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Travel with Megan Pustetto: Sri Lanka

DEPARTS

3rd June
2024

From

$2365
AUD

Route

Negombo > Colombo

DEPARTS

3rd June 2024

Route

Negombo > Colombo

 

Trip Rating

From

AUD$2245

WHO IS @meganpustetto?

JOURNALIST / PODCAST HOST / PRESENTER / CONTENT CREATOR

SYD-based entertainment journalist and host of the So Dramatic! podcast. I have over a decade of media industry experience under my belt from entertainment, lifestyle and news reporting, magazine publishing, online editorial production, radio, podcasting, content strategy, digital and social media production, and public relations, gained from a career spanning industry-leading media organisations including News Corp, Bauer/Are Media, Seven West Media, Daily Mail and KIIS FM. My work has been featured on the front page of The Daily Telegraph and featured in many other publications.

My podcast is currently signed with Nova, has had 8M downloads since inception in 2020, and is consistently ranked in the top 50 podcasts in the country each month.

I’m professional, confident, and easy to work with, bringing personality + presence to every job.

I’ve worked with leading brands such as Hayu, Binge, Stan, Kmart, Skinstitut, Chemist Warehouse, GHD, Bangn Body, Disaronno, Adore Beauty, Benefit, Bras n Things, Bumble, Menulog, PE Nation, Aimn, JS Health, HelloFresh, Calm, WOTIF, Aldi, Shopback and many more.

Career highlights include being named as a finalist in the BT 30 Under 30 Awards in the ‘Entrepreneur’ category. My podcast reaching number one on the Australian charts. My website So Dramatic! Online hitting 5M users and 11M page views in the first year.

Trip Overview

Spot dolphins, hike up misty mountains, explore tea plantations, visit ancient temples, play cricket on the beach and have the adventure of a lifetime

Group

Maximum group size 22 people

Route

Negombo to Colombo
Over 12 Days

Stays

11 nights of accommodation

Transport

All transport Day 1 to 12. Coaches, trains, tuk-tuks and more

Meals

11x Breakfasts, 2x Lunches, 2x Dinners

Crew

Your One Life guide, local tour guide, your host Megan Pustetto & drivers

Activities

  • Sigiriya Climb
  • Elephant Safari
  • Train to Ella
  • Tea Plantation Visit & Tea Picking
  • Cooking Class
  • Temple Visits
  • National Park Glamping Experience
  • Galle Fort Visit
  • Bike Ride Through Local Villages
  • Tuk Tuk Tour Around Kandy
  • Pidurangala Monastery Climb

Optional Extras

  • Massages
  • Surf Lessons
  • 2nd Elephant Safari
  • Scuba Diving

Booking Options

  • Standard $2245
  • Single Upgrade $2945

Route

Negombo to Colombo – Over 12 Days

Group

Maximum group size 22 people

Stays

11 nights of accommodation

Transport

All transport Day 1 to 12. Coaches, trains, tuk-tuks and more

Meals

11x Breakfasts, 2x Lunches, 2x Dinners

Crew

Your One Life guide, local tour guide, your host Megan Pustetto & drivers

Activities

  • Sigiriya Climb
  • Elephant Safari
  • Train to Ella
  • Tea Plantation Visit & Tea Picking
  • Cooking Class
  • Temple Visits
  • National Park Glamping Experience
  • Galle Fort Visit
  • Bike Ride Through Local Villages
  • Tuk Tuk Tour Around Kandy
  • Pidurangala Monastery Climb

Optional Extras

  • Massages
  • Surf Lessons
  • 2nd Elephant Safari
  • Scuba Diving

Booking Options

  • Standard $2245
  • Single Upgrade $2945

Itinerary

Day 1 – Welcome to Sri Lanka!
Arrive in Colombo any time on Day 1. Your local guide or someone from our transport company will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel. In the evening you and all the other guests will have a fantastic Sri Lankan Welcome Meal to introduce you to their delicious cuisine!

Accommodation: Twin/Double Rooms – Beacon Beach Hotel (or similar)
Activities: Welcome Dinner
Optional Extras: N/A
Meals: Dinner
Physical Rating: Low

Day 2 – Dambulla Cave Temple & Pidurangala Hike

Today the journey really begins! We drive to Dambulla and stop by the famous Dambulla Cave Temple to marvel at ancient carvings and statues before heading to a local restaurant to sample the best food Sri Lanka has to offer & then check into our hotel. Have a quick dip in the pool before heading off to Pidurangala Buddhist Monastery for unparalleled 360 degree views of the local area and Sigiriya at sunset.

Accommodation: Twin/Double Rooms – Kashapa Lion Rock (or similar)
Activities: Dambulla Cave Temple & Pidurangala Monastery
Optional Extras: N/A
Meals: Breakfast
Physical Rating: Medium/High

Day 3 – Sigiriya, Rock Climb Experience

Start the morning by climbing Sigiriya, considered by locals to be the eighth wonder of the world. Over 1500 years of history in one place! We’ll then stop for a fantastic Sri Lankan lunch with a local family. The rest of the day is yours to relax by the pool, book a massage or opt for an elephant safari!

