Sri Lanka Explorer


Sri Lanka in a meaningful way

The Sri Lanka Explorer is a travel, adventure, cultural & volunteer combination. Get to visit three vastly distinctive regions of this exotic country and experience their unique and exciting culture!

Fast Facts

Start Dates 2018 : 5 February, 5 March, 2 April, 7 May, 4 June, 2 July, 6 Augustus, 3 September, 1 October, 5 November, 3 December
Arrival: Colombo International Airport on Sunday
Duration: 3 weeks
Age: From 18 years old






About the Sri Lanka Experience

On this road, trip visit the world-famous former Dutch colony of Galle, the beautiful botanical garden, tea factories, marvel at various architecture and famous relics. This road trip is guaranteed to give you an amazing and unforgettable adventure!


The Sri Lanka Road Trip is an Eco-Tourism travel project which means it is as environmentally friendly as possible. As part of this unique experience you will visit various distinctive regions and explore their exotic, unique and exciting culture. The road trip includes the world-famous Dutch Fort in Galle, the Royal Botanical Gardens, a Tea Factory, the Bahirawakanda Buddha statue and many sites of historical importance.


Enjoy a natural Ayurvedic treatment, a boat trip along the Madu Ganga, and a visit to the famous 14th century ‘Three Temples’ with their intricate hand-carvings.


The first week you will be introduced to Sri Lanka wherein you will witness cultural dance and music performances by artists, visit famous Buddhist and Hindu temples, learn Sri Lankan culinary, knowledge on culture and traditions and much more!


On your second week you will climb the Ambuluwawa peak, visit the Lion’s rock – where you can see the ruins of an old castle built on a rock, and also visit the UNESCO World heritage site – the ancient city of Polonnaruwa. In addition, you will visit a few ancient temples in Kandy to witness the beautiful architecture and ride on the train enjoying the views of the misty hills.


On the third week, we take you to the south eastern part of Sri Lanka where you will spend the remaining 5 days where you will visit ancient temples by tuk tuk or vans, relax by the pristine beach, go on a river safari, work at our very own turtle conservation project, visit Galle, and also visit a mine jewellery!


Aims & Objectives

The aim of this program is to bring you closer to the authentic Sri Lanka. Through different projects and activities, you will get to truly immerse yourself in the culture, customs and lifestyle.


Add-on: +Learning

There is no +Learning add-on available for this program.



Week 1

Day 1: Monday

Welcome/Intro to the Program/collection of documents

Language Lesson/Lunch/Cultural lesson/Kandy City tour

Cultural Show

Day 2: Tuesday

Spice and Ayurvedic garden visit/Tea factory visit and the Gem Museum

Boat ride at the Kandy Lake

Day 3: Wednesday

Sri Lankan cooking Lesson/Self defence lesson/

Meditation Lesson

Day 4: Thursday

Early morning visit to the Temple of the tooth

Sri Lanka breakfast /British cemetery/ visit Batik factory and visit to wood factory

Day 5: Friday

Visit to a special temple in a small forest  and Hindu Temple visit

Indian Lunch in the city/Ayurvedic massage

Day 6: Saturday

Visit to Royal Botanical Gardens

Day 7: Sunday

Free Day

Week 2

Day 8: Monday

Train ride to Nanuoya and coming back to Kandy by bus

Day 9: Tuesday

Day hike to Ambuluwawa Peak

Day 10: Wednesday

03 temple walk called “the Loop temple walk”

Day 11: Thursday

Visit the UNESCO world heritage site – the ancient city of Polonnaruwa and return to Sigiriya

Day 12: Friday

Climbing the Sigiriya rock (Lion’s rock) and Pidurangala mountain

Day 13: Saturday

Visit to Dambulla cave temples and returning to the accommodation in Kandy

Day 14: Sunday

Early morning travel to Down South by train to the beach

Week 3

Day 15: Monday

River Safari at “Madu Gaga” and Afternoon relaxing at the beach

Day 16: Tuesday

Visit to South Asia’s largest sleeping Buddha statue and Sri Lanka’s largest wooden Buddha statue “Temple day”

Day 17: Wednesday

Feeding the Turtles and afternoon will be free

Day 18: Thursday

Tour to a beautiful waterfall and the afternoon will be free at the beach

Day 19: Friday

Galle City Tour and afternoon will be free

Day 20: Saturday


This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

During your travels, you will stay at various guesthouses and hotels. During the volunteering and adventure parts, participants will stay in the volunteer centres which are based in the community. All have access to the basic conditions in shared rooms will be single gender.


You will receive three meals a day from Monday to Friday and 2 meals per day on weekends.

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Prices of the Sri Lanka Experience

Prices in Pounds
3 weeks : 1395 Pounds

Prices in US$
3 weeks : 1855 US$

Prices in AU$
3 weeks : 2425 AU$

Prices in Euro
3 weeks : 1560 Euro

What’s included : Program as descrbed • Airport pickup • Accommodation • Meals • Support • Pre-departure information  A dedicated program coordinator throughout your travel  Transportation to all venueus  Entry fees to all places as described

Not included : flight, travel insurance, visa, criminal background check, vaccinations, transport back to the airport at end of the program, personal expenses

Why Book with GapXperience

Lowest Prices

Our prices are some of the lowest of similar programs without reducing the quality, support and services.

Fixed Price

With us there are no extra charges such as registration, application fee or admin costs, only one fixed price.

Combine Projects

With us you can combine different projects in one program location at no extra charge.

Book Together

Book together with one or more persons and you all get a discount of £30/US$40/AU$50/€35.

Combine Countries

Combine programs in different locations/countries and get 5% discount from the second program!

Returning Customers

Many of our customers join us again every year. Returning customers get a discount of £30/US$40/AU$50/€35.

How to Book your Program

Participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible as places on the program are limited. Apply today and get ready for one of the most amazing experiences of your life!
Application Form
Fill out the Application Form. We will process your application and let you know if your application was successful within 24 hours.
Pay your deposit to reserve you place in the program. You can pay the deposit in these currencies: £95, US$135, AU$185 or €125.
Remaining Fees
Pay the remaining fees, minus the deposit which you already paid, six weeks before your start date of your program.