Sri Lanka has an impressive number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites for a small island, and many of them can be found in the Cultural Triangle, a treasure trove of historical wonders which are not to be missed!
This north-central region was the home of ancient Sinhalese royalty, which has left a golden legacy of ancient monuments, royal cities and Buddhist temples. Our route starts in Kandy, the southernmost point of the triangle, and takes in two more of Sri Lanka’s historic capitals – vast, sacred Anuradhapura to the north, and well-preserved medieval Polonnaruwa to the east. In addition, we visit the incredible Dambulla cave temples, and, for some memorable wildlife-spotting, Minneriya National Park – famous for its population of wild elephants.
Sri Lanka’s colourful culture is one of the undisputed highlights of any trip here; this is the perfect opportunity to make the most of your time, and discover the unforgettable sights of its Cultural Triangle. We base ourselves in a great, centrally-located hotel, adding a more relaxed vibe after the challenges of your main trip.
Your safety, and that of the rest of the group, is our highest priority. Our trips are designed and planned with safety in mind. Your crew will be equipped with communication devices (eg phones, radios and/or emergency satellite phones), medical kit and other safety apparatus appropriate to the destination. Our leaders always have access to our 24-hour emergency UK back-up. They are responsible for safety on the trip, and will make any changes to the itinerary they deem necessary, should local conditions dictate. Pre-trip administration - such as medical questionnaires and travel insurance as appropriate - is all done with your safety in mind.
We plan our trips around the optimal weather conditions, but could still be exposed to bad weather at any time. It is vital you are prepared for all conditions. We provide you with a detailed packing kit-list on registration, as well as details on useful discounts you are entitled to as a Discover Adventure customer. We are always available if you need advice.
If you are still to buy some kit don’t forget that Cotswold Outdoor, Snow and Rock, Cycle Surgery and Runners Need offer all Discover Adventure participants 15% off any purchases you make with them. Please ask us for the code if you do not have this already.