Sri Lanka 11-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 5 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Sri Lanka.
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Map of Surfing Adventure & Culture in Sri Lanka - 11 Days
Surfing Adventure & Culture in Sri Lanka - 11 Days

Sri Lanka is fast becoming one of the hottest surf destinations in South Asia, with an ideal mix of beginner breaks and serious points. This 11-day adventure squeezes in plenty of salty surf days with a dash of culture. After a tour of Kandy and a train ride through tea plantations to Ella, you'll hit the coast for a few days each at two surf meccas: Arugam Bay and Hiriketiya Beach. This itinerary is best between May and October when swells are hitting the east of the island and the Bay of Benegal.

Spend your first night in Galle facing the sunset on the south coast (and see the traditional fishing methods in action)
Map of Immersive Exploration of Sri Lanka - 11 Days
Immersive Exploration of Sri Lanka - 11 Days

Discerning travelers will love this 11-day itinerary in exotic Sri Lanka. The trip kicks off with a private transfer to Galle on the south coast, where you'll take a guided tour of a peace pagoda. Then make a large loop visiting national parks teeming with elephants, ancient UNESCO-listed sites, hiking trails, and swimming beaches on the east coast before returning to Colombo. Partake in a range of optional activities—like private seafood dinners—or explore on your own for a fully customizable experience.

Swim in two waterfalls in the Sri Lanka countryside toward the end of the trip
Map of Sri Lanka Culture & Nature Tour  - 11 Days
Sri Lanka Culture & Nature Tour - 11 Days

This 11-day tour covers a wide selection of Sri Lanka's best highlights. Starting in Colombo, you'll head north to visit a range of UNESCO-listed ancient cities with palaces, temples, and historic treasures, including the relic of the tooth of Buddha. Continue the journey through the picturesque Hill Country mingling cultural activities with hiking, biking, and swimming in waterfalls. Finish the adventure with a well-deserved beach day on the south coast overlooking the Indian Ocean.

Explore tea plantations in the lush Sri Lanka countryside
Map of Sri Lanka Classic Outdoor Adventure - 11 Days
Sri Lanka Classic Outdoor Adventure - 11 Days

This exciting tour is perfect for outdoorsy types who love history and animals. Upon arriving in Colombo, you'll be whisked straight to the countryside to explore a Buddhist cave complex and see hundreds of elephants. Continue hitting the classics with a range of guided excursions to see UNESCO-listed sites, hiking trails, and leopards. Finish with two nights on the beach, where you can explore an enormous colonial fort and learn how sea turtles are released back into the Indian Ocean.

The golden statue of Shiva at Trincomalee's oceanfront Koneswaram Temple
Map of Family-Friendly Sri Lanka: Kandy to Negombo - 11 Days
Family-Friendly Sri Lanka: Kandy to Negombo - 11 Days

This relaxed, 11-day family vacation combines Sri Lanka's classic highlights with some lesser-visited gems. Bouncing between the Hill Country, the Cultural Triangle, and the quiet northeastern beaches of Trincomalee, you'll embark on a series of hands-on experiences and excursions for all ages. Learn to play the Sri Lankan drums, take a forest walk with the island's last indigenous tribe, cycle through country villages, and snorkel amid tropical fish and reef sharks.

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