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Situated off the southern tip of India, Sri Lanka means ‘Beautiful Island’ and Sri Lanka holidays, safari, cultural & wildlife tours do not disappoint.
 
This tear shaped jewel, previously known as Ceylon, offers many extraordinary cultural treasures, as well as wonderful wildlife and gorgeous Indian Ocean beaches. Most people go on Sri Lanka holidays, safari, cultural & wildlife tours to see the sights of the Cultural Triangle and the leopards & other wildlife of Yala National Park.  Arguably the most awe inspiring cultural sight is Sigiriya Rock - although the Aukana Buddha, the Dambulla Cave Temples, Temple of the Tooth in the hill capital of Kandy and historic Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa are also incredible sites to visit.
 
Sri Lanka holidays, safari, cultural & wildlife tours also offer beautiful mountain scenery in the tea-producing hill country and its Indian Ocean beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world, with diving and snorkelling at Pigeon Island in the northeast & off the Galle Coast in the south.
 
Wildlife holidays to Sri Lanka are well known for sightings of leopards in Yala National Park & wild Asian elephants at Udawalawe. You can also enjoy magnificent birding in virgin rainforests and see whales off the Galle Coast in season.
 
For expert advice on Sri Lanka holidays, safari, cultural & wildlife tours  to see leopards of Yala & whales, contact our friendly team on 01582 766122 today. We can also tailor make a holiday to your exact requirements.
 
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Sri Lanka is a spiritual country where Buddhism is the main religion of the Sinhalese, although there are significant Hindu, Christian and Muslim minorities. Evidence of these many religions is everywhere on Sri Lanka holidays, safari, cultural & wildlife tours, from fabulous ancient Buddhist shrines and towering Hindu temples, to the many personal shrines found on street corners.
 
Most Sri Lanka holidays, safari, cultural & wildlife tours start in the capital of Colombo, a port located on the ancient spice route and today an eclectic mix of modern and old. As you leave the city, most visitors stop at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage for close-up views of Asian elephants, which are much smaller than their African cousins and with different shaped ears and heads. Here you can participate in bottle-feeding an infant, before walking down to the river to watch them bathe with gusto.
 
Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle is located in the centre of the country and is a mix of ancient cities, fortresses and temple caves, many of which are now World Heritage Sites. A real highlight on Sri Lanka holidays, safari, cultural & wildlife tours is ascending the 1,200 steps to the top of Sigiriya Rock, a breathtaking fortress in the sky also known as Lion Rock. It was a 5th century fortress and later a Buddhist monastery, so a deeply spiritual place with ancient rock paintings and incredible views. Don’t miss the small museum at the entrance. On Sri Lanka holidays, safari, cultural & wildlife tours, the cave temples at Dambulla are also astonishing, with no fewer than 150 magnificent Buddhas from the first century BC. It is one of the best preserved of all the temples in Sri Lanka.
 
Sri Lanka’s most significant Buddhist shrine is the Temple of the Tooth, situated in the hill capital of Kandy in the centre of the island. Here there is a tooth relic of the Buddha, held in a golden casket that is displayed to the public three times a day during the pooja ceremon - a must see on all holidays to Sri Lanka. The annual Festival of the Sacred Tooth takes place in July and is one of the country’s most lively and vibrant celebrations. Kandy’s Peradeniya Botanical Gardens are also well worth a visit on Sri Lanka holidays, safari, cultural & wildlife tours. Ask your hotel to pack you a picnic lunch to enjoy here, and don’t forget to visit the orchid house.
 
If you have time to travel further afield on Sri Lanka holidays, the ancient city of Anuradhapura was founded in the 4th century on the mountain peak of Mihintale and is today a World Heritage Site, with many huge circular white-domed stupas. Here you can walk under the canopy of the sacred Bodhi tree, grown from an offshoot of the tree under which the Buddha attained enlightenment. At over 2,200 years it is the oldest historically documented tree in the world.
 
Polonnaruwa was the capital of Sri Lanka from the 11th to 13th centuries, following the fall of Anuradhapura, and is another World Heritage Site complete with enormous Buddha statues - not to be missed on holidays to Sri Lanka. The Buddha at Aukana is the tallest and most magnificent, undamaged ancient statue in all of Sri Lanka. Remember to dress conservatively on Sri Lanka holidays, safari, cultural & wildelife tours and remove your shoes when entering temples.
 
