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Located south of mainland India, Srilanka is one of the most exotic destinations in the world. It has everything packaged in its small size. Pristine beaches with clear blue waters, beautiful hill country, dense forests & safari plains, ancient world heritage site, mouth watering cuisine, picture perfect landscapes and of course elephants, Srilanka has it all
Come travel with us this September and as we cover the gems of Central, South and West Srilanka over a span of 8 days. Our itinerary has the best of all that Srilanka has to offer and a lot more without compromising on the comforts and luxuries

- Hikkaduwa, Mirissa, Secret Beach, Coconut Beach, Dikwella, Blue Beach, &Tangalla

- Ella & Haputale

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Meals Not Included

- Arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport at Negombo
- A pick up will be arranged from the airport itself.
- Drive to Hikkaduwa | 142 Kms | 2 hr
- Reach Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa is a seaside resort town in southwestern Sri Lanka. It’s known for its strong surf and beaches, including palm-dotted Hikkaduwa Beach, lined with restaurants and bars. The shallow waters opposite Hikkaduwa Beach shelter the Hikkaduwa National Park, which is a coral sanctuary and home to marine turtles and exotic fish.


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In the morning, enjoy quality time at Hikkaduwa.
- Snorkeling
- Glass bottom boat ride
- Swim with the turtles ( Do not touch & feed them even if others do!)

After lunch, head too Galle.
Drive from Hikkaduwa to Galle | 20 km | 40 min
Explore the alleys of Galle
(Peddlar Street, Lighthouse, Maritime Archeological Museum, Old Dutch Hospital, Groote Kerk (an old Dutch Church
Enjoy sunset at Galle fort wall

Hikkaduwa offers excellent snorkelling opportunities very close to the shore. Just 200m offshore, in shallow waters no more than 4m deep, a reef protects an expanse of brilliant coral which is populated by vividly colourful reef fish.

Narrow, bustling laneways and crumbling colonial relics, an ever-present scent of exotic spices and the incredible tropical setting; there’s just something about this UNESCO World Heritage site that charms and captivates.
First conquered by the Portuguese in the late 16th century, Galle city was then overtaken by the Dutch in the 17th century and became extensively fortified as it transformed into Sri Lanka’s main spice trading port for over 200 years.
Today, the Galle Fort area is unlike any other place found in Sri Lanka; a vaguely European-feeling city plonked in the deliciously salty tropics, a melting pot of culture and religion bursting with colour, and where, thankfully, the taste of Ceylon tea and cinnamon is never far away
Galle Fort is rapidly gentrifying as chic boutiques, cafes, and hotels begin to restore the whitewashed Dutch colonial buildings back to their former glory, but it only takes ducking down a quiet laneway to feel as though you’ve travelling back to the 1700s again.
Alluring, exotic, and totally loveable, Galle Fort is one of the unmissable points of interest on your Sri Lankan itinerary.

Hikkaduwa Beach
Streets of Galle
Streets of Galle

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Drive from Hikkaduwa to Mirissa | 60 km | 1.5 hr

- Mirissa Beach
- Surfing at Weligama beach ( Good for beginners)
- Sunset at Coconut tree hill ( Our favorite spot for the perfect Instagram pictures)

Mirissa is the perfect place to let the days slip by without a care in the world. It is a cross between the busy Hikkaduwa(north) and the peaceful Tangalle (south), therefore making it one of our favourite beach towns of Sri Lanka

Mirissa Beach is beautiful. It had enough going on to give it an atmosphere without being overcrowded. Palm trees lined the outskirts, the sand is clean and the water has an incredible combination of blue and green. Beach chairs are available, as well as plenty of sand to lay a towel, with food and cocktails just a few steps away.

Coconut Tree Hill Mirissa is a landscape like no other. On a small peninsula, a palm tree forest that overlooks the ocean has grown up from the red soil. Its unique beauty has made it famous across Instagram and has made it one of the must visit locations in Sri Lanka.

