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Holiday Length

4 days

Price guide

From £570pp to £765pp

The price shown is a guide – based on two people sharing and excluding flights. Your holiday will be tailor-made to suit you and there are many factors that can influence the price, such as standard of accommodation, class of flight, expert guide inclusion, special requests, and time of year. Ask your travel specialist for more information.
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Culinary Colombo

Take three nights to discover Sri Lanka’s exciting cuisine – a must-do for foodies. Feast on local delicacies in Colombo and visit the fishing town of Negombo for fresh seafood among the palms. You can’t beat a tea-tasting session in the rolling plantations, synonymous with the island. Round it all off with a cooking lesson, learning to create those delicious dahl dishes.

Eat like a local

Sri Lanka maybe famed for tea, but its cuisine is equally enticing. Your guide will take you off-the-beaten-track to a hidden gem. Disguised as a simple roadside kiosk, this hideaway offers some of the island’s best dishes. Sample local fare such as Dutch-style lamprais – a tasty mix of rice, meat and egg wrapped in a banana leaf. You’ll also get to try northern delicacies like dosas (a type of pancake), idli (fluffy rice cakes) and vadai, crispy potato fritters. Finish with curd pancakes and a cup of Ceylon tea.

Negombo walking tour

An hour’s drive north of Colombo lies the little fishing town of Negombo. Take a relaxed walk along the palm-fringed sandy beaches, Dutch-built canals and around old-world colonial architecture. A visit to the lively fish market is a must, a hub of activity selling fish reeled in from the oruvas (sailing canoes). Learn about the town’s centuries-old fishing industry and sample some of the finest fresh lobster and crab caught in the surrounding lagoons. 

Tea tasting

Leave the city behind and head into the cool hills of Sri Lanka’s panoramic tea country. A journey through lush green plantations will take you to a family-owned estate for a tour and tasting session. Get an insider view of the different steps taken to make the perfect brew, learning the process from harvesting the leaves by hand to grading and refining techniques. Sip on a variety of concoctions tuning into the subtle nuances of tea-grading. You even get to create your very own personal blend.

Colombo cooking class

One of the best ways in which to immerse yourself into the local culture is via its exciting cuisine. Meet your host, Mohara Dole, an esteemed foodie with an extensive repertoire ranging from fragrant curries and rice snacks to sambols and exotic salads. Today you’ll learn how to make dahl – Sri Lanka’s mouth-watering staple – using Mohara’s treasured recipes full of freshly ground spices. Enjoy lunch all together alfresco.

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