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LK10 Sri Lanka Tour
12 days from Colombo to Colombo
This itinerary offers some exclusive and unique experiences that go beyond the standard tourist highlights. We have designed this Sri Lanka tour… Read more
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The island lifestyle of Sri Lanka has long been endowed with a rich history, culture, and stunning landscape. Archaeologists have discovered remains that prove the island has been inhabited for nearly 125,000 years, with a unique and documented culture that emerged 2000 years ago. Despite being a small island, for the cultural curious, UNESCO has protected eight different sites in Sri Lanka.
Many sites within Sri Lanka tours are incredibly memorable. The ancient city of Sigiriya is translated as 'Lion Rock' in English, with the topography of the area is flat except for the massive rock outcrop of the fortress itself, which rises an incredible 600 feet up from the green scrub jungle.
As everything within Sri Lanka is close, nearby to Sigiriya is the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, which is nearly 1,000 years, one of Sri Lanka's ancient capital cities, and is part of the famous 'Cultural Triangle'. Found in Kandy, it is by Sri Lanka's second largest city located in the mountainous center of the island, and considered by some as the cultural capital of Sri Lanka.
As a multi-religious country, many shrines and temples can be found across the land. Buddhist heritage is best explored with a visit to the Sacred Temple of the Tooth home to the Sacred Relic of the Tooth of Buddha, which was brought from India 2,500 years ago. Other important stops within our Sri Lanka tours include the Buddhist temple of Gadaladeniya, which dates from the 14th century, and Lankatilaka, an ancient Buddhist temple built upon a huge rock and dates back to the 14th Century.
Known as the resplendent isle, the vibrant colours of Sri Lanka are immediately noticed. Within the lush greens of the rainforests, are some of Sri Lanka's most famous residents. Found in Wilpattu National Park's rugged beauty, there is thought to be a high chance of sighting a leopard, and in addition elephant, sloth bear, water buffalo, and spotted deer can also be found. The park is also a major sight of interest for birders.
Formally known as Ceylon while occupied by the British, many picturesque tea plantations growing Ceylon tea can be found on our Sri Lanka tours. The very first steam trains were running in Sri Lanka to bring tea, the greatest commercial export of the colonial Ceylon. Mountains covered by dense, moss-covered cloud forests surround many of these plantations.
Home to over a 103 rivers and over 1,500 km of coastline, fishing remains an important source of food for most of the country. Many waterways near Galle, a Portuguese fortified city in Sri Lanka, have the famous stilt fishermen. This is an iconic and age-old method of catching fish, which has a vertical pole with an attached crossbar that is embedded into the sea floor among the shallows, or on a riverbed. The crossbar allows the fishermen to be seated a couple of meters above the water causing minimal shadows on the water and hence little to no disturbance amongst the sea life.
Sri Lanka is currently a place that is not yet on the beaten path, but our Sri Lanka tours have all the ingredients to wow travellers, even the most intrepid kind.