Soul of Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka Tours | GeoEx Luxury Adventure Travel

Soul of Sri Lanka

Exploring North to South with the Cultural Triangle and Tea Country

Request Itinerary

Soul of Sri Lanka

Luxury Group Travel | 14 Days
  • Unusually comprehensive itinerary and luxurious lodgings
  • Explore the little-visited north, including Jaffna
  • UNESCO wonders of the Cultural Triangle, wildlife of Yala National Park, and Tea Country by train
  • Insider experiences, including Hindu ceremonies, dance and martial arts performances, cooking demos, and private meditation

The sheer amount of history, culture, and biodiversity packed into Sri Lanka is absolutely incredible. From expansive tea plantations built under colonial rule and Buddha-filled caves that date back more than 2,000 years to national parks harboring Asian elephants and endangered crocodiles, this stunning island-nation offers something for everyone. More comprehensive than most itineraries, our trip ventures into the off-the-radar north, a land of Hindu temples and golden beaches more reminiscent of southern India. We also revel in Sri Lanka’s archaeological gems, wander breathtaking tea trails, spot wildlife on safari, meet insightful locals, and stroll captivating forts and seaside towns. 

Trip Overview

1 – 3

After overnighting in Colombo, we fly to Jaffna in the Northern Province, a compelling region that most travelers don't reach Visit sacred sites, colonial towns, local homes, and a community project Experience a puja ceremony at Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil temple.

4 – 8

The Cultural Triangle welcomes us with remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the ancient cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, the rock fortress of Sigiriya, and the Dambulla Cave Temples We enjoy meditation with monks, Kandyan dancing, and elephant-watching in Minneriya National Park.

9 – 10

Tea Country is a breathtaking expanse of green hills, lush valleys, and rushing waterfalls After a scenic train ride, we walk the tea trails, witnessing local life and learning about tea production. Enjoy some well-deserved leisure time in your luxury bungalow.

11 – 12

We venture to Yala National Park, where tropical jungle and Indian Ocean beaches collide Watch for elephants, leopards, water buffalo, and a huge variety of birds amid diverse habitats, from forests to grasslands to lagoons.

13 – 14

In the colonial fort town of Galle, we visit Asia's best-preserved and largest surviving fort built by Europeans Back in fast-modernizing Colombo, we join researcher and photographer Mark Forbes to walk through charming alleyways, hidden corners, and history Depart Colombo.


Dates & Prices


12/03/23 – 12/16/23  


Group Trip: From $9,950 per person

based on double occupancy


  • Expertise of GeoEx’s travel specialists
  • Services of GeoEx’s in-house air reservations team
  • Services of a GeoEx trip leader, local guides, drivers, and other staff 
  • All accommodations
  • Some gratuities
  • All ground transportation and airport transfers
  • Sightseeing, events, visits, and entrance fees
  • Most meals
  • Bottled water at included meals and while sightseeing
  • Emergency evacuation services and secondary medical expense insurance

A Journey Built Just For You

Take customization to the next level on a journey fully tailored to you. GeoEx's destination specialists will gladly tailor this existing itinerary—or build one completely from scratch—to suit your style, interests, and time frame. Contact us to see what's possible.

Start The Conversation


Lions grooming in the Masai Mara, Kenya

Where to See Big Cats in the Wild

Read More
Shinta Mani Wild bathtub and river, Cardamom Forest, Cambodia

The Supreme Soak: Best Hotel Bathtubs Around the World

Read More
Sigiriya Rock Fortress in Sri Lanka

When to Start Planning Your Trip

Read More

Why We Love to Tour Sri Lanka

Read More

Places We Love: Top Travel Destinations In The World for 2019

Read More

A Butter Lamp Offering for Anthony Bourdain

Read More

Similar Trips

A female Bornean orangutan hanging from a tree, Kalimantan, Borneo with GeoEx

Rivers & Jungles of Borneo

Learn More
The Taj Mahal seen from the Yamuna River at dusk, India with GeoEx

From Taj to Tiger

Learn More

Ethiopia: The Island of Africa

Learn More

New GeoEx eBook:
The Best of Wanderlust

An Anthology of Travel Stories
Edited by Don George