Essential Sri Lanka ensures you see the best of this stunning country from its breathtaking wildlife to its humbling traditions and ancient landmarks.
ARRIVAL IN SRI LANKA
On your first day you'll fly into Colombo and meet your driver at the airport who will transfer you to Negombo, where you'll spend your first night.
On the second day of your journey, you'll be driven to Sigiriya, where you'll visit the breathtaking Minneriya National Park. Over 300 species can be admired in this area, including elephants, bears and leopards.
Visit the ancient Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a palace on top of a 200-meter high rock. This site is over 1500 years old and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. In the afternoon you can go to Polonnaruwa, which was the capital of Sri Lanka’s second most ancient kingdom. Here you'll visit historical temples, palaces and astounding landscapes.
Sightseeing In Sri Lanka
The next few days will be spent exploring and sightseeing. Admire the Dambulla Cave Temple and the Spice Garden at Matale, where you'll enjoy a guided tour through cinnamon, cardamom and other spice trees. In Kandy there are spectacular displays of local culture and art, so you can get to know various aspects of Sri Lanka’s traditions.
Yala National Park
You'll spend the new two days in Yala, after being transferred to and settling into your accommodation you can visit the Yala National Park, best known for its variety of extraordinary wild animals.
Final Days In Sri Lanka
The next few days start with a 4-hour drive to Galle - the largest remaining fortress in Asia, where you'll spend the next few days exploring the Madu River and the unique wildlife that belongs to this impressive ecosystem. In addition to the river, you can also take a tour around Galle itself. The Old town is the perfect place to see the fortifications built by the Dutch and Portuguese.
Everything's possible for your holiday to Sri Lanka with Powder Byrne and below are just a few ideas. On each of our journeys, you will be accompanied by our local experts, who will make sure you get exactly what you want from your experience, whether that is adventure, fun, relaxation or a complete mixture.
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