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10 Days - 9 Nights
Availability : Jan 21’ - Dec 21’
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Tour Details
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This Foodie tour is perfect for those who enjoy food as much as they like travelling.  The many varieties of local spices, fish, fruit and vegetables make for great mouth-watering cuisine, but when fused with the influences from India, Arabia and Asia, Sri Lanka is Nirvana for Foodies.  As well as visiting some of the best eateries in the country, you’ll participate in all the stages of making a meal- from shopping for ingredients at local markets to preparing and cooking a tasty Sri Lankan curry.

When combined with stunning views over the Indian Ocean, or over the rolling hills in Tea country, your eyes and stomach will be blissfully happy.

The tour is run by Walkers Tours, a Sri Lankan tour operator for 50 years, with the accessibility expertise of Access the globe.  The tour transport is air conditioned, carbon neutral and is wheelchair accessible with UK and European safety fittings.

Departure & Return Location

Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport, Sri Lanka (Google Map)

Price Includes

  • Airport Transfer
  • 9 nights accommodation in 4/5*, wheelchair accessible hotels- breakfast included
  • Seafood cooking show in Galle
  • Tea estate tour and testing
  • Transport with 1 Driver and 1 Tour Guide- both English speaking
  • Drinking water in the vehicle

Price Excludes

  • Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Entrance tickets to attractions and sites
  • Food and drinks (other than those listed)

Complementaries

  • Snacks, water and non-alcoholic drinks on the bus
Accessibility Features

The vehicle for our tour is wheelchair accessible with European Standard fittings to ensure safety and comfort whilst travelling. Your guide and driver will ensure that you experience as much of the country as possible.

The tour can be adapted for diabetic travelers with special menus and with always available information on nearby pharamacies and medical facilities for any emergency.

It is also suited for visually impaired travelers as Sri Lanka is a multisensorial experience for all, and if needed an assistant can be provided for all or part of the tour at a separate fee, to accompany the traveler/s.

A Sign Language interpreter is not always present on site but we can certainly look for one, let us know which language you would like and we will search for one. 

Travelers with learning disabilities are very welcome, contact us to know what we can plan for your group!

  • Manual wheelchair user
  • Visually impaired
  • Hearing impaired
  • Diabetic Friendly
  • Travelers with learning disabilities
  • Slow Walkers
  • Parkinson Friendly
Itinerary

Day 1 and 2 Arriving in Colombo

You will be based at Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel in Colombo and during these 2 days you will enjoy sumptuous meals at amazing locations- breakfasts overlooking the Indian Ocean, lunches in bustling Sri Lankan restaurants, High-Tea at the colonial Mount Lavinia Hotel and dinners in 5* restaurants.

When not eating, you can shop, sight-see or just relax by the pool, thinking of your next meal.

Day 3Kandy, Pinnewela Elephant Orphanage and spices

After breakfast you will start the drive to Kandy, visiting Pinnewela Elephant Orphanage and a spice garden en-route.  Here you will learn about the spices which Sri Lanka exports all over the world and influenced local cuisine.  The drive to Kandy gives amazing views of lush forests, hills and waterfalls. Photographers will love this drive!

We can go to a cultural show in the evening and see the many dances, costumes and music which depict the history and culture of the island.

Dinner and overnight stay at Kandy.

Day 5 Kandy - Pinnewela Elephant Orphanage

The day will be spent in and around Kandy. Our experienced guide will take you to the Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth) which houses one of Lord Buddha’s teeth.

You will then be taken to Pinnewela Elephant Orphanage where you can see elephants bathing and feeding.  The elephants here have been abandoned when young and are well looked after.

Overnight stay at Kandy.

Day 4Perediniya Botanical gardens, Temple of the Tooth and sweet delicacies

After breakfast, you will visit Perediniya Botanical gardens.  The gardens cover 150acres of trees, lawns and exotic plants from all over the world. An electric golf cart is available for visitors with mobility problems.

Our experienced guide will take you to the Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth) which houses one of Lord Buddha’s teeth.

Then enjoy a Sri Lankan sweets and cakes assortment.

Dinner and overnight stay at Kandy.

Day 5 Nuwara Eliya and all about tea

After breakfast you will start the drive to Nuwara Eliya, climbing through forests, meandering valleys and the tea ledges filled with tea pickers.  A visit to a Tea Estate will enable you to see, smell, taste and touch the tea at every stage of the production process and get an understanding of why certain teas taste as they do. You will also be able to create your own blend of tea.

Enjoy High Tea at a Strawberry Garden.

Dinner and overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya.

Day 6Ella

After breakfast you will depart from the train station* at Nuwara Eliya for Ella.  This train journey is one of the world’s most beautiful train rides, scything through bridges, tunnels and lush greenery.  Your van driver will meet you at Ella train station and take you to your hotel in Tangalle.

* The train is not wheelchair accessible so guests can drive straight to Tangalle if preferred.

Dinner and overnight stay at Tangalle.

Day 7 Tangalle

Day relaxing at Tangalle hotel.

Dinner and overnight stay at Tangalle.

Day 8Galle and all about fishing

An early morning visit to see the fishing fleet unload and display their catch will be followed by breakfast. 

You will then be driven to the historic fort city of Galle where you can wander the ramparts and winding streets in the company of our guide as he recounts the fascinating history of this city.  Being an important port on the old Silk Route, Galle is where foreign traders first introduced different cuisines to Sri Lanka.

You will then attend a show on how to cook seafood and given the chance to cook a curry.

Dinner and overnight stay at Galle.

Day 9Turtles! (not for eating)

After breakfast at your Galle hotel, you will head to Colombo. On the way you will visit a turtle hatchery, a mask museum and a puppet show.

We have various itineraries which can be tailor-made for you with alternative activities including balloon rides, whale watching and spa treatments.  Contact us for more details!

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