One of the world’s top five biodiversity hotspots, Sri Lanka offers not only opportunities for seeing wildlife in their natural habitat, but also stunning landscapes, beautiful coastlines, the world’s finest teas, and lots of historic sites with a culture dating back over 2,500 years. In fact, this “Pearl of the Indian Ocean” has been named one of Asia’s leading destinations and on this Sri Lanka tour, you’ll experience all of this and more. Travel to Sigiriya to visit the rock fortress, an incredible volcanic formation that has served as Buddhist monastery, ancient palace of a king, and a frescoed fortress. You’ll visit the Dambulla Rock Cave Temple—the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka—with 23,000 feet of murals and statues of Buddha, Sri Lankan kings, gods, and goddesses. Also visit Kandy’s Temple of the Tooth—which holds the relic of Buddha’s tooth. Stroll through the exotic Peradeniya Botanic Gardens to see a collection of orchids, spices, and medicinal plants. You’ll pass through forests to the misty hills of Nuwara Eliya—with the perfect climate for tea production. Visit a tea factory amid the rolling hills high above sea level andsee the beautiful Ravana Falls on your way to Tissamaharama. Your value-minded vacation in Sri Lanka is never short on thrilling experiences, including morning and afternoon game drives in spectacular Yala National Park—home to leopards, elephants, sloth bears, water buffalo, and crocodiles. You’ll also visit to an elephant transit home, and embark on a whale-watching expedition in Mirissa Harbor, where you’re apt to see whales, orcas, manta rays, dolphins, and turtles. Continue your affordable Sri Lanka vacation in the paradise setting of Bentota. Relax on the beach or by the pool in this pristine resort setting. Your value vacation in Sri Lanka delivers the perfect amount of stunning sights, beautiful nights, and the right amount of free time to relax!
COLOMBOGalle Face Green promenade, Fort Railway Station, and Beira LakeSIGIRIYAVisit Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Polonnaruwa, and Dambulla Rock Cave TempleKANDYVisit the Temple of the Tooth, Kandy Market, and Peradeniya Botanical GardensNUWARA ELIYAVisit a tea factory; view Ravana FallsYALA NATIONAL PARKTwo safari game drivesMIRISSAWhale-watching excursionGALLEVisit Galle Fort
14 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
Private, deluxe, air-conditioned coach while touring