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   Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a beautiful country with good vibes where you will go from beaches to mountains very easily. Small in size but rich in beauty, it is easy to get around by bus, tuk tuk, train, Uber ...

 

3 weeks are enough to discover the whole island and I have created this itinerary so that you can make the most of it!

Day 1-2 : Arrival in Colombo, relax in Mount Lavinia

You will surely arrive at Colombo airport. From there, take a tuk tuk and go directly to Mount Lavinia. Colombo is a big city which doesn’t have interest in spending time there.

 

I recommend you to stay at Island Hostel in Mount Lavinia. It is a super cool hostel (even for those who are not too much hostel) There is a rooftop with a swimming pool and it is literally located 5 min walk from the beach.

 

Enjoy a wonderful sunset before starting your 3 weeks road trip !

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Day 3-4-5: Hikkaduwa

Right next to the Island Hostel is the train station. Ask the ticket office for Hikkaduwa. There are 3 train classes in Sri Lanka. Honestly, the trains are often crowded, you will probably be traveling upright, so take the cheapest or the middle class.

Given the small size of the island the journeys are quite fast.

 

 

         To find out more   Hikkaduwa: a spot not to be missed

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Day 6: Galle

Day trip to Galle, visit the port, the lighthouse, the ramparts. Shopping and eating curries, good little program.

 

 

Find out more :   Day Trip: Explore Galle Fort

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Day 7-8-9: Unawatuna

Unawatuna is one of my favorites. It is the location of the most famous beaches in Sri Lanka. Cool guesthouses, cool little bars and restaurants, you will love the atmosphere.

Find out more  :   guide : things to do in Unawatuna

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Day 10-11: Mirissa

Mirissa is the place to relax on the beach. Between palm trees and small restaurants, relaxation is guaranteed!

Find out more  :   7 things to see in Mirissa

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Day 12-13: Udawalawe for a safari

For an ethical safari I highly recommend Udawalawe. Between elephants, buffaloes, birds, crocodiles etc ... you will live an exceptional day.

I advise you 2 days, to rest because you will get up early and because the guesthouse that I recommend is the perfect place to rest.

Find out more  :  Why you should choose Udawalawe

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Day 14-15: Ella

In the heart of the mountains, Ella is a cute little village that almost reminds us of our ski resorts, with the snow less. Hikes and tea plantations are waiting for you, without forgetting the famous nine arch bridge

Find out more  :  9 arch bridge in Ella what you need to know

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Day 16: a day at Diyaluma Falls

From an already impressive waterfall seen from below, to even more at the top. Several levels of natural pools where you can lounge with a crazy view of nature.

Find out more  Swim at  200m high Diyaluma waterfalls

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Day 17: train ride from Ella to Kandy

This route is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Magnificent landscapes for 7 hours, being able to hang at the doors of the train and fully enjoy this moment. Not to be missed under any pretext.

Find out more     Ella-Kandy Why is it so popular?

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Day 18: Kandy

Kandy is a city where there are nice markets, some temples to visit, unfortunately Marlon was sick so we did not visit.

Day 19-20: Sigirya

Sigirya another favorite ! Find yourself in a movie landscape at sunrise : this is the mystical and perfect place!

To find out more    Climb Pidurangala rock instead of Sigiriya rock: why?

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It's time to head back to Colombo airport for the next destination!

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