Sri Lanka

Unassumingly resting in the shadows of India, the tiny island of Sri Lanka is a tranquil retreat from its livelier and louder neighbour.

Sri Lanka

Unassumingly resting in the shadows of India, the tiny island of Sri Lanka is a tranquil retreat from its livelier and louder neighbour.

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However, with over 2000 years of culture from early Sinhalese civilisation and eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the island’s treasure trove of iconic monuments belies its small size. From sacred cities and crumbling temples, to rock fortresses and cave monasteries, it’s no surprise this precious island is known as the “Pearl of the Ocean”. 

Discover Sri Lanka’s melting pot of cultures, explore its ancient Buddhist sites and trace Portuguese, Dutch and British influences in the architecture of its colonial towns. Head up into the misty hills and wander through immaculately-manicured tea plantations and fragrant spice farms. Trek through the island’s beautiful natural environment and marvel at its diverse endemic wildlife - from elephant herds in national parks to baby turtles in hatcheries. Finally, take to the coast and unwind on idyllic palm-fringed beaches - the epitome of a tropical paradise!

Why travel with us ?

For such a small country, Sri Lanka certainly packs a big punch. Although better known for its seemingly endless stretch of golden beaches, our travels around the country have left us in awe of its cultural and natural diversity; so we have created three different small group tours. Designed for the first-time visitor, our Essential Sri Lanka tour takes you to iconic sites including the imposing Sigiriya Rock fortress, verdant tea plantations of Horton Plains, the ancient city of Kandy and Yala National Park, considered one of the best places in the world to spot wild leopards. 

Our Hidden Sri Lanka tour takes you to the country's rural hinterlands in the north and east. We take the train from Anuradhapura to the predominantly Hindu city of Jaffna in the northern tip of the country, which had long been cut off due to conflict but is now at peace. Explore the city by vintage bicycle and eat delicious Sri Lankan cuisine in local homes. 

Sri Lanka also crams a huge amount of biodiversity into its small landmass, so our Wildlife of Sri Lanka tour takes you to the country's best national parks, allowing you to get up close to some of its iconic mammals, including leopards and massive herds of elephants.

If you are interested in a private tailormade trip to Sri Lanka or an extension to a group tour, then browse our small group tours and tailormade options for Sri Lanka and then get in touch. Our Sri Lanka specialist will be more than happy to help design a tour to suit.
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Quick Facts

Capital: Colombo
Population: Around 21.5 million
Languages: Sinhalese & Tamil

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