Sri Lanka Real Food Adventure

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12 Days
Private Tour
4 Star Hotel

Sri Lanka, being an island with a tropical climate. Coconuts and fish are two of the most influential components of Sri Lankan cuisine. Sri Lankan food can be said with certainty: Sri Lankans thoroughly love spices, they love food that explodes with flavor, and many enjoy deep-fried, and very tasty snacks. Whatever you choose to eat in Sri Lanka, your mouth is going to rejoice with happiness.

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Day 1 – Arrival at Colombo (D)

Arrival at Colombo International Airport and meet with our representative at the arrival lounge
Proceed to Nattandiya, quant countryside town which is popular for coconut estates – 1-hour drive approximately
Check-in the hotel and prepare for Sri Lanka Real Food Adventure
Dinner and overnight stay at Horathapola Estate or Similar

Day 2 – Nattandiya Day Tour (B, D)

Breakfast at the Hotel
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 Horathapola Estate or Similar

Day 3 – Habarana – Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress (B, D)

Breakfast at the Hotel
Proceed to Habarana – 4 hours drive approximately
Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Overnight stay at Cinnamon Lodge or Similar in Habarana

Day 4 – Village Walk-in Sigiriya – Minneriya National Park (B, D)

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 or Similar in Habarana

Day 5 – Dambulla Cave Temple – Kandy (B, D)

Breakfast at the hotel
Visit Dambulla Cave Temple
Proceed to Kandy – Approximately 3 hours drive
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 symbol called ‘lunch miris’.
Overnight stay in a homestay Tree House with a local family or Similar

Day 6 – Kandy Food Adventure Tour (B, D)

Breakfast at the Hotel
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.
Overnight stay in a homestay Tree House with a local family or Similar

Day 7 – Visit Traditional Market – Food Adventure (B, D)

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 or Similar

Day 8 – Train to Ella (B, D)

Breakfast at the Hotel
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 & Spa in Ella or Similar

Day 9 – Ella Free Day (B, D)

Breakfast at the hotel
Full day relax at the hotel
Overnight stay at 98 Acre Resort in Ella or Similar

Day 10 – Negombo (B, D)

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.
Proceed to Negombo – 5 to 6 hours drive approximately
Overnight stay in Negombo at Paradise Beach Hotel or Similar

Day 11 – Negombo – Practice Cooking Authentic Seafood (B, D)

Breakfast at the hotel
After breakfast, it will be time to participate in cooking 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 Paradise Beach Hotel or Similar.

Day 12 – Departure from Colombo (B, D)

Breakfast at the hotel
Relax by the beach
Transfer to Colombo International Airport for departure – 20 minutes drive approximately

Specification: Sri Lanka Real Food Adventure

Duration 12 Days
Accommodation 4 Star Hotel
Tour Style Private
Flights International flights are NOT included
Language Arabic, English
Airport Transfer Drop-Off, Pickup
Transport Airconditioned Vehicle
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner as per itineraries
Visa NOT Included
Insurance NOT included
Other Inclusions Charges & Taxes, Tour Guide, Tickets & Entry Fees

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