Flavours of Sri Lanka 10 Days

Made for the food lovers of the world who want to find out new flavors and acquire local and professional cooking techniques. An opportunity to study and learn the secrets of Sri Lankan cuisine from both a famous hotel chef and a local house wife in the hill country. Food in Sri Lanka is known for its “rice and curry”, a dish made up of rice, numerous vegetable curries and a meat curry. You will also enjoy few other specialties, such as fish and seafood of which the island has abundantly. Learn about the different spices used in local cooking and how to create your food in an order which is less or spicier so that you can enjoy it the way you like it. Moreover learn how to make well-known colonial dishes of Sri Lanka which is a mixture of both local flavor and colonial cooking methods that make delicious dishes that are famous both locally and internationally. Sri Lanka has a wide diversity of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes to learn about and enjoy the taste of. Enjoy this culinary tailor-made tour, which is an awesome way to discover and fathom the culture of a country!

Day 01 - Beach Day – Airport – Negombo
  • Meet and greet on arrival at Airport by our Representative. Transfer to your hotel at Negombo. Thereafter relax in the sun, go for a nice swim and enjoy a walk on the beach in Sri Lanka. Return to your hotel for dinner and to relax for the night. Accommodation at a hotel in Negombo
Day 02 - Negombo – Dambulla – Cultural Triangle

Fish market & cooking demonstration with sea food lunch

  • Proceed for a visit to the Negombo fish market in the morning, and select the best seafood for your lunch with the assistance of your culinary guide. Thereafter continue to the hotel kitchen, where you can enjoy a cooking demonstration, trailed by a delicious seafood meal.
  • After lunch, drive to Dambulla and visit the Rock Temple.
  • Dambulla Rock Cave temple which was built by king Walagambahu in the 1st century B.C. And it is a World Heritage Site. It is the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq. meters of painted walls and ceilings is the largest area of paintings found in the world. It contains over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is the colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of rock and spanning 14 meters.
  • Transfer to your hotel. Relax and overnight.
  • Accommodation at a hotel in the Cultural Triangle
Day 03 - Cultural Triangle

Spice garden & village tour with traditional cooking techniques

  • Proceed to visit a spice garden.
  • See different spices for which Sri Lanka is famous for. Here, clients could see different spices and how some of these spices are grown and processed. And learn about their uses, from cooking to body care. Thereafter proceed to Habarana for a village lunch. Take a 20 min ride on a bullock cart to a country household and enjoy a local rice and curry meal adapted to your delicate palate and discover some cooking techniques from the lady of the household. Then visit the Lion Rock of Sigiriya One of the key archaeological sites in the cultural triangle, Sigiriya is a vast archaeological site dating from the 5th century. However it has been inhabited since pre historic times. The main attraction is the 80 meter granite rock with frescos of heavenly maidens and archaeological remains on top. The base of the rock is equally interesting with water and boulder gardens, a moat and old city walls. The onsite modern museum is the best place to start.
  • Accommodation at a hotel in the Cultural Triangle.
Day 04 - Dambulla to Knuckles Mountain Range

Tea factory & plantation walk

  • Drive towards the Knuckles Range and arrive at your luxury homestay for lunch.
  • Transfer to your accommodation and start dinner preparations with the chef. The large kitchen facilitates you to take part in the preparation of the dishes, be inspired by Sri Lankan traditions and cooking methods.
  • After the meal, relax on the terrace under the moonlight.
  • Accommodation at a hotel in Knuckles Mountain Range
Day 05 - Kandy city tour with market visit

Knuckles Mountain Range To Kandy

  • Proceed to Kandy,
  • Do a city tour of Kandy, located in the central hills, where you would be able to experience Kandy which was the capital of the country’s last kingdom - crafts an array of culture, history & heritage in the minds of visitors across the globe. Among the many places of historical, religious, cultural and ecological significance is the sacred Temple of the Tooth where the Buddha’s tooth relic is enshrined, a 200-year-old Lake side town, where you could witness remains of the 700 year old royal palace, a royal forest reserve, several pieces of 18th and 19th century colonial architecture, historic Buddhist and Hindu temples, the country’s largest botanic garden and the tea museum in the Hantane hills. Then explore the vegetable market near the lake, very lively and though sometimes full of pushy vendors, the variety of products and the atmosphere make it a worthwhile visit.
  • Transfer to your hotel in the afternoon and relax.
  • Accommodation at a hotel in Kandy
Day 06 - Waterfalls & local market

Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

  • In the morning, proceed to Nuwara Eliya, known as the country’s vegetable garden is highest town in Sri Lanka. En route stop at Ramboda falls and at Kothmale reservoirs view point. The temperature here is cooler and very much appreciated by locals during the Sinhalese and Tamil new year in April. Visit a vegetable garden and buy vegetables at the local market to cook for yourself. It is time to practice after the lessons you have had. A cook is here to assist you. For others, a stroll in the city or a game of golf are other options.
  • Accommodation at a hotel in Nuwara Eliya
Day 07 - Tea factory & Lipton's Seat

Nuwara Eliya to Ella

  • You proceed towards the middle of the mountains area and discover the stunning view of the valley below Haputale, which is a magnificent view of green fields many mountains and lovely fresh tea plantations.
  • Visit a tea factory in the afternoon and walk through a tea plantation.
  • The ultimate tea tour at the tea plantation and tea factory in the beautiful cold & misty hills, covering lush green tea plantations. Enter into the tea factory process to observe a rich tradition kept alive up to date. As you witness the hissing and swishing of machines, inhaling the heavenly scent arising from these facilities. A perfectly blended cup of pure Ceylon Tea experience will definitely make your day perfect. Watch the tea-pluckers pluck the tea leaves and go to Lipton’s seat, where the genius of tea used to sit and contemplate his land. Have a walk.
  • Then transfer to your hotel for a cozy evening. Accommodation at a hotel in Bandarawela
Day 08 - Nature walk & cooking class

