Teenagers’ Adventure Tour in Sri Lanka (9 Days)
Book this Package now, just for $50, and be pampered with the fascination of the island with Next Travel Sri Lanka. We assure you of the perfect exploration, with the comforts you desire. Need more additions? Yes, you can even plan your holiday to suit your true favours with our Tailor-Made Tour Packages! We are always here to assist you in planning the best holiday. Simply contact us, if you have any doubts about this package, tailor-made tour packages, or the bookings.
Book With Flexibility Number of Days: 9
From Colombo to Colombo
Max Group Size20
Age Range18 to 65
From $890, Price varies by group size
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Places and Experiences
Exploring the City of Colombo
Exploring the Belilena Caves
White Water Rafting in Kitulgala
A Canyoning Adventure through the Jungle
Swim in a Pristine Lagoon
Kinchigune Nature Trail
A Village Tour
Canoeing on the Samanalawewa Reservoir
Evening Camping at Belihuloya Village
Trekking Horton Plains
Camping at Udawalawe National Park
Jeep Safari at Udawalawe National Park
Shopping at Colombo
When you arrive in Sri Lanka, you will be able to find one of our representatives from Next Travel Sri Lanka at the Arriving Lounge of the Colombo Airport paging your name. Once your identity is confirmed, you will be guided to the luxurious and comfortable vehicle provided to you, and you will be transferred to your hotel in Colombo. The trip would approximately take around 1 hour, yet this won’t ever be a boring ride for you. As you travel you would get a chance to observe Sri Lankan life at its best. Yes, amidst the bustling streets, you would see how the Sri Lankans make efforts to make a living. The tall buildings that stand along with the modern constructions would prove to you the future of a developing nation. And meanwhile, the small stalls out there, and the street food carts will simply reveal to you the delicacy of the Sri Lankan food and their amusement. So, all these together would make your journey more exciting, and it would certainly provide you with the delight for the day. Besides, we have not set any special plans for this day, since we believe that you surely need a good relaxation after an overseas flight. Thus, you have plenty of time to relax a bit after arriving at the hotel. If not, you can even explore the surroundings at your leisure, as your heart desires. Overnight stay would be at the hotel in Colombo that you checked in.
We would begin the second day of this tour with a guided sightseeing tour. Yes, you guessed it right! We would be exploring the delight of the vibrant city of Colombo. Simply, there is a lot to observe in this city, which is also the commercial capital of Sri Lanka. However, during this tour, we would be visiting the Colombo Fort, which is the most bustling area of this city, the Gangaramaya Temple, which is one of the most alluring cultural and religious attraction that rests by the Beire lake that flows in the heart of the city, and many things more. This sightseeing tour would end with a stroll along the Galle Face Green, which is a park that runs parallel to the blue waves of the Indian Ocean. It would be a perfect spot for you to relax a bit during this tour while enjoying delicious snacks from the street food stalls out there, and while observing the locals enjoying on the lawn playing games, and flying kites. And then in the afternoon, we would be heading to the beautiful town of Kitulgala. Upon arrival at our Ecolodge, we have scheduled a wonderful family cycling ride, through the scenic setting of the countryside of Kitulgala. Moreover, this cycling ride will go towards the Belilena caves. So, the family members can altogether explore and admire the stunning views of this surrounding, while the teenagers take an extra step and enjoy exploring inside the spooky cave.
Guarantee us, the third of this tour is going to be amazingly exciting and thrilling! It would literally be a day of fun in the water. So, you really need to prepare to get wet on this day! However, getting a head start, you would be able to take part in white water rafting with your family. The waves of the Kelani river that flow through the scenic surroundings of Kitulgala offer you the perfect atmosphere for white water rafting. Thus, the fun you witness as you navigate through the rapid 5km of the Kelani river would be simply marvellous. So, we can assure you that this white water rafting experience you witness here is surely the best on the island. However, following this wonderful activity, we are creating you opportunities for another exciting activity that you will surely love. What about a canyoning adventure? Interesting, isn’t it? Keep calm, because later on this day, you will embark on a canyoning adventure through the jungle of Kitulgala. And meanwhile, you would also be able to discover some amazingly cascading waterfalls amidst this wonderful natural setting. Moreover, you would also be able to enjoy rock sliding, which would further enhance the fascination of this day. Afterwards, this day of fun would end as you reach the pristine lagoon for a swim. And after enjoying a thrill and pleasure of a lifetime, you would be arriving back at our lodge, to enjoy the relaxation for the day.
