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Bamboo Travel heads West to Sri Lanka

27th September 2013 Print
Tea break for the tea pickers!

Asia specialist Bamboo Travel has added Sri Lanka to its growing portfolio of destinations taking the total number now on offer to 14.

Comments Ewen Moore, Product Manager of Bamboo Travel: “Following extensive research we feel that the time is right to introduce this pearl in the Indian Ocean.

But all our itineraries are purely recommendations; we can combine any aspects of the island, depending on requirements.”

“Sri Lanka offers so much in such a small geographic area - awe-inspiring historical relics, breath-taking mountain scenery, incredible food, superb wildlife experiences, and some of the world's finest beaches - on an island which can be travelled across in a matter of hours.”

Bamboo has created seven different itineraries, from 12 to 20 days in duration, all of which are designed to offer a broad range of experiences including the chance to see the world's two largest mammals – the Asian elephant and blue whale – trekking amongst mountain-top tea plantations and visits to deeply auspicious Buddhist pilgrimage sites.

Accommodation used throughout the programme – which has all been personally visited and selected by the Bamboo team – includes colonial style boutique hotels, wildlife lodges and beach resorts. Hotels were selected for their limited size (no soul-less 200-room properties here), comfort and high quality (many are family-owned-and-run).

The itineraries have been designed to focus on specific regions: West Coast (Colombo, Wilpattu and the west coast beaches), Hill Country: Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and lush rolling hills, The Cultural Triangle (Ancient Cities, Buddhist relics and National Parks) and the south coast (Galle, Yala & Sri Lanka's scenic south coast).

Bamboo’s itineraries also offer the chance to discover lesser-visited regions which until recently were off limits including the East Coast (Trincomalee and the east coast beaches) and Northern Sri Lanka (Jaffna & the remote north).

Sample trips include the 14-night Sri Lanka in Style which includes a chance to stay in the recently opened Leopard Trails Safari Camp in Yala National Park (from £3345 per person), and the 10-night Sri Lanka & Maldives which combines the culture and historic sites of Sri Lanka with some R&R on the white sandy beaches of the Maldives (from £1895 pp).

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Tea break for the tea pickers!