Splendours of Ceylon

Discover the colourful culture and history, friendly people, and the timeless wonders of Sri Lanka on the 8-day Splendours of Ceylon. An island blessed with green forests, vast sandy beaches and stunning ancient treasures, Sri Lanka is a true hidden gem of South-East Asia. Start your adventure at the metropolitan city of Colombo and explore impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites scattered around the island. Hop on your jeep in Walpattu, Horton Plains and Minneriya to spot elephants or the famed Sri Lankan Leopard. Trek through lush forests, climb up to temples carved in huge boulders and have a sip of exotic Sri Lankan tea.

Duration

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8 Days

Sri Lanka

Colombo / Colombo

Hotels

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5 & 4 Star

13-35 People

18+

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Classic,Overland

All Year Round

Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • Adventure through the heart of Sri Lanka on this 8-day trip with local expert guides. Stay in the comfort of hand-picked 5 & 4-star hotels with all breakfasts included.
  • Witness the incredible migration of over 300 elephants are you park up the Jeep on the banks of Minneriya National Park Reservoir and watch on as one of the largest elephant gatherings in the world unfolds before your very eyes.
  • Visit the iconic Royal Cave Temple of Dambulla, sacred Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, the Gal Viharaya ‘Rock Temple’ of Polonnaruwa and plenty other UNESCO World-Heritage Listed sites with local, expert guides.
  • Experience pinch-yourself moments while trekking the highlands of Horton Plains. Then watch out for the thundering waterfalls and the beloved Sri Lankan Leopard on an included Jeep safari through the park.
  • Take a tour to the lush hillside of Sri Lanka’s famous tea plantations! Witness the process of making the presitigious Celyon Tea and try a cuppa’ yourself!
  • Start and finish your adventure in the commercial capital, Colombo with included international airport transfers.

Sights Visited on This Tour

The dense and lush forest of northern Sri Lanka's highest mountain, Mt Ritigala lays the ruins and rock inscriptions of a monastery dating back to 1st century BCE.

Anuradhapura is the capital city of North Central Province and the capital of Anuradhapura District. The city is home to one of the oldest civilizations in the world.

Colombo is a cosmopolitan gateway to the wonders of Sri Lanka. It boasts a rich colonial heritage and is a melting pot of races, religions, and cultures.

The name Dambulla derives from Damba – Rock and Ulla – fountain. One sees the incessant drip of water from the fountain within the main image house.

Dambulla Rock

Nestled in the UNESCO World Heritage Site are five Buddhist temples that make the site a cave monastery. It has been a pilgrimage site for more than 20 centuries.

The rock temple is the crown jewel in the ancient city of Polonnaruwa. The four stone statues of the Buddha in different positions are one-of-a-kind in size and shape.

Kandy is a refreshing city set amidst the tea plantations of central Sri Lanka. Kand Lake anchors its heart and several Buddhist sanctuaries pepper it.

Minneriya is a wilderness playground valued for its exquisite flora and fauna. This is the place for elephant sightings, as the sacred creatures migrate to feed and mate.

Parakrama Samudra

The Parakrama Samudra was built as a reservoir to supply water for the paddy fields in central Sri Lanka. The ancient structures scattered across its banks are worthy of a visit.

One of the chief cities of the kingdom of Sri Lanka, Polonnaruwa is home to an impressive collection of archeological remains that are now prized as a World Heritage Site.

Famous statue situated at Mahamevnāwa Park in the ancient city of Anuradhapura. The Buddha is depicted in the position of the Dhyana Mudra.

Sigiriya Rock Fortress is one of the most staggering sights in Sri Lanka, rising 180 meters above the ground. Its religious significance dates back to the 3rd century BC.

Temple of the Tooth

Ready to see something really interesting? The golden roofed Temple of the Sacred Tooth houses Sri Lanka’s most important Buddhist relic: a tooth of the Buddha.

Wilpattu National Park has earned its name 'Land of Lakes' due to the serene bodies of water that cover the vast park. The park is home to large populations of wild animals.

Tour Inclusions

Accommodation

5 & 4 Star Hotels

Meals

7 Breakfasts

Transportation

Air-Conditioned Vehicle, Jeep

Airport Transfer(s)

Arrival shuttle at 3.00pm on Day 1. Departure shuttle at 3.00pm on Day 8.

Tour Guiding

Services of experienced Travel Talk local guides licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

Safari

Jeep safari at Wilpattu, Ritigala, Minneriya Nationa Park, Horton Plains

Sightseeing

Wilpattu National Park
Ritigala Monastery

Anuradhapura Sacred Area
Polonnaruwa Ancient City

Minneriya Nationa Park
The Temple of the Tooth

Dambulla Cave Temple
Horton Plains National Park

What is NOT included?

What is NOT included?

- Any flights not mentioned above
- Travel Insurance
- Meals not stated above
- Items of a personal nature

- Tips and gestures
- Entrance fees to the sights and museums
- Optional activities
- Other services not stated in the itinerary

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