Surfing is becoming more and more popular in Mirissa, especially for beginners to intermediates. Rent a board from the corner of the beach and practice catching those waves! Board rentals are 350 LKR - 500 LK

Mirissa definitely has a lively atmosphere happening once the sun goes down. 90% of bars have happy hour during sunset, and cocktails are as cheap as 300 LKR.. If you’re looking for a party, watch for the giant light that shines in the sky once the sun sets and listen for the 9:30 pm fireworks. The parties rotate between all the beachside bars which make it easy to decide where to go!

Coconut Tree Hill

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- A thrilling 5 hour tour as you try to spot dolphins, turtles and the blue whale

After lunch
2:00 pm: Head off to Secret beach & relax

Mirissa is one of the best places in the world for whale watching, especially for the most famous largest marine mammal “Blue Whales”. The whale watching tours start from Mirissa harbor and most of the time whales can be seen very close to the Mirissa coast. Some days it takes several hours as they swim away for food in deep sea

One of the most beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka is Secret Beach. It was once a secret location known only by the locals but has now become a popular tourist destination. The beach is ideal for swimming and sunbathing
Secret Beach is known for having a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, with gentle waves, golden sand and beautiful palm trees. The place has a beachside restaurant bar, but otherwise, it is a very isolated beach. It is entirely untouched and close to its raw form. The beach is famous among those that like to relax and have some quiet time to themselves.

Pygmy Blue Whale
Spinner Dolhpins
Secret Beach
Corals at Secret Beach

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Drive from Mirissa to Dikwella | 33 kms | 1 h
- Dikwella Beach
- Visit World's 2nd Biggest Blow Hole
- Surfing at Hiriketiya
- Take a swing on the beach

Drive from Dikwella to Blue Beach | 5 km | 10 min
- Visit one of the few "tombola" island in Srilanka, the Blue beach Island
- Swim in the sea

Drive to Tangalle | 15 kms | 23 min
- Sunset at Tangalla
- Walk along the beach
- Dinner
- Turtle watching at Rekawak Beach

Dikwella town on south coast of Sri Lanka is surrounded by beautiful beaches with fine sand. You can find here quiet relaxing places and also great surfing spots

Just outside of Dikwella is a well-known attraction, the Hummanaya blowhole. The water power builds up and forces itself into the narrow opening of a rock. Once the water hits, you will almost hear a thunderstorm sounds followed by a spray of water that can reach to 36 meters in the air

Swings are awesome and Sri Lanka has many around the country. There is one swing located on the beach next to Dickwella Beach Resort and we can take lots of pictures there

Blue Beach Island is not just an island; it is a tied island. A tied island means an island connected to the mainland by a narrow piece of land. And that narrow piece of land is called ‘tombolo’. In Sri Lanka, there are very few tied islands and this happens to be one. As you stand on the tombola, you can see the sea waves coming from both sides

If you want to get away from the crowds and still have a mix of authentic Sri Lankan culture and a holiday vibe then Tangalle beach is the perfect destination. With white sand, crystal clear, turquoise waters and palm trees everywhere Tangalle beach cannot be missed in your Srilankan itinerar

Sea turtles are seen very often at the Rekawa beach Sri Lanka, which is located 10km east of Tangalle Sri Lanka. Rekawa beach is not only one of the best places to spot sea turtles only in Sri Lanka but also in the world. In Rekawa you can observe the ancient ritual of turtles coming ashore and laying eggs. Rekawa beach is visited by five different species of sea turtles, which lay their eggs in the sand every night throughout the year
Why do we choose to watch sea turtles at Rekawa Beac
- Certified guides and spotters are use
- Torches and flash photography is prohibited ( to avoid confusing the turtles
- You are not allowed to touch or feed the sea turtle

Dikwella Beach
Dikwella Beach
Blue Beach
The " Tambola" of Blue Beach


Tucked away in the misty Sri Lankan high country, amongst idyllic green hills and gushing waterfalls, lies Ella: one of this tear-shaped island's most appealing destinations. It's a place where Sri Lanka's colonial heritage coexists with its rich Sinhalese and Tamil culture, and where abundant natural experiences can be found alongside plentiful cultural ones

