Departure Date: 12/06/2019
Voted the #1 destination to visit in 2019, Sri Lanka is perfect to explore the ancient cultures, the mystique beauty of the tea covered hills, lounge around by pristine beaches and go back to the colonial era, all rolled into one holiday! Take in its wonders on this tailor-made 7-night itinerary designed just for Travel Counsellors.
Fly into and out of Colombo and discover Sigiriya, famous for its gorgeous elephants and Sigiriya fortress. Considered the ‘8th wonder of the world’, Sigiriya was built in the 5th century AD by the island’s then ruler King Kasyappa. It boasts world famous frescoes painted on sheer rock face, gardens. Then make your way to Kandy, the former capital of Sri Lanka and the seat of Kandyan Kings in ancient times. Kandy lies at an altitude of 500m above sea level and is the cultural centre of Sri Lanka, being the capital of the last Singhalese kingdom. Embark on a scenic train journey from Kandy railway station to Nanuoya railway station, where you will visit a working tea factory before being dropped off at your hotel.
Next, drive deep into the southern jungles of Sri Lanka for a camping experience among the wild in Yala National Park. Early in the morning venture out for a morning half day safari. Yala hosts a variety of ecosystems ranging from moist monsoon forests to freshwater and marine wetlands. Yala harbors 215 bird species including six endemic species of Sri Lanka. The number of mammals that has been recorded from the park is 44, and it has one of the highest leopard densities in the world. The park is teeming with wild boar, deer, leopards, elephants, bears, peacocks, crocodiles and much more.
Finish your tour in the tropical paradise of Mirissa. Located close to the Southern tip of the Island of Sri Lanka and only about 200km from the Equator, this secluded crescent shaped beach is the perfect place to sit back, relax and forget about all the hustle and bustle of your other life that’s a million miles away.
- 7 nights accommodation - Breakfast daily - Transportation with an English speaking guide - Train ride from Kandy to Nanu Oya - All applicable taxes
From $1680* per person, twin share
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