Embark on a unique, fun, culture-rich tour of Sri Lanka
A jewel in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is jam-packed with ancient sites, fascinating culture, beautiful wilderness and idyllic beaches. From ancient Anuradhapura city and the well-preserved Polonnaruwa ruins, to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and the impressive Sigiriya rock fortress, Sri Lankan culture spans more than 2,000 years and still remains vibrant and alive today. Trek through lush tea plantations, indulge in seafood feasts in quaint fishing villages and dip your toes in the calm, clear waters of Mirissa beach on this all-encompassing adventure for those seeking a unique travel experience.
Sri Lanka – the new Black
- Explore the ruined cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa
- Wander through the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relicin Kandy
- Lion Rock at Sigiriya is an amazing ruined fort and one of the highlights of this fine country
- Trek through lush tea plantations
- Indulge in seafood feasts in quaint fishing villages
- Dip your toes in the calm, clear waters off the beach at Mirissa
Tour detail – What happens on this trip, is it for you?
Though its equatorial position means fairly constant year-round temperatures, the summer months in Sri Lanka are very hot with short, sharp monsoons in the south-west of the country. Be sure to use adequate sun protection and drink plenty of water.
The jungle hike is approximately 6.5 hours, accommodation is a comfortable local guesthouse in single sex multi share rooms. Its relatively flat but its around 12km each day hiking.
If you have issues with heights, you may wish to sit out the climb of Lion Rock at Sigiriya, there are lots of rough, narrow steps and tight walkways.
The drive from Haputale to Mirissa on day 11 is downhill, windy and slow. Motion sickness has been an issue for some travellers in the past.
10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Auto rickshaw, Bicycle, Bus, Private Bus, Public bus, Train
Guesthouse (2 nights), Hotel (12 nights)
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Note: Prices are per person subject to availability, based on cash transfer of funds, costing of $2750 is based on 11 May departure. Airfares are additional.