Accommodation: Twin/Double Rooms – Kashapa Lion Rock (or similar)
Activities: Sigiriya Rock Climb
Optional Extras: Extra Safari, Massage
Meals: Breakfast
Physical Rating: High

Day 4 – To Kandy, Spice Garden, Cooking Class & Tuk Tuk Tour

Today we embark into the Knuckle Mountain Range. We head to a spice garden where you will learn the secrets to Sri Lankan cooking before heading into the country’s second biggest city, Kandy. And what better way to see the city than in the back of some local transport, Tuk Tuks!

Accommodation: Twin/Double Rooms – Queens Hotel (or similar)
Activities: Spice Garden Visit, Cooking Class & Tuk Tuk Tour
Optional Extras: N/A
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Physical Rating: Low/Medium

Day 5 - Temple of the Tooth, Tea Estate & 'That' Iconic Train Journey

Start the day by visiting the world famous Temple of the Tooth, then we’re off to the tea country! Tour a working Tea estate, pick tea and taste the finest Ceylon Tea. After lunch, jump on the train from Nuwara Eliya to Ella – voted one of the world’s most scenic train rides!!

Accommodation: Twin/Double Rooms – Ella Gap Hotel (or similar)
Activities: Temple of the Tooth, Tea Estate Visit, Train Journey
Optional Extras: N/A
Meals: Breakfast
Physical Rating: Medium/High

Day 6 - Ella, Free Day to Explore & Relax

Today you have a day to yourself in the wonderful mountainous town of Ella! Try out many optional activities including hiking Ella Rock or Diyaluma Falls. Treat yourself to a massage or just using the downtime to chill out by the pool!

Accommodation: Twin/Double Rooms – Ella Gap Hotel (or similar)
Activities: N/A
Optional Extras: Ella Rock Hike, Diyaluma Falls, Massage, Yoga
Meals: Breakfast
Physical Rating: N/A

Day 7 - Little Adam's Peak, Elephant Safari & Glamping

Hike Little Adam’s Peak and visit the world famous Nine Arch Bridge in the morning. Afterwards, we journey out of the mountains and grab lunch on the way to Udawalawe National Park to get up close and personal with the elephants! Post-safari, head to your glamping site for a bbq buffet.

Please bring an overnight bag with you for this night!

Accommodation: Twin/Double Rooms – Athgira River Camping (or similar)
Activities: Guided Ella Hikes & Elephant Safari
Optional Extras: Massage
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Physical Rating: Medium/High

Day 8 - Mirissa, Paradise Beach Time

Leave the campsite and head down to the beach in Mirissa! You have a free afternoon to rent a surf board, or sit back and catch some rays!

Accommodation: Twin/Double Rooms – Randiya Beach Hotel (or similar)
Activities: N/A
Optional Extras: Surfing, Massage
Meals: Breakfast
Physical Rating: N/A

Day 9 - Mirissa & Hikkaduwa

Today is a free morning, you can relax at the beach or partake in one of the optional activities. You can do a surf lesson or between October and April you can get up early and embark on a tour to find the worlds largest animal…. The Blue Whale!

Afterwards we will head to our second spectacular beach destination; Hikkaduwa & spend the afternoon relaxing in the oceanfront pool!

Accommodation: Twin/Double Rooms – Coral Sea Hotel (or similar)
Activities: N/A
Optional Extras: Surf Lesson, Whale Watching (Oct-Apr)
Meals: Breakfast
Physical Rating: Low

Day 10 - Galle, Bike Tour with Local School Visit & Galle Fort

Start the day with a 12km cycle through the lush southern Paddy Fields, stopping at a local school en-route. In the afternoon, walk around the old Dutch Fort in Galle, buy some souvenirs and taste some of the best ice cream in Sri Lanka!

Accommodation: Twin/Double Rooms – Coral Sea Hotel (or similar)
Activities:Bike Tour, Visit to Local School & Galle Fort
Optional Extras: N/A
Meals: Breakfast
Physical Rating: Low

Day 11 - Tsunami Memorial & Turtle Sanctuary

Spend the morning on the beach before heading to the memorial for the 2004 Tsunami. Afterwards, head over to the Turtle Sanctuary to see some super cute and freshly hatched turtles! We then drive to Colombo for our final night.

Accommodation: Twin/Double Rooms – Pegasus Reef (or similar)
Activities: Tsunami Memorial & Turtle Sanctuary
Optional Extras: N/A
Meals: Breakfast
Physical Rating: Low

Day 12 – Depart

Today is where we say goodbye!

Your tour guide will help arrange your onward travel (at own expense)

Accommodation: N/A
Activities: N/A
Meals: Breakfast
Physical Rating:  N/A

Sri Lanka 12 Day Tour Itinerary Map, One Life Adventures
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