Classical Sri Lanka - Classic Group

12/29/2022 through 04/05/2023
12/29/2022 through 04/17/2023
Insight Vacations

Classical Sri Lanka – Classic Group
Live and breathe the culture of Sri Lanka as you take a walking tour through the picturesque backstreets of Colombo, see the famous fortress of Sigiriya set upon its rocky outcrop and visit Rahju’s Contemporary Art Gallery in Kandy. For something truly unique, take part in a Nuwara Eliya tea experience—an all-immersive tea leaf picking and fresh tea tasting affair, at one of the world’s most beautiful tea plantations. Voyage into the depths of the jungle on a game drive in Wilpattu National Park and keep your eyes peeled for leopards and elephants. Before the journey home, be sure not to miss the exquisite fragrances of the National Spice Garden in Matale and the architectural wonders of Anuradhapura—the capital city of Sri Lanka’s first kingdom that ruled for a thousand years.


Dining Summary

  • 2 Dinner with Wine (DW)
  • 9 Breakfast (B)
  • 2 Lunch (L)
  • 4 Dinner (D)

Choice Highlights

  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Anuradhapura: Explore the temple complex, sprawling with a rich collection of archeological wonders.
  • Anuradhapura: Visit the small community of Puranagama, to experience traditional village life.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Sigiriya Rock: Visit the beautifully landscaped Sigiryia’s Royal Gardens, boasting ancient water features, terraced gardens and natural boulders.
  • Sigiriya: Climb Sigiriya Rock and admire breathtaking views over the lakes and villages below.

Authentic Dining

  • Colombo: Enjoy an evening cooking demonstration with local chef, before dining on your creations during your Welcome Dinner.
  • Nuwara Eliya: Enjoy an evening cooking demonstration of Sri Lankan and South Indian cuisine with local chef, before dining on your creations.
  • Nuwara Eliya: Your mouthwatering Celebration Dinner features the best of Sri Lankan cuisine.

Insight Experiences

  • Kandy: Meet a practising Buddhist and embark on a guided walking tour through Ritigala Jungle and hear tales of the forest dwelling monks, a monastic community, who once inhabited the monastic reserve, devoting their lives to living simply in the forest.
  • Kandy: Visit Rahju’s Contemporary Art Gallery, enjoy a private viewing of his magnificent paintings and discuss his unique perspectives on life over a cup of tea.

Make Travel Matter

  • Kandy: Meet members of the Digana community during a tour of Tamarind Gardens, a project supporting the villagers with access to water, food, and creates a sustainable future for the families.

Top Rated Highlights

  • Colombo: Head on a leisurely walking tour of Colombo with Mark Forbes, a photographer and wildlife enthusiast, and discover the hidden treasures this city has to offer.
  • Colombo: Take a panoramic city tour of Colombo including all the main sights and Pettah market.
  • Colombo: Explore by Tuk-Tuk old Colombo town and cruise the city streets while watching the sun lower over the Indian ocean. See the city lights come alive for an evening of buzzing activity.
  • Wilpattu National Park: Ascend deep into the lush, dense jungle on a jeep safari in search for Sri Lanka’s big four. Keep your eyes peeled for leopards, elephants, sloth bears and an array of colourful birds.
  • Wilpattu National Park: Ascend deep into the lush, dense jungle on a jeep safari in search for Sri Lanka’s big four. Keep your eyes peeled for leopards, elephants, sloth bears and an array of colourful birds.
  • Anuradhapura: Explore the temple complex, sprawling with a rich collection of archeological wonders.
  • Anuradhapura: Visit the small community of Puranagama, to experience traditional village life.
  • Sigiriya Rock: Visit the beautifully landscaped Sigiryia’s Royal Gardens, boasting ancient water features, terraced gardens and natural boulders.
  • Sigiriya: Climb Sigiriya Rock and admire breathtaking views over the lakes and villages below.
  • Sigiriya: Visit this famous fortress set upon its prominent rocky outcrop.
  • Polonnaruwa: Your visit to the archaeological park will reveal what life in the area was like when the city was thriving, 800-years-ago.
  • Dambulla: See Raja Maha Vihara – the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s Cave Temples.
  • Kandy: Enjoy a traditional dance performance in the evening.
  • Kandy: Visit the site of the Sacred Tooth Relic Temple.
  • Nuwara Eliya: Join your Local Expert to visit a tea plantation and learn how this crop is produced. You’ll even have the opportunity to experience the traditional technique of tea-leaf picking, before sampling some of the freshest tea possible.


Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Sri Lanka
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Day 2 Explore Colombo
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Day 3 Welcome to the Jungle Relaxed Start
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Day 4 Jungle Safari
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Day 5 Wilpattu to Sigiriya
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Day 6 Exploring Sigiriya's Ancient Kingdom
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Day 7 Colourful Caves and Rainforests
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Day 8 Tea Country Hills Relaxed Start
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Day 9 Exploring Nuwara Eliya
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Day 10 Goodbye Colombo
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