While shorter stays warrant rushing to the tropically warm hospitality and exquisite seascapes of the Lankan coast, a longer vacation lets you luxuriate in its vibrant landscapes and experiences. Here’s how to spend 3 exhilaratingly fulsome weeks in Sri Lanka.
Soak in the City
If you fancy vintage tuk-tuk tours around a modern heritage cityscape with retro-chic avenues for shopping and dining, kaleidoscopic markets hosting old-world architecture, and seaside promenades fronted with glitzy hotels, stop at Colombo before venturing into the lush Lankan wilds.
A Sensational Safari
Next, at least a night spent near Yala or Wilapattu National Park is essential for a legendary safari enveloped in untouched natural beauty where beguiling wildlife abounds, including leopards, sloth bears, sambar deer, elephants, and water buffalo.
Hiking and History
For top-of-the-world panoramas and relics from kingdoms astoundingly ahead of their time, the Sigiriya rock fortress and its surrounds are an idyllic enigma for history, architecture, and nature enthusiasts. If you’re seeking a reputed destination management company to curate your Sri Lanka tours, venture no further than the likes of Walkers Tours.
Immerse in the Highlands
From the regal Hill Capital with its famed Royal Botanical Gardens to the tea estates, cottages, and strawberry farms of Nuwara Eliya and the iconic elevated train journey to Ella with its hilltop enclaves, irresistible treks, and picturesque waterfall adventures, the uplands of Sri Lanka are worth at least 6 days!
Bountiful Beach Unwinding
Whether it’s the surf-perfect swells of Bentota, the jungle-clad Whale Watching Capital of Mirissa, or the deliciously laidback atmosphere of Arugam Bay, visit as many lavish Lankan coastal hideaways as you can!