Places Visited: Colombo, Wilpattu National Park, Jaffna, Habarana, Sigiriya, Anuradhapura, Gal Oya, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Mirissa, Galle
If you’ve three weeks to spare and wish to see as much of the island as possible with a break on the beach at the end, this varied itinerary will serve as a useful template. It includes our current favourite resorts, wildlife parks, highland hideaways and off-track gems, as well as the pick of the sights in the Cultural Triangle, stitched together into a seamless trip of 21 days. You’ll get to spend time exploring the colonial backstreets of Galle and Colombo, as well as some far-flung coral islets off the Jaffna Peninsula and little explored corners of the Knuckles Range, with a spell at a gorgeous boutique hotel slap on a beach backed by coconut palms before you head for home.
Throughout the trip the choice of hotels is excellent, offering superlative comfort in prime locations, and at un-beatable prices. In short, this is our benchmark tour – a ‘best-of-everything’ trip gathering together the pick of experiences and destinations across Sri Lanka.