Yala is the most famous of Sri Lanka’s national parks as leopard are found here in the highest concentration in the world. But do not expect Sri Lanka wildlife holidays to be a safari in the African sense, as the wildlife is sparser and the people more numerous. Notwithstanding this, the bird life is magnificent and nothing compares with the thrill of spotting a magnificent leopard in the wild. Wilpattu National Park in the north also has high concentrations of leopard, but they are more difficult there to spot because of the denser vegetation.
 
Sightings of wild Asian elephants on Sri Lanka safari holidays are among the best in the world at parks such as Udawalawe in the south, with an elephant orphanage that is less commercial than Pinnawala. On Sri Lanka holidays, safari, cultural & wildlife tours you can expect good sightings of water buffalo, sambar and spotted deer, langur and macaque monkeys, as well as many other smaller mammals. Sloth bears are also present but are much harder to see.
 
Further north at Minneriya National Park, in August and September elephants migrate along a corridor from neighbouring parks to feed on the fresh grass on the lakebed. This remarkable annual event is known as 'The Gathering'  and is well worth including on all Sri Lanka holidays, safari & wildlife tours.
 
Sri Lanka is a country of a thousand lakes, so birdlife is outstanding including water birds, raptors and seasonal migrants. You will see the splendid peacock and the Jungle fowl  – the national bird – pretty much everywhere on Sri Lanka safari holidays. Horton Plains National Park in the central highlands is the place to go for beautiful walking and birding. Sinharaja Forest Reserve in the southwest is a virgin rainforest and another birding hotspot and World Heritage Site, well worth including on Sri Lanka holidays, safari & wildlife tours. The ocean around the south coast is also a magnificent wildlife arena and is home to the mighty blue whale, sperm whale and lively dolphin.
 
All Sri Lanka holidays, safari, cultural & widllife tours should include a visit to a tea plantations, so on the way to Yala National Park you should travel through the lush tea-producing hill country around Nuwara Eliya, whose Ceylon tea is amongst the most famous in the world. An option here to take the scenic local train from Kandy, rather than a road transfer, for an interesting cultural experience on all Sri Lanka holidays.
 
For a complete contrast, consider adding an extension to Jaffna in the far north of the country. This is the heartland of the Hindu Tamil people, who have their own language and cuisine, including delicious mango delicacies. This region is dotted with many towering ornate Hindu temples and the cultural links to India are very much in evidence.
 
Sri Lanka holidays, safari, cultural & wildlife tours have always been known for ending on a glorious Indian Ocean beach and there are over a thousand miles of white sandy beaches from Beruwela, Bentota and Hikkaduwa in the southwest, to palm fringed Trincomalee and Pasikuda in the northeast, where the best scuba diving and snorkelling is found.
 
