Buddha’s Island

Visit Minneriya, Udawalawe, Wilpattu


Available as a Self Drive or Escorted Tour holiday

13 nights from £2,055 per person.

ID: TCL-4-457

Description

With this enticing trip to Sri Lanka we enter the spiritual world of Buddhism. We travel to the region known as Buddha's Island to uncover ancient statues, rock carvings and gilded temples. Other highlights include the tea plantations, the ancient highland town of Kandy and an idyllic tropical coastline. Along the way we are welcomed by generous hospitality and friendly faces. We also join pilgrims making an ascent of sacred Adam's Peak, reaching the top for sunrise.

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Package Summary
  • Mihintale – Explore the caves where Buddhism began in Sri Lanka
  • Aukana – Visit the giant Standing Buddha
  • Dambulla – Explore 5 of the ancient painted Cave Temples, a UNESCO world heritage site
  • Polonnaruwa – Discover this deserted city and see the giant Reclining Buddha
  • Sigiriya – An early morning climb to the dramatic Sky Fortress
  • Kandy – Visit to Peradeniya Botanical Gardens and the Temple of the Tooth
  • Adam’s Peak – Climb Sri Lanka’s sacred mountain
  • Unawatuna – Time for relaxation on the southern coast
Summary Itinerary
  • Day 1 – Join tour in Negombo
  • Day 2 – Game drive in Wilpatu National Park; drive to Anuradhapura
  • Day 3 – Full Day to explore the ancient citadel
  • Day 4 – Visit Dambulla’s cave temples en route to Giritale
  • Day 5 – Search for elephants in Minneriya National Park
  • Day 6 – Climb Lion’s Rock at sunrise; drive to Kandy
  • Day 7 – Discover the Temple of the Tooth
  • Day 8 – Drive to Dalhousie for an ascent of Adam’s Peak
  • Day 9 – Stop at a tea planation on the way to Nuwara Eliya
  • Day 10 – Drive to the hill town of Bandarawela
  • Day 11 – Transfer to the coastal town of Unawatuna
  • Day 12 – Stroll through the Portuguese Fort at Galle
  • Day 13 – Free time to relax on Unawatuna’s quiet beaches
  • Day 14 – Early morning wetlands visit en route to Negombo
  • Day 15 – Tour ends in Negombo

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