Discover the wonders of Sri Lanka on this private itinerary with plenty of opportunities to photograph ancient temples, wildlife and meet one of Sri Lanka's most celebrated photographers.
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On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Colombo. In the afternoon, tour Colombo by vintage open top Jeeps, covering historical colonial era buildings, a Buddhist temple and Pettah market.
This morning, transfer to Dambulla/Sigiriya, our base to explore the local cultural and wildlife sites. In the afternoon, head on a canter safari in Minneriya National Park to photograph elephants drinking water in the backdrop of large lakes. Numerous other wildlife that can be sighted include buffaloes, leopards, crocodiles and numerous species of mammals and reptiles. (B)
Rise early to head to Sigiriya Rock Fortress. After, proceed to Polonnaruwa Ancient City where you will spend the day visiting the monuments in the medieval capital including the Royal Palace, Audience Hall, amongst others. (B)
This morning, enjoy a visit to another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dambulla Cave Temple. Afterwards, continue to Kandy for an evening City tour including a visit to the Temple of the Tooth relic. (B)
Today, you will be taken to a celebrated photographer's home to re-live Sri Lanka's recent history through photograph. Your host will present his imagery in his own laid-back yet intimate living room. Spend the rest of your day at leisure in the bustling streets of Kandy. (B)
This morning, you will proceed to Nanu Oya by train. This is a very scenic train route where you can photograph from the moving locomotive through tea plantations and villages. The railway line was built during their colonial days to transport tea to Colombo Port. On arrival in Nanu Oya, spend the night at leisure. (B)
Leave for Horton Plains National Park early this morning with a picnic breakfast. Visit the scenic Baker's waterfall and spot Samber Deer in the grassy plains. Later, take a walk in Nuwara Eliya town to photograph British built bungalows and tea estates followed by visit to a tea factory to witness tea production. (B)
Depart early this morning to head to Sri Lanka's best-known National Park, Yala. On arrival, you will experience a half day jeep safari where you may be able to photograph a wild Elephant, Leopard, Bear, Crocodile and Wild Boar. Spend the night within the National Park in an all-inclusive property. (B,L,D)
Rise early for a morning game drive and another chance to see the amazing wildlife. Later, it is off to Unawatuna Beach to see the Stilt Fishermen practice the age-old traditional fishing technique. (B)
Wake up early to go Blue Whale watching on the Indian Ocean with a picnic breakfast on board. This afternoon is at leisure to relax by the beach. (B)
Spend the morning at leisure in Weligama. This afternoon, visit Galle Fort and explore the town, home to many picturesque cafes, bars and antique shops. (B)
After breakfast, you will transferred to the airport where your arrangements end. (B)
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There are no dedicated Solo departures for this year. You can enjoy any of our tours with no Single Supplement on our Happy to Share option or explore the solo departures in other years.