Sri Lanka’s By­roads

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To discover Sri Lanka’s many se­cret sites, go on an ex­cit­ing, au­then­tic By­roads Travel ‘Se­crets of Sri Lanka’ 13-day tour. Designed for small groups of 16, this 2018 tour – 15-27 March – be­gins in the cap­i­tal Colombo and cov­ers sought-after sights in­clud­ing the cave tem­ples at Dam­bulla and the an­cient ru­ins at Polon­naruwa, not for­get­ting the spec­tac­u­lar rock citadel at Si­giriya. Led by By­roads Travel’s Steve Mor­timer, who has 30 years ex­pe­ri­ence, this tour passes through the scenic Knuck­les Range to the old Sin­halese cap­i­tal at Kandy. The breath­tak­ing high­lands at Nuwara Eliya, in the heart of the tea grow­ing in­dus­try, are also vis­ited along with scenic hill town Ella, the tallest Bud­dha statue in the world and Udawalawe Na­tional Park, Sri Lanka’s pre­mier ele­phant re­serve. The tour also cov­ers the much-cel­e­brated south coast and its beaches and re­sorts, the high­light be­ing Galle, be­fore re­turn­ing to Colombo. by­roads.com.au

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