Sri Lanka: South Asia’s Multicultural Isle
Dates: Sunday, March 1, 2020 to Monday, March 2, 2020 (16 days)
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Tropical Sri Lanka, a ‘resplendent land’ of great natural beauty, is replete with ancient sites and diverse cultural traditions dating back thousands of years. Explore its cultural and natural treasures with Nancy Wilkie, a former AIA President, and our local guide who together will help you understand and appreciate Sri Lanka’s archaeology, art, architecture, history, and cultures. Gain an excellent introduction to the country in the capital city of Colombo, and visit all six of Sri Lanka’s cultural World Heritage sites: the ancient capital of Anuradhapura; rock fortress of Sigiriya; ruins of Polonnaruwa, whose sculpture is some of the best on the island; caves of Dambulla, housing a mixture of religious and secular painting and sculpture; Kandy, with its famed Temple of the Tooth; and colonial Galle. Also explore some of the island’s best museum collections, Ritigala Nature Reserve, and Yala National Park; and attend a performance by Kandyan dance expert Peter Surasena. Limited to 12 participants.
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Day 1: Arrive Colombo, Sri Lanka
Day 2: Colombo
Day 3: Colombo | Kelaniya | Pinnawala | Sigiriya
Day 4: Sigiriya | Anuradhapura | Sigiriya
Day 5: Sigiriya
Day 6: Sigiriya | Polonnaruwa | Sigiriya
Day 7: Sigiriya | Kalawewa | Mihintale | Ritigala | Sigiriya
Day 8: Sigiriya | Dambulla | Aluvihara | Nalanda | Kandy
Day 9: Kandy
Day 10: Kandy | Peradeniya | Kandy
Day 11: Kandy | Peradeniya | Nuwara Eliya
Dau 12: Nuwara Eliya | Kirinda | Yala
Day 13: Yala | Kataragama | Yala
Day 14: Yala | Galle
Day 15: Galle | Colombo | Home
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