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Sri Lanka Bike, Hike & Safari

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Sri Lanka Bike, Hike & Safari

Multi-Active Tour

Price from

2600 USD

Duration

8 Days | 7 Nights

Level

2

Tour Code

MASX23

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Enjoy an 8-Day Multi-Active Tour through Sri Lanka

Pedal, walk, and safari through Sri Lanka on an adventure that combines culture, wildlife, and breathtaking scenery. Starting at the ancient fortress of Sigiriya, we'll journey to pristine beaches, cycle by rolling tea plantations, raft down the Kelani River, hike through forests teeming with wildlife, and go on safari to spot the country’s most iconic animals. This multi-active adventure is all about variety and discovery.

EARLY RIDER PRIZE: Be in the first 4 to book a departure and get 5% OFF the tour price*
*Not applicable with private, family, or self-guided tours, other discounts, trip credit, or special offers

Quality Bikes
Quality well-maintained bikes

Your Guide
Expert Tour Leader

Group Size
6 to 14

Accommodation
Comfortable Accommodation

Activities
Bike/Hike/Safari

Minimum Age
14+

Overview

Sri Lanka, often referred to as the "Pearl of the Indian Ocean," is renowned for its stunning beaches. However, there's much more to this island gem, and our multi-active adventure is designed to unveil the diverse wonders that lie beyond the sandy shores. Over 8 unforgettable days, we invite you to delve into the heart of Sri Lanka, on a journey that seamlessly blends culture, nature, and thrilling activities.

Your adventure kicks off in Kitulgala, where the Kelani River sets the stage for a whitewater rafting experience. Your journey continues on to picturesque towns of Nuwara Eliya and Ella, two cities embraced by the lush greenery of Sri Lanka's highland tea plantations. Here we enjoy a trek up Little Adam's Peak and a bicycle ride through the tea estates offering picture-perfect panoramic views of the surrounding highlands.

And of course, no trip to Sri Lanka will be complete without taking the iconic Blue Train from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy, known as one of the most beautiful train routes in the world. Kandy, with its vibrant markets and the Temple of the Tooth, a sacred UNESCO World Heritage Site, provides a cultural interlude. The exploration continues in Sigiriya, blending history, nature, and community life. Discover the ancient art at the Dambulla Cave Temple, explore the Sigiriya Rock fortress, and embark on a pleasant ride through the surrounding countryside.

As the adventure reaches the coastal town of Kalpitiya, you'll embark on a sunrise hike at Pidurangala, followed by a scenic coastal cycling journey. Swap two wheels for four and safari through the wildlife wonders of Wilpattu National Park, which boasts the highest density of leopards in the world. Then conclude your multi-active tour on return to the country's capital, Colombo.

Our multi-active adventure promises an immersive exploration of Sri Lanka's vibrant culture and serene landscapes, through the joy of engaging outdoor activities. We go beyond the expected, uncovering the heart and soul of this captivating island.

Pedal-assist E-bikes are an available option on this tour for $495.

Highlights

  • Experience Kitulgala river
  • Hike up Little Adam's Peak for tea plantation vistas
  • Jump on the famous Blue Train from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy and enjoy one of the most beautiful train rides in the world
  • Pedal through Sigiriya's countryside and explore the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Uncover the mysteries of Dambulla's caves
  • Glimpse exciting wildlife on a jeep safari in Wilpattu National Park
  • Hike to ‘the top of the world’ at Pidurangala for magical sunrise views

Inclusions

  • 7 nights in deluxe hotel accommodation
  • All meals: 7x breakfasts, 7x lunches, 6x dinners
  • Snacks, local treats, hydration drinks, fruit and water during the tour
  • Quality well-maintained bike and helmet
  • Expert local guide
  • Full vehicle support
  • All ticket, activity and entry costs are included in the itinerary
  • Grasshopper Adventures jersey and water bottle as mementos

What our Guests Say

Day to Day


Meal:
LD

Your journey kicks off with a 2-hour road trip from the bustling city of Colombo to the adventure haven of Kitulgala.

Now, the real excitement begins as you gear up for some Kayak action on the Kelani River. Stretching 145 kilometers, the Kelani River is the fourth-longest in the country, winding from the Sri Pada Mountain Range to Colombo. After descending from Adam's Peak, the river meanders through scenic hill country before meeting the Indian Ocean.

Your river adventure starts just upstream from charming Kitulgala. The Kelani has fantastic flat water.

After conquering the Kelani river, it's time for a well-deserved lunch in the charming town of Kitulgala.

As the day rolls on, we'll transfer to Nuwara Eliya, a city nestled in lush greenery, where we'll check into our charming hotel for the next two nights and enjoy a hearty dinner.

