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4N/5D South Sri Lanka road trip

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Sri Lanka

This is Tlow’s five-day backpacker road trip around the island nation of Sri Lanka. The trip starts in the hill country of Kandy and moves to the Southern Districts of Galle & Matara with night stays in the lesser-known beach towns of, Hikkaduwa, and Mirissa. If you are someone who’s looking for a budget international trip either solo or with your spouse this is the trip for you.

Recommended Airport

Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Meeting Point

Colombo Airport

Price Includes

  • Air condition Accommodation
  • AC Private Taxi
  • Breakfast

Price Excludes

  • Visa fees
  • Travel from Hometown to Colombo Airport and back.
  • Lunch & Dinner (Approx. 500-700 all meals)
  • Entrance fees
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions

Must Have

What to Expect

Our Sri Lanka road trip is an self exploration backpacking trip which, starts & ends at Colombo airport. The driver will double up as the trip lead for the entire journey from start to finish. 

So on our Sri Lanka trips expect mostly backpackers above the age bracket of 25+. With 95% being female solo travellers between the age of 25-35. The highlight of our Sri Lanka trip is our home stay accommodation at each and every beach village that we will spend a night at. 

If you’re a beach lover then Sri Lanka is an absolute must on your bucket list. 

  • Best Season: October to April
  • 4G Internet all over the country
  • Temperature: 25 to 38ºC
  • Currency: INR / LKR / USD
  • Must Do: Snorkling at Hikkaduwa
  • English & Tamil is easily understood

Day 1Colombo Airport ---> Negombo

– Arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo
– Transfer to Negombo, a beach town located close to the airport
– Relax on the beach or explore the charming fishing village
– Enjoy a seafood dinner at a local restaurant
– Overnight stay in Negombo

Day 2Negombo ---> Kandy

– After breakfast, travel to Kandy (approximately 3 hours by road)
– Visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, a significant Buddhist pilgrimage site
– Explore the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya
– In the evening, watch a cultural dance performance showcasing traditional Sri Lankan dance forms
– Overnight stay in Kandy

Day 3Mirissa

– After breakfast, depart for Mirissa (approximately 4-5 hours by road)
– Arrive in Mirissa and check into your accommodation
– Spend the day enjoying the stunning beaches, swimming, and sunbathing
– Experience the vibrant nightlife of Mirissa with beachside restaurants and bars
– Overnight stay in Mirissa

Day 4Mirissa ----. Hikkaduwa

– Go whale watching or take a boat trip to spot dolphins (seasonal activity + add-on)
– After breakfast, head to Hikkaduwa (approximately 1.5-2 hours by road)
– Arrive in Hikkaduwa and check into your accommodation
– Visit Hikkaduwa Beach, an ideal spot for snorkeling and diving
– Explore the Hikkaduwa Coral Reef, a marine sanctuary teeming with colorful fish and coral
– Enjoy water sports activities such as surfing or jet skiing
– In the evening, visit the Hikkaduwa Beach Bar, known for its lively atmosphere
– Overnight stay in Hikkaduwa

Day 5Hikkaduwa to Colombo Airport

– After breakfast, depart for Colombo (approximately 2-3 hours by road)
– If time permits, explore the capital city of Colombo
– Visit attractions like the Galle Face Green, Independence Square, and the National Museum
– Go shopping for souvenirs at local markets or visit modern malls
– Transfer to Bandaranaike International Airport for departure

Plan A

Group of 6 +
  • 23,625 x 6= 1,41,750
  • Stay: AC Guesthouses/homestays
  • Sightseeing as per blueprint
  • Transport: Van
  • Breakfast
  • 3 in a room
  • 5% GST

Plan B

Family (3-4 ppl)
  • 26,250 x 4= 1,05,000
  • Stay: AC Guesthouses/homestays
  • Sightseeing as per blueprint
  • Transport: Sedan/Van
  • Breakfast
  • 1 Family room
  • 5% GST

Plan C

Couple = 2 people
  • 39,375 x 2= 78,750
  • Stay: AC Guesthouses/homestays
  • Sightseeing as per blueprint
  • Transport: Sedan car
  • Breakfast
  • 2 in a room
  • 5% GST

Web Stories from Sri lanka

  • Solo backpacking to Sri Lanka

    6 day Sri Lanka backpacking

    See here

  • Boossa

    Cabana beach stay experience: Boossa

    See here

  • Sri Lanka Mirissa beach

    How travel heals anxiety

    See Here



General Questions

Q. Do Indians need a visa for Sri Lanka
Yes, you get an eVisa that you can apply at https://www.srilankaevisagov.com/apply-visa which takes around 72 hours to process.

Q. What currency works in Sri Lanka
USD is widely accepted across SriLanka, however, you may also get LKR (Lankan Rupees) at the airport in SriLanka. Usually, the availability of Lankan rupees is less in India. It is advisable to either exchange some small notes at the Sri Lanka Airport and carry additional USD

Q. What time do we have to reach the Sri Lanka Airport (Katunayake International Airport aka Bandaranaike International Airport)
Ideally, it is advisable to reach early morning before 12 Noon so that you can do most things on day 1 and also have enough time to rest

Accommodation related FAQs

Q. What kind of accommodation will be provided?
We will be using homestays and guesthouses all along the trip. Except at Boossa, its a cabana stay.

Q. Will the accommodation be clean?
Since no one in the world likes to keep their home untidy, it’s safe to say that every place we stay at will be clean and will give you a homely feel.

Q. Will we get a bed, blankets and pillows?
Yes, at every place we stay at you’ll get a blanket, a pillow and if not a bed then surely a mattress to sleep on.

Q. Will we get hot water for a bath?
Every guest house and homestay we stay at will have geysers so you’ll surely get to have a bath at least once a day.

Q. Will the rooms be based on gender or mixed?
It will be girls in a separate room and boys in a separate room, for all those backpacking solo.

Food-Related Questions

Q. Why is lunch and dinner not included
Sri Lanka is known for its diverse cuisines and we give the freedom to our travellers to have what they like, explore your tastebuds

Q. Is there enough vegetarian food option available
Yes, there will be enough vegetarian food options

Network Related Questions

Q. How do I get a sim card in Sri Lanka?
The mobile phone providers are Dialog, Mobitel, Etisalat, Airtel and Hutch. As soon as you exit Sri Lanka Airport, you can choose any network and procure a sim.

Q. Is there a cell phone network in Sri Lanka?
Yes, there is cell phone coverage in Sri Lanka. Dialog is the best network provider for tourists.

Q. Is there 3G/4G in Sri Lanka?
Surprisingly there is an excellent 4G network all over.

Travel related FAQ

Q. What will be our mode of transportation?

The entire trip will authentic backpacking which will include hopping in and out of local buses.

Q. Will the bus be Air conditioned?

No the bus will be Non Air conditioned.

Q. Will I get a seat in the bus?

Yes you will defiantly get a seat in the bus.

What is cancellation policy?


Natural Calamity FAQ

What if there is a natural calamity or delay due to an external factor?
-Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances(strikes), or any delay arising due to an external factor etc. (to be borne by the client, which is directly payable on the spot).

Solo Travel

Q. I’m a solo traveller can I enrol for this trip?

Yes you can enrol solo for this trip

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