Sri Lankan women

The women of Sri Lanka have held positions of political power, have led spiritual lives as Buddhist nuns, have been poets, teachers, doctors, and laborers on farms and in factories. In 1931 Sri Lanka became one of the first countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America to permit women to vote. In 1960, Sirimavo Bandaranaike became the first female prime minister of a modern nation. Today compared to the rest of South Asia, Sri Lankan women are very well-off, enjoying high life expectancy, nearly universal literacy, and access to economic opportunities, which are nearly unmatched in the rest of the subcontinent.

indulge on this gourmet adventure in Sri Lanka and taste melt-in-the mouth desserts, cook seafood straight out of the hands of a fisherman, uncover fiery curries and spend time with welcoming locals keen to share the mysteries of Sri Lankan cuisine. There’s also time to explore the rich culture of Sri Lanka: elaborate temples, ancient fortresses and wildlife-filled countryside. This is truly an adventure for the senses.



12 days Sri Lankan women

Women only, Leisure, Historical, Educational

Trip Itinerary

Colombo- Negombo

  • Arrival at Colombo
  • Colombo city tour with visit of local handicrafts shops
  • Transfer to Negombo
  • Overnight at negombo


  • Negombo fish market
  • Coconut plantation and discover why this ‘superfood’ is so central to life in Sri Lanka.
  • Enjoy Sri Lankan rice and curry lunch
  • Dambulla cave-temples
  • Street food: an introduction to some staple Sri Lankan ‘short eats’


  • Dambulla- Sigiriya
  • Sigiriya rock
  • Tropical vegetables, curry made with tapioca and fried fish caught in the nearby lake for lunch.
  • Dambulla Wholesale Market
  • Overnight at Sirgiriya


  • Dambulla- Kandy
  • Lunch at a spice garden
  • Kandy city tour
  • Kandy’s Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth
  • Kandyan dance show.
  • Overnight at Kandy


  • Kandy’s Central Market
  • Kandy city tour
  • Kandyan sweet-filled Sri Lankan dinner and cooking class inspired by Dutch and Portuguese dessert traditions
  • Overnight at Kandy


  • Train ride to the town of Bandarawela
  • Tea-infused meal at Planters bungalow
  • Overnight at Bandarawela


  • Tea plantations and a crop to cup experience.
  • Meet plantation workers and try your hand at picking tea leaves
  • Tamil lunch
  • Overnight at Bandarawela


  • Visit to the home of the curd and dodal industry,
  • Visit a local producer of buffalo curd and discover the process of making this important staple.
  • Yala National Park
  • Overnight at Yala National Park


  • Discover the Muslim influence on Sri Lankan food
  • Sri Lanka’s southern coastline
  • Take a boat to spot whales and dolphins
  • Overnight at Mirissa


  • Witness the art of stilt fishing
  • Meet with a local fisherman and learn about their craft,
  • Fresh seafood lunch
  • Overnight at Mirissa


  • Mirissa- Colombo
  • Shopping opportunities in Colombo
  • Pettah bazaar
  • Dutch Burgher dinner
  • Overnight in Colombo


  • Departure for home destination