Sri Lanka Tours
Sri Lanka tours take on just about any style and combination imaginable, from custom holidays covering every necessary travel need to vacation packages that may only include transportation and an excursion. Whether stepping out in Hill Country or heading off around the island via bicycle, the inherent beauty of Sri Lanka remains the country's common denominator, along with rich cultural aspects found in both the least and most developed areas. With more than 2,000 years of history and eight amazing UNESCO World Heritage Sites to explore, there’s no lack of things to do. There are cool, hilly interior regions, a ring of stunning beaches, adventure tours, ancient temples, and more.
Hill Country Tours
Heading off on a tour of Sri Lanka’s scenic Hill Country can be one of the most relaxing ways to spend time on the island. Along the train routes there are plantation estates and boutique hotels offering lodging. On a Hill Country tour, visitors can visit elephant orphanages, ancient temples, and bustling market squares. The scenery is spectacular; lush, bright, and green, dispersed with waterfalls, tea plantations, and wide valleys. Trekking the hills is one of the best things to do along with mountain biking, fishing, tennis, and even golf.
Wildlife Safari Tours
Elephants are the number one draw for tourists choosing wildlife safari tours. Seeing the majestic giants in the wild within large herds is a thrill most visitors vie for. Sri Lanka showcases more than 80 species of mammals which can be seen throughout ten beautiful national parks. Leopards are another highlight of Sri Lanka tours, with the best chances of seeing them being dusk or dawn when out to hunt. Mongooses, jackal, langurs, and many more are part of the national park system. In the south there are two national parks to be explored that are also close to stunning Sri Lank beaches.
Spelunking, or caving, in Sri Lanka is a fairly new activity - yet the vast diversity of cave systems around the island make it an ideal way to enjoy some adventure out of the hot sun. There are nine well-known caves found in southern Sri Lanka, forming an almost “U” shape from southwest to southeast. Some of these caves date back more than 500 million years into prehistoric times. Stalactites and stalagmites, a cave home to 12,000 year old skeletal remains, old hideouts and more can be found during cave tours in Sri Lanka.
For those with an adventurous and energetic spirit, cycling tours around the island are an excellent choice. Throughout the island, travel distances are fairly short, making Sri Lanka an ideal cycling destination. Bike tours can range from simple day trips to weeks of cycling the island and discovering areas throughout the Hill Country, beaches, caves, and more. There are both group tours and private tours available and everything from budget accommodation and full-on luxury hotels between days filled with cycling and sightseeing. Some of the most popular areas for cycling on Sri Lanka tours include the hill capital of Kandy, Nuwara Eliya or “Little England,” Horton Plains national Park for a ride along challenging Satan’s Step, and trips around Belihuloya, which many call the heart and soul of adventure in Sri Lanka.
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