On your arrival in Colombo, the economic capital of Sri Lanka, you will reach the cultural triangle region which gathers together the main heritage sites of the archipelago. A French-speaking guide for these Sri Lanka tours and travels will reveal the many historical jewels of the former royal capitals of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa. Your tour will continue with the discovery of the Golden Temple of Dambulla or Dambulla Golden Temple, the best-preserved and largest cave temple Dambulla in the country. This pilgrimage site is of great importance to Buddhists and Hindus as its existence dates back nearly 2,000 years. You will then stop at Sigiriya Lion Rock of the ancient royal city of Sri Lanka which forms one of the most beautiful architectural feats of the Sinhalese civilization. A fortress built on a red stone monolith contains unique frescoes known as the “Damsels of Sigiriya” and is dwarfed by a massive rock column about 180 metres high that forms part of Sri Lanka Sigiriya history.
In addition to visiting these archaeological UNESCO sites, you will safari in the Minneriya National Park Sri Lanka which serves as a sanctuary for a variety of wildlife, including elephants, large herbivorous mammals, and endemic monkeys, and resident and migratory birds. The discovery of Mihintale, a site of great importance to Buddhists, the remains of extensive ruins of a monastery at Kaludiya Pokuna, a local market, a spice garden, a batik painting factory and a typical village will add further spice to your tour and compliment seeing Sri Lanka Sigiriya and Dambulla Golden Temple on these Sri Lanka tours and travels. Your holiday will be completed when you enjoy free days in a 5-star hotel on the edge of the Indian Ocean as part of your all inclusive Sri Lanka package.
From €1,988 per person, for 10 days and 7 nights. Non-contractual information as of 28 February 2024.
Departures from Bordeaux, Brussels, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Paris and Toulouse.