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Why Sri Lanka should be at the top of your list this year

There’s a reason why Sri Lanka has been named the number one destination to visit in 2019 by numerous travel experts and connoisseurs (most recently by Lonely Planet). Shrouded in mystery and beauty, this island packs a punch.

Rich with cultural experiences, join us on our 13 Day Treasures of Sri Lanka small group tour in 2019 and witness a surprising blend of timeless temples and edifices, wildlife reserves, and spectacular landscapes including the misty tea-covered hills of Nuwara Eliya. View the island’s wild elephants, gaze up at the ancient city of Sigiriya, and learn about one of history’s most thriving and vibrant ancient societies. Seek out Sri Lanka’s astonishing wildlife in Yala and Minneriya National Parks and along the Madu River. Plus, absorb the local culture in the cities of Kandy, Galle, and Negombo.

On tour, you’ll experience the heart of Sri Lanka with highlights including:

  • Immerse yourself in local culture during visits to the lively Negombo fish market and a Tea Estate Factory.
  • Search for the island’s magnificent elephants and other wildlife during tours and safaris in Minneriya and Yala National Parks and during a Madu River cruise.
  • Meet today’s Sri Lankans during home-hosted meals and sample local specialties.
  • Marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage Listed sits of Sigiriya, Kandy’s Temple of the Sacred Tooth and the Golden Temple of Dambulla.

With new dates just added to our 13 Day Treasures of Sri Lanka now’s the perfect time to start planning your visit to this alluring country. Plus, book by 31 January 2019 to save $300 per person on our published prices, including Book By rates. Enter or quote promo code: CNDSCV300A at the time of booking.

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The Many Treasures of Sri Lanka

Upon arrival at the enchanting island of Sri Lanka, you’ll quickly realise why it’s known as the ‘Jewel of the Indian Ocean’.

From bustling markets to historic shrines and sacred relics, Sri Lanka has a fascinating heritage. Here we’ve highlighted 5 destinations that you’ll get to explore on our new 13 Day Treasures of Sri Lanka, a special Discovery Small Group Tour.

Negombo sri lanka

Negombo – watch the lively fish auctions at the local market

Kandy – Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a UNESCO World Heritage Site & very important Buddhist temple

Nuwara Eliya – tour the tea estate to learn about this special Ceylon tea industry

Galle sri lanka

Galle – admire the historic fort, St Mary’s Cathedral, the natural harbour and more!

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Colombo – the country’s capital offers many local treats, including a visit to Colombo Cricket Club

Discovery Small Group journeys take you to the heart of a country so you can learn more about its cultural heritage. Click here for a full selection of Discovery Tours.