Travel The Unknown Ventures into ‘Buddha’s Island’

Independent, small group specialist Travel The Unknown has launched a new programme to Sri Lanka, AKA Buddha's Island, initially with three, two-week itineraries.
Travel The Unknown Ventures into ‘Buddha’s Island’

Press Release ( - BASINGSTOKE, England - Apr 20, 2017 - Small group and tailormade specialist Travel The Unknown has launched its first sortie into Sri Lanka, initially with three, two-week group trips which, between them, cover all the major sites in this tropical paradise located off the south-east corner of India.

And, to celebrate the launch of the programme, the trips have been reduced in price by up to £300 per person.

Sri Lanka’s documented history spans 3,000 years, with evidence of pre-historic human settlements dating back over 100,000 years.  Its geographic location and deep harbours made it of great strategic importance from the time of the ancient Silk Road.

A diverse and multicultural country, Sri Lanka is home to many religions, ethnic groups, and languages. It also has a rich Buddhist heritage, and the first known Buddhist writings of Sri Lanka date back to the Fourth Buddhist council in 29 BC.

Here is a very brief synopsis of the three new trips from Travel The Unknown…

Essential Sri Lanka (…): 14 days from £2795 pp (save £300)

Experience the unique charm of Sri Lanka as you embark on a journey through some of the island’s most iconic sights.  Highlights of this trip – which provides a thorough introduction to ‘Buddha’s Island’ – include the capital, Colombo, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Anuradhapura, visits to National Parks, the Golden Temple Complex in Dambulla, Tea plantations in the Horton Plains, enjoying the views at Ella Gap and meeting the locals at the tranquil fishing village of Beruwela.  The trip costs from £2795 pp.

Wildlife of Sri Lanka (…): 14 days from £2495 pp (save £300)

Discover the flora and fauna of Sri Lanka as you delve into the island’s spectacularly diverse wilderness.  Sri Lanka has over 20 wildlife reserves, which are home to a wide range of native species such as Asian elephants, leopards, sloth bears, the unique small loris, a variety of deer, the endangered wild boar and porcupines.  The itinerary includes wildlife spotting at a number of national parks, plus the beach town of Negombo, Kandy, the Gemstone mines in Ratnapura plus a chance to go snorkelling at Hikkaduwa.  The holiday costs from £2495 pp.

Hidden Sri Lanka: 14 days from £2395 (save £300)

Take the path less travelled and unearth some of Sri Lanka’s best kept secrets on this two-week adventure.  Highlights will include Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, the Golden Temple Complex in Dambulla, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, the hot springs of Kanniya, meeting the Veddha tribe, the tea plantations of Badulla, Muthiyangana Temple and leopard spotting in Yala National Park.  The trip costs from £2395 pp.

All prices are based on two sharing a room and include flights, ground transportation, accommodation, meals and activities as per individual itineraries and a guide.  Land-only prices are available for all trips for those who prefer to make their own flight arrangements.

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Source : Travel The Unknown



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