Travel to Sri Lanka
Few islands in the world offer the diversity that exists in Sri Lanka. From landscapes, culture, heritage, and architecture, the true richness of the land is expressed by the emotion of its people.
This 14-day taste of Sri Lanka is unusual and exciting, taking you not just to the key sites of the country, but taking you in a way that brings ancient ruins to life, lets you experience the vibrancy of the culture and opens doors to the everyday life of the Sri Lankans. On this journey, you travel from North to South, from the waters of Jaffna to the Cultural Triangle, from the temples of Anuradhapura and Sigiriya to the tea plantations of Kandy and from the fort of Galle to the hustle and bustle of Colombo.
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Land Cost: Starting At $5560 per person*
*Based on 4-6 People (excluding international air)
Experience & Explore
- Day 1
Arrive Colombo. Met and escorted through immigration and customs. Drive to hotel. Evening touring – Colombo Museum, The Victoria Park and the Independence Square at the Cinnamon Gardens. Evening welcome dinner.
- Day 2
Transfer to airport to catch flight to Jaffna. Visit markets with a local cook to buy different food and supplies.Hands-on Jaffna style cooking lesson. Late afternoon visit to temple for Hindu blessing, Jaffna Public Library, Portugese Fort of Jaffna and special ice cream tasting.
- Day 3
Take private local boat to Delft Island. Visit with Pastor David. Return to Jaffna.Dinner with local aristocrat.
- Day 4
Drive Tirappone and evening visit to Anuradhapura.
- Day 5
Morning meeting with monks and almsgiving. Explore archeological site of Ritigala. Sunset at Sigiriya.
- Day 6
Optional visit to Dambulla Cave Temples en route to Kandy. Evening visit to Kandy and the Temple of the Tooth.
- Day 7
Visit dance teacher to learn about Kandyan dance. Lunch with expert on Kandy and Gampola Kingdom. Evening at leisure.
- Day 8
Drive station. Train from Peradeniya to Hatton. Upon arrival drive to your hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure.
- Day 9
Visit tea factory with other optional activities: Warleigh Church, trek and bike around the tea country, visit a local tea planters village and a Hindu Kovil, or boat ride on the Castlereagh Reservoir (pending water levels).
- Day 10
Drive South to Galle. Late afternoon visit by boat and bike (or car) to local village for dinner.
- Day 11
Tour Galle Fort with eccentric local host. Optional afternoon activities: visit to a Cinnamon Plantation, bike to beaches, see the stilt fishermen or visit virgin tea plantation with local host.
- Day 12
Explore Kanneliya Rainforest. Late afternoon at leisure with beach options
- Day 13
Drive back to Colombo. City walk with Mark Forbes and farewell dinner.
- Day 14
At leisure until private transfer to the airport for flight home.