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.