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Sri Lanka Food & Culture

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Private Tours

The easiest way to get inside a country’s culture is through its food. This 12-day food and culture tour of Sri Lanka does exactly that with UNESCO sites and cooking demonstrations adding to the heady mix of creamy coconut curries and the freshest of fresh Ceylon tea. Also, as you’ll be invited into several local family homes, you’ll get to see life away from the tourist hot spots. This is the best way to learn more about the language as well as discovering what it takes to cook food using authentic utensils and seasonal ingredients. Accompanied by a guide, you’ll get to know the street food stalls of the capital, Colombo, as well as the herbs and spices used in traditional Buddhist culinary art. From festival favourites and ceremonial alms giving to the ancient town of Polonnaruwa and the sacred citadel of Kandy; this tour combines cultural highlights with unique food experiences to create an authentic educational adventure.

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21 meals

  • 11 breakfasts
  • 10 dinners


11 nights in hotels

Excursions and visits

  • Enjoy hands-on cooking demonstrations and cultural visits to family homes
  • Learn about the links to festival and ceremonial food including alms giving
  • Visit Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle and scale the Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • See the Buddhist pooja ceremony in Kandy’s Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
  • Spend time in the coconut plantations, tea terraces and rice paddies
  • Experience the street food and learn how to make snacks and smoothies re
  • Keep an eye out for leopards, elephants and sloth bears in Yala National Park

Not included

  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Optional excursions


All transfers in air-conditioned vehicle with English-speaking driver


  • 11 nights

  • Asia . Sri Lanka . Colombo

  • International flights not included

From £1,690 per person

Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm


Duration: 12 days

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