On the morning of the fourth day of this tour, you would set off on the Kinchigune Nature Trail, a 6km trail that winds through forests that runs alongside the Belihuloya River. This would be one of the most beautiful experiences that you ever witness on this island, as you would be able to experience the scenic beauty of nature in the surroundings of a lake, along with the charm of the flora and fauna. Moreover, you would also be able to observe the beauty of the village nearby magnifying the delight of this day. During this village tour, you would get the chance of walking past some paddy fields, and exploring the unique charm that this village holds. Further, it would be the best opportunity for you to meet some locals, and to observe their day to day life. And yes, the genuine smiles of them, and their heartfelt hospitality are sure to surprise you as you walk through this village. Following this village tour, you would stop for lunch, and then in the evening, we have scheduled yet another wonderful activity for you. Yes, you would be able to enjoy canoeing on the tranquil Samanalawewa Reservoir. It would be a delightful activity that lets you soak up the rugged mountain scenery and spot butterflies fluttering around as you paddle. Afterwards, you would be arriving at the beautiful village of Belihuloya to end the day with the excitement of an evening camp.
The fifth day of the tour is dedicated to another wonderful trek in a scenic surrounding. We would be visiting Horton Plains, a wonderful nature park on this splendid island of Sri Lanka. Simply, it is a park of greenery, that houses a wide array of wildlife, flora and fauna. So, make sure that you keep an eye out for some of the many species that inhabit this park, such as the Sambar deer, wild boars and langur monkeys. Besides, it is a perfect surrounding for bird watching as well, and it is home to a good number of endemic and migratory birds. And as you go ahead on this nature trail, you would be visiting a place named the World’s End, which is a famous viewpoint that offers breathtaking views of the mountains and green jungle of the surrounding. Afterwards, you can take a dip in Baker’s Falls. So, all these things together are sure to give you a day of nature, and beauty, to soothe your soul and body.
If you are a nature lover, this day is surely going to be a favourite of yours. Yes, it is simply another day with nature, yet with a close approach to the wildlife. So, on this day, you would be visiting the Udawalawe National Park, the wonderful paradise of wildlife. Out there, we have created enough and more opportunities to observe the wildlife up close and personal, as we continue spotting them in a comfortable tented campsite, which would be our home for the next two days. Further, you would also be able to take part in a wonderful jeep safari in the park on this day, looking out on an extensive range of wildlife in their natural habitat itself. Out of the creatures you find here, Asian elephants would be a significant highlight, since this park is popular as a home for the largest elephant gatherings in the world. Apart from that, leopards, deer, crocodiles, sloth bears and buffalo are the other star attractions of this park. However, after completing a busy, yet wonderful day of game spotting we would return to our campsite for dinner.
The seventh day of the tour is a day with less plans, yet with more excitement. Yes, we have dedicated this whole day to experience the best of the wildlife at Udawalawe National Park. Simply, a single day or a single safari ride is never enough to observe the extensive array of highlights in this park. So, you can leisurely use this day to cover up everything that you missed the previous day. So, let it be the elephants, leopards, or any other that you would love to see. Observe them, and capture the best out of them on this extra special day as you explore this park with more attention!
