Take the Slow Road East, Sri Lanka

Do. See. Live. Taste. Epic tales at epic sites on this authentic slow road that leads to the coast of the east.

Travel through ancient roads overflowing with culture and history. A road where wild elephants roam. A road that meanders through the agricultural hinterlands of Sri Lanka and leads you to indulge by the east coast seas.

Sri Lanka Tailor-Made. Just for you!

    Tour Details

    A glimpse into your experiential slow holiday East


    * Cycle around Royal Kingdoms and sacred ruins
    * Experience the sunrise at the birthplace of Buddhism – Mihintale and sunset in the sacred city of Anuradhapura
    * Explore sleepy fishing villages
    * Watch pods of Dolphins play in the wild seas or wild elephants gather on land
    * Find the inner you in our jungle farmer’s village foodie experience
    * Take a local market walk that delights you with sounds, sights and smells
    * Live a day out on a coconut estate

    11 Day Sri Lanka slow travel itinerary


    Negombo | Anuradhapura | Kuchchaveli | Polonnaruwa | Kurunegala

    *Includes meet and greet at airport / English speaking chauffeur with luxury vehicle / 24-hour operational support

    • Duration:
      10 nights/11 days
    • When to go:
      All year – but, talk to our Travel Designers about when to travel to avoid the north-east monsoons.
    • Accommodation :
      From 4 star hotels, to villas and lodges, or a Small Luxury Hotel of the world
    • Is this holiday for me:
      It’s for those who love to linger longer, talk to locals, immerse yourself into a curious culture and walk around to explore the wind, the sunsets and the wilderness while taking in the some of the best highlights of Sri Lanka.
    • Activity level:

    • Can it be tailor-made:
      Yes! We personally curate the experiences at any pace you prefer. We can also combine a slow travel holiday with essential Sri Lanka highlights too.
    • Is it a private tour:
      Yes, you will travel in a private chauffeur driven vehicle while each experience will be hosted only for you by a local who is part of our team of location specific guides
    • How much will it cost:
      100% of what you spend, stays right here in Sri Lanka.

      Send us an enquiry to cost out a bespoke holiday for you.




    FAQs on this experiential holiday

  • Can I make this a longer/shorter tour?

    Each route can be tailor made to suite your travel dates.

  • Are these Sri Lanka tours available all year?

    It can be offered all year but talk to our Travel Designers about when to travel to avoid the north-east monsoons.

  • Can I have a mix of luxury and value Accommodation?

    Yes, wherever, there is a choice of accommodation we can always offer a mix.

  • How much traveling is involved?

    If you want to cover all locations in a route you will need to travel a fair distance between each place, but once you get there, it all slows down to a leisurely pace.

  • Is this good for a family holiday?

    Yes, this tour has some lovely adventures for kids on holiday in Sri Lanka.

  • Can I end the tour with a beach stay and which coast should I choose?

    Yes, our Travel Designers can advise which beach to stay at. From November to April when the monsoons hit the east, the best beaches are in the West, South West and Deep South of the island. You can stay along this coast even in the Summer months of July and August but seas are slightly rough. From May to October, you find some of the world’s best beaches in the stunning East Coast where you can wade out for hundreds of feet into the clear blue shallow seas.

  • Image Gallery

    Life in the sacred city of Anuradhapura Life in the sacred city of Anuradhapura
    Meet locals. Travel deeper Meet locals. Travel deeper
    The fisher communities of the east The fisher communities of the east
    The royal bathing pools in ancient kingdoms The royal bathing pools in ancient kingdoms
    The secluded Jungle Beach The secluded Jungle Beach
    The essentials of Sri Lanka's culinary delights The essentials of Sri Lanka’s culinary delights

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