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Ella Sightseeing

Head off to the 9 Arch Bridge

Drive to Ravana Waterfalls | 5 kms | 10 min
- Take a dip in the water
- Climb up to the second and third tier fall

Hike up Little Adam's Peak

Evening free to spend our last night in Srilanka at Ella town

It's astonishing to think that a bridge could drive tourists in droves to Ella, yet the Nine Arch Bridge, just outside the town, has done just that.
The Nine Arch Bridge is flanked by verdant forests and tea plantations, standing proudly across the valley below. On misty days, low cloud hangs in the valley, giving the whole area a moody, mystical feel
Completed in 1921, the Nine Arch Bridge is built entirely out of brick, rock and cement, with no metal used in its construction - an engineering feat back in those days. Spanning 91 meters at a height of 24 feet, the bridge is on the famous Kandy to Bandarawela (via Ella) train line, with trains passing around five times a day, depending on the ever changing Sri Lankan train timetable.

Just outside of Ella, on the road winding south towards Wellawaya, lies one of Sri Lanka’s most easily accessible attractions: Ravana Falls
According to local legend, King Ravana is said to have kidnapped princess Sita and hidden her in the secrecy of the forest-protected caves behind the waterfall, to avenge the slicing off of his sister’s nose by Sita’s husband (Rama)
Make the effort to hike up to the second and third-tier falls. From the top of Ravana falls the views over the valley below are majestic, and worth the somewhat tough and precarious hike up.
To get to the top, follow the tracks to the right of the waterfall and slowly make your way up, following the well trodden paths

Named after its similarly shaped, yet far taller older brother, Adam’s Peak, the Little Adam’s Peak hike takes about two-hours roundtrip from Ella town, and starts in the lush tea plantations before slowly snaking its way to the first set of viewpoints. From here, you'll have 360-degree views overlooking the giant Ella Rock and Ella Gap towards Udawalawe National Park
We'd definitely advise continuing the hike further down the ridge, as the views become more spectacular and less busy.

Nine Arch Bridge
Little Adam's Peak
Tea Plantations

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Drive from Ella to Negombo via Haputale | 341 kms | 7 hr
Reach Bandaranaike International Airport at Negombo
Fly out