Yes, we are reaching the end of a wonderful tour in Sri Lanka. So, we are heading back to Colombo on this day. Yet, before leaving Udawalawe, you have another opportunity to visit the park, to have one last look at that wonderful environment. Thus, if you ever missed anything the previous day, you have nothing to worry about, because this visit today would help you cover up anything that you missed, yet longed to witness. However, following this visit to Udawalawe National Park, we would begin our trip back to Colombo. Besides, we have no special plans set for the evening of this day. So, you can either visit Galle Face Green to relax and enjoy some play with family or go shopping to collect some souvenirs to take back with you.
This wonderful tour of fun and excitement would end with a departure transfer to the airport for your clan. After all, we believe that this tour package features the best of the island, satisfying the true favours. Besides, if you prefer to make your dream trip in Sri Lanka a reality, in exactly the way your heart desires, we are here to offer you tailor-made tour packages as well. Contact us for more information. Happy and Safe Travelling!
What is included
Let it be a stay by the golden stretches, a chill amidst the cool breeze or a holiday surrounded by the lush greenery! Whatever your heart desires, the wide array of star class hotels in Sri Lanka are ready to cater to you. And for this tour, the accommodation facilities we provide you will be as follows.
- 2 nights in 4 Star Hotels
- 2 nights in the Eco Lodge
- 4 nights Camping
Of course, there is so much on this island to explore, and getting around this country is not an issue at all! From arrival transfer to departure transfer, we would offer you a trip with excellent comfort in a private air-conditioned tourism vehicle. Also, we guarantee you that the vehicles we offer are in perfect condition, and thus, a hassle-free ride is ensured for you.
Dishes in Sri Lanka are a true delight! Hence, you should never miss a chance to experience the authenticity and the exclusivity of the mouth-watering Sri Lankan tastes. However, this package includes daily breakfasts, 5 lunches and 6 dinners. Further, any of the Sri Lankan hotels/restaurants would allow you to choose among the below selections, for each of your main meals.
Also, please note that these are the general food items that any of the hotels would offer you, and there may be a wide variety of additional dishes depending on the hotel you dine at. Further, this tour offers Vegetarian and Vegan food options on request.
It is true that one can visit the attractions on this island on their own. Still, let us assure you that having a travel guide makes your journey more wonderful, and stress-free. In fact, they know about this island like the back of their hands. They are capable of enlightening you about each and every place you visit. Going beyond, they would turn out to be a companion of yours, inspired with a passion to fulfill your expectations on this beautiful island. Hence, we make sure to provide you with the service of an English speaking national guide. And yes, they will surely become a reason for you to make this Sri Lankan trip more amusing than ever!
We recommend you have travel insurance to enjoy yourself more and travel stress-free on this paradise island of Sri Lanka. Yet, insurance is NOT INCLUDED in our tour packages. Tourists are responsible for choosing the insurance packages that suit them the most and getting themselves insured.
International Flights are NOT INCLUDED in our packages. It is up to the visitors to take care of their flight bookings and our tour packages, and additional services begin only once they arrive in Sri Lanka.
Of course, you will be provided with accommodation. Still, it is up to the travellers to bear personal expenses for Pre and post-tour accommodation. Further, the travellers should bear their cost for anything that is not mentioned in the Itinerary, such as snacks, alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks, visa fees, tips and portage, etc.
Certain National Parks, and Gardens on this island, require the visitors to purchase an entrance fee, in order to enter the site. However, this package DOES NOT include entrance tickets for any of the places you visit.
Frequently Asked Questions
Grabbing out the best essence out of a wonderful holiday destination indeed requires a good plan. Yet, proper planning surely requires a good knowledge about the destination as well. In that case, you will certainly need a helping hand to know more about what to expect, how to get ready, and mostly, to clear out your doubts. However, as an experienced team working close to the hearts of our travellers, we clearly understand what troubles your mind, and your desire to travel with peace of mind. Thus, we have answered the most frequently asked questions, so that you can easily clear out your doubts just in a second. So, why not? Have a look at the below section, and we are sure that we have answered your question!
Abiding by the new normal, Sri Lanka is now open for tourists after the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, quarantine measures are different for the vaccinated and unvaccinated tourists.