On the south coast, historic Galle Fort is a World Heritage Site that is best explored on foot at the end of all Sri Lanka holidays, safari, cultural & wildlife tours. If you want privacy and exclusivity, a beach extension in the Maldives is another option, albeit considerably more expensive.
Sri Lanka: Cultural Highlights + Galle Coast
LPD10C
10 NIGHTS
FROM £1,394
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
From October to March, combine the cultural highlights of Sri Lanka with the glorious beaches of the Southwest Coast. Visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, the "Temple of the Tooth" in Kandy & the rock temples at Dambulla. Climb Sigirya Rock & visit the ruins of the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, before relaxing on the shores of the warm Indian Ocean near Galle. English speaking guide, all transfers & excursions included.
Sri Lanka Tours Cultural Triangle Kandy Dambula Polonnaruwa
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Colombo
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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Kandy
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Temple of the Tooth
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Habarana
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Dambulla temple
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Sigiriya Rock
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Polonnaruwa
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Galle Fort
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Indian Ocean
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Colombo
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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Kandy
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Temple of the Tooth
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Habarana
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Dambulla temple
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Sigiriya Rock
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Polonnaruwa
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Galle Fort
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Indian Ocean
Sri Lanka: Cultural Highlights + Northeast Coast
LPE10C
10 NIGHTS
FROM £1,395
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
From April to September the rains come to the south coast, so if you want to visit Sri Lanka during these months, after exploring the Cultural Triangle head to the superb beaches of Trincomalee or Pasikuda on the northeast coast, arguably the best on the island, with some of the best diving. See the key sights including Kandy, Sigiriya, Dambulla & Polonnaruwa. English speaking guide, all transfers & excursions included.
Beach Safari Sri Lanka Pasikuda Trincomalee Cultural Highlights
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Colombo
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Pinnawala Elephants
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Kandy
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Temple of the Tooth
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Habarana
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Dambulla Temple
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Sigiriya Rock
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Minneria Wildlife
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Polonnaruwa
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Trincomalee Beaches
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Colombo
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Pinnawala Elephants
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Kandy
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Temple of the Tooth
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Habarana
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Dambulla Temple
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Sigiriya Rock
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Minneria Wildlife
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Polonnaruwa
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Trincomalee Beaches
Sri Lanka: Buddhist Sites + Pasikuda Beach
LPI12C
12 NIGHTS
FROM £1,595
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This holiday focuses on the cultural treasures of Sri Lanka - including the sacred Bo Tree in Anuradhapura, the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, Dambulla Cave Temple, the Aukana Buddah, Sigiriya Rock and the ruins at Polonnaruwa. Complete your holiday relaxing on the warm beaches of Pasikuda. Best from April to September. English speaking guide, all transfers & excursions included.
Anaradhapura Polonnaruwa Sigirya Dambulla Temple Tooth Kandy
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Colombo
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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Kandy
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Temple of the Tooth
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Dambulla Temple
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Anuradhapura
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Sacred Bo Tree
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Sigiriya Rock
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Polonnaruwa
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Trincomalee Beaches
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Colombo
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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Kandy
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Temple of the Tooth
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Dambulla Temple
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Anuradhapura
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Sacred Bo Tree
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Sigiriya Rock
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Polonnaruwa
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Trincomalee Beaches
Whales, Wildlife & Beaches of Sri Lanka
LPW10C
10 NIGHTS
FROM £1,795
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
From October to May, enjoy a magnificent Sri Lanka beach safari holiday on the warm south coast - excellent for swimming, diving & fishing. Enjoy whale watching in Mirissa, including a boat ride to see blue whales & dolphins. Visit Yala National Park & in Udawalawe see Asian elephants in the wild, before relaxing on the Galle Coast.  All transfers, whale watching, jeep safaris & park fees included.
Sri Lanka Beach Safari Holiday Whale Watching Yala Udawalawe Elephants
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Sri Lanka Beach Safari Holiday
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Mirissa
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Whale Watching
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Udawalawe
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Asian Elephants
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Yala National Park
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Kataragama Temple
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Tea Plantation
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Galle Fort
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Indian Ocean Beaches
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Sri Lanka Beach Safari Holiday
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Mirissa
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Whale Watching
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Udawalawe
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Asian Elephants
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Yala National Park
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Kataragama Temple
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Tea Plantation
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Galle Fort
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Indian Ocean Beaches
Sri Lanka Safari: Leopards of Yala + Elephants + Whales
LPK14C
14 NIGHTS
FROM £2,395
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
From Oct to March, our wildlife & cultural holidays to Sri Lanka combine a safari to see leopards in Yala National Park, with elephants in Minneriya & Udawalawe and whales in Mirissa. Visit Dambula Cave Temple, Sigiriya Rock, Polonnaruwa, Temple of the Tooth in Kandy & the Tea Country, then relax on the beaches of Galle. English speaking guide, all transfers, game drives & specified sightseeing included.
Holidays Sri Lanka Safari Leopards Yala Elephants Minneriya Whales
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Colombo
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Dambulla Cave Temple
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Sigiriya Rock
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Elephants in Minneriya & Uduwalawe
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Temple of the Tooth, Kandy
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Nuwara Eliya
