Adventure vacation to Sri Lanka
This jam-packed two week vacation explores the best Sri Lanka has to offer, from ancient sites to beaches to tea plantations
Negombo Anuradhapura Polonnaruwa Dambulla Kandy Bandarawela Udeweriya Mirissa Galle Colombo
US $2295ToUS $2480excluding flights
Single supplement $575.
Late availability on these dates: 07 Nov, 03 Dec, 17 Dec, 02 Jan
Description of Adventure vacation to Sri Lanka
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1 Reviews of Adventure vacation to Sri Lanka
4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 01 Apr 2019 by Gisela Charette
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
Circle Sri Lanka was a fabulous experience....the sights sounds tastes experiences made for an incredible adventure. What has stayed with me and what I think about now is the beautiful food and flavours that Sri Lanka had to offer.....a party in my mouth every time ...how delightful.
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
When going here , go with an open mind. The people are kind and wonderful; the food is amazing; the sights are varied and the scenery stunning.
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
The local contact we had was superb...we ate at farmers houses, we walked among their tea plantations, we mingled with restaurant owners.... the eco lodge was an added bonus and we could see first hand the benefi5 the lodg3 had to providing employment to the local village.
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
This was a great vacation...well planned with a good variety of activities. As the trip was winding down, we had some beautiful rest days on the sandy beaches of Mirissa....a great way to end.
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PlanetThe very ethos of our style of travel is responsible; small groups on fully escorted tours, experiencing the very best of a region, a culture and a landscape, with a friendly local hand guiding the way. Our itineraries are designed to give our travelers real life experiences without compromising the part of the world through which we are journeying, this is our commitment as a global tour operator.
We visit the UNESCO World Heritage ancient city of Anuradhapura, starting our guided bicycle tour at the spiritually important sacred old Bo Tree, a spiritual reminder of the beginnings of Buddhism in Sri Lanka and the inspiration for Anuradhapura's great buildings. The Bo tree was grown from a cutting of the original tree in Bodhgaya under which Buddha gained enlightenment.
PeopleThe tropical island of Sri Lanka is compact enough to allow us to put together all the major highlights in just 15 days and still allow plenty of time for relaxation and for you to do your own exploring. The itinerary, and out travel style, provides a culturally relevant opportunity to see some amazing sights and to mix with some of the friendliest people we know in the whole of Asia. . We learn about the country's culture and history in the magnificent ancient cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa and in the Tooth Temple situated in the heart of Kandy with its scenic lakeside setting. We visit historically important sites, observe local economic ventures, and see traditional crafts such as batik making. Our knowledgeable leaders will assist you to discover and appreciate cultural differences, to tread lightly and responsibly.
In Kandy we visit the octagonal Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth) and may experience the drumming and chanting rituals of the white-clad pilgrims who come to worship at Sri Lanka's most important Buddhist site. In the highlands of Bandawarela we have a lesson on Sri Lankan food and a cooking demonstration. This is yet another opportunity to "hang out" with the local people, learning about their culture, and having a laugh together.