Completing two weeks upon receiving the recommended doses of COVID-19 vaccinations will make you begin travelling on the island sooner. Apart from that, Sri Lanka requires no mandatory vaccinations before arrival.
The natural marvels of the island nation Sri Lanka, which includes the golden shores, charming cascades, scenic landscapes, and diverse wildlife are indeed capable of attracting any tourist. Besides, its rich cultural heritage, delightful festivals, pleasant climate, exclusive cuisines, and extensive range of facilities for affordable prices, simply make tourists go to Sri Lanka, at any time of the year.
Tourists are only permitted to get to Sri Lanka, by air.
Yes, of course! If you are arriving in Sri Lanka for a holiday, for medical treatments, or to take part in an event, you will require a Tourist Visa.
Any foreigner who plans to arrive in Sri Lanka should obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) through http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/. The website also contains a full guide on obtaining the ETA, along with the payment details.
The Visa is valid for 30 days.
Yes, you can. Still, you have to apply for a visa extension, before your current visa expires. All you have to do is collect the visa extension form from the Head Office of the Department of Immigration and Emigration (You can also download the form from here), and submit the duly filled application, along with the following.
- Return Air Ticket
- Details of the place of accommodation
- The application along with a photograph of the applicant
It is always better to have your National Identity Card, and Passport with you when travelling around the island.
In brief, Sri Lanka is a year-round destination. Thus, it always has something to do and somewhere to visit on this island. Still, it is always better to choose a time where the monsoon rains do not impact the area you plan to visit in Sri Lanka. This complete overview of the weather and climate of Sri Lanka, and the official website of the Department of Meteorology, Sri Lanka will help you with regard.
You can either use public transportation which includes the bus and train services. If not, you can even hire a taxi, a tuk-tuk, or hire a vehicle to drive yourself.
Sri Lanka Rupees (SLR) is the currency used in Sri Lanka.
Not really! If you are using public transportation, enjoying meals from budget restaurants, and taking accommodation at budget hotels, you can experience the holiday at your heart’s core, at a low budget. Thus, the cost depends upon your choices. Still, a holiday in Sri Lanka is simply cheaper than many other tourist destinations across the world.
The best is to wear comfortable materials, preferable cotton, linen, or rayon since Sri Lanka is warm most of the time. Besides, if you are visiting a religious place, the best is to wear something light colour that covers from your shoulders to your knees, to blend with the culture there. Besides, having a shawl will help you to cover yourself in instances where your attire is inappropriate to visit such a place.
As long as you are travelling in a populated area it is safe to travel alone in Sri Lanka. Still, if you are a female travelling alone, the best is to wear an attire that covers your body, and also, wearing a fake wedding ring, acting familiar, etc. will help you avoid unnecessary hassles. However, the best is to avoid night rides, and use google location if you are travelling alone!
Most can! Still, some locals would only be familiar with Sinhala and Tamil languages. However, hand signals will help you in instances as such.
- Simply, cultural and religious values run through the veins of Sri Lankans. So, never disrespect any religion. Avoid posing with funny actions at religious sites. Besides, dresses or tattoos with religious slogans or images might pave the way for unnecessary disturbances.
- Avoid public nudity and kissing.
- Never take photographs without permission.
Good to Know
The delight of a Sri Lankan holiday needs no further exaggerations. Its natural splendours, pleasant weather and climate, welcoming smiles of Sri Lankans, and every other bit of this wonderful paradise are surely going to enchant anyone who visits it. Still, in order to witness the true delight of this wonderful destination, knowing a few more things would certainly benefit you. Keep calm, and have a look below. They will help you make the most out of your time on this splendid island nation!
Electricity is not an issue in the present, especially around tourist hotspots. It is true that some extremely rural areas still lack this facility. Still, we can assure you that those areas are out of the tourist zones. However, Sri Lanka operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50 Hz. Hence, be mindful of bringing compatible devices or voltage converters. Besides, it is always better to have with you a power bank, rechargeable lamp, etc. because emergency power cuts could occur once in a while.
