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Sri Lanka in a Nutshell

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Itinerary: Colombo – Kandy – Nuwara Eliya – Ella – Yala National Park – Galle – Colombo
Average price for single travellers: £1816 (excl flights)

If you’ve only got a week to spare, this Sri Lanka one week express itinerary is a great choice. You’ll pack in all of Sri Lanka’s highlights with some unique local adventure thrown in.

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A Taste of Sri Lanka

Duration: 14 days / 13 nights
Itinerary: Colombo – Negombo – Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa – Minneriya/Kaudulla National Park – Dambulla – Kandy – Nuwara Eliya – Horton Plains – Ella – Unawatuna – Galle – Colombo
Average price for single travellers: £2760 (excl flights)

From crumbling cities and endless green tea hills to wild elephants and palm-fringed bays, Sri Lanka really is the gem of the Indian ocean. It’s perfectly possible to fit the country’s highlights into a two week itinerary- take a look!

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Not your cup of tea? Try a different destination...

If you’re planning to travel solo on a shoe-string budget, Sri Lanka might not be the best choice for you. But fear not, intrepid explorer! We offer a wider range of independent travel experiences across South East Asia, including Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam & Laos. Although our prices are still based on two people, with reasonable flight costs and more local transport options, you might find a better alternative for your solo adventure.

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