uncover fiery curries and spend time with embracing locals keen to share the riddles of Sri Lankan cuisine

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From USD 2350 p.p
Purely tailor-made holidays.

13
Nights
HIGHLIGHTS:

An adventure tour to Sri Lanka, to curtain up the secrets of their cuisine, wander through the bustling streets of Colombo, an amazing variety of seafood, epic train journey, hiking the mountains, mingle with the locals. A complete LGBT holiday package.

 

PRICE INCLUDES:
  • 13 nights’ accommodation based on half twin sharing rooms with daily buffet breakfast

  • All transfers and excursions with private air-conditioned vehicles with drivers

  • English speaking guide service throughout on sightseeing days

  • All the mentioned activities and park entrance fees

  • Meals as per the program.

  • All government tax and service charges

  • Experienced gay-friendly guides as per the tour program.

 
CULTURE ASPECTS:

Expect some culture shock. You'll be exposed to signs of poverty and access to services may be sporadic. The food will be quite different from home and English speakers harder to find. Respecting the local culture will make it easier to fit in and really experience the location

 

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY FOR  SRI LANKA FOOD SAFARI

 

Day 1

  • Arrival at Colombo International Airport and meet with our representative at the arrival lounge

  • Transfer to Nattandiya, quant countryside town which is popular for coconut estates – 1-hour drive approximately

  • Dinner and overnight stay at a Horathapola Coconut estate bungalow

 

Day 2

  • Participate in the preparation of a popular local delicacy “Coconut Rotti” guided by the culinary team at the estate. Enjoy breakfast on the lawn under the shade of the trees.

  • A walk around the coconut estate will let you acquire knowledge and firsthand experience of how an organic coconut estate works. You can witness coconut plucking and husking in addition to learning how coconut oil is produced in the nearby coconut processing mill. You can also take a look at how raw cashew nuts are peeled by the village women, a skill to be admired.

  • In the afternoon you could either relax on the estate or take a leisurely-guided stroll to the nearby village where you could interact with the friendly locals.

  • Dinner and overnight stay at a Horathapola Coconut estate bungalow

 

Day 3

  • Breakfast at the estate

  • Transfer to Habarana – 4 hours drive approximately

  • Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress

  • Overnight stay at Cinnamon Lodge in Habarana.

 

Day 4

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Indulge in an interesting rural village walk in Sigiriya to experience the traditions and lifestyles of the villagers, the vendors, and the inland fisherfolk. Visit the rice fields, vegetable plots, and take a look at the intriguing tree top watch huts used for watching over the crops from wild elephant attacks. You can also visit Chena cultivation, regarded as the oldest form of cultivation in Sri Lanka.

  • Afternoon safari in Minneriya National Park to see wild Elephants.

  • Overnight stay at Cinnamon Lodge in Habarana

 

Day 5

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Visit Dambulla Cave Temple

  • Transfer to Kandy – Approximately 3 hours drive

  • Lunch at the homestay

  • Learn how to make Hoppers prepared from rice flour and coconut milk, a unique Sri Lankan delicacy. Enjoy fresh crispy hoppers plain or with an egg broken on it, accompanied by a spicy onion sambol called ‘lunu miris’

  • Overnight stay in a homestay Tree House with a local family

 

Day 6

  • Take an early morning guided village walk to observe the spice trees, mostly Pepper, Cloves, Nutmeg and Cinnamon in the home gardens, and if you are lucky enough you can also watch it being harvested and processed During this trip you will visit a centuries-old ancestral mansion and the village temple too This trail will enable you to have an in-depth understanding of the spice trail in addition to the everyday lifestyles in an upcountry village.

  • Return to the homestay for a hearty breakfast of ‘Kiribath’ or milk rice.

  • Join the host in her indigenous kitchen to watch the local spices, which were observed in the morning trail being powdered and processed for cooking. Thereafter participate in preparing a traditional meal of Jak fruit and dried fish.