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Safari & Leopards in Yala Park
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Whales in Mirissa
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Galle Fort & Beaches
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Holidays to Sri Lanka
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Colombo
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Dambulla Cave Temple
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Sigiriya Rock
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Elephants in Minneriya & Uduwalawe
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Temple of the Tooth, Kandy
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Nuwara Eliya
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Safari & Leopards in Yala Park
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Whales in Mirissa
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Galle Fort & Beaches
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Holidays to Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Cultural Triangle + Wilpattu + Trincomalee
LPL14C
14 NIGHTS
FROM £2,395
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
From April to Sept, this Sri Lanka Cultural Triangle & wildlife holiday combines a safari to see leopards at Wilpattu, with the elephants of Minneria & whale watching in Trincomalee. Visit Temple of Tooth in Kandy, Anuradhapura, Dambula Cave Temple & Sigiriya Rock, then relax on a beautiful beach & snorkel at Pigeon Island. English speaking guide, all transfers, game drives & sightseeing included.
Sri Lanka Cultural Triangle Holiday Safari Wilpattu Whale Trincomalee
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Sri Lanka Cultural Triangle Holiday
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Elephant Foundation
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Temple of the Tooth, Kandy
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Dambulla Cave Temple
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Anuradhapura
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Safari in Wilpattu National Park
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Avukana Buddha
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Sigiriya Rock & Minneriya
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Whale Watching
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Trincomalee Beaches
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Sri Lanka Cultural Triangle Holiday
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Elephant Foundation
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Temple of the Tooth, Kandy
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Dambulla Cave Temple
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Anuradhapura
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Safari in Wilpattu National Park
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Avukana Buddha
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Sigiriya Rock & Minneriya
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Whale Watching
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Trincomalee Beaches
Highlights of Sri Lanka + Maldives
LPF11C
11 NIGHTS
FROM £2,497
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Combine the cultural highlights of Sri Lanka with the Maldives. Visit Pinnawala elephant orphange, climb Sigiriya Rock, enjoy a jeep safari in Minneriya National Park where you can see Asian elephants in the wild & visit the Dambula & Kandy temples. Then relax in the marine-rich Maldives, with some of the best snorkelling & scuba diving in the world. English speaking Sri Lanka guide, all transfers & excursions included.
Holidays Maldives Sri Lanka Vacations Water Bungalow Scuba Diving
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Colombo
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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Sigiriya Rock
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Minneriya National Park
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Wild Asian Elephants
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Temple of the Tooth, Kandy
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Peradeniya Botanical Gardens
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Maldives Islands
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Snorkelling
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Scuba Diving
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Colombo
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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Sigiriya Rock
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Minneriya National Park
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Wild Asian Elephants
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Temple of the Tooth, Kandy
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Peradeniya Botanical Gardens
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Maldives Islands
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Snorkelling
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Scuba Diving
Grand Sri Lanka + Maldives
LPM14C
14 NIGHTS
FROM £2,795
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Combine a grand tour of Sri Lanka with the spectacular Maldives, on this memorable holiday. Visit the elephant orphange at Pinnawala, all the key sights of the Cultural Triangle, take the train to Nuwara Eliya in tea country & enjoy a safari in Yala National Park. Then swim, snorkel or dive in the Maldives. English speaking Sri Lanka guide, all transfers, game drives & excursions included.
Sri Lanka Maldives Holidays Cultural Triangle Yala Safari Vacation
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Colombo
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Kandy
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Buddhist Temples
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Yala National Park
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Elephants
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Leopards
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Maldives Islands
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Snorkelling
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Scuba Diving
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Colombo
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Kandy
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Buddhist Temples
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Yala National Park
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Elephants
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Leopards
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Maldives Islands
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Snorkelling
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Scuba Diving
Bird Watching in Sri Lanka Birding & Cultural Sites
LPP18C
18 NIGHTS
FROM £3,795
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Bird Watching: Our tailormade Sri Lanka birding holidays & tours combine both the wildlife & cultural heritage of this beautiful country. Visit Yala National Park, Bundala, Sinharaja rainforest, Minneriya, Horton Plains, Uduwalawe & the cultural sights around  Kandy, before whale watching in Mirissa & relaxing on the Galle coast. English speaking driver/guide, local birding guides & specified sightseeing included.
Bird Watching Sri Lanka Birding Holidays Tours Yala Bundala Sinharaja
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Kandy & Kitulgala Forest
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Sigiriya Rock & Minneriya
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Horton Plains
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Yala National Park
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Bundala National Park
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Uduwalawe Reservoir
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Sinharaja Rainforest
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Whale Watching in Mirissa
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Galle Fort
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Bird Watching: Sri Lanka Birding Holiday & Tours
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Kandy & Kitulgala Forest
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Sigiriya Rock & Minneriya
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Horton Plains
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Yala National Park
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Bundala National Park
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Uduwalawe Reservoir
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Sinharaja Rainforest
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Whale Watching in Mirissa
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Galle Fort
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Bird Watching: Sri Lanka Birding Holiday & Tours
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