Riding:
20-30km
Meal:
BLD

Rise and shine! Your day kicks off with a breakfast before we whisk you away to the enchanting land of Ella.

Ella, a small town nestled in the Sri Lankan hill country, exudes charm and natural beauty. Surrounded by verdant hills and tea plantations, Ella offers a serene and picturesque setting. The highlight of the town is Little Adam's Peak, a popular hiking destination known for its manageable trail and rewarding panoramic views. As you ascend, the landscape unfolds, revealing lush greenery, terraced tea estates, and distant mountain ranges.

We'll stop for lunch at one of the charming street restaurants before we switch gears—quite literally. Say goodbye to hiking boots and hello to bicycle pedals. We're pedaling through a tapestry of natural beauty to our hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

After a day filled with adventure and exploration, you are free to unwind and freshen up, and as the day gracefully transitions into night, we invite you to join us for a delicious dinner.

Meal:
BL

After breakfast this morning, we'll board the iconic Blue Train for a 4-hour ride from the charming hills of Nuwara Eliya to the vibrant city of Kandy.

Nestled amidst Sri Lanka's lush landscapes, Kandy is a cultural gem, boasting rich history and picturesque surroundings. The city is known for its vibrant markets, scenic lakes, and cultural landmarks that paint a vivid picture of Sri Lanka's heritage.

The train journey itself is dubbed one of the most beautiful in the world. As the train winds its way through the island's diverse landscapes, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of emerald-green tea plantations, mist-covered mountains, and charming villages.

Upon arrival in Kandy, your adventure continues after lunch with a cultural walk that includes a visit to the Temple of the Tooth. This UNESCO World Heritage Site houses sacred relics of the Buddha and is a masterpiece of Sri Lankan architecture, adorned with intricate carvings, golden embellishments, and captivating murals depicting Buddhist stories.

As the day comes to an end, you have the freedom to enjoy dinner at your leisure, savoring the flavors of Kandy.

Meal:
BLD

After breakfast, we take a 1.5-hour journey to Sigiriya, which seamlessly blends history, nature, and community. The town itself offers a glimpse into rural life, with quaint surroundings and a relaxed atmosphere. Visitors can explore local markets, interact with friendly residents, and appreciate the simplicity of daily life.

For lunch, we'll cook our very own traditional Sri Lankan dish, and then our cultural interlude unfolds at the historic Dambulla Cave Temple, a mesmerizing complex that showcases Sri Lanka's ancient art and religious heritage. The cave temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is renowned for its intricate cave paintings, statues, and stunning architecture.

Following this cultural exploration, our journey continues with a transfer to our deluxe hotel in Sigiriya where we’ll enjoy dinner.

Riding:
15km
Meal:
BLD

After breakfast, we'll gear up for a day filled with awe and adventure! We'll ascend the ancient Sigiriya Rock fortress on a 2.5- to 3-hour journey through history and culture. This UNESCO World Heritage Site reveals its breathtaking beauty, treating you to panoramic views that showcase Sri Lanka's landscapes.

After the triumphant climb, we'll enjoy a delicious lunch then switch gears for a peaceful cycling adventure through the lush gardens and countryside surrounding Sigiriya.

Riding:
23km
Meal:
BLD

As dawn breaks, get ready for an achievable 30- to 45-minute hike to Pidurangala—a rock formation offering the perfect vantage point for witnessing the awe-inspiring sunrise. From this summit, you'll be treated to breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, creating a magical and serene start to your day.

Following this breathtaking spectacle, it's time to check out, enjoy a tasty lunch, and transition to our coastal cycling adventure, where we'll pedal through Kalpitiya's coastal landscapes. This oceanside town is renowned for its dolphin-watching opportunities—perhaps, if luck is on our side, we'll catch a glimpse of a playful dolphin or two along the way.

Meal:
BLD

After an early breakfast, we’ll get ready for an exciting day of wildlife adventures as we delve into the vast expanse of Wilpattu National Park, which is not only the largest national park in Sri Lanka but also boasts the highest density of leopards in the world. A quick 30-minute transfer brings us to this natural haven, setting the stage for an enthralling 3-hour safari game drive. Keep your eyes peeled for glimpses of not only the elusive leopards but also a myriad of other fascinating creatures, including elephants, sloth bears, spotted deer, and an array of bird species.

We’ll stop at a local restaurant for lunch en route back to our beachside haven in Kalpitiya, where you have the afternoon free to explore.

Meal:
B

As your unforgettable adventure draws to a close, we'll say goodbye to the coastal charm of Kalpitiya with one last breakfast together. Hearts brimming with memories, we'll embark on a group transfer back to Colombo where the tour concludes on arrival at the airport or hotel of your choice in Colombo. 

Dates & Price

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