HOT AIR BALLOON & SIGIRIYA ROCK
Commence your incredible Sri Lankan adventure in the country’s Cultural Triangle. You’ll have a swift immersion into this island nation’s ancient history nestled amid its stunning landscape.
Fly in a hot air balloon for a journey above the coconut groves and rice paddies as the sun rises above the mountains. You’ll land to a warm welcome from friendly locals.
On to one of Sri Lanka’s most staggering sights: Sigiriya Rock. With an expert Pelorus guide, explore this former royal palace and its ancient history before drinking in the remarkable views above the surrounding jungle.
On a catamaran, you’ll journey along the Kandalama River for a thrilling wildlife experience involving elephants. Meet the domesticated animals before helping the mahouts wash the elephants’ grey hides with coconut husks. You’ll come to understand this intimate relationship between mahout and elephant while becoming attuned to the spoken and unspoken language between them.
KANDY & ADAM’S PEAK
On to the historic city of Kandy where you’ll explore the important Buddhist site, The Temple of the Sacred Tooth. After a stroll around the city’s elegant lake, a train will take you from Kandy’s handsome architecture and on past emerald-green tea plantations, rugged highlands, and misted waterfalls to the back country town of Ella.
Explore the conservation area of the Peak Wilderness Sanctuary, alive with engaging species and one of the country’s renowned areas of natural beauty. You’ll take a helicopter up to Adam’s Peak for incredible views across the island.
After seeing Aberdeen Falls, embark on a canyoning adventure in the jungle. Before dawn, ascend the mountain alongside a knowledgeable guide who will unfold the religious significance of this peak before the sunrise delivers the astonishing ‘shadow of the peak’ phenomenon.