Imagine walking among ruins that date back more than 2,000 years, followed the next day by a trip through the rainforest or a relaxing lie on a sandy beach. All of this is possible if you plan a holiday to Sri Lanka, an island country with incredibly diverse landscapes ...
“This tour has been one of my best tours ever. Our tour guide Priya was absolutely amazing. He has a true love for his country and is very knowledgeable. The small tour group gave us the flexibility to enjoy the beautiful country of Sri Lanka.”
“I highly recommend this tour! It was exactly what I was looking for in terms of the sites that I wanted to see in the cultural triangle including Mihintale and the overall duration of the tour. We spent a lovely 2 days in Kandy as well. ”
“A good company to deal with. However I didn't enjoy the tour. I did Sri Lanka Experience 9 days and it was almost entirely temple based! I am thankful that I did Yala National Park and a train ride on my own before the tour. Guide and Driver were great.”
“Wonderful tour which gives a great taste of Sri Lanka. Showcasing all the natural beauty history and amazing cultural experience of Sri Lanka. Catering for all types of travellers with a mix of site tours history nature adventure and relaxation.”
“We had an absolutely amazing tour around Sri Lanka. Our tour guide Priya a local whose passion for Sri Lanka oozed out of him shared his knowledge about the history and the richness of the culture which made our experience unforgettable. ”
“This was a fantastic tour! Such a wide variety of things to see with a very active pace. I've travelled a lot and was starting to get wary of successive trips being too similar. This adventure has rekindled my enthusiasm for travel!”
“This tour was truly amazing- exceeded our expectations. Our tour guide Priya was exceptional sharing his passion for Sri Lanka which provided so much richness and colour. It was fantastic to visit such a beautiful country with such lovely.people. ”
“This tour was priced well for what you get. There is an excellent mix of history culture and nature expeditions. Our tour guide Amara was knowledgeable and had a keen eye for spotting animals. Highly recommended for first-time visitors to Sri Lanka.”
Imagine walking among ruins that date back more than 2,000 years, followed the next day by a trip through the rainforest or a relaxing lie on a sandy beach. All of this is possible if you plan a holiday to Sri Lanka, an island country with incredibly diverse landscapes and a rich history. A trip to Sri Lanka will introduce you to welcoming people, eight UNESCO World Heritage sites, and tantalising dishes taking inspiration from Indonesian and Indian cuisine.
Experience the artwork of the Dambulla Buddha caves
Ride the train from Kandy to Ella (often called the world’s most scenic train route)
Watch for wild elephants at Uda Walawe National Park
See Sri Maha Bodhi, a sacred fig tree that is over 2,200 years old
Climb Adam’s Peak, a sacred mountain in the heart of the jungle
Sip on green tea at a plantation in Ella
Brush up on your history before visiting Sri Lanka. In particular, get familiar with the country’s civil war, which only ended in 2009. Be respectful as the country is still healing, and avoid engaging in political chat with a local.
Sri Lanka has only recently seen a huge leap in tourism, so some areas of the country are still unequipped for tourists. If travelling outside high tourist areas, be prepared for little English, unpaved roads, and fewer convenience stores.
Hygiene standards are much laxer than you are used to in Sri Lanka. To avoid food poisoning, skip the street food in favour of sit-down restaurants - and don’t drink the tap water. Check with your country’s travel authority about any recommended vaccinations, such as Hepatitis A, before travelling.
Wondering what kind of electric adapter you’ll need for Sri Lanka? You’ll actually need three! Three-pronged UK sockets, two-pronged European sockets, and rounded three-pronged sockets (used in India and Nepal) are all common in Sri Lanka.
Hoppers are the go-to snack in Sri Lanka, and they absolutely cannot be missed. Made of fermented batter (usually rice flour or sourdough), the bowl-shaped dish is pan-fried and served with curry, relish or an egg.