Destinations: Negombo | Sigiriya | Kandy | Hatton | Colombo
Hotels: Horathapola Estate, Jetwing Vil Uyana, Kings Pavilion, Ceylon Tea Trails
From its ancient ruined cities to its storied colonial plantations, the island nation of Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, holds a fascinating allure for travelers. Learn about this secluded nation’s history and culture at the spectacular cave temple of Dambulla, looming rock fortress of Sigiriya and monumental ruins of Polonnaruwa. Uncover myths and legends as you witness a puja ceremony at Kandy’s richly carved Sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic. Meet the people of the rural villages, and watch orphan elephants in their jungle habitat. Then, relax and sample the country’s colonial history with a visit to a tea plantation home, and learn about modern daily life in Sri Lanka.
Journey Pace: Active
- Climb the impressive fifth-century Sigiriya rock fortress
- Explore the beautiful Dambulla cave temple that dates back to the first century BC
- Witness a Puja ceremony at the Sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy
- Relax at a hill country tea estate and dine with the owners