The drive
The drive
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𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐉𝐎𝐘 𝐎𝐅 𝐓𝐑𝐀𝐕𝐄𝐋𝐈𝐍𝐆 Did you know that there is a village in Meghalaya where their inhabitants are called by tunes, not names? Or were you aware of a unique art form practiced in Kutcha, Gujarat, that isn’t practiced anywhere else on Earth? Or did you know that Bhutan’s GDP is determined by its people's Happiness? The joy of traveling is to wholly immerse yourself into the story of the place that you travel to and we at TGE Travels bring nothing less than that on the table. Our well thought out itineraries give a deeper insight into the culture and history of a place by getting our travelers closer to the local communities, their customs, cuisines and lifestyle. And it goes without saying that we are the queens of finding offbeat locations, stays and activities which we bring out in all our itineraries. TGE stands for The Great Escape and a trip with us is like pressing the “Escape” key from the mundane routine to an exciting and cherishable travel experience 𝐖𝐇𝐎 𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐖𝐄? Established in the year 2016, TGE travels was founded by Reetu Yadav and Jamila Kapasi, two expert mountaineers who had more than 6+ years of experience in mountaineering and the outdoors. TGE Travels is infact one of the rare travel and outdoor companies wholly owned by women with a vision of adding more women leaders in the unconventional outdoor leadership roles. What started as just a trekking company, TGE Travels has evolved into a more wholesome style of traveling by adding experiential traveling as one of its primary services. Our team at TGE Travels are a bunch of travel experts who want to add a meaning to your excursions. We are a strong unit of on ground team leads, backend supports and partner vendors who work cohesively to make your trip smooth and memorable. 𝐖𝐇𝐘 𝐓𝐆𝐄 𝐓𝐑𝐀𝐕𝐄𝐋𝐒? Small Groups Even before Corona, we have firmly believed that traveling in small groups is the best way to form connections and gain experiences. Now more than ever, we are committed to limiting the group size. Our travelers might meet as strangers but we ensure that they leave as friends. Amazing Team Leads What makes TGE Travels awesome are our team leads. They are the reason why our travelers choose to travel with us again and again. Full of energy and enthusiasm, our team leads are the ones who bring the whole group together. Their energy bounces off our travelers and within no time, the entire group forgets that they were just strangers just sometime ago. But of course, our team leads are also very skilled in handling any situation and ensuring the trip goes as smoothly as possible. Well Thought Out Itineraries We have spent endless hours brainstorming on itineraries to bring out the unique stories of the place that we travel to. Not only that, while designing any itinerary our team personally travels to the location to identify experiences and off beat locations. We try to provide the best experience within the timeframe and budget and that has made us popular as one of the more thought driven travel itinerary planners. Choosing the Right Stays We select our accommodation partners meaningfully. Our stays should have a story to tell. This encourages us in going beyond the standard hotels and instead delving into a wide range of accommodation options where we can choose from authentic homestays, which to us is one of the best ways to learn about the culture of a place, to beautiful resorts that are situated at the perfect picturesque locations to boutique hotels that are elegant and charming. Safe Mode of Transport Just like our accommodation partners, we give a lot of importance in choosing the right transport partners. Most of our journey is on road and we ensure our travelers are comfortable in the vehicle. Our drivers become a part of the group and it's amazing to see how our travelers treat them as just one of their own. When it comes to bike trips or Scooty trips, we ensure the two wheelers are well serviced and maintained. Apart from that we always have a support vehicle with us throughout the journey Delicious Food Food is an integral part of our itineraries. Hence all meals are planned in advance allowing our travelers to taste the unique cuisines of the regions that they travel to. We encourage our travelers in trying out local delicacies but never hesitate to deliver something comfortable immediately if the local food does not suit their palette. Responsible Travel We firmly believe in responsible tourism. Apart from the standard no littering policy, we encourage our travellers to be sensitive to the local communities.

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Fatema Zavery
Fatema Zavery

It's always a pleasure travelling with TGE! The one thing I love most is their attention to detail, which ensures that your trip is a memorable one. Travelling with TGE is a wholesome experience, you see the larger more iconic places with no compromise on the little things. Travel with them if you want to interact with the people of the place, eat their food, in short experience their lives. These guys do a superb job of making everyone comfortable and everytime I travel with them I make beautiful bonds with all the other travellers. I would 100% recommend TGE to everyone who has the travel bug. It doesn't get better than this! ☺️❤️

Diwan Chauhan
Diwan Chauhan

I have known Reetu and Jamila for many years and have worked with them in the past. But this was the first time I decided to travel with them as a participant. When Reetu told me about exploring Spiti in winters I was completely on board. The itinerary sounded exciting and the pricing less. S my friend Manish and I immediately signed up for it. One of the best decisions I ever took. Spiti in winters in beautiful. The 7 days with the team was wonderful. We spent our days driving around the valley and our evenings dancing to pahadi songs. The planning was perfect with utmost care given in the choice of stay and comfort. Of course the highlight of the trip was spotting a snow leopard. Overall it was an amazing trip and I am looking forward to join many more with The Great Escape