As you might already know, Sri Lankan Rupees is the currency used in Sri Lanka. The best would be to bring USDs with you and then to exchange them for the local currency once you arrive. Doing so will offer you opportunities to get better exchange rates as well. Besides, Mastercards and Visa Cards are widely accepted, while American Express Cards are also often accepted. Still, it is always better to have cash in hand, since most of the local boutiques around tourist attractions do not have the facilities to accept credit cards. Also, ATMs are available islandwide. Still, not all of them accept international cards. The daily transaction limit usually ranges between SLR 100,000 to SLR 200,000 and a transaction fee is imposed upon every transaction. Moreover, banks are open on weekdays from 9 AM to 3 PM and closed on weekends. Still, some main cities have a few banks that are open 24/7, or either till night hours.
Of course, telecommunication facilities are available almost island-wide, except for the extremely rural areas. If you are planning to stay connected during your trip to Sri Lanka, the best would be to buy a local sim since the mobile service providers here offer perfect tourist plans that would simply save you money. Also, buying a sim in Sri Lanka is not that hard. You can buy one easily from the airport premises, or the outlets islandwide.
As you already know, Sri Lanka holds accommodation facilities that cover an extensive range. Starting with the Home Stays, Guest Houses, Bungalows, to Medium-Scale Hotels, and Super-Luxury Hotels, this paradise island has it all. Of course, the price might vary upon your selections and the facilities they offer. Still, accommodation facilities are indeed cheaper in Sri Lanka, when compared with tourist destinations worldwide. However, some of the Home-stays, Guesthouses, and Bungalows might not have AC and hot water facilities. Hence, if you are concerned with regard, it is always better to ask about these little things before placing your bookings. Besides, finding accommodation during the off-season might not be that hard. Still, it is always best to hunt for accommodation a few days earlier, just to travel with pace in mind.
Discovering the unique flavours of Sri Lankan Food, seafood, and cultural dishes would simply be a delightful experience that you can ever imagine! Let it be the luxurious hotels that offer you both local and international cuisine, and the small boutiques or the street stalls that amaze you with their mouth-watering tastes, all of them are impressive beyond words. However, local dishes might be a bit spicy. Thus, it is always better to inform the cook earlier, if you prefer less spicy food. Besides, the cost of food in Sri Lanka highly varies depending on the place you choose to dine, and the dishes you select.
Photography and videography are not forbidden in Sri Lanka. Still, make sure you request permission, especially if you are capturing locals, their boutiques, or their houses. Besides, never turn your back to religious statues, or pose with them with funny poses, since Sri Lanka is a country backed with strong cultural values. Also, whenever you visit a religious or a cultural attraction, or a museum, make sure to check for notices. Photography and videography are strictly prohibited in certain places, and using the flasher is strictly prohibited in some sites with historical paintings, and murals. Going beyond, photography and videography in some places require prior permission or payments. Hence, making memories is always fine, yet, it is always better to be mindful of the restrictions. And yes, your travel guide will simply help you with these concerns!
As you might already know, Sri Lanka is a country with a rich cultural heritage. Thus, we encourage you to follow the below ethics when visiting religious places in Sri Lanka.
- Most religious places encourage visitors to wear a light colour attire that covers their body, shoulder to knees. Thus, if you are visiting a religious place, make sure that you do not wear shorts, crop tops, skinnies, etc. Also, having a shawl with you will help you cover your body at such times, in order to blend with the culture there.
- Visitors enter the religious place barefoot and caps, hats, scarfs, etc. are removed before entering the site.
- The tranquillity of the religious places in Sri Lanka is simply impressive. Hence, make sure you mind your behaviour.
Indeed, safety is first! So, it is always better to keep an eye on animals, especially on the stray dogs on the roads. Be mindful when feeding them, or touching them. And by chance, if a stray dog or any other animal bit you, make sure you arrive at the nearest government hospital, and they will make sure to treat you accordingly.