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SRI LANKA

Sri Lanka’s Treasures: From Cinnamon to Sea Turtles

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Program #19868RJ
14 Days | 13 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Sri Lanka is one of Asia's richest treasure troves of both natural and man-made wonders, with no fewer than seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Delight in its amazing vistas and tapestry of cultures — where saffron-robed monks traverse stark white temples, Hindu priests chant beneath rainbow-coloured towers, colonial European architecture stands the test of time, tea estates in the hill country offer refreshing cups, and National Parks are home to an array of exotic species.


Highlights

• Learn about Sri Lanka’s prominent role in the efforts of sea turtle preservation during a field trip to the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery.
• Thrill in an Asian Elephant-back exploration of the Sri Lankan jungle and learn about conservation efforts at the Elephant Orphanage.
• Explore the Golden Temple of Dambulla, the fortress of Sigiriya, and former capital city of Polonnaruwa — all UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Program Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Extensive walking over uneven terrain. No elevators available.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Colombo, 2 nights; coach to Habarana, 3 nights; coach to Kandy, 2 nights; transfer to Nuwara Eliya, 1 night; coach to Yala National Park, 2 nights; coach to Kalutara, 1 night; departure.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
11 nights of accommodations
31 meals: 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 10 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
13 Field trips

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4.6
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