The Best of Sri Lankan
Culture, Heritage, Wildlife, and Beaches in One Tour
Experience the best of what Sri Lanka has to offer in this amazing journey capturing the most attractive sights in the emerald isle. For such a small country, Sri Lanka has a lot to offer in terms of culture, heritage, wildlife, and of course, beaches.
The ancient Sigiriya Rock Fortress will dazzle you with its impressive size, and even more remarkable story. A climb to the top includes a number of wonders, from the “Mirror Wall” to the magnificent frescoes. The view from atop the monolith is unlike any other.
The Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy is the most sacred of places for Buddhists all over the world, for it is there that a fragment of a tooth recovered from the funeral pyre of the Buddha himself, is enshrined.
Take one of the most scenic hillside train rides from Kandy to Nanu Oya near the garden city of Nuwara Eliya. This train ride will give you the opportunity to pass by tea plantations, mountainous terrain, waterfalls, and small villages.
Sri Lanka is a wildlife hotspot, with a biodiversity index that is higher than most countries of its size. Yala National Park is the most visited area for wildlife in Sri Lanka, and with good reason – it is the best place anywhere in the world to see wild leopards. Among the other inhabitants of Yala are sloth bears, elephants, and a great variety of bird life.
Beach lovers will embrace the south of Sri Lanka, as it provides some of the best beaches in the country. The picturesque Unawatuna, rated one of the best beaches in the world, is located in close proximity to the southern bastion of Galle. Galle’s Dutch Fort is a World Heritage Site that is not to be missed.
Just off Galle is Mirissa, a hotspot for whale and dolphin watching. Relatively unknown until a few years ago, Mirissa now offers what experienced dolphin and whale watchers say is the best opportunity to see these magnificent and intelligent marine mammals.
Colombo is Sri Lanka’s largest, most populated, and busiest city. The mix of colonial-era buildings and rapid modernisation over the past few years has made it a colourful yet charming metropolis. Take a tour of the sights and sounds of Colombo, and engage in some banter with the locals as you go on a shopping tour.
Wildlife Tours Sri Lanka promises that this tour will be among the greatest and most memorable escapes to a tropical island that you have taken in your life.