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Circle Sri Lanka

From £1386 for 15 days
Trip Overview
A jewel in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is jam-packed with ancient sites, fascinating culture, beautiful wilderness and idyllic beaches. From ancient Anuradhapura city and the well-preserved Polonnaruwa ruins, to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and the impressive Sigiriya rock fortress, Sri Lankan culture spans more than 2,000 years and still remains vibrant and alive today. Trek through lush tea plantations, indulge in seafood feasts in fishing towns and dip your toes in the calm, clear waters of Mirissa beach on this all-encompassing adventure for those seeking a unique travel experience.
Essential Info
Starts: Negombo
Ends: Colombo
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IHPSH
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Sri Lanka
What's Included

Meals

11 Breakfasts included
2 Lunches included
3 Dinners included

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotels (12 nights),Local Lodge (1 night),Permanent Tented Camp (with basic facilities) (1 nt)

Trip Highlights

•   Explore the ruined cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa,

•   Wander throught the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relicin Kandy

•   Lion Rock at Sigiriya is an amazing ruined fort and one of the highlights of this fine country

•   Trek through lush tea plantations

•   Indulge in seafood feasts in quaint fishing villages

•   Dip your toes in the calm, clear waters off the beach at Mirissa

Dates & Availability
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Availability
Departing: 23rd Aug 2019
Returning: 6th Sep 2019
£1,725pp
Fully Booked
Departing: 25th Aug 2019
Returning: 8th Sep 2019
£1,650pp
£1,485pp
Fully Booked
Departing: 30th Aug 2019
Returning: 13th Sep 2019
£1,570pp
£1,413pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 1st Sep 2019
Returning: 15th Sep 2019
£1,645pp
£1,480pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 6th Sep 2019
Returning: 20th Sep 2019
£1,630pp
£1,467pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 8th Sep 2019
Returning: 22nd Sep 2019
£1,630pp
£1,467pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 13th Sep 2019
Returning: 27th Sep 2019
£1,645pp
£1,480pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 20th Sep 2019
Returning: 4th Oct 2019
£1,695pp
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Limited Availability
3 spaces
Departing: 27th Sep 2019
Returning: 11th Oct 2019
£1,630pp
£1,386pp
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Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Ayu-bowan! Welcome to Sri Lanka. Your adventure begins in the town of Negombo, located close to the international airport. You can arrive at any time on Day 1 as there are no activities planned until the important welcome meeting at 5.30 pm. Those arriving early can get into the spirit of seaside Sri Lanka by observing the local fishing craft and perhaps feasting on fresh seafood. The beautiful surrounding countryside is best explored on a bicycle, which you can rent with help from the hotel reception.
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Reviews
       

I’d give it a 4 1/2 stars, if possible. Overall, the tour is varied, covering very diverse aspects of Sri Lanka. The guide was fantastic, the food was delicious, the people are so friendly, and it’s a beautiful country to visit. I’d run the itinerary in reverse order, as the longest, most demanding days are at the beginning, when everyone is jet-lagged. The itinerary is a bit thin toward the end of the tour, with a lot of free time in Kandy, the eco-stay, Mirissa, and Galle. While the hotel in Mirissa is really nice, I’d recommend Intrepid find a different stop over, as it’s an underwhelming beach town with little to do. The best parts of the tour were the day cycling at the temples, the first tea plantation hike, the included local meals, the Galle fort walking tour, climbing Lion’s Rock, and the caves.

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