Sri Lanka: Secrets of the Spice Island - A Limited Edition Small Group Journey (2019)

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Surprises galore in this beguiling island nation. Peel back the layers and you’ll discover a deeply spiritual place where Buddhist values motivate daily life and a rich cultural heritage is interwoven with colonial influences.
2019 Small Group Journeys

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Earn 1 Qantas Frequent Flyer Point for every $1 spent on this A&K journey.

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Journey Overview

Surprises galore in this beguiling island nation. Peel back the layers and you’ll discover a deeply spiritual place where Buddhist values motivate daily life and a rich cultural heritage is interwoven with colonial influences. Compact in size but with a wealth of fascinating ruins and diverse terrain, Sri Lanka is a world apart. On this journey, five World Heritage sites are explored in depth and ancient cultural practices are revealed. We’ll traverse a range of landscapes from golden beaches and arid plains to lush tea plantations and mist-covered mountains and dine out on the fragrant and flavoursome cuisine. Serene and gentle, the Sri Lankan people are hospitable beyond measure and, suffused with a warm tropical glow, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable journey.

Journey Highlights

  • Wander through the streets of old Colombo with a local
  • Take part in the Buddhist tradition of almsgiving at a local temple
  • Explore World Heritage sites in the Cultural Triangle and climb Sigiriya
  • Travel like a local on a tuk tuk through winding city streets
  • Pedal your way through the lush countryside around Galle on a short bike trip
  • Amble through Kandy sampling sweet treats and street food along the way
  • Join the myriad pilgrims for a nightly prayer ritual at the Sacred Temple of the Tooth.
  • Trace the process of Ceylon tea from beginning to end with an expert in the plantations of Sri Lanka’s famous tea country
  • Select your own market produce and learn to cook the finest curries with a local chef in Galle
  • Admire the tropical modernist aesthetic of Sri Lanka’s most influential architect, Geoffrey Bawa, at three of his iconic works
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