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Buddha's Island SL

Visiting: Sri Lanka
Tour Duration 15 Days
  • Lions Rock
  • Incredible scenes
  • Beautiful countryside
  • Sri Lankan leopard
  • Temple of the Tooth, Kandy
  • Tour Style: Classic
  • Tour Type: Small Groups
  • Tour Pace: Moderate
  • Tour Comfort: Standard
 

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Highlights Of Sri Lanka

With this enticing trip to Sri Lanka we enter the spiritual world of Buddhism. We travel to the region known as Buddha's Island to uncover ancient statues, rock carvings and gilded temples. Other highlights include the tea plantations, the ancient highland town of Kandy and an idyllic tropical coastline. Along the way we are welcomed by generous hospitality and friendly faces. We also join pilgrims making an ascent of sacred Adam's Peak, reaching the top for sunrise.

Tour Highlights

  • Mihintale - Explore the caves where Buddhism began in Sri Lanka
  • Aukana - Visit the giant Standing Buddha
  • Dambulla - Explore 5 of the ancient painted Cave Temples, a UNESCO world heritage site
  • Polonnaruwa - Discover this deserted city and see the giant Reclining Buddha
  • Sigiriya - An early morning climb to the dramatic Sky Fortress
  • Kandy - Visit to Peradeniya Botanical Gardens and the Temple of the Tooth
  • Adam's Peak - Climb Sri Lanka's sacred mountain
  • Unawatuna - Time for relaxation on the southern coast

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Join tour in Negombo

  • 2
    Game drive in Wilpatu National Park; drive to Anuradhapura

  • 3
    Full day to explore the ancient citadel

  • 4
    Visit Dambulla's cave temples en route to Giritale

  • 5
    Search for elephants in Minneriya National Park

  • 6
    Climb Lion's Rock at sunrise; drive to Kandy

  • 7
    Discover the Temple of the Tooth

  • 8
    Drive to Dalhousie for an ascent of Adam's Peak

  • 9
    Stop at a tea planation on the way to Nuwara Eliya

  • 10
    Drive to the hill town of Bandarawela

  • 11
    Transfer to the coastal town of Unawatuna

  • 12
    Stroll through the Portuguese Fort at Galle

  • 13
    Free time to relax on Unawatuna's quiet beaches

  • 14
    Early morning wetlands visit en route to Negombo

  • 15
    Tour ends in Negombo

Tour notes

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Included meals 14 0 2
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Bus
Accommodation
13 nights Standard Hotel
1 night Simple Guesthouse
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s)
Group Size
Generally 12 - 18