July 29 – August 9, 2020







About This Tour

Situated in the Indian Ocean just to the southeast of India, Sri Lanka has deep harbors and a key geographic location that made it a desirable territory of maritime colonial invaders. Once the Dutch, Portuguese and English discovered that the island country was a treasure trove of tea, cinnamon, cardamom and many other spices, it changed hands many times over the centuries, leading to the diverse cultural melting pot that it remains to this day. Sri Lanka, known as Ceylon to the British, is also a treasure trove of ancient natural wonders, architectural monuments, diverse wildlife and exotic plant life. Many think of Sri Lanka as a paradise on earth, easily earning its affectionate nickname as “the Pearl of the Indian Ocean.”

Tour Highlights

  • Capital City of Colombo
  • Angamporo martial arts performance
  • Dambulla Cave Rock Temple *
  • Minneriya National Park
  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress *
  • Polonnaruwa Ancient Capital *
  • Sacred Center of Kandy *
  • Grand Esala Perehera Festival
  • Victorian town of Nuwara Eliya
  • Yala National Park
  • Colonial City of Galle *
  • Galle Dutch Fort *
  • Cinnamon Plantation
  • * UNESCO World Heritage Sites