Sri Maha Bodhi, a cutting from the tree under which Buddha attained enlightenment, is the oldest recorded tree in the world. For the past 2250 years, monks have faithfully chronicled the tree; first on dried banana leaves, then books and now on the Internet at its own website. Sri Lanka has just about everything a traveller could want - superb ancient sites, magnificent scenery, amazing wildlife, delicious cuisine, incredibly friendly locals and lovely white sandy beaches. With a history touched by Portuguese, Dutch and British influences and a society with a strong and devout adherence to the Buddhist faith, this island-nation has incredible diversity. Discover all of this and more on a comprehensive journey that has been affectionately called, due to its shape, the 'Teardrop Isle'.
AU$ 2380 Guided
Sightseeing (including entrance fees where applicable): ancient city of Anuradhapura; ancient city of Polonnaruwa; Dambulla Rock Temple caves.
Sightseeing (including entrance fees where applicable): Matale Spice Garden; World Heritage-listed Galle Fort; Yala National Park; and Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery.
Walk up to Mihintale � the birthplace of Sri Lankan Buddhism and Sigiriya (Lion Rock) fortress.
Bike ride to Dambalawewa Lake, Sri Lankan lunch included.
Visit to Kithulgala wilderness reserve including a swim and nature walk.
Guided walk to �World�s End�, Baker�s Fall and Horton Plains.
Sightseeing of Kandy including a visit to the Temple of the Tooth to witness the daily Thewawa ceremony.
Free time to explore Kandy and Nuwara Eliya.
Airport departure taxes
Airport departure transfer
Other meals including most lunches and all dinners
Any optional tours and activities during free time
Excess baggage charges
Items of a personal nature