  • Dinner will entail the preparation of lacy String hoppers, another intriguing, yet the fun process of pouring rice flour mixture on circular trays using a mold and then steamed to be eaten with curry.

  • Overnight stay in a homestay Tree House with a local family

 

Day 7

  • Breakfast at the homestay

  • Pay a visit to the traditional market to purchase veggies, meats, spices, herbs, and fruits to be taken to the homestay, where you will witness the preparation of an authentic Sri Lankan meal cooked on a wood fire hearth. This would be an ideal opportunity to learn more about Sri Lankan cooking, its nutrients and health benefits, and of course, take back some handy hints and awesome recipes.

  • After a wholesome lunch, spend some relaxing time

  • In the afternoon you can observe the making of traditional sweetmeats using rice flour, treacle, and coconut milk.

  • In the evening pay a visit to a traditional clay oven bakery to see how bread is baked using a firewood hearth.

  • Enjoy bread and curry dinner at the homestay

  • Overnight stay in a homestay Tree House with a local family

 

Day 8

  • Breakfast at the homestay

  • Get on board the train to Ella at 8.30 am and enjoy a scenic train journey, known as one of the most beautiful stretches of railroad in the world, on your way to beautiful Ella

  • Our chauffeur will receive you in Ella by 4 Pm and transfer you to the hotel for overnight stay

  • Overnight stay at 98 Acre Resort in Ella

 

Day 9

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Full day relax at the hotel

  • Overnight stay at 98 Acre Resort in Ella

 

Day 10

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Take a tuk-tuk ride to a tea plantation where you can observe and also participate in the picking of tea leaves and thereafter watch the intricate process of tea production, the making of Pure Ceylon Tea known as the finest in the world.

  • Transfer to Negombo – 5 to 6 hours drive approximately

  • Overnight stay in Negombo at Heritance Negombo Hotel.

 

Day 11

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Full day relax by the beach

  • Overnight stay in Negombo at Heritance Negombo Hotel.

 

Day 12

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • After breakfast, it will be time to participate in cooking an authentic seafood meal with a fisher family from Negombo. It will take place possibly by the beach or on the Negombo lagoon. The trip starts with an early morning boat ride along the Hamilton canal through the fish market and fishing village where we will buy freshly caught fish from the fishermen themselves. Cooking a mouthwatering seafood dish with a fisher couple would follow this.

  • Afternoon relax by the beach

  • Overnight stay in Negombo at Heritance Negombo Hotel.

 

Day 13

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Relax by the beach in the morning

  • In the afternoon you will be picked up by the host to be taken on an enjoyable jeep tour of Colombo in an open-top World War II jeep to explore the food scene of Colombo's streets.

  • Overnight stay in Negombo at Heritance Negombo Hotel.

 

Day 14

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Transfer to Colombo International Airport for departure – Short drive to the airport.

This itinerary is correct at the time of issue and in good faith but is liable to change at any time or place for any reason. The hotels/homestays mentioned are based on availability, if not available we will try similar standard hotels/homestays.

 

 (B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner)

 

The best time to travel to Sri Lanka is October until Mid April, especially for East and South Coast.

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Notes:
International flights and travel insurance is not included in the published cost.
1. Culture Aspects

 

Expect some culture shock. You'll be exposed to signs of poverty and access to services may be sporadic. The food will be quite different to home and English speakers harder to find. Respecting the local culture will make it easier to fit in and really experience the location

2. Shopaholics

 

Shopping opportunities available at Colombo, and the rest of the places you look out for Spices, tea's and other small things.

3. Highlights
  • Rural village visit and interact with their day to day life

  • Participate with traditional cooking demonstrations

  • Taste local food

  • Climb Sigiriya rock fortress

  • Elephants in Minneriya National Park

  • Visit Dambulla Cave Temple

  • Visit home garden grown spices

  • Local market visit

  • Scenic train journey

  • Tea plantation visit

  • Boat riding & fish market visit

  • Colombo food tour by jeep

 

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