Sri Lanka Highlights Tour
Sri Lanka, Discovery, 13 days - from £995 (land only) - from €1,195 (land only) - from $1,645 (land only)
- An easy-paced discovery tour of the highlights of Sri Lanka
- The ancient cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa
- The tea growing `hill country` and `World`s End`
- Game drives in Yala National Park and turtle watching at Rakawa
- The palm-fringed beaches at Tangalle
The island state of Sri Lanka has been known variously as ‘the Pearl of the Indian Ocean', the ‘Teardrop of India', the ‘Spice Island' for its native cinnamon, and ‘Ceylon' - the home of tea. Few places on earth can boast such diversity of geography, wildlife and culture in such a small area. This makes Sri Lanka the ideal touring destination with only short transfers required between its very different and richly rewarding regions. On this new discovery holiday you will encounter 2000 year old civilisations, visit the ‘Temple of the Tooth' in Kandy, go out on the lake with local fishermen, travel through the tea-growing ‘hill country' to charming old colonial hill stations, discover spectacular scenery, and meet a host of wildlife including river crocodile, sea turtles and elephants and possibly even a leopard! From the ancient cities in the north to the palm-fringed beaches of the south, Sri Lanka is a true paradise island and this latest easy touring holiday will enable you to discover its many secrets.
Is this holiday for you?
This is one of KE's range of ‘discovery' tour holidays. As such, there are no elements of trekking or sustained walking. In order to get the best from the sights on offer in Sri Lanka it will be necessary to do some walking but this will not be strenuous. Since the island is reasonably compact there are no day-long drives involved and the pace of the holiday is reasonably leisurely throughout.