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Discover Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka. The little South East Asian country you never thought you needed in your life. Until now. From ancient Sigiriya rock fortresses to Dutch colonial cities, jeep safaris in Udawalawe National Park to whale watching off the coast of Mirissa, scenic train rides through Ella tea plantations to exploring the World Heritage listed Dambulla cave temple – there’s a sh*t load here than just surf, sand and sunburn. But yeah, there’s plenty of time for that too. You ready to discover the real Sri Lanka?
Topdeck Sri Lanka: Things to Do
See wild elephants in Udawalawe National Park
Been practising your best David Attenborough impersonation? We hope so. Udawalwe National Park has more wildlife then you can point a camera lens at. On our jeep safari through Udawalawe you’ll have plenty of time to search for lounging leopards, creepy-looking crocs, sloth bears and wild elephants. Then, we’ll spend a night under the stars at an awesome-AF big game camp. Now, that’s a real moment.
Hang ten at Mirissa Beach
Mirissa Beach is your chance to sit back and lap up all the palm-fringed, white-sand vibes. So, crack open a fresh coconut, find yourself a hammock and let the island life soak in. You could build up an appetite with an optional surfing lesson or lap up the sunset views from the coconut farm up the road. Either way, you’ve got plenty of time to enjoy.
Watch the sunset over Sigiriya
FACT: this ancient rock fortress was built over 1600 years ago. So, lace up your Nikes and get ready to tackle Pidurangala Rock – a popular spot for sunrise and sunset. The top of this baby sports 360-degree views of the surrounding valleys and Sri Lanka’s very own rock-star: Sigiriya Rock Fortress (so the trek is 100% worth it). BTW you can catch the sunrise here too. Don’t say we don’t spoil you.
Explore the Temple of the Tooth
Say hello to Kandy before we head to Dalada Maligawa – that’s Temple of the Tooth to you and me. Tooth Temple got you WTF-ing? Well you read right, this temple houses a relic of Buddha’s tooth so it’s kinda important. Then: we’ll jump on board a tuk tuk for a (nailbiting) ride around the city and picturesque lake.