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A Journey Through Ceylon

Exploring the colour, history, culture and wildlife of Sri Lanka.

An emerald teardrop falling from the Indian subcontinent, Sri Lanka speaks to your senses. Be captivated by the sight of elephants playing in Udawalawe National Park, listen to exotic birds calling in the rainforest, run your hands across vibrant, green tea leaves as you walk through sweet smelling plantations and breathe in the fresh ocean air from a sunset walk on the beach.

We fly into Colombo with time for rest before heading north to visit the sacred archaeological sites at Polonnaruwa and magnificent Sigiriya, places which developed under Buddhism in the years before Christ.

Kandy’s exotic streets are full of interest, with bazaars and temples including the Temple of the Tooth, one of Buddhism’s holiest sites.

We head south again to the mountain region of Nuwara Eliya: 19th century colonial Britain transposed to Ceylon. This is the centre of tea production and we’ll visit a plantation. Continuing south through the mountains we travel by train to Pattipola and on to Udawalawe for a game drive in the National Park, where you can see elephants. We take in local walks including a visit to one of the last remaining regions of natural rain forest.

We have time at a beach hotel to enjoy a little R&R after a busy and fascinating itinerary. From here we include a trip to the colonial city of Galle (pronounced ‘Gaul’), a fascinating and beautifully situated city. Our final night in Sri Lanka is spent in Colombo and we have plenty of time to see the highlights of the capital.

On two days the walks will be longer and over more demanding terrain.

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You enjoy being outdoors in the fresh air, communing with nature and discovering the world at a relaxed pace. Short countryside strolls or sightseeing on foot make you feel good. You enjoy cities with art and culture and like to develop an interest in your surroundings. You are reasonably fit and healthy. No previous experience is required. Where walking is involved you can expect up to 5 miles of walking on well made paths with up to 300m of ascent.



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  • Accommodation

    Good tourist class hotels throughout.

  • What's Included
    • Return flights and transfers.
    • Half board en-suite accommodation.
    • All transport to complete the itinerary.
    • A local guide to enhance your experience.

  • Holiday Highlights
    • Immersing oneself in more archaeology and culture than you can shake a stick at.
    • Meeting the elephants at Udawalawe National Park.
    • Strolling amongst tea plantations.
    • Enjoying Galle, a relaxed colonial town by the sea.
    • Unwinding at our beach hotel towards the end of the holiday.

  • Travel Information & Regional Departures
    • Arrival transfer by road (c1hr).
    • Flights: Gatwick-Colombo via Istanbul (c14hrs + en-route stop in Male), Turkish Airlines.        
    • Regional flights Manchester and Birmingham may be available from £30 supplement. Please ask for details.
    • UK add-on flights from £150 return, British Airways.
    • Upgrades available, please contact us for a competitive quote.
    • Visa is required. 

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You enjoy being outdoors in the fresh air, communing with nature and discovering the world at a relaxed pace. Short countryside strolls or sightseeing on foot make you feel good. You enjoy cities with art and culture and like to develop an interest in your surroundings. You are reasonably fit and healthy. No previous experience is required. Where walking is involved you can expect up to 5 miles of walking on well made paths with up to 300m of ascent.



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