Lonely Planet’s #1 Destination for 2019, Sri Lanka has become a must see destination! Once known as Ceylon, its vibrant and plentiful tea plantations often still grow “Ceylon Tea”. The island is diverse, with beautiful white sandy beaches, lush rainforests, and picturesque hills. Some of the best safaris outside of Africa can be taken here, and the country is dedicated to wildlife preservation, with both Elephants and Turtles well protected in dedicated areas. Fauna is also plentiful in Sri Lanka, with the world’s oldest living planted tree an amazing sight to see. Local spices are grown and used in the flavourful traditional cuisine. Sri Lanka is also home to ancient sites, filled with Buddhist Shrines and Temples, relic chambers, stone carvings, and a number of UNESCO World Heritage Listed Sites (8!). This is juxtaposed with the modern buildings of the capital city such as the National Museum. Colombo is a combination of traditional colonial buildings, and modern high rises and shopping malls. It is also the home of the famous Pettah Bazaar, a vibrant neighbourhood filled with market stalls, places of worship, new shops, and locals pulling tuk tuks and heavy carts.
One of the most beautiful destinations in the world, Sri Lanka should be on every travellers’ bucket list. From the eight UNESCO World Heritage Listed sites found on the island, to the spectacular temples and fortresses spread throughout, you will not be disappointed. Wildlife is plentiful and conservation is key, as you will learn at a few of the spots you will visit on our Sri Lanka Encompassed tour. Enjoy delicious local cuisine, with fresh seafood and a blend of local spices among other delights.Read more
Two neighbouring countries, that are as equally unique and beautiful as each other. Your tour will commence in India, where you will wander amongst stunning architecture, learning about the rich culture and history of the locals. Then travel to Sri Lanka, with an equally rich history, and beautiful monuments to explore. You will be able to get up close and personal with local creatures, from elephants to sea turtles, and learn why their preservation is so important. Enjoy delicious local cuisine in both destinations, fantastic local guides, and the very best of India and Sri Lanka!Read more
From the unbelievable fortress carved in to the magnificent rock in Sigiriya, to the Royal Gardens of Peradeniya, there are spectacular sights everywhere you turn in Sri Lanka. The wildlife is equally amazing, and this is the closest place to home you can experience a thrilling game drive! During your journey your driver guide will also take you to the best local restaurants, with a fantastic special meal on your last night. You will definitely return home knowing why the Amazing Lanka really is amazing!Read more