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Best of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka
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Duration

15 days 14 nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

English

Overview

Highlights

  • Ride around the ancient ruins of Anuradhapura on a bike tour, cycling through jungle to see the dagobas, palaces and pools of a city abandoned over 1000 years ago.
  • Climb the rock fortress of Sigiriya to the ancient ruins that lie atop the 200-metre-high summit and get panoramic views over the surrounding wilderness.
  • Explore the divine city of Kandy, mingling with pilgrims at the Temple of the Tooth, touring a tea factory and taking in the views of this lush lakefront town.
  • Fall in love with Sri Lankan food and get to know locals during experiences like lunching with a Tamil tea worker and a homecooking demonstration.
  • Unwind on the sandy beaches of Mirissa, where the waters are clear and warm, and monkeys play in the swaying palms that line the shores.

 

Travel Description:

Embark on a unique journey filled with fun and cultural richness in Sri Lanka. As a jewel in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is brimming with ancient sights, fascinating culture, stunning wilderness, and idyllic beaches. From the ancient city of Anuradhapura and the well-preserved ruins of Polonnaruwa to the Temple of the Tooth and the impressive rock fortress of Sigiriya, Sri Lankan culture has thrived for over 2,000 years and remains vibrant today. Those seeking a unique travel experience will hike through lush tea plantations, sample fish dishes in fishing villages, and dip their toes in the calm, clear waters of Mirissa Beach.

Why We Love This Trip:

  • Explore the ruins of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, ancient cities steeped in history.
  • Visit the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, a sacred Buddhist site.
  • Climb Lion Rock at Sigiriya, a remarkable ancient fortress offering stunning views.
  • Trek through verdant tea plantations, immersing yourself in Sri Lanka’s natural beauty.
  • Indulge in seafood delicacies in picturesque fishing villages along the coast.
  • Relax on the serene Mirissa Beach, enjoying the tranquil waters and sandy shores.

Is This Trip Right for You?

While temperatures remain relatively constant year-round due to the equatorial climate, Sri Lanka can be very hot in the summer months, with short, intense monsoons in the southwest. Ensure you use appropriate sun protection and stay hydrated.

On days 9 and 10, we will hike through Sri Lanka’s picturesque landscape and meet the local Tamil population. The terrain is mostly flat, but we will cover approximately 20km each day, and the ground may be slippery and muddy after rainfall. Moderate fitness levels are recommended.

If you have a fear of heights, you may choose not to climb Lion Rock at Sigiriya, as it involves ascending many steep, narrow steps and narrow pathways.

The drive from Haputale to Mirissa on day 11 is downhill, winding, and slow. Some travelers have experienced motion sickness on this stretch in the past.

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Highlights

  • Highlights
  • • Ride around the ancient ruins of Anuradhapura on a bike tour, cycling through jungle to see the dagobas, palaces and pools of a city abandoned over 1000 years ago.
  • • Climb the rock fortress of Sigiriya to the ancient ruins that lie atop the 200-metre-high summit and get panoramic views over the surrounding wilderness.
  • • Explore the divine city of Kandy, mingling with pilgrims at the Temple of the Tooth, touring a tea factory and taking in the views of this lush lakefront town.
  • • Fall in love with Sri Lankan food and get to know locals during experiences like lunching with a Tamil tea worker and a homecooking demonstration.
  • • Unwind on the sandy beaches of Mirissa, where the waters are clear and warm, and monkeys play in the swaying palms that line the shores.

Included/Excluded

  • Services:
  • 12 nights accommodation: 12x Hotel, 1x Lodge, 1x Camping
  • 3 dinners
  • 11 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • Anuradhapura - Bike Tour
  • Polonnaruwa - Bike Tour
  • Hill Country & Village Hike
  • Private vehicle, bicycle, train
  • Anuradhapura - Bodhi Tree Temple
  • Dambulla - Cave Temple
  • Kandy - Temple of the Tooth
  • Sigiriya - Rock Fortress
  • Bandarawela – Cooking Show
  • Galle - Walking Tour
  • Colombo - Walking Tour

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Sri Lanka
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Fredy

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