18 Day Accommodated Tour
Colombo – Colombo
(max. 12 participants)
- Yala & Bundala National Parks
- Kitulgala & Sinharaja Rain Forests
- Historic Sigiriya & Polonnaruwa
- Whale watching at Mirissa.
Off the southern coast of India, the enchanting island of Sri Lanka is beautiful, boasting an abundance of exotic, natural riches. Sri Lanka’s ancient Buddhist traditions, teaching compassion for all living creatures, have paved the way for the country’s long tradition of conservation.
The island abounds with magnificent scenery and historic fortresses, temples and monasteries. Throughout your tour you will explore both the natural wonders and the island’s fascinating culture and history.
Sri Lanka’s wildlife is varied, including 86 mammal species, 16 of which are endemic to the island. Sri Lanka is home to several wild elephant herds, leopards, sloth bears, mouse deer and many monkey species. The birdlife and butterflies are colourful and plentiful. The island is home to over 400 recorded bird species, 26 of these are endemic.
A day of whale watching of the coast at Mirissa will be a highlight of your tour. Sightings of Blue and Sperm Whales plus pods of dolphins are regularly seen in these waters.
For those interested in botany, Sri Lanka is a land of plenty. The island features diverse habitats, including wet zone tropical forests and shrub lands. In the hills, vegetation varies from almost treeless pantanas (plains) to dark rhododendron forests.
This fantastic Sri Lanka tour will be led by a Coates escort, joined by one of Sri Lanka’s leading birding\naturalist guides.
Sri Lanka is an island paradise for nature enthusiasts – don’t miss your chance to join a small group of like-minded people on this unforgettable tour!
10th March 2013
AUD$4,125.00 p.p. (twin share, land content only)