Sri Lanka small group tour, a food adventure

Eat, explore and cook your way around Sri Lanka's spice and fish markets, plantations and open kitchens on a 12 day small group foodie odyssey for all the senses.
Negombo Dambulla Kandy Bandarawela Yala Hambantota Mirissa Colombo
Price
£1595£1508To£1805excluding flights
Duration
12 Days
Type
Small group
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Single supplement £360.
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Up to £180 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 01 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 05 Nov
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Description of Sri Lanka small group tour, a food adventure

Sri Lanka is like a delicious jumble of spice and sunshine and if you're looking to sample the best of both then this Sri Lanka tour takes you on a foodie adventure that's as culturally enlightening as mouth-wateringly scrumptious.

From the warm waves of the Indian Ocean to the cooler, fresher vibe of the highlands, Sri Lanka tours open your eyes to a world of culinary delights with seafood, desserts and some of the finest curry recipes this side of India.

Alongside learning how to cook some of Sri Lanka's finest dishes you'll also be treated to a treasure trove of cultural delights with ancient temples, abandoned fortifications and wonderfully rural landscapes all colliding in an absolutely mesmeric 12 day tour.

Meet hospitable Sri Lankans, visit local fishing villages and spend time in the markets of Colombo; whatever you do, don't let your senses miss out on this amazing foodie tour in Sri Lanka.

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£1595£1508To£1805excluding flights
Single supplement £360.
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8 Reviews of Sri Lanka small group tour, a food adventure

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“The food was just so tasty, aromatic and flavourful. And varied and very different to what I have had in terms of Indian food. ”

Reviewed on 04 Oct 2019 by

Fantastic - a great group of like-minded people and lots of home-cooked, amazing food. Read full review

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2019 by

Most memorable part of the holiday: Our guide Asanga who has to be one of the best guides in the world. The people we shared the holiday with & the people we met in particular the cooking we did in their homes, some very humble. Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Dec 2019 by

We covered a lot of country, it is a beautiful country even though we did not have clear weather; the home cooking was an experience. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Apr 2018 by

This tour brings you to people’s homes to cook and that is the best part. That, and the train ride through the green hills make up my favourite parts :)Moreover, you see Sri Lanka’s highlights such as the hill country, tea plantations,(cave) temples, colonial history and beaches. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 May 2017 by

Undoubtedly the most memorable and exciting part of the trip was the food, Sri Lankan food is spicy, flavourful and delicious. Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2017 by

A most enjoyable experience, getting much closer to the local culture than a standard trip. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2017 by

The most memorable was either the natural beauty of Sri Lanka or our outstanding guide, Bala. My holiday was amazing. I am very glad I chose the tour I did and providence gave my group such a wonderful guide. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Jan 2017 by

The most memorable moment was the train journey through the tea hills and the Botanical Gardens in Kandy. Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

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As a global tour operator, we take our role in tourism extremely seriously. We recognise the impact tourism has on local communities and environments and we plan and travel with this at the forefront of our minds at all times.

We incorporate the principles of sustainable development in the way we provide our travellers with real life experiences. These values are more than just words on a page; they are ingrained in our culture and the daily operations of every office and every trip. We expect our staff and travellers to travel with the principles of responsible travel in mind and endeavour to demonstrate these values at all times - respecting people, cultures and local environments; in the distribution of wealth; in good will and cross-cultural sharing; and in contributing to sustainable development.

Our commitment to sustainable tourism doesn’t stop when our tour does. We use local transport wherever possible on our tours. We run and support a variety of projects, from healthcare, education, human rights, child welfare, sustainable development and environmental and wildlife protection. Our own in house foundation has been in operation for over 11 years; a not-for-profit fund that has distributed over AU$3 million to more than 70 non-government organisations since 2002. Donations come from our travellers and are then matched by us dollar for dollar.

People

This trip gives our travellers a chance to integrate into the local culture and get involved with the daily practices of Sri Lanka. We visit a locally family run coconut plantation and learn how the coconut is used from ‘nose to tail’. A main ingredient in almost all Sri Lankan dishes, we learn that the whole tree, the roots and leaves, as well as the husk are put to good use. Our visit encourages travellers to minimise their waste distribution by learning how to utilise every aspect of the locally sourced foods.

We encourage deep and meaningful connections with the local people and on this trip we meet with the famed stilt fisherman of Unawatuna and learn how their livelihoods were affected by the 2008 tsunami. The experiences our travellers have here give them a real insight into Sri Lankan culture and provide them with a snap shot of daily life after this disaster. We also spend time with a local family, joining them in preparation for the evening meal which we are invited to.

We use local restaurants and businesses wherever possible to support the local economy and this puts imperative financial resources back into the community. On this particular trip, we peruse the local seafood market for the ‘catch of the day’ and have it cooked up at a local seaside restaurant. Our travellers take a master class to learn the local way of cooking seafood and spend time and eat lunch with a local Tamil family, taking in the distinct flavours that the Tamil cuisine offers.

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