Vacation in Sri Lanka

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. 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.

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.


BIA to Negombo

  • Arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) and Transfer to Negombo.
  • Enjoy a serene Overnight stay in Negombo.
Notary House
Negombo Sri lanka

Negombo to Sigiriya

  • Embark on an Early Morning excursion to the bustling Negombo Fishing Village.
  • Journey to Sigiriya, with a stopover at the historic Ridi Viharaya Temple.
  • Explore the ancient wonders of Dambulla Caves Temple.
  • Retire for the night at a Wonderful Homestay in Sigiriya.
Ridi Viharaya
Rangiri Dambulla Cave Temple


  • Experience the rustic charm of Hiriwadunna Village Tour via Bullock Cart & Catamaran.
  • Indulge in delectable Sri Lankan Traditional Cuisine.
  • Embark on an exhilarating Jeep Safari at Minneriya or Kaudulla National Park.
  • Relax and unwind with an overnight stay in Sigiriya.
The Bullock Cart in Sri Lanka
Gal oya national park

Sigiriya to Kandy

  • Witness the grandeur of Sigiriya Lions Rock Fortress in the morning.
  • Continue your journey to Kandy, with a visit to the Ayurvedic Herbal Gardens in Matale en route.
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant Cultural Dance Show and receive blessings at Kandy Temple of the Tooth.
  • Rest comfortably at Kandy, for the night.
Kandy Temple of Tooth Relic

Kandy to Heel Oya to Kandy

  • Travel to Heeloya Village and immerse yourself in the authentic Sri Lankan Village Lifestyle.
  • Savor a delicious Home-cooked Rice & Curry Lunch.
  • Return to Kandy for a relaxing overnight stay.
village life
Rice & Curry

Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

  • Journey to Nuwara Eliya, with a visit to the enchanting Ranamure Pihilla natural bathing place en route.
  • Explore the picturesque Gregory Park in the evening.
  • Enjoy a cozy overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya.
Nuwara Eliya
Tea experience factory<br />

Nuwara Eliya to Ella

  • Visit Pedro Tea Factory and indulge in a Tea Plucking Experience.
  • Discover Vegetable Cultivation & Strawberry Farm.
  • Experience the scenic train ride from Nanu Oya to Ella.
  • Relax and rejuvenate at a hotel in Ella, for the night.
Train ride in Sri Lanka


  • Begin your day with a hike to the breathtaking Little Adams Peak.
  • Marvel at the architectural marvel of Nine Arches Bridge.
  • Participate in a Sri Lankan Cooking Class and relish an authentic dining experience.
  • Spend the rest of the day at leisure, unwinding in the serene surroundings of Ella.
Little Adam's Peak
Ninearch bridge

Ella to Thissamaharama

  • Travel to Tissamaharama, with a stopover to admire the majestic Ravana Waterfalls.
  • Embark on an exciting Jeep Safari adventure at Yala National Park.
  • Retreat for a peaceful overnight stay at Tissamaharama.
Ravana Falls
Yala national park


  • Set sail on a mesmerizing Whales Watching Tour in the morning.
  • Spend the day relaxing by the pristine beaches of Mirissa.
  • Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at a nice setting in Mirissa.
Whale Watching Mirissa
Tangalle Beach


  • Engage in thrilling Water Sports or simply unwind on the beautiful beaches of Mirissa.
  • Explore the renowned Coconut Tree Hill.
  • Retire for another relaxing overnight stay in Mirissa.
Famous Coconut Tree Hill in Mirissa, Sri Lanka
water sports

Mirissa to BIA

  • Bid farewell to Mirissa as you embark on your journey back to Bandaranaike International Airport for your departure.
air plane at air port
Air plane taking off

Journey Highlights

  • Trip Length: 12 Days
  • Exploration of Ayurvedic Herbal Gardens in Matale.
  • Immersive Tea Plucking Experience amidst the verdant landscapes of Nuwara Eliya.
  • Participation in an Authentic Sri Lankan Cooking Class in the charming town of Ella.
  • Exhilarating Whale Watching Tour off the coast of Mirissa.
  • Thrilling Jeep Safari through the wild terrains of Yala.

Insightful Tips

  • Keep an open mind during your homestay; while it may not offer hotel luxury, locals strive to make you comfortable.
  • Indulge in local cuisine; Sri Lankan dishes are bound to delight your taste buds.
  • Pack your essentials as homestays may offer minimal amenities.
  • Relax and unwind; bring comfortable clothing and flip flops for ultimate comfort.
  • Engage in daily activities like cooking, farming, or cultural rituals for a rich, memorable experience.
  • Express gratitude to hosts for their hospitality; a simple thank you fosters meaningful connections.


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.

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.