Sri Lanka tour ‘The Isle of Serendipity’ (15 days)

Our 15 day Sri Lanka tour ‘The Isle of Serendipity’, will take you from the spectacular ancient cities of the Central Plains and ‘Cultural Triangle’, through Kandy, the scenic hill country and it’s tea estates, to a beautiful and undeveloped section of the Southern Coast. The flourishing wildlife and stunning scenery of Yala West and Horton Plains National Parks, plus no less than six UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as ample time for relaxation and opportunities to ‘do your own thing’, make this tour an ideal introduction to the magnificent island of Sri Lanka.

Some of the exciting and varied activities include: a Colombo by night street food tour; exploring the ancient cave temples at Dambulla; early morning ascent of the dramatic rock fortress of Sigiriya with its famous ‘Maidens of the Clouds’; joining a blessing ceremony at Kandy’s prestigious Temple of the Tooth; tea tasting at highland plantations; evening and early morning jeep safaris in Yala National Park; a stay in a tranquil South Coast resort; and, weather permitting, a whale watching option at Mirissa.

Note: this tour is offered from November to April, while during the western monsoon we move our beach stay to the more sheltered northeast coast at Nilaveli.

Note: for those with a few more days to spare, we offer a highly unusual and fascinating guided tour of off-the-beaten track Maldives, or a more classic stay at an island eco-resort.

Sri Lanka tour 'The Isle of Serendipity'