Elephants and Spices in Sri Lanka

The Travel Collection are offering holiday makers exclusive Sri Lanka holidays that combine elephant spotting with relaxing stays on the beautiful beaches of the west coast. The country offers palm fringed golden sand beaches and a captivating ancient history and culture which when combined make an unforgettable holiday.


The elephants and spices tour provides a unique mix of two of the things that Sri Lanka is most famous for. There is no animal so closely linked to a country like the elephant is to Sri Lanka as are the rare and unusual spices that are found in everyday western culinary creations today.


The travel company strive to provide tourists with the perfect combination of history, culture, wildlife and relaxation while on their Sri Lanka holidays. The tour begins with an overnight stay in the Tamarind Tree Hotel which is set within a coconut estate. From here guests will travel to the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage where they will be able to admire the magnificent creatures. Those who are feeling brave can opt to take a ride on the back of an elephant which is an experience that comes highly recommended.


In a bid to make Sri Lanka holidays as enjoyable as possible for their customers, The Travel Collection offer chances for everyone to explore at their leisure. This provides opportunities for people to either relax on one of the many beautiful beaches or go and visit attractions they may have heard or read about. Alternatively, there are also optional excursions that holiday makers can choose to take part in such as a visit to the Sigiriya Rock Fortress.  


This tour includes travelling up 600 feet to the top of the fortress where there are remains of a 5th century palace. This is not ideal for the faint hearted as there are over 800 steps to get to the top and it is very high. However, this does mean stunning views that will take your breath away and leave you speechless.


You can’t partake in Sri Lanka holidays without taking a trip to one of the spice gardens located around the island. The Temple of the Tooth is one of the plantations that will be visited which is a botanical garden filled with native and foreign species of many plants and spices.   


The main part of the holiday will be centred around Chaaya Village which is located amidst 12 acres of wooded parkland. Here there will be opportunities to go on excursions to ancient monuments in the culture triangle or alternatively you can explore at your leisure.


The Travel Collection offer Sri Lanka holidays with a difference because they want to offer tourists a realistic insight into the destinations they visit. This is achieved by staying in hotels run by locals where possible and taking people to places they wouldn’t have otherwise found so they can experience the true culture of the country.


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