Rainforests. Seashores. Ruins. Temples. Tea. Surf. Trains.
So many causes to go to the idyllic island nation of Sri Lanka.
However why merely listing the explanations once we might present you image proof that this vacation spot deserves a spot on the very high of your bucket listing? On this occasion, ‘image proof’ comes within the type of some pretty photographs from photographer extraordinaire Ryan Bolton who launched into Intrepid’s 8-day Merely Sri Lanka journey only a whereas again.
We predict he did an amazing job capturing the enjoyable of the journey, the great thing about the nation, and the magic of an journey with Intrepid. Give the photograph essay a browse, and apologies upfront if the temptation to guide will get a bit too insufferable…
Day 1: Negombo
Near the capital and hearteningly close to the waterfront, Negombo is a good first cease in Sri Lanka. Get pleasure from certainly one of many seaside bars and eating places, and get settled in.
Arriving into Negombo
The fish market in Negombo
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Day 2: Dambulla
Time for motion! Drive to the city of Dambulla and go to both a wildlife reserve (hi there, wild elephants!) or the close by Dambulla Caves. Whichever choice you choose is certain to be a winner.
The Dambulla Caves
Monkeys in Dambulla
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Day 3: Sigiraya, Kandy
As a result of you possibly can’t go to Sri Lanka with out ogling on the historic rock fortress of Sigiriya. Make sure you put on good sneakers as a result of the hike is steep however OH SO WORTH IT.
Mountain climbing to Sigiriya
Completely satisfied on the high
Whenever you’ve taken photographs aplenty, it’s time for the following cease: Kandy. To expertise the perfect of town, you’ll want to go to the Temple of the Tooth (the nation’s most necessary Buddhist web site) and luxuriate in a dance and drumming efficiency.
At Kandy’s Temple of the Tooth
A cultural efficiency in Kandy
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Day 4: Nuwara Eliya
Lakes, markets, citadels and nature walks.. there’s a lot to do in and round Kandy. However in case you’re on the lookout for much more journey, strive a day journey to Nuwara Eliya. The one factor higher than the prepare journey there’s the colonial allure and British tea tradition you’ll be immersed in upon arrival.
The prepare to Nuwara Eliya
Lush landscapes aplenty
Studying concerning the tea rising business
Having fun with tea in Nuwara Eliya
Nuwara Eliya views
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Day 5: Unawatuna
Able to loosen up? Unawatuna is made for unwinding in type. Strive your hand at browsing, then reward your self with a drink (or three) in certainly one of many native eating places and bars.
Coastal bliss in Unawatuna
Group surf lesson
Taking it sluggish in Unawatuna
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Day 6: Unawatuna
Chill out on the seaside – all day, in case you please. Or pop to close by Galle for Dutch colonial structure and a bunch of boutique outlets. Again in Unawatuna, perhaps it’s time for a gaggle meal and cocktail session?
Tuk tuk in Unawatuna
Drinks with the Intrepid group in Unawatuna
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Day 7: Colombo
Take the prepare to Sri Lanka’s capital, hit the outlets, embrace the road meals, and take advantage of your final evening. The tour is perhaps coming to an finish, however the recollections will final a lifetime.
A market in Colombo
A cooking class in Colombo
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Day 8: Colombo
Though it’s time to say bye to your new finest buds, there’s all the time room in any itinerary for last-day sightseeing. Contemplate visiting Gangaramaya Temple or taking a day journey with Intrepid’s sister firm, City Adventures.
Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo
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