Sri Lanka - Highlands, Leopards and Temples

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• Discover Polonnaruwa - the medieval capital of Sri Lanka
• Explore Dambulla Cave Temple - an important site of Buddhist pilgrimage
• Explore Horton Plains and Yala National Parks
• Search for leopards, elephants, sloth bears, mugger crocodiles, barking deer, wild buffalos, jackals, bear monkeys, brown-headed gulls, cormorants, herons, flamingos and other wildlife
• Enjoy a whale watching excursion

Fact File

• 17 days
• Maximum 16 travelers
• Start and finish in Colombo, Sri Lanka
• Activity Level: 3


Encounter the magic of Sri Lanka - the island nation formerly known as Ceylon that is once again open to visitors. Coastlines give way to a cool and rugged mountainous interior. Magnificent archaeological sites, ancient kingdoms and forests teeming with wildlife - Sri Lanka promises an adventure packed with diversity, wildlife and culture.

ElderTreks' program to Sri Lanka has been designed to highlight the natural and cultural wonders of this exotic island nation. Explore the national parks, archaeological sites, cascading waterfalls and lush tropical jungles. Search for leopards and elephants on game safaris and for Blue, Fin and Orca whales and listen to the delightful sounds from the exotic birds along our nature walks. Sri Lanka's natural heritage is sure to impress. Our adventure also maximizes interaction with local people. Visit tea plantations, craft villages, spice markets and local schools. The people of Sri Lanka are welcoming, vibrant and eager to show you their way of life.

Come a little closer - the air is fragrant with the scent of jasmine and temple flowers. Mysterious and exotic Sri Lanka awaits you!

FROM: $4995 USD


  has guaranteed departures


Comfortable hotels with private bathrooms.

Comfort notes

Some long drives.

Itinerary - detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Colombo, Transfer to Negombo
Day 2: Boat Ride Through the Dutch Canal, City Tour of Negombo
Day 3: To Habarana
Day 4: Anuradhapura, Sigiriya
Day 5: Sigiryiya - Polonnaruwa
Day 6: Dambulla Cave Temple, to Elkaduwa
Day 7: Simpson Trail Hike
Day 8: Kandy
Day 9: Optional White-Water Rafting, Drive to Nuwara Eliya Hill Station
Day 10: Horton Plains National Park
Day 11: Nuwara Eliya - Ella
Day 12: Yala National Park
Day 13: Yala National Park to Mirissa
Day 14: Whale Watching, Stilt Fishermen, Galle
Day 15: Madhu River Excursion - Colombo
Day 16: Colombo
Day 17: Depart Colombo
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