Spectacular Sunrises and Mountain Vistas

View south through Ella Gap, Ella, Sri Lanka

Our Sri Lanka Discovery holiday is a 14-day taster introduction to the island’s many highlights.

Beginning with a tour of the Cultural Triangle, you will visit the magnificent cave temples at Dambulla, iconic Lion Rock at Sigiriya and the medieval capital of Polonnaruwa, before heading to Kandy, the capital of the last Sinhalese Kingdom. You will then travel through the tea plantations of the Hill Country, ambling around Nuwara Eliya, the British colonial capital of the Hill Country and the highest town in Sri Lanka at 1900 metres above sea level, before trekking across Horton Plains to get stunning views at World's End. Continuing into the southern Hill Country by train for a couple of nights at scenic Ella, relaxing or trekking, before experiencing an exclusive jeep safari in Yala NP, the island's principal wildlife reserve and home to the highest density of leopards anywhere in the world. You will finish up with a few days at a tropical beach on the island's south coast, the perfect end to your Sri Lanka holiday!

The accommodation includes a homestay guesthouse, a Hill Country bungalow, a couple of boutique hotels, a mock colonial villa, and a beachfront yoga, surf and wellness retreat.

Remember that all of our holidays to Sri Lanka and Maldives are truly tailor made with no set dates, accommodation, duration, routes or visits, so each holiday is unique and specially created to your very own interests and requirements.

Take a look below at the outline itinerary as an inspiration for creating your own highlights tour of Sri Lanka!

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