Circle Sri Lanka Overview
Embark on a unique, fun, culture-rich tour of Sri Lanka
A jewel in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is jam-packed with ancient sites, fascinating culture, beautiful wilderness and idyllic beaches. From ancient Anuradhapura city and the well-preserved Polonnaruwa ruins, to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and the impressive Sigiriya rock fortress, Sri Lankan culture spans more than 2,000 years and still remains vibrant and alive today. Trek through lush tea plantations, indulge in seafood feasts in quaint fishing villages and dip your toes in the calm, clear waters of Mirissa beach on this all-encompassing adventure for those seeking a unique travel experience.
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Arrive in Negombo where the Circle Sri Lanka tour gets underway. Find a comfortable perch to watch the fishing boats heading out to sea. Stroll along the beach to see the daily catch drying in the sun and perhaps settle in to enjoy a fresh seafood feast.
Take a guided cycle tour around the ruins of Anuradhapura city, an important ancient site, and visit the sacred Bo Tree, a symbol of the beginnings of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.
Enjoy a bicycle ride through the well-preserved, ancient Polonnaruwa ruins. Visit the famous reclining granite Buddha.
The tour continues to the celebrated Dambulla Caves and then on to Sigiriya rock, an impressive fortress built as a royal citadel atop a 200m-high rock. Hike to the summit and be rewarded with magnificent views.
Sniff out fragrant herb gardens en route to Kandy. Join pilgrims as they visit the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic. Be entertained by a traditional dance performance and visit the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage to see these gentle giants bathing in the river.
Head to the cool, green climes of the Bandarawela highlands. Learn the secrets of local cuisine and enjoy relaxing walks through lush tea plantations.
Soak up the sun, relax on the beach and take a dip in the calm, clear waters of Mirissa. Perhaps hire a bike and ride to nearby fishing villages.
Explore the colonial city of Galle and watch the sunset from the ramparts of the town's fort.
Say goodbye to the lovely south coast and travel to Colombo. Catch up on some last minute shopping before bidding farewell to magical Sri Lanka.
Circle Sri Lanka Reviews
Our Circle Sri Lanka trips score an average of 4.52 out of 5 based on 60 reviews
Circle Sri Lanka, June 2014
I thought that the tour was amazing, it was exactly the right balance of different activities, and I felt that I had a great experience of Sri Lanka, the tour was well organised, in the forward planning and in day-to-day planning. The Tour Leader was exceptional and was utterly wonderful and made the trip what it was.
Review submitted 26/06/2014
Circle Sri Lanka, June 2014
Guide was fantastic and his knowledge was incredible, and all of the sightseeing in the itinerary was great. Had a good mixture of culture, history and relaxing.....wouldn't have minded staying another night in Mirissa. Asanga was was on the best guides I have had for a tour. His knowledge was incredible, he was super organised and did everything possible to make sure we had a great trip.
Review submitted 23/06/2014
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