Sri Lanka tours have become one of the World`s most popular holiday choices.
This holiday hotspot seemingly has it all – Charming people with diverse religious and cultural backgrounds. The island and the landscape of Sri Lanka is as diverse as its people and I think this is what has been the major pull.
Spanning 430 km North to South and with a width of 225 km, Sri Lanka Holidays offer so much.
From the idyllic coastline that stretches a lengthy 1340 km to Sri Lanka’s tea country, where the landscape is dramatically different with lush surroundings and temperate forests, there is much to see and do.
Safari seems the way forward. Asian specialists, cazenove+loyd like to do things a little differently. Why safari in a battered, bumpy four x four when you can take to the skies and really get to see Sri Lanka…all of it.
From Colombo, the private Bell Jet Ranger helicopter heads for Kandy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one corner of Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle.
The other two corners, the ancient cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa in the north can be circled in a few hours by helicopter, giving passengers a clear aerial view of the ancient ruins. The helicopter lands next to the UNESCO World Heritage site, Sigiriya.
From the north, it is just a one hour flight to Sri Lanka`s Tea country. Clients stay in a converted tea plantation bungalow and can visit local tea factories and explore the countryside by foot, bike or raft.
Galle, the most important town in the south of Sri Lanka, is the final stop on the safari. The flight from the Highlands to Galle takes in the sights of the Kothmale reservoir, local waterfalls and the sacred Adam’s Peak which contains the footprint of Buddha.
Fly over Adam’s Peak at sunrise and witness the distinctive triangular shadow the mountain casts on the surrounding plain.
View From Adams Peak
An unbelievable island offering mile after mile of Seductive beaches, cultural heritage sites, differing landscapes of Mountains to lush green lagoons and leafy forests and waterfalls and rivers bursting with suitably diverse organisms.
It has to be seen by air, surely the only way to take in all this Island has to offer.
A five night flying safari with cazenove+loyd (www.cazloyd.com 020 7384 2332) costs from 3,455 per person based on four people travelling, as part of a tailormade itinerary. The price includes a night at Kandy House, two nights at Lavender House in the Highlands and two nights at Galle Fort Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis with private helicopter flights throughout. The itinerary does not include international flights.
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