INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. – Even though Sri Lanka suffered brutal natural disasters at the beginning of this century and endured innumerable hardships from a 26-year civil war, the country has picked itself back up, swept away the wreckage and is becoming the beautiful, peaceful land it once was. Outside Magazine just named Sri Lanka the “Best Comeback Country” in the magazine’s 2015 Best of Travel awards. The island nation also made Fodor’s Go List 2015, stating that tourism is growing and development is on the rise. Myths and Mountains will help you explore this hidden gem before it becomes a “hot destination”.
Who: Myths and Mountains
What: Sri Lanka North to South, 14 Days
Where: From Colombo to the Cultural Triangle, up to the highlands and down to the ocean
Why Now: Explore a land with a rich history and few tourists. The war is over and the country is coming back to life. Myths and Mountains is the expert is travel to Asia, including Sri Lanka
Highlights: Tour the Horathapola Estate coconut plantation, take private guided tours through the Cultural Triangle and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, visit cave temples and the ruins of Polonnaruwa, enjoy a 4x4 safari in Minneriya National Park, relax with a sunset/moonrise cup of tea at artist Rajhu’s house, take a train ride into tea country, go whale watching off Cape Weligama, get a guided tour around Galle Fort, learn to make crab curry, jump on a private chartered boat to Delft Island for lunch and swimming, then take a city walk through Colombo with a local resident guide.
The Sri Lanka: North to South tour starts at $6,595 based on 2-6 people. The 2015 departures dates are Mar. 22, Aug. 9, Aug. 22 and Nov. 8. Custom dates and prices are available. For more information, please visit www.mythsandmountains.com.