Discover Sri Lanka on this 8-day tour full of ancient wonder.
The remnants of a spiritual past await your discovery in Sri Lanka, from the ancient cliff-built complex of Lion Rock in Sigiriya to the ruins of the Sinhalese capital in Anuradhapura. Explore wonders of nature and humanity (and often both at once) in this 8-day trip through the cities, jungles and caves of Sri Lanka.
This trip takes you to many of the country's key sights in just over a week.
There's a big emphasis on historic sights on this trip. Discover evidence of ancient lives carved into the earth, from the cave temple of Dambulla to the soaring urban complex of Lion Rock. Here are some more of the most fascinating: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/sri-lankas-most-fascinating-hi...
Travel through highlands so green they almost glow in Nuwara Eliya, and sample some of the famous tea varieties that grow on the hillsides.
See one of the worlds most revered relics at the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, home to an earthly remain of the Lord Buddha.
Go safari, Sri Lanka style! Look for elephants and leopards in beautiful Minneriya National Park.
Watch candy-coloured tuk-tuks zip down the street in the shadow of skyscrapers in Colombo.
This is a busy trip, with lots of included and optional activities to make the most of your short time in the country.
Though its equatorial position means fairly constant year-round temperatures, the summer months in Sri Lanka are very hot with short, sharp monsoons in the south-west of the country. Check the weather before you travel to make sure you are well prepared with sun protection and suitable clothing.
If you have issues with heights, you may wish to sit out the climb of Lion Rock at Sigiriya as rough, narrow steps and tight walkways take you to the top.
This is a Comfort level trip, but we have itineraries in Sri Lanka in all our styles. For a short Basix itinerary, see trip code HPRS on our website or HPYL for 18-29s. Those looking for a longer, Original style should check out HPSH or HPSS.
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1. A single supplement is available on this trip and is valid for all nights of tour.
2. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking.
3. The Perahera Festival is a 10 day period of evening processions to honour the Sacred Tooth, which is enshrined at Kandy's Temple of the Tooth. Each night features thousands of performers, including dancers, drummers, and a parade of more than 50 decorated elephants. Due to Intrepid's stance on elephant cruelty we do not visit the Perahera Festival and cannot purchase tickets on your behalf.
Our Classic Sri Lanka trips score an average of 4.6 out of 5 based on 65 reviews in the last year.
It was a great itinerary, perfect group size and an exceptional tour leader.
Review submitted 05 Dec 2017
We become a very nice overview of Sri Lanka. Unfortunatly we did'nt see wild Elefants - that would be the south trip. We enjoyed the two days on the beach very much. This brake was necessarly. You live out he suitcase, but that was okay. After the trip we just stayed in a very nice Hotel by the beach. On this trip you travel and see a lot of temples. I learned a lot of buddism and hindi.
Review submitted 02 Dec 2017