Explore the little-known islands of the north to the southern city of Galle, on this cultural tour. Capture the essence of Sri Lanka and take in seven of the country’s eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The beautiful shores of Sri Lanka have appealed to keen travellers for centuries, drawn to the islands’ natural wonders and extensive cultural heritage. Despite being a small island, Sri Lanka has incredible diversity: peaceful white-sand beaches, mangrove lagoons, mysterious mist-swathed hill country and rainforest rich in wildlife. On this definitive tour you will see many of Sri Lanka’s most significant cultural and natural sights including: the breath taking ancient ruined cities of Mihintale, Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, the fascinating northern town of Jaffna, the rock fortress of Sigiriya and the amazing cave temples in Dambulla. You then travel south to the southern heartlands, surrounded by tea plantations and mountains, before arriving at the cultural centre of Kandy and continuing further south to the coast the tour concludes in the captivating, fortified UNESCO town of Galle.