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Taste of Sri Lanka

Small group tour
9 days - From AU$2830*PP

Explore the cultural and natural highlights of the Emerald Isle, including its colonial capital, spectacular Sigiriya Rock and the cave art of Dambulla. Immerse yourself in the cultural sites of Kandy, wander quiet villages and meet the locals, and savour delicious Sri Lankan cuisine.

Inclusions

  • 8 nights hotel accommodation
  • breakfast daily
  • 1 lunch and 1 dinner
  • transport in air-conditioned vehicles
  • small group touring
  • entrance fees
  • Western tour leader based on a minimum of 7 travellers
  • local English-speaking guides
  • return transfers.

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Small Group Tour Itinerary

2017

DAYS 1-2: COLOMBO
Arrive in Colombo and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a guided walk through the colonial Fort area and experience the colour and atmosphere of Pettah, Colombo's vibrant market area. Afterwards, enjoy some free time for further exploration.

Hotel: Ramada Colombo

DAYS 3-4: ANURADHAPURA
At Negombo, see the action at the country's second largest fish market before a stop to learn about the production of 'toddy', a local alcoholic drink (seasonal, but usually possible). On arrival in Anuradhapura enjoy some free time. Rise early to see the religious monuments at Mihintale, a nearby mountain peak where Buddhism began in Sri Lanka. In the evening, visit one of the most popular Buddhist sites at Anuradhapura where locals come to worship.

Hotel: Palm Garden Village

DAYS 5-6: SIGIRIYA & DAMBULLA
Leave for Habarana, stopping at a rural area for a deeper understanding of village life in Sri Lanka. Continue to ancient Polonnaruwa and its historic attractions. Visit one of Asia's most spectacular cultural sites, the Sigiriya Rock fortress. Only the fit and adventurous will want to climb the rock, but all can enjoy fine views around the base. Enjoy a free afternoon, or explore the nearby Ritigala Monastery with inscriptions dating back to the 1st century BC.

Hotel: Hotel Sigiriya

DAYS 7-9: KANDY
Visit the marvellous Dambulla Rock cave temples and a fascinating spice garden, then continue on to Kandy for a free evening. Visit the Temple of the Tooth, then return to the hotel for breakfast. A city tour reveals this charming highland hub, from the magnificent Peradeniya Botanical Gardens to a local gem museum and bustling markets. Enjoy a farewell dinner, then the next day transfer to the airport for your onward journey via a stop at a tea plantation.

Hotel: Hotel Suisse

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Taste of Sri Lanka reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Accommodation
7.0
Content of holiday
8.0
Tour leader, if applicable
9.0
Local guide(s)
7.0
Value for money
8.0
Overall rating
8.0
Scores 8.0 out of 10 based on 1 review
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
8 out of 10

Vasiliki

Sydney Couple
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Good driver and assistant with excellent tour guide. Good group of co travellers.
Hotels were somewhat in need of refurbishment.
Good local guide, very knowledgeable but at times difficult to understand.
Confirmed traveller: 04 April 2016
Published on: 14 April 2016

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