Set adrift in the middle of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is jam-packed with ancient sites, fascinating culture, beautiful wilderness and idyllic beaches. Go as fast or as slow as you like on this adventure through south and central Sri Lanka. Pick for treasures through the frenzied markets of Colombo, explore the monkey-filled mangrove forests of Unawatuna, or simply bliss-out on the beaches in Galle with ginger iced tea in hand. PLEASE NOTE: Bandaranaike International airport in Colombo Sri Lanka will undergo maintenance work daily between the hours of 0830am – 1630 (430pm) between 05th Jan – 05Apr 2017. All flights scheduled to arrive or depart during these times will be affected and be subject to a schedule change. Please consult your airline or travel agent with regards to changes and advise Intrepid as soon as possible so we can rebook arrival and/or departure transfers. Please note that during this time, your flight may change several times. It’s a good idea to recheck your flight details several days prior to travelling.

Highlights

Wander through the golden-roofed Temple of the Sacred Tooth in Kandy, which houses one of Sri Lanka’s most important Buddhist relics – a tooth of the Buddha

Take a trip back in time with a visit to Nuwara Eliya, the best preserved English colonial town in Sri Lanka, which is now the centre of the country's famous tea-growing industry

Explore the palm-tree beaches and streets of Unawatuna, perhaps even stopping for a massage along the way

Walk around the perimeter of the grassy Galle Fort, check out the snake charmers and grab an icy ginger drink at a cafe in town

Take a guided tour through cosmopolitan Colombo, including a stop at bustling Petta bazaar