Join arts writer Joyce Morgan in Sri Lanka as she reveals the secrets of this enchanting teardrop-shaped island, sacred to Buddhists and Hindus. 

At a Glance

  • Explore the fabled ancient cities of the ‘Cultural Triangle’, including Dambulla, Sigiriya and Kandy – a treasure trove of some of the world’s finest ancient monuments  
  • Marvel at the unique architectural and garden landscape compositions of Brief and Lunuganga, designed by the famous Bawa brothers  
  • Explore the colonial heritage of what was once British Ceylon in the misty hills of the tea country  
  • Be immersed in the fascinating history of the Portuguese-Dutch fort city of Galle  

The ancient Persian sailors named the island 'Serendip,' capturing the essence of unexpected and fortunate findings. 

Explore Dambulla, home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Dambulla Cave Temple.  

Be captivated by the distinctive architectural and garden landscape creations of the renowned Bawa brothers, two of the most influential Asian architects of the 20th century.  

Discover Kandy with its gardens, bustling bazaars and the Temple of the Tooth Relic, and relax in the cool highlands at a tea-growing region dubbed Little England for its colonial architecture.   

In Galle, see the impact of the Portuguese, Dutch and British in echoes of Sri Lanka’s colonial past.

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This tour is part of the World Art Tours program organised by the Art Gallery Society of NSW in partnership with Renaissance Tours.


March 2025 (17 days)

Tour leader

Joyce Morgan

Tour Status

On request

More Details

Tour code: AG2504

Fitness level: Above Moderate
Please see Terms & Conditions for fitness level definitions here.

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