Sri Lanka: Tea plantations and a sacred tooth (3 Weeks)
Day 1-6 Colombo
Revel in the sights and sounds of Sri Lanka’s largest city, a bustling port and melting pot of cultures – try visiting one of the many markets, eating tasty local dishes such as kottu, and riding on a tuktuk as well as playing a round of golf and taking high tea at a colonial-style hotel.
Transfers to Kandy 4h00m
Day 7-11 Kandy
Feast your eyes on this compact city that’s grown up around Bogambara Lake. Must-see sights include the Temple of the Tooth Relic, a sacred Buddhist site. It’s also an easy day trip from here to the Lion Rock and the Fortress of Sigiriya, reached by climbing the steps cut into an almost sheer rock face.
Transfers to Nuwara Eliya 2h30m
Day 12-16 Nuwara Eliya
Drink a cup of local tea in the heart of Sri Lanka’s hill country. The surrounding countryside is almost entirely given over to the cultivation of tea and you’ll be able to try your hand as a tea picker in hotels such as the Heritance Tea Factory.
Transfers to Galle 6h12m