Ella

  • After breakfast, meet with your culinary guide, at the market, to buy ingredients for lunch. Take a two hour hike through rice fields and gardens to arrive at his home to prepare the Sri Lankan meal with his wife. In the afternoon, relax in your hotel’s garden or at the swimming pool.
  • Accommodation at a hotel in Ella
Day 09 - Scenic train ride

Ella to Colombo

  • Go for a train ride and enjoy the wonderful views of the beautiful green trees, high mountains and lovely landscape from the train. Your driver will meet you from the train station in Peradeniya (near Kandy) to drive you back to busy Colombo. Enjoy the beautiful scenery when you drive back to Colombo. Transfer to your hotel and have dinner at one of the many good restaurants in the city.
  • Return to your hotel for overnight stay.
  • Accommodation at a hotel in Colombo
Day 10 - Colombo to Bandaranaike Airport
  • The morning is dedicated to shopping and a visit to the areas of the Dutch fort and Pettah market to explore the colonial architecture with its Dutch and Portuguese influences. Visit also the Dutch period museum in Pettah. Then transfer to the international airport and end of your journey.

Destination

Thailand

Departure

Maya Beach in Phi Phi

Departure Time

Please arrive by 9:15 AM for a departure at 9:30 AM.

Return Time

Approximately 8:30 PM.

Dress Code

Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hat and light jacket.

Included

  5 Star Accommodation

  Airplane Transport

  Breakfast

  Departure Taxes

Not Included

Personal Guide

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Package Price

Per person sharing DBL room

Standard Boutique Hotels

  • 02 Pax - US$ 1772.00
  • 03 – 05 Pax - US$ 1720.00
  • 06 – 08 Pax - US$ 1647.00

Deluxe Boutique Hotels

  • 02 Pax - US$ 2209.00
  • 03 – 05 Pax - US$ 2157.00
  • 06 – 08 Pax - US$ 2084.00

Luxury Boutique

  • 02 Pax - US$ 2902.00
  • 03 – 05 Pax - US$ 2850.00
  • 06 – 08 Pax - US$ 2777.00

*Single Room Supplement & Triple Room Reduction upon request
*Rates exclude peak period supplements

Destination

Thailand

Departure

Maya Beach in Phi Phi

Departure Time

Please arrive by 9:15 AM for a departure at 9:30 AM.

Return Time

Approximately 8:30 PM.

Dress Code

Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hat and light jacket.

Included

  5 Star Accommodation

  Airplane Transport

  Breakfast

  Departure Taxes

Not Included

Personal Guide

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  • Accommodation in standard rooms on FB basis for 09 nights at hotels specified or of similar standard
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle as per the above itinerary
  • Cost of English Speaking Chauffer Guide
  • Entrance fees & visits to the sights as mentioned on the itinerary
  • Ceylon Gem Factory visit
  • Ceylon Batik clothing factory visit
  • Sri Lanka Handicraft factory visit
  • Kandy cultural show
  • 2 Bottles of water per person per day

2 Pax: Transfers in A/C Car with a Service of an English Speaking Chauffeur Guide
3-8 Pax: Transfers in A/C Van with a Service of an English Speaking Chauffeur Guide

Destination

Thailand

Departure

Maya Beach in Phi Phi

Departure Time

Please arrive by 9:15 AM for a departure at 9:30 AM.

Return Time

Approximately 8:30 PM.

Dress Code

Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hat and light jacket.

Included

  5 Star Accommodation

  Airplane Transport

  Breakfast

  Departure Taxes

Not Included

Personal Guide

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  • Video Camera and still permits at the temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy. Lunch throughout the tour Travel insurance.
  • Entrance fees to sites not specified in the programme
  • Expenses of any personal nature
  • Tips/gratuities and porter age
  • Any other services not specified above

Destination

Thailand

Departure

Maya Beach in Phi Phi

Departure Time

Please arrive by 9:15 AM for a departure at 9:30 AM.

Return Time

Approximately 8:30 PM.

Dress Code

Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hat and light jacket.

Included

  5 Star Accommodation

  Airplane Transport

  Breakfast

  Departure Taxes

Not Included

Personal Guide

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  • Optional excursions and additional services could be provided for which we will charge additionally.
  • Visits to wild life parks will be at clients own risk.
    Safari Vehicles (non air- conditioned) available are very basic with basic insurance cover (not Comprehensive as in the case of vehicles used for tours)

Cancellation Charges

  • 30 days or less - 100% Cancellation charge
  • Between 31 days and 60 days – 50% cancellation charge
  • Above 61 days – No cancellation chargers provided no commitment or advances are made to 3rd parties.

Destination

Thailand

Departure

Maya Beach in Phi Phi

Departure Time

Please arrive by 9:15 AM for a departure at 9:30 AM.

Return Time

Approximately 8:30 PM.

Dress Code

Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hat and light jacket.

Included

  5 Star Accommodation

  Airplane Transport

  Breakfast

  Departure Taxes

Not Included

Personal Guide

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Standard Boutique Hotels

Deluxe Boutique Hotels

Luxury Boutique

Destination

Thailand

Departure

Maya Beach in Phi Phi

Departure Time

Please arrive by 9:15 AM for a departure at 9:30 AM.

Return Time

Approximately 8:30 PM.

Dress Code

Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hat and light jacket.

Included

  5 Star Accommodation

  Airplane Transport

  Breakfast

  Departure Taxes

Not Included

Personal Guide

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