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Sri Lankan Discovery

We travelled on the Sri Lanka trip during the summer holidays - this trip is an ideal introduction to Asia and the people are extremely friendly and welcoming. The country is increasingly popular since the end of the civil war and there is a big focus on tourism growth. This trip offered an immense variety and a good mix of activity and cultural interest without being too exhausting in terms of travelling distances. Starting and ending at the coast, the trip takes you inland with a chance to see the diversity of natural vegetation and landscape, influenced uniquely by the two different monsoon climates - you'll see everything from dry zone to tropical jungle and high plains and tea plantations at the highest elevations inland. These variations happen over relatively small distances making Sri Lanka quite unique in terms of biodiversity. Culturally there is a lot of interest too, and the trip includes some fascinating sites such as the rock caves of Dambulla and the ancient ruined city of Polonnaruwa. Many different religions co-exist in Sri Lanka but you get a particularly good insight into the Buddhist religion with a chance to visit the world heritage site of the Temple of the Tooth. A high spot for me was a visit to the Highlands to see the colonial influences in places such as Nuwara Eliya and to visit the tea plantations. There are also spectacular views down across the lower lands to be seen from Horton Plains. This trip also offers some activity elements, with a chance to ride elephant back, take a bike ride and climb Sigiriya Rock. This was a great place for a family holiday.

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4.5
(average rating, based on 11 reviews)
Trip type: 
Cultural
Adventure level: 
3. Moderate
Max group size: 
16

Sri Lankan Discovery

Asia, Sri Lanka | 17 days
Trip code: 
SL
Young monk - Sri Lanka
Discovery and adventure on the beautiful island of Sri Lanka.

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