Home Stay Explorer Tour in Sri Lanka


Home Stay Explorer Tour in Sri Lanka is a unique Itinerary in Blue Lanka Tours that caters to a very different segment of clientele.

What is a Homestay anyway?

You might think of it as a comprehensive reference to Sri Lankan lodgings for first-time
tourists on a budget! But no, that is not entirely true. Homestays are also loved by travellers looking for a very authentic local take/experience in Sri Lanka.

Are you bored of staying in hotels and seeking a homey escape on your next trip? If you
answered yes, then all you need is a pleasant place to stay, and this Homestay Explorer’s Tour in Sri Lanka has plenty of options offered by experts in Blue Lanka Tours. With an increase in the number of visitors to our tropical paradise, this tour is a combination of the best Homestays and excursions for the “stay local, experience local” traveller.

Your days are packed with activities that go beyond usual tourist pleasures from the minute
you will arrive at the lovely tree house cosy home in Habarana, then to the mountain hamlet
homestays in Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Ella until you get to your last cosy beach homestay in

Mirissa and they say goodbye. Sleeping in a tree house or a traditional wattle and daub mud
house, waking up with the birds, enjoying traditional Sri Lankan cuisine prepared from fresh ingredients, bathing at the natural waterspout, visiting the local market, and then cooking a Sri Lankan meal with the host or enjoying everything, authentic Sri Lankan; the Homestay Explorer Tour in Sri Lanka by Blue Lanka Tours is nothing short of a true Sri Lankan immersion at its best!

Take away from this Tour – Everything centers around sharing and caring, cooperating as a
family, and finally reaping the benefits!

Everything about actual houses, genuine people, and genuine experiences is true. Take the time to experience the human side of Sri Lanka, where moving stories of tears and smiles unfold in front of you. Live Local, Experience Local with Blue Lanka Tours Homestay Explorer’s Tour itinerary.

At a glance

Trip length

13 days


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When to go

All Year Around


Airport – Hotel – Tour attractions – Airport

Picture your self

Enjoying Dinner at the Tree House in Habarana

Sipping on your morning Sri Lanka Tea overlooking the misty mountains of Hanthana & Ella

Enjoying the authentic cooking class – a culinary experience

Exploring Heeloya Village

Not to miss in this tour

HandicraftsAyurvedic Herbal Gardens in Matale

ElephantTea Plucking Experience in Nuwara Eliya

ElephantThe Authentic Sri Lankan Cooking Class in Ella

ElephantWhale Watching Tour in Mirissa

Day 1 BIA to Negombo

• Airport Pickup & Transfer to Negombo
• Overnight stay in Negombo – THE NATURE VILLAS & CABANAS

cave temples
Day 2 Negombo to Sigiriya

• Early Morning visit to Negombo Fishing Village
• Transfer towards Sigiriya
• En route visit Ridi Viharaya Historical Temple
• Explore Dambulla Caves Temple
• Overnight stay in Sigiriya – SEVANAGAMA

Elephant Safari in Sri Lanka
Day 3 Sigiriya

• Experience Hiriwadunna Village Tour by Bullock Cart & Catamaran
• Enjoy Sri Lankan Traditional Food
• Afternoon Jeep Safari in Minneriya or Kaudulla National Park
• Overnight stay in Sigiriya – SEVANAGAMA

Sigiriya Rock
Day 4 Sigiriya to Kandy

• Morning Explore Sigiriya Lions Rock Fortress
• Transfer to Kandy
• En-route visit Ayurvedic Herbal Gardens in Matale
• Evening Enjoy Cultural Dance Show
• Evening Blessing at Kandy Temple of Tooth at Thevava
• Overnight stay in Kandy – HANTHANA HOUSE

Day 5 Kandy to Heel Oya to Kandy

• Transfer to Heeloya Village
• Explore the Sri Lankan Village Lifestyle with Activities of Heeloya Village
• Enjoy Sri Lankan Rice & Curry Home Made Lunch
• Back to Hotel in Kandy
• Overnight stay in Kandy – HANTHANA HOUSE

Lake Gregory Nuwara Eliya
Day 6 Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

• Transfer to Nuwaraeliya
• En route visit to Ranamure Pihilla
“Ranamure Pihilla is a natural bathing place located in the Kotmale area of the Nuwara Eliya District in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. A stream of water about a foot wide fell on the head and the human body this cleansing battlefield is a ravine where people from nearby villages flock to bathe”
• Evening visit to Gregory Park
• Overnight stay in Nuwaraeliya – MISTHILL REST

Nuwara Elliya
Day 7 Nuwara Eliya to Ella

• Visit Pedro Tea Factory and Enjoy the Tea Plucking Experience
• Explore Vegetable Cultivation & Strawberry Farm
• Experience the Local Train Ride from Nanu Oya to Ella
• Overnight stay in Ella – AMBA ESTATE

Kandy to Ella Train Tours
Day 8 Ella

• Morning Explore Little Adams Peak
• Visit Nine Arches Bridge
• Sri Lankan Cooking Class at a Typical Local Place
• Enjoy the Dining Experience There
• Rest of the Day Relaxing
• Overnight stay in Ella – AMBA ESTATE

Yala National Park
Day 9 Ella to Thissamaharama

• Transfer towards Tissamaharama
• En-route sightseeing of Ravana Water Falls
• Afternoon Jeep Safari in Yala National Park
• Overnight stay in Tissamaharama – KETHAKA AGA

Day 11 Mirissa

• Morning Whales Watching Tour
• Beach Relaxation
• Overnight stay in Mirissa – VILLA OCEANE

Day 12 Mirissa

• Beach Relaxation / Water Sports
• Overnight stay in Mirissa – VILLA OCEANE

SriLankan Airline 02
Day 13 Mirissa to BIA

• Airport Transfer

Trail on the ground


Q. Are Homestays safe?

– Absolutely. We have the best selection to offer you and your safety and comfort are our primary concerns.

Q. Are all homesteads Air-conditioned? Will there be hot water in these places?

– Not all are. Especially in the hills, pertaining to its natural cool climes, there will not be Air-conditioned rooms.
– Yes, most places have- We recommend otherwise. The best way is through a comfortable private vehicle which can keep you in check and also allows you breaks on your way to any destination as you wish.

Q. Are these tours guided tours?

– All Tours of Blue Lanka Tours are private and guided by expert, licentiate Guides.

Q. How long does a Cookery Demonstration take?

– Approximately 3 -4 hours.

Real people, real views

How they experienced it

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Insightful Tips

  • Always be open-minded when you’re in a homestay. You cannot expect the luxury at a hotel, but the locals will give their best to make you comfortable and take care of you.
  • Enjoy the local food, and try new dishes – Sri Lanka cuisine will never tire you out.
  • Always carry your vanity pack and whatever you will need. Homestays will have the bare minimum and you might need your essentials packed for you.
  • Ease off and relax! Bring your flip flops and most comfortable clothes.

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