Discover for yourself an island of pure enchantment in Sri Lanka. Experience an exhilarating private tour, a fun-filled holiday filled with adventure, beaches, culture & nature.
The brief island tour has been designed to capture the glimpse of nature, culture and wildlife. Begin the one-week tour from the elephant orphanage en route Kandy, which has the greatest herd of elephants in captivity in the world. The cultural city of Kandy offers you a mix of heritage and scenic beauty. Visit Nuwara-eliya to indulge in salubrious climes in the surroundings of rolling tea plantations, cascading waterfalls and misty mountains. Your final days will be spent in perfect wilderness along Sri Lanka’s southern region, with a visit to the most popular safari destination the Yala National Park. You will finish up with a stay at the UNESCO-protected historical Galle city in the surroundings of secluded Indian Ocean beaches.
The Classical Tour captures the true essence that Sri Lanka can offer in the spheres of heritage and nature. The journey begins with the exploration of the UNESCO protected cultural Triangle which is the best way to know the ancient civilization of Sri Lanka dating back to the 5th century B.C. Monastery complexes ruin palaces, Sigiriya rock fortress, cave temples and feats of irrigation systems are among many attractions. The hill capital Kandy is a mix of culture and scenic beauty. The leisure journey diverts its path from Kandy towards the nature trail by reaching Nuwaraeliya through tea plantation and misty mountains. In close proximity, Horton Plains, the highest plateau of the country which is at an altitude 2100m, is blessed with beautiful landscapes and endangered species. The tour finally takes you to the most popular safari destination of Yala followed by the stay in the South West coast to be mesmerized by the Indian Ocean in the surroundings of the heritage city of Galle.
The main focus of the tour is to explore the island’s rich history, scenic hill country and the palm-fringed south coast. The explorer would marvel at the ruins, architecture and the irrigation system that symbolizes the ancient civilization of Sri Lanka dating back to the 5th century B.C. The tour takes you to the salubrious hill capital of Kandy and picturesque Nuwara-eliya nestled in the heart of the hill country. The tour includes visits to the Elephant Orphanage and the Minneriya National Park. You will finish up with a stay at the beach in the surroundings of secluded Indian Ocean beaches.
The tour takes you to the highlands of the country rises from 3000 ft to over 8000 ft from the hill capital of Kandy into mist-covered forested mountains, sparkling streams and gorgeous waterfalls and tea plantation to reach Nuwaraeliya, the country’s main hill resort. The approach by road or rail to the spectacular hill country is a highly enjoyable experience. Blessed with cool climes, Kandy and Nuwaraeliya represents medieval culture and colonial architecture respectively.
The tour provides you an insight into the ancient civilization of the country dating back to 5th century B.C. The unique culture and architecture are well depicted in the monuments, monasteries and the irrigation systems which is still the main supply of water for agriculture. You will marvel at the frescoes of heavenly maidens and pleasure gardens at the 200m high Sigiriya Rock fortress which is a wonder in Asia. Experience the most notable aspects of Sri Lankan Art by visiting the Dambulla cave temple and the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, the cultural city of the island.
The tour offers a blend of heritage, culture and nature of Sri Lanka and a glimpse of elephant life in an orphanage and in the wilderness. Experience one of the most impressive and greatest archeological legacies of Sri Lanka by climbing Sigiriya, a rock fortress 200m up in the sky. Relive the bygone era with the monumental ruins of the fabulous garden city and gigantic rock sculptures in the medieval capital of Pollonnaruwa dating back to the 12th century B.C. Along the way, watch herds of elephants in the Minneriya National Park which is located close to the ancient tank. Visit to Dambulla cave temple and the cultural city of Kandy to experience a real sense of Sri Lankan architecture and sculpture. At the close of the tour, visit the misty hills of Nuwaraeliya situated at an altitude of 1889 m.
In the 19th Century during the British occupation of Sri Lanka, the British constructed the railway lines in Sri Lanka and started the Railway service in Sri Lanka to transport Tea from the Hill country estates to Colombo Port and imported goods to the interior of the Island. Sri Lanka’s hill country Railway line go through Tea Estates making the train journey a scenic ride. This itinerary is specially designed for the Rail fans who would like to explore the Sri Lankan railway.