FOR the younger traveller with an adventurous spirit, Contiki’s 10-day Pure Sri Lanka tour encompasses a wide range of activities from elephant watching in the Udawalawe National Park to swimming at the country’s most popular beaches in Unawatuna.

“Travelling with Contiki is the best way to immerse yourself in its breadth and diversity; from tea plantations, safaris, beaches and national parks, this amazing trip delivers what the young Aussie travellers crave,” said Contiki marketing director Vanessa Fletcher.

Designed to maximise time exploring, the tour kicks off in the west coast city of Negombo, famous for its local fish markets and Dutch-style canal system, before moving on to the Sri Lankan cultural hub of Kandy, a place to satisfy your cravings for Buddhist temples and take a guided tour of the Temple of the Tooth, famed for its claim to house the canine tooth of Buddha.

All up there are six stops on the round-trip, finishing in the capital of Colombo where travellers will have a chance to wander the streets and take in the city’s multicultural charm — or for those brave of heart even try a few of the locally grown cobra chillies.

The package comes with 12 meals and nine nights’ accommodation in twin share lodging, and team of local guides.

Pure Sri Lanka is priced from $1,890 per person.

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