Sri Lanka - Highlands, Leopards and Temples

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• In 3 national parks (including Yala), search for leopards, elephants, sloth bears, crocodiles, monkeys and a myriad of birds
• Explore ancient capitals of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa
• Explore Dambulla Cave Temple and Buddhist pilgrimage sites
• Hike Horton Plains and Sigiriya citadel
• Enjoy a whale watching excursion searching for blue whales
• Explore the cultural capital of Kandy (UNESCO)

Fact File

• 19 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' adventure 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 on game safaris and for blue, fin and orca whales off of the islands southern coast. Listen to the delightful sounds of 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: $5495 USD


  has guaranteed departures


Comfortable hotels with private bathrooms. Enjoy 1 night in a comfortable camp while on safari with ensuite bathroom.

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: Medieval Capital of Polonnaruwa, Minneriya National Park - Jeep Safari
Day 5: Sigiriya Rock Fortress, to Anuradhapura
Day 6: Ancient Capital of Anuradhapura, Wilpattu National Park - Jeep Safari
Day 7: Dambulla Cave Temple (UNESCO), to Elkaduwa
Day 8: Simpson Trail Hike
Day 9: Sacred and Cultural Center of Kandy (UNESCO)
Day 10: The Temple of the Tooth Relic, to Nuwara Eliya Hill Station
Day 11: Horton Plains National Park
Day 12: Mountain Train to Ella
Day 13: Learn About Buddhism, Yala National Park - Leopard Safari
Day 14: Yala Morning Safari, Legend of Kirinda, Sri Lanka's Southern Coast
Day 15: Whale Watching, Stilt Fishermen
Day 16: Train to Galle, Galle Fort (UNESCO)
Day 17: To Colombo
Day 18: Colombo Sites
Day 19: Depart Colombo
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