Sri Lanka’s fascinating history spans at least three thousand years and the magnificent remains of each civilization are stunning. Join Far Horizons for a 19-day tour of this enticing land, including all six of the island’s UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Sites – Galle’s Old City; Kandy, Dambulla; the medieval capital of Polonnaruwa; Anuradhapura founded in the 4th century B.C., and Sigiriya with its exquisite paintings.
A highlight will be the Essala Perahera Festival. As elephants process through the streets, they are accompanied by a cacophony of percussionists pounding traditional drums, dancers clanging finger cymbals and the rhythmic thumping of mock sword battles.
Led by Professor Michael D. Coe, this unique itinerary is sure to fill quickly, so please contact our office as soon as possible. The trip dates are August 16 – September 3, 2013 and the itinerary can be viewed on our website.