Sri Lanka: The Land of Serendipity

Overview:

Blessed with a rich wealth of scenic beauty, natural bounty and World Heritage treasures, Sri Lanka is an island of quite exceptional scope and splendour.

Home to the Sinhalese since the late 6th century BC and colonised by the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British, it was once described as the finest island in the world. This exciting adventure takes us to the heart of this extraordinary setting, affording us the opportunity to visit some of its most iconic highlights including the rock-cut fortress of Sigiriya and the UNESCO riches of Kandy, Dambulla and Polonnaruwa.

With a chance to climb to the summit of Adam’s Peak and explore the misty grasslands of the Horton Plains, we’ll also discover some of the country’s most breathtaking natural wonders, whilst a visit with the ancient Vedda tribe of Dambana provides a unique opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge of Sri Lanka’s last remaining indigenous people.

Ending the journey on Sri Lanka’s beautiful south coast, we’ll then get an opportunity to explore the colonial grandeur of Galle and enjoy some relaxing time on the waters of the Indian Ocean, before returning to Colombo for our final night.

Highlights:

  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites at Dambulla, Polonnaruwa, Kandy and Galle
  • Take in stunning sunset views from the ancient rock fortress at Sigiriya
  • Discover the last remaining indigenous tribe in Sri Lanka and meet with their chief
  • Climb the pilgrimage site of Adam’s Peak – Sri Lanka’s second highest peak (optional)
  • Enjoy jungle walks and some soft white-water rafting along the Kelani River
  • Explore the lush hills and plantations of the island’s famous tea country
  • Experience some of the country’s finest accommodation, from colonial heritage hotels to fixed tented camps in the heart of the countryside

Tour Includes:

  • Full services of a Tour Leader with local guides and drivers
  • 13 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 8 dinners (typically in local restaurants where viable)
  • On this tour we will mostly use coaster buses and a public train
  • 13 nights' accommodation (11 in hotels, 1 in a local guesthouse, and 1 in a deluxe tented camp)
  • All entrance fees, sightseeing, excursions and activities as per the itinerary
  • A carbon-offsetting contribution to Carbon Clear (if booking international flights through our office)

ALL OUR SMALL GROUP TOURS HAVE NO LOCAL PAYMENTS, HIDDEN EXTRAS OR COMPULSORY SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS.

Trip rating:

Adventure Rating
Adventure Rating - 7

Tours that fall into this category are likely to involve at least a few challenging days and are often in destinations where tourism is still in its infancy.

Comfort Rating
Comfort Rating - 9

You can typically expect most nights to be spent in comfortable and often characterful accommodation, making your overnight stays a real highlight of the trip.

Fitness Rating
Fitness Rating - 7

These tours will typically involve a couple of days of easy/moderate trekking (3-5 hrs/day) or perhaps a more active approach to a cultural itinerary. For riding trips see the Riding Information section

Culture Rating
Culture Rating - 8

With this rating, you can typically expect a tour with a strong focus on culture. Depending on the trip this could involve exploring ancient sites, medieval architecture, ethnographic museums and/or having tribal encounters.

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