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Sri Lanka 'on a Shoestring'

absorb both Hindu and Buddhist cultures on the Emerald isle! - Trip for singles

Book From   € 799,-
GROUP SIZE: 4-24 | 14 DAYS

Sri Lanka 'on a Shoestring'

Known as ‘The Pearl of the Indian Ocean’, Sri Lanka is home to some incredible sights such as the old city of kings at Anuradhapura and the cave temples of Dambulla. Enjoy palm-lined beaches and green tea plantations, watch the dancers in Kandy and take a bicycle tour through the ruins of Polonnaruwa. Visit an elephant sanctuary or join an adventurous jeep safari in the beautiful wildlife reserves of Wilpattu and Yala. Sri Lanka is waiting for you with open arms!

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There's plenty to do in this beautiful region. Select below or on the map opposite, the highlight you want to read more information about. Read through carefully and then go directly to the tour description.
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Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura, a holy Buddhist city, is worth a visit. |Sri Lanka

Kandy

Kandy

Visit the cultural capital of Sri Lanka. Admire the Temple of the Tooth together with the pilgrims. |Sri Lanka

Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya

Imagine yourself in old England. Visit the tea plantations. |Sri Lanka

Bandarawela

Bandarawela

Take the slow train through the tea plantations. |Sri Lanka

Tissamaharama

Tissamaharama

Tissamaharama lays close to the Yala NP and Kataragama, an important place of pilgrimage for Moslems, Hindus and Buddhists. |Sri Lanka

Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa

The coastal region around Hikkaduwa is known for its coral reef. Between November and May you can go diving and snorkelling. |Sri Lanka

Key highlights

Relax on the beach
Relax on the beach
Relax and get in tune with the tropics here in Marawila. You’ll be treated to a boat tour through the coconut groves and be able to taste arrack, the local cognac made of cashew or coconut.
Massive lion paws
Massive lion paws
Drive through tropical hill country to Sigiriya, to explore the spectacular rock fortress guarded by two massive lion paws and home to beautiful frescos of Apsaras or celestial nymphs.
Polonnaruwa by bike
Polonnaruwa by bike
The ancient city of Polonnaruwa is littered with statues and ruins and is best explored by bicycle before visiting Anuradhapura, the Buddhist world’s most holy place, the next day.
Ancient capital of the country
Ancient capital of the country
Kandy is built around the sacred site of the Tooth Temple of Lord Buddha and it is here in this well guarded shrine that the most revered object of the island is kept.
Bandarawela village trek
Bandarawela village trek
Take part in an optional trek from Bandarawela to a local village. Walk alongside the picturesque rice fields before enjoying a home-cooked rice and curry in one of the villagers' homes.
Safaris into National Parks
Safaris into National Parks
Tissamaharama is the starting point for optional safari’s to the Yala or Bundala National Parks where you can encounter elephants, buffaloes, and if you are lucky, a bear or a leopard.
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