Shravan Kumar Poshetty
Shravan Kumar Poshetty

Should I describe with “perfect planning” / “meticulous coordination”/ “cordial organiser”...might be with all of it.
Flawless execution is what makes them unique and organiser Reetu Yadav has let all of us experience it with her executional capabilities...
Clarity n flow of communication:-5/5
Accommodation cleanliness:-5/5
Food:-5/5 (delicious)
Comfort in Mode of Travel:-5/5
Action in Emergency:- very swift 5/5
Team has proved that its not all about the commercial trip but also the cause which is concealed in their carryings. What we pay at Flemingo Resort at Dholavira goes to educate and for taking care of more than 400 students and their boarding facilities as well.
Its not over yet, you will be pleased to meet the gifted souls from remote villages who are manifested in their respective disciplines like Rogan Art (Hon’le prime minister himself have gifted one to Barack Obama), Wood Art and Bell Art, Textile etc.
You will get to eat the delicious food made out of love from the local (A1 class food).
Off all, well planned itinerary and the execution is commendable. We RoK team who departed on 12th Dec’19 are truly happy with the onsite organiser Reetu Yadav and the offline backbone Jamila Kapasi who took good care of each of us at every stretch.
Their intact affirmative relation and proper delicacy in their execution makes then unique.
My best friend is much impressed with their proceedings and that makes me much happier than ever.
Last but not least, am fortunate to have rest 13 of the participants as part of my extended family. Again the credit goes to TGE.
Kudos to the team and i look for further association with “THE GREAT ESCAPE” ( you have already give our team a great escape from the routine.
Way to go TGE team!!!

Kumar Tarur Parameswaran
Kumar Tarur Parameswaran

Such great detailed planning at micro level and being open and upfront about the tour details impressed me at the very start. They lived up to their promise in every which way.
TGE’s expression of their solidarity towards the cause of the villagers by getting travellers to interact with them in a lively way and help the villagers in their livelihood was one of the primary reasons I chose to travel with TGE.
TGE means immersive experiential travel and what you get in return and come away with are unforgettable lifetime memories.
Looking forward to many more tours with TGE. Reetu and Jamila pull your collars up. Way to go! You will go miles!

Roopal Nagaria
Roopal Nagaria

The great escape recently took care of my 10 days family trip to Bhutan. We were 9 of us, including 2 kids and 2 elderlies. Each detail of the trip was so beautifully planned and coordinated. Jamila was personally in touch with drivers, hotels and homestay owners to ensure we ar getting the best of experience. We never even had to look for directions, call hotel or tell driver about anything. Everything was already taken care of and we were just the guests in very true sense. Such a wonderful trip it was. Everything was so beautiful including all the places where we stayed.
Much thanks to Jamila and the great escape team to make it work like magic for us!
100 stars!!


- Private Vehicle for the entire tour 
- Accommodation in A/C rooms at all locations ( except Ella, as Ella is a hill country and A/C is not required
- Rooms allotted as preferred ( double/triple/quad sharing)
- Breakfast
- Visa and Permits 
- First Aid


- Airfare
- Meals not mentioned above
- Activities and Attraction cost ( Whale watching, snorkeling, diving, swings, etc etc)
- Entry charges if any
- Personal Expenditure of any kind
- Insurance
- Tips
- 5% GST


- Sunscreen ( SPF 30 and above
- Wide brimmed hat/cat
- Sunglasses
- Water Bottle 1 ltr
- Small 10 ltr backpack

- Beachwear
- Coconut oil
- Sandals/Floater

- Jacket/sweatet
- Hat/Cat
- Swimwear for waterfall
- Comfortable clothes that protect from cold in the evenings

Policy and Terms

20 days before the event start date: No Refund

20- 40 days before the event start date: 50% Refund

Before 40 days of the event start date: 75% Refund

Note: The above charges are calculated on the total trip cost and not the booking amt.

You can send any cancellation request to [email protected]

Terms and Conditions

Booking amount is non refundable. Balance amount will be deducted/refunded/transferred as per the standard cancellation policy

Booking amount is transferable only if a request for such is made 30 days before the trip start date. You can email the request to [email protected]

Cancellation/Ammendment by the Participant during the tour
Incase you are unable to continue with the tour due to any health conditions or acclimatization issues or any other issue, any expenses on alternate arrangements made have be borne by you and TGE is not liable to pay for transportation, accommodation, hospitalization, meals or any other expenses incurred 

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