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Elephants in Sri Lanka

For centuries, Arab merchants and traders knew Sri Lanka as Serendib. The word serendipity means today what it meant then, the ability to make pleasant and unexpected discoveries by accident. And it is this special quality that waits to surprise and delight you in the island paradise of Sri Lanka.

Relax in the back of your chauffeured car. Marvel at your driver’s skill in negotiating pedestrians, bullock carts and livestock, as Sri Lankan daily life swirls around you. Wonder at the sight of sculptured rice paddies. Stare down into deep ravines and jungle clad gorges to cascading waterfalls, and wild, swirling rivers below. Gaze up past rolling tea plantations to lofty green peaks on

For centuries, Arab merchants and traders knew Sri Lanka as Serendib. The word serendipity means today what it meant then, the ability to make pleasant and unexpected discoveries by accident. And it is this special quality that waits to surprise and delight you in the island paradise of Sri Lanka.

Relax in the back of your chauffeured car. Marvel at your driver’s skill in negotiating pedestrians, bullock carts and livestock, as Sri Lankan daily life swirls around you. Wonder at the sight of sculptured rice paddies. Stare down into deep ravines and jungle clad gorges to cascading waterfalls, and wild, swirling rivers below. Gaze up past rolling tea plantations to lofty green peaks on your way to Nuwara Eliya, the cool highland retreat of the colonial British. Blink and look twice as winding, country lanes, reminiscent of rural England reveal wayside inns, and gabled, country cottages.

Experience the life of a pukka sahib as you observe the tea making process before staying as a guest at a tea plantation. Allow time to discover the giant stupas, colossal stone Buddhas and the imposing rock fortress of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle encompassing Anuradhapura, Sigiriya, and Polonnaruwa. Take in the grandeur of Kandy, Sri Lanka’s former capital. Explore the magnificent Royal Botanical Gardens, wander vibrant, colourful markets for handicrafts and jewels, or for a change of pace try your hand at bathing a baby elephant. Travel with your guide to one of Sri Lanka’s fabulous national parks to encounter in the wild leopard, bear, buffalo, wild boar, and of course elephant, as well as the stunning variety of bird life including flamingo, pelican, parakeet, stork and the country’s national emblem, the peacock.

Complete your Sri Lanka experience at one of Sri Lanka’s world class beach resorts, not forgetting to try one of the best loved national dishes, coconut rice and curry!

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Off the beaten track in Sri Lanka

Experience the traditional lifestyles of the rural paddy farmers, coastal fisherman, tea pluckers of the central hills and Sri Lanka’s indigenous inhabitants: the Veddas or Wanniya-laeto (forest-dwellers).

  • Holiday duration: 15 days
  • Price from: £1,944
  • Operator: Eastravel
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Sri Lanka Ayurvedic, Yoga and Meditation

Rejuvenate yourself with the ancient secrets of Ayurvedic healing. This is an easy-paced journey that combines Sri Lanka’s ancient cultural heritage with a two-week intense wellness retreat at the Barberyn Beach Ayurveda Resort in the coastal village of Weligama.

  • Holiday duration: 21 days
  • Price from: £1,299
  • Operator: Eastravel
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