Experience The Pearl of the Indian Ocean, with our Taste of Sri Lanka Tour

Posted by Binny Shah-Patel     Posted on 27/08/2019
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  • From the second you fly into the dense palm-tree forests of Colombo, Sri Lanka will have you in awe with its lush plains, beautiful tea plantations, amazing landscapes and vast wildlife.

    Our 6-night Taste of Sri Lanka Tour offers an excellent introduction to the tropical island of Sri Lanka. It starts in the coastal capital of Colombo then heads into the hill country of Kandy, a picturesque lakeside city, for two nights.

     Kandy, Sri Lanka

    Kandy, Sri Lanka

    Kandy is where Sri Lanka’s most sacred attraction, the Temple of the Tooth Relic, is situated. You will have the opportunity to visit Kandy Temple, the Royal Botanical Garden at Peradeniya, which is Sri Lanka’s largest and finest garden as well as go on a sightseeing tour in scenic Kandy city, which is a UNESCO heritage site.

    Royal Botanical Garden at Peradeniya in Sri Lanka

    Royal Botanical Garden at Peradeniya

    When the sun is setting, you can enjoy a unique cultural show, which is the best opportunity to witness the greatness of the country’s rich tradition and culture.

    After breakfast, you will drive to Habarana/Sigiriya. En route you will get the chance to stop at a spice garden to witness how spices grow and the process of spice making before continuing to Habarana.
    Habarana is a city where culture, nature and adventure meet. The city is a convenient base from which to visit the main attractions such as national parks and many UNESCO World heritage sites.
    In the evening you can explore Minneriya National Park on a safari in search of the resident wildlife. Sri Lanka has become one the most desired safari destinations in the world, thanks to its  diverse wildlife and sustainable approach to conservation.
    Asian Elephants in Sri Lanka

    Asian Elephants in Sri Lanka

    The next day you can ride a bullock cart, which is Sri Lanka’s oldest form of transportation, on an unpaved trail. Then set off on a nature walk through a scrub jungle.
    You will be able to immerse yourself in an archetypal Sri Lankan village, spend time with a farmer harvesting crops, or watch the children play, or enjoy the sight of the village folk as they go about their early morning tasks of fishing or washing clothes at the lake.
    Wind down as you learn typical Sri Lankan cooking whilst preparing a scrumptious home cooked meal in the heart of the village. In the afternoon you will visit the world-famous 5th century Sigiriya Rock Fortress, one of the island’s most awe-inspiring archaeological attractions. The fortress, stands alone in the middle of jungle, and is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the fortress. On its summit are the foundations of what was once a great and sumptuous palace and gardens complete with swimming pool.
    Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Sri Lanka

    Sigiriya Rock Fortress

    The next day you will transfer to your final destination, Negombo, with a visit to the Dambulla Golden Cave Temple. A wealth of this UNESCO World heritage site’s history goes back to 1st century BC. This complex of five caves’ walls and ceilings are covered with beautiful ancient Buddhist paintings, one of the largest extents of cave paintings found in the world.
    Find out about our itinerary here: Taste of Sri Lanka

    For more details  call us on 0208 423 3000 or email holidays@somak.co.uk and we will be delighted to help you plan your  trip to Sri Lanka.

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