• Sri Lanka
    • Colombo
    • Kandy
    • Galle
12 days
Backpacking Safari Surfing

Program Details

Program Tags
Adventure Travel Cultural Immersion
Group size
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30)
Travel Type
Budget Couples Guided LGBT Singles Solo Women
Coach Bus Rickshaw Safari Jeep Taxi Tour Bus Train
Cabin Guesthouse Hotel Resort
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What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Driver Some Meals Park Fees Tour Guide Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
Jun 15, 2019
Mar 22, 2019
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About Program

Trip Highlights
Experience the very best of travelling Sri Lanka in just under 2 weeks. This 12 Day backpacking adventure really does capture everything Sri Lanka has to offer. Think safari’s with wild elephants, lush green tea plantations, golden sandy beaches and super friendly locals. This 2 week trip covers all of your Sri Lanka bucket list spots with local village experiences, temples, surfing, the famous train to Ella and much much more!

Is this for you...
If spotting a wild elephant on safari is on your travel bucket list and the thought of learning how to surf gets you excited… then this 12 day Sri Lanka trip is definitely the one for you! Most people travel solo or others bring a friend, either way by the end of this adventure you’ll have a bunch of new buddies for life.

If you’re all set and can’t wait to come join us...click ‘check availability’ below and reserve your spot for as little as £1.

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Program Highlights

  • Spot wild elephants on an open jeep safari in Udawalawe
  • Ride the famous Blue Train to the countryside town of Ella
  • Snorkel with giant turtles at sunset
  • Learn how to pick and make your own tea at a tea plantation
  • Climb Pidurangala for the best view of Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Program Reviews

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Yes, I recommend this program

Guides were awesome and amazing trip. Highly recommend

Such an amazing trip. Beautiful country and would recommend to anyone looking to visit Sri Lanka. The guides made it stress free and always had lots of energy. My favourite part of the trip was the safari, we saw so many elephants roaming free which was pretty special. The accommodation throughout the trip was surprisingly really good considering how cheap the tour was. Learning to surf was fun and really really safe...the surf instructors were extremely friendly and very patient which was important for me as I am not a great swimmer. Travelling around the country seemed super hectic so I am really glad I booked a group tour because they took all the stress away giving us way more time to enjoy ourselves. I stayed an extra week in the south with the help from Adam planning a few cool hostels to stay in which was great also

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
Just how friendly the locals are. They speak great English and are always very helpful. The guys had some great contacts which made life so much easier for the trip. I could imagine it being difficult to travel alone so I am glad I did a group tour.
14 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Sri Lanka & Amazing Feel Free Travel

The most incredible country and tour <3
Sri Lanka has been on my list of places I have wanted to go for a while and it didn’t disappoint. beautiful scenery, amazing activities, friendly people, amazing wildlife and good food :D I would love to go back to Sri Lanka again.
My favourite place on the tour would have to be Udawalale (hope I spelt that right). We had an amazing accommodation with glamping style bungalows right next to our swimming pool in the jungle. If that doesn't sound good enough, the next morning after staying there, we went on an early morning safari, where we spotted herds of elephants.
Thanks Matt and Adam for taking us around, you two made the trip. Amazing group leaders, very knowledgable, good fun and always got involved in everything. Until next time.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
I was a little scared about coming to Sri Lanka and not being a fan of the food! But it was actually really good :)

The best meal we had on the trip was in Kandy when we had the Dosa with the curry sauce. Doesn't sound too unfamiliar, but the way we had to eat with our hands was! Great experience to eat the local way though.
14 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

My experience with Feel Free Travel has been incredible - This tour completely exceeded all of my expectations.

My experience with Feel Free Travel has been incredible - This tour completely exceeded all of my expectations. It was great value for money with lots of meals included and the accommodation was spot on.

The guides had so much passion and energy ensuring everyone had a great time. Considering how busy and chaotic Sri Lanka is the guys did a great job of making it look easy. We decided to stay in the south for a week longer than expected as we fell in love with the beaches.

Would highly recommend for anyone looking to travel with no stress. We came as a couple but perfect for everyone!

Cheers guys, really looking forward to planning something with you both in Thailand later this year or early next! Thanks again for making it so hassle free!

What was your funniest moment?
When we were leaving Dambulla we experienced a wild elephant standing in the road blocking the traffic causing everyone to go around. It was a smart elephant that knew it would get fed if it stood in the road!
16 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Country, Group, Leaders and Tour :D

Sri Lanka was something else. It has always been somewhere I have wanted to go but I was always a little bit nervous about doing it on my own, so I was happy when I found this tour with Feel Free.
Thank you Adam and Mat for the most amazing trip in my favorite country I have travelled in so far.
With the small amount of tourists here at the moment I can only imagine how difficult it must be to arrange transport yourself from one place to another and public transport in Sri Lanka wouldn’t have been for me, it seemed a little crazy! Having our nice comfy AC bus to take us around everywhere was great.
The ride on the blue train to Ella was amazing. The scenery was incredible as we went through the mountains. Again nice to have that organised with our seats pre booked, because I wouldn’t have wanted to stand up for 3 hours like most the other tourists, fighting for seats :)
The best thing we did for me, had to be the safari, I’m sure everyone would say the same but seeing the elephants was a bucket list thing.
Was nice to have some chill time down in Marissa, which was one of my favorite places. Nice to finish on the benches after traveling around so that you can relax.
Thanks again and would love to do another trip with you guys :)

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
I was terrified about the surfing lesson as I’ve never done it before. But the local surf instructors were amazing and they even managed to get me stood up on the board.
13 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing tour of Sri Lanka! Best trip of my life!

I’m so happy I chose Feel Free in Sri Lanka. No way would I have had the same experience of this beautiful country if I had come on my own.
Matt and Adam made the trip! It was so fun and well organised. Didn’t have to worry about a thing, could just sit back, relax and let the boys show us an amazing time! Breathtaking views from the blue train to wild elephants crossing our path on the bus journies, Sri Lanka has it all!
The Sri Lankan’s were by far the friendliest people I have met on my travels and it was so nice that Matt and Adam introduced us to so many of their friends on the trip, such as the locals who taught us to pick and make own our tea at the tea plantations and the super cool surf instructors! Great accommodation everywhere we stayed! Would recommend this to anyone wanting to see the whole of Sri Lanka in 10 days. I would even do it all again :)

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
If I was you, maybe give yourself an extra day or 2 after the trip to relax in Hikkaduwa where the trip finishes! You’ll love it there :)
17 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

First time to Sri Lanka and absolutely loved it. Great tour and amazing group!

Sri Lanka seems to be a destination that everyone is talking about so I joined Feel Free with my girlfriend. We had a great time over the 10 days with both Adam and Mat, the trip was extremely well organised and the places that we stayed surpassed my expectations considering how cheap the trip is!

The safari was by far the highlight seeing elephants in the wild doing their thing! I really enjoyed learning to surf which I proved to be very bad at!

Adam had some strong bonds with the locals which made it special always introducing us to cultural differences so we could experience the real Sri Lanka.

I would recommend this trip to anyone travelling on their own, in a couple or with friends. Its got everything even a few party nights out when they were needed!

Cheers boys :)

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
I couldn't believe how little tourists there were and how difficult it was to get around without the guidance of our leader. Public transport seemed chaos!
15 people found this review helpful.

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