A Journey Through Ceylon

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Run by: Ramblers Walking Holidays

Reference number: 47350

From: £2325.00

Guided Walking Holidays - Explore Ceylon On Foot An emerald teardrop falling from the Indian subcontinent, Sri Lanka speaks to your senses. Be captivated by the sight of elephants playing in Udawalawe National Park, listen to exotic birds calling in the rainforest, run your hands€ross vibrant, green tea leaves as you walk through sweet smelling plantations and breathe in the fresh ocean air from a sunset walk on the beach. We fly into Colombo with time for rest before heading north to visit the sacred archaeological sites at Polonnaruwa and magnificent Sigiriya, places which developed under Buddhism in the years before Christ. Kandys exotic streets are full of interest, with bazaars and temples including the Temple of the Tooth, one of Buddhisms holiest sites. We head south again to the mountain region of Nuwara Eliya: 19th century colonial Britain transposed to Ceylon. This is the centre of tea production and well visit a plantation. Continuing south through the mountains we travel to Udawalawe for a game drive in the National Park, where you can see elephants. We take in local walks including a visit to one of the last remaining regions of natural rain forest. Continuing we include a visit to the colonial city of Galle (pronounced Gaul), a fascinating and beautifully situated city with lunch in a colonial hotel included. We have time at a beach hotel to enjoy a little RR after a busy and fascinating itinerary. Our final night in Sri Lanka is spent in Colombo and we have plenty of time to see the highlights of the capital. We have chosen a range of hotels, such as the colonial style Hotel Lavinia in Colombo, for their facilities and atmosphere. Many have pools and some have gardens which are beautifully maintained. This is an intriguing, spectacular and welcoming country - enjoy its many wonders. On two days the walks will be longer and over more demanding terrain.

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
31/10/2018 17/11/2018 See our website ££2425.00
06/02/2019 22/02/2019 See our website ££2325.00
20/02/2019 08/03/2019 See our website ££2325.00
30/10/2019 15/11/2019 See our website £Call

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